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Updated version: 5/10/2023 (dd/mm/yyyy)

The Guest House Ocala Alumni app Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) define the conditions under which you may access and use The Guest House Ocala Alumni app and all the functionalities provided (hereinafter designated together the “Service”). 

By accessing or using the Service or by logging in with your allocated User ID, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. The User undertakes to have the legal ability and means required to access and use the Service and acknowledges to have read, understood and accepted without limitation or reservation the Terms of Use, which apply in addition to the Privacy Policy.

These Terms of Service are permanently available on The Guest House website. 

Please review these Terms of Service carefully prior to using the Service.  If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the Service.  

1. Legal notice

The Service is provided by The Guest House

The Guest House, Registered office: 3230 Northeast 55th Ave. Silver Springs, FL 34488

Mental Health Treatment

Registered in the State of Florida under the number:  81-3445962


Phone number: +1 855 483 7800

Publication Director: Michelle Quinton

Hosting: Google Cloud Platform

Company located at Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, Ireland

Registered in the Dublin Trade and Companies Register under the number: 752925594

Phone number: +353 1 436 1000

2. Definitions

Community Website: The online platform named The Guest House Ocala Alumni app, edited by Hivebrite and provided by The Guest House, allows Users to benefit from the Service. 

Data Protection Law: Means the laws and regulations that apply to the processing of personal data in relation to the use of the app, including but not limited to the Florida Information Protection Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

User Account: Means a dedicated online account opened by any visitor and providing access to the Service.

Identifiers: Means login and password or social login the User used to create the User Account.

Party or Parties: Means the User and The Guest House designated either individually or collectively.

Service: Means The Guest House Ocala Alumni app and all the functionalities provided thereto and described in the Terms and Conditions.

Service Content: Any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, works of authorship, applications, links, and other content or materials made available during the Service.

User or Users: Means any person authorized by The Guest House to access and use the Service after creation of a User Account.

User Content: Any content created, posted, or shared by the User, on or through the Service, including any information, data, photos and other content relating to the User.

3. Term

The Terms of Service will come into effect on first access to the Service for the entire duration of use. 

4. Description of the Service

The Service enables Users to connect with each other, build communities, or also do networking.

The Service comprises a suite of online services provided by The Guest House, allowing the User to:

  • Connect with people of The Guest House, groups, and businesses the User is interested in:
    • Live feed: Allows Users to have access to a newsfeed aggregating contents posted via the application. They can comment on the posts.
    • Recommend: Allows Users to suggest someone be invited by the admin.
    • Geolocation: Allows Users to be located via their device in order to know who is near them. 
    • Mentoring: Allows Users to declare themselves mentors in specific domains so they can be contacted by Users wishing to be mentored.
  • Communicate with others by sharing content such as status, photos, videos, and sending private messages, as well as creating events, groups, or projects.
    • Directory: Provides the contact details of other Users.
    • Private messages: Allows Users to discuss by private messages.
    • Projects: Allows Users to create a project.
    • Groups: Users can be part of groups with all the features of the application.
    • Event organization: allows Users to create events.
  • Ensure the safety and integrity of The Guest House Ocala Alumni app with a reporting tool allowing the Users to signal contents and other Users.
  • Participate in fundraising events organized by The Guest House;
  • Share job offers or apply to job offers published in The Guest House Ocala Alumni app; 
  • Stay up to date with news about The Guest House and activities in The Guest House Ocala Alumni app:
    • Email campaign: User can receive email campaigns from The Guest House.
    • Notification: Users that have agreed can receive notifications sent by The Guest House.
    • Media center: Users can upload files that are stored on The Guest House Ocala Alumni app.

These Terms of Service govern the use of each component of the Service.  

5. Access to the Service

Access to the Service shall be subject to the creation of a User Account. 

The Service is available on the mobile app The Guest House Ocala Alumni which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. 

5.1 Requirements for Access to the Service 

The User must ensure to have (the “User’s System”):

  • The ability and means required to access the Services and to use it;
  • The appropriate hardware (computer, smartphone…) and operating software and shall carry out the responsibility of maintenance and security; 
  • Internet access from any access provider of the User’s choice;
  • An adapted configuration of the browser.

