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Terms Of Use

Binding Agreement

For the Love of Alex Inc. (“Alex” or “we”) has developed these Terms of Use to govern your use of www.fortheloveofalex.org / www.fortheloveofalexinc.org (together, the “Site”). Your use of this Site tells us you have read and agreed to these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully. These Terms of Use represent a binding contract regarding your use of the Site. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please exit the Site.

All information, content, artwork, text and photographs displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with our web site, including for example, news releases, directories, guides, text, photographs, images, illustrations, trademarks, logos and the like (collectively, the “Content”), as well as its selection and arrangement, is owned by Alex. You may use the Content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of Alex. The permitted use described in this paragraph is contingent on your compliance at all times with these Terms of Use.

General Disclaimer And Limitation Of Liability

While we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Content. Alex does not represent or warrant that use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. Alex has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for Content provided or posted by others.

No Warranties

The information on this web site is provided “as is”, “as available” and all warranties, express or implied, are disclaimed (including but not limited to the disclaimer of any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). All responsibility and liability for any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic files of this web site are disclaimed. The information may contain errors, problems or other limitations. As a condition to our providing the information on this web site, the viewer agrees that Alex is not liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential damages or any other damages (including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation or the like), whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. We would not provide this web site and information without such limitations. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, currency, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Alex and each of its employees, representatives, contractors and agents, from any and all claims (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, trade disparagement, privacy and intellectual property infringement) and damages (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising from or relating to any allegation regarding: (1) your use of this web site; (2) the use of any Content or information you provide, as long as such use is not inconsistent with this agreement; (3) information or material posted or transmitted by you; and (4) any violation of this agreement by you.

Laws Of Pennsylvania Apply

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to Alex must be filed in a state court located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, within two months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected in that provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure of Alex to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use of Content, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.

Communications

You should not send any confidential information to Alex on this web site and the Content of any such communication to this web site or e-mail, will not be considered confidential. Any information sent to this web site via Internet e-mail or through the web site is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. We assume no responsibility for the loss of confidentiality for any information that you transmit to us via the Internet.

This web site may contain links to non-Alex web sites. These links are provided to you only as a convenience. Such linked web sites are not under the control of Alex, and Alex is not responsible for the Content of any linked web site, or any link contained in a linked web site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Alex of the web site, and Alex shall have no responsibility for information that is referenced by or linked to this web site.

Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. 221086

Donation Policies

For the Love of Alex Inc. (FTLOA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and its operating budget is comprised mostly of financial contributions, donations, and gifts. Because so much of FTLOA’s budget to carry out its nationwide mission depends on financial contributions, donations and gifts, it is important for FTLOA to communicate to its supporters how it handles such donations and to create a consistent organizational approach and practice regarding this vital part of its service.

Fundraising/Receipt Policy

Funds shall be solicited in a respectful manner and without pressure.Donor designated restrictions on contributions shall be honored to the fullest extent possible so long as they are consistent with FTLOA goals and values.

FTLOA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and contributions made to the organization are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Written tax receipts shall be issued for all donations. If the donor receives anything in exchange for their donation, the tax receipt shall clearly state what portion of the donation is tax deductible.Written tax receipts shall be issued for all donations given directly to FTLOA via U.S. mail. When donations are made through third parties (including, but not limited to Facebook, PayPal, or Acceptiva), such third party is responsible for issuing a receipt. If the donor receives anything in exchange for their donation, the tax receipt shall clearly state what portion of the donation is tax deductible.

Gift Acceptance Policy

Gifts to FTLOA may be made in any amount for the benefit of any of FTLOA programs. Gifts may be designated for a specific program or purpose. Gifts may also be unrestricted in which case they will be disbursed to the area of greatest need at the sole discretion of FTLOA.

Gifts of Cash. FTLOA will accept gifts of cash, checks, money orders and payments via credit or debit card.

Marketable Securities. FTLOA will accept gifts of publicly traded securities, stocks and bonds. To be acceptable by FTLOA, stock in privately owned companies must have a qualified appraisal performed by an independent professional appraiser and the appraiser report must accompany such stock when given to FTLOA. Prior to approval and acceptance of such a gift, such gifts must first be reviewed by the FTLOA Board of Directors. If immediately marketable, the stock in privately owned companies will be sold. If such stock is not immediately marketable, they will be kept in a secure facility such as a bank or other financial institution until such time when they can be redeemed, sold or liquidated.

