- General Policy
- How We Gather Information From Users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for a trip, make a purchase, make a donation, register to access certain restricted portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and blogs, and other interactive areas of our site. Like most web sites, PurposeBound.org collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store certain information, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies. If you do so, you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter information that has been previously provided, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.
- What We Do With The Information We Collect
Like other web sites, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone. Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most popular). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our ministry partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually. Personally Identifiable Information collected by PB may be used for various purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, other communications with you about things you sign up for, customizations preferences, our Terms of Service, our services and products, and occasionally other topics we think you might find of interest. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service or web administration staff, for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our organization, we may merge or partner with other organizations. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
- Affiliated Sites And Linked Sites
PB does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe PB has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
- Restrictions On Use Of Materials
- Periodic Giving, Recurring Payments And Subscriptions
Certain parts of our site allow you to enter into recurring donations or automatically renewable subscription type arrangements. These will continue and renew automatically, unless terminated by PB or until you notify PB by email of your decision to terminate these arrangements. Any annual, monthly, or similar periodic fees that you agree to, will be billed automatically to the credit card designated during the payment process or subsequently designated by you to PB, at the start of the annual, monthly, or similar period, and at the start of each renewal period, unless you terminate your arrangements 30 days before the relevant period begins. All donations actually paid are non refundable. PB may change the fees and charges then in effect, or add new fees or charges, by giving you notice in advance. If you want to designate a different card or there is a change in credit card validity or expiration date, or if you believe someone has accessed the site using your username and password without your authorization, you may contact us at the address listed below. You are also responsible for any fees or charge you incur to access the site through an Internet service provider or other third party service. YOU, AND NOT PB, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY AMOUNTS BILLED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD BY A THIRD PARTY WHICH WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY YOU. PB may elect not to renew any recurring payment by providing a notice of non-renewal prior to the end of the then current subscription term.
- Registrations And Other Sign-Ups
- User Conduct
This site may contain forums, bulletin boards, blogs, news groups, and/or other message or communication facilities (“Communication Services”) that enable you to communicate with others. You agree to use the Communication Services only to submit or post messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. You are prohibited from submitting to, posting or transmitting through PurposeBound.org (including, without limitation, using as a username) any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, invasive of a person’s privacy, false, inaccurate, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually oriented, profane, hateful, racially motivated, ethnically motivated, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. Content that consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, advertisements, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam” is prohibited. You may not use a false email or postal address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your posted content. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PB and its affiliates and any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents. We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you. Please note that your computer IP address may be recorded with each post as a means to identify you in the event that you need to be banned from this site, or your ISP or authorities contacted.
- Prohibited Activities
The following activities are prohibited:
- Using web-accelerated browsers or products or other applications that are capable of copying large portions of content from the site. PB can detect the use of these systems through live log file analysis and will ban any future use by offenders.
- Using robots and crawlers, or similar technology, without following industry standard robot guidelines. We are able to detect robots violating the guidelines and we will ban any offenders. If you are using a robot/crawler to check PurposeBound.org links, it must operate according to such guidelines. Do not leave new robots unattended and allow a minimum of 1 minute between automated requests.
iii. Using any device, software or routine or the like to interfere or attempt to interfere with any site functionality.
- Taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the site infrastructure.
- Using any email addresses appearing on the site or within the site’s HTML code for purposes not relating specifically to the site.
- Accessing the site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by PurposeBound.org, or attempting to access, or accessing, any area of the site to which your access is not authorized.
vii. Reverse engineering, reverse assembling or otherwise attempting to discover any source code relating to the site, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
- Travel Disclaimer
In order to participate in a PB experience, participants must travel to and from a specified location on our base or departure island, and/or our experience termination island. For such purposes, PB is not a travel agent or tour operator, and is not a provider of transportation, accommodations, meals or other travel services. Each individual traveler is ultimately responsible for making their own such travel arrangements themselves or with the assistance of suitable third party travel agents or tour operators. The travel information provided on this site is provided for convenience only, is subject to change at any time, and is provided without warranty of any kind. Our only offer is to provide the actual experience as described, and on a limited basis and subject to various terms and conditions, either stated or implied.
