Terms & Conditions
(Last Updated: June 2014)
Welcome to the official Web site of Girl Scouts of the USA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York, New York. Girl Scouts' online properties are comprised of, but not limited to, all pages found under www.girlscouts.org, our official online store (www.girlscoutshop.com), and partner sites.
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 Scout site (collectively, the "Contents") are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other intellectual properties owned or controlled by Girl Scouts of the USA.
The Contents of all Girl Scout owned sites are 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 Contents 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 Scout site.
For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other Web site or computer environment is prohibited. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded Contents 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 Contents, the site, or any related software. You may not attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any of the software used by Girl Scouts of the USA as part of the web sites.
REGISTRATION AND ACCOUNT SECURITY
Certain features of our websites provide you with the option of setting up an account for which you will receive a user ID and password. User IDs and passwords are confidential and proprietary. It is a violation of these Terms and Conditions for you to: (a) provide any false personal information on the site, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission, (b) create another account without our permission if we disable your account, or (c) do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of your user ID and password.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK INFORMATION
Girl Scouts has the sole and exclusive right by virtue of its Congressional Charter, 36 U.S.C. § 80301 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 GSUSA uniforms and other indicia, the names and marks "Girl Scouts of the United States of America", "Girl Scout Daisies", Girl Scout Brownies", "Girl Scout Juniors", "Girl Scout Cadettes", "Girl Scout Seniors", and "Girl Scout Ambassadors", and such trademarks and service marks as WHERE GIRLS GROW STRONG, FOR EVERY GIRL EVERYWHERE, GIRLSPORTS, and GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (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.
CLAIMS REGARDING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), Girl Scouts of the USA has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement. We also have designated an agent to receive notices of claimed copyright infringement. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may submit a notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be effective, a notice must be a written communication provided to Girl Scouts of the USA’s Copyright Agent and must contain:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
A description specifying the location of the material that you claim is infringing;
Your telephone number and e-mail address;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Web site is: Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018, Attention: Intellectual Property Specialist, with an email address at: email@example.com.
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 THE USA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA 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 THE USA 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.
Information on any Girl Scout Web site is provided with the understanding that the Girl Scouts of the USA 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.
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 WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, ANY GIRL SCOUT 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.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Girl Scouts of the USA 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 or the content you post to the Web site.
USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, SUBMISSIONS, AND POSTINGS
Girl Scouts of the USA may allow you to communicate, submit, upload, transmit or otherwise make available text, images, audio, video, and other content through the site (collectively, the "Submission(s)"), including in the form of comments, feedback, submissions, or other information. By transmitting Submissions on or through the site, you grant Girl Scouts of the USA a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such Submissions, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such Submissions. Girl Scouts of the USA will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product, or promotion ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Girl Scout business. Girl Scouts of the USA will be entitled to use the Submission for any noncommercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you own whatever material you submit, and use of your Submission by Girl Scouts of the USA will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
You may not make any Submissions that (i) are or may reasonably be considered to be, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, bigoted, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, (ii) violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, intellectual property, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising), or (iii) are known to you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading.
Girl Scouts of the USA has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor, screen, block, post, remove, modify, store and review Submissions or any other communications sent through this Web site, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that Submissions conform to these terms, without prior notice to you. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse or guarantee, the opinions, views, advice or recommendations in any Submissions posted or sent by users.
REPORTING OF ABUSIVE OR UNLAWFUL SUBMISSIONS OR CONTENT
If you have knowledge of abusive, infringing or otherwise unlawful Submissions or other content on this Web site, we want to know. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the content or conduct in detail, including the Web site address where the content is found and the date and time viewed, and we will investigate removing this material from the Web site. For claims regarding alleged copyright infringement, see the contact information in that section above.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl Scouts of the USA 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 Scout site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl Scouts of the USA 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 the USA 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 Scout site.
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 the USA intends to announce or provide programs, products, or services in your country, state, or particular location.
Unless otherwise specified, the Contents on any Girl Scout site are 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 Scout site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These Terms and Conditions will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York, 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 New York. 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 the USA can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.
These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of all Girl Scout Web sites and destroying all Contents 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 Scout 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 site and destroy all Contents obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Please see contact information in the relevant sections above regarding reporting copyright infringement or other unlawful content. If you have any comments or questions regarding our Terms and Conditions generally, you can contact us at:
Girl Scouts of the USA
420 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (800) GSUSA4U [(800) 478-7248] or (212) 852-8000
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
If needed, the Information and Referral Center representative can guide you through the Language Line Service, which provides telephone interpretation in 140 languages.
You can e-mail us your question at http://www.girlscouts.org/en/contact-us/contact-us.html and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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