THIS AGREEMENT DESCRIBES YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
Virtual Tennis Academy Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use, June 15, 2005
If you are not at least 18 years old you must have a parents or guardian's approval to charge your membership to and use this Site. If this is not the case please do not access or use the Site.
This Agreement is made between Virtual tennis Academy Inc. and you, the user and/or member of the Site ("you"). We reserve the right at any time to:
Change the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
Change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of any of the Site; or
Change any fees or charges for use of the Site.
Any changes we make will be effective seven (7) days after notice of any change is provided to you, which may be done by means including, without limitation, posting on the Site or via electronic mail. Your use of the Site after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. Be sure to review this Agreement periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version. Upon our request, you agree to sign a non-electronic version of this Agreement.
Code of Conduct
While using the Site you agree not to:
|1. Restrict or inhibit any other visitor or member from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking" or "cracking" or defacing any portion of any of the Site;|
|2. Use the Site for any unlawful purpose;|
|3. Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent;|
|4. Transmit (a) any content or information that is unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, harrassing, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringes on our or any third party's intellectual property or other rights; (b) any trade secret of any third party; or (c) any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities, or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us);|
|5. Engage in spamming or flooding;|
|6. Transmit any software or other materials that contain any virus, worm, time bomb, Trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component; Modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of any of the Site;|
|7. Remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Site;|
|8. Frame" or "mirror" any part of the Site without our prior written authorization;|
|9. Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine," or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or their contents;|
|10. Harvest or collect information about Site visitors or members without their express consent; or|
|11. Permit anyone else whose account or subscription was terminated to use any part of the Site through your subscription, username or password.|
While using the Site you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Registration for Subscription Site
To have access to the Site you must be or become a member. When and if you register to become a member, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the appropriate registration form, and (b) to maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current, and complete. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and your use of the Site.
As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password. We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as determined by us in our sole discretion. You agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to Virtual tennis Academy inc..com to any third party. If you are a subscriber, and you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure, you must promptly change your password by updating your account information, and immediately notify us by emailing us at
Virtualtennisacademy.com. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AND FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING PURCHASES) THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.
We reserve the right to change your username and password based solely on our discretion. Virtual tennis Academy .Com will track and monitor use of usernames and in the event that a username is being used by multiple IP Addresses then we shall retain the right to cancel your username and supply you with a new one. We maintain the right to cancel your membership hereunder upon the occurrence of repeated username distribution as described in the previous sentence.
Payment and Renewal
Current subscription rates and charges for Virtual tennis Academy Inc. are available by email at
Virtualtennisacademy.com, or on the Virtual tennis Academy .Com. subscription page. Payment for your subscription is due in advance of the subscription period you select. Your subscription will continue and will renew automatically unless terminated by us in accordance with this Agreement or until you notify us of your decision to terminate your subscription. The appropriate annual, monthly, or similar periodic fee for your subscription will be billed automatically at the beginning of each renewal period to the credit card you designated during the registration process (or subsequently changed) unless you cancel your subscription before the renewal period begins. You agree to pay all fees and charges incurred in connection with your username and password (including any applicable taxes) at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. You have 30 days from the date that any discrepancies in your statement or any invoice first appear to notify us; after that time, all charges will be deemed correct. You agree to pay all amounts due upon our demand. In the event we have to collect unpaid amounts you owe us, you will be liable for all attorneys' and collection agency fees.
Steps to cancel your subscription to VirtualTennisAcademy.com
|1. Log into your Paypal account that you purchased the VTA subscription through|
|2. Go to "account overview"|
|3. Find the transaction you purchased the VTA subscription with|
|4. Click on the "details" link|
|5. Then go to bottom of page and click "cancel subscription".|
Cancellation will take effect no later than 10 business days after we receive your notification. First time yearly subscriptions and monthly subscriptions will not be reimbursed or refunded. Automatic yearly renewal subscriptions will be refunded in the following manner: the subscriber shall be returned his or her yearly subscription fee less a $5 flat fee and less $29.95 (for Platinum Subscribers) or $19.95 (for Gold Subscribers) for each month or portion of a month for which his or her membership was active prior to requesting cancellation provided that the subscriber requests a subscription cancellation within 30 days after the automatic renewal. Any automatically renewed yearly subscription member who has used any of the discounts offered by Virtual tennis Academy Inc. during such membership period shall not be eligible for any refund to his subscription fee. Automatic monthly renewal subscriptions will be refunded in the following manner: the subscriber shall be returned his or her most recent monthly subscription fee provided that the subscriber requests a subscription cancellation within 5 days after the automatic renewal. Any delinquent or unpaid amounts must be paid in full before you may re-subscribe.
