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Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the official website of Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (GSHNC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Our online properties comprise of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.hngirlscouts.org.


Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using the Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council website.

By using this site, you signify your agreement to be bound to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council site. We reserve the right to change, add or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Ownership and Restrictions on Use of Materials
Unless otherwise noted, all materials including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, written and other contained on any Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council site (collectively, the “contents”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other intellectual properties owned or controlled by GSHNC.

The contents of all GSHNC owned sites are intended solely for personal, noncommercial use by users of our site. You may view, copy and print the Contents displayed on this site subject to the following conditions: (i) you use material for noncommercial use,
(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 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.

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 downloading or copying.


Copyright and Trademark Information

Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council have the sole and exclusive right by virtue of its Congressional Charter, 36 U.S.C. § 80106 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. In addition, aforementioned parties are 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, GSUSA uniforms and other indicia, the names and marks “Girl Scouts of the United States of America,” “Brownie Girl Scouts,” “Junior Girl Scouts,” “Daisy Girl Scouts” and “Cadette/Senior Girl Scouts,” and such trademarks and service marks as WHERE GIRLS GROW STRONG, FOR EVERY GIRL EVERYWHERE, (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.

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 THE USA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA 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 THE USA 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.


Inaccuracy Disclaimer

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, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the GSHNC site or a site linked to this site, 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 damages, losses and causes of action (whether in contract, tort [including, but not limited to, negligence], or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, for accessing this site.

Indemnification 

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the site.

Users Comments, Feedback, Submissions and Postings
All comments, feedback, submissions, or other information communicated to GSHNC through this site (collective, the “Submission”) will forever be the property of GSHNC. GSHNC will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential 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. GSHNC will be entitled to use the Submission for any noncommercial 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, Hornets’ Nest Council will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

Links to other Websites and Services
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by GSHNC. GSHNC 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 GSHNC site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by GSHNC. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information you may find 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 GSHNC 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.

Jurisdictional Issues

This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to programs, products and services that are not available in your country, state or location. These references do not imply that Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council intends to announce or provide programs, products or services in your country, state or location. Unless otherwise specified, the Contents on the GSHNC site are presented solely to promote programs, products, services and other content available in the US and its territories. Those who choose to access a Girl Scout site do so on their own and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

General Provisions

These Terms and Conditions will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the states of North and South Carolina, 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 shall be filed only in the federal courts located in North or South Carolina. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. 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, Hornets’ Nest Council can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.

Termination 

These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms by discontinuing use of all Girl Scout websites and destroying all Contents obtained from any and all sites, whether made under these terms or otherwise. Your access to any and all Girl Scout sites may be terminated immediately without notice if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms.

How to Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Terms and Conditions, you can contact us at:

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council
7007 Idlewild Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
704-731-6500