The Hatch for Good Terms of Service

By using the website, services, mobile applications, product or content provided by Hatch for Good (“Service”), a service of The Rockefeller Foundation (“Rockefeller”), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms”). If you don’t agree to these Terms, you may not register or use Hatch for Good.

We may modify these Terms at any time

We’ll try not to, but just know that we can change these Terms at any time. If the changes are material, we’ll let you know by email or posting a notice on the site before the changes go into effect. The notice will designate a reasonable amount of time (the “Notice Period”) after which the new terms will go into effect for all users. If you don’t agree to the new terms, please delete your account within the Notice Period. If you do not delete your account within the Notice Period, your content and use of the site will be subject to the new terms going forward.

We may modify our Services at any time

We do our best to provide you a reliable and evolving service, but we may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the service, at any time, without notice.

Your content

The thing you’re probably here for: You will always own the rights to the content you post on Hatch for Good, and the information you put into (and get out of) the modules will never be shared with the larger community. For the case studies you submit, however, you give us permission to use your content to provide Hatch for Good Services, including, without limitation, storing, displaying, reproducing, and distributing your content. This may include promoting your content with partner companies or services for broader broadcast, distribution, or publication. We promise to never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.

We have the right (though no obligation) to refuse or remove any content you post or transfer to Hatch for Good Services for any reason. Particularly if that content is found to be either harassing or explicit in nature. You are free to delete your content from Hatch for Good at any time. If you delete your account or content, please know that it is permanently irretrievable, even by administrators.

You are responsible for the content you submit to Hatch for Good and assume all risks associated with it, including its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights. By posting, you represent that you own or have the necessary rights to post the content on Hatch for Good, and that doing so doesn’t conflict with any other licenses you’ve granted.

Our content

The look and feel of Hatch for Good is copyright of The Rockefeller Foundation and Hattaway Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Some portions of the site are licensed pursuant to third party open source licensing. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, logos, or visual design elements without express written permission from Hatch for Good unless otherwise permitted by law.

Your right to privacy

When you use Hatch for Good Services, you consent to the collection and use of certain personal information, including your name and email address. We may use your personal information to send you notifications about the service and to respond to customer support requests. We will never share your personal information with advertisers or send you promotions for unrelated services. You can access and change your personal information or cancel your account by logging in to your account settings page.

We may be required to disclose your personal information in order to:

  1. comply with the law or legal process;
  2. protect or defend our rights or property, or the rights or property of others;
  3. enforce these terms; or
  4. respond to claims that the content of any material on our system violates the rights of others.

If we must disclose your personal information in order to comply with the law or legal process, we will inform you (at the email address you provide) as soon as we are able to, provided that it is lawful for us to do so.

You learn from us, we learn from you

We may aggregate user information and perform statistical analyses of the collective behavior of our members and visitors, to measure overall demographics, and to analyze how to improve our service. This includes the use of session or login cookies, login timestamps, usage statistics and IP addresses. We may share this information with third parties (such as Google Analytics), but such aggregate information does not contain personal information other than IP addresses. In addition, we may compile and disclose aggregate information about our users for promotional or other purposes.

Security

We take security very seriously, and are always on the lookout for opportunities to make our service better. Please contact us immediately if you have a security concern.

Third-party account use for sign-ins

We do not currently use third parties like Twitter or Facebook to create and authorize user accounts, but may opt to do so in the future. By using those third-party services, you agree to their terms of use, privacy policy, and other agreements between you and them.

Links to Other Web Sites

Hatch for Good contains links to other websites that we, or other users of our site, think may be of interest to you. We have no control over these other sites and our links to them do not constitute our endorsement of these websites or their content. You should be aware when you leave our Hatch for Good that other sites are governed by their own user agreements and privacy policies, which you should be sure to read. You agree that any visits to linked sites are at your own risk and are governed by their terms and policies.

Permitted Users

We hate to be exclusive here, but if you’re under 13, we’re afraid this community isn’t for you. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will automatically close accounts for users under 13. If you believe that we have collected the personal information of a person under 13 years of age, please contact us immediately.

Our Community Guidelines

Hatch for Good sets Community Guidelines, which govern how we expect our users to behave while using the service. You agree to abide by the Community Guidelines, and you also agree that Hatch for Good staff may terminate your account if you are found to be in violation of them. The Community Guidelines can be found here.

Copyright Complaints; DMCA Compliance

To file a notice of infringing material found on our Site, please provide a notification containing the following details:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works, a representative list of such works;
  2. Identification of the material on our Site that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  3. Your contact information (address, telephone number and, if available, an email address);
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in (2) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed; and
  6. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

Please send this notice to:

  • By Mail: DMCA Agent: Shari Patrick, c/o The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2702 USA
  • By Fax: Attn: Shari Patrick, DMCA Agent +1-212-852-8203
  • By Email: dmca@rockfound.org

Note to Users Outside of the United States

This Site is controlled by us from offices in the United States of America. If you choose to access this Site from locations outside the U.S. you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with any local laws. You may not use or export anything from the Site in violation of U.S. export laws, regulations, or these Terms of Use.

The Required Legalese

YOU USE THE HATCH SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

HATCH MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO HATCH SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, ABSOLUTELY SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (IV) ANY ERRORS IN THE HATCH SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT HATCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF HATCH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; (V) OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE HATCH SERVICES.

THE FAILURE OF HATCH TO EXERCISE OR ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR PROVISION OF THESE TERMS SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THAT RIGHT OR PROVISION. THE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND HATCH AND GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE HATCH SERVICES, SUPERSEDING ANY PRIOR AGREEMENTS BETWEEN YOU AND HATCH (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY PRIOR VERSIONS OF THE TERMS). YOU AGREE THAT THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE HATCH SERVICES ARE GOVERNED UNDER NEW YORK LAW. BEFORE RESORTING TO COURTS, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO TRY TO WORK IT OUT.

Feedback

We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. Get in touch with us.