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Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions (“Terms”) are a set of legal terms defined by the owner of a website. They set forth the terms and conditions governing the activities of the website visitors on the said website and the relationship between the site visitors and the website owner.  Terms must be defined according to the specific needs and nature of each website.


Terms of Use and Privacy Policy clauses defines the conditions which one must accept in order to use our website, participate in virtual/in-person events including our summit. Once you [site user] access our site and/or read this page, you automatically agree to the policies laid out therein. If you [site user] do not agree with these policies, you should not use our site.

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Terms & Conditions


  1. Our website is for those interested in learning more about sustainability from an Afrikan-centered perspective. Components of our site are restricted to approved Black Sustainability Network members only, providing deeper connections for people of Afrikan descent who are enthusiastic about, experts on, or operate a predominantly Black-owned business solving a climate/environmental/social challenge. Requirements to create an account and join our network can be found on the Join Our Network page.

  2. Key commercial Terms offered to customers

  3. BSI retains the right to change offerings on this website

  4. Warranties & responsibility for services and products - BSI does not warranty or hold responsibility or liability for the products sold on our website. The liability and warranty is the responsibility of the vendors selling through our website. Our team will happily put you in touch with them to resolve any disputes or issues. 

  5. Black Sustainability, Inc., Black Sustainability Network, Black Sustainability Summit and the Black Sustainability Institute possess ownership of intellectual property, copyrights and logos related to each respective brand.

  6. BSI Reserves the right to suspend or cancel any member accounts

  7. BSI Reserves the Right to change and modify Terms

  8. BSI 's Preference of law and dispute resolution is in the State of Georgia, USA


Terms of Use

Black Sustainability, Inc. and The Black Sustainability Network is audience fueled and presenter-neutral. The group is dedicated to being open, welcoming, thought-provoking, and free of anyone exploiting attendees, and experiences in loosely structured discussions.

Because of our interactive and open environment, we will not not tolerate harassment in any form.

Anti-harassment Policy:
Black Sustainability, Inc. is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, disability, physical appearance, body size, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be asked to leave or blocked from future events at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion/spiritual system; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.


If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the summit. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact immediately for support.


The following Black Sustainability, Inc. (BSI), Black Sustainability Summit, Black Sustainability Network, Black Sustainability Institute Registration Terms & Conditions (the “Terms & Conditions”) apply to all BSI events, classes, memberships and/or workshops. Prior to your registration, attendees must acknowledge and accept the Terms & Conditions contained herein.

Should you not wish to accept the Terms & Conditions you should not register.

Submission of a registration is regarded as affirmation of your acceptance of the Participant Terms & Conditions.



BSI is committed to data privacy and protecting your personal information. Information on how BSI collects, processes, and uses your data is included in the BSI Privacy Policy which is hereby incorporated into the Terms & Conditions below. Additionally, by submitting your email address during the event/membership/course registration process, you agree that BSI may send you related information. A valid email address is required for all registrations.


BSI uses the personal data you provide in this registration for administering your participation in this event. This may include information about the event/membership/course’s content, event/membership/course logistics, payment, updates, and additional information related to the event/membership/course. Information you provide when registering for or participating in an event/membership/course managed or co-sponsored by parties other than, or in addition to, BSI may be shared with those parties, and the treatment of such information is further subject to the privacy policies of those parties. Except as described herein, BSI will not disclose your personal data to any other third party without your consent except where required to do so by law.



BSI prohibits discrimination, harassment, and bullying against any person for because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, or any other characteristic protected by law.



BSI is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment to all event/membership/course participants, including staff and vendors, at BSI-related event/membership/course. BSI has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment, or bullying in any form at BSI-related events. Participants are expected to adhere to these principles and respect the rights of others.


Participants should report any, behavior inconsistent with these principles to event staff. Event staff will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance. You may also contact BSI directly to report a concern at



In consideration of being allowed to register for, and participate in the event, you hereby warrant and represent that you freely waive, release from liability, assume all risks, and covenant not to sue BSI or its members, employees, board members, agents, or volunteers, for any expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, illness, disability, property damage, or property theft or actions of any kind that you may hereafter suffer or sustain before, during, or after the event, unless said expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, illness, disability, property damage or property theft or actions of any kind is caused by the partial or sole, gross negligence of BSI. This Liability Waiver and Release is specifically binding upon your heirs and assigns and is knowingly given.



