Terms of Service

Doyenne Group, Inc. 

The Doyenne Group, Inc., a Wisconsin non-profit organization, ("Doyenne,” “we,” “our” or “us”) has implemented these Terms of Service ("Terms") to govern the access and use of our website, and should be carefully read. By accessing or using this website and the online services offered by Doyenne, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms as well as those terms specifically outlined in any subsequent agreements should you qualify for funding from Doyenne. 

Our Services

Services Provided
Doyenne helps qualifying women-owned ventures develop and grow their businesses through our three core strategies

  1. Develop the Entrepreneur: Expand entrepreneurial skills through professional development workshops, webinars, networking, and mentoring.

  2. Fund the Ventures: Put dollars into the hands of women entrepreneurs through new and innovative pipelines and increase the number of women investing in women.

  3. Transform the Narrative: Change the face of entrepreneurship through public messaging and programming that highlights women entrepreneurs, and level the playing field by advocating for inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Form, Applications, Survey, and Event Registration Process
Any business that fills out a form, application, survey, event registration, or other  is considered an “Applicant.” 


Confidential Information

Any Applicant may disclose “Confidential Information” to Doyenne in connection with any application form, survey, registration, or other processes, which is anything that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure including, but not limited to, non-public business, product, technology and marketing information. If something is labeled “Confidential,” that’s a clear indicator to Doyenne that the material is confidential. Notwithstanding the above, Confidential Information does not include information that (a) is or becomes generally available to the public without breach of any obligation owed to the Applicant; (b) was known to Doyenne prior to its disclosure by the Applicant without breach of any obligation owed to the Applicant; (c) is received from a third party without breach of any obligation owed to the Applicant; or (d) was independently developed by Doyenne.

Protection and Use of Confidential Information

Doyenne will (a) take at least reasonable measures to prevent the unauthorized disclosure or use of Confidential Information, and limit access to those employees, affiliates and contractors who need to know such information in connection with the Evergreen Application; and (b) not use or disclose any Confidential Information of the Applicant for any purpose outside the scope of the Evergreen Application Process. Nothing above will prevent either party from sharing Confidential Information with financial and legal advisors; provided, however, that the advisors are bound to confidentiality obligations at least as restrictive as those in these Terms.

Compelled Access or Disclosure

Doyenne may access or disclose Confidential Information of the Applicant if it is required by law; provided, however, that Doyenne gives the Applicant prior notice of the compelled access or disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at the Applicant's cost, if the Applicant wishes to contest the access or disclosure. Without limiting the foregoing, please review the Data Request Policy in our Privacy Policy for details on how requests may be made for the disclosure of Applicant Data and how we will handle those requests. If Doyenne is compelled by law to access or disclose the Applicant’s Confidential Information, the Applicant will reimburse Doyenne for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing access to such Confidential Information as well as the reasonable cost for any support provided in connection with the Applicant seeking a protective order or confidential treatment for the Confidential Information to be produced.


Our Website

Information on this Website
The information contained in this website is not intended to provide any legal, financial, or tax advice to individuals or entities, and should not be relied on or used for such purposes. Downloading, printing or copying from this website must be for noncommercial, personal use only. You are encouraged to read our Privacy Policy for additional information.

Links from Our Website
Doyenne strives to make available products, services and resources that we consider to be of value to our Members and the businesses that we support. Some of those products, services, and resources may be offered through other nonaffiliated third parties. We may do this by providing direct links to other websites. We provide these links solely as convenient pointers to information on topics that may be useful to users of our website. You should know that once you leave Doyenne’ website, we have no control over, or responsibility for, the content, products, services or privacy policies of non-affiliated websites. Links to other websites or references to products, services and resources other than those of Doyenne does not imply the endorsement or approval of such websites, products, services or publications. You should always review the privacy and security policies of those sites before proceeding.

Doyenne may at any time make modifications, changes, and alterations to the content of this website, including these Terms, without prior notice. Users are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms for any changes. Your continued use of this website following any modifications, changes or alterations shall constitute your acceptance of each such modification, change or alteration. Information provided on this website is considered accurate and up-to-date. Any such modifications, changes or alterations will be effective immediately unless otherwise noted.

Severability and Conflicts with other Terms
If any provision of these Terms is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, in whole or in part, then that provision will be severable from these Terms and won't affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. Conflicts between our Terms and the specific terms and conditions of any other agreements executed between you and Doyenne will be controlled by the specific terms and conditions of the other agreements. 

Copyrights, Trademarks and/or Service Marks
Unless otherwise specified, the content of this website including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, buttons, images, data compilations, icons, and code, is the property of Doyenne and/or its affiliates/subsidiaries, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Unauthorized use of any logos and/or name or trade names or service marks belonging to Doyenne is prohibited. Certain graphics, logos, icons, designs, words, titles or phrases contained in this web site may constitute trade names, trademarks or service marks of Doyenne or others. Trademarks or service marks may be registered in the United States and in other countries as applicable. The display of trademarks or service marks on the pages of this website does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted unless expressly stated herein. Any unauthorized downloading, re-transmission or other copying or modification of trademarks/service marks and/or the contents herein may be a violation of law, and could subject the copier to legal action. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Disclaimer of Warranties
Although we make every attempt to ensure that the contents provided or otherwise displayed on our website are accurate, we make no representation, endorsement or warranty that the contents are accurate or suitable for your particular purpose. The website and its contents are provided on an “AS IS” basis. Use of the website and its contents is at the user’s sole risk. The website and its contents are provide without any representations, endorsements or warranties of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranties of title or accuracy and any implied warranties of merchant ability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, with the sole exception of warranties (if any) which cannot be expressly excluded under applicable law. 

Limitation of Liability
In no event will Doyenne or its subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, contractors, or their respective officers, directors or employees be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, whether under a contract, tort or any other theory of liability, arising in connection with any applicant’s use of our website or a linked site, any failure, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay, computer virus, line system or loss of data; any loss of use related to our website or a linked site; any website operated by any third party; or any contents of this website or any linked site, even if Doyenne is aware of the possibility of such damages.

No waiver by Doyenne of any right under or term or provision of these terms of service will be deemed a waiver of any other right, term, or provision of these terms at that time or a waiver of that or any other right, term, or provision of these terms at any other time.

Governing Law
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to the conflict of laws thereof, and to the laws of the United States.