Privacy Policy

TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to http://www.summersailstice.com/ the website connecting sailors everywhere to the global Summer Sailstice holiday celebrating sailing. This website includes access to Summer Sailstice related information, the Summer Sailstice Forums and other such services and sites as may be made available from time to time by Summer Sailstice, (the “Site”). These Terms of Use form a legal agreement between the account holder (“You”) and Summer Sailstice. (“Summer Sailstice”).

1. Information Available at this Site

This Site contains general information about Summer Sailstice, its activities and its services. This Site also contains information about Summer Sailstice related activities published to the Site by users like You. Summer Sailstice does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information available on this Site. You are solely responsible for verifying the accuracy of any information available on this Site. Summer Sailstice disclaims responsibility for your reliance on information at this Site in Section 10 below.

2. Privacy

Summer Sailstice is concerned with your privacy.  We’re just as concerned as you are about how our own information will be used. Your information will be used for internal purposes only and below we’ll outline how we will use the information you have provided to participate. 

Summer Sailstice will use your personally identifiable information collected in connection with this Site, including, without limitation, your name, e-mail address, or other information unique to you (“Personally Identifiable Information”), in the following ways:

(a) Summer Sailstice may use Personally Identifiable Information to contact you about prizes available to you; to keep you notified of developments in Summer Sailstice related activities; to give you updates on changes to the Site; and to allow you to log your parties, events and activities and share your experiences with other users of the Site.

(b) Summer Sailstice may also use Personally Identifiable Information to statistically analyze usage of this website; to improve Summer Sailstice’s product and service offerings; to customize this website’s content and layout; and to otherwise improve this website.

Summer Sailstice uses cookies and other types of Site user tracking technology to recognize site visitors and to customize certain site features and functions for repeat visitors. Information collected using cookies may be combined with Personally Identifiable Information but may only be used as described in Subsections (a) and (b) above. Cookies are required in order to log caches on the Site, and disabling the use of cookies may impact some of the Site features.

Summer Sailstice will not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any third party, except: (a) in connection with any merger or acquisition of Summer Sailstice (or Summer Sailstice assets), including without limitation any restructuring activity with another legal entity; or as (b) as required by subpoena, search warrant, or other valid legislative or judicial process. Summer Sailstice may, however, disclose non-personalized, aggregate data to third parties as may be collected and processed in connection with the Site (i.e., statistics). 

3. License to Use Site; Restrictions

Summer Sailstice hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to view and use the Summer Sailstice website in accordance with this Agreement and any guidelines or policies posted on the site. Summer Sailstice reserves the right to suspend or revoke, in its sole discretion, the license hereunder and to prevent you from accessing all or any portion of the Site with or without notice or reason and without liability on the part of Summer Sailstice.

Summer Sailstice may change, suspend, or discontinue any portion of the website, or any service offered on the website, at any time, including but not limited to any feature, database, application, or content. Summer Sailstice may also impose limits on certain features offered on the site with or without notice.

The site and all content available on the site are protected by applicable intellectual property laws, and are for personal and noncommercial use. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved by Summer Sailstice or by the respective owners of the intellectual property rights. All materials available on or through the site, other than third party submissions (collectively, the “Site Materials”) are the property of Summer Sailstice or of its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Summer Sailstice reserves the right to impose additional terms and conditions upon your use and viewing of particular Site Materials, and any such terms and conditions may be posted on the site in connection with those Site Materials. You may not reproduce or retransmit the Site Materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the owner of such materials, except as follows: You may make a single copy of the Site Materials solely for your personal, noncommercial use, but such copying must be consistent with any applicable additional terms and conditions and you must preserve any copyright, trademark, or other notices contained in or associated with such Site Materials. You may not distribute such copies to others, whether or not in electronic form and whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written consent of the owner of such materials. If you have any questions, contact john@summersailstice.com.

Subscription portions (if any) of the site may contain additional terms and conditions applicable to use of that portion of the site, including without limitation password usage and protection rules. If you subscribe to any service at this site, you will be asked to agree to those terms and conditions as part of the subscription transaction, and those terms and conditions will be deemed incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

4. Use of Publishing Tools and Forums

The Summer Sailstice community features, accessible through the Locations and Events and Sailstice Tales links in the Site’s navigation bar, as well as through other links, are governed by this Agreement and are also subject to such additional terms and conditions as Summer Sailstice may, in its sole discretion, from time to time, post in the Summer Sailstice community areas.

