Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Live and Learn Society, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Live and Learn Society, Inc. does not collect personally identifiable information.

Information collected: Internet Protocol (IP)

For Google Analytics: web pages requested, referring web page, browser used, date and time

ReclaimingEmployment.com does not associate this data with individual user identities. This information is used to improve web presentation and utilization. IP address information may also be used for troubleshooting purposes.

Cookies:

ReclaimingEmployment.com uses “cookies” in order to enable the user to have a better experience by tracking your steps around the website for that browsing session only. Cookies are not stored once you exit the site. Sensitive personal information is not stored within cookies. We also use Google Analytics tracking on our website to allow us to see our website traffic, report on it and help create a better user experience. This also uses cookies to collect that information. NO PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED.

Intellectual Property Rights:

Unless otherwise indicated, the Site is our exclusive property. All source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Site (the “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos (the “Marks”) are controlled by us or licensed to us. These are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United States, International copyright laws, and international conventions. The Content and the Marks are provided on the Site “AS IS” for your information and personal use only. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content or Marks may be copied, reproduced, posted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise used for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without our express prior written permission.

Provided that you meet these requirements, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Site, and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use. We reserve all rights not specifically granted to you in and to the Site, the Content and the Marks.

User Representations:

By using the Site, you agree that: (1) all registration information you submit is true, accurate, and complete; (2) you will maintain the accuracy of this information by updating as needed; (3) you have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Use; (4) you are legally an adult in the area in which you live; (5) you will not access the Site through automated means, whether through a bot, script, or otherwise; (6) you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purposes; and (7) your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

If you provide information that is inaccurate or incomplete, we have the right to disable your account and refuse further use of the Site.

User Registration:

You may be required to register with the Site. You agree to keep your password confidential and will be responsible for all use of your account and password. We reserve the right to remove or change a username you select if we determine, in our sole discretion, that such username is inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.

Prohibited Activities:

You may not access or use the Site for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site available. The Site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.

As a user of the Site, you agree not to:

  • Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create a collection, database, or directory without written permission from us.

  • Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords.

  • Disable or interfere with security-related features of the Site, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the Content.

  • Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.

  • Use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.

  • Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.

  • Use the Site in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.

  • Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.

  • Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site.

  • Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Site or modifies, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the Site. This includes excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text).

  • Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar tools.

  • Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.

  • Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.

  • Sell or otherwise transfer your profile.

  • Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism. This includes but is not limited to: clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “Passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).

  • Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site.

  • Harass, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Site to you.

  • Attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to the Site, or any portion of the Site.

  • Copy or adapt the Site’s software, including but not limited to Flash, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or other code.

  • Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.

  • Use, develop, or distribute any automated system, including but not limited to, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Site or any unauthorized script or other software (with the exception of usage of a standard Internet browser or search engine).

  • Use a buying agent or purchasing agent to make purchases on the Site.

  • Make any unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses.

  • Use the Site as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Site and/or the Content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.


User Generated Contributions:

The Site may invite you to chat or participate in blogs, message boards, online forums, and other functionality, and may provide you with the opportunity to create, submit, post, distribute, or broadcast content and materials to us on the Site, including but not limited to text, writings, video, audio, photographs, graphics, comments, suggestions, personal information or other material (collectively, “Contributions”). Contributions may be viewable by other users of the Site and through third-party websites. As such, any Contributions you transmit may be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. When you create or make available any Contributions, you thereby agree that:

    • The creation, distribution, accessing, downloading, or copying of your Contributions do not and will not infringe proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party.
    • You are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, releases, and permission to use and to authorize us, the Site, and other users of the Site to use your Contributions in any manner determined by the Site and these Terms of Use.
    • You have the written permission of each and every identifiable individual person in your Contributions to use the name or likeness of each and every such individual person to enable inclusion and use of your Contributions in any manner determined by the Site and these Terms of Use.
    • Your Contributions are not false, inaccurate, or misleading.
    • Your Contributions are not unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, or other forms of solicitation.
    • Your Contributions are not obscene, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us).
    • Your Contributions do not ridicule, mock, disparage, intimidate, or abuse anyone.
    • Your Contributions are not used to harass or threaten (in the legal sense of those terms) any other person or to promote violence against a specific person or class of people.
    • Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule.
    • Your Contributions do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
    • Your Contributions do not contain any material that solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner.
    • Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law concerning child pornography, or otherwise intended to protect the health or well-being of minors.
    • Your Contributions do not include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

    • Your Contributions do not otherwise violate, or link to material that violates, any provision of these Terms of Use, or any applicable law or regulation.
Any use of the Site that does not adhere to these requirements violates these Terms of Use and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Site.

Contribution License:

By posting your Contributions to any part of the Site or making Contributions accessible to the Site by linking your account from the Site to any of your social networking accounts, you automatically grant (and you warrant that you have the right to grant), to us the following: unrestricted, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide right, and license to host, use, copy, reproduce, disclose, sell, resell, publish, broadcast, retitle, archive, store, cache, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, transmit, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Contributions (including, without limitation, your image and voice) for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Contributions, and grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. The use and distribution may occur in any media formats and through and media channels.

The license will apply to any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, and includes our use of your name, company name, and franchise name, as applicable, and any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and personal and commercial images you provide. You waive all moral rights in your Contributions, and you warrant that moral right have not otherwise been asserted in your Contributions.

Submissions:

You agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or other information regarding the Site (“Submission”) provided by you to us are non-confidential and shall become our sole property. We shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any lawful purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement or compensation to you. You hereby waive all moral rights to any such Submissions, and you hereby warrant that any such Submissions are original or that you have the right to submit such Submissions. You agree there shall be no recourse against us for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your Submissions.

Use of collected information:

Live and Learn Society, Inc.  will only use personal information collected from this site for the purpose of communication back to individuals who contact us via the site, or as subject to state or federal law. Live and Learn Society, Inc. uses cookies and Google Analytics. This information is used to improve web presentation and utilization. Live and Learn Society, Inc. will not disclose, without your consent, information collected about you, except where disclosure is required by law.  Circumstances under which your personal information, would be disclosed or accessed:

  • Where required by law, including through a subpoena.

  • Clear and apparent risk of imminent harm to you or to others.
Live and Learn Society, Inc. will not distribute or sell personal information to third-party organizations.

Links to Other Websites:

ReclaimingEmployment.com may contain links to third-party websites (“Other Sites”) that are not under Live and Learn Society, Inc.’s control. Live and Learn Society, Inc. makes no claim and accepts no responsibility regarding the quality, nature or reliability of the Other Sites that are accessible by hyperlinks from ReclaimingEmployment.com or link to the Sites. Live and Learn Society, Inc. provides these links to you as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Live and Learn Society, Inc. of Other Sites or any association with the operators of such Other Sites. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at any third-party sites.

We recommend that you review each Other Sites privacy practices and make your own informed decision in regards to using any particular web site, whether you have found it through our site or through your own search.

Site Management:

We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to: (1) monitor the Site for violations of these Terms of Use; (2) take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms of Use, including without limitation, reporting such user to law enforcement authorities; (3) in our sole discretion and without limitation, refuse, restrict access to, limit the availability of, or disable (to the extent of technologically feasible) any of your Contributions or any portion thereof; (4) in our sole discretion and without limitation, notice, or liability, to remove from the SIte or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way burdensome to our systems; and (5) otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.

Copyright Infringements:

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material available on or through the Site infringes upon any copyright you own or control, please immediately notify us using the contact information provided below (a “Notification”). A copy of your Notification will be sent to the person who posted or stored the material addressed in the Notification. Please be advised that pursuant to the applicable law you may be held liable for damages if you make material misrepresentations in a Notification. Thus, if you are not sure that material located on or linked to by the Site infringes your copyright, you should consider first contacting an attorney.

California Users and Residents:

If any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you can contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834 or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.

How to contact us:

Email: contact@livelearninc.net
Phone: 805-900-7610
Mail: Live and Learn Society, Inc.
785 Quintana Road, Suite 219
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Reclaiming Employment social network:

We’re glad you’re here. Reading this document will take less than 5 minutes and will help you understand why we’re here and how to participate. You will also learn how to contact the moderation team or the moderator for a group if you need support.

Why we're here:

Reclaiming Employment is a space where adults (age 18 and up) who have experienced mental health-related challenges around work can learn about self-employment and connect with others who have similar experiences and interests.

