Terms of Service

Our Site is a Venue. Our Services do not include the introduction of users to one another. Our Site is merely a venue for users to learn about one another and, if they wish, arrange to build with one another. We are not involved in the actual contact between users. As a result, we have no control over the conduct of our users or the truth or accuracy of the information that users post on the Site.

Identity Verification. Because user verification on the Internet is difficult, we cannot and do not confirm each user’s purported identity. You are responsible for determining the identity and suitability of others with whom you may match by means of this Site. We do not endorse any persons who use or register for our Services. We do not investigate any user’s reputation, conduct, morality, criminal background, or verify the information such user may submit to the Site. We encourage you to communicate directly with potential hosts and guests through the tools available on the Site and to take the same precautions you would normally take when meeting a stranger in person for the first time.

You understand that thePOOSH.org terms of services can change at any time and without notice.

You understand that thePOOSH.org is a Limited Liability Partnership Non-Profit.

Joining thePOOSH.org is in no way a relationship with the individual people who are theprinciples of thePOOSH.org

You agree that you will not seek damages of any kind from thePOOSH.org, or theprincipals of thePOOSH.org, or from other members of thePOOSH.org.

As a precondition to joining thePOOSH.org, you agree that you will be a member ofthePOOSH.org at your own risk.

In your use of our Services, you must act responsibly and exercise good judgment. By way of example and not limitation, you shall not:

(a) violate any applicable law or regulation;

(b) infringe the rights of any third party, including without limitation, intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual rights;

(c) use information obtained through our Services for any unauthorized purpose;

(d) interfere with or damage our Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;

(e) use our Services to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers;

(f) use our Services in connection with the distribution of spam (which we define as unsolicited bulk e-mail or any other e-mail of a commercial, religious or political or other nature not within the intended purposes of the Services);

(g) "stalk" or harass any other user of our Services;

(h) collect or store any information about any other user other than for purposes of the permitted use of our Services;

(i) use our Services for any commercial purpose whatsoever;

(j) register for more than one user account or register for a user account on behalf of an individual other than yourself;

(k) impersonate any person or entity, or falsify or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity, whether by providing or omitting to provide information;

(l) attempt to defeat any security or verification measure relating to use of the Services; or

(m) assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.

(n) list an unsustainable build project -- thePOOSH.org always has the final definition of unsustainable build projects and are able to take down a build project at any time with this listed as the cauase for removal. We will however be mainly relying on our community to self determine which build projects are sustainable, and which are not through a provided ranking system.

(o) Create a profile to promote a profit generating activity;

(p) require payment from the volunteers to participate at the build project;

(q) be less than eighteen (18) years of age and using thePOOSH.org’s services

We understand the concerns that you may have about your privacy and respect your right to protect your personal information while online. However, our Services are designed to allow users to post photographs and information about themselves for public review and comment. Accordingly, by submitting your photograph and/or any other personal information, you waive any privacy expectations you have with respect to use of such likeness or personal information. If you do not wish to have your picture or information about yourself viewed by or disclosed to others, do not use our Services. We may collect certain other personal information from you that we do not post on our Site. In most cases, we do not intentionally transfer this information to unaffiliated third parties without your consent. However, we reserve the right to transfer such information without your consent to prevent an emergency, to protect or enforce our rights, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party or in response to a court order or subpoena as otherwise required or permitted by law. In addition, we provide this personal information to third-party service providers who help us maintain our Services and deliver information and services to you and other users of our Services.

You Grant Us a License. By submitting any content (including without limitation, your photograph) to our Site, you hereby grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created and for any purpose.

Content Restrictions. You are solely responsible for any content that you submit, post or transmit via our Services. You may not post or submit any content that:

(a) is defamatory;

(b) contains nudity or sexually explicit content;

(c) may disparage any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious group by stereotypical depiction or otherwise;

(d) exploits images or the likeness of individuals under 18 years of age;

(e) depicts use of illicit drugs;

(f) makes use of offensive language or images;

(g) characterizes violence as acceptable, glamorous or desirable;

(h) provides a link to any commercial websites; or

(i) contains any of your personal contact information, except as specifically required or requested as part of your registration on this site.

Our Intellectual Property. Except as expressly authorized by us, you may not sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from such material. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may use such material in the course of your normal, personal, non-commercial use of our Services.

Your Use of Our Intellectual Property. You may not systematically retrieve data or other content from our Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of "bots" or otherwise. You may not display any portion of our Site in a frame (or any content from our Site through in-line links) without our prior written consent, which may be requested by contacting us at info@thepoosh.org. You may, however, establish ordinary links to the homepage or any other page of our Site without our written permission.

We may, in our discretion and without liability to you, with or without cause (such cause may include your breach of these Terms), with or without prior notice and at any time: (a) terminate your access to our Services, (b) deactivate or delete any of your accounts and all related information and files in such accounts and (c) bar your access to any of such files or Services.

We may, in our discretion and without liability to you, with or without prior notice and at any time, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of our Services.

Should any legal proceedings arise from your membership with thePOOSH.org, then youneed be aware that these will take place in Estonia. You will be required to travel toEstonia, and incur any associated costs for you and for other persons on multiple sidesof any legal proceedings including but not limited to your side, thePOOSH.org's side, andother sides, for airfares, accommodation, lawyers' fees, court fees, damages, and otherassociated costs, and that you have now sufficient funds to pay for all these costs and willmaintain perpetually sufficient funds to pay for all of these costs should they arise.

During interactions with other members of thePOOSH.org, you will always ask forexplanation about activities other members of thePOOSH.org have invited you to do,before you do them, so that you can assess whether these are safe or unsafe. If you areasked to do something that you view as unsafe, have no experience or knowledge ofso cannot assess whether it is safe or unsafe, then you will choose not to do it. You areresponsible for your own actions and safety, and will consider yourself first.

ThePOOSH.org is not responsible for any incidents that might occur on a build project.

Your membership with thePOOSH.org does not include any insurance of any kind, ever.  We recommend that you arrange insurances cover yourself, which will cover both youindividually and those other members of thePOOSH.org surrounding you pertaining tosickness, injury, loss, damages, etc. Consider travel insurance as a sensible travel planand normal liability insurance as part of hosting visitors (POOSHers). Be clear and precisewith your chosen insurer as to what your membership with thePOOSH.org means andwhat activities to intend to undertake in association with it.

Visas and building codes in your respecive location are entirely your responsibility. ThePOOSH.org and its members cannot support you in anyway. Contact your embassy for advice regarding eligibility to stay, visit, volunteers or work in a specific country. Additionally, contact your Building Code and Planning Regiser to inquire about requirements for structures.

Persons contacting one another via thePOOSH.org must do so as members ofthePOOSH.org. Account sharing or lending is not permitted.

Profiles for thePOOSH.org represent one membership. POOSHer's memberships andprofiles are for individuals or organizations, unless stated otherwise. Non-members accompanying you must create profiles prior to contacting other members of thePOOSH.org.

Soliciting hosts is not permitted

Members must not solicit other members to sell them products, services or ideas or forany other reasons.