Welcome to the Global Scaling Academy Website and thanks for visiting. We hope “You” enjoy “Your” experience!
Through this Website, Global Scaling Academy offers online education, live events, workshops, consulting, and specialized mentorship to the founders of startup companies that are seeking to accelerate their scaling. Our methodology is based on the Blitzscaling book, co-authored by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh.
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We may alter the Materials and Services We offer You and/or choose to modify, suspend or discontinue this Website at any time and without notifying You. We may also change, update, add or remove provisions (collectively, “modifications”) of these Terms from time to time. Because everyone benefits from clarity, We promise to inform You of any modifications to these Terms by making them accessible via this Website. If You have registered for a Membership with Us, We will send modifications to You via the email address that You provided during Membership registration. To be sure We properly reach Your email inbox, We just ask that You let Us know if Your preferred email address changes at any time after Your Membership registration.
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In these Terms We are granting You a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display the Materials; Your right to use the Materials is conditioned on Your compliance with these Terms. You have no other rights in this Website or any Materials and You may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of this Website or Materials in any manner. If You make copies of any of this Website while engaging in Permitted Purposes then We ask that You be sure to keep on the copies all of Our copyright and other proprietary notices as they appear on this Website.
If You breach any of these Terms the above license will terminate automatically and You must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials (and any copies thereof), and cease all use of the Services and Website.
We appreciate You visiting this Website and allow You to do just that – stop by and leisurely check it out without even registering with Us!
However, in order to access certain password-restricted areas of this Website (such as viewing this Website’s Blog posts, Resources page, online course materials, curriculum of the Blitzscale Acceleration Program and other User Submissions (defined below)) and to use certain Services and Materials offered on and through this Website, You must successfully register a Membership with Us.
If You wish to create a Membership account, You must submit the following information through the account registration page on this Website:
You may also have an opportunity to provide additional, optional information so that We can provide You a more customized experience when using this Website –but, We will leave that decision with You. Once You submit the required registration information, We alone will determine whether or not to approve Your assessment and proposed account. If approved, you will be permitted to log in to your account with your password. For so long as You use the account, You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information which can be accomplished by logging into Your account and making relevant changes directly or contacting Us using the below contact information and We can make the changes for You. And, if You forget Your password – no worries as We will happily send a password update to Your provided email address.
We may also provide You with the ability to register for an account using Your existing account and log-in credentials through Third-Party Sites (as defined below). By using such Third-Party Site account and/or credentials You are consenting to Our retention and use, and such Third-Party Site’s disclosure, of the account, credentials and other populated profile information that You submit.
You are responsible for complying with these Terms when You access this Website, whether directly or through any account that You may setup through or on this Website. Because it is Your account, it is Your job to obtain and maintain all equipment and services needed for access to and use of this Website as well as paying related charges. It is also Your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of Your password(s), including any password of a Third-Party Site that We may allow You to use to access this Website. Should You believe Your password or security for this Website has been breached in any way, You must immediately notify Us.
By successfully completing a Membership assessment, registering for an account with Us and paying Your Membership fee, You become a “Member” with access to certain password-restricted areas of the Website and to use certain Services and Materials offered on and through the Website (a “Membership”), subject to those certain terms and conditions on the Membership page. Each Membership and the rights and privileges provided to a Member is personal and non-transferable.
If you wish to link multiple Members to one Membership account, You must indicate the total number of Members participating at the time of account creation. The base Membership price is for one (1) Member, and there is an extra charge for additional Members. All mentor hours purchased will be delivered via videoconference and the Member may choose whether they are 1:1 sessions or group sessions with up to 3 total Members.
Membership may include, but is not limited to, access to courses and content of Our educational program via the online platform, different programs and events ranging from keynotes to partial or multiple day workshops or longer custom programs, access to additional curriculum, 1:1 mentorship, original and curated online content, acceptance into the Blitzscale AccelerationGlobal Scaling Academy Program, and/ or the ability to set appointments through this Website with Our partners and network of mentors.
You may encounter a pop-up or request for Your name and email address (and in some cases also Your company name, physical address, website URL, and/or Your phone number). Such information is requested in order to view content on the "Perspectives", "Resources", "Contact Us", and certain other pages, to complete an assessment for Membership consideration, or for completing the requests on the landing page of this Website. Any of these limited requests for Your information that are not accompanied by a payment method and Membership registration, do not constitute creating an account, becoming a Member, or a Membership – it is just an expression of Your interest to receive certain notifications or access to certain content.
If at any time you would like Us to remove or delete any information You have provided to Us, promptly submit a written request to email@example.com.
Users of Website that successfully complete a Membership assessment will receive an email with the description of prices for various Membership options. You may be permitted to use the Website to order and/or pay for Your selected Membership option. To, as well as to buy tickets for public events or pay programs open to the public. In order to do so, You must supply certain information relevant to your transaction and payment method, including, without limitation: Your credit card number, the expiration date of Your credit card, the full name on Your credit card, and/or Your billing address. You may also be asked to provide a delivery address for certain Materials and Services requested. Once You have submitted Your payment method information, We will authorize the payment and send You a confirmation email.
You agree to pay any applicable fees related to Your Membership which are described fully on Our [MEMBERSHIP PAGE (MAKE LINK)]. Members are responsible for paying the taxes on all payments. We may suspend or terminate Your account and/or access to Our Services and Your Membership if Your payment is late and/or Your offered payment method (e.g., Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer) cannot be processed. By providing a payment method, You expressly authorize Us and/or Our third-party payment processor to charge the applicable fees on said payment method as well as taxes and other charges incurred thereto at regular intervals, all of which depend on Your particular Membership option and utilized Services.
You agree that We may charge any unpaid amounts to Your provided payment method and/or send You a bill for such unpaid fees.
In the case of Your Membership in the exclusively online course, Members are not entitled to a refund once they have logged on to, and accessed, the online platform, which contains Our Materials and Services. In the case of Our Blitzscale Acceleration Program, Members will be required to make payment in advance to secure their enrollment in the course. If a Member chooses to abandon participation in the Blitzscale Acceleration Program for any reason prior to completing 50% of the program, they may be eligible for a 50% refund, at Our discretion.
In order for Us to help You out, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If however a Member has completed more than 50% of the program, the Member is not eligible for any refund. If we choose to remove You from the program for good reason, the same terms will apply. Good reason for removal will be factually evaluated by the Global Scaling Academy team on a case-by-case basis.
All descriptions, images, features, specifications and prices of Our Services are subject to change at any time without notice. The inclusion of any Services on the Website does not imply or warrant that such Services will be available. We reserve the right, with or without prior notice, to do any one or more of the following for any reason: (i) limit the available quantity of or discontinue any Materials or Services; (ii) impose conditions on the honoring of any coupon, coupon code, promotional code, or other similar promotion; (iii) bar You from making or completing any or all transactions; and (iv) refuse to provide You with any Materials or Services.
By using the Website and/or the Services provided on or through the Website, You consent to receiving electronic communications from Us. These electronic communications may include notices about applicable fees and charges, transactional information and other information concerning or related to the Website and/or Services provided on or through the Website. These electronic communications are part of Your relationship with Us. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that We send You electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
We think links are convenient, and We sometimes provide links on this Website to third-party websites, services and content (collectively “Third Party Sites”). If You use these links, You will leave this Website. We are not obligated to review any Third Party Sites that You link to from this Website, We do not control any of the third-party websites, and We are not responsible for any of the third-party websites (or the products, services, or content available through any of them). We provide these links to you as a convenience, and We do not verify, make any representations or take responsibility for such Third-Party Sites, including, without limitation, the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content, services, links displayed and/or any other activities conducted on or through such Third-Party Sites. Therefore, unless specifically stated, we do not endorse or make any representations about such Third-Party Sites, any information, software, products, services, or materials found there or any results that may be obtained from using them. If You decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from this Website, You do this entirely at Your own risk and You must follow the privacy policies and terms and conditions for those third-party websites. Certain areas of this Website may allow You to interact and/or conduct transactions with one or more third-party websites, and, if applicable, allow you to configure your privacy settings in that third-party website account to permit Your activities on this Website to be shared with Your contacts in your third-party site account. YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND/OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY.
