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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This website is managed and maintained by The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston as a service to its members and the broader internet community. Our intention is to offer general information about The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston and our programs, facilities, and members. We advise all including but not limited to competitive skaters, skaters, parents/guardians, coaches, trainers, partners, affiliates, contractors, venues and facilities, and all other people, entities, and institutions not to make decisions based solely on the information found on this website.

Changes to These Terms of Use

The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston reserves the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice. By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms of Use. We encourage you to periodically review this Terms of Use page to stay informed about our terms. Your continued use of the website after such modifications will constitute your acknowledgement of the modified Terms of Use and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms of Use.

Content Change and Disclaimer

All information provided on the website of The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston may be updated, altered, or deleted at our discretion without any prior notice. While we strive to ensure the website is both useful and accurate, it may still contain technical inaccuracies or other errors. We bear no responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions on the website, and we do not guarantee the accuracy of information obtained from the website. 

The website and its content are provided "AS IS" for informational purposes only, without any express or implied warranties to any user or third party. This includes, but is not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston does not warrant that the functions contained on the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or its content is free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of the website and its content is solely at your risk. The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston shall not be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising from the use or inability to use this website, events, activities, social media, email, phone or text, or any other communication channels.

Links to Third-Party Sites

This website may contain links to third-party websites. The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or privacy policies of any third-party websites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this website is at the user's own risk.

Translation Disclaimer

Please note that our website uses an automated translation service to present content in languages other than English. While we endeavor to review and refine these translations to the best of our ability, we cannot guarantee their accuracy or precision, as the reviews are not conducted by professional translators or that the translated content was human reviewed. Some content may not be translated accurately and certain meanings may be lost or misinterpreted. Your use of the translated content is at your own risk.

Data Collection, Storage, and Tracking

The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston may collect and store personal data that you voluntarily provide to us while using our website or during your interactions with us online. The types of personal data we collect may include your name, email address, phone number, or other contact details, and any other information you choose to provide. We may use this information to respond to your inquiries, provide services, and operate and improve our website. Any information that we receive through the Site, other than personally identifiable information will be deemed to be NON-CONFIDENTIAL.

 

In addition to the personal data you provide, we may collect information about your use of our website through cookies and similar technology. This may include details of your visits to our website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the website. The information we collect automatically may include personal data, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal data we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. We do this to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalized service.

If you do not want us to collect this information, you can refuse to accept cookies, activate the appropriate setting on your browser or opt-out by using the settings provided in the third-party tracking tools. However, if you select this setting or refuse to accept cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of our website.

Please note that we may not honor "do not track" requests sent from web browsers. To learn more about the use of cookies or other technologies to deliver more relevant advertising and your choices about not having this information used by certain service providers, please see our Privacy Policy. We store your data on secure servers and implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect it. However, no security measures are 100% effective, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data.

When you submit a form on our website, please be aware that the information provided is stored on the Wix platform, our website hosting provider, and an automated email notification containing this information is sent to the email accounts of The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston board members and/or volunteers. This procedure is an integral part of our communication process, ensuring that your inquiries, requests, or any other submitted information reach us promptly and securely.

In certain circumstances, and where relevant or necessary, we may share your information with other entities. This could include, but is not limited to, partner organizations, third-party service providers, or regulatory authorities. Any sharing of information is done in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and is intended to facilitate the provision of services or to fulfill our organizational duties and responsibilities.

By submitting any form on this website, you consent to this process and acknowledge that the protection and security of your data are governed by Wix's own data policies, as well as our internal data management practices. Please review Wix’s privacy policy to better understand how your data is handled by our platform provider. Your use of our website and submission of forms indicates your acceptance of these practices.

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information about how we collect, use, disclose, manage, and store your personal information

 

Assumption of Risk

By participating in any club activities, events, or using the club's facilities, members and participants acknowledge and understand the inherent risks associated with figure skating. They voluntarily assume all risks and responsibilities for any injuries, damages, or losses that may occur during their involvement with the club. The club will not be held liable for any such incidents.

 

Parental/Guardian Responsibility

 Parents or legal guardians of minor participants are responsible for the actions, behavior, and well-being of their children while participating in club activities and events. They agree to supervise their children and ensure compliance with the club's rules and regulations. The club will not be held liable for any incidents or consequences resulting from the actions of minor participants.

Note that this website and comminications is not intended for the use of minors.

Communications and Club Activities

When you visit The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston's website or communicate with us through electronic mail links, please be aware that any information you transmit may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users without your knowledge or permission. We kindly request that you refrain from using these links to share private, protected, or confidential information. By accessing our site or submitting information through it, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information.

To facilitate our club activities and events, both digitally and in person, we utilize various modes of communication such as email, social media, instant messaging apps, digital newsletters, event management tools, as well as direct in-person communication and announcements at the rink where we are based. By engaging in our services and participating in our events, you acknowledge and consent to our use of these communication methods. This may involve sharing important information, event invitations, club announcements, updates, or other relevant details.

It is important to note that each digital platform we employ for communication operates under its own privacy policy, terms of use, and data handling practices that are beyond our control. We encourage you to review the policies and practices of these platforms before utilizing them. If, at any point, you wish to modify your communication preferences or opt out of certain types of communications, please contact us at MemorialFSCH@gmail.com. However, please bear in mind that opting out of certain communications may impact your ability to fully participate in club activities and events.

While we strive to ensure reliable and secure communication, both digitally and in person, it is important to understand that absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. By participating in our club activities and using our communication methods, you accept the inherent risks associated with communication in this context. We appreciate your understanding and agreement to these terms as you engage with The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at the provided email address.

No Professional Advice Provided

The information, content, and resources provided on this website, through emails, online communications, or during in-person communications, or any other means of communication by The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston are intended for general informational purposes only. None of the information offered through these channels should be construed as professional advice of any kind including but not limited to legal, medical, fitness, nutritional, educational, or any other specialized or expert advice.

The club, its affiliates, volunteers, committee members, and directors are not professionals in the aforementioned fields, and the content herein should not be used in place of professional advice. You should not rely upon the material or information provided as a basis for making any business, legal, medical, fitness, nutritional, educational or any other decisions.

If you require professional advice, you should seek appropriate professional consultation before acting or relying on any of the information contained in, linked from, or communicated through this site, email, or in-person communication. Use of the website, and any reliance on any information provided herein, is solely at your own risk.

By using this website or engaging in any form of communication with us, you agree that The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston will not be responsible or liable for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs, or liabilities arising from or related to your use or misuse of the website, communication tools, or the information provided, or your reliance upon any information provided.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston will enforce its intellectual property rights to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Club's logo, trademarks, and website content, including all images, are copyrighted by The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston unless stated otherwise. These materials may not be downloaded, reprinted, copied, or used in any way except as provided herein, without express written permission from The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston.

 

User Conduct and Compliance with Laws

By using this website, you agree to comply with all local, state, national, and international laws and regulations that apply to your use of the site. Any form of misconduct that inhibits the use of this site by others is strictly prohibited.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms of use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. By using the site, you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Texas.

Indemnification

By accessing or using this website, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston, its affiliates, volunteers, committee members, directors, agents, partners, and their respective successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, or expenses, including, without limitation, legal fees and disbursements, resulting directly or indirectly from (i) your breach of any of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, (ii) your access, use, misuse, reliance upon or inability to access or use the website, the content or any website to which the website is or may be linked from time to time, or, (iii) your use of, reliance on, publication, communication, distribution, uploading, or downloading of anything (including the content) on or from the website.

This indemnification obligation will survive the termination or expiration of your interaction with The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston and your use of this website. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. In that event, you will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. This provision will continue in force even after you cease using our website or your relationship with the club ceases. This clause applies to all parties, including but not limited to members, non-members, and third parties who interact with the club or use our website in any capacity.

Termination of Use

The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the website, club communications (electronic or in person), social media, activities, or any other club related services or events for any reason, with or without notice. The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston will not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection therewith.

Organization Structure and Operation

The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston is a small, non-profit organization that is run entirely by dedicated volunteers. These individuals give their time and resources out of a shared passion for figure skating and a commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive community around this sport.

Being volunteer-driven, our resources and manpower may be limited compared to larger, commercially operated entities. We request your understanding and patience when it comes to service delivery, response times, and the realization of club projects and initiatives. We are committed to doing our best within our capacity, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation and active participation in our community.

Please note that our volunteer team does not have professional legal expertise. As such, this Terms of Use, along with our Privacy Policy, is designed to protect both you and the club based on the best practices and standards we are aware of. Should you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of these documents, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us at MemorialFSCH@gmail.com.

Responsibility of All Participants

Everyone interacting with The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston, including but not limited to members, non-members, volunteers, staff, and third parties, is expected to respect the rights and well-being of all individuals involved and adhere to the SkateSafe principles. All participants are expected to abide by a code of conduct, which necessitates behavior that respects the dignity, safety, and privacy of others at all times. This applies to both online and in-person interactions, including, but not limited to, club activities, events, and any communication related to the club. Failure to follow the code of conduct may result in consequences including, but not limited to, termination of membership, banning from events, or legal actions as appropriate.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the services of The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston shall be resolved through mediation or arbitration as agreed upon by both parties. By using the website or services of The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston, you agree to engage in good faith attempts to resolve any dispute before resorting to legal proceedings.

Limitation of Liability for Volunteer Actions

Volunteer Protection The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston recognizes the invaluable contribution made by our volunteers. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the personal liability of volunteers of the club for monetary damages for breach of their duties as volunteers is hereby limited and eliminated.

The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston and its volunteers are not liable for any damages, injuries, or losses occurring during club activities or events. Volunteers act in good faith to fulfill their duties for the club and any claims arising from their actions, while performing these duties, are the sole responsibility of the claimant.

Feedback and Complaints

The Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston welcomes your feedback. If you have suggestions on how we can improve our website or services, or if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our services or our handling of your personal data, please communicate your concerns to us. Your feedback enables us to continually improve how we run the club, and we value it greatly. 

Any disputes or issues should be addressed to us directly via our contact details. We commit to resolving complaints about our collection or use of your personal data in a timely and transparent manner.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support in maintaining a respectful and friendly community, which is vital for the successful operation of our club. Thank you for being a part of the Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston.

These terms of use were last updated on Friday, June 2, 2023.

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