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USE OF MATERIALS
Women Talk Sports maintains this Website for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the Website. You may NOT reproduce, distribute, modify, display, publish, perform, license or prepare derivative works based on, repost, transmit or otherwise use the content of this Website WITHOUT WTS''s PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright or any other intellectual property right.
Any use of the materials, other than as explicitly permitted in the above paragraph, is a violation of WTS's copyright and other proprietary rights.
ONLINE CONTENT, CONTRIBUTIONS, COPYRIGHT
WTSs mission is to create an online network that connects the very best content relating to women's sports. The site aims to raise the level of awareness of women in sport by providing comprehensive sport coverage, spotlighting outstanding achievements, and working with sporting associations on advocacy issues and empowering programs.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and require that our users do the same. You may not upload, embed, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity.
The Site includes a community area where members can post messages, information, videos and images such as forums, blogs and personal stories that can be accessed and viewed by others, including the public in general.
Authors own the copyright in Postings but, by submitting Postings to public areas of the Site, or agreeing to syndicate content via RSS feeds or other methods, authors grant WTS and our affiliates a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to publish and republish information posted by them onto WTS sites. This includes the right to use, copy, display, perform, distribute (through multiple tiers of distributors), adapt, translate, edit and promote postings in any medium and any manner we choose, and to attribute your postings to you.
Images posted on the site are believed to be published according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (title 17, U.S. Code). If you see an image that you believe violates a copyright, please contact us asap.
Participants in any discussions, or other forum within the site, agree not to use language that is threatening, abusive, vulgar, discourteous, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, that violates the property rights of others (including without limitation infringing use of a copyright or trademark), that violates the privacy or publicity right of others, or that is in violation of applicable laws. Users also agree not to post or transmit information or materials that would violate rights of any third party or which contain a virus or other harmful component. WTS reserves the right to edit or remove messages or materials submitted by you. In addition, users may not use this site to conduct any activity that is illegal or that violates the rights of others and users may not use this site to advertise or sell products or services to others; Comments contain the opinions and views of other users. WTS is not responsible for the accuracy of any messages on this site and users should always consult a qualified professional before relying on any information found on this site.
By participating in any forum on the site, users grant to WTS an irrevocable, transferable and worldwide right to use, reproduce, publicly perform and display, distribute, sublicense, and sell any suggestions, ideas, comments or other information communicated to WTS for any purpose WTS chooses, commercial or otherwise, without any compensation.
We know you've got plenty to say. We encourage dialogue and welcome your thoughts and opinions on any and all of the topics covered on this site.
A few notes:
- The first time you leave a comment, editors will have to approve it for posting. We do that to ensure that you're not a machine. During the week, first time moderation will typically occur within 24 hours.
- Personal attacks and foul language = not tolerated. Adding to the discussion = encouraged.
- Stay on-topic. Off-topic comments will be removed from the thread.
- Comments revealing personal information (e.g. place of residence, personal history) about bloggers or other commenters will be removed
- Comments should contribute to the dialogue. Please support any claims with links to sources whenever possible. We love opinions. We love it even more when you back them up.
- We don't censor comments based on ideological point of view. We only delete those comments that are abusive, inflammatory or derogatory. off-topic, use excessive foul language, or include ad hominem attacks.
- Comments that are commercial in nature - and serve to sell or promote a product rather than add to the discussion will not be posted.
At this time, all the content on WomenTalkSports.com is free. We may offer premium or subscription content in the future, but for now everything is free for personal or educational use (meaning you may not sell it or republish without our consent).
WRITING ABOUT COMPANIES OR PRODUCTS
Unless a post is labeled sponsored, the companies and products we write about are chosen by our editorial staff. We sometimes receive review copies of books, sports apparel, and other product but there is no quid pro quo agreement to write about them. If a sponsor is paying for a post, it will be labeled "sponsored."
Occasionally sponsors will guest post editorially on a topic we feel is worthy of coverage and of value to the community. If you would like to pitch us for coverage on the site, you can a) send a news tip from our contact page b) send an email or press release (please include a link to the release online) to our editorial staff (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not call us for editorial coverage. If we're interested, we'll call you.
CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS
From time to tome we offer contests or giveaways, in many cases we are also given the same products by our contest sponsors.
REVIEWS AND SPONSORED CONTENT
In the event that WomenTalksports.com includes reviews or sponsored content the following policies apply:
All reviews and sponsored content will be clearly labeled with a disclosure specific to the content:
Some reviews are uncompensated and are created as a service to our readers
Some reviews and content may be compensated and will be clearly labeled as a sponsored post.
We will always provide truthful information and our honest opinions, whether the content is compensated or uncompensated
Most importantly, we always put our readers first, and frequently turn down sponsored content opportunities we don't think is a fit for our audience.
WTS sells advertising on its websites and on sites owned by other companies who ask WTS to obtain advertising on their behalf. Generally these are banner advertisements or sponsorships by companies that want to reach individuals interested in women's sports. WTS works to make sure that products advertised on our sites are appropriate for visitors.
WTS also makes money by asking consumers who come to our sites if they want to receive information about a particular product or service. People may choose to receive the information because they want to learn more about a product or in some cases, to save money on a product. Consumers opt-in to receive sponsored-information, and when they do so, we explain that information they provide to receive information from an advertiser will be sent to an advertiser sponsoring the program. Consumers may also opt-out from receiving sponsored information.
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As a convenience for Users, the site contains links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. WTS has not reviewed all of the sites linked to this Website and is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this Website. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by WTS of the sites. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.
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GENERAL PROVISIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
WTS may revise these terms from time to time by updating or revising this posting, with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of its posting. WTS controls and operates this site from its headquarters in Los Angeles, California, United States of America and makes no representation that these materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access this site, you do so on your own initiative and risk and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. If any portion of these terms is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law to the greatest extent possible and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Any cause of action you may have against WTS or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, shareholders, officers, directors or agents with respect to this Website must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to, or use of, the Website or WTS material must be instituted in state or federal court in Los Angeles County, California.
You should assume that everything you see or read on the Website is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Website without the written permission of WTS. WTS neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Website will not infringe upon rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with WTS . Images, photographs, or illustrations displayed on the Website are either the property of, or used with permission by, WTS . The use of these materials by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Website. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on this Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of WTS , its affiliates and other third parties. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Website without the written permission of WTS , or its affiliates or such third party that may own the Trademark displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless WTS and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, suppliers, and other third parties assisting in the operation of the site from any claims, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) that may arise from your use of the site in any way or from your breach of the terms of this Agreement.
TERM AND TERMINATION
This Agreement is effective until terminated by WTS for any reason, with or without notice. Upon any termination of this Agreement, you agree to discontinue your use and access of the site and immediately destroy all materials obtained from it.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PROTECTION
We take care to protect the privacy needs of children under the age of 13 and encourage parents to be an active participant in their child’s online activities. We abide by the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other relevant laws. We will not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from kids 12 and younger.
WTS reserves the right to make any and all changes to the Site at its sole discretion without notice to users. WTS reserves the right to deny access to the Site to anyone at any time, and to terminate this Agreement at any time without notice in its sole discretion. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers, and other terms contained in the Site; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, 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 Agreement shall continue in effect. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and WTS with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and WTS with respect to the Site. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to WTS.
Effective Date: 2/10/09