Vetsports : Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions.

Welcome to vetsportsao.org, this service for veterans to meet each other, get active by creating or joining events, and to see what other veterans are doing across the country. This site is operated by VETSports Inc. By using the vetsportsao.org Website, (the “Website”) you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (this “Agreement”), whether or not you register as a member of VETSports Inc. (“Member”). If you wish to become a Member and make use of the vetsportsao.org service (the “Service”), please read these Terms of Use. If you object to anything in this agreement, do not use the Website or the Service.

  1. Acceptance of Terms of Use Agreement.

a.    Electronic Agreement. This Agreement is an electronic contract that sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and your membership in the Service. This Agreement may be modified by VETSports Inc. from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by VETSports Inc. on the Website. This Agreement includes VETSports's Acceptable Use Policy for Content Posted on the Website, VETSports Inc. Privacy Policy, VETSports' subscription policies and any notices regarding the Website. By accessing the Website or becoming a Member, you accept this Agreement and agree to all of the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein.

b.    Electronic Form. By accessing the Website or becoming a Member, you consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form.

c.     Non-electronic Copy. You have the right to receive this Agreement in non-electronic form. You may request a non-electronic copy of this Agreement either before or after you electronically sign the Agreement. To receive a non-electronic copy of this Agreement contact us online or send a letter and self-addressed stamped envelope to: VETSports, 11010 West Ave, Kensington, MD 20895.

d.    Withdrawing Your Consent. You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form.

                                      i.        Effect. Should you choose to withdraw your consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form, we will discontinue your then-current username and password. This means that you will not have the right to use the Service unless, and until, we issue you a new username and password.

                                    ii.        Notice. To withdraw your consent and/or request a non-electronic copy of this Agreement, contact us online or send a letter and self-addressed stamped envelope to VETSports, 11010 West Ave, Kensington, MD 20895.

                                   iii.        Effective Timing. Your withdrawal of consent shall be effective within a reasonable time after we receive your withdrawal notice described above. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the legal validity or enforceability of the Agreement provided to, and electronically signed by, you prior to the effective date of your withdrawal.

e.    Access and Retention. In order to access and retain this electronic Agreement, you must have access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must use all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device. Please print a copy of this document for your records. To retain an electronic copy of this Agreement, you may save it into any word processing program. Via, the Website, we will notify you of any changes in the hardware or software requirements needed to access and/or retain this Agreement that create a material risk that you will not be able to continue to access and/or retain this electronic Agreement.

Eligibility.
You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and a veteran or transitioning service member of any branch of the United State Military. You have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you become a Member, you represent and warrant that you have never been convicted of a felony, Court Marshaled, or have received a dishonorable discharge, and that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity.


1- Respect all players, opponents, volunteers, coordinators, umpires, and spectators. Disrespectful actions are not taken lightly and you will be banned from participating in future events.

2- Participating in any type of physical activity carries risks. Please consult with a physician before taking on any new activity. We are not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in any event.

3- You are expected to uphold yourself in a manner that reflects the warrior ethos.

4- You shall not use VETSports events for solicitation. This website is intended for personal use, not for companies or organizations, and no company or organization shall register for any purpose. 

5- You shall not give any veteran's information to any third party.

6-  Interaction with other members

A. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT VETSports CURRENTLY DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ITS MEMBERS. VETSports ALSO DOES NOT INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ALL OF ITS MEMBERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS MEMBERS. VETSports MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF MEMBERS WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE MEMBERS. VETSports RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT ANY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OR OTHER SCREENINGS (SUCH AS SEX OFFENDER REGISTER SEARCHES), AT ANY TIME AND USING AVAILABLE PUBLIC RECORDS.

