Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use & Your Privacy

Usage of the Springster Mobisite
These terms and conditions constitute an agreement between Girl Effect and any person accessing the Springster mobile site and are valid and enforceable against any user of the mobile site as defined in the “Eligibility” section. If you do not agree with any of the terms in this agreement, please discontinue your us age of the mobile site, as continued use binds you to these terms.

Summary: These are the rules for using the Springster site. By using the site, you’re agreeing to abide by these rules. If you don’t agree to the rules, please exit out of the mobile site. Springster is a trademark owned by Girl Effect.

Modifications to this Agreement
Girl Effect may at any time, in its sole discretion, make changes to this Agreement or to the content and/or services available on the mobile site without prior notice by updating this posting on this mobile site and specifying the effective date of the new version of the Agreement. Your continued use of the mobile site following the posting of a new version of the Agreement constitutes your acceptance of any such changes. We will alert users of changes to the terms via the mobile site and encourage you to check back regularly.

Summary: Girl Effect is allowed to make changes to these rules at any time. Please check this page frequently to see if anything has been changed or added.

This mobile site is not intended for children under the age of 10. In order to use the mobile site, you must be over the age of 10. If you are under the age of ten years you must refrain from accessing or using the mobile site. The mobile site is intended for persons between ten and twenty four years. If you are between the ages of 10 and 18, please obtain permission from a parent or guardian to use the mobile site and bind yourself to these Terms of Use. The mobile site audience is constituted of Users and Members as defined below with varying levels of obligations and undertakings. A “User” is any person who enters or uses the mobile site, even if such person only visits the home page. A “Member” is any user who signs up to the mobile site as a registered member of the site community.

Summary: In order to use the Springster Mobisite, you must be over 10 years old. If you’re between ages 10 and 18, please ask your parent or guardian for permission before using the site.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns with respect to this Agreement or the mobile site you may contact Springster by email at springster@girleffect.org.

Girl Effect shall take all reasonable steps to protect personal information collected by virtue of your use of the mobile site. We are committed to respecting the privacy and security of your personal information. Our Privacy Policy, updated in June 2016 describes the information we collect and how we use it. By using this website, you consent to our Privacy Policy. You also specifically acknowledge and consent to the use of your personal information for legitimate business purposes in connection with your mobile site usage, and your arising relationship with the mobile site community.

Summary: Protecting your privacy and your personal information is our priority. Please take a look at our Privacy Policy to understand how we use the information you share with us.

Surveys and Polls
From time to time, we may invite you to participate in polls and surveys on the site. We use this information to better understand the users of our site and provide more useful articles to you. We may share the results of these polls and surveys with others, but your answers will remain anonymous. Participation in polls and surveys is not required in order to use our site.


Medical disclaimer and limitation of liability
The contents of the mobile site, such as text, graphics, images, medical information, and other material ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always seek the advice of a doctor or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, including sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, pregnancy, or mental health conditions like Depression. Do not disregard or reject professional medical advice you have obtained or delay in seeking such advice based on any of the Content accessed through the mobile site. Information, ideas, and opinions expressed on this site should not be regarded as professional advice or our official opinion; you are strongly advised to seek professional advice before taking any course of action related to them. Girl Effect does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the site. Reliance on any information provided by Springster, Girl Effect employees and others appearing on the site at the invitation of Springster, or other visitors to the site is solely at your own risk. Please note that the mobile site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. To the fullest extent permissible by law, we expressly disclaim all (express and implied) liability.

Summary: All of the content we provide on the Springster Mobisite is only meant to be informational; it is not meant to replace advice from a doctor or other medical professional. Please speak with a medical professional to answer any questions you may have that are related to your health. We do not promote any tests, doctors, procedures, or other information that may be mentioned on the site.

While we take all reasonable precautions to prevent this, we do not warrant that the website or any software available for download via the website is free of viruses or destructive code. You hereby indemnify officers, directors, affiliates, shareholders, agents, suppliers, consultants, or employees (“Us”) against any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or loss of any kind whatsoever or howsoever caused (whether under contract, delict or otherwise and whether the loss was actually foreseen or reasonably foreseeable) arising out of your use of the mobile site.

If you feel that the Springster Mobisite has caused you harm or you have a particular complaint, please contact springster@girleffect.org.

Summary: We do our very best to make the Springster Mobisite the best it can be. We may make mistakes from time to time, and by agreeing with our rules for use, you also agree that you will not hold us liable for any of these errors.

Use of Your User-Submitted Content

Representations Made and Rights Granted
You are responsible for all Content that you submit, post, or otherwise make available to or through the Springster mobile site, including user-generated content. User-generated content includes but is not limited to blogs, tweets, podcasts, wikis, chats, photographs, video, and audio files created by users of online services or systems. By doing so, you represent and warrant to Girl Effect that such content is not confidential, is not defamatory and unlawful and that you have all necessary permission to submit, post and otherwise make available such Content. Girl Effect makes no claims to ownership of Content that you submit, post or otherwise make available to or through the Mobile site and you continue to retain all ownership rights to such Content as well as the right to use your Content as you determine. However, you do grant to Girl Effect and its affiliates a worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license as set below: a. with respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio, video, or journals that you submit, post or otherwise make available to public areas of the Springster Mobisite (e.g. not intended as a private communication), or via any writing competitions that you participate in, the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) worldwide via the Springster Mobisite or otherwise, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology including other websites or mobile sites or publishing platforms now known or later developed; and b. with respect to photos, graphics, audio, video or journals that you submit, post or otherwise make available to public areas of the Springster Mobisite, the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display such Content for the purpose for which such Content was submitted, posted or made available. With respect to (a) and (b), you grant Girl Effect the right to use your Content should you terminate your Membership of the Springster Mobisite. If you do not want to grant Girl Effect permission to use the Content you contribute in accordance with this Agreement, please do not submit your Content on the Springster Mobisite.

