Terms of Service
Privacy Agreement Last Updated:
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this agreement. Your continued use of the GSN internet portal and website indicates your acceptance of the amended
Description of Service:
GSN is a membership organization of carefully selected, high-performing Real Estate Professionals working collaboratively on projects within the greater New York City area. Members share a collective commitment to delivering best-in-class products and services while adhering to triple bottom line principles of people, planet and profit. GSN is collaboratively marketed as a curated group of high performing real estate professionals with a range of expertise in the “green” built environment through its media partnerships, social media network, public relations initiatives and live events. Business leads for Members are generated through an intentional and strategic lead generation process.
Use of the GSN website and portal and all of the related services is not available to minors under the age of 18 nor to any users suspended or removed from GSN for any reason. Additionally, users are prohibited from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring their GSN account to another party.
Use of Service
Your use of the GSN website and portal is governed by this User Agreement. GSN may refuse to allow use of service without prior notice to any user for any reason.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password (which is hosted by LinkedIn OAuth) and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your account privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify GSN of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. GSN cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
GSN, with reasonable cause, may temporarily or permanently terminate your account and access to the GSN website and portal and all related services without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to the termination by GSN of a user’s account (a) breaches or violations of this User Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) failure to either report a business lead or to pay Finders Fees for such leads, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your GSN account includes removal of access to all offerings within GSN website and portal and may also bar you from further use of GSN services. Furthermore, you agree that all terminations shall be made by GSN’s sole discretion and that GSN shall not be liable to you nor any third-party for any termination of your account or access to the GSN Service.
For those Members who leave the Network for any reason, GSN will gladly stop monthly or yearly automatic billing on any account or service provided upon written notice. Refunds will be made on the number of days remaining in your payment plan. If you sign up for a monthly service and request the service to be canceled, your account will remain active until the renewal date; at which time the membership will be canceled. Deletion of a user profile is a separate request. To cancel your account contact:
You understand and agree not to use GSNto:
Post content or initiate communications which are unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable.
Use the GSN Service for any illegal purpose, including but not limited to conspiring to violate laws.
Falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present.
Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communications which include information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights.
Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to a) Using GSN invitations to send messages to people who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; b) Using GSN to connect to people who don’t know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and c) Sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases.
Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material 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.
Stalk or harass anyone.
Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the GSN Service.
Post content in fields that aren’t intended for that content. Example: Putting an address in a name or title field.
Interfere with or disrupt the GSN Service or servers or networks connected to the GSN Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the GSN Service.
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local rules including but not limited to rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
Information Provided on this Website
In many ways, GSN also serves as a search engine that extracts and summarizes information from other sources across the Internet. This information may be inaccurate and we may make mistakes when extracting the information. GSN assumes no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the information that is provided by GSN. Once we have collected information about a person / company, we combine multiple mentions of the same person into an individual Profile. The resulting Web Summaries are then made available to the public through GSN.
Additionally, GSN allows users to create and/or update their own Profile. Any information provided by a user to be part of his or her Profile will be available to the public as part of the GSN service. Users who create and/or update their own Profile can change or delete any information they provide if they choose to do so. Please use caution when posting personal identifiable information.
Access to Service
Use of manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any web pages contained in the GSN website is strictly prohibited. You agree not to monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, our web pages or the content included herein. You also agree not to “frame” or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of this website. Furthermore, you agree not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses.
Uploaded Emails – Third Party Platforms
Growing your network often begins with inviting your existing contacts to join you on a new network like GSN. GSN simplifies the process by providing an automated way to invite multiple people across a variety of communication platforms (other social networks, email accounts, etc.). Note: GSN is not liable for any communication made between our users and members of other networks or the networks themselves. Invitations originating from GSN to people outside of the network at the request of our current users are done entirely independent of GSN and therefore absolve GSN from damages or complaints that may be brought by a recipient or third-party platform.
Monitoring and Enforcement
While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with GSN, we are not obligated to do so. And since we do not, and may not have the ability to, control or actively monitor content we don’t guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using our website, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact our Customer Service Department to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the website.
Signing up for a basic GSN account is free. GSN also offers a variety of ‘Premium’ services that may include a monthly fee and or a one-time ‘upgrade’ option or ‘event’ charges. All of these charges are presented clearly to our users during each ‘sign-up’ process. Subscriptions to GSN are billed on either a monthly (every four weeks), quarterly or annual basis from the date of the initial sign-up. GSN reserves the right to modify the pricing of, add to, or discontinue an GSN service or any portion thereof without prior notice.
Paid members are responsible for keeping their billing information current including expiration dates, billing address, etc. Members whose billing experiences a failure will be notified via email and upon login to their profile. All premium services provided through the membership will cease until updated billing information is provided. Members will have an GSN to update their billing information to re-activate their membership. Note: Subscriptions that require additional processing (“handling”) by GSN employees may receive a $15.00 process / handling fee each month that billing requires additional handling by GSN employees.
Right of Cancellation
The User may cancel registration for the Premium Membership by emailing GSN at firstname.lastname@example.org without stating any particular reason. All Premium Members may cancel at anytime. WHEN YOU CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL REMAIN ACTIVE UNTIL THE END OF YOUR CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION TERM UNLESS OTHERWISE TERMINATED. SUBSCRIPTION FEES WILL NOT BE PRORATED OR REFUNDED FOR PARTIAL USAGE.
Consequences of Cancellation
In the event of cancellation, both parties shall be obliged to restore any benefits already received in accordance with legal provisions, and issue any gains (e.g. interest). This means that all activity related to your profile becomes the sole possession of GSN including all efforts related to SEO, SEM, etc. So for example, if our SEO efforts get your profile ranked #1 on Google and you decide to cancel, the ranking by virtue of the profile (owned by GSN) becomes the possession of GSN. GSN has the right to use the profile ranking thereafter however it wishes.
By accepting this User Agreement, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless GSN, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from i) your use of GSN; ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through GSN, or iii) any other matter relating to GSN. Any business transactions which may arise between users from their use of GSN are the sole responsibility of the users involved.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE GSN SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THAT GSN DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROMPT OR PROPER DELIVERY, OR RETENTION OF ANY USER INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. GSN ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. GSN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
GSN MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE GSN SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE GSN SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE GSN SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE GSN SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE GSN SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GSN SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS USER AGREEMENT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The User Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and GSN and governs your use of the GSN Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and GSN.
Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GSN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF GSN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL GSN’s TOTAL CUMULATIVE DAMAGES EXCEED US$ 100.
The User Agreement between you and GSN will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflict of laws principles.
The GSN logo, and other GSN logos and names are trademarks of GSN. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without GSN’s prior, written permission. The section titles of this User Agreement are displayed for convenience only and have no legal effect.