Terms of Use

Last updated: September 2012

These terms of use (“Terms of Use”) are for the Global Gaming Women website located at globalgamingwomen.org (“GGW”).  GGW is owned and operated by the American Gaming Association (“AGA”).  By using GGW, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use GGW.

Modifications

You should review these Terms of Use regularly as they may change at any time at our sole discretion. Your continued use of GGW following the posting of changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.  Modifications will be posted on GGW and the “last updated” date at the top of this page will be revised.

Scope of Use

The contents of GGW, such as text, graphics, images, animations, videos and/or any other information contained on GGW are for informational purposes only.  Reliance on any information provided by AGA, our employees, or other contributors or visitors to GGW is solely at your own risk.

AGA invites you to view, use and download portions of GGW for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes; provided that you leave all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact.  In addition, certain areas of GGW specifically allow users the option to download materials and toolkits (e.g. brochures, research papers and studies) (“Downloadable Content”) intended for educational and training purposes.  Provided you (a) do not modify the Downloadable Content, (b) leave all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact, (c) do not display or distribute the Downloadable Content on another website without our prior written consent, and (d) do not sell, resell, or otherwise exploit the Downloadable Content for commercial purposes, you may reproduce, display, and distribute the Downloadable Content for training and educational purposes.  Except as expressly provided in this paragraph, you may not reproduce, modify, display or distribute any text, graphics, images or other content on GGW, or the design and layout of GGW, without AGA’s prior written consent.

By accessing GGW, you agree to abide by all security and safety measures established by AGA or its partners or service providers.  AGA reserves the right, for any reason, at its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of GGW at any time.  AGA may also impose limits on certain features of GGW or restrict access to any part or all of GGW without notice or penalty.

Rules of Conduct

Certain areas of GGW, including the Book Shelf reviews, permit you to upload, email, or otherwise transmit content that you want to include on GGW or otherwise share with the GGW community (collectively, “User Content”).

It is a violation of these Terms of Use for you to: 

  1. use GGW for illegal purposes, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations or in violation of the rules of AGA or its service providers; 
  2. copy, sell, resell, or exploit for commercial purposes any portion of GGW;
  3. use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual process to monitor, data mine, or copy any GGW pages, content, or user information, except as expressly permitted by AGA;
  4. intentionally manipulate identifiers or otherwise engage in any activities intended to impersonate or hide a user’s identity or contact information;
  5. transmit or distribute viruses or other malicious code; 
  6. collect user names and contact information and/or send unsolicited commercial communications (spam); 
  7. take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionally large load on GGW’s or AGA’s infrastructure; 
  8. transmit content or take any action on GGW that infringes or violates someone else's rights (whether protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right) or otherwise violates the law;
  9. transmit or distribute any User Content that is unlawful, deceptive, false, stolen, threatening, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racially or ethnically objectionable, or in violation of the personal privacy rights of another; or
  10. assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above. 

Each user of GGW, including you, is responsible for (i) the User Content that the user transmits and the consequences of its use or submission; and (ii) ensuring that all User Content the user transmits is accurate, truthful, up-to-date, and complete.

You acknowledge that AGA does not necessarily pre-screen User Content and shall not be responsible for policing, monitoring, or editing such User Content.  AGA shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Content and use of GGW to improve its performance, for legal and regulatory requirements, and to determine compliance with these Terms of Use and other applicable policies.  AGA shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to post or to remove any User Content on GGW that it believes to be in violation of these Terms of Use or which it finds otherwise objectionable for any reason, without any advance notice or liability to you or any third party.  If you believe that any User Content on GGW infringes your intellectual property rights, please notify AGA at: [email protected].

Products & Services

Display of a product or service offering on GGW is not a guarantee that the item is currently available or that it will be available on GGW when you visit again.  Information that AGA publishes on GGW may contain references or cross-references to products, programs, research or services that are not available in your state or country.  Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including users or others (including participants in the Coffee Break video series and Book Shelf reviews), are those of the respective author(s)/presenter(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect the views, findings, or opinions of AGA.  Any description or reference to non-AGA products, services, events or companies on GGW is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products, services, events or companies by AGA.

No Warranties

GGW AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT (INCLUDING DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT), PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH GGW (COLLECTIVELY, THE “MATERIALS”) ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, DATA ACCURACY, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT.  AGA MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH GGW.  NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY AGA SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY AND ALL OF THE MATERIALS BEFORE RELYING ON THEM.  AGA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF GGW WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE, OR FREE FROM VIRUSES.  

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold AGA and its affiliates, officers, agents, partners, members and employees harmless from any claim, action, demand, loss, or damages (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to your use of GGW, the content you upload to GGW or transmit to AGA, your violation of the Terms of Use, or your violation of any law or rights of a third party.  AGA reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate fully with AGA in asserting any available defenses. 

Proprietary Rights

All trademarks, service marks and logos on GGW are the property of their respective owners. AGA owns various trademarks, service marks and logos used on GGW, including without limitation, the AGA logo.  Unauthorized use of any AGA (or of any third-party) trademark, service mark, or logo may violate AGA’s or a third party’s legal rights.  You must obtain AGA’s written permission prior to using any trademark or service mark of AGA.

AGA and its licensors own all intellectual property rights in GGW, except as otherwise expressly indicated.  GGW is protected by United States and international copyright laws.  Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright laws, laws of privacy and publicity, and other laws and regulations.  

By transmitting User Content to AGA or GGW, you grant AGA a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such content for any purpose, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such content.

Additional Policies

Your use of GGW confirms and acknowledges your agreement to be bound by and comply with any of AGA’s other polices and disclaimers governing the use of GGW that are posted on GGW or provided to you electronically or otherwise in writing.  To obtain information about our privacy practices regarding your use of GGW, please see our Privacy Policy.

Limitation of Liability

YOUR USE OF GGW AND MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  AGA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF GGW AND THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF AGA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of liability for certain types of damages.  Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law.  In such cases, AGA’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

Violations; Termination of Usage

AGA may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of GGW immediately and without notice for any conduct that AGA, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of AGA or any third party.  Upon termination, you must cease use of GGW and its content.  AGA reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including the right to block access to GGW from a particular Internet address.

Third-Party Sites and Linking

As a convenience to users, GGW contains links to websites, as well as embedded websites, operated by third parties (“Third-Party Sites”).  Third-Party Sites are not under the control of AGA, and, as such, access to and use of such Third-Party Sites is at your own risk and subject to corresponding third-party, not AGA, terms of use and privacy policies.  AGA is not responsible for, does not endorse, and hereby disclaims any and all content, advice, or services found, learned, available, or provided on such Third-Party Sites. We reserve the right to terminate a link to a Third-Party Site at any time.  The fact that we provide a link to a Third-Party Site does not necessarily mean that we endorse, authorize or sponsor that Third-Party Site, nor that we are affiliated with the Third-Party Site.

Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and AGA, you must adhere to AGA’s linking policy as follows: (i)  the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with AGA’s name or any AGA trademark or service mark; (ii) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with AGA if it is not; and (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display GGW on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking site.

Disclosures

AGA may preserve and disclose User Content if expressly authorized by you or if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of AGA, website users, or the public.

Governing Law 

The laws of the District of Columbia, USA shall govern these Terms of Use, without reference to its choice of law rules.  If there is any dispute about or involving GGW, you agree that the dispute will be resolved in a court located in the District of Columbia, USA.  You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in the District of Columbia, USA for the purpose of litigating all such claims. 

Miscellaneous 

These Terms of Use, as modified from time to time and including any policies or disclaimers that are incorporated by reference, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and AGA with respect to the subject matter hereof.  AGA’s failure to exercise any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.  

If you have any questions about GGW or these Terms of Use, please e-mail us at[email protected].