1. Use of Site
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While Troop 1988 strives to keep the information on this site accurate and up to date, wherever this site provides information related to advancement and award opportunities, it is always a best practice to ensure that information matches the current requirements as published in the most recent handbook, published in the most recent, official BSA workbook, or as may be available at The Boy Scouts of America Website. If there is any discrepancy in the information, official BSA publications take precedence.
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3. Trademarks and Copyrights
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4. Links to Third-Party Web Sites
5. Linking to this Site
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6. Downloading Files
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8. Disclaimer of Warranties
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9. Limitation of Liability
You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the Site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Troop 1988, the Boy Scouts of America, the National Capital Area Council, The Rotary Club of Montgomery Village, the Rotary Club of America, or their parent companies or organizations, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, licensors, employees, agents, and any third-party information providers to the Service from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the Site, the Service, or the Content, or any violation by you of this Agreement.
12. Additional Terms of Service
If you participate in Troop 1988’s Photo Galleys, Forums, Polls, or other on-line communications through this site, you remain solely responsible for content that you create. You also agree to grant Troop 1988 an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use that content on this site or in the other activities of Troop 1988. You further warrant that you have the authority to grant said rights on that content.
Troop 1988 and its representatives reserves the right to remove any user created content from this site without notice and for any reason or no reason at all. Do not keep your only copy of content you wish to keep on this site. While Troop 1988 reserves the right to moderate, Troop 1988 also does not accept the obligation to do so nor does Troop 1988 guarantee that we frequently or actively moderate user generated content.
Troop 1988 does not tolerate the use of this site to promote offensive or hateful speech. Troop 1988 does not tolerate the use of this site to engage in intimidation or other real world or cyber bullying activity.
Please bring content you may believe to be inappropriate or offensive to the attention of Troop 1988 by means of our contact us page.
13. Security and Technical Operation
You acknowledge that this site utilizes standard security tools provided by the website host or through the open-source management tools and plug-ins. This site may not employ active security measures to prevent or detect a breech, and Troop 1988 may not even be aware that a breech has occurred and the registered user information or content may have been compromised. You agree to hold Troop 1988 harmless for such an occurrence or our failure to detect it or notify registered users in a timely fashion. It is recommended that you do not use the same password on this website that you may use for other activities.
14. User Conduct
You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes. You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the Site, render the Site inaccessible to others or otherwise cause damage to the Site or the Content. You agree not to add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify the Content, or to attempt to access any Content that is not intended for you. You agree not to use the Site in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties.
15. Unsolicited Idea Submissions
Troop 1988 is pleased to accept your ideas and feedback to improve our program or this website. If you submit ideas, then regardless of the means used or what your posting, email, letter, or other transmission may say, (1) you automatically grant Troop 1988 a non-exclusive, royalty free license to use that idea without any additional compensation to you; (2) Troop 1988 will have no obligation to return your idea to you or respond to you in any way; (3) Troop 1988 will have no obligation to keep your idea confidential; and (4) Troop 1988 may use your idea for any purpose whatsoever, including giving your idea to others.
16. User Supplied Information
Troop 1988 does not want to receive private or confidential information from you via the Site. You agree that any material, information, or data you transmit to us or post to the Site (each a “Submission” or collectively “Submissions”) will be considered non confidential and non proprietary. For all Submissions, (1) you guarantee to us that you have the legal right to post the Submission and that it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity, and (2) you give Troop 1988 the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use, distribute, display and create derivative works from the Submission, in any and all media, in any manner, in whole or in part, without any restriction or responsibilities to you.
17. Password Security
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18. General Provisions
- Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies. The Content may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Troop 1988 therefore reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the Content at any time without prior notice. Troop 1988 does not, however, guarantee that any errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected.
- Claims of Copyright Infringement. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the operator of this website by means of theContact Uspage.
Last Revised: 10/11/2015