Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use constitute a legal agreement between you and the University of Minnesota (“UMN”) and govern your use of this website service (“Site”).

By registering, accessing and using the Site, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you will not be permitted to access or use the Site.

Change of Terms of Use

From time to time UMN may revise or modify these Terms of Use by posting the revised Terms of Use through a link on the Site. You will be bound by the revised Terms of Use for all subsequent uses of this service after such modifications have been made. If you do not agree to any of the Terms of Use, your only choice is to discontinue use of the Site and cancel your registration.

Eligibility and Registration

When you upload a video/share your story on the Site, you will be asked to provide an email address. We will ask you to provide certain personal information, such as first name, last name, and email address, in creating your user profile. 

You are responsible for all activities occurring under your email address. We may refuse to grant you access with a login that (i) impersonates someone else, (ii) may be protected by trademark or proprietary rights law, or (iii) is vulgar, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion. Any attempt to access restricted areas without authorization is prohibited. 

If you create an account with us, we may add you to our University of Minnesota (“UMN”) database and you may receive other communications to your email and mailing address. You may opt out at any time.

By accepting these terms and conditions you acknowledge that you understand that your video/story will be subject to administrator review and approval, and may be taken offline at any time for any reason. 

Ownership of Intellectual Property

The contents of the Site, including all software, text, characters, images, videos, photographs, designs, illustrations, audio and video files, artwork, graphics, databases, logos, proprietary information, and copyrightable or otherwise legally protective elements of the Site, and all trademarks, service marks, and trade names (collectively the “Site Contents”) are the property of UMN or their subsidiaries, licensors, affiliates, assigns, or other respective owners. The Site Contents are protected under patent, trademark and copyright laws, and the copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of the Site Contents, except as provided for in these Terms of Use is strictly prohibited.

Submitted Content

By submitting your story and any related text, images, video or photographs (the “Materials”) through this service, you represent and warrant:

  1. that to the extent the materials contain the image, name, or likeness of a minor child that you are his/her parent or legal guardian;
  2. that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Materials and have the right to grant the University of Minnesota the permissions listed below—this includes personal health information that you choose to submit; and
  3. that the Materials are accurate.

You may not post, submit, upload or otherwise transmit any graphics, text, messages, photographs, images, audio or video files, or other content or information onto the Site that:

  1. contains a virus or other harmful component or otherwise interferes with, impairs or damages the Site;
  2. infringes or violates the right of any individual or entity including, without limitation, any right of privacy, any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary or intellectual property right, or any contractual rights;
  3. is abusive, offensive, hateful, racist, disruptive, antisocial, defamatory, threatening, violent, vulgar, sexually explicit, pornographic, slanderous or otherwise harmful; and/or
  4. constitutes hate speech.

You may not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.

License and Release to Use Your Submitted Content

By submitting your Materials, you (on behalf of yourself and/or on behalf of your minor child) grant to the UMN absolute and irrevocable right and permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, publicly display and perform, publish, and transmit the same in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other content, in any medium and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to illustration, promotion, advertising, art, or trade, and to use your name (and your minor child’s name) in connection with UMN’s activities, including revenue-generating activities.

By submitting the Materials (which may include personal health information), you release and discharge the UMN from any and all claims and demands you (or your minor child) may have against them arising out of or in connection with the use of such materials, including, without limitation, any claims for defamation or invasion of privacy. You agree that UMN has no liability or responsibility for the storage or deletion of any content that you submit or post through the service.

Limitation of Liability

UMN shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages (including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation, personal or property damage, or the like) arising out of the use of this service or out of the activities or event you may host or conduct in connection with your fundraising or your use of the Site.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless UMN, their employees, consultants and agents from any and all third-party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the Site, your fundraising activities or events, your violation of these Terms of Use or any infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

General provisions

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota. Any provision of these Terms of Use that is held to be invalid or unenforceable will be deleted and replaced by a valid and enforceable provision which achieves, as far as possible, the same objectives as the severed provision was intended to achieve. The remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Except to the limited extent set forth herein, neither these Terms of Use, nor any terms contained herein, shall be construed as creating or constituting a partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between the parties. You may not assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer any right or obligation set forth herein without UMN’s prior written consent. Any purported assignment in violation of the preceding sentence is void and of no effect. These Terms of Use are binding upon the parties’ respective successors and permitted assigns. No failure of UMN to exercise or enforce any of its rights hereunder will act as a waiver of such rights.

By clicking “I accept” to these Terms of Use, you consent to all of the above.