Terms, Conditions, Waiver

Hello My Tribe WebSites Terms of Use

The websites located at www.hellomytribe.com, www.joinhellomytribe.com, and www.virtualnewmomsupportgroup.com (the “Sites”) are copyrighted works belonging to Hello My Tribe, LLC (“Company”, “us”, “our”, and “we”).  Certain features of the Sites may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Sites in connection with such features.  All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms.

1. Access to the Sites 

1.1 License.  Subject to these Terms, Company grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to use and access the Sites solely for your own personal, noncommercial use.

1.2 Certain Restrictions.  The rights granted to you in these Terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Sites, whether in whole or in part, or any content displayed on the Sites; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Sites; (c) you shall not access the Sites in order to build a similar or competitive websites, product, or service; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Sites may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means.  Unless otherwise indicated, any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Sites shall be subject to these Terms.  All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Sites (or on any content displayed on the Sites) must be retained on all copies thereof.

1.3 Modification.  Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Sites (in whole or in part) with or without notice to you.  You agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Sites or any part thereof.

1.4 No Support or Maintenance.  You acknowledge and agree that Company will have no obligation to provide you with any support or maintenance in connection with the Sites.

1.5 Ownership.  Excluding any User Content that you may provide (defined below), you acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trade marks, and trade secrets, in the Sites and its content are owned by Company or Company’s suppliers.  Neither these Terms (nor your access to the Sites) transfers to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights, except for the limited access rights expressly set forth in Section 1.1.  Company and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in these Terms.  There are no implied licenses granted under these Terms.

2. Health & Fitness Information; Release of Liability

2.1 Health & Fitness Information.  Portions of the Sites include health and fitness information and instruction which are designed for educational and entertainment purposes only.  Information provided on the Sites is not medical advice and you should not rely on such information as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  You should consult a physician before beginning a new fitness program and if you have any concerns or questions about your health.  Development in medical research may impact the health and fitness information offered on the Sites; we cannot and do not guarantee that information contained on the Sites will always include the most recent findings or developments.  Company also does not make any guarantee of outcomes or results from use of health and fitness information or instruction provided on the Sites.  You agree that your use of information provided through the Sites is completely voluntary and solely at your own risk.  You understand that any physical exercise is strenuous and may present risk of injury, including serious disability or death, and you agree that your participation in any fitness program offered on the Sites is completely voluntary and is solely at your own risk.

2.2 Release of Liability.  YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY CLAIM THAT YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST COMPANY (AND ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS) FOR INJURY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING PHYSICAL INJIRY OR BODILY HARM, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES.

3. Accounts 

3.1 Account Creation.  In order to use certain features of the Sites, you must register for an account (“Account”) and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the account registration form.  You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; and (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You may delete your Account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Sites.  Company may suspend or terminate your Account in accordance with Section 10. 

3.2 Account Responsibilities.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account.  You agree to immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security.  Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.

4. User Content

4.1 User Content.  “User Content” means any and all information and content that a user submits to, or uses with, the Sites (e.g., content in the user’s profile or postings).  You are solely responsible for your User Content.  You assume all risks associated with use of your User Content, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness by others, or any disclosure of your User Content that personally identifies you or any third party.  You hereby represent and warrant that your User Content does not violate our Acceptable Use Policy (defined in Section 4.3).  You may not represent or imply to others that your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by Company.  Because you alone are responsible for your User Content, you may expose yourself to liability if, for example, your User Content violates the Acceptable Use Policy.  Company is not obligated to backup any User Content, and your User Content may be deleted at any time without prior notice.

4.2 License.  You hereby grant (and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant) to Company an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use and exploit your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing rights, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Sites.  You hereby irrevocably waive (and agree to cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.

4.3 Acceptable Use Policy.  The following terms constitute our “Acceptable Use Policy”:

  1. You agree not to use the Sites to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content (i) that violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or is otherwise objectionable; (iii) that is harmful to minors in any way; or (iv) that is in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party.
  2. In addition, you agree not to: (i) upload, transmit, or distribute to or through the Sites any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (ii) send through the Sites unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (iii)  use the Sites to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (iv) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Sites, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Sites (or to other computer systems or networks connected to or used together with the Sites), whether through password mining or any other means; (vi) harass or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Sites; or (vi) use software or automated agents or scripts to produce multiple accounts on the Sites, or to generate automated searches, requests, or queries to (or to strip, scrape, or mine data from) the Sites (provided, however, that we conditionally grant to the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Sites for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials, subject to the parameters set forth in our robots.txt file).

4.4 Enforcement.  We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to review any User Content, and to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of these Terms or otherwise create liability for us or any other person.  Such action may include removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your Account in accordance with Section 10, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities.

