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PRIVACY AND TERMS.

​Our Privacy Policies explain what information we collect and why, how we use it, and how to review and update it. Our Terms of Use describe the rules you agree to when using our services.

GENERAL AUDIENCE PRIVACY POLICY.

Welcome to the Youth on Root General Audience Privacy Policy. When you visit our website, attend our events, view our content, or contact us (collectively, the “Services”), we may collect information from or about you. Last Updated: October 10, 2021

We are committed to gaining and maintaining your trust by following a core set of privacy principles:

  • Transparency: We will tell you what information we collect about you and how we use it.

  • Choice: When possible, we will give you choices about how your information is collected and used.

  • Access: When possible, and when required by law, we will provide you with access to the information that we collect about you.

  • Security: We will protect your information with reasonable security measures.

  • Accountability: We will take responsibility for the secure processing of your information and do our best to address any concerns or questions that you have about how we process your information.

 

This Privacy Policy, along with our Children's Privacy Policy, applies to all information about you that we collect in connection with our Services. By using any of our Services, you acknowledge the data collection practices and purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU.

We collect information from and about you in connection with your use of the Services. Some of this information may be considered “Personal Information” or “Personal Data” (as defined under applicable law) which is information that identifies you or your device or is reasonably associated with you.


We also collect, use, and disclose aggregated or de-identified information that does not reasonably identify you or your device, and is not considered Personal Information.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE.

We collect information you provide to us which includes:

  • Registration Information. When you register for certain Services, complete an application form, attend one of our events, participate in a promotion, or respond to surveys that we sponsor, we may collect the information you provide, such as your name and email address.

  • Billing and Payment Information. When you donate to us, we collect certain payment and identity verification information, including your name, email address, physical address, and credit card information.

  • Information You Post on Our Services. We may collect information when you post comments or other content to our Services, which may include a username or screenname, comments, likes, interests, status, pictures, and references to your online presence.

  • Your Correspondence and Your Feedback about Our Services. We collect information you provide when you contact us directly or provide feedback, comments, or suggestions on our Services directly to us.

  • Information You Provide About Others. Sometimes, we may collect information you may provide about others, which may include names, emails, and birthdays—for example, to refer a friend or relative to certain Services.

  • Information You Provide When You Work with Us. If you are a vendor, service provider, or a partner of Youth on Root, we may collect information about you and the services you provide, including your or your employees’ business contact information and other information you or your employees provide to us as part of the services you may provide and our agreement with you.

  • Information You Provide Offline. You may also provide information to us in person and offline. You may be recorded if you attend an event, and information may be collected via your application to participate in one of our programs by mail or in person.

  • Other Information. We also collect information that relates to or is capable of being associated with you, such as passwords, personal preferences and interests, age, gender, and any other information you choose to provide.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY.

When using our Services, including on third-party platforms, we, and our service providers operating on our behalf, may automatically collect or receive certain information associated with you or your network device(s), such as your computer or mobile device. This includes information about your use of our Services and your preferences. Such information may be automatically collected through device-based tracking technologies such as cookies, pixels, tags, beacons, scripts, or other technology.
 

The information we automatically collect may also include geolocation information, such as (a) information that identifies the precise location of your mobile device and (b) your IP address, which may be used to estimate your approximate location.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

If you connect to us through a social media platform or navigate to a social media platform from one of our sites, the social media platform will collect your information separately from us. You should review the social media platforms’ privacy policies to understand how they are using your information and your rights in relation to such information.

INFORMATION WE DERIVE.

We may derive additional information or draw inferences about you based on the information we have collected from you directly, passively, or through third parties.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION AND WHY.

We may use information as disclosed and described here:

  • We may use information to provide you with our Services. We may use your information to manage and authenticate your engagement with our Services and provide you with support and updates. We may use your information to complete the transactions you request and perform our contractual obligations with you or to ensure that our Services function properly.

  • We may use information to perform our contracts with you. If Youth on Root or its affiliates enters into a contract with you, including in instances where you may be a vendor or service provider to Youth on Root, we may use your information to fulfill our contractual obligations.

  • We may use information for marketing purposes. We may use your information to send promotional messages and newsletters such as via email or text messaging. To learn about your choices for these communications, read the Your Choices, Rights and Controls section of this Policy.

  • We may use information to improve our Services. We use your information to monitor and improve the operation, delivery, and general accessibility on our Services, identify popular areas or features, and optimize and personalize the Services. This may also include conducting internal research and development of our Services.

  • We may use information to enable you to participate in public platforms or other interactive features of the Services. For example, we may use your information when you post comments on one of our websites.

