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BAREFOOT RUNNERS SOCIETY, LLC, AND THEBAREFOOTRUNNERS.ORG

TERMS OF USE/TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Barefoot Runners Society, LLC, the BRS, and the BRS website
The Barefoot Runners Society, LLC, BRS, and the BRS website, hereinafter known as the “BRS,” provide the resources and services on its website and within its club subject to your compliance with the Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions set forth below. Please read the following information carefully. We will periodically make changes to the website and these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions of use, and your continued use of this website will mean you accept those changes and will be bound by them.

Disclaimer of Liability
The providers ("Barefoot Runners Society, LLC", "BRS", "we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content ("Content"). Content posted express the views of the author only.

You agree to not use the Service to post or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content posted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

In addition, the above mentioned assumes no damages of any kind including but not limited to punitive and compensatory damages, indirect, loss of use, loss of data, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties or other losses of any kind.

The BRS and the BRS website, disclaim any liability whatsoever for any documentation, information, programs, software, links, products or other material which is or may become a part of the website. The BRS and the BRS website does not warrant or guarantee that the information will not be offensive to any user. Users to the BRS website are hereby put on notice that by accessing and using the website, user assumes the risk that the information and documentation contained in the website may be offensive and/or may not meet the needs and requirements of the user or may be inaccurate.

Copyright and Trademark Notice
Material on this website is protected by copyright law. The terms “Barefoot Runners Society” and “Changing the running world one odd look at a time” are Service Mark protected. The "BRS" logos are trademark protected.

Any reproduction of artwork, material, photographs or information appearing on the pages of this website is prohibited without prior written consent from the BRS. All content on this website provided by third parties is subject to any applicable terms and conditions provided by that third-party, and you agree to be bound by those terms and conditions.

For more information or if you are interested in using material from this website, please contact the BRS.
You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

Links and Pointers to Other Internet Websites
The BRS and the BRS website makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access though this Website. When you access a non-BRS website, please understand that it is independent from the BRS website and that the BRS website has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-BRS website does not mean that the BRS website endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature.

Choice of Law and Venue
These Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions are entered into in the State of Georgia and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the States of Georgia, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the County of Coweta in the State of Georgia, and waives any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys fees. In the event that any of the Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement
These Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the BRS, the BRS website, and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof. In its sole discretion, the BRS and/or the BRS website may modify these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions by posting the revised version on this Website.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Purpose
As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant to the BRS and the BRS website that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions.

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BAREFOOT RUNNERS SOCIETY, LLC, THEBAREFOOTRUNNERS.ORG, AND ASK THE DOCS FORUM

TERMS OF USE/TERMS AND CONDITIONS


The Barefoot Runners Society, LLC, the BRS, the BRS website, and the BRS Ask the Docs Forum; and Dr. Michael Nirenberg, DPM, America's Podiatrist (www.AmericasPodiatrist.com), and Friendly Foot Care (www.FriendlyFootCare.com); and Dr. James Stoxen, DC, and Team Doctors (www.TeamDoctors.org); and Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, MD, and Two Rivers Treads–A Center For Natural Running & Walking (www.TRTreads.org); and Dr. Andrew T. Klein, DC, DACNB, FACFN, Dodge Center Chiropractic Office (www.DodgeCenterChiropractic.com and www.BarefootChiropractor.blogspot.com); and Dr. Stephen Gangemi, DC, DIBAK, a.k.a., Sock Doc (www.DrGangemi.com and www.Sock-Doc.com)
The Barefoot Runners Society, LLC, the BRS, the BRS website, and the BRS Ask the Docs Forum, hereinafter known as “BRS”; Dr. Michael Nirenberg, DPM, America's Podiatrist (www.AmericasPodiatrist.com) and Friendly Foot Care (www.FriendlyFootCare.com), hereinafter known as “Dr. Nirenberg”; Dr. James Stoxen, DC, and Team Doctors (www.TeamDoctors.org), hereinafter known as “Dr. Stoxen”; and Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, MD, and Two Rivers Treads–A Center For Natural Running & Walking (www.TRTreads.org), hereinafter known as “Dr. Cucuzzella”; Dr. Andrew T. Klein, DC, DACNB, FACFN, Dodge Center Chiropractic Office (www.DodgeCenterChiropractic.com and www.BarefootChiropractor.blogspot.com), hereinafter known as “Dr. Klein”; and Dr. Stephen Gangemi, DC, DIBAK, a.k.a., Sock Doc (www.DrGangemi.com and www.Sock-Doc.com), hereinafter known as “Dr. Gangemi” provide the above named related services subject to your compliance with the Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions set forth below. Please read the following information carefully. We will periodically make changes to the website and these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions of use, and your continued use of this website will mean you accept those changes and will be bound by them.

