Welcome to E-Dancesport, a California-based corporation dedicated to making the healthy motivation of competition accessible to all dancers, no matter their age, level, style, location, or income, for a common goal of building and sharing skill, talent, and creativity, giving exposure and financial support to dance professionals to share their expertise, because dancing is nature’s perfect activity – physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. This section outlines our relationship with you.
By using the Platform, you are representing and warranting that: (a) you are at or above the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, or that you have a parent or authorized caregiver’s consent to participate; (b) you own or have sufficient authorization to use the computer, mobile device, technology or other device you use to access the Platform (collectively, “Device”); and (c) you will access and use this Platform in accordance with these Terms.
THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDES AN AGREEMENT TO MANDATORY ARBITRATION, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT ANY DISPUTE RELATED TO THE PLATFORM TO BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN PROCEEDING IN COURT. IF YOU WANT TO OPT-OUT OF THIS MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION/ARBITRATION PROVISION BELOW DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURES YOU MUST FOLLOW TO DO SO. THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION/ARBITRATION PROVISION ALSO INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO PROCEED WITH ANY DISPUTE INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION. THIS AGREEMENT ALSO INCLUDES A JURY WAIVER.
The E-DanceSport may change or modify the Platform or the Terms at any time. Such changes, revisions, or modifications shall be effective immediately upon being posted. Any use of the Platform by you after we post changes to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of those changes.
The E-DanceSport reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to and use of the Platform, with or without prior notice. Otherwise applicable sections of the Terms shall survive termination. The E-DanceSport also reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms. Upon termination, you must cease all use of the Platform, including any of the E-DanceSport Content (defined below).
To access any services available through the Platform, you must provide all communications services, equipment and software necessary to connect to the Platform (“Device(s)”). You are responsible for ensuring that your equipment and/or software does not disturb or interfere with the Platform’s operations. If any upgrade in or to the Platform requires changes in your equipment or software (including the operating system for your Device), you must effect these changes at your own expense.
You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Platform to take any action that could harm us or any person or entity (a “person”), interfere with the operation of the Platform, or violate any laws. For example, and without limitation, you may not:
You also agree you will not use the Service for or in connection with offering any third-party product or service not authorized or approved by E-Dancesport.
When you use the Service for an authorized purpose, you must include all proprietary notices without changing, hiding or deleting them.
You may not engage in any conduct that is, or that E-DanceSport deems to be, in violation of the Terms.
Violations of system or network security and certain other conduct may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate and work with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the Terms. We may suspend or terminate your access to the Platform for any or no reason at any time without notice.
Certain areas of the Platform may enable you to submit videos or photos, post comments, send emails, or otherwise provide information to E-DanceSport or other persons. You remain fully responsible for the materials that you provide to us or others, including without limitation information, audio recordings, photographs, video recordings, documents, or other materials submitted, posted, uploaded, sent or otherwise transmitted to us or others (“User Content”). You agree not to provide User Content that:
Your License to Us. By submitting User Content, you grant us and our designees a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, fully sub-licensable, transferable, license to publish, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, edit, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works, make, sell, offer for sale, export, and otherwise use and exploit your User Content (or any portion thereof) in any way that we want and in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You hereby waive any moral rights you may have in your User Content. You represent that you have obtained all necessary permissions necessary to grant us those rights, including from any person identified in or implicated by your submission (including those shown in photographic content), and, in the case of minors, also from their parents or legal guardians, as appropriate.
No Obligation to Publish. We are not obligated to publish or use your User Content. The E-DanceSport is not in any manner endorsing any User Content that it may publish or post on the Platform and cannot, and will not, vouch for its reliability. The E-DanceSport is not responsible for any User Content and has no duty to monitor the User Content posted on the Platform. You use any information contained in User Content at your own risk. The E-DanceSport and its designees have the right, in their sole discretion, to monitor, review, edit, remove, delete, disable, refuse, restrict, or terminate access to your User Content or the Platform (in whole or in part) at any time, without prior notice and in our sole discretion, for any or no reason. The obligations that you have to us under these Terms shall survive termination of the Platform, any use by you of the Platform, any User Content on the Platform, or these Terms. You will not continue to post any User Content that the E-DanceSport has previously advised you not to post.
No Obligation to Monitor. You acknowledge and agree that we have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all User Content. You further acknowledge and agree that while we reserve the right to remove User Content in our sole discretion for any reason, we have no duty to do so. We also reserve the right to turn over any User Content to law enforcement officials.
