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Terms of Use:

Agreement Between User and GCM PTSA

The GCM PTSA Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by GCM PTSA.

The GCM PTSA Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the GCM PTSA Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

Modification of These Terms of Use

GCM PTSA reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the GCM PTSA Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the GCM PTSA Web Site.

Links to Third Party Sites

The GCM PTSA Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of GCM PTSA and GCM PTSA is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. GCM PTSA is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. GCM PTSA is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by GCM PTSA of the site or any association with its operators.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the GCM PTSA Web Site, you warrant to GCM PTSAA that you will not use the GCM PTSA Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the GCM PTSA Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the GCM PTSA Web Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the GCM PTSA Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the GCM PTSA Web Sites.

Use of Communication Services

The GCM PTSA Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

GCM PTSA has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, GCM PTSA reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. GCM PTSA reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

GCM PTSA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in GCM PTSA’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. GCM PTSA does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, GCM PTSA specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized GCM PTSA spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of GCM PTSA.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials Provided to GCM PTSA or Posted at Any GCM PTSA Web Site

GCM PTSA does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to GCM PTSA (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any GCM PTSA Web Site or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting GCM PTSA, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. GCM PTSA is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in GCM PTSA’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. GCM PTSA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

GCM PTSA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. GCM PTSA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL GCM PTSA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF GCM PTSA OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE GCM PTSA WEB SITE.

SERVICE CONTACT : communications@gcmptsa.org

Termination/Access Restriction

GCM PTSA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the GCM PTSA Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the GCM PTSA Web Site. Use of the GCM PTSA Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and GCM PTSA as a result of this agreement or use of the GCM PTSA Web Site. GCM PTSA’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of GCM PTSA’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the GCM PTSA Web Site or information provided to or gathered by GCM PTSA with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and GCM PTSA with respect to the GCM PTSA Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and GCM PTSA with respect to the GCM PTSA Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

Copyright and Trademark Notices:

All contents of the GCM PTSA Web Site are © 2014. All rights reserved.

Trademarks

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Privacy Policy:

Policy Summary
  • GCM PTSA does not sell or rent member information to anyone.
  • To help provide more value for GCM PTSA membership, sponsors and member benefit providers do receive limited and restricted opportunities to communicate special offers to our members.
  • All mailings are reviewed and approved by GCM PTSA and sent through a 3rd party mail house.
  • The 3rd party mail house is required to sign a confidentiality statement that the lists will be used for a one-time mailing and cannot be shared with anyone.
  • Our sponsors and member benefit providers never see the list or have direct access to it.
  • GCM PTSA does not allow sponsors or members benefits providers to solicit members under the age of 18, when designated as such.
  • GCM PTSA uses state-of-the-art technologies and processes to protect and secure any information it collects.
Information PTA Collects

When you apply for membership, GCM PTSA asks for basic information, such as your name, street address, and e-mail address. Your participation in GCM PTSA activities and member services also is tracked to help GCM PTSA better understand member interests and evaluate the effectiveness of our offerings. GCM PTSA also collects demographic information from other sources to learn more about member characteristics and needs. As explained in the Questions and Answers below, GCM PTSA may ask for additional information when you visit http://www.gcmptsa.org/. All of this information helps GCM PTSA better serve members and improve programs.

Information Sharing

GCM PTSA does not sell or rent member information to telemarketers, mailing list brokers, or other companies. Sponsors and member benefits providers do receive limited and restricted opportunities to communicate to our members; however, all mailings are reviewed and approved by GCM PTSA and sent through a 3rd party mail house, which is required to sign a confidentiality statement that the lists will be used for a one-time mailing and cannot be shared with anyone. Our sponsors and member benefit providers never see the list or have direct access to it. GCM PTSA does not allow sponsors to solicit members under the age of 18, when designated as such. GCM PTSA may also disclose member information when required to do so by law or when such action is necessary or appropriate to comply with legal process served on the national organization, to protect and defend the rights or property of GCM PTSA, or to protect the personal safety of users of the GCM PTSA website. GCM PTSA reserves the right to contact the appropriate authorities when visitors’ activities appear to be illegal or inconsistent with GCM PTSA policies.

