Terms of Service ("Agreement")

This Agreement was last modified on June 25, 2014.

Thank you for visiting our website. Your use of this website confirms your agreement to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern HELEN’s relationship with you in relation to this website. The term HELEN or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is 444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 388, Washington, DC.  The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

By using or accessing the Site in any way, viewing or browsing the Site, or adding your own content to the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Service.

Intellectual Property

The Site and all of its original content are the sole property of HELEN and are, as such, fully protected by the appropriate international copyright and other intellectual property rights laws.


HELEN reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site, without any advance notice.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site does contain a number of links to other websites and online resources that are not owned or controlled by HELEN and therefore we cannot assume responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the entire terms and conditions and privacy policy of any site that you visit as a result of following a link that is posted on our site.

Governing Law

This Agreement is governed in accordance with the laws of the United States.


At certain points in the HELEN website navigation, you may be asked to share your email address or other personal identifying information with us. As provided in these Terms and Conditions, such information will never be distributed to a third party and it will never be publicly visible without your express written consent.

Your email address will be used to send you the HELEN newsletter, updates and EBlasts.

Use of the Site

The HELEN website hosts a blog and a public forum, both of which are equipped with commenting facilities. As a member of HELEN you have the option to have your contact information shared with other members for networking and participation in the online forum.

While we invite you to share your opinions and questions in this way, they must not be used to distribute spam messages, post commercial advertisements, or spread links to malicious or dangerous websites. We do retain the right to moderate any comment or written content submitted to the HELEN website and to remove any content we deem to have violated our policies.


All of the content contained on the HELEN website is edited, checked, and verified for accuracy as much as it is possible to do so. However, we cannot guarantee either its accuracy or the safety of any external links it might contain. HELEN, as well as its owners, affiliates, and contributing authors can therefore not be held responsible for any problems or damage that occurs as a result of making use of material contained on our site.


Any and all of the content presented on the HELEN website is, unless explicitly stated otherwise, subject to a copyright held by HELEN. It is permissible to link to content from this site as long as the original source is clearly stated, but the wholesale reproduction or partial modification of content is not permitted. Exceptions are granted only if you receive prior written consent from HELEN.

All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.

Changes to This Agreement

HELEN reserves the right to modify these Terms of Service at any time. We do so by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms on the Site. Your decision to continue to visit and make use of the Site after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms of Service.

Therefore, we ask that you check and review this Agreement for such changes on an occasional basis. Should you not agree to any provision of this Agreement or any changes we make to this Agreement, we ask and advise that you do not use or continue to access the HELEN site immediately.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Agreement, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]