We collect certain information when you connect to or use whsfa.org or wisconsinspeech.org in various ways. This information may be information that can identify you as a person or non-personal information and is either collected automatically or as a result of your specific input of the information. All information collected in any way is referred to collectively in this Policy as "Information." All Information is currently processed and stored in the United States on either Wisconsin High School Forensic Association’s servers, or the servers of the third party sites and services noted in the following section.
WHSFA utilizes the following third-party services to carry out our business operations:
We automatically collect information when you visit our websites. We collect your IP address and browser header (version and type of browser) in a log file. We also collect your Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks.
We may also automatically collect certain Information through the use of "cookies" or web beacons. These are small files that your browser places on your computer. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with the websites, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our websites, and to improve our Service.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
You are required to provide the following information to Wisconsin High School Forensic Association when you sign up for the Services: your email address, your username, your name in real life, your high school/organization and its address and phone numbers; other information is voluntary, including, but not limited to: your interests and your picture (for your profile). We automatically collect the time you connect ("timestamp"). Also, if you sign up via an ad click, we automatically collect your device type and unique device identifier.
We collect the following information when you log in to Wisconsin High School Forensic Association: your geographic location (specified by latitude and longitude) and your IP address. These are collected automatically as part of the login process as a security precaution to help safeguard identity.
We use Information for the following purposes:
In addition, we may use your email address to send you emails for both transactional (e.g., confirmation of or issues with Services) and promotional purposes (e.g., newsletters, new product offerings, special discounts, event notifications and third-party offers). Email messages we send to you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the emails, including whether the email was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. If you would rather not receive promotional emails from us, please see the section in each email labeled "Choice/Opt-Out".
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be utilized for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Specifically
We may allow analytics providers to collect your Information within the Service and they may share it with us.
While we take measures to protect your Information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration, despite our efforts, no security measures are impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
If you have an account, you can access and modify certain Information that you provided to us that is associated with your account by logging in and editing your profile information on Wisconsin High School Forensic Association request modifications to any Information that you cannot edit via the Service, please contact Wisconsin High School Forensic Association’s user support at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may "opt out" of receiving marketing or promotional emails and push notifications from us by changing your account preferences or by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out of these messages, you will still receive emails from us, about your account, our services and other pertinent information related to our services. These communications are considered part of the service and your account, which you cannot opt-out from receiving.
You can deactivate or permanently delete your account by contacting our office at email@example.com. Deactivating your account lets you remove your profile without permanently deleting it. We reserve the right, but are not required, to permanently delete your Information if you do not reactivate your account within 60 days of deactivation. We will then delete all of your account Information.
If you are located outside the United States, please note that we may transfer your Information to the United States (or any other country in which we operate) and process it there. By using Wisconsin High School Forensic Association, you consent to the collection, transfer, use, storage and disclosure of your Information as described in this Policy.
Our online services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal Information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected personal Information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete such Information from our files as soon as possible.
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by editing their profile.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Policy, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association reserves the right, but has no obligation, to disclose any Information that you submit to Wisconsin High School Forensic Association, if in its sole opinion, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association suspects or has reason to suspect, that the Information involves a party who may be the victim of abuse in any form. Abuse may include, without limitation, elder abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. Information may be disclosed to authorities that Wisconsin High School Forensic Association, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate to handle such disclosure. Appropriate authorities may include, without limitation, law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies, or court officials.
Last Updated August 25, 2020 (clarified purpose of third party services used; added Kinsta as web host and Arcstone AMO as membership management system; clarified that we do not provide non-personal demographic information outside our own, specific marketing purposes).
Please contact us if you have any questions about this Policy.
This document constitutes a legally binding agreement between you and Wisconsin High School Forensic Association. The Service(s) are not intended for use by children under 13 years of age.
By accessing or using our Services, you agree that (1) you are age 13 or older, (2) you understand and agree to these Terms, and (3) if you are between the ages of 13 and 18, your legal guardian has reviewed and agrees to these Terms.
IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE. USE OF THE SERVICE IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
We may modify the Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the modified Terms on the Site or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we modify them because if you continue to use the Services after we have posted modified Terms on the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by the modified Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the modified Terms, then you can’t use the Services anymore. If you object to any change or modification, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the Services. YOU AGREE THAT Wisconsin High School Forensic Association SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CHANGE OR MODIFICATION TO THESE TERMS. Except as may be expressly specified otherwise by Wisconsin High School Forensic Association with respect to paid portions of the Services, we reserve the right to add, change, suspend or discontinue the Services, or any aspect or feature of the Services, without notice or liability.
You may use the Services only if you are 13 years or older and are not prohibited from using the Services under applicable law or under any provision of these Terms. Additional eligibility requirements are as follows.
By requesting to use, registering to use, and/or using the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association Service, you represent and warrant that you have never been convicted of a felony and/or are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity. Wisconsin High School Forensic Association DOES NOT CURRENTLY CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENINGS ON ITS MEMBERS. However, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association reserves the right to conduct any criminal background check, at any time and using available public records, to confirm your compliance with your representations and warrants above. BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU HEREBY AUTHORIZE ANY SUCH CHECK.
