Terms and Conditions

Last revised May 30, 2018.

Welcome to the Partners for Youth Empowerment website (also referred to as, “site”). The policies below are applicable to Partners for Youth Empowerment’s website; all email newsletters published or distributed by Partners for Youth Empowerment; and all other interactive features, services, and communications provided by Partners for Youth Empowerment, however accessed and/or used, that are operated by us, made available by us, or produced and maintained by Partners for Youth Empowerment (collectively “Partners for Youth Empowerment” or “we”, “us”, or “our”). In addition to the content on the site, the site provides you with various opportunities to submit content and participate in various community activities services (collectively, “Services”). Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using the site.

This is a legal agreement between you and us that states the material terms and conditions that govern your use of the sites. This agreement, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of our rules and policies collectively constitute this “Agreement” between you and us. BY ACCESSING THE SITE AND SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND CONDITIONS OF USE STATED HEREIN, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE AND EXIT IMMEDIATELY. We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms & Conditions from time to time without notice to you. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to these Terms & Conditions, it will mean that you accept those changes. UNLESS WE PROVIDE YOU WITH SPECIFIC NOTICE, NO CHANGES TO OUR TERMS OF USE WILL APPLY RETROACTIVELY. By using the site, you agree to such terms and conditions.  

If you are under 13 years of age, do not use the site.  If you are under 18 years of age, you may use the site only if you have legal parental or guardian consent to accept these Terms & Conditions and are fully able to abide by them. Partners for Youth Empowerment does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please don’t submit any personally identifiable information to the Partners for Youth Empowerment on the site.


  • Use of Materials on the Sites
  • Notice of Claims for Copyright Infringement
  • Fees
  • Security
  • Account Registration and Security
  • Access and Interference
  • Links
  • Representations and Warranties
  • Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
  • Activity Disclaimer
  • Indemnity
  • General Provisions


Partners for Youth Empowerment maintains the site for your personal information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse our site. All materials on our site, including but not limited to artwork, photographs, graphics, audio clips, video clips, text and trademarks (collectively, “Content“),are the sole property of Partners for Youth Empowerment, its licensors, vendors, agents and/or its Content providers. The exclusive rights to all Content on the site are protected by U.S. and international laws of copyright, trademark and unfair competition.

It is in keeping with Partners for Youth Empowerment’s mission to encourage public discourse and activism regarding empowering youth. Accordingly, unless particular Content is specifically restricted as noted on the site, it is Partners for Youth Empowerment’s policy to allow limited reproduction and distribution of the Content, posted on our site as follows: You may copy, reproduce and distribute Content from the site,, provided that: (1) the particular article or section is reproduced in its entirety in its original form; you may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content, or change or delete any copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices; (2) all copies include a statement that the Content was reproduced from the Partners for Youth Empowerment website with permission of Partners for Youth Empowerment; (3) all copies include the following notice “©2018 Partners for Youth Empowerment. All Rights Reserved.” or other copyright notice as set forth on the materials copied; (4) the copies are distributed only for the non-commercial educational or public policy purposes of promoting conservation of the natural environment; and (5) the copies are distributed at no charge, or at most, at actual cost. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything else in these Terms and Conditions, except as authorized under the copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any third party copyrighted material that is available on the site. Provided you comply with all of these conditions, Partners for Youth Empowerment grants you a non- exclusive, nontransferable license to use the Content included on the site solely as provided herein and as limited by our rights in any Content not produced by Partners for Youth Empowerment.

Other than as specifically described above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, republish, transmit, repost or otherwise use the Content on our site, without prior written authorization from Partners for Youth Empowerment (and, as applicable, any third party copyright owners of such Content). To request such permission from Partners for Youth Empowerment, send an email with the details of your specific request to comms@partnersforyouth.org.

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Partners for Youth Empowerment (including, but not limited to, the Partners for Youth Empowerment name, any logos, the site’s names, the site’s design, the name of our magazine, and all other names of Partners for Youth Empowerment programs referenced herein or on the site) (collectively, the “Marks”) are registered or common law trademarks of Partners for Youth Empowerment. In no event may the Marks be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them on the site. You shall not use our name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in Partners for Youth Empowerment’s judgment, imply Partners for Youth Empowerment’s endorsement, including without limitation in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without Partners for Youth Empowerment’s prior written consent. Unauthorized use of any Marks may be a violation of federal and state law.

If you download software from the site in order to use the Content as authorized above, the software, including any files, images, audio or video clips incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, “the software“) is licensed to you by Partners for Youth Empowerment. Partners for Youth Empowerment does not transfer the title to you. You own the medium on which the software is recorded, but Partners for Youth Empowerment retains full title to the software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the software to a human-perceivable form.


In operating the site, we may act as a “services provider” (as defined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”)) and offer services as online provider of materials and links to third party sites. As a result, third party materials that we do not own or control may be transmitted, stored, accessed or otherwise made available using the site. Partners for Youth Empowerment has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the site. Partners for Youth Empowerment has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate removal of any content or the suspension of any user that is found to have infringed on the rights of Partners for Youth Empowerment or of a third party, or that has otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations, or any of the terms and conditions of these Terms & Conditions. If you believe any material available via the site infringes a copyright, you should notify us using the notice procedure for claimed infringement under the DMCA (17 U.S.C. Sect. 512(c)(2)). We will respond expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the content. Our designated agent (i.e., proper party for notice) to whom you should address infringement notices under the DMCA is:

Partners for Youth Empowerment | Phone: +1 360 544 8507 (US) | Email:  info@partnersforyouth.org

Please provide us with the following information:

  1. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  2. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our site, with enough detail that we may find it on the site;
  3. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  4. Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
  5. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
  6. The electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of the work that is allegedly infringed.