This Agreement shall remain effective until terminated in accordance with its terms. Virtual tennis Academy Inc. may terminate this Agreement, and/or your access to and use of the Site or any portion thereof, immediately, in the event we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have breached this Agreement. In addition, we reserve the right, upon 10 business days notice and the reimbursement of any whole months remaining on your subscription, to terminate this Agreement without cause.
Submissions and Postings
Please note that, because we host Message Boards and other forums on the Site and therefore redistribute materials you give us, we need to obtain certain rights in those materials. By sending or transmitting to us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts, information, or other materials (collectively, "Materials"), or by posting such Materials to any area of the Site, you grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sub licensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import such Materials in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Materials. None of the Materials disclosed in Message Boards or other forums shall be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution, or otherwise, on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Materials.
Chats are intended to serve as a discussion center for subscribers. Information provided in Chats may be provided by our staff, our outside contributors, or by contributors or users not connected with Virtual tennis Academy Inc., some of who may use anonymous screen names. People may post messages or make statements in Chats that are inaccurate, misleading, or deceptive, whether intentionally or unintentionally. We neither endorse nor are responsible for any opinion, advice, information, or statement made or displayed in Chats by third parties, nor are we responsible for any errors or omissions in such postings, or for hyperlinks embedded in messages. Under no circumstances will we or our affiliates, suppliers, or agents be liable for any damages caused by your reliance on information obtained in Chats.
The opinions expressed in the Chats are solely the opinions of the participants, and do not reflect the opinions of the Virtual tennis Academy Inc. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. We have no obligation to monitor Chats, or any other materials that you or other third parties transmit or post on or to the Site or Chats. However, you acknowledge and agree that we have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Site and the Chats and the materials you transmit or post; to alter or remove any such materials (including, without limitation, any posting to a Chat); and to disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to operate the Site properly; to protect ourselves, our sponsors, and our members and visitors; and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.
Services and Tools
Your use of certain services on the Site may be governed by additional rules, which are available on the Site or by hyperlink from other Site, in connection with the service. By using any service you are acknowledging that you have reviewed all corresponding rules and agree to be bound by them. Some of the services may have been provided by third parties for your use. You expressly acknowledge and agree that your use of all services is solely at your risk.
Sweepstakes, Contests, and Games
Any sweepstakes, contests, and games that are accessible through the Site are governed by specific rules. By entering such sweepstakes or contests or participating in such games you will become subject to those rules.
Claims of Copyright Infringement
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Virtual tennis Academy Inc. or one of its subsidiaries infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted to a Message Board), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to General Counsel, Virtual tennis Academy Inc., 10922 Gallier Street, Atlanta, GA 30022.. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
Ownership and Restrictions on Use
2004-2007 Virtual tennis Academy Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Site is owned and operated by us in conjunction with others pursuant to contractual arrangements. You may only access and use the materials on the Site, and download and/or print out only one copy of any materials on the Site, solely for your personal use. You may not republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute materials from the Site in any way, without our prior written permission. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of our copyright and other proprietary rights, and is strictly prohibited. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site.
WWW.VIRTUALTENNISACADEMY.COM DBA "Virtual Tennis Academy Magazine" is a trademark and/or service marks of Virtual tennis Academy Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, and logos used on the Site are the trademarks, service marks, or logos of their respective owners.
Links to Other WebSites
The Site may contain links to other Internet webSite or resources. We neither control nor endorse such other webSite, nor have we reviewed or approved any content that appears on such other webSite. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held responsible for the legality, accuracy, or inappropriate nature of any content, advertising, products, services, or information located on or through any other webSite, nor for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on any such content.
THE SITE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, VIRTUAL TENNIS ACADEMY INC..COM AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. VIRTUAL TENNIS ACADEMY AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS AND SPONSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE ARE HOSTED ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE, AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT OF VIRTUAL TENNIS ACADEMY INC. OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS, MEMBERS, OR VISITORS, WHETHER MADE ON THE SITE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER VIRTUAL TENNIS ACADEMY INC. NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, AFFILIATES, OR AGENTS OR SPONSORS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO COMPANY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, TO ACCESS THE SITE.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of this Agreement, including any violation of the Code of Conduct above; (b) any allegation that any materials that you submit to us or transmit to the Site infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party; and/or (c) your activities in connection with the Site or any services related to the Site.
This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. You agree to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with our prior written consent. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption or section title contained in this Agreement is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. This, together with all TSC policies referred to herein, constitutes the entire Agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes and any all prior or contemporaneous written or oral Agreements between us.
Under Georgia Law residents are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information:
Current rates for our Services may be obtained by visiting the site at Virtualtennisacademy.com .
We reserve the right to change fees, surcharges, monthly or other periodic subscription fees or to institute new fees at any time as provided in this Agreement.