At Sweet Readers, we understand that privacy is important, and we are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our community members, donors, and website visitors. The following information is designed to help you better understand the information that we gather from our web site and through our services, how we handle the information once we gather it, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices that you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.
Privacy and Confidential Information
Sweet Readers’ policy is to protect the confidentiality of the individually identifiable information that you provide, and we limit access to that information only to those with a need to know. If you choose to sign-up for our newsletter, you will be asked to provide your full name, e-mail address, city, state, ZIP code, and specific interest in Sweet Readers. If you choose to complete certain forms to enter the password-protected portion of the Sweet Readers Web Site (the “Site”), you will be asked to provide the following information about yourself: full name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as your parent/guardian’s full name, telephone number, and e-mail address. Additionally, you will be asked to answer certain questions regarding your interests and school so that Sweet Readers may connect you with the appropriate Sweet Readers program. If you choose to make a donation or purchase from the Site, certain identifying information may be required to complete the transaction. If payment is through PayPal®, Sweet Readers will not see your credit card number or banking information.
Sweet Readers may preserve all information you provide. Sweet Readers may also disclose information you provide if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) complete your transaction; (b) comply with legal process; (c) enforce this Agreement; (d) respond to claims that any materials on this Site violate your rights or the rights of third parties; (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Sweet Readers, its users and/or the public; or (f) in the event that all or substantially all of Sweet Readers’ assets are acquired by a third party.
Sweet Readers’ policy is to prohibit the unlawful disclosure of your personal information. Sweet Readers will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you purchased goods or unless: (a) you grant Sweet Readers permission to do so; or (b) Sweet Readers is requested or required to do so by law. To learn more about how Sweet Readers protects your personal information, such as your name and address, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweet Readers encourages all users of this Site to register for the mailing list, so that you may receive the latest information on Sweet Readers programs and events, as well as news regarding Alzheimer’s Disease. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking here.
Sweet Readers logs your current Internet address (this is usually a temporary address assigned by your Internet service provider when you log in), the type of operating system you are using, and the type of browser software used. In addition, Sweet Readers may keep track of what portions of this Site you are visiting. Sweet Readers aggregates this information to help Sweet Readers improve or create a better experience for users of the Site. For example: Sweet Readers may upgrade those parts of the Site that are heavily visited.
Our website automatically records website usage information that we analyze statistically to track operational problems, to prevent fraud and to improve the effectiveness, security and integrity of the site. We do not use this information to track or record information about individuals. We will disclose this information to third parties only in aggregate form or as may be required by law. For each page that you visit, we collect and store the following technical information in what is called a web server log file:
Date and time of access
URL address of the ABC webpage visited
Internet domain and IP address from which our website was accessed
Type of browser and operating system used to access our site (if provided by the browser)
URL address of the referring page (if provided by the browser)
Completion or success status of the request for a web page or other on-line item
File size of the webpage visited
Sweet Readers may collect and aggregate data about your usage of the Site, and Sweet Readers shall be the sole owner of such information.
Personally Identifiable Information
The preceding paragraphs describe the categories of personally identifiable information that Sweet Readers collects in this Site.
If you are a visitor to this Site who does not wish to subscribe to Sweet Readers’ newsletter and updates or to become a registered user, given the limited information collected and the form in which Sweet Readers receives it, Sweet Readers does not offer a process for review and changes to personal information.
If you subscribe to the Sweet Readers mailing list (for our newsletter and updates), Sweet Readers will need your name, your e-mail address, your ZIP code, and your specific interest in Sweet Readers. If you want to change your information, you will need to email us at email@example.com to change information, including both the name, email, ZIP code information you previously provided, as well as any changes.
If you are a registered user for the password-protection portion of the Site, you can review and change your personal information through the “My Account” section of this Site.
