10 Key Rules from WIM's Google Group Policy:
1. (Probably the biggest complaint we get) No “reply all’s” to the entire group! If a member sends out a question/inquiry, please send your response to them directly. Make sure that you manually remove the wimgooglegroup address in your response to them so that the wholegroup doesn’t get your response.
Current members of Women In Music Inc. (WIM) have the option to join the WIM Google Group (“WGG”). The WGG is a medium that is owned, moderated, and provided by WIM which allows current WIM members to engage in email communications with each other that are relevant to the mission of WIM.
If at any time, any WIM member who has joined the WGG wishes to be removed from the WGG, please immediately send an email with your removal request to Jennifer Newman Sharpe at Jennifer@jnslawoffices.com.
The entry of any WIM member into the WGG automatically constitutes said member’s agreement at all times to abide by this agreement during their participation in the WGG. This agreement also applies to existing members that joined the WGG prior to the date of initial publication of this agreement. If you are an existing member who joined the WGG prior to the initial date of publication of this agreement, and you do not agree to be bound by this agreement, then please immediately send an email requesting removal from the WGG to Jennifer@jnslawoffices.com. Said request for removal under these circumstances made by existing members who joined the WGG prior to the initial date of publication of this agreement shall not concurrently operate to result in loss of overall membership to WIM.
2. Member Benefit
4. Acceptable Content/Activity
The content of acceptable emails distributed to the WGG shall be relevant to the mission of WIM and shall be presented and distributed in a professional and respectful manner to the WGG community. The WIM mission is stated on the WIM website at www.womeninmusic.org. If you are a member that participates in the WGG, then it is your duty to review the mission of WIM on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes to the WIM mission.
As the WGG is a service that allows WIM members to engage in email communication with each other, all users must be mindful to not “reply all” to the entire WGG community when responding to emails sent on the WGG. Remember that choosing “reply all” automatically goes to the entire WGG community, not just the individual who posted the message. To properly respond to WGG email postings, one must change the “To:” address line to respond directly to an individual.
5. Prohibited Content/Activity, and Consequences for Prohibited Content/Activity
The following are examples of the kind of content and activity that is illegal and/or or prohibited on the WGG. WIM reserves the right to investigate, and in certain circumstances, take appropriate action, including legal action, against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing or suspending the members participation in the WGG or in WIM, and reporting to legal authorities if a situation requires the need for law enforcement.
Note: Members who have had their participation in the WGG or WIM suspended or terminated by reason of breaching this agreement for any reason, including but not limited to engaging in prohibited content or activity in the WGG, are not entitled to membership dues refund(s) of any kind whatsoever.
Prohibited content and activity on the WGG includes, but is not limited to, content and activity that, in the sole discretion of WIM:
1. Spams the WGG community;
6. Limitation on Liability and Disclaimers.
WIM cannot, and does not guarantee or warrant that the WGG will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in it will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in it will be corrected or that the WG or the server(s) that make it available are free of viruses or other harmful components to your email account(s), computer(s), or network(s).
WIM cannot and does not guarantee that any files shared by members that participate in the WGG which are available for downloading will be free of viruses, Trojan horses, or other code that may cause damage or harm to your email account(s), computer(s) or network(s). Further, WIM is not responsible for any injury or damage to any computer equipment or email account(s) belonging to any member resulting from their participation in the WGG. The WGG is provided "AS IS" and, except as otherwise prohibited by applicable law, we expressly disclaim any warranty of any kind, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
WIM is not responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate, illegal or unprohibited content, activity or conduct, whether online or offline, by any member that participates in the WGG. Under no circumstances will WIM be held liable or secondarily liable for any loss, liability or damage of any kind resulting from the content, activity, or conduct, whether online or offline, by any member in the WGG, including but not limited to copyright or trademark infringement, defamation, harassment, personal injury, death or property damage.
WIM cannot, and does not guarantee or promise any specific results from use of the WGG. In no event shall WIM, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, suppliers, licensors or third parties connected with WIM be liable for any damages resulting from your participation in the WGG, whatsoever, including, but not limited to, any special, incidental, or consequential damages, direct or indirect damages, damages for lost profits, lost business, loss of revenue or loss of use, and any other losses or expenses arising out of or related to any use, whatsoever, of the WGG.
You agree to indemnify and hold WIM and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, members, volunteers, managers, agents, representatives, employees and corporate or other partners harmless from any loss, liability, claim, expenses or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or relating to your participation in the WGG.
This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. In the event of any claim or litigation resulting out of this agreement, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any State or Federal court located in the County of New York, NY, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire Agreement relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements or representations made by WIM with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicenseable by you except with WIM’s prior written consent. No waiver by WIM of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
9. Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about this agreement, you may contact us via Jennifer Newman Sharpe at Jennifer@jnslawoffices.com. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.
