We love hope and encouragement, so we felt compelled to write out a few of the ground rules for your and our protection.
Your use of and access to the HelloHOPE site is subject to the terms and conditions outlined on this page. By accessing and browsing the site, you accept, without qualification, modification, or limitation, the terms and conditions specified here. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions, you should not access or use the site.
Respect: Let’s start with one of the most important ones for use. Our goal is to be kind and respectful. Please join us. That means none of our posts or comments should speak negatively of or malign any person, group, religion, government, ethnic group, or organization.
Content: The information on our website contains a lot of personal views, and they are simply that. Our opinions. In addition, the views, opinions, and information put on this website belong solely to the person sharing those views, opinions, or information.
Our content is created by our users, but we retain the right to move any content deemed objectionable or a violation of our rules in our sole discretion. Because our content is created by our users, we are not responsible for everything posted on the site. While we work to remove objectionable or other problematic content as soon as possible, the fact that a post or comment remains on the site is not an endorsement of the views or comments it contains.
Additionally, by posting content on our website, you also agree to allowing us to repurpose that content in other formats (like audio, video, print, etc.) for promotional or other use.
Changes: We love to write, converse, and share; and we also know that stories, information, and opinions all change over time. We cannot guarantee that all of the content on our website is true, accurate, or without error.
Sharing: We love hearing others’ thoughts, opinions, and ideas, and we encourage you to send them. With that said, we may need to (at our sole discretion) edit comments for clarity, to eliminate offensive or unwholesome content or to keep topics on-track.
Links: We love to promote other people and websites that are doing encouraging and great things, so we may post links to them. Posting a link is not an endorsement of the entire content at the linked site, because we have no control over what they share. In addition, links may change over time and are sometimes typo-prone. We will do our best to post accurate links, but we cannot guarantee every link will be accurate.
Images: We love pictures and photos. After all, they’re worth a thousand words, right? If we post an image that isn’t our own, we will give credit where necessary and/or possible. We abide by all applicable copyright laws. If an image or video is copyrighted, we will only post it with appropriate permissions. If we have posted a copyrighted image or video without appropriate permission, please contact us at “legal-at-sayhellotohope.org” and we will immediately remove the picture or video.
Barring Users: While we love our users, sometimes individuals may continue to post things that, in our sole discretion, are objectionable, off-topic, or a violation of these ground rules. While we do not plan to stop users from the site, we reserve the right to bar any individual from further commenting or posting on the site.
Additional Legal Provisions
Because we’re involved in sharing stories, there are also specific legal issues involved with our terms and conditions.
Waiver of Liability: HelloHOPE is not responsible or liable for any damages or injuries caused by use of and access to our site (such as data transmissions, omissions, or misstatements). We also do not guarantee any information, service, or merchandise provided on or through the site.
HelloHOPE is not responsible for the content posted on the site by users. Content that may be construed as defamatory or that discloses confidential information is the responsibility of the individual user who made the posting, not of HelloHOPE. If you believe that content posted on the site is defamatory or improperly discloses confidential information, please contact us at “legal-at-sayhellotohope.org” and we will take appropriate steps.
Resources: One of our goals is to be helpful. We intend on posting files, printables, PDFs, images, and other non-HTML content, but we are not responsible for any loss or harm that comes from these files, like viruses, deleted files, or damage to your computer.
Indemnification: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold HelloHOPE and its employees, directors, officers, agents, volunteers, and internet service providers harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, claims, expenses, and damage awards, including, but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that arise from any claim, action, or demand, by use of or in connection with the submission, transmission, posting, broadcast, or other communication with or to the HelloHOPE site.
Warranties: The reference materials and information contained on the site are intended only for your personal information and encouragement. By using the HelloHOPE site, you agree to hold HelloHOPE harmless and not responsible for the content located on the site. HelloHOPE makes no representations or warranties about the completeness or accuracy of the site’s content or the information or other material found on or in the site. HelloHOPE does not review the accuracy of information and other materials available on the site prior to the information being published.
EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT, HELLOHOPE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
THE MATERIALS, SERVICES, AND INFORMATION IN THE HELLOHOPE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Additional Miscellaneous Provisions
There are a few more key items we need to cover.
Your use of the HelloHOPE site and these terms and conditions is governed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Georgia. By using the site (and in the spirit of I Corinthians 6:1-11, you agree that any disputes over the site should be addressed through Christian reconciliation providers on which we mutually agree and not litigation.
If any portion of these terms and provisions is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement governing your use of the HelloHOPE site. We at HelloHOPE can replace or amend these terms and conditions at any time and without notice. You are bound by any such revisions and you should periodically read and review these terms and conditions.
We want hope to be accessible, personal, and tangible to families facing medical adversity. If you have thoughts or suggestions about how we can further that mission, please reach out.