Real Estate. Gifts of real estate may be accepted by FTLOA. FTLOA review of gifts of real estate shall include, but not be limited to, legality, title, encumberances, liens, mortgages, easements, restrictions, and environmental issues. Until the real estate or property is sold and proceeds are deposited into the FTLOA account, all legal obligations related to ownership of the real estate such as taxes, insurance, utilities and security shall remain with the donor.

Tangible personal property. The property must be saleable and the donor must agree that the property can be sold unless FTLOA agrees to use the property for a purpose related to the exempt purpose of the organization. At least one qualified appraisal by an independent professional appraiser is required and such appraisal must be shared with FTLOA prior to any FTLOA decision to accept such a gift of tangible personal property.

Appraisals. In any of the cases where an appraisal is required, it is the sole responsibility of the donor to obtain and pay for competent appraisal services and to share the results of such appraisal with FTLOA.

Substantiation. It shall be the responsibility and legal obligation of the donor to seek and obtain advice from his or her professional financial advisors, to substantiate any tax deductions, and to comply with IRS regulations and policies, including the filing of IRS Form 8283.

Additional Provisions

Gift Agreements. Where appropriate and advisable, FTLOA may enter into a written gift agreement with a donor which shall specify the terms of any restricted gift, which may include provisions regarding donor recognition.

Pledge Agreements. FTLOA’s acceptance of pledges of future support (including by way of matching gift commitments) shall be contingent upon the execution and fulfillment of a written Charitable Pledge Agreement, on a form supplied by CHF, which shall specify the terms and conditions of the pledge including any provisions regarding donor recognition.

Fees. The donor is responsible for (a) the fees of independent legal counsel retained by donor for completing a gift to FTLOA; (b) any appraisal and appraisal report fees; (c) the cost of any environmental assessments, audits and reviews; (d) any title searches, reports, insurance or binders (in the case of real property); and (e) all other third-party costs and fees associated with the transfer of the gift to FTLOA.

Valuation of Gifts. FTLOA shall record gifts received at their valuation on the date of gift, except that, when a gift is irrevocable, but is not due until a future date, the gift may be recorded at the time the gift becomes irrevocable in accordance with GAAP.

IRS Filings upon Sale of Gifts. To the extent applicable, FTLOA shall file IRS Form 8282 upon the sale or disposition of any charitable deduction property sold within three (3) years of receipt by FTLOA. “Charitable deduction property” means any donated property (other than money and publicly traded securities) if the value claimed by the donor exceeds $5,000 per item or group of similar items donated by the donor to one or more donee organizations. FTLOA shall file this form within 125 days of the date of sale or disposition of the asset in accordance with applicable IRS rules and regulations.

Written Acknowledgement. FTLOA shall provide written acknowledgement of all gifts made to FTLOA and comply with the current IRS requirements in acknowledgement of the gifts.

Changes to or Deviations from the Policy. This Policy has been reviewed and accepted by the FTLOA’s Board of Directors, which has the sole authority and discretion to change this Policy. In addition, the Board of Directors must approve in writing any deviations from this Policy.

Donation Refunds

Donations to FTLOA are non-refundable, irrevocable gifts. However, if you have made an error in making your donation to FTLOA, we will honor your request for a refund made within fifteen (15) days of your donation.

To request a refund, email us at info@fortheloveofalex.org. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

Recurring Donation Change or Stop Policy. To change or stop your monthly recurring giving, please email us at info@fortheloveofalexinc.org. FTLOA will only be able to refund the previous months donations only.

Privacy Policy

Purpose

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) discloses the privacy practices for www.fortheloveofalex.org / www.fortheloveofalexinc.org. For the Love of Alex Inc. (“Alex” or “we”) respects the privacy of our website visitors. Please read this Policy carefully to understand how we will collect, use, and share information about you. By accessing this website (this “Site”), you accept the terms of this Policy.

You should be aware that other websites linked from or to this Site may have privacy policies that differ from this Policy. This Policy applies only to this Site. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any websites linked to or from this Site. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend you review the privacy policies of these other sites.

Modifications

We reserve the right to modify this Policy. If we modify the Policy, we will post the updated version on this Site along with the effective date of the updated version. Your use of this Site after the effective date means you agree to and accept the updated Policy.

Ownership

Alex is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

Types Of Information Collected

As used in this Policy, the term “Personal Information” means any information you provide in connection with your use of this Site which identifies you personally such as your name, phone number, address, and email address. We do not collect Personal Information from you unless you email us or otherwise contact us directly.

This Site uses “cookies” and/or other tracking software that recognizes, collects, and transmits certain information about your visits to this Site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by the user’s web browser on the hard drive of the computer accessing this Site. Cookies and other tracking software from this Site gather data such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, type of Internet browser, type of operating system, the domain name of your Internet service provider, how many times you visit our Site and the number of times you access various pages of our Site. Cookies and other tracking software placed on this Site will not be able to access, read, or modify any other data on a computer.

We do not use cookies or other tracking software to collect Personal Information or to retrieve information that is unrelated to your visit to our Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and other tracking software, but you can usually change your browser preferences to refuse to accept cookies and other tracking software. If you refuse to accept cookies and other tracking software from this Site, the performance of this Site may be adversely affected, including your ability to access certain features of this Site.

Use Of Information Collected

Once collected, we may use your Personal Information to answer your emails or on-line requests, respond to feedback received from you, send information you requested or that may be of use to you, and to tell you about specials, or new or existing products or services. You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by notifying us at the e-mail address or phone number identified below that you do not wish to receive any further communications.

This Site uses cookies and/or other tracking software to determine the number of different visitors to the Site and where they come from, to evaluate what portions of the Site are more popular than others, and to analyze Site usage. This information is used to customize user interaction with our Site and to enhance the performance and utility of our Site.

We also use information collected or obtained through our Site, but generally not including Personal Information, to ensure compliance with the Terms and Conditions of the use of this Site and for our own internal business purposes which include administering and improving this Site, gathering broad demographic data (including compiling statistical reports that include aggregate data regarding our Site visitor traffic), and analyzing trends.

Disclosure Of Information

We retain service providers to assist us with the design, development, and administration of this Site. The non-personally identifiable information collected by the cookies and/or other tracking software from this Site is accessible by Alex and the service providers who service this Site. We restrict access to Personal Information to our service providers who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. We will only provide those companies the Personal Information they need to deliver the service and we require them to protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information to third parties.

We may disclose your information, including your Personal Information, under any of the following circumstances: (a) if we believe we are required to do so by law, regulation, a court order, or other legal process; (b) in order to cooperate with an ongoing investigation by a governmental authority or agency; (c) if we believe your use of this Site has violated or may violate any law or regulation, or our Terms and Conditions; or (d) if we believe you are or may be a threat to our interests or rights or the interests or rights of a third party. Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information to any third parties without your prior consent.

Registration

Some of the features on this Site require registration with Alex before access to certain sections of this Site is granted. Once such access is granted, you may be issued a user name and password. You should safeguard your user name and password and not make either of them available to any other persons whom you do not authorize as your agent. You may not sell, resell, assign or transfer your access rights. It is our policy to grant access to anyone using your password in conjunction with your username and to treat anyone using your username and password as your agent for all purposes. You should notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your user name and/or password.

Surveys And Contests

From time-to-time, surveys and contests may be conducted on this Site, and in connection with any such survey or contest this Site may request information from any person participating in the survey or contest, including but not limited to contact and demographic information. Participation in any such survey or contest is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and disclose this information to us. Information submitted in connection with any such survey or contest may be collected, used and shared as permitted under this Policy.

Security

If you send information to us over the Internet, we will make reasonable efforts to secure the information both online and offline once we receive your transmission; however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of any information, including Personal Information and confidential and privileged information, that you transmit to us over the Internet and any such transmission is at your own risk.

Children

We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of thirteen (13).

Contact Us

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy, including concerns regarding Alex is abiding by this Privacy Policy, should be directed to info@fortheloveofalexinc.org.

Copyright © 2019 For the Love of Alex Inc. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, the content of this Site, including the design, text, graphics and the selection and arrangement thereof, is the property of Alex. The reproduction of any materials contained on this Site without the prior written consent of Alex, or in the case of third party materials, the owner of that content, is strictly prohibited. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from any content on this Site. You may, however, reproduce a reasonable number of copies of documents from this Site for your personal non-commercial use only.

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