Disclaimer of Liability and Disclaimer of Medical Advice
The contents of the BRS website and the BRS Ask the Docs Forum, such as text (including articles, posts, answers to questions, and comments), graphics, images, information, links, and videos are for informational purposes only.

This website is not a substitute for professional medical care. Any statements provided by the BRS, Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, and/or Dr. Gangemi on this website shall not be regarded as medical care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911 immediately. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the BRS website and/or the BRS Ask the Docs Forum.

You should also ask your physician or other qualified healthcare provider to assist you in interpreting any information in this website or in the linked websites or in applying the information on this website to your individual case.

The information and materials presented on the BRS website and/or the BRS Ask the Docs Forum are meant to supplement the information that you obtain from your physician. If there is a disagreement between the information presented on this website and what your physician has told you – it is more likely that your physician is correct. He or she has the benefit of knowing you, your medical history, and your medical problems.
Neither Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, Dr. Gangemi, the BRS, or any other party providing information, comments, links, or other material to any website makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, products, or links from this website. Nothing on the BRS website (or any other website) constitutes medical advice, care, treatment, or diagnosis. No physician-doctor relationship has been established through the use of the BRS website or the BRS Ask the Docs Forum.

In addition, the above mentioned assumes no damages of any kind, including but not limited to, punitive and compensatory damages, indirect, loss of use, loss of data, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind.

The BRS, Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, and Dr. Gangemi disclaim any liability whatsoever for any documentation, information, programs, software, links, products, or other material, which is or may become a part of the website. The BRS, Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, and Dr. Gangemi does not warrant or guarantee that the information will not be offensive to any user. Users to the BRS website and/or the BRS Ask the Docs Forum are hereby put on notice that by accessing and using the website, user assumes the risk that the information and documentation contained in the website may be offensive and/or may not meet the needs and requirements of the user or may be inaccurate.

Copyright and Trademark Notice
Material on this website is protected by copyright law. The terms “America’s Podiatrist,” “America’s Foot Doctor,” “Team Doctors,” “Two Rivers Treads–A Center For Natural Running & Walking,” are Service Mark protected. The terms “Friendly Foot Care” and “Sock Doc” and their logos are trademark protected.

Any reproduction of artwork, material, photographs or information appearing on the pages of this website is prohibited without prior written consent from the author, Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, or Dr. Gangemi. All content on this website provided by third parties is subject to any applicable terms and conditions provided by that third-party, and you agree to be bound by those terms and conditions.

For more information or if you are interested in using material from this website, please contact Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, or Dr. Gangemi (respectively).

