AGREEMENT TO TERMS
personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and FIRST (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”),
concerning your access to and use of the http://www.firstinspires.org website as well as any
other media form, media channel, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or
otherwise connected thereto (collectively, the “Site” or “Sites”). You agree that by accessing the
Supplemental terms and conditions or documents that may be posted on the Site from time to
time are hereby expressly incorporated herein by reference. We reserve the right, in our sole
reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last updated” date of these
subject to, and will be deemed to have been made aware of and accepted, the changes in any
Use are posted.
The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or
entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or
regulation, or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction
or country. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from such locations do
so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to
the extent local laws are applicable.
All users who are minors in the jurisdiction in which they reside must have the permission of,
and be directly supervised by, their parent or guardian to use the Site. If you are a minor, you
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Unless otherwise indicated, the Site is the proprietary property of FIRST and all source code,
databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and
graphics on the Site (collectively, the “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos
contained therein (the “Marks”) are owned or controlled by FIRST or licensed to FIRST, and are
protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and
unfair competition laws of the United States, international copyright laws, and international
conventions. The Content and the Marks are provided on the Site “AS IS” for your information
and no Content or Marks may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded,
posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or
otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without our express prior written
Provided that you are eligible to use the Site, you are granted a limited license to access and
use the Site and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Content to which you have
properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use. We reserve all rights not
expressly granted to you to the Site, the Content and the Marks.
By using the Site, you represent and warrant that: (1) all registration information you submit will
be true, accurate, current, and complete; (2) you will maintain the accuracy of such information
and promptly update such registration information as necessary; (3) you have the legal capacity
which you reside, or if a minor, you have received parental permission to use the Site and your
through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script, or otherwise; (6) you
will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and (7) your use of the Site will not
violate any applicable law or regulation.
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the
right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the
Site (or any portion thereof).
If you are utilizing a FIRST website to register for any of our programs, you agree to keep your
password confidential and will be responsible for all use of your account and password. We
reserve the right to remove, reclaim, or change a username you select if we determine, in our
sole discretion, that such username is inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.
FIRST chooses to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13, residing outside of the
European Union, within the spirit of COPPA, those residing in the European Union as provided
by the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and those residing in the
United Kingdom under the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).
You may not access or use the Site for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site
available. The Site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those
that are specifically endorsed or approved by FIRST.
As a user of the Site, you agree not to:
- Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile,
directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written
permission from us.
- Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn
sensitive account information such as user passwords.
- Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site,
including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or
enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the Content contained therein.
- Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.
- Use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm
- Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or
- Use the Site in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.
- Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or
other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous
posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and
enjoyment of the Site or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use,
features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Site.
- Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send
comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering
and extraction tools.
- Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
- Sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
- Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or
services connected to the Site.
- Attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to
the Site, or any portion of the Site.
- Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage,
use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without
limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the
Site, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.
- Use a buying agent or purchasing agent to make purchases on the Site.
- Make any unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email
addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending
unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false
- Use the Site as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Site and/or
the Content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.
USER GENERATED CONTRIBUTIONS
The Sites may provide you with the opportunity to create, submit, post, display, transmit,
perform, publish, distribute, or broadcast content and materials to us or on the Site, including
but not limited to text, writings, video, audio, photographs, graphics, comments, suggestions, or
personal information or other material (collectively, “Contributions”). Contributions may be
viewable by other users of the Site and through third-party websites. As such, any Contributions
you transmit may be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
When you create or make available any Contributions, you thereby represent and warrant that:
- The creation, distribution, transmission, public display, or performance, and the accessing,
downloading, or copying of your Contributions do not and will not infringe the proprietary
rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral
rights of any third party.
- You are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, releases,
and permissions to use and to authorize us, the Site, and other users of the Site to use your
- You have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable
individual person in your Contributions to use the name or likeness of each and every such
identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of your Contributions in any
- Your Contributions are not false, inaccurate, or misleading.
- Your Contributions are not unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials,
pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, mass mailings, or other forms of solicitation.
- Your Contributions are not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous,
slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us).
- Your Contributions do not ridicule, mock, disparage, intimidate, or abuse anyone.
- Your Contributions do not advocate the violent overthrow of any government or incite,
encourage, or threaten physical harm against another.
- Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule.
- Your Contributions do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
- Your Contributions do not contain any material that solicits personal information from anyone
under the age of 18 or exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner.
- Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law concerning child pornography, or
otherwise intended to protect the health or well-being of minors.
- Your Contributions do not include any offensive comments that are connected to race,
national origin, gender, sexual preference, or physical handicap.
- Your Contributions do not otherwise violate, or link to material that violates, any provision of
among other things, termination, or suspension of your rights to use the Site.
By posting your Contributions to any part of the Site, you grant, represent and warrant that you
have the right to grant, to FIRST an unrestricted, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive,
transferable, royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide right, and license to host, use, copy, reproduce,
disclose, publish, broadcast, retitle, archive, store, cache, publicly perform, publicly display,
reformat, translate, transmit, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such
Contributions (including, without limitation, your image and voice) for any purpose, commercial,
advertising, or otherwise, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works,
such Contributions, and grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. The use and
distribution may occur in any media formats and through any media channels.
