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True Star Foundation Terms of Use

 

By accessing or using any of the True Star Foundation (“True Star”) Internet properties including, without limitation, any site containing the URL: www.truestarfoundation.org, www.truestaris.com, www.thelyricallab.com and any other websites operated by the True Star from time to time (collectively referred to as the “True Star Websites”) you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”). Please read these Terms of Use carefully as well as the True Star’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, you must immediately terminate use of the Websites.

 

  1. License Grant. You are granted a personal, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the True Star Websites conditioned on your continued acceptance of, and compliance with, these Terms of Use. You may use the True Star Websites and the True Star Content (as defined below, Section 9) for your noncommercial personal use and for no other purpose. True Star reserves the right to bar, restrict or suspend any user’s access to the True Star Websites, and/or to terminate this license at any time for any reason. True Star reserves any rights not explicitly granted in these Terms of Use.

 

  1. License Restrictions. Unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms of Use or you receive True Star’s prior written consent, you may not modify, translate, create derivative works of, copy, distribute, market, display, remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels from, lease, sell, sublicense, clone, transfer, decompile, reverse engineer, or incorporate into any information retrieval system (electronic or mechanical), the True Star Websites, any True Star Content (as defined below, Section 9), or any portion thereof. Further, you may not (i) use the True Star Websites for any unauthorized or illegal purpose or activity including, but not limited to, any activity to obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the True Star Websites, including True Star Content; (ii) interfere with the proper working of the True Star Websites including, but not limited to, the transmission of any virus, worm, trap door, back door, timer, clock, Trojan horse, or other limiting routine, instruction or design; or (iii) interfere with any other person’s use and enjoyment of the True Star Websites.

 

  1. Eligibility of Registered Users. In order to enjoy certain features and interactive services on the True Star Websites, such as www.truestaris.com we may require users to register as a member of the True Star Community (the “Community”). Many of the great Community features on the Site operate using WordPress Platform. Your use of these WordPress-powered features is governed both by this True Star Terms of Use..

Registration in the True Star Community is only available to users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older and we reserve the right to terminate any registration we believe was registered by someone under thirteen (13) years of age. By registering, you represent and warrant to us that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; and (c) that you are thirteen (13) years of age or older. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account and for keeping your registration information current and confidential, and you agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account

To learn how we may use the information we collect during the registration process, please read our Privacy Policy.

 

 

  1. Message Boards and Other Postings. To the extent that portions of the True Star Websites provide users an opportunity to submit, post, and exchange ideas, information and other material (the “Postings”) and their online user names (the “User Names”), please be advised that Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of True Star. In no event shall True Star assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Postings or User Names or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on this Site. You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings and User Names you provide and that such Postings and User Names shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties or contain any libelous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information.
    By submitting a Posting, you hereby authorize True Star to use, and authorize others to use, your Postings and User Names in whole or in part, on a royalty-free basis throughout the universe in perpetuity in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, alone, or together or as part of other material of any kind or nature, including without limitation commercial use on and advertising and promotion of the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, True Star will have the right to use and change the Postings in any manner, either with or without the User Name, which True Star may determine. Notwithstanding the foregoing, True Star will have no obligation to use the Postings or the User Names. Additionally, True Star may sweep its message boards and Postings regularly in its sole discretion. Please be advised that in no event shall True Star assume or have any responsibility or liability for the manner in which the Posting is exploited or for any claim, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on True Star, affiliated television program services or elsewhere.
    True Star does not allow, and you agree not to provide, any Postings which contain:
  • Private or personal information which might identify a user
  • Profanity or obscenities
  • Personal attacks on other individuals
  • Slanderous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening and harassing comments; and/or
  • Other information that True Star deems in its sole discretion to be inappropriate for any of the True Star Websites.

The activities and message boards may be used by visitors to our Site for noncommercial purposes only. Users may not post any information intended to promote and/or generate revenue for any third party business activity. Although True Star regularly monitors the content posted on this Site, we cannot be responsible for the views or opinions expressed by third parties. Nonetheless, True Star will make every effort to ensure that the activities and message boards best serve the interests of all users and, therefore, True Star reserves the right to edit, delete or refuse to post messages that contain any of the above referenced elements, as well as revoke the privileges of users who do not comply with such rules.

If you believe that any content on the Site (including, without limitation, Postings) violates any of the terms of this Agreement (except for any notices covered by the Copyright Compliance Policy), please click here to send us a message about it. We cannot guarantee that we will respond to your message and we reserve the right to take or refrain from taking any or all steps available to us once we receive any such message.

