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Website Terms and Conditions of Use

Effective Date: January 2022

Your access to and use of this website and its resources and content is governed by the following Terms and Conditions of Use. By accessing and continuing to use this website you accept and agree to terms below.  We may change these terms at any time by posting them to this site. Your continued use of this website is your consent to these terms.

Overview 

The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred).  The terms “website, “or “site” refers to www.ifred.org. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your,” refers to a website visitor and/or user. 

What we do

We, the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred, a 501(c)3 organization, is working to teach hope. iFred has worked to shine a positive light on mental health and eliminate stigma through prevention, research and education and created a shift in society’s negative perception of the disease through positive imagery, rebranding, celebrity engagement, cause marketing campaigns, and establishing the sunflower and color yellow as the international symbols for hope. When you visit our website or become part of our subscribers, followers, or supporters, you’ll have access to all information about our materials, contents, research, and projects.

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression or iFred Name

We own all right, title and interest in and to the name “International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression” or “iFred” and its associated materials, artworks, curriculums, workbooks, resources, research, and projects. You agree that all goodwill associated with your use of the name and materials of “International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression” or “iFred” will insure to the benefit of the “International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression” or “iFred” non-profit organization.  You agree to use the name “International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression” or “iFred” solely in accordance with our instructions. You agree that you will not make “International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression” or “iFred” part of the name of a website or social media site without our prior written permission. You cannot use the name “International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression” or “iFred” to collect donations or raise funds for your own benefit.

Donations

Donations made through iFred are complete and final charitable gifts to the foundation and are not refundable. iFred is a tax-exempt public charity described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

iFred, a 501(c)3 organization, is working to teach hope, shine a positive light on mental health, and end the stigma around mental illness. iFred has started a number of programs to activate hope around the world, Including: 

  • Hopeful Minds®, recognized as an innovation by the World Bank, are free curriculums to equip students, teachers, and parents with the tools they need to define, learn, and grow Hopeful Minds. The Hopeful Minds curriculums and resources free for download at www.hopefulminds.org. 
  • Hopeful Cities© is equipping cities around the world with the tools they need to create, maintain, and grow hope, citywide. Activate hope in your community with the free Hopeful Cities Playbook at www.hopefulcities.org
  • The Five-Day Global Hope Challenge is a daily challenge that introduces the Five Keys to SHINE Hope, for activation with governments, workplaces, schools, and more. You can learn more or sign up today at www.globalhopechallenge.com

With your help, we can continue to grow these programs and spread hope even further. 

Acceptance of any contribution, gift or grant is at the discretion of iFred. 

iFred will provide acknowledgments to donors on our gratitude wall, social media, and newsletters.

iFred will respect the intent of the donor relating to gifts for restricted purposes and those relating to the desire to remain anonymous. With respect to anonymous gifts, iFred will restrict information about the donor to only those staff members with a need to know.

iFred will not compensate, whether through commissions, finders’ fees, or other means, any third party for directing a gift or a donor to the iFred.

By donating to iFred you agree to subscribe to our newsletters list so we can send you updates about the projects of iFred. You can opt out or unsubscribe anytime.

Site Ownership and License to videos, audio, photographs, graphic designs, curriculum, workbooks, research and projects

We own all right, title and interest in and to the content on the website, including, but not limited to text, photographs, illustrations, images, designs, graphics, videos, audio, curriculums, workbooks, research, projects, any and all derivative works or enhancements of the content. Use of this website does not grant you any right or interest in the website or the content.  If you provide us with photographs (e.g. a picture of the iFred projects in your community or school), you grant us a right to reproduce and publish that photograph on our site, newsletters, blogs, and our social media accounts.

Liability limitations / Disclaimers 

Please remember, the materials on this website are designed to assist you in learning more about hope. They should not be used for medical advice, counseling, or other health-related services. We do not endorse or provide any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and are not able to field medical questions. For any such questions, please consult a licensed medical professional, or call 911 (or the appropriate emergency number in your country) if you are in need of immediate assistance.

Controlling law & Jurisdiction 

This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Nevada without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.  The courts of Nevada will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising hereunder and you hereby consent to said jurisdiction and waive any right you may have to object to said jurisdiction. 

Entire agreement 

This Terms of this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us and you with respect to this website and the resources or content provided on or through the website. 

Privacy Policy

 Effective Date: January 2022

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve our website, programs or services. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our website, programs or services to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the website is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages,

unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our website.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our website.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

iFred uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the website
  • To notify you about changes to our website
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our website when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the website      
  • To monitor the usage of the website
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To send details about our current programs, events, and updates

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

iFred will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls

in place including the security of your data and other personal information

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

iFred may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of iFred
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our website (“Service Providers”), to provide the website on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our website is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that

tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and

monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services.

Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of

its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. 

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links To Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our website does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Opt-out

If at any time you do not wish to receive emails from us, you must tell us in order for the communications to stop.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@ifred.org.