Terms of Service
If You Use Our Website You Accept Our Terms of Service
These Terms govern your use of our website and its services. Please read them carefully. By using our website or services, you agree to be bound legally by them. If you do not agree with them, you should not use our website or services.
We may change these Terms of Service at any time. We last updated them on February 24, 2016.
Your Use of Materials and Services on Our Website
Our website focuses on education and communication. Please feel free to enjoy it, but also realize that everything you see, including artwork, photographs, graphics, audio clips, video clips, text and trademarks, are the sole property of GLOBAL CAUSE or its licensors. Everything is protected by U.S. and international laws of copyright, trademark and unfair competition.
Unless we specifically restrict use on our website, you may copy and distribute content from our website as follows:
You must use it in its original form; you may not edit or change the content or use part of it out of context
You must say you got the content from gcause.org with permission from GLOBAL CAUSE
You may not use our logos or trademarks without express permission
You must not change or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices
You must use the content only for non-commercial educational or policy purposes
You must not charge more than your actual cost for any copies that you distribute to others
As long as you comply with all of these conditions, GLOBAL CAUSE grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use, copy and distribute the materials on our website.
Except as specifically authorized above, you may not copy, distribute, change, display, or otherwise use content from our website without our prior written permission. To ask for permission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of our website. It is your responsibility to evaluate whether the information we provide is accurate, complete and useful. You release GLOBAL CAUSE from all claims and damages of every kind arising out of or in any way connected with any use of our website or services. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANY AND ALL CONTENT.
THE INFORMATION WE PROVIDE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE OR SATISFACTORY FOR YOUR USE AND YOU SHOULD VERIFY ALL INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. ANY DECISIONS YOU MAKE BASED ON INFORMATION FROM OUR WEBSITE IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY.
YOU USE OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE PROVIDE THEM ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, CURRENT, ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE RESULTS YOU OBTAIN BY USING THEM WILL BE SATISFACTORY. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECT IN OR DISSATISFACTION WITH OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THEM. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
You agree that we have no liability for deleting or not storing or displaying any messages and other content submitted for posting, maintained on our website or transmitted using our website or services.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GLOBAL CAUSE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES.
Your Conduct on Our Website
You should respect the rights of GLOBAL CAUSE and other parties as to content on our website and should comply with our policies. You agree not to impersonate us or our website or to use our website or its content in any way for any unlawful, harmful or unauthorized purpose. You agree not to disrupt or interfere with our website or use any kind of automated tool to try to collect information or break into the website or any of its servers. You may not use our website to provide commercial services to anyone.
If our website includes links to other websites, we do so for your convenience and do not endorse them or assume responsibility for them. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT ANY LINKED SITE. YOUR USE OF ANY LINKED SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
We generally do not object to links made from third party sites to our site. Links to our site should use our name, but not any of our trademarks. No one should claim or imply that we endorse or recommend them or are affiliated with them unless we give our prior consent. You may not link to our website if we notify you to remove links to this website.
You agree to indemnify GLOBAL CAUSE and its officers, directors and employees against all claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of your violation of any of these Terms of Service.
We respect copyrights. If you believe we have violated your copyright, please send us written notice. Please be aware that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you misrepresent that we are infringing your copyrights.
Please provide us with the following information:
A description of what copyright is involved and where on our website you believe we are infringing it
Your address, telephone number, and email address
Include the following statement: "I believe in good faith belief that you are not authorized to use this copyrighted material”
Also include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notice is accurate and that I am the owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that I believe is being infringed."
Sign the paper.
Send the written notice to us at the following address:
4031 University Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
Jurisdiction and Venue
These Terms of Service and your use of our website and services are governed by the laws of Virginia, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions and venue for any dispute between you and GLOBAL CAUSE will rest exclusively in the courts of Fairfax, Virginia and the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
We may change these Terms of Service at any time. If we do, we will post the changes here. The Terms of Service are the entire agreement between you and GLOBAL CAUSE concerning your use of our website and services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use services available through our website or services. If any provision of the Terms of Service are ruled invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the other provisions will remain effective. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service will not waive any such right or provision. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you must file any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to our website, services or the Terms of Service within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it will not be valid.