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Lions Clubs International Terms of Use

Lions Clubs International Terms of Use

Effective Date: May 25, 2018 

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS OF USE (“TERMS”). BY CLICKING TO INDICATE THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND/OR ACCESSING OR USING MYLION OR ANY OTHER LCI MOBILE OR WEB APPLICATION, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE APP OR CLICK TO INDICATE THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. 

These Terms are a legal agreement between Lions Clubs International (“LCI,” “our” and “we”) and you (also referred to as “your”) that governs the MyLion Mobile Application, related documentation, and information and content provided through the application or though www.lionsclubs.org and any other connected applications (collectively, the “Services”). The Services are designed to connect Lions Clubs members around the world. 

By using the Services, you authorize (i) the collection of information about you, your use of the Services, and any device on which the Services or service-related applications are installed, and (ii) the use, transmission, processing, and storing of information as described in LCI’s Privacy Policy. [http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/privacy-policy.php] 

1. Using the App. 

a. Your Account. You are required to create an account (“Account”) to use certain features of the Services. Where applicable, you agree that you will maintain your Account information to ensure that it is always current, complete and accurate. You understand that if you provide untrue, incomplete, misleading or inaccurate information, we have the right to terminate your Account and your use of the Services. 

b. You agree to protect the security of your Account. You are responsible for all use of your Account, including your login credentials (i.e., username and password) and activation codes and passwords. LCI treats access to the Services through your account credentials as authorized by you. Unauthorized access to password-protected or secure areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution. LCI may suspend your use of all or part of the Services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security. Please immediately notify LCI using the contact information below if you believe that information you provided to us is no longer secure or if you need to deactivate your account or password. 

c. Accessing the Services. You are responsible for the software, hardware and Internet service needed to access and use the Services. If you access and use the Services on your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, you are solely responsible for any and all data and other fees related to such access and use of the Services. 

d. The Services may offer text messaging (SMS or MMS) services. Message and data rates may Services ly. Once you opt-in to receive text messages from us, the frequency of text messages that we send to you depends on your transactions with us. All charges are billed by and payable to your wireless service provider. Please contact your wireless service provider for pricing plans and details. Text message services are provided on an “as is” basis and may not be available in all areas at all times. 

BY AGREEING TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT LCI MAY USE AN AUTOMATIC DIALING SYSTEM TO DELIVER TEXT MESSAGES TO YOU AND THAT YOUR CONSENT TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES IS NOT REQUIRED AS A CONDITION TO USE THE SERVICES.

We do not guarantee availability of the Services at all times of the day. LCI may from time to time perform upgrades, updates or otherwise make the Services unavailable. To the maximum extent authorized under applicable law, we reserve the right to change, remove, delete, restrict, block access to, or stop providing any or all portions of the Services at any time and without notice. LCI has no obligation to provide access to or support for the Services. 

2. Eligibility 

You must 13 years of age or older to use the Services. By registering for an Account, you certify that you are 13 years of age or older. 

3. Changes to Terms 

The Effective Date of these Terms is set forth at the top of this page. As we add new features, we may revise or supplement these Terms. LCI reserves the right to change these Terms at any time upon notice to you. We will not make revisions that have a retroactive effect unless we are legally required to do so or to protect other users of the Services. You agree to periodically review these Terms for changes and you can review the most current Terms at any time at http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/terms-of-use.php.Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of any updated Terms indicates your acceptance of the updated Terms, even if you have not reviewed them. If, at any time, you do not agree to the Terms, you must cancel your Account and stop using the Services. 

4. Third Party Websites; Additional Products and Services 

a. Within the Services you may encounter links or references to third party web sites (“Linked Sites”). LCI does not endorse or sponsor any Linked Sites or the information, products, or services contained on any Linked Sites. Linked Sites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies. You may need to use or obtain additional products or services in order to use the Services, such as a mobile device, internet access, and a data connection. You must obtain or use these products or services separately and pay all associated charges (including for internet access or other data transmission). 

b. The Services may use the Google Maps API(s) to provide certain support within the Services. By using the Services, you agree to be bound by Google’s applicable Terms of Service, available at https://developers.google.com/maps/terms. 