To access and use the Services, you will need to register and create an account (your “Account”). You can do this by providing an email address and password and other identifying information for your school. When creating an Account, you will be required to provide certain personal information about yourself. It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Account, and you agree to update such information, as needed, to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account password to anyone and you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them.
For purposes of these Terms: “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services; and “User Content” means any Content that Account holders (including you) provide to be made available through the Services. Accordingly, Content includes but is not limited to User Content.
Wisconsin High School Forensic Association does not claim any ownership rights in any Content that you make available through the Services and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.
By making any User Content available through Services you hereby grant to Wisconsin High School Forensic Association a perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Services and Content to you and to other Account holders.
You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by Wisconsin High School Forensic Association on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or any other rights or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
You can remove your User Content by specifically deleting it from your profile. However, in certain instances, some of your User Content (such as virtual gifts you give or chat messages you send) may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Services. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to download, view, copy, display and print the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.
We ask that you respect our community of users and our desire for such users to feel safe when using the Services, including any Content. Accordingly, you agree that you’ll only use the Services for lawful purposes and in a manner that is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy. If you use the Services in a manner that is inconsistent with our Acceptable Use Policy we may suspend or terminate your Account.
As a condition of your use of the Services, and without limiting your other obligations under these Terms, you agree to comply with the restrictions and rules of use set forth in this Section as well as any additional restrictions or rules set forth in the Services.
The Services are for your personal and noncommercial use only. You shall not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, transfer or sell for any commercial purposes any portion of the Services, use of the Services or access to the Services, except for limited reverse engineering activities that may be, and only to the extent, permitted by applicable law.
You also agree not to:
You further agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable User Content, and you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
This provision is not meant to be exhaustive, and Wisconsin High School Forensic Association reserves the right to determine what conduct it considers to be in violation of this provision or otherwise outside the spirit of the Services and to take action, which may include termination of your Account and exclusion from further participation in the Services.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association reserves the right, but has no obligation, to disclose any information that you submit to the Service if in its sole opinion Wisconsin High School Forensic Association suspects or has reason to suspect that the information involves a party who may be the victim of abuse in any form. Abuse may include without limitation elder abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. Information may be disclosed to authorities that Wisconsin High School Forensic Association, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate to handle such disclosure. Appropriate authorities may include without limitation law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies, or court officials. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Wisconsin High School Forensic Association is permitted to make such disclosures.
Although we are not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or Content or to review or edit any Content, we have the right to do so including, but not limited to, for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, in our sole discretion, consider any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.
To resolve a complaint regarding the Service, you should email us by clicking here. Law enforcement officials may send correspondence (such as subpoenas, court orders and warrants) to Wisconsin High School Forensic Association via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All other communication or inquiries sent to this email address will be discarded.
This site shall not be used to share externally licensed materials, or access to external instructional content provided for a fee. Only owners of such material, who maintain the right to license and/or distribute their work, may share it via this site, and ownership is subject to verification by the owner and moderators of Wisconsin High School Forensic Association. Users of the site may critique, recommend or otherwise reference such materials and services, but may not share them publicly nor via private message.
Wisconsin High School Forensic Association respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Wisconsin High School Forensic Association’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances Account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see Wisconsin High School Forensic Association’s Copyright Policy, for further information. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing and to terminate repeat infringers.
The Services may include links to other apps or sites that are not operated by us, including through advertisements. We are providing these links to you only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content or links displayed on such apps or sites. If you decide to download a third-party app or access a third-party site, even if you do so to earn “free Wisconsin High School Forensic Association Points”, you assume all risk related to such access and use.
You acknowledge and agree that any feedback, comments or suggestions you may provide regarding the Services (“Feedback“) will be the sole and exclusive property of Wisconsin High School Forensic Association and you hereby irrevocably assign to us all of your right, title and interest in and to all Feedback. You agree that unless otherwise prohibited by law, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association may use, sell, disclose and otherwise exploit the Feedback in any way and for any purpose, without restriction and without compensation to you.
We may terminate your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. You may deactivate your Account at any time by clicking the “Delete Profile” link within your Preferences page. When you delete your account, your profile and Account will not be viewable by other members of the Services. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of Services or your Account, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive will survive, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and dispute resolution provisions.
THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT.
NEITHER Wisconsin High School Forensic Association NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES (REGARDLESS OF HOW SUCH DAMAGES ARE CHARACTERIZED) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, OR BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT Wisconsin High School Forensic Association HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THESES EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF Wisconsin High School Forensic Association OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, CONSULTANTS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “Wisconsin High School Forensic Association PARTIES”) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO Wisconsin High School Forensic Association FOR USE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN Wisconsin High School Forensic Association AND YOU.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding the Services, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Services. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Wisconsin High School Forensic Association’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Wisconsin High School Forensic Association may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications provided by Wisconsin High School Forensic Association under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) by Wisconsin High School Forensic Association via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
Wisconsin High School Forensic Association’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Wisconsin High School Forensic Association. As used in these Terms, the word “including” means “including but not limited to.” Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our Terms.
Last Updated January 29, 2020 (corrected minor typos).