By visiting the Humanist website, you are agreeing to its terms. This Agreement is subject to change at any time, and changes are effective upon posting.
Membership in the service is void where prohibited. By using and/or viewing this site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of its terms and conditions and that you are of legal age to sign up.
Non-Commercial Use by Members/Viewers:
The Humanist site is for the personal use of individual members and viewers only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members of Humanist and should not use the Humanist service or site for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the site, including unauthorized framing of or linking to the site or the sending of unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. In order to prevent the sending of unsolicited email to its members, Humanist may take reasonable steps, including the limiting of the numbers of emails sent by a member.
Proprietary Rights of Content on Humanist:
Humanist owns and retains other proprietary rights in the Humanist site and the Humanist service. The site contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Humanist, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
Edited Content on Humanist:
Humanist may make minor edits to posts to correct grammar and spelling or improve readability. We make every effort to retain the original goal of all posts. If you do not like our edits, please feel free to contact us or simply remove your post.
Content Posted on the Site/CDA:
A) Humanist claims immunity from liability to the fullest
extent under the law and as provided under the Communications Decency
Act for Content provided by third parties and members and nothing in
this Agreement is intended to waive, remove, or usurp such immunity.
You understand and agree that Humanist may delete any content,
messages, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole
offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten
the safety of Humanist and/or its members.
B) You are solely responsible for the content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on Humanist, or transmit to other Humanist members.
C) By posting content to any public area of Humanist, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Humanist and its members, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information, rights of publicity, and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works and other media, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. As a visitor to Humanist if you provide Humanist with your e-mail address via a registration process or post it on Humanist you thereby authorize Humanist and its affiliates and any entities that Humanist becomes involved with or merges with, the right to use your valid email address for any communications with you but only if from Humanist.
D) The following is a partial list of the kind of content that is illegal or prohibited on the site. Humanist will investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the service and terminating the membership of such violators. It includes content that: is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; harasses or advocates harassment of another person or invades their privacy; involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming"; promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files; contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind; provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18; provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; and engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.
E) You must use the Humanist service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
F) You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to bypass or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Humanist Site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. Much of the information on our site is updated on a real time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to Humanist by our users or third parties.
G) You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other members to buy or sell any products or services through the service. You will not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Humanist members. Although Humanist cannot monitor the conduct of its members off the Humanist site, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any member without their prior explicit consent.
Copyright Policy/DMCA Notice:
You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights or otherwise have a valid basis under the law, including "fair use". Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Humanist service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information consistent with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the our site including the URLs of web pages and/or hyperlinks; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Humanist's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached using our contact page. It is the intention of Humanist to fully comply with the DMCA, including the Notice and "take down" provisions and to benefit from the safe harbors immunizing it from liability to the fullest extent provided by law, and to the extent the Notice and "take down" requirements above deviate from the requirements under the DMCA then the Notice requirements as provided by the DMCA shall control and are herein incorporated by reference.
Humanist does not control the information provided by other users that are made available through our system. You may find other user's information to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. Please use caution, common sense, and safety when using our site. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Humanist members. Because it is not involved in member interactions, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more members or those who have posted, viewed, or used information on the Humanist site, you release Humanist, including its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees, from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code § 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor." Humanist reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members.
Humanist, including its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the site or in connection with the Humanist service, whether caused by users, members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the service, nor for the conduct of any user and/or member of the Humanist service whether online or offline. Humanist assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user and/or member communications. Humanist is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Humanist site and/or in connection with the Humanist service. Under no circumstances Humanist, be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone's use of the site or the service and/or any content posted on the Humanist site by members or employees of Humanist or transmitted to Humanist Members. The site and the service are provided "AS-IS" and Humanist expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Humanist cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the site and/or the Humanist service.
Limitation on Liability
Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted (and in that event liability is disclaimed to the fullest extent permitted by law), in no event will Humanist be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the site or the Humanist service, even Humanist has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Humanist's liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to Humanist for the service during the term of membership.
U.S. Export Controls
Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
Arbitration of Disputes
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by email or to the email address you provide to Humanist during the registration process. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. You agree that this Agreement and all incorporated Agreements may be automatically assigned by Humanist, in our sole discretion, to a third party. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. References to Humanist shall include its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees. Humanist's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
Humanist.com & Agnostic.com
We share members and content (e.g., groups and posts) with our sister site at https://agnostic.com.
Members can hide their profile from agnostic.com on the bottom of their settings page.
We use two domains so that each can have a slightly different message. Agnostic.com focuses more on non-belief and Humanist.com focuses more on being good.