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Terms & Conditions

Welcome to this website of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (also referred to herein as "us"), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago, IL. The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana's online properties consist of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org, including www.worldsstrongestgirl.org, gssmoresupport.wordpress.com, and our online shop www.shopgirlscouts.com.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER CHICAGO AND NORTHWEST INDIANA WEBSITE. By using the pages on this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use any Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site, or any of our websites, following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

OWNERSHIP AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS

Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials contained on any Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana site (collectively, the "Content") are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other intellectual properties owned or controlled by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and Girl Scouts of the USA.

The Content of all Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana-owned sites is intended solely for personal, noncommercial (other than for the purchase of merchandise from our site) use by the users of our site. You may view, copy, and print the Content displayed on this site subject to the following conditions:

(i) you use the material for noncommercial use only,

(ii) you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices,

(iii) you make no modifications to any materials,

(iv) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, or brands, and

(v) you do not download quantities of materials to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads from the Girl Scouts site.

For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or computer environment is prohibited. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded Content or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Content, the site, or any related software.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK INFORMATION

Girl Scouts has the sole and exclusive right by virtue of its Congressional Charter, 36 U.S.C. § 80106 et. seq., to have and use all service marks, trademarks, emblems, badges, descriptive or designating marks, and other words now or heretofore used in carrying out its program and is the owner of the Girl Scouts name, service mark, and trademark, and of all other associated names, marks, slogans, insignias, logotypes and designs, including but not limited to the distinctive TREFOIL design mark, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America uniforms and other indicia, the names and marks "Girl Scouts of the United States of America," "Girl Scout Brownies," "Girl Scout Juniors," "Girl Scout Daisies" and "Girl Scout Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors," and such trademarks and service marks as WHERE GIRLS GROW STRONG, FOR EVERY GIRL EVERYWHERE, GIRLSPORTS, and THE WORLD'S STRONGEST GIRL (hereinafter collectively identified as the "Intellectual Property").

All other trademarks displayed on this site or through links to other sites are the property of the respective trademark owners.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW. GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER CHICAGO AND NORTHWEST INDIANA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER CHICAGO AND NORTHWEST INDIANA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER CHICAGO AND NORTHWEST INDIANA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE MATERIAL IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

SITE CONTENT

Information on any Girl Scout website is provided with the understanding that the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on these pages to replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.

INACCURACY DISCLAIMER

The material in this site could include technical inaccuracies, typographical errors, or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, any Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana site or a site that is linked to this site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort [including, but not limited to, negligence], or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and their agents, agencies, and any third party subcontractors, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the site.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to programs, products, and services that are not available in your country, state, or particular location. These references do not imply that the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana intend to announce or provide programs, products, or services in your country, state, or particular location.

Unless otherwise specified, the Content on any Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana site is presented solely for these purposes of promoting programs, products, services, and other content available in the United States and its territories, possessions, and protectorates. Those who choose to access a Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

These Terms and Conditions will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of this site shall be filed only in the federal courts located in Illinois. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Possible evidence of use of this site for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this site.

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.

TERMINATION

These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of all Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana websites and destroying all Content obtained from any and all such sites and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. Your access to any and all Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana sites may be terminated immediately without notice from us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Girl Scout of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana site and destroy all Content obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.

Links to other WebSites and Services

This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is not responsible for the content of those sites. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed on or otherwise linked to a Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site which you may access through this one. Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk. We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to any Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana site.

USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, SUBMISSIONS, AND POSTINGS

If you submit to us or otherwise provide us with any content, advertisements or information, including but not limited to feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, photographs, testimonials or the like (“User Submissions”), such User Submissions shall not be deemed confidential, although it will be subject to our Privacy Policy Statement.  We are not liable for any use or disclosure of User Submissions.  By displaying, publishing or otherwise posting any User Submission on or through the site, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Submission in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without the requirement to make payment to you or to any third party or the need to seek any third party permission. This license includes the right to host, index, cache, distribute, and tag any User Submission, as well as the right to sublicense User Content to third parties, including other users, for use on other media or platforms known or hereinafter developed, such as for use on mobile phones, in video or music software computer programs. You continue to retain all ownership rights in your User Submission, and you continue to have the right to use your User Submission in any way you choose, subject to these Terms and the license described herein. You represent and warrant that you own the content submitted, displayed, published, or posted by you on the site and otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth herein, and the displaying, publishing or posting of any content you submit, and our use thereof does not and will not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, patents, contract rights or any other intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity.

We have no obligation to keep User Submissions confidential and are free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the User Submissions to others without limitation.  We are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in User Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products which incorporate or otherwise rely upon such User Submissions.

We may provide the opportunity for you to submit to us, or post on the Site, User Submissions that relate to our products and services.  If you submit such User Submissions, you agree to the terms and conditions relating to such activities that are contained on the applicable pages of the Site.  In addition, you agree that we may edit or alter your submission.

You may submit only User Submissions that are your own original work.  You may not submit any User Submission that is fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, libelous, slanderous, abusive or lewd, or that constitutes an infringement, misappropriation or violation of the rights of any third party, including intellectual property rights and rights publicity and privacy.  We reserve the right to remove from our Site any User Submission for any or no reason, including a determination in our sole discretion that a User Submission is abusive, threatening, offensive or otherwise inappropriate for the Site.

You represent and warrant that:

a) Any User Submission provided by you is current, complete and accurate. You will notify us immediately with any changes to your User Submissions;

b) You have the right to grant the license as described herein;

c) Any and all services offered and provided by you will be in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, the Safety Activity Checkpoints and Volunteer Essentials;

d) You will not submit any User Submission that contains personal information about any individual or anything that you are under a contractual obligation to keep private or confidential;

e) You will not collect or store personal data about other users of this site;

f) You will not use the site for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by us in writing;

g) You will not submit any User Submission that contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs, computer code, files that may adversely affect the operation of the Site, or feature of the Site, or interfere with the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; and

h) You will not impersonate any person or organization or misrepresent an affiliation with another person or organization.

You agree that we may delete all of your User Submissions at any time, and without notice, if we deem that you have violated these Terms and Conditions, the law, or for any other reason. 

Third Party Hosting

 We use a third party hosting service called WordPress.com (provided by Automattic) to host S’More Support so that users may share information regarding their talent and services to the greater Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana community. If you use S’More Support parts of this site, please carefully review Automattic’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

By using the S’More Support parts of the site, you acknowledge and agree to Automattic’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.  Without limiting and in addition to your other indemnification and hold harmless obligations in these Terms & Conditions, by submitting User Submissions to us on the S’More Support parts of the site, you agree to hold us harmless from any damage arising from actions or omissions by Automattic related in any way to your User Submissions. 

COMPLIANCE WITH DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable international intellectual property law (including, in the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act).  To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail -- not by email) signed by you that sets forth the following items:

i. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon and other information sufficient to specify the copyrighted work being infringed.

ii. Identify in detail the material on the Site that you claim is infringing such copyrighted work.

iii. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you (preferably by email).

Such written communication must be sent to the following address:

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Attn: Julie Somogyi
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60603
OR fax to:
312-750-0718
Attn: Julie Somogyi

Please note that such written communication may be published and/or shared with third parties, including our counsel and, if applicable, the third party who created or provided the allegedly infringing material.  Please also note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that any material or a product, service or activity is infringing your copyrights.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Terms and Conditions, you can contact us at:

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60603
855-ILOVEGS

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