IN MY SHOES, INC
A COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION


Terms of Service/User Agreement
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We want inmyshoes.org to be an informative, educational, and interactive website and in so doing we have adopted the following Terms of Service/User Agreement, which apply to everyone accessing and using inmyshoes.org.
 
Inmyshoes.org reserves the right to revise these Terms of Service/User Agreement without advance notice. We will always have a current version of these Terms of Service/User Agreement posted on the site. We strongly encourage you to read these Terms of Service/User Agreement carefully before accessing or using Inmyshoes.org. Your use of or access to Inmyshoes.org constitutes an agreement to abide by the Terms of Service/User Agreement then in effect.

Inmyshoes.org is owned and operated by In My Shoes, Inc. Whenever we refer to "Inmyshoes.org" in these Terms of Service/User Agreement, we are including In My Shoes, Inc., its parent company, and its subsidiaries and other affiliates.  Any questions regarding the specific terms of these Terms of Service/User Agreement should be directed to info@inmyshoes.org

In order to provide access to information and to communicate with others throughout the world, Inmyshoes.org users may use electronic networks for receiving and sending information. Due to the complexities and openness of these networks and the variety of information available, it is important that users adhere to strict guidelines. The guidelines are provided here so that users are aware of their responsibilities. Inmyshoes.org may modify the rules at any time by publishing the modified rule in the user agreement on Inmyshoes.org.
 

I.  Code of Ethics:

Users of the web site, Inmyshoes.org, agree to In My Shoes, Inc Terms of Service/User Agreement which includes the Code of Ethics by the act of accessing this web site and/or posting messages. Such users agree to keep their behavior lawful, in good taste, and ethical. Users also agree to provide true, accurate, and complete information on any and all registration forms, as well as in publicly viewable messages, and not to post any content that infringes upon a third party’s intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or is obscene, profane, libelous, harassing, untrue, defamatory, “spamming,” or material that In My Shoes, Inc.  at its discretion, deems is harmful in any way.

Users of Inmyshoes.org participate at their own risk, and they are solely responsible for the contents and consequences of their own messages. Users also agree not to participate in any unreasonable commercial use of the message boards, which includes, but is not limited to, the reproduction, selling or reselling or exploitation in any manner any portion of messages posted on the Inmyshoes.org message boards. Message boards may not be used for overt advertising purposes, and such postings may be removed without notice.

Inmyshoes.org takes no responsibility for the accuracy or the content of messages and has no obligation to delete messages with which users may disagree. At its own discretion, however, Inmyshoes.org reserves the right for any reason to delete without notice messages that violate this Terms of Use and Code of Ethics or are otherwise objectionable.

Users agree not to violate any of the following prohibitions:
1. accessing, uploading, downloading or distributing defamatory, abusive,
obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive,
illegally discriminatory, or other illegal materials;
2. transmitting materials which are defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane,
sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal;
3. violating any local, state or federal statue, rule, regulation, code, ordinance, or
other authority;
4. vandalizing, damaging, or disabling the property of another person,
organization, or In My Shoes;
5. accessing another person’s materials, information, or files without the direct
written permission of that person; and
6. violating copyright, or otherwise using another person’s intellectual property
without his or her prior written approval or proper citation.

Users agree not to use the facilities and the capabilities of the system to conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity which is prohibited by law.
 
Because the on-line services, through connections through Internet, provide access to other systems around the world, users specifically understand that Inmyshoes.org does not have control of the content of information residing on these other systems. Users are advised that some systems may contain defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material.

Inmyshoes.org does not condone the use of such materials and do not permit usage of such materials in its environment.

On-Line Conduct
Any action by users that is determined by Inmyshoes.org to constitute an inappropriate use of the network or to improperly restrict or inhibit other users from using and enjoying the network is strictly prohibited. Users must, at all times, adhere to the "Code of Ethics."