Sweet Readers may disclose personally identifiable information you provide to third parties if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) complete the sale or donation, such as providing your shipping information to our carrier; (b) comply with legal process; (c) enforce the Agreement; (d) respond to claims that any information you provide violates the rights of third parties; (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Sweet Readers, its users and/or the public; or (f) in the event that all or substantially all of Sweet Readers’ assets are acquired by a third party. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, Sweet Readers will NOT sell or trade your personally identifiable information with third parties, such as sellers of goods or services.
If you wish to change personally identifiable information that you have provided Sweet Readers, please Contact Us.
Sweet Readers uses no encryption (data scrambling) on certain portions of the Site, but uses encryption on portions where you are transmitting financial information, such as credit card information. When you are on any web site that asks you for confidential information, you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to increase the security of your information.
For further information on Privacy matters contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date: September 18, 2011
1. The golden rule of this blog is the Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated. Good manners are a must!
2. We welcome relevant, respectful comments, but we are not responsible for, and do not endorse comments posted on this blog.
3. You accept all risks associated with the use of any messages, information or content associated with this blog, including any reliance on their accuracy, completeness, or usefulness.
4. We are not liable for any errors or omissions in this blog, or for any losses or damages incurred as a result of this blog.
5. We reserve the right, but do not have any obligation, to review and moderate comments, and we may delete, move, or edit messages that we in our sole discretion deem abusive, defamatory, profane, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, in violation of any law or this policy or our Terms and Conditions of Use, or are otherwise unacceptable.
6. If you decide to provide us with relevant, respectful comments, you give us the right to edit your comments and to republish them without compensation to you or any other person. By providing comments, you warrant that you have the right to provide the information and that all moral rights in the uploaded materials have been waived. Of course, since you intend for your comments to be public, you understand that you have no expectation of privacy in those comments.
7. If you decide to provide a comment, there can be a time lag and your comment might not be posted at all, especially if it violates this policy or our Terms and Conditions of Use, or if it is repetitive of other comments received. Also, we retain blog comments for 6 months.
8. If you have a question about this blog, please e-mail us. If you believe that someone is abusing this blog or violating this policy, please contact us at email@example.com. If you believe that someone has infringed your intellectual property, please contact us.
9. Our blog is hosted on servers located in the United States. By using this blog, you are agreeing to the transfer to and storage of information in the United States.
10. We reserve all rights in the event of any violation of these rules or of the Terms and Conditions of Use, including termination of your account and cooperation with national and state law enforcement officials.
Terms and Conditions of Use
The Sweet Readers Web Site (the “Site”) is a web site devoted to communicating with and educating the public regarding intergenerational connections and Alzheimer’s Disease (“AD”) and raising funds to support Sweet Readers’ activities and programs as well as scientific research in the fields of aging, neurology and AD. The Site is available subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
THIS SITE, THE MERCHANDISE, AND ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. These warranties are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SWEET READERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR THE MERCHANDISE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law, or $10, whichever is less.
The copyrights in all text, images, screens and other materials provided on this Site (collectively, the “Materials”) are owned by Sweet Readers and/or by third parties. Except as provided below, none of the Materials may be copied, distributed, displayed, downloaded, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Sweet Readers or the copyright owner. Unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and/or other regulations and statutes. If you believe that any of the Materials infringe on any of your intellectual property rights, please contact Sweet Readers immediately at the address provided below. Except as expressly provided herein, Sweet Readers and the third parties reserve all rights with respect to the Materials, and may pursue all legally available options under both civil and criminal laws (and may cooperate with law enforcement agencies) in the event of any violations. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Sweet Readers’ Designated Agent and conform to the requirements detailed in the Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
Trademarks and service marks that may be referred to on this Site are the property of Sweet Readers or their respective owners. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark without our written permission. The name of Sweet Readers or the Sweet Readers logo may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this Site, without prior written permission. You are not authorized to use our logo as a hyperlink to this Site unless you obtain Sweet Readers’ written permission in advance, although we permit you to use certain designated features of the Site to use our logo as a hyperlink for designated purposes.
