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Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions about the Infinite Good. If you have a question that is not listed here, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to answer it for you.
What is the Infinite Good?
The Infinite Good is a website where people share inspiring experiences about others. Together, these small stories add up to something much bigger than ourselves.
What is an inspiring experience?
We believe an inspiring experience is something good that someone does for you or something good that you witness others doing.
They can be big or small events. The random stranger that returns your lost wallet. The volunteer you see delivering meals to seniors every Tuesday. The funny dance your child performs in the middle of the grocery store.
We're witness to these moments every single day and they inspire us to pay it forward in some way.
Can a negative experience be inspiring?
Sure. We believe that some negative experiences can be turned into positive ones.
For example, the rude customer at the coffee shop inspires you to tip your barista. The bravery your mother shows going through chemotherapy inspires you to change your career. The high school crush you never asked out inspires you to pursue your future spouse.
We can't deny that negative events are a part of life, but we believe they can inspire us to live better.
Why should I share one of these experiences on this site?
We usually don't record these small moments or think about how they affect us. And we usually don't see these experiences shown together. But we think it might change us for the better if we do.
How does my story make a difference?
Every story makes a difference. This website visualizes our individual experiences as a collective thread. Instead of your stories existing alone, they now have a place where they can speak together, creating a larger voice for good people in the world.
If you connect to our site via Facebook, you can see all of the inspiring stories you've shared. Also, you can collect the posts that others have shared. We think it's a great way to read positive stories all in one place.
How does it work?
It's pretty easy. Here's a simple breakdown:
Look and Listen
When you see or experience something that inspires you, take note of it. Use our mobile app for the iPhone to enter it right when it happens, or record it later by visiting this website.
Show and Tell
Write about the inspiring experience. Or just choose a word and a color that express your feelings. You can also add a photo to your story, which we all know tells a thousand words.
Share and Reflect
Your story goes into the main collection, but you can also share with your friends by posting it to Facebook. Plus, your personal collection allows you to look back on the things that have inspired you over time.
How do I get started?
You can get started right now. Feel free to share something that happened in the past or something that happened just now.
The stories can be expressions of gratitude, dedications to those who have influenced you, or just a simple appreciation for something really nice. It's up you!
I like this idea! How can I be more involved?
We’re working on ways for people to become more involved, but for now, just drop us a line to let us know you're interested.
One last question… why did you create this site?
Glad you asked. Click here to read about our story.
The inspiring experience and
Below is the brief story of how the Infinite Good came to be, in the words of our designer and founder.
The story has humble beginnings.
The idea was actually inspired by a collection of letters and thank you notes posted in a gas station. The notes were simple stories of kindness and charity, acknowledging the owner of the gas station for his generous help.
While I hadn't actually witnessed any of the events, the expressions of gratitude filled me with a great sense of hope. And I wanted others to feel the same way.
I realized something at that moment.
I observed people doing good things for each other every day, but I rarely shared these moments or how they inspired me.
But what if I did? And what if others did the same? What if there was a place where everyone could see and express gratitude, or tell a story about something good that just happened to them? And how might a collection of these inspiring stories change way we look at the world?
I felt compelled to create something.
With an idea in mind, I set out to respond to these questions. With the helpful input from numerous people and the talent of some generous friends, the Infinite Good is here today, presented here for you to take part.
By making our invisible inspiration more visible, the Infinite Good encourages people to reflect on the positive potential of their experiences with others.
You play a part in our story.
I could say that the Infinite Good team is a designer and two developers that created a website and a mobile app. But in reality, we think it's much bigger. It's an inspiring experience that we share with all of you.
Our story is actually your story. The Infinite Good becomes the stories that you share, the collective thread that you help to weave.
We believe that by sharing our inspiring experiences about others, we might be able to change the way we think, the way we live, and the way we act—all for the better.
We hope you believe the same.
We believe in making this a
positive experience for everyone.
Sharing stories can be quite personal, and people often have different ideas of what "good" means to them, or what an "inspiring experience" might be. To help you understand the values of our community, we put together a few important things to help you know what to share and what not to share.
We think stories should focus on people.
Stories on the Infinite Good should be about people, not things. We understand that inspiration can come from many places (businesses, organizations, products, etc.), but we prefer content about people. Feel free to mention a place you were or someone from an organization that inspired you, but please don't use this site to advertise or promote specific products or services.
We prefer to tell stories about others, not ourselves.
The aim of the Infinite Good is to focus on the actions of others, not ourselves. Self-reflection is great, but self-promotion is not the goal. We encourage good deeds, but try and keep your stories about others and how they inspired you to pay it forward.
We believe in the Golden Rule.
We ask that when you write about someone else, you treat them the way you would like to be treated. Please don't criticize or disgrace those you post about. We know that negativity can lead to positivity, but please be thoughtful when sharing about others. And if you choose to submit a picture of someone, please ask permission if you can.
