International Terms of Use

Last modified: April 14, 2021. If you are located in the United States, jump to the United States Terms of Use.

Information about Hello World

We are Twenty, Inc., d/b/a Hello World (“Hello World”, “we”, “our” or “us”) a Californian not-for-profit company with registered address at 19201 Sonoma Hwy #275 Sonoma, CA 95476.

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

These terms of use (“Terms of Use”) are entered into by and between you and Hello World govern your access to and use of the twentyinc.org website (the “Website”) and our mobile application (the “Mobile App”) (together, the “Services”). These terms are separate and independent of the terms and conditions provided by third party charities, foundations, groups and other organizations ("Organizations") who provide opportunities.

The Services are aimed at users aged 13 and older.  If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please ask a parent or guardian to review these Terms of Use carefully and to provide their consent to your use of the Services, and to these Terms of Use in respect to your use of the Services. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Services. By clicking to agree and accept to the Terms of Use when this option is made available, you confirm you have your parent's consent to use and access the Services and agree and accept to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use. If you are under the age of 13 or you do not have parental consent to use the Services, or you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or disagree with any of the provisions in them, you must not access or use the Services and stop using the Services immediately.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time to reflect changes to: (a) our business; (b) the Services; (c) the Mobile App functionality or features; (d) relevant laws or regulatory requirements; or (e) security, technical or operational issues. All changes are effective immediately when we notify you of them, and apply to all access to and use of the Services thereafter.

If we change these Terms of Use we will notify you of these changes in advance on our Website or the Mobile App. If we have your e-mail address, we may also decide to e-mail you with information on those changes.

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please ask a parent or guardian to review these revised Terms of Use carefully and to provide their consent to your use of the Services and to these revised Terms of Use in respect to your use of the Services. By accepting the revised Terms of Use you agree to comply with them, unless you prove that you did not have a chance to review them.  If you do not agree to the changes, you must stop using the Services.

Use of Your Personal Information

Our Privacy Policy explains what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, the controls you have over your personal information and the procedures that we have in place to protect your privacy.  It applies to personal information we collect through the Services.  For inquiries in regard to the Privacy Policy, or to report a privacy-related problem, please contact Hello World’s support team via email address: help@gethello.org.

Links to Other Websites

Our Services may contain links to Organization's websites and other third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Hello World.  Hello World has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Hello World or any association with its operators.  You acknowledge and agree that Hello World will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any Organization or any other third party's websites or services.  If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Services, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. We encourage you to read the relevant Organization or other third party's terms and conditions linked or referenced in other websites you enter and understand how they apply to you.

Accessing the Services and Account Security

As a condition to using certain aspects of the Services, you will be required to register for a user account ("Account") with Hello World and select a password and user name (“Hello World User ID”). When signing up for Hello World, you need to be honest about who you are. You will provide Hello World with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so will constitute a breach of these Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Account. You will not: (a) select or use as a Hello World User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (b) use as a Hello World User ID name which is subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (c) use as a Hello World User ID name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

Hello World reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Hello World User ID in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your Account (except where any unauthorized use is our fault) and you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Hello World password. You will never use another user’s account without such other user’s express permission. You will notify Hello World in writing as soon as you can of any unauthorized use of your Account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.

Communications

By creating an Account, you agree that we may communicate with you (through our Website, Mobile App or the contact information you provided), and send you information as part of the Services regarding your requests for information technical notices, security alerts, support and administrative messages, significant updates to the Services or our policies.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Services:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation without restriction.
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use or our Community Guidelines.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter”, “spam” or any other similar solicitation.
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Hello World, Hello World employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without restriction, by using e-mail addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Services, or which, as determined by us, may harm Hello World users of the Services or expose them to liability.
  • To engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or Mobile App or interfere with any other persons use of the Services, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website or Mobile App.
  • Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Services for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website or Mobile App.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or Mobile App or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
  • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Services.
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Services, the server on which the Services are stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Services.
  • Attack the Services via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or Mobile App.

