User Terms of Service

 

Introduction

Our mission is to connect our Appalachia to create a density of talent in sparsely populated areas. Our services are designed to promote economic development for our communities by enabling you and the people in our region to connect, exchange ideas, learn, find solutions, get involved, and become a part of SOAR.

In this sense there is no truer form of SOAR than the network, and there is no better way to engage with 54 counties than by simply providing the forum and letting the innovators, the thinkers, the doers, and the entrepreneurs go to work. 

Essentially, SOAR.network is a digital continuation of the Innovation summit

SOAR.network Rules

Eligibility

To use the services, you agree that: (1) you are 13 years or older; (2) you will have only one account; and (3) you have not already been restricted from service; and (4) use of the service constitutes acceptance of all terms in the agreement; and (5) you also agree to our privacy policy, which we encourage you to review.

Membership

As between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account without admin consent and (4) follow the law and the Posting guidelines and prohibited content sections below. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.

Posting Guidelines

  • Solution Oriented Discussion- This means focus on HOW you can find a solution and not just a problem

  • Focus on how you are helping the 54 County SOAR region (See Map)

  • For profits are welcome to showcase solutions, but should focus on how they are helping a community and not shareholders

Prohibited Content

Every innovation is a solution to a problem so we welcome discussion around how to solve problems. Posting about problems without being open to solutions does not further the discussion. In addition, the following types of content are prohibited:

  • Discussion of anything illegal

  • Contains pornography or could be perceived as such

  • Encouraging or inciting violence

  • Threatening, harassing, or bullying or encouraging others to do so

  • Sharing personal and confidential information

  • Impersonating someone in a misleading or deceptive manner

  • Spam of any kind

Enforcement of Rules

To facilitate the discussion, you agree to first raise any issue informally. You can raise any issue by contacting the site administrator at admin@Soar.network

We reserve the right to enforce these rules by any means necessary including but not limited to a permanent ban.

Legal

Headings

The headings in this agreement are for convenience only and do not control any of its provisions.

Content

Content is owned by the user. You grant SOAR and its partners a non-exclusive license to market, promote and disseminate any information posted on the website in any way. Please review the Privacy Policy for more information.

You agree to ensure all content provided to the site is true, does not violate any laws, nor infringe anyone else’s rights. Any violations are subject to enforcement

Disclaimer of Warranties

TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, SOAR (AND THOSE THAT SOAR WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATEMENT OR SOAR.network, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF SOAR (AND THOSE THAT SOAR WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESSER OF (A) FIVE TIMES THE MOST RECENT DONATION TO SOAR, IF ANY, OR (B) US $100. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, SOAR’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity

Users’ shall indemnify and hold harmless SOAR and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates against all allegations, claims, actions, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, obligations, losses, settlements, judgements, costs and expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs) which arise out of, relate to or result of the use of SOAR.network.

Although users are subject to rules, we do not control or direct users' actions and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on SOAR.network. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on SOAR.network. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of SOAR.network.

Dispute Resolution

All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in Commonwealth of Kentucky. The arbitration shall be conducted on a confidential basis pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any decision or award as a result of any such arbitration proceeding shall be in writing and shall provide an explanation for all conclusions of law and fact and shall include the assessment of costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys' fees. Any such arbitration shall be conducted by an arbitrator experienced in non-profit law and shall include a written record of the arbitration hearing. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Termination

Either party may terminate this agreement at any time with notice to the other. If you violate the letter or spirit of the site rules, create conflict, or other possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of SOAR.network to you. Notice of termination will be delivered to users via email on record. The terms contained in section III shall survive the termination of this agreement.

Severability

If any provision of this user agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be modified to the extent necessary to render it enforceable without losing its intent. If no such modification is possible, that provision will be severed from the rest of this agreement.

Amendments

This user agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements between the parties. We may modify this user agreement at any time with notice. Continued use of SOAR.network following the notice of changes to the agreement constitutes acceptance of the amended or added terms, policies, guidelines, or rules.