Please Read These Terms and Conditions Carefully Before Using This Web Site
By using this Web site (the "Site") or downloading any information ("Materials") from this Site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below. Additionally, this Site may contain other terms and conditions that govern particular features, offers, sales or products. In the event that the terms and conditions set forth below conflict with any other terms and conditions contained in this Site, the terms and conditions set forth below shall control.
If you do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions, do not use this Site or download Materials from it.
You are hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display this Site and the Materials thereon. You agree not to use the Site or Materials (1) for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions, (2) in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, interrupt, or otherwise impair the operation of the Site in any way, and (3) in any manner which could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site and Materials. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site, through hacking, password mining, or other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site. You may not upload any files that contain or otherwise introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other software or programs that may damage the operation of the Site or any computer.
You also are authorized to view and download "Materials" at this Site only for your personal use. This authorization is not a transfer of title in the Materials or copies of the Materials and is subject to the following restrictions: (1) you must retain, on all copies of the Materials downloaded, all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials; (2) you may not modify the Materials in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose without our prior written consent; and (3) you may not transfer the Materials to any other person unless you give them notice of, and they agree to accept, the obligations arising under these terms and conditions of use. You agree to abide by all additional restrictions displayed on the Site as it may be updated from time to time. This Site, including all Materials, is copyrighted and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions, with which you agree to comply. You will not permit any unauthorized copying of the Materials. Except as expressly provided herein, you are not granted any express or implied right under any patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secret information.
It is the intention of the owner of this Site to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations (including without limitation those governing unfair competition, antitrust, intellectual property and false advertising) regarding the use of the Site, the placing of bids on or purchase of goods or services through the Site, and posting and retrieval of Materials or information from the Site. The operation of the Site is not intended to facilitate collusion or other illegal agreements among competitors or acts that would violate a third party's copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights or confuse or deceive consumers. Accordingly, each user hereby represents and warrants that it does not intend to and will not use the Site to violate antitrust, copyright, trademark, consumer protection or other laws.
THE MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. THERE IS NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE MATERIALS OR THE RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, MEMORANDUM OR INFORMATION SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. CHANGES TO THE SITE, THE MATERIALS AND THE PRODUCTS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES OR PRICES (IF ANY) DESCRIBED IN THE SITE MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
IN ADDITION, THERE IS NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR ANY SOFTWARE OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR WITHOUT BUGS. THIS SITE, THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS ON THE SITE, AND THE SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
As a convenience to you, links to Web sites operated by others may be provided to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for taking such protective measures as may be necessary to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. In addition, you are solely responsible for the consequences on you of the privacy policies and practices (or lack thereof) of a linked site. We do not provide, expressly or impliedly, any warranty, representation or endorsement with respect to linked sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon, and we do not grant any rights or authorizations of any kind to any party as a result of a link to any linked Web site.
We do not want you to, and you should not, send any confidential or proprietary information to us via the Site. You agree that any information or materials that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to us will not be considered confidential or proprietary. By providing any such information or materials, you grant us an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit and distribute such information and materials, and you further agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to us. You further recognize that we do not want you to, and you warrant that you shall not, provide any information or materials to us that is defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing or otherwise unlawful, or that incorporates the proprietary material of another.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES, BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT, MATERIALS, AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE; EVEN IF SUCH PARTY IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND MATERIALS.
This Site is controlled, operated and administered from the United States of America. We make no representation that materials at this site are appropriate or available for use at locations outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use the Site or export the Materials in violation of U. S. export laws and regulations. If you access this Site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. These Terms and Conditions of use shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.
We are very sensitive to the privacy concerns of the visitors to our Web site. As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected. However, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of our internet servers. Please refer to the following detailed explanation of our policies and procedures with respect to privacy.
We are particularly cognizant of the need for extra vigilance with respect to the privacy of those under the age of 18. As a result, we will not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information with respect to anyone under 18 without providing the parent with the information. In addition, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not require anyone under the age of 18 to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity as a condition of participation.
We collect the internet protocol ("IP") address of visitors to our Web site, aggregate information on what pages are accessed or visited, as well as such information as may be volunteered by the visitor (such as, account registrations).The information we collect may be used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movements and gather broad demographic information. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Except as expressly set forth below, we will not sell, rent or share this information.
From time-to-time, our site may request information from users via surveys or contests, or in order to subscribe to a publication. Participation in these activities is completely voluntary. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code or age). Contact information will be used to notify contest winners and award prizes and for delivery of ordered publications. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the site or its use.
In the future, we may decide to use visitor information for new or different purposes, which have not previously been disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.
In order to have full access to this Web site, a user may be requested to complete a registration form which will require certain contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. In addition, a user may be asked to provide, at the user's option, certain demographic information (such as income level and gender) or other unique identifiers, which will assist us in providing a more personalized experience on our Web site.
A "cookie" is a unique data set or "signature" deposited on a user's hard drive by the web site that the user is accessing. The cookie often allows faster return access to the site, as well as access to certain functions that might otherwise be inaccessible. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once. If a user rejects the cookie, our Web site still can be used. However, use may be limited in some areas. For example, the user may not be able to participate in certain promotions, contests or drawings. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. A cookie from this Web site is not linked in any way to any personally identifiable information.
We share information with local and county 4-H programs. We may also partner with a third party in order to obtain access to specialized services or expertise. When we do so and a user signs up for these services, we will share such contact information as is necessary for the delivery of the services or success of the program. Any recipient of such information is required to restrict use solely to furtherance of the purposes for which the services are intended.
We may also share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. Such information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
In addition, if a user elects to use our "Tell-A-Friend" referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. National 4-H Council will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting the friend to visit the site. National 4-H Council stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact National 4-H Council to request the removal of this information from its database.
When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as online orders and account information, we direct visitors to a secure server. We maintain a Verisign certificate to ensure site security. VeriSign authenticates our organization, enabling you to verify your site and communicate via state-of-the-art SSL or WTLS encryption. This protects confidential information - such as credit card numbers, online forms, and financial data - from interception and hacking.
Choice/Opt-out: Our users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the time when such information is requested.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may also opt-out.
Users of our site will be notified when their information is being collected by a third party partner. We do this so our users can make an informed choice whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any of these terms and conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes will be effective when notice of such change is posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any changes are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes. We may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including the availability of any features of the Site, at any time. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or the entire Site without notice or liability. We may terminate the authorization, rights and license given above and, upon such termination; you shall immediately destroy all Materials and copies thereof.