Summary: By submitting content you’ve created to the Springster Mobisite — such as video, podcasts, photos, blogs, tweets, etc — you’re stating that you have the right to share it, that the content isn’t confidential, and sharing it doesn’t break any laws. You own all of your content and can do with it as you wish. When you upload your content onto the Springster Mobisite, you grant us the right to share and repurpose your content even if you cancel your Springster Mobisite membership.

Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights

This Springster Mobisite is owned by Girl Effect. All right to, title to, and interest in the Springster Mobisite Content (not User Content) available via the Springster Mobisite, the Springster Mobisite look and feel, the designs, trademarks, service marks, and trade names displayed on the Springster Mobisite, and the website URLs, are the property of Girl Effect or its third party contributors or licensors, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws.

Summary: This website is owned by Girl Effect, and the content created and provided by Girl Effect is property of Girl Effect.

License to Use Content
Girl Effect, where applicable and authorised, grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to view, copy, print, Springster Springster Mobisite Content only for your personal, noncommercial use, provided that you do not remove or obscure any copyright notice, trademark notice, or other proprietary rights notices displayed on or in conjunction with the Content. You may not use any Content available via the Springster Mobisite in any other manner or for any other purpose without the prior written permission of Girl Effect or its partners. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are expressly reserved to Girl Effect and relevant partners.

Trademark Notices
All trademarks, service marks, logos and designs used on this Springster Mobisite, whether registered or unregistered, are owned by Girl Effect, or other third parties. You may not use or display any trademarks, service marks, logos or designs without our prior written consent from the relevant owner.

Summary: Since we own our trademarks, logos, and designs, you may not use them or display them unless you’ve asked us for our permission to do so first.

Copyright Infringements
If you would like to make a complaint regarding any intellectual property infringements on this Springster Mobisite, please contact, in writing: springster@girleffect.org or fill out the form at and provide the link to the page or material in question and an explanation of what you feel is the violation.

Summary: Have you seen anything on the Springster Mobisite that violates copyright? Please contact us at springster@girleffect.org.

Your Contact With Advertisers or Other Third Parties and Sites
Your dealings with advertisers or other third parties found on or accessible through the Springster Mobisite are solely between you and the third party. These links are provided solely as a convenience to Users and should not be construed as an endorsement by Girl Effect of content, items, or services on those third-party websites. You access and use such sites, including the content, items, or services on those sites, solely at your own risk. Girl Effect does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any content or privacy practices, or otherwise with respect to such third parties or any items or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that Girl Effect will have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third parties on the Springster Mobisite.

Summary: From time to time, you will see links or advertisements from other companies on our site for your convenience. Since we don’t own, nor do we endorse their services, you agree not to hold us liable for anything that happens as a result of interacting with content from other companies.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Girl Effect and their directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates, from and against any and all liability, damages, losses, claims, expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) directly or indirectly related to (1) your breach of the Agreement; or (2) the Content you submit, post, or transmit through the Springster Mobisite.

Summary: As part of this agreement, you agree not to hold any Girl Effect staff or anyone affiliated with Girl Effect liable for anything related to the content you create and post on the Springster site. Similarly, you agree not to hold us liable for any activity resulting from breaking the rules in this agreement.

Any User that attempts to gain unauthorised access to any page on the Springster Mobisite, or transmits or attempts to transmit any damaging code or malware to this Springster Mobisite could face criminal prosecution. Girl Effect may also, at its sole discretion, institute civil action for damages suffered as a result of such conduct, or exercise any other remedy available under [British?] law.

Summary: If a user attempts to hack this site in order to gain access to pages they shouldn’t access or to damage the site’s code, they could be prosecuted under the law.

Your Membership
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords or usernames associated with your Membership, monitor all activity under the Membership, and assume full responsibility for all activities that occur under your Membership (except in the event of a security breach).

Summary: Please keep your Springster login information private, including your username and password, and please ensure that only you have access to your account. You are responsible for all of the activities that are associated with your account, except in the case the site is hacked and other users are also affected.

Modification or Suspension of the Springster Mobisite
Girl Effect may at any time modify, discontinue, or suspend the operation of this Springster Mobisite, or any part thereof, temporarily or permanently. We will do our best to inform users, but we may not always be able to.

Summary: Since Girl Effect owns this site, we have the right to make changes or to discontinue the site without notice. We will do our best to notify our users, however, this may not always be possible.

Breach of Agreement Terms
If any User or Member uses the Springster Mobisite in breach of the terms set out in this Agreement, then Girl Effect shall have the right to immediately terminate such User’s or Member’s access to the Springster Mobisite. After termination, you shall no longer access the Springster Mobisite. The provisions of this Agreement which by their intent or meaning intended to survive such termination shall continue to apply indefinitely.

Summary: We want everyone who uses Springster’s Mobisite to have a great experience, and this agreement lays the groundwork for creating a safe environment for everyone. If a user or a member breaks the rules outlined in this agreement, we have the right to suspend that person’s account or to prevent them from visiting this site in the future.

Severability of Agreement
If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court or other binding authority to be invalid, you agree that every attempt shall be made to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in that provision, and the remaining provisions contained in the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

Applicable Law
This Agreement and the resolution of any dispute related to this Agreement or the Springster Mobisite shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any legal action or proceeding between Girl Effect and you related to the Agreement shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction in the [United Kingdom] and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

Summary: Since Girl Effect is located in the [United Kingdom], the laws that apply to this agreement are the laws of the [United Kingdom]. If there is ever an instance where we have to take matters to court, we agree to settle the matter in a [British] court.