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These terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions of Use" or "Terms and Conditions") are intended to set forth the basic terms and conditions between you and the National Marrow Donor Program® and Be The Match Foundation® (collectively referred to for the purposes of these Terms and Conditions as "NMDP," "we," "our," or "us"). The singular term "Website" includes all websites or applications that collect personal information from you that link to these Terms and Conditions, web pages within each such website, application, any equivalent, mirror, replacement, substitute or backup website, application, and web pages that are associated with each such website or application. By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy. You agree that the NMDP may make agreements with you by electronic means and that such agreements have the same legal effect as agreements entered into on paper and are authentic and valid.

Unless otherwise indicated, all material on mysocialstrand.com is copyrighted to the NMDP. NMDP copyrighted materials may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from the NMDP.

All trademarks on the Website are property of the NMDP unless otherwise indicated. The NMDP appreciates the support of individuals and organizations who help bring our mission to public attention. Because our logos are trademarked, you must have written permission from the NMDP before using them. Prior written permission from the NMDP is required for any and all use and reproduction of all NMDP trademarked names and logos.

Material on the Website is provided for lawful purposes only.

Standard usage of the Facebook Connect utility:

The Website will leverage the power of Facebook Connect to gain access to a limited amount of a user’s personal information as well as collect and store certain information about your Internet connection and your use of this Website so that you can share your Social Strand with others. When choosing to connect with Facebook, you authorize us to access information you have posted on your Facebook page so that we may use this data to create your Social Strand.

We will access the following information from your Facebook account to enhance your experience on this Website and permit My Social Strand to function properly: your Facebook ID, your name, location, age, gender, education, comments, likes, posts, photos, friends’ lists, friends’ education, friends’ names, friends’ comments, photos friends tagged you in and friends’ likes.

In order for you to have a unique Social Strand and be able to share it to all your friends we will have to save the following data: your Facebook ID, name, gender, age, school, major, city, state, total friends, most supportive friend, friend with most mutual friends, friend with most friends, most talkative friend, number of 'close' friends, your average number of posts, the total number of photos you were tagged in, your device, your chosen phone case, your selection between two hash tags, your other selection between two other hash tags. This information is a result of processing your data- all the stuff that makes you, you! Other than what is listed above, we will not save any other information from your Facebook account.

In order to log the user into the site, three things need to happen:

• Facebook needs to authenticate the user. This ensures that the user is who they say they are.

• Facebook needs to authenticate our website. This ensures that the user is giving their information to our site and not someone else.

• The user must explicitly authorize our website to access their information. This ensures that the user knows exactly what data they are disclosing to our site.

This authentication process has become a very common user experience and no information is accessed without the user’s explicit permission.

Facebook provides access after user authorization to the user’s name, picture, photo albums and other data they have shared on their profile on Facebook.

After the Website presents the final result to the user, all personally identifiable information will be purged from the server databases.

Only generic and aggregated information is stored, such as the total number of users, gender ratio across all users, etc.


In addition to these Terms and Conditions, we have established a Privacy Policy to explain how we collect and use information about you. A copy of the Privacy Policy can be found here and is incorporated by reference into these Terms and Conditions. By accessing or using the Website, you are also signifying your acknowledgement and agreement to our Privacy Policy. Depending on your activities when visiting the Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.


The following interaction terms of use apply to the extent that the Website includes functionality allowing users to upload, submit or otherwise transmit information or other material or communications (e.g., user-generated content, including, but not limited to, any information that you may reveal in your user profile, uploaded photographs or review postings) via or in connection with the Website.

Your submission of any material whatsoever (including, but not limited to, a comment, image(s), photograph(s), etc.) to the Website constitutes your agreement to these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy, which you acknowledge you have read and understand in full.

USE OF YOUR PROVIDED INFORMATION. By submitting your information and authorizing the application through Facebook, as outlined above in the introduction, you hereby irrevocably grant to the NMDP the right to utilize said information for the purposes of providing a graphic representation, specific to you, of materials and information defined in your online social profile, submitted specifically to the Website and collected via various other public sources. Personally identifying information will be purged from the NMDP’s system after being displayed to the user.


The appearance on the Website of external hyperlinks to third-party sites, in any form, does not constitute endorsement by us or any of our subsidiaries and affiliates, of the opinions or views expressed by any such third-party websites and we do not take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained at such sites. Furthermore, we are not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, provided, accessed or advertised by any third party. As such, neither we nor our subsidiaries and affiliates will be responsible or liable to you in any way for any content, errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of any information contained in or provided to those third-party sites.


YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS THAT YOUR USE OF CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. We are not liable for any damages, harm or injury that relates to, arises out of or results from the use of, access to or the inability to use, any of the material on the Website, or any errors or unauthorized access to your personal information. We are not responsible or liable for any infections or contamination of your system, or delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the Website or with respect to any content contained on the Website. The entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, adequacy, completeness, correctness and validity of any content or your information rests with you.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE NMDP AND EACH OF OUR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION II, FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE, WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE SUPPLIED BY US OR ANY THIRD PARTY. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our representatives and agents harmless from and against any and all third-party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from, or related to, (i) any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions, (ii) your use of content or features available on the Website in an unauthorized manner, and/or (iii) a violation by you of any and all applicable laws, rules or regulations.


We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Please review the contents of these Terms and Conditions frequently, as the NMDP may amend them from time to time to reflect changes in its general rules and policies governing your use of the Website. Amendments will become effective when posted on the Website. The NMDP will not provide you with a notice of any change in these Terms and Conditions. It is your responsibility to monitor and review any updates to these Terms and Conditions. Your continued use of the Website, or online services provided by the NMDP, after such posting will be deemed your acceptance of these changes to these Terms and Conditions.


Should you have any questions or concerns about these Terms and Conditions, please email us at socialmedia@studiogood.com.


These Terms and Conditions are effective and were last updated on August 12, 2013.