CareLink Website Terms of Use

 

Effective January 1, 2021, your use of the CareLink of Northwest Georgia, Inc. (hereinafter “CareLink”) website, content, electronic communities, products and services and downloading from our site constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

In addition to providing descriptions of our programs and how we help the communities in health care and wellness needs, our sites, materials, electronic communities, products and/or services (collectively, "Materials") provide you with the opportunity to interact with our online community and us. These terms and conditions have been developed for your protection, as well as ours.

 

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Website Terms of Use at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Website Terms of Use on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Materials or Sites after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Website Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Website Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Sites or Materials. It is your responsibility to regularly check to determine if there have been changes to these Terms and to review such changes.

  • Rights & Permissions

You may use the Materials only for educational or non-commercial purposes subject to these Terms and except that:

  1. Logo. To use the CareLink mark or logo (or any mark or logo for its affiliated activities) for fundraising or for any other purpose (see below for sales benefiting CareLink, you must email: info@carelinkga.org with a detailed description of your planned use; if an individual, your name and address; if an entity, its place of incorporation and type of entity. Any use of the CareLink trademarks, including its logo, requires express written permission from CareLink.

  2. Sale of Goods or Services benefiting CareLink.  This use requires express written permission from CareLink. To sell products or services to benefit CareLink, email: info@carelinkga.org with a detailed description of your planned use; if an individual, your name and address; if an entity, its place of incorporation and type of entity. Note, the Better Business Bureau and some consumer laws require you to indicate at point of solicitation the precise benefit to charity. If the benefit is a portion of sale proceeds, the amount must be indicated by dollar or percentage of retail sale price, not with language such as "proceeds," "income," "net" or "profits" because this does not detail the precise portion of the sale benefiting charity.

  3. Reputation. Materials shall not be used to disparage CareLink or its activities.

  • Submissions

    1. Use of the CareLink electronic community is void where prohibited. In consideration of your use of the Materials, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you in any registration forms on the Sites ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to CareLink, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

    2. Your remarks, graphics, or other information communicated to CareLink through the Materials (each a "Submission") shall be used by CareLink as described below. You represent and warrant that any  information and/or Submission you provide to CareLink through any medium is truthful, accurate, not misleading, not confidential property of others, and not in violation of any other party’s rights. You represent and warrant and agree that you shall not provide CareLink a Submission in which other persons have rights without their express permission, or that infringe their rights, or that contains libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material and you are responsible if your Submission injures another person. In addition, you agree not to:

      1. use the Materials for data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods;

      2. harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other Users from the Materials by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;

      3. use the Materials in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair them;

      4. use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Materials;

      5. make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

      6. register for more than one User account, register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a User account on behalf of any group or entity;

      7. impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, or your affiliation with any person or entity;

      8. make publicly available in the Materials (including on the Sites) any private information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;

      9. solicit personal information from others or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;

      10. make available any 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;

      11. intimidate or harass another;

      12. make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate applicable law;

      13. use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without authorization from CareLink or create a false identity in the Materials (including on the Sites).

      14. make available content that, in the sole judgment of CareLink is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Materials, or which may expose CareLink or its Users to any harm or liability of any type.

    3. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users and to prohibit your further use of the Site or further interactions with Users. You are also solely responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. 

 

  • Liabilities and Injuries

    1. You shall not transmit through CareLink Materials any information or documents that violate these Terms. You shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless CareLink (of any of its affiliated activities), their directors, officers, employees, and agents, and their third party content providers from any claims, losses or expenses arising from or in connection with any Submissions or any Third Party applications, Software or Content you post or share on or through the Materials (including through the Sites or Share Service), your use of the Materials, your conduct in connection with the Materials or with other Users of the Materials, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.

    2. THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW.  ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH ANY THE CARELINK SITES ARE SIMILARLY PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  CARELINK DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  CARELINK DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE MATERIALS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, WHETHER THE MATERIALS OR THE SERVER ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS, OR THE SITES OF ANY CARELINK ENTITIES, IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CARELINK ENTITIES MAY NOT RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR RECOMMENDATIONS.  DO NOT RELY ON ANY INFORMATION ON THESE PAGES TO REPLACE CONSULTATIONS WITH QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS TO MEET YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.  YOU USE THE MATERIALS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    3. CareLink is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and Users. CareLink has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by any User of the Materials, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of, or endorsed, by CareLink. CARELINK DOES NOT PRE-SCREEN, APPROVE OR ENDORSE ANY SUBMISSIONS, AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT A SUBMISSION WAS ACTUALLY CREATED AND IS BEING OPERATED BY THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A SUBMISSION.  NOR IS CARELINK RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF ANY SUBMISSION, OR ACTIONS TAKEN ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUBMISSION, INCLUDING HOW THE OWNER OF THE SUBMISSION COLLECTS, HANDLES, USES AND / OR SHARES ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION IT MAY COLLECT FROM USERS.  YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL BEFORE PROVIDING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OR ENTERING INTO ANY TRANSACTION IN CONNECTION WITH A SUBMISSION.

    4. IN NO EVENT WILL CARELINK OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS, ANY PLATFORM APPLICATIONS, ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, OR ANY OF THE MATERIALS OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH, OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITES, EVEN IF CARELINK IS, AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, CARELINK LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO CARELINK FOR THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF NO PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT IS INVOLVED AND/OR NO FEES ARE PAID TO CARELINK FOR THE SERVICE, YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FROM CARELINK, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.

