Terms of Service
TransFORWARD – Improving Transgender Lives
TransFORWARD: Texas Transgender Health is a collaboration between Texas Health Institute (THI) and Equality Texas Foundation (EQTXF). Texas Health Institute serves as the fiscal agent and project manager. TransFORWARD — Improving Transgender Lives is the project name.
Agreement to Terms
If asked to provide your e-mail address during your use of the site, please provide an accurate and complete e-mail address. We may also ask for other personal information on our site in order to provide you access to TransFORWARD‘s private community portal.
Use of Information and Services
Third parties may be linked to, or may provide certain information displayed on the Site. Although TransFORWARD or THI believes that such information comes from trustworthy sources, the third-party information is not necessarily sponsored, endorsed, recommended, or licensed by TransFORWARD or THI. You should directly contact the third parties and/or their references for the most accurate information.
Neither TransFORWARD, THI, EQTXF nor any of the organization’s information sources or users are engaged in giving legal, medical, counseling or other professional services or advice in this Site.
Under no circumstances will TransFORWARD or THI be liable for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services or other material on the Site. While TransFORWARD and THI will attempt to keep its Site current, accurate, and complete, TransFORWARD and THI and its suppliers cannot guarantee, and will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to, the timeliness, accuracy, or completeness of the information, services, or other material on the Site.
When using the Site, you agree to abide by the following rules: (a) you may not post or transmit content (information, data, text, software, graphics, sound, photographs, video, messages, etc.) (“Content”) that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, that violates the property rights of others (including without limitation infringing use of a copyright or trademark), that violates the privacy or publicity right of others, or are otherwise objectionable; (b) you may not interfere with others’ use of the Site; (c) you may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or that violates the rights of others; (d) you may not use the Site to advertise or sell products or services to others; (e) you may not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (f) you may not post or transmit Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, confidential information, etc.); (g) you may not post Content to the Site unless the Content is freely owned by you or used with the permission of all other persons with any rights in the Content; and (h) you may not use the Site to collect or store personal data about other users.
Removal of Content
TransFORWARD nor THI do not do a prior review of Content posted by any party other than TransFORWARD and THI and has no responsibility for Content posted by any party other than TransFORWARD and THI to the Site. However, TransFORWARD and THI reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete any Content submitted to or appearing on the Site. Message boards, “chat rooms” and/or other information sharing locations on the Site may contain the opinions and views of other users. TransFORWARD and THI are not responsible for the accuracy of any messages or postings on the Site. If you believe that any Content posted on the Site is infringing, defamatory or otherwise violate the letter or spirit of these Terms, please contact TransFORWARD and THI immediately.
Submission of Content
If you submit Content to the Site, you grant to TransFORWARD and THI, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted to TransFORWARD and THI, a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive and fully sublicense right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) and to incorporate such Content in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet sites. TransFORWARD and THI have no control over such sites; TransFORWARD and THI do not endorse, and are not responsible for, any such sites or the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through those sites. You acknowledge that TransFORWARD and THI shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance upon any such information, material, products, or services.
Your correspondence or business transactions with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found on, or e-commerce through, the Site and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that TransFORWARD and THI shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such transactions or as the result of the presence of such third parties on the Site.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless TransFORWARD and THI, its affiliates, governing board, officers, agents, employees, partners, and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim, demand, and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) related to (a) your use of the Site; (b) your violation of these Terms; or (c) your posting of Content to the site.
Modifications to Site
TransFORWARD and THI reserve the right to, from time to time, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the information, services, products, and/or other Content on the Site with or without notice.
Use and Storage of Content on the Site
TransFORWARD and THI may establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Site, including without limitation, the maximum number of days that Content will be available on, or retained by, the Site. TransFORWARD and THI, in our sole discretion, reserve the right to change these general practices and limits at any time.
Ownership of Content
All information on the Site, as well as the organization and layout of the site, other than Content posted by you, is owned and copyrighted by TransFORWARD and THI or its suppliers or other Site users. Except as expressly authorized by TransFORWARD and THI, you may not copy, distribute, resell, display, sublicense or create derivative works based on any such information from the Site, in whole or in part.
Disclaimer of Warranty
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS SITE, AND ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT ON THIS SITE, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THI AND ITS INFORMATION SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, SERVICES, AND MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THI MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (a) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SITE WILL BE SATISFACTORY; (b) THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (c) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND; (d) ANY ERRORS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THI OR HROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL TransFORWARD or THI ITS AFFILIATES, GOVERNING BOARD, OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF — USE, BUSINESS, DATA OR PROFITS, LITIGATION AND THE LIKE, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITH RESPECT TO GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THI THROUGH THE SITE, THI’S LIABILITY, IN ANY CASE, IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE GOODS, OR, AT THI’S ELECTION, TO THE REPAYMENT OR CREDITING TO YOU OF AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE GOODS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THESE TERMS OF — USE AND THE SITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU ABSENT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
If any jurisdictions do not allow the foregoing limitations of liability, the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.
TransFORWARD and THI may, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, suspend or terminate your use of this Site, and remove and discard any Content on the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation if you violate these Terms. TransFORWARD or THI may also bar you from any future access to the Site. TransFORWARD or THI will not be liable to you for any such suspension, termination or prohibition on future access. Should you object to any subsequent modifications of the terms and conditions of these Terms, your sole recourse will be to immediately notify TransFORWARD and THI of your termination of these Terms, which termination will be effective immediately. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the terms and conditions of these Terms will survive any termination of these Terms.
Any notices to you by TransFORWARD or THI can be made by either e-mail, regular mail, or telephone.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and TransFORWARD andTHI and govern your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and TransFORWARD and THI regarding the Site (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of these Terms). These Terms and the resolution of any dispute related to these Terms or the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State we are located in, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. TransFORWARD or THI’s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will be enforced in accordance with their terms. The section headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you hereby waive your right to bring any claim against TransFORWARD or THI more than 1 year after such claim first arose.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. You consent to the arbitration being conducted at a location selected by TransFORWARD or THI within the State we are located in. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or TransFORWARD and THI may seek any interim or preliminary equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in as necessary to protect the rights or property of you or TransFORWARD or THI pending the completion of arbitration.