Terms of Service

 

Thank you for using the ActiveMinds.org services (including its website and web-based applications, and any other tools, products, or services provided by Active Minds, Inc. that link to or reference these Terms) (collectively, the “Services”). The Services are provided by Active Minds, Inc. (“Active Minds,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), located at 2001 S Street, NW Suite 630, Washington, DC 20009, U.S.A.

By using our Services, including the https://activemindsshop.myshopify.com website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Service (“Terms”). These Terms apply only to the Services provided by Active Minds, Inc. and not to any similar services provided by an Active Minds chapter. Please read them carefully.  Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional terms or product requirements (including age requirements) may apply. If additional terms or conditions are available with or applicable to the relevant Services, then those additional terms become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.  By accessing or using the Services, you intend and agree to be legally bound by these Terms.  You may wish to print or save a local copy of the Terms for your records.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THESE TERMS OF SERVICE LIMIT OUR LIABILITY AND THAT YOU ARE RELEASING US FROM VARIOUS CLAIMS IN SECTION 9 AND 10 BELOW. 

ACTIVE MINDS AND ITS CHAPTERS, AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT PROVIDERS OF MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND DO NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH ADVICE. ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

 

1. Using our Services

Don’t misuse our Services.  For example, don’t interfere with our Services, try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide, or extensively or automatically copy any content from the Services (in other words, no scraping). You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies, if we are investigating suspected misconduct, or for any other reason.

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access through them (“Content”). You may not use Content, except as permitted in these Terms, by its owner, or as otherwise permitted by law. These Terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services, including the Active Minds name and logo. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.

Our Services display some Content that is not our own.  For example, Content belonging to our grant-providers, sponsors, advertisers, other third parties, you, or other users (collectively, “Third Party Content”).  We are not responsible for, and you waive all of our liability with respect to, Third Party Content.  Third Party Content is the sole responsibility of the individual or entity that makes it available to you via the Services. We may review Third Party Content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display Third Party Content that we believe violates our policies or the law. But we do not generally review Third Party Content beforehand, and we are not obligated to do so.  

In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of our marketing emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in marketing e-mails or texting “Stop” or “Do Not Send” in response to text messages. Please be aware that there may be a brief period before we are able to process your opt-out. 

Some of our Services are available on mobile devices or may utilize SMS/iMessage, which may cause you to incur SMS or data charges with your wireless provider.  Please be aware that we have no control over these charges, and if you do not wish to be charged, you should stop using the mobile or SMS/iMessage features (as applicable). 

 

2. Your Account

You may need an account in order to use the Services. If you create your own account, you agree that all registration information you give us will be accurate and current.  If your account has been assigned to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational institution, different or additional terms may apply and your administrator may be able to access or disable your account.  You will timely notify us of any changes to any of the foregoing information.  You are responsible for controlling access to any PCs, mobile devices, or other end points that you allow to store your Services password, or on which you enable a “Remember Me” or similar functionality (“Activated Device”). Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible for all activities that occur under your Services accounts, including the activities of any individual with whom you share your Services account or an Activated Device.

To protect your account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your account.  If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password, please contact us at info@activeminds.org.  

 

3. Product Purchases

You can support our mission and help spread the word about us by purchasing items from our Shopify store.   A description of each item available for purchase through the Services (each, a “Product”) can be found on the applicable Product page on the Services. Product information, including descriptions, technical information, specifications, and other information related to a Product (collectively, “Product Information”) are provided for your convenience in your selection of Products. The accuracy or completeness of Product Information is not guaranteed and is subject to change without notice. The appearance of the Products on the Services may differ from the physical article depending on your Internet browser or the device or monitor you use. 

All prices posted on Services are subject to change without notice. The price charged for a Product will be the price in effect at the time an order is placed and will be set out in an order confirmation email. Price increases will only apply to orders placed after such changes. Posted prices do not include applicable taxes or charges for shipping and handling. All such taxes and charges will be added to your total and will be itemized in your order confirmation email.  We are not responsible for pricing, typographical, or other errors in any Product Information or offer by us and we reserve the right to modify or cancel any orders arising from such errors. 

Title and risk of loss pass to you upon our transfer of the Products to a third party carrier.  Shipping and delivery dates are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. If a carrier is not able to successfully deliver the Products it will leave a notice with contact information to arrange a new delivery date. We are not liable for any delays or failure in shipment due to incorrect information provided by you, your failure to receive a shipment from a carrier, or other factors outside of our reasonable control.

