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Privacy Statement and Terms of Use of this Web Site
LAST UPDATED: April 7, 2011

Our Web site is a general use Web site that has been created for the purpose of collecting and reporting information of activities of United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "USDAA"), which is engaged in the business of producing, licensing, and promoting dog sporting events in the public view, including presentation of such events on television and other mass media. We can be reached at (972) 487-2200 or via email at info@usdaa.com.

In compliance with federal law, we do not request or accept personally identifiable information directly from children under the age of 13, without verifying and receiving the consent of their parent or legal guardian. However, through this site, a parent or legal guardian may provide such information as part of the purchase of a dog registration or a junior handler/dog team registration, or by establishing a Web access account (i.e., Subscriber Services account) that may include or provide access by a child under the age of 13 so that they may compete in USDAA sanctioned events and monitor their results through the Subscriber Services area and other sections of our Web site. If you do so, by providing this personally identifiable information and purchasing one of these services on our Web site, you agree that you understAND how such information can and may be used (i.e., the identification of the registrant/competitor in competition and in public media of any type as explained under "How do you give your consent?" section below.)

As required under federal law, the parent of a child under 13 has the option to agree to the collection and use of the child's information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third parties; however, if consent is not granted, the child would be ineligible to participate in events or other activities that would necessitate such disclosure, such as USDAA -sanctioned events. Further, USDAA will not disclose more information about the child than is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in an activity and to promote the results thereof including, but not limited to, announcement of awards, telecast of performance or other coverage in the media. Further, the parent has the right to revoke their consent to the further collection and/or use of personal information about the child at any time and may direct USDAA to delete all personal information under its control. However, this does not extend to inclusion of such information in any media already distributed or contracted to be distributed (e.g., television or other broadcast or publication) that may be beyond its control. Further, deletion of personal information would result in the cancellation of registrations and/or subscriber accounts, as such information is necessary for the ongoing use fo such registrations and accounts.

What are the Terms and Conditions for use of this Web site?

The terms and conditions of use of this Web site are set forth in this "Legal Notices" page and on Web site pages where purchase transactions may be executed. You should read these disclosures and provisions, as your use of this Web site is governed by them, and through use of our Web site, you have certain obligations and responsibilties that can have financial consequences to you.

A vast amount of information is available through this Web site, including information regarding upcoming events, show results, accomplishments of competitors and their dogs, rules and regulations, listings of groups and more. All of the content on this Web site is here for you to use for your personal, noncommercial use only. That is, you may refer to it and print individual pages for your own personal reference, but you agree that you will NOTsell, email, print, reproduce copies of pages, link to or sweep data from our pages for inclusion in another Web site, or collect information for sale or for distribution to others for any reason without first obtaining our express written consent.

If you wish to link to our Web site or any page on it, or obtain data from these pages for inclusion on another Web site, you must obtain a written agreement or consent from us before doing so.

Further, through use of our Web site, you acknowledge that you understand that reproduction or dissemination of information on this Web site for other than your personal, noncommercial use as stipulated herein is a violation of our rights under copyright and/or other intellectual property law.

Further, you may purchase access to our data services and/or other services that may be offered from time to time. You are subject to the terms and conditions of purchase set forth on Web pages at time of purchase, as well as those on this Legal Notices page. The fees for this service are for the access to more extensive information on events and news items at time of purchase, and you may continue to access that information during periods of operation of our Web site for the term indicated, in most cases beginning immediately upon purchase. You will have access to any additional information that we may make available periodically during the term. Accessibility to the site is twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, except during periods of maintenance or temporary outages. Fees for purchase of access to services are nonproratable and nonrefundable for any reason, and there are no warranties regarding access for specific times of day or for uninterrupted service that will from time to time occur. We will work diligently to resolve any unexpected interruptions to the best of our ability. Through use of this feature of our Web site, you acknowledge and understand that continuous access is not assured, as it is dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the operation of a computer locally for your access, that you must have "cookies" enabled on your local computer, interruptions in internet connections locally and globally beyond our control, and periods of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance that will periodically occur. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, PRORATIONS OF FEES, EXTENSIONS OF TERM OR OTHER ALLOWANCES FOR INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER PERIODS OF NON-ACCESS.

