LEGAL NOTICES

TERMS OF SERVICE

HALL OF FAME TERMS OF SERVICE

PRIVACY POLICY

TERMS OF SERVICE return to top

The following describes the terms of service for the HomeTeamsONLINE.com web site. When you create a HomeTeamsONLINE account, or by visiting or using the HomeTeamsONLINE web site, you accept the terms and conditions below.

If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, please do not visit or use the HomeTeamsONLINE Web Site. We may amend these Terms of Service from time to time in our sole discretion without specific notice to you. The latest Terms of Service will be posted on our site, and you should review them prior to using the site.

1. Description of Service

HomeTeamsONLINE operates this Web site and associated Web pages, which for purposes of these Terms of Service will be referred to as the "HomeTeamsONLINE Web site." The collection of on-line resources offered by HomeTeamsONLINE will be referred to as the "Service." HomeTeamsONLINE offers you access to the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site in exchange for your agreement to accept and comply with the terms, conditions, and notices stated here. Any new features or products that augment or enhance the current Services provided by HomeTeamsONLINE shall be subject to these Terms of Service.

2. General Use of the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site

You promise that you will not use the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site, in whole or in part, for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You agree that you will not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, frame in another web page, use on any other web site, transfer, or sell any information, software, lists of users, databases or other lists, products or services provided through or obtained from the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site. You agree that you will not use the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site. Except with the written permission of HomeTeamsONLINE, you agree that you will not access or attempt to access password protected, secure or non-public areas of the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access prohibited areas of the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site may be subject to prosecution.

If you decide to give another person editing rights for your Web site, you will be taking complete responsibility for that person's contributions to your site. They will need to agree to and behave in accordance with our Terms of Service as well.

3. Storage and Usage

Your Member Web site is allowed a certain level of Web space. You acknowledge that HomeTeamsONLINE may, from time to time, establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Service, including without limitation, (i) the maximum number of days that email messages, bulletin board postings or other content posted on your Member Web Site will be retained by HomeTeamsONLINE, (ii) the maximum disk space that will be allotted to you, and (iii) the maximum limits on bandwidth usage that will be allotted to you. You agree that HomeTeamsONLINE has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any content maintained or transmitted by the Service. HomeTeamsONLINE reserves the right to remove or resize any digital content that compromises security of our dedicated servers or uses excessive bandwidth.

4. Content Submitted to HomeTeamsONLINE

The HomeTeamsONLINE Web site includes a number of venues such as Member Web Sites and web pages, bulletin boards, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to exchange information with other members of the public. HomeTeamsONLINE cannot be responsible for the appropriateness, accuracy, sufficiency, correctness, veracity, completeness, or timeliness of such information. Always use caution when posting any personally identifying information about yourself or your children on the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site or any Member Web Sites.

5. Member Conduct

You, and not HomeTeamsONLINE, are entirely responsible for all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Member Content") posted via the Service. HomeTeamsONLINE does not control the Member Content posted via the Service and as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. With respect to the content on your Member Web site you agree not to:

a. post, upload or otherwise transmit any content not related to appropriate subject matters;

b. post, upload or otherwise transmit any content that is misleading to others, including, but not limited to, consumers;

c. post, upload or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

d. post, upload or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to post and transmit under any law or contractual or fiduciary relationships;

e. post, upload or otherwise transmit any content that constitutes the infringement of any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

f. post, upload or otherwise transmit any materials that contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

g. post, upload or transmit any content that is harmful to minors;

h. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service;

i. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;

j. impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

k. 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;

l. harass, threaten, give false information, or use abusive language when contacting our support staff;

m. attempt to access the accounts of others, or attempt to penetrate security measures of HomeTeamsONLINE, Partner or other entities' systems ("hacking"), whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data; and/or

n. resell or exploit for any commercial purpose HomeTeamsONLINE's services by any and all means.