B. IN NO EVENT SHALL VETSports BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE ACTIVITIES INVOLVED IN OR THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS, ACTIVITIES, OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS OF THIS SERVICE OR PERSONS YOU MEET THROUGH THIS SERVICE. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON. IN ADDITION, YOU AGREE TO REVIEW VETSports CODE OF CONDUCT PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. YOU SHOULD NOT PROVIDE YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION (FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION) TO OTHER MEMBERS. VETSPORTS INC. DOES NOT REQUEST ANY TYPE OF PAYMENT FOR EVENTS ESTABLISHED THROUGH THIS SERVICE THAT ARE NOT ESTABLISHED BY AN OFFICIAL REGIONAL COORDINATOR OR AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL OF THE ORGANIZATION. EVENTS THAT MAY HAVE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THEM WOULD BE PAID DIRECTLY TO VENDOR WHERE EVENT IS HAPPENING OR TO SOMEONE BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT OF MEMBERS REGISTERED FOR AN EVENT. (IE. PLAYING A ROUND OF GOLF WITH OTHER MEMBERS SET UP THROUGH THIS SERVICE WOULD MEAN YOU PAY THE GOLF COURSE, NOT VETSPORTS OR ANYONE ELSE). 

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Content on VETSportsao.org

A. Propretary - VETSports owns and retains all proprietary rights within the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of VETSports, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

B. Reliance on Content. We do our best to ensure all information and events are as accurate as possible. However, Events, Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Service, but not directly by VETSports, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. VETSports
 does not: (i) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the Service, or (ii) adopt, endorse or accept responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by any party that appears on the Website. Under no circumstances will VETSports or its affiliates be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on information or other content posted on the Website or transmitted to or by any Members.

8- Content Posted by You on vetsportsao.org.

A. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, “post”) on the Service, or transmit to other Members. You will not post on the Service, or transmit to other Members, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). You will not provide inaccurate, misleading or false information to the Company or to any other Member. If information provided to VETSports Inc., or another Member, subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify VETSports Inc. of such change.

B. You understand and agree that VETSports may review and delete any content, messages, double-blind emails, photos or profiles (collectively, “Content”), in each case in whole or in part, that in the sole judgment of VETSports Inc. violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Members.

C. By posting Content or event or message to any public area of VETSportsao.org, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to VETSportsao.org, its affiliates, licensees and successors, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You further represent and warrant that public posting and use of your content by VETSportsao.org will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

D. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website. VETSports Inc. reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication or solicitation from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators.
It includes, but is not limited to, Content that:

is patently offensive to the online community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
-harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”;
-promotes information that is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
-promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated images, audio or video, or links to pirated images, audio or video files;
-contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
-provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
-provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
-solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; and
-engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.

Your use of the Service, including but not limited to the Content you post on the Service, must be in accordance with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
You may not give out any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses to other members via this service.
You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members. This includes but is not limited to solicitation or advertising to buy or sell any products or services through the Service or to attend parties or other social functions or networking for commercial purposes. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. Although Match.com cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, we reserve the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which we deem appropriate in our sole discretion.
All information you include in your Member profile must be accurate, current and complete.

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Prohibited Activities. VETSports Inc. reserves the right to investigate and terminate your membership if you have misused the Service, or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate or whose conduct is unlawful or illegal. The following is a partial list of the type of actions that you may not engage in with respect to the Service:
    • You will not impersonate any person or entity.
      You will not create false events
      You will not create events that are inappropriate in nature (ie. adult bars, gambling. VETSports has the right to delete any event or ban members who do not represent our values.  
    • You will not “stalk” or otherwise harass any person.
    • You will not express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by VETSports Inc. without our specific prior written consent.
    • You will not use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine”, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or its contents.
    • You will not post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
    • You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Service.
    • You will not interfere with or disrupt the Services or the site or the servers or networks connected to the Services or the site.
    • You will not post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
    • You will not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted through the Service.
    • You will not “frame” or “mirror” any part of the Service or the Website, without VETSports prior written authorization. You also shall not use meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to VETSports or the Service or the site in order to direct any person to any other web site for any purpose.
    • You will not modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service or the Website or any software used on or for the Service or cause others to do so.

 
10- Member Customer Service
VETSports Inc. will make all efforts to respond to feedback, member issues, emails, and concerns but is    not obligated to resolve issues between members. Your actions are your sole responsibility. 

11 - Links.
This Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Match.com has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that VETSports Inc.  is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that VETSports Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of, or reliance upon, any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

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Indemnity by You.
You agree to indemnify and hold VETSports Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

No Third Party Beneficiaries.
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
 


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