Terms & Conditions
Updated November 2021
Welcome to the official website of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan’s website.
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 Scout site (collectively, the "Contents"), are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other intellectual property owned, licensed, or controlled by Girl Scouts of the USA.
The Contents of all Girl Scout–owned sites are 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 Contents 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 the Girl Scout site.
For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or computer environment is prohibited. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded Contents 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 Contents, the site, or any related software. You may not attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any of the software used by Girl Scouts of the USA as part of the websites.
Registration and Account Security
Certain features of our websites provide you with the option of setting up an account for which you will receive a user ID and password. User IDs and passwords are confidential and proprietary, and your user ID, password, and access are only for your use. It is a violation of these Terms and Conditions for you to:
(a) provide any false personal information on the site or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission;
(b) create another account without our permission if we disable your account;
(c) do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account;
(d) share your user ID or password or account access, or
(e) create more than one personal account. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of your user ID, password, and access.
Copyright and Trademark Information
Girl Scouts has the sole and exclusive right by virtue of its Congressional Charter, 36 U.S.C. § 80301 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 the 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, the GSUSA uniforms and other indicia, the names and marks "Girl Scouts of the United States of America," "Girl Scout Daisies," "Girl Scout Brownies," "Girl Scout Juniors," "Girl Scout Cadettes," "Girl Scout Seniors," and "Girl Scout Ambassadors," and such trademarks and service marks as WHERE GIRLS GROW STRONG, FOR EVERY GIRL EVERYWHERE, GIRLSPORTS, and GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (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.
User Comments, Feedback, Submissions, and Postings
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan may allow you to communicate, submit, upload, transmit, or otherwise make available text, images, audio, video, product feedback, reviews, suggestions, and other content through the site (collectively, the "Submission(s))," which may also be referred to as "User-Provided Content" when posted by a user to a Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan's site and which collectively are "Submission(s) including in the form of comments, feedback, submissions, or other information. Unless otherwise provided by another agreement you entered into with Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, by transmitting Submissions on or through the site, you understand and grant Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and its designees a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, incorporate, edit, publish, broadcast, post, copy, perform, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such Submissions, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such Submissions. Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential or proprietary and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product, or promotion ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Girl Scout business. Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan will be entitled to use the Submission for any and all purposes, including, commercial, promotional, marketing or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you own whatever material you submit and use of your Submission by Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including copyrights, other property rights, and rights of privacy. Additionally, you agree that Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan has no obligation to use any idea or material contained in the Submission(s) and you have no right to compel such use.
You may not make any Submissions that (i) are or may reasonably be considered to be, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, bigoted, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, (ii) violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, intellectual property, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising), (iii) are false, inaccurate, or misleading, (iv)includes personal or sensitive information regarding yourself or another person, (v) result in spam to other users, or (vi) that contain any harmful or malicious software.
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor, screen, block, post, remove, modify, store, and review Submissions or any other communications sent through this website, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that Submissions conform to these terms, without prior notice to you. We are not responsible for, do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for errors or omissions or the accuracy, integrity, or quality of the opinions, views, advice, or recommendations in any Submissions posted or sent by users.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the website or any other systems or networks connected to the site or to any Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan server, or to any of the services offered on or through the site, by hacking, password "mining," or any other illegitimate means.
You may not probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the website or any network connected to the site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the site or any network connected to the site. You may not reverse look up, trace, or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the site, or any Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan member or individual associated with Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, including any Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the site.
Reporting of Abusive, Unlawful Submissions or Content, or Other Submissions, Content, or Activity That Violate These Terms
If you have knowledge of abusive, infringing, or otherwise unlawful Submissions or other content on this website or other unlawful or abusive conduct associated this website, we want to know. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the content or conduct in detail, including the web address where the content is found and the date and time viewed, and we will investigate removing this material from the website. For claims regarding alleged copyright infringement, see the contact information in that section above.