Users shall bear all the costs for accessing the Service.

5.2 Creation of the User Account 

This shall require the entering of personal identification data through the online registration form accessible through the app.

Option 1: The User shall enter user identification data such as name, surname, allocated user ID and email and is invited to choose their own User Identifiers, such as username and password.

Option 2: The User can create a User Account by connecting through his or her Facebook/LinkedIn/Google account or his or her SSO account.

The User agrees to provide only accurate and complete information when creating or updating his/her  Account information.

5.3 Access Modalities

In order to benefit from the Services, the User must log in and insert the Identifiers or log in with the Facebook/LinkedIn/Google account or login with the SSO account the User used to create the User Account. Identifiers are personal and confidential. Users are responsible for keeping it secret and not disclosing it to any third party in any form and for any reason whatsoever.

The User’s login can only be changed at the request of the User or at the initiative of The Guest House. The User’s password is modifiable by the User through the User’s Account. The User is solely and entirely responsible for the use of the User’s Identifiers and undertakes to do everything possible to keep them secret and not to disclose them to anyone, in any form whatsoever and for any reason whatsoever. If the User forgets her/his password, the User can generate a new one by clicking on the “Reset My Password” link found in the app.     

The User is solely responsible for the activity that occurs on their User Account and will be responsible for keeping their Identifiers secure and for the use of his Identifiers by third parties or for any actions or declarations made through his User Account, whether fraudulent or not, and guarantees The Guest House against any request in this respect. 

If the User has reason to believe that a person is fraudulently using identification elements or his User Account, she or he must immediately inform The Guest House by email at the following address: 

The User is solely responsible for the improper access, damage, disruption, loss or theft and adverse consequences caused by a breach of the confidentiality of the Identifiers. In case of loss, misappropriation or unauthorized use of their password, the User shall immediately notify The Guest House.   

Users may not use another’s account without permission. User Accounts may not be shared, transferred, or sold to other parties, nor are they to be used by or made available to any person or entity except the registered User.   

6. Cost of the Service

The Service is available free of charge (excluding any connection costs, whose price depends on your electronic communication service provider). 

7. Intellectual Property

7.1 Company’s Ownership 

The Service and the Service Content belong and shall remain the property of The Guest House or its licensors as appropriate, and is protected by copyright, patent when applicable, trade secret and other intellectual property laws.

The User shall not acquire any of such rights title and interest (including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights such as copies, modifications, extensions and derivative works thereof) save as otherwise expressly set out in this Article 7.2 and the User shall take all necessary measures to this effect. All rights not expressly granted to Users are reserved and retained.

Any reproduction, representation, distribution, modification, adaptation or translation of the various Service Content, in whole or in part, in any form and current or future medium is strictly prohibited, except within the limit of the Terms of Service or with the prior express authorization of The Guest House. Any use of the Service Content not expressly authorized by The Guest House shall constitute a violation of the Terms of Use and a violation of intellectual property rights.

Except as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use, the User may not use or register any name, logo, brand or insignia of The Guest House or any of its schools or subdivisions for any purpose except with The Guest House’s prior written approval and in accordance with any restrictions required by The Guest House. These are the property of The Guest House or are subject to rights to use, duplicate or represent/communicate to the public that have been granted to such.

The Guest House is the producer of databases on The Guest House Ocala Alumni app and The Guest House is the owner of any databases made available. The User shall not extract or reuse a substantial qualitative or quantitative portion of the databases, including for private purposes.

7.2 User’s Right of Use

The Guest House grants the User a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Service for User’s personal, non-commercial purposes. The User may only use The Guest House Ocala Alumni app on devices that User owns or controls and as permitted by the App Store terms of service. User may use the Service and the Service Content only in the manner and for the purposes specified in these Terms of Use.  Except as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use, the User may not modify, transmit, produce, distribute, display, sell, license, broadcast, or otherwise make available in any form or by any means any part of the Service or the Service Content without the express written permission of The Guest House. 

