These Conditions of Use (“Conditions of Use”) apply to the Toastmasters International website located at www.toastmasters.org, and all associated sites linked to www.toastmasters.org by Toastmasters, its subsidiaries and affiliates, including www.members.toastmasters.org as well as Toastmasters mobile sites, applications and features (collectively “the Site”). The Site is owned by Toastmasters International (“us,” “we”). Access to and use of the Site is subject to these Conditions of Use) and all applicable laws.
By accessing, using or browsing the Site, you (“you,” “User” or “Users”) agree to be bound by these Conditions of Use and accept, without limitation or qualification, these Conditions of Use and all terms, policies, guidelines or other notices incorporated by reference, whether you are a member of the public or a member of a Toastmasters club. If you do not agree to these Conditions of Use, do not use or access this Site. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are over the age of 18 (or for non-U.S. users, such older minimum age as may be required by applicable local law) and are lawfully able to accept these Conditions of Use.
This website is open to the public in that non-members of Toastmasters International may visit, view pages and purchase items in the online store. In order to make purchases; however, a free registration on the website is required. Registration on the website does not constitute membership in Toastmasters International.
You may be required to set up an account to use the Site or portions of it. If you are required to set up an account, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as required, to maintain and update such information, and to be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions or activities that take place using your account.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to notify Toastmasters immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password. Any misconduct, fraudulent, abusive or otherwise illegal activity on this Site by you may be grounds for termination of your account or rights to use this Site, at Toastmaster’s sole discretion, and we may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Toastmasters International reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at its sole discretion.
When you visit Toastmasters.org or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Unless otherwise indicated, all of the content, information design, text, articles, graphics, public service announcements, illustrations, photographs, images, data, video, moving images, sounds, audio, music, software, applications, artwork, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, computer code, features, promotions and forums contained or displayed on this Site and any products and services (collectively “Site Content”), including, but not limited to, the design, structure, expression, “look and feel,” selection and arrangement of such Site Content is owned and/or controlled by Toastmasters International, its licensors or third-party partners, or used with permission and is legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. federal and state, and foreign, laws, regulations, and treaties, including copyright, trademark, patent, moral rights, trade dress and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property and unfair competition.
Except as otherwise set forth in these Conditions of Use, a User of this Site may download or print a single copy of any applicable Site Content for personal, noncommercial informational use, provided the User does not a) remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice contained therein and b) copy or post such Content on any networked computer. No use of Site Content in a publication or for commercial purposes is permitted without the prior written permission of Toastmasters; please see Terms of Trademarks and Copyright Use and the Trademark Use Request for attribution and requesting permission.
All Site Content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of Toastmasters International or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Toastmasters International and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Toastmasters International or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. Please see Terms of Trademarks and Copyright Use for further information.
Toastmasters.org’s trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Toastmasters International’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers. Please see Terms of Trademarks and Copyright Use for further information.
Toastmasters International grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of Toastmasters.org and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Toastmasters International. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Toastmasters International. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Toastmasters.org without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Toastmasters International’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Toastmasters International. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Toastmasters International. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Toastmasters.org from your club’s website, so long as the link does not portray Toastmasters International or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Toastmasters International logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark without express written permission.
Toastmasters welcome Toastmasters clubs, members, and others to link to this Site. Links may resolve to the home page, www.toastmasters.org, or to specific pages within this Site. Direct linking to individual files (i.e., images, multimedia files, etc.) is not permitted. You may not use a Toastmasters International trademark, other proprietary Toastmasters content, or Site Content to link to this Site. Links to this Site should not assert or imply an endorsement by or affiliation with Toastmasters.
The Terms of Trademarks and Copyright Use also govern and apply to your use of the Site. Each of these policies may be changed from time to time and such changes are effective immediately upon posting. If there is a conflict between these Conditions of Use and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Site, including for any product or service offered on or through the Site, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that specific portion of the Site or product or service.
This Site may include social networking tools, discussion forums, blogs, bulletin boards, message boards, other interactive areas or services, or other areas or services in which you can post messages, comments, materials, photos, information, updates, opportunities, recommendations, etc. (collectively, “User Forums”).
Users should be aware that the ideas you post and information you share may be seen and used by others. To protect your safety, privacy and intellectual property, please consider that when you voluntarily disclose personal information and ideas on the User Forums, that information can be collected and used by others. Toastmasters is not responsible for another person or entity’s misuse or misappropriation of any content, ideas or information you post on the Site and/or in User Forums.
