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By accessing or using any of the Family Impact Network ("FIN") Internet properties including, without limitation, www.familyimpactnetwork.org mobile websites, microsites, mobile applications, FIN profiles on social media sites and any other digital services or properties operated or used, and any others released by FIN from time to time (collectively referred to as the "FIN Sites") you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use"), FIN Privacy Policy, collectively called, the “FIN User Policies”). Please read these Terms of Use carefully as well as FIN User Policies. If you do not agree to this Terms of Use or FIN User Policies, you must immediately terminate use of FIN Sites.

1. License Grant. The FIN Sites are owned by FIN. You are granted a personal, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use FIN Sites conditioned on your continued acceptance and compliance with these Terms of Use. You may use FIN Sites and FIN Content (as defined in Section 2) for your noncommercial personal use and for no other purpose. FIN reserves the right to bar, restrict or suspend any user's access to FIN Sites, and/or to terminate this license at any time for any reason. FIN reserves any rights not explicitly granted in these Terms of Use.

2. Proprietary Rights. The content of FIN Sites includes, without limitation, (i) FIN's trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, and brand names, trade dress and trade names and other distinctive identification (collectively "FIN Marks"); and (ii) information, data, materials, interfaces, computer code, databases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photographs, audio and video material, including podcasts, and artwork, and (iii) the design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, look and feel, and arrangement of any content contained in or available through FIN Sites (the items identified in subsections (i) (ii) and (iii) shall be collectively referred to herein as "FIN Content"). FIN Content is the property of FIN, its licensors, sponsors, partners, advertisers, content providers or other third parties and is protected in all media now existing or hereafter developed, by law including, but not limited to, copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws, treaties, and regulations. The reproduction, transmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation, or dissemination of any FIN Content by you, or by you through any other person or entity, is prohibited unless express written consent is separately obtained from FIN. For reprint requests, please contact FIN’s Director of Operations. Any use of FIN Marks without FIN's express written consent is strictly prohibited. You may not alter, delete, obscure, or conceal any copyright or other notices appearing in FIN Content, including any such notices appearing on any FIN Content.

3. License Restrictions. Unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms of Use or you receive FIN's prior written consent, you may not modify, translate, create derivative works of, copy, distribute, market, display, remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels from, lease, sell, sublicense, clone, transfer, decompile, reverse engineer, or incorporate into any information retrieval system (electronic or mechanical), FIN Sites, any FIN Content, or any portion thereof. Further, you may not (i) use FIN Sites for any unauthorized or illegal purpose or activity including, but not limited to, any activity to obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to FIN Sites, including FIN Content; (ii) interfere with the proper working of FIN Sites including, but not limited to, the transmission of any virus, worm, trap door, back door, timer, clock, Trojan horse, denial of service attack or other limiting routine, instruction or design; or (iii) interfere with any other person's use and enjoyment of FIN Sites.

4. Your Acceptance; Revisions to Terms of Use. The FIN Sites are available only to individuals who can enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law. These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement between you and FIN regarding your use and access to FIN Sites. By using FIN Sites, you agree to the Terms of Use.

FIN reserves the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion by posting revised Terms of Use to FIN Sites. Your use of FIN Sites signifies your acceptance of all the terms and conditions contained within the Terms of Use posted at the time of your use. You will be responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Use posted to FIN Sites. No revision to these Terms of Use, including to the Arbitration provision set forth in Section 23, shall apply to a controversy or claim of which had actual notice on or before the date of any such revision.

5. FIN User Policies; Additional Terms and Conditions. The FIN User Policies, as well as other additional terms and conditions applicable to certain portions of FIN Sites (collectively "Additional Terms and Conditions"), are incorporated herein by this reference. To the extent that there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any Additional Terms and Conditions for the activity in which you choose to participate, the Additional Terms and Conditions shall govern.

6. Click-Through Agreements. Before using certain areas of FIN Sites, you may be asked to indicate your acceptance of additional special terms and conditions by clicking a button marked "I Accept" "I Agree" "Okay" "I Consent" or other words or actions that similarly acknowledge your consent or acceptance of a Click-Through Agreement. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any Click-Through Agreement for the activity in which you choose to participate, the Click-Through Agreement will govern.

