Project Galileo Group Legal

1.) Overview

The Project Galileo Website is © Copyright 2020 Project Galileo L.P., the Holding Company of Project Galileo Group (“PGG“).  All Rights Reserved.  Revised June, 2020.

These Terms of Use set forth the rules governing your use of Project Galileo’s official Galileo Rising Website (the “Galileo Rising Site” or the “Site“), located at:  www.galileorising.com and www.ph.galileorising.com.  By accessing the Site, you consent to and accept the Terms of Use (also referred to herein as the “Rules“).  “You,” and “Your” refers to you, the user accessing the Site.  “Our Organization,” “Ourselves,” “We,” “Our,” and “Us” refers to PGG (inclusive of its Holding Company (PGLP), its Subsidiaries, and Project Galileo).

PGG may, at any time, revise these Rules by updating this posting.  You are bound by such revisions and should therefore visit this page, to review the current Rules, from time to time.

PGG maintains https://galileorising.com (/) and related sites for your personal information, education, enrichment, and enjoyment.  Please feel free to browse, download from, and otherwise use the Galileo Rising Site.  At the same time, please remember that your access to the Galileo Rising Site is subject to the following Rules, as well as to all applicable laws.  By accessing and using the Galileo Rising Site, you accept and agree to the Rules without limitation or qualification, and acknowledge that any other agreements you may have with PGG are superseded by these Rules, to the extent that any conflict may exist.  If you do not agree with these Rules, then please do not use the Galileo Rising Site.

In addition, please note that the Galileo Rising Site has a privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy“) that applies specifically to it.  When visiting websites for other countries or regions, or other websites that are owned or operated by PGG or its affiliates, you should review the privacy policy for each specific site, as each may contain different terms.

2.) Use of the Galileo Rising Site

Access to and use of the Galileo Rising Site is subject to all applicable international, national, and local laws and regulations.  Unless otherwise specifically indicated, you may download material displayed on the Galileo Rising Site for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not distribute, modify, copy, publish, transmit, display, sell, license, use, reuse, or create derivative works of any of the contents of, or material displayed on, the Galileo Rising Site, for any public or commercial purpose, without the written consent of PGG or any third party that PGG deems necessary.  You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on downloaded and/or copied material.  Any copy of material from the Galileo Rising Site that you make and distribute for any purpose must also include these Rules.  You may not access or use the Galileo Rising Site in any way that could or is intended to damage or impair the Site, or any server or network underlying the Site, or interfere with anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Site.

3.) Copyright and other Proprietary Rights

You should assume that everything on the Galileo Rising Site is copyrighted, unless otherwise noted, and that it must not be used except as provided in the Rules, or with the express written consent of PGG, or any third-party that PGG deems necessary.  One or more trademarks, trade names, and/or patents may apply to this site.  PGG neither warrants nor represents that your use of the material displayed on the Galileo Rising Site will not infringe on the rights of third parties.  Any product, service, program, or technology described on the Galileo Rising Site may be the subject of other intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to:  copyright; trademark; or patent rights) owned by PGG or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.  Any such rights that are not expressly licensed herein are reserved by PGG.

Images of people or places displayed on the Galileo Rising Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, PGG.  Use of these images by you or other third parties is prohibited, unless expressly permitted as per the Rules, or elsewhere on the Galileo Rising Site.  Any unauthorized use of these images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and other applicable regulations and statutes.

Any product, service, program, or technology described in any document published by PGG on the Galileo Rising Site may be the subject of other intellectual property rights owned by PGG.  Any such right that is not expressly licensed hereunder is reserved by PGG.  The trademarks and copyrights not attributed to PGG are the property of their respective owners.

4.) Trademarks and Brand Names

The trademarks, logos, and service marks, whether registered or unregistered (collectively:  the “Trademarks“) displayed on the Galileo Rising Site are Trademarks of PGG and its affiliates and subsidiaries.  Nothing contained on the Galileo Rising Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Galileo Rising Site, without the written permission of PGG, or such third party that may own the Trademark.  Misuse of any Trademarks, or any other content displayed on the Galileo Rising Site, is prohibited.  PGG aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights, including via civil and criminal proceedings.

5.) Submissions

Apart from your personal information (which is addressed in PGG’s Privacy Policy), any communication or material you send to the Galileo Rising Site, electronically or otherwise, including, but not limited to:  comments; data; questions; comments; suggestions; or submissions, is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, unless otherwise stated in the Privacy Policy (/legal/privacy-policy.html).

Anything you send to the Galileo Rising Site may be used by PGG for any purpose, including, but not limited to:  reproduction; transmission; disclosure; publication; broadcast; and posting.  By submitting material to www.galileorising.com or www.ph.galileorising.com, you irrevocably transfer and assign to PGG, and forever waive and agree never to assert, any copyrights, “moral” rights, or other rights that you may have in such material.  PGG is free to use, without obligation of any kind, any ideas, concepts, techniques, or know-how contained in any communication you send to the Galileo Rising Site for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to:  developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and services.

By using the Galileo Rising Site, you may submit, or Project Galileo Group may gather, certain limited information about you and your usage of the Galileo Rising Site.  Subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy, PGG is free to use such information for any purpose it deems appropriate.

