Terms of Service and Policies

Moodfuel is published by Moodfuel Media LLC and contains material protected by international copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property laws. Unless otherwise expressly specified, use of (hereinafter “the Site”) is intended for your personal, noncommercial use only.

You may not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit or distribute in any manner or medium in any way any content, including code and software, from the Site without express written consent. You may download and/or print material from the Site and may use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Your use of the website is subject to these Terms of Service and you agree to act in accordance with these Terms of Service.

You may use the social networking tools, widgets and/or links provided on the Site, including but not limited to links to Facebook, X and other websites, to create short excerpts and links related to content on the Site that may be displayed on other websites. You may not use such tools, widgets and/or links to create material that disparages or alters the meaning or intent of any content on the Site.

Using the Site in any manner for the purpose or with the intent of obtaining information, accessing the content therein or otherwise constitutes use of the Site such that the party accessing the Site is bound by these Terms of Service.

Because the Internet is a developing medium, we may need to change these Terms of Service or impose new conditions on use of the Site from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service as modified.

Your use of the Site is also subject to our User Guidelines and Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by them.

You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any endorsement or sponsorship of any other site, organization, person or entity by the Site, its affiliates, partners or related sites. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site or incorporate into another website or other service any of our intellectual property, including but not limited to content, code, software and other material.

Intellectual property rights

By posting or submitting any content, including, without limitation, text, photos and videos, or any other intellectual property in any medium, to us via the Site or via other means, you are representing that you are the owner of the material or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and that you are 13 years of age or older.

When you post or submit any content of any type you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, translate, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose.

The foregoing grant of rights shall include the right to exploit any rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. In connection with any exercise of such rights, you grant us, and our assigns, the right to identify you as the author of any of such postings or submissions, or any excerpts or derivative works, in whole or in part, thereof by name, email address or screen name, as we may deem appropriate at our sole discretion. Nothing in these Terms shall require us to so identify you as the author of any of such posted or submitted material, in whole or in part.

If you are a copyright owner who believes your material has been made available to other parties via the Site in a manner which constitutes copyright infringement, please inform us by email at Please include the following information in your notice: (1) a detailed description of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed upon; (2) a description of the location of the allegedly infringing material on the Site; (3) your contact information, including your address, telephone number and email address; (4) a statement by you indicating that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (6) an electronic signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement. Please note that the contact information provided in this paragraph is for suspected copyright infringement only. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere in these Terms of Service or on the Site.

Interactive features

This Site may include a variety of features, such as story comments, forums, live chats and email services, that allow feedback to the Site and real-time interaction between users and other features, such as profiles, personalized pages, private messages and email services, that allow users to communicate with others. Responsibility for information that is posted or provided on any area or application or provided by or through the Site lies with each user – you alone are responsible for the material you post. Your permission for use of the Site is conditional, provided you do not:

• Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site.

• Scrape or otherwise collect, automatically or otherwise, for the purpose of spamming email addresses or other contact information that has been posted by other users of the Site.

• Use the Site to post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes.

• Use the Site to advertise or solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services or to make donations of any kind without the express written approval of the Site.

• Use the Site to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.

• Use the Site to post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right or intellectual property right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.

• Use the Site to post or transmit any information, code, software or other content that contains a virus, other harmful component, or any component that is designed to violate these Terms.

The Site reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in Sites’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Service.


To use certain features of the Site, you must register. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site’s registration form, and to maintain and promptly update the information you provide. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information provided by you or represented as being provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site or any portion, service, or application thereof.


To use certain features of the Site, you will need a username and password, which you will provide through the Site’s registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security and ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. The Site cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

Online transactions

The Site may provide services and/or applications that allow you to purchase various products and services that are provided or fulfilled by third parties. We are not responsible for the quality, timeliness, uptime, reliability, accuracy or any other performance measurement of these products and services. If you purchase anything from a merchant on the Site or on a site linked to by the Site, the information obtained by that merchant’s online store or site and the information that you provide during that transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, is collected by that merchant. A merchant may have separate privacy and data collection practices. We have no responsibility or liability for these policies. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store and its privacy policies, contact the merchant directly or read its policies on its website. You release the Site and its partners from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Site.

When you purchase products or services on or through the Site, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. If you have any questions about these additional terms and conditions, you should contact the merchant of such products or services directly.

You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit that party’s personal information to the Site or to a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such information.

Directories and listings

The information contained in the Resource Guide, any business sponsorship content, event or other directories or listings provided on the Site are provided for lookup purposes and/or solely personal use. They are not to be used for marketing or telemarketing applications. “Scraping” of data and information is prohibited. This information may not be copied or redistributed and is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind. In no event will the Site or its suppliers be liable in any way with regard to such information.

Business sponsorship materials

When you submit business sponsorship content for publication or display on the Site, you agree that this content as it appears on the Site becomes the property of the Site, and you assign all ownership interest in such content under copyright law or otherwise to the Site. Acceptance of a submission of sponsorship content does not constitute a commitment to publish and publication does not constitute an agreement for continued publication. We reserve the right to edit, revise, reject, remove or cancel any sponsorship content at any time at our sole discretion.

Any sponsor warrants that all text, images and other materials are authorized for such use and all information presented is true and accurate. The sponsor agrees to defend and hold the Site harmless from any trademark, copyright or intellectual property claim or litigation resulting from their sponsorship materials.

We may disclose personal information if required by law or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to comply with a law or some legal process, to protect or defend our rights and property, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our websites or to protect the personal safety, property or best interests of our users or the public.

General Disclaimer

This Site includes links and pointers to websites, applications, content and services provided by third parties. Our linking to third party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. Neither the Site, its parent or subsidiary companies nor their affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Site or on websites linked to by the Site. The materials, information, products and services offered on or through the Site and any third-party sites are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the Site disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The Site does not warrant that it or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that any page or the servers that make it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

The Site does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use or materials made available or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. You (and not the Site) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.