This license will apply to any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, and
includes our use of your name, company name, and franchise name, as applicable, and any of
the trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and personal and commercial images you
We have the right, in our sole discretion, (1) to edit, redact, or otherwise change any
Contributions; (2) to re-categorize any Contributions to place them in more appropriate locations
on the Site; and (3) to pre-screen or remove any Contributions at any time and for any reason,
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE AND CONTENT
The Site may contain (or you may be sent via the Site) links to other websites (“Third-Party
Websites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound,
video, information, applications, software, and other content or items belonging to or originating
from third parties (“Third-Party Content”).
Such Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Content are not investigated, monitored, or checked
for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third-
party Websites accessed through the Site or any Third-Party Content posted on, available
through, or installed from the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions,
reliability, privacy practices, or other policies of or contained in the Third-Party Websites or the
Third-Party Content. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any Third-
party Websites or any Third-Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by
us. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third-Party Websites or to use or install any
no longer govern.
You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering
practices, of any website to which you navigate from the Site or relating to any applications you
use or install from the Site. Additionally, you shall hold us harmless from any losses sustained
by you or harm caused to you relating to or resulting in any way from any Third-Party Content or
any contact with Third-Party Websites.
MAINTENANCE OF SITES
We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to: (1) monitor the Site for violations of these Terms
of Use; (2) take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the
authorities; (3) in our sole discretion and without limitation, refuse, restrict access to, limit the
availability of, or disable (to the extent technologically feasible) any of your Contributions or any
portion thereof; (4) in our sole discretion and without limitation, notice, or liability, to remove from
the Site or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way
burdensome to our systems; and (5) otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to protect
our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.
FIRST takes your privacy seriously. As a nonprofit and a mission-driven youth-serving
organization, we are compelled to understand who we are serving, how our programs are
performing, and make improvements so that we can achieve our goals of making FIRST
accessible to any youth who wants to be part of the fun, exciting and life-changing experience.
Thus, we need to collect certain pieces of data from you to ensure we are meeting our goals
and responsibilities as a youth-serving nonprofit organization.
FIRST respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material
available on or through the Site infringes upon any copyright you own or control, please
immediately notify us using the contact information provided below (a “Notification”). A copy of
your Notification will be sent to the person who posted or stored the material addressed in the
Notification. Please be advised that pursuant to applicable law you may be held liable for
damages if you make material misrepresentations in a Notification. Thus, if you are not sure that
material located on or linked to by the Site infringes upon your copyright, you should consider
contacting an attorney prior to submitting a Notification.
TERM AND TERMINATION
RIGHT TO, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY, DENY
ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING BLOCKING CERTAIN IP
ADDRESSES), TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION,
APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION. WE MAY TERMINATE YOUR USE OR
PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE OR DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT AND ANY CONTENT OR
INFORMATION THAT YOU POSTED AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT WARNING, IN OUR SOLE
If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and
creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third
party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In addition to terminating or
suspending your account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without
limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
MODIFICATIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS
We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the Site at any time or for any
reason at our sole discretion without notice. However, we have no obligation to update any
information on our Site. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the Site
without notice at any time. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification,
price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site.
We cannot guarantee the Site will be available at all times. We may experience hardware,
software, or other problems or need to perform maintenance related to the Site, resulting in
interruptions, delays, or errors. We reserve the right to change, revise, update, suspend,
discontinue, or otherwise modify the Site at any time or for any reason without notice to you.
You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused
by your inability to access or use the Site during any downtime or discontinuance of the Site.
or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith.
the laws of the State of New Hampshire applicable to agreements made and to be entirely
performed within the State of New Hampshire, without regard to its conflict of law principles.
There may be information on the Site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or
omissions, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve
the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the
information on the Site at any time, without prior notice.
THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT
YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND OUR SERVICES WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE
FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES
OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE’S
CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND WE WILL
ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR
INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND
USE OF THE SITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE
SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL
INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF
TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR
THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD
PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS
OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF
ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE
SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY
FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY
THROUGH THE SITE, ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE OR MOBILE
APPLICATION FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT
BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY
TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR
SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY
MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND
EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO
YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL,
EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST
PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR
USE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and
all of our respective officers, agents, partners, and employees, from and against any loss,
damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, made
by any third party due to or arising out of: (1) your Contributions; (2) use of the Site; (3) breach
intellectual property rights; or (6) any overt harmful act toward any other user of the Site with
whom you connected via the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, at your
expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required
to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with our defense of such claims.
We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is
subject to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.
CALIFORNIA USERS AND RESIDENTS
If any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you can contact the Complaint Assistance
Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in
writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834 or by telephone
at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.
FIRST has a Data Governance Team who represents FIRST and will lead investigative
action, complaint handling and data breach notification. If you have any questions about
these terms and conditions, the practices of any of our Sites, or your dealings with any of our
Sites, contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a letter to:
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Or you may call us at (800) 871-8326 or (603) 666-3906.