We may give notice to our users of any infringement notice by means of a general notice on any of our websites, electronic mail to a user’s e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user’s physical address in our records. If you receive such an infringement notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  1. Your physical or electronic signature;
  2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  3. A statement from you under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
  4. Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which we may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.


For all charges for any products and services sold on the site, Partners for Youth Empowerment will bill your credit card or alternative payment method offered by Partners for Youth Empowerment.


The site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, your confidential use of the site cannot be guaranteed by Partners for Youth Empowerment. Partners for Youth Empowerment shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as the result of a breach of confidentiality with respect to information you transmitted to the site.


You may need to create an account to access some features or areas of the site. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for any and all uses of your account, and you must keep your password secure. You may never use the account of another user. You must notify Partners for Youth Empowerment immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account. Although Partners for Youth Empowerment will not be liable for any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Partners for Youth Empowerment or others due to such unauthorized use.


You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (1) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (2) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the site; or (3) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the site.


Partners for Youth Empowerment has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the site and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the site, whether or not they are affiliated with Partners for Youth Empowerment. Such linked sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. If you use these links, you will leave the site. Partners for Youth Empowerment makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or functioning of any such link. That another web site is linked to our site does not constitute endorsement by Partners for Youth Empowerment of the owner of the other site, the content of its site, or its products or services.


You agree that you will, at your own expense, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Partners for Youth Empowerment and its affiliated and related entities, licensees, successors and assigns, employees, officers and directors, representatives, contractors and agents from all claims, losses, damages and expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and disbursements) arising out of or in connection with a breach or alleged breach by you of your obligations or warranties herein.


All content on the site is provided solely for educational and promotional purposes. your use and browsing of the sites is at your own risk. The content could include technical inaccuracies or other errors. All content on the site is provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for a particular purpose. Partners for Youth Empowerment does not warrant that use of the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our site or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. You are responsible for taking all necessary precautions to ensure that any content you may obtain from the site is free of viruses or other harmful code. Partners for Youth Empowerment does not warrant or make any representations regarding the correctness, accuracy, or reliability of any content available through the site. you are responsible for verifying any information before relying on it.

in no event shall Partners for Youth Empowerment, its officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from (i) the use, inability to use, or the results of use of the site, any websites linked to the site, or the materials, information or services contained on any or all such websites, (ii) any  errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (iii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our site, (iv) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (v) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our site, (vi) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our sites by any third party, and/or (vii) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Partners for Youth Empowerment is advised of the possibility of such damages.

You specifically acknowledge that Partners for Youth Empowerment shall not be liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you. In the event that you have any dispute with one or more other users of this site, you release Partners for Youth Empowerment, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

in the event of any problem with the site or any content, you agree that your sole remedy is to cease using the site. in no event shall Partners for Youth Empowerment’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise exceed the greater of (a) twenty five dollars (us $25.00) or (b) the value of your purchase on the site. The foregoing warranty disclaimer and limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction and will survive these terms & conditions and your use of the site.


Without limiting the Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability above, before undertaking any outdoor activity described on the site, it is your personal and exclusive responsibility to ensure that the activity is appropriate for you, that you have researched the activity description, and that you have proper training, equipment, and physical conditioning to safely participate in the planned activity. Partners for Youth Empowerment and contributors to the site are not responsible for any harm to persons or property that results from your use of the site, including without limitation, use of any content on the site.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Partners for Youth Empowerment, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the site; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms & Conditions; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms & Conditions and your use of the site.


The materials on the site are presented solely for promotional purposes. The site is operated under the supervision of Partners for Youth Empowerment from its offices within the United States and the United Kingdom. Partners for Youth Empowerment products are available in many parts of the world. However, the site may describe products that are not available worldwide. Partners for Youth Empowerment does not warrant or represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access the site from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and you are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You may not download or otherwise export or re-export software from the site in violation of United States and United Kingdom export controls.

You agree that the site shall be deemed solely based the United States and the United Kingdom, and that the site shall be deemed passive websites that do not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Partners for Youth Empowerment, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than those mentioned. These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the United States and the United Kingdom, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within those locations. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to the site shall be barred permanently unless such claim or cause of action is brought within one year after it arises; any such claim or cause of action shall be brought only in the state or federal courts in the United States or United Kingdom, and you consent to jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating such actions.

Whenever possible, each provision of these terms shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision is deemed prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of these terms.

This is the entire agreement between us relating to your use of the site and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral). These terms may not be modified by you, in writing or otherwise, unless agreed to in a written document signed by Partners for Youth Empowerment.

These Terms & Conditions, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be assigned by you, but may be assigned by Partners for Youth Empowerment without restriction.

Partners for Youth Empowerment has the right, in its sole judgment, to block access from a particular Internet address or to suspend or terminate a user’s account for violations of these Terms & Conditions, including without limitation the right to terminate a user’s account for repeat infringements of copyrighted material. In addition, Partners for Youth Empowerment reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms & Conditions.

If you do not understand any of the foregoing Terms & Conditions or if you have any questions or comments, we invite you to contact us.

All site design, graphics, text selections, arrangements, and all software are Copyright © 2018, Partners for Youth Empowerment.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.