Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Website Information and Policies

The following are website information and policies for Carolina Cares and carolinacaresnc.org, hereby referred to as “Carolina Cares”.

 

General Information and Use of this Website

Our Mission and Focus

Carolina Cares Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit outreach group dedicated to enhancing the lives of all people living in Wake County and the surrounding communities in North Carolina regardless of race, religion, background or sexual orientation.  Our vision is a world where resources are shared with those in need, waste is reduced, and all families and community members can live with independence and dignity. Carolina Cares’ focus is to provide and connect the people of The Triangle with resources such as food, clothing, and information for additional services. 

Carolina Cares Inc. does not distribute money for any reason. We are not able to assist with rent, shelter, housing, utility payments, medical issues, legal issues. childcare, transportation, medications, or hotel rooms.

If you still have questions about how to use www.carolinacaresnc.org contact us.

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Content Ownership

All information on www.carolinacaresnc.org, as well as the organization, design, and layout of the website, is owned and copyrighted by Carolina Cares, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. You may not copy, distribute, resell, display, sublicense, or create derivative works based on any such information from the website, in whole or in part, except as expressly authorized by the Carolina Cares Inc. Board.

 

Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing Carolina Cares’ website, www.carolinacaresnc.org, including all information, documents, communications, files, text, graphics, software, and products available through the website, you agree to the following terms. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use the website. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use this website automatically terminates, and any materials downloaded or printed from the website in violation of the Terms of Use must be immediately destroyed.

Liability, Warranties and Disclaimers

Carolina Cares accepts no responsibility or liability for incorrect or misleading information or its use as obtained through the Internet. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise, goods, and other information provided through the site generally.

The www.carolinacaresnc.org website is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to, those of TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, or NON-INFRINGEMENT, or any warranty as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. No oral advice or written information provided by Carolina Cares or its employees, directors, officers, or agents shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the website rely on any such information or advice.  Under no circumstances shall Carolina Cares, its directors, officers, employees, agents, or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this website be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS resulting directly or indirectly from the use or inability to use the website and/or any other websites which are linked to this website – or resulting directly or indirectly from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access. The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this website.

Modifications

We may amend the Terms of Use and/or Privacy Policy from time to time; so users should review them periodically. Carolina Cares maintains the option to modify these Terms of Use at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

 

Intellectual Property

All materials and services on this website are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of these materials may violate such laws. You agree to use these materials in compliance with all applicable laws, governmental regulations, and guidelines, including without limit, all copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

 

Materials Nature and Use 

All material on www.carolinacaresnc.org is for informational purposes only and is provided to you solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance, or any other uses. By use of this website users expressly agree that you will comply with any and all such restrictions.

Indemnification and Governing Law

 

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Carolina Cares, its governing board, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, employees, partners, vendors, and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim, demand, and expense (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees) related to (a) your use of, or connection to, the website; (b) your violation of these Terms of Use; (c) your posting of content to the website; or (d) your violation of any rights of another person or entity, and any claim or lawsuit against Carolina Cares arising out of, or related to, the foregoing conduct shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of North Carolina. By using the website www.carolinacaresnc.org and agreeing to these terms of use, you are also hereby agreeing to mediation in any legal matters that should arise between Carolina Cares Inc., or its employees, directors, officers, or agents.

 

Internal URL Links: Links made to www.carolinacaresnc.org

We welcome links to our homepage from other nonprofits, government agencies, and others who wish to help further our mission to serve our neighbors. We ask that you email us and let us know of your intentions to link to our site, and indicate the purpose of the link. No link may present or display a product or activity in a way that states or implies Carolina Cares’ endorsement. Links to our website do not indicate an endorsement or support for any commercial organizations, products, services, or political parties, members, or institutions.

External URL Links: Links from www.carolinacaresnc.org

Carolina Cares’ website includes links to external websites created and controlled by parties other than Carolina Cares. These links are provided only for the convenience of users of this site and any information obtained thereby does not necessarily represent the opinions of Carolina Cares. These links do not fall under the carolinacaresnc.org domain, and Carolina Cares is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites.

Carolina Cares makes no representation about the accuracy of any information contained in these links. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

We do not routinely link to private, commercial, or other similar websites, other than current corporate sustainers of Carolina Cares’ programs and services. However, on a case-by-case basis, we will consider requests from such groups or persons to link to their websites. Carolina Cares will grant such requests only where it is determined that such links will clearly support our mission and goals.  To make a request, email Carolina Cares.

 

General

The Terms of Use and the other rules, guidelines, licenses, and disclaimers posted on www.carolinacaresnc.org constitute the entire agreement between Carolina Cares and you the user with respect to your use of our website. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by Carolina Cares to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms of Use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

Privacy

As a nonprofit organization, Carolina Cares places a high priority on protecting users’ privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate Carolina Cares’ commitment to the privacy of our guests and other website visitors. This policy explains what types of information is collected by Carolina Cares’ website, www.carolinacaresnc.org, and how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected and How is It Used

Website visitors that register for email updates or to use www.carolinacaresnc.org voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as their name and/or email address). We use this information internally for monitoring website traffic, website demographics, and email mailing lists.

 

Credit Card Account Information

Carolina Cares does not collect credit card information over the internet. Carolina Cares utilizes third-party companies, including but not limited to PayPal and CashApp, to collect funds. Users should view their Privacy Policies if they choose to use their services. Carolina Cares does not disclose to third-parties any donation information about donors and website visitors unless mandated by law to North Carolina Revenue Service or the Internal Revenue Service. This information does not include credit card information used with the aforementioned third-party companies.

 

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses

Carolina Cares uses your Internet Protocol (IP) address for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of code that are sent to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies allow the website to identify you when you return to the website. The "cookie" is placed on your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies also let us track your usage of www.carolinacaresnc.org, so we know which parts of our website are most popular and clicked on more often. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your web browser accordingly. Most large websites, businesses, and charities use cookies.

 

How Your Information May Be Used

Carolina Cares will use your name and email address to send emails to you or to respond to you. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease communications from us. You may do so by emailing Carolina Cares through this website. As mentioned above in the section on cookies, Carolina Cares may also use your information to track your visits to our website. This lets us see which of our pages are the most popular so we can better meet our users' needs.

 

Surveys and Polls

From time to time, Carolina Cares may offer surveys and/or interactive polls to users so they can share their opinions with others users, see what users think about important issues, or to better target the content on the website or services offered by Carolina Cares. Participation in the surveys and/or polls is optional. Opinions and responses are not identifiable to any particular user. We may share aggregated demographic information with partners or supporters however we never share any information about specific individuals with any third party.

 

Email and/or Electronic Newsletter

Carolina Cares will send an email and/or electronic newsletter to email addresses that have been submitted to us.  You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease communications from us. You may do so here or by clicking the link provided in every email.

 

Facebook Group

Carolina Cares clients and associates are encouraged to join our Facebook group as a way to communicate with their peers. Participation is optional and is restricted. Group members agree to use the group for the intended lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. This applies to any posting that could be termed as Sexual Harassment and/or Discrimination. Users of the Facebook group also must agree to Facebook’s Terms of Service and Carolina Cares is not liable for any real or perceived loss or damages of any kind from the use of the Facebook group.

 

If you have questions or comments, please email Carolina Cares.