Terms of Use

Last Updated April 23, 2021

Thank you for your interest in The She-Suite. The She-Suite is owned by Velvet Suite, Inc., a Virginia corporation, and is a leading provider of leadership development and personal branding for women. We provide leadership training, coursework, and mentoring and facilitate workplace empowerment, personal branding and networking.  We do this through a variety of online videos, online lessons and coursework, one-on-one coaching, events, and live discussion forums through our platforms, websites, microsites, apps, and products, including: theshesuite.com, members.theshesuite.com, and theshesuitesummit.com, theshesuitecommunity.com, The She-Suite Brand Leadership Institute, The She-Suite Summit, The She-Suite Podcast, which we refer to in this Policy as “Sites” or “Products.”  

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. These Terms govern your use of the Sites and our Products.  By accessing our Products or any information, content or materials available through the Sites, you agree to be subject to these Terms.  If you do not agree to any of these Terms, you may not use our Products and you must discontinue your use of our Sites.

These Terms of Use are presented in a layered format.  Click thru to jump to a specific section.

1. License 

Subject to these Terms, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access and use our Products.

2. Privacy and Cookie Policies. 

When you agree to these Terms, you are also agreeing to our Privacy and Cookie Policies which can be found here and here.

3. Who Can Use Our Products? 

You may not use our Products if you are:

a. A minor.  None of our Products is intended for use by minors. If you are a minor or under age thirteen (13), you may not use our Products. 

b. Barred by law. You may only use our Products if you are not prohibited by any applicable laws from doing so. If you are located in a country embargoed by United States or other applicable law from receiving our Products or are on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List or Entity List, or the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals, you are not permitted to purchase any paid Products from The She-Suite.

c. A competitor. You may not use our Products, without our prior written consent, if you are a competitor of The She-Suite or affiliated with a competitor of ours, as determined by us, in our sole discretion. 

d. A robot or program.  All access to and use of our Products via mechanical, programmatic, robotic, scripted or any other automated means not provided as part of our Products is strictly prohibited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and solely with respect to a single sign on exception, The She-Suite grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to index materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials. The She-Suite reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You may not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from our Products, nor use the communication systems provided by our Products (e.g., comments, email) for any commercial purposes. You may not solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of our Products with respect to their Content. 

4. Rates, Fees, Payments and Refund Policy. 

If you are purchasing access to our Products, your payment terms and our refund policy are governed by the “Master Services Agreement” you entered into with us and those terms are incorporated into these Terms.  

5. Number of Users. 

You may provide access to our Products only to the number of persons authorized in and identified as “Authorized Users” in your Account. Access Codes and passwords may not be shared with persons who are not listed as Authorized Users.

6. Taxes

Unless otherwise stated, you are responsible for any sales or use taxes or duties associated with the sale of our Products (collectively, “Taxes”) and must pay The She-Suite without any reduction for Taxes. If The She-Suite is obliged to collect or pay Taxes, any such Taxes will be payable by you and charged to your credit card on file with us, unless you provide The She-Suite with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority or other documentation providing evidence that no tax should be charged.  You authorize The She-Suite to charge your credit card on file for any such Taxes. The She-Suite will not charge you a VAT tax, if you provide us with VAT number issued by a taxing authority in the European Union and are purchasing our Products for business purposes.  If you are required by law to withhold any Taxes from your payments to The She-Suite, you must provide The She-Suite with an official tax receipt or other appropriate documentation to support such payments. You may email your certificate of tax-exempt status, VAT number or other tax information to us at [email protected]

7. Your Content.

Any Content (defined below) you submit to The She-Suite (including personal data and the personal data of others), and including text, graphics, photos, documents, video and audio recordings, to be used with our Products is subject to these Terms and the following conditions:

a. Privacy.  We know that by providing us your Content, you trust us to treat it appropriately. The She-Suite’s Privacy Policy describes how we will treat your Content and personal data. You in turn agree that The She-Suite may use and share your Content in accordance with our Privacy Policy and these Terms.

b. Authority. You shall be solely responsible for your Content and the consequences of uploading, submitting and publishing your Content with respect to our Products. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish your Content.

