Your use of our Internet site ("the Southeastern Athletic Officials' Association site") or any of the products or services offered on our site (collectively, the "Services") is subject to these Terms of Use ("Terms"). We may modify these Terms at any time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on our site. Your use of our site constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications that we make.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice or liability.

1. Restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of our Services
2. Change, suspend or discontinue all or any part of our Services including the availability of any Service feature, database, or content.
3. Refuse, move or remove any material that you submit to our site for any reason.
4. Refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on our site.
5. Deactivate or delete your account on our forums and all related information.
6. Establish general practices and limits concerning use of our site.

By visiting our website you agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.

Content On Our Site

Our site includes a combination of content that we create, that our members create, and that our users create. This content is intended for your personal, non-commercial use and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to any other person or entity. All materials published on our sites, including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, trademarks, service marks, logos, sound clips, video clips, flash animation, names, articles, columns, artwork and software are protected by our copyrights or trademarks or those of our partners. Except as specifically provided herein, you may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, copy, download, post or in any way exploit any of the materials or content or our sites in whole or in part.

"Southeastern Athletic Officials' Association" and other Southeastern Athletic Officials' Association logos, products, and service names are the property of the Southeastern Athletic Officials' Association. We will enforce our intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. All other trademarks appearing on our sites are trademarks of their respective owners and our reference to them does not imply or indicate any approval or endorsement by their owners unless such approval or endorsement is expressly made.

You are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on our site ("Your Content"). You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in Your Content. You hereby grant us, a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sub-licensable license to use, modify, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, sell, transmit, distribute and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for the purposes of (i) displaying Your Content on our site, (ii) distributing Your Content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it, and/or (iii) storing Your Content in a remote database accessible by end users, for a charge. This license shall apply to the distribution and the storage of Your Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.

We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content on our site. Without limitation, we are not responsible or liable for any content, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or that it infringes or may infringe the intellectual property or other rights of another. You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen all content, but that we have the right, but not the obligation, at our sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any content that is publicly available via our sites. Our sites also contain information about products and services offered by third parties, including product specifications, pricing, availability, performance and editorial commentary. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent, objectionable or that is inaccurate and you bear all risks associated with using that content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable.

Use of Our Site

The technology and software underlying our sites and our Services is the property of the Southeastern Athletic Officials' Association and our webhost. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, reverse engineer, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right to the technology or software underlying our sites or our Services. You agree not to modify the software underlying our sites in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of such software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our site.

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not use our sites to take any of the following actions:

1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal right (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
2. Publish, post, upload, email, distribute or disseminate (collectively, "Transmit") any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful content
3. Transmit files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents
4. Transmit files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person's computer, our sites, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment.
5. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose unless you have our written consent to do so.
6. Transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters.
7. Download any file that you know or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
8. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material.
9. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any public area within our site.
10. Collect or store personal information about other end users
11. Interfere with or disrupt our site, servers or networks.
12. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Southeastern Athletic Officials' Association member and/or website representative or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
13. Forge headers, manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through our sites, or to manipulate your presence on our site.
14. Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
15. Engage in any illegal activities.

You agree to use our bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or message or communication facilities (collectively, the "Forums"), only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to that particular Forum.

We reserve the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Forums at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

If you choose a username that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, abusive or which might otherwise subject us to public disparagement or scorn, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your username, delete your posts from our sites, deny you access to our site, or any combination of these options. If you continue to choose usernames that we find objectionable, we reserve the right to permanently terminate your access to the Forums.

Unauthorized access to our site is a breach of these Terms and a violation of the law. You agree not to access our site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing our site. You agree not use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access, monitor or copy any part of our site except those automated means that we have approved in advance and in writing.

Use of our site is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our site or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.

Use of Third Party Sites and Services

Our site provides you with opportunities to link to or otherwise use third party Internet sites and services (the "Third Party Services"). Your use of any such Third Party Service is subject to the terms and conditions, if any, associated with that Third Party Service (the "Third Party Terms"). In the event that any such Third Party Terms conflict with our Terms, the Third Party Terms will control during your use of the Third Party Service. Because we have no control over Third Party Services, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such Third Party Services, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such Third Party Services. You further acknowledge and agree that we 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 use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such Third Party Service.

We do not sell, resell or license any of the products or services that we review or list on our sites, and we disclaim any responsibility for or liability related to them. Your correspondence or related activities with third parties, including payment transactions and goods delivery transactions, are solely between you and that third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any of your transactions with third parties. Any questions, complaints or claims related to any product or service should be directed to the appropriate vendor.

Disclaimer of Warranties

We disclaim any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, mis-delivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Internet using search results from our site. We disclaim any responsibility for service outages that are caused by our maintenance on the servers or the technology that underlies our site, failures of our service providers (including telecommunications, hosting and power providers) computer viruses, natural disasters or other destruction or damage of our facilities, an act of nature, war, civil disturbance or other cause beyond our reasonable control.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE CONTENT ON OUR SITES. OUR SITE AND THEIR CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SITES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTY THAT (i) OUR SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) ANY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIALS WILL BE NON-INFRINGING, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF OUR SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (v) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT YOU PURCHASE OR OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (vi) ANY ERRORS IN OUR SITE OR THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED, AND (vii) OUR SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE SERVERS ON WHICH OUR SITE AND CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES; ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE, ANY CONTENT OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, TOOLS, PRODUCTS OR PROPERTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF OUR SITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONTENT.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OR THROUGH OUR SITE OR OUR PARTNERS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.

OUR SITE MAY CONTAIN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF TEXT, IMAGES, AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS, FACTS, ARTICLES, OR OTHER INFORMATION CREATED BY US OR BY THIRD-PARTIES. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT IN OUR SITE IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, SUCH CONTENT IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON BY YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE.

INFORMATION CREATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT YOU MAY ACCESS ON OUR SITE OR THROUGH LINKS IS NOT ADOPTED OR ENDORSED BY US AND REMAINS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

YOU HEREBY WARRANT AND REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE IN ALL RESPECTS QUALIFIED AND COMPETENT TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS.

Limitations of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE OUR SITES; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM OUR SITES; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANYONE ON OUR SITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO OUR SITE. FURTHER, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS AND OUR SITES WILL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES PAID BY YOU UNDER THESE TERMS.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THAT OF OUR THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW

Severability

If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect.

Miscellaneous

These Terms, including all terms, conditions and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Southeastern Athletic Officials' Association and govern your use of our site, superceding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to our site. Our rights under these Terms may not be waived unless we agree to such change in writing. These Terms are personal to you and you may not assign, sub-license, transfer, sell or delegate these terms without our prior written approval. Any attempt to do so shall be null and void.

 

Revised: September 15, 2017