Community Guidelines

MENTOR Hub is a place for MENTOR and Affiliate staff and partners to learn, collaborate and share.

 

Welcome.


The purpose of this online community is to provide you with a place to learn, network, and share with fellow Affiliates and MENTOR staff. We are excited you are here!
 

What are some ways to participate in the MENTOR Hub

  • Personalize your profile with pictures and information about yourself and your organization.
  • Read and comment on the materials we've provided. We are providing them to help you. Your feedback helps us make them better.
  • Share you knowledge or lessons learned that can bring value to others. We all learn more together.
  • If you don't know something, ask. Maybe we or one of the other users will know the answer.
 

What are the MENTOR Hub guidelines?

  • Be positive and appropriate.Respect people as individuals by keeping your tone positive and your comments constructive.Don't post content that is inappropriate for the workplace, including written, image, or file content on any part of this site. Don't solicit or advertise in the community. Asking for help is encouraged, and responses should be constructive.
  • Protect this space. Our community is inclusive. Harassment or discrimination will not be tolerated. If you identify problematic posts, please utilize the "Report" button and a site moderator will attend to it as soon as possible.
  • Respect confidentiality. Don't post anything that would violate any contractual agreements (copyright, trade secret or otherwise) or nondisclosure agreements to which you are a party. Make sure you don't post anything about you or your organization that is not intended to be shared within this network.  Please be mindful that you do not share anything beyond the MENTOR Hub that was intended for internal discussion only. Indicate clearly any content that is not for broad sharing.
  • Share, share, share. We will do our best to provide valuable content. However, each of you has great expertise in different areas. The more you provide the more valuable a resource this community becomes.
 

We welcome your feedback and ideas.

We want this to be the best

Privacy Policy

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Effective Date: 9/1/2019

 MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, Inc. (“MENTOR”) takes your privacy seriously. The policy covers MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership’s treatment of personal information that it collects when you use the MENTOR Hub online community. The mentoring.org website has a separate privacy policy that is available here. We also ask that you review the site’s Terms of Use.
 

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

We collect the following from you when you create a MENTOR Hub account:
  • Username and password
  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Date of birth (optional)
  • Preferred pronouns (optional)
  • Affiliation information, including job title and role (optional)
We use this information to create your profile and to provide the MENTOR Hub services. You can add other information, including a profile photo, or change this information in your Account Settings.

We may also use your information to send you emails if you enable updates on certain discussions, blogs, or groups, or for other site activity, such as when someone sends you a private message. You can unsubscribe from these emails by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any such email, or through the Notification and Subscriptions pages in your Account Settings.

We may also obtain personal information that you voluntarily submit through discussion forums, event comments, groups, profile comments, or by uploading files. We use this information for the purposes of providing the MENTOR Hub services and to moderate discussions for compliance with our Terms of Use. Please note that MENTOR is not responsible for content posted or uploaded by other users. If you believe that someone has posted personal information about you or your child on our site without your authorization, please contact us at the address below.

You can restrict other users from viewing your profile information or files, or from sending you private messages or profile comments, by using the Privacy page in your Account Settings.
 

USE OF COOKIES

“Cookies” are small files placed on your computer by our site that are used by your browser. Our site uses cookies to speed navigation, keep track of items, and provide you with custom-tailored content. We also use cookies to remember information you gave us so you don’t have to reenter it each time you visit our site. By showing us how and when visitors use our site, cookies also help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to our site are based on the data derived from these cookies, such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. We only read cookies written by our site and do not make information gathered by use of cookies available to any outside parties except in aggregate form. We do not use cookies to obtain information on other web sites that you may visit. Cookies may be used to store some information about the parts of our site that you have visited previously.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you wish, you can elect to set your browser to refuse cookies and will still be able to use most of the areas of our Web site.
In particular, MENTOR Hub uses Google Analytics to help collect and analyze certain information for the purposes discussed above.  You may learn more about Google Analytics’ data practices by clicking here and opt out of the use of cookies in web browsers by Google Analytics by clicking here.
 

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

MENTOR will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. MENTOR will send personal information about you to other organizations when:
  • We have your consent to share the information (as when you post information to parts of the site where other users can access it)
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process
We may share aggregate information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you. We use this information to help our partners and funders better understand our services and also to report on public interest in mentoring.
 

