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Membership Agreement

This Membership Agreement covers the following areas:
  • Terms of Use
  • Copyright and Ownership Rights
  • Code of Conduct
  • Privacy Policy
  • Contact Information

    Once you accept this Membership Agreement (hereinafter referred to as "the Agreement"), you will be considered a "Member" of the Mentorship Network for Women (hereinafter referred to as "the Network" or "Mentorship Network". This allows you to use your Network ID and password for personal, non-commercial use of, (hereinafter referred to as the "Site").

    Terms of Use

    By accessing and using this Site, you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use. All users of this Site need to adhere and agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, do not use the Site. If you have any questions regarding the use of the Site please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions area or contact us using the Contact link above or by email at services *atthe*



    Keep Your Registration Information Updated

    As a Registered Member of the Network, you agree that all Registration Information you provide during the Membership Registration Process or the Membership Subscription Process is current and complete. You also agree to notify us of any changes to your Registration Information. If you fail to update your Registration Information or if all or part of your Registration information is reported or suspected to be untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete we may suspend or terminate your membership and impose other penalties including the cancellation of services without refund to you of any fees paid.

    Do Not Block Our Messages

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you are receiving correspondence from the Network by not intentionally blocking messages from services *atthe* If you are having difficulty receiving messages addressed from this email, please contact us at services *atthe* or through our Contact Form. You may have to change your email program to allow mail coming from to receive mail from us directly to your inbox.

    Keep Your Network ID and Password Secure

    Please keep your password secure. If you forget your password, to to Lost Password. Notify us immediately if you believe that your Network ID or password has been comprimised or used without your permission.

    Do Not Post Personally Identifiable Information

    The Network does not allow the public posting of personal contact information or personally identifiable information such as your social security number, home address, or otherwise, through any of our Services. Please read the "Code of Conduct" for additional guidelines.

    Do Not Post Offensive Materials

    The Network can not control the information available on the Site at all times. Any opinions, advice, statements, offers or other information or content presented or disseminated on any service are those of the respective authors who are solely liable for their content. The Network reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to edit or remove any material from any Service.

    Do Not Intentionally Mislead Anyone

    You are forbidden to impersonate a Network employee, agent, manager, host, or another user. You are not allowed to knowingly post misleading information or make false statements in content you submit to the site.

    Report Suspected Usage by Minors or Men

    Our Site and services are directed toward women over eighteen years old “Adult Women” and we do not knowingly collect information from children under “13” (Minors). We discourage unauthorized access to our site by Minors or Men and will immediately take actions to remove any account we find to be operated by a Minor or Men.

    Use for Entertainment Purposes Only

    The Site contains content that is intended to be used for entertainment purposes only and may not contain depictions of fact. Other than for entertainment purposes, you acknowledge and agree not to rely on such content. The Site may also contain opinions, views, statements and recommendations of third party individuals or organizations. The Site does not represent or endorse the accuracy, correctness or reliability of any facts, opinions, views, statements and/or recommendation or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the Site. You acknowledge that the Network does not give tax, legal or investment advice or advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment.

    Use Your Judgement

    In addition, the information and content available through the Site is not a replacement for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, psychological, financial, medical, or legal matters. You should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health and concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or immediate medical attention. The Network makes no representations or warranties concerning any action by any person following the receipt of information offered or provided within or through the Site. The Network, its partners, or any of their affiliates, will not be held liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special or other damages that may result, including but not limited to financial loss, personal or professional injury, illness or death.


    under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will we or any of our licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on the sites, or any products or services provided pursuant to the site, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost data), so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by us or any of our licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing the sites.
    1. Your use of the site is at your sole risk. The site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. The Network expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
    2. The Network makes no warranty that (i) the site will meet your requirements, (ii) the site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the site will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the site will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
    3. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the site is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
    4. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you through the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Terms of Use.
    The Network shall not be responsible for any damages whatsoever that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not caused by events beyond the Network’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the Network’s records, programs, or services.

    Right to Charge Fees for Services

    We reserve the right to charge fees, surcharges and/or membership fees for all or any of its services currently provided for free at any time upon thirty (30) days' prior written notice to you.

    Right to Terminate Your Membership

    The Network reserves the right, at its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to suspend or terminate your Membership Registration and ability to access the Site and/or any other service provided to you as a Member if it determines in its sole discretion that you have breached these Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or Code of Conduct.

    Disputes Regarding Site or Services

    If you have a dispute with us regarding our Site or the Services we provide, you should cancel your registration or discontinue your use of the Site.

    How to Cancel Your Membership

    You may cancel your Membership with the Mentorship Network for Women at any time. Please see our Cancellation Procedures for more information.

