Terms of Use

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Full Legal Version
BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE (“SITE”) AND USING OUR SERVICES, INFORMATION AND DATA, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR CONSENT TO THESE TERMS OF USE (“TOU”).

Throughout this TOU, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (“Enterprise”), its subsidiaries, affiliates and supporting organizations may be referred to as “we”, “us”, and “our”.

Use of Enterprise Websites

You agree that your use of this Site and sub domains will be governed by this TOU. The purpose of this Site is to provide information on the work of the Enterprise and the community development field. Throughout this Site, the business and products of Enterprise and its charitable and non-charitable organizations are presented.

Enterprise owns the copyright of this Site and the materials on this Site, except (1) the content owned by a Third Party (“Third Party Content”), which is licensed to Enterprise by such Third Party Content provider, and (2) other content that Enterprise reasonably determines as available materials for use on this Site. Unless expressly provided in this TOU, you should not construe the Site as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any copyrighted content on the Site without the written permission of Enterprise or any Third Party Content provider that may own copyrighted content on the Site.

Enterprise will license its textual, Infographic, and Live Online video content under the terms of CC BY-ND 4.0, so long as you (1) submit a notice as outlined in the Website Content Usage Notification section of the Privacy Policy, at least 10 business days before your actual use of such desired content; and (2) covenant that you will not use the content in any way that is not disclosed in such notice. You may not gain profits from merely reproducing, redistributing, repackaging, or recompiling such materials, or from reproducing, redistributing, repackaging, or recompiling such materials as part of your product or service. “Infographic” content means two-dimensional geometric graphics and diagrams that convey symbolic representation of information, statistics, and data; it does not include aesthetic or realistic drawings or pictures, or any other kind of pictorial or photographic material.

Notwithstanding what the terms under CC BY-ND 4.0 and this TOU may state, Enterprise reserves the right to reject, at its sole discretion, the usage, or a part of the usage, which you have disclosed in the Content Usage Notice Form or which you have already put into use. If Enterprise does reject certain usage, upon receiving notice from Enterprise, you must stop the rejected usage immediately, and may not engage in such rejected usage in the future without Enterprise’s written consent.

For the avoidance of doubt, in no way may this TOU or CC BY-ND 4.0 be interpreted to allow you to change the substance of our content, modify it in any material way, or produce any kind of derivative work.

Notwithstanding what the terms under CC BY-ND 4.0 and this TOU may state, certain materials on the Site are not available under CC BY-ND 4.0 license. These materials include, but are not limited to: (1) Enterprise’s trademark and trade dress; (2) the source code of this Site; (3) all data stored in Enterprise’s online portals and communities; (4) software; (5) all drawn, graphic, pictorial, photographic, and diagrammatic content, except Infographic content as defined above; (6) all audio, video, and audiovisual content, except the Live Online videos produced by us; and (7) services and other content identified as unavailable material by Enterprise. You will need to acquire written consent from Enterprise or the Third Party Content provider before using such abovementioned content, if you intend to use any of such content, or any content other than textual, Infographic, and Live Online materials, please Contact us. If you intend to use, in any manner, any other content, which is not specifically permitted under this TOU, you need to Contact us for written consent before using the content.

Visitor Posting Information and Linking to Websites

Any resource allowing you to link to or post information is available for use so long as the content in the posting or linked website (1) is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and (2) does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam."

As a condition to linking to the Site or posting information, you promise not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a comment or other content. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to remove or edit content not in compliance.

Unless indicated otherwise, you grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You also grant us the right to use the name that is submitted by you in connection with such content.

You represent and warrant ownership or otherwise control of all of the rights to content posted and its accuracy; that use of the content and Your Information supplied does not violate this TOU and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify us and our employees, officers, trustees, directors and agents, for all claims resulting from content that you supply.

We have the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content posted by you or any third party. "Your Information” means any data, content, code, video, images or other materials of any type that you upload, submit or otherwise transmit to or through our Site.

Links to Web pages and Websites

The Site contains links within our Site and to third party websites we believe may be instructional for you. Links or any references to other pages and sites do not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or preference by us. You understand that when a link is provided, we do not control, endorse, approve, or certify the content or warrant the offerings of those addresses. Nor do we assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services or content of all these and any other third parties. You understand if you use a link to a third party website, you are no longer on our Site and subject to our policies. Any user of third party websites should carefully review those sites' privacy statements and other conditions of use.

Further, we, our employees, officers, trustees, directors and agents and Third Party Content providers assume no responsibility for, and expressly disclaim any liability resulting from the use of any information obtained at any linked third party websites. This includes, but is not limited to, any claims that may arise relating to: (1) content containing errors or omissions; (2) the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions; (3) the potentially defamatory nature of any statements; (4) the implication of copyright and/or other intellectual property rights; and (5) the violation of property, privacy and/or personal rights of others.

