Terms and Conditions

The GroundTruth project welcomes you to YouthVoices. These are our terms and conditions for use of the service, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web and mobile phone. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the network, on whatever device. In these terms and conditions, when we say YouthVoices, we mean this platform, regardless of how you access it.

The YouthVoices service is provided by our partner Contribly with whom we share these terms and conditions of use.

By using the network, you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.

Some areas of YouthVoices require registration. By completing the initial registration form and by entering your info@thegroundtruthproject.org address and password, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. Also, by subscribing to any of our email services, you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. If you register with YouthVoices, you should read our privacy policy.

If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately notify us of any changes by emailing the user support team at info@thegroundtruthproject.org.

Any changes we make to the terms and conditions will be reflected on this page.


When you register, you are registering as a personal user of YouthVoices. Access to registration areas is via your email address and password.

We allow you access to the registration areas of the site on the basis that:

(i) your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access YouthVoices

(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of YouthVoices

(iii) you do not maliciously create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user

(iv) you comply with these terms and conditions.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of YouthVoices immediately and without giving you any advance notice.

2. Termination of registration

If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on YouthVoices immediately.

3. Use of material appearing on YouthVoices

For the purposes of this agreement, “material” means material including, without limitation, text, video, graphics and sound material, published on the YouthVoices network, whether copyright of The GroundTruth project, our provider contribly.com, or a third party.

You may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only.

Please email info@thegroundtruthproject.org if you wish to distribute or reproduce other parts of YouthVoices.

4. Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material. You must not rely on any statement we have published on YouthVoices without first taking specialist professional advice. Nothing in the material is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person.

For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).

You can access other sites via links from YouthVoices. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning YouthVoices or the material. In particular, we do not warrant that YouthVoices or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

5. Third party material on YouthVoices

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on YouthVoices. Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on YouthVoices, please email the user help team at info@thegroundtruthproject.org, and they will pass your details on to our advertising sales team.

6. Submitting content for publication

Users of our site submit material for publication across the site. Interactions with our site are governed by our Community standards and participation guidelines which are incorporated in these Terms of Service. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines if you choose to post any content or comments to the site.

When you submit content to us, you do so in accordance with these Terms of Service.This means you agree that you have created the content you have submitted to us, or you have permission from, or are authorised by, the owner of the content to send it to us.

By submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free (unless otherwise agreed with us) worldwide licence to use, publish or transmit, or to authorise third-parties to use, publish or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

We may remove your content from use at any time.

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third-parties.

You warrant that the material you submit is not obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal; and, you agree not to post material which is deliberately intended to upset other users.

Any queries regarding copyright and your content should be directed in the first instance to info@thegroundtruthproject.org.


You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us and are free to use the content wherever you or the owner wish and in whatever media you or the owner want.

7. Data protection

Please see our privacy policy for details of how personal data may be processed.

8. Variations

These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted. Details of variations will be posted in section 11 below.

9. Force majeure

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to YouthVoices, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

10. Governing law & jurisdiction

This agreement is governed by US law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the US courts.

11. Details of variations:

April 2016