  • We may use information to maintain the safety and security of our Services. We use your information to protect the rights and property of Youth on Root and others and to comply with our legal obligations, including to detect, investigate, and prevent fraud and other illegal activities and to enforce our agreements.

  • We may use information as otherwise permitted by law. We may use your information to resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and as otherwise required by law.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH AND WHY.

We may share information with third parties who perform Services on our behalf. We may share your information with unaffiliated companies or individuals we hire or work with that provide us with professional advice, business support, or perform services on our behalf, including web hosting, information technology, payment processing, event providers, direct mail and email distribution, and analytics services. These Service Providers are allowed to use your information to help us provide our Services and not for any other purpose.


We may share information with our partners. Our partners use the information we give them as described in their privacy policies.


We will share your information if you ask us to. For example, if you ask us to share your information in order for you to participate in an interactive Service that is operated by a third party.


We may share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information when it is necessary for us to comply with applicable law or legal process, to respond to legal claims, or to protect our rights or the property or personal safety of our users, employees, or the public.


We may share your information for reasons not described in this policy. We will tell you before we do this.

YOUR CHOICES, RIGHTS, AND CONTROLS.

You have certain choices about how we use your information.


Opt out of receiving our emails. To stop receiving our emails, follow the instructions in any email you get from us. When applicable, you can also change your preferences in your account.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING CHILDREN'S PRIVACY.

Some of our Services are directed to children and are governed by the Youth on Root Children’s Privacy Policy. The Services governed by this Privacy Policy are generally not intended for use by children. In cases where our Services are directed to children, we collect only a limited amount of Personal Information from those channels, as permitted by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Specifically, we may collect IP address, device identifiers, certain unique ID numbers, and limited viewing information. We do not use, or allow our partners to use, this information, other than for purposes of supporting our internal operations, such as to provide children with access to features and activities on the Services, to customize content and improve our Services, or to serve contextual advertising or limit the number of times a particular advertisement is seen.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA.

California Consumer Privacy Act. If you are a California resident, you have specific privacy rights governed by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). These rights include:
 

Right to Know. You have the right to request a report showing the Personal Information collected, shared, and sold about you in the past 12 months.
 

Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Your Personal Information. You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your Personal Information to third parties.
 

Right to Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete any Personal Information collected from you.
 

Right to Non-Discrimination. We shall not discriminate against you based on your exercise of any of the above rights.
 

You or your authorized agent may submit a request to exercise any of the above rights. Please see the “Contact Us” section below.
 

We may require additional information to verify your identity or to verify that your authorized agent has the authority to make the request on your behalf before responding to a CCPA rights request. We will respond to your request within 45 days if possible and required under the law.

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED ON CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS.

Identifiers

  • Names and Aliases

  • Physical Address

  • Phone Number

  • E-Mail Address

  • IP Address

  • Unique Identifiers

Legally Protected Characteristics

  • Gender

  •  Age

 

Financial Information

  • Credit card numbers

  • Inferences drawn from Personal Information categories

  • Information related to your preferences, attitudes, online behaviors, demographics, and preferences

 

Geolocation

  • Information related to your location, including your IP address

  • Internet/ Electronic Activity

  • Information collected through tracking tools, such as browser cookies and web beacons

  • Information related to your location, including your IP address

  • Passwords

  • Device attributes

We collect Personal Information from the following sources:

  • Directly from you (e.g. Information provided when you register with one of our Services, donate, when you correspond with us, information provided and collected offline, etc.);

  • Automatically collected information (e.g. collected automatically through cookies and other online tracking technologies, etc.);

  • Partners (e.g. Analytics companies, Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, etc.);

  • Third parties (e.g. data brokers, marketing companies, social media platforms, data aggregators, public databases, etc.); or

  • Inferences from your profile or online behaviors.

PERSONAL INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES.

The categories of Personal Information listed above may be disclosed to the following categories of third parties:

  • Our service providers (e.g. cloud services providers, technical service providers, law firms, etc.);

  • Partners (e.g. audience measurement companies, marketing companies, Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, and other partners who are working with us on co-branded Services or events, etc.);

  • When you ask us to provide information to a third party; or

  • To law enforcement or others if required by law.

  • The disclosures to third parties listed above may be for any of the following business purposes

  • To provide you with our Services;

  • For marketing purposes;

  • To provide you with information we think may be of interest to you;

  • To improve our products and Services;

  • To enable you to participate in public platforms or other interactive features of the Services;

  • To maintain the safety and security of our Services; or

  • As otherwise permitted by law.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SALE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Because of the broad definition of “sale” under CCPA, some information that we share with third parties may constitute the “sale” of your information.
 