    Copyright and Ownership Rights

    The Mentorship Network for Women ("Network") retains ownership of all rights to the Mentorship Network logos, advertising, software, databases, database design, web site, and information posted and used within the Site and within all Services. By extension, any content including pictures, articles, or other information posted by you become the property of the Network, and the Network reserves the right to reuse the content at its sole discretion. The Network reserves the right to restrict the use of its name, system, logo, software, lists, databases, reports, and any information created or obtained by the Network or its services. The Mentorship Guidance System including the 10 Mentorship Focus areas and 26 Career Focus areas were developed exclusively for women using the Mentorship Network. Use of this methodology without written consent signed by an authorized officer of the Network constitutes a copyright infringement and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by U.S. Law.

    Proprietary Information

    The information provided by the Network to Members may be proprietary in nature. Members acknowledge that they are not competitors of the Network and agree not to share this information with any competitors.

    Copyright Infringement Policy

    If you believe that your work has been copied and has been posted to this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, immediately provide the Network with a notice of your complaint by providing the following information in writing:
    1. the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
    2. identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
    3. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, with information about its location reasonably specific to permit the Network to locate the material;
    4. your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
    5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    6. a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
    Your notification must be in writing and include the above information. Send your notification to: Copyright Infringement Manager, The Mentorship Network for Women, 38800 Hastings Street, # 55, Fremont, CA 94536; Phone: (510) 378-9543; email: Copyright *atthe*

    After receiving notice, the Network will process and investigate and will take appropriate actions under the applicable intellectual property laws.

    Copyright and Trademark Notice

    The Site and its Contents Copyright (c) 2006 - 2011 Dylan Elizabeth Rodrigues d/b/a RSW Mentorship Network, All rights reserved. The Mentorship Network for Women, and all the brands of other Mentorship Systems' products and services contained on this site are the property of Mentorship Systems.
    All photos are copyrighted images owed by the Network or third parties as outlined in the Photo Credits document.

    Code of Conduct

    Respect Others

  • THINK about what you are writing and why you are writing it BEFORE you post anything to the Site.
  • Profane language will not be tolerated and should not be used in any posts or profiles.
  • Posts should be as accurate and as honest as possible.
  • Your contributions will be a lasting contribution to the Site and attributed to you as a member. Please contribute responsibly.
  • Treat other members with the same respect you expect.
  • Do not misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
  • Do not use information obtained through this site for commercial purposes.

    Protect Our Members and Yourself

  • Report other members you suspect of violating this Agreement and Code of Conduct.
  • Notify us if there is any content that you find may be offensive or unlawful in nature.
  • Report anyone you feel may be impersonating a Network employee, agent, manager, host, or another user.
  • Do not post or recommend any materials that may harm or disrupt another user's computer or would allow others to inappropriately access software or web sites.
  • Do not harass others and we ask that you report any harassment you may observe;
  • For your own security, do not post any telephone numbers, address, or other personally identifiable information in discussion areas or in content submissions. Always be aware of whom you give this type of information.

    Don’t Break the Law

  • Use of the Site for the purpose of linking to external sites that violate this Agreement is prohibited.
  • Adhere to all local and national laws that pertain to your location.
  • Do not post, transmit or otherwise make available any content that can be considered unlawful or obscene, pornographic or defamatory, threatening or harmful, invasive or abusive, or otherwise objectionable;
  • Do not provide any Content that encourages a criminal offense or violates the rights of any party;
  • Do not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or other Member accounts.
  •  You alone are responsible for the actions you take based on advice or information you obtain through the Site. Use care when evaluating information provided through the Site and by other members.

    Privacy Policy

    We take your privacy very seriously. Our company and employees are committed to data security and protecting your personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, and e-mail. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to help you understand how the Mentorship Network for Women (hereinafter referred to as “the Mentorship Network”) collects and treats your information through our site, (hereinafter referred to as “the Site”).

    What is Covered by this Policy?

    This Policy covers what information we collect from you, where your information is stored, and how your information is used. It also covers how and when we would need to share your information with outside parties and your choices for the collection and use of your information. This Policy covers only information collected on this site and does not cover any information collected by us from you through other channels such as through the telephone or postal mail.

    What Information is Collected?

    We may collect your name, address, e-mail, and birthdate only in connection with your use of, or participation in the Membership Registration process for the Site and subsequent access to discussion groups, additional product registrations, questionnaires, content and article submissions, private messaging, and in connection with other activities or services that are made available through the Site. We will only ask you for this personally identifiable information in connection to this site and only if you voluntarily submit this information to us. We will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual to any third party without your expressed permission, except as otherwise provided in this policy. We will also use your email address to send you other types of information at your request such as newsletters and tips. You have the option to unsubscribe or subscribe to any of these email services at any time and you can choose whether you would like to receive all, some, or none of this type of communication by changing your profile through by going to Your Account >> Site Preferences on the Site.

    Registration Information

    During the Member Registration Process, you may be required to provide certain personal contact information such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, birth date, and password. This information is considered "Personally Identifiable Information" and will not be shared without your explicit permission. This information is known on the site as your "Registration Information" and can be updated at any time by going to Your Account -> Registration Information.

