Terms of Service

Terms of Use

 

Community Education Group

Last Updated: September 1, 2023

Thank you for your interest in Community Education Group (collectively, “CEG,” “we,” or “us”). These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to this website (“Website”) and to its entire contents, information, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) (collectively, “Content”).  By using this Website, you are entering into a legally binding agreement with us and hereby agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use or access this Website.

By using this Website, you represent and warrant to CEG that you: (i) are at least eighteen (18) years old, (ii) are located in the United States, (iii) are legally authorized to enter into these Terms, and (iv) will at any and all times comply with these Terms.

Privacy Policy

Your use of this Website is subject to the Privacy Policy attached to these Terms (“Privacy Policy”). For the avoidance of doubt, any claims, suits, or complaints related to the Privacy Policy shall be settled or otherwise addressed in accordance with the dispute resolution terms, and subject to the limitations of liability, set forth herein, in addition to all other terms and conditions herein.

Access to the Website

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website and any Content we provide on the Website at any time in our sole discretion and without notice to you. We will not have any liability if all or any part of the Website or Content is unavailable or removed at any time. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website and ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and comply with them.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Content is made available on this Website for individual, non-commercial research purposes only. All Content is owned or licensed by CEG, its licensors, or other providers of such materials, and is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright and intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. These Terms permit you to use the Website and Content for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must  not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, sale, transmit or in any way exploit any of the Content on our Website, except as follows: (i) your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials, (ii) you may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution, (iii) if we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end-user license agreement for such applications, and (iv) if we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.

You hereby acknowledge and agree that you will not (i) modify copies of any Content or materials from our Website, (ii) use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text, (iii) delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this Website, and (iv) access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website. If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Website in breach of the Terms, your right to use the Website will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Website or any content on the Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by CEG. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

Prohibited Uses

You may only use the Website for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You must not use the Content or Website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or the impairment or unavailability or inaccessibility of the Website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity. You may not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to the Website or its Content.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Content presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this Content. Any reliance you place on such Content is strictly at your own risk. CEG also does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from this Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for data backup and recovery. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGMENT AND THOSE ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING. CEG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING THOSE CAUSED BY A VIRUS, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER, DATA, OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS DO NOT AFFECT WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE LIMITED OR EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

 Limitations of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CEG OR ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, OR ANY CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, BREACH OF PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE. IN THE EVENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS LEGALLY PROHIBITED, THEN TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF CEG AND ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED $100.00.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CEG, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of this Website or any information or Content obtained from this Website, or for your infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property rights.

Update to These Terms

We reserve the right to update and revise these Terms and/or the Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes to the Terms or the Privacy Policy by updating the “Last Updated” section above. These Terms (including the Privacy Policy) are effective as of the “Last Updated” date provided herein. Your continued use of the Website signifies your consent to all updates.

Governing Law and Arbitration Agreement

The Terms and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and CEG regarding the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Website. These Terms (including the Privacy Policy) shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of West Virginia, without regard to its conflicts of law principles.

CEG AND YOU MUTUALLY AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS THEREON, OR THESE TERMS (INCLUDING OUR PRIVACY POLICY), WILL BE RESOLVED THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION UNDER THE COMMERICAL RULES OF ARBITRATION OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (“AAA”). YOU AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS YOU ARE WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION AND THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST CEG ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. ANY ARBITRATION OR OTHER ACTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

The parties shall jointly select an arbitrator from the list of available neutrals provided by AAA. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in Charleston, West Virginia. Each party shall bear its share of the fees paid for the arbitrator and the administration of the arbitration. Except as required by law, neither a party nor the arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration without the prior written consent of both parties, unless to protect or pursue a legal right. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding, and no party shall have rights of appeal, except for those provided in section 10 of the FAA.  If for any reason a dispute proceeds in a federal or state court rather than in arbitration, the parties hereby waive any right to a jury trial.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding these Terms, please contact us at (202) 543-2376 or at: info@communityeducationgroup.org.

 

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Privacy Policy

Community Education Group

CEG recognizes the importance of data privacy and information security.  This Privacy Policy sets forth the terms and conditions with respect to how we process personal information. This Privacy Policy describes, among other issues, the types of personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use it, the types of third parties with whom we share it, and any rights and responsibilities you may have with respect to such personal information.

This Privacy Policy describes, among other issues, the types of personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use it, the types of third parties with whom we share it, and any rights and responsibilities you may have with respect to such personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to the personal information you provide us when you visit any website that we own, license, or otherwise operate (collectively, the “Site“), submit donations to CEG, or otherwise contact or engage with us. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the Site and services furnished by CEG (e.g., donation collection) shall be referred to collectively as the “Services.”

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY AS IT DESCRIBES YOUR RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND LIABILITIES. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, SERVICES OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING US WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND ANY APPLICABLE TERMS OF USE ON THE SITE YOU ARE ACCESSING.

Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information that CEG receives during its business operations as a “data controller” – which means we determine the purpose and means of processing such personal information. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the term “personal information” means any information that, alone or in conjunction with other information or data, identifies or is linked to a particular individual or household and that is subject to, or otherwise afforded protection under, a data protection law, statute, or regulation. The term “personal information” does not include anonymized or de-identified data that is not attributable to a particular individual or household and that is not otherwise subject to a data protection law, statute, or regulation. CEG may anonymize or de-identify personal information, and such data is not subject to this Privacy Policy, and CEG may use such data for any purpose.

The Types and Categories of Personal Information We Collect

CEG collects personal information in order to provide our Services, comply with our legal obligations, promote our business interests, and for the other reasons set forth in this Privacy Policy. When you do not provide personal information to CEG, we may not be able to provide you the Services or to complete a transaction you requested. Generally, we collect the following types and categories of personal information during our business operations:

 

Personal Information
Category Description/Examples
Personal Identifiers Identifiers, such as your name, email address, and telephone number.
Commercial Information Records of donations that you have made to support our charitable causes.
Online Identifiers (For more information, see “Technical Data” below) Persistent identifiers that can be used to recognize you or your device over time and across different services, including a device identifier, an Internet Protocol (IP) address, cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, and similar technology.
Business Contact Data Information related to employees, owners, directors, officers, or contractors of a third-party organization (e.g., business, company, partnership, sole proprietorship, nonprofit, or government agency) with whom we conduct, or possibly conduct, business activities.
Internet and Electronic Network Data Data pertaining to your access or use of the Site, including browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with the Site or advertisements embedded on the Site or other third-party websites.
Geolocation Data Information about the general city, state, or region in which a user of the Site is located.

 

Technical Data

When you access the Site, we collect certain data automatically using technical means and tools. This data relates to your device, as well as your experience on the Site and other websites, including the following:

Usage and Device Data. When you access and use the Site, we automatically collect details of your access to and use of the Site, including traffic data, usage logs and other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on or through the Site (e.g., browsing history, search history). We may also collect information about your device and internet connection, including the device’s unique identifier (e.g., device type, IMEI, Wi-Fi MAC, IP address), operating system, browser type, and mobile network information. The Site may collect “diagnostic” data related to your use of the Site, such as crash data and logs, performance data (e.g., launch time, hang rate, or energy use), and any other data collected for the purposes of measuring technical diagnostics.

Cookies and Tracking Data. We use “cookies” and other tracking technologies within the Site. A cookie is a small file placed on your smartphone or other device. It may be possible to refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your smartphone or device. However, if you select this setting, some parts of the Site may become inaccessible or not function properly. In addition, the Site may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us to analyze data on your use of the Site (e.g., recording the popularity of certain content and verifying system and server integrity).

Site Monitoring. Please be aware that we use cookies and other tracking technologies within the Site to monitor and record any and all activities and communications to, from, and on, the Site in order to safeguard, improve, and analyze usage of, the Site, and for the other purposes listed in this Privacy Policy. For the avoidance of doubt, you hereby acknowledge, agree, and consent to, such monitoring and recording.

Audio and Visual Materials. Our Site may, from time to time, display live or prerecorded videos or similar audio visual materials (“Videos”). We may collect personal information with respect to you requesting access to, and/or accessing, such Videos, and we may disclose such personal information to third parties, including to our third-party service providers through the use of cookies. The provision of Videos on our Site is not an admission by CEG, and it shall not otherwise be interpreted, in any form or manner, to mean that CEG is a “video tape service provider” for purposes of the Video Privacy Protection Act (codified as amended at 18 U.S. Code § 2710) (the “VPPA”) or that CEG is otherwise subject to the VPPA.

Sources of Information

First Party / Direct Collection. We collect personal information directly from you when you use our Services or whenever you directly engage with us, such as when you visit our offices or premises or otherwise contact us.

Automated Collection. As described above, we may collect information and data, such as usage data and cookies, through automated means when you use the Site (see “Technical Data” above).

Third-Party Sources. We may collect personal information from third parties, such as publicly available databases, social networking providers, advertising companies, our service providers, and third-party references.

How We Use your Information / Purpose of Collection

We may use the personal information we collect about you in order to perform our Services, comply with our legal obligations, and promote our business interests.

How Your Personal Information Is Used
Provide, operate, maintain, improve, and promote our Services.
Enable you to access and use our Services.
Process and complete transactions, and send you related information (e.g., confirmations of a donation).
Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to or use of our Services, and other illegal activities.
CEG may collect and use your personal information for any other purpose for which we obtain your consent.

 

Sharing Information / Third-Party Disclosures

We share your personal data as described below and in this Privacy Policy, and as permitted by applicable law.