Any form of travel subjects the traveler to certain risks of bodily harm or death, property loss, and other challenges. PB is not responsible for changes of flight times, flight delays, fare changes, loss of or damage to baggage or other personal property, overbooking, dishonor or partial dishonor of airline, hotel or other reservations, other delays, losses, injuries, inconveniences, cessation of operations, bankruptcies, damage, or accidents, or for the acts or defaults of any person or entity engaged in conveying travelers or in carrying out other arrangements of any travel arranged. PB shall have no responsibility for breach of contract, failure to comply with any state, federal, international, or foreign country laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or any intentional or negligent actions or omissions on the part of any travel suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to travelers or travelers’ companions or group members. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors a trip participant is required to spend additional funds in order to “catch up” with a mobile experience offered by PB, PB will not be responsible for traveler’s transportation costs, hotel, transfers, meal costs or other expenses thus occasioned.
PB shall not be responsible for, and each experience participant hereby releases PB from, any claims, injuries, damages or other losses from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to those in connection with terrorist activities, war, social or labor unrest, strikes, criminal activity, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, sickness, quarantine, local laws, weather, climate conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, acts of God, force majeure, or any other action, omissions, or conditions or for any other cause beyond our control. Participant further assumes complete and full responsibility for, and hereby releases PB from, any duty of checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other requirements of each destination, and all safety and security conditions of such destinations, during the length of the proposed experience. Participants are advised, and are hereby made responsible, to review all international and other travel information maintained by the U.S. government on its various web sites or otherwise made available. By embarking upon their experience, the participant voluntarily assumes all risk involved in such experience, whether expected or unexpected. Participant is hereby warned of these above general travel risks as well as possible travel industry bankruptcies and medical and climatic disruptions, and the possibility participant may be unable to travel as scheduled because of personal emergency or illness or injury. Participant is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against these risks. Participant’s retention of tickets, reservations, or booking after issuance shall constitute a consent to the above and an agreement on their part to convey the contents hereto to his/her travel companions or group members.
PB will provide transportation, housing, meals, transfers and/or other services or goods as part of its experiences. Anyone using such services or goods does so completely at their own risk and assumes any and all matters associated therewith. If you are not willing to assume such risks, you should not participate in an experience and, if already engaged in an experience, should not utilize any of those services or goods. In addition, various activities that may be engaged in during an experience carry certain inherent risks, such as those involved in construction projects, recreational activities, and simply moving about wet and slippery and/or rustic facilities. Also, third world countries carry additional risks of food, water and mosquito-borne illnesses, lack of proximity of adequate medical facilities, acts of random violence, absence of customary police or security protection, additional exposure to the elements, and other matters common in poverty-stricken and remote areas. Trip participants assume any and all such risks; if you are not willing to assume such risks, you should not participate in a PB experience.
PB reserves the right to decline to accept or to remove any person as a trip participant should such person’s health, actions or general behavior impede the operation of the experience or the right or welfare of the other participants, the staff, or others. In such event, no refund will be made available for any trip fee or deposit, and no claim may be made against PB for any other expenses incurred in traveling to or from the point of experience embarkation. In addition, any removed person shall be responsible for all costs incurred by PB to effectuate such removal, including, without limitation, transportation costs from the then current location of the experience to such participant’s departure airport.
PB reserves the right to cancel registered Participants who are delinquent in payment of their trip fee, without refund, and accept others into the program. Except for flight irregularities, failure to arrive dockside by the designated program start date and time will be considered as a cancellation.
PB will make every effort to provide the accommodations, services and activities as described on our web site. Due to unforseen circumstances, it is possible that PB may need to cancel a scheduled experience. If any experience is canceled prior to commencement, PB shall have no liability beyond the refund of deposits and the trip fee monies paid. It is understood that the route and itinerary, accomodations, facilities, personnel, activities and other program details of any experience may be changed at the discretion of PB to suit the needs of the experience without notice or obligation. We cannot be held responsible for adverse weather conditions, traffic problems, vehicle breakdowns or any other unforeseen circumstances that may lead to the cancellation of certain activities.
- Health Disclaimer
Any and all information contained on the PurposeBound.org web site or any third party sites, articles or materials are not intended to take the place of medical advice from a health care professional. Any action taken based on the contents found in the PurposeBound.org web site or any third party sites, articles, or materials, is at the sole risk and liability of the person visiting PurposeBound.org. Readers of any information found on our site should always consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well being before taking any action of any kind concerning health related issues. Any information or opinions provided here or in any third party articles, materials or information are believed to be accurate and sound, however PB assumes no liability for the use or misuse of information found on PurposeBound.org. Neither any personnel nor associates of PB will in any way be held responsible on behalf of any reader who fails to consult the appropriate health authorities with respect to their individual health care before acting on or using any information found on PurposeBound.org, and neither the author nor publisher of any information found on PurposeBound.org will be held responsible for errors or omissions, or use or misuse of the information found on PurposeBound.org. During PB experiences, participants may be offered over the counter medications or first aid. A participant’s agreement to accept such offer also constitutes such participant’s agreement to hold PB and the offeror harmless from any liability relating to such medication or first aid.