  1. Revisions to Terms of Use. True Star reserves the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion by posting revised Terms of Use to the True Star Websites. Your use of the True Star Websites signifies your acceptance of all the terms and conditions contained within the Terms of Use posted at the time of your use. You will be responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Use posted to the True Star Websites. No revision to these Terms of Use, including to the Arbitration provision set forth in Section 21, shall apply to a controversy or claim of which had actual notice on or before the date of any such revision.

 

  1. True Star Policies; Additional Terms and Conditions. True Star’s Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy, as well as other additional terms and conditions applicable to certain portions of the True Star Websites (collectively “Additional Terms and Conditions”) are incorporated herein by reference. For instance, the Terms of Use for True Star Websites which allow users to post comments and participate in discussion boards will apply to users of those services in addition to these Terms of Use. To the extent that there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any Additional Terms and Conditions for the activity in which you choose to participate, the Additional Terms and Conditions shall govern.

 

  1. Click-Through Agreements. Before using certain areas of the True Star Websites you may be asked to indicate your acceptance of additional special terms and conditions by clicking a button marked “I Accept” “I Agree” “Okay” “I Consent” or other words or actions that similarly acknowledge your consent or acceptance of a Click-Through Agreement. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any Click-Through Agreement for the activity in which you choose to participate, the Click-Through Agreement will govern.

 

  1. Personal Login Information. Certain features and areas of the True Star Websites are available only with registration, login, such as True Star Member account number, and/or a paid subscription. If you are required to register and select a unique login and password (“Personal Login Information”), you must keep your Personal Login Information confidential, including taking appropriate measures to maintain the confidentiality, such as logging off and closing the Internet browser, especially when you are connected to the Internet through an unsecured network or when using a public computer. Your Personal Login Information is personal to you and you may not allow any third party to use it under any circumstances. is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure, or unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information. You must contact the True Star immediately if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information, or otherwise wish to deactivate your Personal Login Information due to security concerns.

 

  1. Privacy Policy. For information about True Star’s data protection practices and True Star’s use and protection of your personal information, please read True Star’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and made a part of these Terms of Use.

 

  1. User Obligations. You warrant that you will abide by, without limitation, all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations with respect to your use of the True Star Websites and not interfere with the use and enjoyment of the True Star Websites by other users or with ‘s operation and management of the True Star Websites. You will, at all times, provide true, accurate, current, authorized, and complete information when submitting information or materials on the True Star Websites, including, without limitation, information required to be provided through an True Star Website registration form. If any false, inaccurate, untrue, unauthorized or incomplete information is submitted by you, reserves the right to terminate your access and use of the True Star Websites. You warrant that you will not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, when using the True Star Websites, or defame or otherwise harm any party, including, through your use of the True Star Websites.

 

  1. Proprietary Rights. The content of the True Star Websites includes, without limitation, (i) True Star’s trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, and brand names, trade dress and trade names and other distinctive identification (collectively “True Star Marks”); and (ii) information, data, materials, interfaces, computer code, databases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photographs, audio and video material, including podcasts, and artwork, and (iii) the design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, look and feel, and arrangement of any content contained in or available through the True Star Websites (the items identified in subsections (i) (ii) and (iii) shall be collectively referred to herein as “True Star Content”). True Star Content is the property of True Star, its licensors, sponsors, partners, advertisers, content providers or other third parties and is protected by law including, but not limited to, copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other state, national and international laws, treaties and regulations. The reproduction, transmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation or dissemination of any True Star Content by you, or by you through any other person or entity, is prohibited unless express written consent is separately obtained from the or the owner of such content if the is not the owner. For reprints, contact the True Star here. Any use of the True Star Marks without True Star’s express written consent is strictly prohibited. You may not alter, delete, obscure or conceal any copyright or other notices appearing in the True Star Content, including any such notices appearing on any True Star Content you are permitted to download, transmit, display, print, or reproduce from the True Star Websites.

 

  1. Responsibility for Use of the Internet and Websites and Exclusion of Liability. Use of the Internet and the True Star Websites is solely at your risk and is subject to, without limitation, all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Unless expressly required by law, the does not guarantee the confidentiality or security of any communication or other material transmitted to or from the True Star Websites over the Internet or other communication network. True Star shall not be obligated to correct or update the True Star Websites or the True Star Content and shall not be liable for omissions, typographical errors, or out-of-date information which may appear on the True Star Websites.

 

  1. Third Party Information. The True Star Websites may feature materials, information, products, and services provided by third parties. Any such information, including but not limited to articles, press clippings, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information made available by third parties such as content providers and other users of the True Star Websites are those of the respective third party and not of True Star or its affiliates. True Star makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse, the quality, non-infringement, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of such third party materials, information, services or products.

