Terms of Use


This site is free to use by our visitors. By using this site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use. After reviewing the following terms and conditions thoroughly, if you do not agree to the terms and conditions, please do not use this site. GIC members and other website visitors should regularly review these Terms of Use to determine the most current obligations and requirements, as GIC retains the right to modify them at any time, without notice, and such modifications shall become effective upon posting on the GIC website.

Visitors should not consider the content provided on this website as legal or financial advice or doctrine and may not rely on it as such. We cannot guarantee that this website is error-free, but we will make every reasonable effort to make content generated by GIC accurate, reliable and complete. This includes promptly correcting any errors that are brought to our attention. You may contact us at [email protected].

Privacy and Security Policy
GIC is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide when using the GIC website and to providing a secure private environment for its members to post online and for all visitors to communicate with GIC and carry out transactions online.

Sending us Personal Information
Any personally identifiable user information GIC collects is voluntarily disclosed by visitors to the site, such as when you subscribe to receive email updates or other notices.

GIC uses your personally identifiable information only to respond to your inquiry or request or to assess and improve GIC’s services. GIC does not sell, rent, lease or intentionally disclose personally identifiable users’ information to third parties.

If you no longer wish to be a member of GIC or receive updates about news and events, please send a removal request to [email protected].

Browsing our Website
GIC automatically gathers non-personally identifiable information and data from all visitors to the site (e.g. IP addresses) through the use of “cookies”. GIC uses “cookie” technology only to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within the site. This information is stored for GIC use only. It is not sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.

“Cookies” are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies will not damage your computer’s files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature.

Purchasing tickets and memberships and making a donation online
GIC provides web visitors the opportunity to purchase tickets to events and memberships and donate to GIC online. GIC uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for all such online payments. SSL provides strong encryption and security for processing online transactions. If you experience any difficulty or prefer to place your order by telephone, please contact GIC at 215-238-0990.

Right to Use Content
The original content and images contained on the GIC website are protected by United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Visitors may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit or in any way exploit GIC-owned material on the website without express written permission from GIC. Copyright infringement may incur civil and criminal liability.

The logo of GIC is a protected service mark of GIC. Neither this logo nor any banner or original graphics may be used for any purpose without express written permission from GIC.

Many of the works on GIC’s website have been lawfully obtained from other sources or publishers not affiliated with GIC who may own a copyright or trademark for that work. Permission to download, store, copy, distribute or otherwise use these works cannot be legally granted by GIC. In such cases, you must directly contact the copyright or trademark owner for permission to use that work.

Disclaimers for Third Party Content
GIC provides links to other third-party websites, and other websites may provide links to the GIC website. Unless specifically noted otherwise, GIC disclaims any legal affiliation or agency relationship with third parties to whom we link or who link to our website. Third-party websites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. GIC has no control over such third -party websites, and therefore you acknowledge and agree that GIC is not responsible for the availability of such third-party sites and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising , products or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that GIC will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.

User or third party submissions or postings (including GIC members’ submissions and postings) are the views of the author or poster and do not necessarily reflect the views of GIC. Information is presented purely for educational and informational purposes GIC reserves the right to edit any postings or material submitted to it, for any reason. GIC has the sole discretion over whether to publish, edit or delete any material submitted to the GIC website. By submitting any postings, comments or other messages to GIC, the contributor grants GIC a non-exclusive license to publish the material in any media now known or hereafter developed, and to use, adapt, recast, distribute, display, perform, or transmit the material in any way, as GIC may determine in its sole discretion. By submitting your name or other identifying data with a posting or other submission, you give GIC the right to publish that data, and to use that data for promotional or any other purposes.

By submitting material to GIC, you certify that you have the permission of the owner to do so, and that the material is not subject to confidentiality, ownership or copyright restrictions. You will not post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation. Submission of any material that is obscene, defamatory, or that infringes any intellectual property right, privacy right or other legal right is strictly prohibited.

GIC disclaims any and all representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the GIC website and its content including without limitation, any representations or warranties of accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, or merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose. GIC also disclaims liability for any claims of direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages related to or arising out of the use of the website or any content posted thereon.

Takedown Policy
Please tell us if you think a user has violated your copyright on the GIC website, or if you think someone incorrectly reported that you violated his or her copyright on the GIC website.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials posted on the GIC website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send to GIC’s designated agent (contact information listed below) a “Notification of Claimed Infringement” requesting that GIC remove the material or block access to it. The notice must include the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the works that have been allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the GIC website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);
  3. Identification of the specific material alleged to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow GIC to locate the material on the GIC website;
  4. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available);
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send GIC a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details.

Contact Information

Global Interdependence Center:
[email protected]