THE SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY INITIATIVE TERMS OF USE
Last Updated: August 9, 2020

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of the website located at www.helpsmallbusinessesnow.com (the “Site”) provided by the Small Business Recovery Initiative (“SBRI” or “we”). By using the Site, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use the Site.

We may make changes to these Terms from time to time. If we make changes, we will update the date at the top of these Terms. Unless stated otherwise, the amended Terms will be effective immediately, and your continued use of the Site will confirm your acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to the amended Terms, you must stop using the Site.

Contact

If you have questions concerning the Terms below, our Privacy Policy or the Site, please contact the Small Business Recovery Initiative at info@helpsmallbusinessesnow.com.

  1. Privacy

Please see our Privacy Policy below for information about how we collect, use, share, and otherwise process information about you.

  1. Eligibility

You must be at least 18 years of age to use the Site.

  1. Third-Party Services

We may provide information about third-party services through the Site, and we may allow third parties to make their content and information available on or through the Site (collectively, “Third-Party Services”). Your dealings or correspondence with third parties and your use of or interaction with any Third-Party Services are solely between you and the third party. SBRI does not control, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, any Third-Party Services.

  1. Prohibited Conduct and Content

You are solely responsible for your conduct while using the Site. While using the Site, you agree to not violate any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right or other third-party right, or commit a tort. In addition, you will not:

  • Modify our Site, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon our Site;
  • Use the Site other than for its intended purpose and in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Site or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Site in any manner;
  • Reverse engineer any aspect of the Site or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any part of our Site;
  • Use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods designed to scrape or extract data from the Site;
  • Develop or use any applications that interact with the Site without our prior written consent; or
  • Use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms.

Enforcement of this Section 4 is solely at SBRI’s discretion, and failure to enforce this Section in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce it in other instances.

  1. Ownership; Limited License

The Site, including the text, graphics, images, photographs, videos, illustrations and other content contained therein, is owned by SBRI or our licensors and is protected under both United States and foreign laws. Except as explicitly stated in these Terms, all rights in and to the Site are reserved by us or our licensors. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are hereby granted a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Site for your own personal, noncommercial use. Any use of the Site other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited, will terminate the license granted herein and violate our intellectual property rights.

  1. Trademarks

SBRI and our logos are trademarks of SBRI and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the Site are the property of their respective owners.

  1. Disclaimers

The Site and any content therein are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In addition, SBRI does not represent or warrant that the Site is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. While SBRI attempts to make your use of the Site and any content therein safe, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that the Site or servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.

  1. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, SBRI will not be liable to you under any theory of liability—whether based in contract, tort, negligence, warranty, or otherwise—for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, punitive or special damages or lost profits, even if SBRI has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The total liability of SBRI to you for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Site, regardless of the form of the action, is limited to $100.00.

The limitations set forth in this Section 8 will not limit or exclude liability for the gross negligence, fraud or intentional misconduct of SBRI or for any other matters in which liability cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Additionally, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

  1. Governing Law and Venue

Any dispute arising from these Terms and your use of the Site will be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Washington, except to the extent preempted by U.S. federal law, without regard to conflict of law rules or principles (whether of Washington or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any dispute between the parties will be resolved in the state or federal courts of Washington and the United States, respectively, sitting in King County, Washington.

  1. Modifying and Terminating the Site

We reserve the right to modify the Site or to suspend or stop providing all or portions of the Site at any time. You also have the right to stop using the Site at any time. We are not responsible for any loss or harm related to your inability to access or use the Site.

  1. Severability

If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

  1. Miscellaneous

The failure of SBRI to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity. You agree that communications and transactions between us may be conducted electronically.

Privacy Policy

We know your online privacy is important to you, and we want you to know how we may collect, use, disclose, or store Personal Information on this Site.

“Personal Information” is your name, contact information, and other data associated with your name or contact information.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Small Business Recovery Initiative’s online collection of Personal Information via this Site. Please note that this Policy does not govern Small Business Recovery Initiative’s offline collection of Personal Information or collection of Personal Information, online or offline, by Small Business Recovery Initiative affiliates, or any other entity, unless otherwise specifically stated. This Policy does not apply to Small Business Recovery Initiative’s presence on a third-party social networking site or any mobile applications not offered for download on this Site. Please see the privacy statements at those locations to learn how your information will be handled.

Personal Information 

We collect the Personal Information you provide us when you request information, register with our Site, make postings to our Site using a registered account, volunteer Personal Information requested by Small Business Recovery Initiative, communicate with us via email, or otherwise contact us. Small Business Recovery Initiative uses such information to provide you service and improve its offerings.

We may share your Personal Information with our service providers and affiliates, as well as other organizations that share our views. We may make this information available to other third parties. We will disclose Personal Information if required by law and may share it in order to protect the legal rights, property, or safety of us or third parties. We also will disclose Personal Information to any new or successor entity should Small Business Recovery Initiative be reorganized, acquired, or merged with another entity, in whole or in part.

Cookies and Similar Technologies 

Like many websites, this Site may use cookies, image tags, and similar technologies. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is stored on your computer. Image tags (also called web beacons, web bugs, clear GIFs, or single-pixel GIFs), which work in conjunction with cookies, are small image files that may be located on select pages of our Site or within web-based emails that we may send. We may also collect your IP address and other information that your browser makes available as a function of visiting our Website.

We use these technologies to learn how our Site is used, save your preferences, and improve the performance and offerings of our Site. We may share information collected via these technologies to improve our offerings, to advance our mission, or for other purposes. If you prefer, you can usually adjust your browser settings to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.

Email, Mail, and Telephone Communications

If you decide you no longer wish to receive periodic mailings, text messages, or emails from us, please let us know by following the instructions you can find on this Site or in the mailings themselves. For example, should you wish to opt-out from emails, you may follow the instructions in the email on how to unsubscribe from such mailings. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about our ongoing business relations.

Children’s Privacy 

No one under the age of 18 is permitted to use this Site (see Terms above).  Accordingly, we do not knowingly contact or collect Personal Information from anyone under 18, and our Site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 18. When a user discloses Personal Information on the Site, he or she is representing his or her age as at least 18 years. If we are informed that we have unintentionally received Personal Information from a child under 18, we will delete that information.

Third-Party Links 

This Site may include links to online offerings provided by third parties that Small Business Recovery Initiative does not own or control. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party offerings. We encourage you to visit any privacy statement available at those locations to learn how your Personal Information may be collected and used.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice  (such as adding a statement to our website or sending you a notification).  We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.