Terms and Conditions of this Site
Restrictions on Use
This site is provided for use by individual Users. HSI and Website provide information and services for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use, edit, alter or overwrite content or services at Website for commercial use, or use content or services at Website beyond personal use without express written permission from HSI.
HSI and Website make no warrantees or guarantees about the value of content or services at Website. HSI and Website reserve the sole, exclusive and discretionary right to determine what constitutes content and services. HSI and Website take no responsibility or liability for deletion or loss of information entered or stored at Website after User directs Website to cancel, unsubscribe, or delete User’s Account. You take responsibility for what your children access, see and do at Website including at and on the Student Home Page. HSI and Website understand that you review Website and that when you allow your child(ren) access to Website you take responsibility for the access you give your child(ren) and all others.
HSI and Website make no warranties or representations to the accuracy, safety or value of created, published, displayed, uploaded, downloaded content at external links and assume no liability or responsibility for content or information at external websites. Website may feature content, including without limitation advertisements and promotions, created or obtained by or from third parties not owned or operated by HSI and Website.
YOU USE THIS WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU HEREBY RELEASE HSI AND WEBSITE FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATING TO YOUR USE OF WEBSITE AND YOUR CONTACT, COMMUNICATION, CONTRACTS AND OTHER RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN YOU AND ADVERTISERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES NOT OWNED BY COMPANY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR OR ARISING OUT OF GOODS, SERVICES, ADVERTISERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES.
Membership and Registration
Use of many of the features of our Website requires creating a site username and password. Your decision to register is purely optional. If you decide not to register, however, you may not be able to access certain areas of the site. If you decide to register, you agree to provide information that is true and accurate. It is your responsibility alone to ensure the confidentiality of your username and password. You agree not to register under the name of any other person. HSI reserves the right to reject any user name that is, in HSI’s sole and absolute judgment, offensive. You agree to notify HSI of any unauthorized use of your user name and/or password. You must be at least 18 years old to register on this Website.
Some documents on this Website may contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please be aware that HSI does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of hypertext links is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained. This agreement does not cover your rights or responsibilities with respect to third party content or sites or any links that may direct your browser or your connection to third party sites or pages.
Forums and All Community Aspects of Website (including Sharing our Stories)
The purpose of the HSI Community Forums and other Community aspects of Website, is to inform and support HSI’s user community. Any post to the Forum is considered to be public information. Forum participants agree to not use the Forums to post any material or content which:
a. libels, defames, invades privacy or publicity rights, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, threatening, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
b. infringes any intellectual property or other right if any entity or person including, but not limited to violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks;
c. violates any law;
d. contains a virus or other harmful component; or
e. advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services.
Forum participant is solely responsible for the content of his/her messages and agrees that HSI shall not be responsible or liable to any person or entity for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting directly or indirectly from any post. HSI reserves the right to reveal whatever information we know about the participant in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by participant.
Posted messages are not the responsibility of the Forums. HSI will monitor Forums and will regularly clean the Boards and reserves the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. If participants find an objectionable post, they should contact the Forum administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) requires web sites to obtain parental consent before collecting, using or disclosing personal information from children under 13. Therefore, children under 13 may not use these Forums.