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Troop 501 Website Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the official Web site of Troop 501 ("Troop 501") of the Boy Scouts of America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (BSA) located in Arnold, Missouri. Our online properties are comprised of, but not limited to, all pages found under troop501.net.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE TROOP 501 WEB SITE. By using the pages on this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the Troop 501 web site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

OWNERSHIP AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials contained on any Troop 501 site (collectively, the "Contents") are owned or controlled by Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America. The Contents of all Troop 501 owned sites are intended solely for personal, noncommercial use by the users of our site. You may view, copy, and print the Contents displayed on this site subject to the following conditions:
1. you use the material for noncommercial use only;
2. you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices;
3. you make no modifications to any materials;
4. you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, or brands; and
5. you do not download quantities of materials to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads from the Troop 501 site.
For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other Web site or computer environment is prohibited. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded Contents or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the site, or any related software.

REGISTRATION
Some content on the site requires the user to register (free), and to login, in order to gain access. At the time you register, you are required to to provide certain identifiable information. This information is stored, in electronic form, and will be used by Troop 501 only in the interest to further the Mission of the Boy Scouts of America through Troop 501. Your information is not shared with, nor sold to any other organization.

CREDENTIALS
Upon Troop 501's acceptance of your request for registration, you will be granted a User Account, and you will be supplied with a username and password (credentials). You agree that you will not, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, share this information with any other person, or organization. Sharing your credentials with another entity will result in the immediate revocation of said credentials.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED \"AS IS\" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, TROOP 501 OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TROOP 501 DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TROOP 501 DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE MATERIAL IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

SITE CONTENTS
Information on any Troop 501 Web site is provided with the understanding that Troop 501 is not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on these pages to replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.

INACCURACY DISCLAIMER
The material in this site could include technical inaccuracies, typographical errors, or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, any Troop 501 site or a site that is linked to this site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort [including, but not limited to, negligence], or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Troop 501 harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys\' fees, arising from or related to your use of the site.

USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, SUBMISSIONS, AND POSTINGS
All comments, feedback, submissions, or other information communicated to Troop 501 through this site (collective, the "Submission") will forever be the property of Troop 501. Troop 501 will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product, or promotion ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Troop 501 business. Troop 501 will be entitled to use the Submission for any noncommercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you own whatever material you submit, and use of your Submission by Troop 501 will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Troop 501. Troop 501 is not responsible for the content of those sites. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed on or otherwise linked to a Troop 501 site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Troop 501. Troop 501 makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site which you may access through this one. Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online that information can be collected and used by people you don\'t know. While Troop 501 strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk. We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to any Troop 501 site.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to programs, products, and services that are not available in your country, state, or particular location. These references do not imply that Troop 501 intends to announce or provide programs, products, or services in your country, state, or particular location. Unless otherwise specified, the Contents on any Troop 501 site are presented solely for these purposes of promoting programs, products, services, and other content available in the Arnold, Missouri area of the United States of America. Those who choose to access a Troop 501 site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

GENERAL PROVISIONS
These Terms and Conditions will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Missouri, United States of America, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of this site shall be filed only in the federal courts located in Missouri. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Possible evidence of use of this site for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this site. Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.

TERMINATION
These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of all Troop 501 Web sites and destroying all Contents obtained from any and all such sites and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. Your access to any and all Troop 501 sites may be terminated immediately without notice from us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Troop 501 site and destroy all Contents obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.

HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any comments or questions regarding our Terms and Conditions, you can contact us at: Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America, New Hope United Methodist Church, 1407 Appleton Court, Arnold, Missouri 63010.

Thank you for visiting our site.


All users of the Troop 501 Website, as well as Advancement System, MUST register, individually. NO GROUP or FAMILY accounts are permitted, as each individual may have different ACCESS LEVELS and PERMISSIONS. Each person MUST have THEIR OWN ACCOUNT. PARENTS MAY NOT SHARE ACCOUNTS WITH SCOUTS, NOR MAY LEADERS SHARE ACCOUNTS WITH SCOUTS OR SPOUSES.

