Terms of Use

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Use of Site Material

We don’t mind if individuals want to make a single copy of a document or part of a document published by us on this Site. In fact, we encourage people to use the documents we provide for membership and registration to our annual Gathering. HOWEVER, we do mind if you are downloading documents, parts of documents, logos, and other materials from our Site for your own commercial purposes without our prior written consent.

Ownership of Intellectual Property

GNI owns the copyright to all material from this site. Notwithstanding any other term or condition in this agreement, GNI retains ownership to the copyright in this site and all material from this site.

GNI owns the trademarks, service marks, and trade dress (“Trademarks”) displayed on this site. Nothing on this site should be construed as a license to use the Trademarks. Your use of the Trademarks displayed on this site is strictly prohibited.

Idea Submissions

We encourage our membership and prospective members to contact us through email or correspondence when submitting ideas. If you do send us a message about a proposed new idea, your message will be treated as non-proprietary and non-confidential and becomes GNI’s property and may or may not be used by us for any purpose. This policy is to avoid confusion about our ownership of new concepts.

Disclaimer of Warranty

While we work very hard to provide you with the most current and accurate information on our Site and Member Directory, we do not warrant that everything you see on this Site or Member Directory is free of errors or complete. Neither we, nor any of our consultants for this Site or Member Directory, will be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of your access to or use of this Web Site or Member Directory. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on this Site and Member Directory is provided to you “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so this statement may not apply to you.

Except as indicated otherwise, all of the material in our Site is made available in order to provide you with information about our company, products, services, marketing and business operations. We make no representations that the materials contained on this Site are accurate or appropriate for users in locations outside of the United States.


GNI has not reviewed any or all of the sites linked to this site and is not responsible for any links to this site. Your linking to any sites from this site is at your own risk. By linking to a site or permitting a link to this site GNI does not endorse the site operator or the content of the linked site.

Choice of Law

If any disputes arise between us regarding your use of this web site, such disputes shall be resolved according to the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, and the federal and state courts Pennsylvania shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims.

Served Provisions and Entire Agreement

If any provision of this agreement is unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter.

GNI may modify these terms and conditions at any time and without notice.

If you have any questions about the Terms of Use, the practices of this site, or your dealings with GNI, you can contact the GNI Business Office anytime.