Terms of Service - SonderMind Communities
Welcome to the SonderMind Communities!
Please note that your invitation is subject to your review and agreement with these Terms of service.
This document describes in detail your rights and our rights relating to the provision of the community and use of the SonderMind Communities Software as a Service platform, so please review these Terms.
What Are The Terms of Service?
The Terms of service constitutes a contract between two parties: SonderMind LLC and yourself, the user of our free community known and referred to in this document as the “SonderMind Communities”, “free community”, “community” and “service.”
What Is SonderMind?
SonderMind is company that for the purposes of this community consists of, but is not limited to, software and web sites hosted or made available by SonderMind, which enable you to do many wonderful things on multiple computer devices and systems. In exchange for being enabled to use the service, you agree to abide by these Terms.
What are Your Security Measures?
SonderMind is committed to protect and secure your Personal Information. Despite our commitment, no security system can be 100% effective and we cannot guarantee that your Information will be secure in all situations. To be clear, this community platform is NOT HIPAA compliant so client information should not be shared in any way or any form.
We will nonetheless take all reasonable and appropriate steps to insure the safety and security of your Personal Information. This includes using at least industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and unintended alteration of the Personal Information under our control. For example, our policy is that only those individuals who need your Personal Information to perform a specific job for us are granted access to that Personal Information. Likewise, all employees and contractors are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
We use “cookies” and other automated tracking technology to monitor and collect Information regarding your interaction with the Site, Application, and services. Cookies include commonly used pieces of information in the form of small files that are placed on an individual’s computer or mobile device to allow us to recognize your computer or mobile device. “Web beacons” (also known as “single-pixel” or “clear” GIFs) include electronic images imbedded in the Site or Application used to pass information from your computer to us.
Will These Terms Of Service Ever Change?
Changes in these Terms are almost certain to happen, due to changes in our service and the laws that apply to us and you.
If we make a change, we will provide you with advance notice, although in some situations, such as where a change is required to satisfy applicable legal requirements, an update to these Terms may need to be effective immediately.
We will announce changes here at our site, and we also notify you of changes by sending an email to the address you have provided to us. We will also explain the reasons for the change.
What Do I Have To Do To Use the SonderMind Communities?
For users, you can just sign up for free. No requirement to buy anything. Ever.
Can I Share My Account With Someone Else?
SonderMind Communities accounts should not be shared. This is a community of professionals, so representing yourself poorly on here - or giving someone else access to your profile to represent you poorly - is not advised.
If you share your Account Information with anyone, that other person may be able to take control of the account, and we may not be able to determine who is the proper account holder. We will not have any liability to you (or anyone you share your Account Information with) as a result of your or their actions under those circumstances.
Once I Have an Account, What Are My Rights In the SonderMind Communities?
Once your account is created and you accept these Terms, we grant you a limited license to use your SonderMind organization page subject to these Terms, for so long as you are not barred from receiving the service under the laws applicable to you, until you close your account voluntarily or until we close your account pursuant to these Terms.
Data Protection Laws Say My Data Is Mine - What Does That Mean?
You retain copyright and any other rights you already held in your Content before you submitted, posted or displayed it on or through the service. But you do have to grant SonderMind a limited license, as described below, so we can make your data accessible and usable on the service. Other than this limited license and other rights you grant in these Terms, SonderMind acknowledges and agrees that we do not obtain any right, title or interest from you under these Terms in any of your Content.
What Is The License I Have To Grant To SonderMind?
In order to enable SonderMind to operate the service, we must obtain from you certain license and other rights to the content you submit so that our processing, maintenance, storage, technical reproduction, back-up and distribution and related handling of your content does not infringe applicable copyright and other laws. This means that by using the service and uploading content, you grant SonderMind a license to display, perform and distribute your content and to modify (for technical purposes, e.g., making sure content is viewable on smart phones as well as computers) and reproduce such content to enable SonderMind to operate the service. You also agree that SonderMind has the right to elect not to accept, post, store, display, publish or transmit any content in our
Finally, you understand and agree that SonderMind, in performing the required technical steps to provide the service to our users, may make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media.
Are There Rules About What I Can Do On The SonderMind service?
Yes. Your use of the service must be in accordance with these Terms. When it comes to your use of SonderMind, you agree that you are responsible for your own conduct and all conduct under your account.
This means all Content - such as text, images, software, videos and anything else you can think of, no matter what the form or technical structure (collectively, “Content”) - created, transmitted, stored or displayed in your account, is your sole responsibility as the person who created the Content or introduced it into the service.
This applies whether the Content is kept private, shared or transmitted using the service or any third party application or services integrated with the SonderMind service. The User Guidelines provide more specific details regarding the appropriate conduct on the service.
Will SonderMind Look At My Content?
Your privacy in your Content is a paramount concern for us, and we hope that we never need to examine anyone’s content. If content is flagged (notification of unprofessional behavior) we will examine the content and remove if illegal or otherwise notify the staff/administrator for your organization.
I’m Guessing SonderMind Has Some Rights Relating To The service?
Content Rights. While you own the content you store with the SonderMind service, you acknowledge and agree that SonderMind own(s) all legal right, title and interest in and to the service, including, without limitation, all software comprising a part of the service that is hosted on SonderMind’s servers.