What are your responsibilties and obligations for use of credit cards for purchases on our Web site?

When you make a purchase on our Web site using a credit card, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS set forth on this Web site, including those specified on the page where you execute the transaction and this "Legal Notices" page.

As a credit card user you are responsible for complying with terms and conditions set forth by your credit card company. These terms and conditions typically stipulate that you must contact a merchant in an effort to resolve possible discrepancies related to your credit card account before contacting the credit card company to contest the charge. This is because when you contest a charge directly with a credit card company, they or their related processing companies must take action on your request, which includes investigation of the charge by contacting the merchant and reporting back to you. For this service, they automatically charge the merchant a nonrefundable fee of $25 or more to cover their administrative costs, regardless of the outcome of the query. These fees are often referred to as a "chargeback" fees, even though the charge may have been found to be legitimate, and it is treated much like a stop payment order charged on checking accounts, except that they assess the fee to a merchant rather than to you, the credit card holder. After you contest a charge with them, they then contact the merchant and inquire of the merchant about the nature of the transaction and what was purchased. Many such queries are the result of credit card holders not "recognizing" a charge on their statement.

Further, when duplicate credit card charges occur, it is generally because a Web site user accidentally double clicks a "Submit" or "Purchase" button or uses the "Back" and/or "Forward" button on the browser to return to the "submission" page. These and other discrepancies are easily resolved by us and other merchants if you contact us, either immediately or after they appear on your statement. Should you have a browser "hang-up" or other cause to suspect that a duplicate charge may have occurred, you agree to contact us as soon as possible to determine whether duplicate charges have in fact occurred. While we periodically review transactions and immediately reverse what appears to be duplicate erroneous charges, there can be no assurance that we will detect a duplicate without you first bringing this charge to our attention. We do not accept responsibility for such charges if you do not contact us within sixty (60) days of the transaction date.

To assist you in recognizing our transactions on your monthly statement and to aid you in contacting us promptly to resolve any discrepancies associated with your transactions with us through our Web site, USDAA lists its name and telephone number on our charges submitted to your credit card company. This information will show on your credit card statement as the transaction description. Please note that credit cards are a convenience afforded to you by merchants. If you frequently engage in internet purchase transactions, we advise that you consider logging on to your credit card account and periodically review charges for discrepancies, and if any are found, extend the courtesy of immediately reporting any such discrepancies directly to your merchant before contacting your credit card company. This will avoid possible service fees by the credit card company.

When you use your credit card on our Web site, you consent to use of that information for payment of charges selected by you and your consent means that the charges are authorized by you. Furhter, you agree to contact us promptly regarding any possible discrepancies or duplicate charges that may appear on your credit card statement in order to enable us an opportunity to resolve these matters before you contact your credit card company.

We agree to execute a credit to your credit card for any improper charges that might occur through our Web site and you agree that if you fail to provide us the opportunity to resolve any discrepancies before you contact your credit card company that you will reimburse us promptly for any service fees charged to us by the credit card processing company, and that we may exercise all remedies available to us to collect such reimbursement of these fees.

Further, through the use of a credit card, you are consenting to and/or representing that you have the legal power of attorney to consent to our use and disclosure of personally identifiable information for purposes of executing a credit card transaction submitted by you. We do not store complete credit card information for security reasons. At any time you may revoke your consent for use of submitted information retained by us by notifying us in writing via certified mail at the above street address.

How are your rights of privacy protected?

United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. (USDAA) is committed to protecting your privacy. However, you must realize that by participating in USDAA-sanctioned events, you are in the public eye and all information relative to your performances, including personally identifiable information can and will be reported through this Web site and through other private and public media. You sign an agreement at the time of your enrollment in an event that you consent to such use, as further explained below in the section captioned, "How do you give your consent?"

With respect to information we collect about you on our Web site, we use this information to process your orders, respond to information requests, issue and announce awards, and make notifications or correspond with you about your involvement in dog sporting activities. Also, some of the information may be used to provide you a more personalized experience while you are browsing or shopping in our Online Store, and generally create a better experience for our Web site users. Please read on for more details about our Web site privacy policy.

What information do we collect on this Web site and how do we use it?