7. Personal Login Information. Certain features and areas of FIN Sites are available only with registration, login, or a paid subscription. If you are required to register and select a unique login and password ("Personal Login Information"), you must keep your Personal Login Information confidential, including taking appropriate measures to maintain the confidentiality, such as logging off and closing the Internet browser, especially when you are connected to the Internet through an unsecured network or when using a public computer. Your Personal Login Information is personal to you, and you may not allow any third party to use it under any circumstances. FIN is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure, or unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information. You must contact FIN’s Director of Operations immediately if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information, or otherwise wish to deactivate your Personal Login Information due to security concerns.

8. Privacy Policy. For information about FIN's data protection practices and FIN's use and protection of your personal information, please read FIN's Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and made a part of these Terms of Use.

9. User Obligations. You warrant that you will abide by, without limitation, all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, and regulations with respect to your use of FIN Sites and not interfere with the use and enjoyment of FIN Sites by other users or with FIN’s operation and management of the Sites. You further warrant that your use of FIN Sites and of any data input into or generated by FIN Sites shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. You agree and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any liabilities, fines, penalties, or forfeitures occasioned by any such violations or lack of rights. You must, at all times, provide true, accurate, current, authorized, and complete information when submitting information or materials on FIN Sites, including, without limitation, information required to be provided through an online FIN registration form. If any false, inaccurate, untrue, unauthorized, or incomplete information is submitted by you, FIN reserves the right to terminate your access and use of FIN Sites. You warrant that you will not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, when using FIN Sites, or defame or otherwise harm any party through your use of FIN Sites.

In addition, you also agree that you will not use FIN Sites to:

(a) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content, including through any attachments thereto, that:
(i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(ii) you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as, but not limited to, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(iii) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
(iv) includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
(v) includes any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(b) collect or store personal data of other users of FIN Sites;
(c) intentionally disrupt or interfere, whether directly or indirectly, with FIN Sites in any manner that may adversely affect FIN or any user of FIN Sites: and
(d) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.

10. User-Generated Content. FIN welcomes your views, comments and other communications, pictures, track back URLs, or videos on our FIN Sites which may include discussion boards, blogs and other services that allow users to provide feedback, comment, or content ("User- Generated Content"). By contributing User-Generated Content to any of FIN Sites or social media profiles, users understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public and grant FIN a nonexclusive license to display, reproduce, transmit, modify such User-Generated Content and that FIN may use the User-Generated Content for internal and external marketing purposes. You are solely responsible for the User-Generated Content you submit. If you believe any User-Generated Content infringes on your proprietary rights, contact FIN’s Copyright Agent as identified in these Terms of Use. FIN does not approve, endorse, or adopt any User-Generated Content, and FIN assumes no liability for any User-Generated Content submitted by you or others. You agree to indemnify FIN against all claims and liabilities resulting from User-Generated Content. Users who do not wish to have information they have made available via these sites used, published, copied and/or reprinted, should not post on FIN Sites. Please note that other participants may use posted information beyond the control of FIN. All User-Generated Content is read at your own risk, and FIN recommends that you not rely on the information or advice in any of these postings.
FIN retains the right to remove any content for any reason, including but not limited to, content that it deems threatening, demeaning, profane, obscene, a violation of intellectual property rights or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or promotion of organizations or programs, or otherwise injurious or illegal. FIN also retains the right to ban or block a user from posting on FIN social media profiles without notice for a pattern of inappropriate postings or as it deems necessary. All user content must comply with FIN.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that FIN may access, preserve and disclose your account information and the User-Generated Content you have posted if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary in the sole opinion of FIN to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any User-Generated Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of FIN, its Users and the public.

11. Responsibility for Use of the Internet and FIN Sites and Exclusion of Liability. Use of the Internet and FIN Sites is solely at your risk and is subject to, without limitation, all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Unless expressly required by law, the does not guarantee the confidentiality or security of any communication or other material transmitted to or from FIN Sites over the Internet or other communication network. FIN shall not be obligated to correct or update FIN Sites, FIN Content, the User-Generated Content, and shall not be liable for omissions, typographical errors, or out-of-date information which may appear on FIN Sites.

12. No Legal Advice and Disclaimer as to Accuracy of Information. The information contained in FIN Sites and FIN Content are for informational purposes only and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments; accordingly, information on FIN Sites is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete and should not be relied upon as such. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, nothing provided on FIN Sites or FIN Content should be used as a substitute for advice of competent counsel. The materials on FIN Sites and FIN Content do not constitute legal advice and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of FIN or FIN Board of Governors. You acknowledge and agree FIN shall not be liable to you or any other party for any act or failure to act relating thereto, in addition to the limitation of liability claims contained in this Terms of Use.

13. Third Party Information. FIN Sites may feature materials, information, products, and services provided by third parties. Any such information, including but not limited to articles, press clippings, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, User-Generated Content (as defined below), or other information made available by third parties such as content providers and other users of FIN Sites are those of the respective third party and not of FIN or its affiliates. FIN makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse, the quality, non-infringement, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of such third-party materials, information, services, or products.

14. Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property or Copyright Infringement. FIN respects the intellectual property of others, and, particularly as to User-Generated Content (as defined below) in comments, discussion boards or in other user contributed content, as applicable, we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information to FIN’s Director of Operations.

(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 FIN Sites;
(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; and
(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.

For notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement:

By mail:

Family Impact Network

1020 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Attn: Director of Operations

By email:

FIN Director of Operations; mike@familyimpactnetwork.org

By phone: (509) 309-3433

15. Advertisers. The FIN Sites may contain advertisements. The inclusion of advertisements on FIN Sites does not imply endorsement of the advertised products or services. The FIN shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such advertisements on the Sites. Further, shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third-party advertisers appearing on FIN Sites. You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions you have with any third-party advertisers.

16. Links to Third-Party Websites. The FIN Sites may provide links (including any link through an online banner advertisement) to other sites on the Internet for your convenience. These other sites are maintained by third parties over which FIN exercises no control. The appearance of any such third-party links is not intended to endorse any organization, company, or product. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to FIN Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk. FIN makes no representations or warranties with respect to any linked site. On such sites, you are subject to the various terms of services associated with using such sites, including, but not limited to, the third-party sites’ terms of use, privacy policy, copyright policy. For more information, consult the host website user policies.
Information (comments, photos, videos, etc.) you share with or post to FIN social media profiles is also subject to the terms of service of the host sites and may be used by the owners of the host sites for their own purposes under the host site user policies.

17. Links to Websites, Content, Sharing of Content. Links posted by third parties to FIN Sites and/or FIN Content may not use FIN trademark or logo and shall not suggest that FIN promotes or otherwise endorses any third-party products, business relationships, services, causes, campaigns, websites, content, or information. Any links to any portion of FIN Sites shall be the responsibility of the linking party. FIN reserves the right to require any linking party to disable or remove any link that violates FIN's policies, rights, or causes interruption or deterioration of FIN Content.
Sharing of Content: You may download, copy, or embed FIN Content and other downloadable items displayed on FIN Sites for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any FIN Content for any purpose other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from FIN. To request this permission, please contact FIN’s Director of Operations. FIN reserves the right to require any party sharing FIN content to disable or remove the content should its use violate FIN's policies, rights, or cause interruption or deterioration of FIN Content.

18. Warranties Disclaimed. The FIN Sites and FIN Content are provided "as is" and "as available." Neither FIN, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, members, or trustees nor any of its agents, representatives, suppliers, advertisers, contractors, promotional partners, or licensors (collectively "FIN parties") provide any express or implied representation or warranty of any kind, including without limitation, any representation or warranty that (i) FIN Sites or FIN Content, or any results that may be obtained by you, are complete, accurate, reliable or non-infringing; (ii) access to FIN Sites will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; (iii) the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through FIN Sites will meet your expectations; or (iv) FIN Content will remain unchanged or accessible on FIN Sites. All warranties, express or implied, are disclaimed to the fullest extent permitted by law including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and/or non-infringement of intellectual property. You understand and acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any defect in or dissatisfaction with FIN Sites or FIN Content is to cease using FIN Sites and FIN Content.

19. Exclusion of and Limitation of Liability. The FIN Parties shall not be liable, and disclaim any liability, for any claim, loss or damage, direct or indirect, including, without limitation, compensatory, consequential, incidental, indirect, special, exemplary or punitive damages of any kind whatsoever in connection with, as a result of, or arising (i) out of the use of or inability to use FIN Sites and/or any FIN Content; (ii) from any interruption in the availability of FIN Sites and/or FIN Content; (iii) from any loss of data and/or from any equipment failure; (iv) out of the procurement of substitute goods or services resulting from any problems with the goods, content and/or services purchased or obtained from FIN Sites, or transactions entered into, through or from FIN Sites; (v) from unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (vi) from statements or conduct of any third party on FIN Sites; (vii) from any delay or failure of FIN Sites arising out of causes beyond FIN’s control; (viii) out of the use of, reference to, or reliance on, FIN Content; (ix) out of any third party materials, information, products and services contained on, or accessed through, FIN Sites (x) out of any content, materials, accuracy of information, and/or quality of the products, services or materials provided by or advertised on third party websites; or (xi) out of any other matter relating to FIN Sites or FIN Content.