6. Third Party Content

For your convenience, the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site contains content and information from HomeTeamsONLINE's partners and/or links to other web sites ("Third Party Content"). HomeTeamsONLINE is not responsible for such content. HomeTeamsONLINE is providing such Third Party Content to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of such content does not imply endorsement by HomeTeamsONLINE. You may be subject to additional and/or different terms, conditions, and privacy policies when you use third party services, content, software, or sites.

In the event that you have a dispute with any such third party, you release HomeTeamsONLINE (and its affiliates, agents and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly understand and agree that: (a) Use of the Service is at your sole risk. We and our suppliers provide our service, the HomeTeamsONLINE web site and your member web site "as is" and without any warranty or condition of any kind. (b) HomeTeamsONLINE makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, and (iii) the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Service will meet your expectations. (c) any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service, the HomeTeamsONLINE web site or member web sites is done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

8. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall HomeTeamsONLINE and/or our suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential or any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of use, data or profits (however arising, including negligence) even if HomeTeamsONLINE or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages, arising out of or in connection with (a) the use or inability to use the service, (b) the provision of or failure to provide services, (c) for any information, software, products, services and graphics obtained through the service or otherwise arising out of the use of the service, (d) statements or conduct of any third party on the service, or (e) any other matter relating to the service. Some states do not allow the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the HomeTeamsONLINE web site, or with any of these terms of service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the HomeTeamsONLINE web site.

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold HomeTeamsONLINE and its, suppliers, affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, and employees harmless from any and all claims and demands, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of any information submitted, posted, or otherwise provided by you to your Member Web Site and/or HomeTeamsONLINE and/or its affiliates.

10. Copyright

All materials posted by HomeTeamsONLINE on the Web site (as well as the organization and layout of the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site) are owned and copyrighted or licensed by HomeTeamsONLINE, its affiliates or its suppliers. All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution, or transmission of the copyrighted materials at the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site is permitted without the written permission of HomeTeamsONLINE. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

User posted content is the responsibility of the account holder, and all copyright laws apply. User posted content is either owned by the user, or the user has permission from the owner for its use.

HomeTeamsONLINE assumes no responsibility for user content, and in no event shall HomeTeamsONLINE be held directly or indirectly liable for content posted by our users. HomeTeamsONLINE reserves the right to remove content that is deemed inappropriate.

11. Trademarks

HomeTeamsONLINE, HomeTeamsONLINE.com, the HomeTeamsONLINE logo, HTOsports, HTOsports.com, "Get Serious with your Game", RosterTalk.com, "Stop Playing Around" and other HomeTeamsONLINE logos and product and service names are trademarks of HomeTeamsONLINE.com (the "HomeTeamsONLINE Marks"). Without HomeTeamsONLINE's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the HomeTeamsONLINE Marks.

The HomeTeamsONLINE logo and link to the HomeTeamsONLINE.com website must be displayed on all HomeTeamsONLINE user websites and pages in the format provided by HomeTeamsONLINE in the website templates. Hiding the HomeTeamsONLINE logo, covering it, or using code that suppresses its display is not permitted.

12. Modification

HomeTeamsONLINE reserves the right at anytime and from time to time to modify, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that HomeTeamsONLINE shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

13. Termination

You agree and acknowledge that while HomeTeamsONLINE does not pre-screen content posted by you to your Member Web Site, HomeTeamsONLINE and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is posted by you or any other party to your Member Web Site. You further agree that HomeTeamsONLINE, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, your Member Web site, your HomeTeamsONLINE account or your use of the Service for any reason, including, without limitation, if you breach these Terms of Service, for lack of use, if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us, or if HomeTeamsONLINE believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of these Terms of Service. We may also terminate your member Web site and/or HomeTeamsONLINE account if we decide, in our sole discretion, to discontinue offering our services.