 

Category of Recipient Purpose of Disclosure
Service Providers We share your personal information with companies that provide services on our behalf, such as hosting our website and completing donations (e.g., payment card processing).
Business Restructuring Circumstances may arise where, for strategic or other business reasons, we decide to sell, buy, divest, merge or otherwise reorganize our businesses. We may disclose your personal data to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the negotiation or with the completion of a merger, acquisition, divestiture or sale of all or a portion of our assets.
Legal; Compliance; Legitimate Interests We may disclose personal data (i) if required by law or government order, or with a legal process, (ii) to protect and defend our rights or property, or (iii) in urgent circumstances, to protect the health and personal safety of any individual. In addition, we may disclose your personal data with any third party when we believe such disclosure is necessary to defend or protect our legal, regulatory, or business interests.
Consent In addition to the reasons for disclosure set forth herein, we may also disclose your personal data upon your consent.

 

In the event that you facilitate a transaction with CEG, or request information from or otherwise engage with us, and such activities require CEG to share your personal information with a service provider or other third party, you hereby consent to such disclosure and/or direct CEG to intentionally disclose your personal information to the service provider or third party.

Social Media

We may engage with you on various social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram). If you contact us on a social media platform, we may contact you via the social media’s direct message tools. Those communications to and from us are governed by this Privacy Policy. However, your use of a social media platform is also subject to the policies and terms of the relevant social media platform. Certain social media platforms may also automatically provide us with your personal information, and the information we receive will depend on the terms that govern your use of the social media platform(s) and any privacy settings you may have set. The Site includes social media features and widgets (e.g., the “Facebook Like” button, the “Share This” button) or interactive mini-programs that run on the Site. These features may collect your IP address and which Site page you are accessing and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the relevant social media platform that provides them.

Links to Other Websites; Your Direct Third-Party Disclosures

As a resource to you, the Site may include links to third-party websites or provide you the opportunity to disclose information directly to third parties. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to such third-party websites or organizations. You assume all privacy, security, and other risks associated with providing any data, including personal information, to third parties via the Services. For a description of the privacy protections associated with providing information to third parties, you should refer to the privacy statements, if any, provided by those third parties.

Data Retention and Localization

The period during which we retain your personal information varies depending on the purpose for the data processing. For example, we retain personal information needed to provide you with our Services, to facilitate transactions you have requested, to comply with our legal obligations (e.g., tax filings), and for as long as is necessary to defend our legal interests. In all other cases, we retain your personal information for as long as is needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

CEG is based in the United States, and the personal information that we collect and process is retained and stored in the United States. CEG uses service providers that store personal information on our behalf in the United States and in other third countries. By continuing to provide us such information, you hereby acknowledge and agree that your personal information will be transferred to, and stored in, the United States and in such other third countries.

Security

We seek to protect the security of your personal information and use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. HOWEVER, NO INFORMATION SYSTEM CAN BE FULLY SECURE, AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ABSOLUTE SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. MOREOVER, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES OVER NETWORKS THAT WE DO NOT CONTROL, INCLUDING THE INTERNET AND WIRELESS NETWORKS, AND YOU PROVIDE US WITH ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DATA AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DATA INCIDENT OR EVENT THAT MAY COMPROMISE THE CONFIDENTIALITY, INTEGRITY, OR SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION CAUSED BY A THIRD PARTY. The safety and security of your personal information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a username and password to access our Services, you are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of those credentials and not revealing them to others. You must contact us immediately (and in any event within twenty-four (24) hours) if you have reason to believe that your username or password to our Services has been compromised. You acknowledge and agree that we may contact you via email or other electronic communications in the event we are legally required to notify you of a data security incident or event related to your personal information.

No Data Collected from Children

The Site is not directed at, nor intended for use by, children. As a result, if you are under the age of sixteen (16), you are prohibited from accessing or using the Services (including the Site) or with providing us with your personal information.

Your Responsibilities

You are permitted, and hereby agree, to only provide personal information to CEG if such personal information is accurate, reliable, and relevant to our relationship and only to the extent such disclosure will not violate any applicable data protection law, statute, or regulation or infringe upon a person’s data privacy rights or privileges. IF YOU PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING A THIRD PARTY) TO CEG, YOU EXPRESSLY REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO CEG THAT YOU HAVE THE FULL RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE CEG WITH SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING A THIRD PARTY) AND THAT CEG’S USE AND PROCESSING OF SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION AS SET FORTH HEREIN WILL NOT VIOLATE ANY PERSON’S RIGHTS OR PRIVILEGES, INCLUDING RIGHTS TO PRIVACY. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO FULLY AND COMPLETELY INDEMNIFY CEG FOR ANY CLAIMS, HARM, OR DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM YOUR PROVISION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING A THIRD PARTY) TO CEG.

Events and Video Teleconferencing

CEG hosts and uses video teleconferencing platforms to facilitate conferences, meetings, training events, and other programs. We often use online platforms that are owned and administered by a third-party service provider (e.g., Google, Zoom, WebEx). Please be aware that our video teleconferencing may record the content, conversations, and discussions thereon, and such records may be stored or retained by our third-party service providers. By participating in our events and video teleconferencing, you hereby consent to the collection and retention of any information provided therein, and you hereby consent to the recording of such activities.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy or our handling of your personal information, would like to request more information from us, or would like to exercise a data privacy right, please contact us at (202) 543-2376 or at: info@communityeducationgroup.org.

 

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