User Submissions

The Services may provide you with the ability to upload, submit, disclose, distribute or otherwise post (hereafter, “posting”) data, text, photographs, graphics, visualizations, videos, audio clips, written forum comments, software, scripts, works of authorship, designs, know-how, ideas, inventions or other information or content, to the Services (“User Submissions”). By submitting User Submissions to Hello World, by posting User Submissions on or at the Website or Mobile App or otherwise through the Services, or displaying, publishing, or otherwise posting any content on or through the Website or Mobile App, you:

  • Promise that all User Submissions will comply with our Community Guidelines, in addition to our Content Standards set out below.
  • Promise that you own or otherwise control all rights to such User Submissions and that disclosure and use of such User Submissions by Hello World (including without restriction, publishing content on or at the Website or Mobile App) will not infringe or breach the rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property and privacy rights.
  • Acknowledge and agree that Hello World will have the right to reformat, excerpt, or translate your User Submissions; and
  • You understand that Hello World cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Services.  To the extent permitted by law, by using these Services, you acknowledge and agree that you waive any claims, counterclaims or causes of action of any kind or nature whatsoever with respect to your interactions with users who may be or is using false identities.  

You retain rights to any User Submissions you submit, post or display on or through the Services and you are responsible for protecting those rights. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for User Submissions you or any third party posts on or through the Services. However, any User Submissions you post to the Website or Mobile App will be considered non-confidential, and you agree to grant Hello World the rights described herein. By providing any User Submissions on the Services, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns a non-exclusive, worldwide, never-ending and transferable right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material royalty-free for any purpose.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Submissions you submit or contribute including their legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.

We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Submissions posted by you or any other user of the Services.

a) Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right to:

  • Provide you with a written warning where you post any User Submission which does not comply with our Content Standards and/ Community Guidelines.
  • Remove or refuse to post any User Submissions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
  • Take any action with respect to any User Submissions that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Submissions breaches these Terms of Use, including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or could create liability for Hello World.
  • Take appropriate legal action, including without restriction, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Services.
  • Temporarily suspend or ban your access to all or part of the Website or Mobile App for any or no reason, including without restriction, any breach of these Terms of Use.

We cannot and will not review all material before it is posted on the Website or Mobile App, and we cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party.

b) Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Submissions and use of the Services. User Submissions must in their entirety comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Without restricting the foregoing, User Submissions must not:

  • Contain any material that is unfriendly, threatening, indecent, romantic, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise or objectionable.
  • Use language which contains a profanity (AKA “swear” or “bad” or “cuss”).
  • Criticize, convert, or otherwise devalue others’ beliefs or identities.
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Breach the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Promote any illegal activity, or the use of drugs, alcohol, or other age restricted or illegal substances.
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
  • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

Hello World’s Right to Use Your Likeness

You hereby grant to Hello World and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns unrestricted permission and right to use, display, reuse, publish, perform, and reproduce your name, likeness, image, voice and/or appearance as such may be embodied in or submitted in connection with any User Submission  that you submit to Hello World.

Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise indicated, the Terms of Use, Services and their entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof, collectively the “Content”) are owned by Hello World, its licensors, or other providers of such material.  All rights reserved.

These Terms of Use grant you a limited and non-exclusive right to use the Services for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website or Mobile App, except as follows:

  • Your device may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website or Mobile App for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
  • If we provide desktop or mobile applications or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
  • If we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.

You must not:

  • Modify copies of any materials from the Website or Mobile App.
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site.
  • Access, or use, for any commercial purposes, any part of the Website or Mobile App or any services or materials available through the Website or Mobile App.

If you wish to make any use of Content other than that set out in this section, please address your request to: help@gethello.org.

If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Website or Mobile App in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Services will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Services or any content on the Website or Mobile App is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Hello World. Any use of the Services not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may breach copyright, trademark, and other laws.

