Terms of Use

 

 

Bridge the World Connection provides services, products, and technologies that facilitate connections between individuals and communities. These terms and conditions govern your usage of https://thehealthbridges.com and all other technologies, services, products, features, apps, and software that Bridge the World Connection offers. The only exception to the aforementioned statement is when we explicitly state that separate terms (as in, different terms from the Terms stated here) apply. Bridge the World Connection provides all of the products, features, and services that are available on this website.

 

Bridge the World Connection never sells our users’ personal information or data to advertisers. We also refrain from sharing any information that personally identifies any of our users, such as their names or contact information, with advertisers unless a user grants us permission. Instead, advertisers communicate to us what kind of audience they’re targeting with their ad campaign, and thus, we show those ads to users who are the most likely to be interested in them. We also provide reports to advertisers that include ad performance data in order to help them understand how our users are reacting to/engaging with their ads. Learn more by reading Section 2 below.

 

  1. The Services We are Providing

 

Bridge the World Connection’s mission is to unite the world through the powers of healthcare and social media. We prioritize community-building and being inclusive. In order to advance the company’s mission. Bridge the World Connection provides the following services and products to our users, including you:

 

A Personalized Experience

 

Your experience with Bridge the World Connection is unique and distinct from other users’ experiences. Everything from the posts and ads to any other pieces of content you see, images you upload, statuses you post, and more is a part of your personalized user experience. This also includes the content you see in your News Feed, our video platform, the search feature, and any other pages or groups you create as well as any members you follow or friend. Bridge the World Connection uses our own data - for example, we use data related to the digital connections you make, your settings and choice selections, and what you’re sharing/doing both on and off of our products, to further personalize your experience.

 

Forge Caring Connections with People and Organizations

 

Bridge the World Connections connects you with other individuals, businesses, organizations, groups, and other entities that are important to you across the Bridge the World Connection products you use. We use the data in our possession to make meaningful suggestions to you and other users. For example, we’ll provide suggestions for groups, events, pages, shows, or other users you may consider sending a friend request to. We believe that stronger connections create better, stronger communities. Thus, that’s why we also believe that our services and products are most useful when people are connected with each other as well as organizations and groups they’re passionate about.

 

Encourage Self-Expression and Communication Regarding Important Health Matters

 

There are plenty of ways to express yourself on https://thehealthbridges.com and communicate with loved ones about what’s important to you - for instance, sharing photos, posting status updates, and all other features and functions available across the Bridge the World Connection’s platform and products you’re using. This includes sharing messages to an individual or group, creating your own groups and events, and any content you add to your profile.

 

Facilitate Users’ Discovery of Relevant Products, Services, and Content

 

Bridge the World Connection displays advertisements, offers, and other kinds of sponsored content in order to introduce users to products and services they’ll find interesting, useful, and/or relevant. The businesses and organizations that use Bridge the World Connection or https://thehealthbridges.com are the parties offering the products, services, and content being marketed by this website’s ads. Section 2 provides more detailed information.

 

Provide Community Support and Protection by Combatting Harmful Content

 

Part of Bridge the World Connection’s mission is to create a safe, welcoming space for the sake of building community. Our team is always looking out to detect any misusage of our products, conduct that harms others, and situations where we could protect or support the community at Bridge the World Connection. If our team learns about or notices any harmful content or conduct, we will take the appropriate action(s) as soon as possible. For example, we might offer help, ban users who post/publish abusive behavior or speech, call law enforcement, remove harmful content, restrict or remove access to specific features, and more. We share data with other relevant companies whenever our team detects harmful conduct and/or content by someone using any products associated with Bridge the World Connection.

 

Find Ways to Improve Our Services

 

Bridge the World Connection engages in research to formulate, test, and improve upon our products. This involves analyzing our users’ data in order to better understand how people use our products and services. For example, we may conduct different types of surveys, tests, and troubleshooting for new features. Our Data Policy provides a detailed explanation of how we use user data to support our research efforts in order to develop and enhance our products and services.

 

  1. How Bridge the World Connection’s Services Are Funded

 

Although Bridge the World Connection has paid services, it is free of charge to create and maintain an account on our platform. In order to fund our work, running advertisements on the website is necessary. By using the Bridge the World Connection products and services covered by these terms, you agree that we can display advertisements to you that businesses and organizations pay us to promote both on and off Bridge the World Connection’s website. Bridge the World Connection uses your personal data, such as information about your interests/activities and more, in order to display ads that are more relevant to you.

