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GritX Terms and Conditions

By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site.

Agreement between User and GritX

GritX is a non-profit website comprised of various webpages and operated by a group of clinicians and staff at UCSF. GritX is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modifications of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “terms”). Your use of Gritx constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

GritX is a psychoeducational website that helps youth, their families, and others understand what mental health is, decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues, increase resilience in adolescents and young adults, and provide various tools to help one achieve mental health and wellness. The site has seventeen distinct sections. The site provides both internal and external mental health resources that users can explore in order to deepen their understanding of particular mental health topics, and connect with other resources both within and outside their communities. The information is not intended as medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice that one would receive from a doctor. Always seek the advice of a doctor(s) or other qualified mental health professionals with any questions you may have.

We hope that the information obtained on this site will help you to be better able to understand yourself, the issues that you may be struggling with, and learn how to build a more resilient self. It is not a substitute for appropriate professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding symptoms, medical conditions, and/or concerning family history. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.

Neither the Board of Regents nor its officers, agents or employees assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or medical procedure described.


Your use of Gritx is subject to Gritx Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Children and Privacy

Gritx is committed to protecting the privacy of youth. This site is intended for individuals over 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from individuals 13 years of age or under. If we learn that we have information from anyone 13 years of age or younger, we will delete that information immediately. If you are 13 years of age or younger, please check with your parents or caregivers regarding your use of this site.

Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services

Gritx contains links to other websites (‘Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Gritx and Gritx is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked site, or any changes or updates to a Linked site. Gritx is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Gritx of the site of any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via Gritx are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any products (aka “forms”), service or functionality on behalf of Gritx users.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use Gritx strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Gritx that you will not use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site or interfere with any other party’s use. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilations thereof, and any software used on the site, is the property of Gritx (UCSF) or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, revise, engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content in whole or in part, found on the Site. Gritx content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Gritx and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Gritx or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by UCSF from our offices within the USA. If you access the Services from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Gritx Content success through Gritx in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.


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Liability of Gritx and Its Licensors

The use of the Gritx Site and the Content is at your own risk. When using the Gritx Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of Gritx and its suppliers. Accordingly, Gritx assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Gritx Site. The Gritx Site and the content are provided on an "as is" basis. Gritx, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Without limiting the foregoing, Gritx, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:

In no event shall Gritx, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Gritx Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Gritx Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Gritx, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Gritx Site are advised of the possibility of such damages.

Termination/Access Restriction

UCSF reserves the right, in its sole discretions, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice, to the maximum extent permitted by law. This agreement is covered by the laws of the State of California, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in California in all disputes arising or relating to the use of the site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provision of these Terms, including, without limiting this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship between you and Gritx/UCSF. as a result of this agreement or use of the Site, Gritx’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Gritx’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Gritx with respect with such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provisions will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified agreement, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Gritx with respect to the Site and is supersedes all prior communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Gritx with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notices given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

Gritx may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the Gritx will mean you accept those changes. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Gritx encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

User Submissions

The personal information you submit to Gritx is governed by the Gritx Privacy Policy. To the extent there is an inconsistency between this Agreement and the Gritx Privacy Policy, this Agreement shall govern.

The Site contains functionality that allows users to upload content to the Site (collectively "Public Areas"). You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any such submission you agree that you will not send or transmit to Gritx by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the "Contact Us" page) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Gritx by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any submission to a Public Area or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Gritx by email, you automatically grant-or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted-Gritx a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Gritx may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or to Gritx by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

Gritx or its licensors have no liability or responsibility to users of the Gritx Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.


Gritx is based in San Francisco, California in the United States of America with principal offices in San Francisco, California.

Termination/Access Restriction

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Gritx maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Gritx Site, these Terms and Conditions and the Gritx Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and Gritx with respect to the use of the Gritx Site, and Content.

Contact us:

Gritx welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms: