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Terms of Use


These Terms of Service govern your use of the website for The Harriet Ballou Charitable Foundation (www.balloufoundation.org) (the “Website”). By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not access or use our Website.

1. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing or using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms, as well as any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific services or features provided through the Website. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Website.

2. User Conduct

You agree to access or use the Website for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe upon or restrict the rights of others or interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Website by other users. You shall not:

a. Post, transmit, or disseminate any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, illegal, or otherwise objectionable.

b. Engage in any fraudulent or deceptive activities.

c. Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

d. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the Website or any other systems or networks connected to the Website.

e. Introduce any viruses, malware, or other harmful code that may damage or interfere with the operation of the Website.

f. Impersonate any person or entity or falsely represent your affiliation with any person or entity.

g. Copy, retransmit, or otherwise use our logo(s), the contents of our Website, or any other information protected under applicable law from such copying, transmitting, or use.

h. Submit false or misleading information to us in connection with any grant request or in any other communication with us.

3. Grantmaking Information

We provide information on our Website regarding our grantmaking initiatives, processes, and criteria. However, such information is subject to change without notice. We make no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of such information. We also do not promise or guarantee that by submitting any application or request for funding to us that we will award you any grant. You agree that the Foundation shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your reliance on such information on the Website.

4. Intellectual Property

We retain all rights, title, and interest in and to the Website, including all content, graphics, logos, and designs. You may not modify, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Website or its content unless expressly authorized by us in writing in advance.

5. Third-Party Links

The Website may contain links to third-party websites or resources. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not imply endorsement or responsibility by us for the content or services provided on those websites. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage caused by your use of any third-party websites or resources.

6. Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website, any information or services provided through the Website, or the accuracy or inaccuracy of any information on the Website.

7. Indemnification

By accessing or using our Website, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, suits, or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website, violation of these Terms, or infringement of our or any third-party rights.

8. Modification of Terms

We reserve the right to modify or update these Terms at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Your continued use of the Website after any modifications to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms.

9. Termination

We may, in our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to the Website without prior notice if you violate these Terms or engage in any conduct that we deem inappropriate or harmful.

10. Governing Law/Forum Selection

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Rhode Island. Any legal action or proceeding arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Website shall be brought and maintained solely and exclusively in the courts of Rhode Island, and you consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.

11. Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding your use of the Website and supersede any prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings, or representations.

12. Contact

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding these Terms or our Website, please contact us at:

The Harriet Ballou Charitable Foundation
c/o Franklin & Company CPAs, Inc.
15 Cowesett Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Last Updated: June 9, 2023