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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

Revised: April 2009

The Seattle Foundation ("TSF") offers this website, including its content, site functionality, and services (the "Website") to you, the user, subject to and conditioned on your acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth below together with our privacy policy, found at http://www.seattlefoundation.org/aboutus/Pages/PrivacyPolicies.aspx
(collectively, “Terms and Conditions”).

By using the Website, you agree that you have read, understand, and are bound by these Terms and Conditions. TSF may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time by updating the Terms and Conditions, with the new terms taking effect on the date of posting. You should review the Terms and Conditions every time you use this Website as they are binding on you. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

Personal and Noncommercial Use
The Website is only for your personal and noncommercial use. As a condition to your continued use of the Website, you warrant to TSF that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimer of Warranties
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED: (1) WITH ALL FAULTS AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU; AND (2) WITHOUT ANY ASSURANCE, OR WARRANTY, CONDITION OR DUTY OF OR REGARDING: FUNCTIONALITY; PRIVACY; SECURITY; ACCURACY; AVAILABILITY; LACK OF: NEGLIGENCE, INTERRUPTION, VIRUSES OR OF OTHER HARMFUL CODE, COMPONENTS OR TRANSMISSIONS; OR THE NATURE OR CONSEQUENCES OF AVAILABLE CONTENT SUCH AS (WITHOUT LIMITATION) WHETHER SOFTWARE OR OTHER CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO ANY PARTICULAR LICENSE, OR WHETHER IT IS SUBJECT TO ANY RESTRICTIONS OR CONSEQUENCES THAT MIGHT BE TRIGGERED BY ANY EXERCISE OF A RIGHT GRANTED UNDER THESE TERMS. ALSO, THERE IS NO WARRANTY BY US OR THIRD PARTIES OF TITLE OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OR INTERFERENCE WITH ENJOYMENT OF ANY ASPECT OF THE WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL OBTAIN (INCLUDING THROUGH DOWNLOAD) ANY CONTENT ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING INFRINGEMENT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, CONSEQUENCE OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL TSF OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY COSTS, DAMAGES AND EXPENSES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT TSF IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TSF SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU ONLY FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU, NOT TO EXCEED U.S. $100.00 (ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS). Because some states and countries do not allow the exclusion of limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. Remedies under this agreement are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in this agreement.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold TSF, its officers, directors, employees and agents, sponsors and supporting artists, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, related to or arising out of: the content, use of the Website or related sites, any assistance or services provided by us, any alleged unauthorized use of the Website, or your use of the Website in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms and Conditions. TSF will provide you with prompt notice of any such claim, suit or proceeding and reasonably cooperate with you, at your expense, in your defense of any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Links
The Website may link to other sites operated by third parties. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by TSF of the sites, but is for your reference and convenience only. TSF has no control over the sites to which its Website links or the content at those sites, and the data collection practices of linked sites will be governed by that site’s privacy policy, not by that of TSF. TSF is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to TSF, nor does TSF recommend or endorse any specific tests, products or procedures that may be mentioned on or represented on the Website. Linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk and subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use of any linked site.

Among the links that the Website may provide are links to certain services offered by third party providers, not by TSF. Services offered to you by the third party providers are subject to the terms and conditions posted on those parties’ respective websites. TSF is not responsible for any of the activities of any third party provider in offering online services or for any conduct by any user in connection with third party services.

Unless otherwise prohibited under these Terms and Conditions, you are hereby licensed to create hyperlinks to the content on the Website, provided that the hyperlink accurately describes the content as it appears on the Website. TSF reserves the right to revoke this license generally, or your right to use specific links, at any time, and may normally break any hyperlink after 14 days. Under no circumstances may you "frame" the Website or any of its content or copy portions of the TSF Website to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider’s incidental caching of pages. Each page within TSF must be displayed in full (including all trademarks and branding), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the Website.

Copyrights
The Seattle Foundation and its licensors retain full copyright ownership, rights and protection in all material contained on the Website (including all digital images, software, HTML code and other code, or business methods). Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any material contained on the Website without the prior consent of TSF or the copyright owner.

All content of the Website is Copyright 2000-2009 The Seattle Foundation, except that the bridge photo on the homepage index.html is Copyright 2001 Mel Curtisand. Other photographs shown on the Website are copyright 1996-1999 Susie Fitzhugh. All rights reserved.

Prohibited Conduct
By using or accessing TSF’s Website, including but not limited to the Giving Center, Discussion Boards and Nonprofit Profile sections, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not:
  • do anything that could disable, overburden or impair the proper working of the Website;
  • use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website; 
  • send spam or any other unauthorized advertisements or solicitations through or using the Website;
  • harvest, collect or use addresses, phone numbers or email addresses or other contact information of users of the Website;
  • solicit private information (including social security numbers, credit card numbers and passwords) from users of the Website;
  • use an iFrame or offer web search functionality on the Website;
  • intimidate or harass any user;
  • do anything that is illegal, infringing, fraudulent, malicious or could expose TSF or users of the Website to harm or liability; or
  • attempt, encourage or facilitate any of the above.

