Terms of Use

This terms of use statement applies only to the website at www.overcomingobstacles.org. This site is owned and operated by the Community for Education Foundation, Inc. (DBA Overcoming Obstacles). By using this site, you agree to all of the terms and conditions set forth herein. If you do not agree with these terms of use, please do not use the Community for Education Foundation/Overcoming Obstacles website.

Changes and Updates

CEF reserves the right to change the terms and conditions under which this site is offered by modifying, adding, or removing any portion of these terms of use. Changes in these terms of use will be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the Overcoming Obstacles website after any changes to these terms of use are posted constitutes your acceptance of these changes.

CEF may terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Overcoming Obstacles website, including the availability of any features of the website, at any time. CEF may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts of or the entire website without notice or liability.

Privacy and Protection of Personal Information

See CEF's privacy policy, incorporated herein by reference, for complete information relating to the collection and use of your personal information.

Copyright and Trademarks

All content contained on the Overcoming Obstacles website (such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, and software), is the property of Community for Education Foundation or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, or other laws. The content on this website is provided solely for your information and educational use. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Community for Education Foundation's website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  1. modify or copy the materials;
  2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display or performance (commercial or non-commercial);
  3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Community for Education Foundation's website;
  4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
  5. Please note that this license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of the above restrictions and may be terminated by Community for Education Foundation at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession, whether in electronic or printed format.

Overcoming Obstacles, the Overcoming Obstacles design logo, and other marks that may appear on this website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Community for Education Foundation, Inc. (DBA Overcoming Obstacles). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, distribute, transmit, modify, or use the trademarks in any manner. All other registered trademarks or trademarks that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners.

Disclaimer of Warranties

This website and the content on it are provided "as is." CEF disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. CEF makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy or timeliness of the information contained on this website, and you should confirm any information presented in this website before relying on it in any way.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will CEF be liable to you for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages resulting from your use or inability to use this site, even if CEF has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This limitation will apply to damages from any cause of action, including, but not limited to, tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise. In no event will CEF's liability to you for any cause of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this website. CEF does not warrant that the functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the servers that host this site will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

Comments and Communications

Visitors may, from time to time, be given the opportunity to post suggestions, ideas, comments, testimonials, questions, or other information on the Overcoming Obstacles website. It is the responsibility of the individual providing such content to ensure that no portion of the content is illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights or otherwise injurious to third parties. CEF reserves the right to remove any offending content at its sole discretion.

CEF will have no obligation of any kind with respect to any information that you provide via this website and will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute the information to others without limitation. CEF will be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever.

Links to Other Sites

This website may contain links to other websites that are independently run. CEF does not endorse, monitor, make any representation with respect to, or assume any liability for any third-party sites, including, without limitation, any products or services that are advertised or made available for purchase through such sites.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold CEF and any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, costs, or damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) asserted by any third party arising from or related to your use of this site or conduct in connection therewith.


Should any part or portion of this agreement be found or held to be invalid or unenforceable, then the meaning of said provision will be construed, to the extent feasible, so as to render the provision enforceable. If no feasible interpretation would save such provision, it will be severed from the remainder of this agreement, which will remain in full force and effect unless CEF's obligations hereunder are materially impaired.

Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement

CEF respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. CEF may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been made available on the site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated in connection with the site, please provide CEF's copyright agent with the following information:

CEF's agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

Susan Dawson
Chief Executive Officer
Overcoming Obstacles
334 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 877-840-9606

Governing Law

These terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

Entire Agreement

This constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Community for Education Foundation (DBA Overcoming Obstacles) regarding the access and use of this website.


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