First of all, I’d like to welcome you to ‘The online grappling community hub’ (https://www.togch.com).
This website (“Site”) is currently operated by me – Michael Whittle. A ‘retired’ BJJ blue belt who, whilst training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, found it frustrating that there was not one place that showcased upcoming seminars and events (or that I could find at the time anyway).
In order to use any of the interactive features on this Site, you must first register with us through our on-line registration process on this Site. Regardless of how you decide to use this Site, your conduct on this Site and use of the Services is governed by this Agreement.
IF YOU USE THIS SITE AND/OR ANY OF IT’S SERVICES IN ANY MANNER, YOU HAVE AGREED AND ACCEPTED THE TERMS WITHIN THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THESE TERMS THEN DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
When you use this Site, you represent that:
(1) The information you submit is truthful and accurate;
(2) you will update your contact information if it changes so that we can contact you;
(3) your use of this Site and your use of services available on this Site do not violate any applicable law or regulation;
(4) you are 13 years of age or older;
(5) you will comply with the rules for on-line conduct and making Contributions (as defined in Section 2 below) to this Site, as discussed in Section 2 below. You further represent and warrant that you will comply with all local rules regarding on-line conduct and acceptable Contributions. If you fail to comply with any of these, then your membership and/or submission(s) can be cancelled/deleted at any time.
2. User conduct
(1) Own or have sufficient rights to post your Contributions on or through this Site;
(2) Will not post Contributions that violate our or any other person’s privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyrights), confidentiality or contract rights;
(3) Have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to Contributions, agree to pay all royalties, fees and any other monies owning any person by reason of Contributions that you posted to or through this Site;
(4) Will not post or submit Contributions that: (i) are defamatory, damaging, disruptive, unlawful, inappropriate, offensive, inaccurate, pornographic, vulgar, indecent, profane, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, threatening, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable; (ii) incite, encourage or threaten immediate physical harm against another, including but not limited to, Contributions that promote racism, bigotry, sexism, religious intolerance or harm against any group or individual; or (iii) contain material that solicits personal information from anyone under 13 or exploits anyone in a sexual or violent manner;
(5) Will not post or submit Contributions that contain advertisements or solicit any person to buy or sell products or services (other than our products and services);
(6) Will not use this Site for any unauthorized purpose including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of other users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or other electronic communications, or engaging in unauthorized framing of, or linking to, this Site without our express written consent;
(7) Will not post or submit Contributions that constitute, contain, install or attempt to install or promote spyware, malware or other computer code, whether on our or others’ computers or equipment, designated to enable you or others to gather information about or monitor the on-line or other activities of another party;
(8) Will not transmit chain letters, bulk or junk email or interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on this Site or the networks or services connected to this Site, including without limitation, hacking into this Site, or using the system to send unsolicited or commercial emails, bulletins, comments or other communications; or
(9) Will not impersonate any other person or entity, sell or let others use your profile or password, provide false or misleading identification or address information, or invade the privacy, or violate the personal or proprietary right, of any person or entity.
3. Grant of License to Us for Contributions
We do not claim any ownership right in the Contributions that you post on or through this Site. After posting your Contributions on this Site, you continue to retain any rights you may have in your Contributions, including any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your Contributions, subject to the license you grant to us below.
By making a Contribution to this Site, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Contribution to anyone else in addition to us), fully-paid, royalty-free (meaning that neither we nor anyone who directly or indirectly receives the Contribution from us are required to pay you to use your Contribution), sublicensable (so that we can distribute the Contributions to third parties, regardless of whether through this Site, through our other products, or through other sites or products offered by our affiliates)) and worldwide (because the Internet and this Site are global in reach) license to use, modify, create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and distribute the Contribution in connection with this Site and other websites and businesses, or the promotion thereof in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter devised.
If you provided me with any feedback (e.g. suggested improvements, corrections etc.) about the Site or Services (“Feedback”), you assign all right, title and interest in and to such Feedback to us and acknowledge that we will be entitled to use, including without limitation, implement and exploit, any such Feedback in any manner without any restriction or obligation. You further acknowledge and agree that we are not obligated to act on such Feedback.
4. Grant of License to You to use Contributions for Personal, Non-Commercial Purposes
We grant you a non-exclusive license to use and copy other users’ Contributions solely for personal, non-commercial purposes subject to the restrictions set forth herein.
4.2 License Restrictions.
4.2.1 Retention of IP Notices. If you download, copy or print a copy of the Materials (as defined in Section 6 below) for your own personal use, you must retain all trademark, copyright and other proprietary notices contained in and on the materials.
4.2.2 No Circumvention of IP Protection Mechanisms. You shall not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service or other means remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on Contributions or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with Contributions or the Site.
4.2.3 No Unauthorized Copying, Broadcasting or Screen Scraping. You shall not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service or other means copy, download, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transfer, rent, sub-license, transmit or retransmit Contributions except as permitted in Section 4.1.
4.2.4 No Indexing. Furthermore, you may not create, recreate, distribute or advertise an index of any Contributions unless authorized by us in writing.
4.2.5 No Commercial Use of Contributions. You may not build a business utilizing the Contributions, whether or not for profit. Contributions covered by these restrictions include without limitation any text, graphics, layout, interface, logos, photographs, audio and video materials, and stills.
4.2.6 No Derivative Works. In addition, you are strictly prohibited from creating derivative works or materials that otherwise are derived from or based on Contributions in any way, including montages, wallpaper, desktop themes, greeting cards, and merchandise, unless it is expressly permitted by us in writing. This prohibition applies even if you intend to give away the derivative materials free of charge.
