TERMS OF USE 

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY USING THE WWW.WASHINGTONICEDOGS.ORG WEBSITE (THIS "SITE"), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.   IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE OUR SITE.

As used in these Terms, "we," "our," "us" and “Washington Ice Dogs" refer to The Washington Ice Dogs.

Changes to these Terms. WE MAY AMEND THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE BY POSTING THE AMENDED TERMS ON THESE SITES. USE OF ANY OF OUR SITES FOLLOWING ANY SUCH CHANGE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AS CHANGED. For this reason, you should review these Terms whenever you use our Site.

These Terms were last revised on July 21, 2018.

Ownership and Use. Materials contained on or obtained through our Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, data, audio and video, presentations, (collectively, the "Materials"), are owned or licensed by The Washington Ice Dogs, whether created by The Washington Ice Dogs or provided by The Washington Ice Dogs Members for display on our Site. News articles, videos and other publicly offered media (collectively “News Media”) displayed on The Washington Ice Dogs web site remains the intellectual property of the creating/issuing organization.  The Washington Ice Dogs (and its third-party licensors, should there exist any in the future) retain all proprietary rights in and to the Materials, including all intellectual property rights associated therewith (e.g., copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and know-how) and all broadcasting rights or other distribution rights associated therewith, except as noted above. In addition, the entire content of each Site is copyrighted as a collective work by The Washington Ice Dogs. Unless otherwise expressly indicated on our Site, except for downloading, storing, viewing and printing limited portions of the Materials and News Media for your own personal, noncommercial use, you may not download, store, print, modify, copy, reproduce, translate, perform, display, publish, create derivative works of, distribute or otherwise use the Materials/News Media in any way, without the prior written permission of The Washington Ice Dogs.  

You must retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials or News Media on any copy you make of the Materials or News Media. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose all or any portion of our Site. You may not use any metatags or any other similar hidden text utilizing The Washington Ice Dogs' name or trademarks. 

We may, in our sole discretion, modify, add or discontinue any aspect, content or feature of our Site at any time, with or without notice.

User Postings. As a user of our Site, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of any of your postings in or to our Site, if any (e.g., postings in chat rooms, bulletin boards, personalized web pages, etc.). By submitting any material for posting on our Site, you automatically grant (or, if you are not the owner, you warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted) The Washington Ice Dogs a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive and fully sub licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, perform, display and otherwise exploit such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other work in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

We do not represent or guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any material posted by users of our Site nor do we endorse any opinions expressed by any users. If you rely on material posted by other users, you do so only at your own risk.

Although we may occasionally screen or monitor material posted by users, we do not do so systematically, and we are not obligated to do so. We may for any reason edit, refuse to post or remove without notice any materials posted by users. However, we have no obligation to do so. If you become aware of any material that violates these Terms, you may email such information to us at washingtonicedogs@gmail.com .  We do not guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of your contact. We reserve the right to expel any user and to prevent further access to this Site for any or no reason, including violation of these Terms or applicable law. However, we have no obligation to expel any user or to prevent further access to this Site.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Activities. This Site may provide additional rules for participating in activities on or through this Site ("Rules"), including sweepstakes, contests and other activities. This Agreement is incorporated by reference into any specific Rules for a particular activity. To the extent that any conflict exists between these Terms and specific Rules, the Rules for the particular activity shall govern.

Registration On Our Sites. If you wish to register on our Site you agree to provide accurate, current and complete personal data and information about yourself (such as name, age, address, etc.) as required by our registration form(s) and further agree that you will update such data to keep it accurate, current and complete. The Washington Ice Dogs reserves the right to suspend or terminate your use of our Site if we discover, or have a reasonable basis to believe that any of the data you have provided is inaccurate, incomplete or untrue. 

Links to Third-Party Websites. This Site contains links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely for your convenience. They are not an endorsement by us of the content of such third-party web sites. We are not responsible for the content or practices of linked third-party sites and do not make any representations or warranties about the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party web sites or the practices of such sites. 