The following types of information may be “sold”:

  • Names and Aliases;

  • Email Address;

  • IP Address;

  • Unique Identifier;

  • Information about transactions or content choices made on or in connection with our Services;

  • Preferences and attributes, such as likes, interests, social media statuses and updates, pictures, and references to your online presence;

  • Information related to your preferences, attitudes, online behaviors, and preferences;

  • Information related to your location, including your IP address;

  • Information collected through cookies and web beacons; or

  • Device attributes.

 

Youth on Root does not engage in any “sales” of Personal Information of users that it has actual knowledge are minors under the age of sixteen.

"SHINE THE LIGHT" AND "ERASER" LAWS.

Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed certain information during the preceding year for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
 

If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of the website where this policy is posted, you may request removal of content or information you have publicly posted. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete removal from the Internet of the content or information you posted, and there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal.
 

For all requests under the “Shine the Light” or “Eraser” Law, please see the “Contact Us” section below. We will accept requests to exercise these rights with a subject line that indicates that you are making a request under the “Eraser” laws and that includes complete and accurate information. We will accept requests to exercise these rights only through this mechanism.

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION.

We use reasonable security measures. We are committed to protecting your information. We have adopted commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical security procedures to help protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and alteration. Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We want you to feel confident using our Services, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY.

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy to accommodate new technologies, industry practices, regulatory requirements, or for other purposes. We will provide notice to you if these changes are material and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent. Notice may be by email to you at the last email address you provided us, by posting notice of such changes on our websites, applications and Services, or by other means, consistent with applicable law.

CONTACT US.

You may contact us by email at hello@youthonroot.org with the subject line “Privacy Rights”.

 

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY POLICY.

Welcome to the Youth on Root Children’s Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy will tell you about the kinds of information that Youth on Root collects from children and how we use it or share it. You will know that this Privacy Policy applies when you visit our website, attend our events, view our content, or contact us (together we call these our "Services") and this Privacy Policy is made available to you. Last Updated: October 10, 2021

This Privacy Policy is in accordance with applicable global privacy laws, such as the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (also known as COPPA) and outlines our practices regarding information collected from and about children who use our Services. It supplements and is in addition to the Youth on Root General Audience Privacy Policy, which should be read alongside this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about our privacy practices as they relate to information we collect about children, see the “Contact Us” section below.

You should always check with your parents or guardians before giving out any information about you, especially before entering information on any website mobile application, or online service.

 

If you are a grown-up using our Services—our General Audience Privacy Policy applies to our collection and processing of your data (including on the Services where this Children’s Privacy Policy may be applicable). We encourage families to discuss their household guidelines regarding the online sharing of Personal Information. For more information on what you as a parent or guardian can do to control your child’s access to or use of our Services, please see the “Parental Control and Choices” section of this Privacy Policy.

MISSION TO PROTECT CHILDREN'S PRIVACY.

We recognize the need to provide further privacy protections when it comes to children. Some of the Services may be directed to children, while other Services or portions of them are intended for use by adults and teens. For Services that are directed to children, we may collect, use, and disclose information about you as described in this Privacy Policy. Some of this information may be considered “Personal Information” or “Personal Data” (as defined under applicable law) which is information that identifies you or your device or is reasonably associated with you. We consider you to be a child if you are not of legal age to consent to the collection and processing of your Personal Information under applicable laws where you live.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT.

Below we summarize potential instances of collection of Personal Information where our Services are directed at children. We also outline how and when we will provide parental notice and/or seek parental consent.


In any instance that we collect Personal Information from a child, we will retain that information only so long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the activity requested or allow you to continue to participate in the activity, and to ensure the security of our users and our Services, or as required by law.


In the event we discover we have collected Personal Information from or about a child in a manner inconsistent with legal requirements, we will either delete the information or immediately seek the parent’s consent for that collection.


The Personal Information that we collect generally falls within three broad categories: (a) information you provide to us, (b) information we collect automatically when you use or access our Services, and (c) information we obtain from other sources.

INFORMATION YOU GIVE TO US.

You can use most of the Services without actively submitting any information, but some of the Services may allow you to provide Personal Information, such as the following:

 

  • Identifiers such as name, phone number, email address, and mailing address.

  • Profile information such as date of birth, gender, and interests.

  • Parent or guardian contact information.

To the extent we may also require payment information such as a credit card number, we will ask you to get a parent or guardian to assist you with these transactions or for permission from your parent or guardian before allowing you to use a credit card number on one of our Services.

INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER, PHONE, AND OTHER DEVICES.

We and our service providers operating on our behalf or other businesses who collect information on our Services may automatically collect or receive certain information associated with you and/or your device(s) as part of your use of our Services through device-based tracking technologies. This could be information such as your IP address (a number assigned by your Internet Service Provider that can identify your device), mobile advertising ID (a resettable identifier assigned to your device by operating system provider, such as Apple or Google), media access control (MAC) address, and identifiers associated with cookies, pixels, tags, beacons, scripts or other technology.

WEBSITES AND DATA COLLECTION OF THIRD PARTIES.

Information collected by third-party devices or on other sites and services is subject to the privacy policy and practices of the third party providing such site or service and not subject to this Privacy Policy.
 

Please consult the privacy policies of any third parties with which you share information in this manner to learn about the third party’s data practices.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION AND WHY.

We collect and use information about you for the following purposes:

  • Provide, maintain, and improve the Services, as well as to develop new content and features;

  • Send newsletters, or other similar updates, or other messages you request;

  • Enable you to participate in any interactive features of the Services;

  • Conduct internal research and development;

  • Analyze traffic and user activities on the Services, identify popular areas or features, and optimize and personalize the Services;

  • Debug the Services to identify and repair errors; and

  • Protect the rights and property of Youth on Root and others, and comply with our legal obligations, including to detect, investigate, and prevent fraud and other illegal activities, and to enforce our agreements.

 

We will store your data only as long as needed for our purposes. We store the Personal Information we collect for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it in accordance with applicable laws. We may also retain Personal Information as required by law.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH AND WHY.

We will not share the information we collect other than as follows:


We may share information with third parties who perform Services on our behalf. We may share information with unaffiliated companies or individuals we hire or work with that provide us with professional advice, business support, or perform services on our behalf, including customer support, payment processors, or others who assist us in fulfilling orders or transactions, web hosting, information technology, payment processing, event providers, direct mail and email distribution, and analytics services (“Service Providers”). These Service Providers are allowed to use your information to help us provide our Services and not for any other purpose.
 

We may share information with our partners. Such partners may include Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, including those who are working with us on co-branded Services or events. Our partners use the information we give them as described in their privacy policies. When we share your information with a partner, we will let you know.
 

We will share your information with your consent or if you ask us to. We share your information with third parties if you provide your consent or when you ask us to do so and if it is allowed under applicable law. For example, if you ask us to share your information in order for you to participate in an interactive service that is operated by a third party, we will share that information as requested and allowed.
 

We may share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information when it’s necessary for us to comply with applicable law or legal process, to respond to legal claims, or to protect our rights, property or personal safety of our users, employees, or the public.
 

We may share your information for reasons not described in this policy. We will tell you before we do this.

PARENTAL CONTROL AND CHOICES.

If we allow children to engage with us over time, we will obtain parental consent prior to the collection of their Personal Information. If you are a parent, you can refuse to permit us to collect Personal Information from your child and can request that we delete from our records the Personal Information we have collected. Please keep in mind that a request to delete records may lead to a termination of an account, membership, or other Services.
 

If you have any questions or concerns about our approach to children's privacy or you, as a parent, want to access the data of your child, or request the deletion of your child's data, please see the “Contact Us” section below.

YOUR CALIFORNIA RIGHTS.

Under the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CCPA), California residents have the right to request access to or deletion of their Personal Information, to request additional details about our information practices, and to not be discriminated against for exercising their rights. To view the full CCPA Privacy Notice, please visit the Youth on Root General Audience Privacy Policy.
 

To exercise your right to access, edit or delete Personal Information we have collected about you, or if you need further assistance regarding your rights, please get in touch with us via the “Contact Us” section below, and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws. Note that even if we honor your request to delete your Personal Information, we may retain certain Personal Information as required or permitted by law.
 

We do not sell Personal Information collected by or from any Service or portion of a Service that is directed to children or where we know that the user is a child or a teen under 16. For the portions of our Services that are directed to audiences older than 16, we do not sell identifying information such as name, email address, phone number, or postal address. To the extent anything we do constitutes a "sale" under California law, we give you the option to opt in to these disclosures, if you are under 16, or opt out if you are 16 and over at any time. Please note that, when you use these tools on our properties, you will need to renew your choices if you clear your cookies or use a new browser or device.
 

If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of the website where this Privacy Policy is posted, you may request removal of content or information you have publicly posted. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete removal of the content or information you posted from the Internet, and there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal.
 

