RCTID.com Terms of Service
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Ownership and Use Restrictions.
We own and operate the Site. We maintain it for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication. We have the right to contract with other parties to operate different parts of the Site or Services.
We own or license the content and materials contained on or distributed within the Site or Services (the “Content”). Content includes, for example, photos, text, images, video, user interfaces, graphics, logos, and intellectual property related to the Site or Services. Wordmarks, logos, trade names, packaging, and designs displayed on the Site or in the Services (“Trademarks”) are owned by us, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM”), United Soccer Leagues, LLC (“USL”), National Women’s Soccer League, L.L.C. (“NWSL”), NWSL Media, LLC (“NWSL Media) or any of our or their affiliates, even if the Trademarks do not contain a ©, ™ or ® symbol. Nothing on this Site or in the Services grants you any license or right to use any Trademark. You’re not permitted to use any Content, including Trademarks, except as permitted by these Terms. You should interpret “use” broadly. For example, this prohibition means you’re not permitted to reproduce, republish, create derivative works based on, modify, upload, post, or publicly display any Content, including any Trademarks.
It’s possible that your use of Content will infringe upon the rights of other parties. If you use Content or Trademarks without appropriate authorization, you may violate copyright laws, trademark laws privacy and publicity laws, and other communications regulations. We make no representation or warranty otherwise.
Access to the Site
To access the Site, you need to have access to the Internet. You’re responsible for any fees related to accessing the Internet. It’s possible that features of the Site and Services will require software downloads or other minimum technical requirements, which we may change from time to time. You’re responsible for determining whether your device satisfies the minimum technical requirements.
Registration to Use Some Features
You may be required to create a password in connection with your registration or username. You’re responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your password and any use of your account under your password.
Submissions include, among other things, messages submitted to the Site or the Services usernames, ideas, articles, concepts, suggestions, processes, techniques, plans, and materials, that you submit to us, whether we request them or not. When you make a Submission, you’re automatically granting us a non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, republish, create derivative works based on, modify, upload, post, publicly display, and license the Submission. As we described above, “use” is meant broadly. This right and license is perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, royalty-free, and worldwide. Use can occur in any format (e.g., Internet, television, newspaper, etc.) even if that format has not yet been created and may be for any purposed (e.g., advertising) without payment to you or your consent. You’re not entitled to compensation, credit, or notice in connection with your Submissions. However, we may include your name without your consent and without compensation to you in connection with the use of your Submission. Submissions are treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary.
If we decide to claim full ownership of a Submission, rather than an irrevocable perpetual license, you agree to assign all right, title, and interest in the Submission to us without additional payment and to promptly sign additional documents to effect the assignment. If you make a Submission, you represent and warrant that you own or control the rights to the Submissions and that the use of the Submission will not infringe or violate the rights of any other person or any law.
Code of Conduct
You agree not to use the Site and Services, including making Submissions, in a way that: (1) imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure, interferes or disrupts the Site, the Services or the networks connected to the Site or otherwise restricts or inhibits any other user from using and enjoying the Site or the Services; (2) is, or encourages conduct that is, unlawful, threatening, abusive, bigoted, hateful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, indecent, or otherwise objectionable to us; (3) constitutes, advocates, or encourages conduct that would constitute or give rise to a criminal offense, civil liability, or other violation of law; (4) violates, plagiarizes, or infringes the rights of third parties (e.g., intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or publicity) or reveals confidential information or trade secrets in an unauthorized manner; (5) contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb, cancelbot or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routine; (6) harms or attempts to harm minors; (7) contains material of a commercial nature; (8) contains advertising, spam, or commercial solicitations of any kind; (9) constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; or (10) contains irrelevant material, including that which incites disputes, demeans, or wishes injury on a player or us or other users.
In addition, you agree not to: (1) harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users by electronic or other means or engaging in spidering, screen scraping, database scraping or other such activity; (2) use any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical or other information for purposes of registering as a user of the Site or Services, or for purposes of registering for any promotions offered through the Site or Services; (3) delete or revise any material or other information of any other user of the Site or Services; (4) use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any Service or any activity being conducted on the Site; (5) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including, without limitation, browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Site or Services to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Site or Services to be used for any commercial purpose; (6) allow any other person or entity to use your username or password; (7) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site or Services; (8) access data not intended for you, gain unauthorized access to the Site or Services or log into a server or account that you’re not authorized to access; (9) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (10) attempt to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by way of submitting a virus to, or overloading, “flooding”, “spamming”, “mailbombing” or “crashing” the Site or Services; (11) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting; or (12) gamble on any of the features of the Site or Services or using any of the features to help gamble on any soccer match.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
We may investigate any suspected violations of security of the Site, Services, or the law, and we may involve and cooperate with law enforcement in prosecuting violations.
Links and Embedding
The Site or Services may contain links to other websites and services, which may not be under our control. We are not responsible for the contents of those other websites and services.
