This website (“Site”) is provided by Helena Group Foundation, a Delaware not-for-profit corporation with a 501(c)(3) tax status (“HELENA”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”).


By accessing and using this Site or any other HELENA web properties, you (“You”, or “Your”, refers to you, the person accessing this Site and accepting the HELENA Terms of Use) agree to be bound by all of the terms and provisions of this agreement.  We will refer to each and all our web properties as our “Site”. In addition, when using our Site’s particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into our Terms of Use.



This Site and its constituent parts are offered for informational purposes only; we shall not be responsible or liable for the Site’s accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Site, and we shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information. Also, we shall not be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of this Site in any manner whatsoever.


The following clauses exclude or limit our legal liability for the site. you should read them carefully. they all appear only as far as the applicable state and federal law permits.

While we have taken care to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information contained on the site, information is provided on “as is” basis and an “as available basis” and we do not give or make any warranty or representation of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement and quiet enjoyment. The use of this site is at your sole risk.

We do not represent or warrant that the site will be available and meet your requirements, that access will be uninterrupted or that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and /or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties.

 We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party software that may be used in connection with this site.


Your exclusive remedy for any breach of these terms (including without limitation, the privacy policy) and for any aggregate damages due you (or others related to you or represented by you) by us or any of the third parties for any reason relating to any part of the complete site will be a correction or replacement of all or part of the site or service causing your damage (if any).


We shall not be liable to you for incidental, punitive, exemplary, indirect or consequential damages, lost profits or for any other similar damages arising under or relating to any aspect of your use of this site or relating to a breach of these terms including without limitation, the underlying privacy policy of this site.


Where we provide hypertext links to other locations on the internet, we do so for information purposes only. We are not responsible for the content of any other third party sites or other pages linked from or linking to this site. we have not necessarily verified the content of any such sites. Following links to any other sites or pages shall be at your own risk and we shall not be responsible or liable for any damages or in other way in connection with linking.  We are not responsible for web casting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. Links to downloadable software sites are for convenience only and we are not responsible or liable for any difficulties or consequences associated with downloading the software. Use of any downloaded software is governed by the terms of the license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is provided with the software.

No endorsement or approval of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, product or services is expressed or implied by any information on this site.

You may not set up a link from your site, blog or other similar process to this site without a prior written confirmation from us.


Use of Our Property. HELENA and its licensors shall retain ownership of Helena’s intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, rights to this Site’s content, trademarks and other logos, text, graphics, icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads and the “look and feel” of this Site and all services offered by us (“Helena’s Property”). You can only use Helena’s property in connection with your personal use of this Site.

Use of Our Knowledge. You can view, print, display, copy, transmit and distribute publications, documents and other content found on this Site (such as FAQs, white papers, data-sheets, press releases and so on), for your personal, non-commercial use, but not for any other purpose. 


We want to provide this Site and any of Helena’s related services to as many people as possible. You agree not to:

o          Use this Site or services for any illegal purpose, or any other purpose not permitted in these Terms of Use;

o          Use this Site or the things on it for a commercial purpose;

o          Modify, adapt or translate any part of this Site without first getting our written permission;

o          Bypass, modify, defeat, reverse-engineer, disassemble, tamper with or circumvent any of the security features of this Site, including altering any digital rights management functionality of this Site;

o          Remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice contained on this Site;

o          Interfere with or damage this Site or our servers through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information, or similar methods or technology;

o          Impersonate another person or entity, misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity (including us), or use a false identity;

o          Collect, manually or through an automatic process, information about other users or this Site;

o          Submit false or misleading information to us or post material that infringes on a third party’s intellectual property;

o          Engage in any activity that interferes with any third party’s ability to use or enjoy, or our ability to provide this Site;

o          “Deep link” or frame, inline link or mirror any part of this Site without our written permission;

o          Engage, directly or indirectly, in transmission of “spam,” chain letters, junk mail or any other type of unsolicited solicitation; or

o          Assist or encourage any third party in engaging in any activity restricted by these Terms of Use.

o          If you breach these restrictions, you may be subject to prosecution and damages and will be prohibited from using this Site.