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

Links and Pointers to Other Internet Websites
The BRS, Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, and Dr. Gangemi make no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access though this website. When you access a non-BRS website, non-Dr. Nirenberg’s website/s, non-Dr. Stoxen’s website/s, non-Dr. Cucuzzella’s website/s, non-Dr. Klein's website/, and/or non-Dr. Gangemi's website/s, please understand that it is independent from the BRS website and the BRS Ask the Docs Forum. Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, and Dr. Gangemi, the BRS, the BRS website, and the BRS Ask the Docs Forum have no control over the content on a non-BRS website, a non-Dr. Nirenberg’s website, a non-Dr. Stoxen’s website, a non-Dr. Cucuzzella’s website, a non-Dr. Klein's website, and/or a non-Dr. Gangemi's website. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-BRS website/BRS Ask the Docs Forum, Dr. Nirenberg’s, Dr. Stoxen’s, Dr. Cucuzzella’s, Dr. Klein's, and/or Dr. Gangemi's website does not mean that the BRS website/BRS Ask the Docs Forum, Dr. Nirenberg, Dr. Stoxen, Dr. Cucuzzella, Dr. Klein, and/or Dr. Gangemi endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Choice of Law and Venue
These Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions are entered into in the State of Georgia, the State of Indiana, the State of Illinois, the State of West Virginia, the State of Minnesota, and the State of North Carolina and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, the State of Indiana, the State of Illinois, the State of West Virginia, the State of Minnesota, and the State of North Carolina exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the County of Coweta in the State of Georgia, the County of Lake in the State of Indiana, County of Cook in the State of Illinois, the County of Jefferson in the State of West Virginia, the County of Dodge in the State of Minnesota, and the County of Orange in the State of North Carolina waives any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys fees. In the event that any of the Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement
These Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Barefoot Runners Society, LLC, the BRS, the BRS website, and the BRS Ask the Docs Forum; Dr. Michael Nirenberg, DPM, America's Podiatrist (www.AmericasPodiatrist.com), and Friendly Foot Care (www.FriendlyFootCare.com); Dr. James Stoxen, DC, and Team Doctors (www.TeamDoctors.org); Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, MD, and Two Rivers Treads–A Center For Natural Running & Walking (www.TRTreads.org); Dr. Andrew T. Klein, DC, DACNB, FACFN, Dodge Center Chiropractic Office (www.DodgeCenterChiropractic.com and www.BarefootChiropractor.blogspot.com); and Dr. Stephen Gangemi, DC, DIBAK, a.k.a., Sock Doc (www.DrGangemi.com and www.Sock-Doc.com), and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof. In its sole discretion, the Barefoot Runners Society, LLC, the BRS, the BRS website, and the BRS Ask the Docs Forum; Dr. Michael Nirenberg, DPM, America's Podiatrist (www.AmericasPodiatrist.com), and Friendly Foot Care (www.FriendlyFootCare.com); Dr. James Stoxen, DC, and Team Doctors (www.TeamDoctors.org); and Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, MD, and Two Rivers Treads–A Center For Natural Running & Walking (www.TRTreads.org); Dr. Andrew T. Klein, DC, DACNB, FACFN, Dodge Center Chiropractic Office (www.DodgeCenterChiropractic.com and www.BarefootChiropractor.blogspot.com); and Dr. Stephen Gangemi, DC, DIBAK, a.k.a., Sock Doc (www.DrGangemi.com and www.Sock-Doc.com) may modify these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions by posting the revised version on this website.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Purpose
As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant to the The Barefoot Runners Society, LLC, the BRS, the BRS website, and the BRS Ask the Docs Forum; Dr. Michael Nirenberg, DPM, America's Podiatrist (www.AmericasPodiatrist.com), and Friendly Foot Care (www.FriendlyFootCare.com); Dr. James Stoxen, DC, and Team Doctors (www.TeamDoctors.org); and Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, MD, and Two Rivers Treads–A Center For Natural Running & Walking (www.TRTreads.org); and Dr. Andrew T. Klein, DC, DACNB, FACFN, Dodge Center Chiropractic Office (www.DodgeCenterChiropractic.com and www.BarefootChiropractor.blogspot.com); and Dr. Stephen Gangemi, DC, DIBAK, a.k.a., Sock Doc (www.DrGangemi.com and www.Sock-Doc.com) that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of User/Terms and Conditions.

Last update 02/29/12

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BAREFOOT RUNNERS SOCIETY, LLC, AND THEBAREFOOTRUNNERS.ORG

PRIVACY POLICY


Barefoot Runners Society, LLC (BRS, LLC), is a volunteer-run organization, and we are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of the information you share with us. We believe you have the right to know everything regarding the information we collect about you, how this information benefits you, and how you can say "no" to the use of any of this information.

This policy explains what we do with your information and what you can expect from BRS. By using this site, you indicate your acceptance of BRS’s Privacy Policy.


Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need personally identifiable information. Typically, this information will be requested when you register with the site, enter a contest, subscribe to e-mail newsletters, or complete an online survey. Your personal information is stored in your profile. You can review or change your profile anytime you are logged on to the TheBarefootRunners.org site. You will have to provide your unique User ID and Password in order to access your profile. The TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) website assigns a personal identification number and sends it to your computer in the form of a small text file, called a "cookie." The use of this cookie allows you to visit other password-restricted portions of TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC)’s website — for which you have security access — without having to sign in again.

