TERMS OF USE

These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) are entered into by and between you and Let’s Breakthrough, Inc. (“Breakthrough”). This is a contract between you and Let’s Breakthrough. In consideration of your use of and access to this Internet site, and other websites, services and apps on which these Terms are posted or expressly referenced (“Breakthrough Sites”), and the promises and obligations herein, and intending to be legally bound, you and Breakthrough hereby agree as follows:

Your access to and use of the Breakthrough Sites is subject to these Terms, which incorporate the separately posted Privacy Policy (https://thegword.orangestatic.com/contact/#privacy ). BY USING THE BREAKTHROUGH SITES, YOU AGREE TO AND WILL BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND OTHER APPLICABLE POLICIES. If you do not want to be bound by these Terms or policies, do not use the Breakthrough Sites.

1. Changes in Terms

Breakthrough shall have the right at any time and without prior notice, at its sole discretion, to revise these Terms or to impose new terms and conditions with respect to access to or use of the Breakthrough Sites. Such revisions and additions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means, including without limitation posting the revised or additional terms and conditions on the Breakthrough Sites.

2. Termination

These Terms are effective until terminated by Breakthrough. Breakthrough may terminate these Terms without notice and at any time in connection with any of the Breakthrough Sites. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access those Breakthrough Sites. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to the Content (defined below), and the disclaimers, indemnities, and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms shall survive termination.

Breakthrough shall also have the right without notice, for any reason and at any time to terminate some or all of the Breakthrough Sites or any feature or portion thereof, or any products or services offered through them, or to terminate any individual’s right to access or use of the Breakthrough Sites or any feature or portion thereof.

3. Intended users

The Breakthrough Sites are not intended for or directed at users under the age of 18.

4. Use of Site

While using the Breakthrough Sites, you agree that you will not:

  • Upload, send, or otherwise transmit any content or information that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringes on Breakthrough’s or any third party’s intellectual property or other rights;
  • Use the services in connection with contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming, or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise);
  • Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others;
  • Upload, send or otherwise transmit any information or software that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component;
  • Use the Breakthrough Sites for any unlawful purpose;
  • Modify, adapt, frame, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Breakthrough Sites; or
  • Use any spider, robot, crawler, or other automated or manual means to retrieve, index, “scrape”, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Breakthrough Sites or their contents.

5. Breakthrough Sites Content

The text, images, trademarks, trade names, photographs, graphics, logos, illustrations, descriptions, data, and other material provided by Breakthrough on or through the Breakthrough Sites, as well as the selection, assembly, and arrangement thereof, are referred to collectively as the “Content”.

The Content may contain errors, omissions, or typographical errors or may be out of date. Breakthrough may change, delete, or update any Content at any time and without prior notice. The Content is provided for informational purposes only.

Unless otherwise noted, all Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and other proprietary rights that are owned by Breakthrough or by third parties that have licensed their use to Breakthrough. You may view and use the Content only for your personal information and you shall retain intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Except as provided in the foregoing, Breakthrough does not grant to you or any person any right to use, reproduce, copy, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, license, create derivative works, publicly perform, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any of the Content on or transmitted through the Breakthrough Sites, including without limitation by transferring, downloading, or otherwise copying any Content onto a hard drive or other storage medium. Any use of the Content, except as specifically permitted in these Terms or as otherwise expressly permitted in the Content or in a writing signed by Breakthrough, is strictly prohibited.

6. User Contributions

The Breakthrough Sites are a forum for users to share their personal stories. As such, they may contain other forums, bulletin boards, blogs, comment sections or other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “Post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Breakthrough Sites.

All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms.

Any User Contribution you submit or Post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Breakthrough Sites, you grant us and our affiliates, partners and service providers, and each of their respective licensees, successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, and non-revocable license (with sublicense and assignment rights) to use, reproduce, modify, display online and in any present or future media, create derivative works of, or to allow downloads of, and/or distribute any such User Contribution.

You represent and warrant that:

  • You own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates, partners and service providers, and each of their respective licensees, successors and assigns.
  • All of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms.
  • You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you Post, submit, or contribute, and you, not Breakthrough, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.

We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions Posted or otherwise submitted by you or any other user of the Breakthrough Sites.

Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

Breakthrough retains the right to review User Contributions before they are posted on the Breakthrough Sites to ensure that the content is consistent with the purpose of the Breakthrough Sites. Breakthrough may edit or revise the format of User Contributions. Breakthrough does not edit or revise the substance of the User Contributions or verify their accuracy, reliability or legality and is not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions.

Breakthrough has the right to:

  • Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
  • Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates the Terms, including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Breakthrough Sites or the public or could create liability for Breakthrough.
  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Breakthrough Sites.
  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Breakthrough Sites for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Breakthrough Sites.