Professional Services Disclaimer

Moodfuel does not provide medical services. General information is provided to the community as a service. The information provided is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Moodfuel has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to your inquiries. Information on this website is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Moodfuel is committed to improving health equity and access to mental healthcare in Colorado by providing information and support in response to the needs of Coloradans.

Moodfuel does not specifically endorse any organizations listed on this website. We encourage you to carefully assess whether any article, product, service, person or organization meets the needs of your specific circumstance. All testimonials, views and opinions expressed herein by individuals, organizations or in any resources are for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Moodfuel. CONSULT WITH A PROFESSIONAL FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR SITUATION.

Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the Site, its subsidiary and/or parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or the inability to use materials, products, or services or third party materials, products or services made available. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, said liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law. You acknowledge and agree that the Site is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any materials, products or services on the Site or with any terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

We may cancel or terminate your right to use the Site or any part of the Site at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Site affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive.

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the subject matter contained in this agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the products or services of a third party that are provided through the Site. In the event of any conflict between any such third-party terms and conditions and these Terms of Service, these Terms of Service shall govern. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Privacy Policy

Moodfuel respects your privacy. This is our privacy policy:

We track how our visitors use the Site to determine the content our users read and to which they respond. We also analyze information about usage patterns and share that aggregated data with sponsorship and business partners.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, to notify visitors about updates to our products and services and to contact visitors for marketing purposes. It is not shared with third parties. Ever.

We do not disclose personally identifiable information to outside parties, unless we are under a legal order to do so, it becomes necessary to enforce our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy or to protect the rights, property, safety or best interest of users of the Site or the public.

The Site cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of information that you disclose.

We make content, applications, products and services available through business relationships with third-party providers, where the brands of our partners appear on the Site. In some cases, our partners' privacy policies may apply. If you have questions regarding the privacy policy of our partners, you should contact the partner directly.

If you would like us to delete your data, you may request that we do so by emailing us at and adding to the subject line, “Please delete my data.”

Information gathered about visitors

We collect aggregate information about the pages our readers access. This information helps us assess user interest in the content we provide thereby enabling us to improve our content. We can provide a better site if we know which stories our users are reading, their visit frequency and the length of time they stay on a page.

The Site automatically collects limited information about your computer’s Internet connection, including your IP address, when you visit our sites. Your IP address does not contain personally identifiable information nor does it identify you personally.


We use cookies to help us customize the Site to your preferences so we can provide more personalized content. Also, we use cookies to identify unique browsers that visit the Site.

Information you submit

To use certain features on the Site, such as commenting and other interactive applications, you must register and provide your name, email address and zip code.


After registering with the Site, we may email you regarding your account status. If you have signed up for our emailed newsletters, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions included in the email you receive. From time to time, we may send you email about reader surveys, fundraising campaigns and other information about our work.

Information we gather

We may analyze our reader preferences. When we provide information to our business partners, it is conveyed in generalized, aggregated form and does not contain any specifically identifiable personal information.

In some cases, we contract with third parties to provide services, including credit card and bill processing, shipping, email, analytics or promotions management. We provide these parties with only the basic information necessary for them to perform their specific services.

Google is one of our business partners. We may have implemented various Google technologies, including but not limited to Advertising Features, such as Google Analytics.

Facebook is one of our business partners. We may have implemented various Facebook technologies, including but not limited to features, such as a Meta Pixel.

Data about our traffic is collected by Google and Facebook via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. We do not combine first-party cookies from Google and other third-party cookies or individual identifiers. You may opt out of Google Analytics Advertising Features.

Children under the age of 13

If you are under the age of 13, do not send us any information about yourself including your name, address or email address. You may only send us personally identifiable information if your parents have verified to us their consent to the collection of such information.

As a media company, some of our services and content may be attractive to children. We strive to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The Site:

• Includes our contact information
• Explains the types of personal information we collect and the ways we use it
• Explains our practices in terms of sharing personal information with third parties
• Allows parents to consent to the collection and use of their children’s personal information, without consenting disclosure to third parties
• Does not condition a child’s participation in an activity on the child’s providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for the activity
• Allows parents to review their child’s information, have it deleted or refuse to permit any further collection, by contacting us.

We encourage children under the age of 13 to talk with their parents before supplying personal data.

Parents need to supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental controls available from online services and software manufacturers to provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing their personal information online without parental permission. For additional information about parental control tools, please consult

Gift Acceptance Policy

Moodfuel operates at all times recognizing the independence of our editors and reporters. Editorial function shall at all times remain independent of any donor, and no attempt shall be made to influence or interfere with our editorial policies or decisions.

Funders are not aware of specific stories nor do they review them before publication. Funders do not have special or privileged access to reporters or newsroom leadership.

Funders of specific editorial projects will be listed alongside or in conjunction with funded content.

Moodfuel will accept gifts from named companies, individuals and foundations for unrestricted support, board funds or restricted programming.

Moodfuel will accept gifts for specific editorial projects only from named donor advised funds, foundations and individual donors and only with the agreement of the publisher.

Moodfuel will accept anonymous donations from individuals and from donor advised funds under $1,000 for unrestricted support, but not for specific editorial projects.

Moodfuel reserves the right to decline any gifts that may create an appearance of bias or conflict of interest.


Gifts include unrestricted support, designated gifts for broad categories of work or specific editorial content. Moodfuel is required to ensure that all gifts meet tax benchmarks as established by the IRS and the State of Colorado.

Sources of gifts include individuals, donor advised funds with clear and transparent origins, foundations, corporations and unknown anonymous donors.

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