Intellectual Property Rights. In agreeing to these Terms, you also agree that the rights in the service and SonderMind Software, including all intellectual property rights, are protected by one or more of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, regulations and treaties, in addition to these Terms and any Separate Agreement. In particular, you agree to not modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from any SonderMind Software, unless you are expressly permitted to do so under an open source license or we give you express written permission.
Right to Update Our Software. In connection with any modification of the service, SonderMind may automatically download software updates on your computers and devices from time to time with the intention of improving, enhancing, repairing and/or further developing the service. SonderMind will endeavor to provide you with the option of whether or not to install the update; however, in certain circumstances (e.g., security risks), SonderMind may require you to install the update to continue accessing the service. In all cases, you agree to permit SonderMind to deliver these updates to you (and you to receive them) as part of your use of the service.
Where Does My Data Go?
The SonderMind service is available worldwide. If you use the service, you acknowledge that you may be sending electronic communications (including your personal account information and content), through computer networks owned by SonderMind and third parties in the United States and other countries. As a result, your use of the service will likely result in interstate transmissions, and your use of the service shall constitute your consent to permit such transmissions.
Does SonderMind Serve Ads?
No. That said, there is a “Tools” section that includes classifieds where users can post things for sale and lease as well as applicable services they offer.
Do you provide User Guidelines?
Yes, funny you should ask as below are the Community Guidelines. We include them here in the Terms of Service because we consider a violation of our Community Guidelines to be very a violation of this agreement and grounds for removing someone from the community.
SonderMind Community Guidelines
It’s a community of mental health professionals, educators, and lifelong students. We’re all searching for ways to improve healthcare, and now we can do it together. Dive deep into SonderMind’s hottest topics, learn best practices, see the amazing work our community is doing, and join the conversation.
SonderMind Community accounts are intended for users to put collaboration at the heart of healthcare by connecting the people, resources, and systems that fuel successful therapy. These Community Guidelines are here to help you understand what it means to be a member of SonderMind. Don’t forget that your use of SonderMind is subject to these Community Guidelines as part of our larger Terms of Service:
Things to do - Play nice. - We’re a global community of many types of people, who all have the right to feel comfortable and who may not think what you think, believe what you believe, or see what you see. So, be polite and respectful in your interactions with other members. - Only upload content that you have created or, if you share someone else’s content, make sure you have their permission and give credit to their hard work. In case the above isn’t clear enough, respect the copyright of others. This means don’t steal photos or videos that other people have shared and pass them off as your own. - Moderate your content. - All content on SonderMind, public and private, has to be appropriately moderated.. If your judgment proves to be poor, we’ll moderate your account for you and send you a warning. - Invite only licensed professionals to the community. - SonderMind makes it possible to post content, but we expect you to post content that is applicable to the community as opposed to off-topic. - Flag inappropriate content. Any user has the ability to flag content that violates the standards of professionalism set by SonderMind. Flagged content to discuss the appropriate course of action. In the meantime, while in review said content will be removed from view to prevent possibly offensive material from causing disturbances while the review process takes place. Administrators also have the ability to delete content that they, in their sole digression, deem inappropriate. - This is your community - enjoy it!
Things NOT to do - Here’s the deal: We like to give second chances. However, when we discover you stepping across any of the lines listed below, we will take action, which may mean deleting your account with or without warning. - Don’t vent your frustrations, rant, or bore the brains out of other members. - SonderMind is not a venue for you to harass, abuse, spam, impersonate, or intimidate others. If we receive a valid complaint about your conduct, we’ll send you a warning or delete your account. - Don’t be creepy. - You know the person. Don’t be that person. - Don’t use SonderMind for unauthorized commercial activity. - To be clear, that means no spamming, selling or otherwise contacting users with descriptions, advertisements or offers related to your product or service. There are specific tabs in the classified sections for this kind of advertising for goods and services. - If you violate this there will be no warnings - you will just be banned. - If you would hesitate to show your content - words, photos or videos to a child, your family, or a stranger on the street - that means it’s probably not appropriate for the public side of our community. There are some edge cases where a private, closed group may be discussing a topic applicable to the group and that violates this rule, but we expect you to think about it and make that determination using commons sense. If you don’t, your account will be moderated and possibly deleted by SonderMind staff. - Don’t show nudity in your buddy icon or cover photo. - Only content considered “safe” is appropriate for your icon or cover photo. If we find either contains inappropriate content, we’ll remove it, mark your account as “restricted” and send you a warning. If we find you doing it again, we’ll delete your account. - Don’t upload content that is illegal or prohibited. If we find you doing that, your account will be deleted and we’ll take appropriate action, which may include reporting you to the authorities. - Don’t use your account to host web graphics or as a replacement for a content distribution network. - If we find you using your account to host generic graphic elements of web page designs, logos, banners, icons, and other non-photographic elements on other web sites, or if you show suspicious upload behavior that impacts the stability of our servers, we will warn you or delete your account. - SonderMind Community is an extensive healthcare professional network, users can connect over common issues, share best practices, and alleviate feelings of isolation. If you engage in commercial activity elsewhere on the Internet or in the real world, you’re still welcome on SonderMind, as long as you are a SonderMind member in good standing. All other unauthorized commercial activity is prohibited. We don’t tolerate spam, deceptive tagging or other abusive means to generate revenue and traffic.
In Conclusion If you don’t feel that you can abide by our Community Guidelines as outlined above, maybe SonderMind isn’t for you. We’ve crafted these guidelines to ensure that everyone within the SonderMind community has a good time.
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Limitation of Liability.
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