Basic courtesy is expected from Site visitors. You may not post or transmit through this Site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. While we cannot always monitor this Site, we may review materials posted to it and remove and/or edit any materials, suspend users or terminate accounts or access to this Site whenever we choose.


This Site is based and operated in the United States. By using this Site you consent to have your personal information transferred, processed and stored in the United States.


You agree to indemnify and hold us and our employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, employees, officers, managers and shareholders (the “indemnified parties”) harmless from any damage, loss, cost or expense (including without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs) incurred in connection with any third-party claim, demand or action (“claim”) brought or asserted against any of the indemnified parties: alleging facts or circumstances that would constitute a breach of any provision of these terms of use by you; arising from, related to, or connected with your comments, your use of this site, including any use by your employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, employees, officers, managers and shareholders or your violation of any rights of another. if you are obligated to provide indemnification pursuant to this provision, we may, in our sole and absolute discretion, control the disposition of any claim at your sole cost and expense. without limitation of the foregoing, you may not settle, compromise or in any other manner dispose of any claim without our express written consent.


You represent and warrant to us that: (1) you have the full power and authority to enter into and perform your obligations under these Terms of Use; (2) your agreement to be bound by and comply with these Terms of Use do not constitute a breach of or conflict with any other agreement or arrangement by which you are bound, or any applicable laws, regulations or rules; (3) these Terms of Use are your legal, valid and binding obligations, enforceable in accordance with their terms and conditions; (4) you will not infringe the patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other intellectual property or proprietary right of the HELENA Prize or any third party in your use of this Site; and (5) you will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in your use of this Site, including these Terms of Use.


Termination; Survival. We may, in our discretion and without any liability, change, modify, suspend, make improvements to or discontinue any aspect of this Site at any time without prior notice. We may deny you access to all or part of this Site at any time for any reason or no reason at all. For purposes of clarity, the survival of the provisions in “Use of this Site” and “Your Representations and Warranties” means that even if you breached those provisions while using this Site, we have the right to sue you for damages or injunctive relief.

Governing Law. These Terms of Use and our relationship with you will be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules. Any litigation arising out of or relating to this Agreement must be filed and pursued exclusively in the State or Federal courts in Los Angeles County, California, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts. If either of us resorts to legal action relating to our relationship, the prevailing party will be entitled to an award of all its costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Entire Agreement.  The Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and us, superseding any prior agreements (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use), other than a Participant Agreement (if applicable).

Time for Claims. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If an arbitrator or a court finds any provision of these Terms of Use to be invalid, the court should endeavor to give effect to our intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this Site or these Terms of Use must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. Headings are for convenience only.


For general inquiries: 
For media inquiries: priscila@helena.co 
For partnerships and projects: ideas@helena.co

privacy policy

Effective Date: September 20, 2016 

HELENA.CO (“Site”) is a website of the Helena Group Foundation (“HELENA” or “we” or “us”), a charitable not-for-profit corporation.

Use of this site or provision of any personal information signifies your agreement to our terms of use and our privacy policy. do not use this site if you do not agree to our terms of use and our privacy policy.

Our privacy policy explains how we collect personally identifying information about you, what information we collect, and how we use such information.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is incorporated into and is subject to Helena Group Foundation Terms of Use for HELENA.CO (“Terms of Use”), an agreement between you and the foundation regulating your use of this Site.

How Do You Agree to this Policy?

You agree to this Policy by visiting/and or using this Site. If you cannot agree with this Policy, then please refrain from visiting/and or using this Site.

Changes And Updates to this Policy

We reserve the right to change, add, subtract, update or amend all or any part of this Policy at any time without notice to you. We will post any updated Policy on this Site and each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of this page by its effective date. By visiting and /or using this Site after the changes to this policy, you are deemed to have agreed to the said new terms or changes to the policy.

What Information Do We Collect?

Personal Information

We collect information that can be used to identify you personally (“personal information”), such as your name, mailing address, company name, telephone number, and email address. We do not collect any personal information about you unless you provide it voluntarily, including, without limitation: (1) by filling out a form; (2) by posting a Comment (as defined in the Terms of Use); (3) by requesting promotional material; (4) by signing up for an e-mail newsletter; or (5) by e-mailing us. If you do not want us to collect personal information about you, you can simply decide not to submit it to us or use this Site

We collect your information: (1) to send you newsletters and other information about HELENA activities and events; (2) to keep you informed about future events and competitions; (3) for Site administration; (4) to improve or optimize our services and future competitions; and (5) for the purpose of performing any other services for which such data was collected. You may contact us using the form below if you decide at any time to stop receiving mailings.