However, we cannot review all material before it is posted on the Breakthrough Sites, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

Content Standards

These Content Standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms or our Privacy Policy (https://thegword.orangestatic.com/contact/#privacy).
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
  • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

7. User Contributions-Adult Content

The Breakthrough Sites are a forum for users to share their personal stories, including stories from survivors of violence. Some of these stories may be difficult, upsetting and suitable only for a mature audience. Before entering the Breakthrough Sites, you should be sure that you are prepared to encounter stories that contain trauma, violence, abuse, sexual violence, including violence against children, and that may upset or offend you.

8. Anonymity

Users seeking to submit User Contributions must provide Breakthrough with their name, age, and email address, which will be used consistent with these Terms and the terms set forth in our Privacy Policy. Users who do not wish to have their name connected to the User Contribution(s) must still provide this information, but they may also elect to have their User Contributions Posted anonymously. If a user elects to have his or her User Contribution Posted anonymously, Breakthrough will Post the User Contribution without attributing it to that user or any other person.

9. Copyright Infringement Policy

Reporting Copyright Infringement

Breakthrough takes claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Breakthrough Sites infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials from the Breakthrough Sites by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Breakthrough Sites, a representative list of such works.
  • Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material.
  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

You may submit your DMCA Notice to the address below:

Attn: Marc Sokol
marc@breakthrough.tv

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Breakthrough Sites is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

Repeat Infringers

It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable access to the Breakthrough Sites and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

10. Privacy

For information on how Breakthrough collects, uses, and shares your information, please review our Privacy Policy (https://thegword.orangestatic.com/contact/#privacy). You agree that by using the Breakthrough Sites you consent to the collection, use and sharing (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of such information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing, and use by Breakthrough.

Information for Users Outside the United States
 
If you are visiting the Sites from outside the United States, please be aware that information we collect through the Sites will be transferred to and stored on our servers in the United States. You agree that by using the Breakthrough Sites you consent to the collection, use and sharing (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of such information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing, and use by Breakthrough.  Please be aware that the data protection laws and regulations applicable to your Personal Information transferred to the United States may be different from the laws in your country of residence.

11. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability as to the Breakthrough Site, Content, and Services

BREAKTHROUGH MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE BREAKTHROUGH SITES OR ANY LINKED SITE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING THE AVAILABILITY OF ANY SITE OR THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, AND MATERIALS ON IT OR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THAT CONTENT, INFORMATION, AND MATERIALS. BREAKTHROUGH ALSO DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE BREAKTHROUGH SITES OR ANY LINKED SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE BREAKTHROUGH SITES OR ANY LINKED SITE IS FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE BREAKTHROUGH SITES IS PROVIDED TO USERS “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, OR ACCURACY. THE “AS IS” CONDITION OF CONTENT IS EXPRESSLY MADE A CONDITION OF ANY TRANSACTION ARISING THROUGH OR AS A RESULT OF THE BREAKTHROUGH SITES. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BREAKTHROUGH, ITS PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE ANY OF THE BREAKTHROUGH SITES OR ANY LINKED SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BREAKTHROUGH IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

12. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Breakthrough, Breakthrough’s affiliates and partners, and their affiliates and related entities and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs), arising out of or relating to your breach of these Terms, your User Contributions, or your access to or use of the Breakthrough Sites. You are solely responsible for interactions with our business partners and affiliated companies and other users of Breakthrough Sites. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release Breakthrough from any and all claims or liability related to any product or service provided through the Breakthrough Sites and any conduct, action, or inaction by a business partner or affiliated company. The foregoing indemnification obligation shall survive termination of these Terms and the operation of the Breakthrough Sites or any product or service provided to you arising out of or relating to your use of the Breakthrough Sites.

13. Third-Party Content Disclaimer

Breakthrough routinely contains links to external, third party websites. By providing links to other websites, Breakthrough does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to Breakthrough. Breakthrough does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor do such links represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Visitors to the Breakthrough Sites assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

14. Entire Agreement

These Terms constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to your access, use, and receipt of services from the Breakthrough Sites and supersede all prior agreements, negotiations and discussions between you and Breakthrough relating to the same. There are no third-party beneficiaries of the agreement.

15. Miscellaneous

No waiver by Breakthrough of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other provisions of the Terms. The headings and captions in these Terms are intended for convenience only and shall in no way affect the interpretation of the Terms.

Access to or use of the Breakthrough Sites shall not be construed as Breakthrough’s purposeful availment of the privilege or benefits of doing business in any state or legal jurisdiction other than the State of New York. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Additionally, any claims brought against Breakthrough shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. Sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, this Agreement, use of the Breakthrough Sites, or any services provided through the Breakthrough Sites, shall be in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York.

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