Terms of Service

Acceptance of Terms

The web pages available at TurfRepublic.com and all linked pages (“Site”), are owned and operated by TurfRepublic. (“TurfRepublic”) an Delaware corporation and is accessed by you under the Terms of Use described below (“Terms”).

Please read these terms carefully before using the services. By accessing the site, viewing any content or using any services available on the site (as each is defined below) you are agreeing to be bound by these terms, which together with our privacy policy, governs our relationship with you in relation to the site. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the site. TurfRepublic’s privacy policy is available below.

TurfRepublic reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, TurfRepublic will notify you by Posting an announcement on the site. What constitutes a material change will be Determined at TurfRepublic’s sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming Familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following Notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified.

Simplified:
By using TurfRepublic you agree to all the terms below.

Description Of Service

The Site is an online community which enables Turf Professionals and Turf Enthusiasts to post information and images, share comments, opinions and ideas, promote their work, participate in the turf world and promotions, and access and/ or purchase services from time to time made available on the Site (“Services”). Services include, but are not limited to, any service and/or content TurfRepublic makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services. Content (“Content”) includes, but is not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, and software.

Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of TurfRepublic. TurfRepublic reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. TurfRepublic may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and the Services without notice or liability. The Site should not be used or relied upon for storage of your photographs and images and you are directed to retain your own copies of all Content posted on the Site.

Simplified:
We provide services that allow you to create an online community and we will develop more features and services in the future.

Registration

As a condition to using Services, you are required to open an account with TurfRepublic and select a password and username, and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your TurfRepublic account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through your TurfRepublic account.

Services are available only to individuals who are either (i) at least 18 years old, or (ii) at least 14 years old, and who are authorized to access the Site by a parent or legal guardian. If you have authorized a minor to use the Site, you are responsible for the online conduct of such minor, and the consequences of any misuse of the Site by the minor. Parents and legal guardians are warned that the Site does display photographs and images containing nudity and violence that may be offensive to some.

The Services are for use by individuals who are Turf Professionals and Turf Enthusiasts. Accounts may not be opened by promoters, agents and other market intermediaries and entities who represent Turf Professionals and Turf Enthusiasts or sell their works. If you do not qualify for registration you are not permitted to open an account or use the Services.

Simplified:
To fully use the services you need to create your own account, without violating other peoples’ rights.

User Conduct

All Content posted or otherwise submitted to the Site is the sole responsibility of the account holder from which such Content originates and you acknowledge and agree that you, and not TurfRepublic are entirely responsible for all Content that you post, or otherwise submit to the Site. TurfRepublic does not control user submitted Content and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by TurfRepublic. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  1. To abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any person;
  2. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person;
  3. For any purpose (including posting or viewing Content) that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where you use the Services;
  4. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any TurfRepublic user;
  5. To create or transmit unwanted ‘spam’ to any person or any URL
  6. To create multiple accounts for the purpose of voting for or against users’ photographs or images;
  7. To post copyrighted Content which doesn’t belong to you, with exception of Blogs, where you may post such Content with explicit mention of the author’s name and a link to the source of the Content;
  8. With the exception of accessing RSS feeds, 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: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
  9. To artificially inflate or alter vote counts, blog counts, comments, or any other Service or for the purpose of giving or receiving money or other compensation in exchange for votes, or for participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Services;
  10. To advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services, or to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent;
  11. To promote or sell Content of another person
  12. To sell or otherwise transfer your profile.

To report a suspected abuse of the Site or a breach of the Terms (other than relating to copyright infringement which is addressed under “COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS” below) please send written notice to TurfRepublic at email: info@TurfRepublic.com.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. TurfRepublic reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

Simplified:
You cannot use our site to post pornographic material, harass people, send spam, negatively comment on people, and do other crazy stuff. Be reasonable and responsible, don’t do anything stupid and you’ll be fine.

Fair Usage Policy

TurfRepublic maintains a fair usage policy to ensure stable and fast service to all users.

Free accounts are limited to a maximum of 1 user per account.. Any additional usage may result in restrictions on your account including limited access to your services or a requirement to upgrade if the limit is exceeded for several months.

Premium accounts are limited to maximum of 10 new users per week. Awesome accounts that exceed a limit for several months will be notified of their usage and restrictions may be imposed if usage is not corrected.

Simplified:
If you use more than your fair share, we may gradually limit your account.

Copyright Complaints

TurfRepublic respects the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond promptly any claim that Content posted on the Site infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) of any person. TurfRepublic will use reasonable efforts to investigate notices of alleged Infringement and will take appropriate action under applicable intellectual property law and these Terms where it believes an Infringement has taken place, including removing or disabling access to the Content claimed to be infringing and/or terminating accounts and access to the Site.

To notify TurfRepublic of a possible Infringement you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement” care of help@TurfRepublic.com and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement sufficient to enable TurfRepublic to make a reasonable determination. Please note that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresenting that any Content is infringing your copyright.

If we remove or disable access to Content in response to a notice of Infringement, we will make reasonable attempts to contact the user who posted the affected Content. If you feel that your Content is not infringing, you may provide TurfRepublic with a counter notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement Counter Notification” at help@TurfRepublic.com. You must include in your counter notice sufficient information to enable TurfRepublic to make a reasonable determination. Please note that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that your Content is not infringing the copyrights of others.

If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes Infringement, we recommended seeking advice of an attorney.

Simplified:
We respect copyright. If anything is wrong, please send an email with all the details to support@TurfRepublic.com.

Links

The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because TurfRepublic has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that TurfRepublic is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that TurfRepublic shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Simplified:
We are not liable if something goes really wrong.

Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall TurfRepublic be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or other Legal theory with respect to the site, the service or any content (i) for any lost profits or Special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever, (ii)
To provide substitute goods or services (however arising), or (iii) for any direct damages in Excess of (in the aggregate) $100.

Simplified:
Again, we are not liable. But we may pay you $50 if our server flies into your window.

Termination

TurfRepublic may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your TurfRepublic account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your TurfRepublic account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

It is your responsibility to remove all Content from your account prior to termination. Upon termination of your account TurfRepublic will automatically remove all Content posted to your account.

Simplified:
We can stop providing services at any time. You can stop using your account or close it at any time as well.

Miscellaneous

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind TurfRepublic in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. TurfRepublic shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond TurfRepublic’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. TurfRepublic may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and its rights and obligations without consent. The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Delaware, as if made within Delaware between two residents thereof, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Delaware courts. Both parties agree that the Terms is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein.

Simplified:
Things can happen — we are not responsible.