Terms & Conditions

Last updated March 8, 2022.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

These terms and conditions of use (“Site Terms”) apply to your access to, and use of the personal website of Gabrielle Giffords, gabbygiffords.com (“Site”) and any online services that link to the site. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Site Terms on such entity’s behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify you and us for violations of these Terms.

The Site is operated on behalf of Gabrielle Giffords (“Gabby Giffords,” “we,” “our” or us”). These Site Terms apply solely to your access to, and use of the Site. These Site Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with us,  our subsidiaries or affiliates, for products, services or otherwise.

We reserve the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Site, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your continued use of these Site following the posting of changes or modifications will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Site Terms and applicable policies from time-to-time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Site.

1. Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how we collect, uses and discloses personally identifiable information from its users.

2. Mobile Terms and Conditions

You consent to our communicating with you about the Site by SMS, text message, email or other electronic means. Your carrier’s normal, messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply to these communications.

If you subscribe to any text programs that the Site makes available, the following terms apply:

(a)  By subscribing to the Site updates or alerts, you consent to receive recurring updates or alerts by automatic text message. If you have any questions, text HELP or contact us at gg-info@giffords.org. To stop receiving messages, text STOP. See our Privacy Policy.  

(b)  Neither the Site nor the participating carriers guarantee that messages will be delivered and will not be held liable for delayed or undelivered messages. We may discontinue the program at any time without notice.

3. Legal Advice Disclaimer

The information contained on the Site has been prepared as a service to the internet community and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Use of the Site, including use of the request assistance feature, does not create an attorney-client relationship. We have used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing, and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy, or currency of the information contained in or linked to this website. Users of information from this website or links do so at their own risk and should consult an attorney if engaging in the actual drafting, enactment, or litigation of any regulatory or related matter.

4. Copyright and Limited License

Unless otherwise indicated in the Site, the Site and all content and other materials on the Site, including, without limitation, the logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Site Materials”) are the proprietary property of Gabby Giffords or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

You are granted a limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Site for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. Such license is subject to these Site Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein; (b) the reproduction, distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials; (c) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (d) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (e) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (g) any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose.

Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Site Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.

5. Trademarks

Gabby Giffords, including our logos and any other product or service names or slogans contained in the Site are our trademarks, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “Gabby Giffords” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Gabby Giffords without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Gabby Giffords and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.

6. Hyperlinks

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Site for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray Gabby Giffords or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a Gabby Giffords logo or other proprietary graphic of Gabby Giffords to link to this Site without the express written permission of Gabby Giffords. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Gabby Giffords trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without Gabby Giffords’ express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of Gabby Giffords or any third party.

Gabby Giffords makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or websites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of Gabby Giffords and e are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. Gabby Giffords provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by us of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

7. Third-Party Content

We may provide third-party content on the Site and may provide links to web pages and content of third parties (collectively the “Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. We do not control, endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third-Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third-Party Content and undertake no responsibility to update or review any Third-Party Content. Users use such Third-Party Content contained therein at their own risk.

8. Advertisements and Promotions; Third-Party Products and Services

We may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party organizations, products or services on the Site. Your dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-Giffords advertisers or third party information on the Site.

9. Submissions

You acknowledge and agree that any content, comments or materials submit to Gabby Giffords, whether on or through the Site, by email, regular mail or through other methods, including but not limited to any comments, questions, videos, photographs, audio recordings, written materials, posts, messages, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, data or information (the “Submissions”), are non-confidential to you and shall become our sole property. We shall own exclusive rights in, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use, publication and dissemination of, the Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You hereby assign all of your right, title, and interest, including all copyrights, in and to such Submissions to us, and you agree to take such further actions as we may reasonably request, at its expense, to evidence and effect such assignment. You also grant us and our affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such Submissions at its option. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights in and to the Submissions that you submit or you otherwise have the right to submit such Submissions to us; (b) all Submissions are accurate and not misleading and were obtained without violating any applicable laws, rules or regulations or any of the conduct rules set forth below; (c) all Submissions fully comply with the Submission Rules set forth below; and (d) neither the Submission nor our use thereof will infringe upon or violate the rights of, or cause any injury to, any person or entity.

10. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Gabby Giffords, its independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any Submissions or to your conduct on the Site, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim made against Gabby Giffords and/or its independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors or consultants, arising out of or relating to the Submissions, your conduct, your violation of these Site Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.

11. Disclaimer

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY GIFFORDS, THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (THE “SERVICES”) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SITE AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE.

WHILE WE ATTEMPT TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES SAFE, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.

We reserve the right to change any and all content contained in the Site and to modify, suspend or discontinue the Site or any services offered through the Site or any features or functionality of the Site or the services at any time without notice and without obligation or liability to you. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by Gabby Giffords.

12. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL GIFFORDS, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM US, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OUR RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR TO THESE SITE TERMS EXCEED $100ß.

13. Applicable Law and Venue

These Site Terms and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the District of Columbia, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in the District of Columbia and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.

14. Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Site, and to block or prevent future your access to and use of the Site.

15. Severability

If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

16. Questions & Contact Information

Questions or comments about the Site may be directed to Gabby Giffords at gg-info@giffords.org.