Terms Of Use

Effective Date: November 2, 2016

Thank you for visiting the vTLD Consortium’s website (“Website”). The vTLD Consortium is an informal, voluntary association of registry operators of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and third-party providers that administer or support vTLDs.

PLEASE READ THE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING BROWSING, AND/OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIAL WITHIN THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND POLICIES DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS AND LINKS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

These Terms apply to your access to, and use of, all or part of the Website. These Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with the vTLD Consortium or any of its individual members. These Terms contain disclaimers and other provisions that limit the vTLD Consortium’s liability to you, for which you agree to be bound. You agree that your use of the Website and any uses of any services or materials therein are also subject to your agreement with the Website Privacy Policy and other designated links in this Website. The vTLD Consortium reserves the right to prohibit, restrict or discontinue your access to this Website or to certain pages within the Website if you violate any of these Terms. The vTLD Consortium reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time without notice, in its sole discretion, and may do so from time to time. The modified Terms will be effective upon posting on the Website. To remain in compliance, the vTLD Consortium suggests that you review the Terms, as well as the other Website policies listed above, at regular intervals. The vTLD Consortium also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue this Website, any page, or any functionality on this Website at any time and without notice

Privacy Policy. The Website’s Privacy Policy is part of and incorporated into these Terms. The vTLD Consortium reserves the right to contact you about these Terms or any activities related to the Website.

User Responsibility. You assume all responsibility for your use of the Website. You waive all claims against the vTLD Consortium, its individual or collective members, its partners, licensors, owners and investors, its members, officers, directors, employees, suppliers, and programmers that may arise from the use of the Website.

Communication with The vTLD Consortium. Any communication through the Website with the vTLD Consortium is for informational purposes only and to assist users in obtaining information about or related to the vTLD Consortium. By submitting any information to this Website, you expressly agree that the vTLD Consortium or its partners, contractors and affiliates may send you emails and other communications regarding vTLD activity.

Posting User Generated Content on the Website. The vTLD Consortium may make available options where you may have the ability to interact with the Website and other users by posting comments, engaging in project discussions, participating in forums, uploading photos, or a variety of other ways (all such submissions or postings collectively referred to as “User Generated Content”). You hereby grant the vTLD Consortium a worldwide, royalty-free, freely transferable, freely sublicensable (through unlimited levels of sublicense), non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, publicly perform and display (including digital audio transmission), and create derivative works of the User Generated Content, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You confirm and warrant to the vTLD Consortium that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.

No Warranty/Accuracy of Information. While the vTLD Consortium has attempted to ensure the accuracy of the information, neither the vTLD Consortium nor its partners, licensors, owners or inventors or information contributors can be held responsible by you for the accuracy of the information found on the Website. The vTLD MATERIALS AND ANY SERVICES AND OTHER INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” BY THE VTLD CONSORTIUM FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AND OTHER EXPRESSLY DEFINED PURPOSES. THE VTLD CONSORTIUM MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE VTLD CONSORTIUM DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR FREE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE VTLD CONSORTIUM CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE AGAINST VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED USERS OR HACKERS ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE.

Limitation on Liability. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, The vTLD Consortium, its partners, licensors, owners, MEMBERS AND agents shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.

Trademarks and Copyright. All trademarks, service marks, and logos or copyrights displayed and used in this Website are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in this Website should be construed as granting any right or license to use any trademark without the written permission of its owner.  All images, text, programs, and other materials found (the “Website Materials”) on the Website are protected by the United States and international copyright laws. You are granted a limited revocable, restricted, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Website and Website Materials for personal, informational purposes only. Such license and restrictions are subject to the Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Website or Website Materials; (b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Website Materials; (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Websites and the Website Materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Website, the Website Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted by the vTLD Consortium; or (g) any use of the Website or the Website Materials other than for its expressed and intended purpose.

Governing Law. This Website is controlled by us from our office in the United States of America. If you access the Website from locations outside the U.S., you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export anything from the Website in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations or these Terms. These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A., without regard to any conflicts of laws principles that would result in the application of the law of a different jurisdiction. You and we submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the local and federal courts located within the District of Columbia.

External Links. Please note that pages of this Website may be linked to other websites which may have different terms of use. The vTLD Consortium does not own, control, manage, supervise, direct or otherwise have any involvement in the business or affairs of any third party website. The vTLD Consortium is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the third party website, including those operated by its individual members. Once you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website. The vTLD Consortium encourages you to be aware when you are leaving the Website to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit before providing any personally identifiable information.

Questions. Any questions that you have about these Terms should be sent to inquire@vtld.domains.