Terms & Conditions

This website is created and maintained by Coexistence, Inc. doing business as Embracing Our Differences (hereinafter, sometimes referred to as “us, “we” and "EOD") and is provided for the information and convenience of our supporters and to further our mission. 


Content and Intellectual Property

Embracing Our Differences is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on this website, www.EmbracingOurDifferences.org. All content of this website - including information, data, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, pictures and audio clips - is protected by United States copyright and trademark laws. All rights are reserved.

"Fair Use" (as defined by United States copyright laws) of the content of this website is permitted including the use of protected materials for noncommercial, educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Please contact us for prior written consent to use the content of this website for any other purpose.

"Embracing our Differences" and other program names and logos are registered copyrights, trademarks and service marks owned by us and may not be used without our prior written consent.

Unless specifically stated, the display of copyrights, trademarks and the like owned by third parties or links to third party sites are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to state or imply that Embracing Our Differences sponsors, is sponsored by, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any copyright, trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in those links. Embracing Our Differences nor its directors, employees, agents, volunteers or representatives are responsible for any information displayed on any other website.

The content of this website is intended, but not guaranteed, to be current, complete and/or up-todate. Embracing Our Differences makes every effort to ensure that all information displayed on this website is accurate and complete; however, we are not liable for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions.

Embracing Our Differences makes every effort to properly credit all third party content. Unless otherwise indicated, all content on this website is posted for informational purposes only and may not be duplicated. If you believe that Embracing Our Differences has inappropriately posted your copyrighted or trademarked content, please contact us in writing via the contact information below, including a statement describing the alleged infringement, including the material and where it is located on our website. 

By making a submission to our annual art and/or quotation competition, you acknowledge that your is an original work of art created by you, is not a reproduction or the creation of anyone else and does not violate the Copyright Act of 1986, as amended, or a similar laws in your home country. You further acknowledge that by submitting your work of art you irrevocably grant to Embracing Our Differences and its related organizations, affiliates and assigns, in its sole and absolute discretion, without restriction or limitation, a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, publish, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works, distribute and display your work and personal information, including your name, grade (if a student) and city/state/country of residence, for exhibits, displays, catalogs, posters, advertising, educational, merchandising/promotional materials and other purposes throughout the world via any media now known or hereinafter devised. Please see our Privacy Policy for additional information.

By making a submission to our art and/or quotation submission competitions, you irrevocably agree to allow the use of your full name as the artist and/or author of the submission, your city, state and country as well as grade and school name, if applicable. 

You may not submit art or quotations to our annual competitions through this website or any related website unless you are 13 years old or over. Your submission to our annual competitions through our website or any related website indicates confirmation that you are at least 13 years old. If you are under the age of 13 and wish to submit art or a quotation to our competitions, you must first obtain your parent's permission and then complete you submission by mail.  Information on submitting by mail may be found on the "Submit Art" and "Submit Quotation" pages of our website. 

Comment and Posting Policy

This website provides certain interactive features such as blogs and comment pages. You are encouraged to interact with this website subject to the following conditions:

  • You may not post any content that may be viewed as unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, inflammatory, pornographic, or infringing on the rights of any third party.
  • You may only post content that is yours or that you have the right to post.
  • You may not make any post that contains advertising or promotional content.
  • You may not introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • You may not collect information about the users of this website or use such information for any purpose.

By posting on our website, you grant Embracing Our Differences and its related organizations, affiliates and assigns a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully licensable right to use, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display such content throughout the world via any media now known or hereinafter devised.

We reserve the right to monitor all comments or other postings and to edit and/or remove any content that Embracing Our Differences determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, violates any of the terms and conditions contained herein or is otherwise inappropriate. Embracing Our Differences is not responsible for any user-generated content that is posted on its website or for any failure or delay in removing such content. Embracing Our Differences reserves the right to remove comment features without notice at its sole and absolute discretion.

Privacy Policy and Donor Privacy Policy

Please see our Privacy Policy and Donor Privacy Policy, both of which are incorporated herein, for additional information.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

We will never knowingly collect information through our website from children under the age of 13 in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (hereinafter, sometimes referred to as "COPPA.")  Parents who suspect or know that their child's personal information has been collected through our website are urged to immediately contact us using the information listed below.  Parents are always welcome to contact us at any time should they have questions or concerns about our website and their children's use of it. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information about our compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. 

Changes to Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to update or change these Terms and Conditions, as well as our Privacy Policy, at any time and for any reason without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Failure to enforce any of these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such term and/or condition.

Legal Notices

The content of our website is provided "as is" without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use and/or non-infringement.

Under no circumstances shall Embracing Our Differences, its directors, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors or representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result in any way from your use or inability to use the information provided on this or any other website supported or maintained by us, or from your reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on or through the website or that result from mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, deletion of files, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance. If you are dissatisfied with the information provided on this website, or with any of the practices of Embracing Our Differences in the operation of this website, please contact us at the address below.

By using our website, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with our terms and conditions including fair use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Embracing Our Differences harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of our website.

These terms and conditions and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable federal law. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these terms and conditions shall be brought in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy, our Donor Privacy Policy or if you wish to contact us for any other reason, please use the following address:

Embracing Our Differences
PO Box 2559
Sarasota, FL 34230-2559 USA

Date of Last Revision ad Effective:   January 26, 2018