Submissions. We welcome comments regarding our service. However, any comments, feedback, notes, messages, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, "Comments") submitted to us will be our exclusive property. Submission of any such Comments constitutes an assignment to The Washington Ice Dogs of all worldwide right, title and interest in and to all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to the Comments, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to make such an assignment and that such Comments do not violate or infringe any rights of anyone. The Washington Ice Dogs will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, publish and distribute any Comments for any purpose whatsoever (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other work in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. For this reason, we ask that you do not send us any Comments that you do not desire to assign to The Washington Ice Dogs, including, but not limited to, any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THIS SITE AND THE MATERIALS/NEWS MEDIA ARE PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS, AS-AVAILABLE BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WASHINGTON ICE DOGS, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS THIRD PARTY LICENSORS AND VENDORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATIONAL CONTENT. CERTAIN STATES DO NOT ALLOW DISCLAIMERS OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO ONE OR ALL OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

You understand and expressly agree that use of our Site and the Materials/News Media is at your sole risk and that this Site and the Materials/News Media may not be current, complete, uninterrupted, accurate or error-free. We make no representation or warranty regarding the use, validity, security, accuracy, currency, completeness, reliability or the results from the use of this Site or the Materials/News Media and do not assume any liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Materials/News Media or any actions taken or not taken in reliance upon the Materials/News Media. The Materials and News Media may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current and, therefore, we reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE WASHINGTON ICE DOGS OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES FOR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA, GOODWILL OR OTHER INTANGIBLES) ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THESE TERMS, THESE SITES, THE MATERIALS/NEWS MEDIA (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OF OUR SITES OR THE MATERIALS/NEWS MEDIA), OR ANY INFORMATION, GOODS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR OBTAINED THROUGH OUR SITES, EVEN IF THE WASHINGTON ICE DOGS HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT OR WARRANTY). CERTAIN STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

 Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Washington Ice Dogs and its affiliates and their officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all third-party claims, liability, actions, demands, costs or expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to your use of our Site or the Materials/News Media, material that you post to this Site or otherwise provide to The Washington Ice Dogs, or your breach or violation of these Terms. The Washington Ice Dogs reserves the right to defend any such claim, and you agree to provide The Washington Ice Dogs with such reasonable cooperation as it may request.

 Privacy Statement. Be sure to check our Privacy Statement to understand our practices. The Privacy Statement is subject to these Terms and is incorporated by reference herein.  By agreeing to these Terms, you are also consenting to our use of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

Notice and Procedure for Claims of Copyright Infringement. We may, at our discretion and in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied or used on our Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Designated Agent with a signed statement containing the following information:

  • A description of the infringing material

  • A description of the copyrighted work(s) that you believe has been infringed

  • The name of the owner of the copyright

  • Your name

  • Your address, telephone number and/or email address

  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the allegedly infringing use was not authorized by the owner, an agent for the owner, or by law

  • A statement that all of the information you have provided is true, and

  • A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of the copyright or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Notification of claims of copyright infringement relating to material on our Site should be sent to the following Designated Agent by mail, facsimile or email as follows:

Washington Ice Dogs

11212 Chaucers Ridge Court

Laurel, MD 20723

Email address: washingtonicedogs@gmail.com

Children Under the Age of 13.  We recommend that parents and guardians instruct their children on the safe use of this Site and supervise their children as necessary. An excellent resource for teaching children to use the Internet safely is available at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec10.shtm.   Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to register on our Site or post content on our Site without the permission of their parent or guardian.  In addition, please see the section of our Children’s Privacy Statement  applicable to children under the age of 13.  If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13, you must complete any online registration or sign up for your child who is under age 13.  As your child's legal guardian, you are responsible for determining whether the Materials/News Media on our Site are, or are not, appropriate for your child.  You may modify your child’s information or cancel your child’s registration on our Site at any time by e-mailing us at washingtonicedogs@gmail.com.  

Dispute Resolution. These Terms will be governed by the internal laws of the State of Maryland.  You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising from or relating to this Site or these Terms may be brought only in a court of competent jurisdiction in Annapolis, Maryland, and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction, venue and convenience of such courts. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or relating to this Site or these Terms shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.

 Miscellaneous. These Sites are based in the United States, and the servers supporting this Site are in Canada. Access to the Materials/News Media or use of this Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access this Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. Headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not be used to interpret or construe its provisions. If any term or provision of these Terms is found to be invalid, void or unenforceable by any court having competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. Any waiver of any term or provision of these Terms will be effective only if it is in writing and signed by The Washington Ice Dogs. No waiver of any term or provision of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or provision or any other term or provision. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and cancel and supersede all prior oral and written negotiations, agreements or understandings between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. Except as provided above in the Section labeled "Changes to these Terms," no modification of any provision of these Terms shall be valid or binding unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of The Washington Ice Dogs.