“Your” either an individual or a legal entity) and The Greater Houston Simplex Network (“GHSN”). These
cloud services offered by GHSN including without limitation
web sites and any media, software,
programs, services, tools, features, databases, materials, content, features, products, apps, in-app
services, or information available or sold on or through it or used in connection with it (collectively,
the “Services” and each a “Service”). By downloading, accessing or using any part of the Service You
GHSN is not willing to grant You any right to use or access the Service. In such event, You are not
granted permission to access or otherwise use the Service and are instructed to exit the Service
prior to each use of the Service, and by continuing to use the Service, You agree to any changes,
additions and removals.
SERVICE ACCESS AND USE LICENSE
The Service You have accessed and all of its contents as a whole and in part are protected by copyright,
trademark, service mark, trade name and other intellectual property, and are owned or controlled by GHSN,
its affiliates and licensors. The Service is licensed to You, not sold. Except for the limited
in the Service and all proprietary rights in the Service, including without limitation copyrights,
patents, trademarks, service marks and trade names.
GHSN may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time. GHSN, its
- GRANT OF LICENSE. GHSN grants You a personal, revocable, nontransferable, nonexclusive
license to use the Service for personal, non-commercial purposes, conditioned on Your continued
- Limitations on Copying and Distribution. You may download or copy downloadable items
displayed on the Service for personal, non-commercial use only, provided that You maintain
and display all copyright, trademark and other notices contained therein.
- Limitations on Use. You may use and access the Service solely for Your personal,
You may not use, copy, store, reproduce, transmit, distribute, display, modify, alter,
license, sublicense, or commercially exploit the Service or any contents, information, data
or materials provided through the Service in any manner not expressly permitted by these
otherwise transfer the Service, or directly or indirectly permit any third party to use or
copy any of the Services. You may not: (i) use any “deep link”, “page scrape”, “robot”,
“spider”, or other automatic device, program, script, algorithm or methodology, or any
similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of
the Service or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation
of the Service to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents, or information
through any means not purposefully made available through the Service; (ii) attempt to gain
unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Service, including without limitation,
the account of any other authorized user or any other systems or networks connected to the
Service or to any server used by GHSN or to any of the services offered on or through
the Service, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate or prohibited means;
(iii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service or any network connected to the
Service, or breach the security or authentication measures on the Service, or any network
connected to the Service; (iv) reverse look-up, trace, or seek to trace any information on
any other authorized user of or visitor to the Service; (v) take any action that imposes an
unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Service or
systems or networks of GHSN or networks connected to the Service; (vi) use any device,
software, or routine to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any transaction
being conducted on the Service, or with any other person’s use of the Service; (vii) use the
Service to harvest or collect e-mail addresses or other contact information; (viii) market,
co-brand, private label, separately distribute, resell or otherwise permit third parties to
access and use the Service without the express, separate and prior written permission of Red
Cross; (ix) create an intact reproduction of a page or pages of the Service into another
service; or (x) use the Service in an unlawful manner or in a manner that could damage,
disparage, or otherwise negatively impact GHSN.
- Non-Solicitation. You may not post or transmit through the Service any material which
contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services.
- Limitations on Reverse Engineering and Modification. You may not reverse engineer,
decompile, disassemble, modify or create works derivative of the Service or any materials
accessed through the Service.
- Proprietary Notices. You may not remove any proprietary notices, including copyright
and trademark notices, or labels from the Service on any materials accessed through the
- Compliance with Applicable Law. You are solely responsible for ensuring Your use of
the Service is in compliance with all applicable foreign, federal, state and local laws,
rules and regulations.
