GInI BLOG

Terms of Use

 

1. Introduction

2. Eligibility for Membership

3. Your Account and Registration Obligation

4. Electronic Communication

5. Amendments to this User Agreement

6. Fees and Service

7. Safe Pay

8. Your Information

9. Use of the Site

10. Copyright

11. Intellectual Property Rights

12. Trademarks

13. Abusing Global Innovation Institute – GInI

14. Privacy

15. Compliance with the Can-Spam Act

16. Breach of User Agreement

17. Withdrawal of Access and/or Membership

18. Limitation of Liabilities

19. Indemnity

20. Relationship and Notice

21. Disputes

22. Transfer of Rights and Obligations

23. General

24. Governing Law

 

1) Introduction
Welcome to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®. These are the terms and conditions governing your access to and use of the website GlobalInnovationInstitute.org and its related sub-domains, sites, services and tools (the “Site”). By accepting these terms and conditions (including the linked information herein), and by using the Site, you represent that you agree to comply with these terms and conditions with Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® (“we”, “us” or “Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®“) in relation to your use of the Site (the “User Agreement”). This User Agreement is effective upon acceptance. If you do not agree to be bound by this User Agreement please do not access, register with or use this Site.
Before you may become or continue as a member of the Site, you must read, agree with and accept this User Agreement and Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®‘s Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”). You should read this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy and access and read all further linked information referred to in this User Agreement, as such information contains further terms and conditions that apply to you as a user of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®. Such linked information including but not limited to the Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated by reference into this User Agreement.


2) Eligibility for Membership

Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® wishes to ensure that its members are able to form legally binding contracts and further that minors do not purchase unsuitable content. Therefore, membership of the Site is not available to persons under the age of 18 years. You represent that you are 18 years of age or over the age of 18 years before you become a member of the Site. Without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® under this User Agreement or at law, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® reserves the right to limit or withdraw access to the Site or the membership of any person if Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®believes that person is under the age of 18 years. The Site is not available to persons whose membership has been suspended or withdrawn by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®. Further, if you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind that entity to this User Agreement and that you and the business entity will comply with all applicable laws relating to online trading. No person or business entity may register as a member of the Site more than once.

Individual Users. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® hereby grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Site only for your personal career development use. This authorizes you to view, post, and/or use a single copy of the material on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree that you are solely responsible for any Information you post to the Site and any consequences arising from such posting. Your use of the Site is a privilege. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® reserves the right to suspend or terminate that privilege for any reason at any time, in its sole discretion.


Organization Users. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® hereby grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Site only for your Organization’s internal business use to develop Innovation career paths within the organization and to enhance the Innovation management-related skills and knowledge of its employees. This Agreement authorizes you to view and use a single copy of the material on the Site solely for the organization’s use. You are permitted to modify the Content contained on the Site for the purposes of use within your organization only. You may not sell, transfer or assign any products or services or your rights to any products or services provided by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® to any third party without the express written authorization of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®. You agree that you are solely responsible for the Information you post to the Site and any consequences arising from such posting. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use at any time if Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® determines that you are in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions.


3) Your Account and Registration Obligations
When you register as a member of the Site you have been or will be required to provide certain information and register a username and password for use on this Site.

On becoming a member of the Site, you agree:

  1. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of, and restricting access to and use of, your account and password, and accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and password. You agree to immediately notify Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. In no event will Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or loss of profits, goodwill or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password. You may not use another person’s account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder. You agree to reimburse Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® for any improper, unauthorized or illegal use of your account by you or by any person obtaining access to the Site, services or otherwise by using your designated username and password, whether or not you authorized such access.
  2. You will provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®‘s registration form (the “Registration Data”).
  3. You will not include:
    (i) any of your contact details, including but not limited to email addresses, telephone numbers or other personal details; or (ii) the word “Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®” in your registration user ID.
  4. Your store name shall not include the word ” Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® “.
  5. You will treat any other member’s information provided to you (in accordance with these terms of use and the information on the Site) by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® or any other user as confidential.
  6. You will maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete or if Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or not in accordance with this User Agreement, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® under this User Agreement or at law, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® has the right to indefinitely suspend, limit or withdraw your access to the Site and/or your membership of the Site.

    Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® may (in its sole discretion and at any time), make any inquiries it considers necessary (whether directly or through a third party), and request that you provide it with further information or documentation, including without limitation to verify your identity and/or ownership of your financial instruments. Without limiting the foregoing, if you are a business entity or registered on behalf of a business entity such information or documentation may include your trade license, other inco
    rporation documents and/or documentation showing any person’s authority to act on your behalf. You agree to provide any information and/or documentation to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® upon such requests. You acknowledge and agree that if you do not, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®without liability may limit, suspend or withdraw your access to the Site and/or your membership of the Site. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed / unverified accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time.

4) Electronic Communications
You agree that we may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® requires your agreement during the registration process to send you promotional emails to let you know about any new changes, features or events added to the Site. If, at any time, you decide that you do not wish to receive promotional emails, you can opt out of receiving such promotional emails by clicking on the link at the bottom of any promotional email.


5) Amendments to this User Agreement
You acknowledge and agree that Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® shall endeavor to give you notice for any amendment to this User Agreement that materially increases your obligations or decreases your rights under the User Agreement (“Substantial Amendment”) in accordance with the terms of this User Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® at its sole discretion and without liability may make amendments that are not Substantial Amendments without your further specific agreement at any time with immediate effect by posting a notice of the amendment on the Site.


6) Fees and Services
Membership on the Site is free. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® does not charge any fee for browsing, Global Innovation Institute – hereby grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Site only for your personal career development use. This authorizes you to view, post, and/or use a single copy of the material on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. GInI may choose to temporarily change the fees for exam enrolment or products. You must pay all fees payable to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® (and any applicable taxes or charges) within 30 days of the date of any invoice to you from Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® with a valid payment method.
In case of non-payment of fees and/or any applicable taxes and charges by you to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® under this User Agreement or at law, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® without liability reserves the right to:

  1. issue you with a warning regarding the non-payment in question.
  2. temporarily or indefinitely suspend, limit or withdraw your access to the Site and/or your membership, if you fail to make the outstanding payment within 7 calendar days of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® issuing a warning to you.
  3. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® also reserves the right to take any necessary steps including legal action in case of non-payment of fees by you to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®
  4. for accounts over 30 days past due, deduct the amount owed from your account balance (and you acknowledge and agree to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®doing so in these circumstances) and confirm the same to you by email.
  5. deduct from your account.
  6. invoice you for a fixed late payment fee (as set out in our Fees and Credit Policy from time to time).
  7. take any steps Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® considers necessary including without limitation legal action for recovery of the outstanding fees and/or any applicable taxes and charges.

7) Safe Pay
The Safe Pay system means that payment for items on the Site may be made online or partly online through the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® payment facilities (or other payment methods which Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® may make available on the Site from time to time) .


8) Your Information
You grant Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to use any information or material, personal or otherwise, that you provide to us or other users of the Site and/or post on the Site in the registration, in the feedback area or through any e-mail or by way of any other feature or use of the Site (the “Information”) for the purposes of operating and promoting the Site in accordance with this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy . You are solely responsible for the Information, and we act as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of the Information.


9) Use of the Site

While using the site, you will not:

  1. post Information that is (in our sole discretion) false, fraudulent, inaccurate, misleading, libelous, defamatory, slanderous, unlawfully threatening or would be reasonably considered to constitute harassment;
  2. post comments, questions or answers that are not factual in nature including without limitation make any racist comments, use profanity, abuse another user, disrespect another’s culture or make any other derogatory or inappropriate comments;
  3. post Information which infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights, other proprietary rights or right to privacy;
  4. post obscene Information or content, including but not limited to pornography or any representation which may (in our sole discretion) be considered indecent;
  5. post Information or content which may (in our sole discretion) constitute offensive or critical political content or content that is contrary to the public interest;
  6. post any Information or content or list items which may (in our sole discretion) be considered culturally or religiously offensive in any way;
  7. post Information or content or list items which may (in our sole discretion) threaten national security;
  8. You represent, warrant and agree that you will not use (or plan, encourage or help others to use) the Site for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms and Conditions or by applicable law. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Site complies with these Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws.
  9. manipulate or attempt to manipulate the Site in any way including the prices of any item or services on the Site (either alone or in conjunction with other users);
  10. circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®;
  11. transfer your Site account (including feedback) and username to another party without our consent;
  12. distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  13. distribute viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, Easter eggs or other computer programming technologies that may harm the Site, or the interests or property of the Site’s users;
  14. create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs
  15. take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  16. interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site;
  17. attempt to take over another user’s account or carry out any hacking or phishing of the Site or user accounts and related features;
  18. copy, modify, or distribute any content from the Site or otherwise infringe the Site’s copyright material and/or trademarks in any way;
  19. violate any laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, third party rights or our policies;
  20. abuse Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®‘s policy.

