Terms of Use for this (WSKF) Website


By accessing, browsing and/or using the pages in this website (www.shorin-ryu.net and sub pages, the “Site”), you agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree, do not access, browse or use this Site. We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time and will notify you of any such changes by posting the revised Agreement on the Site. All changes shall be effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Site after any changes to this Agreement constitutes your agreement to be bound by any such changes. WSKF may terminate, suspend, change, or restrict access to all or any part of this Site without notice or liability.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE :

All information, and materials contained in this “Site”, http://www.shorin-ryu.net/ and any other World Wide Web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by World Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Federation, USA Incorporated ("WSKF") or any of its related, affiliated or subsidiary companies (collectively the "Materials") is owned and copyrighted by WSKF or by the specific content providers or content owners and may not be used, copied or distributed, or republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of WSKF or the respective content owner, as the case may be.

The names WSKF, Matsubayashi-Ryu, Hanshi Frank Grant, or all related pictures or logos may not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to the distribution of this information without specific, written permission of the respective holder of the associated rights. You may only use the Materials posted on this Site for lawful purposes. All other rights reserved. The WSKF’s use of certain logos or names that are otherwise protected by copyright are used pursuant to legal precedents regarding prior established use.

SUBMISSIONS :

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, photos, or other information communicated to WSKF through this Site (together, the "Submission") will forever be the property of WSKF or any of its related, affiliated or subsidiary companies and you waive all of your rights, including but not limited to moral rights, therein if applicable. WSKF or any of its related affiliated or subsidiary companies will not be required to treat any Submissions as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future WSKF operations. Without limitation, WSKF or any of its related affiliated or subsidiary companies will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Submission of every kind and nature everywhere. Except as noted below in the last paragraph of this section, WSKF or any of its related, affiliated or subsidiary companies will be entitled to use the Submission for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission.

The WSKF cannot and does not make any representations or warranties, or provide you any protections, for any materials you post on the public portions of this website as the WSKF cannot control third parties. The WSKF also reserves the right to amend or delete any such public-area Submissions at any time.

You are responsible for the content of the Submission and agree to defend (at WSKF's option and at your sole expense), indemnify and hold WSKF or any of its related, affiliated or subsidiary companies harmless from any damages, losses, costs, or expenses, including attorneys' fees, which WSKF or any of its related, affiliated or subsidiary companies may incur as a result of your Submission.

USER CONDUCT :

You agree to use the Site and its contents only for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from any use of the Content or Site that would constitute an illegal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. WSKF makes no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded or are appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access this Site from outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.

DISCLAIMERS :

THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONALITY IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. WSKF DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE MATERIAL IN THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WSKF DOES NOT WARRANT THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE, THAT THE SITE AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WSKF DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, APPLICABILITY OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT WSKF) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. WSKF MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THIS SITE WILL BE USEABLE IN ALL COUNTRIES.

ANY PRACTICE OR UTILIZATION BY YOU OF ANY OF THE MARTIAL ARTS TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED IN THIS SITE ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND MAY RESULT IN INURY OR DEATH.

WSKF WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR USE OF INFORMATION LEARNED FROM THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, AND DELAY IN OPERATION OF TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE FAILURE. WSKF WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, EVEN IF THERE IS NEGLIGENCE BY WSKF OR BY AN AUTHORIZED WSKF REPRESENTATIVE, OR AN AUTHORIZED WSKF REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR ANY OF THE ABOVE. THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR SUCH DAMAGES. WSKF'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES, DAMAGES AND CAUSES OF ACTION WILL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO WSKF, IF ANY, TO ACCESS THIS SITE.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES :

THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO WEB SITES CONTROLLED, OWNED, AND OPERATED BY THIRD PARTIES (THE "THIRD PARTY SITES"). WSKF CANNOT CONTROL AND HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE THIRD PARTY SITES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF ANY THIRD PARTY SITES IS GOVERNED BY THE TERMS OF USE FOR THOSE WEBSITES, AND NOT BY THIS AGREEMENT. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT BY WSKF OF SUCH SITES OR THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS, ADVERTISING OR OTHER MATERIALS PRESENTED ON SUCH SITES, BUT ARE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND YOU ACCESS THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES, NOR DO WE MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONTENT (OR THE ACCURACY OF SUCH CONTENT) ON ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES, AND WSKF LLC. SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVERFOR ANY FAILURE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR ADVERTISED AT SUCH SITES OR OTHERWISE.

TRADEMARK INFORMATION :

WSKF and related logos is and are a trademark of World Shorin-Ryu Karate- Do Federation, USA Incorporated, and all images and internally-generated text are the property of or is copyrighted by same and all related rights are reserved. All other trademarks, service marks, domain names, logos, and company names referred to on this Site are either trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks, domain names, logos, company names of or are otherwise the property of their respective owners or its affiliates or licensors. Use of the Shorin-Ryu patch is protected under the doctrine of Prior use by the organization. You may contact WSKF by sending an email to oskd@msn.com or by writing to WSKF, 2588 St. Route 718, Troy, OH 45373.

Any other protected items will require you contact the respective owners. All other rights are reserved.

TERMINATION :

WSKF may suspend or terminate your access and use of the Site at any time, with or without cause, in WSKF’s absolute discretion and without notice. The following paragraphs of this Agreement shall survive termination of your use or access to the Site: paragraphs concerning Indemnification, Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Liability, applicable law, and any other provision that by its nature or terms survives termination of your use or access to the Site.

JURISDICTION; COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS :

Except as described otherwise, all Materials on this Site are made available only to provide information about or services with respect to WSKF and the arts it champions, or the services and/or products that it provides. WSKF controls and operates this Site from the United States of America and makes no representation that these Materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this Site from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE SHALL BE INSTITUTED ONLY IN A STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN THE STATE OF OHIO, U.S.A. YOU AND WSKF AGREE TO SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF, AND AGREE THAT VENUE IS PROPER IN, THESE COURTS IN ANY SUCH LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING AND WAIVE ALL JURY RIGHTS WITH REGARD TO ANY CIVIL TRIAL.

WAIVER :

No delay or omission by WSKF to exercise any right occurring upon any noncompliance on your part with respect to any of the terms of this agreement will impair any such right or power or be construed to be a waiver thereof. Any waiver by WSKF of any of the covenants, conditions or agreements to be performed by you will not be construed to be a waiver of any succeeding breach thereof or of any covenant, condition or agreement herein contained.

MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS :

WSKF can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by modifying or updating this posting. Your use of this Site on or after the effective date of any such modification or update will constitute your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as modified and/or updated.

MISCELLANEOUS :

If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Any information related to your use of this Site for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this Site.

PRIVACY POLICY :

Thank you for visiting www.shorin-ryu.net. To better protect your privacy, please read this notice explaining WSKF online information practices.

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