Take Action Global Terms of Use

  1. Acceptance of Terms of Use

Take Action Global provides this service to you subject to the provisions of this Terms of Use (“TOU”), which may be updated by the organization from time to time without notice to you. By using this site, you are accepting these TOU and agreeing to be bound by them, including the provision that you, not Take Action Global, are entirely responsible for all material you post or otherwise make available via the site. Significant changes will be posted on the community home page. You can review the current version of the TOU at any time at www.takeactionglobal.org.

  1. Purpose

The limited purpose of the community pages managed by Take Action Global is to provide an informal platform to provide information to stakeholders aligned to the mission of climate education for all and for community members to provide information, comments, and ideas regarding the topic of climate education and global cultural exchange in an informal, civil manner. We expect critical discussion and debate, which might include both support and criticism of the topic of climate change and matters of global citizenship. However, disrespectful or malicious statements about other individuals or groups are not acceptable.

  1. Description of Service

Take Action Global community spaces operate internally on TAG-facilitated Community of Practice platforms and externally on social media. 

  1. Take Action Global’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

You share content on the site at your own risk. Although our internal platform and our external social media accounts may allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Further, Take Action Global cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you share your profile and information. Therefore, Take Action Global cannot and does not guarantee that User Content you post on the sites will not be used improperly or viewed by other individuals.

  1. Security

Participation in any of the Take Action Global communities is voluntary. You accept responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your login information, and for all activities that occur under your login. You should immediately notify the platform of any unauthorized use of your login or account or any other breach of security. You agree that Take Action Global is not liable in any way for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section. 

  1. Member Conduct

You understand that all information, data, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person posting or transmitting such Content. This applies to video and photo sharing, access to a community blog, discussion forum, messaging, chat, and notifications of developments and means that you, and not Take Action Global, accept full responsibility for all Content that you post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available via the site.

You agree not to use the site in a manner that falls outside of its limited purpose set out in these TOU. For example, you agree not to use this site to:

  • post or otherwise make available threats of violence or harm to any individual or group; obscene, vulgar, or lewd material; fraudulent statements; terms commonly understood to constitute profanity or abusive or degrading slurs or epithets;
  •  impersonate any actual person, entity, corporation, government or representative thereof;
  • post or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available, including but not limited to material restricted by intellectual property or other proprietary rights, material that is classified or otherwise legally protected, or material protected by contractual or fiduciary obligations;
  • post or otherwise make available information about yourself or other individuals that could be misused, such as for identity theft, including visa application information (this restriction is intended to protect you and others)
  • post or otherwise make available any advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
  • post or otherwise make available any malware or other material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or designed to gather sensitive information or gain privileged access to private computer systems; or stalk, harass or otherwise harm another individual or group.

You agree not to use any portion of the site for commercial gain, including its Content, the use of the site, or access to the site, including by commercially reproducing, duplicating, copying, selling, or reselling.

  1. Take Action Global Content Management

Take Action Global does not endorse any user-posted Content or otherwise suggest or guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by visiting the sites, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You agree that under no circumstances is Take Action Global liable in any way for any non-organization-generated Content (including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content), or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the site.

You acknowledge that Take Action Global does not pre-screen or otherwise control user-generated Content, but that Take Action Global and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to delete or move any Content, in whole or in part, that violates these TOU.

You acknowledge and agree that Take Action Global may keep a record of users’ violations of these TOU in order to detect patterns of such violations and to ensure that the community remains an open forum for dialogue.

You acknowledge and agree that Take Action Global may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) comply with records retention policies; (c) enforce the TOU; (d) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the organization, its employees, the online community members, and/or the public. Take Action Global may report violent or threatening content to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

You agree that Take Action Global has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the site.

  1. Special Caution for International Use

You agree to accept responsibility for all personal conduct associated with your use of this site, including all content posted or otherwise made available by you. You must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the transmission or use of Content on this site. Compliance with these TOU and with Take Action Global’s terms does not guarantee compliance with local and national laws of the country in which you reside. The U.S. Government cannot protect individual users from the consequences of violations of the laws of other nations.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights to Content Submitted or Made Available for Inclusion on the Site

Take Action Global does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the site. Unless the Content explicitly states otherwise, all user-generated content uploaded to this site is provided pursuant to, and accompanied by, a restricted license as follows: user- generated content that is uploaded to the site will not be used for commercial purposes; no derivative works will be made; and full attribution will be given. This license is valid internationally. You specifically agree that you are providing your Content pursuant to this license to Take Action Global. You agree that your use of other users’ Content will be in accordance with this license.

  1. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Take Action Global, officials, agents, grantees or other partners, and the employees thereof, from any claim or demand, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the site; your use of the site; your connection to the site; or your violation of the TOU or any rights of a third party and to compensate them for reasonable attorneys’ fees in connection with such claims or demands.

  1. Modifications to Service

Take Action Global reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the community (or any part thereof). You agree that Take Action Global shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the community.

  1. Termination

You agree that Take Action Global, in its sole discretion, may terminate your access to the community, and remove and discard any Content within the community, for any reason, including, without limitation, if Take Action Global believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with these TOU (see paragraph 6, Member Conduct). You acknowledge and agree that any termination or suspension of your access to the community under any provision of these TOU may be effected without prior notice. Further, you agree that Take Action Global shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the community.

  1. Links to External Sites

Take Action Communities may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Take Action Global does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, malware or other software, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. These third party sites operate under separate Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. You are encouraged to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects information from you. You further acknowledge and agree that Take Action Global shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly, by or in connection with use of the content, software, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

  1. Third Party Applications

Due to the nature of the Take Action Global community and platforms, Take Action Global may use third party applications in order to provide the community with additional functionality. Each application has its own Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. Take Action Global is not responsible for the collection of any information conducted by these third party applications. 

  1. Contacting the Community Manager

If you have any questions about these terms, please contact the community team at community@takeactionglobal.org. Also, be sure to check out our official website at www.takeactionglobal.org for additional information, resources, and services.