Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the official Web site 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. Girl Scouts' online properties consist of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.girlscouts.org, including www.worldsstrongestgirl.org, and our online shop www.shopgirlscouts.com.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER CHICAGO AND NORTHWEST INDIANA WEB SITE. 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 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 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.

The Content of all Girl Scouts 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 Girl Scouts 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 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 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, Girl Scouts of the United States of America uniforms and other indicia, the names and marks "Girl Scouts of the United States of America", "Brownie Girl Scouts", "Junior Girl Scouts", "Daisy Girl Scouts" and "Cadette/Senior Girl Scouts", 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 OR 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 DOOES 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 Web site is provided with the understanding that 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 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 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 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 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 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 Scout Web sites 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 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 Girl Scouts site and destroy all Content obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.

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 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 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 site.

USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, SUBMISSIONS, AND POSTINGS

If you submit to us or otherwise provide us with any 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. All User Submissions, whether submitted through the Site or by mail, email or telephone or otherwise, shall be deemed our property, and your submission of User Submissions shall constitute an assignment to us of all worldwide right, title and interest in such User Submissions. We are not liable for any use or disclosure of User Submissions. 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.

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
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2120
Chicago, IL 60606
OR fax to:
312-416-2932
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
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2120
Chicago, IL 60606
312-416-2500

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