From time to time, We may post an endorsement of third-party products or services on this Website. We have a number of partners whose product and service offerings may be useful to Our Members and users of this Website. Such endorsements may include: small business consultants, legal, accounting, marketing, software, web hosting, and other such relevant services, which will vary from time to time.
Additionally, We link to various social platforms. We operate Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Medium, Linkedin and Instagram accounts, to name a few. Links to Our social accounts are contained in the footer of this Website. On Our Blog and Resources pages, You will have the opportunity to share on-page content to Your own social media account by clicking the Third-Party Sites from this Website. Specifically, on the Resources page, We have installed "AddThis," which may allow You to republish and share content to an additional number of social media platforms.
These are just a few examples of Third Party Sites that are not governed by these Terms.
Certain areas of this Website (e.g., Our “Blog” page, “Resources” page, “Contact Us” page, customer ratings and review areas) may permit You to submit Feedback, information, data, text, software, messages, or other materials (each, a "User Submission"). You agree that You are solely responsible for all of Your User Submissions and that any such User Submission is considered both non-confidential and non-proprietary. Further, We do not guarantee that You will be able to edit or delete any User Submission that You have submitted.
By submitting any User Submission, You are promising Us that:
By submitting a User Submission, You grant to Us an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide, royalty-free license (sub-licensable through multiple tiers) to:
Any guest bloggers submitting a User Submission will be required to submit the post to Us for internal review, and if We approve, We will post it to this Website. As a user of this Website, even if You are not a Member, You may comment on a Blog post or other certain areas of this Website, either by providing Your name, or, in certain cases, You may be permitted to comment anonymously. We reserve the right to remove comments from any user or Member at any time for any reason without notice.
We may, but are not obligated to, pre-screen User Submissions or monitor any area of this Website through which User Submissions may be submitted. We are not required to host, display, or distribute any User Submissions on or through this Website and may remove at any time or refuse any User Submissions for any reason. We are not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage of any kind to any User Submissions. Further, You agree that We may freely disclose Your User Submission to any third party absent any obligation of confidence on the part of the recipient.
To be clear, We authorize Your use of this Website only for Permitted Purposes. Any other use of this Website beyond the Permitted Purposes is prohibited and, therefore, constitutes unauthorized use of this Website. This is because as between You and Us, all rights in this Website remain Our property.
Unauthorized use of this Website may result in violation of various United States and international copyright laws. Because We prefer keeping this relationship drama-free, We want to give You examples of things to avoid. So, unless You have written permission from Us stating otherwise, You are not authorized to use this Website in any of the following ways (these are examples only and the list below is not a complete list of everything that You are not permitted to do):
You agree to hire attorneys to defend Us if You violate these Terms and that violation results in a problem for Us. You also agree to pay any damages that We may end up having to pay as a result of Your violation. You alone are responsible for any violation of these Terms by You. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by You and, in such case, You agree to cooperate with Our defense of such claim.
"Global Scaling Academy" is a trademark that belongs to Us. Other trademarks, names and logos on this Website are the property of their respective owners.
Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all Materials, including the arrangement of them on this Website are Our sole property, copyright © 2017. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner or license.
The Website and related documentation that are provided to you are "Commercial Items", as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of "Commercial Computer Software" and "Commercial Computer Software Documentation", as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, if you are a government entity, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights are reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and encourage You to do the same. Accordingly, We have a policy of removing User Submissions that violate intellectual property rights of others, suspending access to this Website (or any portion thereof) to any user who uses this Website in violation of someone’s intellectual property rights, and/or terminating in appropriate circumstances the account of any user who uses the this Website in violation of someone’s intellectual property rights.
Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512, We have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If You believe Your copyright or other intellectual property right is being infringed by a user of this Website, please provide written notice to Our DMCA Agent for notice of claims of infringement:
Global Scaling Academy™
Attn: Jeffrey D. Abbott, DMCA Agent
1 Waters Park Drive, Suite 103
San Mateo, CA 94403
To be sure the matter is handled immediately, Your written notice must:
Unless the notice pertains to copyright or other intellectual property infringement, Our DCMA Agent will be unable to address the listed concern.
Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notification
We will notify You that We have removed or disabled access to copyright-protected material that You provided, if such removal is pursuant to a validly received DMCA take-down notice. In response, You may provide Our DCMA Agent with a written counter-notification that includes the following information:
Termination of Repeat Infringers
We reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to terminate the account or access of any user of this Website or Service who is the subject of repeated DMCA or other infringement notifications.
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THIS MEANS THAT WE DO NOT PROMISE YOU THAT THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF PROBLEMS. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, We make no warranty that this Website will meet Your requirements or that this Website its Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free or that defects in this Website will be corrected. We make no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this Website, the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through this Website, that user information or Services transmitted in connection with your use of the Website (including as part of payment) will be successfully, accurately, or securely transmitted or received, or that any particular Services ordered will be available. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by You through this Website or from Us or Our subsidiaries/other affiliated companies shall create any warranty. We disclaim all equitable indemnities.
WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR FROM YOUR DISPLAYING, COPYING, OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIALS TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF WE KNOW THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
We control and operate this Website from Our headquarters in the United States of America and the entirety of this Website may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If You use this Website outside the United States of America, You are solely responsible for following applicable local laws.
Any submissions by You to Us (e.g., comments, questions, suggestions, materials – collectively, “Feedback”) through any communication whatsoever (e.g., call, fax, email) will be treated as both non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby assign all right, title, and interest in, and We are free to use, without any attribution or compensation to You, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback. To the extent the foregoing assignment of rights, title and interest in and Your Feedback is prohibited by law, You hereby grant Us, Our affiliates, subsidiaries and assigns, a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up license (including the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to (a) to fully use, practice and exploit those non-assignable rights, title and interest, including, but not limited to, the right to use, reproduce, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, transmit and distribute your Feedback, or any portion thereof, in any form, medium or distribution method now known or hereafter existing, known or developed, for any purpose, including without limitation, any purpose relating to the marketing, advertising and promotion of this Website and Services; and (b) authorize any such use by others of Your Feedback, or any portion thereof, in the same manner in Our sole discretion. You understand and agree that We are not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and You have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution.
The Parties hereto have expressly required that this agreement and all documents and notices relating thereto be drafted in the English language.
We think direct communication resolves most issues – if We feel that You are not complying with these Terms, We will tell You. We will even provide You with recommended necessary corrective action(s) because We value this relationship.
However, certain violations of these Terms, as determined by Us, may require immediate termination of Your access to this Website without prior notice to You. The Federal Arbitration Act, California state law and applicable U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms. Foreign laws do not apply. Except for disputes subject to arbitration as described above, any disputes relating to these Terms or this Website will be heard in the courts located in San Mateo County, California. If any of these Terms are deemed inconsistent with applicable law, then such term(s) shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified. By choosing not to enforced any of these Terms, We are not waiving Our rights. These Terms are the entire agreement between You and Us and, therefore, supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between You and Us about this Website. The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by You, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms.
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: this Website and Service are provided by Global Scaling Academy, Global Scaling Academy™ 1 Waters Park Drive, Suite 103 San Mateo, CA 94403 (650) 485-3350 . If You have a question or complaint regarding the Website or Service, please contact customer service at email@example.com. You may also contact Us by writing Global Scaling Academy, Global Scaling Academy™ 1 Waters Park Drive, Suite 103 San Mateo, CA 94403 (650) 485-3350 . California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by post at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834 or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210 or Hearing Impaired at TDD (800) 326-2297 or TDD (916) 322-1700.
If You have any questions about these Terms or otherwise need to contact Us for any reason, You can reach Us electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1 Waters Park Drive, Suite 103 San Mateo, CA 94403 (650) 485-3350.