An account may be required for you to utilize certain services on our Web site, such as registering dogs, making purchases in our Online Store, accessing various services available through our site or making queries from the USDAA competition database. When you create an account, we ask for personally identifiable information, that is, information which tells us specifically who you are. We need to know your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card number, security information and expiration date so that we can process and fulfill your purchase orders and notify you of your order status. We also ask for other non-personally identifiable information, such as whether you own an USDAA registered dog when purchasing services available on the site so that we make properly linking your dog registration records and/or other services with your account. We use the information we collect to customize your experience and to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs so that your use of our Web site is more functional and more enjoyable. We do not require that you provide us any more information than is necessary to provide you the services represented through this Web site or for participation in USDAA-sanctioned events.

When purchasing data access privileges through our Competitor Services area, we also ask for demographic information that is collected and combined with other respondents to the survey. We do not include personally identifiable information such as your name, street address, telephone number or email address with this information. This non-personal, compiled demographic information may be sent to prospective sponsors, advertisers and/or the media for business and promotional purposes.

When purchasing services, it is necessary for you to accept a "cookie" from our server so that we can identify you for purposes of granting you authorized access. You are not required to accept this cookie and may make adjustments in your browser software to prevent it; however, your access to exclusive areas of our server will not be possible if we cannot properly identify you through this process. Read more about "cookies" below.

In addition to creating an account with us, in the future we may ask you for personally identifiable information at other times, including when you sign up for email message groups and newsletters. We may use this information to send you the email newsletters you request, to notify you of changes to our Web site, and/or of new products in our Online Store and of other promotions.

If you send us email, we may collect and store such information. We use the information to reply to your email communication, and may retain this information until our communications related to such matter is complete. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site and new USDAA services.

How does USDAA protect customer information?

When you place orders or access account financial information, we and our third party Web service vendors use a secure server. We use secure socket layer (SSL) software to encrypt all financial information you input before it is sent to us. Further, all of the customer data we collect and store is protected against unauthorized access.

We utilize Skipjack Financial Services for secure credit card processing needs. You may learn more about their certifications by visiting their Web site at Skipjack Financial Services.

What about "cookies?"

A "cookie" is a small data file stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies contain a unique identifier which allows us to match your computer with the information we store for you in our database. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to personalize and enhance your experience with us. Some examples of ways we may use cookies are: to save your account preferences so that you will not have to re-enter them the next time you visit our Web site; to store account names and passwords you create; to store items added to your shopping cart; to store previous inquiries you make on our Web site or to offer personalized services. We also use cookies to alert you of new areas that we think might be of interest to you when you return to our Web site, record past activity at our Web site, analyze usage of our Web site, target advertisements, or customize Web page content, layout and services.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. By accepting cookies from our Web site, you allow us to maintain the preferences stored in your USDAA accounts and to utilize our online information services. If you choose not to accept cookies from our Web site, personalization and purchasing of online information may not be possible from our Web site. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, you may be able to use other features of our Web site which do not involve personalization and making purchases.

Will USDAA disclose the information it collects on its Web site to outside parties?

We will not share your personally identifiable information collected on our Web site to any third party, except as disclosed below. If USDAA decides it may be in your best interest for us to put you in touch with a third party, we will obtain your permission first. We respect your privacy.

Some of your personally identifiable information is disclosed to third party service providers, vendors or manufacturers when you order certain products or merchandise from our Online Store, or when you register dogs, subscribe or otherwise register on our Web site, or enter events. We utilize third part Web hosting and a secured outside credit card payment processing service. Your personally identifiable information is disclosed so that these third parties can process and fulfill your orders. Therefore, by ordering certain products or merchandise from our Online Store or registering on our Web site, you are indicating your consent to the release of your personally identifiable information to third parties for those purposes.

All information relative to your ownership or handling of a dog in competition, or a junior handler and their dog and entering competition, and any information with respect to your dog, may be released to USDAA licensed groups, event organizers, the media for promotional purposes and others associated with the event. By registering a dog with us, or by registering a "junior handler" with us, you consent to the use and distribution of this information for any related purpose.

USDAA also will disclose personally identifiable information if legally required to do so through, for example, subpoena, search warrant or other legal process. In this instance, disclosure may take place without your consent.

