Content and Acceptable Use:
At Involved.Earth our focus is creating a positive and efficient experience that continually adds value to life for our users. We want Involved to be convenient, safe, and fun for you, your loved ones and communities. This means there are a few rules.
You may not:
-Violate any law or regulation.
-Send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or commercial communications, such as spam.
-Engage in spidering or harvesting, or participate in the use of software, including spyware, designed to collect data from the Site or Services.
-Use automated methods to use the Site or Services.
-Stalk, harass, bully, intimidate, or harm another user.
-Post unlawful, harmful, obscene, or pornographic content.
-Post content that is hateful, threatening, harmful, incites violence; or contains graphic or gratuitous violence.
-Use Involved to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
-Post content you do not have the right to transmit.
-Post content that infringes on trademarks or copyrights.
-Post viruses or malicious scripts.
-Post spam or link bait.
-Attempt to circumvent any technological measure implemented by Involved.Earth or any of Involved's providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site or Services.
-Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site or Services.
-Advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.
At its discretion, Involved.Earth may permanently cancel accounts of users who violate the Terms of Service. Involved.Earth reserves the right to view Private Groups ONLY for the purposes of fixing issues, to respond to complaints about Terms of Service violations, or when required to do so by law. Involved.Earth reserves the ongoing right to view Profiles, Selective Organizations, Open Organizations, and any Organizations in the Involved Open Directory to assess compliance with this Terms of Service. Involved.Earth reserves the right to remove objectionable content without notice. Involved.Earth can remove any content or information you post at Involved.Earth if we believe that it violates our Terms of Service.
Involved.Earth reserves the right to ban Profiles and Organizations that do not comply with its Terms of Service as assessed in Involved.Earth's sole discretion and interpretation of its Terms of Service; and Profiles and Organizations under investigation or which have been detected as sharing content in violation of these terms may have their visibility limited in various parts of Involved, including search. Pages, Groups and users may not be notified when any of this occurs. Banned Profiles and Organizations may contact Involved.Earth's Customer Support to request more information. We reserve the right to respond or not respond to such requests. Please comply with the rules in Involved's Terms of Service.
While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with Involved, we are not obligated to do so. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any content submitted by users. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, you understand that in the process of using Involved, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable in your communities. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted at Involved or endorse any opinions expressed at Involved.Earth. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. We also, however, reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the Website.
Due to storage limitations and expenses, Involved reserves the right to close and delete any profile or organization account that has not been logged in for a period of 6 months or more. Involved.Earth will notify any such users whose accounts it intends to delete, by email or SMS, if they have been inactive for greater than 6 months and provide those users with a minimum of 30 days notice and options on how to keep their content and account at Involved.Earth. Involved will give one final notice at least 48 hours prior to deleting an account.
Involved.Earth reserves the right to transfer ownership and administration of or terminate an Open Organization that has been abandoned by the Organization owner and its appointed administrators. An Organization is considered abandoned if the owner and or administrators do not log into Involved.Earth for at least 6 months or do not post to the Organization for at least 6 months. Once the transfer of an Organization ownership and administration is effected by Involved.Earth, it may be transferred subsequently at any time by Involved.Earth.
Who Our Services Are For
User Content Ownership
Materials, including but not limited to text, data, images, graphics, photos, audio, audiovisual, videos, and content of any nature provided by users of Involved.Earth (“User Submissions”) are owned by the party contributing such content. As a user of Involved.Earth, you are solely responsible for your own submissions. By transmitting your submissions or otherwise through or using Involved.Earth you represent that you have all rights and authorizations necessary to post, submit, display, produce, or otherwise transmit, such content. You agree that you will not submit material that is or contains the intellectual property of a third party that you do not have permission to use. You promise that your User Content does not infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party.
Involved.Earth is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions, which may be inaccurate, infringing, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You understand that all information posted or transmitted through Involved.Earth is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that we are not and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that we cannot guarantee the identity of users or the accuracy of any data that users may provide any other users with whom you interact in the course of using Involved.Earth.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access Involved.Earth and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. Involved.Earth cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.
Misuse of Profile names, Organization names and content titles.
You may not buy or sell Involved.Earth usernames.
You may not engage in username squatting.
Some of the factors we take into consideration when determining whether conduct is username squatting include:
The number of accounts created;
The creation of accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names;
The creation of accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts; and
The use of third-party content feeds to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties.
You may not register or create fake and misleading accounts. While you may use Involved.Earth pseudonymously or as a parody, commentary, or fan account, you may not use misleading account information in order to engage in spamming, abusive, or disruptive behaviour, including attempts to manipulate the conversations on Involved.Earth.
Some of the factors that we may take into account when determining whether an account is fake include:
Use of stock or stolen avatar photos
Use of stolen or copied profile bios
Use of intentionally misleading profile information
You may not use Involved.Earth's services for the purpose of spamming anyone. Spam is generally defined on Involved.Earth as bulk or aggressive activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt Involved.Earth or the experience of users on Involved.Earth to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives.
Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming include:
If you have made large number of group or user contact requests, or followed and/or unfollowed a large number of user accounts or Pages, in a short time period;
If your posts or comments consist mainly of links and/or are shared without commentary;
If a large number of people have blocked you in response to high volumes of untargeted, unsolicited, or duplicative content or engagements from your account;
If a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you;
If you post duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, comments to multiple Pages, Groups, or users; or create duplicate or substantially similar accounts;
If you post multiple updates to a Page, Group, user or topic with an intent to subvert or manipulate the topic to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives;
If you send large numbers of unsolicited posts, comments, replies or mentions;
If you add users to lists in a bulk or aggressive manner;
If you are randomly or aggressively engaging with Pages, Groups, or users to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives;
If you repeatedly post other people’s account information as your own (e.g., bio, posts, comments, profile, user URL, etc.);
If you post misleading, deceptive misinformation or malicious links (e.g., affiliate links, links to malware/clickjacking pages, etc.); Accounts created to replace or mimic suspended accounts may be permanently suspended.
We may also remove accounts which Involved.Earth at its discretion attributes to entities known to violate the Involved.Earth's Terms of Service.
Our Commitment To Data Security
Involved.Earth uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Involved and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured Wi-Fi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the Involved Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, Involved makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Involved.Earth learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Involved.Earth may post a notice on the Involved.Earth site or through the Involved Service if a security breach occurs.
Involved.Earth Content Data
When you use our Services, we process any data you explicitly enter into the site (your “Content Data”), including your full name, email address, profile information, posts, comments, photos, voice recordings, videos, files, emojis, etc. Involved.Earth uses your Content Data for the sole purpose of serving and providing you with the full efficient experience of Involved.Earth. You control how we process your Content Data through Privacy & Sharing settings in your account at Involved.Earth. At any time you can edit/update, retrieve or delete your Content Data in your account.
Involved.Earth Log Data
When you use our Services, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, and device information (including device and application IDs). We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party website or application. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications, such as when you choose to install another application through Involved.Earth. Involved uses Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Services. We either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after a maximum of 12 months.
At all times you have an easy way to opt out of our service and delete your account as well as ALL of your Content Data, if you do not wish to continue using our services. You can find this in your “Settings” where it says “Delete My Account.” When you delete any of your Content Data, or delete your entire account, we delete your Content Data and remove your account from our production servers as soon as is technically possible based on our infrastructure design including a 30-day delay to insure the deletion request was made by you, etc. The more data you delete, the longer will the deletion process take due to load balancing protections on our servers. After we’ve deleted your Content Data from our production servers, that same data may remain in our backups for a limited period of time (maximum of 7 months) due to protection regulations and our protocols for backup content protection.
