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AnglingMasters.com is a service that allows Members to create unique personal profiles online in order to find and communicate with Anglers from across North America, and to have their catches ranked. The services offered by AnglingMasters.com ("AnglingMasters.com" or "we") include the AnglingMasters.com website (the "Angling Masters International Website") and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by AnglingMasters.com in connection with the Angling Masters International Website (collectively, the "Angling Masters International Services"). The Angling Masters International Services are hosted in Canada.

This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Angling Masters International Services. By using the Angling Masters International Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "Visitor" (which means that you simply browse the Angling Masters International Website) or you are a "Member" (which means that you have registered with AnglingMasters.com). The term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to use the Angling Masters International Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave the Angling Masters International Website and discontinue use of the Angling Masters International Services immediately. If you wish to become a Member, communicate with other Members and make use of the Angling Masters International Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the Registration process.

This Agreement includes AnglingMasters.com's policy for acceptable use of the Angling Masters International Services and Content posted on the Angling Masters International Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Angling Masters International Services and AnglingMasters.com's Privacy Policy. In order to participate in certain Angling Masters International Services, you may be notified that you are required to agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the Angling Masters International Services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

AnglingMasters.com may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by AnglingMasters.com on the Angling Masters International Website. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the Angling Masters International Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Please choose carefully the information you post on AnglingMasters.com and that you provide to other Users. Your AnglingMasters.com profile may not include the following items: telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, and any photographs containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. Despite this prohibition, information provided by other AnglingMasters.com Members (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and AnglingMasters.com assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Angling Masters International Services by any person, please contact Angling Masters International or click on the "Report Objectionable Content" link at the bottom of any AnglingMasters.com page.

AnglingMasters.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including private messages) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Angling Masters International Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

1.0 Eligibility

Use of and Membership in the Angling Masters International Services is void where prohibited. By using the Angling Masters International Services, you represent and warrant that:

  1. All registration information you submit is truthful and accurate
  2. You will maintain the accuracy of such information
  3. Your use of the Angling Masters International Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation

2.0 Term

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Angling Masters International Services or are a Member. AnglingMasters.com may terminate your Membership at any time, without warning. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including sections 5-17.

3.0 Login and Password

When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a login and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login and password. You agree not to use the login or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your login or password to any third party. You agree to notify AnglingMasters.com immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

4.0 Proprietary Rights in Content on AnglingMasters.com

4.1 AnglingMasters.com does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post to the Angling Masters International Services. After posting your Content to the Angling Masters International Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the Angling Masters International Services, you hereby grant to AnglingMasters.com a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through the Angling Masters International Services.

The license you grant to AnglingMasters.com is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to AnglingMasters.com), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that AnglingMasters.com is not required to pay you for the use on the Angling Masters International Services of the Content that you post), sublicensable (so that AnglingMasters.com is able to use its affiliates and subcontractors such as Internet content delivery networks to provide the Angling Masters International Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the Angling Masters International Services are global in reach). This license will terminate at the time you remove your Content from the Angling Masters International Services. The license does not grant AnglingMasters.com the right to sell your Content, nor does the license grant AnglingMasters.com the right to distribute your Content outside of the Angling Masters International Services.

4.2 You represent and warrant that:

  1. You own the Content posted by you on or through the Angling Masters International Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section
  2. The posting of your Content on or through the Angling Masters International Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through the Angling Masters International Services

4.3 The Angling Masters International Services contain Content of AnglingMasters.com ("AnglingMasters.com Content"). AnglingMasters.com Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and AnglingMasters.com owns and retains all rights in the AnglingMasters.com Content and the Angling Masters International Services. AnglingMasters.com hereby grants you a limited, revocable, nonsublicensable license to reproduce and display the AnglingMasters.com Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Angling Masters International Website and using the Angling Masters International Services.

4.4 The Angling Masters International Services contain Content of Users and other AnglingMasters.com licensors. Except for Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the Angling Masters International Services.

5.0 Content Posted

5.1 AnglingMasters.com may delete any Content that in the sole judgment of AnglingMasters.com violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. AnglingMasters.com assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Angling Masters International Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time AnglingMasters.com chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Angling Masters International Services, AnglingMasters.com nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.

5.2 You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the Angling Masters International Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users. AnglingMasters.com does not endorse and has no control over the Content. Content is not necessarily reviewed by AnglingMasters.com prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of AnglingMasters.com. AnglingMasters.com makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit to other Members.

6.0 Content/Activity Prohibited

The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Angling Masters International Services. AnglingMasters.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AnglingMasters.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Angling Masters International Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to Content that, in the sole discretion of AnglingMasters.com:

  • is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual
  • harasses or advocates harassment of another person
  • exploits people in a sexual or violent manner
  • contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website
  • solicits personal information from anyone under 18
  • provides any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, email addresses
  • promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous
  • promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files
  • involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming"
  • contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page)
  • furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses
  • solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users
  • involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes
  • includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent

The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the Angling Masters International Website and through your use of the Angling Masters International Services. AnglingMasters.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AnglingMasters.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:

  • criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets
  • covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any AnglingMasters.com page via HTML/CSS or any other means
  • any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages
  • interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Angling Masters International Services or the networks or services connected to the Angling Masters International Services
  • attempting to impersonate another Member or person
  • using the login or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account
  • selling or otherwise transferring your profile
  • using any information obtained from the Angling Masters International Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person
  • using the Angling Masters International Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations

7.0 Copyright Policy

You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of AnglingMasters.com to terminate Membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of prompt notification to AnglingMasters.com by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent.

8.0 Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other AnglingMasters.com Members. AnglingMasters.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

9.0 Privacy

Use of the Angling Masters International Services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

10.0 Disclaimers

AnglingMasters.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Angling Masters International Website or in connection with the Angling Masters International Services, whether caused by Users of the Angling Masters International Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Angling Masters International Services. Profiles created and posted by Members on the Angling Masters International Website may contain links to other websites. AnglingMasters.com is not responsible for the Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by AnglingMasters.com. Inclusion of any linked website on the Angling Masters International Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by AnglingMasters.com. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. AnglingMasters.com takes no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on this Angling Masters International Website or through the Angling Masters International Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. AnglingMasters.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Angling Masters International Services. AnglingMasters.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. AnglingMasters.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Angling Masters International Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Angling Masters International Services. Under no circumstances shall AnglingMasters.com be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Angling Masters International Services, attendance at a AnglingMasters.com event, from any Content posted on or through the Angling Masters International Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the Angling Masters International Services, whether online or offline. The Angling Masters International Services are provided "AS-IS" and as available and AnglingMasters.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. AnglingMasters.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Angling Masters International Services.

11.0 Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL ANGLINGMASTERS.COM BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ANGLINGMASTERS.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, ANGLINGMASTERS.COM'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO ANGLINGMASTERS.COM FOR THE ANGLING MASTERS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.

12.0 Disputes

If there is any dispute about or involving the Angling Masters International Services, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

13.0 Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold AnglingMasters.com, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, 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 your use of the Angling Masters International Services 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 and/or if any Content that you post on the Angling Masters International Website or through the Angling Masters International Services causes AnglingMasters.com to be liable to another.

14.0 Other

This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Angling Masters International Website or any of the Angling Masters International Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and AnglingMasters.com regarding the use of the Angling Masters International Services. The failure of AnglingMasters.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. AnglingMasters.com is a trademark of Angling Masters International, Inc. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Contact Angling Masters International with any questions regarding this Agreement.

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