Site Terms and Conditions of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND BY ALL TERMS, POLICIES AND GUIDELINES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

These terms and conditions of use ("Site Terms") apply to your use of this website (the "Site"), and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with the owner of this site, as well as his subsidiaries and/or affiliates. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are over the age of 18 and are lawfully able to accept these Site Terms. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you further represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Site Terms on such entity's behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify this site for violations of these Site Terms.

Privacy Policy
The owner of this site is committed to protecting your privacy. Please refer to this site's Privacy Policy for information on how this site collects, uses and may disclose personal information.

Ownership of the Site and its Contents
This Site is owned by Tony Passero ("Owner"). Unless otherwise indicated, all of the content featured or displayed on any portion of this this Site or any database, material, service or system related to this Site including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, photographic images, moving images, sound, illustrations, code, software, and the selection and arrangement thereof ("Content"), is owned by Tony Passero.

All elements on any portion of this Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site, are protected by copyright, trade dress, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property.

Use of the Site
This Site is intended to be an unofficial and independently operated fan site that works to archive and chronicle the history of the present and past Major League Soccer team uniforms (also known as jerseys, shirts, strips and kits) and Major League Soccer publications, as well as act as an ongoing source of news and community content in the appreciation of the league and the game of soccer/football at large. The material that you read within this site is provided solely for entertainment, informational, historical, and awareness purposes.

You are specifically prohibited from: (a) copying, reproducing, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting, distributing, downloading reselling, sublicensing, renting, leasing and/or otherwise publicly re-transmitting any portion of or all of the Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with the Owner; (b) using any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods on any portion of the Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with the Owner; (c) manipulating or otherwise displaying any portion of the Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site by using framing or similar navigational technology without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with the Owner; (d) registering, subscribing, unsubscribing, or attempting to register, subscribe, or unsubscribe any party for any Site product or service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; (e) modifying, adapting, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, translating or converting any portion of the Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with the Owner; (f) using any portion of the Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site for commercial or informational exploitation without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with the Owner (g) using the Site or the Content other than for its intended purpose. (h) changing or deleting any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from any portion of this website or any database, material, service or system related to the website; (i) establishing a link to any portion of the Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site to any other website, intranet, extranet, blog or forum site without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with the Owner (j) do anything that may interfere with or disrupt any portion of the Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable communications regulations and statutes.

You represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, those relating to the Internet, data, e-mail, privacy, and the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Copyright Infringement Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable laws, the Owner has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at the Owner's sole discretion, account holders who infringe the intellectual property rights of the Site or Content or any third party.

Copyright Complaints
If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright that you own or control, you may file a WRITTEN notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below:

Copyright Agent
Legal Department
2039 W. Wabansia, Chicago, IL 60647

The Owner may give notice of a claim of copyright infringement by means of a general notice on the Site, electronic mail to a user's e-mail address, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user's address.

Trademarks
Trademarks, logos, and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of the Owner and his suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Owner or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "MLS Archives, MLS Jersey Archives, MLS Jersey Archive, Jersey Archive and Jersey Archives" or any other name, trademark or product or service name of MLS Archives, MLS Jersey Archives, MLS Jersey Archive, Jersey Archive and Jersey Archives without the owners prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, stylized text treatments, altered and unaltered photographic images, button icons, moving images, custom sounds, illustrations, site organization and/or scripts are the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of the Owner and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the Owner's prior written permission. Further any portion of the Site or any database, material, service or system related to the Site including all pages, databases, programs, systems and documentation related thereto or used therewith, including without limitation code, algorithms, methods of processing and any modifications or releases, as well as any originals and copies thereof in whole or in part, and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights therein, are proprietary and are and shall remain the valuable and exclusive property of the Owner and may not be used except as specifically permitted by the Owner. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by the Owner.

Links
You may not use a logo or other proprietary graphic or altered and unaltered photographic images from this Site to link to this Site without the express written permission of the Owner. Further, you may not frame any trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the Site's Content, without the Owner's express written consent.

The Owner makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, directly or indirectly, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or websites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of the Owner and the Owner is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. The Owner provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by the Owner of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through the Site, regarding the payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that the Owner shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.

Forums & Other Interactive Services or Areas
The Site may include discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the Site ("Interactive Areas"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:

a. Any message, comment, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or other material ("User Content") that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, harmful to minors, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;

b. User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;

c. User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or contract right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to transmit, distribute and reproduce such User Content;

d. User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;

e. Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or solicitations;

f. Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;

g. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and

h. User Content that, in the sole judgment of the Owner, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all capital letters, or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text), or which may expose the Owner or Site users to any harm or liability of any type.

