Terms of use


1. Terms

The present Terms of Service (the Terms) constitute a binding agreement between you and the International Olympic Committee (the IOC).

These Terms apply to your access, registration and use of ATHLETE LEARNING GATEWAY, delivered to you through an online platform accessible from the IOC's website (www.olympic.org), your mobile device or any other media determined by the IOC and offering various forms of high quality and free to use educational content (such as lectures, talks, documents, articles, videos, live events, discussion forums,...) related to sport (the "Site"). The Site is the result of the cooperation between the IOC, its subcontractors and a network of leading universities, sports institutions, scholars and professionals who have accepted to provide selected content through the Site (the "Site Partners").

2. Eligibility

Your use of the Site requires a successful registration with the IOC and the creation of an account ("User Account"). If you are 13 years of age or older, you are eligible for registration with the Site. If you are under 18 or minor under the laws of your country of residence, you should only register after obtaining the consent of your parents or legal guardian with the present Terms.

You agree that registration with the Site and creation of a User Account is subject to a positive decision from the IOC and that all IOC's decisions related to registration and creation of User Accounts are final and made by the IOC in its full discretion. You shall have no recourse against the IOC in case your registration is denied.

3. Registration Process and Data

To create a User Account, you will be required to provide certain information about yourself, such as name, email address, or other information ("Your Registration Data")

By submitting Your Registration Data, you expressly authorize the IOC, the Site Partners and other IOC affiliates or subcontractors to collect, process and store Your Registration Data for the purposes of allowing your use of the Site, managing and upgrading the Site and enhancing your user experience, in accordance with the IOC's Privacy Policy and applicable laws.

You agree to: (a) provide only accurate, current and complete information about you; (b) maintain and promptly update Your Registration Data, and any other information you provide to the IOC; (c) maintain the security of your password and identification; (d) notify IOC immediately of any unauthorized use of your User Account or other breach of security; (e) accept all responsibility for all activities that occur under your User Account; and (f) accept all risks of unauthorized access to Your Registration Data and any other information you provide to the IOC.

4. Ownership of the Site and Content

In the present Terms, "Content" means any and all content made available by the IOC or Site Partners through and in relation to the Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, photographic images, moving images, sounds, illustrations, software, and the selection and arrangement thereof.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Content other than Your Content and other User Content (as defined below) is protected in the name of the IOC and/or the Site Partners by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws and all rights are reserved ("Site Content").

The Olympic Symbol and other trademarks, emblems, mascot, or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks registered in the name of the IOC ("Olympic Properties"), and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the IOC. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including but not limited to all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of the IOC and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the IOC's prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned or referred to in the Site are the property of their respective owners.

5. Your Content and other User Content

Registered users of the Site are allowed to upload, link to, or otherwise make available Content on the Site (in the form of comments, photos, links, electronic documents, images, audio or video files) in accordance with the present Terms and the functionalities offered by the Site ("User Content"). You are solely responsible for any User Content you upload or in any manner make available on or via the Site ("Your Content"). The IOC does not claim ownership of Your Content and you shall retain all ownership rights on Your Content and continue to have the right to freely use such material even after submitting Your Content to the Site.

You grant the IOC a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, reproduce, display, distribute and create derivative works of Your Content, in whole or in part, in connection with the Site and the IOC's (and its affiliates') activities, including without limitation for using Your Content for the promotion of the ATHLETE LEARNING GATEWAY in any formats and through any media whatsoever. You grant such license to the IOC for as long as Your Content remains hosted on the Site and a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete Your Content from the Site. You also grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access Your Content through the Site and to use, copy and display Your Content as permitted through the functionalities of the Site.

You represent and warrant that you own Your Content or that you dispose of the necessary authorisations to use and upload any of Your Content. You further warrant that the posting and use of Your Content does not infringe upon the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any privacy right, publicity right, copyright, trademark, other intellectual property right or trade secret.

The IOC does not monitor User Content, and shall determine in its sole discretion whether Your Content is appropriate and complies with the present Terms. You agree that the IOC may,, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, remove any of Your Content and/or terminate your User Account , in case the IOC suspects that Your Content was uploaded in violation of the present Terms, or if notified that your Content infringes upon any third party's intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that your failure to comply with the present Terms may result in Your Content being removed and/or your User Account being deactivated without prior notice.

The IOC is not responsible for User Content nor does it endorse any opinion contained in such User Content or Site Content made available by Site Partners. If you believe that any Content violates these Terms or that your rights under applicable laws have been otherwise infringed by any Content, please contact us at legal@olympic.org.

