User Agreement

Terms of Use Agreement

By using www.varsitynewsnetwork.com and its related domains, services, information, web postings, products and tools (“Site”) you are agreeing to the following terms and principles.  This terms of use agreement (“Agreement”) is effective immediately for all users of the Site and is by and between you, the user, and Varsity News Network, LLC (“VNN”), a Michigan Limited Liability Company.

  1. Mission

The Varsity News Network exists to help schools make certain that their athletes receive the kind of positive recognition for their accomplishments that they deserve.  We do this by providing a state of the art online representation of a school’s athletic programs, and helping them to maximize its use.  This online representation is then leveraged as a vehicle through which School can promote its athletes and generate community around the positive side of sports, while in the process showcasing student work to a wide audience.

  1. User Eligibility

Use of the Site is void where prohibited.  Your use of the Site constitutes your representation that (1) all information you submitted in your registration is truthful and accurate: (2) that you will update your registration information when changes occur; (3) that you are at least 13 years of age; (4) that, if you are under the age of 18, you have the authorization of your legal guardian, and (5) that your use of the Site does not violate any state, federal, or other law which applies in your jurisdiction.

  1. Abuse and Misuse

You are responsible for any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (“Content”) which you post to the Site Please use common sense when posting Content to the Site.  Postings which may violate any state, federal, or other law which applies in your jurisdiction, whether civil or criminal, are strictly prohibited.  Refrain from posting any Content which contains profanity or nudity.  VNN reserves the right to reject, refuse to post, or delete any Content for any reason, including, but not limited to, Content which, in the sole judgment of VNN, violates this Agreement or which otherwise may be deemed offensive or rude.  VNN does not assume responsibility for monitoring user posted Content.  However, if you believe you have identified a violation of this Agreement, please report the abuse using the “Report Abuse” link.

  1. Rights to Content

When you post Content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in the Content, in any media known now or in the future.

All Content posted by VNN are protected by copyright laws and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, sold, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any commercial or for profit manner without the prior written consent of VNN.

  1. Authors and Bloggers

As stated below, VNN does not warrant any of the information provided on the Site.  Please use common senses when reviewing articles and blogs posted by our staff or community members.  You should not rely in any way on any information posted on the Site.

  1. Advertisers

The Site may contain advertising and sponsorships. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Site is accurate and complies with applicable laws. We are not responsible for the illegality or any error, inaccuracy or problem in the advertiser’s or sponsor’s materials.

  1. Privacy

Your privacy is very important to VNN.  Please read VNN’s Privacy Policy.  VNN’s Privacy Policy, as it may change from time to time, shall be considered a part of this Agreement.

  1. Liability Limitation

The liability, if any, of VNN and its agents, servants, representatives, members, officers, and employees with regard to your use of the Site for any claims, costs, damages, losses, and expenses for which they are or may be legally liable, shall not exceed $25.00.  In no event shall VNN and its agents, servants, representatives, members, officers, and employees be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages.

  1. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold VNN and its partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates, harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site.

10.  No Waiver

VNN’s failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement does not waive future enforcement.

11.  Disclaimer of Warranty

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

You expressly agree that use of this Site is at your sole risk. Neither VNN, its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, or licensors (collectively, “Providers”), or the like, warrant that this site will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this site, or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, security, or currency of the Content.

The Content may contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or outdated information. Further, VNN does not warrant reliability of any Content displayed or distributed through the site

THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS,” AND “WHERE AVAILABLE” BASIS. VNN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, VNN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE OR ANY GOODS OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED, SOLD, OR DISPLAYED ON THIS SITE OR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE GENERALLY, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, QUALITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT.

12.  Governing Law

The Agreement shall be governed and controlled by the laws of the state of Michigan as to interpretation, enforcement, validity, construction, and effect and in all other respects.

13.  Forum Selection

Any dispute arising under or in connection with the Agreement or related to any matter which is the subject of the Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts located in Kent County Michigan.