Please read these Terms carefully and thoroughly. By accessing and using the Application, you agree that you have read and understand these Terms and that you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not continue to access and use the Application.
Changes to Terms; Changes to Application
We may update these Terms from time to time and may amend them at any time to incorporate additional terms specific to additional features, materials, products, opportunities, or services that we may make available on or through the Application. All such updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice thereof, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of these Terms or other notice on the Application. You should view these Terms often to stay informed of changes that may affect you. Your continued use of the Application indicates your ongoing consent to be bound by these Terms, as amended. We expressly reserve the right to make any changes to these Terms, or to the Application and its content, at any time without prior notice to you.
In addition, we may terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Application at any time or restrict your access to parts or all of the Application without notice to you or liability to us. We may terminate the authorization, rights, and license given in these Terms at any time.
Access and Use
When we use the term “you,” we are referring to an individual US veteran or active duty serviceman or servicewoman accessing the Application, regardless of the particular features, materials, opportunities or services made available on the Application that you choose to browse, access or use. You represent and agree that all information that you provide to Sound Off in connection with your access to and use of the Application is and will be true, accurate, and complete to the best of your knowledge. We reserve the right to terminate these Terms, or to refuse, restrict, or discontinue service or access to the Application (or any portions, components, or features of the Application) to you for any reason or for no reason whatsoever, at any time, without notice or liability to us. Your failure to comply with these Terms is one reason why we may immediately terminate your access to and use of the Application.
After downloading the Application and prior to “pairing” with any Clinician or Battle Buddy, you will be required to review our “Informed Consent” disclosure on the Application, advising you of certain risks and limitations with respect to online counseling services and with respect to the nature and limitations of the services provided through the Application from licensed mental healthcare clinicians or other professionals (“Clinicians”) and/or from nonprofessional peer veterans or service members (“Battle Buddies”) and to your consent to and understanding of the terms thereof.
Before continuing to access and use this Application, you must obtain all required consents and approvals from any person or entity who may need to consent to your access and use of the Application, including situations in which you may be accessing the Application on a restricted platform or website or in the rare cases where the active duty serviceman or servicewoman is under the age of 18, whether such consents and approvals are required by law or otherwise.
Reasonable Security Safeguards
Sound Off takes such commercially reasonable measures as it deems appropriate to secure and protect information submitted by or collected from you through the Application. We cannot and do not guarantee that any such submissions, or that transactions conducted on or through the Application, are or will be totally secure. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and any other user identifier or other unique name or number assigned to you (collectively, your “User ID”) and any password used in connection with your use of the Application, and you are fully responsible for all access and any activity that occurs through use of your User ID or password. Sound Off is not and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized access or use of your User ID or password.
Sound Off has expended substantial time, effort and funds to create the Application and to provide the services that are available on or through the Application. Sound Off reserves all rights to the Application. You understand and agree that Sound Off owns or has been licensed by third parties to use all right, title, and interest in and to the Application and all information, text, data, software, and other materials contained therein, and the compilation, collection, design, selection, and arrangement thereof. You acknowledge that the Application contains valuable proprietary information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other proprietary rights and laws of the United States and that you acquire no ownership interest or rights by accessing and using the Application.
Use of Application
Sound Off grants you as an individual US veteran or active duty servicemember a limited license to access and make use of the Application for legitimate purposes consistent with the purposes of the Application. Any access or use beyond these purposes is a violation of these Terms. Your access or use of the Application does not create a business or professional relationship with Sound Off. Except as expressly provided for in these Terms, you may not alter, modify, retransmit, reproduce or redistribute any information from the Application without the written consent of Sound Off and doing so shall constitute an infringement of Sound Off’s intellectual property and other proprietary rights. Accessing, using, or copying any portion of the Application through the use of bots, spiders, Web crawlers, indexing agents or other automated devices or mechanisms is strictly prohibited. You agree not to remove or modify any copyright notice or trademark legend, author attribution or other notice placed on or contained within any information on the Application.
Sound Off’s Use of Your Information
We may also measure, track and analyze trends and usage of the Application in connection with your use of the Application or the performance of services thereunder. However, this analysis will never be conducted in such a way as to be identifying or exposing.
We will also use your anonymous User Name to communicate with you about our Services, including to respond to questions and concerns and send you information which we think you may find useful by posting to your User Name account on the Application. We will also use your anonymous User Name and broad geographic location to manage your account preferences, establish your profile and registration information and conduct surveys and collect feedback about the Application and services.
You are responsible for compliance with all laws, regulations and policies of all relevant jurisdictions related to your access and use of the Application. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree that by or while accessing or using the Application you will not:
The above assurances and commitments by you shall survive termination of these Terms.
