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Using How Can I Help

Terms of use

Welcome to How Can I Help (“HCIH”). We, the volunteer group at HCIH, hope this is useful for you in finding an initiative, project, service, person, charity or vendor (collectively referred to as “Resource”) to support. All persons involved in HCIH are doing so on a voluntary and commitment-free basis.  By accessing or otherwise interacting with our website, services, applications or any associated content or communications (together, the “Platform”), you agree to these Terms of Use ("TOU") (last updated [DATE]). You acknowledge and agree the Platform is a private site owned and operated by HCIH. If you are accessing or using the Platform on behalf of a Resource, you represent and warrant to HCIH that you have authority to accept the TOU on behalf of that Resource and that that Resource agrees to the TOU. If you do not agree to the TOU, you are not authorized to use HCIH or the Platform. HCIH may modify the TOU at any time in HCIH’s sole discretion. You are responsible for periodically checking for changes and are bound by them if you continue to use the Platform. Our privacy policy ([URL]), and . All other policies, site rules, and agreements referenced below or on the Platform, are fully incorporated into this TOU, and you agree to them as well.


Unless licensed by HCIH in a separate written or electronic agreement, you agree not to use or provide software or services that interact or interoperate with the Platform, e.g. for downloading, uploading, creating/accessing/using an account, posting, flagging, emailing, searching, or other use not expressly permitted by HCIH. You agree not to copy/collect the Platform content via robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, or any automated or manual equivalent (e.g., by hand). Misleading, unsolicited, and/or unlawful postings/communications/accounts are prohibited. You agree not to post content that is prohibited by any of the Platform's policies or rules referenced above ("Prohibited Content"). You agree not to abuse the Platform's flagging or reporting processes. You agree not to collect the Platform user information or interfere with the Platform. Unless licensed by HCIH in a separate written or electronic agreement, you agree not to (i) copy, adapt, create derivative works of, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, localize, port or modify the Platform, any website code, or any software used to provide the Platform, (ii) combine or integrate the Platform with any software, technology, services, or materials not authorized by HICH, (iii) circumvent any functionality that controls access to or otherwise protects the Platform, or (iv) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices. You agree not to use the Platform in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any person, or that violates any applicable law.


HCIH does not specifically endorse any of the Resources that are listed on the Platform. We encourage you to carefully assess whether any Resource will meet the expectations of your specific circumstance. Any organization can contact HCIH at any time to have its information updated or removed from the Platform. Inclusion of Resources in the Platform does not constitute or imply endorsement or support by HCIH. Views and opinions expressed in the Platform  do not necessarily state or reflect those of HCIH. HCIH reserves the right at any time to remove information from the website without communication with the author or organization. This Platform may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than HCIC. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites.

Disclaimer & Liability

To the full extent permitted by law, HCIH, and its volunteers (“HCIH Entities") (1) make no promises, warranties, or representations as to the Platform, including its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, propriety, security or reliability; (2) provide the Platform on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and any risk of using the Platform is assumed by you; (3) disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including as to accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and all warranties arising from course of dealing, usage, or trade practice; and (4) disclaim any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct of you or any party or Resources in connection with the Platform. HICH Entities shall NOT be liable for any claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses and expenses of any nature, including without limitation any compensatory, incidental, direct, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss due to damage to property, claims of third parties or other losses of any kind or character arising out of or in connection with the use of the Platform or any Resource with which it is linked. You, the user, assume total responsibility for use of the Platform.

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