How can you access, edit or delete your personally identifiable information?

You may access, edit or delete some of your personally identifiable information by updating your USDAA accounts on our Online Store, or accessing your Services account at usdaa.com. However, you must notify us in writing via certified mail to our current address as listed on our web site to remove personally identifiable information from our records. After receipt of such notice, we will deactivate your Services account and/or registrations and you will no longer be able to access certain web site Services or compete in any of our events where such personal information.

What about privacy policies of Web sites linked to the USDAA Web site?

Our Web site contains links to other, third party Web sites. Please note that once you access another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that Web site. We do not represent or guarantee that those Web site policies conform to our own.

How do you give your consent?

By using our Web site and submitting information as described above, you consent to the collection and use of this information by USDAA and our associated service providers. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we may use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. We will also post a notification regarding the change on the news pages, and provide you a chance to opt out of such disclosures if and when our policy may change.

Further, by competing in USDAA® sanctioned events, your name and other information you provide in connection with such activity is collected by us or for us by the host group of such events for purposes of recording awards and other performance results, which we also use for purposes of reporting news events, distribution of awards and other forms of public recognition. As a competitor, you have consented through the general agreement you signed as part of your entry form to grant to USDAA and its representatives, agents and assigns, all rights and permission to use or appropriate your and your dog's name, biography, likeness, photograph, voice, performing persona, or other indicia of identity for broadcast, telecast, cablecast, transmission or distribution in any format or media now known or hereafter to become known, which includes presentation of such information on our Web site. Through the agreement, all competitors thereby have consented to release USDAA and its representatives, agents and assigns from any claim or cause of action for invasion of their right privacy, right of publicity, right of personality, or any similar right in connection with that event.

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Copyrights & Trademarks

All forms, content and materials presented on this Web site are the intellectual property of United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. (USDAA) and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or displayed in any form or manner without USDAA's express written consent.


Trademarks & Service Marks

The following marks are the registered trademarks of United States Dog Agility Association, Inc.:

  • Agility Dog®
  • Advanced Agility Dog®
  • Masters Agility Dog®
  • Agility Dog Champion®
  • Spring Festival of Dog Agility®
  • Dog Agility Steeplechase®
  • Grand Prix of Dog Agility® and Logo
  • Dog Agility Masters®
  • Cynosport®
  • USDAA® and Logo

In addition, the following marks are the exclusive service marks of United States Dog Agility Association, Inc.:

  • "Promoting Competitive Excellence in Dog AgilitySM"
  • "Promoting International Standards in Dog AgilitySM"
  • Real People. Real Fun. True SportSM
  • Real Dogs. Real People. True SportSM
  • Agility Top TenSM
  • Performance Top TenSM
  • Cynosport.TVSM
  • Tournament MasterSM
  • Starters Standard AgilitySM
  • Starters GamblerSM
  • Starters JumperSM
  • Starters SnookerSM
  • Starters RelaySM
  • Advanced Standard AgilitySM
  • Advanced GamblerSM
  • Advanced JumperSM
  • Advanced SnookerSM
  • Advanced RelaySM
  • Standard Agility MasterSM
  • Gamblers Master SM
  • Jumper Master SM
  • Snooker Master SM
  • Relay Master SM
  • Starters Performance StandardSM
  • Advanced Performance StandardSM
  • Masters Performance StandardSM
  • Starters Performance JumpersSM
  • Advanced Performance JumpersSM
  • Masters Performance JumpersSM
  • Starters Performance SnookerSM
  • Advanced Performance SnookerSM
  • Masters Performance SnookerSM
  • Starters Performance GamblersSM
  • Advanced Performance GamblersSM
  • Masters Performance GamblersSM
  • Performance DogSM
  • Advanced Performance DogSM
  • Master Performance DogSM
  • Performance Dog ChampionSM
  • Performance Tournament MasterSM
  • JH Beginners AgilitySM
  • JH Elementary AgilitySM
  • JH Intermediate AgilitySM
  • JH Senior AgilitySM
  • Veteran Agility DogSM
  • Veteran Advanced Agility DogSM
  • Veteran Master Agility DogSM
  • Veteran GamblerSM
  • Veteran JumperSM
  • Veteran SnookerSM
  • Veteran Performance DogSM
  • Veteran Standard DogSM
  • Veteran Gamblers DogSM
  • Veteran Jumpers DogSM
  • Veteran Snooker DogSM
  • Veteran Versatility DogSM
  • Intro Standard DogSM
  • Intro Gamblers DogSM
  • Intro Jumpers DogSM
  • Intro Snooker DogSM
  • Intro Versatility DogSM
  • Standard Agility Expert ChampionSM
  • Jumpers Expert ChampionSM
  • Performance Standard Expert ChampionSM
  • Performance Jumpers Expert ChampionSM

