Legal Information

Welcome to Courtly. We hope you find it useful. By accessing our servers, websites, or content therefrom (together, "Courtly"), you agree to these Terms of Use ("TOU"), last updated July 28, 2019.

LICENSE. If you are 13 or older, we grant you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, nonassignable, nonsublicensable license to access Courtly in compliance with the Terms of Use; unlicensed access is unauthorized. You agree not to license, distribute, make derivative works, display, sell, or "frame" content from Courtly, excluding content you create and sharing with friends/family. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide, fully paid/sublicensable license to use, copy, perform, display, distribute, and make derivative works from content you post.

USE. You agree not to use or provide software (except for general purpose web browsers and email clients, or software expressly licensed by us) or services that interact or interoperate with Courtly, e.g. for downloading, uploading, posting, emailing, search, or mobile use. Robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, etc. are prohibited, as are misleading, unsolicited, unlawful, and/or spam postings/email. You agree not to collect users' personal and/or contact information ("PI").

MODERATION. You agree we may moderate Courtly access and use in our sole discretion, e.g. by blocking (e.g. IP addresses), filtering, deletion, delay, omission, verification, and/or access/account/license termination. You agree (1) not to bypass said moderation, (2) we are not liable for moderating, not moderating, or representations as to moderating, and (3) nothing we say or do waives our right to moderate, or not. All site rules, e.g. Courtly Prohibited Content, are incorporated herein.

DISCLAIMER. MANY JURISDICTIONS HAVE LAWS PROTECTING CONSUMERS AND OTHER CONTRACT PARTIES, LIMITING THEIR ABILITY TO WAIVE CERTAIN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. WE RESPECT SUCH LAWS; NOTHING HEREIN SHALL WAIVE RIGHTS OR RESPONSIBILITIES THAT CANNOT BE WAIVED.

To the extent permitted by law, (1) we make no promise as to Courtly, its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, proprietary, security or reliability; (2) your access and use are at your own risk, and Courtly is provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE"; (3) we are not liable for any harm resulting from (a) user content; (b) user conduct, e.g. illegal conduct; (c) your Courtly use; or (d) our representations; (4) WE AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES ("Courtly ENTITIES"), DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES & CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (5) Courtly ENTITIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS (E.G. OF PROFIT, REVENUE, DATA, OR GOODWILL); (6) IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY EXCEED $0.

CLAIMS. You agree (1) any claim, cause of action or dispute ("Claim") arising out of or related to the Terms of Use or your Courtly use is governed by District of Columbia ("DC") law regardless of your location or any conflict or choice of law principle; (2) Claims must be resolved exclusively by state or federal court in Washington, DC (except we may seek injunctive remedy anywhere); (3) to submit to personal jurisdiction of said courts; (4) any Claim must be filed by 1 year after it arose or be forever barred; (5) not to bring or take part in a class action against Courtly Entities; (6) (except government agencies) to indemnify Courtly Entities for any damage, loss, and expense (e.g. legal fees) arising from claims related to your Courtly use; (7) you are liable for Terms of Use breaches by affiliates (e.g. marketers) paid by you, directly or indirectly (e.g. through an affiliate network); and (8) to pay us for breaching or inducing others to breach the "USE" section, not as a penalty, but as a reasonable estimate of our damages (actual damages are often hard to calculate): $0.10 per server request, $1 per post, email, or account created, $1 per item of PI collected, and $1000 per software distribution, capped at $25,000 per day.

MISC. Users complying with prior written licenses may access Courtly thereby until authorization is terminated. Otherwise, this is the exclusive and entire agreement between us. If a Terms of Use term is unenforceable, other terms are unaffected. If Terms of Use translations conflict with the English version, English controls.

Membership and Accessibility. Use of the Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old and can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent, acknowledge and agree that you are at least 13 years of age, and that: (a) all registration information that you submit is truthful and accurate, (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information, and (c) your use of the Website and Services offered through this Website do not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your Account (defined below) may be terminated without warning if we believe that you are under the age of 13 or that you are not complying with any applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.

You need not register with Courtly to simply visit and view the Website, but to access and participate in certain features of the Website, you will need to create a password-protected account ("Account"). To create an account, you must submit your name and email address through the account registration page on the Website and create a password. You will also have the ability to provide additional optional information, which is not required to register for an account but may be helpful to Courtly in providing you with more a more customized experience when using Courtly.

