Terms and Conditions

By accessing this Website, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this Website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this Website.  By using this Website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

License Terms and Conditions of Use

Unless otherwise stated, Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS), and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the Website and material on the Website.

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organization.

Syllabus material for each course is owned and copyrighted by the creator of the material and may not be shared in any form with people other than those registered in the course for which it was created. If you want to share syllabus or course materials, you must contact the author of the material in writing for permission.


Except for material in the public domain under United States copyright law, all material contained on the Website (including all software, HTML code, Java applets, Active X controls and other code) is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Website Terms and Conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the Website without the prior consent of the copyright owner. None of the material contained on the Georgia Genealogical Society Website may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo-reproduction, recordation, or otherwise) resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of the Georgia Genealogical Society. Violation of this provision may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

You may make single copies of materials displayed on the website for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided that any copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the Website. You may not distribute such copies to others, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written permission from the Georgia Genealogical Society or the copyright owner of the copied material. Requests to reproduce materials on the Website for distribution or other purposes should be mailed to:

Georgia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 550247
Atlanta, GA 30355-2747


Trademarks appear on the Website with the permission from their respective owners. Your unauthorized use of trademarks appearing on the Website may constitute trademark infringement, which could subject you to substantial civil penalties.

Audio / Video / Photography / Social Media

  • No Audio or Video Recordings of Speakers—Except by specific prior written permission, GGS does not permit audio or video recording devices in the any of the presentations at the GGS.
  • Social Media Policy—GGS permits and encourages the use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and blogging at the meetings as a way to summarize, highlight, excerpt, review, critique, and promote the presented materials, syllabus materials, or the conference in general, provided that
    • copyright law is observed;
    • verbatim information is limited to a few quotes; and
    • the author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately.
    • Use the hashtag #GaGenSoc for social media posts.
  • Photography by GGS—The Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS) reserves the right to photograph classes, events, programs, and participants. Use of photographs may be used by GGS for promotional purposes and may be used in publications and media communications in any format as GGS decides without any obligation to provide compensation to those photographed. Attendance at GGS programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for GGS.

Acceptable Use

You must not use this Website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit, ransom ware or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this Website without Georgia Genealogical Society express written consent. You must not use this Website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use this Website for any purposes related to marketing without Georgia Genealogical Society express written consent.

Restricted Access

Access to certain areas of this Website is restricted.  Georgia Genealogical Society reserve the right to restrict access to areas of this Website, or indeed this entire Website, at Georgia Genealogical Society discretion.

If Georgia Genealogical Society provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this Website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. Georgia Genealogical Society may disable your user ID and password in Georgia Genealogical Society’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User Content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this Website, for whatever purpose.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Georgia Genealogical Society or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the Website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

Georgia Genealogical Society reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this Website, or stored on servers, or hosted or published upon this Website.

Notwithstanding Georgia Genealogical Societyrights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, Georgia Genealogical Society does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this Website.


If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the Georgia Genealogical Society Website (“Purchase"), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Purchase including, without limitation, your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit card number.  “We" and “us" means Georgia Genealogical Society.

“You" means the person placing an order.

“The contract is agreed" – by completing and submitting an electronic order form, you are making an offer to purchase products which, if accepted by us, will result in a binding contract. An acceptance email from us confirms that the contract is formed.


By completing and submitting an electronic order form, you are making an offer to purchase goods which, if accepted by us, will result in a binding contract. Please note that the purchase will not be considered final until we have authorization from your payment card issuer, or your check clears. We will not be liable if there is a delay, and we will not accept your order if payment is not authorized.

Certain steps must be followed for a contract to be formed, as described below.

After you have placed your order:

You will receive an email to acknowledge your order. It will confirm which course or item you have ordered.

We do not have to accept your order, and for example, we will not accept your order if:

  • Your payment is not authorized
  • There is an error on our website regarding the price or other details of the products
  • You have cancelled it in accordance with the instructions below

We reserve the right to refuse any order.

Pricing and payments

Prices throughout the website are quoted in U.S. dollars, and payment can only be accepted in U.S. Dollars. Tax, packing and delivery costs, if any, will be added to the total price of your purchase.

While we make every effort to ensure that the products shown on our website are currently available at the price shown, we cannot guarantee that this will always be the case. If products you have ordered are unavailable, you will be notified as soon as possible.

The price you pay is the price of the products shown at the time you place your order, even if the price of the product has since changed.

Your payment card will be debited for your order at the time the order is placed. By submitting an online order with Georgia Genealogical Society through the Georgia Genealogical Society Website, you expressly agree not to request a ‘charge back’ of any fees or payments for said orders, and that no dispute with Georgia Genealogical Society will be raised with or adjudicated by the credit card company. Rather, you agree to contact Georgia Genealogical Society directly to resolve the issue or obtain a refund pursuant to the product guarantee.

Where an offer mentions that an item is reduced in price, e.g., half-price, the discount will be calculated at checkout before any postage, tax, or packaging charges are applied.

No Warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  Georgia Genealogical Society make no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this Website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Georgia Genealogical Society does not warrant that:

l  this Website will be constantly available, or available at all; or

l  the information on this Website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this Website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.  If you require advice in relation to any [legal, financial or medical] matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Limitations of Liability

Georgia Genealogical Society will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts, or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this Website:

l  to the extent that the Website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;

l  for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or

l  for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Georgia Genealogical Society has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Nothing in this Website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit liability in respect of any:

l  death or personal injury caused by Georgia Genealogical Society negligence;

l  fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Georgia Genealogical Society; or

l  matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Georgia Genealogical Society to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.


By using this Website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this Website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this Website.

Other Parties

You accept that Georgia Genealogical Society has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Georgia Genealogical Society officers, employees, or volunteers in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the Website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this Website disclaimer will protect Georgia Genealogical Society officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors.

Unenforceable Provisions

If any provision of this Website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this Website disclaimer.


You hereby indemnify Georgia Genealogical Society and undertake to keep Georgia Genealogical Society indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Georgia Genealogical Society to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Georgia Genealogical Society legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Georgia Genealogical Society arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these Terms and Conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these Terms and Conditions.

Breaches of these Terms and Conditions

Without prejudice to Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS) other rights under these Terms and Conditions, if you breach these Terms and Conditions in any way, Georgia Genealogical Society may take such action as Georgia Genealogical Society deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the Website, prohibiting you from accessing the Website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the Website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the Website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Revisions and Modifications

Georgia Genealogical Society may revise these Terms and Conditions from time-to-time.  Revised Terms and Conditions will apply to the use of this Website from the date of the publication of the revised Terms and Conditions on this Website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


The invalidity of any portion of this Agreement will not and shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, the parties agree that the remaining provisions shall be deemed to be in full force and effect as if they had been executed by both parties subsequent to the expungement of the invalid provision.

No Waiver

The failure of either party to this Agreement to insist upon the performance of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or the waiver of any breach of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, shall not be construed as subsequently waiving any such terms and conditions, but the same shall continue and remain in full force and effect as if no such forbearance or waiver had occurred.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia and the United States of America.

Mandatory Arbitration

Any dispute under this Agreement shall be required to be resolved by binding arbitration of the parties hereto.  If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, each party shall select one arbitrator and both arbitrators shall then select a third.  The third arbitrator so selected shall arbitrate said dispute. The arbitration shall be governed by the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in force and effect.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Georgia Genealogical Society.

Georgia Genealogical Society has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Georgia Genealogical Society shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us. info@gagensociety.org

Entire Agreement

This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties and any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement shall not be binding upon either party except to the extent incorporated in this Agreement.

Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc.

Date: 01-Aug-2018