Restrictions on Use
You agree not to: (a) decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, reduce the Site to human perceivable form or create derivative works based upon the Site or any part thereof; (b) disable any licensing or control features of the Site; (c) introduce into the Site any virus or other code or routine intended to disrupt or damage the Site, or alter, damage or delete any Materials, or retrieve or record information about the Site or its users; (d) merge the Site or Materials with another program or create derivative works based on the Site or Materials; (e) remove, obscure, or alter any notice of the copyright or other proprietary legends on the Site or Materials; (f) sublicense, assign, translate, rent, lease, lend, resell for profit, distribute or otherwise assign or transfer the Materials or access to the Site to others; (g) use, or allow the use of, the Site or the Materials in contravention of any federal, state, local, foreign or other applicable law, or rules or regulations of regulatory or administrative organizations; or (h) otherwise act in a fraudulent, illegal, malicious or negligent manner when using the Site. Except as expressly provided herein, Sweet Readers and the third parties reserve all rights with respect to the Site, and may pursue all legally available options under both civil and criminal laws (and may cooperate with law enforcement agencies) in the event of any violations.
Passwords may not be shared or used by more than one individual. It is each individual user’s responsibility to remember and protect such password and not to disclose it to any other person. Remember to choose a strong password, including numbers, capital letters, special characters, etc., which is not typically found in a dictionary.
In the event your password is lost or stolen it is your responsibility to notify Sweet Readers at the address listed in the “Contact Us” section.
Submissions and Posts
You agree that you will not post to this Site any content deemed offensive or to constitute harassment or bullying. You agree that you have all rights to any content that you post or otherwise submit to the Site. You agree to fully comply with all laws in connection with your use of and conduct relating to the Site. Submissions and posts to the Sweet Readers’ blog are further governed by the Blogging Policy.
By making any donations or purchasing any merchandise from the Site, you agree to pay the amounts owed to Sweet Readers via PayPal®, check, or credit card (when such form of payment becomes accepted).
Sweet Readers will ship only to addresses located in the United States, including P.O. Boxes.
All merchandise sales are FINAL. We do not accept returns of merchandise.
Prohibition on Scripts, Bots, Third Parties, etc.
You shall not access or use the Site by means of any automated program, expert system, electronic agent or “bot,” and shall not give any person or entity access to the Site.
Site Controlled from United States
This Site is controlled from offices within the United States. Sweet Readers makes no representation that content or materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. Access to this Site content or materials from jurisdictions where such access is illegal is strictly prohibited. If you choose to access this Site from other jurisdictions, you do so at your own risk. You are always responsible for your compliance with applicable laws. THE LAWS OF NEW YORK WILL GOVERN THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAWS AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO REMOVAL OR TRANSFER AND AGREE TO SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS OF NEW YORK IN RELATION TO ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR DIFFERENCE ARISING FROM THESE TERMS.
Not Authorized to Do Business In Every Jurisdiction
Sweet Readers is not authorized to do business in every jurisdiction. Information published on this Site may contain references or cross-references to goods or services that are not available in your state or country.
Entire Agreement and Severability
For further information, or inquiries about this Agreement, please contact:
Sweet Readers, Inc.
P. O. Box 1119
New York, New York 10028
By clicking “I accept” below, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree with any part of the Agreement, do not use this Site. Sweet Readers reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update this Agreement at any time, and by clicking “I accept” to the revisions, you accept the modification. Any changes will be effective only after the effective date of the change and will not affect any dispute arising prior to the effective date of the change.
Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING THE SERVICE PROVIDERS REFERENCED BELOW THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.
Pursuant to Title 17, U.S. Code, Section 512(c)(2), written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Sweet Readers, Inc.
P. O. Box 1119
New York, New York 10028
Telephone Number of Designated Agent:
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent:
Email Address of Designated Agent:
To be effective, the Notification must include the following:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.