Finally, GCM PTSA may sometimes share aggregate statistics and non-personal information with the media, government agencies, advertisers, and other third parties. For example, GCM PTSA may publish statistics on the number of visitors to http://www.gcmptsa.org/. These aggregate statistics do not identify member names or other personal information.

Website Security

The GCM PTSA website does not contain any significantly sensitive information, and does not process any membership, donation, or other e-commerce transactions at http://www.gcmptsa.org, so no specific encryption, access control or other e-commerce related security procedures or controls are needed. All e-commerce transactions are conducted outside of the GCM PTSA website (e.g., https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com). GCM PTSA does take reasonable precautions against misuse of the website through access control procedures, website security features, network firewalls, physical security, and other safety measures.

GCM PTSA does provide a student directory with names, addresses, phone numbers and parent name and contact information. This information, while somewhat sensitive, is not deemed to require extraordinary security procedures. Therefore access to the student directory is secured with a simple password and is not encrypted or otherwise protected. Users with access to this password-protected content should take reasonable precautions against allowing this information to be distributed beyond the immediate family and friends of GCM PTSA and/or GCM High School.

Your Choices

GCM PTSA values your membership and respects your choices. If you do not want GCM PTSA to share your information with national providers of GCM PTSA member services and benefits, tell us by following the process described below:

Online:
Send questions and comments to the GCM PTSA Information Center at info@gcmptsa.org.

Via mail, phone or fax:

GCM PTSA
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church VA 22043

School Phone Number: (703) 714-5400

Please send correspondence to the attention of the GCM PTSA.

 Privacy and GCM PTSA: Questions and Answers

1. Do I have to submit any personal information in order to use

No. You do not need to give GCM PTSA any information about yourself in order to access most of http://www.gcmptsa.org. You can visit most web pages, read our publications, and learn about our member services on a completely anonymous basis. Certain leadership content and member benefits do require a password provided to you with your PTA membership.

If you want to take advantage of optional services available on http://www.gcnptsa.org, GCM PTSA may request information to identify you. For example, if you use online forms to join the GCM PTSA, renew your GCM PTSA membership, or volunteer for service to the GCM PTSA and/or Marshall High School, certain information is required to process your application, such as your name, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, and credit card number (although your credit card information is handled by our secure provider, https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com). GCM PTSA may also ask for personal information when you participate in other activities or services on “http://www.gcmptsa.org, such as surveys, polls, bulletin boards, and participatory programs, such as the All Night Grad, Beautification, or other Committees.

GCM PTSA also has relationships with certain providers and vendors to offer services and benefits to you on linked websites. On any of these sites, you may be asked to enter personal information in order to take advantage of their services or programs. If you decide to purchase services on the website of a GCM PTSA member benefits service provider, the contracted member benefits provider offering the services may ask for your name, member number, address, and e-mail address in order to deliver the services requested or contact you about the services.

These related sites may also have their own unique privacy policies that you should review.

2. Does http://www.pta.org/ collect non-personal information, using “cookies” or otherwise?

Yes. GCM PTSA does collect “non-personal information” that does not identify your name, e-mail address, or other personal characteristics. Non-personal information includes the number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet (“IP address”), and the type of browser you use. None of this non-personal information allows GCM PTSA to identify or contact you. By gathering this information, GCM PTSA learns, among other things, how many people visit http://www.gcmptsa.org, popular web pages, and where visitors were on other websites before arriving at http://www.gcmptsa.org. GCM PTSA may also assign a “cookie” to your computer in some situations. Like an IP address, a cookie allows GCM PTSA to recognize your computer each time you visit http://www.gcmptsa.org.

