Terms and conditions for the use of the Together for Girls website

Welcome to www.Together for Girls.com (the “Site”). Together for Girls (referred to as “Together for Girls”, “we”, “us” or “our”, as applicable) provides you with access to the Site subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement’). Please read this Agreement carefully. By accessing or using this Site, you agree without restriction to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to follow and be bound by this Agreement, you may not access, use or download materials from this Site.

Use of this Together for Girls (Together for Girls) website constitutes acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions; in the case of any discrepancy between the English and non-English texts of these Terms and Conditions, the English version shall prevail.

Together for Girls reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Using the Together for Girls site after these changes take effect constitutes acceptance on the part of the user of the new Terms and Conditions. For this reason, we encourage you to review this Agreement each time you use this Site. This Agreement was last revised on March 1, 2021.

Together for Girls reserves the right to institute legal action to stop any infringement or breach of these Terms and Conditions.

Together for Girls reserves the exclusive right to cancel any user’s access as a result of infringement of rights or breach of these Terms and Conditions.

The availability of the site and international users

The Site is administered by Together for Girls, in the United States. This Site and its contents (the “Content”) are designed to comply with United States laws and regulations and for use by United States residents. Access to the Site and the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries outside of the United States. If you access this Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Copyright notice and limitation on use

No use should be made of materials on this Site, except as expressly authorized by this Agreement. All Site Content, including the selection, arrangement and design of the Content is owned either by Together for Girls or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws including the sui generis rights relating to the protection of databases.

You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any Content, in whole or in part, including any code and software. You may download Content from the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use only, provided the Content is not modified in any way, you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, and you include the phrase, “Used with permission of Together for Girls” when you display or otherwise use the Content.

Extracts of the information in the website may be reviewed, reproduced or translated for research or private study but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes.

Any use of information in the website should be accompanied by an acknowledgement of Together for Girls as the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the article.

Reproduction or translation of substantial portions of the website, or any use other than for educational or other non- commercial purposes, requires explicit, prior authorization in writing. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to [email protected]

The designations employed and the presentation of the information in this website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of Together for Girls concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Procedures for claimed copyright infringement

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we ask that you do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Together for Girls c/o UNAIDS, 1889 F Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20006, [email protected]

with the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site
  • your address, telephone number and email address
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are duly authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf

Use of Together for Girls’ name

Together for Girls’ name, acronym, and/or logo, as well as its branding, are protected by U.S. and international law. Except for purposes of attributing authorship, they may not be used without Together for Girls’ prior express and written authorization. Nor may Together for Girls’ name, acronym, logo and/or branding be used for promotional purposes or in any form that indicates, suggests, or could be interpreted as representing association or affiliation with Together for Girls, or Together for Girls’ sponsorship or backing.

Trademark Notice

All of the trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on this Site (the “Trademark(s)”) are registered and unregistered trademarks of Together for Girls, its affiliates, or third parties. Nothing contained in this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right in and to the Trademarks without the express written permission of Together for Girls or the applicable third party. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, any use of the Trademarks found on the Site is strictly prohibited.

Please note that the names of the companies and products mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Public and unsolicited information

This Site may provide opportunities to provide Together for Girls feedback regarding this Site and our products and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). You may only provide Unsolicited Information which meets the requirements of these Terms and Conditions.

Links to other websites

This Agreement applies only to this Site. This Site may frame or contain references or links to other Together for Girls Web sites (the “Other Together for Girls Sites”) as well as other Web sites that are not operated by Together for Girls (the “Third Party Sites”). These references and/or links to the Third Party Sites are provided for your reference and convenience only, and do not imply any review or endorsement of the material on these Third Party Sites or any association with their operators. Together for Girls does not control these Third Party Sites and is not responsible for their content.

The Third Party Sites (and the Web sites to which they link) may contain information that is inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated. Your access and use of the Third Party Sites (and any Web sites to which they link) is solely at your own risk.

Please note that other Together for Girls Sites are governed by their specific Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies. We recommend that you carefully read those documents upon your entry to those other Together for Girls Sites.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will Together for Girls be liable for any alleged loss or damage caused by your use of this website or reliance on its information, data, documents or other contents. The data, information, and documents published on this site or sent through it are provided without any type of explicit or implicit guarantee. Together for Girls does not guarantee, nor is it responsible for, the accuracy, availability or truthfulness of the information or documents provided herein. Together for Girls will not be liable for any damages or loss that may derive from or be related to the use of or flaws in the site or the information contained herein, including in cases arising from inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information or content available through this website. 

Together for Girls reserves the right to modify periodically or discontinue the use of documents contained on this site without prior notice. Together for Girls will not be responsible for any computer-virus infection or any other program that may affect the functioning of computers or systems. Users must utilize this site at their own expense and risk. In no case will Together for Girls be liable for losses and/or harm even when prior notice could have been given concerning them.

The use of country or territorial designations must not be regarded as indicative of Together for Girls’s position in regard to the legal status of any country or territory, its authorities and institutions, or the recognition of any border.

Some of the documents that the user can access through this site may belong to third parties; Together for Girls does not guarantee their ownership and will not be responsible to the user or third parties for any claim deriving from their use. It is possible that the site or the documents may contain links to external sites not managed by Together for Girls. Such links are included for reference purposes and their inclusion does not imply Together for Girls’ approval or endorsement. Nor does Together for Girls assume responsibility for the information contained on such external sites.

Use of this site implies the user’s acceptance of the obligation to defend and indemnify Together for Girls and its affiliates for any action, claim of damages, loss and/or expenditure (including attorney fees) that may derive from such use. 

In no event shall Together for Girls be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or relating to the content, service, or this agreement, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory.  Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for negligence, consequential or incidental damages, in such jurisdictions Together for Girls’ liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law. Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this site is to stop using this site. 

Disclaimer of warranties

The site and the content are provided on an “as is,” “as available” basis, without warranties of any kind. There may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in the content and the site. Together for Girls and its affiliates do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the content or the site itself, and we hereby disclaim any such express or implied warranties. Together for Girls does not represent or warrant that the content of this site is free of viruses, worms or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. 

Privileges and Immunities

Nothing set forth herein will constitute or may be interpreted as a renunciation, express or tacit, of the privileges, immunities, and exemptions that Together for Girls enjoys in conformity with International Law, treaties or international agreements.

General

You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Site and all charges related thereto. Together for Girls reserves the right to alter or delete material from this Site at any time. This Site is controlled and operated by Together for Girls from its offices within the United States. Any claim relating to, and the use of, this Site are governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America. By using this Site, you consent to personal jurisdiction in the courts located in the District of Columbia, United States of America, for any action arising out of or relating to this Site or your use of this Site. Such courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all such actions. 

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Together for Girls with respect to your access to and/or use of this Site. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site or any Content must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action. All provisions of this Agreement pertaining to indemnification, disclaimer or warranties, limitation of liability and proprietary rights shall survive the termination of this Agreement for any reason. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that closely matches the intent of the original provision. The failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. All rights not expressly granted herein are hereby reserved.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by Together for Girls sites by changing your browser settings.

Account registration

Some of the functions of this Site may require creation of an account with us. As part of the registration process, visitors will select a User Name and Password, along with registration information, which must be accurate and updated. You may not select or use a User Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person or use a User Name in which another person has rights without such person’s authorization.

Failure to comply with the above shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You agree to take reasonable measures to protect the security of your password. You are responsible for all usage or activity on your account, including use of the account by any third party authorized by you to use your User Name and Password. You shall notify Together for Girls of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or any other relevant registration details provided.

Interactive Parts of the Together for Girls Web Site

The Together for Girls Web Site may contain bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities. Together for Girls may offer discussion forums or other means of communication; the user, on making use of any of these instruments, agrees not to:

  • Slander, injure, harass, threaten, or engage in any other type of conduct that violates others’ rights;
  • Circulate, publish, distribute, or disseminate information or materials that are libelous, obscene, indecent, unlawful, or immoral;
  • Upload to the site or attach to a message, files that contain computer programs or other materials protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy and publicity), without having proper authorization;
  • Fail to include the reference to the author or legal notices; to deliberately misstate the origin of, or present as one’s own, computer programs or other materials contained in a file uploaded to the site;
  • Announce goods or services or offer them for sale; conduct or promote surveys, competitions, or chain letters; or download from a forum a file posted by another user which the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in this manner.

The user recognizes that all discussion forums constitute a means of public, rather than private, communication. Furthermore, the user recognizes that the dialogues and documents published on the site do not have Together for Girls’ backing and will not be considered as revised, examined, or approved by Together for Girls.

Together for Girls accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any User in connection with the use of bulletin boards, chat rooms, communications facilities, discussion forums or any other mechanisms to display user-generated content (collectively, “Forums”), made available on this Site, or for any material submitted by users and carried on this Site.

Complaints for possible infractions

Together for Girls will make an effort to prevent activities on its site that are unlawful and contrary to the Terms and Conditions contained herein. Nevertheless, if you believe that an item of information contained on the site or among its materials may be contravening your rights or those of third parties, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, you must contact Together for Girls, sending a detailed description of the alleged violation to the following address:

Together for Girls c/o UNAIDS

1889 F Street NW, Suite 350

Washington, DC 20006

[email protected]

Indemnification

In the event that any legal action is taken resulting from (i) your use of the Content or Site, including your breach of the terms of this Agreement, or (ii) any Unsolicited Information provided by you, you agree to defend, indemnify, hold harmless and pay any reasonable legal and accounting fees without limitation incurred by Together for Girls, its affiliates, its and their directors, officers, employees, agents, investors or licensors. Together for Girls shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding. Together for Girls shall have the right, at its option and expense, to participate in the defense and/or settlement of any claim or action, or to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you without relieving your indemnification obligations. In no event shall you settle any suit or claim imposing any liability or other obligations on Together for Girls without its prior written consent.

Resolution of disputes

Any dispute, controversy, or complaint that may arise or be derived from the use of the site or its information shall be resolved in an amicable manner between Together for Girls and the user. Unless the disputes or controversies are resolved in an amicable manner within sixty (60) days after one of the parties receives the other’s request to attempt to reach an amicable resolution, such dispute, controversy, or claim will be sent by either of the parties to arbitration in accordance with the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution in effect. The arbitral tribunal will not be authorized to impose punitive damages. Any arbitral award made in virtue of the aforementioned arbitration will be considered the final decision on the dispute, controversy, or claim, and will be binding on the parties.

If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions contained herein, you must not use this site.