Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing this website (the “Site”), including all information, documents, communications, files, text, graphics, software, and products available through the Site (collectively, the “Materials”), you are agreeing in good faith to the following terms. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use the site. If you breach any of the terms of this Agreement, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates, and any Materials downloaded or printed from the Site in violation of the Terms of Use must be immediately destroyed.

The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement on the site. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

Nature of Materials

The Materials are samples that have been provided in order to advance the public interest for educational and guidance purposes only. They are not standard or model forms and should not be used as such. Because these documents have been drafted to meet the unique program needs of each organization and to satisfy specific requirements applicable to each organization, the actual content of a particular document may not be appropriate for your organization. Therefore, while these documents may serve as an excellent starting point for drafting or revising similar documents, independent judgment and, where appropriate, the advice of competent legal counsel is strongly recommended. Use of these materials does not guarantee an organization’s confirmation of compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

Use of Materials

This Site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific commercial, financial, investment, accounting, tax or legal advice. It is provided to you solely for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. Unless otherwise indicated on this website, you may display, download, archive, reformat and print a single copy of any information on this website for such personal use. Some of the Materials on this Site are subject to specific restrictions with respect to use. You expressly agree that you will comply with any and all such restrictions.

Intellectual Property

The Materials and Services on this Site are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and/or other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate such laws. You agree to use the Materials in compliance with all applicable laws, governmental regulations and guidelines, including without limit, all copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You understand that the ownership of the materials is retained by the originators of those materials and that this agreement does not constitute the originators waiver of any rights. The originators are the beneficiaries of, and may independently enforce, this agreement. Except as expressly provided herein, neither the CFNSB nor the originators grant any express or implied rights to use the Materials.

Warranties and Disclaimers

You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site. The CFNSB is providing access to these materials and related information “as is” and does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the materials or related information. This site could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the site generally. You expressly understand and agree that the CFNSB disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability or availability of information or material in the site.

The CFNSB further disclaims any responsibility or liability for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material through the products and services, including, without limitation, for harm caused by viruses or similar contamination or destructive features and the CFNSB shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from your use of the site.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold the CFNSB and its officers, agents and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of the Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.

General

The Terms of Use and the other rules, guidelines, licenses and disclaimers posted on the Site constitute the entire agreement between the CFNSB and you with respect to your use of the Site. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by the CFNSB to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms of Use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.