Terms and Conditions


Partners for Youth with Disabilities maintains this website in order to provide you with information about our work, and to enable you to interact with us online. This Linking and Use Agreement describes our understanding with you when you visit our website and use our materials, electronic products and and/or services. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OUR MATERIALS, ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF MATERIALS FROM OUR WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN.

Partners for Youth with Disabilities' web site, our materials, electronic products and/or services have several features. In addition to providing descriptions of our programs, the Web site provides you with the opportunity to interact with us and download links for use on your Web site. We encourage you to read the entire policy as it sets forth our understanding with you when you visit our Web site. These terms and conditions have been developed for your protection, as well as ours.

Throughout this policy, you will see the terms "Partners for Youth with Disabilities," "we," "our," and "us" - these terms refer to Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc., a public, not-for-profit organization with tax-exempt status pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). You will also see the terms "I", "you," "your," and "yours" - these terms refer to visitors to and users of our Web site. Partners for Youth with Disabilities is the sole owner of the name which is a registered trademark. Your use of the name and logo and/or links bearing the name and logo acknowledges Partners for Youth with Disabilities exclusive ownership of the name and/or right to use the logo. All use of or goodwill associated with the name, logo, our materials, electronic products and/or services will inure to the benefit of Partners for Youth with Disabilities or its licensors. The logo, electronic products and services are provided without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement. Use of our materials, electronic products and/or services provided at the site is solely at your own risk.

1. LINKING TO THE PARTNERS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES WEBSITE AND USE OF WEBSITE MATERIALS, NAME AND LOGO, AND TECHNOLOGY


Partners for Youth with Disabilities appreciates informational and educational uses of our Web site, materials, electronic products and/or services, including our name and logo. However, there are limits on the uses, including the use of the name and logo and the links bearing the name and/or logo.

PLEASE BE AWARE: by copying and/or downloading material from the Partners for Youth with Disabilities Web site, name and logo, links bearing our name and the logo and/or using our electronic products and/or services you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use and Linking Agreement and any terms and conditions that may be outlined elsewhere on our Web site. Without limiting any other terms or conditions, the permission to use the Partners for Youth with Disabilities website, materials, electronic products and/or services, including our name and the logo and/or links bearing the name and logo, is subject to the following:

Use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that Partners for Youth with Disabilities endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with your products, goods, services or your website.
Your use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that Partners for Youth with Disabilities will benefit from the sale of any good or service.
Links bearing the name and logo may only be used for the purpose of linking to the Partners for Youth with Disabilities Web site as designated within the link.
The links bearing the name and logo will always be active links.
The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not be combined with any other graphic elements; nor may they be altered in any manner including size, proportions, font, design, arrangement, colors or elements; nor may they be animated, morphed or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance.
The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear more prominently than your personal, company, product or service website name.
You will not transfer, assign, sell, reproduce, distribute or otherwise exploit the name and logo or your link to us.
The Partners for Youth with Disabilities name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear on any pages of any Web sites that include content or advertising for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pornography, religious material, partisan material, political material or firearms.
Appropriate action by Partners for Youth with Disabilities may include, but is not limited to, the revocation of the right to use the name and logo and/or any links bearing the name and logo, in which event you agree to remove the name and logo and/or the links bearing the name and logo within 2 business days of notice of revocation.

It is improper, and may be a violation of law, for you to post or download and distribute any material that you do not own or for which you do not have permission to use. PLEASE BE AWARE: violation of someone's copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties.

2. INAPPROPRIATE USE OF PARTNERS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES MATERIALS, ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND/OR TECHNOLOGY


It is inappropriate to use Partners for Youth with Disabilities Web site, our materials, including the Partners for Youth with Disabilities name and logo, electronic products and/or services for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes, or in support of such activities. We define these terms as follows:

"Illegal activities" are those that violate laws, regulations and/or private agreements, including federal or state laws governing charitable activities, copyright laws, trademark laws, license agreements or other intellectual property rights.
"Inappropriate uses" are any uses other than as permitted by this Terms of Use and Linking Agreement, or as may be permitted elsewhere on our website.
"Obscene activities" are those that violate generally accepted social standards for use of this type of material or technology. PLEASE BE AWARE: Partners for Youth with Disabilities may seek appropriate action to terminate any uses of our material, electronic products and/or services including, but not limited to the name and logo and links bearing our name and logo, in the event we, in our sole discretion, determine that your use does not conform to any of the conditions of this Terms of Use and Linking Agreement or as provided elsewhere on our website; infringes any intellectual property or other rights of Partners for Youth with Disabilities or a third party; adversely affects Partners for Youth with Disabilities image, reputation and/or our products, services or programs; violates any applicable law, regulation or ordinance; and/or, is a prohibited activity.

Listed below are some, but not all, prohibited activities that may result in action by Partners for Youth with Disabilities:

Posting, transmitting, or facilitating in the promotion of illegal content through our website or electronic products and services.
Using our Web site, our material, electronic products and/or services to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another visitor or third party that is unwanted.
Transmitting or facilitating distribution of content that is untrue, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable.
Using the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo on Web sites which Partners for Youth with Disabilities finds, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable or which includes obscene, violent, intolerant, tasteless, denigrating or sexually oriented content or materials.
Disrupting the flow of any chat areas with vulgar language, abusiveness, or other conduct that may disrupt normal activities.
Pretending to be anyone whom you are not. You may not impersonate Partners for Youth with Disabilities staff, or anyone else.
Attempting to get a password, other account information, or other private information from others, or harvest e-mail addresses or other information.
Posting any unsolicited content or designs, including advertising and promotional materials, at our Web site.

3. MISCELLANEOUS


Partners for Youth with Disabilities reserves the right to make any change to the information and/or license provided herein at any time for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for keeping up with any such changes.
All unrestricted donations made to Partners for Youth with Disabilities are non-refundable.
Federal and Massachusetts state law shall govern this agreement.

Privacy Policy


Partners for Youth with Disabilities created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate respect for your privacy preferences and to disclose our information collection and sharing practices. Regardless of whether you provide us with your personal information via our Web site or in another manner (e.g. telephone, regular mail or face-to-face), we strive to honor your privacy preferences.

BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU HAVE AGREED TO: 1) abide by the practices described in this Privacy Statement, as may be amended from time to time, and 2) the transfer, processing and maintenance of your personal and sensitive information in the United States of America.

THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT: Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone number, organization name, e-mail address, credit card, bank information or billing information.

WHERE AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION: You will be asked to provide your personal information when making donations, making purchases on-line, registering for an event, requesting communications and/or in connection with other Partners for Youth with Disabilities business (whether it is via the Web site, e-mail, direct mail or telephone communications).

INFORMATION SECURITY: Partners for Youth with Disabilities has a layered security in our systems and only designated employees have access to hard copies of your personal information. All online transactions are done on a secure server. This means that information entered on the transaction page is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission. On secure pages, a "closed" lock symbol is displayed in the bottom part of your browser screen and the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an "https" instead of an "http". Donation pages are verified by Authorize.net and transactions are processed using an Authorize.net merchant account.

Partners for Youth with Disabilities will only share donor names and postal addresses with third parties to complete a financial transaction. Except in the limited circumstances outlined below, Partners for Youth with Disabilities will never intentionally share your e-mail addresses, phone numbers, or financial information other than as required to complete financial transactions.

EXCEPTIONS: Partners for Youth with Disabilities reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations:

Credit Card Transactions, Electronic Fund Transfers, Payments by Check or Money Order and On-line Transactions. Partners for Youth with Disabilities hires third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services and order fulfillment services. If you choose to make an application for employment, make a donation on-line, by phone, through the mail or by other means, or make a purchase on-line, we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy.
Necessity. If we have reason to believe that there has been inappropriate interference with or use of our website, communications, charitable services or personal or real property (for example, see the Terms of Use and Linking Agreement), or if we have reason to believe that one of the Partners for Youth with Disabilities website users, donors, employees or other related parties may have been injured or may have harmed some other party, we will disclose, without notice to you, personal information as we deem appropriate or if compelled by a legal or regulatory authority.