Membership Terms & Conditions


Welcome to the Golden Gate Mothers Group (“we,” “us,” or “GGMG”) website (the “Website”).  These Terms of Use govern your use of the Website.  By accessing and using this Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.  

These Terms of Use may be changed from time to time.  When changes are made, we will make the revised version available on this webpage, and will indicate at the top of this page the date that revisions were last made.  You must periodically check these Terms of Use to keep apprised of any and all modifications made.  Your use of the Website after such posting will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, do not use this Website.  If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact us at feedback@ggmg.org.

1.  Nature of Website; Membership

GGMG is a group intended for new and/or expecting mothers in San Francisco, California who wish to communicate, interact and organize with other new and/or expecting mothers in San Francisco, California.  The Website is an online venue for members of GGMG (“Members”) to communicate, organize, and interact with each other.  The Website contains restricted areas that are accessible only by Members and a password is required to access such areas.  Non-Members may access certain non-restricted parts of the Website.  

To become a Member of GGMG, you must complete GGMG’s online registration form, available here, and agree to GGMG’s Membership Agreement, available here.  A fee is charged to become a Member (and to renew one’s Membership); the current Membership fee is available here [insert hyperlink].  Please see GGMG’s Membership Agreement for additional details on the Member registration process, terms and conditions of Membership and Membership payment information.  

If you are a Member and need assistance logging in, please contact us at membership@ggmg.org.

2.  Use of Website.

Information provided on the Website is strictly for your personal, non-commercial use.  GGMG is a group intended for new mothers and/or expecting mothers in San Francisco, California who wish to communicate, organize, and interact with other new mothers and/or expecting mothers in San Francisco, California.  Any use of the Website for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, using information obtained from the Site to harass, abuse or harm another person, is prohibited.  

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Website, including, without limitation, (i) accessing content or data not intended for you or for which you do not have authorization, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (ii) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Website or to breach security or authentication measures; (iii) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of malware, viruses, worms, deliberately corrupted or harmful data, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing;" (iv) using the Website (or any part thereof) to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (v) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Website; or (vi) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by GGMG in providing the Website.  Reproduction of the Website in any part or form is strictly prohibited.  Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.

GGMG will only collect and use your personal or non-personal information as designated in our Privacy Policy.  Please refer to our Privacy Policy for a full description of the privacy and protection we provide.  You represent that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy.

You represent and warrant that your use of the Website will be in accordance with these Terms of Use, GGMG’s Privacy Policy, and all applicable laws and regulations.

3.  Third Party Sites.  

The Website may include links to other websites or applications, or functionality to connect with other websites (each, a “Third Party Site”) or advertisements.  We do not control or endorse any Third Party Site or advertisements, and we are not responsible for the accuracy or availability of, or for any content, product, advertising or other materials presented in or provided by, such Third Party Site or advertisement.  GGMG will not be responsible for any losses or damages incurred from dealings with or contact with third parties available through the Website.  Your use and access of a Third Party Site is at your own risk, and is subject to the terms and conditions for such Third Party Site.  If a dispute arises between you and a third party, GGMG has no responsibility in the matter and is under no obligation to be involved in the resolution efforts.  You, therefore, release GGMG and its Affiliated Parties from any involvement in claims, demands, damages and settlements that arise from such disputes.  “Affiliated Parties” means GGMG’s officers, directors, agents, assignees, representatives, marketing partners, licensors, independent contractors and employees.

4.  Website Content

All materials on the Website, including but not limited to written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, and animation, are owned by GGMG or its licensors, and are protected by U.S. and international laws, including laws governing copyrights and trademarks.  

The service marks and trademarks “Golden Gate Mothers Group,” “GGMG,” and the GGMG logo are owned by GGMG.  Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing on the Website are the property of their respective owners.  You agree that you recognize the rights of GGMG and the respective third parties in those marks, logos or trade names.  Your use of the Website in no way grants you any right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any GGMG or third-party marks, logos or trade names.  You may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the written permission of the owner.

GGMG retains ownership of its intellectual property rights and you have no rights to GGMG’s intellectual property or GGMG’s rights in its intellectual property.  By accessing the Website, you are granted a limited license to use that part of the Website for which you are authorized (e.g., non-Members may only access non-restricted parts of the Website).  Except to the extent you are actually reading materials on the Website as you use the Website (or downloading or printing such materials for your personal reference), you have no right to use, copy, display, perform, create derivative works from, distribute, have distributed, transmit or sublicense materials or content available on the Website.    

5.  Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitations of Liability.  

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY.  THIS SECTION LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF GGMG AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES.  EACH OF THE SUBSECTIONS BELOW APPLY UP TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

“As-Is” Basis.  GGMG provides the Website on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.

No Warranties; Release.  GGMG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, with respect to the Website (or any information or material contained on the Website).  GGMG does not grant, and hereby disclaims, any and all implied warranties, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement and any arising out of course of performance, course of dealing or usage of trade. GGMG DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL ON THE WEBSITE.  GGMG does not warrant that your use of the Website will be secure, uninterrupted, error-free, available, accurate, free of defects, or viruses, or that any defects in the Website will be corrected.  GGMG makes no warranties about the connectivity and continued availability of the Website.

YOU AGREE TO RELEASE GGMG AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, LIABILITY, COSTS OR EXPENSES, OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE).  

Content.  GGMG MAKES NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES about (i) the opinions, advice, statements, reviews, or other information or content made available on the Website, or (ii) the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information made available on the Website.  

Limitation on Liability.  IN NO EVENT WILL GGMG OR ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (OR ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE), INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (I) LOSS OF PROFITS, (II) BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, (III) LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION, OR (IV) LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA.

Maximum Liability.  WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER PROVISION IN THESE TERMS, GGMG’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE) IS LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

Sole and Exclusive Remedy.  If you are dissatisfied with any of these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using the Website.

6.  Indemnification.  

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold GGMG and its Affiliated Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, expenses, demands or liability, including attorneys' fees and costs incurred by GGMG and its Affiliated Parties in connection with any claim by a third party (including an intellectual property claim) arising out of or in any way relating to (i) your use or misuse of, or inability to use, the Website or (ii) your violation of these Terms of Use or your violation of any rights of a third party.  You agree that you will cooperate as reasonably requested by GGMG in the defense of such claims.  GGMG and its Affiliated Parties reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by Members.

7.  Children Under [13]

The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly allow such persons to register and become Members of GGMG.  We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information (defined in GGMG’s Privacy Policy) from individuals under 13.  If we become aware that an individual under 13 is a Member or has otherwise provided us with their Personal Information, we will remove their Personal Information from our files.

8.  Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  

GGMG respects the intellectual property rights of others.  GGMG may remove content that, in its sole discretion, appears to infringe the intellectual property rights of others.  In addition, GGMG, in its sole and absolute discretion, may terminate the Memberships of Members who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.  If you believe any materials on the Website infringes your copyright, you may request removal of those materials from the Website by contacting GGMG’s copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed.  Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.

  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location.  Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.

  3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.

  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

  5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

  6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

GGMG’s Copyright Agent is:

Copyright Agent

Golden Gate Mothers Group

feedback@ggmg.org

9.  General Provisions.

  1. Comments.  By sending any suggestions, improvements, concepts, information or other materials to GGMG related to GGMG, the Website and/or any services offered by GGMG, you grant GGMG the worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual right to use and distribute any materials, software or content developed from the materials you send.  GGMG has no obligation to pay you or anyone else any royalties or other fees associated with the reproduced content or ideas.

  2. Modification.  We reserve the right to modify or terminate of all or any part of the Website at any time without notice.  All such modifications or terminations will be made in the sole discretion of GGMG and you agree that GGMG will not be held liable to you or to any third party for any such modification or termination.

  3. Governing Law and Venue.  California law governs these Terms of Use, as well as any claim, cause of action or dispute that might arise between you and GGMG, without regard to conflict of law provisions.  For any such claim, cause of action or dispute, you agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in the City and County of San Francisco, California.

  4. No Joint Venture or Partnership.  Nothing in these Terms of Use may be construed as making either party the partner, joint venturer, agent, legal representative, employer, contractor or employee of the other.

  5. Severability.  If any provision of these Terms of Use is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties’ intention, and all remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

  6. Complete Agreement; Waiver.  These Terms of Use (which may be supplemented by GGMG’s Membership Agreement) contain the entire agreement between you and GGMG regarding your use of the Website, and supersede any prior agreement between you and us on such subject matter.  The parties acknowledge that no reliance is placed on any representation made but not contained in these Terms of Use (except as provided in the GGMG Membership Agreement).  The failure of GGMG to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.  

  7. Contact Information. If you have any questions or need further information relating to the Website, or need to notify GGMG as to any matters relating to the Website, please contact GGMG at:

Golden Gate Mothers Group

Email: feedback@ggmg.org

801647.2


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