You undertake, represent and warrant that:

  1. you are 18 years of age or over the age of 18 years;
  2. if you are a corporate representative, you have authority to bind the corporate entity;
  3. you will inform Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® of any postings, items or transactions which appear to be in violation of this User Agreement;
  4. you shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws and regulations regarding and relating to your use of the Site;
  5. information you provide on the shall be as accurate as reasonably possible;
  6. you will not harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including but not limited to email addresses and other contact information;
  7. you will not disclose or publicize any personal information about users or otherwise access or use information about other users in a manner which (in our sole discretion) may constitute a breach of privacy and/or applicable laws.

10) Copyright
All content included on the Site, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property and copyright work of either Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, and is protected by copyright, trademarks, patents or other intellectual property rights and laws. The compilation of the content on the Site is the exclusive property and copyright of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® and is protected by copyright, trademarks, patents or other intellectual property rights and laws.


11) Intellectual Property Rights
The Site and all right, title and interest in and to the Site is the sole property of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, and is protected by U.S. copyright and trademark laws and international treaties. Except for the limited licenses expressly granted to you in these Terms and Conditions, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® reserves for itself and its licensors all other right, title and interest. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the Content (or any other Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® copyrighted material or trademarks) or information posted by other Users, or use it in any other way for public or commercial purpose. In addition, the “look” and “feel” of the Site (including color combinations, button shapes, layout, design and all other graphical elements) are also protected by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® under trademark and copyright laws.


12) Trademarks
“Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®” and related logos, and other words and logos on the Site are either unregistered trademarks or registered trademarks of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® and are protected by international trademark and other intellectual property rights and laws. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®‘s trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®‘s nor in any manner that disparages or discredits Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®. All other trademarks not owned by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.


13) Abusing Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®
Please report problems of any kind or violations of this User Agreement to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please notify Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®. Without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® under this User Agreement or at law, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® may limit, suspend or withdraw a user’s access to the Site and/or a user’s membership of the Site or remove hosted content. Also Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® can choose to take other technical and/or legal steps against users who create problems or possible legal liabilities of any kind, who infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties or who act inconsistently with this User Agreement or our policies.


14) Privacy
Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® takes reasonable measures (physical, organizational and technological) to safeguard against unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information and to safely store your personally identifiable information. However, the Internet is not a secure medium and the privacy of your personal information can never be guaranteed. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® has no control over the practices of third parties (e.g. website links to this Site or third parties who misrepresent themselves as you or someone else). You agree that Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® may process your personal information that you provide to it for the purposes of providing the services on Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® and for sending marketing communications to you, and that the Privacy Policy of this Site governs our collection, processing, use and any transfer of your personally identifiable information.


15) Compliance with the Can-Spam Act
The User agrees to abide by the CAN-SPAM Act (15 U.S.C. §§7701-13) when utilizing the Site and contacting other users by email. The User may not use the Site, including, but not limited to the Interactive Services, to bombard individuals or groups with uninvited commercial email, sexually explicit commercial email, or engage in other activities in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act, such as, but not limited to: (a) harvesting email addresses from the Site; (b) falsifying or using misleading header information; or (c) using deceptive subject lines. The User may not promote Global Innovation Institute (GInI)‘s products or services through uninvited commercial emails without the express written consent of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.

Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages of any kind resulting from users’ failure to adhere to the CAN-SPAM Act or any other applicable laws. The User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, and agents from any and all third party claims, liability, damages, and/or costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees) arising from the User’s activities in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act or any other applicable laws. The terms of this Agreement will inure to the benefit of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®‘s successors, assignees, and licensees. The User covenants to cooperate fully in the defense of any claim. However, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by User and User shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.


16) Breach of User Agreement
Without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® under this User Agreement or at law or otherwise, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® may immediately and without liability: limit your activity, end your listings, warn other users of your actions, temporarily / indefinitely suspend, limit or withdraw your membership, and/or limit or withdraw your access to the Site:

  1. If you breach this User Agreement;
  2. If Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® is unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide; or
  3. If Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® believes (in its sole discretion) that your actions may cause legal liability for you, other users or Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.

Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® may at any time at its sole discretion reinstate suspended users. A user that has been indefinitely suspended or had their membership withdrawn may not register or attempt to register with Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® or use the Site in any manner whatsoever until such time that such user is reinstated by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you breach this User Agreement Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®reserves the right to recover any amounts due and owing by you to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® or any losses and damages caused by you to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® and to take such steps including legal action and/or the initiation of criminal proceedings against you as Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® in its sole discretion deems necessary. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not constitute a waiver of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®‘s right to take any actions with respect to that, or subsequent or similar breaches. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® does not guarantee that it will take action against all breaches that there may be of this User Agreement.


17) Withdrawal of Access and/or Membership
Without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® under this User Agreement or at law or otherwise, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® may limit, suspend or withdraw your membership and / or your access to the Site at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of this User Agreement.


18) Limitation of Liabilities
To the extent permitted by law, Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, its officers, employees, agents, affiliates and suppliers shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary, including but not limited to, losses or damages for loss of profits, goodwill, business, opportunity, data or other intangible losses arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, its services or this User Agreement (however arising, including negligence or otherwise and whether or not Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® has been advised of the possibility of such losses or damages).
If you are dissatisfied with the Site or any content or materials on it, your sole exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of it. Further, you agree that any unauthorized use of the Site and its services as a result of your negligent act or omission would result in irreparable injury to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® and Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® shall treat any such unauthorized use as subject to the terms and conditions of this User Agreement.


19) Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® and its affiliates, officers, employees, agents and suppliers harmless from any and all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses), howsoever suffered or incurred due to or arising out of your breach of this User Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.


20) Relationship and Notice
None of the provisions of this User Agreement shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or agency between you and Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® and you shall have no authority to bind Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® in any manner whatsoever.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® from you shall be given by you by email to Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® at legal@GInI.org with a physical copy sent to us by courier, such notice deemed given on confirmation of its receipt to you by Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® by return email. Any notices to you from Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® shall be given by notices posted on the Site or by email to the email address you provide to us during the registration process and shall be deemed to be received by you 48 hours after any such email is sent. Alternatively, we may give you notice by mail or prepaid shipping to the address provided to us during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given 7 days after the date of mailing.


21) Disputes
If any dispute, claim, controversy or difference (including in relation to any tortious or statutory claim) (“Dispute”) arises out of or in connection with or in relation to this User Agreement, including (without limitation) any question regarding the formation, existence, scope, performance, interpretation, validity or termination of this User Agreement or this clause, or any question regarding the legal relationships established by this User Agreement or the consequences of its nullity, then the parties shall first attempt amicably to settle the Dispute through good-faith negotiations over a period of thirty (30) calendar days commencing on the date that a party first sends to the other party a written notice of the Dispute.
In the event that a Dispute has not been settled amicably by the relevant parties by the end of such thirty (30) calendar day-period, Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this Agreement shall lie exclusively with the state or federal courts in the Commonwealth of Michigan. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of all or part of a provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts and provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. All provisions of this Agreement shall survive expiration/termination except those granting access or use to the Site, and upon expiration/termination you shall cease all your use and access thereof immediately. You may not assign or transfer your obligations under this Agreement. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.


22) Transfer of Rights and Obligations
You hereby grant Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® the right to, and irrevocably acknowledge and agree that Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® may at any time, transfer all or any part of its rights, benefits, obligations or liabilities (whether express or assumed) under this User Agreement to any of its affiliates without requiring your further specific agreement. Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® agrees to use all reasonable endeavors to provide notice to you of any transfer by way of a posting on the Site. You may not at any time, without the prior written consent of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, transfer all or any part of your rights, benefits, obligations or liabilities (whether express or assumed) under this User Agreement without the prior written consent of Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.


23) General
If any clause of this User Agreement shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, such clause shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining clauses of this User Agreement. This User Agreement (as amended from time to time in accordance with the terms of this User Agreement) sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and Global Innovation Institute (GInI)® with respect to the subject matter hereof.
No person who is not a party to this User Agreement shall have any right to enforce any term of this User Agreement. If this User Agreement is translated into any language other than English, whether on the Site or otherwise, the English text shall prevail.


24) Governing Law
This User Agreement is governed by, and construed in accordance with, USA law. This clause will survive any expiry or cancellation of this User Agreement for any reason.