Terms of Service
2. Membership Conditions
3. Conditions of Use and Service
4. Your Membership Responsibilities
5. Data and Information Protection
6. Termination of Your Account
7. Disclaimers and Limitations
1.1 We welcome you to The Global Benchmark, a private networking service operated by The International Institute of Leadership Studies.
2) MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS
2.1 Our website and membership are not available to the general public and require an invitation by an existing member of The Global Benchmark. Members are expected to invite only respected persons within their own real-world communities and not individuals who might bring discredit to or harm the reputation of The Global Benchmark and our community.
2.2 By having a membership account in The Global Benchmark, you acknowledge that you meet our requirements for membership. As a member, you may not have more than one membership account, nor may you open an alternative account if your membership is suspended or terminated for any reason. You may not sell, trade, or transfer a membership account to another person, nor accept or use an account that was not originally yours. If an account violates these conditions, the account will be terminated immediately.
2.3 Your participation in The Global Benchmark is based upon the assumption that all information you provide regarding yourself is truthful and accurate. Misleading or false information is sufficient reason for us to terminate your account.
2.4 You may not use a pseudonym or alias.
2.5 We reserve the right to change or adjust membership criteria and to make changes in the existing membership at any time and without prior notice.
3) CONDITIONS OF USE AND SERVICE
3.2 The Global Benchmark is made available for personal and individual use.
3.3 We provide a platform and environment for networking and sharing information. If members enter into agreements with other members through The Global Benchmark, we are not a contracting party to these agreements and cannot be held liable or accountable regarding these agreements.
3.4 We reserve the right to remove any content posted by you or other members at our sole discretion, for reasons including but not limited to that it is unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, fraudulent, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or because it may infringe or violate any party's intellectual property or privacy.
3.5 While we do our best to monitor the content of the website, you understand and agree that you may encounter material with which you disagree or find objectionable, and that you use the website with this understanding and acceptance, and do not hold The Global Benchmark liable.
3.6 We do not endorse, support, or ensure the accuracy, truthfulness, or reliability of any content posted in the website’s forum or elsewhere, nor does The Global Benchmark endorse opinions expressed in the forum or elsewhere.
3.7 The Global Benchmark reserves the right to make changes to the website or our service without prior notice, and to charge for our services or for particular features, and to modify any fees or services without prior notice.
3.8 By posting or submitting content or information on the website, you automatically grant The Global Benchmark a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to display such content on our website.
4) YOUR MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
4.1 We wish to have a friendly, intimate and secure community for our members. This is a private website where members have the expectation of privacy and confidentiality. We are a community of global diversity, with members from nearly every culture and country. Expectations and behaviour will be equally diverse, so to help provide a comfortable environment for all members, we have rules. Your use of The Global Benchmark confirms that you understand and accept these rules, and will follow them.
4.2 Please do not use The Global Benchmark name or logo for any purpose, event or promotion without our express consent.
4.3 Trust and confidence are paramount within The Global Benchmark. Falsely misrepresenting your identity, including the use of a pseudonym or alias, or your profile information will result in your member account being suspended or terminated.
4.4 You may not monitor, data-mine, or copy our web pages or any content within the site, nor collect, archive, trade or sell any personal data or communications about other members.
4.5 The use of any robot, spider, site search or retrieval application, or any other device to copy, retrieve, archive or index any portion of The Global Benchmark, is not permitted.
4.6 You may not distribute, display or publish in any form, electronic or print, any content from the website or the names of any members without our express consent, nor can you share, transmit or sell any content on the website with anyone who is not a member of The Global Benchmark, for whatever reason.
4.7 We want to keep The Global Benchmark free from intrusions. You will not send or distribute unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, chain letters, spam, pyramid schemes, or any other type of solicitation to other members, nor will you stalk, harass or unreasonably disturb any other member.
4.8 You alone are responsible for the confidentiality and security of your account’s username, password and usage. You are also accountable for all activities regarding your account, with or without your knowledge or permission. If you knowingly provide your log-in information to another person, your membership may be suspended temporarily or terminated. The Global Benchmark assumes no liability for activities of your account accessed through your password and username.
4.9 You may not use The Global Benchmark for any illegal purpose in any country or jurisdiction.
4.10 You cannot post content or initiate any communications that we consider libellous, scandalous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable.
4.11 It is not permitted to make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon the patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights of third parties, whether personal, corporate or governmental.
5) DATA and INFORMATION PROTECTION
5.1 The Global Benchmark is based upon trust and privacy. All personal information provided To The Global Benchmark is treated with the utmost confidence and care.
5.2 We will not disclose any personal data to any third party without being entitled to do so and with your express permission.
5.3 While we make every effort to keep The Global Benchmark a trusted and safe environment, The Global Benchmark cannot be held liable should content you have posted on the website that is viewable by members be copied or distributed elsewhere.
5.4 Access to your private account information is limited to webmasters and management of The Global Benchmark. No other employees, contractors or third parties will have access to this information without your express permission.
5.5 The Global Benchmark may access, preserve, and disclose the contents of your account if required to do so by law, or in the belief that such actions are reasonably necessary to comply with legal requirements or to protect the rights and property of THE GLOBAL BENCHMARK.
6) TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT
6.1 You may terminate your account at any time without cause, penalty or explanation.
6.2 The Global Benchmark may, at our discretion and with or without cause, immediately terminate your member account and all access to the website without prior notice. Any account termination by us may take into account the business interests of The Global Benchmark and the interests of the community as a whole.
6.3 Our proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, indemnities, limitations of liability and other provisions of these terms and conditions continue after termination of your membership. We will not be liable to you or any third-party for the termination of your member account. If your account is terminated, you may not re-enter The Global Benchmark without our express permission.
7) DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS
7.1 Disclaimer of Warranties: The Global Benchmark and its affiliates, licensors, partners, suppliers, consultants and agents ("The Global Benchmark") disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability, or availability of information or materials displayed on any of our websites. The Global Benchmark disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for the conduct of any member. The Global Benchmark service, and all materials, information (including, without limitation, any information or materials obtained or accessed through the The Global Benchmark websites), products and services included therein are provided "as is," with no warranties whatsoever. The Global Benchmark expressly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all express, implied, and statutory warranties, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties, so the above disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you. You agree that your use of the The Global Benchmark is entirely at your own risk. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify The Global Benchmark from and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of our services and website, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature.
7.2 Limitation of Liability: Under no circumstances will The Global Benchmark be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with your use of The Global Benchmark, whether or not The Global Benchmark has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Such limitation of liability shall apply (i) whether the damages arise from use or misuse of and reliance on The Global Benchmark service, from inability to use The Global Benchmark, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of The Global Benchmark website (including such damages incurred by third parties), and (ii) notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy and to the fullest extent permitted by law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusions may not apply to you.
7.4 Copyright and Trademarks: The Global Benchmark and its affiliates and licensors own and retain all rights in The Global Benchmark website and service, which contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. "The Global Benchmark" and "theglobalbenchmark.com" are trademarks of The International Institute of Leadership Studies. All content on theglobalbenchmark.com is copyright The International Institute of Leadership Studies.