Welcome to the Faithful Beginnings™, operated by Family Fabric Incorporated, a Delaware Corporation, (“the Corporation”). Thank you for accessing our products and services (together, the “Services”) for your personal and non-commercial use.
2. Contractual Obligations.
a. Actions undertaken by Users to interact with the Services, as set forth above, are voluntary actions on the part of the Users, and do not establish any specific contractual relationship between the Users and the Corporation, except as may be set forth by separate explicit paid contractual agreements between the Corporation and individual Contract Users, and Contracting User Organizations (“Providers”).
b. When the Faithful Beginnings™ is provided as a paid service to any Providers, separate terms and conditions of that engagement will be established in a Provider Agreement for the Services between such Providers and the Corporation.
3. Privacy and Security.
b. Users are cautioned that, while the Corporation has taken appropriate steps to provide a medium for secure data exchange between Users via the Services, and between individual Users and the Services, most information transmitted over the Internet is, by its nature, not secure. As such confidentiality of data provided by Users cannot be absolutely guaranteed by the Corporation. Use of the Services is undertaken subject to this understanding on the part of the Users. The Corporation incurs no liability with respect to public release of any User information that may be obtained by any individual or entity bypassing or circumventing the extensive data security protocols established by the Corporation in the Services for the protection of User information. Information of a legally confidential, proprietary or privileged nature should never be electronically exchanged via the Services.
c. Where access protocols are established for the benefit of the Users, protection of access via those secured interfaces is the sole responsibility of the Users. Users expressly agree to not take any action to circumvent, bypass, or otherwise render ineffective the security protocols established by the Corporation for the use of the Services, including the sharing of log-in credentials, user identifications, screen names and/or associated passwords.
d. The Services provide a medium by which Users may create, upload, post, send, receive and store data content, including personal data content. Users retain ownership rights in the data content provided to, or via, the Services. Users grant to the Corporation a non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license, with the right to grant sublicenses, to reproduce, distribute, host, display, and otherwise use the data content of the Users for the purpose of operating, developing, providing and improving the Services, and researching and developing new services. When Users participate in group chats, or employ a bot that relays User chats to others, Users grant to the Corporation a license to distribute, publish and promote User data content in the group or through the bot, including the unconditional right of the Corporation to share User data content with the operator of the bot.
f. The Corporation appreciates User feedback and suggestions about Faithful Beginnings™ and the Services. By providing feedback and suggestions, Users grant to the Corporation permission to use the feedback and suggestions, and any User ideas as the Corporation, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, without remuneration or compensation to the User.
4. Ownership of the Services.
The Services in their current form, or in any updated form that may be presented by the Corporation in the future at the sole discretion of the Corporation, are now, and will forever remain, the sole property of the Corporation and its successors and assigns. Actions undertaken by Users to interact with the Services are with the permission of, and under a limited non-exclusive use license provided by, the Corporation, and do not establish any ownership rights in the Users with respect to the Services.
5. Acceptable Use of the Services.
6. Limitations on Liability.
a. The Corporation provides the Services AS-IS. The Corporation provides no warranties of any kind with respect to the use of the Services, including but not limited to NO WARRANTY TO ANY USER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. The Corporation SPECIFICALLY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
b. The Corporation provides no warranty as to the accuracy of any content provided to Users by the Services, and any non- Corporation-associated entity via the Services. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material in the Services is accurate, timely and complete, the Corporation makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the content, or whether the content is free from changes, including those caused by Third Parties.
c. The Corporation does not provide, via the Services, any manner of professional advice of any kind including, but not limited to legal, medical, business, investment or other like professional advice. Any reliance by a User on any information or purported advice provided by, or via, the Services, to the User’s benefit or detriment, is the sole responsibility of the User, and no recourse is available by the User as to the Corporation with respect to such beneficial or detrimental reliance. In circumstances in which such advice appears to be provided via the Services, Users are cautioned to seek the counsel of professionals for legal advice, medical advice/diagnosis/treatment, business and investment counseling, and the like.
d. The Corporation has made every reasonable effort to debug the Services, and to ensure that the Services are compatible for use with common operating systems available on most commercially-available personal electronic devices. The Corporation makes no warranties or representations that the Services will operate, without error, on any personal electronic device, and assumes no liability for interruptions, errors, computer viruses or other hazards to a User’s personal electronic devices resulting from the User’s interactions with the Services.
f. For Providers, the Corporation maintains an interface for access to certain Internet content, and links to particular Third Party electronic media content, via the Services. The Corporation provides this capability in a neutral, non-discriminatory manner on the part of the Corporation and its representatives, and at the specific request of the Providers. The Corporation assumes no liability for the accessibility, or lack of accessibility, to particular content at the request of, and according to contractual obligations with, Providers of the Services. In such circumstances, providing access (e.g., through white listing), or limiting access (e.g., black listing), to certain content, as requested by a Provider, is at the sole discretion of the Provider, and does not imply endorsement or acceptance of the accessible content by the Corporation, or disparagement or rejection of the particularly Provider-requested non-accessible content by the Corporation. [NOTE: We should not go any further than this in our “Policy.”
7. Intellectual Property Protection
The non-exclusive use license granted by the Corporation to Users (see paragraphs 4. and 5. above) extends to the downloading and/or printing of information from the Services to a User’s electronic devices for personal, informational, and non-commercial use by the User, providing copyright and proprietary information remains intact.
The term “Faithful Beginnings™” has special meaning as it pertains to the digital product of the Corporation, and Faithful Beginnings™ is a trademark of the Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks and logos in content provided or accessed by the Services are the trademarks, service marks or logos of respective owners.
The Corporation makes no claim or warranty that use of the Services does not infringe any Third Party’s patent, or other intellectual property protection, rights.
8. Reservation of Rights.
9. Assertion of Rights.
10. Contact Address.
One Freedom Square
Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5656
Updated May 1, 2018
PII may include a User’s name, screen name, email address, mailing and/or residential address(es), phone numbers, IP addresses or other information that identifies the User personally. The Corporation may require Users to register or provide elements of the PII to use the Services. The PII Users provide via the Services will be used only for its intended purpose. The Corporation, to the extent possible, will protect Users PII consistent with standards applicable to such protection, including the principles of the U.S. Privacy Act of 1974, the U.S. E-Government Act of 2002, the U.S. Federal Records Act, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 (adopted on April 27, 2016, and enforceable as of May 25, 2018).
Personally Identifiable Information
When Users choose to provide PII to and through the Services, to the Corporation or to Third Parties, through any methods including uploading data and images, completing Services or web-based forms, populating calendars and participating in calendaring functions, engaging in internal person-to-person, and/or person-to-group, communications via Services-specific information exchange, chats, social media engagement, email exchanges, instant messaging, and other like information exchange capacities, the Corporation may, without further express permission of the participating Users, use PII to help the Corporation provide Users requested or required Services, and service support.
The PII that the Corporation receives from any User may vary in form based on the interaction of the User with the Services. No restriction on use of the PII by the Corporation in enhancing the Services is implied based on the form in which the PII is communicated to the Services, or to the Corporation.
Direct Communication to the Corporation via the Services
The Services allow Users to correspond directly with the Corporation as the Services provider, including via emails and direct access forms, which may be converted to formatted emails containing PII. The Corporation will use the information Users provide to respond to Users’ inquiries. The Corporation will only send Users general information via email. Users are expressly reminded that email may not necessarily be secure against interception. Therefore, the Corporation expressly suggests that Users do not send sensitive personal data via email. If a User’s intended email communication is considered by the User to be very sensitive, or it includes information such as User’s bank account, credit card, or Social Security number, the Corporation advises that Users should explore other means of transmitting the data.
Categories of Information
Automatically Collected Information
The Services may collect and temporarily store certain information about the Users immediate interaction with the Services. The Corporation may use this information for Services management and security purposes only. The Corporation may collect and analyze this information because it aids in upgrading the Services to our Users evolving needs. The Corporation may also automatically collect information about web content a User views in the event of a known security, virus or other threat. This information may include:
The Internet domain from which the User accesses the Services (for example, “xcompany.com” if the User employs a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if the User connects from an educational domain);
The Internet Protocol (IP) address (a unique number for each device connected to the Internet) from which the User accesses the Services;
The type of browser (e.g., Firefox®, Internet Explorer®, Chrome® or the like) used to access the Services;
The operating system (e.g., Windows, Mac OS, Unix) used to access Services;
The date and time the User accesses the Services;
The Universal Resource Locators (URLs), or addresses, of pages the User visits via the Services;
The Users username, if it was used to “log in” to the Services; and
Other like information.
The Corporation may share the above information with its employees or representatives with a “need-to-know” in the performance of their official duties supporting the Services. This information is only used to assist the Corporation in revising, updating or improving the Services in support of one or more Users. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and Services management purposes only.