You are solely responsible for safeguarding your Courtly password and, if applicable, your Third Party Site Password (collectively, "Passwords") at all times and shall keep your Passwords secure at all times. You shall be solely responsible for all activity that occurs on your Account and you shall notify Courtly immediately of any breach of security or any unauthorized use of your Account. Similarly, you shall never use another's Account without permission. You agree that you will not misrepresent yourself or represent yourself as another user of the Website and/or the Services offered through the Website. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Courtly will not be liable for your losses caused by an unauthorized use of your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be liable for the losses of Courtly or others due to such unauthorized use. An Account holder is sometimes referred to herein as a "Registered User."

You acknowledge and agree that you shall comply with the following policies (the "Account Policies"):

You will not copy or distribute any part of Courtly in any medium without Courtly’s prior written authorization. You will not alter or modify any part of Courtly other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purpose. You will provide accurate and complete information when creating your Account. You shall not use any automated system, including but not limited to, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," "scrapers," etc., to access Courtly for any purpose without Courtly's prior written approval. You shall not in any manual or automated manner collect service professionals or Service Users information, including but not limited to, names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses, copying copyrighted text, or otherwise misuse or misappropriate Courtly information or content, including but not limited to, use on a "mirrored", competitive, or third party site. You shall not in any way that transmits more request messages to the Courtly servers, or any server of a Courtly subsidiary or affiliate, in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser; provided, however, that the operators of public search engines may use spiders or robots to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such material. Courtly reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You shall not recruit, solicit, or contact in any form service professionals or Service Users for employment or contracting for a business not affiliated with Courtly without express written permission from Courtly. You shall not take any action that (i) unreasonably encumbers or, in Courtly's sole discretion, may unreasonably encumber the Website's infrastructure; (ii) interferes or attempts to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any third-party participation in the Website; or (iii) bypasses Courtly’s measures that are used to prevent or restrict access to the Website. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable data, including without limitation, names or other Account information, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes.

If you do not meet, or are unable to comply with, any of the above-referenced membership eligibility criteria or Account Policies, please do not use the Website. Should Courtly find that you violated the terms of the membership eligibility criteria or any other terms stated herein, Courtly reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately terminate your use of the Website.

PROHIBITED CONTENT

Users must comply with all applicable laws, the Courtly terms of use, and all posted site rules.

Here is a partial list of goods, services, and content prohibited on Courtly:

any good, service, or content that violates the law or legal rights of others false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent content; bait and switch; keyword spam offensive, obscene, defamatory, threatening, or malicious postings or email anyone’s personal, identifying, confidential or proprietary information spam; miscategorized, overposted, cross-posted, or nonlocal content•postings or email the primary purpose of which is to drive traffic to a website weapons; firearms/guns and components; BB/pellet, stun, and spear guns; etc ammunition, clips, cartridges, reloading materials, gunpowder, fireworks, explosives US military items not demilitarized in accord with Defense Department policy child pornography; bestiality; offers or solicitation of illegal prostitution pet sales (re-homing with small adoption fee ok), animal parts, stud service•food stamps, WIC vouchers, SNAP or WIC goods, governmental assistance Unpackaged or adulterated food or cosmetics prescription drugs, medical devices; controlled substances and related items hazardous materials, recall items; body parts/fluids; unsanitized bedding/clothing stolen property, property with serial number removed/altered, burglary tools, etc ID cards, licenses, police insignia, government documents, birth certificates, etc counterfeit, replica, or pirated items; tickets or gift cards that restrict transfer lottery or raffle tickets, sweepstakes entries, slot machines, gambling items postings or email offering, promoting, or linking to unsolicited products or services affiliate marketing; network, or multi-level marketing; pyramid schemes

Please don't use Courtly for these purposes, and report anyone else you see doing so to support@courtly.io

Thanks for helping keep Courtly safe and useful for everyone.

ADDITIONAL POLICIES

Your access to, use of, and participation in the Website is subject to the Terms of Use and all applicable Courtly regulations, guidelines and additional policies that Courtly may set forth from time to time, including without limitation, a copyright policy and any other restrictions or limitations that Courtly publishes on the Website (the "Additional Policies"). You hereby agree to comply with the Additional Policies and your obligations thereunder at all times. You hereby acknowledge and agree that if you fail to adhere to any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or documents referenced herein, including the Account Policies, membership eligibility criteria or Additional Policies, Courtly, in its sole discretion, may terminate your Account at any time without prior notice to you.