LINKING TO THIRD PARTY SITES

When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third party websites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, MENTOR cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties or the content on their websites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policy whenever interacting with any website.  

SECURITY

MENTOR uses commercially reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your information against loss or unauthorized access, use, modification, or deletion.  However, no security program is 100% secure, and thus we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.  

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

MENTOR is concerned about the privacy of young children and does not knowingly collect any personal information from any child under 13. Children under 13 may not register for or use the MENTOR Hub. We suggest that you become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our website to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected.  

YOUR CONSENT

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by MENTOR as outlined herein. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of which information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Since this privacy policy may change from time to time, you should check back periodically.  

YOUR ABILITY TO EDIT AND DELETE YOUR INFORMATION

You may request the information you submit to us be edited or deleted by sending an email to the Digital Marketing Associate or by contacting us as indicated below. EMAIL MENTOR HUB ADMIN
 

HOW TO CONTACT US

We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the MENTOR Hub online community. Send regular mail to MENTOR, 201 South Street, Suite 615, Boston, MA 02111, Attention: MENTOR Hub website, or contact us by email.


 

Terms of Service


MENTOR HUB TERMS OF SERVICE
Hello and welcome to MENTOR Hub! MENTOR Hub serves as a resource to MENTOR, our affiliates and staff, Mentoring Organizations and Members. The MENTOR Hub is an online community that provides a platform to our affiliates and staff, Mentoring Organizations and Members to answer questions, share ideas, connect with one another, and benefit from the collective experiences of the MENTOR community. The MENTOR Hub is designed to be available to MENTOR, our affiliates and staff, Mentoring Organizations and Members. Before we get started, we’ll acquaint you with the terms we use in these Terms.
  • Account” means an account created on the MENTOR Hub Platform.
  • Content” means text content, notifications, emails, videos, images and audio, files, documents, and any other content or any combination thereof, in each case, that we make publicly available or which we permit you to access, whether created by us, you or a third party.
  • Event” means any in-person or online event that is organized using the Services.
  • Member” means an individual member of a Mentoring Organization, volunteer for a Mentoring Organization, or other individual that has been granted access to register for an Account.
  • MENTOR”, “we”, “us” or “ourmeans MENTOR: the National Mentoring Partnership.
  • MENTOR Hub Platform” or “Platform” means our Website and related applications, including without limitation mobile applications that we may from time to time make available.
  • Mentoring Connector” is MENTOR’s national database of mentoring programs. 
  • Mentoring Organization” means an independent youth mentoring organization that provides youth mentoring programming.
  • Mission” means MENTOR’s goal to create a network and resource for those seeking mentoring opportunities or seeking to develop their mentoring skills.
  • Services” means any software or services we make available to you on the MENTOR Hub Platform, as well as any offline services we may provide to you.
  • Terms” mean these Terms of Service, which are a legally binding agreement that governs your access to our Services.
  • User” means a user of our Services, including those that create, monitor or otherwise post Content, whether a Member or Mentoring Organization.
  • User Content” means any Content that Users provide to be made available through the MENTOR Hub Platform, including without limitation any Content that a User posts to the MENTOR Hub Platform.
  • Website” means [hub.mentoring.org].
  • you” or “your” means the individual or entity accepting these Terms.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH REQUIRES THAT YOU AND MENTOR ARBITRATE CERTAIN CLAIMS BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF GOING TO COURT, AND LIMIT CLASS ACTION CLAIMS, UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AS DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION (SEE SECTION 18 OF THESE TERMS).
  1. Acceptance of Terms. 
  1. PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS BEFORE USING OUR SERVICES, AS THEY MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT. IF YOU ARE VIEWING THIS ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THESE TERMS VIA A WEB BROWSER AT https://hub.mentoring.org/site-policies#terms. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN DO NOT USE OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING OUR WEBSITE. BY USING OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING OUR WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT TO US THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, OR AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE AND ARE USING OUR SERVICES UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN WHO AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A USER UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOU AGREE TO BE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF SUCH USER IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SERVICES. IF THESE TERMS ARE BEING ENTERED INTO BY AN ENTITY, THEN THE INDIVIDUAL ACCEPTING THESE TERMS ON SUCH ENTITY’S BEHALF REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT HE OR SHE HAS ALL NECESSARY POWER AND AUTHORITY TO DO SO.  Our Services are intended for use solely in the United States by residents of the United States, and MENTOR makes no claims that our Services are appropriate for use outside of the United States.
  2. MENTOR may make modifications, deletions and/or additions to these Terms (“Changes”) at any time.  Changes will be effective: (i) thirty (30) days after MENTOR provides notice of the Changes, whether such notice is provided through the Services user interface, is sent to the e-mail address associated with your account or otherwise; or (ii) when you opt-in or otherwise expressly agree to the Changes or a version of these Terms incorporating the Changes, whichever comes first.
  1. Login Credentials; Communications. 