We prefer original content.
Stories that use your own words and your own photos are the most authentic kind, the kind that others are inspired by. We like inspiring links and media too, but it's best if those remain on the website they belong to.
We want to keep it clean.
We believe that the things listed on this page should be pretty easy to follow. But please understand that we reserve the right to remove your story if we feel the content doesn't fit on the site. We don't like deleting stories, but it's important to maintain the integrity of the Infinite Good concept for our community.
We think some things are off limits.
By participating on this site and using our mobile app, we ask that the things you share in your stories is what we deem to be acceptable. When you submit stories to Infinite Good (the legal term we use is "Content"), you agree to the following:
You will not post Content that uses foul or explicit language.
You will not post Content that is sexually suggestive, sexually explicit, or pornographic in nature.
You will not post Content that exploits or is intended to harm children.
You will not post Content that promotes hate speech, including the promotion of hate or violence towards groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.
You will not post Content that promotes violence or threatens people.
You will not post Content that includes the intellectual property rights of others without their permission, or otherwise violates their rights to privacy or publicity.
You will not publish another person’s personal and confidential information.
You will not mislead or confuse viewers by pretending to be someone else.
You will not engage in illegal activities or promote dangerous and illegal activities.
You will not intentionally interfere with the use of Infinite Good, including by transmitting viruses or malicious code.
You will not use Infinite Good to violate any law that might apply to you or Infinite Good.
You will not access, use, or exploit Infinite Good or Content on the Infinite Good for any commercial purposes.
You are welcome to flag any story in the collection or report suspected violations via email (email@example.com). But we at Infinite Good reserve the sole right to determine whether a violation has occurred and what actions to take in response to a reported violation.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything posted above, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'd like to keep in touch.
Whether you have a comment, a suggestion, or just want to share something nice, feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think.
We'd love to hear from you! Drop us a line at email@example.com.
To keep up with our updates, read other positive stories, and see other inspiring goodness, be sure to follow us on these social networks:
Legal information that protects us and
Information that Infinite Good Collects
The Infinite Good (the “Company,” “us,” “we”) collects personal information when you register with Infinite Good through Facebook and when you use, access, or visit the Infinite Good website or mobile application. When you connect via Facebook we ask for your basic information (name, hometown, current location, etc.) that the Facebook API provides. While your name is not used, your Facebook profile image is used. Therefore, you are not fully anonymous when connected via Facebook. If you seek anonymous posting, you have the choice not to use the Facebook login.
The words, stories, and images (“Content”) that you submit for inclusion in Infinite Good may reveal personal information about you and the subjects of that Content. We ask that you obtain permission from others and that you carefully consider the information that you want to disclose about yourself and others in the public forum that Infinite Good provides. Please be thoughtful and decent. Once you choose to share Content through the Infinite Good, that Content could potentially be copied and re-shared by others with access to the Infinite Good.
Infinite Good automatically receives and records information from your computer/mobile device and browser, including your IP address/device ID, cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request. Infinite Good may set and access Infinite Good cookies on your computer. Infinite Good may use web beacons and other technologies to track your use of Infinite Good.
How Infinite Good Uses and Discloses Information
The Company uses (or may choose to use) your information for the following purposes: to customize Content you see on Infinite Good, to fulfill your requests for products, services and information, to respond to questions and concerns that you have submitted to us, to improve Infinite Good, to communicate with you, and to provide anonymous reporting for internal and external persons.
The Company does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except: (a) to provide products or services that you’ve requested, or (b) if you choose to make such personal information available as part of the Content that you have submitted for use and/or display on Infinite Good, or (c) when we have your permission, or (d) under any of the following circumstances:
We provide certain information to service providers who work on behalf of, or with, the Company to help us provide Infinite Good and to communicate with you.
We provide information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal requirements, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
We provide information when we believe it may be useful to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, threats to the safety of any person or property, violations of Infinite Good’s Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
Your Ability to Edit Your Information
You can delete your Infinite Good account. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want us to deactivate your connection to our services. However, the information you shared on Infinite Good will stay in our archived records after your account has been deleted.
Our Ability to Edit Your Information
We reserve the right to to edit or delete any or all of the Content you provide to Infinite Good. We do this for the sole purpose of maintaining the integrity and intention of the Infinite Good, and to respect those that may not be covered by the policies above. If you have any questions regarding what constitutes proper usage of the website and mobile application, please refer to our Our Values page.
Confidentiality and Security
We have physical and technical safeguards designed to protect personal information we maintain about you. However, notwithstanding these safeguards, unauthorized persons may access your personal information and account. We cannot promise that your personal information will always be secure.
Users from outside the United States should be aware that they are submitting their information to servers within the United States and that they may not be entitled to the protections and remedies provided for under the laws of their places of residence.
Questions or Concerns?