Terms and Conditions

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland copyright notice 

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained in this Web site, including design, text, graphics, and the selection and arrangement thereof is Copyright © 2009 Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Trademarks

“ROTARY,” “ROTARY CLUB,” “ROTARY INTERNATIONAL,” “ROTARY INTERNATIONAL and Design” (the ROTARY Emblem), “RI,” “ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICE,” “RITS,” “ROTARY.ORG,” “ROTARIAN,” “THE ROTARIAN,” “ROTARY WORLD,” “REVISTA ROTARIA,” “SERVICE ABOVE SELF,” “HE PROFITS MOST WHO SERVES BEST,” “INTERACT,” “INTERACT CLUB,” “I INTERACT CLUB and Design” (the INTERACT Emblem), “INTERACTIVE,” “ROTARACT,” “ROTARACT CLUB,” “R ROTARACT CLUB and Design” (the ROTARACT Emblem), “PAUL HARRIS FELLOW,” “PAUL HARRIS FELLOW and Design” (the Image of PAUL HARRIS), “POLIOPLUS,” the POLIOPLUS Logo, “THE ROTARY FOUNDATION,” “THE ROTARY FOUNDATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL,” “THE ROTARY FOUNDATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL and Design” (the TRF Logo), “TRF,” “ANNUAL PROGRAMS FUND and Design,” “ANNUAL PROGRAMS FUND FOR SUPPORT TODAY,” “THE PERMANENT FUND and Design,” “THE PERMANENT FUND TO SECURE TOMORROW,” “YOUTH EXCHANGE,” the YOUTH EXCHANGE Logo, “PRESERVE PLANET EARTH,” “PRESERVE PLANET EARTH and Design” (the PRESERVE PLANET EARTH Logo), “RYLA,” “RYLA and Design,” the Rotary Fellowships logo, among numerous others, collectively the “Rotary Marks,” are registered trademarks of Rotary International (RI), 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA. All rights reserved.

RI owns the trademarks for the use and benefit of all Rotarians. By complying with the guidelines for the use of the Rotary Marks you are helping to protect the Rotary Marks for all Rotarians into the future. The use of any of the Rotary Marks in any manner not authorised by the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International, or by action of the Rotary International Board of Directors, is forbidden and all Rotary districts, clubs, individual Rotarians and other recognised Rotary Entities (as defined in the Rotary Code of Policies) shall conform to this provision. Rotary Entities must refrain from the use of the word “Rotarian” as part of the name or title of any document or publication placed on the Internet. The word “Rotary” may not be used without a qualifier in order to indicate source by any Rotary district, club, other recognised Rotary Entity, or Rotarian. (The word “Rotary” when used without a qualifier indicates that the source is Rotary International or RIBI. Programs, web sites, and other communications not originated from, or directly sponsored by, Rotary International or RIBI must contain a qualifier of the specific “district,” “club,” or other source.) Any reproduction of the Rotary emblem or other of the Rotary Marks must conform to RI/RIBI specifications. The name, emblem, and other Rotary Marks should not be altered, modified, or obstructed in any manner, nor reproduced in other than their complete form.

Any commercial use of the Rotary Marks is limited to and governed by the licensing system of Rotary International and must be officially licensed by Rotary International.

Rotary International strongly encourages all Rotarians to familiarise themselves with official Rotary International guidelines regarding the Rotary Marks as contained herein and in the Rotary International Manual of Procedure. With your help, we can ensure the protection of the Rotary Marks and prevent any unauthorised use. For more information on the proper use of the Rotary Marks, please see the guidelines for the use of the Rotary Marks.

Terms of use

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (“RIBI”) has created and maintains http://www.rotarygbi.org (the “Site”) as a service to Rotarians in Great Britain & Ireland. Access to and use of this Site is subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms and Conditions and other notices. You acknowledge full and complete acceptance of these terms.

Linking policy

RIBI welcomes Rotary clubs and districts in Great Britain & Ireland, and other Rotary Entities to link to this Site. Any other individuals or entities interested in linking to this Site, must obtain the express written permission of RIBI, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 6PB or via secretary@rotarygbi.org. Links may resolve to the home page (http://www.rotarygbi.org) or to specific pages within this Site which are not subject to the membership login procedure.

  • Links must lead to whole pages within the Site. Direct linking to partial pages or individual files (i.e. image files, multimedia files, etc) is not permitted. Similarly, RIBI does not permit the framing of its pages and files in the framesets of external sites.
  • Links to RIBI’s site should not assert or imply an endorsement by or affiliation with RIBI.
  • RIBI reserves the right to withdraw permission for any link and to change this linking policy at any time.
  • All content on RIBI’s Web site is protected under copyright law.

Links to external sites

This Site may contain images of and links to third party Web sites (“Linked Sites”). RIBI has not reviewed all of the Linked Sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the Linked Sites, whether or not such sites are affiliated with RI or RIBI. The Linked Sites are not under the control of RIBI and RIBI is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. RIBI is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site nor is RIBI responsible if the Linked Site is not working appropriately. RIBI is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by RIBI of the site or any association with its operators. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at the Linked Sites.