Third-Party Data, Websites and Applications
The Corporation may have access to publicly-available Third Party databases, which may include PII. The Corporation, in furtherance of its business objectives, may use information from these databases to offer the Services to individuals and groups. These databases are now, and will be, kept segregated from User-submitted PII. The Corporation will not share User-submitted PII with any Third Party, except as expressly provided below.
The Services include a social media component and access to select Third Party websites, including social media portals. The Services may use web measurement and customization technologies to measure the number of Users accessing Third Party channels. When accessing Third Party websites or channels, the Third Party applications may request PII, including an email address, username, password, and geographic location (e.g., State, region, or ZIP code) for any one of a number of purposes, including account registration purposes. The Services and the Corporation do not use Third Party applications or websites to solicit and collect PII from any individuals, including Users. Any PII passively collected (i.e., not solicited) by the Third Party applications or websites will not be transmitted or stored by the Services or the Corporation; no PII will be disclosed, sold or transferred to any other entity outside the Corporation by the Corporation or the Services, unless required for law enforcement purposes, by statute or by other legally justiciable requirement.
The Corporation, via the Services or otherwise, may use various types of surveys to collect opinions and feedback from random samples of Users. The surveys do not and will not collect User PII. Although the survey invitation may be presented randomly to Users of the Services, participation in any survey is optional and will not affect a User’s interaction with the Services or the Corporation. If a User declines the survey, the User will still have access to the identical information and resources provided by the Services and the Corporation as those who take the survey. Survey reports are available only to the Corporation and its designated agents or staff who require the survey information to perform their duties. Any further details regarding use of a survey that deviates from the above will be included in a Notice accompanying the invitation to participate in the survey at the time the invitation is posted.
Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to a user’s computer to allow the website to remember specific information about the user’s session while the user is connected. In such instances, the user’s computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are essentially two types of cookies:
Session: Session cookies last only as long as the user’s web browser is open. Once the user closes the user’s browser, the cookie is deleted. Websites may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow the user to customize user preferences for interacting with the site.
Persistent: Persistent cookies are saved on a user’s hard drive in order to determine which users are new to the site or are returning, and for repeat visitors, to block, for example, recurring invitations to take surveys, among other tracking purposes.
If any User of the Services does not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on the User’s device, it is up to the User to manage those preferences within the capabilities of the User’s device. User selections regarding how to manage cookies should not noticeably affect the User experience with the Services, but may affect interaction with Third Party websites via the Services.
Overarching PII Security
The Corporation takes the security of all User PII very seriously. The Corporation takes precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the PII Users input via the Services. Security measures include access controls designed to limit access to the PII only to the extent necessary to accomplish the objectives of the Corporation via the Services. The Corporation implements and employs various security technologies to protect the PII stored, even temporarily, via the Services or otherwise on our systems. The Corporation routinely tests and updates its security measures to ensure that those measures remain up-to-date, operational and effective, and in compliance with changing industry standards.
The Corporation has implemented the following steps to secure any PII collected by the Services:
Employ internal access controls to ensure that the only Corporation personnel who have access to User PII are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties.
Train appropriate personnel on Corporation and Services privacy and security policies and compliance requirements.
Secure any areas where the Corporation may retain hard copies of User PII we may collect via the Services, or otherwise.
Perform regular review and purge of any User PII collect online to attempt to further ensure against misuse or loss.
Use technical controls to secure User PII we collect online including, but not limited to:
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Periodically test Corporation security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.
Employ external access safeguards to identify and prevent unauthorized access by outsiders that attempt to “hack” into, or cause harm to, the information, including User PII, contained in our systems.
The Corporation holds its employees, partners, agents, contractors and other Third Party providers to the same high standards that the Corporation uses to ensure the security, confidentiality, and integrity of User PII to which they may gain access or to which they may be exposed in the course of their work completed on behalf of the Corporation in operating the Services.
Interaction With Children Online
The Corporation, via the Services and otherwise, is particularly committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs PII gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before an entity collects, uses, or discloses PII from a child under age 13. To the maximum extent possible, the Corporation will specifically avoid collecting ANY PII regarding any child under the age of 13. The Corporation requests, and expects the cooperation of adult Users in assisting the Corporation in this regard.
Visiting Other Websites via the Services
The Services provide pass-through access to Third Party websites, organizations, and commercial entities. The Third Party websites are not within the control of the Corporation, and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility polices implemented by the Corporation via the Services. Once a User links to a Third Party website via the Services, the User is subject to the policies and vulnerabilities of that Third Party website.
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Updated April 29, 2019