All purchases are final.

 

4. Payment 

You agree to pay all amounts owed to us in connection with purchases through our Shopify store.  You hereby authorize us to charge your credit card or other payment account for such purchases or for any donations you make through the Services.  Donations are processed by our third party partner, Classy, Inc.     

 

5. Privacy and Feedback 

Our privacy policy explains how we treat your personal information and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that we can collect, use, and share data from you as described in our privacy policy. We are not responsible for any information or Content that you share with others via your use of the Services.  You assume all privacy, security, and other risks associated with providing any information, including personally identifiable information, to other users of the Service.  

If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, you agree that we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.  

 

6. Content You Submit or Share 

You may submit, upload, and share videos, pictures, text and other content to or through the Services (“Your Content”), and in doing so you must follow these Terms and the rules and policies referenced in these Terms. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in Your Content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.

When you upload, submit, or otherwise share Your Content to or through our Services, you give us (and those we work with) a royalty-free, worldwide license in perpetuity (subject to any applicable privacy laws) to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that Your Content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute Your Content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services.  Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.  If Your Content is subject to our Media Release and there is a conflict between these Terms and the Media Release, the Media Release will control with respect to the matter in conflict.  

We may publicly display your profile information, posts, and actions you take on the Services or on third-party applications connected to your account (such as reviews you write and comments you post) in our Services, including displaying in content promoting us or supporting our mission of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. You may request that we delete any of Your Content that you submit to the Services by sending us an email at info@activeminds.org.  To the extent within our control we’ll remove Your Content from public display and mark it for future deletion if permitted by applicable law; however, it may persist in backup or residual copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to other users through the Services).  For purposes of clarification, once you submit or share Your Content with others via the Services (e.g., other users or third parties), we no longer have control over those portions of Your Content and will not be able to delete it or prevent them from using it.    

You agree that you will not use the Services to:

  • Violate law or a third-party’s rights;
  • Submit excessive or unsolicited commercial messages or spam any users;
  • Submit malicious content or viruses;
  • Solicit other people’s login information, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information;
  • Harass, defame or bully other users; or
  • Post content that is hate speech, threatening or pornographic, that incites violence or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.

 

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION 

As we ask others to respect our intellectual property rights, we respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require our users and customers to do so.  If you are a copyright owner or its agent and believe that any content residing on or accessible through the Services infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent (the “Designated Agent”) with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C § 512(c)(3) for further detail): 

  • Identification of the work or material being infringed.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location, with sufficient detail so that we are capable of finding it and verifying its existence.
  • Contact information for the notifying party (the “Notifying Party”), including name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • A statement that the Notifying Party has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law.
  • A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that the Notifying Party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed.

Please also note that the information provided in a notice of copyright infringement may be forwarded to the user who posted the allegedly infringing content. After removing material in response to a valid DMCA notice, we will notify the user responsible for the allegedly infringing material that we have removed or disabled access to the material. We will terminate, under appropriate circumstances, users who are repeat copyright infringers, and we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate any user for actual or apparent copyright infringement.

If you believe you are the wrongful subject of a DMCA notification, you may file a counter-notification with us by providing the following information to the Designated Agent at the address below:

  • The specific URLs of material that we have removed or to which we have disabled access.
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original DMCA notification or an agent of such person.
  • The following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
  • Your signature.

Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, we will forward it to Notifying Party who submitted the original DMCA notification. The original Notifying Party (or the copyright holder he or she represents) will then have ten (10) days to notify us that he or she has filed legal action relating to the allegedly infringing material.  If we do not receive any such notification within ten (10) days, we may restore the material to the Services.

The contact information for our Designated Agent is:

Active Minds, Inc.
Attention:  Copyright Agent
2001 S Street NW, Suite 630
Washington, DC 20009
Email: info@activeminds.org

If you believe that any of your intellectual property rights other than copyrights have been infringed, please e-mail us at info@activeminds.org.  We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to suspend or terminate any user who infringes the intellectual property rights of Active Minds or others, and/or to remove, delete, edit or disable access to such person’s content.   You agree that we have no liability for any action taken under this section.  

 

8. Modifying and Terminating our Services

We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether, at any time, without any notice or liability.

You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go. We may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services, at any time.

Sections  8 – 13 will survive termination or expiration of these Terms indefinitely.

