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Your use of this site and the submission of any materials described herein are subject to the following Terms and Conditions.

Section 1. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with these Terms and Conditions, all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, please do not use or access this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

Human Readable Summary of Section 1.

Please read these terms and only use our sites and services if you agree to them.

Section 2. Modifications to Terms of Use

Amendments to these Terms and Conditions may be made and effected by us at our discretion from time to time and will become effective immediately when posted to the site unless otherwise specified. The Terms and Conditions currently posted on the website reflect the latest version, and you should carefully review the same before you use our site.

Human Readable Summary of Section 2.

These terms may change. If you continue to use the sites after the changes are made, you agree to the changes.

Section 3. Use of Site and Description of Service

The goal of the prosocialdesign.org is to provide news and information about evidence based design decisions that bring out the best in human nature online, and research to the same. This site may allow visitors to post comments in response to news articles, columns and other content, but comments are expected to meet standards described in the “Accepted standards of behavior” section (below). This website is not intended for use by persons under 18 years of age.

You are solely responsible for all content that you post, communicate, or otherwise transmit via, or to, the website, including the submission of, or links to, text, photographs, graphics, video, audio, messages, ratings, forum postings, comments or other materials. You acknowledge that we shall have the right at any time to modify or remove from the site any user content, including yours, which in our sole opinion is inconsistent with the Accepted standards of behavior below or violates any applicable law.
You acknowledge that we shall not be liable for any damages of any sort caused by user content provided by you or any other users.

You understand that by using the site, you may be exposed to content that may include technical, typographical, scientific or photographic errors or that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable. You acknowledge if you find any inaccurate, out-of-date or incomplete information or content on this website, or if you suspect that any content posted on this site is an infringement of another’s intellectual property rights or is otherwise unlawful, please let us know immediately by contacting info@prosocialdesign.org.

We will take reasonable measures to review and investigate all inquiries, and we reserve the right to take any action (or to refrain from action) as we deem appropriate under the circumstances.

Human Readable Summary of Section 3.

This website is meant to serve our mission, we can’t promise it’s perfect, or be liable for its lack of perfection. If you find something wrong with it, please let us know.

Section 4. Intellectual property rights:

All content on this site is the property of the Prosocial Design Network, Inc. or its affiliates, licensors or third party content providers, including our visitors.

You acknowledge that the Prosocial Design Network, Inc. does not make any representations or warranties about the material, data, and information, such as data files, text, computer software, code, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos, or other images (collectively, the “Content”) which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Services. Under no circumstances is the Prosocial Design Network, Inc. liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to: any infringing Content, any errors or omissions in Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, transmitted, linked from, or otherwise accessible through or made available via the Services.

Unless otherwise stated and marked, all Content on the Websites is licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 4.0 license.

The Prosocial Design Network, Inc. reserves all right and title to all original and copyrightable materials on the site of which we are the author or for which we have otherwise obtained title, including but not limited to the text, design, information, content, graphics, images, videos, pictures, sound and other files, and the selection, compilation and arrangement thereof in its collective sense. 

Reprinting or any other public display of our original content without express written permission is prohibited. Furthermore, you may not remove or obscure the copyright notice or any other notices contained in the site or in anything retrieved or downloaded from it.

The names, trademarks, service marks and design marks (including logos) used on this site are the property of the Prosocial Design Network, Inc. or its affiliates, licensors or third party content providers, and you will not use any such name or mark in any advertising or publicity or otherwise to indicate the sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without the prior written consent of the owner of any such name or mark.

Human Readable Summary of Section 4.

Human-readable summary of Sec 4: Our work is our own and we can’t be held liable for how you use it. But you can share/use/remix our work so long as you give us credit, mention if you’ve made changes, and also share it under the same Creative Commons License (“ShareAlike”).

Section 5. Acknowledgment of user rights

The Web allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations with us.

You own the original content created or stored by you. However, by and through your use of the services and tools provided by this site, including making any posting to any part of this site, you hereby grant us permission to access, use, adapt, copy, distribute, store, transmit, reformat and publicly display your content as required for the purpose of providing our services and tools to you and other visitors to prosocialdesign.org. Any such use of your content by us will be done in a limited manner, consistent with our privacy policy, described later in these Terms and Conditions.

Please do not upload, post or submit material to this website for which you do not own the rights or have the permission of the rights holder.

Human Readable Summary of Section 5.

If you upload or write something on our site, it’s yours (unless it wasn’t yours to begin with, in which case, please don’t upload it). We may re-use what you share here for our site and mission.