For all requests under the “California Shine the light/Eraser” Law, please see the “Contact Us” section below. We will accept requests to exercise these rights with a subject line that indicates that you are making a request under the “Eraser” laws and that includes complete and accurate information. We will accept requests to exercise these rights only through this mechanism.

OTHER RIGHTS IN YOUR JURISDICTION.

Depending on the applicable law in your jurisdiction, you may have additional rights, such as rights to access, correction, and deletion of your Personal Information. If you have any questions about what rights and choices apply in your jurisdiction, please feel free to contact us.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES.

Some of our Services may be available for teachers, schools, and school districts (“School”) to use as part of an educational curriculum under the oversight of the School. These Services are designed to minimize the collection of Personal Information from children and to comply with student data privacy laws.

CHANGES TO THIS CHILDREN'S PRIVACY POLICY.

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy to accommodate new technologies, industry practices, regulatory requirements or for other purposes. We will provide notice to you if these changes are material and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent. Notice may be by email to you at the last email address you provided us, by posting notice of such changes on our websites, applications and Services, or by other means, consistent with applicable law.

CONTACT US.

You may contact us by email us at hello@youthonroot.org with the subject line “Privacy Rights”.

 

TERMS OF USE.

This is the official Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement" or "Terms of Use") for the website, application, or other interactive service that includes an authorized link to this Agreement (all such websites, applications and other interactive services are referred to collectively as the "Site"). Last Updated: October 10, 2021

This Site is fully controlled and operated by Youth on Root, which shall be referred to as "we," "us" or "our". By accessing and using this Site, you are hereby agreeing to be legally bound by our Terms of Use. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, or otherwise alter these Terms of Use at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please review the Terms of Use periodically. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use.

 

If you do not agree with all of the following Terms of Use, please do not use this Site.

OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

All Site software, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork, graphic material, and other copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable elements of the Site, and the selection, sequence, look and feel, and arrangements thereof, and trademarks, service marks, and trade names (individually and collectively, the "Material") are the property of Youth on Root and/or its affiliates, assigns, licensors, or other respective owners and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. Except as otherwise specifically noted on this Site or in connection with any particular Material, we hereby grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, and non-transferable license to use and display, for your noncommercial and personal use only, one copy of any Material and/or software that you may print or download from this Site, including without limitation, any files, codes, audio, or images incorporated in or generated by the software, provided that you maintain (without alteration) all copyright and other notices contained in such Material and software. You further agree that where specifically noted on this Site or in connection with any Material or software, you will use such Material or software, as the case may be, in accordance with such specific terms and instructions. You acknowledge and agree that you may not sublicense, sell, assign, lease, or otherwise transfer this license or any Material and that no title to the Material has been or will be transferred to you from us or anyone else. You agree not to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, frame, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, transmit, broadcast, or circulate any Material to any third party (including, without limitation, the display and distribution of the Material via a third party website) without the express prior written consent of Youth on Root. Use of Youth on Root's and/or its licensors' Material is only permitted with their express written permission. You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise modify the Material. You may not use the Material in an attempt to, or in conjunction with, any device, program, or service designed to circumvent technological measures employed to control access to, or the rights in, a content file or other work protected by the copyright laws of any jurisdiction. Use of spiders, robots, and similar data gathering and extraction tools is expressly prohibited. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Any unauthorized or prohibited use may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws. We require users to respect our copyrights and other intellectual property rights.

REGISTRATION.

If we offer user registration on the Site, to register as a member of the Site, there may be a few options for you to register (which are further described in our General Audience and Children's Privacy Policies), including Site registration and/or third party social platform sign-on (as described in our General Audience and Children's Privacy Policies). In each case, you may be required to either use a pre-existing user name and password (together, your "User ID") or select a new User ID. Additional information may be requested and/or required during the registration process. After you have registered for the Site, we may recognize you when you visit the same website, application, or other interactive service across devices (such as when you login) and permit you to login on such website, application, or other interactive service. Also note that, for your online privacy and security, if other people have access to your device, we recommend you log out of your account after visiting any of the websites, applications, or other interactive services that are associated with your account.


We may also provide you with access to certain features or functions that we may offer on the Site, such as the option to participate in newsletters and commenting. To sign up for or participate in these features or functions, you may be required to provide us with certain information about you in order for us to personalize and/or allow you to use such features and functions. For example, if you donate to us through our Site, in addition to your name and contact information, we (or our operational service providers that we use to provide the service) may also collect and/or maintain your billing address, shipping address, credit card or other payment instrument information, and information about your computer's internet address and website, which may have referred or directed you to the Site (e.g., the referring URL).