Crisis Hotline and Other Linked Applications
The Application may contain certain hyperlinks to other web applications and will contain a link to a veterans’ crisis hotline telephone number which you may elect to access at any time in the event that you experience crisis or emergency conditions that require immediate or urgent in-person or non-anonymous assistance to you or others. These other web applications are not under the control of Sound Off and Sound Off is not responsible for the accuracy, content, security or any other aspect of such web applications. Sound Off disclaims all liability for such Web Applications, for all access to and use thereof, and for use of the links to such web applications. We also disclaim all liability, and make no representations or warranties, with respect to any products or services made available, sold, or provided to you by any third party. Your use of other web applications is subject to the terms and conditions of such other web applications. You agree that you will bring no suit or claim against Sound Off arising from or based upon any such use of other web applications.
Sound Off has tried to make the Application helpful, reliable and reasonably accessible in order to provide a resource and support to help you deal with psychological, relationship, military service, job-related or other conditions and circumstances of concern to you. You acknowledge and agree that your access to the Application is voluntary and at your own risk. Sound Off does not make any promise, representation, warranty or guarantee that you will obtain any specific benefit or tangible result as a result of your access or use of the Application or your use of the services. It is your responsibility to take appropriate precautions to ensure that any information, materials, software, or data that you submit, provide, access or use on or through the Application is (i) accurate, complete, reliable and appropriate for the purpose that you intend to use them, and (ii) free of viruses and other disabling devices and destructive routines.
THE APPLICATION AND ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE APPLICATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR GUARANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
SOUND OFF DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOUND OFF DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT, OR COVENANT THAT THE APPLICATION OR ANY MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE APPLICATION ARE OR WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, OR APPROPRIATE FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE TO WHICH YOU MAY CHOOSE TO PUT THEM, OR THAT THEY ARE OR WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED AND ERROR-FREE BASIS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE APPLICATION AND THE MATERIALS, CONTENT, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE APPLICATION ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING DEVICES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL SOUND OFF, ITS CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND OTHER SIMILAR PERSONS OR ENTITIES (INCLUDING THE CLINICIANS AND BATTLE BUDDIES), AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS OF EACH OF THE FOREGOING, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS, COST, DAMAGE OR OTHER INJURY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (A) YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON, THE APPLICATION OR THE SERVICES ACCESSIBLE ON OR THROUGH THE APPLICATION; (B) SOUND OFF’S OR SUCH OTHER PERSON’S OR ENTITY’S PERFORMANCE OF OR FAILURE TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS; OR (C) THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OF THE APPLICATION OR OF THIRD PARTIES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SOUND OFF, ITS CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND OTHER SIMILAR ENTITIES (INCLUDING THE CLINICIANS AND BATTLE BUDDIES), AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF EACH OF THE FOREGOING, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES OR COSTS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE USE OF MATERIALS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE APPLICATION, THE USE, COPYING OR DISPLAY OF THE APPLICATION OR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE APPLICATION OVER THE INTERNET, EVEN IF SOUND OFF OR SUCH OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WAS ADVISED, KNEW, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR COSTS. IN A JURISDICTION THAT DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN DAMAGES, THE LIABILITY OF SOUND OFF, ITS CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND OTHER SIMILAR ENTITIES (INCLUDING THE CLINICIANS AND BATTLE BUDDIES), AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS OF EACH OF THE FOREGOING, SHALL BE LIMITED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IF SOUND OFF, ITS CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND OTHER SIMILAR ENTITIES (INCLUDING THE CLINICIANS AND BATTLE BUDDIES), OR ANY OF THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IS FOUND LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY AS A RESULT OF ANY CLAIMS OR OTHER MATTERS ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, THE APPLICATION, OR YOUR USE OF THE APPLICATION, SOUND OFF AND SUCH PARTIES’ CUMULATIVE, AGGREGATE, AND MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ALL SUCH CLAIMS AND OTHER MATTERS IN ANY CALENDAR YEAR SHALL NOT EXCEED $100.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Sound Off, and the officers, directors, employees and agents of Sound Off (including the Clinicians and Battle Buddies) harmless from and against all claims, demands, suits or other proceedings, and all resulting loss, damage, liability, cost, and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), made by any third party due to or arising out of content, data, or information that you submit, post to, or transmit through the Application, your access to and use of the Application and other materials and services available on or through the Application, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of another. We reserve, and you grant to us, the right to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. All rights and duties of indemnification that are set forth herein shall survive termination of these Terms.
The Application is controlled, operated and administered by us or our agents from offices within the State of Texas in the United States of America utilizing servers located in the United States of America and is currently intended and designed only for use by, and is only authorized to be used by, individual US veterans or active duty servicemen or servicewomen residing in the State of Texas. We make no representation that materials at this Application are appropriate or available for transmission to or from, or use in, locations outside of the jurisdiction(s) stated above and accessing the Application from any jurisdiction where such Application’s contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use the Application or export the materials in violation of import or export laws and regulations. If you access the Application from a location outside of the State of Texas in the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all non-Texas state laws and foreign laws.
Limitation of Actions
Any legal action brought by you that arises out of or relates to these Terms and your access to and use of the Application must be commenced within one year after the cause of action arises.
Questions Regarding the Application or these Terms
If you have any questions or suggestions about the Application, our services, terms or privacy practices, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or at the number or address given below:
Sound Off, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Telephone: (800) 227-4460