Terms of Use

Last modified: November 2, 2015

Ownership of Site; Agreement to Terms of Use
These Conditions and Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”) apply to the Global First Ladies Alliance web site located at gfla.org and all associated sites linked to gfla.org by Global First Ladies Alliance (collectively, the “Site”). The Site is the property of First Ladies Initiative, Inc. (“First Ladies Initiative”) and its licensors. First Ladies Initiative reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use, including any violation of First Ladies Initiative’s rights in the First Ladies Initiative name and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, pictures, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, trademarks, emblems, logos, sounds, or code (together, the “Content”) of the Site.

IF YOU USE THE SITE, YOU HAVE AGREED TO THESE TERMS OF USE.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

The First Ladies Initiative Web Site
The Site is provided by First Ladies Initiative for personal use and educational purposes only. Any other use, including reproduction or translation of anything more than a de minimis part of the Content of the Site, or any use other than for personal or educational purposes, requires the express prior written permission of First Ladies Initiative. Requests for permission should be sent to us via email to info@gfla.org specifying full details of the proposed use.

The Content of the Site is selected based on First Ladies Initiative’s own criteria and in its own sole discretion. First Ladies Initiative reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site, including but not limited to these terms of use, hours of availability and equipment needed for use.

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by First Ladies Initiative as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of First Ladies Initiative.

The First Ladies Initiative Name and Emblem; Content
The First Ladies Initiative name and emblem are the exclusive property of First Ladies Initiative. They are protected under international law. Unauthorized use is prohibited and expressly forbidden. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of First Ladies Initiative. All Content on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to First Ladies Initiative, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Your Use of the Site
You may use information on the Site (such as data sheets, knowledge base articles, and similar materials) purposely made available by First Ladies Initiative for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.

You may not use any deep-link, page scrape, robot, worm, spider or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. First Ladies Initiative reserves the right to bar any such activity.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, system connected to the Site, any First Ladies Initiative server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password searching or other illegitimate means.

You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or First Ladies Initiative’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or to First Ladies Initiative.

You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.

You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to First Ladies Initiative on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.

You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of First Ladies Initiative or others.

Links to Other Sites and to the First Ladies Initiative Site
This Site may contain links to other independent third-party Web sites (“Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under First Ladies Initiative’s control, and First Ladies Initiative is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites.

Disclaimers
FIRST LADIES INITIATIVE DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FIRST LADIES INITIATIVE CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. FIRST LADIES INITIATIVE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FIRST LADIES INITIATIVE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY FIRST LADIES INITIATIVE SERVICES.

YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST FIRST LADIES INITIATIVE FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

First Ladies Initiative reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to 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.

Interactive Parts of the Site
The Site may contain bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities. The user agrees, when taking advantage of such facilities, not to do any of the following: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity); (b) publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; (c) upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents; (d) upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; (e) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded; (f) falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; (g) advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters; or (h) download any file posted by another user that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. First Ladies Initiative reserves the absolute right to delete any material posted to the Site without notice to the user.

First Ladies Initiative accepts no responsibility or liability regarding the conduct of any user in connection with such facilities, or for any material submitted by users and carried on the Site including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material.

Legal Information and Notice
The First Ladies Initiative reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. Your use is a personal, nonexclusive, limited privilege, nontransferable use of the Site.

Purchases; Other Terms and Conditions
Additional terms and conditions may apply to purchases of goods or services and to specific portions or features of the Site, including contests, promotions or other similar features, all of which terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. You agree to abide by such other terms and conditions, including where applicable, representing that you are of sufficient legal age to use or participate in such service or feature.

First Ladies Initiative’s obligations, if any, regarding its work, products and services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements.

Without notice, First Ladies Initiative may make changes at any time to any information, products or services offered on the Site. The materials on the Site concerning information, products and services may be out of date, and First Ladies Initiative makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such products and services or warranties as to accuracy.

Accounts, Passwords and Security
Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to open an account (including setting up a First Ladies Initiative user name and password). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the information you hold for your account, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account as a result of your failing to keep this information secure and confidential. You agree to notify First Ladies Initiative immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. You may be held liable for losses incurred by First Ladies Initiative or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your First Ladies Initiative user name, password or account as a result of your failing to keep your account information secure and confidential.

You may not use anyone else’s First Ladies Initiative user name, password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that First Ladies Initiative user name, password or account. First Ladies Initiative cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.