    5. CareLink is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, the Materials or at any Sites or combination thereof, including injury or damage to User's or to any other person's computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Materials. Under no circumstances will CareLink be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any Submissions or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Materials, any Submissions or Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on or through the Materials or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between Users of the Materials, whether online or offline.

    6. The Materials or Sites may be linked to other sites not maintained by CareLink. CareLink is not responsible for the content of those sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by CareLink of the sites.  CareLink makes no representations whatsoever about any other sites which you may access through CareLink.

    7. These limitations apply even if there is negligence on the part of CareLink or an authorized representative of CareLink has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both.

  • Purchases

    1. Any purchases through the Materials, or on the Sites, are through third-party providers and are subject to the terms and conditions set forth on such corresponding sites. Any dispute must be resolved directly with the third party provider.

 

  • Monitoring

    1. You understand and agree that CareLink may, but is not obligated to, review the Materials and may delete or remove (without notice) any Content or Submissions in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason violate this Agreement, or that might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Users or others. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any Submissions you post or store in the Materials, on the Sites or provide to CareLink. CareLink may edit, refuse to post or remove any material including on the Sites. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, CareLink has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at CareLink’s sole discretion, access of Users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. CareLink may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Materials (including on the Sites) and/or terminate access of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. Possible evidence of use of the Materials (including the Sites) for illegal purposes may be provided to law enforcement authorities.

 

  • Trademark Information

    1. The marks ‘CareLink’, ‘Strengthening Individuals → Healthier Families → Community Health’, and other service marks, trademarks, trade names or logos are pending registration in the United States. All rights reserved. Other trademarks or trade names displayed in the Materials, on the Sites or through links to other sites are the properties of the respective trademark owners.

 

  • Share Services

  1. Subject to these Terms, Third Party Sites that meet the requirements set forth herein may place a Share Link (as described below), in the form approved by CareLink and with the written consent of CareLink, on pages of their web sites to facilitate use of the Share Service. A Third Party Site that posts a Share Link on its web site(s) (each an "Online Content Provider") shall abide and be subject to the applicable sections of these Terms. A "Share Link" is a button and/or a text link appearing on an Online Content Provider's web page that, upon being clicked by a User, enables us to launch a sharing mechanism through which Users can share with others.

  2. If the Share Link is a button that contains any icons or other graphic images, trademarks or other proprietary materials of CareLink, Online Content Provider is granted permission to use such images, trademarks or other materials solely for the purpose of placing the Share Link on Online Content Provider's site and solely in the current form provided by CareLink. The rights granted in this paragraph may be revoked by CareLink at any time with or without cause in its sole discretion, and upon such termination, Online Content Provider agrees to immediately remove all Share Links from its site.  No such link shall be deemed to be an endorsement of the material, products, services, or content of the Third Party Provider.

  3. In order for an Online Content Provider to include a Share Link on its pages, the Third Party Site must not contain any web content that if shared or posted by a User would be a violation of these Terms. Without limiting the forgoing, Online Content Provider agrees not to post a Share Link on any web site(s) that contains, and represents and warrants that such web site(s) does not and will not contain, any content that is infringing, harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, lewd, fraudulent, or invasive of privacy or publicity rights or that may expose CareLink or its Users to any harm or liability of any type. Upon including of a Share Link, Online Content Provider agrees to defend, indemnify and hold CareLink, their affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with such Share Link, any links, content or other items or materials which may be shared or posted through such Share Link, or any breach or alleged breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.

  4. By including a Share Link, Online Content Provider automatically grants, and represents and warrants that it has the right to grant, to CareLink an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license to use the Share Service in order to link to, use, copy, publish, stream, publicly perform, publicly display, excerpt (in whole or in part), summarize, and distribute the content, links and other materials of any kind residing on any web pages on which Online Content Provider places the Share Link.

 

  • Miscellaneous

  1. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to this subject matter, and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

  2. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of laws roles. If any part of these Terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. "Includes", "including" and other similar terms are deemed to include "without limitation" immediately thereafter, and any specification of the Site as part of the Materials is purely to provide clear meaning and does not imply that other references to Materials exclude the Sites.

  3. You and CareLink agree that the sole and exclusive forum and remedy for any and all disputes and claims relating in any way to or arising out of these terms of use, the materials (including your visit to or use of the materials) shall be final and binding arbitration, except that: (a) to the extent that either of us has in any manner infringed upon or violated or threatened to infringe upon or violate the other party's patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret rights, or you have otherwise violated any of the User conduct roles set forth above then the parties acknowledge that arbitration is not an adequate remedy at law and that injunctive or other appropriate relief may be sought; and (b) disputes or claims relating to any purchases from a third party or third party sites may be subject to other roles. Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA") under its Commercial Arbitration Roles. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.

  4. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration or claim under these terms of use shall be joined to any other arbitration or claim involving any other current or former user of the service, and no class arbitration proceedings shall be permitted.  In no event shall any claim, action or proceeding by you related in any way to the Materials (including your visit to or use of the Materials) be instituted more than three (3) years after the cause of action arose.

  5. These Terms are also for the benefit of CareLink Entities, each of which may assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.