Copyright Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Website or Mobile App infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights (“Infringement”) of any person or entity.

If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit your claim via e-mail to legal@gethello.org, with the subject line: “Copyright Infringement”.

Trademarks

Hello World’s name, logo, and all related names, logos, service names, designs, and slogans are trade marks of Hello World or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without prior Hello World's written permission. All other names, logos, service names, designs, and slogans on the Website or Mobile App are the trade marks of their respective owners.

Reliance on Information Posted

We are constantly updating our Service offering and we may experience delays in updating information on the Service and in our advertising on other websites. While we try to ensure information found on the Services, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information found on the Services is accurate and it may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current.

The information presented on or through the Services is made available solely for general information purposes, and may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by Organizations. We do not promise the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.  

All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provide by us, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Hello World. We therefore reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.

Termination

These Terms of Use remain in effect as long as you continue to use the Services, or until they are terminated in accordance with the provisions of these Terms of Use. We may terminate or suspend your Account and bar access to the Services immediately, without prior notice, under our sole discretion, for any reason where you are in breach of these Terms of Use.  You may stop using the Service at any time and if you wish to terminate your Account, you may do so at any time by following the instructions on the Website or Mobile App.

Upon termination, your Account and the right to use the Services will automatically end. All provision in these Terms of Use will terminate except those provisions which by their nature should survive termination, will survive termination, including, without restriction, the provisions on intellectual property rights, User Submissions ownership and licence and limitations of liability.

No Emergency Services

Hello World is an education service, not an outlet for obtaining emergency services.  You agree that the Services are not intended to support or carry emergency or time-critical calls or communications to any type of hospital, law enforcement agency, medical care unit or any other kind of emergency or time-critical service (“Emergency Services”). By agreeing to these Terms of Use you acknowledge that additional arrangements must be made to access Emergency Services. You recognize and agree that Hello World is not required to offer Emergency Services or access thereto pursuant to any applicable local and or national rules, regulation or law. You further acknowledge that Hello World is not a replacement for your primary telephone service or any other means of communication.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing these Terms of Use will exclude or limit: (a) any person's liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence; or (b) liability for fraud. Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to affect your legal rights as a consumer.

Hello World will not be liable to you for any losses or damages suffered by you that: (a) were not reasonably foreseeable by you and us at the time you accepted these Terms of Use - loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable if either it is obvious at the time you accepted these Terms of Use that it may happen or, both you and we knew it might happen, for example, if you and we discussed it; or (b) are not caused by us breaking a term of these Terms of Use, or any other failure by us.

You acknowledge that the Services cannot be guaranteed to be error free and further acknowledge that the existence of any such errors will not constitute a breach of these Terms of Use. Hello World does not guarantee any specific results from the use of the Services. Although Hello World takes reasonable precautions to prevent the existence of computer viruses and/or other malicious programs in the Services, we cannot guarantee that there will not be any.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use, their subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. However, if you are a consumer and resident of any European Union country you will benefit from mandatory provisions of, and legal rights available to you under, the laws of that country. Nothing in these Terms of Use affects your rights as a consumer to rely on these local law mandatory provisions and legal rights.

You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a consumer and resident of any other country you and we may also bring proceedings in that country.

Dispute Resolution

We will do our best to resolve any disputes over these Terms of Use.

Waiver

If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms of Use, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

Terms Required By Apple

In the event you obtained our IOS Mobile App through the Apple App Store, offered by Apple, Inc. (“Apple”), the following will apply:

  • Both you and Hello World acknowledge that this Agreement is concluded between you and Hello World only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Mobile App;
  • You will only use the Mobile App in connection with an Apple device that you own or control;
  • You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Mobile App;
  • In the event of any failure of the Mobile App to conform to any applicable warranty, including those implied by law, you may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to you will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Mobile App;
  • You acknowledge and agree that Hello World, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Mobile App;
  • You acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third party claim that the Software App or your possession and use of the Software infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Hello World, and not Apple, will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such infringement claim (but solely to the extent set forth in this Agreement);
  • You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;
  • Both you and Hello World acknowledge and agree that, in your use of the Mobile App, you will comply with any applicable third party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use; and
  • Both you and Hello World acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement, and that upon your acceptance of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as the third party beneficiary hereof.