We also collect PII during transactions, sponsored events, and member initiation/renewal. When visiting one of our online sites, we collect user-specific information on what pages are visited. PII includes your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone and cell phone numbers, wireless service provider, and all other information you provide to us.


Use of your Personal Information
Your personal information is used for four primary purposes:

· To make the site easier for you to use by not making you enter your personal information more than once.

· To help you quickly find information on TheBarefootRunners.org.

· To help us create and deliver content most relevant to you.

To alert you to events, notifications, promotions, and other helpful information.

Sometimes we contract with other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are not permitted to use your information for any other purpose. TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC); (b) protect and defend the rights or property of TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC), and (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) customers, visitors to TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC)’s website, or the public.


Control of your Personal Information
When you register or give us personal information, TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. Your information is only to be used for the purposes stated above. TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) may send out periodic e-mails to tell you of technical & promotional issues if you have requested updates. You may unsubscribe to these mailings.

You acknowledge that BRS is located in the United States of America ("U.S.") and will process and store your information in the U.S., and that as a result, U.S. governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through the laws of the U.S.


Access to your Personal Information
TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) will ensure that you can keep your personal information correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time on TheBarefootRunners.org. You can:

· View and edit personal information you have already given us

· Subscribe or unsubscribe to TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) email newsletters

· Change your preferences


Links
BRS sites may, on occasion, contain links to other sites with information gathering practices different from our own. Visitors should consult privacy policies for all other sites, as BRS has no control over information submitted to or collected by such third parties. BRS sites sometimes offer contest, sweepstakes, or promotions sponsored or co-sponsored by third parties. These third parties may obtain PII that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. BRS has no control over the third-party sponsor's use of this information. The BRS site will notify you at the time of requesting PII if third-party sponsors will be provided with such information.


Security of your Personal Information
TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your personal information is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your unique User ID and Password, so do not share these with others.


Use of Cookies
TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the visitor’s machine (if the cookie is accepted) or the cookie is read if the visitor has visited the site previously. If your browser does not accept cookies from TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC)’s website, you will need to re-enter your personal information each time. Cookies are also used to ensure that you are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads and to customize webpage content based on your browser type (Netscape or Microsoft Explorer, for example). Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you want to disable cookies, there is a simple procedure in most Internet browsers that allows you to turn off cookies. Please remember, however, that cookies may be required to allow you to use certain features of our sites.


Children’s Privacy
The usage of TheBarefootRunners.org is restricted to those users over age 13. We will not knowingly collect Personal Information about children under the age of 13. If TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) learns that a child under the age of 13 is using TheBarefootRunners.org, the child's account will be closed and information collected about the child will be deleted. Notwithstanding the foregoing, TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) may choose to retain the child's e-mail address as a means to prevent the child from re-registering with TheBarefootRunners.org.


Acceptable Use Policy for Forums and Blogs
TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) forums are open and dynamic – changing in real time. Therefore it is not possible for us to vouch for the validity of all content posted. TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) is not responsible for any messages posted or the consequences of following any advice offered within Forum posts. The views expressed in the posts you will find in these forums belong solely to their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC). You alone are responsible for the content of your message and the consequences of any such messages. If you find any Forum posts be offensive or objectionable, please contact us via email to the address offered as a contact for the Forums in question. We reserve the right but do not assume the obligation to restrict or prohibit your use of our sites if we believe you are violating any of the terms of the agreement and to remove, edit, or relocate any submission as we see fit whether for legal or other reasons. You understand that by using a BRS site, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. If you contribute any graphic images or photographs, you accept all liability for any model or property release issues that may arise from an individual or trademarked property in the content. You will not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).

By using these Forums, you agree to the following:

· You will not harm minors in any way.

· You must not post any material that is knowingly false, misleading, or inaccurate.

· You must not behave in an abusive and/or hateful manner, “stalk” or otherwise harass another.