5. Use and Protection of Account Number and Password
We may ask you to create a username and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account number and password, if applicable. You are responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you. When you use the Site or Services we ask you to use the Site and/or Services in a reasonable way that does not negatively affect other users ability to use the Site or Services.
6. Our Intellectual Property Rights
Content on this Site (“Materials”), the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained on this Site (“Marks”), is owned by or licensed to us and is subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under UK and foreign laws and international conventions. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to this Site and the Materials. You agree that you will not circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of this Site or features that: (a) prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials or (b) enforce limitations on use of this Site or the Materials on this Site. You further agree not to access this Site by any means other than through the interface that we provide, unless otherwise specifically authorized by us in a separate written agreement.
7. Our Management of this Site/User Misconduct
7.1 Our Site Management. We may, but are not required to: (a) monitor or review this Site for violations of this Agreement and for compliance with our policies; (b) report to law enforcement authorities and/or take legal action against anyone who violates this Agreement; (c) refuse, restrict access to or the availability of, or remove or disable any Contribution or any portion thereof without prior notice to you; and/or (d) manage this Site in a manner designed to protect our and third parties’ rights and property or to facilitate the proper functioning of this Site.
7.2 Our Right to Terminate Users. Without limiting any other provision of this Agreement, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion and without notice or liability deny access to and use of this Site to any person for any reason or for no reason at all, including without limitation for breach of any representation, warranty or covenant contained in this Agreement, or of any applicable law or regulation.
7.3 Risk of Harm. Please note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, including persons who may be acting under false pretenses. Please choose carefully the information you post on this Site and that you give to other Site users. You are discouraged from publicly posting your full name, telephone numbers, street addresses or other information that identifies you or allows strangers to find you or steal your identity. Despite this prohibition, other people’s information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through this Site. We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using this Site. Please be aware when accessing third party websites and do not provide any bank details/exchange money online unless you are sure it is to a credible website.
8. Copyright Policy
You are solely responsible for the content, including but not limited to photos, profiles information, messages, search results edits, and other content that you upload, publish or display (hereinafter, “submit”) on or through the Service, or transmit to or share with other users. You may not submit content to the Service that you did not create or that you not have permission to submit. For submissions to search results pages, you may not submit content that is not compatible with the license used by the particular project of the Service. You understand and agree that the others may, but are not obligated to, edit, delete or remove (without notice) any content from the Service, for any reason or no reason. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any content you post or store on the Service or provide to the Company.
When you post content on the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the content on the Site.
The Internet and technology are rapidly changing. Accordingly, we may modify this Agreement from time to time without notice and it is your responsibility to read it carefully and review any changes that may have been made. Since changes will be posted on this page, we encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of this Site or the Services constitutes your agreement with such modifications.
10. Non-commercial Use by Users
The Site is made available to you only for your personal use, and you may not use the Site or any Contributions or Materials in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically approved by us in writing.
11. Third Party Sites
12. Disputes Between Users
You are solely responsible for your conduct. You agree that we cannot be liable for any dispute that arises between you and any other user.
We may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than us found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between You and such advertiser. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Site.
13. Disputes with Us, Choice of Law and Forum
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR ITEMS PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE BY US ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND. By operating this Site, WE DO not represent or imply that WE ENDORSE any Contributions or any other Materials or items available on or linked to by this Site, including without limitation, content hosted on third party Sites, or that WE BELIEVE Contributions or any other Materials or items to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. WE cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of this Site. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from US or this Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated In THIS AGREEMENT. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND SERVICES WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, AND WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE QUALITY OF THE SITE, SERVICES OR ITS CONTENT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE AND EACH OF OUR ADVERTISERS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, INVESTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND OTHER CONTRACTORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE’S CONTENT, THE CONTENT OF ANY SITE LINKED TO THIS SITE, CONTRIBUTIONS, INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER ITEMS OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR LINKED TO BY THIS SITE. WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (A) ERRORS, MISTAKES OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, CONTRIBUTIONS AND MATERIALS, (B) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE OR SERVICES, (C) ANY ILLEGAL OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (D) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THIS SITE, (E) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THIS SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (F) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTRIBUTIONS, CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT, CONTRIBUTIONS, OR MATERIALS POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THIS SITE.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF ANY DATA (INCLUDING CONTENT) OR FOR LOSS OF USE OF THIS SITE.
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF YOU RESIDE IN ONE OF THESE STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
15. Limited Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, CONTRIBUTIONS, MATERIALS OR ANY OTHER CONTENT THEREIN. NOT WITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU IN RESPECT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU AND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR FOR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR IN ANY OTHER WAY SHALL NOT EXCEED £50.
You agree to indemnify and hold us, our affiliates, licensees and licensors and our and their respective officers, directors, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of the Contributions you post to this Site, your use of this Site, Contributions, or Materials in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
17.2 Independent Contractors. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create an agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchisor-franchisee relationship of any kind between us and any user.
17.3 No Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is between you and us. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
17.4 Section Titles. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
17.5 Non-Waiver. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.
17.6 Severability. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision or part of a provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
17.7 Assignment. You may not assign your rights under this Agreement to any third party; we may assign our rights under this Agreement without condition.
17.8 NOTICES. Any notice to be sent to you under this Agreement may be sent via email, post, or any other reasonable means, at the contact information provided by you to Togch from time to time. It is your obligation to insure that this information is current.
This Agreement was last updated on: 31st March 2019