Non-commercials sites may link to the Site without our express permission if the link is a word – not a logo (e.g., rctid.com) and separated from and not associated with any sponsorship, advertising or other commercial text or graphics that might be on the page with the link. You may not link to the Site using any of our logos or any MLS, NWSL, or USL logo. No link to the Site may be “framed” where the link originated if the “frame” contains any sponsorship, advertising, or other commercial text or graphics. Links to and from the Site or Services are not an endorsement by us of any third-party website or content. Linking to the Site or off-site pages is at your own risk and you waive any claim against us related to those links and pages.
Availability of Services
Site and Service availability may be affected by a variety of factors. We are not obligated to provide you with specific Content or access to the Site or Services under these Terms.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Damages; Limitation of Liability
The Content, Site, and Services are provided “As Is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we and our vendors disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither we nor our vendors represent or warrant that the information contained in the Site or Services is accurate, complete, correctly sequenced, reliable or timely, or that the Site or Services will be uninterrupted or free of errors and/or viruses. We make no representations or warranties that the Content, Site, or Services are appropriate or authorized for use in all jurisdictions. You specifically acknowledge that we are not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users of the Site or Services or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you. Your access and use of the Site and Services is at your own risk, and you’re responsible for your compliance with laws.
Under no circumstances will we, MLS, SUM, USL, NWSL, NWSL Media, any other professional soccer club or league, or our vendors, nor any of our or their affiliates be liable, including, without limitation, for breach of contract, tort or negligence, for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages (including lost profits) that arise out of or in connection with any failure of performance, errors, inaccuracies, omissions, defects, untimeliness, interruption, deletion, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, or unauthenticity of any Content, or the use or inability to use the Site or Services or any Content. Our liability and the liability of MLS, SUM, USL, NWSL, NWSL Media, any other professional soccer club or league, our vendors, and any of our or their affiliates and employees, to you for any loss, damage or claim related to or arising out of the Site and Services is limited in the aggregate to the total cash amount paid by you to access the Site and Services, if any.
Your interactions with advertisers and vendors found on or through the Site or Services is between you and the advertiser or vendor and at your own risk. We are not responsible of any loss as a result of your interactions or the presence of the advertisers or vendors on the Site or Services.
We may give notice to users of the Site or Services by means of a general notice on the Site or Services, electronic mail to a user’s email address if on record, or by written communication sent by first class mail to a user’s address if on record. You may give notice to us (notice will be deemed given when received) by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid mail or courier to Peregrine Sports LLC at the following address:
Peregrine Sports LLC
1844 SW Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Attn: General Counsel
Notice and Procedure for Making Copyright Claims
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (“DMCA”), we have designated to the U.S. Copyright Office an agent to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement relating to the Site (the “Designated Agent”). All such notifications relating to the Site must be submitted in a manner consistent with the DMCA to the following Designated Agent:
Peregrine Sports LLC
1844 SW Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Attn: General Counsel
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following: (1) a signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (2) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are claimed to have been infringed, a representative list of such works; (3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; (4) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as name, address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address; (5) a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (6) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
We reserve the right to remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of a notice that complies with the requirements of 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3). United States law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely.
We maintain a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the Site use privileges of users who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold us, MLS, SUM, NWSL, NWSL Media, MLS and NWSL club operators, and our and their respective affiliates, vendors, owners, officers, employees, agents, and representatives harmless from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, damages and expenses and other losses (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising out of or relating to: (1) your use of the Site and Services; and (2) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms.
Termination of the Site or Services
We may change, suspend, or discontinue the Site, any aspect of the Site, and any Service at any time, for any reason, without notice, and without liability to you. We may also cancel your registration or username or restrict your access to or use of the Site or Services at any time, for any reason, without notice, and without liability to you. Our cancellation or restriction of your access does not limit any other remedies available to us related to these Terms or your access to or use of the Site or Services. These Terms survive the termination of your access to or use of the Site or Services, including on account of any discontinuation of the Site or Services.
U.S. Export Control Laws
We do not authorize the use of the Services or the downloading or exportation of any software or technical data from this Site to any jurisdiction or to any person prohibited by the United States export control laws.
Disputes relating to these Terms, including any breach, will be settled by binding arbitration by the Arbitration Service of Portland on an individual basis, not as a class or as a representative of others, in Portland, Oregon. However, claims for only money damages may be filed in small claims court in Portland, Oregon on an individual basis, not as a class or as a representative of others. Claims cannot be joined or consolidated unless we expressly agree in writing. You will pay for half the costs of any arbitration. We may seek interim or preliminary relief from courts in Portland, Oregon to protect our rights or property pending completion of arbitration. If a dispute is determined not to be subject to arbitration, only the state and federal courts in Multnomah County, Oregon will have jurisdiction. To the extent permitted by law, you waive any right to bring a claim against us unless you provide us with written notice of the events or facts giving rise to the claim within one year of their occurrence.
These Terms are the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Site and the Services. We use section headings in these Terms for convenience only and they will not affect the interpretation of these Terms. If any part of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the remaining terms will remain in full force. If we fail to enforce any part of these Terms or respond to a breach, it doesn’t mean we waive the right to later enforce the Terms or respond to similar breaches. Oregon law applies to these Terms.
Last updated: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, January 16, 2020