  1. Login Credentials. In order to use some of our Services, you may be required to register by providing certain information. We may ask you to complete a registration form and create a user name and password, or we may permit you to login through a third party application (your user name and password for us or for any third party application, “Login Credentials”).    You are responsible for protecting your Login Credentials from unauthorized use, and you are responsible for all activity that occurs on your Account (including, without limitation, financial obligations).  You agree to notify us immediately if you believe that your Login Credentials have been or may be used without your permission so that appropriate action can be taken.  We are not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure to safeguard your Login Credentials.
  2. Account Information. During your registration, you shall give truthful information about you (such as name, email address, physical address, phone number and payment account information) (“Account Information”).  You are responsible for keeping your Account Information up to date and ensuring that it is accurate.  We may contact you to verify your Account Information.  We may ask you for additional information, for example for the purpose of fraud prevention, and we may suspend you from our Services or terminate these Terms if you do not provide such information within a reasonable period.  You represent, warrant and covenant to us that all Account Information is and shall remain accurate and up to date.
  3. Acknowledgement for You to Receive Communications. You hereby agree: (i) to receive communications, including emails, text messages, push notifications, mail and telephone calls, that are related to our Services; that any communications from us may also include marketing materials from us or from third parties; and that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send to you electronically are deemed to satisfy any legal communication requirements. You may opt out from receiving our communications by emailing [info@mentoring.org] or selecting to unsubscribe as may be provided in the applicable correspondence.
  1. Our Services. Our Services offer a platform for our Users to connect with us, our staff and affiliates, Mentoring Organizations and Members to discuss and share mentorship opportunities and experiences, plan Events related to our Mission, and share documents related to our Mission. Users have the ability to communicate with each other using our Services.
  2. Fees. We do not currently anticipate charging fees for your use of our Services.  However, we reserve the right to do so in the future for some or all of our Services.  We will provide prior notice before we charge fees for Services.  If you continue to use our Services after we provide such notice, you agree to pay such fees.
  3. Scope of Service. 
  1. We may change our Services at any time. If you do not like our Services or these Terms, please let us know and provide constructive feedback by sending us an email at [info@mentoring.org]. We do not promise to make any changes that you suggest, and your sole remedy if you are dissatisfied with our Services or these Terms is that you may discontinue your use of our Services. Any such feedback that may be provided constitutes Suggestions subject to Section 12 of these Terms. 
  2. We may alter, suspend or discontinue our Services in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without notice.  Our Services may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for other reasons.  In order to use our Services, you must have a computer with Internet access that can access our Website or a compatible mobile device enabled with any mobile application we may provide.
  3. When using our Services, your telecommunications carrier’s normal rates and charges apply. We are not responsible for any charges you incur from your telecommunications carrier as a result of use of our Services. You are responsible for ensuring that, at all times while using our Services, you are not in violation of your agreement with your telecommunications carrier.
  1. License to Use; Privacy Policy; Security
  1. Subject to these Terms and any other agreement between you and us, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to install and use any software application we may offer as part of the Platform on a compatible mobile device for your personal, non-commercial  purposes and use of our Platform, in each case, solely in the manner enabled by us.
  2. Your license to use our Services is automatically revoked if you violate these Terms.  From time to time, we may upgrade our Services or make improvements to our Services. You agree that these Terms will apply to all such upgrades or improvements.  The foregoing license grant is not a sale of any mobile application we may provide or the Website or a sale of a copy of any such application or our Website, and we retain all rights and interest in our Services. Any attempt by you to transfer any of the rights, duties or obligations hereunder, except as expressly provided for in these Terms, is void. We reserve all rights not expressly granted under these Terms.
  3. Our Privacy Policy describes the collection, use and disclosure of data and information by us in connection with our Services.  Our Privacy Policy, as may be updated by us from time to time in accordance with its terms, is hereby incorporated into these Terms, and you hereby agree to the collection, use and disclosure practices set forth therein.
  4. You acknowledge that our Services use the Internet for data transfer and Internet-connected servers to store Content.  While we use commercially reasonable security measures for such servers, no security measures are 100% effective and Internet communications may have inherent insecurities.  As such, we do not make any representation or warranty regarding the security offered in respect of our Services.
  1. MENTOR Content; Uploaded Content; Data.
  1. Our Content.  Subject to these Terms and any other agreement between you and us, we hereby grant you a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use Content that we make available through our Services, solely for your personal and non-commercial use, and subject to any restrictions on certain types of Content set forth in these Terms.  You understand that the Content that is posted on our Services is used by you at your own risk. 
  2. Changes to Content.  We reserve the right to make changes to Content, descriptions or specifications of our Services, or other information without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.
  3. No Implied Licenses.  Nothing contained on our Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use our Services or any Content, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms; or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of the third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on our Services.
