Terms of Use

Last modified: May 18th, 2015

Welcome to the ZGiRLS website! We are glad you’re here. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following terms and conditions.

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE
ZGiRLS provides its service to you subject to the following Terms of Use. By using the website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy (which is listed below). This website is offered and available to users who are 13 years of age or older and reside in the United States or Canada. By using this website, you represent and warrant that you meet all of the foregoing requirements.

2. CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE
We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time, at our sole discretion, without notice to users. Your continued use of the website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept the changes. You are expected to check this page so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

3. ACCESSING WEBSITE & ACCOUNT SECURITY
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this website, and any service or material we provide on the website, in our sole discretion and without notice.

To access the website and some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or information. It is a condition of your use of the website that all information you provide is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this website is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy (see below).

4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The website and all of its entire contents, features, and functionality, are owned by ZGiRLS and its licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the website for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, republish, download, store, or transmit, any of the material on the website.

The company name, ZGiRLS, the phrase “Compass Curriculum,” and the ZGiRLS logo, are all trademarks of ZGiRLS. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of ZGiRLS.

5. PROHIBITED USES
You may use the website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to:

  • Use the website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the website.
  • Use any manual process or automatic device or 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.
  • Introduce any viruses or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the website, the server on which the website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the website.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the website.

6. USER CONTRIBUTIONS
The website may contain message boards or bulletin boards (“Interactive Features”) that allow users to post submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post“) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions“) on or through the website.

All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use. Any User Contribution you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant ZGiRLS and our licensees the right to use, reproduce, modify, display, and disclose to third parties any such material. You represent and warrant that you own all rights in the User Contributions, and all of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.
We are not responsible or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the website.

7. MONITORING & ENFORCEMENT
We have the right to:

  • Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
  • Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates the Terms of Use, including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the website or the public or could create liability for the Company.
  • Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the website.
  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the website for any violation of these Terms of Use.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS ZGiRLS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ZGiRLS DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER ZGiRLS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we cannot review all material before it is posted on the website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

8. CONTENT STANDARDS
These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy (below).
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
  • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

9. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
The information presented on or through the website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
This website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users or bloggers. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by ZGiRLS, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ZGiRLS. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

10. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
All information we collect on this website is subject to our Privacy Policy (see below). By using the website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

11. LINKING TO THIS WEBSITE
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our written consent.

12. LINKS FROM THIS WEBSITE
If the website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER ZGiRLS NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH ZGiRLS MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER ZGiRLS NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH ZGiRLS REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

ZGiRLS HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

14. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL ZGiRLS, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

15. INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ZGiRLS, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the website, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the website’s content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the website.

16. GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Washington without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction). Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Washington. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.