Section 6. Accepted Standards of Behavior

We encourage visitors to contribute to this website, but to do so responsibly. You agree to abide by the following rules:

  1. not to make any personal attack on any person, firm or company;
  2. not to submit, or create any link to, any defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, offensive, insulting, threatening, menacing, or unlawful material;
  3. not to submit, or create any link to, any material that is an invasion of privacy, a breach of any data protection principle or legislation, a malicious falsehood or seditious libel, a contempt of court, or that is likely to incite or is capable of inciting violence, racial hatred, sadism or cruelty or that encourages any unlawful or illegal act or omission;
  4. not to submit, or create any link to, any material that is intentionally false or that is misleading, or that causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, or that is potentially damaging or harmful;
  5. not to impersonate anyone else, whether a public figure, a member of our staff, a forum moderator, administrator or host, or other visitor of this site;
  6. not to state or represent falsely that you are connected to, or affiliated with, any individual or entity;
  7. not to promote or advertise, or engage in any other form of marketing, including (without limitation) chain letters or pyramid selling, even if you are acting on behalf of a non-profit organization or a charity;
  8. not to upload or post any form of spam, multiple submissions to forums or comments which are identical or other forms of promotion for other sites;
  9. not knowingly to violate any law or regulation while using our website;
  10. not to use our website to collect personal data about other individuals;
  11. not to submit, or create a link to, any file that contains any virus, corrupted data, Trojan horse or anything else that might damage, destroy or render inaccessible any data or files on any computer;
  12. not to use the website as a forwarding service to another website;
  13. not to ’stalk‘ or otherwise harass another person; and
  14. not try to circumvent the security features of this website, or tamper with, hack into, or in any other way disrupt or disable any computer system, server, website, router or other device used to host this website or make it available.

Human Readable Summary of Section 6.

You know the things that our mission is to get people to stop doing online? Please don’t do them on our site. :)

Revisions and errata; non-reliance; waiver of liability

prosocialdesign.org may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However, prosocialdesign.org does not make any commitment to update the materials.

You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through other websites that are linked to this site, even if they are owned or run by affiliates or partners of ours. We have no control over their content or availability.

Our staff has not reviewed all of the sites linked to this website. The inclusion of any link on our site does not imply endorsement by the Prosocial Design Network, Inc. of the linked site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk, and we recommend that you review the terms of use and privacy policies of those sites, as they may differ from those of this site.

Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, or information or content provided or made by any third party on this website, or on any website to which this website is linked, is that of the author or provider, and not of the Prosocial Design Network, Inc..

You should direct any concern about any other website to that site’s website administrator or webmaster.

Human Readable Summary of Section 7.

We can’t guarantee that (or be sued because) everything here is perfect. If there’s a problem with the site, please tell us.

Privacy Policy

Section 1. Overview

Your privacy is very important to us. 

Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy:

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. Personal information will be collected from visitors who subscribe to announcements or take a survey in order to complete the subscription or survey process.
  • We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain additional consent for other uses of the information from the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up to date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information readily available to site visitors.
  • We may use ’cookies‘ that automatically collect anonymous, non-personal information when visitors access the site. We may use anonymous, non-personal information to track the success of the site with its visitors and to better tailor the site to visitors’ needs.
  • We do not share personal information about our visitors with third parties except with your permission or as otherwise required by law or legal process or as otherwise specified herein.

We are committed to conducting our site in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. You will immediately notify us at info@prosocialdesign.org if you learn that your information has been lost or stolen, or you learn of any unauthorized use of your information. We are not liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with our privacy policy. 

Section 2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, we ask for your information so we can work with you to find an appropriate way for you to contribute to our growing movement.

Cookies

Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer or other device when you visit our website. They allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a positive experience when you browse our website and to improve our website.

Our website uses session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are stored temporarily on your device whilst you browse our website and are deleted from your device when you finish browsing. Persistent cookies are stored on your device after you have finished browsing our website so that we can remember your preferences when you visit our website in the future.

Google Analytics may store cookies to perform its services. Google is the Data Processor for that activity. 

We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how you use our website, which we use to help us to improve our website. Google uses cookies as part of this process (see Google's Privacy Policy).

If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website and third parties, you can do this using your browser settings. If you set your browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. If you delete cookies relating to our website, including your cookie preferences, you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit our website

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Section 3. Waiver

Failure of prosocialdesign.org to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms, conditions and covenants herein shall not be deemed a relinquishment or waiver of any rights or remedies that we may have, nor shall it be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the terms, conditions or covenants hereof, which terms, conditions and covenants shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 4. Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions describe and encompass the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the site, the contents and materials provided by or through the site, and the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions.

Section 5. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of The State of New York, without any reference to conflict-of-laws principles. Any dispute, controversy or difference which may arise between the parties out of, in relation to or in connection with these Terms and Conditions is hereby irrevocably submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of The State of New York, to the exclusion of any other courts without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence.

If any of these Terms and Conditions is (for any reason) held to be unenforceable, illegal or in some other way invalid, the unenforceable, illegal or invalid provision will not affect the remainder of these Terms and Conditions; and they will continue in full force and effect.

No addition to or modification of any provision of these Terms and Conditions that you propose will be binding on us unless made in writing and signed by our duly authorized representative. “Writing” includes email.