Terms and Conditions
(Updated: August 2018)
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 property owned, licensed, 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 website 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 websites.
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, and your user ID, password, and access are only for your use. 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, (c) do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account; (d) share your user ID or password or account access, or (e) create more than one personal account. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of your user ID, password, and access.
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.
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),” which may also be referred to as “User-Provided Content" when posted by a user to a Girl Scouts of the USA site and which collectively are “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), (iii) are known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading, (iv) you have received compensation to submit to Girl Scouts of the USA or to post to a Girl Scouts of the USA website without have disclosed that compensation to Girl Scouts of the USA and publically in any posting if applicable, (v) result in spam to other users, or (vi) that contain any harmful or malicious software.
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 website, 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, do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for errors or omissions or the accuracy, integrity, or quality of the opinions, views, advice, or recommendations in any Submissions posted or sent by users.
USER PROHIBITED CONDUCT
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the website or any other systems or networks connected to the site or to any Girl Scouts of the USA server, or to any of the services offered on or through the site, by hacking, password “mining,” or any other illegitimate means.
You may not probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the website or any network connected to the site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the site or any network connected to the site. You may not reverse look up, trace, or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the site, or any Girl Scouts of the USA member or individual associated with Girl Scouts of the USA, including any Girl Scouts of the USA account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the site.
REPORTING OF ABUSIVE, UNLAWFUL SUBMISSIONS OR CONTENT, OR OTHER SUBMISSIONS, CONTENT, OR ACTIVITY THAT VIOLATE THESE TERMS
If you have knowledge of abusive, infringing, or otherwise unlawful Submissions or other content on this website or other unlawful or abusive conduct associated this website, we want to know. Please send an email to email@example.com describing the content or conduct in detail, including the web address where the content is found and the date and time viewed, and we will investigate removing this material from the website. For claims regarding alleged copyright infringement, see the contact information in that section above.
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 for content, including content posted by users in interactive portions of any Girl Scouts of the USA site (“Submissions” or “User-Provided Content”) governed by these Terms and Conditions. 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 email 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.
You acknowledge that failure to meet the elements above will not be a valid notice and Girl Scouts of USA may not consider your request.
If you believe that User-Provided Content that you posted to a Girl Scouts of the USA site was removed (or to which access was disabled) or is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your User-Provided Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the copyright agent:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the User-Provided Content that has been
removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at
which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement that you have a good-faith belief that
the User-Provided Content was removed or disabled as a result of
mistake or a misidentification of the User-Provided Content;
- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address; a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in New York; and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the copyright agent, Girl Scouts of the USA may send a copy to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed User-Provided Content or cease disabling it in ten business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the User-Provided Content provider, member, or user, the removed User-Provided Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Girl Scouts of the USA’s sole discretion.
Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the website is: Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018, Attention: Intellectual Property Specialist; email address 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 website is provided with the understanding that 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. Girl Scouts of the USA also reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) modify, suspend, or terminate operation of or access to the site or any portion of the site, for any reason; (2) modify or change the site or any portion of the site; and (3) interrupt the operation of the site or any portion of the site as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.
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, punitive, 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 it, 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 and our affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and third-party service providers, and our respective employees, contractors, agents, officers, and directors, harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) that arise out of or are related to any User-Provided Content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the site; your violation of these Terms and Conditions; your misuse of Girl Scouts of the USA sites that link to these terms; or your violation of any third-party rights.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES 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 website that 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 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 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. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in New York and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms and Conditions against Girl Scouts of the USA must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred.
You acknowledge that any breach or threatened breach of these Terms and Conditions will result in irreparable harm for which damages would not be an adequate remedy, and, therefore, in addition to our rights and remedies otherwise available at law, we shall be entitled to seek immediate equitable relief, including injunctive relief, as appropriate. If we seek any equitable remedies, we shall not be precluded or prevented from seeking remedies at law, nor shall we be deemed to have made an election of remedies. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Girl Scouts of the USA may have at law or in equity. If Girl Scouts of the USA does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms and Conditions, Girl Scouts of the USA will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorney fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to Girl Scouts of the USA.
Other than for payment obligations, neither party will be liable for or considered to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions on account of either party’s delay or failure to perform as required under these Terms and Conditions as a result of any causes or conditions that (a) are beyond the party’s reasonable control (including but not limited to acts of God, including storms and other natural occurrences; fires; explosions; telecommunications, internet, or other network failures; results of vandalism or computer hacking; national emergencies, insurrections, acts of terrorism, riots, wars, strikes, or other labor difficulties); and (b) the party is unable to overcome through the exercise of commercially reasonable diligence (a “Force Majeure Event”). If any such Force Majeure Event occurs, the affected party will give the other party notice and use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize the impact of any such event.
Any waiver by Girl Scouts of the USA of a breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not operate as or be construed to be a waiver of any other breach of such provision or of any breach of any other provision of these Terms and Conditions. Any waiver must be in writing. Failure by us to insist upon strict adherence to any term of these Terms and Conditions on one or more occasions shall not be considered a waiver or deprive us of the right to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term of these Terms and Conditions.
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.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
We strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws. The following provisions apply to users and non-users who interact with Girl Scouts of the USA outside the United States:
You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on Girl Scouts of the USA’s website (such as advertising or payments).
These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of all Girl Scout of the USA websites 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. Girl Scouts of the USA may terminate at any time your access to any and all Girl Scout of the USA websites without notice for any reason or no reason, including if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions. 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. You agree that Girl Scouts of the USA will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the website as a result of any violation of these Terms and Conditions.
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-GSUSA-4-U [800-478-7248] or 212-852-8000
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
If needed, the customer care center representative can guide you through the Language Line Service, which provides telephone interpretation in 140 languages.
You can email us your questions, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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