In the event you are dissatisfied with, or dispute, these Terms of Use, FIN Sites and/or FIN Content, your sole right and exclusive remedy is to terminate your use of FIN Sites, even if that right or remedy is deemed to fail of its essential purpose. You confirm that FIN has no other obligation, liability or responsibility to you or any other party.

20. Exclusions permitted by law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or conditions or the limitation or exclusion of liability for loss or damage caused by negligence, breach of contract or breach of implied terms, or incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, only the above limitations in Sections 18 and 19 which are lawful in your jurisdiction will apply to you and FIN's liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

21. Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless FIN Parties from and against all claims arising from or in any way related to your use of FIN Sites and/or FIN Content, a violation by you of these Terms of Use or FIN Code of Conduct, or any other actions connected with your use of FIN Sites and/or FIN Content, including any liability or expense, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorney fees. FIN will provide prompt written notice of any such claims, but failure to provide such notice will not release you from any of your obligations pursuant to this Section except to the extent that you are actually prejudiced by such failure and will not relieve you from any other liability that you may have to FIN Parties other than under this Section.

22. Term and Termination. These Terms of Use will take effect at the time you begin using FIN Sites. FIN reserves the right, with or without notice, at any time, and for any reason to deny you access to FIN Sites or to any portion thereof, and to terminate these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the terms set forth herein. You may terminate these Terms of Use at any time by ceasing to use FIN Sites, but all applicable provisions of these Terms of Use will survive such termination. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of any portion of FIN Sites, including any FIN Content, in your possession.

23. Arbitration; Venue. Any controversy or claim (“Claim") you have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use shall be resolved by a single impartial arbitrator pursuant to proceedings administered by Family Impact Network under its rules for resolution of commercial disputes. Any such Claim shall be brought solely by you as an individual and not as part of, or as a representative of, a class. The arbitration shall be held in Spokane, Washington. All submissions to the arbitrator, the proceedings and the award shall be confidential. The arbitration shall be conducted on an expedited basis with minimal discovery. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding. The courts of the State of Washington shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over (i) any action concerning the enforcement of an arbitration award, or (ii) if arbitration is not permitted by law, then any Claim you have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use. You agree to unconditionally and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts and you will not object to such jurisdiction and venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, inconvenient forum or otherwise. EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF USE. FIN reserves all rights and remedies available to it, in law or equity, with respect to any matter relating to these Terms of Use.

Neither party consents or agrees to any arbitration on a class or representative basis, and the arbitrator shall have no authority to proceed with an arbitration on a class or representative basis. No arbitration will be consolidated with any other arbitration proceeding without the consent of all parties. Any claim or controversy as to the enforceability of this arbitration provision’s restriction on your right to participate in or pursue a class action or class wide arbitration shall be brought only in the United States District Court for the District of Eastern Washington or any State of court located in Spokane County, Washington.

24. Governing Law. These Terms of Use and all matters regarding your use of FIN Sites shall be governed by, construed in accordance with, and enforced under the laws of the State of applicable to contracts made and executed and wholly performed in the State of Washington, without regard to choice of law principles. Neither the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act nor the United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods apply, and their applicability is expressly excluded. Printed copies of any and all agreements and/or notices in electronic form shall be admissible in any legal, investigative, or regulatory proceedings.

25. Waiver and Severability. The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision in these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the fullest extent of the law, and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

26. Complete Agreement. These Terms of Use, together with any revision, any Additional Terms or Conditions incorporated by reference, and any Click-through Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement between you and the relating to FIN Sites and its use by you, and supersedes any previous written or oral communication regarding use of FIN Sites.

27. Statute of Limitations. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of FIN Sites must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

28. Use of Websites and Content outside of the United States. FIN makes no claims regarding access or use of FIN Sites or FIN Content outside of the United States. If you use or access FIN Sites or FIN Content outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations of your jurisdiction as well as these Terms of Use.

29. Social Media Non-Endorsement. FIN provides opportunities for user interaction within its FIN Sites and on social media profiles on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and various blogging sites. On those social media accounts, content and links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the organizations, entities, views, or content contained therein. FIN is not responsible for content or links posted by others.

30. Contact Information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Use or FIN Sites, please visit our Contact Us page.
This Terms of Use is subject to amendment or modification at any time.

Revised December 2021


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