We’ve designed our advertisement system around respecting people’s privacy. That means we’re capable of showing you useful, relevant advertisements without disclosing your identity to advertisers. We never sell our users’ personal data. We permit advertisers to share information with us such as their business goals, and what type of audience they want their ads to appear to. For example, an advertiser might specify that they want people between the ages of 18 and 35 with an interest in biking or meditation to see their ads. Then we show these advertisements to users who are most likely to be interested in them.

We also provide advertisement performance reports to our advertisers. We do this for the sake of educating advertisers on how people are interacting with their advertisements both on and off Bridge the World Connection. We provide non-identifying interest and demographic information For instance, we could report that a woman in France between the ages of 18 and 25 years old with a specific interest saw the ad. We provide this information in order to keep advertisers informed about the audience they’re targeting. We will not, however, provide any of the users’ names or personally-identifying information. We never share a user’s personally identifying information (which includes personal information such as your name, email address, and other means to contact you), unless we’re granted specific permission by that individual user to do so.

Bridge the World Connection collects and uses users’ personal data in order to provide the aforementioned services to you. Users have control over the kinds of advertisements and advertisers they see as well as the type of information that gets used to determine which kinds of ads you see.

 

  1. Maintaining Your Commitments to Bridge the World Connection and our Community

 

Bridge the World Connection provides these services and products to you and others in order to further our mission. Thus, we’ll need you to make the following commitments in exchange for this:

 

  1. Who Can Use Bridge the World Connection?

 

When people stand behind their actions and opinions, our community becomes more accountable and safer. For this reason, you must commit to the following behavioral guidelines:

 

  • Use the same name that you use in your daily life.
  • Provide accurate/correct information about yourself.
  • Create only one account for yourself and reserve your timeline for personal uses.
  • Never share your password, give access to your Bridge the World Connection account to others, or transfer your account to another person without our expressed permission.

 

Bridge the World Connection strives to make our website as accessible and inclusive of as many people as possible. However, you cannot use Bridge the World Connection’s website if you fall into any of the following categories.

 

  • You are under the age of 13 years old.
  • You are a convicted sex offender.
  • We’ve disabled your account for violating our Terms and Policies in the past.
  • Applicable laws prohibit you from receiving/using our services, products, and software.

 

  1. What Users Can Share and Do On Bridge the World Connection

 

One of our goals is for people to use Bridge the World Connection in order to express themselves and share content that’s important/relevant to them, but never at the expense of our community’s safety, integrity, and well-being. This extends to all individual members of our community as well. Therefore, you must agree to refrain from engaging in the following conduct:

 

  1. You may never use our services or products to share or do anything:
  • that violates these terms, community standards, and all other policies and terms that apply to your usage of Bridge the World Connection’s website.
  • that is misleading, discriminatory, harmful, fraudulent, or unlawful.
  • that violates or infringes upon anyone else’s rights. This includes an individual’s intellectual property rights.
  1. You may never upload any viruses, malicious code, or anything else that could impede upon, overburden, or otherwise impair the proper functioning and appearance of our website, products, services, and content.
  2. You may never access or gather data from our products, services, and content by using automated means without establishing prior permission. Under no circumstances may you access data you do not have permission to access.

 

Bridge the World Connection reserves the right to restrict access to or remove content that violates the provisions we’ve put in place. If we ever remove content due to it violating our community standards, we’ll notify you and explain any other options you may have to request an additional review, unless you repeatedly or seriously violate these Terms. We also remove content that exposes us or others to legal liability, harms our individual users or community, compromises and/or interferes with the operation and/or integrity or our services, products, and systems; where technical limitations restrict us; or where we’re prohibited from doing so due to legal reasons.

In order to support our community, we encourage all of our users to report both conduct and content that they feel violates their rights (including intellectual property rights) as well as our policies and terms.

We can also restrict or remove access to your information, content, and/or services if our team determines that doing so is both reasonable and necessary for mitigating or avoiding adverse legal effects and regulatory impacts to Bridge the World Connection and our website.

