WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE CLICKING “I AGREE,” “SUBMIT,” OR OTHERWISE USING THIS SITE. WHEN YOU CLICK “I AGREE,” IT MEANS YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THESE TERMS THE SAME AS IF YOU SIGNED THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THEM. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, EXIT THIS WEB SITE. THESE TERMS MAY CHANGE, SO IT IS UP TO YOU TO MAKE SURE YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS IN THIS VERSION EVEN IF YOU HAVE AGREED TO PRIOR VERSIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

  1. Ownership. This web site and the logos, service marks, page design, images, information, software functions and features provided through it (“the Services”) belong to the American Heart Association, Inc. (“AHA”) and its vendors and licensees, unless expressly indicated otherwise, and are provided strictly for AHA’s convenience. Any users of the Services agree that the Services are provided for the limited purpose of facilitating the user’s ability to electronically submit, store, and manage the user’s electronic research proposal and that AHA retains all rights, title and interests, including copyright and other proprietary rights, in the Services and all material, including but not limited to text, images, and other multimedia content and data on the site unless expressly indicated as belonging to another. You agree that your use of the Services does not give you any rights in or to any of the Services other than your limited right of use as described in this Agreement which may be terminated by AHA at any time for any reason.
  2. Privacy. The Services are not authorized or intended for use by any person under the age of 18 years without permission from a parent or other authorized adult. Use of the Services is also partly governed by AHA’s standard online Privacy Policy, which is available at that link. User agrees that the terms of AHA’s standard online Privacy Policy are incorporated into this Agreement. User agrees that AHA may use all information provided by user on this web site for the purpose for which user provides the information, such as to complete a transaction or register the user for a program or communication at the user’s request. You agree that we may share your information with the proposal reviewers designated by the Joint Leadership Group overseeing the One Brave Idea funding program. You specifically agree that AHA may use non-identifying information about your use of the Services in an aggregated form for any legitimate business purpose. Of course, AHA reserves the right to disclose your private information when required by law or legal process to do so.
  3. Restrictions on Use. You agree that you will not copy, license, sell, transfer, make available or otherwise distribute any part of the Services to any entity or person, or modify, reverse-engineer, or disable the digital rights management features of any of the Services, without prior written authorization from AHA. You agree to use your best efforts to stop any unauthorized copying or distribution immediately after such unauthorized use becomes known to you. Without limiting its remedies for breach of this Agreement, AHA reserves the right to end any relationship with any user who violates these terms and may or may not issue refunds of any amounts paid to AHA for the Services or any other products or services. You warrant that all information provided to AHA through the Services is accurate and that the person providing the information and making application is legally able to enter this Agreement, authorized by the entity you represent to enter this Agreement, and permitted under the laws of the your local jurisdiction to do so.
  4. NO WARRANTY. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY AHA ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. AHA makes every effort to verify the information and functionality provided but makes no warranties regarding the completeness, accuracy, reliability or availability of the Services. AHA and each of its collaborators and program funders is not responsible for the availability, reliability, accuracy or information provided on any web sites or in any materials that may be linked to this web site that are not controlled by AHA. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AHA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, COLLABORATORS, PROGRAM FUNDERS AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES AND YOUR USE OF THEM. AHA AND EACH OF ITS COLLABORATORS AND PROGRAM FUNDERS MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OR FEATURES OF THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION YOU UPLOAD, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OF OUR SERVICES, OR (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
  5. Limitation of Liability. In no event shall AHA or any of its collaborators and program funders be liable to any user of the Services or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages, including claims such as lost profits or costs to replace or cover, based on breach of warranty, contract, negligence, strict liability, tort, lost opportunity, or otherwise, arising under this Agreement or any performance under this Agreement, whether or not they or it had any knowledge, actual or constructive, that such damages might be incurred. User agrees that AHA’s maximum liability under this Agreement shall not exceed the amount user paid AHA for the Services over the preceding 12 month period alone. In places where the limitations in this paragraph may be restricted, our liability will be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
  6. Indemnification. User releases and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless AHA and its vendors, affiliates, licensees, agents, employees, collaborators, program funders, directors and volunteers, as well as each of their officers, volunteers, employees, and agents, against any claim, damages, loss, liability, suit, penalty, fee or expense arising out of the user’s use of the Services or breach of this Agreement. You are not authorized to enter any settlement that may adversely affect an indemnitee’s rights or legally obligate an indemnitee without that indemnitee’s prior written approval.
  7. Conflict with Other Agreements. This Agreement applies solely to the Services provided on this specific web site. User may be required to agree to other terms in other documents for other purposes in order to do business with or receive products or services from AHA not provided on this particular web site. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to conflict with or supersede the provisions of any other contract, or the Rules Governing Submission and Review of Proposals, with AHA except for the Services provided by AHA through this web site
  8. Miscellaneous. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the user and AHA relating to the Services. You may not assign any of your rights or duties under this Agreement without AHA’s prior written approval. No waiver or failure to enforce AHA’s rights under this Agreement shall be a waiver or bar to enforcing any of AHA’s rights under this Agreement. Should any part of this Agreement be declared unlawful, void, or unenforceable, the remaining parts shall remain in effect and enforceable. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, USA, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions, to the same extent as if all activities related to the Services occurred in Dallas County, Texas. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by deleting your account and ceasing use of the Services. User’s obligations under paragraphs 1-7 shall survive termination of this Agreement.