User content
By using or accessing the TSF Website, including but not limited to the Giving Center, Discussion Boards and Nonprofit Profile sections, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not Post:

  • content that violates the law or anyone’s rights, including intellectual property (“IP”) rights or other proprietary rights (such as rights of publicity and privacy);
  • any addresses, phone numbers or email addresses or other contact information or private information of any third party; 
  • false, misleading or fraudulent information; 
  • any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer or telecommunications equipment; 
  • alcohol-related or other mature content on the Website; or 
  • content that is threatening, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or that depicts nudity, pornography or graphic or gratuitous violence, or anything else that TSF may consider offensive.

TSF generally does not pre-screen, review, edit or approve any User Content.

"User Content" means any photos, text, link, audio, video, designs, ads and anything else that you Post on or through the Website, including but not limited to the Giving Center, Discussion Boards and Nonprofit Profile sections. “Post” means to upload, post, transmit, share, store, link to or otherwise make available on or through the Website.

Right to Remove Content or Block Access
TSF may, at its discretion but without any obligation, disable access to, remove, or modify User Content that does not meet the prohibited conduct guidelines stated above or is otherwise inappropriate, to ensure that it complies with those conduct guidelines. TSF may also remove other content by such user, disable a user’s account, and otherwise prevent that user from using our services. TSF may also, at its discretion, disable and suppress content from any account where the chosen screen name is deemed to be offensive or inappropriate, or is a violation of trademark or copyright. We may also block your access to our Website in the event that (a) you breach these Terms of Use; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.

Third Party Content
TSF may provide content of third parties ("Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. TSF generally does not monitor, approve or have any control over any Third Party Content. TSF does not guarantee, endorse or adopt the accuracy or completeness of any Third Party Content. TSF is not responsible for updating or reviewing Third Party Content. You use Third Party Content at your own risk.

Corporate Identification and Trademarks
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of TSF and its partners and licensors used herein (including without limitation: TSF, the TSF logo, and the associated designs and logos) (collectively “Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of TSF or its affiliates, partners or licensors. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify the Marks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this Website, without TSF’s prior written consent. The use of the Marks on any other website or networked computer environment is not allowed. You may not use the Marks as a "hot" link on or to any other website unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance.

Account Security
You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the Services and Website. We have the right to provide user billing, account, content or use records, and related information under certain circumstances (such as in response to legal responsibility, lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect our rights, customers or business). Please note that anyone able to provide your personally identifiable information will be able access your account so you should take reasonable steps to protect this information.

Notices
TSF may deliver notice to you under these Terms and Conditions by means of electronic mail, a general notice on the Website, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail if you are donor to, or advisor regarding, a fund administered by TSF.

You may give notice to TSF at any time by letter delivered by first-class postage prepaid U.S. mail or overnight courier to the following address:

The Seattle Foundation
1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101-3151
Attention: Legal Notice

Notice Regarding Copyright Agent
TSF does not condone copyright infringement on its Website, and will remove allegedly infringing content if properly notified of the infringement. TSF reserves the right also to terminate a User's account, if the User is an infringer. If you are a copyright owner and believe that any content infringes your copyrighted work, you may submit a notification by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further information):

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

TSF's designated copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this Website is Jared Watson, who can be reached as follows:

Jared Watson
The Seattle Foundation
1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101-3151
j.watson [at] seattlefoundation.org
(206) 515-2114

NOTICE REGARDING INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Certain information available through the Website may relate to various laws. Such information should not be considered legal or financial advice. TSF is not acting as your lawyer or financial advisor. Donors should seek independent professional advice before finalizing a donation to TSF.

Notice Regarding Grant Policies
All funds contributed to TSF and income generated from those funds are assets of TSF. All investments of funds contributed to TSF must comply with the policies and practices established by TSF. In compliance with IRS regulations, TSF’s Board of Trustees retains the right to make final determinations with respect to distributions from funds contributed to TSF. All grants from funds administered by TSF must further TSF’s charitable purposes. IRS regulations prohibit grants from TSF’s funds to be used to pay dues for an individual’s membership in an organization, to discharge or satisfy a legally enforceable obligation or personal pledges, or for any other purpose from which the individual will receive any personal benefit.

Termination
You agree that TSF may terminate your use of the Website if TSF reasonably believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or violated the rights of TSF or any third party, or for any reason with or without notice to you. You agree that TSF may modify or discontinue the Website, with or without notice to you. You agree that TSF will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation.

General Provisions
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with TSF, or in any way relating to your use of the Website ("Legal Action"), resides in the courts of King County in the State of Washington. You further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of King County in the State of Washington in connection with any such dispute. Any Legal Action that is subject to the jurisdiction of federal courts shall be instituted in a federal court in the Western District of Washington.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Washington, without regard to conflict of law principles.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

No waiver of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.