 

  1. The Permissions You Grant Us

 

We require you to grant us certain permissions in order to provide you with our services:

 

  1. Permission to use any content you create and/or share: Intellectual property laws may protect some of the content that you upload or share, such as videos and photos.

 

You personally own the intellectual property rights (such as trademarks or copyrights) in any such content that you independently create and share on Bridge the World Connection and other Bridge the World Connection products you use. Nothing in these terms revokes your rights to own your original content and intellectual property. You are free to share your content anywhere else, and with whoever you choose.

 

However, in order to provide you with our services, we must obtain certain legal permissions (which are also known as a license) to use this content. This is exclusively for the purposes of both providing and improving upon our services and products as detailed above in Section 1.

 

Specifically, whenever you upload, post, or share content that have the protection of intellectual property rights on or in connection with our products, you give us a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, transferable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to use, host, distribute, run, modify, copy, publicly display or perform, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your application and privacy settings). That means, for instance, that if you share a photo on Bridge the World Connection, you grant us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (in a manner that is, once again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers who support our services/products or other Bridge the World Connection products you use. This license ends once your content gets deleted from our systems.

 

You can delete content either individually or simultaneously by deleting your account. Learn more about how to delete your personal account. It’s possible to download a copy of your data at any time prior to deleting your account.

 

Once you delete content, it’s no longer visible to other users. However, it may continue to exist somewhere else on our systems when:

 

  • immediate deletion is not possible due to the presence of technical limitations. In this case, your content will be deleted within a maximum of 90 days after you delete it from the website.
  • others have used your content in accordance with this license and they have not deleted it. In this case, the license continues to stand until the other party deletes the content; or
  • whenever immediate deletion would restrict or remove our ability to
    • identify or investigate any illegal activity or violations of our terms/policies. One such example is identifying and/or investigating any misuse of our products, services, or systems.
    • comply with legal obligations, such as preserving evidence; or
    • comply with a judicial or administrative authority’s request, or the request(s) of a government agency or law enforcement.

in which case the content shall be retained for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained. (The exact amount of time varies on a case-by-case basis.)

In each of these cases, the content will continue until the content gets fully deleted.

 

  1. Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information regarding your activity with advertisements and sponsored content: You grant us permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions you’ve taken on Bridge the World Connection either next to or in connection with any advertisements, offers, or sponsored content that we display across our products and services, without any compensation to you. For instance, your friends may see that you’re interested in an event being advertised on the website or that you’ve liked a page by a brand that paid us to display their ads on Bridge the World Connection. Ads such as these are only viewable to people who have your permission to see any actions you take on Bridge the World Connection. Make it a point to learn more about your ad preferences and settings.
  2. Permission to update the software you use or download: If you use or download our software, you grant us permission to download and install updates to such software whenever and wherever available.

 

  1. Limits on using Bridge the World Connection’s Intellectual Property

 

If you use any content covered by intellectual property rights that we possess and make available through our products/services (for instance: designs, images, sounds, or videos we provide that you add to content you create and/or share on our website), we retain all rights to that content, but not yours. You may only use our copyrights, trademarks, or any similar marks as expressly permitted by our Guidelines for Brand Usage or with our previous written permission. You’re required to obtain our written permission (or permission under an open-source license) to change, modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from Bridge the World Connection.

 

  1. Additional Provisions

 

  1. Updating Bridge the World Connection’s Terms

Bridge the World Connection is constantly working to develop and improve our services and features to make our products better for you as well as the community. For this reason, we may find it necessary to update our Terms from time to time in order to accurately reflect our practices and services. Unless the law requires otherwise, we will notify you before we make any changes to these Terms and extend the opportunity for you to review them before they go into effect. Once the updates to the Terms are in effect, you’re bound to abide by them for as long as you use our products, services, or website.

It is our hope that you’ll continue using our products, services, and website. However, if you don’t agree with any updates you’ve made to our Terms and no longer want to be involved with Bridge the World Connection’s community, you’re free to delete your account at any time.

 

  1. The Suspension and Termination of Accounts

We created Bridge the World Connection as an online space where people can feel safe and welcome to share their thoughts, ideas, experiences, and opinions.

If our team determines that you’ve clearly, repeatedly, and/or seriously breached any of Bridge the World Connection’s Terms, policies, and conditions, we have the right to suspend or permanently disable further access to your account. We will also suspend and/or disable any accounts that our team finds to be repeatedly infringing upon the intellectual property rights of other people or whenever we are required to do so based on legal reasons.