    Payment Information

    Other personally identifiable payment information such as your credit card number and payment address is the responsibility of our Third-Party Payment provider, PayPal. The Site does not capture or store any payment information. To view the terms of use and privacy policy of PayPal, please visit PayPal Policies.

    Aggregate Data

    We may share aggregated information (a summary of details which does not contain your personal information) with third parties, such as advertisers and marketing partners.

    Log Files

    The Network uses and maintains information obtained from your browser in our server logs. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider ("ISP"), and other data that is used to analyze site traffic and trends, improve the site, and track demographic data for aggregate use. In some instances, we may link your log files to your personal information to to resolve technical issues and to identify or prevent unauthorized access.


    Cookies are small files of data that are shared by the Site and reside on your computer. These files allow our Site to recognize your computer as belonging to a Network Member and allows you to move through the site easily without having to reenter your login information. We store a "session cookie" on your computer if and when you log in to your Network account by entering your Network ID and password. Once you log out or close your browser, these session cookies expire. If you decide to reject the cookies that are created by the Site, you may not be able to access the Services offered through the Site.

    Third Party Providers

    The Network will only share your information with others when we have your explicit permission, or under the types of circumstances described in this Policy. You can change your preferences for receiving email by going to Your Account -> Site Preferences.

    Third Party Confidentiality

    Any Third Parties contracted with the Network for auditing or other purposes are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from retaining, sharing, storing or using this information for any purpose not outlined in this Policy.


    The Network may use information you provide to personalize advertisements and information that is offered to you through the Site. We may also use your Member Profile and Preferences information to compare your choices to other Members in an effort to more accurately match Mentors to Prot?g?e’s.

    Maintenance and Transmission of Personal Data

    It is our Policy to comply with all laws that govern the collection and use of your personal information. Realize that we cannot guarantee that the transmission of your data over the Internet will be completely secure and could be intercepted or accessed unlawfully by a third party.The Network uses industry standards to protect your privacy and has taken the appropriate technical and organizational measures to help prevent unauthorized access, and maintain data security.

    Modifying and Removing Your Information

    You have the opportunity to review and correct any of your information that we may have, or to restrict the uses we make of your information at any time through the Your Account -> Site Preferences section of the Site.
    You can request that your information be deleted from our system by sending us an email at services *atthe* and we will respond to your request as quickly as possible. Please be aware that even if you request that your information be removed from our systems, some information may never be completely removed due to technical and legal constraints, including the need for backups and the use of your information as base data for aggregate reports. We will also store any information that is required by law for us to maintain, and for the legal length of time required. We will not store information longer than necessary to operate our business or comply with legal considerations.

    Private Message Services

    Our Private Message Services protect your privacy and the privacy of the recipient through the Site. It is up to you to provide other members your professional or personal contact information outside of the Network. The Network will not read or disclose communications through this site unless we believe it is necessary to share the information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law enforcement.

    We Respect Your Network’s Privacy

    When you inform a friend about the Site using one of our Services, you will be asked to provide your friend's name and e-mail address. We will only use the email address you provide us to send your friend the information you indicated and will not store this email address for any other purpose.

    Member Information is Considered "Public"

    The Site allows you to store personal and professional information. The information stored in your Member Profile (including Mentor and Mentee preferences) may be viewable the public and other members. If you wish to keep any of your information private for any reason, do not disclose your information through this Site. This includes open text areas where you can describe your professional goals and achievements and we urge you to take care in revealing too much personal information for your own security.


    We collect, store and process your personal information on servers located in the United States and Canada. Our servers are maintained and administered by InMotion Hosting located in the United States. Employees of The Network only have access to personal information on an as needed basis to assist members with services or issues.


    These terms will be governed by and in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be subject to binding arbitration in accordance with California State and United States Federal laws. If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter it contains. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to this Agreement, or by a separate document signed by both parties.


    The Network may disclose information about you and your use of the Site if the Network believes such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with the law or legal process; (ii) to protect or defend the rights or property of the Network or others; (iii) to enforce the Network Registration Agreement, Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy; and (iv) to respond to claims that the content(s) of a communication violates the rights of another. In addition the Network may share or transfer information about you and that you provide to he Network, to one or more third party entities pursuant to a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion, or all of, the assets or stock of the Network or its affiliated entities, or as otherwise provided herein.

    Contact Information

    Feel free to contact us using our Contact Form or you may also contact us at any address or number that we have provided to you, or, as a general matter, at the following:

    Real Smart Women Mentorship Network
    P.O. Box 1234
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 378-9543

    Your registration as a Member of the Network constitutes your acceptance of this Agreement. If you do not accept any of the terms of this Agreement, we ask that you do not complete the Registration process.

    The Network reserves the right to modify, or change this Membership Agreement, its Terms and Conditions, Copyright and Ownership Notices, Privacy Policy, and Code of Conduct at any time. Members and users of the Site are encouraged to review these terms on a regular basis. An updated date at the bottom of the web page will indicate the last date changes were made to this agreement.

  • Updated 1/20/2011

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