4.5 Feedback.  If you provide Company with any feedback or suggestions regarding the Sites (“Feedback”), you hereby assign to Company all rights in such Feedback and agree that Company shall have the right to use and fully exploit such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate.  Company will treat any Feedback you provide to Company as non-confidential and non-proprietary.  You agree that you will not submit to Company any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.

5. Indemnification.  You agree to indemnify and hold Company (and its officers, employees, and agents) harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your use of the Sites, (b) your violation of these Terms, (c) your violation of applicable laws or regulations or (d) your User Content. 

6. Third-Party Links & Ads; Other Users

6.1 Third-Party Links & Ads.  The Sites may contain links to third-party websites and services, and/or display advertisements for third parties (collectively, “Third-Party Links & Ads”).  Such Third-Party Links & Ads are not under the control of Company, and Company is not responsible for any Third-Party Links & Ads.  Company provides access to these Third-Party Links & Ads only as a convenience to you, and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Links & Ads.  You use all Third-Party Links & Ads at your own risk, and should apply a suitable level of caution and discretion in doing so. When you click on any of the Third-Party Links & Ads, the applicable third party’s terms and policies apply, including the third party’s privacy and data gathering practices.  You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction in connection with such Third-Party Links & Ads.

6.2 Other Users.  Each user of the Sites is solely responsible for any and all of its own User Content.  Because we do not control User Content, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any User Content, whether provided by you or by others.  We make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of any User Content.  Your interactions with other users of the Sites are solely between you and such users.  You agree that Company will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such interactions.  If there is a dispute between you and any user of the Sites, we are under no obligation to become involved.

7. Release

You hereby release and forever discharge the Company (and our officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns) from, and hereby waive and relinquish, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death, and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or that relates directly or indirectly to, the Sites (including any interactions with, or act or omission of, other users of the Sites or any Third-Party Links & Ads). 

8. Disclaimers 

The Sites are provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis, and Company (and our suppliers) expressly disclaim any and all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory, including all warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, or non-infringement.  We (and our suppliers) make no warranty that the Sites will meet your requirements, will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis, or will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe.  

9. Limitation on Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall Company (or our suppliers) be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from or relating to these terms or your use of, or inability to use, the Sites, even if Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Access to, and use of, the Sites is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your device or computer system, or loss of data resulting therefrom.  

10. Term and Termination

Subject to this Section, these Terms will remain in full force and effect while you use the Sites.  We may suspend or terminate your rights to use the Sites (including your Account) at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Sites in violation of these Terms.  Upon termination of your rights under these Terms, your Account and right to access and use the Sites will terminate immediately.  You understand that any termination of your Account may involve deletion of your User Content associated with your Account from our live databases.  Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your rights under these Terms, including for termination of your Account or deletion of your User Content.  Even after your rights under these Terms are terminated, the following provisions of these Terms will remain in effect: Sections 1.2 through 1.5, Section 2.2,  and Sections 4 through 12.

11. Arbitration Agreement

You agree that any claim or controversy that arises between you and Company related in any way to these Terms or your use of or access to the Sites that cannot be resolved informally or in small claims court shall be resolved by binding arbitration, on an individual basis, administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules.  Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief.  After such Notice is received, you and the Company may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally.  If you and the Company do not resolve the claim or dispute within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark or trade secrets shall not be subject to this Arbitration Agreement.  In any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Travis County, Texas, for such purpose.

12. Miscellaneous

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Sites.  These terms shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Texas excluding such State’s conflict of laws rules.  Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.  If any provision of these Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of these Terms will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.  These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted hereunder, may not be assigned or delegated by you.  Company may freely assign these Terms.  No agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by these Terms.

13. Changes

These Terms are subject to occasional revision, and if we make any substantial changes, we may notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us (if any), and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Sites.  In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.  Any changes to these Terms will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you (if applicable) or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Sites.  These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our Sites.  Continued use of our Sites following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Post Author
Alex Winkelman
Alex founded Hello My Tribe not because she was an expert on motherhood, but because she was a mom who desperately needed support and community. During those tough first months of motherhood, Alex spent day after day reading and learning about motherhood. She learned: 1. She wasn’t alone in her feelings about motherhood. 2. Everything we could have ever dreamt of existed for the baby, but there was a lack of resources for the woman/mother 3. There are many maternal health issues in our country that need attention and need to be addressed. Hello My Tribe was built upon these needs. Previous to launching Hello My Tribe in 2016, Alex was a professional and volunteer fundraiser, raising millions of dollars for non-profit organizations. Alex lives in Austin, TX with her son and two rescue dogs.