Terms of Service
We (Snow Tiger Martial Arts and affiliates) are on a mission to make martial arts and the web a better place. These Terms of Service (“Terms”) describe our commitments to you, and your rights and responsibilities when using our website. Please read them carefully and reach out to us if you have any questions.
These Terms govern your access to and use of Snow Tiger Martial Arts website, as well as all content available at or through these all subsidiary websites hosted under the primary hostname snowtigermartialarts.com websites (collectively, “Services”). These Terms also govern visitors’ access to and use of any websites that use our Services, such as websites that may be hosted on snowtigermartialarts.com that are operated by our users. Our Services are offered subject to your acceptance, without modification, of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies , and procedures that may be published from time to time by Snow Tiger Martial Arts. You agree that we may automatically upgrade our Services, and the Agreement will apply to any upgrades. Please read the Agreement carefully before accessing or using our Services. By accessing or using any part of our Services, you agree to become bound by the Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms of the Agreement, then you may not access or use our Services.
1. Who’s Who
Throughout these Terms, “you” applies to both individuals and entities that access or use our Services. If you are an individual using our Services on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that entity to the Agreement and that by using our Service(s), you are accepting the Agreement on behalf of that entity. We use the term “Designated Countries” to refer to Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, and all countries located in the European continent. If you reside in the “Designated Countries,” your Agreement is with Snow Tiger Martial Arts. We refer to Snow Tiger Martial Arts as “snowtigermartialarts.com” or “we” throughout these Terms.
2. Your Account
You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your account. You are responsible for keeping your account information up-to-date and for keeping your password secure.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and any Service-related website, store, or other content, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account and any other actions taken in connection with our Services. You shall not share or misuse your access credentials. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of your account, store, or website, or of any other breach of security. We will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
When you create a snowtigermartialarts.com account, we consider that to be an inquiry about our products and services, which means that we may contact you to share more details about what we have to offer. Don’t worry — if you aren’t interested in learning more, you can opt out of the marketing communication, whether it’s an email, phone call, or text message.
3. Minimum Age Requirements
Our Services are not directed to children. Access to and use of our Services is only for those over the age of 13 (or 16 in the European Union). If you are younger than this, you may not register for or use our Services. Any person who registers as a user or provides their personal information to our Services represents that they are 13 years of age or older (or 16 years or older in the European Union).
4. Responsibility of Visitors and Users
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the content (such as, but not limited to, text, photo, video, audio, code, computer software, items for sale, or other materials) posted to our Services by users or anyone else (“Content”) and are not responsible for any use or effects of such Content. So, for example:
- We do not endorse any Content or represent that Content is accurate, useful, or non-harmful. Content could be offensive, indecent, or objectionable; include technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, or other errors; or violate or infringe the privacy, publicity rights, intellectual property rights (see our Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy section to submit copyright complaints), or other proprietary rights of third parties.
- If you post Content, comment on a website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) Content available on our Services, you are entirely responsible for the Content, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct.
- We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from anyone’s use, purchase, or downloading of Content. If you access or use any Content, you are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content.
- Any Content offered for sale through any of our Services are the seller’s sole responsibility, and you agree that you will look solely to the seller for any damages that result from your purchase or use of Content.
- We are not a party to, and will have no responsibility or liability for, any communications, transactions, interactions, or disputes between you and the provider of any Content.
- Please note that additional third party terms and conditions may apply to the downloading, copying, purchase, or use of Content.
We also have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and web pages that link to, or are linked from, snowtigermartialarts.com or our other Services. For example:
- We do not have any control over those websites and are not responsible for their contents or their use.
- The existence of a link to or from one of our Services does not represent or imply that we endorse such website.
- You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content.
- We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from non-Automattic websites.
5. Fees, Payment, and Renewal
a. snowtigermartialarts.com Fees
Fees for Paid Services. Some of our Services are may be offered for a fee, such as seminars, direct to email seminars, etc. By using a Paid Service, you agree to pay the specified fees. Depending on the Paid Service, there may be one-time fees, recurring fees, or revenue-based fees. For recurring fees, we’ll bill or charge you for in regular automatically-renewing intervals (such as monthly, annually, or biennially), on a pre-pay basis until you cancel, which you can do at any time by contacting the relevant support team.
Taxes. To the extent permitted by law, or unless explicitly stated otherwise, all fees are exclusive of applicable federal, provincial, state, local or other governmental sales, goods and services, harmonized or other taxes, fees, or charges now in force or enacted in the future (“Taxes”). You are responsible for payment of all applicable Taxes relating to your use of our Services, your payments, or your purchases. If we are obligated to pay or collect Taxes on the Fees you’ve paid or will pay, you are responsible for such Taxes, and we may collect payment for such Taxes.
Payment. If your payment fails or if Paid Services are otherwise not paid for or paid for on time, we may immediately cancel or revoke your access to the Paid Services. If you contact your bank or credit card company to decline or reverse the charge of fees for Paid Services, we may revoke your access to our Services in general.