- Links To Third Party Sites
PB does not endorse the content on any third-party web site, including web sites of any entities deemed affiliates of PB (“Third-Party Sites”). PB is not responsible for the content of Third-Party Sites that you reach through links on this site, sites framed within this site, or third-party advertisements on this site, and we do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of Third-Party Sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Any transaction that you conduct at a Third-Party Site will be between you and the party providing that web site; PB is not your agent and is not a party to any transaction at a Third-Party Site.
- Site Information Disclaimer
Facts and information on this web site are believed to be accurate at the time they are placed on the web site. Changes may be made at any time without prior notice. All data provided on this web site is to be used for information purposes only. The information contained on this web site is not intended to provide specific legal, financial or tax advice, or any other advice, whatsoever, for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard. The services described on this web site are only offered in jurisdictions where they may be legally offered. Information provided on our web site is not all-inclusive, and is limited to information that is made available to PB and such information should not be relied upon as all-inclusive or accurate. Photos used on this web site may be “stock photography”, meaning PB purchased or otherwise was granted a license to use such photographs. Some such “stock photography” may not necessarily have been taken in the Caribbean or islands PB visits during its experiences, but rather is used to create a visual representation of a concept.
- Disclaimer Of Warranties And Limitation Of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL PB OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF WARRANTY, AND EVEN IF PB HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
ALSO, IN NO EVENT WILL PB OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY AGENCY FOR ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE TOTAL DOLLAR AMOUNT ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY PB FROM YOU FOR ACCESS TO THE SITE AND ANY OF THE SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE SITE DURING THE YEAR PRIOR TO YOUR CLAIM.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- Indemnity And General Applicability Of Indemnification
- Governing Law And Disputes
- Consent To Electronic Notices And Other Communications
- Print A Copy For Your Records
- Representations And Warranties
- Child Security Policy.
- Code of Conduct.
- Photo & Video Release
I understand that as part of my Purpose Bound experience, photos, videos or sound recordings may be taken that include my visual image or voice (collectively, “Image”), and that my Image may be reproduced and used for a variety of promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, print and electronic media. I agree that my Image may be edited as desired and used in whole or in part for any and all purposes in any manner or media in perpetuity throughout the world, and that PB may copyright and publish same. I consent to publication of the Image in whole or in part and also consent to use of my name, likeness, voice, and biographical material about me in connection with program publicity and for institutional promotional purposes. I expressly release PB, their licensees and assignees, from any privacy, defamation or other claims arising out of broadcast, exhibition, publication or promotion of my Image.
PB is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of PB as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a)) PB has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with PB’s Statement of Faith.
- MINISTRY SUPPORT DISCLOSURE (Last Updated: 9/19/13)
PB has applied for I.R.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation status, and it complies with all federal and state charitable solicitation legal requirements. Once the application is approved, contributions to PB will be 100% deductible for federal income tax purposes (subject to individual donor/taxpayer limitations); we receive and retain 100% of the funds contributed; and 100% of the funds contributed are used in connection with our stated purposes. We undertake our own solicitations for contributions and produce our own solicitation materials in connection therewith. A full and fair description of our purposes, programs and activities may be obtained from our web site, which is located at http://PurposeBound.org. Requests for copies of recent financial statements, tax returns or other information may be directed to Executive Director at the mailing address or web site listed below. For your convenience, financial statements, tax returns and certain other legal documents may become available online through GuideStar at the following web site: http://www2.guidestar.org. In addition, certain legal documents are available through the office of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Our federal 501(c)(3) status will be confirmable on the IRS web site.
- CONTACTING US
In order to contact us for general purposes, please use the “Contact Us” page on our web site, which is located at PurposeBound.org.
If necessary, our mailing address for general purposes is Purpose Bound, Inc., c/o 668 N. Coast Hwy. #1123, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651. This is a postal mailbox that is checked infrequently.
For formal legal purposes, our registered agent and known place of business in Arizona is as follows: Cynthia Y. McCoy, P.C., 1606 W. Flower Circle South, Phoenix, AZ 85015.