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Starfish Aquatics Institute Terms and Conditions

Thank you for visiting starfishaquatics.org, which is operated by Starfish Aquatics Institute, Inc. This Terms and Conditions document will outline for you:

  • Acceptable uses of this Web site
  • Content and copyright policies, rights and rules
  • Information regarding errors on this Web site

Your Use of This Web site is Governed by These Terms and Conditions

Please review the Terms and Conditions of the starfishaquatics.org Web site, contained herein. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, you may not use the starfishaquatics.org Web site. You can accept the Terms and Conditions by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms and Conditions when this option is made available to you on the Web site or by actually using this Web site. Your use of this Web site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and you agree to be bound by them.

These Terms and Conditions May Change

Starfish Aquatics Institute reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Therefore, please review these Terms and Conditions whenever you use this Web site. Your use of this Web site following any change to the Terms and Conditions constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms and Conditions as changed.

Questions regarding this Policy should be directed to webmaster@starfishaquatics.org or may also be sent in writing to:

Starfish Aquatics Institute Inc.
Attn: Website Manager
1607 N. Market Street
PO Box 5076
Champaign, IL 61825-5076

These Terms and Conditions were last updated December 1, 2009.

Copyright Notice

All material contained within the Starfish Aquatics Institute Web site is protected by copyright. All Rights Reserved and are protected to the fullest extend of United States and International copyright laws. Except for use in a review or for the purposes of aiding in placing an order with Starfish Aquatics Institute, or as expressly permitted, the reproduction or utilization of this work in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including xerography, photocopying, broadcast and recording, and in any information storage and retrieval system, is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. Order forms may be copied for the purpose of ordering materials from Starfish Aquatics Institute. Read the Starfish Aquatics Institute Permissions page for information about how to obtain permission to reproduce or utilize materials on the Web site.

Content Disclaimer

The information on these Web pages is provided in good faith as a service to the international aquatic community, and all reasonable care is taken to ensure the information is correct and up to date. Please remember that some of the information provided on these pages may require technical knowledge or specialized training for use or implementation. In addition, no guarantee is made of the accuracy of the information provided on this Web site by Starfish Aquatics Institute or any of the persons and organizations contributing to any part of this site. Starfish Aquatics Institute and the authors and organizations contributing to the Starfish Aquatics Institute Web site disclaim all liability of any kind arising directly or indirectly from any use of the information conveyed on this site or any loss or damage incurred from such use. If you have questions about the accuracy or currency of any information provided on the Starfish Aquatics Institute Web site, please send email to Webmaster@starfishaquatics.org, and we will attempt to rectify any uncertainty.

Product Inaccuracy Disclaimer

From time to time there may be information on our Web site or in our product catalog that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, and availability. The Starfish Aquatics Institute reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

Provided Services

Starfish Aquatics Institute is pleased to provide our customers with a wide variety of services on this Web site. We are constantly updating and improving our site in order to provide our site users with the best experience possible. You acknowledge and agree that the services on this site may change at any time without prior notice to you. You also acknowledge and agree that Starfish Aquatics Institute can stop offering these services, permanently or temporarily, at any time at Starfish Aquatics Institute’ sole discretion without any prior notice. You may stop using our services at any time and have no requirement to notify Starfish Aquatics Institute of your decision. You acknowledge that if you do not follow and abide by the Terms and Conditions of this site, Starfish Aquatics Institute may disable your account, thereby preventing access to Services or any files or other content contained in your account.

Use of the Services

You agree to use the Services for only the purposes that are permitted by the Terms and Conditions of this site and by any applicable law or regulations in your State, Country, or jurisdiction. You are not allowed to engage in any activity that interferes or disrupts the Services of this site or the servers or networks connected to the Services and site. You will not copy, sell, trade, resell, reproduce or duplicate any Services provided on this site. You are responsible for any breach of your obligations under the Terms and Conditions of this site and for the consequences, including any losses that Starfish Aquatics Institute may suffer, of any such breach and further acknowledge that Starfish Aquatics Institute has no responsibility to you or to any third party.