c. License. You retain the ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting such Content to The She-Suite, you hereby grant The She-Suite a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and display, the Content, including any logo, in connection with our Products and The She-Suite’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting, marketing and redistributing part or all of our Products (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

d. Copyrighted and trademarked material.  Content you submit to our Products may not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant The She-Suite all of the license rights granted herein. The She-Suite does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on our Products, and The She-Suite will remove all Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. The She-Suite reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice. To notify us of a copyright violation, please go here.  To notify us of a trademark violation, please email us at [email protected]  The She-Suite reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice for any reason whatsoever.

e. Prohibited content.  You may not submit any Content or other material, or encourage others to act in a manner, that is:

i. illegal. Violates applicable local, national, or international laws or regulations.

ii. Infringe. Infringes upon another person or entity’s copyright or intellectual property rights.

iii. Offensive, libelous, harmful. Offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, harmful, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, as determined by The She-Suite, in The She-Suite’s sole discretion.

f. No endorsement.  The She-Suite does not endorse any Content submitted by any user, third party, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and The She-Suite expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with such Content.

g. No pre-screening.  The She-Suite does not review or pre-screen the contents of data uploaded or posted to our Products by Users. 

8. Third Party Content.

Our Products may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by The She-Suite.  We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the Content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, The She-Suite will not and cannot censor or edit the Content of any third-party site. You understand that when using our Products, you may be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that The She-Suite is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against The She-Suite with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, indemnify and hold harmless The She-Suite, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent permitted by law regarding all matters related to your use of our Products.

9. Prohibited Acts. 

You may not:

a. Reproduce or resell.  Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit access to our Products, including, but not limited to the HTML or any visual design elements without the express written consent of The She-Suite.

b. Tamper.  Modify, reverse engineer, decompile, adapt or otherwise tamper with our Products or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with our Products, The She-Suite, or any other product, software or service provided by The She-Suite. 

c. Interfere.  Interfere with, disrupt or attempt to interfere or disrupt our Products, our domains, websites, servers, networks, services or other equipment connected to our Products.

d. Infringe.  Use our Products in any manner which may infringe copyright or intellectual property rights or in any manner which is unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or in violation of these Terms.

e. Send spam.  Use our Products to upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited bulk e-mail “Spam”.

f. Install malware.  Use our Products to upload, post, host, or transmit viruses, self-replicating computer programs “worms” or any code of a destructive or malicious nature.

g. Harm minors.  Harm minors in any way.

h. Impersonate.  Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.  

i. Violate the law.  Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to international human rights or privacy laws, regulations or principals. 

j. Promote terrorism.  Provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

k. Store certain data.  Collect or store personal data about other users in a manner that is prohibited hereunder; or is in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth hereunder.  

l. No disabling security features.  You may not circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of our Products or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of our Products or the Content therein.

m. Violation of your customer and client agreements.  You agree not to use our Sites or Products to violate any agreements to which you may be a party.  For example, during our live webinars, you may not disclose your client or customer names or details of your agreements with them if they are confidential or subject to a nondisclosure agreement.

10. Our Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights.

Our Products are protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international copyright laws and treaties, as well as other laws and treaties. Except for the non-exclusive license granted pursuant to these Terms, all ownership, license, intellectual property and other rights and interests in and to our Products shall remain solely with The She-Suite.  

a. Trademarks. The Products and Content, trademarks, service marks and logos (“Marks”) on our Products, are owned by or licensed to The She-Suite and are subject to trademark and other intellectual property rights under the law.

b. Intended use only.  You may access our Sites solely as intended through the provided functionality of our Products and as permitted under these Terms. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any part of our Sites, their Content, or our Products for any other purposes without the prior written consent of The She-Suite or the respective licensors of the Content. The She-Suite and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to our Products.

11. Account Management

a. Keep your password secure.  You must access your account using a password.  We strongly recommend that you do NOT use the same password you use on other websites. We also encourage you to use a complex password consisting of number, letters, and special characters. We give you the flexibility to set and change your password at your discretion, however, you are responsible for safeguarding your password and any other credentials used to access that account. You, and not The She-Suite, are responsible for any activity occurring in your account, whether or not you authorized that activity. If you become aware of any unauthorized access to your account, you must notify The She-Suite immediately. You must exit your account at the end of each session.  

b. No password or account sharing.  Accounts and passwords may not be shared.  User accounts are solely for the use of the registered User. 

c. Keep your details accurate. When you register for an account, you must provide data about yourself, including but not limited to, your email address, and, where applicable, your contact details and payment details (“Registration Data”).  You must keep your Registration Data current, complete and accurate.  If you provide Registration Data that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if The She-Suite has reason to believe that your Registration Data is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and access to our Products. 

d. Unsubscribe to Emails.  To stop receiving emails from us click the Unsubscribe button in the email or send us an email at [email protected] with “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

12. Cancellation and Termination by Us

a. Account inactivity.  The She-Suite may terminate your account and delete any Content contained in it if there is no account activity (such as a log in event or payment) for a period of 12 months. 

b. Misuse.  If you misuse our Products or otherwise do not comply with these Terms, The She-Suite, in its sole discretion, has the right to cancel, or terminate your access to our Products or your account at any time, without prior notice to you, and pursue any other remedy legally available to it.  The She-Suite reserves the sole and exclusive right to decide whether or not you are in compliance with these Terms.  

c. Other reasons.  Additionally, The She-Suite reserves the right to cancel or terminate your access to or use of Products or your account for the following additional reasons: 

i. If requested by law enforcement, court order or other judicial process;

ii. If an unexpected technical or security issue arises; 

iii. If you engage in fraudulent or illegal activities, whether or not those activities are related to your use of The She-Suite; or

iv. For any reason, if The She-Suite, in our sole discretion, believes it to be in The She-Suite’s best interest to do so.

13. Disclaimers and Limitations.

This Section includes important disclaimers and limitations on The She-Suite’s liability. 

THIS SECTION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

a. As is.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, our Products are provided entirely “as is,” without any warranty whatsoever, and all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed, and you hereby waive all such warranties. 

b. No warranty.  No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from The She-Suite or through or from The She-Suite applications shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms.

c. Limitation of liability.  Except as expressly provided by law, in no event shall The She-Suite, our officers, directors, employees, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors or assigns be liable to you or any party for any direct, consequential, incidental, special or other indirect (including without limitation, cost of cover) damages, loss or injury arising out of or in connection with these Terms, our Products or any services, content or other materials provided or available hereunder, or use of any other links or linked websites, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages, and regardless of whether such damages arise in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence), strict liability or other legal basis. 

d. Damages.  The term “damages” includes, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, lost profits, physical and/or personal injury, business interruption, and loss of programs or other data on your information handling system. You agree and acknowledge the economic terms of these Terms fairly and equitably reflect the foregoing allocation of risk and such allocation of risk is a material inducement for us to make our Products and Sites available to you.

e. Recordings and photos. We offer interactive Products, including coaching, seminars and networking events through recordable, interactive platforms which may be owned by us or a third party, such as Zoom.  We reserve the right to record and photograph such events and offerings and use such recordings and photos at our discretion.  You consent to our recording and photographing of any such events and to the use of photographs and video of you.  Additionally, if you provide a photo of yourself with your Registration Data, you agree that we may link the photo to communications from you. 


14. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

a. Infringement.  If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

i. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;

v. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

vi. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

b. Copyright agent.  Notifications to our copyright agent may be sent to [email protected] or Copyright Agent, Michael Gottlieb, Momentum Law Group, 9211 Corporate Blvd., Suite 350, Rockville, MD 20850.  For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to The She-Suite customer service at [email protected] If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

c. Counter-notice. If you believe that your Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:

i. Your physical or electronic signature;

ii. Identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled;

iii. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the Content; and

iv. Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

v. If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, The She-Suite may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at The She-Suite’s sole discretion.

15. Changes and Updates

a. Changes to Products. We regularly update our Products. The She-Suite may add, alter, or remove functionality or features from our Products at any time without prior notice. The She-Suite may also limit, suspend, or discontinue our Products at our discretion. The She-Suite may remove Content from our Products at any time in its sole discretion, although The She-Suite will endeavor to notify you before it does so if it materially impacts you and if practicable under the circumstances.

b. Changes to Terms. The She-Suite may change these Terms at any time and for any reason, such as to reflect changes in applicable law or updates to Products, and to account for new Products or functionality. Changes will be effective the day they are posted here. If you do not want to agree to any changes made to these Terms, you must immediately discontinue using our Products, because by continuing to use our Products you indicate your agreement to be bound by the updated terms.

16. Maintenance.

The She-Suite reserves the right to temporarily suspend access to our Products for any reason it deems necessary, including, but not limited to, maintenance, repairs or installation of upgrades, and we will, if practicable, provide notice prior to any such suspension.