Further, you agree not to delete or revise any User Content posted by any third party. The Owner takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is the Owner liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. As a provider of interactive services, the Owner is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although the Owner has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Content posted in any Interactive Area, the Owner reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site. You acknowledge and agree that the Owner may access, use or disclose any information about you or your use of this Site, including without limitation any User Content to comply with the law or any legal process; protect and defend the rights or property of the Owner; or to protect the safety of Site users, affiliates, employees, customers and/or the public.

If you post User Content to the Site, unless indicated otherwise, you grant the Owner and his affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. You grant the Owner and his affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Site; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.

Registration Data and Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Company, to keep it accurate, current and complete; (c) maintain the security of your password and identification; (d) notify the Owner immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security; (e) accept all responsibility for any and all activities that occur under your account; and (f) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Site.

Financial Disclosures
Forward-Looking Statements. This Site, and any documents issued by the Owner and available through this Site, may contain statements which constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements can be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "plan," "may," "will," "should," "anticipate" or similar statements or the negative of these words. Forward-looking statements include statements made as to future operations, costs, capital expenditures, cash flow, improvements in infrastructure, distribution and replenishment systems and operating efficiencies, sales and earnings estimates or trends and expansion plans and projections. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations. Known and unknown internal and external risks and uncertainties may cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. The Owner undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date the statements were made.

Press Releases. The information contained within press releases, news releases and/or blog postings issued by the Owner should not be deemed accurate or current except as of the date it was posted. The Owner has no intention of updating, and specifically disclaims any duty to update, the information in the press releases. To the extent any information therein is forward-looking, it is intended to fit within the safe harbor for forward-looking statements, and is subject to material risk.

Third-Party Financial Information. The Owner may provide links to third-party websites or services that contain financial or investment information. Access to such websites and the information contained therein is provided as service to those interested in the information. The Owner neither regularly monitors nor has control over the content of third parties' statements or websites. Accordingly, the Owner does not endorse or adopt these websites or any information contained therein, including, without limitation, analyst's reports and stock quotes. The Owner makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content, information, or opinions of third-party websites or other third-party information that is identified on the Site. Users visit these websites and use the information contained therein at their own risk.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Owner, his subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, employees, agents, third party information providers and/or independent contractors against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to any User Content that you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, your conduct, your use or inability to use the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Site Terms or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorized use of the Content, or your violation of any rights of another.

Disclaimer
THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE OWNER AND HIS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES EXCLUDE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE OWNER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SITES CONTENT, OR THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SAME, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, AND DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON OR IN THE MATERIALS OF THIS SITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT THE OWNER, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT. THE OWNER MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR THE CONTENT IS FREE FROM INFECTION BY VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES.

The Owner uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the Content, but the Owner makes no representations or warranties as to the Content's accuracy, correctness or reliability.

The Owner offers a search feature within the Site. The Owner explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the content or availability of information contained in the Site search index or directory. The Owner also disclaims any responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of any directory or search result.

Some US states and foreign countries do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for certain categories of damages. Therefore, some or all of the limitations above may not apply to you to the extent they are prohibited or superseded by state or national provisions.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OWNER, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SITE, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO SITE'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE OWNER, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO THE OWNER FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE.

Applicable Law and Venue
Any dispute relating in any way to your use of the Site or the Content shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Chicago, Illinois, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the Owner's intellectual property rights, the Owner may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Illinois, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this provision shall be conducted by a single arbitrator under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Provision. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to the Site Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Termination
Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, the Owner reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account and/or to block your use of the Site.

Miscellaneous Provisions
Any waiver of any provision of the Site Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by the Owner. If any clause in these Site Terms is found to be unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Changes to Site Terms
The Owner reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. When the owner makes changes, the owner will revise the "last updated" date at the bottom of the Site Terms. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. The Owner encourages you to review the Site Terms whenever you visit one of our websites.

MLS Imagery and Copyright
YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT the MLS league, MLS Cup, MLS All-Star Game and MLS team identifications along with their logos, uniform designs and color combinations used on this fan site are trademarks, copyrighted designs and other forms of intellectual property of Major League Soccer, L.L.C. and/or their respective ownership groups.

This site is not directly affiliated with or endorsed by any team, league or owners group of Major League Soccer.

Contact Information
Questions or comments about the Site or Site Terms can be submitted via the Contact page.

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This page was last updated October 7, 2008.