The Site may also provide features, functions, and/or services powered by a third party social media network or other third party. For example, information may be disclosed to a third party through plug-ins offered by such third party (such as, Likes, Shares or commenting). Please take care when using any third party service and familiarize yourself with the third party's policies and agreements, if any, that govern such use.


To learn how we may use the information we collect during the registration process, please read our General Audience and Children's Privacy Policies.

TEXT MESSAGING.

Consistent with local law, appropriately aged visitors may have the opportunity to register for special promotions, services, news, programming and information delivered via text messaging (collectively, "Text Services") on wireless devices such as mobile phones and, if we do so, we will obtain appropriate consent for any Text Services in accordance with the nature of the Text Service and applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The information requested or transmitted as part of the registration process includes your wireless telephone number and may include other information, such as survey information and/or an email address. Depending on the Text Service and the information collected, you may also be required to confirm your agreement to this Agreement (including, but not limited to, the General Audience and Children's Privacy Policies).

If you register for the Text Services, you acknowledge, understand, and agree that you may be charged by your wireless carrier for the ability to send or receive all such messages. The standard messaging rates of your wireless carrier shall apply to all Text Services, unless noted otherwise. Under no circumstances shall we be responsible for any wireless service charges incurred by you or by a person that has access to your wireless device, telephone number, or email address. If you change or deactivate your wireless telephone number, you agree to notify us when your wireless telephone number is no longer associated with you and identify such wireless phone number to ensure that future messages directed to you are not sent to the person to whom your old number has been or will be assigned.
 

You understand, acknowledge and agree that we may, at our sole discretion and without liability to you or any user, terminate our offer of any specific Text Service or all Text Services at any time without advance notice. Youth on Root may provide notice of terminations or changes in services on this Site.

COMMENTS, MESSAGE BOARDS, AND OTHER POSTINGS.

To the extent that portions of this Site provide users an opportunity to submit, post, and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, photographs, images, video, creative works, or any other material (the "Postings"), and/or their online user names (the "User Names"), please be advised that Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of Youth on Root. In no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Postings or User Names or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on this Site. You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings and User Names you provide and all information they contain and that such Postings and User Names shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties or contain any libelous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information. If your Posting incorporates the name, voice, likeness, and/or image of any individual, you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant Youth on Root permission to use such name, voice, likeness, and/or image of such individual appearing in the Posting in all media throughout the world in perpetuity.
 

By submitting a Posting, you hereby authorize Youth on Root to use, and authorize others to use, your Postings and User Names in whole or in part, on a royalty-free basis, throughout the universe in perpetuity in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, alone, or together or as part of other material of any kind or nature, including without limitation commercial use on and advertising and promotion of the Site. You hereby waive and relinquish any claim based upon "moral rights" (as that term is commonly understood) or any rights of attribution or integrity in connection with content submitted to us hereunder. This license grant, and the above waiver of any applicable moral rights, survives any termination of this license. Without limiting the foregoing, we will have the right to use and change the Postings in any manner, either with or without the User Name, that we may determine. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will have no obligation to use the Postings or the User Names. Please be advised that in no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability for the manner in which the Posting is exploited or for any claim, damages, or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on Youth on Root, affiliated television program services, or elsewhere. We do not allow Postings which contain:

  • Private or personal information which might identify a user;

  • Profanity or obscenities;

  • Personal attacks on other individuals;

  • Slanderous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, and harassing comments; and/or

  • Other information that Youth on Root deems in its sole discretion to be inappropriate as consistent with applicable law.

 

The comments, activities, and message boards may be used for noncommercial purposes only. Users may not post any information intended to promote and/or generate revenue for any third party business activity. Although we periodically monitor the content posted on this Site, we cannot be responsible for the views or opinions expressed by third parties. Nonetheless, we will make every effort to ensure that the comments, activities and message boards best serve the interests of all users and, therefore, we reserve the right to refuse to post, edit, or delete comments or messages that violate the above-referenced rules, as well as revoke the privileges of users who do not comply with such rules.
 

We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, suggestion, or other information offered by third parties that is displayed or distributed throughout our website. Users acknowledge that any reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, suggestion, or information shall be at your sole risk.
 

If you believe that any content on the Site (including, without limitation, Postings) violates any of the terms of this Agreement (except for any notices covered by the Copyright Compliance Policy), please email hello@youthonroot.org to send us a message about it. We cannot guarantee that we will respond to your message and we reserve the right to take or refrain from taking any or all steps available to us once we receive any such message.
 