Your Account

  • In order to access many of the features on this site, you are required to create an account. You are required to provide accurate and complete information when creating your account, and you are solely responsible for any activity that occurs on your account.
  • By creating an account, you affirm that you are 18 years of age or older. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to create an account on this site and should not use this site.
  • If at any time you fear there has been a breach of your account, you are responsible for contacting Starfish Aquatics Institute. Starfish Aquatics Institute is not responsible for such breaches.
  • You shall at no time use any area of this site, including message boards, groups, messaging, or profiles, for commercial purposes. Any users found to be using this site for commercial purposes will immediately have their accounts removed.
  • If you are found to have uploaded viruses, Trojan horses, or malicious code to your profile or other sections of the site, Starfish Aquatics Institute retains the right to immediately remove your account and, when warranted, seek restitution to the fullest extent of the law.
  • In order to ensure our site operates at an optimal level for all site visitors, Starfish Aquatics Institute retains the right to delete files and content from your account after 12 months of inactivity; after removal, these files and content will be inaccessible.

User Submitted Content

  • All information on this site, including data files, text, software, music, audio files, and videos, which you have access to as a user of this site, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated.
  • Any content presented to you may be protected by copyright and intellectual property rights which are owned by the content holder.
  • You may not modify, rent, sell, distribute, or reproduce this content, in whole or part, unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by the owner of the Content in a separate agreement.
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute reserves the right (but is not obligated) to review, flag, refuse or remove any or all content posted to this Site.
  • You acknowledge that by using this site you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable and that, in this respect, you should use this site at your own risk.
  • You agree that you are responsible for any content that you upload or post to this Site and that the consequences of your actions are yours alone.
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute acknowledges and agrees that it obtains no right, title or interest from you under these Terms and Conditions to any content you upload or post. You agree that you are solely responsible for protecting the rights surrounding your proprietary content and that Starfish Aquatics Institute has no obligation to intercede in rights protection on your behalf.
  • You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold for your content which you submit, post or display on this site.
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute is not responsible for any viruses, Trojan horses, or malicious code that may be transmitted through user submitted content. Download content provided by other site users at your own risk.

Links to Other Sites and Content

This Web site includes numerous hyperlinks, including to other Web sites and content. Starfish Aquatics Institute has no control over other Web sites and content. Starfish Aquatics Institute is not responsible for the content or availability of such sites and content and does not endorse any content or information found on these sites. Starfish Aquatics Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage which may occur by you as a result of visiting these external sites and content.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that a user on this site has infringed upon your copyright pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, please Contact Us page.

Trademark and Intellectual Property Notice

Starfish Aquatics Institute, StarGuard, Saving Lives One at A Time, Starfish Swimming, Safety Training & Aquatic Rescue (STAR), and AquaTech are registered trademarks of the Starfish Aquatics Institute, Inc. The running man logo is a trademark of Human Kinetics, Inc. American Safety & Health Institute is a trademark of Health Safety Institute used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The Starfish Aquatics Institute respects the intellectual property of others and asks our users to do the same. Use, duplication, modification, or transfer of the information described on this site, except as expressly permitted by The Starfish Aquatics Institute is strictly prohibited. Individuals who make any unauthorized use of this site and/or its content may be subject to civil and criminal penalties. If you are seeking permission to use The Starfish Aquatics Institute’s trademarks, logo, slogans, screenshots, copyrighted designs or products, or other brand features, please send your inquiry to webmaster@starfishaquatics.org.

Termination of Agreement

The Terms and Conditions of this site will apply until terminated by either you or Starfish Aquatics Institute as outlined below:

  • Starfish Aquatics Institute may at any time terminate this legal agreement with you if you have breached any provision of the Terms and Conditions of this site, if Starfish Aquatics Institute is required to do so by law, or if Starfish Aquatics Institute suspends the delivery of services on this site.
  • You may stop using our services at any time and have no requirement to notify Starfish Aquatics Institute of your decision. If you wish to have your account removed, please Contact Us.
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Starfish Aquatics offers Starguard Lifeguard Certification program to provide training to lifeguards in any kind of pool or waterpark.  Starfish Swimming is a comprehensive swimming instruction and water safety curriculum for all ages and ability levels.  AquaTech Pool Operator Certification program offers training and certification for anyone responsible for the water quality and maintenance of a pool or aquatic facility.

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