For questions or information regarding these Terms of Service, contact:
David Schmitz
c/o HomeTeamsONLINE.com
E-mail: info@HomeTeamsONLINE.com

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The following describes additional terms of service for the HomeTeamsONLINE.com web site "Hall of Fame" Service. When you request the HomeTeamsONLINE Hall of Fame Service you accept the additional terms and conditions below:

1. Cost of The Hall of Fame Service

a. The Hall of Fame Service cost is IN ADDITION to the cost of the HomeTeamsONLINE.com subscription fee.

b. The Hall of Fame Service cost is per "site ID" (or also called the "username" on older subscriptions), where a site is a single team, or for the top level HQ site of a multi-team site. Teams within a multi-team site can share the styles created for the top level HQ site, but a separate Hall of Fame Service must be purchased for additional setup and design on any individual site as identified by having a unique site ID (or username).

c. The cost of the Hall of Fame Service is published on the HomeTeamsONLINE.com website and is subject to change without notice.

2. Length of the of the Hall of Fame Service

a. The Hall of Fame Service is available for 30 Calendar days starting on receipt of payment. After 30 days the Hall of Fame Service will be considered completed. Additional work after 30 days requires the purchase of an additional Hall of Fame Service.

b. Normal HomeTeamsONLINE support is always available, and continues after the Hall of Fame Service period. Normal support does not include posting content on your site or design work.

3. Included Service Items and Revisions

a. A list of Hall of Fame "Setup Items" will be posted on the HomeTeamsONLINE.com website, and may change without notice. The Hall of Fame Service is limited to these items, but does not require completion of all listed items.

b. Setup items are allowed up to one additional revision. Setup items are based on information provided by the customer or files provided by the customer in digital format, and if the customer changes information it may be subject to additional cost.

c. A list of Hall of Fame "Design Items" will be posted on the HomeTeamsONLINE.com website, and may change without notice. The Hall of Fame Service is limited to listed items, but does not require completion of all listed items.

d. Design items are allowed up to two additional revisions. Design items are based on information provided by the customer or files provided by the customer in digital format, and if the customer changes information it may be subject to additional cost.

e. HomeTeamsONLINE reserves the right to refuse work on any item.

4. Loss of Data

We are not responsible for data sent to us. The customer is responsible for keeping backup copies and we delete all data once posted.

5. Copyright

a. The Copyright Policy and use of offensive material of our Terms of Service applies. Additionally, HomeTeamsONLINE reserves the right to refuse to post any material that we determine to be inappropriate, or that we judge to be a possible violation of copyright laws, or other applicable laws.

6. Hall of Fame Service Cancellation

a. If you are not satisfied with the Hall of Fame Service you may request to terminate the service, however, the amount of the refund will be based on the percentage of work completed as determined by HomeTeamsONLINE.

 

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Click here to review the Children's Privacy Policy
HomeTeamsONLINE is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We have posted this privacy policy to help you understand how your personal information will be treated as you use and enjoy our web Site. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Collection of Information

As you navigate the Site, HomeTeamsONLINE or its affiliates may be collecting or tracking personal information, either by asking you to tell us something about yourself (for example, when you input your name and email address during the registration process). Information about your activities may be collected on an aggregate (i.e., group) basis, where we will not know or keep track of precisely who you are. Personal information may be used to contact you again concerning use of the Web site, information you may need to use the Web site, or administrative activity, either by electronic communication (such as email) or by regular mail or telephone.

HomeTeamsONLINE may use information you post on your Web pages, or information and comments sent by email, regular mail or telephone, for the Website or other communications, including the "Testimonials Page" and the "Featured Websites" list. Please contact HomeTeamsONLINE if you would prefer not to have your information or Website used in this way.

Google Site Stats

HomeTeamsONLINE uses Google services on the website to track aggregate numbers, including the signup and checkout pages.

Cookies

HomeTeamsONLINE uses cookies to store and retrieve information to facilitate your usage of the Site. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from our Site and stored on your computer's hard drive. This data is used to help us improve the HomeTeamsONLINE Site and to remind us who you are when you return to the HomeTeamsONLINE Site, allowing us to store your preferences and customize your web space.

