World Vision International

Terms of Use

You have arrived at an online service location (e.g., website) that is owned and operated by World Vision International (“WVI”). By accessing and/or using this website (wvi.org) (the “Site”), including any features made available on the Site, you are acknowledge and accept these Terms of Use (“Terms”)  and all of the terms and conditions contained herein.  By using this Site, you acknowledge and accept the Site’s Privacy Policy found at http://www.wvi.org/privacy, and consent to the collection and use of your data in accordance with such Privacy Policy.

By using this Site you further agree that WVI may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications. Any modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Site.  Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes or modifications will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should periodically review these Terms and applicable policies from time-to-time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site.

Please take the time to read these Terms as they constitute a written agreement between you and WVI and they affect your legal rights and obligations. Each time you access and/or use the Site (other than to simply read these Terms), you agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms. Therefore, do not use the Site if you do not agree.

If you have a question regarding the use of the Site, please direct questions or comments about the Site or its contents to global_editor [at] wvi [dot] org.

1. Content on the Site

The Site and all content on the Site are intended for your personal, non-commercial use.  All materials published on the Site, including the WVI logo, and all designs, text, graphics, photographs, illustrations, images, audio clips, information, data, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Site Materials”) are owned by or licensed to WVI and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights under the law.

WVI hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to access and use the Site Materials and electronically copy, and print to hard copy portions of the Site Materials for your informational, non-commercial and personal use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. The foregoing limited license (i) does not give you any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, any Site Materials, and (ii) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in WVI’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.

The limited license granted herein is subject to these Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein; (b) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials; (c) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (d) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (e) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (f) any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose.

The Site contains links to other related, but external, internet sites, resources and advertisers, including those of WVI’s affiliated-entities. Since WVI is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or webmaster of such external site.

Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of WVI, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the permission granted herein.  Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes.

2. No Commercial Activity; Third-Party Products and Services

This Site is solely for furthering the nonprofit ministry purposes of World Vision. No advertisements or promotions of a commercial nature for products or services are permitted on the Site.

3. Repeat Infringer Policy

In accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable law, WVI may at its sole discretion limit access to the Site of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

4. Copyright Complaints

If you believe that anything on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below.

World Vision International, Legal Dept.

800 W. Chestnut Avenue

Monrovia, CA 91016

USA      

Phone: +1-626-303-8811

Email: global_editor [at] wvi [dot] org

Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for an example of a proper notification under the U.S. DMCA. You should note that if you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by WVI or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.

5. Trademarks

“World Vision,” along with other WVI logos and any other WVI service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of WVI, and/or its affiliates and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of WVI. You may not use any metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing the marks or any other name, trademark or product or service name of WVI without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of WVI and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by WVI.

6. Your Use of this Site

You further agree that you are solely responsible for your conduct while on the Site. Further, WVI may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms.

7. Hyperlinks

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Site for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray WVI or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a WVI logo or other proprietary graphic of WVI to link to this Site without the express written permission of WVI. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any WVI trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without WVI's express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of WVI or any third party.

WVI makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or web sites linking to the Site. WVI provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by WVI of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that these Terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

8. Submission of Suggestions and Ideas to World Vision by Users

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Site (“Submissions”), provided by you to WVI are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of WVI. WVI shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these submissions for any purpose, without acknowledgement or compensation to you.

9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY WVI, THE SITE, AND THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WVI DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SITE, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN. WVI DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THE SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. 

WVI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO TEXT OR PHOTOGRAPHY. WHILE WVI ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE SAFE, WVI CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.

WVI reserves the right to change any and all content contained in the Site and to modify, suspend or discontinue the Site or any features or functionality of the Site at any time without notice and without obligation or liability to you.  Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by WVI.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL WVI, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM WVI, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO WVI'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. 

11. Miscellaneous

Applicable Law and Venue. These Terms and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, applicable to agreements made and entirely performed within the State of California, USA without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California, USA and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms.

Non-Waiver. Enforcement of the user content or conduct rules in these Terms is solely at WVI's discretion and WVI’s failure to enforce any particular term of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any of WVI’s rights hereunder.

Severability. If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

12. Questions and Contact Information

Questions or comments about the Site may be directed to WVI at the email address: global_editor [at] wvi [dot] org.

These Terms of Use are effective as of September 2016.