- USER OBLIGATIONS. By downloading, accessing, or using the Service in order to view
information and materials or submit Material (as defined below) of any kind, You represent that You:
(i) are at least eighteen (18) years of age, or between thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) years of
age and using the Service with parental or legal guardian consent and supervision; (ii) are
registered to the extent required, and have not been previously restricted, suspended or terminated
by GHSN; and (iii) are not using another authorized user’s account without that person’s
- YOUR SUBMISSION OF CONTENT. The Service may contain comment areas, questionnaires, tools, and
other interactive features where You can share and display content, information, postings,
materials, including without limitation, statements, photographs, video and other images
(collectively “Materials”). You are solely responsible for any Materials You provide. By submitting
Materials to the Service, You warrant that You have all necessary rights to grant, and automatically
grant to GHSN and its affiliates, a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable,
non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use,
license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, translate, and
distribute such Materials (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate them in other works in any
form, media or technology now known or developed in the future. You also permit any other users of
the Service to access, view, store or reproduce Your Materials and content for that user’s personal,
non-commercial use. GHSN will not be required to treat any Materials as confidential, and You
grant to GHSN the right to edit, copy, display, publish and distribute any Materials made
available via the Service by You, without compensation to You or any other party submitting the
Materials for You. Notwithstanding the right and license, by merely permitting Your Materials to
appear on the Service, GHSN is not a publisher of such Materials, and is merely functioning as
an intermediary to enable You to provide and display Materials. Moreover, and except as provided in
GHSN does not endorse, oppose, or edit any opinion provided by You or any other user and does
not make any representation with respect to, nor does it endorse the accuracy, completeness,
timeliness, or reliability of any Materials displayed, uploaded, linked-to or distributed by You or
any other user. You agree that by using the Service, You will not post or transmit any of the
- anything that interferes with or disrupts the Service or its operation;
- Materials that are vulgar, obscene, indecent, profane, or otherwise objectionable or
offensive, defamatory, libelous, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, misleading, or
- unauthorized copyrighted materials, or any other material that infringes on the intellectual
property rights, rights of publicity or personality, trade secrets, confidentiality, or
privacy of others;
- Materials that encourage criminal conduct or that would give rise to civil liability or
otherwise violate any law or regulation in any jurisdiction;
- Materials that harm minors;
- Materials that impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, or that
misrepresent Your affiliation with any entity; or
- files that contain malicious code, viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software
or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer, network, or the Service.
- OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Additional notices or terms and conditions may apply to receipt
of services, participation in a particular program, sweepstakes, training, authorized user
registration to other specific portions or features of the Service, all of which are made a part of
terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Service, the latter terms shall control
with respect to Your use of that portion of the Service.
- LINKS TO OTHER SERVICES. GHSN may provide links, in its sole discretion, to other
services. GHSN is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their
contents. GHSN expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, materials, accuracy of
information and/or the quality of the products or services provided by, available through, or
advertised on these third-party services, or the products or services provided by any third party.
- LINKS TO THIS SERVICE. You may link to the Service provided that You do so in a way that
indicates that the link is direct to a GHSN Service and is fair and not misleading.
You may not integrate or make use of all or part of the Service in ways that would confuse or
mislead visitors as to the nature and origin of the Service’s content.
- PASSWORDS; SECURITY. Registration by You as an authorized user for access to certain areas of
the Service may require both a user name and a password (“Authorized User Credentials”). You may
also have to provide certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated.
You are not allowed to share or give Your Authorized User Credentials to anyone else. You are
responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password. You agree not to use another
person’s Authorized User Credentials or select Authorized User Credentials: (i) with the intent to
impersonate another person; (ii) subject to the rights of another person without authorization;
(iii) in violation of the intellectual property rights of another person; or (iv) that GHSN, in
its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive or discriminates on the basis of race, color,
ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion,
national or social origin, property, birth, disability, or other status.
You acknowledge and agree that You shall have no ownership or other property interest
in Your account and/or user name, and You further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to
Your user name and account are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of GHSN.
result in immediate suspension or termination of Your Authorized User Credentials. GHSN WILL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE
OBLIGATIONS. GHSN reserves the right to delete or change Authorized User Credentials
(with or without notice) at any time and for any reason.
moment You install, access, or use the Service and will be in effect until terminated as set forth
below. This license will automatically terminate in the event You breach any of these terms.
survive termination. Upon termination, You must destroy all copies of any aspect of the Service in
the General section below; (ii) the provisions concerning rights in Your Materials that You have
granted to GHSN; and (iii) GHSN’s proprietary rights, indemnity, disclaimers of warranty,
limitation of liability, and governing law.
- WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND YOU
ASSUME ALL RISK. THE SERVICE AND ITS INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND USER
CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS AVAILABLE,” “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GHSN
AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT,
QUALITY OF INFORMATION, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE
OF THE SERVICE. GHSN DOES NOT ENDORSE, RECOMMEND, OR MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONTENT,
INFORMATION, MATERIALS, USER MATERIALS, FEATURES, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OPINIONS, OR STATEMENTS
AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THROUGH LINKS ON THE SERVICE. GHSN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT
THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED
OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT
GHSN IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR
THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL GHSN OR
ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR
OTHERWISE), WHICH INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA
AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, ITS CONTENT
OR PRODUCTS, OR ANY OF ITS THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE
SERVICE, EVEN IF GHSN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE, THE
LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) IS
LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or the limitation on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so some of the above may not apply to You.
- DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”) NOTICE. GHSN is committed to complying with
copyright and related laws, and requires all users of the Service to comply with these laws.
Accordingly, You may not store any material or content or use or disseminate any material or content
though the Service in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual
property rights, including rights granted by copyright law. Owners of copyrighted works who believe
that their rights under copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions
of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) to report alleged infringements. You
may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or
other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the
owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of GHSN to terminate use privileges of any
user who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to
GHSN by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent.
If You feel that a posted message is objectionable or infringing, GHSN encourages You to
contact GHSN immediately. Upon GHSN’s receipt of a proper written notice of claimed
infringement under the DMCA, GHSN will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to,
the material claimed to be infringing and will follow all other relevant procedures specified in the
DMCA with regard to the claimed infringement. The designated agent of GHSN (i.e., the proper
party) to whom You should address such notice is listed below.
If You believe that Your work has been copied and posted using the Service in a way that constitutes
copyright infringement, please provide GHSN's designated agent with a written communication
containing the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner
of the exclusive right in the copyright that is allegedly infringed;
- a description of the copyrighted work that You claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that You claim is infringing is located to permit Red
Cross to locate the material;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized
by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- a statement by You, made under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in Your
report is accurate and that You are the owner of the exclusive right in the copyright that
is allegedly infringed or authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
GHSN's designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as
Mark Brantana at
with the subject line “The Greater Houston Simplex Network - DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT”
The Greater Houston Simplex Network
1126 Birchstone Drive
Missouri City, TX 77459
- INTERNATIONAL USERS. While all Services are controlled and operated within the United States,
this publication may be distributed internationally and may contain references to GHSN
services, products, and programs that are not in Your country. These references do not imply that
GHSN intends to
announce or provide the programs, products, or services in Your country. All questions about the
GHSN activities in Your country
should be directed to the GHSN at the address above. GHSN makes no
representation that content, materials or products available on or through the Service are
appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If You access or use the Service from
a location outside the United States, You are responsible for compliance with applicable laws,
including local laws regarding online conduct and content and product use, GHSN
rules and policies, and U.S. export laws and regulations.
- MONITORING. GHSN has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the
Service (including any social or chat forum or tools, services or functions that enable the sharing,
operating rules established by GHSN, and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized
government request. GHSN has the right and sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or to
remove any Materials submitted to or posted on or within the Service, including, without limitation,
the right to remove any Materials that GHSN, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation
of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
- INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold GHSN and its affiliates and its
and their respective governors, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents harmless from
and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses
(including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of Your use of the Service.
programs, services, tools, purchase options, materials, or information in the Service requires the
submission, use and dissemination of various personal identifying information. Accordingly, if You
wish to access and use those programs, services, tools, materials, purchase options, or information
of the Service, You acknowledge and agree that Your use of the Service will constitute acceptance of
the personal identifying information collection and use practices contained in the privacy policies
posted on the Service.
Texas, as applied to agreements entered into and wholly performed within Texas between Texas residents.
Any action or proceeding brought by You or GHSN shall be brought only in a court of competent jurisdiction located in the Texas
and You and GHSN agree to submit to personal jurisdiction of those courts for purposes of any
understanding and agreement between GHSN and You with respect to the Service and any
operate as a waiver of that provision or any subsequent breach of that provision. The disclaimers
IS EXPRESSLY UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT IN THE EVENT ANY REMEDY HEREUNDER IS DETERMINED TO HAVE
FAILED ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, ALL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSIONS OF DAMAGES WILL REMAIN
Adopted April 26, 2021.