  4. Rights in User Content Granted by You.  Our Services allow you to upload, submit, send and receive User Content.  You hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicensable, transferable, royalty free, fully paid up license to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, modify, translate, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display and otherwise use your User Content, and you understand that we may allow any third party to use your User Content as well.
  5. Your Responsibility for User Content. You are solely responsible for all of your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through our Services, nor any use of your User Content by MENTOR on or through our Services, will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
  1. Your Use; Prohibited Conduct.
  1. As a condition of your use of our Services, you will not use our Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms.  You agree to comply with any other applicable terms and conditions of use set forth on our Services.  You are responsible for ensuring that any Event that you organize is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  2. You may not use our Services in any manner that in our sole discretion could damage, disable, overburden, impair or interfere with any other party’s use of our Services.  You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any information through any means not intentionally made available through our Services.  In the event that you gain access to information not intended to be accessed by you, you agree that you will immediately notify us and destroy all copies of such information in your possession.
  3. You agree not, and will not permit any person or entity, to: (i) use, or allow the use of, our Services for any unfair or deceptive practices or in contravention of any federal, state, local, foreign or other applicable law or rules and regulations of regulatory or administrative organizations; (ii) act in a fraudulent, tortious, malicious or negligent manner when using our Services; (iii) obtain unauthorized access to any computer system through our Services; (iv) circumvent, remove or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of our Services, features that prevent copying or using any part of our Services or features that enforce limitations on the use of our Services or any Content; (v) introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or harmful code to our Services; and (vi) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve, scrape or index any portion of our Services or any Content.
  4. In addition, you agree that you will not, and will not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person or organization to use our Services to: (i) transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious or otherwise objectionable, as determined by us; (ii) use a name or language that we, in our sole discretion, deem offensive; (iii) post defamatory statements; (iv) post hateful or offensive Content or Content that disparages any ethnic, racial, sexual, gender, religious or other group; (v) post Content that depicts or advocates the use of illegal drugs; (vi) post Content that characterizes violence as acceptable, glamorous or desirable; (vii) post Content which infringes another’s copyright, trademark or trade secret; (viii) post unsolicited advertising or unlawfully promote products or services; (ix) harass, threaten, bully, stalk or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another person or entity; (x) promote, solicit or participate in any multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes; (xi) exploit children under 18 years of age; (xii) engage in disruptive activity, such as sending multiple messages in an effort to monopolize a forum; (xiii) invade the privacy of any person, including without limitation posting personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent’s consent in the case of a child under 13 years of age); (xiv) solicit personal information from children under 13 years of age; (xv) create a false identity or impersonate another person or entity; or (xvi) encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense. The restrictions in this Section 8(d) are intended to be illustrative, and we reserve the right to consider other conduct to be prohibited. In addition, you will not post any content to any of our social media accounts that is any of items (i)-(xvi) above.
  5. We reserve the right, without prior notice and in our sole discretion, to decide whether your use of our Services violates these Terms for any of the above reasons or for any other reason, and if we do so, we may terminate your access to our Services.
  1. Indemnification. By using our Services, you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless us and our officers, directors, employees and agents from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense (collectively, “Claims”), including without limitation attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that arises in connection with (i) your provision of any Content, (ii) your use of our Services and/or (iii) any user or other third party’s use of any Content that you submit via our Services.  At our option, you agree to defend us from any Claims.
  2. Intellectual Property Rights. You agree and acknowledge that the structure, organization and code used in conjunction with our Services are proprietary to us.  You shall not, and shall not permit any person or entity to: (i) use our Services on a service bureau, time sharing or any similar basis, or otherwise for the benefit of any other person or entity; (ii) alter, enhance, or make derivative works of our Services or any Content available through the foregoing; or (iii) reverse engineer, reverse assemble or decompile, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from our Services.  You shall not sell, transfer, publish, disclose, display or otherwise make available our Services including any modifications, enhancements, derivatives and other software and materials provided hereunder by us or copies thereof to others in violation of these Terms. Unless otherwise noted, all Content contained on our Services is the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws.  Product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  3. Copyright Infringement; DMCA Policy.  If you believe that any materials on our Services infringe your copyright, you may request that such materials be removed as described in our DMCA Policy. 
  4. Unsolicited Ideas and Feedback. We welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions (collectively, “Suggestions”).  It is important to be aware of the following restrictions with regards to your Suggestions. If you send us any Suggestions, you agree that: (1) your Suggestion(s) become our property and you are not owed any compensation in exchange; (2) none of the Suggestion(s) contain confidential or proprietary information of any third party; (3) we may use or redistribute Suggestion(s) for any purpose and in any way; (4) there is no obligation for us to review your Suggestion(s); and (5) we have no obligation to keep any Suggestions confidential.