5. License to Use the Services 

Conditioned on your compliance with these Terms, including but not limited to Section 6 below, LCI grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and nontransferable license to download, install, and use the Services for your personal, non-commercial use on a mobile device owned or otherwise controlled by you. 

6. License Restrictions 

The license granted in Section 5 is conditioned on your compliance with the following: 

a. You must not attempt to work around, disable, bypass, modify, or defeat any technical limitations in the Services or use the Services in conjunction with any device, program or service designed to circumvent any security features or any technical measures employed to control access to, or the rights in, the Services or any content, file, or other work; 

b. You must not reverse engineer, decompile, decipher, disassemble or otherwise attempt to access source code of any individual Services, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation;

c. You must not download or copy the MyLion Mobile App or any LCI Content (as defined below), except as expressly permitted in Section 5; 

d. You must not rent, lease, lend, sell, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, perform, display, broadcast, transfer, exploit, or otherwise make available the Services or any features or functionality of the Services to any third party for any reason, including by making the Services available on a network where it is capable of being accessed by more than one device at any time; 

e. You must not modify or make any derivative works of the Services, in whole or in part; 

f. You must not remove any proprietary notices or labels from the Services or any copy thereof; 

g. You must not to interfere with the proper functioning of the Services or use it: (i) as a platform for external applications; or (ii) to develop applications, services, websites, or any other functionalities that leverage the MyLion App or any portion thereof; 

h. You must not make any use of the Services in any manner not permitted by these Terms or the documentation; and 

i. You must use the Services in compliance with all applicable laws. 

7. Content 

a. Lions Clubs International Content. LCI and its licensors retain full and complete right, title, and interest in and to all information and materials provided on or through or submitted to the Services, including any artwork, graphics, text, video and audio clips, trademarks, logos and other content (collectively, “LCI Content”). The name “Lions Clubs International” and the LCI Logo, and certain other trademarks used in the Services, are trademarks of LCI or its affiliates and may not be used in connection with the products or services of others in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. All other trademarks not owned by LCI that appear in the Services are the property of their respective owners. 

You may download, print and/or copy LCI Content solely for your own personal use. 

Except for content that is in the public domain or unless LCI provides you with written authorization to do so, you may not: 

  • Incorporate any LCI Content into any other work (such as your own website) or use LCI Content in any public or commercial manner; 
  • Copy, modify, reproduce, adapt, reverse engineer, distribute, frame, republish, upload, display, post, transmit, transfer, license or sell LCI Content in any form or by any means; 
  • Change any of the notices about copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights that may be part of the LCI Content; or 
  • ‘Deep link’ to any of the Services (i.e., link to any page other than the home page of one of the Services). 

b. Submissions. LCI may from time to time offer areas in the Services where you and other users can share suggestions, ideas or other information or materials (collectively, “Submissions”). You are the owner of and are responsible for your Submissions. 

By submitting a Submission, you represent and warrant that: 

  • Your Submission is true and accurate; 
  • You own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission, including copyrights and trademarks, necessary to meet your obligations to LCI under these Terms; 
  • Your Submission is not defamatory, libelous, hateful, violent, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise offensive or unlawful; and 
  • Your Submission does not violate the privacy, publicity, intellectual property or other rights of any other person or entity.

You acknowledge and agree that LCI has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor Submissions and to alter, remove or refuse to post or allowing posting of any Submission. LCI TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY SUBMISSION, INCLUDING LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT IN SUBMISSIONS. 

By sharing your Submissions, you grant LCI and our designees a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferrable, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, modify, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and otherwise use your Submission in all formats and distribution channels now known or hereafter devised (including on third-party sites and services) to provide, expand, or promote the Services and LCI’s products, without further notice to or consent from you. Under no circumstances are you entitled to payment for your Submissions. All Submissions are deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. 

