GSNEO encourages the use of electronic communications for legitimate
and authorized Girl Scout program purposes. An electronic
communication is defined as any communication that is broadcasted,
created, sent, forwarded, replied to, transmitted, stored, held,
copied, downloaded, displayed, viewed, read or printed by any
electronic communications service, including email and telephone.
Contents of all electronic communications conform to law and policies
set forth by GSUSA and GSNEO regarding protection of intellectual
property, copyright, patents and trademarks. The Girl Scouts brand and
all Girl Scout trademarks and copy rights are the sole property of
GSUSA and their use must be preapproved in writing by the GSNEO Marketing Department.
Electronic surveys may not be created and distributed by volunteers
to girls under the age of 18, in accordance with The Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This act specifically protects the
privacy of children under the age of 13 by requesting parental consent
for the collection or use of any personal information of the users.
Volunteers must follow COPPA regulations.
misuse of GSNEO’s electronic communications in any of the following
manners is prohibited and may lead to, at minimum, ineligibility to
volunteer for GSNEO and/or criminal charges:
For any purpose restricted or prohibited by law, regulation, or
Accessing and displaying any type of sexually explicit images or documents.
For personal purposes, including monetary gain, or for commercial
purposes that are not directly related to GSNEO business or otherwise
authorized by appropriate GSNEO authority.
Capturing, opening, intercepting or obtaining access to electronic
communications, except as otherwise permitted by the appropriate GSNEO authority.
To harass or intimidate others or to interfere with the ability of
others to conduct GSNEO business.
Representing, giving opinions, or otherwise making statements on
behalf of GSNEO unless authorized to do so.
Employing a false identity (the name or electronic identification of
another), directly or by implication.
Forging e-mail headers or content (i.e., constructing an email so it
appears to be from someone else).
Obtaining unauthorized access to electronic communications, members’
personal information, or breach of any security measure.
Performing unauthorized distribution of any members’ personal information.
Interfering with the availability of electronic communications
resources, including but not limited to:
Sending or forwarding e-mail chain letters or their equivalents in
other electronic communications services
“Spamming," i.e., sending electronic junk mail or junk
"Letter-bombing," i.e., sending an extremely large
message or sending multiple messages to one or more recipients to
interfere with the recipient’s use of electronic communications resources
Participating in denial of service attacks or any disruption of
GSNEO websites or the GSNEO wide-area network