GIRLS WHO INVEST TERMS OF USE

Effective Date: October 31, 2015

THESE TERMS OF USE AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY GOVERN YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICES AVAILABLE AT GIRLSWHOINVEST.ORG (THE “WEBSITE”), APPLY EACH TIME YOU ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE AND CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND GIRLS WHO INVEST (“GWI,” “WE,” “US” OR “OUR”); PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND AND ABIDE BY THESE TERMS OF USE AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE.

Copyright and Trademark Information

The Website, the information, files, documents, text, photographs, images, audio, and video which it contains and any material made available for download on the Website (collectively, the “Content”)  are the property of GWI or its licensors, as applicable. The Website and Contents are protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws. The Content may not be copied, distributed, modified, reproduced, published or used, in whole or in part, except for purposes authorized or approved in writing by GWI.  All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to us and our licensors.

Use of GWI Content; Security and Restrictions

We authorize you to view or download the Content on the Website solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you do not remove the copyright and other proprietary rights notices which are contained in the Content.  You may not copy, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, reproduce, publish or use, in whole or in part, any Content except for purposes explicitly authorized by these Terms of Use or approved in writing by GWI. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in our editorial discretion.  

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation, by (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) accessing or using the Website or any portion thereof without authorization; or (d) introducing any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

You agree not to use the Website:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation; 
  • To engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the GWI or users of the Website or expose them to liability;
  • Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website;
  • Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website;
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website; or
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

Limitation of Liability / Disclaimer of Warranties

GWI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED. THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND TITLE/NON-INFRINGEMENT. GWI DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. 

YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND LINKED WEBSITES. GWI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE PROGRAMMING. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING PROCEDURES SUFFICIENT TO SATISFY YOUR NEEDS FOR DATA BACK UP AND SECURITY.

From time to time we may provide links to third party websites and services that we think may be of interest to you.  GWI makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through this Website. When you access a non-GWI website, please understand that it is independent from GWI, and that GWI has no control over the Content on that website. In addition, a link to a non-GWI website does not mean that GWI endorses or accepts any responsibility for the Content, or the use, of the linked website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do this entirely at your own risk.

GWI AND ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE, WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, AND/OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE, WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. TO THE EXTENT ANY ASPECTS OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF GWI TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).

Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Website or any Content must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred.  

Indemnification

By using the Website, you agree to indemnify and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, attorneys, representatives and members harmless from any and all losses, damages, liabilities, claims, demands, suits, or causes of action (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising from your use or misuse of the Website.

Passwords

We may require passwords to access certain portions of the Website.  All registered members of the Website are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to their passwords or accounts.  It is the registered members’ sole responsibility to (a) control the distribution of their passwords or account information; (b) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of their account and password; and (c) inform us of any need to deactivate their password or change their registration, as soon as possible. 

Survival

The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms of Use for any reason whatsoever: Limitation of Liability / Disclaimer of Warranties, Indemnification, User Submissions, Jurisdiction, Class Action Waiver and Complete Agreement.

Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with us, or in any way relating to your use of the Website, resides in the courts of the State of New York and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of New York in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving us or our affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

Waiver

No waiver of by the GWI of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the GWI to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.  No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Class Action Waiver

You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis and may not bring and expressly waive bringing a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action.  Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations are not allowed.

Complete Agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of the Website and Content.  Your use of the Website is also subject to the Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about these Terms of Use, email us at info@girslwhoinvest.org or contact us by US postal mail at the following address:

Girls Who Invest
225 Fifth Avenue
Unit 8T
New York, New York 10010