By using this site, you signify you agree to these Terms and Conditions.
World Youth Alliance, Inc. (“WYA”) may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the HDC website (“HDC Site” or the “Site”) will mean you accept those changes.
Modifications to Terms
We may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time. We will notify you of such changes by posting the amended Terms and Conditions on the Site. These Terms and Conditions, as amended, will be effective immediately for new users and are otherwise effective for all users 30 days after the posting of any amended terms.
Modifications to the Site
We reserve the right to modify the Site or to change or discontinue any of the services offered on the Site with or without notice to you. We shall not be liable to you or to any third party should we exercise our right to modify the Site or to change or discontinue our service offerings. If you object to any change to the Site or our services, your sole recourse will be to discontinue using the Site. Your continued use of any modified service on the Site will indicate your assent to such changes.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.
Use of Content
The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with WYA or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of WYA. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to WYA and its licensors.
If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.
Liability of WYA and Its Licensors
The use of the WYA Site and the Content is at your own risk.
When using the WYA Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of WYA and its suppliers. Accordingly, WYA assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the HDC Site.
The HDC Site and the content are provided on an “as is” basis. WYA, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Without limiting the foregoing, WYA, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:
- The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the HDC Site or WYA.
- The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the HDC Site.
In no event shall WYA, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the HDC Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the HDC Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not WYA, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the HDC Site are advised of the possibility of such damages. WYA, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the HDC Site shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. WYA, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the HDC Site are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas (including blogs, forums, etc.) that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any such submission you agree that you will not send or transmit to WYA by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the “Contact Us” page) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to WYA by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any submission to a Public Area or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to WYA by email, you automatically grant-or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted WYA a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. WYA may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or to WYA by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.
User Submissions — Image, Video, Audio Files
You agree to only post or upload media (like photos, videos or audio) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy or any other rights of any other person. Photos or videos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are usually copyrighted by the owner.
To protect your privacy, you agree that you will not submit any media that contains Personally Identifiable Information (like name, phone number, email address or website URL) of you or of anyone else. Uploading media like images or video of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.
By uploading any media on the HDC site, you warrant that you have permission from all persons appearing in your media for you to make this contribution and grant rights described herein. Never post a picture or video of or with someone else unless you have their explicit permission.
You agree that you will not upload 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 the Site.
By uploading any media like a photo or video, (a) you grant to WYA a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in the media; and (b) you certify that any person pictured in the submitted media (or, if a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) authorizes WYA to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in such media; and (c) you agree to indemnify WYA and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from the media and/or your failure to comply with these the terms described in this document.
WYA reserves the right to review all media prior to submission to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion.
WYA has several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your WYA passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your WYA account and password; (3) promptly inform WYA of any need to deactivate a password. You grant WYA and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Site. WYA cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received using WYA tools and services.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold WYA, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.
WYA is based in New York, New York, in the United States of America with principal offices in New York, New York. WYA makes no claims that WYA or any Site within the WYA Network and the Content are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the WYA Network from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, User Submissions – image, video, audio files, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with WYA, or in any way relating to your use of the HDC Site, resides in the courts of the State of New York and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of New York in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving WYA or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the Site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and WYA with respect to the use of the HDC Site, and Content. If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions please contact us at:
World Youth Alliance
228 East 71st St.
New York, NY 10021
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Site helpful and convenient to use. Questions or comments regarding this Site, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We try to answer every email in a timely manner but due to volume may not always be able to do so.