Each of the aforementioned marks are the intellectual property of United States Dog Agility Association, Inc., and are terms with specific meaning as defined in USDAA Rules & Regulations and/or through other means. USDAA is afforded certain rights of protection of their intellectual property by federal law and use of the aforementioned marks without the express written consent of USDAA is prohibited.

 

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Disclaimers of Responsibility and Liability

USDAA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ASSURANCES OF ANY TYPE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, OR APPROPRIATENESS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE. USDAA DISCLAIMS ANY and ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTENT ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INFRINGING MATERIAL THAT MAY BE CONTAINED HEREIN and DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY ASSOCIATED WITH A USER RELYING ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE. USDAA ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY and ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MATERIAL CONTAINED ON ANY OTHER WEB SITE OR SITES LINKED TO THE USDAA WEB SITE.

USDAA DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ITS WEB SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, and USDAA DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF USE ARISING from THE WEB SITE BEING INACCESSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE OR FOR ANY OTHER CAUSE. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE and THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS.

FURTHER, USDAA and ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ANY and ALL RESPONSIBILITY ASSOCIATED WITH FAILURE TO RECEIVE AND/OR RESPOND TO EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIMS ARISING from THE SENDER'S RELIANCE UPON DELIVERY OF THEIR EMAIL TO US. WHILE WE ATTEMPT TO READ and RESPOND TO ALL EMAIL IN A TIMELY MANNER, SPAM and OTHER UNSOLICITED EMAILS, and THE TOOLS AVAILABLE TO FILTER SUCH UNSOLICITED EMAIL MAY AT TIMES RESULT IN THE ARBITRARY OMISSION OR DELETION OF INCOMING EMAIL FOR WHICH WE WILL NOT and CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY ARISING THEREFROM.

FURHTER, ALTHOUGH USDAA and ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS TAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PREVENT VIRUSES, WORMS OR OTHER DAMAGING SCRIPTS OF ANY TYPE from BEING TRANSMITTED from OUR SYSTEMS, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RECIPIENT OF OUR EMAIL and ANY OTHER TRANSMISSIONS TO CHECK FOR and PREVENT ADVERSE ACTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS OR SCRIPTS ON ITS OWN SYSTEMS. WE WILL NOT and CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY ARISING from ANY VIRUS, WORM OR OTHER DAMAGING SCRIPTS THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED OVER THE INTERNET, REGARDLESS OF ITS SOURCE.

FURTHER, USDAA and ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS SEEK TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION; HOWEVER, IN THESE DAYS OF RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES, WE NOR OTHERS CAN ACCURATELY PREDICT OR ASSESS WHAT TECHNIQUES MAY BE DEVELOPED IN THE FUTURE TO CIRCUMVENT TECHNOLOGICAL SECURITY CONTROLS IN PLACE. WHILE WE and OUR WEB HOSTING PROVIDERS ATTEMPT TO MAINTAIN CURRENT USUAL and CUSTOMARY INDUSTRY SAFEGUARDS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE, MAKE WARRANTIES OR ASSUME ANY LIABILITY RELATIVE TO POSSIBLE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OUR SYSTEMS from OUTSIDE THIRD PARTIES. SHOULD WE BECOME AWARE OF A BREACH OF SECURITY, WE WILL TAKE NECESSARY STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE and WILL NOTIFY YOU ACCORDINGLY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES and WHAT STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY US AND/OR OUR WEB HOSTING SERVICE PROVIDERS TO REMEDY THE SITUATION.

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Questions and Comments

USDAA welcomes your questions and comments about privacy and our Web site. Please send e-mail to ktatsch@usdaa.com.

 

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