Automatic Renewal. To ensure uninterrupted service, recurring Paid Services are automatically renewed. This means that unless you cancel a Paid Service before the end of the applicable subscription period, it will automatically renew, and you authorize us to invoice you or use any payment mechanism we have on record for you to collect the then-applicable subscription fee (as well as any Taxes). By default, your Paid Services will be renewed for the same interval of time as your original subscription period. For example, if you purchase Robert Walther annual seminar subscription, you will be charged each year for the following 12-month period. We may charge your account up to one month before the end of the subscription period. It is your responsibility to make sure you are checking your email (including any spam or other filters) in order to receive any reminder email we send to you in advance of renewal.
Fee Changes. We may change our fees at any time, or start charging fees for Services that were previously free. When applicable, we may give you advance notice of the fee changes. If you don’t agree with the fee changes, you must cancel your Paid Service.
No-Show Policy. We may have a “no-show policy” for some Paid Services (for example, some seminars that must meet a minimum number of attendees), which means that if you fail to show up or are late for a scheduled session, we may withhold the Service without a refund.
Refunds. While you may cancel a Paid Service at any time, refunds are issued in our sole discretion, unless otherwise required by applicable law.
6. General Representation and Warranty
You represent and warrant that your use of our Services:
- Will be in strict accordance with these Terms;
- Will comply with all applicable laws and regulations (including, without limitation, all applicable laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content, privacy, data protection, the transmission of technical data exported from Canada or the country in which you reside, the use of financial services, notification and consumer protection, unfair competition, and false advertising);
- Will not use the Services for any unlawful purposes, to publish illegal content, or in furtherance of illegal activities;
- Will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party;
- Will not overburden web-host (Kingston Online Services, KOS) systems, as determined by us in our sole discretion;
- Will not disclose sensitive personal information of others;
- Will not be used to send spam or bulk unsolicited messages;
- Will not interfere with, disrupt, or attack any service or network; and
- Will not be used to create, distribute, or enable material that is – or that facilitates or operates in conjunction with – malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious programs or code.
7. Specific Service Terms
a. snowtigermartialarts.com and Accounts
snowtigermartialarts.com enables you to create blogs, and we would love for you to use it (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information). A snowtigermartialarts.com account also allows you to sign into some of our Services. snowtigermartialarts.com’s basic service is free. Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your post as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. You own all content you post to your post. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items (like spam, viruses, or serious threats of violence) appear. If you find a snowtigermartialarts.com post that you believe violates these Terms, please contact email@example.com.
License. By submitting Content to snowtigermartialarts.com for inclusion on our website, you grant snowtigermartialarts.com a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing, and promoting your content. This license also allows snowtigermartialarts.com to make any publicly-posted Content available to third parties selected by snowtigermartialarts.com so that these third parties can analyze and distribute (but not publicly display) the Content through their services. You also give other snowtigermartialarts.com users permission to share your Content on other websites and add their own Content to it (aka to “reblog” your Content), so long as they use only a portion of your post and they give you credit as the original author by linking back to your content.
Removing Content. If you delete Content, we will use reasonable efforts to remove it from public view (or in the case of a linked, private website, from view by the authorized visitors) on snowtigermartialarts.com, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Web Traffic. By hosting your content on snowtigermartialarts.com, you agree to assign the traffic relating to your content to snowtigermartialarts.com and authorize us to sign a Traffic Assignment Letter (if necessary) on your behalf for audience measurement reports. Your content’s traffic will be included under snowtigermartialarts.com. You understand that your content will not receive credit for traffic in these reports, and you must not assign your content’s traffic to any other party. If we require additional documentation to verify ownership of your content, you agree to make reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests.
Prohibited Uses. By using snowtigermartialarts.com, you represent and warrant that your Content and conduct do not violate these terms, conditions, and privacy information.
HTTPS. We offer free HTTPS on all snowtigermartialarts.com content by default, . By signing up and using snowtigermartialarts.com, you authorize us to act on the domain name registrant’s behalf (by requesting the necessary certificates, for example) for the sole purpose of providing HTTPS covering your content.
Advertisements. We reserve the right to display advertisements on your content unless other arrangements have been made that include the removal of ads.
Attribution. We reserve the right to display attribution text or links in your website footer or toolbar, attributing snowtigermartialarts.com or the theme author, for example. Some of these attributions may not be altered or removed. For more details about what these attributions might look like, and under which circumstances (if any) they may be altered or removed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
As we ask others to respect our intellectual property rights, we respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or associated with an snowtigermartialarts.com service violates your copyright, please notify us at email@example.com. We will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. We will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Automattic or others. In the case of such termination, we will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to us.
9. Intellectual Property
The Agreement does not transfer from snowtigermartialarts.com to you any snowtigermartialarts.com or third party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with snowtigermartialarts.com, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with snowtigermartialarts.com or our Services, are trademarks or registered trademarks of snowtigermartialarts.com. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with our Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of our Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any snowtigermartialarts.com or third party trademarks.
10. Third Party Services
In using the Services, you may enable or use services, products, software (like themes or plugins), embeds, or applications developed by a third party or yourself (“Third Party Services”) on your content. If you use any Third Party Services, you understand that:
- Third Party Services are not vetted, endorsed, or controlled by snowtigermartialarts.com.
- Any use of a Third Party Service is at your own risk, and we shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for Third Party Services.
- Your use is solely between you and the respective third party (“Third Party”) and will be governed by the Third Party’s terms and policies. It is your responsibility to review the Third Party’s terms and policies before using a Third Party Service.
- Third Party Services may not work appropriately with your website, and we may not be able to provide support for issues caused by any Third Party Services.
- If you have questions or concerns about how a Third Party Service operates, or need support, please contact the Third Party directly.
In rare cases, we may at our discretion, suspend, disable, or remove Third Party Services from your account or website.
We are constantly updating our Services and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our Services are offered. These Terms may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of snowtigermartialarts.com, or by the posting by snowtigermartialarts.com of a revised version. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on one of our blogs, or by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new terms will take effect. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using our Services within the designated notice period, or once the changes become effective. Your continued use of our Services will be subject to the new terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.
We may terminate your access to all or any part of our Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. We have the right (though not the obligation) to, in our sole discretion, (i) reclaim your username or website’s URL due to prolonged inactivity, (ii) refuse or remove any content that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any snowtigermartialarts.com policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, (iii) ask you to make some adjustments, restrict the resources your website uses, or terminate your Services, if we believe your content’s storage or bandwidth usage is out of hand and/or burdens our systems (which is rare and typically only occurs when a website is used for file sharing or storage), or (iv) terminate or deny access to and use of any of our Services to any individual or entity for any reason. We will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
If you wish to terminate the Agreement or your snowtigermartialarts.com account, you may simply discontinue using our Services, or, if you are using a paid service, you may cancel at any time, subject to the Fees, Payment, and Renewal section in these Terms.
All provisions of the Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
13. Disclaimer of Warranties
Our Services are provided “as is.” snowtigermartialarts.com and its suppliers and affiliations hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither snowtigermartialarts.com, nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that our Services will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.
14. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law.
Except to the extent any applicable law provides otherwise, the Agreement and any access to or use of our Services will be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario, Canada, excluding its conflict of law provisions. The proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to the Agreement and any access to or use of our Services will be the provincial and federal courts located in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
15. Arbitration Agreement
Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under the Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules.
16. Limitation of Liability
In no event will snowtigermartialarts.com, or its suppliers, partners, or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of the Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed $50 or the fees paid by you to snowtigermartialarts.com under the Agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action, whichever is greater. snowtigermartialarts.com shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless snowtigermartialarts.com, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all losses, liabilities, demands, damages, costs, claims, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to your use of our Services, including but not limited to your violation of the Agreement or any agreement with a provider of third-party services used in connection with the Services, Content that you post, and any ecommerce activities conducted through your or another user’s website.
The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between snowtigermartialarts.com and you concerning the subject matter hereof. If any part of the Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of the Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under the Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; snowtigermartialarts.com may assign its rights under the Agreement without condition. The Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Like most website operators, Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association choose to interact with Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association in ways that require Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address.
In each case, Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association. Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, like purchasing any potentially available products or services that may appear from time to time on Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association website or affiliated associate websites.
All of the information that is collected on Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association will be handled in accordance with legislation in the country of Canada, province of Ontario. Should handling procedures differ from those of visitor’s region, only legislation of Ontario, Canada will previal.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association’s behalf or to provide services available through Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association, third parties, or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of a Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association website and have supplied your email address, Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Use of personal information
We use the information you provide to register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services, or participate in the Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association website in any other way.
We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Legal grounds for processing personal information
We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:
- our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;
- explicit consent that you have given;
- legal obligations.
Retention of personal information
We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need to, for the success of the Snow Tiger Martial Arts the affliated clubs that support Snow Tiger Martial Arts. We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honor your request.
Snow Tiger Martial Arts will not delete personal data from logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archives of the Snow Tiger Martial Arts.
When deletion is requested or otherwise required, we will anonymise the data of data subjects and/or remove their information from publicly accessible sites if the deletion of data would break essential systems or damage the logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archival records of the Snow Tiger Martial Arts.
If you would like to request deletion of your account and associated data, please follow these steps:
- Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Include your email address for the associated information.
Rights in relation to your information
You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:
- request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
- ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
- ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
- object to our processing of your personal information; and/or
- withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).
If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy statement.
Third Party Links
Snow Tiger Martial Arts may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Snow Tiger Martial Arts may reveal how many times a particular version of web browser was used or report on which plugins are the most popular, based on data gathered by
api.wordpress.org, a web service used by Snow Tiger Martial Arts to check for new versions of WordPress and plugins. However, Snow Tiger Martial Arts does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.
Additionally, information about how you use our website is collected automatically using “cookies”. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.