LCI encourages you not to disclose any personal information in your Submissions because other people may see and use the personal information in your Submissions. 

8. Reservation of Rights 

You acknowledge and agree that the Services are provided under license, and not sold, to you. You do not acquire any ownership interest or other rights to the Services other than the right to use the Services in accordance with these Terms. LCI reserves and retains its entire right, title and interest in and to the Services, including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein or relating thereto.

9. Availability and Support 

LCI has no obligation to and may not provide support in relation to the Services or your Account. LCI does not guarantee availability of the Services or your Account and your access is permitted only if and when they are available. Your use of the Services and access to your Account may occasionally be restricted for service, upgrades, maintenance, or other reasons. 

10. Termination 

You may terminate your Account or your use of the Services at any time. To the maximum extent authorized under Services licable law, LCI reserves the right to suspend your Account, your use of the Services, and discontinue your access to content provided or made available to you through the Services at any time without notice. Sections 6-18 and 21-23 of these Terms will survive termination. 

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, LCI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS. IN PARTICULAR, LCI HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, DURABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR CLAIM THAT THE SERVICES WILL (I) BE AVAILABLE OR PROVIDED ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR SECURE BASIS; (II) BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, OR FUNCTION PROPERLY; (III) MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; OR (IV) BE ERROR FREE OR FREE FROM VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER HARMFUL OR MALICIOUS COMPONENTS. 

12. DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL LCI BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES TO OR FOR LOSS OF DATA OR PRIVACY, REVENUE, PROFITS, OR PROPERTY (INCLUDING BUILDINGS, WIRING, FIXTURES, DEVICES, COMPUTERS, PERIPHERALS, AND ANIMALS) OR FOR INJURY OR DEATH, ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, YOUR ACCOUNT, OR THE SERVICES. 

13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND TO THE EXTENT NOT EXCLUDED OR DISCLAIMED UNDER SECTION 12, LCI’S MAXIMUM, AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THESE TERMS FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, INJURIES, AND LOSSES ARISING FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, RESULTING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THESE TERMS, YOUR ACCOUNT, OR THE SERVICES, WILL NOT EXCEED $5. 

14. IMPORTANT CONSUMER NOTICE 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DAMAGE LIMITATIONS SUCH AS THE LIMITATION OF LOSS OR LIABILITY FROM INTENTIONAL ACTS (INCLUDING FRAUD, FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, AND FAILURE TO DISCLOSE DEFECTS), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. NOTHING IN SECTIONS 11, 12, OR 13 WILL BE INTERPRETED AS EXCLUDING LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IF YOU LIVE IN OR ARE OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO THE LAWS IN ONE OF THOSE JURISDICTIONS, ANY DAMAGES LIMITATIONS WILL BE DEEMED LIMITED TO THE EXTENT (IF AT ALL) PERMISSIBLE UNDER THAT LAW AND, IF ANY LIMITATION IS NOT PERMITTED, THE EXCLUSIONS IN SECTION 11, 12, OR 13 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

15. Independent Remedies 

The disclaimer and limitation of warranties and the exclusion of damages under Sections 11, 12 and 13 are independent of your exclusive remedies in these Terms and the disclaimer and limitations of warranties and exclusion of damages survive even if the exclusive remedies fail of their essential purpose or otherwise are deemed unenforceable. Each of the limitations in Sections 11, 12 and 13 apply without regard to whether loss, liability, or damage arises from (i) breach of contract, (ii) breach of warranty, (iii) fault or tort, including negligence and misrepresentation, (iv) strict liability, or (v) any other cause of action, to the extent the exclusions and limitations are not prohibited by applicable law. 

16. NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS 

BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” 

If the Services are at any time deemed an electronic commercial service (as defined under California Civil Code Section 1789.3), California residents are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: 

The provider of the Services is: 

Lions Club International 
300 W. 22nd Street 
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842

If the Services are deemed as electronic commercial service, you may file a complaint regarding the Services or to receive further information regarding use of the Services by sending a letter to the attention of “Legal Department” at the above address. 

