TERMS OF USE

Last modified January 6, 2016

1.  Introduction.  Welcome to the Rebuilding Together’s Web site ("Site"). Rebuilding Together’s ("RTQC") operates the Site to inform the public of our services. 

2.  Acceptance of Agreement; Changes to Agreement.  Our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy (together, "Agreement") govern your use of our Site. Please read the entire Agreement carefully. By entering the Site or by providing any content or information for the Site, you agree to comply with and be bound by this Agreement. RTQC reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time by posting a notice on the Site's home page. Your use of the Site after notice is given indicates that you agree to the changes. In addition, if RTQC considers it appropriate, RTQC may also provide additional notice of significant changes.

3.  Use of Site and Its Contents.

(A)   Lawful Purposes.  You may not use the Site or any of its contents for any unlawful purposes or in any way that would violate (i) any applicable law or regulation or (ii) the rights of RTQC or any third party.

(B)   Copyright; Use of the Site's Contents.  RTQC or its licensors own all rights, including copyright, in the Site's contents. Without prior written authorization from us, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, publicly display or perform the Site's content. Without such authorization, you may also not incorporate into a database or compilation, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise use any of the Site's computer programs.

(C)   Access from other Countries.  RTQC expressly disclaims any representation, warranty, or covenant that the Site or any of its contents are appropriate in locations outside the United States. If you choose to access the Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. You may not access the Site from any location where doing so would be illegal.

4.  Rebuilding Together ("RT") Trademarks.  "Rebuilding Together", RT's logo, and other RT indicia of source used on the Site are owned by RT ("RTQC Trademarks"). You may not use RT Trademarks without our prior written consent. Additionally, you may not use RT Trademarks in any manner that (a) will likely cause confusion about the source of any product or service, (b) dilutes any RT Trademark, (c) implies that RT sponsors, endorses, or is affiliated with any third-party activity, or (d) disparages or discredits RT or any of its officers or personnel. You may not register any domain names containing any RT Trademarks without our prior written consent.

5.  RTQC Trademarks.   "Rebuilding Together Quad Cities", RTQC's logo, and other RTQC indicia of source used on the Site are owned by RTQC ("RTQC Trademarks"). You may not use RTQC Trademarks without our prior written consent. Additionally, you may not use RTQC Trademarks in any manner that (a) will likely cause confusion about the source of any product or service, (b) dilutes any RTQC Trademark, (c) implies that RTQC sponsors, endorses, or is affiliated with any third-party activity, or (d) disparages or discredits RTQC or any of its officers or personnel. You may not register any domain names containing any RTQC Trademarks without our prior written consent.

6.  Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

(A)   Infringing Material on the Site.  RTQC intends that all material on the Site does not violate the copyright or other proprietary rights of third parties.  However, if you believe that any material on the Site infringes your copyright, then you may request the removal of those materials from the Site in accordance with the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3).

7.  External Links.  The Site provides links to partner Web sites and other outside sources. RTQC is not responsible for these third-party sites or their content, activities, or privacy practices. You should read the privacy policies and terms of use that apply to those sites.

8.  Disclaimers of Warranties.  THE SITE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE."  RTQC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, AND INACCURACIES IN THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS. RTQC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR COVENANTS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY OF THE SITE'S CONTENTS OR ANYTHING ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES. RTQC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON THE SITE. 

ALTHOUGH RTQC INTENDS TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, "TROJAN HORSES" OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE TO THE SITE, RTQC DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES, AND RTQC IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.

9.  Limitation of Liability.  RTQC and its directors, officers, employees, and agents are not liable for any claim of any nature whatsoever based on loss or injury because of errors, omissions, interruptions, or inaccuracies in the Site or its contents, including loss or injury that results from your breach of any provision of this Agreement.

Under no circumstances will RTQC or its directors, officers, employees, or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary, or statutory damages (including lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, its contents, or this Agreement (even if RTQC has been advised of the possibility of such damages and no matter if the alleged liability is based on contract, tort (including negligence of any kind), strict liability or any other legal or equitable theory). You specifically acknowledge that RTQC shall not be liable for your submission of content and participation in any Forums, or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.  

Some states do not allow the limitation of liability for certain kinds of damages, so some of these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

10.  Release and Indemnity. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which you acknowledge by your entry to the Site, you agree to release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against RTQC, and its current and former trustees, officers, staff, consultants, and agents, if any, arising from or in connection with your use of RTQC’s Site. You also agree to indemnify and hold RTQC and its current and former trustees, officers, staff, consultants, and agents, if any, ("RTQC Indemnitees") harmless from any liability, loss, damage or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) that any RTQC Indemnitee may incur based in any way on your use of the Site (including its contents), your breach of this Agreement, and your violation of the rights of a third party or any laws.

11.  General Provisions.

(A)   Assignment.  You may not assign this Agreement or any of your obligations under it without RTQC's prior written consent; any attempted assignment in violation of this provision is null and void. RTQC may assign this Agreement and any of its obligations under it at any time for any reason.

(B)   Relationship of Parties.  You and RTQC are independent contractors, and this Agreement does not serve to create a joint venture, employee, partnership, agency or similar relationship between you and RT.

(C)   Binding and Entire Agreement; English Language.  This Terms of Use and our Privacy Statement constitutes the entire agreement between you and RTQC and supersedes all other agreements or understandings, whether oral or written, concerning its subject matter. You consent to the use of the English language in this Agreement and all documents or notices relating to the Agreement or the Site.

(D)   Governing Law.  This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois applicable to contracts made and wholly performed there. Any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in any state or federal court in the Illinois and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts and waive any objection of any kind to venue.

(E)   Including.  The word "including" as used in this Agreement means "including, without being limited to."

(F)    Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be unenforceable for any reason, then the unenforceable provision will be disregarded and the remaining Agreement will be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

(G)   No Waiver.  RTQC's failure to enforce this Agreement in every instance in which it might apply is not a waiver of any of RTQC's rights, and RTQC reserves its right to take all legal steps available to enforce the provisions of this Agreement.

(H)   Survival.  The following provisions survive any termination of this Agreement:  Paragraphs 2, 3, 4(B), 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, and any other provision that by its terms contemplates survival.

(I)   Force Majeure.  If RTQC is unable to perform any of its obligations due to any cause beyond its reasonable control, whether foreseen or unforeseen, including computer, telecommunications or other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, shortage of labor or materials, civil disturbances, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, terrorist acts, governmental actions, non-performance of third parties or similar reasons, then RTQC's performance will be excused until a reasonable time following the end of the cause.

(J)   Notice.  Any notice provided to RTQC under this Agreement is effective only upon receipt at one of the addresses listed under "Contact Us" below.  Any notice or other communication provided to you regarding your use of the Site may be provided to you electronically and is effective upon distribution, but RTQC reserves the right to provide notices and communications in hard copy or other formats.

12.  Contact Us.  If you have any questions about the Site or this Agreement, please Contact RTQC.