Any dealings with third parties included within the site or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the third party. RI shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.

Permissions

RIBI maintains this site for the non-profit use of Rotarians in Great Britain & Ireland and we welcome you to browse this Site. All materials on this Site, including but not limited to artwork, photographs, graphics, audio clips, video clips, text and trademarks, are the sole property of RI or its licensors or RIBI or are used herein with permission. The exclusive rights to all materials on this site are protected by U.K. and international laws of copyright, trademark and unfair competition.

Unless particular materials are specifically restricted as noted, it is RIBI’s policy to allow limited reproduction and distribution of certain of the materials posted on this Site as follows:

  • The copies are reproduced in a publication of a Rotary or RIBI Entity.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, non Rotary or RIBI Entities must first seek permission from RIBI before reproducing any materials from the Site.
  • The copies are distributed only for the non-commercial educational or public policy purposes of promoting humanitarian service through Rotary.
  • The particular article or section is reproduced in its entirety in its original form; you may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content, or change or delete any copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices.
  • Graphics may be scaled but the Rotary Marks may not be reduced or enlarged beyond legibility and may not be otherwise modified, altered or obstructed.
  • All copies include a statement that the material was reproduced from ribi.org or Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland with permission.
  • All copies include the following notice “Copyright ©2009 Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland. All Rights Reserved.”
  • No fee may be charged for any material copied from the Site, or for access to the materials on the Site. All commercial use of this material is prohibited.
  • Attribution notice for information from an RI/RIBI publication must be given and should take the following form:

Article Name, Publication, Issue and Date (i.e. The Buzz on Beekeeping, Rotary Today, June 2008)

or

Rotary Publication Name (i.e. Manual of Procedure)

Provided you comply with all of these conditions, RIBI grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the materials on this Site.

Other than as specifically described above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, republish, transmit, repost or otherwise use the content of this Site, without prior written authorisation from RIBI. To request such permission, contact RIBI Headquarters.

If you download software from this Site in order to use the materials as authorised above, the software, including any files, images, audio or video clips incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, “the Software”) is licensed to you by RIBI. RIBI does not transfer the title to you. You own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but RIBI retains full title to the Software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form.

User forums

The information and opinions expressed in materials posted by visitors on the discussion rooms, bulletin boards, comments, lists or other venues connected with our site (collectively, “Forums”) are not necessarily those of RI/RIBI or its affiliates and RI/RIBI makes no representations or warranties regarding such posted materials.

Users should be aware that our Forums are public, not private communications. When you voluntarily disclose personal information on our Forums, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people.

You shall not submit, upload or post to our Forums any content which:

  • libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening;
  • infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, including but not limited to, violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks;
  • falsifies or deletes author attributions, legal notices or other proprietary designations;
  • violates any law;
  • advocates illegal activity;
  • contains viruses, corrupted files, or other materials that may cause damage to another’s computer;
  • that would be degrading or bring discredit to the worldwide association of Rotary clubs, RIBI, any Rotary club or Rotarian, or subject any of them to public ridicule; or
  • advertises or otherwise solicits funds or sales of goods or services.

By posting any content on our Forums, you automatically agree to indemnify RIBI from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’/solicitors’ fees, resulting from your breach of these posting restrictions.

By posting any content on our Forums, you automatically grant to RIBI a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable and unrestricted worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute the posted content or incorporate the posted content into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed for any purpose, including advertising and promotion, and you automatically waive all “moral rights” with respect to the posted content all in perpetuity.

Limitations of liability

The materials on this Site are provided solely for educational and promotional purposes. Your use and browsing of this Site is at your own risk. RIBI makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, lack of viruses or other harmful components and accuracy of the information contained in this Site for any purpose. All material on this Site is provided “AS IS” without any warranty of any kind. RIBI hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this Site including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, title and non-infringement.

In no event shall RIBI be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages or any damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, damages for the inability to use equipment or access data, loss of business, loss of revenue, income, contributions or profits, business interruption or the like), arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of this Site, with the delay or inability to use the Site, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Site whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if RIBI or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. Therefore, the above limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of this Site, or with any of the Terms and Conditions governing its use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

International users

This Site is controlled, operated and administered by RIBI from its offices within Great Britain & Ireland. You may not use this Site or export the materials, information or services on this Site in violation of U.K. or Republic of Ireland export laws and regulations. If you access this Site from a location outside Great Britain & Ireland, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

General

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom and of the Republic of Ireland, without giving effect to principles of conflict of laws. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of U.K./Irish law to resolve any disputes arising under these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions contain the complete agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, whether oral or written. The failure or delay of RIBI to exercise any of its rights under these Terms and Conditions or upon any breach of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of those rights or of the breach.

If any of these Terms and Conditions shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining provisions of the Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless RIBI, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees and assigns, from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the Site.

RIBI may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions and other notices contained herein by updating this posting. You are bound by such revisions and should periodically visit this page to review the then-current Terms and Conditions.

This is the entire agreement between you and RIBI relating to your use of this Site. These Terms and Conditions may not be modified by you, in writing or otherwise, unless agreed to in a written document signed by RIBI.

 

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