Claims Regarding Copyright Infringements
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement for content, including content posted by users in interactive portions of any Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan site ("Submissions" or "User-Provided Content") governed by these Terms and Conditions. Girl Scouts of the USA has also designated an agent to receive notices of claimed copyright infringement. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may submit a notice to email@example.com.
To be effective, a notice must be a written communication provided to Girl Scouts of the USA's copyright agent and must contain:
You acknowledge that failure to meet the elements above will not be a valid notice and Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan may not consider your request.
If you believe that User-Provided Content that you posted to a Girl Scouts of the USA site was removed (or to which access was disabled) or is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your User-Provided Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the copyright agent:
If a counter-notice is received by the copyright agent, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan may send a copy to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed User-Provided Content or cease disabling it in ten business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the User-Provided Content provider, member, or user, the removed User-Provided Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan's sole discretion.
The designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the website is: Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018, Attention: Intellectual Property Specialist; email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Southeastern Michigan disclaims all warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan 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 Southeastern Michigan does 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.
Information on any Girl Scout website is provided with the understanding that Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan 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. Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan also reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) modify, suspend, or terminate operation of or access to the site or any portion of the site, for any reason; (2) modify or change the site or any portion of the site; and (3) 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.
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 we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of or the inability to use any Girl Scout site or a site that is linked to it, 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.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and our affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and third-party service providers, and our respective employees, contractors, agents, officers, and directors, harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) that arise out of or are related to any User-Provided Content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the site; your violation of these Terms and Conditions; your misuse of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan sites that link to these terms; or your violation of any third-party rights.
Links to Other Websites and Services
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan 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 Scout site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that 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 the USA 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 Scout site.
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 Southeastern Michigan intends to announce or provide programs, products, or services in your country, state, or particular location.
Unless otherwise specified, the Contents on any Girl Scout site are 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 Scout site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These Terms and Conditions will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Michigan, 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 Michigan. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in Michigan and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms and Conditions against Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred.
You acknowledge that any breach or threatened breach of these Terms and Conditions will result in irreparable harm for which damages would not be an adequate remedy, and, therefore, in addition to our rights and remedies otherwise available at law, we shall be entitled to seek immediate equitable relief, including injunctive relief, as appropriate. If we seek any equitable remedies, we shall not be precluded or prevented from seeking remedies at law, nor shall we be deemed to have made an election of remedies. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan may have at law or in equity. If Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms and Conditions, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorney fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan.
Other than for payment obligations, neither party will be liable for or considered to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions on account of either party's delay or failure to perform as required under these Terms and Conditions as a result of any causes or conditions that (a) are beyond the party's reasonable control (including but not limited to acts of God, including storms and other natural occurrences; fires; explosions; telecommunications, internet, or other network failures; results of vandalism or computer hacking; national emergencies, insurrections, acts of terrorism, riots, wars, strikes, or other labor difficulties); and (b) the party is unable to overcome through the exercise of commercially reasonable diligence (a "Force Majeure Event"). If any such Force Majeure Event occurs, the affected party will give the other party notice and use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize the impact of any such event.
Any waiver by Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan of a breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not operate as or be construed to be a waiver of any other breach of such provision or of any breach of any other provision of these Terms and Conditions. Any waiver must be in writing. Failure by us to insist upon strict adherence to any term of these Terms and Conditions on one or more occasions shall not be considered a waiver or deprive us of the right to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term of these Terms and Conditions.
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 Southeastern Michigan may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.
Special Provisions Applicable to Users outside the United States
We strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws.
The following provisions apply to users and non-users who interact with Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan outside the United States:
These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of all Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan websites and destroying all Contents obtained from any and all such sites and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan may terminate at any time your access to any and all Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan websites without notice for any reason or no reason, including if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions. Upon termination, you must cease use of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan's site and destroy all Contents obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. You agree that Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the website as a result of any violation of these Terms and Conditions.
How to Contact Us
Please see contact information in the relevant sections above regarding reporting copyright infringement or other unlawful content. If you have any comments or questions regarding our Terms and Conditions generally, you may contact us at:
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
1333 Brewery Park Blvd, Suite 500
Detroit, MI 48207