Terms of Service

General

Welcome to girlsactionnetwork.org.  Girls Action Network, Inc. uses this website (the “Website”) to make available certain information and services.  Please read these Terms of Service carefully as they govern your use of the Website.

WHEN YOU USE THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, WHICH INCLUDE OUR PRIVACY POLICY.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.

We update these Terms of Service from time to time and we may adopt policies that apply to certain services that we offer.  If we make changes to these Terms of Service or adopt such policies, we will post those changes on the Website and send you an email if you have provided us with an email address.  You are responsible for reviewing any such changes.  If you do not agree to the changes to these Terms of Service, you must let us know or stop using the Website within thirty days.

Services and Other Information

We provide information on the Website that is solely for informational purposes.  Any views or opinions of individuals do not necessarily represent the views of Girls Action Network or any of our employees, volunteers, sponsors, or anyone else affiliated with us.  The Website also contains information presented by other organizations.  We are not responsible for the information, products or services offered by other organizations.

We may send you emails, newsletters and other announcements.  If you do not wish to receive them, please review our Privacy Policy to learn how you can unsubscribe from them.  We may ask you to provide us with other information, such as academic history or scholarship materials, and, if you do so, we will send it to other organizations or use it to facilitate your participation in our programs.

From time to time, we may also allow you to register for events hosted by us or by other organizations.

User Accounts

You may need an account in order to access some of the services provided on the Website or submit certain content.  You may create your own account, or a parent or guardian may create an account for you.  You may not create an account if you are under the age of thirteen.  You do not need an account to visit the Website or participate in our programs.

If you do create an account, please keep your user details (username and password) safe and confidential.  You alone are responsible for all activities that occur using your account.

Proprietary Rights – Ours and Yours

The Website and any content on the Website either is owned by Girls Action Network or a third party gives us a license to use that content.  All content is protected by U.S and other countries’ laws.  You may only use content on the Website for your personal use.  Any other use requires our permission.  You may not resell or give others permission on our behalf to use content on the Website.

The Website also includes our trademarks.  You may not use them without our permission and proper acknowledgement.

The Website may allow you to submit content for public display on the Website. If you send us such content, you grant us a worldwide license to store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, display or use it in any media without paying you a fee.  Your license to us continues even if you stop using the Website or our services.  You also agree that we may use the name that you submit in connection with the content.  You may not submit any content to the Website unless you own it or you have the owner’s permission.  You may be legally responsible if someone else makes a claim based on content that you submit to the Website.  We are not responsible for any content submitted by you or a third party.

Acceptable Use Policy

In using the Website, you may not:

  • Submit content that is inaccurate, illegal or could be offensive, abusive or threatening to another person or company.
  • Use the Website to harass any person.
  • Misuse the Website or our services.  For example, do not attempt to interfere with the Website or access it using a method other than the interface and the instructions we provide.
  • Download, copy or store any content from the Website for any reasons other than personal use (this includes re-posting it on another commercial website).
  • Use the Website to collect information about others (including email addresses) without their consent.
  • Use the Website to send spam or other unwanted messages.
  • Pretend to be someone other than yourself.
  • Attempt to upload content to the Website that contains or links to viruses or any other harmful programs or code.

We may review any content you submit to determine whether it violates the Acceptable Use Policy.  We have the right to edit, remove or refuse to post or display any content for any reason, including if we believe it violates any of our policies.

Please be a respectful, responsible user of the Website and our services and use them in accordance with our mission.  Violations of the Acceptable Use Policy may result in termination of your account or access to the Website.

Termination and Changes to Service

We may terminate your account or your access to the Website and our services at any time and for any reason, including if we believe you have violated these Terms of Service.  We may also change the content or services offered on the Website or stop operating the Website or any parts of the Website, for any reason, at any time, without notice to you.

Compliance with Laws

We may investigate activities on or using the Website that may involve violations of law.  We may contact or cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such activities.  We reserve the right to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The Website may provide links to web pages, websites and various resources or other locations on the Internet.  We do not control and are not responsible for information you access via those links.  Your use of that information is at your own risk.

Privacy

Girls Action Network is committed to protecting your privacy and has explained how we do so in our [Privacy Policy],[2] which is incorporated herein by reference and is a part of these Terms of Service.  The Privacy Policy may be changed by Girls Action Network in the future and any such changes are effective upon posting to the Website.  Changes to the Privacy Policy will also be communicated via email to users who have provided us with email addresses.  You should check the Privacy Policy periodically for changes.

Indemnification

If your use (or any other person’s use through your account) of the Website or a violation of these Terms of Services gives rise to a claim against us, or any of our officers, directors, volunteers, employees or representatives, you will be financially responsible for any such claim, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses.

Disclaimers

THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND AT YOUR OWN RISK, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER GIRLS ACTION NEWORK NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, VOLUNTEERS, EMPLOYEES, OR REPRESENTATIVES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS REPRESENT OR WARRANT (i) THAT THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE ERROR FREE; (ii) THAT THE WEBSITE WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ACCESSIBLE, TIMELY OR SECURE; (iii) THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT WEBSITE WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES, “WORMS”, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER HARMFUL PROPERTIES; (iv) THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED OR ACCESSIBLE ON OR OTHERWISE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE; OR (v) THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE DOES NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY.  GIRLS ACTION NETWORK HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS OR REMEDIES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR THE WEBSITE, WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE (ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED) OF GIRLS ACTION NETWORK, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE GIRLS ACTION NETWORK THEREFROM.

Limitations of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL GIRLS ACTION NETWORK, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, VOLUNTEERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, LICENSORS OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR ANY SITE LINKED TO THE WEBSITE, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE EVEN IF GIRLS ACTION NETWORK OR ANY THIRD PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.  BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, GIRLS ACTION NETWORK’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  IN NO EVENT SHALL GIRLS ACTION NETWORK’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING UNDER THE TERMS OF SERVICE EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($25.00).

Choice of Law and Forum

These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflict of law rules.  If you bring a claim against us arising out of your use of the Website, you must file it in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or, for matters for which that court does not have subject matter jurisdiction, in the courts of the State of New York located in New York County.  You expressly agree to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by and to venue in any such courts.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Service, including the Privacy Policy, as we may amend them from time to time, constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between us and you with respect to the Website and the services we provide through the Website.  If any provision of these Terms of Service is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.  Our failure to enforce the strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of these Terms of Service.  No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Service shall be effective unless in writing.

Contact

If you have any questions about these Terms of Service or about Girls Action Network, Inc., you can contact us at:

Girls Action Network, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue
No. E288
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: (212) 591-0039
Email address: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Girls Action Network® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping middle school and high school girls - with special emphasis on those from underserved communities — become the best they can be.