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Throughout this policy, you will see the terms “Step Up International” “Step Up,” “we,” “our,” and “us these terms refer to Step Up International, a Massachusetts non-stock corporation with tax-exempt status pursuant to Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3). You will also see the terms “I,” “you,” “your,” and “yours” _ these terms refer to visitors to and users of our Site. Step Up International is the sole owner of the name “Step Up International” which is a registered trademark. Your use of the name and logo and/or links bearing the name and logo acknowledges Step Up International’s exclusive ownership of the name and/or right to use the logo. All use of or goodwill associated with the name, logo, our materials, electronic products, and/or services will inure to the benefit of Step Up International. The logo, electronic products and services are provided without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement. Use of our Content provided at the Site is solely at your own risk.
1. Linking to the Step Up International Site and use of Content
Step Up International appreciates informational and educational uses of the Step Up International Site and our Content, including our name and logo. However, there are limits on the uses, including the use of our name and logo and the digital links bearing the name and/or logo.
a.) Use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that Step Up International endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with your products, goods, services, or your website.
b.) Your use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that Step Up International will benefit from the sale of any of your goods or services.
c.) Links bearing the name and logo may only be used for the purpose of linking to our Site as designated within the link.
d.) The links bearing the name and logo will always be active links.
e.) The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not be combined with any other graphic elements; nor may they be altered in any manner including size, proportions, font, design, arrangement, colors, or elements; nor may they be animated, morphed, or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance.
f.) The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear more prominently than your personal, company, product, or service website name.
g.) You will not transfer, assign, sell, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise exploit the name and logo or your link to us.
h.) The Step Up International name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear on any pages of any website that include content or advertising for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pornography, partisan material, political material, or firearms.
i.) Appropriate action by Step Up International may include, but is not limited to, the revocation of the right to use the name and logo and/or any links bearing the name and logo, in which event you agree to remove the name and logo and/or the links bearing the name and logo promptly, but in no event later than two business days of notice of revocation.
It is improper, and may be a violation of law, for you to post or download and distribute any material that you do not own or for which you do not have permission to use. PLEASE BE AWARE: violation of someone’s copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties.
2. Inappropriate use of Step Up International Content
It is inappropriate to use the Step Up International Site or Content for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes, or in support of such activities. We define these terms as follows:
“Illegal activities” are those that violate laws, regulations and/or private agreements, including federal or state laws governing charitable activities, copyright laws, trademark laws, license agreements or other intellectual property rights.
“Obscene activities” are those that violate generally accepted social standards for use of this type of material or technology.
Listed below are some, but not all, prohibited activities that may result in action by Step Up International:
a.) Posting, transmitting, or facilitating in the promotion of illegal content through our Site or Content.
b.) Using our Site or our Content to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another visitor or third party that is unwanted.
c.) Transmitting or facilitating distribution of content that is untrue, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable.