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TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY

Date of last revision: May 23, 2019

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This Terms of Use Agreement is a legally binding contract.

By continuing to use any of our services, you acknowledge that you have read this Agreement, understand it, and agree to be bound by it.

If you do not agree to any of the terms below, GirlTable, Inc. will not grant you access to its services, or the areas of its web site that are open to its clients.

If you are unwilling to accept ALL the terms of this Agreement, you should exit the site immediately.


This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") is made by and between GirlTable, Inc. and the person ("You") making use of the services provided by GirlTable, Inc. through our internet websites and/or social media pages.

These Terms of Use govern use of the website and services (the "Services") of GirlTable, Inc., a corporation located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  

The following Terms of Use apply to your use of ANY and ALL PARTS of the GirlTable site.

YOU are solely responsible for your conduct and your content on the site and compliance with these terms. By registering with us, or using, or browsing this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms.

Any person who provides their personal information through this site represents that they are either of the age of majority (18 years), or they have been granted permission by their respective parents and or legal guardians to share information. 

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I. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

GirlTable, Inc. is a privately-held Canadian corporation. It does not represent or speak for any governmental office or authority.

GirlTable, Inc. provides various Services intended to empower women and girls all over the world. Users of the Services provide the information necessary for accomplishing various functions (depending on the Service(s)). You are responsible for maintaining your own access to the internet.

II. OWNERSHIP OF MATERIAL

GirlTable, Inc. and/or its vendors and suppliers, as applicable, retain all right, title and interest in and to the Services, the Sites and all information, content, software and materials provided by or on behalf of GirlTable, Inc.

Except for the use of publicly available forms and information which you obtain from sources other than GirlTable, you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, distribute or create derivative works from any information, content, software or materials provided by GirlTable, Inc., or remove any copyright or other proprietary rights notices contained in any such information, content, software or materials without the copyright owner's prior written consent.

Your feedback on how we can improve our services is welcome and encouraged. You agree, however, that:

  • by submitting unsolicited and/or unacknowledged improvement ideas to GirlTable, Inc., you automatically forfeit your right to any intellectual property rights in such ideas; and

  • unsolicited and/or unacknowledged ideas submitted to GirlTable, Inc. or any of its employees or representatives automatically become the property of GirlTable, Inc.

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III. SPECIFICALLY REGARDING GIRLTABLE WORKSHOPS

Workshops are taught on GirlTable (GirlTable Community). GirlTable is an online community for women and girls everywhere. You must be a member to either be a student or an instructor of a workshop.

AGREEMENT: THE FOLLOWING TERMS CONTAIN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF YOUR PARTICIPATION ON GIRLTABLE WORKSHOPS. THIS IS A BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND GIRLTABLE, INC.

General GirlTable Workshops Terms

1. You need a GirlTable account to participate in workshops on our platform. Keep your password somewhere safe, because you’re responsible for all activity associated with your account. You must have reached the age of consent for online services in your country to use GirlTable.

2. When you enroll in a workshop, you get a license from us to view it and for no other use. Don’t try to transfer or resell workshops in any way. We grant you a limited 1-year access license, except when we must disable the workshop because of legal or policy reasons.

3. When you make a payment for a Workshop, you agree to use a valid payment method. If you aren’t happy with your workshop, GirlTable, Inc. offers a 24-hour refund for most workshop purchases (i.e. 24 hours of us you being sending you the link to the workshop).

4. GirlTable, Inc. allows workshop prices to range from $0 to $199.99 USD. The actual price is decided by the instructor with no input from GirlTable, Inc. The price you pay is surcharged an additional 30% if you purchase the workshop from the GirlTable community itself on an iOS Device as Apple, Inc. charges 30% for in-app purchases. There is no surcharge for using iOS if the workshop is paid for on GirlTableWorkshops.com.

5. The content you post as a student or instructor (including workshops) remains yours. By posting workshops and other content, you allow GirlTable, Inc. to reuse and share it but you do not lose any ownership rights you may have over your content. FOR GIRLTABLE WORKSHOPS ONLY. This does not apply to content outside the workshops area on GirlTable; though other areas may have similar terms. It is your responsibility to review the terms for each area. - When you post comments, questions, reviews, and when you submit to us ideas and suggestions for new features or improvements, you authorize GirlTable to use and share this content with anyone, distribute it and promote it on any platform and in any media, and to make modifications or edits to it as we see fit. In legal language, by submitting or posting content on or through the workshops area, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute your content in any and all media or distribution methods (existing now or later developed). This includes making your content available to other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with GirlTable, Inc. for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, or publication of content on other media. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power, and authority necessary to authorize us to use any content that you submit. You also agree to all such uses of your content with no compensation paid to you.

6. Anyone who identifies as female can use GirlTable to create and publish workshops. You use GirlTable and GirlTable Workshops at your own risk.

GirlTable Workshops operates on a platform model. This means that while we may green-light workshops for public view, we do not review or edit the workshops for legal issues, and we are not in a position to determine the accuracy or legality of course content. We do not exercise editorial control over the content of the workshops that are available on the platform and, as such, do not guarantee in any manner the reliability, validity, accuracy or truthfulness of the courses. GirlTable Inc.’s green-lighting (approval) of any workshop on our platform is limited to ensuring that the workshop style and visual design are in accordance with the GirlTable platform design and layout. If you enroll in a workshop, you rely on any information provided by an instructor at your own risk.

7. By using GirlTable and GirlTable Workshops, you may be exposed to content that you consider offensive, indecent, or objectionable. GirlTable has no responsibility to keep such content from you and no liability for your access or enrollment in any course, to the extent permissible under applicable law. This also applies to any courses relating to health, wellness and physical exercise. You acknowledge the inherent risks and dangers in the strenuous nature of these types of courses, and by enrolling in such courses, you choose to assume those risks voluntarily, including risk of illness, bodily injury, disability, or death. You assume full responsibility for the choices you make before, during and after your enrollment in a workshop.

8. When you interact directly with a student or an instructor, you must be careful about the types of personal information that you share. We do not control what students and instructors do with the information they obtain from other users on the platform. You should not share your email or other sensitive personal information about you for your own safety.

9. We do not hire or employ instructors nor are we responsible or liable for any interactions involved between instructors and students. We are not liable for disputes, claims, losses, injuries, or damage of any kind that might arise out of or relate to the conduct of instructors or students.

10. When you use our Services, you will find links to other websites that we don’t own or control. We are not responsible for the content or any other aspect of these third-party sites, including their collection of information about you. You should also read their terms and conditions and privacy policies.

11. It may happen that the GirlTable platform is down, either for planned maintenance or because something goes down with the site. It may happen that one of our instructors is making misleading statements in their course. It may also happen that we encounter security issues. These are just examples. You accept that you will not have any recourse against us in any of these types of cases where things don’t work out right.

In legal, more complete language, the Services and their content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, security, lack of errors, or accuracy of the Services or their content, and expressly disclaim any warranties or conditions (express or implied), including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no warranty that you will obtain specific results from use of the Services. Your use of the Services (including any content) is entirely at your own risk. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

We may decide to cease making available certain features of the Services at any time and for any reason. Under no circumstances will GirlTable, Inc. or its affiliates, suppliers, partners or agents be held liable for any damages due to such interruptions or lack of availability of such features.

We are not responsible for delay or failure of our performance of any of the Services caused by events beyond our reasonable control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.

12. There are risks inherent into using our Services, for example, if you enroll in a health and wellness course like yoga, and you injure yourself. You fully accept these risks and you agree that you will have no recourse to seek damages against even if you suffer loss or damage from using our platform and Services.

In legal, more complete language, to the extent permitted by law, we (and our group companies, suppliers, partners, and agents) will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages (including loss of data, revenue, profits, or business opportunities, or personal injury or death), whether arising in contract, warranty, tort, product liability, or otherwise, and even if we’ve been advised of the possibility of damages in advance. Our liability (and the liability of each of our group companies, suppliers, partners, and agents) to you or any third parties under any circumstance is limited to either one hundred US dollars ($100) or the amount you have paid us in the twelve (12) months before the event giving rise to your claims. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.

13. IF IN RELATION TO YOUR PARTICIPATION ON OUR PLATFORM, YOU CONDUCT YOURSELF IN SUCH MANNER, OR PERMIT A CIRCUMSTANCE that gets us in legal trouble, we may exercise legal recourse against you. You agree to indemnify, defend (if we so request), and hold harmless GirlTable, our group companies, and their officers, directors, suppliers, partners, and agents from an against any third-party claims, demands, losses, damages, or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) arising from (a) the content you post or submit, (b) your use of the Services (c) your violation of these Terms, or (d) your violation of any rights of a third party. Your indemnification obligation will survive the termination of these Terms and your use of the Services.

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FOR GIRLTABLE WORKSHOPS INSTRUCTORS

-1- You are sharing your knowledge on the GirlTable community platform. You do not become a GirlTable, Inc. employee - you work for yourself.

-2- GirlTable, Inc. does not guarantee that its community members will want to take your workshop once it is added to the community. The onus is on you as the workshop instructor, to provide interesting and compelling content that will draw members in and cause them to refer other women to you after completing your workshop.

-3- Instructors must have native/advanced proficiency of the English language.

-4- All workshops must be time-flexible workshops that can be taken whenever students have time to go online. You may add scheduled events, chats and discussions to your workshop area but the main workshop content (i.e. the lessons) must be time-flexible.

-5- You can charge anywhere from USD $0 to $199.99 per person for each workshop.

-6- GirlTable, Inc. (“GirlTable”) will take a 10% platform fee, in addition to a fee of approximately 2.9%+ȼ30 taken by Stripe (payment processor) for each workshop sign up.

-7- Your workshop income must exceed USD $40 for any given calendar month to qualify for a payout.

-8- Funds will be sent via Interac (Canada only), PayPal, Western Union or MoneyGram. The fee for the money transfer will be deducted from your total income, so workshop instructors are advised to select the payment method with the lowest transfer fee.

FULL WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR TERMS

If you are a Workshop Instructor (“Instructor”), the following Terms contain the terms and conditions of Your participation as an Instructor on GirlTable. This is a binding agreement between you and GirlTable, Inc.

1. Agreement: As an Instructor, you are contracting directly with GirlTable, Inc., a federally registered corporation in Canada, to use our platform for your online workshop services.

2. Your Relationship with Workshop Students: Instructors also have a direct contractual relationship with Students to provide the workshop service for which students have registered and/or tended payment (if applicable). You understand and agree that You will indemnify GirlTable of any issues arising out of Your use of any Student Related Data found on GirlTable.

3. Obligations

As an Instructor, you represent, warrant, and covenant that:

  • You visited girltable.com, workshops.girltable.com or girltableworkshops.com and applied / are in the process of applying to create a workshop on GirlTable. You accept that GirlTable is an English-language online community for individuals who identify as female.

  • If you choose to charge fees for Your Workshop(s), you will also need to agree again to the pricing terms which are presented to you during the workshop creation process (not more than $199.99 USD);

  • You will submit/upload the learning content required to create your workshop on GirlTable within the allotted time-frame. You will also, once your workshop has been given the green light (i.e. is ready to accept students), continuously work to create and sustain relevant activity within your workshop area (particularly the Activity Feed) on GirlTable.

  • In addition to the workshop content and material itself, instructors will provide additional information that will be used to build public-facing areas of their workshop. The information requested will include but may not be limited to: a workshop overview for public use, the instructor’s legal (or formally recognized) name, a profile photo of the instructor, a summary of the instructor’s skills, work experience and/or passion for the subject they will be teaching, etc.

  • You will be responsible for all Your Submitted Workshop Content. You further agree that You own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions, and the authority to authorize GirlTable, Inc., to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform (including by means of a digital audio transmission), publicly display, communicate to the public, promote, market and otherwise use and exploit any of Your Submitted Content on and through the Services in the manner contemplated by these Instructor Terms;

  • No Submitted Content shall infringe or misappropriate any intellectual property right of a third party;

  • You have the required qualifications, credentials and expertise, including without limitation, education, training, knowledge, and skill sets, to teach and offer the services You offer on Your Workshop and through the Services;

  • You will not post or provide any inappropriate, offensive, racist, hateful, sexist, pornographic, false, misleading, incorrect, infringing, defamatory or libelous content or information;

  • You will not upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation (commercial or otherwise) through the Services or to any User;

  • You will not use the Services for any business other than for providing tutoring, teaching and instructional services to Students;

  • You will not engage in any activity that will require GirlTable to obtain any licenses from or pay any royalties to any third party, including, by way of example and not limitation, the payment of royalties for the public performance of any musical works or sound recordings;

  • You will not copy, modify, distribute, reverse engineer, deface, tarnish, mutilate, hack, or interfere with GirlTable Content and/or the Services or operations thereof, except as permitted in these Instructor Terms;

  • You will not frame or embed the Services in a manner to embed a free coupon version of your course or other similar functionality intended to circumvent the Services;

  • You will not impersonate another person or gain unauthorized access to another person's Account;

  • Your use of the Services is subject to GirlTable Inc’s approval, which We may grant or deny in Our sole discretion;

  • You will not introduce any virus, worm, spyware or any other computer code, file or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software or telecommunications equipment, or any other aspect of the Services or operation thereof; scrape, spider, use a robot, or other automated means of any kind to access the Services;

  • You will not interfere with or otherwise prevent other Instructors from providing their services or Workshops;

  • You will maintain accurate Account information;

  • You shall respond promptly to Students and ensure a quality of service commensurate with the standards of Your industry and instruction services in general;

  • You are over the age of 18 or, if not, you are between the ages of 13 and 17 and a third party parent or legal guardian has agreed to these Instructor Terms, as well as all other of Our Terms and policies as shall be posted on Our Services from time to time, and will assume responsibility and liability for Your performance and compliance here-under.

YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT GIRLTABLE, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO TERMINATE ITS CONTRACT WITH YOU, AND REFUSE TO PERMIT YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION ON ITS PLATFORM IN THE EVENT OF AN INFRINGEMENT OF ANY OF THE ABOVE-STATED OBLIGATIONS. YOUR OBLIGATIONS BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS AS CONTRACTING PARTIES WILL NONETHELESS CONTINUE AS BETWEEN YOU AND THE STUDENTS.

4. License to GirlTable, Inc.

You hereby grant GirlTable, Inc. a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, offer, market and otherwise use and exploit the Submitted Content through the Services, and sub-license it to Users for these purposes directly or through third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and subject to the Instructor Terms, if you are an Instructor, unless specifically stated otherwise, you have the right to remove all or any portion of Your Submitted Content from the Services at any time. Removal of Your Submitted Content will terminate the foregoing license and rights sixty (60) days after such removal as to new Users, provided, however, that any rights given to Users prior to that time will continue in accordance with the terms granted to such Users.

You hereby agree that We may record all or any part of any Workshops for quality control and delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating or operating the Services. You hereby grant GirlTable, Inc. permission to use Your name, likeness, image or voice in connection with offering, delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating, and selling the Services, Workshops, GirlTable Content and Submitted Content and waive any and all rights of privacy, publicity, or any other rights of a similar nature in connection therewith, to the extent permissible under applicable law.

5. Restricted Content & Safety

By agreeing to these Instructor Terms, you also agree to abide by the list of restricted topics:

  • Sexually explicit content

  • Content relating to making, handling or using weapons

  • Content promoting violence or bodily harm

  • Hate speech or discriminatory language

  • Content enabling illegal or unethical behavior

  • Content that is intentionally misleading or deceptive

  • Content that violates any applicable national law

  • Harmful or otherwise inappropriate content

We reserve the right to add to and modify this list at any time.

GirlTable, Inc. reserves the right to remove Workshops and Instructors at its sole discretion.

6. Pricing

As an Instructor, you will be responsible for selecting the Workshop Price You charge Students for Your Workshop(s). You agree to charge only for Your own Submitted Content. You may not charge separately for any course add-ons such as downloadable PDFs or other content and services (such as providing a link to a third-party service to sell downloadable PDFs). GirlTable, Inc. will handle billing and other fee interaction with Students.

As part of Your participation on GirlTable, you give GirlTable, Inc. permission to share Your Workshop, and information about You and the Workshop with GirlTable, Inc. employees and selected partners, for which You will not receive compensation.

At this time, coupons and discounts to workshops are not permitted. This will change in the future and you will be notified by our team when we begin to allow this feature on our platform.

7. Payments

You are entitled to THE US DOLLAR EQUIVALENT OF THE FOLLOWING:

Your Workshop Price – Stripe Processing Fee (2.9% +30 cents) – GirlTable Platform Fee (10%) – Applicable Money Transfer Fee – Any Students Refunds charged on your workshop.

If GirlTable, Inc. changes this instructor payment rate, we will provide you thirty (30) days notice via email or prominent notice on the Services.

So that GirlTable, Inc. can pay you in a timely manner, you must provide payment information within 10 business days of accepting your first student into your workshop on GirlTable. Once information has been received, payment will be made at the end of the month (typically on/around the 20th of any given month), unless the total Instructor Revenue is less than $40, in which case it will be stored until (a) it reaches $40; or (b) three calendar months have elapsed since the fee was first paid, whichever occurs first. FOR FIRST TIMERS: If the information is received after the 20th of any calendar month, income over $40 will be paid out at the end of the following month, together with any income you generate during that next month as well.

You are also responsible for selecting your payment method. GirlTable, Inc. will not be held responsible for money transfer delays after we have made you payment through the service you chose. You are responsible for providing GirlTable with all identifying information necessary for payment.

8. Refunds

As an Instructor, you acknowledge and agree that Students have the right to receive a refund. Neither Instructors nor GirlTable shall receive any payments, fees or commissions for any transactions for which a refund has been granted. In the event that a Student requests a refund for a Workshop after GirlTable has sent an Instructor payment for that Course, GirlTable reserves the right to either (1) deduct the amount of such refund from the next payment to be sent to that Instructor, or (2) require that Instructor to refund any amounts refunded to Students for Instructor's Workshop to the extent no additional payments are due from GirlTable, Inc. to Instructor or such payments due to the Instructor are insufficient to cover the amounts refunded to Students.

9. Taxes

You understand and agree that as an Instructor using our platform to host your services, You and only you, are responsible for any taxes on Your income. YOU, and only you, are responsible for paying taxes on any income you receive through GirlTable Workshops, in accordance with tax legislation in your country. GirlTable Inc. expects you to include the tax calculation in your Workshop Fee.

10. Deletion of Your Account

If You wish to delete Your GirlTable Account and/or your Workshop Instructor Profile, you must email us to advise of your intention at least 72 hours prior to the date you wish to no longer be on our platform. You will not delete the account – WE WILL DELETE IT FOR YOU. We will use commercially reasonable efforts make any remaining scheduled payments due and owing to You prior to deleting Your Account. You hereby understand and agree that if Student(s) have previously enrolled to Your Workshop(s), after Your Account has been deleted, your name and such Workshop(s) will remain accessible to only those Students who were enrolled in Your Workshop(s) at the time of your deletion, for the duration of their limited licence (1 year in total), at which point your workshop will be deleted from the platform. THIS WILL BE WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO YOUR CONTINUING CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS TO THE STUDENT(S). YOU ARE LIABLE TO THE STUDENT(S) IN SUCH EVENT TO MEET YOUR OBLIGATIONS.

11. Modifications to These Instructor Terms

From time to time, we may update these Instructor Terms to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different practices, such as when We add new features, and GirlTable, Inc. reserves the right to modify and/or make changes to these Instructor Terms at any time. If We make any major material change, we will notify You using prominent means such as by email notice sent to the email address specified in Your Account OR by posting a notice on this website. Other modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise. If You continue to use the Services, after the effective date of any change, then such access and/or use will be deemed an acceptance of and an agreement to follow and be bound by the Instructor Terms as changed. The revised Instructor Terms will supersede all previous Instructor Terms.

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IV. SPECIFICALLY REGARDING AJOOWA (AJOOWA.GIRLTABLE.COM, GIRLTABLE.COM/AJOOWA & AJOOWA.COM)

GirlTable, Inc. does not store credit card information on our site, and we do not share your personal information with any third-party services, with the exception of Stripe, our selected payment processor.

Credit card payment processing services for Campaign Creators and Contributors on GirlTable, Inc. are provided by Stripe, Inc. ("Stripe") and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the "Stripe Services Agreement").

By continuing to operate as a Campaign Creator on any site owned by GirlTable, Inc., you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition to GirlTable, Inc. enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide GirlTable, Inc. accurate and complete information about you and your organization, and you authorize GirlTable, Inc. to share any such information with Stripe, as well as transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe. In all cases, standard credit card or other third-party processing fees apply in addition to any Service Fees. GirlTable, Inc. is not responsible for the performance of any third-party credit card processing or third-party payment services.

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Recovering Funds from Campaigns: By using our Services, you acknowledge that GirlTable, Inc. reserves the right to attempt to recover or hold funds from your Campaign, or the connected Stripe or bank account associated with your Campaign, for reasons including but not limited to: refunds, lost chargebacks, a Campaign Creator does not act in accordance with these Terms, or other situations resulting in negative balances.

We may obtain reimbursement of any amounts owed by a Campaign Creator to GirlTable, Inc. by holding funds from your Campaign, or the connected Stripe or bank account associated with your Campaign or seeking reimbursement from the Campaign Creator by any other lawful means, including by using third-party collections agencies. You authorize us to use any or all the foregoing methods to seek reimbursement.

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Campaign Contributors

Use of Your Personal Information: We require your legal name, email address, credit card details, as well as your mailing address if you select any rewards.  

We share select information with the following:

Campaign Creators to whom you contribute: your name, and the amount you have pledged, your mailing address if you selected any rewards, as well as your email address so they can send you updates about the campaign as well as to advise of shipping of any selected rewards, comments entered in the private comments box when contributing.

Live site (Public view): We generally do not share information on who has contributed on campaign pages. However, if you elect to add a comment while contributing, your comment will be made public and will be attributed to you if it is entered in the Public Comments box. Any comments entered in the Private Comments box will only be shared with the Campaign Creators as appropriate.

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Your Security Settings

GirlTable, Inc. uses cookies to help recognize you in order to improve the quality of our services. If you block cookies on our site, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services.

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Definitions

We refer to individuals raising funds as "Campaign Creators" or “Creators” and to their fundraising campaigns as "Campaigns."

We refer to those contributing funds as "Contributors" or “Campaign Contributors” and to the funds they contribute as "Contributions."

Campaign Creators, Contributors and other visitors to the Services are all considered as "Users" of the Ajoowa platform.

“Rewards” are tangible or intangible services or products offered by Campaign Creators as incentives/gifts to Campaign Contributors. Claiming a reward is not equivalent to making a purchase.

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Ajoowa.com is an online venue 

Ajoowa | by GirlTable (“Ajoowa”) is an online crowdfunding venue for people seeking to raise funds for their own Campaigns and to contribute to the Campaigns of others. When a campaign creator creates their campaign on Ajoowa, they’re inviting others to make a contract with them. Anyone who contributes to a campaign on our site accepts the Campaign Creator’s contract.

GirlTable, Inc. is not a part of the contract between Campaign Creators and Contributors.

Campaign Creators may offer rewards in the form of tangible items or intangible services to Contributors. Rewards are not offered for sale. GirlTable, Inc. is not party to their contract, and makes no representations about the quality, safety, morality or legality of any Campaign, Rewards or Contribution or the truth or accuracy of User Content. GirlTable, Inc. does not vouch that Campaign Creators will deliver Rewards, or that Contributions will be used as described in the Campaign. We are only a venue for Campaign Creators to present their fundraising campaign(s). Users (Contributors) contribute to campaigns at their own risk.

Eligibility to Use the Services

GirlTable, Inc. reserves the right to refuse use of the Services to anyone, and to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove or suspend any Campaign, Contribution, or the Services at any time for any reason without any liability whatsoever.

Users suspended from using the Services are not eligible to use the Services in the future.

You must be 18 years old or over to crowdfund on Ajoowa. Users between the ages of 13 and 17 can use the services with the consent and supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years old, provided such parent or legal guardian agrees to be bound by our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and agrees to be responsible for such use of our site and services.

Creating a Crowdfunding Campaign on Ajoowa

  • Crowdfunding Campaigns may be submitted for approval to GirlTable, Inc. through the site by any person 18 years or older and of any gender – yes, while we wish to empower women and girls, we do not discriminate and will permit all genders to use our site. A campaign will not be denied upon submission to our site for approval based on a campaign creator that does not identify their gender as a woman – denials of approval of any campaign, if any, will be based on non-discriminatory factors, and we reserve the right to communicate or to not communicate with Campaign Creators, the reason for any denial of those non-discriminatory factors.

  • Campaign Creators are solely responsible for fulfilling promises made in their campaign to contributors. When a campaign is completed, the Campaign Creator must fulfill each reward. Once a Creator has done so, they have satisfied their obligation to their contributors. If a Campaign Creator is unable to fulfill their rewards, they’ve failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the promised reward to the best possible conclusion for contributors.

  • We will charge our fees before putting the funds in your account for any successfully completed campaign.

Campaigns on Ajoowa may not be created for illegal activities, to cause harm to people or property, or to scam others. It is the sole responsibility and exclusive liability of the campaign creator to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with their campaigns, and not to make any false or misleading statements in connection with their campaign.

  • The following rewards are not permitted in campaigns on our site:

    • any form of “security” as defined in the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990 (Canadian Law)

    • any form of financial incentive or participation in any profit-sharing

    • any alcoholic consumer products

    • any controlled substance or drug paraphernalia

    • any weapons, ammunition and related accessories

    • any form of lottery or gambling

    • any form of air transportation

    • any items or services promoting hate, discrimination, death, personal injury, destruction to person or property; any items or services that are prohibited by applicable law to do, possess, or distribute; any items or services that would result in infringement or violation of another person’s rights if distributed.

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Contributing to a campaign

  • Campaign Contributors are solely and exclusively responsible for asking questions and investigating campaign creators and campaigns before financially contributing to a campaign. Any contribution is made 100% voluntarily and at the sole discretion of the Contributor.

  • Ajoowa is a Flexible Funding platform which means your credit card will be charged immediately, and the Campaign Creator will receive their funds, less fees, at the end of their funding campaign. 

Disputes between Campaign Contributors & Campaign Creators

  • GirlTable, Inc. is under not involved in disputes between Campaign Contributors and Campaign Creators. Campaign Contributors voluntarily decide at their own risk to accept the fundraising terms and conditions of any Campaign Creator on our site as a contract that we are not a party to. Campaign Creators are legally bound to perform on any promise/commitment made to contributors.

  • Notwithstanding the foregoing, Campaign Creators in independently seeking to resolve any dispute with a contributor can consider any lawful resolution, including but not limited to, issuance of a refund to any contributor they are in dispute with. In the event of any dispute, such as a Campaign Creator’s failure to fulfill a reward, we may provide the campaign creator’s contact information so that the dispute may be resolved, but we are under no obligation whatsoever to do so.

GirlTable, Inc. is not liable for any loss on the site, and not responsible for monitoring any campaign.

  • You expressly agree and understand that GirlTable, Inc. is not liable for damages or losses related to your use of the site and services. We do not monitor Campaign progress or outcome to ensure that contributors have had their contributions properly used by Campaign Creators, and/or that rewards to Contributors are timely delivered/shipped, or delivered as promised, or at all.

  • In using our services and site, you release GirlTable, Inc. from claims, damages, and demands of every kind – known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed – arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the services. All the content you access through the site and service is at your own risk. You’re solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.

Fees

  • When someone pledges money to your campaign, we (and our payment partner(s)) collect fees. Our partners’ fees may vary based on your location (especially for payment options).

  • GirlTable, Inc.’s standard crowdfunding fee charge is 3% in addition to any fees from our payment processors, and any money transfer fees. Each payment processor or money transfer/financial service or institution is its own company, and GirlTable, Inc. is not responsible for its fee charge.

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You are responsible for your Creator Dashboard

Once approved, your campaign will be added to our platform, and you will be issued a Creator Dashboard. You are at all times responsible for your dashboard and all the activity on it. You also are responsible for keeping your password confidential. If you discover that your dashboard has been used by someone without your permission, you should immediately report it to hello@girltable.com.

Deleting your Creator Dashboard

You can request for deletion/termination of your Creator Dashboard at any time. However, note that it does not make the content you have posted go away. The terms and conditions of this Agreement survive any termination, including our rights regarding any content you have submitted. If you would like to delete your dashboard, please email: hello@girltable.com.

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Prohibited Campaigns

GirlTable, Inc. has the right to approve or deny campaigns that do not fit within their service parameters, including but not limited to: that the Campaign Creator is not a majority stakeholder in the business; the use of  threatening, profane or discriminatory language in their campaign; illegal activities; fraudulent or scam organizations; and any content that is invasive of another’s privacy or infringes on any intellectual property of another. 

Contributor Refunds

Contributors may opt out of the transaction and cancel the contribution if the contribution is made under a mistake of fact. In such a circumstance, a contributor may request a refund from GirlTable, Inc. AS LONG AS (and only if), a Campaign HAS NOT ended.

For Campaigns that have ended, or in situations where the contribution funds have been transferred to the Campaign Creator, Contributors must contact the Campaign Creator directly regarding refunds.

Your refund shall attract no fee charge, but it shall be less the fee charge already deducted by the payment processor in the original transaction.

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Taxes

Taxing authorities may classify funds raised on the Services as taxable income to the Campaign Creator and any beneficiary who will receive funds directly from the applicable Campaign. GirlTable, Inc. will ask for the Corporation Tax number of Campaign Creators and any beneficiaries so that we may report taxable income to the relevant taxing authorities. GirlTable, Inc. will provide Campaign Creators with a tax document if required by the relevant taxing authorities.

V. SPECIFICALLY REGARDING OBAA, AMAABA, COMMUNITY (EXCEPT WORKSHOPS), & GT STORY PROJECT

You agree that you will not post, email or make available any content or use this site:

  • In a manner that infringes, violates or misappropriates any third party's intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights or contractual rights;

  • in a manner that contains software viruses, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

  • to engage in spamming, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes", advertisement of illegal or controlled products or services, or other advertising or marketing activities that violate these Terms of Service, any applicable laws, regulations or generally-accepted advertising industry guidelines;

  • in a manner that is misleading, deceptive or fraudulent or otherwise illegal or promotes illegal activities, including engaging in phishing or otherwise obtaining financial or other personal information in a misleading manner or for fraudulent or misleading purposes;

  • in a manner that is libelous or defamatory, or in a way that is otherwise threatening, abusive, violent, harassing, malicious or harmful to any person or entity, or invasive of another's privacy;

  • in a manner that is harmful to minors in any way;

  • in a manner that is hateful or discriminatory based on race, color, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable;

  • to impersonate any other person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or to obtain access to this site without authorization;

  • to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Network or prevent others from using this site, or in a manner that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to this site, or that otherwise negatively affects other persons' ability to use this site;

  • to use any manual or automated means, including agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access or manage any user's account or to monitor or copy this site or the content contained therein;

  • to facilitate the unlawful distribution of copyrighted content;

  • in a manner that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;

  • in a manner that employs misleading email or IP addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of content transmitted through this site or to users; and

  • in a manner that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if emailed to users who have requested not to be contacted about other services, products or commercial interests.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • "Stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;

  • Collect, use or disclose data, including personal information, about other users without their consent or for unlawful purposes or in violation of applicable law or regulations;

  • Request, solicit or otherwise obtain access to usernames, passwords or other authentication credentials from any member of this site or to proxy authentication credentials for any member of this site for the purposes of automating logins to this site;

  • Post any content containing child pornography to this site;

  • Post any content that depicts or contains rape, extreme violence, murder, bestiality, incest, or other similar content;

  • Post any content that constitutes pornography, contains nudity, or is adult in nature.