Miscellaneous

The Terms of Use are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Hello World’s prior written consent.

Each of the paragraphs of these Terms of Use operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

All notices under the Terms of Use will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.

Your Comments and Concerns

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at:

  • By visiting the Contact page on our Website.

All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Services should be to help@gethello.org.

United States Terms of Use

Last modified: June 23, 2020. If you are located outside the United States, jump to the International Terms of Use.

Information about Hello World

We are Twenty, Inc., d/b/a Hello World (“Hello World”, “we”, “our” or “us”) a California 501(c)(3) corporation with an address at 19201 Sonoma Hwy #275 Sonoma, CA 95476.

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

These terms of use (“Terms of Use”) are entered into by and between you and Hello World govern your access to and use of the gethello.org website (the “Website”) and our mobile application (the “Mobile App”) (together, the “Services”). These terms are separate and independent of the terms and conditions provided by third party charities, foundations, groups and other organizations ("Organizations") who provide opportunities.

The Services are aimed at individual users aged 13 and older. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please  ask a parent or guardian to review these Terms of Use carefully and to provide their consent to your use of the Services, and to these Terms of Use in respect to your use of the Services.  Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Services.  By clicking to agree and accept to the Terms of Use when this option is made available, you confirm you have your parent's consent to use and access the Services and agree and accept to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use. If you are under the age of 13 or you do not have parental consent to use the Services, or you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or disagree with any of the provisions in them, you must not access or use the Services and stop using the Services immediately.  You should print or save a local copy of these Terms of Use for your records.

THESE TERMS OF USE CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A WAIVER OF RIGHTS TO BRING A CLASS ACTION AGAINST US. EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES MENTIONED IN THAT ARBITRATION CLAUSE, YOU AND HELLO WORLD AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN US WILL BE RESOLVED BY MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION, AND YOU AND HELLO WORLD WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time including to reflect changes to: (a) our business; (b) the Services; (c) the Mobile App functionality or features; (d) relevant laws or regulatory requirements; or (e) security, technical or operational issues.

If we change these Terms of Use we will notify you of these changes at least seven (7) days in advance (the “Notice Period”) on our Website or the Mobile Apps.  If we have your e-mail address, we may also decide to e-mail you with information on those changes.  By clicking accept and/or agree to any revised Terms of Use, or by continuing to use the Services after the Notice Period, you agree to comply with them.  If you do not agree to the changes, you must stop using the Services by the end of the Notice Period.

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please ask a parent or guardian to review the revised Terms of Use carefully and to provide their consent to your use of the Services and to the revised Terms of Use with respect to your use of the Services.

Use of Your Personal Information

Our Privacy Policy explains what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, the controls you have over your personal information and the procedures that we have in place to protect your privacy.  It applies to personal information we collect through the Services.  For inquiries in regard to the Privacy Policy, or to report a privacy-related problem, please contact Hello World’s support team via email address: help@gethello.org.

Links to Other Websites

Our Services may contain links to Organization's websites and other third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Hello World.  Hello World has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Hello World or any association with its operators.  You acknowledge and agree that Hello World will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any Organization or any other third party's websites or services.  If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Services, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. We encourage you to read the relevant Organization or other third party's terms and conditions linked or referenced in other websites you enter and understand how they apply to you.

