Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. From time to time and at its sole discretion, RISE reserves the right to change these Terms of Use for any reason, with or without notice to you. However, if the Terms of Use change, we will always post the revised Terms of Use on this Website, which means that the then-current Terms of Use posted on this Website will always be the governing Terms of Use. We encourage you to review the Terms of Use regularly for any changes. Your continued use of this Website will mean acceptance of any changes we make to the Terms of Use.

This Website is offered to you free of charge on the express condition that you accept, without modification, and abide by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use this Website and exit from this Website immediately. By using this Website (including the use of any of the information, content, or services available via this Website), you agree that you have read, understood, and agree unconditionally to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Each of the policies and other special terms and conditions referenced in these Terms of Use are hereby incorporated herein as if fully rewritten in these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you and RISE with respect to this Website and our provision and your use of same.

Communication and Privacy

RISE is the owner of this Website. If you have any questions about the Terms of Use, you may email Georgia Thomsen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

We know that many visitors to this Website are concerned about the information they may provide and how we may use that information. RISE is sensitive to those privacy concerns and protecting your privacy is an important priority to us. The personally identifiable information that you provide to RISE is secure. We use a secure server to collect and store your information.

If you elect to register with RISE, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, age, gender, email address and phone number. We also collect personally identifiable information, such as your user name and password whenever you log in to this Website, and may in limited circumstances ask you to provide credit card information and other personally identifiable information when registering for a RISE session or when making a donation.

Your personally identifiable information will not be used for anything except RISE purposes. We will never trade, rent or sell your personally identifiable information to any other organization.

We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or to prevent harm to yourself, RISE or others. In addition, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation, or other corporate reorganization in which RISE participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of RISE’s assets.

Intellectual Property

This Website (including without limitation, the information, content, or services provided on this Website, and the design and layout of this Website) is protected by copyright, trademark, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights of RISE or third parties. No portion of this Website, including trademarks, logos, and service marks, may be reproduced, displayed, downloaded (including without limitation, any pictures or images), or used in any form, or by any means, without the prior written permission from RISE.

Disclaimer of Liability

This Website contains general information and may contain errors, omissions, and inaccuracies. RISE assumes no liability or responsibility for any such errors, omissions, or inaccuracies or any other limitation that may arise in relation to this Website. This Website (including the content and information found on this Website) should not be relied upon for any personal, commercial, or financial matters. RISE may make modifications and/or changes to this Website at any time without notice.

THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND IS BEING USED BY YOU STRICTLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK. RISE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT (1) THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR ACCURACY OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, (2) ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THAT MAY BE CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, (3) OR THAT THIS WEBSITE, THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES EACH OF THESE AVAILABLE, IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE. RISE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS IMPLIED BY STATUTE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL RISE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, REVENUE, OR PROFITS, WHETHER RESULTING FROM AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR CLAIM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

Some states do not allow certain exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions with respect to implied warranties may not apply to you. Other states do not allow certain limitations or exclusions of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion of liability may not apply to you.

References and Links to Third-Party Websites

This Website may refer to, or provide hyperlinks to the webpage of other individuals, companies, entities, organizations, products or services. These references and links (collectively, “Links”) are supplied to you merely as a convenience and the inclusion of any Link does not and shall not imply any approval, endorsement or recommendation by RISE of such individuals, companies, entities or organizations, products or services.

Without limiting the foregoing, links to this Website may nonetheless be provided from other sites either known or unknown to RISE, and some links to this Website may be unauthorized. Please note that accessing any other website linked to or from this Website is done at your own risk. RISE has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content of any third-party sites linked to or from this Website and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party sites. RISE is not responsible for the information, materials, or content contained at any website linked to or from this Website.

Additional Terms

These Terms of Use constitute the entire understanding between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersede all previous communications, proposals, representations and agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof.  If any portion of any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, in whole or in part, (i) such unenforceable portion of the provision shall be deemed severed from these Terms of Use, (ii) the validity and enforceability of the remaining portion of the provision and the other provisions of these Terms of Use shall not be affected or impaired, and (iii) these Terms of Use shall be amended in order to effect, to the maximum extent allowable by law, the original intent of such provision. The provisions of these Terms of Use that, by their nature, survive the expiration or earlier termination of these Terms or Use or of this Website, shall continue and remain in full force after the expiration or earlier termination of these Terms of Use or this Website, including without limitation, any provisions regarding indemnification of RISE, intellectual property ownership, the disclaimer of any warranties by RISE, or the limitation of RISE’s liability.

Neither the failure of a party to enforce at any time any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions nor the granting of any time or other indulgence shall be construed as a waiver of that provision or of the right of that party thereafter to enforce that or any other provision.

Unless expressly set forth otherwise, no right or remedy granted by any provision of these Terms of Use is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy provided in these Terms of Use or otherwise, and each and every right and remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other right remedy provided in these Terms of Use, at law, in equity, or otherwise, and the election of any one right or remedy shall not constitute a waiver of any right to pursue other rights or remedies under these Terms of Use, at law, in equity, or otherwise.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Access to this Website and any and all information, content and services available via this Website is governed by all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws, and, in the case of users resident outside of the United States, you may also be subject to additional laws of the country where you reside. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction and any other applicable law.

This Website is controlled by RISE, which is headquartered in Austin, Texas. This Website can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. Since each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Texas, by accessing this Website, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflicts of laws principals thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Website, or any information, content, or services available via this Website. In the event that any claim, dispute, or other controversy arising out of this Website, any information, content, or services available via this Website, these Terms of Use, or any other terms or conditions governing this Website cannot be amicably settled through good-faith negotiations, you hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in Austin, Texas as the exclusive forum and venue for the resolution of such disputes and further waive and agree not to assert as a defense or otherwise that (i) you are not personally subject to the jurisdiction of the above-named courts, (ii) the suit, action, or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum, or (iii) the venue of the suit, action, or proceeding is improper.