Terms of Service

Terms of Use-Science Olympiad 

By accessing the website at http://store.soinc.org ("the Site") and by accessing a copy of the Science Olympiad 2018 Division B or C Rules Manuals (“the Rules”) or purchasing a physical or digital copy of Science Olympiad resources, you are entering into an agreement with Science Olympiad and agree to the terms that follow (the "Terms") and any other policies of Science Olympiad related to the Site, the Rules, and any other Science Olympiad content.  If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms, you may not use or access the Site or the Rules.  The Site is owned and operated by Science Olympiad, Inc. and CTL Global Solutions, Inc.

Intellectual Property Rights for All Materials on this Site

Science Olympiad, Inc. owns the intellectual property rights to the contents of this resource. It may not be reproduced in any form for other individuals or teams. It is meant for the sole use of the school or team that purchased it. Teams that have paid Science Olympiad National dues and are registered with Science Olympiad, Inc. may use this resource for the purposes of preparing for and participating in events that are sanctioned by Science Olympiad, Inc. This resource may not be placed on any website and no one may edit, post, republish, sell, rent or otherwise sub-license them. Use of these copyrighted materials by unregistered users is strictly forbidden. Copyright 2018 Science Olympiad, Inc.

The contents and design of the Site, the Rules, any Digital Resource and any material e-mailed to you or otherwise supplied to you in conjunction with the Site and/or a Digital Resource (such contents, design and materials being collectively referred to as the "Science Olympiad Content"), is copyright of Science Olympiad, Inc. and its licensors. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trade marks (such as the “Science Olympiad" name and logo or other trade names appearing on the Site or any Digital Resource) for any reason without written permission from Science Olympiad. The software that operates the Site and all Digital Resources is proprietary software and you may not use it except as expressly allowed under these Terms. You may not copy, reverse engineer, modify or otherwise deal with the software.  You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of the Site and Science Olympiad Content. 

Authorized Use of Science Olympiad Content

Science Olympiad grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to use and access Science Olympiad Content for your personal, non-commercial use only. Science Olympiad, in its sole discretion, may terminate your license at any time, for any reason, and without any notice. Under this license you may retrieve and display Science Olympiad Content from the Site on a computer screen or mobile device, print individual pages on paper and store such pages in electronic form on your computer or mobile device for your personal, non-commercial use. You may use Digital Resources only on devices for which they were intended, for your personal, non-commercial use and on no more than five separate devices. Except as expressly permitted above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any Science Olympiad Content. You may not use or adapt Science Olympiad Content for events other than those sanctioned by Science Olympiad, Inc.  You may not do any of the following without prior written permission from Science Olympiad:

Reproduce or store in or transmit to any other website, newsgroup, mailing list, electronic bulletin board, server or other storage device connected to a network or regularly or systematically store in electronic or print form, all or any part of Science Olympiad Content; or modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit all or any part of Science Olympiad Content without the prior written consent of Science Olympiad; or remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of Science Olympiad Content made under these Terms. Any use of Science Olympiad Content not specifically permitted above is expressly prohibited.    

Registration, Passwords and Responsibilities

You are responsible for keeping your account login information and passwords up to date and confidential. Certain areas or features of the Site may only be open to registered users. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of and access to Science Olympiad Content and the Site using your user name and/or password. You agree not to share your password with any other person and agree not to allow any other person to access the Site through your user name.  You agree to immediately notify Science Olympiad at digitalso@ctlglobalsolutions.com if you become aware of the loss, theft or unauthorized use of any password, user ID or e-mail address or of any Science Olympiad Content. You will provide Science Olympiad with accurate, complete registration information and inform Science Olympiad of any changes to such information. In confirming your compliance with these Terms, Science Olympiad reserves the right to monitor and record activity on the Site, including access to Science Olympiad Content.   

Miscellaneous

Changes to the Site. Science Olympiad reserves the right, in its discretion and at any time, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove portions of Science Olympiad Content available on the Site at any time and to restrict the use and accessibility of the Site.

Changes to these Terms. Science Olympiad may, in its discretion, change these Terms at any time (including those that relate to your use of the Site and/or Science Olympiad Content). Whenever the Terms are changed, Science Olympiad will publish the revised terms on this Site.  You agree to be bound by any such changes to these Terms immediately upon posting on this Site.  If you disagree with the Terms, your sole remedy is to cease using or accessing the Site and/or Science Olympiad Content.    

Science Olympiad may, in its  discretion, at any time terminate or suspend your access to and/or use of all or part of the Site (including any Science Olympiad Content) with or without cause by delivering notice to you.  Science Olympiad shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or suspension or your access to the Site or Science Olympiad Content.

The Site may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, Science Olympiad does not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites. The inclusion of links within the Site does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third party websites. Science Olympiad has no control over the terms and conditions, privacy practices, or the policies of third party websites; as such, your access to any such third party websites is at your own risk.

ACCESS TO THE SITE AND SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTIES OR RESPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.  YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. 

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, BREACHES, NEGLIGENCE, OR FOR ANY LOSS, CLAIM, INJURY, DEATH, LIAIBILITY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM THE SITE OR SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CONTENT. SCIENCE OLYMPIAD HAS NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO WARRANTY, REFUND, OR OTHER RESTITUTION TO YOU WITH REGARDS TO THE SITE OR SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CONTENT, OTHER THAN AS SPECIFIED IN THESE TERMS. THERE IS ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY OF ENCOUNTERING COMPUTER VIRUSES, AND PLACING YOUR SYSTEM ONLINE IN ITSELF CAN OPEN YOU TO OUTSIDE ATTACK.  SCIENCE OLYMPIAD DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OR ASSUME LIABILITY FOR VIRUSES.  SCIENCE OLYMPIAD SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY DELAY OR ERROR IN ACCESS OR TRANSMISSION, IMPROPER USE, UNAVAILABILITY, INTERRUPTION, FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO THE SITE.  IN NO EVENT SHALL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF SCIENCE OLYMPIAD IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, SCIENCE OLYMPIAD’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO YOUR CEASING USE OF THE SITE.  YOUR STATE'S LAW MAY OVERRIDE OR DISPLACE SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS.  

The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to conflicts of laws’ provisions.  Sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to the Terms shall be an appropriate state court located in DuPage County, Illinois.  Any cause of action you may have with respect to the Terms must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.  If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.  To the extent that any content on the Site conflicts or is inconsistent with the Terms, the Terms shall take precedence.  Science Olympiad’s failure to enforce any provision of the Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The rights of Science Olympiad under the Terms shall survive the termination of this Agreement. 

About Digital Rights Management

Just like with an app on your phone or a Netflix account, to view the Science Olympiad copyrighted materials available on this site, even the free rules, users will need to create an account. Users must abide by the Science Olympiad Copyright and Terms of Use Statements and may not post, re-sell or distribute purchased materials. Just like with an app, only the user may view and use the item on the device on which it was purchased. Each registration is for the personal use of the registered user or subscriber only. You may not share your login details or password with any other person. You may not share or transfer your account. Science Olympiad does not allow multiple users (networked or otherwise) to access the Site through a single name and password and may cancel or suspend your access to the Site if you do this, or breach any of these Terms without further obligation to you.

Digital resource purchases may be assigned to a user, such as if a school cashier completes a purchase for a school coach or a parent buys an item for a student. Have the end user’s email handy upon purchase. All users must create an account to view the digital resource.

We have significantly reduced the per item price and eliminated shipping and handling fees for digital downloads to offset the regulations of Digital Rights Management. Science Olympiad will not sell or market your information collected in connection to the Site.