The information and opinions expressed in the User Forums are not those of Toastmasters or its affiliates or subsidiaries, and Toastmasters makes no representations or warranties regarding such posted materials. You are entirely responsible for your use of any User Forums and use the User Forums at your own risk.
By placing, submitting, displaying, transmitting, and/or posting material or content on the Site, including, but not limited to, text, messages, comments, data, music, audio, photographs, images, graphics, animations, designs, ideas, video, sound recordings, other audio-visual content, code or other material (collectively, “User Content”), you acknowledge that while Toastmasters is not obligated to prescreen, review, monitor, or edit User Content, Toastmasters reserves the right to delete, remove, modify, move, block or refuse (without your notice or permission) any User Content for any reason. While Toastmasters reserves the right to moderate the User Forums, Toastmasters is not responsible in any manner for any of the content that Users post. The term “User Content” also includes, without limitation, and refers to all of the information you submit or we may receive related to your account. “Post” and “posting” means, including, but not limited to, to upload, post, transmit, share, store, link or otherwise make available on or through the Site.
You own the User Content and the information you provide to Toastmasters under these Conditions of Use, and may request its deletion at any time, unless you have shared User Content or information with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other Users. Additionally, you automatically grant to Toastmasters a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and sublicensable license to the User Content and any information you provide Toastmasters, indirectly or directly, including without limitation the rights of Toastmasters to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt (including without limitation the rights to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies), publish, reformat, display, perform, broadcast, transmit, exhibit, excerpt, translate, host, cache, index, encode, tag, archive, store, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit all or portions of the User Content you post, upload, incorporate, or make available on this Site, User Forums, and any website owned by Toastmasters, including any User Content posted on or to the Site or Services through a third party, in any form, format, medium, or technology now known or later developed for any purpose, including advertising and promotion without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to you, and the right to license and sublicense and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted to Toastmasters, in Toastmaster’s sole discretion. You automatically waive all “moral rights” with respect to the posted User Content in perpetuity. You grant Toastmasters the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any User Content you provide or otherwise submit to Toastmasters for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, commercial purposes and developing manufacturing and marketing commercial products using such information. You will not be entitled to any compensation for any of the rights you grant to Toastmasters in and to User Content or in this paragraph. You authorize Toastmasters to use your name, likeness, and any other personal or biographical information in connection with use of the User Content you provide. You agree that Toastmasters may use or disclose information about you or your use of this Site without your consent or notice, including User Content, to comply with laws and requests by governmental or regulatory agencies, to protect and/or defend Toastmaster’s rights or property, or to protect the safety of Toastmasters, Toastmaster’s employees and membership, or the public.
Toastmasters takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by Users or any third party, or for any loss or damage, including on any third party social networking websites in which Toastmasters maintains a profile. Nor is Toastmasters responsible or liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, obscenity or pornography that exists on the Site, or third party social networking websites in which Toastmasters maintains a profile, or that User may encounter. Toastmasters does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Content. Toastmasters does not endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content or on any third party social networking websites in which Toastmasters maintains a profile and makes no claim that User Forums or User Content is appropriate for any particular purpose or audience. All User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who provided it.
Each time you post or upload User Content, you confirm your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by these Conditions of Use and the other terms that also govern and apply to your use of the Site, as they are incorporated by reference. You are solely responsible for User Content that you post or provide on the Site and on third-party social networking websites in which Toastmasters maintains a profile. By posting any content on the Site and/or User Forums, you automatically agree to indemnify Toastmasters from and against any and all third-party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from your breach of these Conditions of Use and those terms incorporated herein and the below posting restrictions.
By placing, submitting, displaying, transmitting, and/or posting User Content on or through the Site or Services, you represent and warrant that: 1) you own all of the rights to User Content that you post or otherwise have all necessary rights to post such User Content and grant Toastmasters the rights set forth in these Conditions of Use to use such User Content; 2) User Content and other materials submitted by you does not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights; 3) User Content will not cause injury to any person or entity and does not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and 4) use and posting of User Content and other materials does not violate these Conditions of Use.
When using the User Forums and submitting any User Content you must:
You shall NOT submit, upload, or post to the Site or User Forums any User Content that:
In using the Site or User Forums, you shall not:
Any use of the User Forums or the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Conditions of Use and may result, among other actions, in termination or suspension of your rights to use the User Forums and/or the Site. Any decision as to whether User Content violates these Conditions of Use or Toastmaster’s posting rules will be made in Toastmaster’s sole discretion.