Terms of Use

Effective Date: September 15, 2019
Last Updated: September 15, 2019

Welcome to the website www.tinybeamfund.org (the “Site”)! The Site is owned and operated by Tiny Beam Fund, Inc. (“we”, “us”).

1. General Rules and Acceptance of Terms of Use

1.1 It is our mission to help those tackling and studying the negative impacts of global industrial food animal production (especially in low- and middle-income countries) gain the clearer, firmer, deeper understanding that is needed to figure out and implement solutions to this complex problem. However, to preserve the integrity of the content we provide and to protect how it is distributed, your use of materials contained on our Site is subject to these Terms of Use.

1.2 Acceptance of the Terms of Use:

If you visit this Site or choose to use any features of this Site as an individual or on behalf of your organization, you and your organization, as appropriate (hereafter as “User”, “you” or “your”) signify that you have read, understand and agree to accept and be bound by these Terms of Use. Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use our Site. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy or copyright policy, you should not access or use our Site.

1.3 Changes to the Terms of Use:

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time without notice, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use.

1.4 Accessing our Site and User Security:

We reserve the right to discontinue or modify our Site, including the availability of any material, database, or content, in our sole discretion at any time with or without notice. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuation of our Site.

1.5 To access our Site or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain information. It is a condition of your use of our Site that all the information you provide on our Site is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

2. Privacy

2.1 All information we collect on our Site is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using our Site, you understand and consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy, including information collection, use, and disclosure practices.

3. Copyrights, Intellectual Property Rights, Terms and Conditions for Content Use

3.1 All content and materials contained within our Site, including but not limited to all information, text, images, computer code, graphics, video, and audio (the “Content”), are owned by us, our licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

3.2 You may download, store, make a copy, and distribute materials and Content within our Site, subject to the following terms and conditions:

3.2.1 Your use of our Site is limited to noncommercial and personal purposes only. Copying, distributing, modifying, reposting, reusing, and storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without specific written prior permission from us or the copyright holder identified.

3.2.2 Unless otherwise marked or indicated, you may not publish, display, reproduce, modify, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create new works from, distribute, or in any way exploit any of the Content in whole or in part unless expressly authorized by us in writing.

3.2.3 You must comply with and adhere to all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained on the materials of our Site. Any copies that you make of material or other content must contain the same copyright and other proprietary notices that appear with the original material or content. You herewith agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on every copy you make.

3.2.4 If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of our Site in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use our Site will stop immediately and we may require you to return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

3.3 Copyright Notice:

© 2019 Tiny Beam Fund, Inc. Any rights not expressly granted herein or elsewhere on our Site are reserved.

4. Reliance on Information Posted

4.1 Our Site is designed for educational purposes only and the information presented on or through our Site is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on these materials by you or any other visitor to our Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

4.2 Our Site includes content and materials provided by individuals we support with grants and awards. All statements, advice, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are solely those of the authors of these materials, and not those of Tiny Beam Fund, Inc. or its board, funders, or organizations with which it may have a relationship. These materials do not necessarily reflect our opinion, and we do not necessarily endorse all the information and views expressed in these materials.

4.3 We may update the content on our Site from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

5. Membership Registration

5.1 Access to certain portions of the Site requires registration, the process for which is initiated by sending an email to min@tinybeamfund.org. If you are required to provide information about you in the course of registering to use the Site, you agree to provide accurate and complete information about you, e.g., as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site. To the extent such information about you changes, you agree to promptly update such registration information with the Site to keep it accurate, current and complete. While you are allowed to share Site access credentials with peers, you shall not register for more than one User account or impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity.

5.2 You agree not to publish or disseminate Site access credentials beyond your discreetly sharing them with peers.

5.3 You agree that we may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your registration and access to the Site without prior notice.

5.4 Membership registration presently is free, but we reserve the right to begin charging for access at any time.

6. User Obligations and Prohibited Uses

6.1 You may use our Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use our Site in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from

the U.S. or other countries).

6.2 Additionally, you agree not to:

6.2.1 Use our Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair our Site or interfere with any other party’s use of our Site.

6.2.2 Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access our Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on our Site.

6.2.3 Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of our Site.

6.2.4 Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

6.2.5 Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of our Site, the server on which our Site is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to our Site.

6.2.6 Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Site.

7. Access and Availability of Third-Party Services and Links

7.1 Links to other sites and resources provided by third parties are provided for convenience only. The inclusion of any link does not imply or mean our endorsement of the site or its contents.

7.2 We are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, their contents, any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or update to such site. Accessing third-party websites linked to our Site is done at your own risk and is subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

8. Electronic User Communications

8.1 By sending emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically and therefore consent that we reserve the right to send electronic mail to you. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

9. Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation on Liabilities

9.1 ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, OUR SITE IS ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE ITS CONTENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

9.2 NEITHER WE NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH US MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF OUR SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER WE NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH US REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT OUR SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH OUR SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT OUR SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH OUR SITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. THE ADVICE, RECOMMENDATIONS, INFORMATION, AND CONCLUSIONS POSTED OR EMAILED BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SITE ARE NOT IN ANY WAY VETTED, APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY US, AND YOU USE SUCH INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, DATA OR SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTED BY, DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

9.3 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

9.4 THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

10. Limitations of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL TINY BEAM FUND, INC., ITS PARTNERS, CONTRIBUTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SUCH DAMAGES FOR LOST DATA, DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR DUE TO YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED OR THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.

11. Indemnification

11.1 You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tiny Beam Fund, Inc. and its respective members, directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of our Site. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

12. Termination

Tiny Beam Fund, Inc., in its sole discretion, may discontinue, terminate, or restrict your access to all or part of the Site for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these Terms of Use, without notice and without any liability to you.

13. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

13.1 All matters relating to our Site and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to conflict of law principles.

13.2 Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or our Site shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

13.3 Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or our Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action or claim is permanently barred.

14. Severability

14.1 If a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction finds any provision in these Terms of Use to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision.

15. Miscellaneous

15.1 Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, nothing in these Terms of Use will serve to preempt the promises made in policies or terms and conditions in addition to these Terms.

15.2 The failure of the Institute to enforce any provisions of the Terms or to respond to a breach by you or other parties shall not in any way waive its rights to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of the Terms or to act with respect with similar breaches.

15.3 These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and us regarding the Site and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Site.

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