Accessing the Services and Account Security

As a condition to using certain aspects of the Services, you will be required to register for a user account ("Account") with Hello World and select a password and user name (“Hello World User ID”). When signing up for Hello World, you need to be honest about who you are.  You must provide Hello World with accurate, complete, and updated registration information.  Failure to do so will constitute a breach of these Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Account.  You must not: (a) select or use as a Hello World User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (b) use as a Hello World User ID name which is subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (c) use as a Hello World User ID name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

Hello World reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Hello World User ID in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your Account (except where any unauthorized use is our fault) and you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Hello World password.  You will never use another user’s account without such other user’s express permission. You will notify Hello World in writing as soon as you can of any unauthorized use of your Account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.

Communications

By creating an Account, you agree that we may communicate with you (through the Services or the contact information you provided), and send you information as part of the Services regarding your requests for information technical notices, security alerts, support and administrative messages, significant updates to the Services or our policies.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use.  You agree not to use the Services:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation.
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use or our Community Guidelines.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter”, “spam” or any other similar solicitation.
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Hello World, Hello World employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without restriction, by using e-mail addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Services, or which, as determined by us, may harm Hello World users of the Services or expose them to liability.
  • To engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or Mobile App or interfere with any other persons use of the Services, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website or Mobile App.
  • Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Services for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website or Mobile App.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or Mobile App or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
  • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Services.
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Services, the server on which the Services are stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Services.
  • Attack the Services via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or Mobile App.

User Submissions

The Services may provide you with the ability to upload, submit, disclose, distribute or otherwise post (hereafter, “posting”) data, text, photographs, graphics, visualizations, videos, audio clips, written forum comments, software, scripts, works of authorship, designs, know-how, ideas, inventions or other information or content, to the Services (“User Submissions”). By submitting User Submissions to Hello World, by posting User Submissions on or at the Website or Mobile App or otherwise through the Services, or displaying, publishing, or otherwise posting any content on or through the Website or Mobile App, you:

  • Promise that all User Submissions will comply with our Community Guidelines, in addition to our Content Standards set out below.
  • Promise that you own or otherwise control all rights to such User Submissions and that disclosure and use of such User Submissions by Hello World (including without restriction, publishing content on or at the Website or Mobile App) will not infringe or breach the rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property and privacy rights.
  • Acknowledge and agree that Hello World will have the right to reformat, excerpt, or translate your User Submissions; and
  • You understand that Hello World cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Services.

You retain rights to any User Submissions you submit, post or display on or through the Services and you are responsible for protecting those rights. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for User Submissions you or any third party posts on or through the Services.  However, any User Submissions you post to the Website or Mobile App will be considered non-confidential, and you agree to grant Hello World the rights described herein.  By providing any User Submissions, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns a non-exclusive, worldwide, never-ending and transferable right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material royalty-free for any purpose.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Submissions you submit or contribute including their legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.

We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Submissions posted by you or any other user of the Services.

a) Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right to:

  • Provide you with a written warning where you post any User Submission which does not comply with our Content Standards or Community Guidelines.
  • Remove or refuse to post any User Submissions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
  • Take any action with respect to any User Submissions that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Submissions breaches these Terms of Use, including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or could create liability for Hello World.
  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Services.
  • Temporarily suspend or ban your access to all or part of the Services for any or no reason, including without restriction, any breach of these Terms of Use.

We cannot and will not review all material before it is posted on the Website or Mobile App, and we cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted.  We reserve the right in our discretion, but will not be obligated to, monitor any and all User Submissions or other material before or after posting.  Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding any User Submissions or any other transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party.

b) Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Submissions and use of the Services. User Submissions must in their entirety comply with all applicable laws and regulations.  Without limiting the foregoing, User Submissions must not:

  • Contain any material that is unfriendly, threatening, indecent, romantic, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise or objectionable.
  • Use language that contains a profanity.
  • Criticize, convert, or otherwise devalue others’ beliefs or identities.
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Breach the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
  • Be likely or intended to deceive any person.
  • Promote any illegal activity, or the use of drugs, alcohol, or other age restricted or illegal substances.
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
  • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

Hello World’s Right to Use Your Likeness

You hereby grant to Hello World and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns unrestricted permission and right to use, display, reuse, publish, perform, and reproduce your name, likeness, image, voice and/or appearance as such may be embodied in or submitted in connection with any User Submission  that you submit to Hello World.

Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise indicated, the Terms of Use, Services and their entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof, collectively the “Content”) are owned by Hello World, its licensors, or other providers of such material.  All rights reserved.

These Terms of Use grant you a limited and non-exclusive right to use the Services for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website or Mobile App, except as follows:

  • Your device may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website or Mobile App for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
  • If we provide desktop or mobile applications or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
  • If we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.

You must not:

  • Modify copies of any materials from the Services.
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site.
  • Access, or use, for any commercial purposes, any part of the Services or any services or materials available through the Services.

If you wish to make any use of Content other than that set out in this section, please address your request to: help@gethello.org.

If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Services in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Services will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.  No right, title, or interest in or to the Services or any content on the Website or Mobile App is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Hello World.  Any use of the Services not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, or other laws.

Copyright Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to review any claim that Content posted on the Website or Mobile App infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please see the section below titled “DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims.”

Trademarks

Hello World’s name, logo, and all related names, logos, service names, designs, and slogans are trade marks of Hello World or its affiliates or licensors.  You must not use such marks without prior Hello World's written permission.  All other names, logos, service names, designs, and slogans on the Website or Mobile App are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Reliance on Information Posted

We are constantly updating our Services and we may experience delays in updating information on the Services and in our advertising on other websites. While we try to ensure information found on the Services, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information found on the Services is accurate and it may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current.

The information presented on or through the Services is made available solely for general information purposes, and may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by Organizations.  We do not promise the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information.  Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.  

All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provide by us, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Hello World.  We therefore reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.

Termination

These Terms of Use remain in effect as long as you continue to use the Services, or until they are terminated in accordance with the provisions of these Terms of Use.  We may terminate or suspend your Account and bar access to the Services immediately, without prior notice, in our sole discretion, for any reason including but not limited to your breach of these Terms of Use.  You may stop using the Services at any time and if you wish to terminate your Account, you may do so at any time by following the instructions on the Website or Mobile App.

Upon termination, your Account and the right to use the Services will automatically end. All provision in these Terms of Use will terminate except those provisions which by their nature should survive termination, which will survive termination, including without limitation the provisions on intellectual property rights, User Submissions ownership and license, and limitations of liability.

No Emergency Services

Hello World is an education service, not an outlet for obtaining emergency services.  You agree that the Services are not intended to support or carry emergency or time-critical calls or communications to any type of hospital, law enforcement agency, medical care unit or any other kind of emergency or time-critical service (“Emergency Services”).  By agreeing to these Terms of Use you acknowledge that additional arrangements must be made to access Emergency Services.  You recognize and agree that Hello World is not required to offer Emergency Services or access thereto pursuant to any applicable local and or national rules, regulation or law.  You further acknowledge that Hello World is not a replacement for your primary telephone service or any other means of communication.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You acknowledge that Hello World has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to Hello World; whether users may be or is using false identities during interactions with you; what Content or User Submissions you access via Hello World; what effects the Content or User Submissions may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content or User Submissions; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content or User Submissions (the “Disclaimed Actions”).  The Services may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate.  Hello World makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and Hello World will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Website or Mobile App. To the extent permitted by law, by using these Services, you acknowledge and agree that you waive any claims, counterclaims or causes of action of any kind or nature whatsoever with respect to the Disclaimed Actions.