If you agree to speak/teach at an BSI sponsored event, we may share your contact and biographical information with event/member/course attendees. Sometimes we may also request a

photograph or video. In other cases, we post on the respective event website information such as your name, employer/organizational affiliation, physical work address, work email address, as well as a link to your company website and/or professional LinkedIn page available to the public. This is so that visitors to the event/membership/course website, including event attendees and speakers, can contact you with questions and requests for more information, and to provide feedback if needed.

Additionally, speaker content will be shared with our network following the event/membership/course and may be used in promotional context for future summits and courses. 



To comply with global data privacy laws, BSI imposes certain restrictions on the use of multimedia at its events (e.g. photography, video, audio, online streaming, and all future mediums). An attendee is permitted to use hand-held cameras and/or smart phones to take photographs and capture digital images for personal, non-commercial use, provided the photography is not disruptive. Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.

BSI may hire professional service providers (photo/video/streaming/audio) to document and display the event experience. BSI may also use social media (e.g. Twitter) to: (i)

post real-time photos and videos to its social media feeds; and (ii) display select submissions from those feeds on monitors throughout the event venue. Attendees and sponsors are encouraged to capture their event experiences and post their own social content from the event (text, photos, audio, video, streaming), provided it does not infringe upon the rights of any attendee, sponsor, third party, or BSI. Such infringement would include, but is not limited to, defamation or infringement of intellectual property rights. In the event an attendee requires a release or permission to protect the rights of a third party, obtaining such a release or permission shall be the sole responsibility of the attendee.

By attending the event, you acknowledge and agree as follows:

(a) BSI may edit and use footage it captures at the event//course for marketing and promotional activities and for any other lawful purpose in the ordinary course of its business; and

(b) due to the prevalence of mobile recording devices in today’s world, BSI disclaims all liability for the capture of your image in any multimedia format by other attendees at the event.



BSI reserves the right to change, amend, add or remove any of the above Terms & Conditions in its sole discretion and without prior notice. If one or more of the conditions outlined in these Terms & Conditions should become invalid, the remaining conditions will continue to be valid and apply. These Terms & Conditions apply to all event participants (attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors). The views expressed by any event/member/course attendee, speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor are not necessarily those of BSI. All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are solely responsible for the content of all individual or corporation presentations, marketing collateral, and/or advertising.

Privacy Policy


We do not, under any circumstances, share personal data about our attendees with third parties. We absolutely will not sell or distribute attendee lists for sales purposes. If you would prefer to register for events or joing our network without providing some of the information on the registration form, please contact an organizer.


Inclusion Policy:
Black Sustainability, Inc. is a straightforward, Afrikan-centered sustainability group. We do not have standard arrangements for those who are hearing impaired, visually impaired, gender-neutral, or disabled. If you have any concerns or special considerations, please contact a member of our team so we can work with you to try to make accommodations.


Recording/Social Media Policy:
Black Sustainability, Inc. is a place to share information. Public workshops/sessions are considered open and can be written about on social media and photographed. Members-only workshops/sessions are NOT considered open and permission to share any component of the workshops/sessions/shared information/presentations must be gained from our organization. We are aligned with the mission of organizations and presenters selected to support our organization and educational needs. Please assume all speakers and participants are sharing their own thoughts and opinions and although aligned with BSI, we can not endorse nor do we purport their information to be reflective of our organization. If you attend an event and do not want your picture taken, your words to be recorded or for either photographs or words to be attributed to you, please let other attendees know - avoid the camera, use the mute button and be sure to email our team a formal notification with your name and handle so we can do our due diligence to support your wishes. Always ask our team prior to creating sound or video recordings of any event. Please be thoughtful and respectful with your photographs, recordings, and sharing. And provide credit to Black Sustainability, Inc.


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We expect site visitors, members and event participants to follow these rules at all BSI hosted and affiliated events. Be respectful to each other.

*Afrika is spelled with a ‘K’ throughout this site in recognition that traditional Afrikan languages did not have hard C's in their vocabulary and in acknowledgement that Africa is not the true name of the vast continent. Afrika represents a redefined Africa; when one speaks of Africa versus Afrika, two different world-views are being articulated; one supporting the Afrikan ethos and the other supporting the European ethos. We use Afrikan when referencing any person of Afrikan descent, whether from the continent or across the Diaspora (North America, Caribbean, South America, East Asia & West Asia/Europe).*

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