Welcome to the Special Pals web site (the “Site”). Please review the following terms and conditions concerning your use of the Site. By accessing, using or downloading any materials from the Site, you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not use this Site.

General

Special Pals does not warrant that the contents of this Site are error-free. Information on this Site may contain technical inaccuracies and/or typographical or other types of errors and may be changed or updated at any time without notice. Special Pals may also make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or programs described on this Site at any time without notice. Special Pals will use reasonable efforts to place accurate and up-to-date information on this Site but makes no warranty of its accuracy, completeness and/or timeliness. You acknowledge that your use of any information available through this site is at your own risk.

Warranty Disclaimer

THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO THE APPLICABLE LAW, SPECIAL PALS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. SPECIAL PALS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL SPECIAL PALS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF THIS SITE, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPER LINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Links to Third Party Sites

There are links on this Site that will permit you to travel to other, third-party sites over which Special Pals has no control. These links are provided for your convenience only and your use of them is at your own risk. Special Pals makes no representations whatsoever about the content of any of these other web sites, or about any of the links contained in the Web sites that you may access through this Site. Special Pals does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or use, of any such linked web sites.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

This Site is maintained, controlled, operated and administered by Special Pals from within the United States of America (U.S.). Special Pals makes no representation that materials at this site are appropriate for use at locations outside of the U.S. and access to this Site from countries where its content or operation is illegal is prohibited. You may not use this Site or export information or products available on this site in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access this Site from a location outside of the U.S., you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. The use of this site, its content and these Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any legal proceeding arising out of the use of this Site, its content or these Terms must be brought in Houston, Texas and must be brought within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or it is barred. By using this site, you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts located in Houston, Texas. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect.

Copyright and Trademark

The copyright in all material provided on this Site is held by Special Pals or by the original creator of the material. Except as stated herein, none of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, framed or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Special Pals or the copyright owner. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download the materials on this Site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. You also may not, without Special Pals’ permission, “mirror” any material contained on this Site on any other server. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Password and Security

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Site shall be subject to prosecution. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access the Site and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). You agree to notify Special Pals immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s).

Submission of Information or Materials

You agree that any information or materials that you submit to Special Pals via this Site or any email links provided on this site will not be considered confidential or proprietary. By submitting information or materials to Special Pals via this Site or email links provided therein, you represent that you have the authority to grant and in fact do grant to Special Pals an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit and distribute such information and materials world-wide, in whole or in part, and you further agree that Special Pals is free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how that you submit for any purpose.

Email from Special Pals

Special Pals may from time to time send you email. You acknowledge that such emails are sent with your consent and permission.

Entire Agreement

These Terms represent the entire agreement relating to the use of the Site. Special Pals’ failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. Special Pals may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. Your continued use of this Site after the posting of any changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of those changes. To view the most current version of these Terms at any time, click on the “Terms of Use” hypertext link available on this Site.

All single donations under $2,500 indicated as restricted for a specified use by the donor cannot be tracked but will be applied specifically to the restriction noted to the fullest extent possible. Thank you for supporting Special Pals, Inc.

Privacy Policy

We at Special Pals are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personal Information you share with us. The purpose of this Online Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of information we gather online about you when you visit SpecialPalsShelter.org and how we may use that information.

This Online Privacy Statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Collection of your Personal Information
The information we collect on our Site generally falls into the following two categories: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. The Personally Identifiable Information we collect when you use our Site may include your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, employer, job title, and other personal identifying information. We request Personally Identifiable Information when you participate in certain promotional activities, fill out surveys, and correspond with us. It will be clear when you are on a part of our Site that requires personal information, because we will ask you for it and you will have a choice about how we use that information.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. The non-personally identifiable data we collect when you visit our Site may include the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the Web site that you came from before visiting our Site, which pages you visit on our Site, which URL you next go to, which browser you used to come to our Site, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”).

We do not connect the Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information we collect on our Site.

Use of your Personal Information
Special Pals will not sell, rent, or lease your Personal Information to others. Special Pals will not share your personal information with a business partner or any unrelated third party company unless you give your permission.

Security of your Personal Information
Wherever your Personal Information may be held within Special Pals, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.

Use of Cookies
A cookie is a data file that certain Web sites write to your computer’s hard drive when you visit such sites. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user identification code, that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. Special Pals uses cookies solely to track user traffic patterns throughout the SpecialPalsShelter.org Web site. We use this data on an anonymous basis and we do not correlate this information with personal data of any user. While most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being saved to your computer.

Links to other Sites
Please note that Special Pals is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-Special Pals Web sites to which SpecialPalsShelter.org may link.

Control your Personal Information
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, Special Pals wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. You may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information (see contact information below) and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.

Children’s Privacy
Special Pals is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.

Consent
By using this website you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the website. If you do not agree with any of these terms in, please do not use this site or submit any personal information.

Contact Information
Special Pals welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Special Pals has not adhered to this Statement, please contact our director via email.