  • Use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from this site - except for Internet search engines (e.g. Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g. archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file, or "well-behaved" web services/RSS/Atom clients. We reserve the right to define what we mean by "well-behaved";

  • Post irrelevant content, repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the site's infrastructure;

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to our computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, this site;

  • Use this site as a generic file hosting service;

  • Take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off this site or for using it for purposes unrelated to this site); and

  • Develop, invoke, or utilize any code to disrupt, diminish the quality of, interfere with the performance of, or impair the functionality of this site.

You agree not to authorize or encourage any third party to use this site to facilitate any of the foregoing prohibited conduct. You also agree that these site Terms of Service inure to the benefit of our service providers (including our site and community platform providers) and that they may take action (including the removal of your content and disabling of your account) in order to maintain compliance with these site Terms of Service. Technology and hosting for aspects of this site are provided by this site's online service providers. However, GirlTable, Inc. as owner of Obaa, Ajoowa, Amaaba, Community and GT Story Project, controls the content, membership and policy of this site, including those pages served by such service provider on behalf of this site. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, by participating on this site you agree to indemnify and hold harmless such service provider on all matters related to your interaction with others using this site and participation with this site.

You agree and understand that in the event of any breach of these Terms of Use, your account will be permanently disabled, and in the event you have made any type of purchase / monetary transaction of a GirlTable, Inc. service you will not be refunded.

 

VI. WARRANTY & SECURITY

The service, and all information, content, and materials related to the foregoing, are provided "as is." Except as expressly stated in this agreement, GirlTable, Inc. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchant ability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, non-interference, system integration and accuracy of data.

GirlTable, Inc. does not warrant that use of the service will be uninterrupted, error-free or virus free. Although information that you submit may be password protected, GirlTable, Inc. does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the site and you agree to assume the security risk for any information you provide through the site.

VII. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

In no event shall GirlTable, Inc. or its affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages, or for loss of profits or damages arising due to business interruption or from loss or inaccuracy of information, to the extent any of the foregoing arises in connection with this agreement or your use or inability to use the service, and/or the site, whether or not such damages were foreseeable and even if GirlTable, Inc. was advised that such damages were likely or possible. In no event will the aggregate liability of GirlTable, Inc. to you for any and all claims arising in connection with this agreement, the site, or the service, exceed the total fees paid to GirlTable, Inc. by you during the six-month period preceding the date of any claim. You acknowledge that this limitation of liability is an essential term between you and GirlTable, Inc. relating to the provision of the service to you.

VIII. Copyright Infringement via User Generated Content

  • If you believe in good faith that materials on any GirlTable site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.

  • Send any such notice to:

GirlTable, Inc.

116 Albert Street, Suite 200 & 300

Ottawa, Ontario, K2G5Z4

hello@girltable.com

  • The notice must include the following information:

    • (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

    • (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification), a representative list of such works;

    • (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow GirlTable, Inc. to locate the material on the Site;

    • (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the complaining party;

    • (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and

    • (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, complete and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

  • We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate repeat infringers at our sole discretion.

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IX. No Agency et al

There is no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and GirlTable, Inc., or between GirlTable, Inc., and any other User of the Website.

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X. GOVERNING LAWS

GirlTable, Inc. is a Canadian corporation. As such, and in accordance with legislation, any and all operations of GirlTable, Inc. fall under the jurisdiction of Canadian legislation with regards to commercial activity, and national and multinational operations.

You understand and agree that GirlTable (including GirlTable Workshops), Ajoowa, Amaaba, Obaa are deemed passive websites that do not give rise to jurisdiction over GirlTable, Inc. or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, or shareholders (“et al”), either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than Canada. You expressly waive the right to seek equitable remedies/special damages/injunction against GirlTable, Inc. et al, as well as a waiver to seek any general, punitive or consequential damages.

  • You expressly agree that any and all disputes or claims shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than in a court of law. The applicable law to be used in arbitral proceedings must be exclusively Canadian Law.

  • To the maximum extent permitted by law, the parties agree to arbitrate claims on an individual basis only, and they waive any right to bring, participate in, or recover under a class, collective, consolidated, or representative action.

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XI. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICES

GirlTable, Inc. reserves the right to modify or discontinue any Service with or without notice to you. In the event of such modification or discontinuation of the Service, your sole remedy shall be to terminate the Service and to receive a refund of any amounts paid by you to GirlTable, Inc. for any service that was not delivered to you. Continued use of the Service following notice of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement and acceptance of such changes and satisfaction with the Service as so modified.

XII. MODIFICATION OF TERMS

GirlTable. Inc. may change the terms of this Agreement from time to time. GirlTable, Inc. is not obligated to notify you. All changes will be made by posting notice of the changes on the Site. Any such changes will become effective when notice is received or when posted on the Site, whichever first occurs. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse will be to terminate this Agreement. Continued use of the Service or the Site following notice of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by such changes.

IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS SET OUT ABOVE, IMMEDIATELY CLOSE ANY AND ALL PAGES OF OUR SITE AND PLEASE DO NOT RETURN.

 


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PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy details the Personal Information that is collected by GirlTable, Inc. and about how your Personal Information is used.

We may update this policy from time to time and at any time without notice to you.

Applicability
(a) This Privacy Policy applies whenever and however you access or use the Websites, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or other devices (each a “Device”). “Websites” includes all subdomains of Websites and any content, code, data, services, features or functionality made available from or through the Websites.

(b) We may offer the print and digital magazines, websites and other editorial properties published by GirlTable, Inc. (the “Publications”) through certain third-party websites via subscription pages on such third-party websites that are linked to this Privacy Policy. For the avoidance of doubt, such subscription pages are considered “Websites” and this Privacy Policy applies to information collected through the subscription pages but does not apply to information collected through the third-party website.

