Terms

The mission of Fruitful Fertility is to facilitate one-on-one connections that are personal between individuals newly diagnosed with infertility and those who have already completed their infertility journey. We offer a number of Services, including the

This Agreement (which we refer to as “the Terms”) applies to your use of the Website and / or your participation in the Program. The Terms include our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into the Terms by reference. In order to use the Website or to participate in the Program, you must agree to abide by the Terms. If you do not agree with any part of the Terms, you should not use the Website or participate in the Program.

In the Terms, “we,” “us” “our” and “Fruitful Fertility” refer to Fruitful Fertility, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company; “Mentee” refers to each participant seeking help in the Program; “Mentor” refers to each of volunteer who offers to guide Mentees in the Program; “User” refers to each person who visits and/or uses the Website. We also refer to the Mentee and Mentor who are paired in the Program together as “partners” or “matches.” We use “you” and “your” to refer to any person using or participating in any part of the Website or Program regardless of role. The term “personal information” means (1) information that can be used to determine, distinguish or trace an individual‘s identity, such as name, e-mail address, address, phone number, age, and (2) any other information that is linked or linkable to an individual, such as medical and employment information.


Your Commitments and Rights

You agree to abide by the Terms and our Privacy Policy while participating in the Program. You understand that if you violate the Terms or our Privacy Policy, Fruitful Fertility has the right to terminate your participation in the Program.

You agree to pay your own expenses of participating in the Program.

You have the right to close your match with your Mentor or Mentee, request a different Match, or cancel your participation in the Program at any time. If you choose to close your Match or request a new Mentor or Mentee, or cancel your participation in the Program, please notify us via e-mail to help@fruitfulfertility.org.

As a Mentor, you are acting as an uncompensated volunteer. You are not an employee, independent contractor, or agent of Fruitful Fertility when you participate in the Program, and you have no authority to act on behalf of Fruitful Fertility.

You agree to the Limitation of Liability below, which applies to your participation in the Program.

You acknowledge that we may update the Terms at any time by posting them on the Fruitful Fertility website. By continuing to participate in the Program after the Terms are updated, you agree to the updated Terms.

Privacy and Confidentiality: You agree to protect the privacy, confidentiality, and security of personal information regarding your Mentee, Mentor, Fruitful Fertility and any other individual or entity you come into contact with during or as part of your use of the Website or participation in the Program (“Confidential Information”), as provided in the Terms and Privacy Policy. These privacy, confidentiality, and security obligations will survive termination of your participation in the Program.

All Confidential Information must be used in accordance with our Terms and Privacy Policy. You agree to keep all Confidential Information confidential, including the personal information that you receive from Fruitful Fertility, if any. Confidential Information must not be disclosed by you to other Fruitful Fertility Mentors, Mentees, Fruitful Fertility staff, or any third party, or used by you for any purpose other than to participate in the Program, without the express written permission of the person to whom the personal information belongs.

You take all reasonable steps to protect Confidential Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, including but not limited to keeping any paper or electronic information that includes personal information in a safe and secure place, not accessing electronic information from an unsecure internet connection, etc.

You will not to use the Program, Website, or Confidential Information to harass, violate a privacy right, or harm or threaten any person in any way.


Our Commitments and Rights

We reserve the right to refuse to accept Mentor and Mentee applicants for any reason, including if we have a reasonable basis to believe that an applicant is not a current or former infertility patient or has provided incomplete or inaccurate information. If you violate the Terms or our Privacy Policy, we have the right to terminate your participation in the Program. We also reserve the right to delete any posts or comments from the Website for any reason.

If you apply to be a Mentor or Mentee, and if we accept your application, we will use the personal information you provided in your application, and personal information obtained from other applicants to attempt to pair you with an appropriate Program partner or match. We will use reasonable efforts to pair every Mentee with a Mentor. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so, or how quickly a match can be made. In some cases we may be unable to find an appropriate Mentor for a Mentee. Nor do we guarantee that the match will be successful, that you will find it helpful or suitable for your personal desires or needs.

Privacy and Confidentiality: We will maintain and protect the confidentiality, privacy, and security of the personal information you provide us in your application and as part of the Program, and safeguard the information from unauthorized use, access, or disclosure as provided in the Terms and our Privacy Policy and as required by applicable laws. We will only use and maintain personal information you provide us in your application to pair you with a Mentor or Mentee, and provide you with information about our other Program-related services such as local events, webinars and information.

When we help a Mentee and Mentor connect so they can participate in our Program, we provide each of them the personal contact information about the other that we collected from their applications for the Program. Before doing so, we require that both the Mentor and Mentee accept and agree to abide by the Terms and our Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your personal information, if we deem it necessary in order to comply with a legal obligation, to enforce these Terms, or to protect our rights or the rights of other parties such as Program participants.

These privacy, confidentiality, and security obligations will survive termination of your use of the Website, participation in the Program, and/or use, consumption, or participation in any other Fruitful Fertility services.


Disclaimers

The Website, Program and all related services are provided “as is,” “as-available,” and “with all faults.” We do not make any specific promises or warranties of any kind about the Website, Program or Services. We make no promises or warranties regarding the value or benefits of the Program, or the conduct of your Mentor or Mentee or other Program participants. If you are not satisfied with the Website, Program or Services, your sole remedy is to cease your use of the Website or related Services and/or to terminate your participation in the Program.

There are always potential risks when you are meeting new people. You are encouraged to consider and take reasonable precautions in your interactions and meetings with your Mentor or Mentee. Take care with the disclosure of your personal information.

The Website, Program, and related services is not a substitute for medical advice. Any information provided by us, our employees and agents, or any Mentor, Mentee or other Program participant is not intended to be, and should never be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always obtain medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment from qualified health care professionals.


Limitation of Liability

While we seek to attract inspiring volunteers, we undertake no responsibility for the quality or conduct of your Mentor or Mentee or other Program participants with whom you may interact. You agree to bear all risks associated with your relationships with and information provided to or received from your Mentor or Mentee or other Program participants.

Fruitful Fertility is not responsible in any way for damages of any kind on any theory of liability arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or Services or participation in the Program. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Fruitful Fertility for the acts or omissions of any Mentor, Mentee, User, or third party that you may connect with through the Website or the Program. You agree to release us from any and all liability that may be associated with your use of the Website or Services or participation in the Program.


Intellectual Property

The name, logo, brand, content, and all other aspects of the Fruitful Fertility Website, Services, and Program are the sole intellectual property of Fruitful Fertility. You may not use the Website, Services, or Program (or any element of any of them) in any manner or for any purpose other than for personal use as intended by Fruitful Fertility.


Governing Law

These Terms and all use of the Websites are governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof.  Users submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the District Court of Hennepin County and the United States District Court for District of Minnesota and agree that these courts are the proper venues of any disputes that may arise under these Terms or through use of the Websites. 


Assignment

Therpy may automatically assign this Agreement and all incorporated agreements.  You may not resell, assign, or transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without Therpy’s prior written consent. 


Severability

If a court finds any portion of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. 


Waiver

Failure to enforce a breach of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of any subsequent breach.


Headings

Headings and summaries are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation of these Terms.


Contact

help@fruitfulfertility.org