Privacy
First Ladies Initiative’s Privacy Policy applies to use of this Site, and its terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. To view First Ladies Initiative’s Privacy Policy, go to the Privacy Policy link on our website. By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted.

Limitation of Liability
Except where prohibited by law, in no event will First Ladies Initiative, its staff, volunteers, or contractors be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if First Ladies Initiative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If, notwithstanding the other provisions of these Terms of Use, First Ladies Initiative is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Site or any Content, First Ladies Initiative’s liability shall in no event exceed US$100.00. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold First Ladies Initiative, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, representatives, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against First Ladies Initiative by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site.

Violation of These Terms of Use
First Ladies Initiative may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) First Ladies Initiative’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site. First Ladies Initiative reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that First Ladies Initiative deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. First Ladies Initiative also may disclose your information when First Ladies Initiative determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that First Ladies Initiative may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with First Ladies Initiative through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or First Ladies Initiative determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce these Terms of Use, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of First Ladies Initiative, its employees, users of or visitors to the Site, and the public.

You agree that First Ladies Initiative may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site and/or block your future access to the Site if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Site. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to First Ladies Initiative, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to First Ladies Initiative obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that First Ladies Initiative deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies First Ladies Initiative may have at law or in equity.

You agree that First Ladies Initiative may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site, for cause, which includes, but is not limited to, (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (2) a request by you, (3) discontinuance or material modification of the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, or (4) unexpected technical issues or problems.

If First Ladies Initiative does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, First Ladies Initiative will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to First Ladies Initiative. You agree that First Ladies Initiative will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.

Governing Law; Dispute Resolution; Arbitration in California
You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts in Los Angeles County, California, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue.

Any dispute or claim arising or related to this Agreement, its performance, breach, or interpretation (including issues about its validity or enforceability), shall be exclusively (except as provided) resolved by final binding arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), using its Commercial Arbitration Rules. One arbitrator shall be selected using AAA procedures. The arbitrator shall use all reasonable efforts to minimize discovery and to complete the arbitration proceedings as expeditiously as possible. The Arbitrator shall render a written decision within thirty (30) calendar days of the hearing. The arbitrator will not award attorney’s fees, or punitive, incidental, consequential, treble or other multiple or exemplary damages, and the parties hereby agree to waive and not seek such damages. Either party may seek judicial relief to compel the other party to comply with the provisions of this Section, or injunctive or other equitable relief to protect its intellectual property rights, provided (unless prohibited by applicable law) that the remainder of the dispute or claim is submitted to arbitration. The arbitration shall be held in Los Angeles, CA; both parties hereby give their irrevocable consent to jurisdiction of courts of or in the State of California, as well as processes of the AAA in California. Awards shall be final, binding and non-appealable (except on the minimal grounds required under the Federal Arbitration Act or other applicable law). All awards may be filed with one or more courts, state, federal or foreign having jurisdiction over the party against whom such award is rendered or its property, as a basis of judgment and of the issuance of execution for its collection.

Void Where Prohibited
First Ladies Initiative administers and operates the gfla.org Site from its location in Los Angeles, California USA; other First Ladies Initiative sites may be administered and operated from various locations outside the United States. Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all features, products or services discussed, referenced, provided or offered through or on the Site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations, or appropriate or available for use outside the United States. First Ladies Initiative reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product or service to any person or geographic area. Any offer for any feature, product or service made on the Site is void where prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and you are solely responsible for complying with applicable local laws.

Miscellaneous
You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation United States export laws and regulations.

If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms of Use, so that these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and First Ladies Initiative with regard to your use of the Site, and any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and First Ladies Initiative with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled. Other than as provided in a purchase agreement you enter into with First Ladies Initiative, First Ladies Initiative will not accept any counter-offers to these Terms of Use, and all such offers are hereby categorically rejected. First Ladies Initiative’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by First Ladies Initiative of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between First Ladies Initiative and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall not be interpreted or construed to confer any rights or remedies on any third parties.

The Site provides access to First Ladies Initiative international data and, therefore, may contain references or cross references to First Ladies Initiative programs, services, and products that are not announced in all countries. Such reference does not imply that First Ladies Initiative in your country intends to announce such products, programs or services.

Feedback and Information
Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be not confidential. First Ladies Initiative shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis. If you have any questions about the Terms of Use, please contact First Ladies Initiative via info@gfla.org.

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