Welcome to the THSAA Terms and Conditions along with various applications and tools on third-party websites and devices, such as Facebook and other social media (such services offered through the Website, applications or tools collectively, the “Services”).
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
We may change these Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Posting of the updated Terms and Conditions on the Websites will constitute notice to you of any such changes, although we may choose other types of notice for certain changes. Changes will become effective upon notice. Your continued use of the Websites or Services following notice shall constitute your acceptance of all changes, and each use of the Website or Services constitutes your reaffirmation of your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the changes to these Terms and Conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy will be to terminate your account and cease use of the Website or Services.
1. CLAIMING YOUR NAME ON THE THSAA ALUMNI SITE AND USING OUR SERVICES
A. Claiming your name and using our services.
THESE SERVICES ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR ACCESS AND USE BY INDIVIDUALS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE CERTIFYING THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD. Our Services are primarily intended to be utilized by residents of the United States and we may limit or restrict access to the Website and Services based on your geographic location or ISP. There is no cost to claim your name in your class year and use our website and services.
B. Your Information.
C. Your Password.
When you claim your name we will either ask you to create a password, which you can change at any time by logging onto the “Profile” portion of the Services. Alternatively, you may have the option of using your Facebook login credentials or similar login processes or co-registration forms from or on other third party websites to create an account and authenticate your access to the website. Because any activities that occur under your account are your responsibility, it is important for you to keep your password secure. Notify us immediately if you believe that someone has used your account without your authorization.
2. SPECIAL TERMS THAT APPLY TO THSAA ALUMNI SITE USERS
A. The THSAA website Conduct Guidelines.
Services contain areas that enable members to communicate and share information, including without limitation sending email through the Services, providing social media links (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) information next to your name on the class roster. When you use the communication tools, you may have the opportunity to disclose, post, upload, or otherwise publicly display, or to share directly with other members, information and other content, including without limitation biographical information, photographs, stories and comments. While we may provide you access to use these communications tools, we also wish to remind you that you should choose carefully what information you post via the Services and share with other members.
You are required to use the communication tools responsibly, just as you would act responsibly when communicating or interacting with others in your offline communities. As a result, we expect and require that you take full responsibility for the content that you post on or send through the Services. We have established Conduct Guidelines that outline your responsibilities when using the Communication Tools.
The following Conduct Guidelines apply to and govern your use of the Communication Tools. Prohibited activities:
Creating a false identity, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity
Claiming a Name on behalf of another person
Engaging in behavior meant to threaten, harass, intimidate or bully others or which constitutes predatory or stalking conduct
Using the Services as a venue to air personal disputes with other individuals
Providing any Content that is illegal, obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit, depicts graphic or gratuitous violence or illegal drug paraphernalia, or is derogatory, demeaning, malicious, defamatory, abusive, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise determined to be objectionable
Providing any Content that encourages a criminal offense or infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party
Posting web addresses that link to pornographic or inappropriate content, websites that promote your or someone else’s commercial gain, websites that provide services similar to those offered by us, or any other content that violates these Community Standards
Providing or posting private communications from us or any other party without such party’s permission
Copying or re-posting content provided by others or otherwise use information or content you obtained on the Services in any manner not authorized by us or the contributor
Participating in any unauthorized or unsolicited promotions, advertising, junk mail, spam, or any other form of solicitation, or otherwise use the Services for any commercial purpose
Violating any applicable local, state, national and international law or regulation
Interfering with, interrupting, destroying or limiting the functionality of the Services or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
Gaining unauthorized access to the Services, other members’ accounts, or computers connected to the Services
Collecting users’ content or information, or otherwise access the Services, using automated means, such as scripts, bots, robots, spiders or scrapers
Doing anything that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the proper working or appearance of the Services, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other functionality
B. The THSAA website Member Conduct – Monitoring and Enforcement.
We do not actively monitor the communication tools or the content that is provided through such communication tools, nor are we obligated to do so. Accordingly, we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content. Because individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or otherwise objectionable. We encourage you to use the tools available on the services to report any content that you think may violate the Conduct Guidelines. We may investigate the complaints that come to our attention, but are not obligated to do so. If we choose to investigate, we will take any action that we believe is appropriate in our sole discretion, such as issuing warnings, removing the content, or suspending or terminating accounts. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. In such cases, we may not remove content that you believe is objectionable. Please remember that you can always choose to refrain from using any part of the services that exposes you to something that you are uncomfortable with. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including any errors or omissions in any Content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to or denial of access to any content. In addition, we are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or member of these Services.
C. Opting In to displaying links to your email and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) on the THSAA website.
We do not claim ownership of any of the Content you submit or post through the THSAA website Services or allow us to obtain from third parties to include in the Services. Instead, you hereby grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, store, distribute, display, communicate, perform, transmit, create derivative works based upon, and promote such Content (in whole or in part) in any medium now known or hereafter devised. Please remember that you are ultimately responsible for all of your content, and you therefore warrant and represent that you are entitled to grant the foregoing license and that the content does not violate any third party rights. No compensation will be paid for the use of your content.
3. OUR PROPERTY RIGHTS
The THSAA website, and all of the content, information and other material that they contain, other than the content posted by our users, are owned by us, or our third party licensors, and are protected by intellectual property and other rights and laws throughout the world. Subject to your compliance with these Terms and Conditions, we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable license for the period of your membership to access the services and view any materials available on the services.
Aside from this limited license, nothing found on the THSAA website may be copied, reproduced, republished, distributed, sold, licensed, transferred or modified without our express written permission. In addition, the trademarks, domain names, logos and service marks displayed on the services are our property or the property of our licensors. This Agreement does not grant you any right or license with respect to any such trademarks, domain names, logos or service marks. If you are aware of Materials on the services that infringes the copyright or other right of a third party, please contact us through the Copyright Infringement Policy process, which is described in Section 9 below.
4. AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES We do not provide you with access to the Internet or the equipment necessary to access the Internet or the Services. You are responsible for the fees charged by others to obtain access to the website and services and for obtaining the equipment necessary to access the services. From time to time we may modify, suspend or discontinue any of the services with or without notice to you. We shall not be liable to you for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance. We may establish certain policies and practices concerning use of the services, such as the maximum number of email messages, search reports, message board postings or other Content that can be sent through the services and the number of days that these items will be retained on our systems. We have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content, or search reports maintained or transmitted by or through the services. We reserve the right to change our practices and policies at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you.
5. LINKING TO OR FROM THE SERVICES You may link to THSAA website without our prior written consent; however, while the Services may have links to the websites of third parties, we have no control over those websites. We are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services, information or other materials on or available from those websites. We are also not 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 content, advertising, products, services, information or other materials on those websites.