  5. Third Party Sites; Third Party Service. Our Services may contain links to third party sites. These links are provided to you as a convenience, and we are not responsible for the content of any linked third party site.  Any third party site accessed from our Services is independent from us, and we have no control over the content of that site. In addition, a link to any third party site does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such site.  Use of any third party site is subject to its terms of service and privacy policy. We request that you exercise caution and good judgment when using third party sites. Our Service may include features or functionalities that interoperate with services operated by third parties, which may be pursuant to a generally available application programming interface made available by such a third party or pursuant to an agreement that we have with such a third party.  We have no control over any features or functionalities offered by any third party, and those features or functionalities may be modified, suspended or terminated at any time with no notice.
  6. Providers of Third Party Platforms. You hereby acknowledge and agree that all of our licensors, suppliers or other third parties: (i) are not parties to these Terms; (ii) have no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or support services with respect to MENTOR; (iii) are not responsible for addressing claims by you or any third party relating to our Services, including without limitation any product liability claims, claims under consumer protection laws or claims under any other law, rule or regulation; and (iv) have no responsibility to investigate, defend, settle or discharge any claim that our Services or use thereof infringes any third party intellectual property rights.
  7. Disclaimer.
  1. OUR SERVICES AND ALL CONTENT ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM OUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SERVICES IS FREE OF ERRORS; (ii) THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION MECHANISMS FOR THE DOWNLOADING AND TRANSMITTING CONTENT) PROVIDED BY OUR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR FREE OF ERRORS; (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (iv) THAT OUR SERVERS OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
  2. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY YOU WILL NOT BE MISAPPROPRIATED, INTERCEPTED, DELETED, DESTROYED OR USED BY OTHERS.
  3. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by failed delivery or receipt of Content, your reliance on information from our Services (including information about any Event or relating to the provision of mentorship services), or any third party’s use or distribution of Content.  You hereby acknowledge and agree that MENTOR merely stores and hosts User Content but does not actively create User Content. Under no circumstances will MENTOR be liable for any claims that may arise from User Content, including without limitation claims for intellectual property infringement.
  1. Limitation of Liability; Release.
  1. Disclaimer. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU, ANY OTHER USER OF OUR SERVICES, THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OR MISUSE OF OUR SERVICES, YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREON, WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. 
  2. Limitation. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM THESE TERMS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATEST OF (I) $100.00; OR (II) THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO US IN FEES, IF ANY, IN THE THEN-PRIOR TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD.
  3. Exclusions. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.  ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU BUT SHALL INSTEAD APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 
  4. Release.  Our Services are only a means of connecting Users, and except to the extent, if any, that we serve as a communications platform between Users to facilitate discussion or the organization of an Event, we do not take part in the interaction between or among Users. As a result of our limited involvement in the actual contact between or among Users, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more Users, you hereby release us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents, investors, subsidiaries and contractors from any and all claims, demands or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.  We expressly disclaim any liability or claims that may arise between or among Users of our Services.  You waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party."  You waive any other similar provision of applicable law that applies to you.
  1. California Users.  If you are a California resident, we are required to inform you that you may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs via mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N112, Sacramento, CA 95834 or telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.  Hearing impaired users can reach the Complaint Assistance Unit at TDD (800) 326-2297 or TDD (916) 322-1700.
  2. Jurisdictional Issues. We make no representation that information on our Services is appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. Those who choose to access our Services from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. By using our Services, you consent to having your Login Credentials and any personal information that you provide as part of the account creation process transferred to and processed in the United States subject to the restrictions on such data as provided in our Privacy Policy.
  3. Governing Law; Dispute Resolutions. These Terms, and any dispute between you and us, shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to principles of conflicts of law that would result in the application of the law of any other jurisdiction, except that the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of the arbitration provisions set forth below.  Unless you and we agree otherwise, in the event that Section 20 is found not to apply to you or to a particular claim or dispute, either as a result of your decision to opt-out of the Arbitration Procedures (as defined below) or as a result of a decision by the arbitrator or a court order, you agree that any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you and us must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts except that you or we are permitted (1) to bring small claims actions in state court in the county in which you reside if such court has a small claims procedure; (2) to bring claims for injunctive relief in any court having jurisdiction over the parties; or (3) to seek enforcement of a judgment in any court having jurisdiction over the parties.  To the extent permitted by law, you and we agree to waive trial by jury in any court proceeding