Subscriber Services and Registration Data

In order to access certain Subscriber Services within the site, you may be asked to provide Registration Data through an online registration form. You will then be supplied with a "username" and "password." The information collected may include your legal name, address, telephone number, email address, subscriber name or "screen name," areas of interest, and/or password used to access our services. HomeTeamsONLINE reserves the right to request any additional information necessary to establish and maintain your account for use of our services. HomeTeamsONLINE reserves the right to use your registration data to send you information about HomeTeamsONLINE, the site, HomeTeamsONLINE products and services, and other topics in which you have indicated an interest.

Use of the HomeTeamsONLINE Site is conditioned on your provision of requested information in an accurate and truthful fashion. If you choose not to provide such information, you may not be able to access some or all of the Web site. You may cancel your account at any time by sending an email to HomeTeamsONLINE at info@HomeTeamsONLINE.com. Once HomeTeamsONLINE has finished processing the cancellation, HomeTeamsONLINE will delete all your Registration Data from its database. Although HomeTeamsONLINE will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of the Registration Data, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be secure. HomeTeamsONLINE has no liability for disclosure of Registration Data due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

HomeTeamsONLINE Children's Privacy Policy

HomeTeamsONLINE provides an online community for players, coaches and families for the sports and activities they love. To uphold this community, HomeTeamsONLINE is committed to safeguarding our users' privacy, especially the privacy of our child users. (For the purposes of this policy a child is a person 12 years of age or younger).

Password Protection

HomeTeamsONLINE provides password protection for Web pages that you create for your visitors (referred to as the "Team" password or the "Visitor" password). This password protection is activated by default. Users have the option to turn the password protection off.

HomeTeamsONLINE recommends that this password protection is left on for Web sites that are used by minors. Although HomeTeamsONLINE has made reasonable efforts to safeguard your Web pages using this password protection, HomeTeamsONLINE cannot guarantee full control over Web site access.

About the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

While HomeTeamsONLINE uses its own measures to protect the privacy of its child users, we are also compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, otherwise known as COPPA. We have posted the HomeTeamsONLINE Children's privacy policy to help both children and parents understand how a child's personal information will be treated as that child uses and enjoys the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site. This policy may be modified from time to time to better address your concerns or to reflect new changes in online policy, so please check back frequently.

The Federal Trade Commission has established new rules for Website operators to make sure that kids' privacy is protected while they're online. These rules, which went into effect on April 21, 2000, are part of the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The law requires that Website operators post comprehensive privacy policies on their sites, notify parents about their information practices, and obtain parental consent before collecting any personal information from children under the age of 13 or allowing kids under 13 to publicly post personal information such as on Web pages, bulletin boards or chat rooms without their parent's consent. For kids, this means that they will not have free reign of all that the Web has to offer, unless their parent provides consent.

Basically, the law was enacted not to restrict Web operators from providing services and capturing useful data, but to restrict kids from releasing information about themselves that could allow a stranger to contact them.

For more detailed information on COPPA, please visit: http://www.business.ftc.gov/documents/Complying-with-COPPA-Frequently-Asked-Questions
For an overview from Wikipedia with additional links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Online_Privacy_Protection_Act

Who collects information?

Information is collected from children on the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site by HomeTeamsONLINE.com. HomeTeamsONLINE.com is located at 21 Stuyvesant Oval, Suite 9B, New York, NY 10009. You can email HomeTeamsONLINE regarding the information collection practices of HomeTeamsONLINE at info@HomeTeamsONLINE.com.

Some portions of the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site frame the content of third parties (for example, advertising banners) or link to third party Web sites. Content framed on the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site or third party Web sites that are linked from the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site may also collect information about you or your child. The information practices of those advertisers and Web sites often are outside of our control and are not covered by this privacy statement. In addition, we recommend that children use caution when exiting the HomeTeamsONLINE site through links or banners.

What kind of personal information is collected and how is it used?

HomeTeamsONLINE strives to be an online resource for individuals who are interested in amateur or recreational sports to share information, achievements, and ideas. We will not collect personal information about you or your child unless you provide it to us or publicly post it voluntarily and knowingly. Membership is not required for most parts of our site. However, in order to access certain sections within the site you will be asked to provide registration data through an online registration form. The information collected may include you or your child's legal name, address, telephone number, email address, areas of interest, birth date, "username," and/or password. Information about your or your child's activities may also be collected on an aggregate (i.e., group) basis, where we will not know or keep track of precisely to whom the information relates.

HomeTeamsONLINE also collects and uses information about our users to tailor the way our Web site, and associated content and advertising, are presented to you. HomeTeamsONLINE may review and research our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information taken from a number of sources, including information provided during registration, through use of the Web site, and during promotions. Additional system information we may gather includes time, type of Web browser being used, the operating system/platform, your IP address, the web site from which you link to HomeTeamsONLINE, and CPU speed. We also take note of whether and how you use the information and services that we provide by recording site traffic patterns, user clickstreams and by maintaining log files of users' access to site files.

In addition, the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site allows you or your child to post individually identifiable information in public forums. For example, your child may create a team Web page that may contain, among other things, his or her name, picture, address, email address, schedule of game locations and telephone numbers. When you or your child posts information in such public forums the information can be viewed by the general public. In compliance with the COPPA, HomeTeamsONLINE requires parental permission before any individual under the age of 13 can post information to general forums. In keeping with our policy to protect our young users, HomeTeamsONLINE strongly advises that children refrain from posting information about themselves in public forums because anyone may have access to this information.

HomeTeamsONLINE may use information collected from your child, personal and aggregate, to tell your child about products or services that may be of interest to him or her. Personal information may also be used by HomeTeamsONLINE to contact your child, either by electronic communication or by regular mail.

We will not sell or rent your child's information to third parties at all, ever, under any circumstances. If you or your child has submitted personal information to us and would like to change it or remove it from our records, simply contact us at info@HomeTeamsONLINE.com and we will delete the information.

What are cookies and how does HomeTeamsONLINE use them?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser to assist us in recognizing you as an HomeTeamsONLINE user and personalizing your use of our website. The use of cookies is an industry standard. In fact, most major Websites use them because they make surfing the Internet easier and less time-consuming for you by saving your data such as user name, purchases, and preferences while you're at the site. Cookies also help Web developers see which parts of their site are most popular and which are least popular. HomeTeamsONLINE uses cookies for the same reasons - to ease and tailor you or your child's experience on the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site.

Cancelling Account

You may cancel your child's account at any time by sending an email to info@HomeTeamsONLINE.com. Once HomeTeamsONLINE has finished processing the cancellation, HomeTeamsONLINE will delete all your child's personal information from its database and your child will no longer be able to access the public forums or create personalized Web pages.

Security

Although HomeTeamsONLINE will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your child's information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be secure. HomeTeamsONLINE has no liability for disclosure of your child's information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

Public Forums

When your child discloses individually identifiably information in public forums (like Web pages, chat rooms and message boards), anyone can read or use it. Your child should always be careful what he or she discloses in public forums, and should never disclose information about how to contact him or her without parental permission.

You have the option of not allowing your child to post information on public forums. We only allow registered users to create Web pages or participate in message boards. If you do not want your child to have access to the public forums, simply do not allow your child to register or cancel your child's account. (See the Opt-Out section above for more details on how to prevent access to public forums.)

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act prohibits all operators (including HomeTeamsONLINE) from conditioning a child's participation in an Internet activity on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. We do not require your child to provide more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the services offered on the HomeTeamsONLINE Web site. While we may occasionally ask your child for additional information, your child only needs to provide the information identified as necessary for that specific activity. For example, if your child wishes to create his or her own Web page or participate in chat rooms or message boards, we require an email address. We need an email address so that we can contact you or your child if there are any problems with the content on your child's Web page and to prevent abuse of our public forums. The information collected during registration (including name, email address, country, and zip code) is necessary for us to provide the services that we provide.

If you have any questions or comments about our children's privacy policy or practices, please send an email to info@HomeTeamsONLINE.com.

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