1. Information Collected
For each visitor to this Web Site, our web servers may automatically recognize and collect non-personally identifiable information, such as inbound domain names, your computer's IP address, the type of browser in use, and pages viewed. This data tells us which pages our users visit and what information they volunteer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.
We only collect personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily submit such information to us, for example by signing up for the WBI newsletter or to donate. Depending on the service you choose, the personally identifiable information collected may include your name, e-mail address, address, phone number, payment details, organizational affiliation and similar information ("Personal Information").
2. Use of Information
Any Personal Information we collect is used only for internal review, to improve our web content, to optimize your web experience and, in some cases, to customize the content and/or layout of select pages.
In general, we will only use Personal Information you provide to us for the purpose for which it was provided, for example:
- To periodically alert you to WBI news and events
- To respond to inquiries
- To process donations
We do not share your Personal Information with any third parties other than an agent of WBI without your consent, except under the following circumstances: (i) as set forth above, (ii) in response to a subpoena or when we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or other legal obligation; (iii) in response to a law enforcement agency’s request; (iv) to protect the security or confidentiality of our records; (v) in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights, or (vi) in the event WBI goes through a reorganization (e.g., a merger into another organization), in which case you will be notified via a prominent notice on the website of any such transfer of your Personal Information.
4. Use of IP Addresses
We may use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web Site.
This site incorporates reasonable and appropriate safeguards using industry standard technology to heighten the security, accuracy and privacy of any personal information we have collected, and we have put in place reasonable precautions to protect information from loss and misuse. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as required.
6. Linked Web Sites
Our Web Site contains links to other Web Sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web Sites.
7. Update Personal Information and Communications Preferences
If you wish to update your personal information with us, change your communications preferences or no longer wish to receive communications from us, please tell us so by email, phone or written letter. Please include your exact name and contact details so that we can correctly remove you from our mailing list.
We can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
8. Childrens Privacy
We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children on the web and will never collect or maintain information at our websites from those we actually know are under 13 years old. No part of our websites is directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under age 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any Personal Information, we will delete that information from our systems. We do not reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the Internet.
We reserve the right to modify or supplement this policy at any time. If a material change to this policy is made, we will post a notice on its home page, and any changes to the policy will be posted on this page.
If you have any questions about our privacy statement or the practices of this site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This statement is effective April 2014.
Amendments to these Terms will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of this Web Site following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.
If you have any questions regarding the Terms, please contact the WBI at email@example.com.
1. Use of Materials
a. Proprietary Materials
Unless indicated otherwise on this Web Site, the Materials contained on this Web Site are the property of WBI, its licensors, collaborating organization or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
b. Request for Permission
Unless indicated otherwise below, on the Materials, or separate terms applicable to certain Materials, we ask that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for permission for any reproduction, modification, distribution, public display or performance of such Materials.
c. Downloadable Materials
Materials (with the exception of Data Sets) made available for public download on this Web Site may be used, reproduced and distributed only for non-revenue generating purposes, in accordance with these Terms, provided you do not modify the Materials and that you retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials intact. In addition, you agree that such permission does not include the public performance or public display of any Materials or making any derivative uses of the Materials. The permission granted herein is revocable at any time, with or without cause.
d. Downloadable Data Sets; Online Data Access
Data sets made available for public download or access on this Web Site are owned by the data set creator/owner identified in the metadata of each respective data set. Unless indicated otherwise in separate data use terms and conditions, such data sets may be reproduced, distributed, or used to produce and distribute derivative works, provided, however, that (i) the data sets are appropriately attributed to the data set creator/owner as indicated in the metadata, (ii) the user informs the data set creator/owner via email at the email address indicated in the meta data about any use of the data sets in a publication or derived work, (iii) any digital object identifier (“DOI”) included in the data set remains intact, (iv) any modification of the original data set is clearly marked as a modification, (v) works substantially derived from the data sets may be reproduced, distributed, or used to produce and distribute derivative works under terms not less restrictive than these data use terms described in 1 (d), and (vi) any distribution of data sets includes the following disclaimer of warranty: "These data sets are provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, whether of title, of accuracy, of non-infringement, of the absence of errors, of fitness for purpose, or otherwise."
e. Unauthorized Use
Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.
