terms & conditions

Welcome to the Pen Pal International Terms & Conditions page. Your use of the Pen Pal International website and community is subject to these Terms & Conditions. Pen Pal International reserves the right to update and change the Terms & Conditions without notice or acceptance by it's users. By using penpalinternational.org and being a member you agree to be bound by all of our terms and conditions. You may not make any changes to or modification of these terms. Your access to and use of the Pen Pal International website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these terms and conditions. Members who violate these terms will be removed and blocked from using our website. 

What are the Terms & Conditions?

The Terms & Conditions, as described below, are the basis by which penpalinternational.org will supply it’s members with access to our member database, blog, online store, and other website features. Members may not make any changes to or any modification of these terms at any time.

TERMS OF USE

Acceptance of Terms

The Terms & Conditions ('T&C') are the structure upon penpalinternational.org, ('Pen Pal International'), will supply  it’s members with access to our member database, blog, online store, and other website features. You may not make any changes to or modification of these terms. By registering and being a member you agree to be bound by all Terms & Conditions of the website.

Pen Pal International will treat your personal information in a responsible manner.

Your Obligations as a member of  Pen Pal International

  1. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PenPal International, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable legal fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the website.

  2. You will read, acquaint yourself fully and comply with all aspects of the T&C. If there are any aspects which you do not fully understand you will seek clarification from Pen Pal International.

  3. You are aged 13 or over. Or your parent or guardian gives consent to use the service.

  4. You will at all times use the Service in good faith and in a responsible manner.

  5. You will not allow anyone other than yourself and Pen Pal International to access your account.

  6. You will use the website only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use of the website by any Member and/or Pen Pal International.

  7. To represent only yourself on the Service, and no other persons, living, dead, or imagined.

  8. Comply with all terms of Members Conduct and Member Account Registration of the T&C.

Under no circumstances does Pen Pal International have any obligations under the Agreement to check the accuracy or truthfulness of the registration data of any Member. Pen Pal International also deserves the right to cancel, delete and/or block any accounts at its sole discretion.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are responsible for any and all Member accessible activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify Pen Pal International immediately on becoming aware of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.

You agree that Pen Pal International and its authorised employees can access your account, including its contents as stated above, or to respond to support queries or technical issues or to fulfil the obligations under this Agreement. 

Pen Pal International understands and respects your rights of privacy. It is because of this philosophy that subject to the exclusions below, your personal details provided to Pen Pal International will not be sold or otherwise distributed to third parties.

Pen Pal International reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose in good faith any information it believes in good faith that such action or disclosure is necessary to conform to legal and government requirements, or to protect and defend the rights or property of Pen Pal International or enforce the T&C.

Pen Pal International reserves the right to collect and distribute non-personal demographic information to third parties. As such this information would not contain any information that would allow your identity to be deduced.

Pen Pal International Member Conduct

As a condition of your use of the website, you guarantee to Pen Pal International that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful and / or prohibited by these terms and conditions.

You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your account made by you including the content of your transmissions through the website.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree NOT to:

  1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

  2. Publish, distribute and/ or disseminate any harmful, obscene, indecent, unlawful, libellous, profane, defamatory, infringing, inappropriate, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material or information.

  3. Create a false or misleading identity of, including, but not limited to, a Pen Pal International employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a message or to harvest or otherwise collect information about others.

  4. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service, through password mining or any other means.

  5. Disseminate content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right ('Rights') of any party or infringes any intellectual property law or any other applicable law.

  6. Disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of such solicitation. 

  7. Interfere with another member's use and enjoyment of the Service.

Pen Pal International Member Disclaimer

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

  1. Your use of the website is at your sole risk.

  2. The website is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and the warranties on the part of Pen Pal International contained in this T&C are given in place of and replace, exclude and extinguish all and every other condition or warranty whatsoever on the part of Pen Pal International , written or oral, whether express or implied by statute, regulation, directive or any other legislative or administrative enactment, common law, trade usage, custom or otherwise to the full extent permitted by law.

  3. The information and content included in or available through the website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.

  4. Changes are periodically added to the information contained with the website and Pen Pal International may make improvements and/or changes in the website at any time.

Except as otherwise expressly provided in the T&C, PenPal International does NOT warrant that:

  1. The website will meet your requirements.

  2. The website will be uninterrupted or error-free, timely or secure.

  3. The content of the website input by other members is correct or accurate.

Limitation of Liability

  1. YOU AGREE THAT Pen Pal International SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR:

    1. PROVIDED THAT Pen Pal International HAS FULFILLED ITS SECURITY OBLIGATIONS, UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE.

    2. ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT, SAVE THAT Pen Pal International SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REMOVE IT IN ALL PRACTICABLE SPEED AFTER Pen Pal International HAS BEEN NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF ITS PRESENCE ON THE SITE.

    3. CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER MEMBER OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. 

    4. ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION:

      • DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE;

      • DATA GOODWILL;

      • PROFITS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES;

    5. ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH:

      • USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE OR RELATED WEBSITES;

      • DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR RELATED WEBSITES;

      • PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE WEBSITE, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE; 

      • SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WEBSITE;

      • ERROR;

      • OMISSION;

      • INACCURACY;

      • INTERRUPTION;

      • DELETION;

      • DEFECT;

      • DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION;

      • COMPUTER VIRUS;

      • COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE;

      • THEFT;

      • DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS;

      • ALTERATION;

    6. WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE - EVEN IF Pen Pal International OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

 

You agree that Pen Pal International, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account or use of the Service, and remove and discard any content within the website, for any reason, including without limitation, if Pen Pal International believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the T&C.

The court of jurisdiction is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. As such, the laws of the County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

This document was last modified on December 27, 2020.