User IDs must be different from Screen Names and Nicknames. If not, a different Screen Name and/or Nickname will be chosen for you. This enhances the security of our site.

Thank you.


Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of its members and those who visit its Web site. It is our policy to acquire personal information from users only by overt and voluntary means, only when it is in the interest of the user to provide it, and to utilize this information only for the purpose it was provided.

The information that follows explains the kinds of information Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America Web site collects, how it is used, the conditions under which it is made available to third parties, how information is maintained, and our compliance with the Children\'s Online Privacy Protection Act.

NOTE: This privacy policy applies only to www.scouting.org. This privacy policy does not apply to any council or unit Web site, as their content is not controlled by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Please contact the administrator of any council, unit, or other Scouting-oriented Web site for information about their own privacy policies and the information they collect about their site visitors.

What information does this site collect?

This site collects anonymous data that is not indicative of and cannot be traced to an individual without the cooperation of their Internet Service Provider. This data includes information about the user\'s remote IP address, referral data (which page \"linked\" to the present request), and the browser software\'s user-agent string. This information is accepted passively from the HTTP headers that are sent from the user when requesting any file from the server. Other anonymous data entered by the user may be collected in a common repository, including terms entered into the search engine, etc.

Personally identifiable data is collected only by means of form interfaces on the site, into which the user must voluntarily enter the information requested. This information is requested only when it is necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated by the interface containing the form that requests it. Such for interfaces require only the information reasonably necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated on the interface.

No attempt is made to covertly or \"quietly\" collect personally identifiable information, nor are cookies or any other tracking technology used for the purpose of coordinating information that a user may opt to enter in various interfaces on the site.

What organization is collecting the information?
Information entered by site visitors is retrieved directly by Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America: 3517 Jeffco Boulevard Arnold, MO 63010-3990.

How does Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America use the information it collects?

The anonymous information collected is used to monitor the usage of this Web site and the interests of those who use it. Data such as the volume of traffic to the server, the number of visitors a certain section of the site receives each month, or the most popular search terms are analyzed to derive general statistics about the site\'s reach and the audience\'s usage patterns.

Personally identifiable information is used only for the express purpose for which it was submitted.

With whom does Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America share the information that is collected?

Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America does not share personally identifiable information about its web site visitors with anyone.

Reports, statistics, and other analysis of aggregate anonymous information may be shared within the organization or provided to third parties at the sole discretion of Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America. This information does not include any personally identifiable information.

Exception: Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America reserves the right to use all information at its disposal and to share this information with ISPs and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of its site, server, or information systems.

How does Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America maintain the information it collects?

In most cases, personally identifiable information is not maintained. Once it has been used for its intended purpose, it is deleted. Because of the brevity of this interval, no mechanism is provided to enable users to alter or delete information they have submitted.

How does Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America comply with the Children\'s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998?

This legislation applies only to Web sites of a commercial nature. However, Troop 501 of the Boy Scouts of America considers it to provide sound advice for any Web site that is intended for use by children.

Providing personal information is a prerequisite for accessing some of the content or resources on this Web site. Specifically, registration of a User Account requires the provision of personal information, and is required for access to areas of this website that are restricted to the general public. Refusal to provide personal information via a Web interface will never result in a user being denied access to the public areas of this website, but will result in denied access to on-line content or resource that the user would be able to access were the information submitted.

Policy Modifications and Deviations
This policy was last modified on 11 May 2011.

We may modify this privacy policy and will post those changes here. If the privacy policy changes in the future, we will not use any personal information you have submitted to us under the current Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

It may be necessary to deviate from this general policy in unique instances and for specific purposes. In such instances, a link will be provided to a description of the deviation. This link will be placed where it can be reasonably expected to be noticed prior to submitting any information for which this privacy policy is modified or exempted in any way.

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