17. Indemnity 

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold LCI, its directors, officers, employees, agents, partners, suppliers, and licensors harmless and will keep them indemnified from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to, arising from, or allegedly arising from (i) your use of the Services, and activities occurring under your Account (including any Submissions); (ii) any violation of these Terms; or (iii) your violation of any other party’s rights or applicable law. LCI reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with LCI in asserting any available defenses. 

18. Notices 

LCI may give you all required notices (including legal process) by any lawful method, including by posting notices on the MyLion App or by sending it to any email address that you provide to LCI. You agree to send LCI notices by email to legal@lionsclubs.org and by mailing them to the following address: 

Lions Club International 
Attn: Legal Division 
300 W. 22nd Street, 
Oak Brook, IL, USA 60523-8842 

19. DMCA Copyright Notice and Takedown Procedures 

LCI respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material available on the Services infringes your copyright or the copyright of any third party, please send written notice in accordance with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) to our Designated Copyright Agent, who can be reached as follows: 

Department Manager, Member Service Center 
The International Association of Lions Clubs 
300 W. 22nd Street 
Oak Brook, IL 60523 
Phone: 630-468-7000 
Email: mylionsupport@lionsclubs.org 

To be effective, notice must include the following in compliance with Section 512(c) of the DMCA: 

a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; 
b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; 
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and specific information sufficient to permit us to locate the material; 
d. Information sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address; 
e. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and 
f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. 

This process only relates to reporting a claim of copyright infringement. Messages related to other matters will not receive a response through this process. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material is infringing may be subject to liability. If you are unsure whether material on the Services provided is infringing, you should contact an attorney prior to sending notice. After receiving notice, LCI may remove or disable access to infringing material. 

20. International Use 

If you are not a United States resident and you are accessing the Services from outside the United States, you agree to transfer certain information outside your home country to us and that you will follow all the laws that apply to you. 

LCI’s servers and operations are located primarily in the United States and our policies and procedures are based primarily on United States law. Because of this, the following provisions apply specifically to users located outside of the United States: (i) you consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information (including Submissions and personal data) to and in the United States and/or other countries; (ii) if you are using the Services from a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the United States Treasury Department’s list of “Specially Designated Nationals,” you are not authorized to access or use the Services; and (iii) you agree to comply with all local laws, rules, and regulations including all laws, rules, and regulations in effect in the country in which you reside and the country from which you access the Services. The Services are 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 LCI or its affiliates to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. 

21. Governing Law 

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the Services will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in the DuPage County, Illinois, other than for actions to enforce any order or judgment entered by such courts. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES OR MYLION APP MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. 

22. General 

You and LCI intend that the provisions of these Terms be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Where these terms are translated into languages other than English for your convenience, the English language version is controlling. If any provision of these Terms is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. You and LCI agree that if any provision is deemed unenforceable, where possible it will be modified to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, which may include its deletion. Section titles are only for convenience and have no legal or contractual significance. Any list of examples following “including” or “e.g.,” is illustrative and not exhaustive, unless qualified by terms like “only” or “solely”. LCI may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice to you. You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense your rights, if any, in your Account, to the Services, or under these Terms. If, at any time, LCI fails to respond to a breach of these Terms by you or others, that failure will not waive LCI’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. A waiver will only be binding on LCI if it is in writing and signed by LCI. These Terms (including any incorporated terms or policies) constitute the entire agreement between you and LCI with respect to your Account and the Services. Both you and LCI warrant to each other that, in entering these Terms, neither LCI nor you have relied on or will have any right or remedy based upon any statement, representation, warranty, or assurance other than those expressly stated in these Terms. The preceding sentence will not limit or exclude any liability that cannot be limited or excluded under applicable law. No one other than you and LCI, or LCI’s successors and permitted assigns, will have any right to enforce any of these Terms. 

23. Questions about the Services 

If you have a question about the Services provide, please contact LCI at: 

Lions Club International 
300 W. 22nd Street 
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842 
memberservicecenter@lionsclubs.org 
1-630-468-7000

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