Unsolicited Creative Submissions. If you submit Creative Submissions to E-DanceSport, you acknowledge and agree that you hereby automatically transfer your entire right, title and interest in and to such unsolicited Creative Submissions, including copyrights and all other intellectual property rights, to E-DanceSport. You expressly waive all moral rights in all unsolicited Creative Submission that you submit to E-DanceSport. You acknowledge and agree that no unsolicited Creative Submission that you submit to the E-DanceSport will be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on the part of the E-DanceSport, and that the E-DanceSport will have the right to freely disclose and use all such unsolicited Creative Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without obligation to compensate you. You hereby waive any and all claims against the E-DanceSport with respect to all such unsolicited Creative Submissions, including but not limited to claims of unfair competition, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, breach of implied contract and/or breach of confidentiality. Without limitation thereof, you agree that E-DanceSport is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products, services and content using such information, without any credit, notice, approval or compensation to you. You agree to execute such other instruments as may be necessary to effectuate the intent of this paragraph.
All content, information, materials, computer code, and software that are part of the Platform other than your User Content (collectively, the “E-DanceSport Content”) is the property of the E-DanceSport or third parties. You may access, use and display the Platform and download and print copies of the E-DanceSport Content only for non-commercial, informational, personal use, without modification or alteration in any way, and only so long as you comply with these Terms.
Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights. The E-DanceSport Content is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. You acknowledge that all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Platform are owned by the E-DanceSport or its third-party licensors to the full extent permitted under the United States Copyright Act and all international copyright laws and all other applicable laws. Unless expressly permitted by an authorized person in writing, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit, or in any way use or exploit any part of the E-DanceSport Content except that you may make use of the content for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes only and as explained below, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices posted along with the E-DanceSport Content. To obtain written consent to use a copyrighted work, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copying or downloading these materials for anything other than your personal use is a violation of these Terms.
Your Use of Content from Our Platform. The E-DanceSport may, from time to time, offer Platform users the opportunity to download certain software from the Platform (e.g., E-DanceSport screensavers). For purposes of this Agreement, the term “software” includes any files or images incorporated in or generated by the software, and any data accompanying the software. We hereby grant to you a non-exclusive and non-transferable license, during the term of this Agreement, to download and use a single copy of any software that we so offer to Platform users on a single computer for your personal, informational, non-commercial use only, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in such software.
We also invite you to download a single copy of the text, graphics, animation, photographs and other materials contained in the Platform on any single computer for your personal, informational, non-commercial use only, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in such materials.
The use of any such materials (including the software) in any other manner or for any other purpose, including on any other web site or networked computer environment or the creation of any derivative works from them, is prohibited.
Notice of Infringement. The E-DanceSport respects intellectual property rights. If you believe in good faith that your work has been reproduced or is accessible on the Platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated agent with all pertinent information in writing to E-DanceSport at email@example.com.
The Platform may permit or require you to register or select a password prior to permitting access to certain products or services available through the Platform. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your registration information and password, and for all uses of your password.
YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE OPERATION OF THE PLATFORM OR THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, OR GOODS APPEARING OR OFFERED ON THE PLATFORM OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY WEBSITES LINKED FROM THE PLATFORM. THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS,” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO (I) THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NO LIENS AND NO ENCUMBRANCES; (II) THE WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, MISAPPROPRIATION OR VIOLATION OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON; (III) WARRANTIES ARISING THROUGH COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE IN TRADE; AND (IV) THE WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CORRECTNESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF DATA OR CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON THE PLATFORM OR OTHERWISE BY E-DANCESPORT. FURTHER, THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN ANY DOCUMENTATION. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, THAT THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION E-DANCESPORT CONTENT, FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE, FREE OF VIRUSES, OR UNINTERRUPTED. E-DANCESPORT DOES NOT NECESSARILY ENDORSE, SUPPORT, SANCTION, ENCOURAGE OR AGREE WITH ANY E-DANCESPORT CONTENT OR ANY USER CONTENT, AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND LIABILITIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USER CONTENT OR E-DANCESPORT CONTENT. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE BY OR ON BEHALF OF E-DANCESPORT SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE, WILL E-DANCESPORT, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE PLATFORM BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF THE TERMS OR YOUR ACCESS, USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY E-DANCESPORT CONTENT OR USER CONTENT, OR ANY SITES LINKED FROM THE PLATFORM. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF E-DANCESPORT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the E-DanceSport’s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of the Platform.
