Please note use of the site after constitutes your agreement to the below to the Privacy and Terms and Conditions of Use. I am open to emails regarding the below at handfulofsapphires (at) gmail.com.  Please understand the below is to protect you and every website should below outlined in how they are using the information you are sending them.


HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES (also known as “i” or “we,” “us,” or “our” “the site” )

The site is committed to providing accurate details and descriptions whenever possible and will be updated accordingly.  The site and owner, moderators are not responsible for any issues that may occur between users and the organizations listed or otherwise posted on this site.

Users of the site also are responsible for ensuring that their status in Taiwan is valid and acceptable for volunteering work and this site is geared towards providing opportunities in non-paid positions; IF there is compensation this will be mentioned under the tag EXCHANGE (some offer transportation fees or minor payments).  Those on foreign visas should also note tags with “POLITICAL ACTIVISM” as the government is often more on a lookout in these types of affairs. User take full responsibility in determining their visa and validity to participate in such events – do so in any opportunity listed on this site is at their own risk.

Organizations must also be aware of the rule and the below references and that HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES is not responsible for actions/inactions of users of the site that volunteer with them.  As mentioned for visa statuses, I am looking into contacting the right governmental offices so that there will be no issues so please be patient!

Unless otherwise stated, users are responsible for their own safety and insurance when participating in activities at the organizations, or when volunteering in organizational-related events.  HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES does not filter out the volunteer network for organizations so if any issues arise we would still appreciate an email on your thoughts to provide this as information for future volunteers and organizations.


Your privacy is very important to HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES and we are committed to protecting your personal information.  We provide the below notice to outline our online information practices so there is an understanding about the choices you can make when you navigate our Website and about the way your information is collected and used.  If we collect any personal information from you, it is to provide you with a personalized experience with relevant content and services.  Please carefully read the Privacy Policy as your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement of the notice in its entirety.


The information collected is the information that you give by commenting or sending an email to handfulofsapphires (at) gmail.com.  It is your discretion what information to provide.  Emails sent to handfulofsapphires (at) gmail.com are collected for the purposes of responding to your questions and sending you resources that you may have requested.

Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected and this will be collected with your consent.  You may have the option to provide us personal demographic, preferences, and contact information, and other details, all of which is at your sole discretion. All information collected is for several purposes which will be made known to you at the time of input and also includes our commitment to give potential volunteers unique opportunities that may be of relevance to them including informational newsletters, events, or other related services. We will not sell, rent, loan, or give away your personally identifiable information to a third party without your prior written consent.

We are committed to conducting this website in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.   We suggest users take further precaution in this and all websites in refraining from sending out private information you do not wish to share about yourself in social media sites and communication channels such as email, chat, or other messaging services.


In the event that you choose to visit an advertiser by actively “clicking” on a banner ad, advertisement, or link, you will be directed to a third party website at your sole discretion. HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. These sites are only provided as potential resources users may be interested in. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

We do not exercise any control over these sites and we highly encourage you to read through their privacy policies, privacy agreements, user terms, or any statement involving your use on that site during your visit there.



By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

All users, including yourself, are prohibited from violating, or attempting to violate, the security of this site, including attempting to login to the server or account of others, trying to obtain or access data not intended for you; engaging in tampering, hacking, or corrupting the website; make any attempts at altering or modifying the operation of the site in any way, shape, or form. Your continued use of this site signifies your explicit agreement to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of Use in its entirety and a violation would subject you to the appropriate legal action.


HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES declares, unless otherwise stated on the Website, all known “content” inclusive of “materials” known as text, imagery, icons, photographs, designs, videos in addition to others that are on the Website belong to the Company or the Company has been granted, or authorized rights for the content to be used by its respective owners.  Organizations take note of the use of their logo and their representation – any discrepancies please email immediately to handfulofsapphires (at) gmail.com

  1. Sharing links are encouraged bithout the explicit written consent of HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES, you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials so that whether in message or medium the original purpose is distorted (if there are any hesitations please email prior)
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES’s web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

In the event that there may be a possible breach of copyright on our website we want to know.  We take all matters on this very seriously.  Please submit (i) screen cap copy of the alleged infringement (ii) details on time and date seen (iii) your specific details and concerns regarding the content on how it infringes a copyright (iv) whose copyrights it infringes, in an email with subject heading COPYRIGHT to us at: handfulofsapphires (at) gmail.com so we can seek to resolve any misunderstandings.


The materials on HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES’s web site are provided “as is”. HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.


In no event shall HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES’s Internet site, even if HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES or a HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage.   HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES shall also not be liable for any damage whatsoever resulting from the use of the Website.


You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES from and against any and all liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by any Company Party in connection with any claim of any kind, including, but not limited to, violation of rights of publicity or privacy, claims for defamation, claims arising under any statute, copyright infringement or trademark infringement as a result. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.


The materials appearing on HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.


HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.   We encourage you to read our Privacy Policy on further details regarding this.


By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

In rare instances, we make updates to the Terms and Conditions of Use we will make these changes known and revise the “updated” date at the bottom of this page.  We highly recommend you to check back with our Website periodically for any changes that may affect you as your use of the site after such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.


If you choose to continue to browse and use the HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES Website, this action is taken as sign of your explicit consent to having fully understood and agreeing with this page’s content in its entirety.  As mentioned throughout the above, we encourage you to periodically check this page for changes because changes will be binding on you. Your use of the site after such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.

We welcome any questions in emails to handfulofsapphires (at) gmail.com

Updated September 20, 2011


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