We secure your data that temporarily remains on our backups with additional security protocols. If we ever need to restore our backups into the main servers of Involved.Earth (in a rare instance, for example recovering from a natural disaster), if any of your Content Data you have previously deleted from our main servers is still on our backups in that moment, it will be deleted prior to or right after the backups are moved to the main servers. If you own an Organization and delete your account, the content you posted to that Organization will be deleted; however, the Organization(s) you own will not be deleted unless you are the only member of that Organization.
Policies for Solution Discussions, Memo Posts, Opportunity Ads and Events
-Must not be misleading, fraudulent, or deceptive.
-Must not impersonate or falsely represent a brand, entity, or public figure. Where a Page, Group, or Event is being used to express support for or interest in a brand, entity, or public figure, it must make clear in the name or description that it is not an official representation.
-Must not facilitate or promote online gambling, online real money, games of skill, or online lotteries without our prior written permission.
-Must not inaccurately tag content or encourage users to inaccurately tag content.
-Must not incentivize people to misuse Involved features or functionality.
Notification of Requests for Account Information
Involved.Earth's policy is to notify users of requests for their account information, which includes a copy of the request, prior to disclosure unless we are prohibited from doing so. Exceptions to prior notice may include exigent or counterproductive circumstances (e.g., emergencies; account compromises, etc.). We may also provide post-notice to affected users when prior notice is prohibited.
Guidelines for Law Enforcement Seeking Customer Data (Worldwide)
Like all service providers, Involved.Earth is legally required to turn over customer data that it hosts when it receives valid legal process from a law enforcement authority with jurisdiction. The following guidelines apply to all customer data hosted by Involved.Earth.
Service of Legal Process
Preservation requests, subpoenas, or search warrants from Canadian law enforcement or civil investigative agencies seeking data regarding Involved.Earth's customers may be personally served at, or mailed to the address below. Involved.Earth will only respond to requests from non Canadian law enforcement agencies that are issued by a Canadian court either by way of a mutual legal assistance treaty or a letter rogatory. Civil subpoenas require personal service and will not be accepted via fax.
Valid Legal Process is Required Before Disclosure
All right, title, and interest in and to the Services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Involved.Earth and its licensors. The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both Canada and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the Involved.Earth name or any of the Involved.Earth trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Involved.Earth, or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.
By accepting these Terms of Service, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Involved.Earth, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from 1.Your use of Involved.Earth; 2.Unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through Involved.Earth, or 3.Any other matter relating to Involved.Earth. Any business transactions which may arise between users from their use of Involved.Earth are the sole responsibility of the users involved, and we disclaim any and all responsibility for such transactions.
You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages). Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. In no event will our total cumulative liability exceed US $10.00.
Ownership In and To The Site and Services
Other than User Content (which we do not own and claim no ownership of), we own or license all right, title, and interest in and to (a) the Site and Services, including all software, text, media, and other content available on the Site and Services (“Involved Content”); and (b) Involved.Earth's trademarks, logos, and brand elements (“Marks”). The Site and Services, Involved.Earth Content, and Marks are all protected under Canadian and international laws. Involved.Earth the Involved logo, and other Involved logos and names are trademarks of Involved.Earth. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without our prior written permission.
Involved.Earth is provided to people by Involved Inc., a Canadian company, built in Alberta and based in Campbell River British Columbia Canada.
Under no circumstances will Involved.Earth be held liable for any delay or failure in performance due in whole or in part to any acts of nature or other causes beyond its reasonable control.
If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity or enforce ability of any remaining provisions.
The failure of Involved.Earth to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not prevent Involved.Earth from enforcing such right or provision in the future.
Involved.Earth reserves the right, in our sole discretion to modify these Terms, effective upon the date a revised Terms of Service is posted on the Site with notice to you, the User, of such modification. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your binding acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, as they are amended, revised and posted on the Site periodically. We may assign our rights and obligations under these Terms, including in connection with a merger, acquisition, sale of assets or equity, or by operation of law.
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of British Columbia, without giving effect to any conflict of laws rules or provisions.
You agree that any action of whatever nature arising from or relating to these Terms, the Site, or Services will be filed only in the province or federal courts located on Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada. You consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of any such action.