Terms of Use

1. Definitions

“Global Fund to End Modern Slavery”, “GFEMS”, “we” or “our” means the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, an NGO registered in Washington, DC, USA at 2021 L St NW St 101-361Washington, DC 20036 with EIN 47-3594688.

“Website” means www.gfems.org.

“Material” means of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published, contained or available on the Website.

“User”, “you” or “your” means the individual or entity accessing any part of the Website, making a donation, ordering any goods, registering for any events and/or signing up for membership via the Website.

2.  Applicable terms and conditions

The Website is owned by GFEMS and any use made of the Website (including registrations and donations and orders for goods made via the Website) is subject to these terms and conditions. GFEMS may, from time to time, modify or revise these terms and conditions by updating the text of this page.

3. Use of the Website

Anyone may access and view any non-password protected parts of the Website and may use the Material contained therein for their own purposes, provided:

  • it is used for information purposes only, is reproduced for personal use only and is not reproduced for commercial gain or on any other website;
  • our status as the author of the Material is always acknowledged;
  • no links are created to the Website unless GFEMS has approved of such links prior to their creation; and
  • no part of the Website is copied, stored, or transmitted in any way to any third party without the prior written permission of GFEMS.

4. Copyright and trade marks

GFEMS, or its content suppliers, owns the copyright in the Material. Unauthorized use of the Material, including but not limited to its reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication, without the prior written consent of GFEMS or, where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s), is prohibited.

‘Global Fund to End Modern Slavery’ and our logo are registered trademarks of GFEMS. You are not permitted to use any of our trademarks without our prior written approval, unless they are part of the Material you are using as permitted in accordance with clause 3, above.

5. Disclaimer

Our Website is intended to provide general information only.  Our Website should not be used as a substitute for specific advice relating to a specific situation.  Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from any action based on the Material on our Website.  So far as permissible by law, GFEMS does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such Material.

Whilst GFEMS has taken every reasonable precaution in compiling the Website, neither we nor any contributors to the Website can be held responsible for any action or inaction taken by any person or entity wherever they are based, as a result, direct or otherwise, of Material on or accessed via the Website.

6. Audience

The Website is intended only for use by US residents in relation to their activities within the USA.  It may be dangerous to apply any of the Material on the Website to activities outside the USA.

GFEMS does not represent or warrant that the Material on the Website is accurate, complete or correct. GFEMS has no liability whatsoever in respect of any use made of such Material except in the case of personal injury or death caused by the negligence of GFEMS.

The Material on the Website has not been written to meet individual requirements; it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using the Material in any way.  Before making any decisions based on the Material on the Website, you should refer to independent sources of information to substantiate the basis for your decision. 

7. Warranty and indemnity

The User warrants to GFEMS that it will not use the Website, the Material or any part thereof in any manner that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or that will infringe the copyright, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of third parties or that will violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner.  The User shall indemnify and hold harmless GFEMS, its employees and agents, against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made, or litigation brought, against GFEMS, its employees and agents, as a result of the use by the User of the Website, the Material or any part thereof in any manner, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8.  Limitation of liability

GFEMS hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions concerning the Material and any goods or services supplied in relation to the Website, whether express or implied or statutory (including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose).  In no event shall GFEMS be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever even if GFEMS has been advised of the possibility of damages 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 Website, interruptions or delays to the Website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or any Material, goods and services obtained through the Website or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

9. Third party website

The Website contains links to third party websites that are not operated by GFEMS.  Such links are provided for the User’s convenience only.  GFEMS does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their content.  By including links to third party websites, GFEMS is not endorsing any of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.  The User is solely responsible for assessing the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on third party websites, and the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites.

10. Privacy and data protection

GFEMS is committed to protecting your personal data. Please read our Privacy Policy.

11. Cookies

GFEMS uses cookies to enhance the online experience of Users. For further information, see our Website Cookie Policy.

12. Viruses

Whilst GFEMS makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the Website, we do not guarantee that our Website is secure or free from bugs or viruses and we accept no liability for damage caused through the downloading of viruses.  It is recommended that Users take all appropriate safeguards before downloading Material from the Website.

Users must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

13.  Force majeure

GFEMS shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations hereunder nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control including without limitation any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or communications operators.

14. General

If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. 

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between GFEMS and the User and supersede all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and GFEMS.

Any failure of GFEMS to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement of any such rights.

15. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions and the use by the User of the Website shall be governed by the laws of Washington, D.C., without giving effect to its principles or rules of conflict of laws to the extent such principles or rules would require or permit the applicable of the laws of another jurisdiction. The parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Washington, D.C. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Website and/or these terms and conditions.