  4. Agreement to Arbitrate; Waiver of Class Action.
  1. Mandatory Arbitration of Disputes; Arbitration Procedures. Except if you opt-out or for disputes relating to your or our intellectual property (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights and patents) or for items (1)-(3) set forth in Section 19, you agree that all disputes between you and us (whether or not such dispute involves a third party) arising out of or relating to these Terms, our Services, and/or our Privacy Policy shall be finally resolved by arbitration before a single arbitrator conducted in the English language in the State of Delaware under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and you and we hereby expressly waive trial by jury. You and we shall appoint as sole arbitrator a person mutually agreed by you and us or, if you and we cannot agree within thirty (30) days of either party’s request for arbitration, such single arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA upon the request of either party.  The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding this, application may be made to any court for a judicial acceptance of the award or order of enforcement. Under no circumstances shall the arbitrator be authorized to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms (all of the foregoing, the “Arbitration Procedures”).
  2. Class Action Waiver. Any claims brought by you or us must be brought in that party’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. Neither you nor we will participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by these Terms. You hereby waive any and all rights to bring any claims related to these Terms and/or our Privacy Policy as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. You may bring claims only on your own behalf.
  3. Opt-out. You may opt out of this Agreement to Arbitrate. If you do so, neither you nor we can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify us in writing within thirty (30) days of the date that you first became subject to this arbitration provision. The opt-out notice must state that you do not agree to the Agreement to Arbitrate and must include your name, address, phone number, your MENTOR Account, if applicable, to which the opt-out applies and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this Agreement to Arbitrate.  You must sign the opt-out notice for it to be effective. This procedure is the only way you can opt out of the Agreement to Arbitrate. You must use this address to opt out: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, Inc. ATTN: Arbitration Opt-Out, 201 South Street, Suite 615, Boston, MA 02111.
  4. Effect of Changes on Arbitration. Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make any change to the Arbitration Procedures (other than a change to any notice address or Website link provided herein) in the future, that change shall not apply to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against us prior to the effective date of the change.  Moreover, if we seek to terminate the Arbitration Procedures from these Terms, such termination shall not be effective until thirty (30) days after the version of these Terms not containing the Arbitration Procedures is posted to our Website, and shall not be effective as to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against us prior to the effective date of removal.
  5. Survival. In accordance with Section 21, this Arbitration section will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
  1. Modifying and Terminating Service.
  1. We may terminate your access to our Services and these Terms, in our sole discretion, for any reason and at any time, without notice.  You agree that we are not liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to our Services.  We may change and update our Services from time to time. We may add or remove features including without limitation making free Services into paid Services and vice versa.  We will give you appropriate advance notice about any major changes, although you understand that we may stop, suspend or change our Services at any time without prior notice.
  2. You may terminate these Terms at any time by ceasing to use our Services or by closing your Account.  On our Services, we will include instructions for how to close your Account.  We may update these instructions and our process to close your Account from time to time.  Please follow the instructions on our Services to close your Account if you would like to do so.[3]
  3. The following Sections of these Terms and any accrued obligations will survive any termination of these Terms: 6(c), 6(d) and 7-22 (other than 7(a)), and any related definitions.
  1. General Terms.
  1. Miscellaneous. You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms in whole or in part to any third party without our consent.  These Terms shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties to these Terms and their respective successors, permitted transferees and permitted assigns.  We and you are independent contractors and are not partners, joint venturers, agents, employees or representatives of each other.  These Terms, including our Privacy Policy, contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the matters contemplated herein, supersede all previous communications, understandings and agreements (whether oral or written) other than any click-through or end user license agreement provided by us, and cannot be amended except by a writing signed by both parties or by our posting of an amended version of these Terms on our Website.  The headings and captions used in these Terms are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing or interpreting these Terms.  If any part of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
  2. Waiver of Rights. MENTOR’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of MENTOR.
  3. Minors. Our Services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older and who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law[, or individuals who are at least 13 years of age and are using our Services under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a User under the age of 18, you agree to be fully responsible for the acts or omissions of such user in connection with our Services].  If you are a parent or guardian and you discover that your child has created an unauthorized Account on our Services, please contact us at [•] and we will remove the Account.
  4. For Additional Information. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at [info@mentoring.org].
Last Updated: September 9, 2019
 