You and not Summer Sailstice, are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post or otherwise transmit via the Site. You agree not to:

(a) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, embarrassing, defamatory, slanderous, vulgar, hateful, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable to any other person or entity.

(b) Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.

(c) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationship.

(d) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.

(e) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any person, including without limitation under any privacy or publicity rights.

(f) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs which interrupt, destroy, limit the functionality of, or cause damage to the Site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

(g) Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges.

(h) Interfere with or disrupt the Summer Sailstice website or servers or networks connected to the Site, or fail to comply with any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site.

(i) Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.

(j) "Stalk," harass, or otherwise harm another site user.

(k) Collect or store personal data about other site users.

(l) Promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual.

5. Access and Interference

Much of the information on the Site is updated on a real time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to Summer Sailstice by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; or (b) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.

6. License to Use Submissions

All comments, articles, tutorials, screenshots, pictures, graphics, tools, downloads, and all other materials submitted to Summer Sailstice in connection with the Site or available through the Site (collectively, “Submissions”) remain the property and copyright of the original author. If you submit Submissions to Summer Sailstice, you must adhere to any applicable submission guidelines that may be posted from time to time on the Site. By submitting any Submission to Summer Sailstice, you grant Summer Sailstice a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid and royalty-free license and right to use, reproduce, distribute, import, broadcast, transmit, modify and create derivative works of, license, offer to sell, and sell, rent, lease or lend copies of, publicly display and publicly perform that Submission for any purpose and without restriction or obligation to You.

The foregoing license rights are intended to provide to Summer Sailstice all rights under existing and future laws, including without limitation all rights under copyright and any other rights personal to You to publish the Submission on the Site, use the Submission in publicity and promotional materials for the Site and to create new Sites or derivative works (including without limitation by combining the Submission with other content) for public display or performance via any and all media or technology now known or later developed. The foregoing rights may be licensed and sublicensed through unlimited tiers of third parties.

7. Claims of Copyright Infringement

Summer Sailstice respects the intellectual property rights of others, and Summer Sailstice asks that all users of the Site do the same. If You believe that your work has been published on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, You may notify Summer Sailstice’s copyright agent by providing the following information:

(a) Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.

(b) Identification of the material that you claim is infringing and needs to be removed, including a description of where it is located on the Site.

(c) Your address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address, so that Summer Sailstice can contact you about your complaint.

(d) And a signed statement that the above information is accurate; that you have a good faith belief that the identified use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf in this situation.

Notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent by mail to the attention of Danny Krebs, Copyright Agent, as follows:

By mail:          
Summer Sailstice
6 Jersey Lane
San Anselmo, CA  94960
Attn: Copyright

By e-mail: john@summersailstice.com

If you give Summer Sailstice notice of copyright infringement by e-mail or phone, Summer Sailstice’s copyright agent may begin investigating the alleged copyright infringement; however, Summer Sailstice’s copyright agent must receive Your signature by mail or fax before Summer Sailstice is required by law to take any action. More information about U.S. copyright law can be found at the United States Copyright Office.

8. Logo Usage

The Summer Sailstice word mark and Summer Sailstice logos are proprietary to Summer Sailstice, and Summer Sailstice retains all right, title, and interest in and to those logos. You agree that your use, if any, of the Summer Sailstice mark and Summer Sailstice logos will be in strict accordance with Summer Sailstice’s Logo Usage Guidelines  as the foregoing may be updated from time to time in Summer Sailstice’s sole discretion, as well as any additional applicable guidelines that Summer Sailstice may post on the Site.

9. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Summer Sailstice, its officers, members, managers, employees, agents and volunteer administrators harmless against any and all losses, claims, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that Summer Sailstice may incur in connection with: (a) Your breach of any of the terms of this Agreement; or (b) Your use of the Site.

10. NO WARRANTIES

Neither Summer Sailstice, nor any successor, predecessor, agent, member, manager, officer, or employee of Summer Sailstice, warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information or downloads published to or otherwise accessible via the Site (“Site Information”). Summer Sailstice will not be liable for any damage or loss caused by your reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of Site Information. Because of the number of possible sources of information available through the Site, and the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Site Information. The Site Information may include facts, views, opinions, and recommendations of individuals and organizations. Summer Sailstice does not endorse, assert, or guarantee the truthfulness or reliability of any such facts, views, opinions, or recommendations, nor any statements made by persons other than authorized Summer Sailstice spokespersons, including, without limitation, information contained in the forum areas of the Site. The Site may also contain links to one or more internet sites outside of the Site. Summer Sailstice is not responsible for the content of such outside internet sites and does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information or downloads posted on or obtained from such outside internet sites. You rely on the Site Information, as well as information found on outside internet sites linked to the Site, at your own risk.