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4. USE OF INFORMATION. We may use your personal information for a variety of purposes related to the Site, such as to administer the Site, personalize the Site for you, process any purchases and payments and fulfill any orders, and process any contest entry or promotional and marketing campaigns you may make through the Site. We may also use your personal information to contact you in the future regarding the Site, including through marketing communications, and regarding any other of our or of our business partners’ contests, products and services that we think may interest you. If you contact us by e-mail or regular mail, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your e-mail or street address and any information that you provide to us in your message in order to respond to you. We may also use information collected to evaluate and improve the Site and the user experience or our other products and services.
5. SERVICE PROVIDERS. We may engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, such as hosting and maintenance, database storage and management, advertising sales, e-mail marketing, e-commerce functions and credit card/payment processing. We will share your personally identifiable information with these third parties to the extent necessary for them to perform these functions and subject to their agreement to maintain the privacy and security of your data.
6. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. Our policy is to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and, in certain circumstances, private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose your personal information to government or law enforcement officials or private parties to the extent we determine, in our sole discretion, is necessary or appropriate in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings (including subpoenas) or to establish, enforce or defend our legal rights and interests or the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally questionable activity, or to otherwise comply with applicable court orders, laws, rules and regulations.
7. SECURITY. Safeguarding the confidentiality and use of your personally identifiable information is very important to us. We employ reasonable administrative and technical measures designed to protect your information from loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access.
8. THIRD PARTIES AND LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES. Our Site may contain advertisements and links to other web sites. We do not exercise control over third party web sites. They may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, and collect or solicit both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from you. Other web sites have their own privacy policies and practices and we encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies or statements of the other web sites and services you visit.
9. OUR POLICY TOWARDS CHILDREN. WIM does not provide memberships to people under age 18. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal identifiable Information, we will delete it from our files. If any parent or guardian becomes aware that their child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent (or that we have otherwise collected or obtained such information), please send an email to Jennifer@jnslawoffices.com.
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womeninmusic.org Forum Code of Conduct
Current members of Women In Music Inc. (WIM) have the option to participate in the WIM forum (“WIMF”) located on womeninmusic.org. The WIMF is a medium that is owned, moderated, and provided by WIM which allows current WIM members to create a user generated profile and engage in communications that are relevant to the mission of WIM. Profiles and postings made by members on the WIMF can be viewed by non members, and any and all parties that visit womeninmusic.org.
2. Member Benefit
4. Acceptable Content/Activity
5. Prohibited Content/Activity, and Consequences for Prohibited Content/Activity
Note: Members who have had their participation in the WIMF or WIM suspended or terminated by reason of breaching this agreement for any reason, including but not limited to engaging in prohibited content or activity in the WIMF, are not entitled to membership dues refund(s) of any kind whatsoever.
1. Spams the WIMF community;
6. Limitation on Liability and Disclaimers.
9. User Generated Profiles.
1. Publishing inaccurate information
If you have any questions or concerns about this agreement, you may contact us at email@example.com. We will attempt to respond to you as soon as possible.
As of August 31st, 2016
III. Information We Collect
We may collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that identifies you (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when you: provide such information for use in the Panelist Directory, on our Sites, apply or register for WIM events, or otherwise interact with WIM, including, but not limited to, applying for membership, or registering for a WIM event or program. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. The types of Personally Identifiable Information collected may include your name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, Email address, credit card, or other financial account information.
IV. How We Use and Share Personally Identifiable Information
Once collected, WIM may use your Personally Identifiable Information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:
Publication of Your Personally Identifiable Information for Membership Directories and Registration Lists. To allow other WIM members and the public to find you, the Personally Identifiable Information we receive may be published in the WIM Panelist Directory, on the Site and other print or digital media, in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, directories, membership lists, and other types of registration lists for WIM programs and events. We will not include sensitive information, such as credit card or bank information, or social security numbers. WIM members may request their information be suppressed from such use by contacting us as: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing Your Email Address Pursuant to WIM Policy. WIM will not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside of WIM. WIM will also not share email addresses to unrelated third-parties or affiliates, except as stated below. Please understand, however, that your email address may be visible to other WIM members and others who have an interest in WIM and WIM events, as set forth above. WIM may also share your email address with third parties to enable WIM to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Finally, WIM may share email addresses with third parties as necessary for WIM to perform certain services on our behalf, such as processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.
Sharing Your Personally Identifiable Information When Legally Necessary or to Protect WIM’s Interests. WIM may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on WIM; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WIM; or (c) protect the personal safety of WIM personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances. In addition, if WIM and/or its assets or a portion thereof are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if WIM undergoes some other change including a change to its corporate form as part of a bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, information may be transferred as part of that transaction or change.
V. Information Security
VI. Contact Us