All pages and information within this Web site and any material made available for download (collectively the “Site”) is the property of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (“Fund”, “us”, or “we”) and/or its vendors and licensors.
Unless otherwise noted, all content on our website, except for videos, photos, logos, and publications, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License (“Creative Commons License”), which is available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. As more fully described in the linked site, this license permits you to copy, distribute, and display such content so long as you mention and link back to the Fund and do not change the content or use it commercially.
Videos, photos, logos, and publications on this Site are not licensed under the Creative Commons License; they are copyrighted and may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Fund, or if such content has been furnished by a third party, by such third party. All trademarks and service marks, used in this Site are the trademarks and service marks of the Fund or their respective owners and may not be used without prior written consent of the Fund or their respective owners.
You may not use automated systems (e.g., robots, spiders, etc.) to access the Site. You agree not to collect personally identifiable information of other users of the Site or to sell or otherwise exploit that information.
Your License to Us; Content. The Fund welcomes and values your contributions to the Site. Any communications, content, or other material of any kind that you post or otherwise transmit through the Site (including but not limited to the blog portions of the Site), including, questions, comments, suggestions, and other data and information (your “Content”) will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You grant the Fund a non-exclusive, perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable license to reproduce, transmit, display, disclose, create derivative works of, perform, and otherwise use and exploit your Content on the Site or elsewhere for our business purposes in all media now known or later developed. We are free to use any ideas, concepts, techniques, know-how in your Content for any purpose, including, but not limited to, the development and use of services based on the Content.
Your Obligations. You represent and warrant that you have all right, title, and interest necessary to post your Content to the Site and grant the rights provided above. You will not provide any Content that (i) violates the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or other rights of any individual or entity; (ii) is defamatory, obscene, threatening, harassing, or offensive; or (iii) violates any law, regulation, or rule.
Monitoring Your Content. The Fund may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas of the Site where user Content may be made available, including, but not limited to, the blog portions of the Site. The Fund, however, will have no liability related to the Content or your access to or use of any other user’s Content, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, defamation, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The Fund retains the right to remove, in its sole discretion, without notice, Content that includes any material deemed abusive, defamatory, obscene, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate.
Infringement Notices. As provided in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, we have designated the following individual for notification of potential copyright infringement regarding the site:
Attention: Denis Chicola, Denis@haasjr.org, 415.856.1400.
If you believe content available through the Site infringes a copyright, please provide the following information to the person identified above (17 U.S.C. § 512):
a. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or authorized agent;
b. Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed;
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
d. Information regarding how we may contact you (e.g., mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address);
e. A statement that the copyright owner or its authorized agent 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
f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and made under penalty of perjury, and, if an agent is providing the notification, a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Warranty Disclaimer. THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, AND TITLE/NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND HYPERLINKED WEB SITES.
Limitation of Liability. THE FUND AND ITS AFFILIATES, VENDORS, LICENSORS, AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE SITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, AND/OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEB SITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Accuracy and Integrity of Information. Although the Fund attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Site, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site. It is possible that the Site could include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform the Fund so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice.
Third Party Sites. The Fund or third parties, including our users, may provide hyperlinks on the Site or any other form of link or redirection of your connection to other sites. The Fund makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site that you may access through this Site. When you access a non-Fund site, please understand that it is independent from Fund, and that Fund has no control over the content on that Web site. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-Fund Web site does not mean that the Fund endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked site. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.
You may contact the Fund as follows:
114 Sansome Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
We welcome your feedback and thank you for using the Site!
Last updated: September 7, 2015
Personal Information That We Collect
You can provide personal information to us through our Site by going to the “Contact Us” page under the “About” tab and sending us an email at any of the email addresses provided on that page. You must also provide personal information in order to sign up to receive our newsletter.
Cookies. Like most web-based services, we may use a variety of methods, including “cookies” and “Web beacons,” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to an Internet user's browser by a web server. Cookies are designed to store basic information, such as a user's preferences. A Web beacon (sometimes referred to as a “clear GIF”) is a small string of code placed in a web page, email message or other media format in order to gather statistical usage information.
The information that we collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, information about how you interact with content, browser type, system type, device type, the content and pages that you access, the date and time you view pages, and the page from which you navigated to the Site.
How We Use and Share Your Information
Communication and Responding to Requests. If you provide us personal information via email, we will use that information to respond to your inquiries or otherwise contact you about the Fund. We may contact you by email or telephone. If you provide us with your personal information in connection with signing up for our newsletter, we will use such personal information solely to provide the requested service.
Optimization. We use the Site activity information from Google Analytics to maintain, improve and optimize our Site.
Legal Proceedings. We will share personal information with third party companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Fund if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
Interactive Features. If you use the comments section of the blog portion of our Site, or other interactive or social features that may be offered through the Site, you should be aware that any personal information you submit, display, or publish there is considered publicly available and can be read, collected, used, and disclosed by other users of those features, by us, and other third parties without restriction. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or other forum, contact us at the information provided at the top of this Policy. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Children Under 13
We do not knowingly seek or collect personal information from users under the age of 13. If we determine we have inadvertently gathered personal information from a user under the age of 13, we will promptly delete any and all such personal information from our records. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and other laws have been established to protect the privacy of minors and we abide by all federal and state laws and guidelines regarding youth privacy.
Access to Your Information and Choices
You can visit our “Contact Us” page under the “About” tab page or call us at 415-856-1400 with any questions about the information we have about you and how we use it. If you want to remove yourself from receiving direct communications, including newsletters you have subscribed to, you can unsubscribe from such communications by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security of Your Information
We use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
California Rights and How to Contact Us
114 Sansome Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
We welcome your feedback and thank you for using the Site!