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This ARZU Website Terms of Use and Policies (the “Terms of Use“) sets out the terms and conditions of use between you and ARZU, Inc. (“ARZU“, “we“, “our” or “us“) under which you may access and use: www.arzustudiohope.org . ARZU is a registered tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and Peace Cord™ is one of its trademarked products. As used herein, “you” and “your” refer to any individual, company or legal entity that accesses or otherwise uses our Sites. These Terms of Use apply to all registered users of, and visitors to, our Sites.

Acceptance of Terms of Use
Please read these Terms of Use carefully. From time to time and at its sole discretion, ARZU reserves the right to change these Terms of Use for any reason, with or without notice to you. However, if the Terms of Use change, we will always post the revised Terms of Use on our Sites, which means that the then-current Terms of Use posted on our Sites will always be the governing Terms of Use. Your continued use of a Site after any changes to these Terms of Use are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes. We may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Sites, including the availability of any features of the Sites, at any time. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or the entire website without notice or liability.

Our Sites are offered to you free of charge on the express condition that you accept, without modification, and abide by these Terms of Use. By accessing or using our Sites or any services available on our Sites (“Services“), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and you consent to our Online Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy“). If you do not agree with these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, then you should immediately cease use of our Sites and the Services and cease use of all information and materials you have obtained through the Sites and/or the Services.

Each of the policies and other special terms and conditions referenced in these Terms of Use are hereby incorporated herein as if fully rewritten in these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you and ARZU with respect to our Sites.

Communication and Privacy
ARZU is the sole owner of this website. If you have any questions about our Terms of Use, you may email us or write to:
By email: info@arzustudiohope.org
By conventional mail:

Arzu Studio Hope / Arzu, Inc.
P.O. Box 419
Stoughton, WI 53589

When you visit our Sites or send an email to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically and agree that we may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on our Sites.

We know that many visitors to our Sites are concerned about the information they may provide and how we may use that information. ARZU is sensitive to those privacy concerns, and protecting your privacy is an important priority to us. Our Privacy Policy governs the collection, use, retention and disclosure of information we gather from our Sites, and you can view our Privacy Policy here.

Accuracy of Information
Although we make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided through our Sites is safe, current and accurate, we make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of such information, and we make no commitment and disclaim any duty to update such information. In addition, our Sites permit third parties to provide testimonials and information via a message board. We also may, from time to time, post articles and other information provided by third parties that we believe might be of benefit or interest to our users. You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations of third parties contained in our Sites are not necessarily those of ARZU or endorsed by ARZU. All information is provided “as is” without any representation, warranty or condition as to its accuracy or reliability. ARZU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions on our Sites.

Intellectual Property 
All intellectual property rights in our Sites, as well as all text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, materials, software and content included on our Sites, are owned by ARZU or its licensors, and are protected by United States, foreign and international copyright, trademark or other laws and treaties. Except as expressly permitted herein, no portion of these Sites, including trademarks, logos and service marks, may be reproduced, displayed, downloaded (including without limitation, any pictures or images), or used in any form, or by any means, without the prior written permission from ARZU.

ARZU names and logos, trade dress, and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans, including but not limited to Peace Cord™, are the trademarks or service marks of ARZU (“ARZU Marks“). While we understand that you may not intend to cause any harm by using our protected ARZU Marks, your use of any of the ARZU Marks may suggest a relationship or sponsorship of your organization that simply does not exist with ARZU. Moreover, as trademark and service mark owners, we are obligated under federal and common law to police the use of our marks and must monitor such for unauthorized use; otherwise, we risk the abandonment of our marks as well as the inability to enforce our rights against other third parties. Accordingly, you are not granted any license or right in, and you may not use or reproduce, any of the ARZU Marks without out express, prior written consent.

Copies made incidentally in the ordinary course of use of our Sites (such as in cache memory) and a reasonable number of printed copies for your own non-commercial or educational use are permitted, provided that:

  1. The material may only be used for non-commercial purposes or educational use;
  2. The copies must retain any copyright, intellectual property, proprietary or other notices or disclaimers contained in the original material;
  3. The products, technology or processes described on our Sites may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by ARZU or by other third parties. No license is granted in respect to those intellectual property rights; and
  4. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms of Use, no photos, images, or personal testimonies on these Sites may be copied, reproduced or appropriated in any manner without express, written permission of ARZU.

