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Terms & Conditions

Updated: November 2021

Welcome to Opportunity Miami, a web site owned and operated by The Beacon Council Foundation (“The Beacon Council Foundation,” “us” or “we”). These terms apply to the web site located at www.opportunity.miami (the “Web site”).

Your access and use of the web site is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with all of these terms and conditions, you may not use any portion of the web site.

Authorized use of the Web site

The Web site is provided for your personal use and informational purposes only. Any other use of the Web site requires our prior written consent.

Information and Privacy

In order to use certain portions of the Web site, such as posting a comment to a blog, you will be required to provide specific information. All information about you must be truthful, and you may not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity. To understand how we use information collected from you, please read our Privacy Policy.

Unauthorized Use of the Web site

You may not use spiders, robots, data mining techniques or other automated devices or programs to catalog, download, store or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Web site. Further, you may not use any such automated means to manipulate the Web site or attempt to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under these Terms and Conditions. You may not resell use of, or access to, the Web site to any third party.

Proprietary Rights

We are the exclusive owner of the Web site, including all copy, software, graphics, designs and all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property or proprietary rights contained therein. However, materials on the Web site posted by members may belong to such members or to third parties. By using the Web site, you agree not to copy, distribute, modify or make derivative works of any materials without the prior written consent of the owner of such materials. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by The Miami-Dade Beacon Council.

No Warranties

THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEB SITE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THE WEB SITE. FURTHER, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE WEB SITE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, COSTS OF COVER, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, EACH OF WHICH IS HEREBY EXCLUDED BY AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT EITHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our agents harmless from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising from, or related to, (i) any breach by you of any of these Terms and Conditions, (ii) the content of any posting you make to a blog or (iii) a violation by you of applicable law.

International Access

Our Web site is provided from the United States of America and all servers that make it available reside in the U.S.A. The laws of other countries may differ regarding the access and use of the Web site. We make no representations regarding the legality of this Web site in any other country and it is your responsibility to ensure that your use complies with all applicable laws outside of the U.S.A.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of New Hampshire shall govern these Terms and Conditions. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THE COURTS LOCATED IN FLORIDA FOR ALL MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE WEB SITE.

Updates

We may change, suspend or terminate the Web site, or your access to the Web site, at any time without notice. In addition, these Terms and Conditions may be changed at any time without prior notice. We will make such changes by posting them on the Web site, and you should check for such changes frequently. Your continued access of the Web site after such changes conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of those changes.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice

Materials may be made available via the Web site by third parties not within our control (such as through blogs). We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content posted on the Web site for defects, viruses or the inclusion of illegal content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Web site.

If you believe any materials on the Web site infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:

All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

The Beacon Council Foundation

80 SW 8th Street

Suite 2400

Miami, FL 33130

next@opportunity.miami

It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.

Questions

Should you have any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions you may contact us at next@opportunity.miami.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To improve our website

(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

To send periodic emails

The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used  to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

Do we use cookies?

The Opportunity Miami website uses cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies. Cookies are small data files that are served by our platform and stored on your device. Our site uses cookies dropped by us or third parties for a variety of purposes including to operate and personalize the website. Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other websites.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 6-19-09

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

The Beacon Council Foundation

80 SW 8th Street

Suite 2400

Miami, FL 33130

next@opportunity.miami

Accessibility

The Beacon Council Foundation strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities, and has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website, opportunity.miami, is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.

Accessibility on opportunity.miami

Opportunity Miami makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows opportunity.miami to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The Opportunity Miami accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.

Disclaimer

The Beacon Council Foundation continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.

Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on opportunity.miami fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.

Here For You

If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on opportunity.miami or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist. 

Contact Us

If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact Customer Support as follows: Email: next@opportunity.miami

Opportunity Miami Partners

Co-Chairs

Rick Beasley

Rick Beasley

CareerSource SFL Executive Dir

Christine Barney

Christine Barney

CEO of rbb Communications

Daniella Levine Cava

Daniella Levine Cava

Mayor, Miami-Dade County

Academic Leaders Council

Barry University Florida International University Florida Memorial University Miami Dade College St. Thomas University University of Miami Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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