2. Interactive Areas
This Web Site may include blogs, user generated content or other interactive areas or services ("Interactive Areas"), in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other items or materials on the Web Site ("User Materials"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Web Site any of the following:
a. User Materials that are unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
b. User Materials that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
c. User Materials that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Materials, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such User Materials;
d. User Materials that impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
e. User Materials that, in WBI's sole judgment, may jeopardize or affect WBI's tax exempt status, including but not limited to content on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office, and content that contains propaganda or that otherwise attempts to influence legislation;
f. Promotions, advertising or solicitations;
g. Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
h. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
i. User Materials that, in the sole judgment of WBI, are objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which may expose WBI or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
WBI is not liable for any statements, representations or User Materials in any Interactive Area. Although WBI has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Materials posted in any Interactive Area, WBI reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Materials posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Web Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Web Site.
WBI does not claim ownership of User Materials. Unless we indicate otherwise, you grant WBI a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Materials on or in connection with the Web Site and other WBI promotional materials. You grant WBI the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Materials. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Materials that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Materials to the Web Site; (b) the User Materials are accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Materials you supply does not violate these Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
3. Copyright Complaints
WBI respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe in good faith that content you own has been copied and made accessible in a manner that violates your intellectual property rights, please provide WBI’s Copyright Agent the following information:
a. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
b. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
c. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
d. your address, telephone number, and email address;
e. a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
f. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
WBI's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
White Buffalo, Inc.
c/o Yamin & Grant
83 Bank St.
Waterbury, CT 06702
By phone: (203) 574-5175
By email: email@example.com
The WBI logo and name "White Buffalo, Inc." and any other product or service name or slogan contained in this Web Site are trade/service marks of WBI, its licensors, or other respective owners, and may not be used without the prior written permission of WBI or the respective owners.
Any links to www.whitebuffaloinc.org or any affiliated WBI Web Site may not suggest or imply WBI's endorsement or approval of any product, position, entity, or individual, or portray WBI in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner, and the linking site may not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable.This Web Site contains links to third-party Web Sites ("Linked Web Sites") not under the control of WBI and WBI is not responsible for their content or links contained in such Linked Web Sites. WBI does not intend links on this Web Site to be referrals or endorsements of the linked Web Site providers, or their products or services, and are provided for convenience only. Your use of the Linked Web Sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of the providers of such Linked Web Sites.
7. Service Deactivation
You agree that WBI has the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in WBI’s sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice: refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on or through this Web Site; to discontinue the Web Site or any services offered through the Web Site at any time without notice; and to establish general practices and limits concerning use of the this Web Site. We may take any of the above actions for any legitimate business reason, as determined by WBI in its sole discretion, including, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to this Web Site (or any part thereof), and (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.
8. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE, ITS SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE (JOINTLY "SERVICES") IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WBI DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE, THE MATERIALS OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEB SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD. WBI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. REFERENCE TO ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, PROGRAMS OR OTHER INFORMATION, BY TRADE NAME, TRADEMARK, MANUFACTURER, SUPPLIER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION THEREOF, OR ANY AFFILIATION THEREWITH, BY WBI. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW, WBI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND OTHER TERMS EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
9. Disclaimer of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WBI, ITS LICENSORS, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF CONTRACTS, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF, DAMAGE TO OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CASED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM WBI, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold WBI, and its affiliates, service providers, licensors, and their respective its officers, directors, employees, and agents (the "Indemnified Parties") harmless against any claim for damages, losses or any costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of this Web Site or the Materials, any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through this Web Site, or your use of or inability to use this Web Site.
11. Entire Agreement
These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and WBI with respect to their subject matter. No action of WBI, other than an express written waiver, may be construed as a waiver of any part of this agreement, and no employee of WBI is authorized to waive it orally.
12. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut without regard to the conflict of law principles thereof. Any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the State of Connecticut, and the parties agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of these courts.