Terms & Conditions
GUIDELINES AND USER AGREEMENT FOR The Judging Connection
The Service values both its own privacy as well as the privacy of all of its users. This statement discloses our practices in significant detail in relation to privacy issues. As the site develops, issues may arise, and we will post occasional statements to keep you up to date.
What we do with your information
We take the information you provide to us and incorporate it into our site listings. We will only use the information you wish to provide on this website. Such purposes might include, but are not limited to, clarifying information you may have given to the Service, notifying you if necessary about any changes, and offering you a membership. We do not disclose your billing information or anything about you to any third party without your express permission. We may collect information about our users as a whole and disclose that information to advertisers for marketing purposes. However, in that situation or any other, we will not disclose your specific personal information.
The Judging Connection attempts to protect your privacy through industry standard techniques. We do not wish to police the information being posted here, nor do we have the time to monitor every posting. Yet, we do grant the rights to remove any material that may be misleading, dishonest, or used for product endorsements and advertisements.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SERVICE:
This Agreement constitutes your agreement with The Judging Connection with respect to your use of the Service. You must agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement in order to become or remain an authorized user of the Service.
Right to Use
- Membership Age
- You represent, warrant and covenant that you are at least 18 years old.
- Members Must Be Free Of A Criminal History
- A member must not be convicted of any felonies, crimes, have a criminal record, or for any reasons not allowed at youth activities.
- Information Being Presented
- All information being presented in a judge biography must be accurate, not misleading, or given in false pretenses.
- No Advertisement
- The judge biographies are not to be used for advertisement, product endorsements, personal gain, or for college recruitment.
- The educational section is not to be used for the endorsement of any certain products, nor for advertisement of any kind, or for personal gain.
- Educational Postings
- The information that is to be presented is for educational purposes and not for any other reasons.
- Copy Right Laws
- The information being presented must come from the original author and not used without permission. No plagiarism or using material without the consent of the original author will be allowed.
- The Calendar is not to be used for advertisement for any products, sales, or breeders sales.
- The purpose of the calendar is to provide a listing of shows, presentations, open shows, and educational events.
- Rights Of Removal
- The Judging Connection has the rights to remove any materials found to be misleading, dishonest, or unethical.
You agree and undertake that you will comply with the following guidelines when using the Service: You will not use the Service to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, slanderous, racist, ageist, or defamatory information, advertisements, pictures or communications that contain offensive language or images of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, provincial, state, national or international law; you will not use the Service to post, or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbot, Trojan horse, worm or other harmful component; you will not use the Service to distribute, promote or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation for funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services, except within specific circumstances as deemed appropriate at our sole discretion; you will not use the Service to post advertisements or other information that, at our discretion, are deemed by us to be an insincere or otherwise non-serious use of the Service; you may not use the Service for any unlawful purpose or to promote any unlawful activity; you may not use the Service to post information, advertisements, communications or pictures for the purposes of interference or entrapment by law enforcement or security agencies, media, or any other person or agency; you will not post information, advertisements, pictures or communications or use the Service in any way which violates, plagiarizes or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including but not limited to any copyright or trademark law, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; you represent and warrant to us that any persons depicted on the Service in any way are over 18 years of age and that you will not depict any person as being under 18 years of age; you will ensure that any information, advertisements, pictures or communications you post on the Service do not contravene any criminal or other laws relating to obscenity.
Monitoring of Information
The Judging Connection has the rights to monitor all information being presented on the website.
Removal of Information
We reserve the right, without limitation, to move, delete or edit any and all information, pictures or materials posted on the Service, that we in our sole discretion deem to violate the Service Guidelines set out above or to be otherwise unacceptable.
Privacy and Use of Information
You understand and acknowledge the following: we cannot ensure the security or privacy of information you provide through the Internet and by electronic mail, and you release us from any and all liability in connection with the use of such information by other parties; we are not responsible for, and cannot control, the use by others of any information which you provide to other parties; you should use caution in releasing personal information to others through the Service; we cannot assume any responsibility for the content sent by other users of the Service, and you release us from any and all liability in connection with the contents of any communications you may receive from other users.
Ownership in Posted Materials and Rights to Incorporate Into Database and Use
You represent that you are the sole owner of all rights in materials posted by you (including all related copyrights) or that you have the absolute right to license their use as provided in this section. While you will retain ownership of the copyright in the materials posted by you, you agree that all materials posted by you shall become part of a database, and that we will own the compilation copyright in that database. In addition, you hereby grant us a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such materials, any portions of such materials and any derivative works created from such materials, in print, electronic and other media, by any means now known or developed in the future. We may sublicense all of our rights and licenses or assign them to third parties. Neither we nor any third party using the materials in accordance with this section will be obligated to pay you any royalties or other compensation for use of the materials.
You understand and acknowledge that use of the Service is at your own risk and that we are not responsible for any incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary, direct or indirect damages of any kind whatsoever that may arise out of or relate to your use of the Service.
You agree to indemnify us, our officers, directors, employees and agents, from any loss or damages, including without limitation, reasonable legal fees, which we may suffer from your activities on or use of the Service, including without limitation, any breach by you of this Agreement or any charges or complaints made by other parties against you. You shall cooperate as full as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you; provided, however, that you shall remain liable for any such claim.
From time to time, we may modify or otherwise amend this Agreement. Notification of any such changes will be posted on the Service or sent via electronic mail at our sole discretion. If you do not agree to any modifications, you must terminate your use of the Service. Your continued use of the Service now, or following the posting of any modifications to this Agreement, will constitute a binding acceptance by you of this Agreement, or any subsequent modifications.
Governing Law and Severability
This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws. Each of the provisions of this Agreement shall apply to full extent permitted by law, and the invalidity in whole or in part of any provision shall not affect the remainder of such provisions or any other provisions.