Code of conduct

There is no tolerance for objectionable content or abusive users. All users using our app are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Courtly will enforce this code throughout the platform. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody. The Courtly platform is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion (or lack thereof), color, national origin or genetic information. We do not tolerate harassment of users in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any purpose, including posts, messages, profiles, and media. Users violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the platform at the discretion of Courtly. If you find inappropriate content or abusive users, you can simply report them by pressing the report button or getting in touch via the support button. Once an incident has been reported we will investigate the issue and act within 24 hours by removing the content or the problematic user if necessary. Our moderators and developers are working to provide the best experience possible. Please let us know if there are any ways we can make Courtly better.

Storage of phone numbers

We only use your phone number, Facebook, Email IDs to let you log in and to connect with other Courtly users. Our system is not storing your phone contacts nor your phone numbers, they are kept on your device. We store your phone number in encrypted format to be able to identify you, or send you recovery instructions. Storage of photos Courtly will display your uploaded profile photos on contacts, profile, messages, court and training boards, detail cards. These photos are kept on our servers if you uploaded a profile picture. We do not use these photos for any other purpose than displaying your avatar throughout the app. If you want to upload a profile picture from your mobile device, we will need permission to access your Camera and/or your Camera Roll. If you delete your profile photo it will be deleted from our servers as well.

Message processing

We provide peer to peer communication between our users. All messages and notifications are going through our systems, but we don't analyze or process conversations. We have no intention to provision any conversation unless there is a dispute.

Location data

We help you discover courts and programs around your area. If you give permission to access your location, our system will show you the closest courts and programs available. Other than this feature we don't use your location data for anything else, it is not displayed anywhere in the app. The address you provide during registration is not connected to your location data. If you don't want to give access, you can still search by manually entering your location preferences.

Terms of Service; Disputes Between Registered Users

Registered Users acknowledge and agree that (i) they are solely responsible for addressing all issues that exist now or may arise in the future in connection with the applicable Service; and (ii) In no way will Courtly be responsible for any actions taken or not taken based on the information or resources provided on this Website. If you have a situation that requires professional advice, you should consult a qualified specialist. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining professional advice from a qualified specialist because of information or resources that are provided on this Website, however provided.

1. Courtly IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY SERVICE CONTRACT

Each Registered User hereby acknowledges and agrees that Courtly is NOT a party to any oral or written Agreement for Service or any contract entered into between Registered Users in connection with any Service offered, directly or indirectly, through the Website.

2. NO AGENCY OR PARTNERSHIP

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms of Use or your use of any part of the Website, including without limitation, the Agreement for Service. You do not have any authority whatsoever to bind Courtly in any respect. All service professionals are independent contractors and self employed professionals. Neither Courtly nor any users of the Website may direct or control the day-to-day activities of the other, or create or assume any obligation on behalf of the other.

3. DISPUTES BETWEEN REGISTERED USERS

Subject to the provisions regarding disputes between Website participants in connection with Feedback, your interactions with individuals and/or organizations found on or through the Website, including payment of and performance of any Service, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such transactions or dealings, are solely between you and such individual or organization. You should take reasonable precautions and make whatever investigation or inquiries you deem necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any third party, including without limitation, service professionals and Service Users. You understand that deciding whether to use the Services of a service professional or provide Services to a Service User or use information contained in any Submitted Content, including, without limitation, Postings, Offers, Wants, and Referral Rewards is your personal decision for which alone are responsible. You understand that Courtly does not and cannot make representations as to the suitability of any individual you may decide to interact with on or through the Website and/or the accuracy or suitability of any advice, information, or recommendations made by any individual.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT Courtly SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT WHATSOEVER INCURRED AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH TRANSACTION OR DEALINGS. IF THERE IS A DISPUTE BETWEEN PARTICIPANTS ON THE WEBSITE, OR BETWEEN REGISTERED USERS OR ANY WEBSITE USER AND ANY THIRD PARTY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT Courtly IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO BECOME INVOLVED. IN THE EVENT THAT A DISPUTE ARISES BETWEEN YOU AND ONE OR MORE WEBSITE USERS, REGISTERED USERS OR ANY THIRD PARTY, YOU HEREBY RELEASE Courtly, ITS OFFICERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, AGENTS, AND SUCCESSORS IN RIGHTS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND OR NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, DISCLOSED OR UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO SUCH DISPUTES AND/OR THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE PROVIDED THEREUNDER.