DMCA

DMCA Policy
 
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (“MENTOR”) respects the intellectual property rights of third parties and responds to allegations that copyrighted material has been posted, uploaded or shared on or through online services operated by MENTOR (the “Services”) without authorization from the copyright holder in accordance with the safe harbors set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). MENTOR will also, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others in accordance with the DMCA.  

A.        Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied and made available through the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may send a written document to MENTOR’s Designated Agent (as set forth below) that contains the following (a “Notice”):

1.         A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.    

2.         Identification of the URL or other specific location that contains the material that you claim infringes your copyright described in Item 1 above.  You must provide us with reasonably sufficient information to locate the allegedly infringing material. 

3.         An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.

4.         A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or applicable law.

5.         A statement by you that the information contained in your Notice is accurate and that you attest under the penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on the owner's behalf.

6.         Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.

MENTOR’s Designated Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Attn: DMCA
201 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.303.4600
Fax: 888.972.2184
E-Mail: btallarico@mentoring.org

Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys fees, if you misrepresent that content uploaded by a Services user is infringing your copyright.

Upon receiving a proper Notice, MENTOR will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and notify the alleged infringer of your claim.  We will also advise the alleged infringer of the DMCA Counter Notice Procedure described below in Section B by which the alleged infringer may respond to your claim and request that we restore this material. 

B.        Counter Notice Procedure

If you believe your own copyrighted material has been removed from the Services in error, you may submit a written Counter Notice to our Designated Agent (as identified above) that includes the following: 

1.         Identification of the material that has been removed or disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled.

2.         A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in which your address is located, or if your address is outside the United States, the District of Massachusetts or any other judicial district in which MENTOR may be found.

3.         A statement that you will accept service of process from the party that filed the Notice or the party's agent.

4.         Your name, address and telephone number.

5.         A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material in question was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

6.         Your physical or electronic signature.

If you send our Designated Agent a valid, written Counter Notice meeting the requirements described above, we will restore your removed or disabled material within 10 to 14 business days from the date we receive your Counter Notification, unless our Designated Agent first receives notice from the party filing the original Notice informing us that such party has filed a court action to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in question.

Please note that if you misrepresent that the disabled or removed content was removed by mistake or misidentification, you may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney's fees.

C.        Repeat Infringer Policy

MENTOR may withdraw all rights and privileges relating to the Services from any user who is deemed to be a repeat infringer.  This determination will be based on the number of “strikes” against the user.  A “strike” is counted against a user each time there is either: (i) an adjudication by a court, arbitrator or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction that the user has engaged in copyright infringement of any kind in relation to the Services; or (ii) MENTOR has actual knowledge, regardless of any such adjudication, that the user has engaged in any such copyright infringement.  
           
Each adjudication or instance of knowledge counts as a separate strike.  If an adjudication or instance of knowledge pertains to multiple instances of copyright infringement, it can count as multiple strikes.  MENTOR has adopted a “three strikes and you’re out” policy under which a user who accumulates three strikes is considered a repeat infringer and may be subject to account termination.