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IMPORTANT – THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA GREENVILLE COUNTY, INC. (“MHAGC” OR “WE” OR “US” OR “OUR”).  THE WEBSITE LOCATED AT WWW.988SC.ORG (THE “WEBSITE”), IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY MHAGC. THE MHAGC WEBSITE IS A COMPLIMENTARY INFORMATION SERVICE PROVIDED BY MHAGC AS A CONVENIENCE TO USERS, WITH THE EXPRESS CONDITION THAT USERS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS USER AGREEMENT. BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE, YOU SHOULD READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT.  YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE ARE SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS OF USE, AS WELL AS TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS, AND TOGETHER WITH ANY OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS MAY BE SET FORTH BY MHAGC.

MHAGC IS WILLING TO LICENSE AND ALLOW THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE ONLY ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS OF USE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU ARE NOT GRANTED PERMISSION TO ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEBSITE.  YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS OF USE.  THESE TERMS OF USE MAY BE MODIFIED BY MHAGC FROM TIME TO TIME WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE BY POSTING HERE AND YOU WILL BE BOUND BY ANY SUCH MODIFIED TERMS OF USE IF YOU CONTINUE TO USE THIS WEBSITE AFTER SUCH CHANGES ARE POSTED.  THE DATE THESE TERMS OF USE WERE LAST UPDATED IS STATED AT THE END OF THIS DOCUMENT.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THESE TERMS OF USE PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES AND CHANGES.

Description of MHAGC and the Website:

MHAGC strives to raise awareness of mental health issues and to make mental wellness more visible as a health priority in Greenville and the state of South Carolina.  MHAGC positively impacts mental health through advocacy, awareness and service, so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

The Website provides visitors with access to a variety of information and resources, including, but not limited to, works of authorship, blogs, submitted materials, news, videos, User Content, and other relevant content (collectively, the “Content”).

To assist you in using the Website or our Crisis Services, we have created these Terms of Service, which include the following terms and conditions, which are collectively referred to as these “Terms”, and a Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”), which is incorporated into these Terms by this reference. Our Privacy Policy explains how we treat information that you provide to us in connection with the Website and Crisis Services. These Terms govern your use of the Website and Crisis Services, depending on the scope of your use. By using the Website in any capacity, the Website Terms will apply. If you use any or all of our Crisis Services, the Crisis Services Policy will apply, and is incorporated here by this reference. The General Legal Terms and Privacy Policy apply to all of the above.

Disclaimer on Professional Advice:

THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON AND THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS PRESENTED IN SUMMARY FORM AS A SUPPLEMENT TO, AND NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR, THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND JUDGMENT OF QUALIFIED PSYCHIATRISTS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, PHYSICIANS AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM SOURCES REASONABLY BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE AND RELIABLE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT AND TREATMENT RESOURCES DO NOT CONSTITUTE THE PRACTICE OF ANY MEDICAL, NURSING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT.  CONTENT ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS NEITHER COMPLETE NOR EXHAUSTIVE AND DOES NOT COVER ALL DISABILITIES, DISEASES, ILLNESSES AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OR THEIR MANAGEMENT OR TREATMENT.  YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FOR SPECIFIC GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS.  IN PROVIDING THE CONTENT, INFORMATION AND TREATMENT RESOURCES – AND OFFERING ANY RELATED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES – WE ARE IN NO WAY REPRESENTING OR WARRANTING THAT SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT AND TREATMENT RESOURCES IS APPLICABLE OR APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR NEEDS AND/OR CONDITION, OR THAT ANY PARTICULAR SERVICE OR PRODUCT IS SAFE, APPROPRIATE OR EFFECTIVE FOR YOU.  IF YOU HAVE OR SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM OR CONDITION, PLEASE CONTACT A QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY.  IF YOU ARE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911 OR CALL FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELP ON THE NEAREST TELEPHONE.

Endorsements:

You understand that the opinions and recommendations included in this Website are not necessarily those of MHAGC or endorsed by MHAGC. MHAGC may provide links to other websites, which are not under the control of MHAGC. These links are included as a convenience to you and are not intended as an endorsement by MHAGC of the organization or individual operating the website.

Intellectual Property Rights: 

Trademarks and Service Marks:

Certain trademarks (including those indicated below) are the service marks and trademarks of MHAGC.  All page headers, custom graphics, and button icons are service marks, trademarks, logos, and/or trade dress of MHAGC.  All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress, product names, company names or logos, whether registered or not, on the Website are the property of their respective owners.  In addition to complying with all applicable laws, you agree that you will not use any such trademarks, service marks, trade dress, or other logos from this Website without the prior written authorization of MHAGC or their respective owners.