Users specifically agree to not submit, publish, or display on the system any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material; nor shall users encourage the use of controlled substances. Transmission of materials, information or software in violation of any local, state, or federal law is prohibited and is a breach of the user's privileges to the on-line services.

Limited Use
The on-line services are to be used for informational purposes only. Commercial uses are strictly prohibited.

Copyrighted Material
Copyrighted materials must not be placed on any systems connected to Inmyshoes.org without the copyright owner’s written permission or license agreements.

Users specifically agree to repay Inmyshoes.org for any loss, cost, damages, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by Inmyshoes.org relating to, or arising out of, any breach of this section of the code of ethics.

II. Hyperlinking:

The following organizations may link to In My Shoes' web site, inmyshoes.org, without prior written In My Shoes, approval:

Government agencies
Search engines

These organizations may link to Inmyshoes.org home page, to publications or to other web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

Inmyshoes.org may consider and approve in its sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:
      *commonly-known consumer, educational, and/or business information sources;
      *www community sites;
      *associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites, online directory distributors;
      *internet portals;
      *accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are parents, educators, and education institutions; and
      *educational institutions and trade associations.

If you are among the organizations listed and are interested in linking to www.inmyshoes.org, you must notify In My Shoes by sending an e-mail to info@inmyshoes.org . Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response. Please also read the following terms and conditions applying to use of our web site.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to www.inmyshoes.org as follows:
By use of the name "In My Shoes, Inc, A Community Educational Organization"; or
By use of the uniform resource locator (web address) being linked to; or
By use of any other description of Inmyshoes.org's web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.

No use of the In My Shoes' logo or other design trademark of the In My Shoes will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement from the In My Shoes, Inc.

Framing:
Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around In My Shoes' web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our web site.

Content Liability:
Inmyshoes.org shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your web site. You agree to indemnify and defend Inmyshoes.org against all claims arising out of or based upon your web site. No link(s) may appear on any page on your web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights:
INMYSHOES.ORG reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to INMYSHOES.ORG's web site from your site. You agree to immediately remove all links to  INMYSHOES.ORG's  web site upon such request. INMYSHOES.ORG also reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to the INMYSHOES.ORG web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.
 
What You Should Know About Links We Have On Our Web Site:
From time to time, we may decide to link to web sites that we determine may be of interest to our visitors. These web sites may offer educational, governmental or other resources or may be owned or controlled by other third parties.
We are not responsible for the content of any linked site, any link(s) contained in any linked site, or any changes or updates to the information contained in such sites. INMYSHOES.ORG provides links to third party sites only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such link on our site does not imply  INMYSHOES.ORG's  endorsement of either the site, the organization operating such site, or any products or services of that organization. A visit to any site or page from our web site via any such link is done entirely at your own risk.

We strongly recommend reading any Standard Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Disclaimers or other notifications that may be found on any such third party web sites. Under no circumstances will INMYSHOES.ORG be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused in connection with the use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.

Should you find any link on our web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may send us a request to remove the link from our web site by visiting our contact form. INMYSHOES.ORG will consider all such requests but shall have no obligation to remove any links or respond.


III. Interactive Services

The information, advice, ideas and opinions appearing on Inmyshoes.org do not necessarily reflect the views of Inmyshoes.org. Inmyshoes.org does not assume responsibility or accept liability for the content, accuracy, truthfulness or reliability of information, advice, ideas, and opinions appearing on Inmyshoes.org, or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the dissemination or use of any information, advice, ideas and opinions appearing on Inmyshoes.org.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Terms of Service/User Agreement shall be part of this Agreement. You understand and agree that the Terms of Service/User Agreement is provided "AS-IS" and that Inmyshoes.org assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications, personal web pages or personalization settings.
 
In order to use the Terms of Service/User Agreement, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device.