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Services will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% safe. Thus, we cannot warrant that your information will be absolutely secure.  Hello World has a variety of safeguards – technical, administrative, and physical – in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use, or disclosure of user information.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, CONTENT OR USER  SUBMISSIONS CONTAINED THEREIN, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, MOBILE APPS, THEIR CONTENT, USER SUBMISSIONS, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER HELLO WORLD NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH HELLO WORLD MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER HELLO WORLD NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH HELLO WORLD REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES, OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, HELLO WORLD HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Notice (18 USC 2701-2711): Hello World MAKES NO GUARANTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON THE SITES OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE SITES. Hello World will not be liable for the privacy of e-mail addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on Hello World’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Website, or otherwise connected with your use of the Services.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL HELLO WORLD OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ITS OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CONTENT ON THE SERVICES OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS OR ANY ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS, WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

IN NO EVENT WILL HELLO WORLD’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICES, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE, EXCEED $100 USD.

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SERVICES MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

THIS SECTION DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Hello World and its affiliates, and each of its and its affiliates’ employees, contractors, agents, officers, directors, suppliers and representatives, from and against any and all claims, damages, judgments, awards, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses or fees (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of (i) your use or misuse of, or access to, the Services or otherwise from your User Submissions, (ii) your violation of the Terms of Use, or (iii) infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.  Hello World reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with Hello World in asserting any available defenses.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the Services or these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to the Services or these Terms of Use that is not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Terms of Use below shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California, in each case located in the County of Sonoma or the County of San Francisco, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Arbitration, Class Action Waiver, and Waiver of Jury Trial

This Section includes an arbitration agreement and an agreement that all claims will be brought only in an individual capacity (and not as a class action or other representative proceeding). Please read it carefully. You may opt out of the arbitration agreement by following the opt out procedure described below.

Informal Process. You agree that in the event of any dispute between you and Hello World, you will first contact Hello World and make a good faith sustained effort to resolve the dispute before resorting to more formal means of resolution, including without limitation any court action.

Agreement to Arbitrate. After the informal dispute resolution process, any remaining dispute, controversy, or claim (collectively, “Claim”) relating in any way to these Terms of Use or Hello World’s services and/or products, including but not limited to the Services, or relating in any way to the communications between you and Hello World or any other user of the Services, will be finally resolved by binding arbitration.  This mandatory arbitration agreement applies to you and to Hello World.  However, this arbitration agreement does not (a) govern any Claim by Hello World for infringement of its intellectual property or access to the Services that is unauthorized or exceeds authorization granted in these Terms of Use or (b) bar you from making use of applicable small claims court procedures in appropriate cases.  You may opt out of this arbitration agreement within thirty (30) days of the first of the date you access or use this Services by following the procedure described below.

You agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and Hello World are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.  This arbitration provision will survive any termination of these Terms of Use.

If you wish to begin an arbitration proceeding, after following the informal dispute resolution procedure, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to:  Twenty, Inc., d/b/a Hello World, 19201 Sonoma Hwy, #275, Sonoma, CA 95476.  Email Address: legal@gethello.org.

The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules including, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes.  The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879.  Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules.  Hello World will reimburse those fees for claims where the amount in dispute is less than $10,000, unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous, and we will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.

The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court, will have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, unconscionability, arbitrability, enforceability, or formation of this arbitration agreement, including any claim that all or any part of this arbitration agreement is void or voidable.  However, the preceding sentence will not apply to the “Class Action Waiver” section below.

If you do not want to arbitrate disputes with Hello World, you may opt out of this arbitration agreement by sending an email to legal@gethello.org within thirty (30) days of the first of the date you access or use the Services.

Class Action Waiver. Any Claim must be brought in the respective party’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, collective, representative, multiple plaintiff, or similar proceeding (“Class Action”).  The parties expressly waive any ability to maintain any Class Action in any forum.  If the Claim is subject to arbitration, the arbitrator will not have authority to combine or aggregate similar claims or conduct any Class Action nor make an award to any person or entity not a party to the arbitration.  Any claim that all or part of this Class Action Waiver is unenforceable, unconscionable, void, or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator.  The parties understand that any right to litigate in court, to have a judge or jury decide their case, or to be a party to a class or representative action, is waived, and that any claims must be decided individually, through arbitration.

