Terms of Use

Updated September 2011

Welcome to globalbridges.org, the website for Global Bridges, an online information and communications service provided by Global Bridges (“Global Bridges” or “We” or “Us”), subject to your agreement with all of these terms and conditions.

Global Bridges may modify these terms and conditions at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified terms and conditions on Global Bridges Online Services.

You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications, and your accessing or using the service constitutes your acceptance of the agreement as it appears at the time of your access or use.

From time to time Global Bridges may offer website visitors the opportunity to participate in additional features or services through our website globalbridges.org or via email newsletter.

You may be required to enter into additional agreements or authorizations before you can access such features or services.


Please read our *Privacy Policy* to understand how any information you submit via this site will be treated. Information communicated electronically may be incorporated and retained in the Global Bridges database.


This security of any data you submit via this site is very important to us. This site uses encryption technology, and we regularly review our security practices to help ensure that your data is maintained securely. However, no system can perfectly guard against risks of intentional intrusion or inadvertent disclosure of information sent to us.

When you transmit information via the Internet, your information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond our control, and therefore the security of the transmission may be compromised before it reaches us. Accordingly, Global Bridges makes no guarantee as to confidentiality or security.

In addition, you hereby expressly and solely assume the risk of any unauthorized disclosure or intentional intrusion, or of any delay, failure, interruption or corruption of data or other information transmitted in connection with your use of globalbridges.org or its other electronic communications.

Keep your user name and password confidential. Failure to do so may also compromise the confidentiality of your information.

No Warranties

You understand and agree that Global Bridges and any services, content or information contained on or provided by Global Bridges, globalbridges.org, or any electronic communications, are provided on an “as is” basis.

Global Bridges does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including without limitation warranties of title or noninfringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the service or any merchandise, information or service provided via the website or any electronic communications.

In addition, Global Bridges does not guarantee that the use of the Global Bridges website or any electronic communications will be free from technological difficulties including, but not limited to, unavailability of information, downtime, service disruptions, viruses or worms and you understand you are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output.

Limitation of Liability

The use of the Global Bridges website and any electronic communications is entirely at your own risk, and in no event shall Global Bridges be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or any other monetary or other damages, fees, fines, penalties, or liabilities arising out of or relating in any way to globalbridges.org or any Global Bridges electronic communications, or sites accessed via the Global Bridges website or other electronic communications, and/or content or information provided herein.

Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfactions is to stop using the website and unsubscribe to any and all Global Bridges electronic communications.

User Agreements

You agree that you will not:

  1. Upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate any rights of any party;
  2. Use this website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws;
  3. Use this site as a means to market your services or products or distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party;
  4. Use this website to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity;
  5. Attempt to disable, “hack” or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this website.

Discontinuance of Services

globalbridges.org and other electronic communications are being provided by Global Bridges as a courtesy to you, and Global Bridges reserves the right to modify, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this site, or any part thereof, at any time, with or without notice.

In addition, your access to the site may be discontinued at any time if you violate the terms of this agreement or if we determine, for any other reason, that it is no longer appropriate for you to have access to the site.

Copyright and Trademark Information

The marks “Mayo,” “Global Bridges,” “The American Cancer Society,” and “The University of Arizona,” and the triple-shield Mayo logo are trademarks and/or service marks of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

The content and design of globalbridges.org is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, display, transmit, or frame any of these materials without prior written consent from the copyright owners, except that you may view, download, display and print a single copy of these materials on a single computer for personal, noncommercial use only, so long as:

(1) you do not alter or modify the materials in any way;

(2) you include all applicable notices and disclaimers (including copyright notices); and

(3) you do not use the materials in a way that suggests an association with Global Bridges or an affiliated Mayo entity. You understand and agree that title to these materials shall not pass to you or any other user.

Please contact us at info@globalbridges.org if you would like to request permission to republish our content or images.

Dispute Resolution

You agree that any dispute or claim (including personal injury claims) related to your use of the website is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the appropriate court in the state of Minnesota, United States.

This agreement also applies to anyone claiming on your behalf.