 

  1. Notice For Claims Of Intellectual Property Or Copyright Infringement; Agent For Notice Of Infringement. True Star respects the intellectual property of others, and, particularly as to user generated content in comments and on discussion boards, as applicable, we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the True Star’s Copyright Agent the following information:

 

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. 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; and
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

 

The True Star’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

 

Attn: Law Office of Alexis Hart McDowell

By phone: (312) 884-1424

By fax: (773) 536-3161

By email: alexishart@alexishartesq.com

 

  1. Advertisers. The True Star Websites may contain advertisements of third parties. The inclusion of advertisements on the True Star Websites does not imply endorsement of the advertised products or services by True Star. True Star shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such advertisements on the True Star Websites. Further, shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third party advertisers appearing on the True Star Websites. You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions you have with any third party advertisers.

 

  1. Links to Third Party Websites. The True Star Websites may provide links (including any link through an on-line banner advertisement) to other sites on the Internet for your convenience. These other sites are maintained by third parties over which exercises no control. The appearance of any such third party links is not intended to endorse any particular company or product. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the True Star Websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

 

  1. Links to Websites, Content, Sharing of Content. Links posted by third parties to the True Star Websites and/or True Star Content may not use the True Star trademark or logo and shall not suggest that True Star promotes or otherwise endorses any third party products, business relationships, services, causes, campaigns, Websites, content, or information. Any links to any portion of the True Star Websites shall be the responsibility of the linking party. True Star reserves the right to require any linking party to disable or remove any link that violates True Star’s policies, rights or causes interruption or deterioration of True Star Content.

 

  1. Sharing of Content. You may download or copy True Star Content and other downloadable items displayed on the True Star Websites for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any True Star Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the True Star Content.

 

  1. Warranties Disclaimed. THE WEBSITES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” NEITHER True Star, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, OR TRUSTEES NOR ANY OF ITS AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, CONTRACTORS, PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY “True Star PARTIES”) PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (i) THE True Star WEBSITES OR True Star CONTENT, OR ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY YOU, ARE COMPLETE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR NON-INFRINGING; (ii) ACCESS TO THE True Star WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE True Star WEBSITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; OR (iv) True Star CONTENT WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED OR ACCESSIBLE ON THE True Star WEBSITES. ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

 

  1. Exclusion of and Limitation of Liability. THE TRUE STAR PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, AND DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY, FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR DAMAGE, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH, AS A RESULT OF, OR ARISING (i) OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES AND/OR ANY TRUE STAR CONTENT; (ii) FROM ANY INTERRUPTION IN THE AVAILABILITY OF THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES AND/OR TRUE STAR CONTENT; (iii) FROM ANY LOSS OF DATA AND/OR FROM ANY EQUIPMENT FAILURE; (iv) OUT OF THE PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE GOODS, CONTENT AND/OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED FROM THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES, OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO, THROUGH OR FROM THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES; (v) FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (vi) FROM STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES; (vii) FROM ANY DELAY OR FAILURE OF THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES ARISING OUT OF CAUSES BEYOND TRUE STAR’S CONTROL; (viii) OUT OF THE USE OF, REFERENCE TO, OR RELIANCE ON, THE TRUE STAR CONTENT; (ix) OUT OF ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES (x) OUT OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, AND/OR QUALITY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED BY OR ADVERTISED ON THIRD PARTY WEBSITES; OR (xi) OUT OF ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES OR TRUE STAR CONTENT.

 

IN THE EVENT YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH, OR DISPUTE, THESE TERMS OF USE, THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES AND/OR THE TRUE STAR CONTENT, YOUR SOLE RIGHT AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE TRUE STAR WEBSITES, EVEN IF THAT RIGHT OR REMEDY IS DEEMED TO FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. YOU CONFIRM THAT HAS NO OTHER OBLIGATION, LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY.

 

  1. Exclusions permitted by law. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN SECTIONS 16 AND 17 WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND ‘S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

  1. Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the True Star Parties from and against all claims arising from or in any way related to your use of the True Star Websites and/or True Star Content, a violation by you of these Terms of Use, or any other actions connected with your use of the True Star Websites and/or True Star Content, including any liability or expense, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys fees. True Star will provide prompt written notice of any such claims, but failure to provide such notice will not release you from any of your obligations pursuant to this Section except to the extent that you are actually prejudiced by such failure, and will not relieve you from any other liability that you may have to the True Star Parties other than under this Section.