You specifically agree that Inmyshoes.org is not responsible for unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, any material or data sent or received or not sent or received, or any transactions entered into through the Terms of Service/User Agreement. You specifically agree that Inmyshoes.org is not responsible or liable for any threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal content or conduct of any other party or any infringement of another's rights, including intellectual property rights. You specifically agree that Inmyshoes.org is not responsible for any content sent using and/or included in the Terms of Service/User Agreement by any third party. Although we are not required to monitor or edit the interactive portions of Inmyshoes.org, we reserve the right to do so and to delete any content provided by a user. Inmyshoes.org is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing inaccurate or harmful content. Inmyshoes.org expects you to respect the rights and dignity of others.

Users agree to adhere to the "Code of Ethics."  Accordingly, you may not:
*Harass, intimidate or threaten another user;
*Victimize, degrade or intimidate an individual or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability;
*Interfere with another user's rights to privacy (including by harvesting or collecting information about Inmyshoes.org users);
*Distribute junk or bulk e-mail, chain letter, surveys, contests, lotteries, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation;
*Post to Inmyshoes.org any material that is defamatory, fraudulent, tortuous, obscene or indecent;
*Post to Inmyshoes.org any trademarks, logs, trade secrets, or copyrighted material that you aren't authorized to post;
*Post to Inmyshoes.org any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, or any other computer code, file, or program that may or is intended to damage the   operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment;
*Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any non-personal purpose without the approval of Inmyshoes.org;
*Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Inmyshoes.org official, forum leader guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; or forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any transmissions through the Terms of Service.

You grant Inmyshoes.org a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual and irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, adapt, modify, distribute, promote, and publish any materials that you post to Inmyshoes.org in any manner, place or media at Inmyshoes.org sole discretion, and without any obligation to compensate you or anyone else.

Inmyshoes.org is an informative educational site and  not intended for minors under the age of  18 with the exception of parents.  Minors under the age of  18 are not permitted to register for any Inmyshoes.org service.
 

IV. Other

Trademarks.
Inmyshoes.org and all marks, titles, logos, characters, and names that we display on Inmyshoes.org are, to the extent applicable, trademarks that are used with permission.
 
Copyrights.
All content on Inmyshoes.org is protected under copyright law (although Inmyshoes.org makes no representations or warranties nor accepts any liability for the content created, reproduced, published or posted by end users in personal web pages). You may download one copy of the content of Inmyshoes.org to any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not otherwise license, sell, modify, copy, publish, distribute or display any of the Inmyshoes.org content.

In the event you have a claim of copyright infringement with respect to material that is contained on Inmyshoes.org, please follow the procedures below:

Written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Service Provider(s):   Inmyshoes.org/Notification of Claimed Infringement
Notification Should be Sent:
In My Shoes, Inc
P.O. Box 361298
Decatur, GA 30036-1298

Email Address of Designated Agent: info@inmyshoes.org

To be effective, the Notification must include the following:
1)A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2)Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
3)Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
4)Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
5)A statement that the Complaining Party 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;
6)A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Upon receipt of the written Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 6 above:
Service Provider shall remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing;
Service Provider shall forward the written notification to such alleged infringer ("Subscriber");
Service Provider shall take reasonable steps to promptly notify the Subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to the material.

Counter Notification:
To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to the Service Provider's Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
1)A physical or electronic signature of the Subscriber;
Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
2)A statement under penalty of perjury that the Subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
3)The Subscriber's name, address, and telephone number.

Upon receipt of a Counter Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 3 above:
Service Provider shall promptly provide the Complaining Party with a copy of the Counter Notification; Service Provider shall inform the Complaining Party that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it within ten (10) business days; Service Provider shall replace the removed material or cease disabling access to the material within ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the Counter Notification, provided Service Provider's Designated Agent has not received notice from the Complaining Party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain Subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Service Provider's network or system termination.

