Terms of Use

Legal Disclaimers, Some Conditions and Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting connectingground.org. The purpose of this website is to provide a space for individuals to share information learned and heard in this community of unique people and their families, friends and resources they have found useful. We welcome your messages, anecdotes, inquiries, opinions, thoughts and discussion– but, each time you enter and utilize this site, you agree that you shall remain exclusively responsible for your access to the site and any information provided or accessed here. By accessing this site and agreeing to these terms, you agree to a limited license to use the information contained herein conditioned on and by the terms of use contained below, which terms shall change from time to time without prior notice.

Connectingground.org is an organization bringing together people who, for their own unique reasons, strengths, weaknesses, talents, abilities and skills – their ground – find their path outside the mainstream, and this site is designed to bring them together to discuss their unique paths and to share resources and experiences, which they as contributors are uniquely qualified to discuss. To that end, as a condition of participation, you understand that Connectingground.org has no peculiar knowledge or expertise regarding any contributors’ experiences or inputs, and information on Connectingground.org is never intended as professional advice of Connectingground.org or its employees, agents and investees. As a condition of use, you agree that your contributions are to be helpful and constructive, free of profanity, aggression, harassment, bullying, intimidation or violation of any civil or constitutional right or protected characteristic, and may be removed at any time, in part or whole, at Connectingground.org’s sole discretion and without notice. All participants in Connectingground.org gather and share resources and information in hopes of relating to one another better and finding our way in our world where the understanding of learning and social paths outside the mainstream is fast evolving. Relating better and finding our way does not include posting internet memes, entertainment media, jokes, commercial solicitations, sale information, etc. and Connectingground.org reserves the right to remove, redact and restrict such content, in its sole discretion at all times.

You understand and agree that this website can and does use cookies, which you can disable or control and the information that cookies might access in your browser.

Unless otherwise stated, you agree that information and any data you share or cause to be shared on Connectingground.org shall thereby become public information, and it may become available to anyone else who utilizes or sees our website, or restricted and removed from Connectingground.org in the website’s owners and managers sole discretion. As a condition of entering connectingground.org, you agree not to convey, post or cause to be conveyed or posted, any private or sensitive information, personally identifiable information (PII), material that constitutes the protected intellectual property of third parties, or any malware, viruses or other toxic or data harvesting code or applications. You indemnify connectingground.org, its employees, agents and investees from any liability generated in sharing such information or material, and agree to protect Connectingground.org from any liability, claims or damages caused by same, including attorneys’ fees and costs. Also, to the extent you share such information or material, you have violated Connectingground.org’s Terms of Use, and may be restricted from further use or access of the website, a decision made by the website’s owners and managers in their sole discretion, and you may be subject to liability and damages for your contribution to the damages created thereby. Connectingground.org will cooperate with law enforcement authorities and claimants whose rights have been violated by material you have made available on our site. And notwithstanding the disclaimer above, Connectingground.org will protect pii we require you share as part of registering to use our site, if any, using industry standard information data security protocols and measures to maintain such confidentiality. Any delay or failure to assert its rights set forth herein shall not constitute a waiver of Connectingground.org’s rights hereunder. You agree that any legal obligation Connectingground.org has to maintain confidentiality shall not pertain to information that  is now or thereafter becomes generally known or available to the public, through no act or omission by Connectingground.org, was known by Connectingground.org prior to receiving same from claimant, is rightfully acquired by Connectingground.org from a third party who provides it without restriction as to use or disclosure, or is independently developed by Connectingground.org without external restrictions.

Connectingground.org makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to accuracy, timeliness or completeness of website materials, and reserves the right to remove material from its site, to restrict access, and to change these terms of use without prior notice, all in its exclusive discretion and without limitation. With that in mind, please check back whenever accessing the site.

Connectingground.org holds all copyrights to its own material on this website, unless stated otherwise. All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of Content contained on Connectingground.org is owned, controlled or licensed by or to Connectingground.org, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of Connectingground.org and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed (including “mirroring”) to any other computer, server, site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without Connectingground.org’s express prior written consent.

You agree that as a user of connectingground.org, all claims, disputes, or other matters in controversy arising out of or related to these terms of use or the connectingground.org website, shall be subject to resolution by arbitration held in Westchester County, New York and administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its rules and procedures in effect on the date the claim is first asserted, unless otherwise agreed in writing signed by the owner and manager of Connectingground.org. Arbitration decisions shall be enforceable as settlement agreements in the Supreme Court of the State of New York located in Westchester County. Notwithstanding, you agree that outside the other limitations of liability discussed above, you waive all claims of  Connectingground.org’s liability, its managers, owners, employees, agents and investees, except for instances of gross negligence or criminal acts.

By clicking “I Agree” and accessing the Connectingground.org website, you consent to all terms of use contained herein, including liability limits, arbitration agreement, disclaimers, conditions of use and indemnifications, and you ensure that your use of this site conforms with all laws, rules and regulations in your own jurisdiction.