In connection with the use of the Services and Service Content or User’s Content, the User is not authorized to, or cannot allow a third party to:

  • Violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations; notably cause damage or injury to any person or property; infringe any rights of third parties including but not limited to any intellectual property rights and privacy rights; or perform any other illegal, harmful or fraudulent activities;
  • Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network;
  • Remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security measures of any network, computer or communications system, software application, or network or computing device;
  • Attempt to connect without permission and/or damage, in any way whatsoever, any Users, hosts or networks;
  • Disturb, hamper, interfere or interrupt the access to or operation of the Service and Service Content, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature.  

8. User’s Undertakings

The User represents and warrants that she or he retains ownership of all of his intellectual property rights in the User Content or that this User Content is subject to a license granted to the User by a third party holding these rights, under conditions allowing the User to freely use and/or transfer these elements for the purpose of using the Service, under the conditions described in the Terms and Conditions. The Guest House does not claim ownership of the User Content.    

The User holds The Guest House harmless from all claims or actions brought by third parties on the grounds of an infringement of their rights, including, without limitation, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights or privacy rights in the User Content.

By using the Service, the User represents and warrants that she or he has the legal right and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use in the User’s jurisdiction. 

User warrants to be at least 18 years of age or older or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and is fully competent, to use the Service and to enter into and comply with these Terms of Use.  If the User is under the age of [XX years], the User must obtain verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian shall be able to provide consent to her or his child’s use of the Service and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use with respect to her or his child’s use of the Service.

Persons aged 13 years old or less are not authorized to access the Service.

9. User’s Rules of Conduct  

Generally, the User is committed to using the Services in accordance with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy made available to the User.

User may not post content which includes, but is not limited to: (i) sexually explicit materials; (ii) obscene, misleading, libelous, slanderous, violent, hateful and/or unlawful content or profanity; (iii) content that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary right, or that is deceptive or fraudulent; (iv) content that promotes the use or sale of illegal or regulated substances, tobacco products, ammunition and/or firearms; and (v) gambling, including without limitation, any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker (“Objectionable Content”) via the Service. 

User may not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and must not post private or confidential information via the Service, including, without limitation, the User or any other person’s credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses. 

User must not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper. 

User must not attempt to restrict another User from using or enjoying the Service and must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Service.  

User may only make non-commercial uses of the Service and Service Content. Use of Service or the Service Content for any commercial, public or political purpose is strictly prohibited.  Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by The Guest House (or any individual officer or employee of The Guest House); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of The Guest House or its officers or employees; and (4) print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as “spamming”), solicitations for commercial services. 

10. Reporting and Moderation

In order to ensure The Guest House Ocala Alumni app provides the best experience possible for everyone, if a User sees any inappropriate content, she or he must use the “Report as offensive” feature found under each post.

The Guest House has no general obligation to monitor User Content nor to investigate whether facts or circumstances are revealing illicit activities. The Guest House has set up a reporting tool allowing any User to notify illegal, abusive and harmful content.

The knowledge of such content is deemed effective when the hosting provider is notified of following:

  • The notification date;
  • The notifying User identity;
  • The description of the facts in contention (possibly with screenshots of the content);
  • As well as the reasons for which the content must be removed.

If a User Content is reported, The Guest House reserves the right to withdraw the reported content and/or suspend or terminate the User Account of the User having originally published the reported content in the conditions set forth in Article 11.2.  

11. Termination, suspension, or revocation of access

11.1 Deletion of the User Account by the User

At any time, the User may delete their User Account by contacting The Guest House at the address or email address mentioned in Article 15.

Deletion is effective immediately and all the data collected upon the subscription as well as the content published by the User on The Guest House Ocala Alumni app is deleted after a period of three (3) years. 

11.2 Suspension or Termination of the User Account by The Guest House in Case of Breach of the Terms of Use

The Guest House retains the right to suspend User’s access to the Service to make all investigations necessary following a report made pursuant to Article 10 or in case of presumed breach of Terms of Use, which may be remediated. The User whose User Account is suspended will be informed by The Guest House of such a decision by email. The User has the possibility to send an email to The Guest House to obtain additional information on the reasons for the suspension as well as to provide explanations and/or any element in order to demonstrate that the breach has been remediated. If the violation of the Terms of Use is not remedied within one (1) month from suspension notification, The Guest House reserves the right to terminate the applicable User’s Account and right to use the Service, in addition to any other rights or remedies available.  

