Terms of Use

Welcome and Introduction
Welcome to the Upward Unlimited DBA Upward Sports website, www.upward.org. The following information is provided to address questions that might arise concerning the conditions that apply to your use of this website and the data collection and privacy practices of the website. Please take a moment to review these policies carefully. If you choose to visit Upward.org, your visit and any dispute over privacy and use are subject to these policies, including limitation of damages, disclaimer of warranties, and application of the law of South Carolina. Your visit or submission of information to us through this website signifies that you fully accept the terms, conditions and practices of these policies. 

Children as Users
The website is not directed to children under 13 years of age and such children are prohibited from using the site. Upward Unlimited does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. Children should not submit any information or engage in credit transactions through this website. Any information submitted or credit transaction related to a child must be undertaken solely by an adult who has parental authority and responsibility for the child.

Privacy Statement
Upward Unlimited uses information you provide to serve you as you have requested and in accordance with these policies and the information we provide in various sections of our website. Depending upon your needs, you may supply personally identifiable information as well as non-personally identifiable information to Upward Unlimited through this website.

Reasons Our Users Submit Information
Users may choose to submit information for various reasons. By way of example, other users may submit information (stories) about the impact an Upward Sports ministry program has had upon their church. Still other users may submit comments and feedback about Upward Sports and/or its ministry programming. Job applicants use the website to submit applications. Users also may use the website to transmit registration information that may be used by Upward Unlimited and the church partner of Upward Unlimited. As our website develops and changes, we may provide other ways that users may submit information to us, and this description is not intended to be limiting.

How We Use Information
We use user information in various ways depending on how and why it is submitted to us. Some information is treated as confidential information, while other information is not treated as confidential information and may be disclosed to third parties. Without limiting the foregoing, we share information with affiliates of Upward Unlimited who may contact users with offers of products and services. We also share information with third-party service providers who perform functions on our behalf. Such functions include but are not limited to processing credit card payments, fulfilling orders and analyzing data. All information submitted to us is subject to our right to disclose the information if we feel this is necessary to comply with the law, to protect Upward Unlimited, you and others from harm, and to carry out the provisions of these policies, as described in more detail below. What follows are examples of how we use information collected through this site.

Service-provider information supplied by users is not treated as confidential and is generally made available to church partners of Upward Sports and others who we feel might benefit from the information.

User feedback and comment information is not generally considered confidential information and may be distributed internally or externally by Upward Sports for its ministry purposes or to address issues raised by the user. For example, user feedback or questions may be forwarded to the local league that is used by the individual providing the information.

If you register or submit any information through Upward.org, by means of your submission you grant to Upward a perpetual, no cost license to use the information submitted. Any personal information that you may share with us is kept confidential. Neither your name nor anything about you or your child is sold to any other non-affiliated company or agency.

Several of our optional services and functions use cookies. See below for a discussion of cookies.

To learn how we keep personal information secure, please see our Security Statement below.

We do not sell, rent or lease your personal information to other organizations or individuals.

You should not provide UPWARD UNLIMITED with any personally identifiable information (or submit or post any personally identifiable information to any of the sites) unless you would like that information to be used by UPWARD UNLIMITED in accordance with this Policy. 

Our Rights to Make Certain Disclosures
In some circumstances we may need to disclose personally identifiable information and submitted information of certain users of the site when we believe that disclosure is necessary to enforce these policies or other Upward Unlimited policies applicable to the site, to comply with the law or a subpoena, court order or other legal requirement, to avoid or report fraud or identity theft, or to otherwise enforce and protect the rights of Upward Unlimited, and its users and other persons, under the law, including intellectual property rights.

If you have questions or concerns that are not answered by this Privacy Statement, please see the section below which provides a way you can reach us.

Security Statement
All credit transactions occur in a secure area of our site, consistent with our objective of protecting you from any loss, misuse or alteration of information collected.

We use Secure Socket Layers (SSL). The SSL encrypts, or translates, your order information into a code before it is processed. You will have entered a secure area of our site when the page address (URL) changes from http to https. Also, a key or a closed lock will appear in the lower left or right hand corner of your screen to notify you of this change. You will remain in this secure zone for the entire checkout process.

Printing Pages From This Site
The web pages of this site will print out slightly different than what you see on your monitor because of a special print stylesheet that removes design elements and changes the margins to utilize the space of each page when printing. Any user printing a page or pages from this site must do so in compliance with these policies and the law, and only on an occasional basis for personal, non-commercial purposes.

Usage Restrictions on Content of This Website
All content included on this site, such as written text, photos, video clips, logos, graphics, audio clips, data and software, is the property of Upward Unlimited or its suppliers and is protected by federal and international copyright and trademark law and other state, federal and international laws. As between Upward Unlimited and users of this site, Upward Unlimited maintains ownership of all content, including the compilation of all content, and at no time does any ownership right to any of the content transfer to you or any other party. Any reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, performance, or other use of content on this site is strictly prohibited without the advance and express written consent of Upward Unlimited.

Using the results of the "Find a Place to Play" section of this website for solicitation purposes is strictly prohibited.

