Terms of Use

The terms and conditions below govern your use of this Web site. Please read these carefully before using this Web site. Your use of this Web site indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not agree to these terms you must not use this Web site.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to Special Olympics, Inc.’s Web site (Web site).  This Web site is owned and operated by Special Olympics, Inc. (SOI), an international non-profit organization incorporated in Washington, D.C., USA.

The terms and conditions below govern your use of this Web site.  Please read these carefully before using this Web site.  Your use of this Web site indicates that you accept these terms.  If you do not agree to these terms you must not use this Web site.

Our Intellectual property rights

SOI owns or is licensed to use all intellectual property rights in and to this Web site and all technical infrastructure (the software) relating to it. If you breach any of these terms your permission to use this Web site and any materials or content included in it, automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloads or printed extracts from this Web site.

Access to and use of this Web site

In accessing any part of this Web site, you agree:

    Not to use this Web site in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of this Web site by other users;
    Not to upload, display or transmit any materials through this Web site which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world;
    Not to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of this Web site or attempt to transmit to or via this Web site any information that contains a virus, worm, trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; and
    Not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on this Web site and entered by or relating to any third party user of this Web site.

Users of Photos and Video

If you are granted permission to log-in and access the Web site to download photos and videos and text (the Material) , you may do so only for the purpose of advertising and promoting the mission  of Special Olympics;  to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities  (the Purpose).

Material contained in this Web site may accordingly be downloaded, viewed and printed for use in the media, including print, broadcast and electronic media provided that Special Olympics is attributed as the source and no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part.

Material must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain but only in pursuance of the Purpose. All other rights are reserved and users must seek SOI’s permission before making any other use of material contained in this Web site.

You shall be responsible for obtaining all authorizations, consents and releases and pay all compensation required by applicable collective bargaining or individual contracts or otherwise required by law.

Your use of the Materials shall not be derogatory to or critical of Special Olympics, Special Olympics athletes or any officer, director, agent, employee, or affiliate of SOI.  The Material shall not be altered in any fashion except as expressly authorized by SOI in writing.

You shall indemnify and hold harmless SOI, its officers, directors and employees from all loss, cost, damage, liability and expense, and reasonable attorneys’ fees that SOI may incur by reason of your use of the Material in any manner not authorized by these Terms of Use.

You shall have no rights to the intellectual property or the software, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to you in order to access the Web site materials. You may not sublicense, assign or transfer any licenses granted by SOI, and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment or transfer shall be null and void.

Users who are posting and submitting material

SOI may at its discretion allow users to upload or post content to individual user pages or to certain areas of the general Web Site (each a Submission).  SOI may in its sole discretion decide whether or not to use a Submission. SOI is hereby licensed to edit, change and remove all content posted to the Web site. You represent, warrant and agree that you will not provide any Submission which is subject to the rights of another person without first obtaining their express authorization and that you are responsible if your Submission injures another person.

You acknowledge and agree that (a) any Submission made by you is not confidential or proprietary information; (b) that SOI is under no obligation to treat your Submissions as confidential or proprietary information; and (c) that SOI may use Submissions for any commercial or other purpose, without compensation or any liability to you.  By posting Submissions, you automatically grant to SOI, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, global license to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), distribute, create derivative works of and sublicense your Submissions for any and all purposes.  You understand that your Submissions may be used and republished.

Exclusions and limitations of liability

This Web site has been prepared with the aim of providing information about Special Olympics, our mission and purpose and our programs, sports offered and athletes.

Owing to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that this Web site or the web sites to which it is linked will always be available to users. You should ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on this Web site was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we do not give any warranty that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all.

This Web site and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that you accept it on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. Where you rely on any information or other material contained in it, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of this Web site are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We exclude all liability whatever, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in respect of any loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of this Web site or of any other Web site linked to it, or from reliance on the contents of this Web site or any material or content accessed through it.

Registration

In consideration of your use of the Materials, you agree to provide and maintain accurate registration details and complete these in any registration forms on the Web site (Registration Data) and to maintain the security of your password and identification.  You acknowledge and agree that you are fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions taken through your account.

Links

Links from this Web site are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party Web site. We do not endorse any linked Web site, or any products, services or companies described in such links.

Jurisdiction

This Web site has been designed and these terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Washington, DC where SOI is incorporated. Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of this Web site shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Washington, DC courts. 

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