We’ll let you know when and where we’ve taken such action and explain your options. Users found to be breaching our terms, policies, and procedures will be presented with the option to request a review unless doing so would expose Bridge the World Connection to legal liability; potential or present harm to our individuals’ users and/or community; interference with or compromising the operation and integrity of any of our services, products, content, systems, and wherever technical limitations restrict our company; or however legal reasons prohibit us from doing so.

You’re free to learn more about what you can do if/when your account gets disabled and how to contact our team if you think we’ve made a mistake by disabling your account.

 

  1. Liability Limits

Bridge the World Connection works hard to do our best to provide the best products, services, and content possible. As such, we’ve specified clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. However, please note that our products come “as they are,” and we cannot make any guarantees that they’ll always be secure, safe, and/or free of errors. To the extent to which the law permits, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY’RE IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES ASSOCIATED WITH MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR TITLE, PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Bridge the World Connection does not direct or control what people say or do, and we are not responsible for their actions and conduct (both online and offline) or any content they may share. That includes content that is offensive, obscene, inappropriate, unlawful, and any other objectionable content.

We’re unable to predict if and when issues may arise with our products or services. As such, our liability is limited to you for any lost profits, information, revenues, and data, or special, consequential, indirect, exemplary, incidental, or punitive damages related to or arising out of Bridge the World Connection’s Terms, products, or services, even if we’ve been advised about the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate responsibility relating to arising out of our Terms, products, and services will not exceed the amount of $100 or the amount you paid us within the past twelve months.

 

  1. Disputes

At Bridge the World Connection, we do our best to provide you with clear rules in order to limit or avoid the occurrence of disputes between you and us. However, in the event that a dispute does arise, it’s helpful to know upfront where to seek a resolution and what laws are applicable.

 

For any dispute, claim, or cause of action you have against Bridge the World Connection that relates to or arises from these Terms or our products (“claim”), you agree that it will be exclusively resolved in the Michigan Court District located in Kent County Also, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purposes of any such claim litigation, and the laws of the State of Michigan shall govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to any conflicting law provisions.

 

 

  1. Other

 

  1. These Terms make up the complete agreement between you and Bridge the World Connection regarding your use of our products, services, and content. These terms supersede any previous agreements you’ve made.

 

  1. Some of the products and services we offer are governed by supplemental terms in addition to our Terms. If you use any of those products, the product’s supplemental terms will be made available to you and become part of the agreement you have made with Bridge the World Connection. For example, in the event that you access or use our products or services for business or commercial purposes, such as selling products, buying advertisements, developing apps, managing a page or group on your business’s behalf, or using any of our measurement services, you must agree to our Commercial Terms. If you post and/or share any content with music, you must abide by our Guidelines for Music. To the extent that any supplemental terms conflict with our Terms, it is the supplemental terms that shall govern to the conflict’s extent.

 

  1. If Bridge the World Connection finds out that any portion of these Terms is unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and full effect. If our team and/or company fail to enforce any of these Terms, it shall not be considered a waiver. Any waiver of or amendment to these Terms must be made official in writing and signed by Bridge the World Connection.

 

  1. You will not transfer any of your rights, obligations, or responsibilities under these Terms to anyone else without Bridge the World Connection’s full consent.

 

  1. You may designate an individual (known as a legacy contact) to manage your account on Bridge the World Connection if it is memorialized. Only your legacy contact or an individual you’ve identified in a valid will or similar document that expresses your clear consent to disclose your account’s content upon death or incapacity will be able to seek your account’s disclosure once it’s been memorialized.

 

  1. These Terms do not grant any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights, obligations, and responsibilities under these Terms are freely assignable by Bridge the World Connection and our team in connection with any sales of assets acquisition, or merger, or by the law’s operation or otherwise.

 

  1. You must know that we may find it necessary to change your account’s username under certain circumstances. For instance, if someone else claims your username and it appears to be unrelated to the name you use in your daily life, we’ll take the aforementioned action.

 

  1. At Bridge the World Connection, we always appreciate any feedback and other suggestions we get about our products, services, and content. But you must know that we may use your feedback and suggestions without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep your feedback/suggestions confidential.

 

  1. Bridge the World Connection reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.