Users of this Site who are California residents and are under 18 years of age may request and obtain removal of Postings on this Site that they themselves post by emailing us at hello@youthonroot.org. All requests must be labeled "California Removal Request" on the email subject line. All requests must provide a description of the content or information in your Posting that you want removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material and include the name and URL (if applicable) of the website, application, or other interactive service. We shall not accept requests via postal mail, telephone, or facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or we may not be able to respond if you do not provide complete information.
 

Please also note that any requests for removal do not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information from this Site. For example, content that you have posted may be republished or reposted by another user or third party. See also our General Audience and Children's Privacy Policies regarding how you may delete certain information.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.

You may use this Site only for lawful, non-commercial purposes. You may not submit or transmit through this Site (whether via message boards, comments, or otherwise) any material, or otherwise engage in any conduct that:

  • Violates or infringes the rights of others, including without limitation patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity, or other proprietary rights;

  • Involves uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting, or otherwise making available any Postings that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary, and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

  • Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, hateful, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, pornographic, vulgar, profane, obscene, or transmits any information or data that YOUTH ON ROOT deems in its sole discretion to be inappropriate for this Site;

  • Victimizes, harasses, stalks, degrades, attacks, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on any basis, including but not limited to religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;

  • Contains any personally identifiable information or other information, which might be used to identify or locate a user;

  • Harms minors in any way;

  • Impersonates any person, business, or entity, including Youth on Root or its employees and agents or any forum leader, guide, or host, or in any way falsely states or misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;

  • Involves forging headers or otherwise manipulating identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Postings transmitted through this Site;

  • Contains viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;

  • Disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users of the Site are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;

  • Encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or that gives rise to civil liability;

  • Instigates or encourages others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person;

  • Is intended to promote and/or generate revenue for any third party business activity;

  • Violates these Terms of Use or any guidelines or policies posted on this Site; or

  • Otherwise interferes with the use or enjoyment of this Site by others.

Youth on Root discourages the use of profanity or obscenities in Postings and any Postings containing prohibited language will not be posted on the Site. For purposes of clarity, masked vulgarity, obscenity, or profanity (e.g., "f*cK") is deemed to be equivalent to including the actual objectionable word, phrase, or symbol in your Posting or otherwise on the Site. We reserve the right to delete any such material from the Site and to cooperate fully with any investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of Use. You may not use this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, user accounts, computer systems, or networks through hacking, password mining, or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Use.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

THIS SITE, AND ALL MATERIALS, GOODS AND SERVICES, AND POSTINGS ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) OR ANY GUARANTY OR ASSURANCE THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR THAT ALL FEATURES, FUNCTIONS, OR OPERATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PERFORM AS DESCRIBED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, YOUTH ON ROOT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY MALICIOUS CODE, DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE, AND AGREE THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, YOU ARE ASSUMING THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, PERFORMANCE, TIMELINESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, AUTHENTICITY, SECURITY, AND VALIDITY OF ANY AND ALL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, POSTINGS AND MATTERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE, AND AGREE THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, YOU ARE ASSUMING THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, PERFORMANCE, TIMELINESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, AUTHENTICITY, SECURITY, AND VALIDITY OF ANY AND ALL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, POSTINGS AND MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE.


YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THIS SITE, YOUTH ON ROOT, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS, OR SUPPLIERS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, RELATING TO THE SITE OR THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING OR CAUSED, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR THE BASIS OR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CLAIM AND EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED ON SERVERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND YOUTH ON ROOT DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY USE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED OR THAT IS IN VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE LAWS OR REGULATIONS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU IN ANY JURISDICTION OR COUNTRY.
 

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CLAIM THAT A SOLE OR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WHICH IS PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY OR DOES FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE SHALL BE LIMITED TO HAVING YOUTH ON ROOT, UPON WRITTEN NOTICE FROM YOU TO US, ATTEMPT TO REPAIR, CORRECT, OR REPLACE ANY DEFICIENT GOODS OR SERVICES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND, IF REPAIR, CORRECTION, OR REPLACEMENT IS NOT REASONABLY COMMERCIALLY PRACTICABLE FOR YOUTH ON ROOT, TO REFUND ANY MONIES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO YOUTH ON ROOT FOR THE GOODS OR SERVICES INVOLVED AND TO TERMINATE AND DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE CAPACITY OF THE SITE, IN THE AGGREGATE AND FOR EACH USER, IS LIMITED. CONSEQUENTLY SOME MESSAGES AND TRANSMISSIONS MAY NOT BE PROCESSED IN A TIMELY FASHION OR AT ALL, AND SOME FEATURES OR FUNCTIONS MAY BE RESTRICTED OR DELAYED OR BECOME COMPLETELY INOPERABLE. AS A RESULT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUTH ON ROOT ASSUMES NO LIABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY, OR OBLIGATION TO TRANSMIT, PROCESS, STORE, RECEIVE, OR DELIVER TRANSACTIONS OR POSTINGS, OR FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY POSTINGS AND YOU ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY ADVISED NOT TO RELY UPON THE TIMELINESS OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS OR POSTINGS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS.