· You must not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

· You must not use profanity in our forums, and will neither post with language or content that is obscene, sexually oriented, or sexually suggestive nor link to sites that contain such content.

· You will respect other people's right to personal privacy and will not post any other person's identifying information (including their names, contact information, and any other relevant information) within the forum.

· You will not use these forums to violate any laws, discuss illegal activities, promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals;

· You must not impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a BRS official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.

· You must not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service or develop restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to from another accessible page), nor collect or store personal data about other users.

· You will not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party.

· You will not use these Forums for the purposes of sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys, "cracks," or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks, or any other systems.

· You will not post advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or solicitations, all of which are inappropriate and prohibited in the Forums. You will not, furthermore, collect personal information about forum members for the purpose of sending them any such advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or solicitations through other means (email, messaging programs, etc.).

· You will not post messages that are clearly outside of the stated topic of any Forums nor disrupt a forum by deliberately posting repeated irrelevant messages or copies of identical messages (also known as "flooding").

· You will not attempt to access any protected sections of the sites or Forums, nor make use of any hacks, cracks, bug exploits, etc. to bypass or modify the features of the forum software at any TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) site.

· You will, if asked by a representative of the Forums, cease posting any content, and/or links to content, deemed offensive, objectionable, or in poor taste by the staff of the Forums.

· You will not engage in commercial activities without the express written consent of BRS This includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:
-offering for sale any products or services;
-soliciting for advertisers or sponsors;
-conducting raffles or contests that require any type of entry fee;
-displaying a sponsorship banner of any kind, including those that are generated by banner or link exchange services;
-displaying banners for services that provide cash or cash-equivalent prizes to users in exchange for hyperlinks to their websites.

· You will not interfere with or disrupt the servers or networks connected to the BRS site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the site.


Rights
You acknowledge that we acquire all Rights to use any posted materials as described above so that we do not violate any Rights you may have in materials you post. By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through this service (collectively "the content"), you are granting TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC), its successors and assignees, a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, adapt, reproduce, transmit, publicly perform or display any such content on the site to which it was contributed (or successor site), as we see fit in any medium and for any purpose in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. In plain English, you allow us to continue to display your contributions to the site. You also permit any other user to access, display, and print such content for personal use. You vouch that any material you submit does not violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, or proprietary rights. If non-original content is included in your posting, you must obtain permission from the content owner and attribute it.

You remain solely responsible for anything found within your posts and agree to indemnify and hold TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of any material you submit, post to or transmit through the Forums, your use of the Forums, your connection to the Forums, your violation of the AUP, legal notice, or privacy policy, or your violation of the rights of another. These Forums do not and cannot review all of the content of every message posted and do not accept responsibility for the contents of any messages. We reserve the right to delete any message and/or restrict posting rights in our Forums for any reason whatsoever. Should you continue to post messages that violate the rules of the Forums, your account may be terminated, your access to the Forums may be banned, and your service provider/s may be contacted about your behavior. Furthermore, we expressly reserve our rights under the law to take any other actions we deem necessary.


Copyrights and Copyright Agent
BRS respects the rights of all copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied and used on one of our Sites in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide BRS’s Copyright Agent the following information required by Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act:

· A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

· Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single on-line site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

· Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

· Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;

· A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

· A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

BRS's Copyright Agent may be contacted by using the Contact link located on this site.

This privacy policy applies to all of BRS’s owned and operated websites and to BRS’s other information gathering activities.


Changes to this Statement
TheBarefootRunners.org (Barefoot Runners Society, LLC) will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the bottom of the privacy statement.


Questions, Comments, Concerns
If you have any questions or comments about our use of Personal Information, please visit our Contact Us page. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate any complaint you may have regarding our use of Personal Information.


Last updated on 02/29/12

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LIABILITY WAIVER

I know that running and volunteering to work in club races are potentially hazardous activities. I should not enter and run in club activities unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running and volunteering to work in club races including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather including high heat and humidity, the conditions of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your acceptance of my application for membership, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Barefoot Runners Society, Inc., any of the Barefoot Runners Society chapters, and all supporters, sponsors, their representatives, and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind, arising out of my participation in these club activities even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the person(s) named in this waiver.


Last updated on 02/29/12

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