 

  1. Term and Termination. These Terms of Use will take effect at the time you begin using the True Star Websites. True Star reserves the right, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the True Star Websites or to any portion thereof, and to terminate these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the terms set forth herein. You may terminate these Terms of Use at any time by ceasing to use the True Star Website, but all applicable provisions of these Terms of Use will survive such termination. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of any portion of the True Star Websites, including any True Star Content, in your possession.

 

  1. Arbitration; Venue. Any controversy or claim (“Claim”) you have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use shall be resolved by a single impartial arbitrator pursuant to proceedings administered by the American Arbitration Association under its rules for resolution of commercial disputes. Any such Claim shall be brought solely by you as an individual and not as part of, or as a representative of, a class. The arbitration shall be held in Chicago, IL. All submissions to the arbitrator, the proceedings and the award shall be confidential. The arbitration shall be conducted on an expedited basis with minimal discovery. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding. The courts of the State of Illinois and/or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over (i) any action concerning the enforcement of an arbitration award, or (ii) if arbitration is not permitted by law, then any Claim you have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use. You agree to unconditionally and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts and you will not object to such jurisdiction and venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, inconvenient forum or otherwise. EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF USE. True Star reserves all rights and remedies available to it, in law or equity, with respect to any matter relating to these Terms of Use.

 

Neither party consents or agrees to any arbitration on a class or representative basis, and the arbitrator shall have no authority to proceed with an arbitration on a class or representative basis. No arbitration will be consolidated with any other arbitration proceeding without the consent of all parties. Any claim or controversy as to the enforceability of this arbitration provision’s restriction on your right to participate in or pursue a class action or class-wide arbitration shall be brought only in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois or any State of court located in Cook County, Illinois.

 

  1. Governing Law. These Terms of Use and all matters regarding your use of the True Star Websites shall be governed by, construed in accordance with, and enforced under the laws of the State of applicable to contracts made and executed and wholly performed in the State of Illinois, without regard to choice of law principles. Neither the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act nor the United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods apply and their applicability is expressly excluded. Printed copies of any and all agreements and/or notices in electronic form shall be admissible in any legal, investigative or regulatory proceedings.

 

  1. Waiver and Severability. The failure of to exercise or enforce any right or provision in these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the fullest extent of the law, and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

 

  1. Complete Agreement. These Terms of Use, together with any revisions, any Additional Terms or Conditions incorporated by reference, and any Click-through Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement between you and the relating to the True Star Websites and its use by you, and supersedes any previous written or oral communication regarding use of the True Star Websites. The True Star Websites are intended to be consistent with and in furtherance of the True Star’s policies adopted by the True Star Board of Directors.

 

  1. Contact Information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Use or the True Star Websites, please visit our “Contact Us” page.

 

  1. Statute of Limitations. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the True Star Websites must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

 

  1. Use of Websites and Content outside of the United States. True Star makes no claims regarding access or use of the True Star Websites or the True Star Content outside of the United States. If you use or access the True Star Websites or the True Star Content outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations of your jurisdiction as well as these Terms of Use.

 

 

Revised Month day, 2012

 

True Star Foundation Privacy Policy

The True Star Foundation (True Star) respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how the True Star collects, uses and safeguards information on www.truestarfoundation.org, www.truestaris.com, www.thelyricallab.com, and any other websites operated by the True Star from time to time (collectively referred to as the “True Star Websites”). This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by the True Star through its True Star Websites.

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy

True Star reserved the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. The date of the last revision to the Privacy Policy will be indicated by the “Last updated” date at the bottom of this document. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at info@truestaris.com Please note that we cannot process opt-out requests sent to this e-mail address.

 

What information we collect and how we use it

Information we collect – When you browse the Sites and do not interact for any online service or product from True Star, we do not collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

 

When you become a registered user on our Sites or provide personally identifying information on our Sites, such as subscribing to True Star publications, purchasing a True Star product, applying for True Star membership, participating in online surveys, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will retain certain personal information from you. The type of personal information collected will vary but may include name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, e-mail address, credit card or other financial account information and other demographic information. The type of information you provide will determine the personal information that is collected.

 

Tracking activity on our Sites – We use your IP address, cookies and tags to track user behavior on our Sites and to make usability improvements. We also use cookies to maintain user session identity, and, in some non-member areas, to store your username and password locally for ease of access.