The appearance, availability, or your use of URLs or hyperlinks referenced or included anywhere on the Site or any other form of link or re-direction of your connection to, with or through the Site, does not constitute an endorsement by, nor does it incur any obligation, responsibility, or liability on the part of Youth on Root, any of its successors and assigns, and any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, advertisers, suppliers, and operational service providers. Youth on Root does not verify, endorse, or have any responsibility for any such third party sites, their business practices (including their General Audience and Children's Privacy Policies), or any goods or services associated with or obtained in connection with any such site, even if Youth on Root's logos or sponsorship identification is on the third party site as part of a co-branding or promotional arrangement. If any third party site obtains or collects personal information or other information from you, in no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability. Please read our General Audience and Children's Privacy Policies, which describe how we collect and use your personal information and other information and certain of our relationships.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third party service providers found on or through this Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party service provider, as the case may be. You agree that, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third party service providers on this Site.

ADS AND MALWARE.

If you experience any unusual behavior, content, or ads on the Site, it may be the result of Malware on your computer. Malware—short for "MALicious software"—is a term used to broadly classify a form of software, which is installed in a computer system with malicious intentions, usually without the owner's knowledge or permission. Malware includes computer viruses, key loggers, malicious active content, rogue programs, and dialers, among others. While we continuously work closely with our partners to ensure that everything on the Site is working properly, sometimes Malware programs on your device may interfere with your experience on our Site and on other sites that you visit.


We suggest that you take actions (such as installing reputable third party antivirus software), which may help to clean your device and which could monitor or prevent future installations of Malware.
 

Please note that we cannot be responsible for the effects of any third-party software including Malware on your device. Please make sure to carefully read the Help or Customer Support areas of any software download site. If you do discover any Malware on your device, we also suggest you speak with a qualified technician for your device.

INDEMNIFICATION.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Youth on Root, its affiliates, and any of their successors and assigns, and any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, advertisers, suppliers, and operational service providers harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, expenses, damages, and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), resulting from any alleged or actual breach or violation of these Terms of Use by you. Youth on Root reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for settlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with Youth on Root in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement, or compromise negotiations, as requested by Youth on Root.

TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF ACCESS; MODIFICATION TO SITE.

Youth on Root reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or otherwise restrict your use of and access to this Site, or any portion hereof, with or without notice at any time for any reason whatsoever, with or without cause, including, but not limited to, your violation of these Terms of Use or any inappropriate or unlawful behavior on your part. In addition, Youth on Root reserves the right to modify or discontinue this Site or any portion hereof at any time with or without notice. The Site shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination, suspension, restriction, modification or discontinuance.

PRIVACY POLICIES.

Certain information we may collect about you is subject to our Privacy Policies. Please review our General Audience and Children's Privacy Policies, which are incorporated herein by reference, for disclosures relating to our collection and use of such information.

ELECTRONIC DELIVERY POLICY.

By using this Site, you agree that we may provide to you required notices, agreements, and other information concerning the Site electronically by posting on the home page of this Site or on the relevant web page.

MISCELLANEOUS.

This Site is intended exclusively for residents of the United States. We make no representation that content on this Site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. If you choose to access this Site from a location outside the United States, you do so of your own initiative and you alone are responsible for compliance with local laws. Under no circumstances is YOUTH ON ROOT responsible for ensuring that the Site is in compliance with the local laws of jurisdictions outside the United States. No software from this Site may be downloaded, exported or re-exported in violation of any law including, without limitation, to countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions. These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding and supersede all prior understandings of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof and cannot be changed or terminated orally. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you also may be subject to additional or separate terms and conditions, rules, or policies that may apply when you use certain features and services or purchase certain products that may be made available through this Site. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be illegal or unenforceable, these Terms of Use will be deemed curtailed to the extent necessary to make them legal and enforceable and will remain, as modified, in full force and effect.

COPYRIGHT POLICY.

If you believe the Site contains elements that infringe your copyrights in your work, please contact us at hello@youthonroot.org.