Unless you have already provided GCM PTSA with personal information on http://www.gcmptsa.org or an affiliated site, cookies do not identify you by name, e-mail address, or other personal characteristics. GCM PTSA uses cookies primarily to identify return visitors and make your http://www.gcmptsa.org experience convenient and valuable.

3. How is my information used?

GCM PTSA collects personal and non-personal information to serve members. GCM PTSA uses member information to evaluate and improve services and offerings. GCM PTSA asks for information to process your membership application, send you valuable resources and timely news and information about your membership and the organization, and provide you with discounts and other member benefits.

GCM PTSA stores your membership information in secured computer files. GCM PTSA uses this information to service your membership account and answer your questions. GCM PTSA may also review demographic information, survey results, and statistical analyses of http://www.gcmptsa.org usage to help evaluate, modify, and develop services of interest to GCM PTSA members.

 4. Is any information shared with other companies or organizations?

GCM PTSA does not sell or rent our membership lists. Sponsors and Member Benefits Providers do receive limited and restricted opportunities to communicate to our members; however, all mailings are reviewed and approved by GCM PTSA and sent through a 3rd party mail house (e.g., Constant Contact), which is required to sign a confidentiality statement that the lists will be used for only for GCM PTSA mailings and cannot be shared with anyone. Our sponsors and member benefit providers never see the list or have direct access to it.

GCM PTSA does not allow sponsors to solicit members under the age of 18, when designated as such.

Additionally, GCM PTSA may also disclose personal information when required to do so by law or when such action is necessary or appropriate to comply with legal process served on the national organization, to protect and defend the rights or property of GCM PTSA, or to protect the personal safety of users of the GCM PTSA website. GCM PTSA reserves the right to contact the appropriate authorities when visitors’ activities appear to be illegal or inconsistent with our policies.

Finally, GCM PTSA may sometimes share aggregate statistics and non-personal information with the media, government agencies, advertisers, and other third parties. For example, GCM PTSA may publish statistics on the number of visitors to http://www.gcmptsa.org. These aggregate statistics will not allow anyone to identify member names or other personal information.

5. How do I stop or “opt out” of receiving mailings or services?

When you join GCM PTSA, you become part of a powerful nationwide organization comprised of millions of members who help children succeed in education and life. Your GCM PTSA membership automatically provides you with valuable resources, news, information, and valuable discounts and offers. You will receive newsletters, publications, and special e-mails sent on behalf of GCM PTSA sponsors. GCM PTSA offers these resources to help you take full advantage of your membership. However, you do have a choice to continue subscriptions to any GCM PTSA newsletter, publication, e-mails, service or offer. You may unsubscribe or “opt out” at any time. Please use the guide below.

If you do not want to receive electronic communications or mailings from GCM PTSA:

E-mail GCM PTSA at info@gcmptsa.org, or
Write to GCM PTSA, Attention GCM PTSA, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043.

If you do not want to receive a GCM PTSA e-newsletter (“GCM Blast”) or an e-mail sent on behalf of a GCM PTSA sponsor, follow the instructions at the bottom of that particular electronic document sent to you. In particular, all emails sent via Constant Contact contain a handy unsubscribe link on every email.

Again, these notices are designed to help you take full advantage of the benefits of GCM PTSA membership, but we do not want to send them to you if you are not interested in receiving them.

 6. Do privacy protections exist on GCM PTSA lists?

It is important to understand that the information you submit in discussion/GCM PTSA list groups, bulletin boards, and chat rooms is publicly displayed. People will see your messages and organizations not related to GCM PTSA, and may be used by these third parties to contact you. As a result, you should be very careful about the information that you include in these messages. Because these unrelated parties will also see your “User Name” on any postings that you make in the discussion groups, you may not want to use your full name. You can use your first name only, or use an assumed name, if you like.

7. How does http://www.gcmptsa.orgprotect security and confidentiality?

In order to protect your personal information, GCM PTSA uses different technologies and processes, such as access control procedures, website security software, network firewalls, physical security, and othe