17. Master Services Agreement.

If you have purchased access to our Products, you have also entered into a Master Services Agreement with us and those terms are incorporated into these Terms.  If there is a conflict between these Terms and the terms of the Master Services Agreement, the terms of the Master Services Agreement will govern.  

18. Dispute Resolution

a. Arbitration.  You submit to binding arbitration in the event of a dispute, controversy or claim (“Claim”) arising out of or in connection with our Products, these Terms and The She-Suite’s Privacy Policy.  The arbitration will be held in Fairfax, Virginia before one arbitrator on an individual basis and not as a class action. You and The She-Suite shall agree on one arbitrator to conduct the arbitration and the arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the applicable rules. Each party shall be responsible for its own attorney, expert and other fees, unless the arbitrator awards such fees to the prevailing party. 

b. No Class Action.  If a claim is arbitrated, you give up your right to participate as a class representative or member for any claim you may have against The She-Suite, including any right to class arbitration or any consolidation of individual arbitrations or to bring or participate in a class action as set forth in any state statute. 

c. No Jury Trial.  You expressly waive your right to a jury trial. 

d. Arbitrator’s Decision Final. The arbitrator’s award is final and binding on all parties. The Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §1 et seq.), and not any state law concerning arbitration, governs all arbitration under this clause. Any court having jurisdiction may enter judgment on the arbitrator’s award. If any part of this clause, other than waivers of class action rights, is deemed or found to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder shall remain enforceable. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if the waiver of class action rights contained herein is not enforceable as to any person or persons, the provisions of Section 18 of these Terms shall apply to such person or persons only, and all other persons shall continue to be governed by the Arbitration Clause. 

e. Injunctive Relief.  Notwithstanding the terms of this Section 17, if you violate or threaten to violate The She-Suite’s intellectual property rights, The She-Suite may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any court, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such court. 

19. Choice of Law, Forum, and Venue. 

The laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to its conflict of laws principles, govern all matters arising out of or related to these terms and the transactions it contemplates, including, without limitation, its interpretation, construction, performance, and enforcement.  If Section 17 is found not to have legal affect by any court with jurisdiction over these Terms, jurisdiction over actions arising out of or related to these Terms, and jurisdiction over The She-Suite, then if you bring a legal action or proceeding against The She-Suite arising out of or related to these Terms, you may only bring such action or proceeding in the Alexandria Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, or in Circuit or District Court of Fairfax County, Virginia.

20. California Users.

California users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California, 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.  Complaints or requests for further information can be sent to the address listed in the Contact Us section of this Agreement

21. Miscellaneous

a. Language.  These terms were prepared and are written in English. To the extent any translated version conflicts with the English version, the English version controls, except to the extent prohibited by any applicable law. 

b. Content.  As used herein, the term “Content” shall include text, software, scripts, graphics, logos, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials. This Content may be created by us, you or a third party.

c. Transmission of Data.  The She-Suite may use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run our Products. The technical processing and transmission of data associated with our Products, including Content, may be transmitted unencrypted and involve transmissions over various networks, and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.  

d. Severability and Waiver.  The She-Suite’s failure to exercise or enforce any of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of the Terms. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such court should endeavor to give full effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms remain in full effect.  The failure of The She-Suite to enforce any provision hereof shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce it at a later time.

e. Entire Agreement.  These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and The She-Suite and govern your use of our Products, superseding any prior agreements between you and The She-Suite (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms).

f. No Assignment.  You may not assign your rights or delegate your duties under this license to access our Products without the prior written consent of The She-Suite.

g. Indemnification.  You agree to indemnify and defend The She-Suite and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners, licensors and licensees from any claim or demand, including attorney’s fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of our Products. 

h. Persons other than individuals.  If you are not an individual, you warrant that you are validly formed and existing under the laws of your jurisdiction of formation and that you have duly authorized your agent to bind you to these Terms.

22. How to Contact Us.

You can contact us by email, text message, phone, or regular mail and we will respond to your query within 30 days.

email: [email protected] 
phone: (800) 790-7630
mail:   The She-Suite
            12020 Sunrise Valley Dr.
            #100
            Reston, VA 20191

23. Effective Date.

This Agreement is effective as of April 23, 2021.

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