Terms of Use

Welcome to ArielsNotes (“ArielsNotes,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) website, (https://www.arielsnotes.com) (the "Site"). These Terms of Use (“Terms”) are a legal agreement between you, a user of the site (“you” or “your”), and ArielsNotes that governs your use of the Site, including all related webpages, and downloadable materials, information, photos, or other documentation (“Content”) that appears on the Site. Your access to the Site is conditioned upon your acceptance of these Terms and our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms by this reference. Please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy carefully. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, YOU SHOULD NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR REGISTER TO BECOME AN ARIELSNOTES SUBSCRIBER.

1. Privacy Policy
Please review our Privacy Policy, which is part of these Terms of Use and describes how we handle any personally identifying information about Site users. By accessing, browsing, or using the Site, you expressly consent to the collection, use, storage, processing, and disclosure of your information, including personally identifiable information, as described in our Privacy Policy.

2. ArielsNotes Subscriber
You may register for an account on the Site in order to become an “ArielsNotes Subscriber” Becoming an ArielsNotes subscriber may provide you with access to exclusive Content and the ability to subscribe to your favorite topics. If you register for an ArielsNotes Subscriber account (“Account”), you must provide us with your current, complete, and accurate information, including your name, and email address. You agree that we may attribute all use of your Account to you. ArielsNotes may permit you to register for and authenticate your Account using a third party social networking service, such as Facebook or Twitter (“Social Networking Service”). By registering and authenticating your Account using a Social Networking Service, you agree that ArielsNotes may access your account information from the Social Networking Service, including any public profile information associated with your Social Networking Service account. You are solely responsible for your relationship with the Social Networking Service, and by offering registration through Social Networking Services, ArielsNotes is not implying any endorsement or control of any Social Networking Services. ArielsNotes will never post Content to your Social Networking Service account. You may deactivate your Account at any time by selecting contacting the administrators of the site clicking on the contact button on the footer of the Site. Please allow 24 hours for the deactivation to fully process. Deactivating your Account will unsubscribe you from ArielsNotes emails and will remove your public profile and Account information from the Site. Please notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security.

3. User discussion policy
The Site maintains a User Discussion section to provide a forum for sharing opinions and information regarding the material posted on the Site. All statements, photos, videos, materials, or other User Content posted by contributors reflect the views of the individual contributors and does not reflect the views of ArielsNotes. ArielsNotes takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted by you or any third party. You must be an ArielsNotes Subscriber to participate in the User Discussion sections of the Site.

We encourage respectful, constructive dialogue, and reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive, act as advertisements, or attempt to solicit funds. We also may remove identical or substantially similar comments that are posted more than once, including those posted for the purpose of monopolizing the discussion.

4. Email address submission; Annual Letter
The Site may allow you the option to provide your email address to us in order to receive certain communications from us, including, but not limited to, occasional updates and our Annual Letter. Any email communication you receive from us will include an unsubscribe link that will allow you to opt-out of receiving future emails. if not, please notify us immediately.

5. User-generated content
The Site may permit you to publicly post content, such as comments, videos, photos, a profile photo, a biography “blurb,” or other materials under your Account or as a visitor to the User Discussion sections of the Site (“User Content”). ArielsNotes does not control or endorse and is not responsible or liable for User Content. If you post any User Content to the Site, you grant ArielsNotes and all members of the public who may access publicly-available User Content on the Site a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display that User Content throughout the world in any media, and the right to use and display the name that you submit in connection with such User Content. By posting User Content, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the User Content that you post; that the User Content is accurate; that use of the User Content you supply does not violate any law or this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You must not provide any User Content that infringes others’ copyrights or other intellectual property or privacy rights. You are solely responsible for all User Content you provide to ArielsNotes or make available through the Site.

6. Copyright
ArielsNotes owns or licenses the copyright in all the materials on the Site, including text, photographs, graphics, logos, button icons, audio, video and software, and those rights are protected by the United States and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement, below.

7. Permitted distribution
You may copy or distribute the materials and Content that appears on the Site only for non-commercial purposes; specifically, your personal research, teaching and learning and other similar purposes regarding educational, health care, environmental, economic, technology, social and political issues. You may not use the Site materials or Content for any commercial purpose or in any manner that disparages or discredits any person. All distributed copies must display the following copyright notice: Copyright ArielsNotes, Permission to copy or distribute any materials that appear on the Site that are owned or copyrighted by others must be obtained from the third party that owns such content.

8. Copyright infringement – notification requirements
If you believe that your work has been used on our Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you should fill out the form thereof, in accordance with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Notification”), here click here

9. Links, frames, and metatags
You may link to the home page of the Site as long as you do not do so in a false or misleading manner. You may not frame the content of the Site. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates our Site’s contents without our express written consent.

10. Links to other websites
The Site contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We do not endorse or sponsor any third party websites or the information, products, or services contained on any third party websites and we have no control over third-party websites or their content. Remember that when you link to or share Content on another website, that other website is governed by its own user agreement and privacy statement, which you should be sure to read. Access to and use of any third party website is solely at your own risk.

11. Site availability and support
You may access the Site if and when it is available. We do not guarantee the availability of the Site or of materials on the Site. The Site may occasionally be down for service, upgrades, or for other reasons. To the maximum extent authorized under applicable law, we reserve the right to change, remove, delete, restrict, block access to, or stop providing any or all of the Site at any time and without notice. We have no obligation to provide support in relation to the Site or Content.

12. Disclaimer of warranties
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the site, including all text, graphics, logos, audio and video clips, photographs, and other content is provided “as is,” “with all faults,” and “as available” and the entire risk of use and performance remains with you. We do not make any representations, warranties, or conditions, express, implied, or statutory and hereby disclaim any and all warranties with respect to the site. In particular, we make no warranty that the site or content: (a) will meet your requirements; (b) will be available or provided on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis; (c) will be accurate, complete, or reliable, or (d) will be free from viruses, worms, or other harmful or malicious components. Nor do we warrant that any defects or errors on the site or content will be corrected. We do not assume any liability relating to delays or interruptions attributable to third party failures beyond our control. The site and all content or materials you download or obtain from the site is accessed at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss that results therefrom.

13. Disclaimer of certain damages
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will we be liable for any consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or punitive damages of any kind, whether foreseeable or not, arising out of or in any way connected with the site or these terms, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.


14. Comments and questions
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Site, including materials appearing on the Site, please contact us by going to the “Send an email” link at the bottom of our home page (under “Contact”) and using the form located there.

15. General
If any provision of these Terms is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Section titles are only for convenience and have no legal or contractual significance. We may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice to you. You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense your rights, if any, in the Site. If, at any time, we fail to respond to a breach of these Terms by you or others, such failure will not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. A waiver will only be binding on us if it is in writing and signed by us. These Terms (including any incorporated terms or policies) constitute the entire agreement between you and ArielsNotes with respect to the Site. Both you and ArielsNotes warrant to each other that, in entering these Terms, neither you nor ArielsNotes have relied on or will have any right or remedy based upon any statement, representation, warranty, or assurance other than those expressly stated in these Terms. The preceding sentence will not limit or exclude any liability that cannot be limited or excluded under applicable law. No one other than you and ArielsNotes or ArielsNotes’ successors and assigns, will have any right to enforce any of these Terms. You and ArielsNotes agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the site or site materials must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.