Terms of Service
FirstThingsU TERMS & CONDITIONS
FirstThingsU is a social networking service designed to assist community initiatives in connecting. By subscribing to FirstThingsU and becoming a Registered Member ("You" or "Member,") agrees to be bound by the following Terms & Conditions of Use ("Terms").

FirstThingsU reserves the right to amend these Terms at any time. Member will be notified by email of material changes to these Terms.

Member's account may be terminated without notice at any time for failure to abide by any of these Terms.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is limited to individuals over the age of 18.

Member is responsible for keeping Member's password secure and may not use another Member's account.

Member must use either Member's real name or Member's legal business name on Member's profile. Neither anonymous membership nor impersonation is permitted.

Member is expected to participate and use the site in the spirit for which it was intended.

Member is required to post an avatar which may be an image of Member or Member's company logo. Images of pets, children, or photos of others are not permitted as avatars.

FirstthingsU reserves the right to accept or reject Membership at its sole discretion.

FirstthingsU strives to verify that its Members are non-profit initiatives dedicated to strengthening marriage, families and fathering, but FirstthingsU is not liable for any loss or claim arising from any damages whatsoever due to actions by or the behavior of its Members, or arising from a Member's relationship with any third-parties as a result of Member's participation in FirstthingsU

By using FirstthingsU and becoming a Member, Member acknowledges that FirstthingsU reserves the right to charge for the service.

Member may terminate his or her membership at any time. No money will be refunded.

Use of FirstthingsU is at Member's own risk.

INTERACTIONS AMONG MEMBERS

Member is responsible for all of his or her account activity.

Member is responsible for all of the content he or she uploads, shares or copies.

Member may not use the services provided by FirstthingsU for unlawful or prohibited purposes. Following is a partial list of the kind of content that is prohibited by FirstthingsU:

i. content that is patently offensive, or that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group, individual, or Member;

ii. content that attacks, harasses or advocates harassment of another person or Member;

iii. content that involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";

iv. content that promotes information that Member knows is false or misleading, or that promotes illegal activities

v. content that promotes the illegal or unauthorized copying of another person's copyrighted work, for example, providing pirated computer programs or links to such programs, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;

vi. content that contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images not linked to or from another accessible page;

vii. content that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;

viii. content that depicts pornography of any sort;

ix. content that provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating the privacy of another, or providing or creating computer viruses;

x. content that solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Members;

xi. content that involves commercial activities and/or sales without the prior express written consent of FirstthingsU . This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes.

xii. content or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;

Member must not transmit any virus, code, worm, data or any other file of a destructive nature.

FirstthingsU will not be moderated for content. FirstthingsU expects the Members to police themselves and act in accordance with the these Terms.

If Member violates these Terms or otherwise disrupts the community, Member is subject to detention, suspension or expulsion from FirstthingsU without prior notice and without refund of any fees paid. Upon Member being detained, suspended, or expelled, FirstthingsU will send a Notice of Detention, Suspension or Expulsion to the registered email address provided by Member at registration.

Automated use of the FirstthingsU system by a Member, such as using scripts to add friends, is prohibited.

SERVICES

FirstthingsU strives to ensure that the service is available 24 hours a day, however FirstthingsU may occasionally be interrupted for upgrades or unforeseen technical difficulties, and FirstthingsU shall not be liable for any modification, suspension or disruption of the service for any reason.

FirstthingsU may, but has no obligation to remove any unlawful content or account deemed not in the best interest of the service.

By submitting a submissions to FirstthingsU Member grants FirstthingsU a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform such submissions in connection with the FirstthingsU and FirstthingsU business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the FirstthingsU Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. Member understands and agrees that FirstthingsU may retain server copies of submissions that have been removed or deleted.

Member hereby grants each user of FirstthingsU a perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive license to access Member's submissions through the FirstthingsU website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such submissions as permitted through the functionality of the FirstthingsU website and under these Terms.

PRIVACY POLICY

FirstthingsU is committed to safeguarding Member's privacy.

Member's name and state or province will be listed in the Member Profile. FirstthingsU will undertake reasonable efforts to protect the Member Profiles from the non-Member public, from spambots, and from search engines.

Member phone numbers are not posted online, and are only retained by FirstthingsU for contact purposes. Personal information provided to FirstthingsU will not be sold or given to vendors, or persons outside FirstthingsU.

OTHER LEGAL MATTERS

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee. Any dispute between Member and FirstthingsU shall be adjudicated in courts within the State of Tennessee.

All trademark brands and service names used in this service which identify FirstthingsU are proprietary marks of FirstthingsU, an incorporates Tennessee nonprofit.

FirstthingsU may provide external links to other websites, but FirstthingsU does not endorse or assume responsibility for the content or availability of any other website.

Member agrees to indemnify and hold FirstthingsU, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to, or arising out of, Member's use of the FirstthingsU service in violation of these Terms.

FEES

The right of access granted under these Terms is effective only upon payment of the membership fees, which are non-refundable, other than as expressly provided herein.

FirstthingsU offers three (3) subscription plans: "Per Month", "Annual", and "Private School".

The "Per Month" plan is a monthly subscription plan. The Per Month subscription automatically renews. FIrstthingsU will charge the subscription fees to Member's credit card, every one-month period unless Member cancels the subscription as set forth herein. The Per Month subscription shall renew automatically each month, and FirstthingsU will charge the monthly subscription fees, on the same date of each corresponding month. If a particular month does not include the date, FirstthingsU will charge the monthly subscription fees on the final date of that month. For example, a monthly subscription commencing on January 31, 2009 will be renewed, and the monthly subscription fees charged, on February 28, 2009.

The "Annual" plan is an annual subscription plan. The Annual subscription automatically renews and FirstthingsU will charge the subscription fees to Member's credit card on the same date of each corresponding year unless Member cancels his or her subscription as set forth herein. For example, an Annual subscription commencing on May 1, 2009 will be renewed automatically, and the Annual or Premium subscription fees charged, on May 1, 2010.

The "Lifetime Member" plan is a one time subscription fee plan, and Member will never be billed again for access to FirstthingsU.

Any plan may be canceled by Member by notifying FirstthingsU in an e-mail sent to administrator@firstthings.org but any fees paid, including those for Private School, are non refundable.

If Member received any discount, rebate or other special offer on the Member's initial Per Month or Annual subscription, FirstthingsU will renew Member's subscription at the discounted subscription rate.

Discounted Memberships and special offers are valid only for the term specified on FirstthingsU’s offer materials.

FirstthingsU may increase subscription fees at any time and for any reason, and such increased fees shall be applicable to any new subscription or re-subscription.