Terms of Use

for the Encouragement Parenting Parents of Gifted Children Community

The Encouragement Parenting Community is owned and managed by Gruener Consulting LLC. The purpose of the community is to provide an engaging forum to share information on gifted children, parenting, and parenting gifted children. All Users of the community are encouraged to participate in online discussions and forums.. These Terms of Use are intended to help community Users understand and differentiate between suitable and inappropriate use of the community and to define best practices for participation in the Encouragement Parenting Online Community. 

The Terms of Use are an agreement between the Encouragement Parenting Division of Gruener Consulting, Gruener Consulting LLC ("the company") and "User." By accessing, browsing, or using this service, User agrees to be bound by these terms. Gruener Consulting may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting; User's continued use of the service following the posting of notice of a change will confirm User's acceptance of the change.

Rules and Restrictions on Submissions

  1. Users should exercise common sense and courtesy in submitting comments or materials for posting ("Submissions"). Inappropriate Submissions would include, for example, comments or materials that:

    1. make false or defamatory statements about others;

    2. are obscene, vulgar, abusive, hateful or threatening;

    3. harass or discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference or other factors;

    4. are invasive of the privacy rights of others (e.g., by including addresses, phone numbers or other personal information about third persons without their consent.)

  2. Submissions may not include content or materials that violate the copyrights, trademark rights or other intellectual property rights of third parties.

  3. Submissions may not contain unauthorized disclosures of proprietary or confidential information.

  4. Users may not use the Community in a manner or for a purpose that could violate federal or state antitrust laws. For example, the Community may not be used to communicate with competitors about prices, discounts, market shares, sales territories, or other terms or conditions of trade.

  5. Users may not use the Community to promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities or for any purpose that may be illegal. 

  6. User Submissions may not contain comments or materials supporting or opposing any candidates for political office or otherwise engage in political activity or activity.

  7. Users may not use or attempt to use the Community for commercial purposes. Submissions may not include advertisements for goods or services, solicitations, "spam", chain letters, surveys, pyramid schemes or the like. 

  8. Submissions may not include false or misleading representations of affiliation with any other person or entity. A User may not employ false identifiers to impersonate any person or entity or to misrepresent or disguise the true origin of any content.

  9. Gruener Consulting believes that anonymous postings are neither necessary for purposes of this forum. Therefore, the User's name (which must be provided) will be posted with the Submission. 

Gruener Consulting's Right to Monitor and Administer the Community

Gruener Consulting reserves the right to monitor and administer the Community and, in their sole discretion, to remove any content posted to the Community. Gruener Consulting also reserves the right to disallow the use of any particular screen name or e-mail address, or to terminate any User's posting privileges at any time, including individual and group postings.

Ownership of the Community and its Contents and Associated Trademarks

All postings originated by Catherine Gruener and Encouragement Parenting published on the Community are protected by copyright and owned by Gruener Consulting. Except as permitted under U.S. Copyright laws, the Community and its contents may not be copied, reproduced, republished or sold, posted, transmitted, distributed, modified, or used for the creation of derivative works without Gruener Consulting's prior written consent. Gruener Consulting grants User a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access, display and share the Web pages within this site for User's personal, non-commercial use, and provided that User agrees not to modify the content displayed on this site and to keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained therein.

Gruener Consulting does not claim ownership of or copyrights in User Submissions. User understands that Submissions are not confidential and Gruener Consulting will be free (without compensation to User) to use or disseminate such Submissions on an unrestricted basis for any purpose. User agrees that Submissions may be published, displayed, copied, distributed, downloaded, or transmitted by Gruener Consulting or other Community participants, and User grants Gruener Consulting and all other users of the Community an irrevocable, unrestricted, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, reproduce, display, publish, distribute, transmit, adapt, modify or use for the creation of derivative works (including in digital form) such Submissions.

All Trademarks owned by Gruener Consulting and published on the Community are property of Gruener Consulting respectively. Gruener Consulting and Encouragement Parenting trademarks may not be copied and used by Users without prior written approval from Gruener Consulting. 

