Terms of Use

Last Revised 9/22/2016

At Global Citizens Initiative, we empower young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change.

Acceptance of Terms

Your use of the Website for any purpose is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use that follow and our privacy policy governing use of information about you that we collect through the Website (the “Terms and Conditions of Use”). Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to each of the Terms and Conditions of Use, then you are not authorized to, and may not, use the Website. If you breach any of the Terms and Conditions of Use, your authorization to use the Website automatically terminates.

A hard copy of these Terms and Conditions of Use is available to you by printing these Terms and Conditions of Use directly from the Website, by downloading the Terms and Conditions of Use from the Website to a disk and then printing them or by contacting us to request a copy of the Terms and Conditions of Use by mail.

Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright
The materials and content on the Website, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio or video clips, data compilations and software, as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws, including laws of the United States and other countries, treaties and international conventions and are the property of Global Citizens Initiative or its suppliers. Any unauthorized use of the materials or content available on the Website may violate such laws. Global Citizens Initiative does not grant any express or implied right or license under any copyright or other intellectual property in any material or content on the Website, except as authorized in these Terms and Conditions. You may print, download and store copies of material on the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not charge anyone for use of the material and you may not publish or otherwise distribute the material to others. You may not modify the material in any way without the prior written consent of Global Citizens Initiative or the copyright owner.

Trademark
Global Citizens Initiative™ and certain other names or logos displayed on the Website are trademarks, service marks or trade dress owned or licensed by Global Citizens Initiative, and all related products and service names, design marks and slogans are the service marks or trademarks of Global Citizens Initiative or its licensors, or of the suppliers of the products or services identified. The foregoing intellectual property is protected by the trademark laws and other intellectual property laws of the United States and other countries, and by international treaties and conventions. Elements of the Website, including, but not limited to the “look” and “feel” of the Website, are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.

Non-Confidential Communication
All information, ideas, suggestions or other communications you transmit to Global Citizens Initiative concerning the services or materials on the Website, or other products, services or materials, shall be on a non-confidential basis and shall become the property of Global Citizens Initiative. Global Citizens Initiative and those it authorizes shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute such communications without limitation, compensation to you or other obligation.

Acceptable Use of the Site, Its Information and Materials

The information and materials on the Website and the services available to members are subject to change. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease membership. Continued use of this service following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the new terms, conditions and descriptions. You agree to accept electronic communications, links to and/or postings of any revised terms, conditions or descriptions and that such electronic communications, links and/or postings constitute notice to you of any new or different terms, conditions or descriptions.
The views expressed on the Website or in related publications constitute the views or judgment of the author(s) as of the publication date and are subject to change without notice.

Global Citizens Initiative is not responsible for the content and accuracy of information provided by third parties.

The Website and its services are intended to be used for the lawful delivery of membership services to United States residents for use within the United States. In particular, the Website is not intended for persons outside the jurisdiction of the United States and is not intended for use in any jurisdiction where such use would be contrary to local law or regulation. By offering the Website and any information, services or products available on the Website, Global Citizens Initiative is making not distribution or solicitation to any person to use the Website or such information, services or products in any jurisdiction where the provision of the Website or such information, products or services is prohibited by Law. The Website may be used only for lawful purposes consistent with the foregoing. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Website complies with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

As one of the conditions of your use of the Website, you represent, warrant and agree, as the case may be, to Global Citizens Initiative that:

a) you will not use (or encourage or help others to use) the Website for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms and Conditions of Use or by applicable law;

b) you will not upload, post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Website any materials that:

i) restrict or inhibit any individual who uses any aspect of the Website or its services (a “User”) from using and enjoying the Website;

ii) are unlawful, threatening, hateful, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, indecent or endorse or advocate illegal or immoral activity, or violate the rights of any third party;

iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;

iv) violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right;

v) contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or any other destructive feature, regardless of whether you intend any damage to the Website and/or its content;

vi) contain any information, software or other material of a commercial nature;

vii) contain advertising of any kind;

viii) impersonate another person, living or dead;

ix) contain chain letters, pyramid schemes or like documents;

x) contain any commercial notices;

xi) contain any information that is presented in any manner or for any purpose other than that which is within the Website’s intended and acceptable use; or

xii) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact, including, but not limited to, the use of a false name;

xiii) you will not upload, post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Website any materials anonymously or under a false name;

xiv) you will represent yourself accurately and truthfully at all times;

xv) you grant Global Citizens Initiative the right to verify independently by any lawful means any information that you transmit to Global Citizens Initiative through the Website, including, but not limited to, information about yourself;

xvi) you will not modify, alter, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or decode the Website, or any element of it for any reason, except as expressly permitted by applicable law; and

xvii) you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the Website or its content, or any substantial part thereof, without GCI’s prior written consent.