 

  • “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future.
  • A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet.
  • “Tags” refer to scripts that are used to track a visitor’s activity on our Sites by web analytics software. A visitor’s activity is anonymous if he/she is not logged in. If she/he has logged in using their username and password, additional information is passed through these tags. Tags are used for, but not limited to, determining effectiveness of the Sites design, information architecture, and consumption of information and services provided via the Sites.

 

How we use personal information – Once collected, we may use your personal information (except for e-mail address, which is described below) for the following purposes:

 

  • Register you for programs and services you have requested
  • Process, fulfill and follow up on your orders or membership application
  • Answer your e-mails or on-line requests
  • Send information that you requested
  • Send and process surveys
  • Ensure the Sites are relevant to your needs
  • Deliver True Star services such as newsletters, meetings or events
  • Communicate general substantive information about True Star
  • Notify you about new products/services special offers, upgrades and other related information from the True Star and other approved third parties.

 

 

E-mail Policy – Your e-mail address will only be used within True Star and its entities. We do not sell or rent e-mail addresses to anyone outside the True Star. For some e-mail messages distributed by the True Star and its entities, specific information on recipient response is collected. For example, we sometimes review how many recipients open and subsequently choose to click through to links provided in an e-mail message. We use this information only for the purposes of analyzing areas of interest, improving our products and enhancing the usefulness of our Sites for True Star members and other visitors. None of this information is sold or distributed outside of the True Star in any manner.

 

How To Manage the Communications You Receive By E-mail – You can manage your E-mail preferences, including opting out, by going here.

 

With whom we may share information – True Star may share personal information with our business associates in order to provide them an opportunity to offer products or services that may be of interest to you. True Star also occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf including, but not limited to, packaging, mailing and delivering purchases and promotional offers, answering customer questions about products or services, consulting services, data modeling, printing, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service.

 

True Star may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on True Star; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of True Star; or (c) protect the personal safety of True Star personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances.

 

How To Manage the Communications You Receive By Regular Mail –True Star makes a list of names and addresses available to carefully screened companies and organizations, which helps contribute donations to True Star. However, if you prefer to receive mailings only from the True Star and have your name and address removed from the list provided to these companies and organizations, please call True Star at [phone] or write to: [address].

 

Banner advertisements on our Sites – Online advertisements on the Sites do not collect any personally identifiable information on individual visitors. True Star does collect aggregate data on visitors such as time of day and Web browser type. Such information may be shared with advertisers to determine their advertising effectiveness.

 

Children

We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.

 

Information security

The True Star implements commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to the True Star’s business partners who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

 

User ID and password

Certain areas of the True Star Websites require the use of a user ID, email address and password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information.

 

When you have finished using a secure area of a Site, make sure you always click on the “Sign Out” link which appears on every secure page. When you click on the “Sign Out” link, your secured session will end. No further secure transactions can be conducted without re-entering your user ID and password. You should be aware that browser software often “caches” a page as you look at it, meaning that some pages are saved in your computer’s temporary memory. Therefore, you may find that clicking on your “Back” button shows you a saved version of a previously viewed page. Caching in no way affects the security of your confidential user ID or password.

 

No guarantee

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, True Star cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services.

 

 

Linking to other Internet sites

You should be aware that other Internet sites that are linked from the True Star Websites or from a True Star e-mail message may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of this Internet Privacy Policy. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit from True Star.

 

How you can access and change information

If you are a registered user of a True Star Website, subscriber to True Star publications, purchaser of True Star products and services or an True Star member, you may review and update/correct your information by using your user ID or email address and password.

 

Last updated Month day, 2012

 

True Star Foundation Copyright Policy

All materials contained on the True Star Websites as defined in the Terms of Use are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of True Star, or in the case of third party materials, the owner of that content. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. You may, however, download material from True Star Websites one machine readable copy and one print copy per page for your personal, non-commercial use only.

Links to websites other than those owned by True Star are offered as a service to our users. True Star was not involved in their production and is not responsible for their content. For further information, see Section 16, Terms of Use. True Star also has no responsibility for content generated by third party users such as comments and on discussion boards. For further information, see Section 4, Terms of Use.

It is True Star’s policy in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers of the copyright and intellectual property rights of others.

Notice For Claims Of Intellectual Property Or Copyright Infringement; Agent For Notice Of Infringement

True Star respects the intellectual property of others, and, particularly as to user generated content in comments and on discussion boards, as applicable, we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the True Star’s Copyright Agent the following information:

 

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. 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; and
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

 

The True Star’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

 

Attn: Law Office of Alexis Hart McDowell

By phone: (312) 884-1424

By fax: (773) 536-3161

By email: alexishart@alexishartesq.com

Revised: Month day, 2012