Intellectual Property Rights and Trademark Notice

We maintain all rights, title and interest in and to all our respective copyrights, Marks, domain names, software applications, trade secrets, and any other intellectual property and/or proprietary rights (collectively, "Intellectual Property Rights"). You will retain all right, title and interest in and to Your Information in the form provided to us. Nevertheless, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable and perpetual right to (a) collect, use, copy, store, transmit, modify and create derivative works of Your Information, in each case solely to the extent necessary to provide the services to you and enhance your experience. We may also access your account in order to respond to your support requests. “Your Information” means any data, content, code, video, images or other materials of any type that you upload, submit or otherwise transmit to or through our Site.

The rights granted to You to use this Site and any services on this Site under these TOU do not convey any additional rights in the services, or in any associated Intellectual Property Rights. Subject only to limited rights to access and use the services as expressly permitted herein, all rights, title and interest in and to services and other components of or used to provide services, including all related Intellectual Property Rights, will belong exclusively to Enterprise.

Enterprise® (reg. no. 3818398), the House and Rays logo (reg. no. 1666089), Enterprise® with House and Rays logo (reg. no. 3818402), Enterprise Green Communities® logo (reg. no. 3969322), Make Room® (reg. no. 4870534), and Make Room Let's Bring Opportunity Home® (reg. no. 4870535), and Opportunity360 Powered By Enterprise Community Partners™ (registration pending), Enterprise product names, service names, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, and scripts and other trademarks, service marks or trade dress (together “Marks”) indicated on the Site are our Marks.

All other trademarks or service marks not owned by us that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us.

You may not use our Marks in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits or in connection with any product or service that is not authorized by us.

Disclaimer of Warranties Limitations of Liability and Indemnification

This Site in no way should be construed as rendering any legal, accounting or any other project specific advice. 

This Site is provided on an "as-is" and "as available" basis. We, our employees, officers, trustees, directors and agents and Third Party Content providers assume no responsibility for, and expressly disclaim any liability resulting from, the use of any material contained on this Site.

We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the operation of this Site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this Site. The use of this Site is at your sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that this Site, its servers, or email sent from us are free of viruses or other harmful components. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

You will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any loss of data or profit, cost, liability or damages, including attorneys’ fees, for which we become liable arising from or relating to any claim relating to your use of the services or Your Information, including but not limited to any claim brought by a third party alleging that Your Information, or your use of the services in breach of these TOU, infringes or misappropriates the rights of a third party or violates applicable law.

Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Choice of Law; Forum Selection
These TOU and all the other applicable policies regarding this Site are governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, exclusive of its conflicts of law rules and federal law. You agree that any suit, action or proceeding instituted with respect to any actions resulting from the use of this Site will be brought in any state or federal court located in the State of Maryland and you consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You irrevocably waive any objection to, and any right of immunity from, the jurisdiction of such courts or the execution of judgments resulting there from, on the grounds of venue or the convenience of the forum.

Severability
If any term in this TOU is held to be inconsistent with any present or future law, ruling, rule or regulation of any court or authority having jurisdiction over the subject matter of this TOU, such provision will be deemed to be rescinded or modified to the minimum extent necessary to comply with such law, ruling, rule or regulation, and the remainder of this TOU will not be affected thereby.

Modification
We reserve the right to modify the terms of this TOU at any time in its discretion. The terms of this TOU in effect at the time of your use will be the operative terms governing your use of this Site.

Updated July 2021

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy to our best ability. In order to provide you with a pleasant website experience, useful information, and other prime online services, we need information about you under certain circumstances. This Privacy Policy applies to the Site you are currently viewing, and informs you of instances when the Site collects information from you.

BY VISITING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR CONSENT TO THE PRIVACY POLICY, AND YOU ACCEPT THAT ANY DISPUTE OVER THE PRIVACY POLICY IS SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE SECTIONS UNDER TERMS OF USE.

Registration
Registration is not necessary on this Site unless you choose to opt in to a custom email notification service or as a participant for an online portal or community. If you choose to register, you may be asked to submit (1) your name, (2) organization name (if applicable), (3) address, (4) phone number, (5) email address, (6) type of organization, and (7) other questions about your preferences regarding our online services.

Email Alerts and Notifications
You will occasionally have the opportunity to receive email alerts and notifications about new content on the Site and other important news and information. If you opt in to this service, we will need to know your email address as well as some pertinent information about you related to the type of information you would like to receive..

Recommended Content
There are opportunities on the Site for you to receive recommendations of content. All we need to know for this service is information about the topics for which you would like to receive recommendations.

Emailing Content
You may be able to email content you find on our Site to a friend or peer. To do this, we need to know your name and email address and the recipient's email address. None of this information is retained by Enterprise after the email has been sent.

Online Discussion Forums
If you use any discussion forum on the Site, we request a name and email address. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in the discussion forums becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. If you would like to personalize the discussion forum, you need to register on the Site. See Registration section above.

Online Portals and Communities
For all Enterprise online portals and communities accessible through this site, you will be required to register. You may be asked to submit (1) your personal name; (2) your entity’s name; (3) entity type; (4) the entity’s state of organization; and (5) other questions required for your full participation in online portal services.

User Feedback
When you fill out one of our online feedback forms, you need to let us know your name and email address. The more information you supply in conjunction with your feedback, the more useful that feedback is to us.

Website Content Usage Notification
If you would like to use our Site content, we require you to submit a notice through our Contact us form at least 10 business days prior to your actual use of such content. Your use will be governed by a CC BY-ND 4.0 license. In your request, please include (1) your name and title; (2) your entity’s name, if applicable; (3) the content you would like to use; (4) the purpose of your use; and (5) where the content will be used. Your use is an acknowledgment and covenant that (i) you will not gain profits from merely reproducing our materials; (ii) the content will not be used in any manner not disclosed in the Contact Us notice; and (iii) Enterprise reserves the right to disapprove of your use of our content. Please read our Terms of Use for more information on licensing our Site materials under CC BY-ND 4.0 license, and be aware that certain restrictions and exceptions may apply to the license.

Use of Information
We will use the information that we collect when you register or subscribe to one of our services strictly for internal purposes. We will use the information solely for the purpose of enhancing your experience on the Site, supplying useful information from us and other partners in the community development industry, and other online services. We will not sell any personal information collected on our Site. We do reserve the right to release information you have submitted when we have a good faith belief that the law and/or legal proceedings require such release.

Usage Data
This site uses cookies. Read our detailed Cookie Policy.

Links to Other Sites
This Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Security
This Site has security measures in place to store the information you have submitted, and to protect such information from being misused and altered.

Choice/Opt-In or Out
Our Site provides you with the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of receiving communications from us.

Modification
We reserve the right to modify the Privacy Policy at any time. Such modification will be effective immediately. Accordingly, please continue to review the Privacy Policy whenever visiting the Site. Your visit to the Site, after the posting of modification to the Privacy Policy will constitute YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, as modified.

Changes to Your Information
If at any time you need to make changes to the information you have supplied in your registration, you can do so on the Site’s registration screen.

Updated July 26, 2021

Cookie Policy

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (“Enterprise”) is very sensitive to privacy issues. We believe it is important for you to know how we treat, use and protect the information you may provide or make available to us through your use of our Site. This Cookie Notice provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies on our Site.

Does Enterprise use cookies?
Yes. We use cookies and similar technologies like single-pixel gifs and web beacons to ensure everyone who uses our Site has the best possible experience. For a video about cookies visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies

The Site uses both session-based and persistent cookies. We set and access our own cookies on the domains operated by Enterprise and its corporate affiliates. In addition, we use third-party cookies, like Google Analytics. Web beacons, tags, and scripts may be used in the Site or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used.

Why does Enterprise use cookies?
We use cookies to:

  1. Make sure our Site functions as it should;
  2. Recognize you when you return to the Site (for example, to remember your login details so that you do not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits);
  3. Analyze how our Site and online services are performing (for example to understand how people arrive at and use our Site so that we can make it more intuitive); and
  4. Track your browser activity so that we can present you with customized options relating to your interests, based on your previous use of the Site (for example, where you are known to us, we will keep a record of the resources on our Site that you have clicked on/downloaded, and use that information to send you material which we have identified as relevant to your interests).

The Site includes third party social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and third-party widgets, such as the ‘Share This’ button or interactive mini-programs that run on the Site. These features may set a cookie to collect information such as your IP address, which page you are visiting on the Site, and enable the feature to function properly. Your interaction with these features is governed by the privacy policy of the third-party company providing it.

We use four categories of cookies on our Site: strictly necessary, analytics, functional, and targeting.

Category Description
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies are necessary for the Site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
2. Analytics Cookies These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
3. Functional Cookies These cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
4. Targeting Cookies These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.  They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

What is Do Not Track (DNT)?
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, Enterprise does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.

How often will this notice be updated?
We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please, therefore, re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

Where can I get further information?
If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please contact our privacy office at privacy@enterprisecommunity.org.

Updated July  2021