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    Terms of Use

    Welcome to the AWS Foundation website. It is our goal to provide information and services relating to our mission, approach, and initiatives, as well as to encourage discussion about improving the quality of life for people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.

    Your acceptance

    By accessing and using awsfoundation.org, site users acknowledge, accept and agree to comply with our terms of use.


    From time to time, we may change the terms that cover use of our site. Please continue to check in and review our current terms of use.

    Rules of conduct

    Site users’ use of our website is subject to all applicable local, state, and national laws and regulations. Site users shall not use, allow, or enable others to use our site in any manner that:

    • is discourteous, discriminatory, harassing, threatening, abusive, fraudulent, offensive, or indecent
    • affects us adversely or reflects negatively on us, the website, our goodwill, or our name
    • sends or results in the transmission of junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called “spamming” and “phishing”
    • transmits, distributes, or uploads content materials or programs that contain any viruses or harmful components intended to damage, interfere with, or intercept any system, data, or personal information
    • changes, disrupt, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of our website or the rights, use, and enjoyment of the website by other site users
    • advocates or encourages any illegal activity
    • infringes upon or misappropriates the copyright, patent, trademark, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights
    • violates the privacy of other people, including other site users; or
    • violates any applicable local, state, or national laws or regulations

    Ownership rights

    You must not alter, delete, or use materials from our website without our permission.

    Site users’ submitted content

    Items on our website may be provided by site users with the opportunity to participate in blogs, messaging, and other interactive site features. Site users may submit content such as events, photographs, writings, video, and other materials for posting.

    Except for consents and rights granted in our terms of use, we acquire no title or ownership rights to any site user submitted content and do not warrant site user content in any way. We are acting only as a host or channel for site user content.

    To be considered for posting and displayed to the public, site user content must meet our requirements. If site users provide content for the website, some personal information about the submission may be requested.

    Site users submitting content for posting and distribution via our website automatically release AWS Foundation from any and all claims of any site user rights and grant us unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, and royalty free right, license, authorization, and permission, in any form or format to publish and use the content at our sole discretion.

    Site users are solely responsible and liable for all content they submit or uploaded under their name, user name, e-mail address, and profile information, if any. Content that does not reflect the views of AWS Foundation or those that do not guarantee truthfulness, accuracy, reliability, may infringe on any third party or we feel do not meet our rules of conduct will not be posted.

    Site users acknowledge and agree that neither AWS Foundation nor its affiliates control any user submitted content. We shall have no obligation or liability for failure to recognize any site user content that fails to meet our rules of conduct or site users submitted content guidelines.

    Copyright compliance

    We work to prevent copyright infringement on our website and to promptly end any infringement that might occur. If as a copyright owner, there is a good-faith belief that material on our website infringes on copyrights, please notify us immediately and clearly identify the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed on. Please send written notice to:

    AWS Foundation, Inc.
    5323 W Jefferson Blvd.
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804

    eMail: info@awsfoundation.org
    Telephone: 260-222-5005

    Limitation of liability

    Site users expressly understand and agree that neither AWS foundation nor any of its affiliates will be liable for any loss or damages arising out of or relating to these terms, or to a site users’ use or inability to use this site or to reliance upon any information or material. In addition, we and our affiliates are will have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages arising out of or relating to a site users’ use or inability to use this website.

    General disclaimer

    The information and material provided on, from, or through this website and its services is provided “as-is” and “as available”. It does not imply warranties, fitness for a particular purpose or use. The website and its information, material, and services may contain bugs, errors, problems, or other limitations.

    Third-party information

    Any articles, press clippings, or other third-party publications made available through our website are furnished for site users’ convenience and information. We are a distributor, and not a publisher of content supplied by third parties including site users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information made available by third parties are those of the respective author(s) or publisher(s) and not ours.

    Links to third-party sites

    Certain links on the web site will let site users leave our site. These linked sites — for example, those of our grantees and news sources — are not under our control. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. These links are provided for site users’ convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply a recommendation or endorsement by the foundation of any such linked site or their products and services.


    We may terminate site users’ use of the website and/or access to any information, content, features, functionality, or services, at any time and for any reason without prior notice and without any liability or further obligation of any kind whatsoever to site users or any other party.


    Site users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless AWS Foundation and our affiliates and any of our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers, and operational service providers from any liability, loss, claim, and expense, including attorneys’ reasonable fees, related to site users’ violation of these Terms of Use, and use of this web site.

    We reserve the right to assume, at our sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for settlement, or compromise, and site users agree to fully cooperate with us in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as we may request.