Copyright:

Except as otherwise expressly stated, all Content appearing on the Website – including all scripts, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips, blog entries and similar materials, is the copyrighted work of either MHAGC or third-party partners and suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.  The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all Content is also the exclusive property of MHAGC and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.  Except as otherwise expressly stated herein or as expressly permitted, you may not alter, modify, copy, distribute (for compensation or otherwise), transmit, display, perform, reproduce, re-use, post, publish, license, frame, download, store for subsequent use, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or Content obtained from the Website, in whole or in part, including any text, images, audio, and video in any manner, without the prior written authorization of MHAGC, or any applicable third-party suppliers or authorized users. The use of Content, including images, by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by MHAGC.  Any unauthorized use of text or images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable regulations and statutes.  MHAGC does not warrant nor represent that your use of any Content or materials displayed on the Website will not infringe rights of third-parties.

Use:

MHAGC grants requested reprint permissions subject to your agreement to these conditions.  In the reprint, you will credit MHAGC, as the source.  You are not reselling the product at a profit. And you will send a copy of the result to this address:

Editor, MHAGC, 130 Industrial Drive Suite B, Greenville, SC 29607. (If the reprint is for use on a Web site, please send the citation to admin@988sc.org)

For any information contained on the MHAGC website that is attributed to another source, permission to reproduce must be obtained from the original source. Use of any robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy the Website or any of its content and “mirroring” the Website or any content on any other server is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained from MHAGC.

Stock photos used on this Website are not meant to indicate any particular attitude or opinion on the part of those whose images are being used and are not intended to indicate an endorsement by the subjects.

Takedown Notice:

If you believe that any content, pictures or images on these Website violates or infringes upon your intellectual property rights or someone else’s intellectual property rights, please contact us at admin@988sc.org and provide enough information to enable MHAGC to understand what content, pictures or images are an issue, and provide contact information so that we can contact you with any questions or follow up.

Links Disclaimer:

MHAGC includes links on its Website as a convenience to visitors. Inclusion as a link on the MHAGC Website is bound by the criteria and policies contained in this document.

MHAGC assumes no responsibility for the content, claims, representations, or accuracy of the material contained in the Web link sites. MHAGC does not endorse the content of the sites or the organizations sponsoring the website.

MHAGC does not accept payment for links from the Website.

Oversight of the content of the MHAGC Website and application of all policies is the responsibility of the Website Management Committee.

Page Editors who wish to include links will comply with all MHAGC policies and criteria.

MHAGC reserves the right to eliminate any link, with or without cause.

All linked sites must provide information of potential interest and use to MHAGC members.

All linked sites are encouraged to provide a reciprocal link to the MHAGC Website home page at www.988sc.org.

Any individual or organization requesting a link from the MHAGC Website must submit a formal application for consideration and agree to the terms and conditions contained therein.

Individuals or organizations submitting a formal application will be subject to the following criteria:

An automated expiration date 12 months from first posting and annually thereafter;

  • Authors/owners will be automatically notified when expiration is approaching and asked to reapply; and failure to reapply may result in the discontinuance of the link.
  • Sites created by individuals must meet the following minimum conditions to be considered for a link from MHAGC:
  • The author/creator is a MHAGC member;
  • References and sources for all content are listed clearly, and all relevant copyright information is noted;
  • Website ownership is prominently and fully disclosed, as is any sponsorship, advertising, underwriting, commercial funding arrangements, supports, or potential conflicts of interest; and
  • Dates that contents are posted and updated are indicated.

 

Age Restriction:

The public areas of 988sc.org (i.e. those areas accessible without signing in to the site) are accessible to all users, regardless of age. However, areas that require sign in prior to access are restricted to users 13 years of age and older. Persons under 13 years of age are prohibited from registering for access to or signing in to these areas. MHAGC shall not be held liable for consequences resulting from persons under 13 years of age registering for access to or signing in to the Website. If you are the parent or guardian and you have learned or suspect that your child has provided us personal information, please contact us at  admin@988sc.org and provide us with the name and email address that was used, and we will promptly delete such information.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Health Care Disclaimer:

THE CONTENT AND TREATMENT RESOURCES OFFERED ON THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO EDUCATE USERS ON HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL ISSUES RELATED TO MENTAL ILLNESS.  NOTHING IN THE CONTENT OR TREATMENT RESOURCES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED, OR USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS WEBSITE SITE AND ITS CONTENT AND TREATMENT RESOURCES DO NOT CONSTITUTE THE PRACTICE OF ANY MEDICAL, NURSING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT.  YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FOR SPECIFIC GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS. IN PROVIDING THE CONTENT AND TREATMENT RESOURCES – AND OFFERING ANY RELATED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES – WE ARE IN NO WAY REPRESENTING OR WARRANTING THAT SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT AND TREATMENT RESOURCES IS APPLICABLE OR APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR NEEDS AND/OR CONDITION, OR THAT ANY PARTICULAR SERVICE OR PRODUCT IS SAFE, APPROPRIATE OR EFFECTIVE FOR YOU. IF YOU HAVE OR SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM OR CONDITION, PLEASE CONTACT A QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU ARE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911, OR CALL FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELP ON THE NEAREST TELEPHONE.

General Disclaimer:

The information, treatment resources and Content contained on this Website has been prepared by MHAGC as a convenience to its users and is not intended to constitute medical advice or recommendations upon which a user may rely. MHAGC has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing such information, resources, treatment resources and Content, but makes no warranty or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information, resources, services and content contained in or linked to this Website or any other Website maintained by MHAGC.

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL INFORMATION, TREATMENT RESOURCES, AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND MHAGC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND ALL ELEMENTS THEREOF, WHETHER IMPLIED, EXPRESS, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND ACCURACY. MHAGC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE, TREATMENT RESOURCES AND CONTENT, USER CONTENT, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS ACCURATE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY SUCH PROBLEMS WILL BE CORRECTED.

Limitation of Liability:

In addition to the above warranty disclaimers, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL MHAGC AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, DAMAGE TO OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, OR PERSONAL INJURY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH USE OF THE WEBSITE (OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE), INFORMATION, TREATMENT RESOURCES AND CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY THE USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM MHAGC, EVEN IF MHAGC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF THOSE DAMAGES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS PREDICATED UPON YOUR WAIVER OF ANY RIGHT TO SUE MHAGC AND ITS AFFILIATES DIRECTLY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION SUIT FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. 

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Indemnity:

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MHAGC and affiliates and all of their respective employees, volunteers, funders, parents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, affiliates, agents, developers, directors, officers and attorneys from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses) relating to or arising from i) any breach or alleged breach by you of these Terms of Use, or ii) any act or omission related to your use of this Website or Content, or iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right, or iv) any MHAGC event that you may participate in.

Term and Termination:

This Terms of Use and your right to use the Website will take effect at the moment you access the Website, and is effective, binding and enforceable for as long as you use the Website.  In addition, MHAGC reserves all of its legal rights to pursue any and all legal remedies if we believe you are using the Website for fraudulent or unlawful activity or you are taking any actions or omissions that violate any term or condition of these Terms of Use, or in order to protect its name and goodwill, its business, and/or other users.  All provisions of these Terms of Use that by their nature are intended to survive termination will so survive and remain binding and effective – such provisions include, but are not limited to the miscellaneous section below, the provisions concerning MHAGC’s proprietary rights, indemnity, disclaimers of warranty, limitation of liability, and governing law.

Jurisdiction; No Class Action:

This Website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by MHAGC, which is headquartered in South Carolina, in the United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other locations around the world. Each of these locations have laws that may differ from those of South Carolina. Therefore, by accessing this Website both you and MHAGC agree that the statutes and laws of South Carolina, without regard to principles of conflicts of law in South Carolina or elsewhere, shall apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Web site. You and MHAGC also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and/or federal courts located closest in proximity to the MHAGC Office in Greenville, South Carolina should any matter arise related to MHAGC.

YOU AND MHAGC AGREE THAT ANY PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE ANY DISPUTE WILL BE CONDUCTED SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND THAT NEITHER YOU NOR MHAGC WILL SEEK TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD AS A CLASS ACTION, A REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, A COLLECTIVE ACTION, A PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ACTION, OR IN ANY PROCEEDING IN WHICH YOU OR MHAGC ACTS OR PROPOSES TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. YOU AND MHAGC FURTHER AGREE THAT NO PROCEEDING WILL BE JOINED, CONSOLIDATED, OR COMBINED WITH ANOTHER PROCEEDING WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF YOU, MHAGC, AND ALL PARTIES TO ANY SUCH PROCEEDING.

Miscellaneous:

This Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and MHAGC and governs your use of the Website, superseding any prior agreements between you and MHAGC. You will not assign the Terms of Use or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of MHAGC. Any purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent of MHAGC will be null and void. We may assign these Terms of Use or any rights hereunder without your consent. Failure by MHAGC to insist on strict performance of any of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use will not operate as a waiver by MHAGC of that or any subsequent default or failure of performance.  The Website is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject MHAGC to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Website or any portion of the Website, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the service or other features that the Website provides.  If any provision (or part thereof) contained in these Terms of Use is determined to be void, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or on account of a conflict with an applicable government regulation, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions (or parts thereof) contained herein and the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable clause shall be modified in compliance with applicable law in a manner that most closely matches the intent of the original language.  No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and MHAGC as result of these Terms of Use or your utilization of the MHAGC Website.  Headings herein are for convenience only.

Interpretation of Terms of Use

The terms “or” and “including” and similar terms will be interpreted non-exclusively to mean “and/or” or “including, but not limited to” or the equivalent, respectively.

 

Terms of Use: Last updated July 26, 2022