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend E-DanceSport, and its affiliates and licensors, and each of their respective officers, directors, contractors, agents, employees, successors and assigns from and against any and all demands, claims, damages, liabilities, judgments, fines, interest, penalties, losses, costs, expenses and harms, including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and fees of other professional advisers, arising out of or in connection with (i) your use of the Platform (including, without limitation, your User Content and your use of any E-DanceSport Content), (ii) your online conduct, (iii) your violation or breach of these Terms, (iv) your failure to comply with any applicable laws or regulations, (v) your negligence, willful misconduct, or violations of the intellectual property or other rights of any person, or (vi) any of your dealings or transactions with other persons resulting from use of the Platform. You shall not settle any such claim without the prior written consent of E-DanceSport. These obligations will survive any termination of these Terms.
Business Use of Our Service. If you are using the Service on behalf of a business, that business accepts these Terms. The business will hold harmless and indemnify E-DanceSport from any claim, suit, or action arising from or related to the use of the Service or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees.
This section applies to any dispute you have with the E-DanceSport, unless the dispute involves rights to your, the E-DanceSport’s, or our licensor’s intellectual property.
Location and Governing Law. These Terms are governed by, and must be construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States and the State of California, as applicable, without giving effect to their principles of conflicts of law. By using the Platform, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other states, countries, territories or jurisdictions.
Notice of Dispute. For any problem or dispute that you may have with E-DanceSport, you acknowledge and agree that you will first give E-DanceSport an opportunity to resolve your problem or dispute. This includes you first sending a Notice of Dispute, which is a written statement that sets forth the name, address, and contact information of the party giving it, the facts giving rise to the dispute, and a proposed solution. You must send any Notice of Dispute by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You then agree to negotiate with the E-DanceSport in good faith about your problem or dispute. This should lead to resolution, but if for some reason your problem or dispute is not resolved satisfactorily within sixty (60) days after E-DanceSport’s receipt of your written description of it, you agree to the further dispute resolution provisions below.
Small Claims Court. You may litigate any dispute in small claims court in Marin County, CA or in your own county of residence, if the dispute meets all the requirements to be heard in small claims court.
Binding Arbitration. If you and E-DanceSport do not resolve any dispute by informal negotiation or in small claims court, any other effort to resolve the dispute will be conducted exclusively by binding arbitration as described in this section. You are giving up the right to litigate (or participate in as a party or class member) all disputes in court before a judge or jury. Instead, all disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the Federal Arbitration Act. Any court with jurisdiction over the parties may enforce the arbitrator’s award.
Class Action Waiver. Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor E-DanceSport will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.
Arbitration Procedures. Any arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. You agree to commence arbitration only in your county of residence or in Marin County, California. You may request a telephonic or in-person hearing by following the AAA rules. In a dispute involving $10,000 or less, any hearing will be telephonic unless the arbitrator finds good cause to hold an in-person hearing instead. The arbitrator may award the same damages to you individually as a court could. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only to you individually, and only to the extent required to satisfy your individual claim.
Claims Or Disputes Must Be Filed Within One Year. To the extent permitted by law, any claim or dispute under this agreement must be filed within one year in small claims court, or in an arbitration proceeding. The one-year period begins when the claim or Notice of Dispute first could be filed. If a claim or dispute isn’t filed within one year, it’s permanently barred.
Integration and Severability. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between E-DanceSport and you, superseding any prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us. In the event any provision of these Terms is held unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions and will be replaced by an enforceable provision that comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.
No Waiver. Our failure to enforce any provisions of the Terms or respond to a breach by you or other parties shall not in any way waive our right to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of the Terms or to act with respect to similar breaches.
Assignment and Binding Effects. You must not assign these Terms or any rights or obligations herein without the prior written consent of E-DanceSport and any attempted assignment in contravention of this provision is null and void and of no force or effect. E-DanceSport has the right to assign these Terms, and any of its rights or obligations herein. These Terms are binding upon each party and its respective successors, heirs, trustees, administrators, executors and permitted assigns.
Separate Terms and Conditions. In connection with your use of the Platform, you may be asked to consent to policies or terms and conditions in addition to these Terms. Please read these supplemental policies and terms carefully before making any use of such portions of the Platform. Any supplemental terms will not vary or replace these Terms regarding any use of the Platform, unless otherwise expressly stated.
You acknowledge that these Terms are an agreement between you and E-DanceSport only, and not with the app store where you downloaded the E-DanceSport app (for iOS users, the App Store operated by Apple Inc. (“Apple”) or for Android users, the Google Play store operated by Google Inc. (“Google”). Apple or Google are not liable for any damages related to the Platform. Apple and Google shall each be a third-party beneficiary of this agreement with respect to this paragraph.
Please direct any questions, complaints or claims related to the Platform or your use of the Platform, or requests to use a copyrighted work or trade or service mark right to email@example.com.