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Access

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Prohibited uses

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Termination

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Disclaimers

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing IS WITH YOU, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRESENCE OF ADWARE, VIRUSES, SPYWARE, AND/OR WORMS, ETC. SHOULD THE MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU, AND NOT The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING AND REPAIR. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS). WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing WILL BE CORRECTED. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing OR FROM The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR OTHER AFFILIATED COMPANIES, OR ITS OR THEIR SUPPLIERS (OR THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS OF ANY SUCH ENTITIES) (COLLECTIVELY, “THE The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing PARTIES”) SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing DISCLAIMS ALL EQUITABLE INDEMNITIES.

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Exclusions and limitations

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain damages. Accordingly, some of the above disclaimers and limitations of liability may not apply to you. To the extent that any The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing Party may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of the The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing Party’s liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.

Modifications to The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing Websites

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing at any time without notice to you.

User submissions

Certain areas of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing may permit you to submit feedback, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials (each, a “User Submission”). By submitting a User Submission; whether blog posts contributed via RSS, blog posts written directly on the site, or comments, the contributor agrees to give The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing a perpetual, non-exclusive license to the content that The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing publishes; you grant to The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide, license (sublicensable through multiple tiers) to (a) use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display your User Submissions (or any modification thereto), in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or later developed and (b) use (and permit others to use) your User Submission in any manner and for any purpose (including, without limitation, commercial purposes) that The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing deems appropriate in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, to incorporate your User Submission or any modification thereto, in whole or in part, into any technology, product, or service). The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to display advertisements in connection with User Submissions and to use User Submissions for advertising and promotional purposes. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing may, but is not obligated to, pre-screen User Submissions or monitor any area of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing through which User Submissions may be submitted. You agree that you are solely responsible for all of your User Submissions. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing is not required to host, display, or distribute any User Submissions on or through The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing and may remove at any time or refuse any User Submissions for any reason. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage of any kind to any User Submissions. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing does not want to receive any User Submission that is confidential. You understand and agree that any User Submission will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and that The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing will be free to disclose your User Submission to any third party absent any obligation of confidence on the part of the recipient. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing does not guarantee that you will have any recourse through The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing or any third party to edit or delete any User Submission you have submitted. By posting you agree to be solely responsible for the content of all information you contribute, link to, or otherwise upload to the website and release The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing, LLC from any liability related to your use of the Website.

By submitting any User Submission, you represent and warrant that:

  1. you are at least 18 years old;

  2. you own all rights in your User Submissions (including, without limitation, all rights to the audio, video, or digital recording and the performance contained in your User Submissions) or, alternatively, you have acquired all necessary rights in your User Submissions to enable you to grant to The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing the rights in your User Submissions described herein;

  3. you have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of your User Submissions;

  4. you are the individual pictured and/or heard in your User Submissions or, alternatively, you have obtained permission from each person (including consent from parents or guardians for any individual under the age of eighteen (18)) who appears and/or is heard in your User Submissions to grant the rights to The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing described herein;

  5. your User Submissions do not infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;

  6. you voluntarily agree to waive all “moral rights” that you may have in your User Submission;

  7. any information contained in your User Submission is not known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;

  8. your User Submission does not violate any law (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising);

  9. your User Submission is not, and may not reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically, religiously, or otherwise biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, or invasive of another’s privacy;

  10. you were not and will not be compensated or granted any consideration by any third party for submitting your User Submission;

  11. your User Submission does not incorporate materials from a third party web site, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than your own);

  12. your User Submission does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other potentially damaging programs or files;

  13. your User Submission does not contain any information that you consider confidential, proprietary, or personal;

  14. your User Submission does not contain or constitute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation;

  15. you are solely responsible for the content of all information you contribute, link to, or otherwise upload to The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing Websites; and

  16. you release and indemnify The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing and sponsors of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing Websites from any claims and/or liability related to your use of those Websites.

Content Contributors

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing publishes user contributed content in the form of blog posts and comments. By providing blog posts either via RSS feed or directly on the site, comments or other content to the site, contributors agree to the following:

1. Contributors may cease contributing new content at any time by emailing the site editorial team

2. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to not publish contributed content at The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s discretion.

3. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing will attribute content to the author.

4. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to syndicate all contributed content in summary form via RSS to third parties.

5. All contributed content may contain the author’s byline, a very brief biography of the author, and, in the case of material provided to us via RSS from the author’s own blog, a link back to the original post in the footer of the full post.

6. Contributing authors are solely responsible for the originality and accuracy of their submissions.

7. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing recognizes that blogging is a heavily referential medium and that bloggers frequently cite and quote from each other’s work. Such citations might be protected under the legal doctrine of fair use. However, The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing will remove any post that crosses the line from fair use to plagiarism, at The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s sole discretion. Authors who knowingly submit plagiarized work may be banned from The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing communities.

8. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to remove any sharing links or advertising accompanying contributed posts.

9. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to set fonts and styles, adjust image alignments, and otherwise alter post layout to insure that posts comply with The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s global site styling.

10. From time to time, The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing may need to display summary versions of contributed content. In such cases, The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing may edit posts in summary form. Such summaries will contain a link to the full and unaltered post. In such circumstances, The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing will strive to preserve the original meaning and intent of the content.

11. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to edit post headlines for clarity or search engine optimization (keyword inclusion).

12. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to make corrections for spelling and grammar.

13. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to reproduce blogger bios and accompanying pictures in The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s marketing and promotional materials.

Visitors

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s communities are intended to enable lively but civil interaction. Use of language that is abusive, off-topic, uses excessive foul language, or includes ad hominem attacks will not be tolerated. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to determine what constitutes inappropriate behavior and to bar offenders at its sole discretion. Unless expressly permitted, you may not publish or reproduce the content that appears on any part of this site. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to block or remove postings or communications at any time at The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s sole discretion.

Links to third-party websites

Some links on The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing Websites may link to third-party sites. Such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing is not obligated to review such third-party websites, does not control such third-party websites, and is not responsible for any such third-party websites or their content (or the products, services, or content available through the same). Thus, The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing does not endorse or make any representations about such third-party websites, any information, software, products, services, or materials found there or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from the The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing Network, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Linking to this Site

You may create links to this Site from other websites, but only in accordance with the following terms and in compliance with all applicable laws.

Absent The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s written authorization otherwise, a website that links to this Site:

  1. may link to, but shall not replicate, any content of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing (including any The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing logo);

  2. shall not create a browser or border environment around any content of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing;

  3. shall not imply that The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing endorses such website or any products, services, or content available through such website;

  4. shall not misrepresent its relationship with The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing;

  5. shall not present false or misleading information about The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing, its products, or its services;

  6. shall not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive, or controversial; and

  7. shall contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.

Trademarks

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing and any other product or service name or slogan or logo contained in The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing are trademarks of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing or its suppliers or licensors and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing or the applicable trademark holder. Ownership of all such trademarks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any name, trademark, or product or service name of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing without The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site (including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts) is the service mark, trademark, and/or trade dress of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing and may not be copied, imitated, or used (in whole or in part) without The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s prior written permission. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation thereof by The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing.

Procedure for making claims of infringement

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing respects the intellectual property rights of others. Accordingly, The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing has a policy of removing User Submissions that violate copyright law, suspending access to The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing (or any portion thereof) to any user who uses The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing in violation of copyright law and/or terminating in appropriate circumstances the account of any user who uses The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing in violation of copyright law. Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512, The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If you believe your copyright or other intellectual property right is being infringed by a user of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing, please provide written notice to the following The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing agent for notice of claims of infringement:

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing, LLC

Email: athletebrandingmarketing@gmail.com

Your written notice must: (a) contain your physical or electronic signature; (b) identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property alleged to have been infringed; (c) identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing to locate that material; (d) contain adequate information by which The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing can contact you (including postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address); (e) contain a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material or other intellectual property is not authorized by the owner, the owner’s agent or the law; (f) contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and (g) contain a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other intellectual property right owner.

International and export issues

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing makes no representation that The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing is appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing from territories where its contents are illegal or restricted is prohibited. If you choose to access The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable Laws.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing Parties from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from your (or anyone using your account’s) violation of these Terms of Use. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in such case, you agree to cooperate with The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing’s defense of such claim.

Electronic communications

When you visit the Site or send e-mails to The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing, you are communicating with The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing electronically. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing may respond to you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all such notices, disclosures, and other communications that The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

General

These Terms of Use constitute the entire and exclusive and final statement of the agreement between you and The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing with respect to the subject matter hereof, superseding any prior agreements or negotiations between you and The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing with respect to such subject matter. The law of the State of Virginia shall be used to govern, construe and enforce all rights and duties of the parties arising from or in any way relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Use including, without limitation, the performance, construction interpretation and enforcement thereof. All lawsuits arising from or relating to these Terms of Use shall be brought in the Federal or State courts located in Albemarle County, Virginia, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts for such purpose. The failure of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the intentions of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing and you as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. The section titles in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. These Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any termination of your use of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing. These Terms of Use will be interpreted without application of any strict construction in favor of or against you or The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing. These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing without restriction.

Modifications to these Terms of Use

The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing may, in its sole and absolute discretion, change these Terms of Use from time to time. The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing will post notice of such changes on the applicable Site. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing. Continued use of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes. Certain provisions of these Terms of Use may be superseded by expressly-designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing and, in such circumstances, the expressly-designated legal notice or term shall be deemed to be incorporated into these Terms of Use and to supersede the provision(s) of these Terms of Use that are designated as being superseded.

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