The social network is made up of different types of groups. Some groups have been created to provide a space for communities to gather and for individuals with similar backgrounds to form connections. Other groups are topic specific and provide a space to keep record of questions or conversations about a specific topic.

Some of the groups on Reclaiming Employment are for a specific segment of the community, like LGBTQ+ folks, or people who have experienced incarceration. These smaller community groups help create spaces where members can have conversations with people who share their experiences and concerns. If you identify as an ally (but not a member of the specific community named), one of the most supportive things you can do is to honor the boundary that has been established and participate in the groups that are open to all and/or are set up for people with your shared identity.

How to participate:

Our goal is to create useful, supportive, respectful spaces that help people create self-employment opportunities. Bring your authentic self while keeping in mind our purpose: Focused discussions about networking, finding resources for building your business, thinking together, problem solving, and celebrating progress. We encourage you to talk about your business but ask that you don’t directly try to recruit or solicit other members.

All people regardless of race, ethnic identity, citizenship, gender, sexual-orientation, disability, religion, stage-of-life, economic status, or education level are welcome here. We also encourage returning citizens who have experienced incarceration to participate.

While the forums are moderated, all of us are a part of creating a positive welcoming culture. We ask that you use kind language and be respectful when talking to others (or when talking about yourself).

Our general rule is: Pay attention to what you want to see more of. Celebrate the acts of kindness, helpful information, or shared victories of your community members through your comments, gifs, and happy emojis. Offer support and/or information when asked if you feel able to do so.

We encourage users to model consent-based communication skills. This means being clear in posts about what kind of support you are looking for (validation, ideas, resources) and asking others about what kind of support they are looking for as well, if it is not clear.

If you see behavior that doesn’t align with the values of the Reclaiming Employment community, we ask that you send a direct message to the moderator to let them know so they can work with the person one-to-one. You can find how to contact the moderator(s) of each group in the next section.

Moderator Role:

The moderation team is made up of volunteers who have completed the necessary steps to become a moderator and the Reclaiming Employment Team. While volunteer moderators will not be available 24/7, they will do their best to help guide the culture of the community by reading and responding to posts on a consistent weekly basis, as their schedule allows.

Sometimes, people make mistakes. We believe that most of the time, when people know better and are given a chance, they do better. If there’s an issue, the moderator may send a direct message asking you to adjust your behavior to better align with our community guidelines. If folks can’t manage following the guidelines, we will remove them from the social network until they are able to do so. If you’ve been removed from the network, you can email the moderation team in the future, when you feel you’re ready and able to make the adjustments requested.

Some things are not negotiable, like the safety and dignity of other group members. Racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, anti-immigrant, and all other forms of discriminatory language or behavior will not be tolerated. If you use hate speech or make direct threats, your account will be suspended. The moderation team will reach out to you after the account has been suspended to see if and how your participation in the community can be restored.

What to do if you have questions or concerns:

Each group lists the moderator(s) at the top of the group page. If you have questions that we didn’t cover, or need to get in touch with the moderation team, the best approach is contact them by email contact@livelearninc.net. Emails are checked every few days and you can expect a response within one business day after it is read. You may also connect with the specific moderator of any group through direct message at any time, although our part-time moderators may not reply instantly.


Social Network Values

Reclaiming Employment operates on the basis of collective values based in disability community advocacy and peer support. We expect members to demonstrate these values and to guide other members to abide by both the values and the community guidelines.

Peer-to-peer support:

Sharing power and honoring the wisdom of lived experience. Community members practice consent-based mutual support; refraining from unsolicited advice-giving, and consciously create cultures of collective empowerment.

Commitment to diversity and inclusion:

Creating identity-centered spaces for marginalized communities. All community members honor and respect diversity of opinions, thinking, and expression.

Strengths-based focus:

Encouraging others’ strengths and gifts, using a positive approach that enhances trust in the community while respecting others as unique and valued individuals.

Trauma-informed:

creating an emotionally safe online environment for all community members. We recognize that the majority of people with mental health conditions have experienced and/or are experiencing some form of trauma, leading to a variety of behaviors and responses that will look different for each person.

Zero tolerance of hate speech:

Create a welcoming and open space. Racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, anti-immigrant, and all other forms of discriminatory language or behavior are not acceptable.

Transparency:

Ensured when participants identify themselves as members of the group they are connecting and engaging with.

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