EFFECTIVE: 3/27/2021

General Provision

Ubuntu Global Initiatives (“Organization”) owns and operates ubuntuglobalinitiatives.org ( “Site”), located on servers in the United States. By visiting and/or using this Site, you agree to the Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Agreement”), as it is amended from time to time. This Agreement contains conditions of use, disclaimers, and other provisions, some of which limit our liability to you. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or cannot form a legally binding contract, you are not permitted to use this Site.

Submissions & Restrictions on Use

You agree that you are responsible for any submissions you make on this Site. You shall not submit unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, or offensive material. You agree that you will not submit anything to the Site that will or may violate any rights of a third party, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, and/or privacy rights.

You agree that you shall not place false or misleading information on this Site or upload any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programs that may interfere with the proper operation of this Site.

Copyright & Trademark

Unless expressly noted otherwise, all materials on this Site are protected by copyright, trademarks, service marks, and/or other intellectual property rights held by the Organization, its initiatives, affiliates, or other parties that have allowed the Organization to use their materials. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

If you would like to reproduce, distribute, or use any materials on this Site, please contact us at ssc@ubuntuglobalinitiatices.org.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Organization attempts to respond to claims of copyright infringement in a timely manner. If you believe this Site (or any material contained on this Site) is infringing your copyright, please send the following information to info@ubuntuglobalinitiatives.org.

  • A description of your copyrighted work, including the United States Copyright Office registration number
  • A description of the material that you believe may be violating your copyright
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyright is not authorized
  • A statement that the information you have provided is accurate

Links to Other Sites

Links on this Site may connect you to other websites that are not related to the Organization or under its control. The appearance of links to other sites does not imply an affiliation or endorsement to any of those websites or to any entities associated with or supporting any of those websites, and you access other websites at your own risk.

Donations

All donations made using this Site must be made in compliance with federal, state, and local laws relating to charitable contributions, including but not limited to the U.S. Patriot Act and the IRS Tax Code, as they may be amended from time to time.

Privacy Policy

The Organization is committed to helping you understand how information collected from your computer or submitted by you to the Site is used. This information is contained in our Privacy Policy, which is part of these Terms of Use and is incorporated fully herein.

Modification

The organization may and will modify any of these Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy, at any time, for any reason, by making changes to the Terms and/or these postings. Your continued use of this Site, after such modifications, constitutes acceptance of such modifications.

Disclaimer of Warranties & Liabilities

The Organization does not guarantee that the functions and contents contained in or on the Site will be without errors, that this Site will be free of viruses, or that any Site defects will be corrected, even if the Organization is aware of them.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organization, its affiliates, initiatives, members of its Boards, employees, and agents from any and all losses, damages, liabilities, and costs of every nature incurred by any of them in connection with any claim, damage, or loss related to your unlawful, unauthorized, and /or inappropriate use of this Site or any materials contained on this Site.

Jurisdiction

Any dispute rising from these Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy, shall be construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to the principles of conflicts of law.  You acknowledge and agree that the courts of the State of Delaware shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes, that you shall submit to that jurisdiction and those courts, and that you expressly waive any and all rights you may have, or that may hereafter arise, to contest the propriety of such choice of jurisdiction and venue, including issues of forum non convenient.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, including any particular provision or our Privacy Policy, please send us a message through our Contact Page.

Updated: March 28, 2021

Ubuntu Global Initiatives organization has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Ubuntu Global Initiatives website located at the URL www.ubuntuglobalinitiatives.org.

To fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. Ubuntu Global Initiatives reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the site;
  • Who collects such information.
  • How such information is used;
  • With whom your information may be shared;
  • What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control; and,
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Ubuntu Global Initiatives by using the Contact Us form on our website. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Ubuntu Global Initiatives collects non-personally identifiable information via your IP address, most-recently visited URL, or your computer settings. Our donations forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors such as credit card or social security numbers.

Ubuntu Global Initiatives respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We may use this information to deliver to you information about our organization, as well as for trend analysis, pattern detection, site administration, or simply to contact you when necessary. Non-personal demographic and profile data is used to customize your experience at our website, showing you content we think you might be interested in. By visiting this website you agree that no information you submit to the site shall contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to Ubuntu Global Initiatives.

Our sites are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you should be aware that we will collect, process, and maintain your information in the United States. By using the Sites, accessing the Sites or providing any information to the Sites, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States, which may not offer the same level of privacy protection that would be required by your home country, and to the processing and maintaining of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”

Our site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the website and to make sure you do not see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you prefer to not receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

Security

All information provided to Ubuntu Global Initiatives is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Ubuntu Global Initiatives. You will notice that the domain name (located in your website address bar) begins with “https” on these secure pages. Information on these pages is encrypted for your security. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Email Updates

You will receive e-mail messages from Ubuntu Global Initiatives if you sign up on our website or if you donate online and leave the “Keep me informed with email updates” box checked. You will be given the option to unsubscribe from our email list at the bottom of each email you receive.

Other Websites

Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Ubuntu Global Initiatives has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy policies on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Advertising

We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet. We use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website.

Visit Google’s Ad Settings to opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.

Disclosing Personally Identifiable Information

We will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when (i) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site (i.e. to process credit card information); and (ii) we are required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Ubuntu Global Initiatives  or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Ubuntu Global Initiatives , the site or the visitors to the site, and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of visitors to the site or the public.

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