Terms of Use

Welcome to the Give Something Back International (GSBI) and the Global Virtual Classroom (GVC) web sites (hereafter referred to as the "Sites"). By using the pages in these Sites, you agree to the Terms of Use presented here. If you do not agree, you should not use these Sites. These terms of use may be changed or updated from time to time. You may wish to print this page for future reference. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or about the GSBI Foundation, you can contact us at:

Give Something Back International Foundation, Inc.
1548 Caribbean Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34231 USA
Tel: 941.924.0025
Tel: 941.921.2626
Fax: 941.921.8133

The above Sites are operated by the GSBI Foundation, at the Internet addresses you are now visiting, including the content, tools and services provided by GSBI Foundation for use in their entirety, or selected in part to supplement other content on the Sites. "You" refers to any user of these Sites.

Privacy Policy
Please review our separate Privacy Statement, which also governs your visit to the Sites, to understand our privacy policies and practices.

All information contained on these Sites (including but not limited to the text, photographs, and images) is protected under United States and other copyright laws. The information is owned by GSBI Foundation and/or used with the permission of, or under license from, the copyright owner.

Give Something Back International Foundation, GSBI, and Global Virtual Classroom trademarks, logos, images, and service marks used on the Sites are the property of GSBI Foundation and may not be used without permission from GSBI Foundation and without proper acknowledgement.

Acceptable Use Policy
GSBI Foundation grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, view, use, display and print information on these Sites, including all the materials provided hereon, for your personal, informational, noncommercial use only.

You may not copy, modify, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, license, rent, sell, alter, store for subsequent use or otherwise use any content or any portion of these Sites without the prior express written consent of GSBI Foundation.

You are solely responsible for any and all acts and omissions that occur during or relating to your use of the Sites, and you agree not to engage in unacceptable use of the Sites, which includes, without limitation, use of the Sites to:
  • disseminate or transmit "spam," unsolicited messages, chain letters or unsolicited commercial e-mail;
  • disseminate or transmit material that to a reasonable person may be abusive, obscene, defamatory, invasive of privacy, harassing, grossly offensive, vulgar, threatening or malicious, or any content that is unlawful, is intended to be used for any unlawful purpose, is false or misleading, or that actually or potentially infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other right of any person, including GSBI Foundation;
  • create a false identity or otherwise attempt to mislead any person as to the identity or origin of any communication;
  • interrupt, interfere, disrupt the Sites or any other computer network;
  • disseminate or transmit viruses, Trojan horses or any other malicious code or program;
  • engage in any other activity deemed by GSBI Foundation to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of this agreement.

Content and Non-Endorsement
Opinions and other statements expressed by third parties are theirs alone, not opinions of GSBI Foundation. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed. The Sites and third parties may provide links to web pages, web sites and various resources or locations on the web. GSBI Foundation has no control over the information you access via such links, does not endorse that information, and shall not be responsible for it or for the consequences of your use of that information.

GSBI Foundation does not initiate, edit, modify, select, or designate specific recipients for any messages or other data entered into any part of the web site by third parties, except that GSBI Foundation reserves the right to monitor the web site and to remove any information that GSBI Foundation, in its sole discretion, considers to be inappropriate or unlawful. The exercise of such rights shall not create an obligation for GSBI Foundation to monitor, screen or edit content on the Sites in any way.

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant GSBI Foundation and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant GSBI Foundation the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content.

You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; the use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify GSBI Foundation for all claims resulting from content you supply. GSBI Foundation has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. GSBI Foundation takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content by you or any third party.

Copyright Complaints and Designated Copyright Agent

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c), a copyright owner or its authorized agent ("Complainant") may submit a notification alleging copyright infringement to GSBI Foundation's Designated Copyright Agent if Complainant has a good-faith belief that its works are being infringed by material subject to GSBI Foundation's control. To ensure receipt, GSBI Foundation strongly recommends that Complainant send the notification by overnight mail. GSBI Foundation will investigate proper notifications sent to:

Designated Copyright Agent: Andrew Ezzell
Attn: Copyright Complaint
Give Something Back International Foundation, Inc.
1548 Caribbean Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34231 USA
Tel: 941.924.0025
Tel: 941.921.2626
Fax: 941.921.8133

A proper notification MUST have at least the following information, or it may be IGNORED:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of Complainant;

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit GSBI Foundation to locate the material;

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit GSBI Foundation to contact Complainant, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an e-mail address at which Complainant may be contacted;

(v) A statement that Complainant has 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

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that Complainant is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

GSBI Foundation will investigate the subject of a proper notice. If appropriate, GSBI Foundation will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and notify the entity that submitted such material ("Respondent"). Respondent may then send to the Designated Copyright Agent a proper counter-notification, in which case GSBI Foundation may re-post or re-enable access to the allegedly infringing material between 10 and 14 days after receipt of the counter-notification, unless Complainant first notifies GSBI Foundation that Complainant has filed suit to restrain Respondent from engaging in the alleged infringement. Mark the counter-notification "Attn: Response to Complaint" on the document and on the envelope, and send to the address above. To ensure receipt, GSBI Foundation strongly recommends that Respondent send the counter-notification by overnight mail.

A proper counter-notification MUST have at least the following information, or it may be IGNORED:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of Respondent;

(ii) Identification of the material that has been removed or disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;

(iii) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that Respondent has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and

(iv) Respondent's name, address and telephone number, and a statement that Respondent consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court in its district or, if Respondent's address is outside the United States, Respondent consents to any jurisdiction where GSBI Foundation may be found, and that Respondent will accept service if process originates from Complainant or Complainant's agent.

Applicable Law
By visiting the Sites, you agree that the laws of the state of Florida in the USA, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and GSBI Foundation regarding these Terms.

Site Polices, Modification, and Severability
We reserve the right to make changes to our Sites, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time. If any of these terms shall be deemed invalid, void, for any reason unenforceable, that term shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term.