We may also use your personal information to:

Respond to your inquiries;

Contact you about changes to our policies;

If you apply for a job, we will use the information you provide to find out about you and provide to service providers or others we deem relevant to the job application;

Performing statistical, demographic and market analysis of the users of this Site;

Processing your employment application; and/or

Comply with and/or conform to requirements of the law or to comply with legal process served on us.

How Do We Collect Information?

 We collect information to provide you with a better use of this Site and related activity.

 We may collect your personal information through:

The information you provide to us;

Use of an analytics system;

The information we get from your use of this Site and this information will include but is not limited to your device information, details of how you used this Site and your internet protocol address.

Personal Information

We collect the personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you use this Site. For example, if you request information about an initiative or submit a Comment, as defined in the Terms of Use, we will collect any information that you provide to us in such request or submission.

Other Information

As operators of most websites do, we may use tracking software and similar technology, which automatically collects information about your computer hardware and software, and use of the website. This information may be used by us for the operation of the website and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website.

Web Tracking Method

We may collect information regarding your visit to this Site using cookies and other web tracking methods. A cookie is a small amount of data that is created by a website and saved by your web browser or equipment and its purpose is to remember information about your visit to this Site and your preferences.

These methods allow website operators to better customize visits to the website to the visitor’s individual preferences. We may use cookies on this Site to allow us to, among other things, measure activity, to personalize your experience, and to track your status or progress when requesting products, services, or information. If you wish, you may set your browser to reject cookies or you can manually delete individual or all of the cookies on your computer by following your browser’s help file directions.

Use and Protection of Your Information

We may decide to use information about you to track how you use this Site. In addition, we may aggregate the personal information that you provide with the personal information that other users provide in order to conduct research, analysis, or studies for our own purposes (i.e., not related to providing you with specific services).

Whenever we obtain your personal information, we will use reasonable practices to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. While we will use such efforts, we cannot and will not act as insurers of the security of your personal information. We assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

How Can You View Your Information We Have Collected?

Users cannot currently view information we have collected about them.

How Can You Update Your Information?

Users can update their email address in our newsletter system at any time. If at some point, we ask users to sign up for HELENA.CO, we will allow them to update their personal email and information on HELENA.CO.

Children’s Personal Information

Do not provide any personal information unless you are at least 13 years of age.

We do not want, and this Site is not designed to solicit, information from children under 13 years old. If a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information, a parent or guardian may so inform us by clicking on the contact page below. We will use and make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database, subject to applicable law and policy.

Our Information Sharing Policy

Except to provide our services to you or to provide information to you as described above and except for the situations below, we do not rent, sell, or share your information with other people or companies.

International Access

This Site is operated in the United States. By using this Site you consent to have your personal information transferred, processed and stored in the United States. Your personal information will be subject to the terms set out in this Policy and subject to the Terms of Use.

Sharing As Required By, or Permitted By Law

We may share your personally identifiable information as required by, or permitted by law. This may include sharing your personally identifiable information with governmental entities, or third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, other legal process, or as we believe is necessary to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims that have been brought against us, or to defend against possible legal claims that we determine in our sole discretion might be brought against us.

Sharing In Order to Protect Rights, Property, and Safety, and to Report Unlawful Activity

We may also share your personally identifiable information if we determine, in our sole judgment, that the release of your information may protect the rights, property, or safety of you or another person. In this instance we may share your information with law enforcement or any other person or entity we determine, in our sole judgment, may be able to protect you or the other person. We may also report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, or that we reasonably believe may aid a law enforcement investigation into unlawful activity.

Sharing In Cases of Sales, Mergers, or Acquisition

Where HELENA becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, personal information may be provided to the entities and advisors involved subject to a confidentiality agreement, and we will provide notice before any personal information is finally transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


For general inquiries: 
For media inquiries: priscila@helena.co 
For partnerships and projects: ideas@helena.co
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