Google Developer Groups (GDG) Program - Terms & Conditions
We are excited to have you as a GDG organizer and are looking forward to collaborating with you.
Terms & Conditions
YOU AGREE NOT TO:
- Violate the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement you sign with Google (included in the next section of this page);
- Make any untrue statements or representations about Google or any of Google's products or services;
- Make any statements on behalf of Google or any Google company. You should ensure that any opinions you express are clearly stated as being your own and not those of Google;
- Make any statements or representations in the course of your activities as a GDG organizer that are in Google's sole opinion misleading, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, obscene, or otherwise objectionable to Google;
- Misrepresent the purpose of the GDG program, how the program functions or your role as a GDG organizer;
- Claim to be an active participant of the program if you are no longer a member of the program.
YOU AGREE as a GDG organizer:
- That your participation in the program is completely voluntary.
- That Google may immediately exit any organizers from the GDG program for any reason; organizers may also exit the GDG program at any time;
- That you do not have a partnership, agency or employer-employee relationship with Google or any Google entity.
- That you are not and will not be entitled to any compensation, options, stock or other rights or benefits accorded to Google employees; and you waive any right to them and promise never to claim them.
- When promoting or speaking about the GDG Program (in person or online), always mention your connection with the Program.
- That Google may change the terms or scope of this program at any time for any reason.
- That GDG chapters must remain active and run at least 1 event every 90 days. Failure to host events and log activity to the GDG program may result in removal from the GDG program.
- To follow our branding and community Code of Conduct guidelines
Google Developer Groups Program Confidentiality Agreement
In order to participate in the GDG Program as an Organizer, you understand and agree to this Confidentiality Agreement (the “Agreement”):
- This Agreement is effective on the date you accept it.
- As part of your participation in the Program, you may disclose to Google, or Google may disclose to you, information considered confidential (“Confidential Information”).
- The one who receives the Confidential Information may use it only for the intended purpose for which it was disclosed (“Purpose”). The one receiving the Confidential Information must use a reasonable degree of care to protect it and to prevent its unauthorized use or disclosure. Google may share Confidential Information with its employees, directors, agents or third party contractors who need to know it and if they have agreed to keep the information confidential. However, you may not share Confidential Information.
- Confidential Information does not include information that: (a) was known to the one who received it before it was disclosed; (b) is publicly available; (c) was rightfully received from a third party without a duty of confidentiality; or (d) was independently developed by the recipient. You or Google may disclose Confidential Information when compelled to do so by law if it provides reasonable prior notice to the other, unless a court orders that the other party not be given notice.
- Either you or Google may terminate this Agreement with thirty days prior written notice (email is OK), but this Agreement’s provisions will survive as to Confidential Information disclosed before termination.
- Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the duty to protect Confidential Information expires five years from disclosure.
- This Agreement imposes no obligation to proceed with this voluntary Program.
- You and Google do not acquire any intellectual property rights under this Agreement.
- This Agreement is not assignable or transferable by either party without the prior written consent of the other party.
- This Agreement is the parties’ entire agreement on this topic, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements. Any amendments must be in writing. Failure to enforce any of provisions of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver.
- This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflict-of-laws principles. The exclusive venue for any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be Santa Clara County, California. Time
By agreeing to this document, you acknowledge and accept the above Terms & Conditions and the Confidentiality Terms as part of the GDG program.
Google Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy for In-Person and Virtual Events
Google is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Google takes violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately.
All participants of Google events, including in-person and online attendees, event staff, speakers, and Googlers, must abide by the following policy:
Be respectful to each other. Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. All forms of communication should not demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to you or about you.
Speak up if you see or hear something. Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for in-person or online harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:
- Deliberate intimidation
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Offensive verbal language
- Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination
- Sexual imagery and language in public spaces
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual or physical attention
- Physical or cyber threats
In relation to, but not limited to:
- National origin
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
- Sexual orientation
- Body size
- Military status
- Social demographic
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Our zero tolerance policy means that we will look into and review every allegation of violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy and respond appropriately. To report any behavior that makes you or others feel uncomfortable, visit your event's website to file a report to your event's organizers.
This policy extends to talks, forums, workshops, codelabs, social media, all attendees, partners, sponsors, volunteers, staff, etc. You catch our drift.
Google reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, any Google hosted event (including future Google events) at any time in its sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to; attendees behaving in a disorderly manner or failing to comply with this policy, and the terms and conditions herein. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the conference with no refund or blocking the offender’s account from participating online.