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Survivor Forum Terms of Agreement

We recognize the value in having a safe space for survivors to communicate and support one another. For that reason, we designed these forums solely for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. We ask that you please read and abide by the guidelines and the survivor oath below to join the group in solidarity.

Terms of Agreement

The Survivor Connect Forum is not a substitute for professional care and services. Please consult a trained professional with any questions about your specific needs and concerns. If you need support with finding the right professional, you can reach out to SLIinfo@gems-girls.org.

By accepting this agreement, you certify that:

  1. You identify as a survivor of the commercial sex industry or sex trafficking.
  2. You will not use this Forum for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, guidelines, and notices.
  3. You agree to use the Forum only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular forum you are joining in. You also agree that when using the Forum, you will not:
    -Post, distribute or disseminate anything that is inappropriate, profane, derogatory, improper, obscene, indecent or unlawful
    – Upload files that contain material protected by intellectual property laws or by rights of privacy of publicity unless you own or control such rights or have received all necessary consents
    – Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or anything else that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
    – Advertise or sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose.
    – Abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
    – Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the forums
  4. You will allow GEMS staff to moderate and intervene in the Forum as they deem appropriate. GEMS reserves the right to preapprove and remove all posts that are considered inappropriate. GEMS also reserves the right to ask any participant to leave and to deny usage of the Forum.
  5. You acknowledge that you are entering a public forum which means that anything you post will be viewable by others without your knowledge. It is your responsibility to take precautions on sharing personal information. (Please read the Forum Guidelines for more information about this)
  6. You will not hold GEMS liable for any of the content written in participants’ posts. Any information, such as recommended books or programs, does not come with official GEMS approval.
  7. You will report any suspicious or questionable content to the Forum moderators at sliinfo@gems-girls.org.

By checking the box below, I have read and understand these Terms of Agreement.