You agree that any person to whom the content is provided directly or indirectly through you, will be advised of these Terms of Use, and that each such person is bound by these terms. You may in no way modify, reformulate, adapt, alter, adjust, change, disassemble, frame or decrypt any of the contents of our Sites.

Public Forums
We may provide chat rooms, message boards and other “public” forums on our Sites for discussing various topics (collectively, the “Forums“). Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information on a Forum, that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. If you choose to voluntarily disclose information on a Forum, the protections of our Privacy Policy will not cover such disclosure of information. We urge you to use caution when disclosing any personal information on a Forum. We are not responsible and will not be liable for any opinions, content or other materials posted by our Sites’ visitors on any such Forums, or for the use by other visitors of our Sites or third parties of any information or content you may post to such Forums. Your use of the Forums is subject to the permissible uses and other provisions of our Terms of Use. You warrant that any and all such contributions do and shall comply with those permissible uses, and you shall indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Permissible Uses
You may use our Sites for lawful purposes only and only in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Contributions and postings to our Sites must:

  • be accurate (where they state facts);
  • treat all users with courtesy and respect;
  • be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
  • comply with the Terms of Use and all applicable law in the U.S. and in any other country from which they are posted.

Contributions and postings to our Sites must not:

  • contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  • contain any material which is unlawful, harassing, scandalous, abusive, threatening, obscene, hateful, inflammatory, harmful, tortious, libelous, or invasive of another’s privacy;
  • promote sexually explicit material;
  • promote violence or profanity;
  • contain any material referencing, facilitating, promoting or using gambling, gaming, lottery, raffles, drawings, or prize promotions of any kind, including one of chance or skill that awards or provides a prize of value to a winner;
  • contain any material that is used in a manner that is contrary to ARZU’s or its products’ public image, goodwill, reputation or mission, or in a manner that is otherwise inappropriate, derogatory or offensive;
  • promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • infringe or violate any party’s copyright, database right, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other proprietary right;
  • be likely to deceive any person;
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • promote any illegal activity;
  • be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm, inconvenience or annoy any other person;
  • contain any worms, viruses, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files, code, or programs;
  • include any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, spam, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass e-mail to people or entities that have not agreed to be part of such mailings;
  • give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

You must not use our Sites in any way to:

  • impersonate any person or entity;
  • falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • intentionally omit, delete, forge, or misrepresent transmission information, including headers, return mailing, and Internet protocol addresses;
  • manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any content that you submit or transmit through our Sites;
  • interfere with, disrupt, or harm in any way our Sites or servers or networks connected to our Sites;
  • electronically stalk or otherwise harass another user;
  • engage in any activities that would violate the personal privacy rights of others, including, but not limited to, collecting and distributing information about other users without their permission, except as permitted by applicable law; or
  • violate any applicable laws or regulations, or any rules or guidelines established by us.

We have the right to remove any commentary, material or posting you make on our Sites if, in our opinion, such commentary, material or posting does not comply with the permissible uses set out above.

You hereby agree that you will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ARZU and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, our Sites, including any information or material viewed or downloaded from our Sites or another website to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, or defamatory.

Merchandise
All merchandise purchased from www.arzustudiohope.org shall be subject to ARZU’s Satisfaction Assurance and Returns and Refunds policies found at http://www.arzustudiohope.org/home/faq. All merchandise purchased from Peace Cord® shall be subject to Peace Cord® Satisfaction Assurance and Returns and Refunds policies found at https://arzustudiohope.org/peace-cord.html?___store=default.

Disclaimer of Liability
Our Sites contain general information and may contain errors, omissions and inaccuracies. ARZU assumes no liability or responsibility for any such errors, omissions or inaccuracies or any other limitation that may arise in relation to these Sites. We may make modifications and/or changes to our Sites at any time without notice.