11.3 Deletion of Inactive User Account

The Guest House will delete inactive accounts after a continuous period of two (2) years if the User has not used The Guest House Ocala Alumni app. The User will be informed by email of the deletion of his or her account subject to prior notice of two (2) weeks allowing the User to object to such deletion.

12. Privacy; Confidentiality

By using the Service, User’s personal data, in the meaning of Data Protection Laws, may be collected and processed by The Guest House in compliance with The Guest House Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy (collectively, “Privacy Policies”).   

The Guest House will treat User Content as confidential information in accordance with these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policies.   

13. Limitation of Warranty and Liability; Indemnification

The Guest House is not responsible for the User’s device compatibility nor if the User is unable to connect due to any technical problem related to the Internet network or a failure in the User’s computer facilities and equipment. 

The Guest House shall not be responsible for User’s System nor any problems arising from or related to User’s System or caused by the Internet. User is responsible for the security of the User System and the security of their access to and connection with the Services.

Insofar as it has not been reported in the conditions of Article 10, any document, information, data, or elements available via the Service, including User Content (“Information”), is provided without any guarantees, notably that the Information is comprehensive or accurate. 

The User is solely responsible for the use of the Information and bears all the risks arising from your reliance on this Information. The Information is provided on the condition that the User can determine their interest for a specific purpose before use. Under no circumstances does The Guest House accept liability for injury arising from reliance on the said Information, its use or use of a product to which it refers.

The User is solely responsible for all User Content posted, and assumes all risks relating to its use by others and others’ reliance on its accuracy. The User acknowledges that, following the publication of any content, their information will become accessible to all the Users on The Guest House Ocala Alumni app and that, as such, the same information will be published, modified, translated, reproduced in any form and accessible, saved and reproduced by other Users and The Guest House. The Guest House will have no responsibility or liability in connection with the User Content.

The Guest House expressly excludes any liability for events of any kind that may occur during any meeting organized between Users within the use of the Services. 

14. Hypertext Links

The Guest House Ocala Alumni app may provide links to websites operated by third parties or other internet sources/networks, as well as data/information coming from third-party servers. The Guest House does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or the use of third-party websites and cannot be held liable for any damage following or in relation to the use or the fact of having trusted the content/data/results available on such third-party servers, external sources or internet sites. 

If a User uses third-party sites or content from third-party servers, the User does so solely at User’s own risk. Links do not imply that the Company is affiliated or associated with any linked site. 

15. Contact

For any questions regarding the Terms of Use, especially use of the Service or any claim, please email us at or post it at the following address: 3230 Northeast 55th Ave. Silver Springs, FL 34488

The User can use these contact details for any technical support request.

16. Miscellaneous

Governing Law and Jurisdiction.  These Terms of Use will be governed by the laws of Florida without regard to its conflicts of laws principles.  

The User is informed, as a consumer, of the possibility of using a conventional mediation procedure or any other alternative dispute resolution method. In particular, the User may refer the matter to the Consumer Ombudsman.

The User can submit a dispute to an Online Dispute Resolution platform, such as the one offered by the United States government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which may be accessed at the following address:

Change of Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change from time to time. Any changes will be posted to this page. Use of this Service or any Service Content after entering into force the new version of the Terms of Use will constitute the agreement to the modified Terms of Use. If the User disagrees with such modification of the Terms of Use, the User may terminate the Service and delete its User Account under the conditions set forth in Article 11.

Change of the Service. The Guest House may further develop or modify the Service or the Service Content only to improve its quality. The User will be informed of such development/modification as soon as it is implemented. 

Severability; Entire Agreement. Except in the case of invalidity of an essential clause, if any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision, to the extent unenforceable, shall be struck, and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.  These Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policies, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between the User and The Guest House with respect to the subject matter hereof.   

Convention of Proof. Electronic documents exchanged by electronic means between the User and The Guest House shall be regarded as writings having the same probative force as writings on paper in the meaning of applicable law. They may constitute faithful and durable copies in accordance with applicable law, so that the User is invited to keep them.

Force Majeure. In no case may The Guest House be held liable for any breach of its contractual obligations resulting from a force majeure event as defined in applicable law and related jurisprudence.