The Site may offer an opportunity for end-users to post and exchange comments representing opinions and information (the “Comments“) in certain areas of the Site.  PGG does not filter, edit, publish, or review Comments prior to their presence on the Site.  Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of PGG or Project Galileo, or their agents and/or affiliates.  Comments specifically reflect the views and opinions of the person posting.

You hereby grant PGG the right to use, reproduce, edit, and authorize others to use, reproduce, and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats, or media.

Neither PGG, nor Project Galileo, shall be liable for any published Comments, or for any liability, damages, or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of said Comments on the Site.

PGG reserves the right to monitor all Comments, and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate or offensive, or which cause any breach of these Terms of Use.

With respect to Comments, upon accessing the Site, you warrant and represent that:

  • you are entitled to post Comments on the Site, and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • the Comments you will make do not invade any intellectual property rights, including, without limitation:  copyrights, patents, or trademarks of any third party;
  • the Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent, or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy; and
  • the Comments will not be used to solicit or promote businesses or customs, or present commercial activities or unlawful activities.

6.) Hyperlinking to the Site’s Content, and Removal of Links

A.) Automatic Links

The following organizations may link to the Galileo Rising Site without prior written approval:

  • government agencies;
  • search engines;
  • news organizations;
  • online directory distributors (who may link to the Site in the same manner as they may hyperlink to the websites of other listed businesses); and
  • system-wide accredited businesses, except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups (which may not hyperlink to the Site).

The above-referenced organizations may link to the Site’s Home Page, to publications, or to other Site information so long as the link:  is not in any way deceptive; does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

B.) Links for which the Requesting Party must Apply for Acceptance:

PGG may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • .com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities;
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law, and consulting firms; and
  • educational institutions and trade associations.

PGG will approve link requests from the above-referenced organizations if:  (a) the link does not cast PGG (including business lines) or Project Galileo in an unfavorable light; (b) the requesting organization does not have any negative records with PGG or its affiliates; (c) the benefit to PGG or Project Galileo from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of PGG or Project Galileo; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

Said organizations may link to the Galileo Rising Site’s Home Page if the link:  (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are one of the organizations listed in this Paragraph “6” – “b,” and are interested in linking to the Site, then you must first inform PGG by sending an e-mail to:  cc@empire-group.com.  Please include your name, your organization’s name, and full contact information, as well as the URL of your website, a list of any URL’s from which you intend to link to the Site, and a list of the URL’s on the website where you would like to display the link.  Please be prepared to wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to the Site, as follows:

  • by use of our corporate name(s) or project name; or
  • by use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • by use of any other description of the Site being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s website.

No use of Project Galileo’s/PGG’s logos, or other artwork that appears on the Website, will be allowed for linking, absent a prior trademark-related license agreement.

C.) iFrames

Without prior approval, and written permission, you may not create frames around our web pages that alter, in any way, the visual presentation or appearance of the Website.

D.) Content Liability

PGG shall not be held responsible for any content that appears on your own website.  You hereby agree to protect and defend us against all claims that may arise relating to your own website or any of its contents.  No Site link(s) should appear on any website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene, or criminal, or which infringe, otherwise violate, or advocate the infringement, or other violation of, any third-party rights.

E.) Reservation of Rights

PGG reserves the right to request that you remove all links, or any particular link, to the Site.  You hereby agree to immediately remove all links to the Galileo Rising Site upon request by PGG.  We also reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use (inclusive of our linking policy) at any time.  By continuously linking to the Site, you agree to be bound to, and follow, these linking-related Terms of Use and conditions.

F.) Removal of Links from the Site

If you find any link on the Site that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us at any moment.  We will consider requests to remove links, but we are not obligated to do so, or to respond to you directly.

7.) No Warranties

The information and services provided or referenced on the Galileo Rising Site are provided “as is,” and with all faults, and the entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy, and effort is with the user.  We do not ensure that the information on the Site is correct, and we do not warrant or represent its completeness, or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the Site will remain available, or that the material on the Site will be kept current.  This means that although PGG uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Galileo Rising Site, PGG makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy.  The Site may also contain forward-looking statements for which PGG has no liability.

Concerning links to the Galileo Rising Site, PGG has not reviewed all of the sites which are or may be linked to the Site, and the fact of such links does not indicate any approval, warranty, or endorsement of any material contained on any linked site.  PGG is not responsible for the contents of any website linked to the Galileo Rising Site.  Your connection to and use of any such linked site is at your own risk.

8.) Limitations of Liability

PGG makes no warranty, either express or implied, that any information or service provided or referenced by the Galileo Rising Site is either merchantable or accurate, that such information or service will fulfill any of your particular purposes or needs, or that such information or service does not infringe on any third-party rights.  PGG is not liable in any manner whatsoever for any loss or damage, of any nature, connected to your use of the Site.  PGG may periodically add, change, or improve any of the information, products, services, programs, and technology described on the Galileo Rising Site without notice.  PGG assumes no liability or responsibility for any forward-looking statements, content, errors, or omissions in the content of the Galileo Rising Site.

9.) International Information and United States

Most of the information on the Galileo Rising Site applies internationally, but a significant amount of information applies only to certain countries or regions.

Although PGG makes reasonable attempts to indicate which information is country- and/or region-specific by including such indication, it does not warrant or represent such.  You should check the applicability of any information on the Galileo Rising Site to you or your organization.