(c) Certain features of the Websites may be subject to additional or different privacy provisions, which will be posted on the Website in connection with such features. All such additional or different privacy provisions are incorporated by reference into this Privacy Policy.

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Personal Information is information that identifies you or relates to your use of the Products and Services. We collect Personal Information from you when you enter information to obtain a community account or give to us in any other way (including for Obaa | by GirlTable, Ajoowa | by GirlTable, Amaaba | by GirlTable, and GT Story Project), for any other services offered by GirlTable, Inc. You can choose not to provide certain Personal Information, but then you may not enjoy the full experience of the respective GirlTable service.

The following are some examples of information we collect and is not intended to be a full list:

  • Registration Information, Communications and Requests from You, and Your Submissions. When you engage in activities on the Website, you may be asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name, phone number, shipping address, and billing information, money transfer information, and we (or third party service providers on our behalf) will collect such information as well as any other content you provide us in engaging in any of the above activities. Information such as your age, date of birth, gender, hobbies or interests may also be requested.

  • Social Networking Information. You may be given the option to link your account on a third-party social networking service with one or more of the Websites. In that case, the authentication of your login credentials is conducted through that third-party social networking service. When you link your social networking accounts with Websites or engage with Websites through third party social media platforms, we may have access to certain of your information stored on those social networking media services depending upon the service and your privacy settings. In addition, as you interact with the Websites, the social networking service may collect information about your activities on the Websites. We recommend you review the information your third-party social networking services may make available to us by visiting those services’ privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with those services. As noted below, we reserve the right to use, transfer, assign, sell, share and provide access to all information that we receive through these third-party social media services in the same ways described in this Privacy Policy. You agree that we shall not be liable for the use by social networking services of any information.

  • Usage Information. In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us, to provide you with services and content that are more customized to your interests, GirlTable, Inc. and our third-party service providers and advertisers may use a variety of technologies (including cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons and embedded scripts) (“Cookies”) that automatically or passively collect information when you visit or interact with the Websites (the “Usage Information”). This Usage Information may include, without limitation, your IP address, the URL that referred you to our Websites and all of the areas within our Websites that you visit, the web sites you visit after this web site; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this web site or a referral site; if you share our content to social media platforms; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your library. We use your IP address for a variety of purpose, including to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our Websites. We may also link this information with your other information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our subscription or usage rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our Websites, customers or others.

  • Geolocation Information. With your consent, certain parts of our Website or a third party such as an advertiser may collect and use your geolocation to provide you with information about goods and services within your geographic location or implement other functionality in the Website, such as to serve targeted advertising. In addition, when you have geolocation software running on your mobile phone, computer or other device, we may collect that information as controlled by your privacy settings on those devices. By using such service, you hereby consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your geolocation information as described.

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Information You Disclose Publicly. You may submit photographs, user profiles, written material, music, video, photos, comments and other content, which may include information relating to individual users on the site. We do not control who will have access to the information you choose to make public or how they will use it and take no responsibility for ensuring such information remains private or is secure. GirlTable, Inc. is not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive through the site. Please see our Terms of Use (above) for further information about the terms that govern the information that you choose to share/post.

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We use the Personal Information to respond to your requests, customize features, develop new products and services, improve existing Products and Services, communicate with you, or for any other reason. The Personal Information collected by GirlTable, Inc. is kept private and confidential and is not shared with third parties (with the exception of Stripe as a payment processor, or any money transfer or financial service/institution used to remit payment if you use any of our services which involve the collection and remittance of money).

Although GirlTable, Inc. does not license or sell your Personal Information to third parties, we may disclose your Personal Information as required by law, or if we strongly believe that the disclosure of your Personal Information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of yourself, GirlTable, Inc., or other third party.

In addition to Personal Information, GirlTable, Inc. may collect information and/or track data on your use of the Products and Services. This statistical information and data are used to improve the Products and Services and may be collected through cookies. Of course, you may set your internet browser to refuse all cookies; however, in doing so, you may not be able to take advantage of certain features offered by GirlTable, Inc.

Editorial Use. In addition, we may use information you provide us through emails, blogs, forums, in response to polls, or through any other user generated submission for editorial purposes and may use your name and any stories you provide us in articles published in our Publications. If you provide us with personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. GirlTable, Inc. can edit, rewrite, use, and reuse the content, you provide, with or without attribution, including publication in the Publications, and in trade media, and advertising. You hereby consent to this. In the event however, that your name, likeness, photograph, and/or your biographical information is used for any content, there will be due attribution unless you expressly opt out of such attribution.

Marketing. Subject to applicable law, we may combine and use any and all information we collect on you either online or otherwise, including from third parties, for marketing purposes, including sending you promotional emails regarding special offers about our products and services or on behalf of third party marketing partners who we think can offer services and products of interest to you. Unless we expressly notify you otherwise at the time of collection, we also may disclose information that we receive from you and from third party sources to third parties whose practices are not covered by this privacy statement (e.g. other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases and non-profit organizations) that want to market products or services to you. This includes licensing information about your interests and activities, and marketing segments created with such data, which we may share with third parties for their marketing purposes.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to individuals, entities, or other third parties that GirlTable, Inc. does not control, employ, manage, or own.

IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY PART OF THE POLICY SET OUT ABOVE, IMMEDIATELY CLOSE ANY AND ALL PAGES OF OUR SITE, EXIT OUR SITE AND PLEASE DO NOT RETURN.