Use and Protection of User Name and Password

If you establish, or are issued, a user name and password for the purpose of using the Website or gaining access to restricted areas of the Website, if any, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password and for restricting access to your computer. You are no longer authorized to use, and you may not use, the user name and password if, at any time, you are no longer authorized to have access to any restricted areas of, the Website, or if the conditions which entitle you to access cease to exist. You are responsible for all uses of your user name and password whether or not you have expressly or impliedly authorized such use. Global Citizens Initiative is entitled to rely on your compliance with the foregoing, and to assume that any person making purchases or accessing restricted areas of the Website using your user name and/or password is you, or is authorized by you to enter into agreements or make warranties or representations on your behalf.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Global Citizens Initiative and all its officers, directors, members, owners, agents, employees, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or any use of your user name and password, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. Global Citizens Initiative reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of Global Citizens Initiative.

Electronic Commerce

When you communicate with Global Citizens Initiative through the Website or send us emails you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Accuracy of Website Material

All material on the Website is provided without express or implied warranties and GCI does not warrant that Website content is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error free or assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the material.

Copyright Infringement Notice

If you believe that any material on the Website infringes a copyright that you own or are authorized to represent, please provide Global Citizens Initiative Inc. with a written notice (e-mail is sufficient) that includes the following information: (a) electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; (d) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (e) 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 (f) a statement by you, 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.

Security Rules

You are prohibited from taking any actions that will violate or attempt to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation (a) accessing data not intended for your use or logging into a server or account which you are 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) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus, worm or Trojan horse to, overloading, “flooding”, “mail bombing” or “crashing” the Website; or (d) sending unsolicited e-mail (other than email to us regarding the Website or the goods sold through the Website) promoting and/or advertising products or services (all of the foregoing, the “Security Rules”). Attempts to violate, or violations of, system or network security or the Security Rules may result in civil or criminal liability. Global Citizens Initiative will investigate occurrences which may involve any such attempts or violations, may report them to law enforcement agencies, and may cooperate with law enforcement agencies in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations or attempted violations.

Limitation of Warranties and Disclaimers

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS,‘ ‘AS AVAILABLE’ BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE, ITS LICENSORS AND CONTRACTORS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, ACCURACY, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR WEBSITE AVAILABILITY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, Global Citizens Initiative MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY MAY LAST, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE EXCLUDED ARE LIMITED TO NINETY (90) DAYS OR SUCH LONGER PERIOD AS APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES.

WEBSITE CONTENT MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ERRORS CONCERNING SERVICES OR EVENTS, AND GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE SHALL NOT BE BOUND THEREBY. GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, AND YOU AGREE TO USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE MAY CHANGE THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME AND RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY PORTION OF THE WEBSITE.  GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENTS RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY.

IN NO EVENT SHALL GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR ACCESS TO, OR THE INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND/OR ANY DOCUMENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OR LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN GLOBAL CITIZENS INITIATIVE’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) $100.00 OR (B) SUCH LARGER AMOUNT AS APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES.

General

Except as expressly provided in particular Website content these Terms and Conditions of Use, including the privacy policy, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between Global Citizens Initiative and you with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be modified only to the extent necessary to make it valid and enforceable and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Global Citizens Initiative’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive Global Citizens Initiative’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. You acknowledge that by submitting communications to Global Citizens Initiative, no confidential, fiduciary, and contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and Global Citizens Initiative other than pursuant to these Terms and Conditions.

Changes to Terms and Conditions of Use

Global Citizens Initiative reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time in its sole discretion. Your use of the Website will be subject to the most current version of the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Website at the time of such use. If Global Citizens Initiative changes these Terms and Conditions of Use, we will post an updated policy on the website. You can tell if the policy has changed by checking the last revision date that appears after the title of these Terms and Conditions. If you have not read the Terms and Conditions since the date of the last change, please read the revised Terms and Conditions, as they will govern your use of the Website. Your continued use of this site after we post such notice will constitute your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions.

Complaints, Questions, or Comments

If you have any complaints, questions or comments about these Terms and Conditions of Use, the Website and/or the Content, or wish to contact us for any other reason, our contact information is as follows: Global Citizens Initiative Inc., 73 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830. Telephone: 203-542-7002. Email: info@globalci.org.