DISCLAIMERS 

GRUENER CONSULTING MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY OR SUFFICIENCY OF THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THE COMMUNITY, WHETHER POSTED INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY, OR ANY THIRD PARTY. GRUENER CONSUTLING MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE GROUP, OR ANY COMPUTER, SERVER, DEVICE, SOFTWARE, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH THE GROUP, IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER ELEMENTS OR CODES THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

Postings, including but not limited to comments and replies to discussion topics, are not to be relied on as professional opinions or advice, and postings are not intended to constitute any professional counseling, coaching, or consultation. Postings may not be construed in any way as counseling, psychotherapy, coaching, consultation, or professional recommendations.

Gruener Consulting does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service or organization presented or mentioned on the Community outside of Encouragement Parenting and Gruener Consulting, and information from the Community should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. This Community may provide links or references to non-Gruener Consulting websites and resources. Gruener Consulting makes no representations, warranties, or other commitments whatsoever about any non-Gruener Consulting websites or third-party resources that may be referenced in, accessible from, or linked to any Gruener Consulting site. A link to a non-Gruener Consulting website does not mean that Gruener Consulting endorses the content or use of such website or its owner. User acknowledges and agrees that Gruener Consulting is not responsible for the availability of such external sites, and is not responsible or liable for any content, services, products, or other materials on or available from those sites. 

The views expressed on the Community are those of the individual participants. They do not and should not be construed as representing the views of Gruener Consulting. While Gruener Consulting reserves the right to monitor the Group and remove Submissions or materials it believes are not in conformity with these Terms of Use or in the best interests of Gruener Consulting, and the Encouragement Parenting Community members, Gruener Consulting undertakes no obligation to do so.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

NEITHER GRUENER CONSULTING NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO (A) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE COMMUNITY (B) ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM CONTENT, (C) ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN ANY CONTENT, (D) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE COMMUNITY, (E) ANY USE OF THE COMMUNITY OR RELIANCE BY THE USER ON ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN; NOR SHALL THEY BE LIABLE TO USERS OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE FOREGOING, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING. 

IN NO EVENT MAY USER BRING ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST GRUENER CONSULTING MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES.

REPRESENTATIONS BY USERS; INDEMNIFICATION 

USER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF HIS/HER SUBMISSIONS TO THE COMMUNITY. USER REPRESENTS THAT HE/SHE HAS ALL RIGHTS NECESSARY TO POST THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY WITHOUT VIOLATING THE COPYRIGHTS OR ANY OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, AND THAT NO SUBMISSION BY THE USER WILL VIOLATE THE LAWS OR THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PERSONS. USER HEREBY INDEMNIFIES AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS GRUENER CONSULTING AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ASSERTED AGAINST THEM AND ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, DAMAGE, COSTS OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES) INCURRED OR SUFFERED BY THEM IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF USER'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION USER SUBMITS TO THE COMMUNITY.

Choice of Law and Venue

This Agreement will be interpreted and governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its choice of laws rules. Any dispute arising under these Terms of Use or in connection with the User's use of the Community shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of either the state or federal courts in and for Cook County, Illinois, and User and Gruener Consulting hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over them.

Procedures for Requesting the Removal of Infringing Material

The owner of a copyrighted work (or the agent for the owner) who believes that material posted on the Community infringes on the copyrighted work may request that the allegedly infringing material be removed from the Community by notifying the Gruener Consulting designated agent for such purposes:

Catherine Gruener

Owner of Gruener Consulting

CEO of the Encouragement Parenting Division of Gruener Consulting

205 E. Butterfield, Unit 284

Elmhurst, IL. 60126

Catherine.gruener@gruenerconsulting.com

How to Contact Gruener Consulting

Questions regarding the Terms of Use or any other aspect of the Encouragement Parenting Community can be directed to Catherine Gruener, CEO, Gruener Consulting LLC, 205 E. Butterfield, Unit 284, Elmhurst, IL 60126 or e-mail Catherine.gruener@gruenerconsulting.com.

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