6. Your Use of the Site

Pursuant to these Terms, the IOC grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, worldwide and royalty-free license allowing you to access the Site and all Site Content and to use such Content solely for personal and non-commercial purposes, in the respect of the present Terms and in particular under the following conditions:

a) You may not, under any circumstance, alter, modify or circumvent any component of the Site or other platform used to deliver the Site, attempt to do so, or assist any other person to do so;

b) You may not launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots", "spiders", or "offline readers", "virus", "worms", "Trojan horse", having the purpose or effect to detrimentally affect the functioning of the Site;

c) You may not collect, solicit or use any personal data, including account names or login information from the Site, nor use the communication systems provided by the IOC for any commercial solicitation purposes;

d) You may not distribute, commercialise, transmit, license, copy or lease any Site Content without the IOC prior authorization.

e) You may not use the Site for commercial or advertising purposes, or in any manner implying an association between a third party, or a third party's product and services, and the IOC or the Olympic Movement, without the prior written consent of the IOC;

f) You may not use, or attempt to use, the Site's functionalities to defame, harass, or threaten, other users or entities or to commit any unlawful act;

g) Your use of the Site and access to the Site requires one or more compatible devices, Internet access and certain software and update thereof. Your ability to use the Site and to access the Site may be affected by the performance of such materials and you agree that any actions in this respect are under your responsibility;

h) You will not post or otherwise make available on the Site any Content that is unlawful, discriminatory, pornographic, obscene, defamatory, hateful or which depicts dangerous or illegal acts or which is otherwise contrary to bona mores and you will not post private or confidential information via the Site, including, without limitation, your or any other person's credit card information, social security numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses;

i) You may not use, or attempt to use, the Site functionalities for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to your use of the Site and Your Content.

7. Links

You are authorised to link to the Site from your personal website or blog provided that You may not use any Olympic Properties to link to this Site or create any association between the Site, the IOC or the Olympic Movement and a third party, or the products or services of a third party, without the written permission of the IOC. Furthermore, you may not frame any Olympic Properties, or other Site Content, without IOC written consent. The IOC makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites, including Site Partners' websites, accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or websites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of the IOC and the IOC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. The IOC provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation or endorsement by the IOC of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that these Terms no longer apply. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

8. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the IOC and the Site Partners (including their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, employees, or agents) against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising in connection with your use of the Site, Your Content, your breach or alleged breach of the present Terms or of any representation or warranty contained herein, or your violation of the rights of any third party.

9. Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of responsibility

You agree that part of the Content provided to you through the Site will originate from Site Partners or other Users and that such Content may contain the personal opinions and other expressions of their authors, which are neither reviewed, nor condoned by the IOC. Moreover, despite the IOC's efforts to provide only accurate information, the Site may contain technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors.

The IOC does not monitor all of the Content posted or made available via the Site or otherwise in connection with the Site. Accordingly, the IOC does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You acknowledge that by using the Site and the Site, you may be exposed to Content that you consider offensive, indecent, objectionable, or that may contain viruses or malware unknown to the IOC.

The Site and its Content, is provided "as is" and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the IOC and the Site Partners (including their respective directors, employees, agents and affiliates) exclude any warranty, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

Under no circumstances will the IOC and the Site Partners (including their respective directors, employees, content providers, agents and affiliates) be liable in any way for a) any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or any damages of any kind arising from your use of the Site or its Content, or the unavailability of the same, including, but not limited to loss of content, lost profits, and direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages, and/or b) any damages incurred as a result of or in connection with any cessation of transmission to or from the Site, any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Site.

10. Termination

These Terms will apply as long as you are a registered User of the Site, unless terminated by the IOC. The IOC may, at any time and in its full discretion, temporarily or permanently deactivate your User Account in case the IOC believes that you violated the present Terms. You agree that decisions of the IOC in this respect are final and binding and that the IOC shall have no liability or responsibility to you for the suspension or termination of you User Account.

11. Miscellaneous Provisions

Any waiver of any provision of the Site Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by the IOC. If any clause in these Site Terms is found to be unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved and these terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with the IOC, its subsidiaries or affiliates.

The IOC reserves the right to modify or update the present Terms, or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. The IOC encourages you to review the Terms whenever you visit the Site.

12 Governing Law and Arbitration

The present Terms shall be governed, interpreted and construed by, under and pursuant to the substantive laws of Switzerland, without reference to its conflict of laws. Any dispute arising from or in connection with the execution or interpretation of this Agreement or breach thereof which cannot be settled amicably, shall be finally settled, to the exclusion of the ordinary courts, in accordance with the Statute and Regulations of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The parties undertake to comply with the said Statute and Regulations, and to enforce in good faith the award to be rendered. The seat of arbitration shall be at Lausanne, Switzerland.