 

9. No Warranties and Disclaimers

OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS, NEITHER ACTIVE MINDS NOR ITS CHAPTERS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, OR THE RELIABILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, OR THE ABILITY OF THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.  WE ALSO DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR COMMITMENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RELATING TO, AS APPLICABLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE, OR ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED OPERATIONS.  WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES “AS-IS.” TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, ACTIVE MINDS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY PRODUCT YOU PURCHASE AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF SUCH PRODUCT.

WHILE WE HOPE TO PREVENT OR MITIGATE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS OF THOSE WE INTERACT WITH ON AND OFFLINE OR ANYONE USING INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM ACTIVE MINDS, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM WHATSOEVER TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING FROM MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, INCLUDING HARM CAUSED BY THE FAILURE OF ANY PERSON TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT OR THE FAILURE, INACCURACY OR INADEQUACY OF ANY INFORMATION WE PROVIDE OR OF ANY PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT RECEIVED.  ACTIVE MINDS IS NOT A PROVIDER OF MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND HAS NO LIABILITY OR OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE IN NEED OF MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OR TREATMENT.  

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.

YOU AND YOUR HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS HEREBY FOREVER IRREVOCABLY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS US, OUR AFFILIATES, CHAPTERS, AND OUR AND THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AND OUR AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS  (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM, AND AGREE NOT TO SUE ANY RELEASED PARTY FOR, ANY LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, OBLIGATIONS, SUITS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS, EXPENSES, AND DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (COLLECTIVELY, “LIABILITIES”) THAT YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY RELEASED PARTY WHETHER EXISTING NOW OR IN THE FUTURE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR OR A THIRD PARTY’S CONDUCT RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE PRODUCTS.  YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE FOREGOING SENTENCE RELEASES AND DISCHARGES ALL LIABILITIES, WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE CURRENTLY KNOWN TO YOU, AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542. YOU UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND THIS WAIVER, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ARISING FROM YET UNKNOWN CLAIMS.

 

10. Liability for our Services

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, ACTIVE MINDS (AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND AGENTS) AND OUR CHAPTERS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF ACTIVE MINDS (AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND AGENTS) AND OUR CHAPTERS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES OR FOR THE PRODUCTS (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLY YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).

IN ALL CASES RELATING TO PROVIDING YOU THE SERVICES OR THE PRODUCTS, ACTIVE MINDS (AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND AGENTS) AND ITS CHAPTERS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE OR THAT IS DUE TO EVENTS OUTSIDE OF OUR REASONABLE CONTROL, SUCH AS WARS, CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, STORMS, NATURAL DISASTERS, ACTS OF GOVERNMENT, SUPPLY INTERRUPTIONS, EPIDEMICS OR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES, DELAYS SHIPPING THE PRODUCTS, OR FAILURES OR DELAYS OF COMMON CARRIERS), OR TELECOMMUNICATION OR INTERNET FAILURES.

 

11. Business/Employer Uses of our Services

If you are using our Services on behalf of a business or employer, you are accepting these Terms on their behalf, and that business or employer agrees to be bound by these Terms. 

 

12. Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Active Minds, its affiliated companies, and its and their predecessors, successors, and assigns, and its and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and contractors from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees), resulting from or arising out of your actual or alleged breach of these Terms, any content you provide through the Services, or your use or misuse of the Services.  However, you will not be responsible for claims, damages, and costs which are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have arisen solely from our violation of applicable law.    

 

13. About these Terms

We may modify these Terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service for any reason, for example, to reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the Terms regularly and the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of these Terms.  We’ll use reasonable efforts to give you notice of these modifications, such as posting notice of modifications to these Terms on this web page, through the Services, or via email.   By continuing to use the Services after we make these modifications, you agree that you will be subject to the modified Terms.  If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.

If there is a conflict between these Terms and any additional terms for a Service, the additional terms will control for that conflict.

These Terms control the relationship between Active Minds and you. They do not create any third-party beneficiary rights.  If you do not comply with these Terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).  If it turns out that a particular  term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

The laws of the United States and the District of Columbia, excluding the District of Columbia’s conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services.

You may not assign or delegate your rights or obligations relating to these terms or your account for the Services without our prior written consent.  We may assign these terms or assign or delegate any of our rights or obligations at any time.  

For information about how to contact Active Minds, please visit our contact page.