Date of Last Revision: June 24, 2009
Important Notice for Amateur Athletes
You are responsible for ensuring that your use of or participation in the activities of this Website does not affect your eligibility as an amateur athlete. Please check with your amateur athletic association for the rules that apply to you. NIKE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE RESULTING IN YOUR INELIGIBILITY AS AN AMATEUR ATHLETE.
All intellectual property on the Website (except for User Generated Content) is owned by NIKE or its licensors, which includes materials protected by copyright, trademark, or patent laws. All trademarks, service marks and trade names (e.g., the NIKE name, the Swoosh design and the Basketball Player Silhouette (Jumpman) design) are trademarks or registered trademarks of NIKE. All content on the Website (except for User Generated Content), including but not limited to text, software, scripts, code, designs, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, applications, interactive features and all other content (“Content”) is a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws and is the proprietary property of NIKE; All rights reserved.
Website Use Restrictions
All orders placed through the Website are subject to NIKE’s acceptance. This means that NIKE may refuse to accept or may cancel any order, whether or not the order has been confirmed, for any or no reason, and without liability to you or anyone else. If your credit card has already been charged for an order that is later cancelled, NIKE will issue you a refund.
Safeguard Your Username/Password
You are responsible for any actions that take place while using your NIKE account. Keep your username/password secure and do not allow anyone else to use your username/password to access the Website. You agree to notify NIKE immediately of any unauthorized use of your NIKE account. NIKE is not responsible for any loss that results from the unauthorized use of your username/password, with or without your knowledge.
User Generated Content
“User Generated Content” is communications, materials, information, opinions, photos, profiles, messages, notes, website links, text information, music, videos, designs, graphics, sounds, and any other content that you and/or other Website users publish, display, upload, disclose, transmit, store, share or otherwise make available (“post”) on or through the Website, except to the extent the content is owned by NIKE.
1. Posting Rules: User Generated Content and User Conduct
You are solely responsible for your User Generated Content, your interactions with other users and your activity on the Website. Do not take any action or post anything that may expose NIKE or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
Be Relevant and Constructive.
Stay on topic and post only constructive comments and questions. Unless the Website feature asks for it, don’t talk about policies, future products, speculations or rumors about NIKE and NIKE products, or anything else off topic.
Be Courteous and Appropriate.
Flaming and insults are prohibited. Do not post User Generated Content, or a link to a website, that, in NIKE’s sole discretion, is illegal, offensive, libelous, defamatory, infringing, inflammatory, deceptive, inaccurate, misleading, malicious, fraudulent, false, indecent, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, abusive, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, violent, sexually explicit, invasive of privacy, publicity, intellectual property, proprietary or contractual rights, offensive in a sexual, racial, cultural, or ethnic context, will harm or threaten the safety of others, or is otherwise objectionable. Do not post photos or videos of another person without that person’s consent. Do not “stalk,” intimidate, abuse, harm or harass another Website user or person.
Do not post personal information, including your email address, IM address, or phone number. Do not collect or solicit personally identifiable information from other Website users or send unsolicited emails or other communications. Do not collect, use or post on the Website the private information of anyone else without their consent or for illegal purposes, including without limitation addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, social security numbers and credit card information.
The Website is not to be used for any commercial purpose. Do not post any advertising, solicitation or commercial content whatsoever on the Website or accept payment from a third party in exchange for your performing commercial activity on the Website. Do not post any User Generated Content that involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming.” Do not use automated scripts to collect information from, or otherwise interact with, the Website.
Do not impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation athletes or NIKE employees. Do not misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity. Do not register for more than one NIKE account, register a NIKE account on behalf of another individual, group or entity, or sell or transfer your profile or account. Do not use or attempt to use another person’s account, username or password.
Do not post any User Generated Content, take any action or use the Website in a way that violates any law, would create liability or promotes illegal activities. Do not take any action on the Website designed to interfere, disrupt, damage, disable, overburden or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, telecommunications equipment or the Website. Do not post User Generated Content that contains software viruses, programs or other computer code. Do not circumvent or modify any Website security technology or software.
2. General Rules for User Generated Content
Content is Not Prescreened
NIKE does not guarantee to prescreen User Generated Content. NIKE does not guarantee the Website will be free from User Generated Content that is inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable. NIKE is merely acting as a passive channel for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any User Generated Content or activities of users on the Website. Even in the event NIKE chooses to monitor any User Generated Content, NIKE assumes no responsibility for, or any obligation to monitor or remove, such User Generated Content. NIKE reserves the right to edit, remove, or refuse to post any User Generated Content or terminate your registered account for any reason.
Eligibility and Registration
NIKE’s Rights to Your Posting
Your User Generated Content is not confidential or proprietary. You grant, and warrant that you have the right to grant, to NIKE a non-exclusive, non-revocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, perpetual right to use your User Generated Content in any manner or media now or later developed, for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, including the right to translate, display, reproduce, change, create derivative works, sublicense, distribute, assign and commercialize without any payment due to you.
Copyright Infringement Complaints
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from posting on the NIKE Website any content that violates another party’s intellectual property rights. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides a complaint procedure for copyright owners who believe that website material infringe their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe that your work has been improperly copied and posted on the website, please provide us with the following information: (1) name, address, telephone number, email address and an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or of the person authorized to act on his/her behalf; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of where on the Website the material that you claim is infringing is located; (4) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. These requirements must be followed to give NIKE legally sufficient notice to NIKE of infringement. Send copyright infringement complaints to:
Legal Department (Copyright)
One Bowerman Dr., Beaverton, OR 97005
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a DMCA notice with NIKE’s copyright agent. There can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
OpenID Linked Accounts
NIKE may now or later join OpenID, which allows you to automatically sign into the NIKE Website at the same time you sign into OpenID. NIKE is not responsible for the operation or functionality of OpenID or any OpenID affiliated websites.
The Website contains services and features that are available to certain mobile phones. Your carrier’s normal rates and fees apply. If NIKE charges you for a mobile service, you will first be notified and asked to accept any charges. Not all mobile services will work with all carriers or devices. You should check the rates and services offered by your carrier. By using NIKE’s mobile services, you agree that we may communicate with you by electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your use of these services may be shared with us. If you change or deactivate your mobile phone number, you must promptly update your account information to ensure that we don’t send your messages to a different person.
NIKE allows you the option to publish about the actions you take on NIKE’s Website to Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms. NIKE does not control which information gets disseminated on participating social platforms. You agree to allow NIKE to check your NIKE cookies when you are visiting participating social platforms, and allow NIKE to receive information about your use of those social platforms. You can deactivate this publishing feature on your profile page.
User Interaction Disclaimer
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Website users, whether online or offline in person. NIKE is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage resulting from any interaction with other Website users or persons you meet through the Website. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other users on the Website, whether online or offline, and conduct any necessary investigation before meeting another person. In addition, you agree to review NIKE’s Privacy Safety Tips prior to using this Website. NIKE is under no obligation to become involved with any user dispute, but may do so at its own discretion.
NIKE is not responsible or liable for any User Generated Content or other Content posted on the Website or for any offensive, unlawful or objectionable content you may encounter on or through the Website. The Website, User Generated Content, Content, and the materials and products on this Website are provided “AS IS” and without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, NIKE disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. NIKE cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website. NIKE does not represent or warrant that the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes the Website available are free of viruses or anything else harmful. To the fullest extent permitted by law, NIKE does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials or Content in the Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, reliability or otherwise. You understand and agree that you download or otherwise obtain Content (including any mobile client) at your own risk, and that you will be solely responsible for your use and any damage to your mobile device or computer system, loss of data or other harm of any kind that may result. NIKE reserves the right to change any and all Content and other items used or contained in the Website at any time without notice. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
NIKE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THE CONDUCT OF OTHER WEBSITE USERS (WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE) OR ATTENDANCE AT A NIKE EVENT OR ANY USER GENERATED CONTENT, EVEN IF NIKE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. YOUR ONLY REMEDY AGAINST NIKE FOR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE. THAT SAID, IF NIKE IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS WHICH IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, NIKE’S LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED US$100.00. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.