VNN exists to help schools make certain that their athletes receive the kind of positive recognition for their accomplishments that they deserve. We do this by providing a state of the art online representation of a school’s athletic programs, and helping them to maximize its use. This online representation is then leveraged as a vehicle through which schools can promote its athletes and generate community around the positive side of sports, while in the process showcasing student work to a wide audience.
- User Eligibility
Use of the Website is void where prohibited. Your use of the Website constitutes your representation that (1) all information you submitted in your registration is truthful and accurate: (2) that you will update your registration information when changes occur; (3) that you are at least 13 years of age; (4) that, if you are under the age of 18, you have the authorization of your legal guardian, and (5) that your use of the Website does not violate any state, federal, or other law which applies in your jurisdiction.
- SMS Policy
VNN uses SMS text messaging in two ways:
- SMS text messages are used to provide an additional layer of security when signing up or logging in with a phone number. When signing up with a phone number, users will receive a text message with a verification code. This verification code is used to confirm the phone number used by the user is correct. Once a phone number is confirmed, no further verification text messages will be sent to the user.
- SMS text messages are used to provide users with updates on school sports teams. Users choose which teams they want to follow using getvnn.com. A user can choose to get team related updates/alerts via e-mail, SMS text message, or both. A user can choose to unsubscribe from a team at any time. Message frequency for team alerts varies by school sports team and is at the discretion of the team’s coach and school’s athletic director.
Message and data rates may apply to all SMS text messages.
Users can text HELP to the VNN short code XXXXX to receive help with SMS text messages sent by VNN.
Users can text STOP to the VNN short code XXXXX to opt-out of all future SMS text messages from VNN.
Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.
- Accessing the Website and User Consent
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
- User Consent to Share User’s Information with Service Providers
VNN uses third parties to assist us in operating our Website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep your information confidential.
Those trusted third-party partners may:
- Provide you and our partner schools with various services
- Provide database maintenance and security
- Help us manage transactions
- Help us process and fulfill orders or requests
- Create an account on such third-party site to provide various services to you
- Allow a “single-sign-on” where after you log-in to VNN you will not have to log-in to our partner websites
By using this Website, the User consents to VNN sharing the User’s information with its service providers and their service providers. The User also consents to the single-sign-on as described above.
- User Contributions
Any User Contribution you post to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.
You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and service providers.
- Content Standards
The following Content Standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. You are responsible for any and all User Contributions, including without limitation data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links which you post to the Website. Please use common sense when posting Content to the Website. Postings which may violate any state, federal, or other law which applies in your jurisdiction, whether civil or criminal, are strictly prohibited. Refrain from posting any Content which contains profanity or nudity. VNN reserves the right to reject, refuse to post, or delete any Content for any reason, including, but not limited to, Content which, in the sole judgment of VNN, violates this Agreement or which otherwise may be deemed offensive or rude. VNN does not assume responsibility for monitoring user posted Content. However, if you believe you have identified a violation of this Agreement, please report the abuse using the “Report Abuse” link.
- VNN’s Intellectual Property and Trademark Rights
The Website, its features, and functionality including but not limited to the software, displays of information (including text, audio, video, images) and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof are owned by the VNN and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
All content posted by VNN is protected by copyright laws and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, sold, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any commercial or for profit manner without the prior written consent of VNN.
VNN is a trademark of Varsity News Network, LLC. You must not use such mark without the prior written permission of the VNN.
- Authors and Bloggers
As stated below, VNN does not warrant any of the information provided on the Website. Please use common senses when reviewing articles and blogs posted by our staff or community members. You should not rely in any way on any information posted on the Website.
The Website may contain advertising and sponsorships. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Website is accurate and complies with applicable laws. We are not responsible for the illegality or any error, inaccuracy or problem in the advertiser’s or sponsor’s materials.
- Online Purchases
VNN DOES NOT COLLECT PAYMENT CARD INFORMATION, FOR EXAMPLE DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, (“PCI”) FROM USERS. THE USER AND VNN’S SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY OF SUCH PCI DATA AND ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO SUCH PCI DATA.
- Liability Limitation
The liability, if any, of VNN and its agents, servants, representatives, members, officers, and employees with regard to your use of the Website for any claims, costs, damages, losses, and expenses for which they are or may be legally liable, shall not exceed $25.00. In no event shall VNN and its agents, servants, representatives, members, officers, and employees be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold VNN and its partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates, harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Website.
- No Waiver
VNN’s failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement does not waive future enforcement.
- Disclaimer of Warranty
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
You expressly agree that use of this Website is at your sole risk. Neither VNN, its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, service providers, or licensors (collectively, “Providers”), or the like, warrant that this Website will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this Website, or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, security, or currency of the Content.
The Content may contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or outdated information. Further, VNN does not warrant reliability of any content displayed or distributed through the Website.
THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS,” AND “WHERE AVAILABLE” BASIS. VNN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, VNN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY GOODS OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED, SOLD, OR DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE OR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE GENERALLY, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, QUALITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT.
- Governing Law
The Agreement shall be governed and controlled by the laws of the state of Michigan as to interpretation, enforcement, validity, construction, and effect and in all other respects.
- Forum Selection
Any dispute arising under or in connection with the Agreement or related to any matter which is the subject of the Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts located in Kent County Michigan.
- Notice to VNN
All notices to VNN under this Agreement may be sent using the following information.
ATTN: Privacy Officer
678 Front St NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49504