Inmyshoes.org may, in its sole discretion, terminate your right to use Inmyshoes.org at any time, and without notice, for any reason, including your violation of any of these Terms of Service/User Agreement or any other policy that Inmyshoes.org posts. Inmyshoes.org also reserves the right to modify or discontinue any services it provides, or any portion thereof, without notice to you and without liability to you. Inmyshoes.org may immediately terminate any account that it believes, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any spam or other unsolicited bulk e-mail. In addition, because damages are often difficult to quantify, if actual damages cannot be reasonably calculated, you agree to pay Inmyshoes.org liquidated damages of $5.00 for each piece of spam or unsolicited bulk e-mail transmitted from or otherwise connected with your account. Otherwise, you agree to pay Inmyshoes.org's actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated.

International Use
By choosing to access Inmyshoes.org from any location other than the United States, you accept full responsibility for compliance with all local laws. You are also subject to United States export controls and are responsible for any violations of United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports.

Account Maintenance
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information and passwords. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or account information, you should notify Inmyshoes.org immediately.

Governing Law
These Terms of Service/User Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Georgia and the United States of America, without regard to their principles of conflicts of law. Any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Atlanta and/or Decatur, Georgia.

Enforcement
Any part of these Terms of Service/User Agreement that is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable will be replaced with language reflecting the original purpose in a valid and enforceable manner. The enforceable sections of these Terms of Service/User Argreement will remain binding upon the parties.
 
Customer Agreement.
All materials contained in this site are the copyrighted property of Inmyshoes.org. Inmyshoes.org and all titles, characters, names and graphics are trademarks of Inmyshoes.org. To reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute or publicly display material from this website, you will need written permission from Inmyshoes.org. Users may view and download material from this site only for personal, non-commercial home use.

Inmyshoes.org makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use outside of Decatur,Georgia. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent applicable. Users agree not to use the site for sale, trade or other commercial purposes.

Users may not use language that is threatening, abusive, vulgar, discourteous or criminal. Users also may not post or transmit information or materials that would violate rights of any third party or which contains a virus or other harmful component. Inmyshoes.org reserves the right to remove or edit messages or material submitted by users.

Inmyshoes.org is not responsible for material submitted to Inmyshoes.org or posted in chat rooms or on bulletin boards by site users. By communicating with Inmyshoes.org, however, users grant Inmyshoes.org permission to use any information, suggestions, ideas, drawings or concepts communicated for any purpose Inmyshoes.org chooses, commercial, public or otherwise without compensation whatsoever.

THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, INMYSHOES.ORG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. INMYSHOES.ORG DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE INFORMATION IS ACCURATE OR RELIABLE OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF ERRORS OR VIRUSES.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, will Inmyshoes.org be liable for special or consequential damages that result from the use or inability to use the materials in this site. In no event shall Inmyshoes.org's liability to a user for any loss, damage or claim exceed the amount paid by the user for accessing this site. Under no circumstances shall Inmyshoes.org be liable for the injury, damage or expense arising from any materials contained in any site linked to or from this site.

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time by discontinuing your use of the Inmyshoes.org site and destroying all materials obtained from it.

IMPORTANT
YOUR USE OF INMYSHOES.ORG, THE CONTENT ON INMYSHOES.ORG, AND ANY GOODS OR SERVICES YOU ACQUIRE FROM INMYSHOES.ORG ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

INMYSHOES.ORG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. INMYSHOES.ORG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF INMYSHOES.ORG HAD BEEN ADVISED OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN PARTICULAR, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, INMYSHOES.ORG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE INMYSHOES.ORG OR INMYSHOES.ORG SERVICES, FROM GOODS ACQUIRED THROUGH INMYSHOES.ORG, OR FROM ANY CONTENT POSTED ON INMYSHOES.ORG BY INMYSHOES.ORG OR ANYONE ELSE.
INMYSHOES.ORG MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT
(i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS,
(ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE,
(iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE,
(iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR
(v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

Entire Agreement
This Terms of Services/User Agreement which includes the Welcome, Code-of-Ethics, Hyperlinking, Interactive Services and Other sections constitutes the entire agreement between you and Inmyshoes.org with respect to your use of Inmyshoes.org and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals between you and Inmyshoes.org.