Terms & Conditions

How to use this website in accordance with our terms and conditions:
 
Use of this website is consent to the terms and conditions set forth here. These terms are subject to change at any time without notice. Terms found on this page or via the link on the homepage are the most up-to-date terms and supersede any previous terms or conditions completely. 
 
Please use this website for entertainment and informational purposes. You may use this site to learn about the life and times of employees, directors, and members of the Pond Beyond organization in Granite Falls, Washington, USA as made available online. You may use this website to contact the staff, volunteers, owners, or site administrators through forms, phone links, emails, or other links to social media. You may use this site to access our secure donation site for one-time or recurring donations. You may use this site to sign up to volunteer or visit. You may use this site to sign up for tours or other activities which will be conducted in person at a later date and you may use the website to pay for those activities.  
 
To receive contact you must actively sign up on the website or make a request to be added via phone, email, or social media link via this website. When you sign up you provide a requested method of contact. If in the future you wish to terminate contact you may do so at any time. Request termination of contact or termination of the request for future contact via email, letter, phone call, or form submission and your request will be honored within 30 days. Any data about you contained offline will be shredded securely. Any online data will be purged. For more detailed information about our privacy policy, go to thepondbeyond.org/privacy or click on the link to our privacy policy on the bottom of the homepage. 
 
This website is not a government tool, financial advice, legal counsel or advice, or an accounting resource. If you need government, financial, legal or accounting advice you should seek out a professional licensed in those areas of expertise operating in your state, province, or region. 
 
Information contained on this site may not be suitable for all audiences; no one under 18 (or the legal age of adulthood in your country, region, or province) is permitted to use this site without the continuous adult supervision of a parent or guardian. This website accepts payments. This website may contain information, references, or photographs which may not be legal in all states, provinces, counties, or countries. Use discretion when reading the Content contained on the site and when browsing the internet. 
 
We are not responsible for any attempt to recreate, imitate, or otherwise duplicate something found on our website. Do not attempt any of the fictional scenarios which appear in our Content- online or offline-in a story, play, puppetshow, song, or other creative production. 
 
All content on thepondbeyond.org and its affiliated websites is original content unless otherwise expressly noted via link or attribution. All content contained on this site is protected intellectual property and may not be reproduced in whole or part on any other website, blog, in print, in skywriting,
orally, or otherwise in any way without prior written authorization from thepondbeyond.org. No consent for use, production or reproduction is implied or expressed by making any article or item of intellectual property available for review, preview, or download online. Illegal reproduction of any kind will be met with legal action. We accept no mediation or arbitration not required by state, federal, or international law. If you reproduce any part of this website or the intellectual property produced by thepondbeyond.org you accept responsibility for payment. Request for payment may be billed at any time up to 10 years from the date of intellectual, physical, or digital Content use or distribution. 
 
If any trade secret is discovered through use of this website you agree not to disclose any such trade secret to any third party nor utilize the trade secret for your own use, benefit, or profit.  
 
3rd party links (hyperlinks) are provided for informational and research purposes. We do not guarantee the validity, accuracy, or safety of any 3rd party links or website. Use these 3rd party links at your own risk. When you leave thepondbeyond.org we are not responsible for what happens. Use safe search practices online at all times. Use good judgement when following or clicking links. 
 
Ads are not a function of thepondbeyond.org. No outside company may advertise on our website or affiliated blogs or websites. We are not responsible for ads that may be contained on linked sites not belonging to thepondbeyond.org or thepondbeyond.com. 
 
The Pond Beyond is not responsible for use of site information for illegal or immoral purposes. 
 
In using or accessing this site from any server, computer, phone, tablet or other device or method you agree:
 
You will not upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) anything onto the Site which has the purpose of information collection or functions as a transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”). No spying. 
You will not systematically or occasionally retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, for you or another person, company, or organization, a collection or database of any kind related to the use or users of this site. We will never grant permission to collect data on our users to 3rd parties.  
You will not use the site in any unauthorized way. Authorized uses are outlined above. 
You will not use the Site to advertise or offer to sell goods or services. 
All Content is protected intellectual property. Some material is owned by other than the Pond Beyond and is therefore attributed. Original blog posts may be backlinked and you may quote the blog using no more than 100 words with accreditation. Quoting the Content without attribution or representing a blog post, in whole or part, as your own is forbidden and may be grounds for legal action. 
Any purchases or donations made on the site must be made by you personally, in your own name. You may not use a buying agent to purchase goods or use an outside agent to make donations. If you wish to make a donation in another person’s name you must contact the site administrator for instructions.
You will not attempt to gain sensitive user information from other site users by any means, honest or dishonest. Do not request or collect usernames or passwords for any reason. You will not misrepresent yourself to other users as representing the organization, site owner, moderator, or admins.
You will not sell or transfer any profile created for yourself, or created for you by an administrator, on this site.
You will not use this site to generate revenue for yourself or another party. You may not direct traffic from this site to a revenue channel belonging to you or your partners, subsidiaries, businesses or organizations, nor to a random site.
You will not use automated tools or devices to engage with this site. This may include scripts to write/attach comments or send messages. You may not data mine, use bots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on this site.
You will not engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site.
You will use support services only for genuine help with the functionality of the site. Do not create false support tickets, do not test or overburden the support system. Do not falsely represent yourself to support staff for any reason.
You will not overburden, attack, interfere with the operation of this Site or the networks or services associated with it.
Do not avoid, disable, or otherwise interfere with security features of the Site. This includes features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site or Content. No screenshots where download is prevented by the Site
unless it is for personal noncommercial future use and will not be disseminated in any way to another party or platform beyond your own device.
Do not reverse engineer any of the software which makes up a part of the Site.
You will not attempt to circumvent any of the sites features designed to prevent or restrict access to any portion of the site. Access only portions of the site which are public or for which you have been provided a login.
You will not copy or adapt the sites code for any reason. 
You will not recreate this website in part or whole, design or text, elsewhere online or in print. 
You will not delete the copyright or any other proprietary rights found on the Site. 
You will not harass, intimidate, annoy, imitate or impersonate, or stalk any employee, moderator, or administrator of this site or the Pond Beyond or its affiliates or subsidiaries. 
You will not use information obtained on this site to harm, harass, defame, abuse, or impersonate another person. This includes but is not limited to other site users, moderators, guest writers and artists, educators, instructors, visitors, admins, or the sites owners and their businesses, organizations, and subsidiaries.
You will not attempt to use another user’s login information, password, photo identifiers or other personal information obtained by any means including direct contact with that user. You must represent yourself truthfully to the site, admins, owners, or other users.  
You will not upload, transmit, or attempt to transmit any harmful, offensive, or annoying material to the website. This includes viruses, Trojan horses, tracking or your own code, comments containing advertisements or material not created by you personally. Do not spam the site. Any activity which inhibits the enjoyable use for other visitors or owners/admins may cause you to be ejected from the site or bar future use such as having your username disabled. You may not disrupt, alter, impair, or interfere with any feature or function of the site. You may not perform any maintenance on the site.