THESE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND ARE BEING USED BY YOU STRICTLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ARZU MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES (1) ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS OR ACCURACY OF THESE SITES OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THESE SITES, (2) ABOUT ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THAT MAY BE CONTAINED IN THESE SITES OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THESE SITES, AND (3) THAT THESE SITES, THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THESE SITES, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES EACH OF THESE AVAILABLE, IS SECURE AND FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THESE SITES. ARZU HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THESE SITES AND THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THESE SITES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS IMPLIED BY STATUTE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ARZU BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, REVENUE OR PROFITS, WHETHER RESULTING FROM AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORT OR CLAIM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR RELIANCE UPON THESE SITES AND THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THESE SITES.

References and Links to Third Party Sites
Our Sites may refer to, or provide hyperlinks to the websites of, other individuals, companies, entities, organizations, products or services. These references and links (collectively, “Links“) are supplied to you merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of any Link does not and shall not imply any approval, endorsement or recommendation by ARZU of such individuals, companies, entities or organizations, products or services.

Please note that accessing any other website linked to or from our Sites is done at your own risk. ARZU has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content, information, or material of any third party sites linked to or from these Sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party sites.

You may not create a link to any page of our Sites without the express written consent of ARZU.

License
With respect to any pictures, information, writings, or other content provided by you in connection with the services provided on our Sites or otherwise uploaded onto any of our Sites’ servers or provided to ARZU through our Sites (“Your Property“), you hereby grant to ARZU and its affiliates, licensees and assigns, a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully paid-up right and license to use Your Property (including any copyright and moral rights therein) throughout the world for any purpose in connection with the mission of ARZU, as set forth above. These purposes include, subject to our Privacy Policy and any limitations on your personal information, the right and license to: (a) record, film, tape, video-tape, photograph, broadcast (whether by the Internet, wire, satellite, laser, cable, or any other means whatsoever) and otherwise exploit Your Property; (b) reproduce, print, publish and disseminate, in any medium whatsoever, your name, pictures, voice, likeness, interviews, and identity to the extent included in Your Property (collectively, “Likeness“) in connection with our use of Your Property; and (c) identify you as the source of the Likeness.

You acknowledge and agree that you will not receive any compensation whatsoever in connection with the use and exploitation of Your Property as contemplated above, or the exercise by ARZU of the rights granted to ARZU above. By providing the information and content to our Sites, you represent that you have proper authorization for this agreement.

The rights and licenses granted by you with respect to Your Property shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms of Use for any reason.

Additional Terms
These Terms of Use constitute the entire understanding between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersede all previous communications, proposals, representations and agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof. If any portion of any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, (i) such unenforceable portion of the provision shall be deemed severed from these Terms of Use, (ii) the validity and enforceability of the remaining portion of the provision and the other provisions of these Terms of Use shall not be affected or impaired, and (iii) these Terms of Use shall be amended in order to effect, to the maximum extent allowable by law, the original intent of such provision. The provisions of these Terms of Use that, by their nature, survive the expiration or earlier termination of these Terms of Use or of these Sites, shall continue and remain in full force after the expiration or earlier termination of these Terms of Use or these Sites, including without limitation, any provisions regarding indemnification of ARZU, intellectual property ownership, the disclaimer of any warranties by ARZU, or the limitation of ARZU’s liability.

Neither the failure of a party to enforce at any time any of the provisions of these Terms of Use nor the granting of any time or other indulgence shall be construed as a waiver of that provision or of the right of that party thereafter to enforce that or any other provision.
Unless expressly set forth otherwise, no right or remedy granted by any provision of these Terms of Use is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy provided in these Terms of Use or otherwise, and each and every right and remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other right or remedy provided in these Terms of Use, at law, in equity, or otherwise, and the election of any one right or remedy shall not constitute a waiver of any right to pursue other rights or remedies under these Terms of Use, at law, in equity, or otherwise.

Applicable Law
Any dispute arising out of your use of our Sites or material from our Sites shall be resolved according to the laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America, without giving effect to that state’s principles of conflicts of laws. Any dispute concerning this Terms of Use, or these Sites, shall be subject to the exclusive venue of a court of competent jurisdiction in Cook County, Illinois.