Participating in Summer Sailstice: sailing and all outdoor activities involve risk to both persons and property. There are many variables including, but not limited to, weather, fitness level, equipment condition, wind, sea state and sailing experience, that must be considered prior to heading out on the water.  Be prepared for your sail and be sure to check the current weather and conditions before heading out to sail. Always exercise common sense and caution. You assume all risks arising in connection with enjoying Summer Sailstice or any other related activity.  Summer Sailstice is not a sponsor, organizer or promoter of any activities or events conducted by third parties.

THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE SITE INFORMATION AND ALL OTHER CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS”, AND YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE SITE INFORMATION AND THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE. SUMMER SAILSTICE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, DUTIES OR CONDITIONS (IF ANY), WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, AND LACK OF NEGLIGENCE . SUMMER SAILSTICE GIVES NO WARRANTY AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE SITE, AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, OR AS TO TITLE, OR THAT INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE, THE SITE ITSELF, OR SUMMER SAILSTICE’S EFFORTS, WILL FULFILL ANY OF YOUR PARTICULAR PURPOSES OR NEEDS. FURTHERMORE, SUMMER SAILSTICE GIVES NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME; FUNCTIONALITY; TIMELINESS OF SERVICES; ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF CONTENT; LACK OF VIRUSES; OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY.
 
11. LIMITATION OF DAMAGES

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OR CAUSE OF ACTION OR THE ALLEGED BASIS OF THE CLAIM, YOU AGREE THAT SUMMER SAILSTICE, ITS OFFICERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, DIRECT, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SITE INFORMATION, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF THE REMEDIES OTHERWISE PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, AT LAW, OR IN EQUITY, FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THIS LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE OR NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF THE FAULT OF SUMMER SAILSTICE, OF TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT OR PRODUCT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF WARRANTY.

SHOULD A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION DETERMINE THAT THE LIMITATION ABOVE IS NOT LEGALLY VALID, SUMMER SAILSTICE, ITS OFFICERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATOR'S LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING ANY TERMS AND CONDITIONS REFERENCED IN THIS AGREEMENT) INCLUDING FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON SITE INFORMATION, WILL BE LIMITED TO U.S.$10.00 OR THE AMOUNT OF DIRECT DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON THIS SITE OR ON SITE INFORMATION, WHICHEVER IS LESS. YOU AGREE THAT THIS IS YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE SUMMER SAILSTICE, ITS OFFICERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATORS FROM ALL KNOWN OR UNKNOWN OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITY, CLAIMS OR DEMANDS IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.

12. California Law and California (Marin County)

This Agreement is governed by the law of the state of California, U.S.A. You consent to jurisdiction of and venue in the courts in Marin County, California, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement. Use of the Site is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of this Agreement. Summer Sailstice’s performance under this Agreement is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you agree that Summer Sailstice may comply with law enforcement or regulatory requests or requirements notwithstanding any contrary term of this Agreement.

13. Attorney’s Fees

In any formal action or suit to enforce any right or remedy under this Agreement or to interpret any provision of this Agreement, Summer Sailstice will be entitled to recover its costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees.

14. Changes to this Agreement

Summer Sailstice reserves the right to revise the terms of this Agreement at any time and from time to time. Each time you use the Site, you are bound by the version of this Agreement that is in effect and posted on the Site at the time of Your use. Please review them.

15. Prize Awards

Summer Sailstice will do its best to reach prize winners with the information provided by the participant. However, if a response is not received from a prize winner within two weeks of notification, Summer Sailstice will be free to award the prize to a new Summer Sailstice participant. 

16. No Waiver; Entire Agreement.

If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree that the remaining provisions of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect, and the allocation of risk described herein will be given effect to the fullest extent possible. Summer Sailstice’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not constitute a waiver of Summer Sailstice’s right to enforce its rights with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement, along with any Site guidelines or policies posted on the Site or otherwise provided to you by Summer Sailstice, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Summer Sailstice with regard to your use of the Site.

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