Feedback, Comments and Stories Submitted on this Website
Except as noted in this section, any feedback, comment, suggestion, story, photo, idea or other information or content submitted by a user to Upward Unlimited through this site (a “Submission”) becomes and remains the property of Upward Unlimited and may be used at any time by Upward Unlimited without notice to or further consent from the user. By making a Submission, unless Upward Unlimited indicates otherwise, the user grants Upward Unlimited a worldwide exclusive royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, excerpt, edit, modify, publish, distribute, display, combine and create derivative works from, the content of the Submission in any format or medium. In addition, the user grants Upward Unlimited the right to use any name submitted in or with the Submission, if it chooses. Upward Unlimited does not have to treat any such Submission as confidential. By making a Submission you are authorizing Upward Unlimited to use the information and any intellectual property contained in the Submission. Further, by making a Submission you assign, transfer and surrender all rights in and to the Submission to Upward Unlimited and agree that you do not expect acknowledgement or compensation for the Submission. 

Submissions must contain accurate content and not include any content that violates copyright, trademark or other applicable laws. Submissions must be free of obscene, threatening, defamatory, and otherwise unbiblical material, must be free of viruses, spam, or chain letters, must not include any political campaign or commercial solicitation or content, or contain any dishonesty, misrepresentation, or fraud. User agrees to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify Upward Unlimited if it becomes liable to a third party due to content in a Submission that violates these policies or any law. 

Disclaimer
Upward Unlimited provides this website solely as a service to individuals interested in learning more about or being involved in the various ministries of Upward Unlimited. All information provided on this website (including but not limited to conducting an Upward Unlimited program, injury prevention, and treatment of participants), whether by Upward Unlimited or another person, is for general informational purposes only. The information provided does not address specific situations or facts, is not necessarily complete, accurate or up to date, and does not constitute professional or legal advice. Users of this site should not rely upon the information in this site to make decisions about legal, medical, safety, security, insurance questions, or other specific questions or issues, but should seek opinions of qualified professionals. 

Upward Sports programs are conducted and directed by local churches. Upward Unlimited provides program materials and training. Any question or concerns related to a local Upward Sports programs should be directed to the church conducting such program.

Limitation of Liability
THIS WEBSITE, AND ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND INFORMATION SUPPLIED ON OR THROUGH IT, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE IN WRITING BY UPWARD UNLIMITED. UPWARD UNLIMITED MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE.  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. UPWARD UNLIMITED WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UPWARD UNLIMITED DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. UPWARD UNLIMITED DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE AND ANY COMMUNICATIONS, FUNCTIONS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED FROM OR THROUGH THIS SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER DAMAGING AGENTS. MORE SPECIFICALLY, UPWARD UNLIMITED WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY TO ANY PERSON THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGE OR INJURY CAUSED BY:

  • USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE.
  • USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SITE WHICH YOU HYPERLINK FROM THS SITE.
  • INTERRUPTION OF AVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE.
  • FAILURE OF THIS SITE TO PERFORM IN THE MANNER YOU EXPECTED OR ANTICIPATED.
  • DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OF THIS SITE.
  • ANY ERROR, OMISSION, OR DEFECT, INCLUDING VIRUSES OR LINE FAILURES, OF OR ON THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE REACHED THROUGH THIS SITE, SUCH AS BY HYPERLINK.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW UPWARD SPORTS TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR SOME DAMAGES. THE ABOVE LIMITATION WOULD NOT APPLY IN THOSE STATES.

Links
This website may contain hyperlinks to other sites. While Upward Unlimited makes every effort to link to sites that reflect our ministry calling and commitment to integrity, these are separate sites with their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. You are responsible to consult the specific website policies of the linked sites especially when providing personally identifiable information through the linked websites.

The hyperlinks on this website are provided as an additional resource only and should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites accessed through our site. No inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that Upward Unlimited is connected with, operates or controls a site accessed via a hyperlink from our site. You are solely responsible for evaluating whether accessing another website from Upward.org is a safe and appropriate step for you to take and you are also solely responsible for any damage or injury that you or any other person may suffer as a result of your accessing and using such other website.

Cookies
We occasionally use cookies on our website. These are alphanumeric identifiers that our website transfers to your computer hard drive through your web browser that enable our computer systems to recognize your browser and provide certain features that support our service. You can disable or block Upward Unlimited’s cookies if you wish, but that may make you unable to fully utilize some of the features of our website.

Policy Changes; Transfer of Information; Governing Law
Upward  Unlimited reserves the right to change the content of its website and of these policies at any time and in its sole discretion. Please check these policies frequently for changes. Unless stated otherwise, these policies apply to any information provided by you and stored in our records. We will not change these policies, however, to make them less protective of you than the policies under which the information was submitted by you, without your consent.

If Upward Unlimited elects to transfer ownership or control of this site to a third party (whether or not in the context of a merger or sale of Upward Unlimited with a third party), you consent to the transfer of your personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information to the third party, with the understanding that use of your information by the third party remains subject to the terms of this policy.

The law governing this website and any disputes arising out of a visit to this website including privacy shall be governed by South Carolina law.

Contacting Us about Concerns or Questions
If you have any concern about privacy or matters related to this website, submit your information by going to http://www.upward.org/feedBackForm.aspx and provide a thorough description of the problem, and we will review your description and attempt to address it. Please note that our approach may not be your preferred resolution because we may consider factors other than your personal best interest, such as the interests of our ministry, our partner churches, other users, and other individuals who may be affected by our decision-making, the integrity of the website, and our duties under law.