If this class action waiver is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of the Arbitration Agreement, if otherwise effective, will be null and void.  The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim.

Waiver of Jury Trial.  If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, you and Hello World each waive any right to a jury trial.

Waiver

If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms of Use, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations.  If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

Integration and Severability

These Terms of Use and Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Hello World with respect to the Services and any other subject matter of these Terms of Use and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.  If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Terms Required By Apple

In the event you obtained our IOS Mobile App through the Apple App Store, offered by Apple, Inc. (“Apple”), the following will apply:

  • Both you and Hello World acknowledge that this Agreement is concluded between you and Hello World only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Mobile App;
  • You will only use the Mobile App in connection with an Apple device that you own or control;
  • You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Mobile App;
  • In the event of any failure of the Mobile App to conform to any applicable warranty, including those implied by law, you may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to you will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Mobile App;
  • You acknowledge and agree that Hello World, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Mobile App;
  • You acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third party claim that the Software App or your possession and use of the Software infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Hello World, and not Apple, will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such infringement claim (but solely to the extent set forth in this Agreement);
  • You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;
  • Both you and Hello World acknowledge and agree that, in your use of the Mobile App, you will comply with any applicable third party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use; and
  • Both you and Hello World acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement, and that upon your acceptance of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as the third party beneficiary hereof.

Miscellaneous

The Terms of Use are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Hello World’s prior written consent.

Each of the provisions of these Terms of Use operates separately.  If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

All notices under the Terms of Use will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.

Your Comments and Concerns

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at:

All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Services should be to help@gethello.org.

DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims

As Hello World asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others.  Hello World, in appropriate circumstances, may remove from the Services information that might infringe the intellectual property rights of others.  

a) Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringements

If you believe your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on the Website or Mobile App, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Designated Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright’s interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work;
  • Identification of the URL or other specific location on the Website or Mobile Apps where the material that you claim is infringing is located; your address, telephone number, and E-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid and we will have no obligation to respond or acknowledge receipt of your notice. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you misrepresent or make bad faith claims that any material on our Website or Mobile Apps infringes your copyrights.  You can contact our Designated Agent via e-mail at legal@HelloWorld.org.

              THE DESIGNATED AGENT SHOULD BE CONTACTED ONLY IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR WORK HAS BEEN USED OR COPIED IN A WAY THAT CONSTITUTES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND SUCH INFRINGEMENT IS OCCURRING ON THE SERVICES OR ON SITES LINKED TO FROM THE SERVICES.  ALL OTHER INQUIRIES DIRECTED TO THE DESIGNATED AGENT WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.

b) Receipt of Proper Infringement Notification

Once a proper bona fide infringement notification has been received by the Designated Agent, it is Hello World’s policy:

  • To remove or disable access to the infringing Content;
  • To notify the Content provider, member, or user (“Content Provider”) that it has removed or disabled access to the Content; and
  • That repeat offenders will have the infringing Content removed from the system and that Hello World may terminate such Content Provider’s access to the Services.

c) Procedure to Supply a Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent

If the Content Provider believes that the Content that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing or the Content Provider believes that it has the right to post and use such Content, the Content Provider may send the Designated Agent a counter-notice, which must contain the following:

  • Content Provider’s contact information, including full legal name (not that of a company) of the submitter, an email address, a physical address, and a phone number.  
  • The location, including any URL, of the Content that has been removed or disabled.
  • The following statement, to which Content Provider must agree: "I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which my address is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, the judicial district in which Hello World is located, and will accept service of process from the claimant."
  • The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."
  • A physical or electronic signature. To satisfy this requirement, Content Provider may type the submitter’s full legal name (not that of a company) at the bottom of your electronic counter-notification.

If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Hello World may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in ten business days.

If Hello World does not receive notice within ten business days that the original complaining party is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the Content, we may replace or cease disabling access to the material that was removed. The decision to replace or cease disabling access to any Content is at Hello World’s sole discretion.