User agreement

Welcome to the international BUDO PASSPORT online - a web resource that helps you keep in touch with your friends – combat athletes from all over the world, as well as find new friends - combat athletes.

The BUDO PASSPORT Website is a network project that unites people on the basis of martial arts’ types and styles, the User's membership in a particular sports federation, the User's membership in his/her sports club / dojo, as well as association with his/her coach, teacher or sensei.

The Website Administration provides you access to use the BUDO PASSPORT Website and its functional on the conditions that are the subject of the present Terms of Use of the BUDO PASSPORT Website, therefore you need to read the present Terms of Use. 

The BUDO PASSPORT Website (or Website) is a social network, known as the "BUDO PASSPORT", located on a Website on the Internet at the following address: budopass.com (including all levels of the specified domain both functioning as of the date of the User’s acceptance of the present Terms of Use, and launched and put into service during the whole term of its operation) and accessible to the User through the Website, the mobile version of the Website, applications and other resources representing the result of intellectual activity in the form of a computer program.

 The present Terms of Use of the BUDO PASSPORT Website (earlier and hereinafter referred to as the Terms of Use) determine the conditions of the Website use and development, as well as the rights and duties of its Users and Administration. The Terms of Use also apply to relations connected with the rights and interests of third parties who are not the Website Users, but whose rights and interests may be affected as a result of the Website Users’ actions.

The present Terms of Use are a mandatory agreement between the User and the Website Administration, the subject of which is the provision to the User of access to the use of the Website and its functional by the Website Administration.

The User is obliged to fully read the present Terms of Use before registering on the Website. The User registration on the Website means full and unconditional acceptance of the present Terms of Use by the User.

The present Terms of Use may be amended and / or supplemented by the Website Administration unilaterally without any special notice. The present Terms of Use are an open and public document. The current version of the Terms of Use is located on the Internet at http://budopass.com/agreement. Users are encouraged to regularly check the conditions of the present Terms of Use for amendments and / or supplements. Continuation of using the Website by the User after amendments and / or supplements made to the present Terms of Use means the acceptance and consent of the User with such amendments and / or supplements.

Rights to the Website as a whole and use of the Internet address (domain name) http://budopass.com belong to the Website Administration, that provides access to the Website to all interested persons in accordance with the present Terms of Use.

The present Terms of Use establish the conditions under which the rights to use information and results of intellectual activity (including but not limited to literary, musical, audiovisual works and phonograms, graphic and design works, photographic works, computer programs) within separate sections of the Website, may belong to the Website Users and other persons who independently created and / or posted the above mentioned objects on the Website without the direct participation of the Website Administration.

Any requests, proposals and claims of individuals and legal entities to the Website Administration in connection with the present Terms of Use and all matters regarding the Website operation, violations of the rights and interests of third parties due to its using, can be sent to the following e-mail address: info@budopass.com

No provisions of the present Terms of Use entitle the User to use the company name, trademarks, domain names and other distinctive signs of the Website Administration. The right to use the company name, trademarks, domain names and other distinctive signs of the Website Administration may be granted only by written agreement with the Website Administration.

The User’s Registration on the Website is free and voluntary and takes place on the Internet, at: http://budopass.com.

The Website User is an individual registered on the Website in accordance with the procedure established by the present Terms of Use, having reached the minimum age according to the legislation of the User’s country of permanent residence to accept the present Terms of Use, and having the appropriate powers (earlier and hereinafter referred to as the User).

When registering on the Website, the User is obliged to provide the Website Administration with the necessary reliable and up-to-date information for the creation of the User's personal page, including the User's unique login and password to access the Website, as well as the first name and last name. The registration form of the Website may request additional information from the User.

The User is responsible for the accuracy, actuality or completeness of the information provided during the registration and its freedom from third-party claims.

In case of correct consecutive execution of all registration actions on the Website, a personal page of the User is created – the personal online Budo Passport. The User may register no more than one personal page on the Website - one personal BUDO PASSPORT.

Upon registration, the User agrees with the present Terms of Use and assumes the rights and duties indicated therein related to the Website using and operation. The User agrees to receive electronic messages, newsletters, advertising and information content via the Website Administration services and / or third-party services, including the Website Administration partners, to whom the User has expressed consent to receive messages.

After successful registration of the User on the Website its Administration assumes the rights and duties before the User specified in the present Terms of Use.

Processing of the User's personal data is carried out in accordance with international legal acts. The Website Administration processes User's personal data in order to provide the User with access to use the Website functional, including the purposes of receiving personalized (targeted) advertising by the User; verification, research and analysis of such data, allowing to maintain and improve the Website functional and sections, as well as to develop new functional and Website sections. The Website Administration takes all necessary measures to protect User's personal data from unauthorized access, modification, disclosure or destruction. The Administration grants access to User's personal data only to those employees, contractors and agents of the Administration who need this information to ensure the Website operation and to provide the User with access to its use. The Website Administration has the right to use the information provided by the User, including personal data, as well as transfer it to third parties, in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of international law, protection of the rights and interests of Users, the Website Administration and third parties.

The login and password selected by the User are necessary and sufficient information for the User to access the Website. The User does not have the right to transfer his/her login and password to third parties, bears full responsibility for their safety, independently choosing the way of their storage. The User may authorize the storage of the login and password (using cookies) on his/her firmware for subsequent automatic authorization on the Website.

If the User does not prove the contrary, any actions performed using his/her login and password are deemed to be committed by the relevant User. In case of unauthorized access to the login and password and / or the User's personal page, or the disclosure of the login and password, the User is obliged to immediately notify thereof the Website Administration.

The User, as the holder of the information posted on his/her personal page, realizes that except for the cases established by the present Terms of Use, the Website Administration does not take part in the formation and use of content and control of other Users’ access to the User's personal page. By posting information on the personal page, including his/her personal data, the User is aware and agrees that the specified information may be available to other Internet users taking into account the Website architecture and functional.

In the event that the User is entitled to represent the interests of sports organizations (martial arts federations, as well as sports clubs, dojos, gyms and sports communities), including events held by these organizations (competitions, training, workshops, seminars, sports camps etc.), then such User has the right to independently create public pages of sports Organizations or sports events whose interests the User represents for the purposes of informing other Users about sports  organizations, events, activities, their creation and activity, or other materials interesting for the Website Users. In the process of informing and discussing, Users are required to comply with applicable international legislation, as well as post only such information that is consistent with the present Terms of Use, as well as ethical norms and moral principles recognized by most countries of the world, including related to those in the opinion of the Website Administration.

When creating and administering sports organizations (a sports federation, sports community, club, dojo, gym, sports school, sports camp), the User confirms that he/she acts legally (for example, by proxy), has all the necessary rights and does not violate by his/her actions any legal rights and interests of third parties and applicable international legislation, including competition law and rights to the results of intellectual activity and means of individualization.

On such pages of sports organizations, third-party commercial and political advertising is not allowed. Third-party advertising is any information that is not directly related to a sports organization, distributed in any form, both on behalf of the Organization and on behalf of other Organizations and Users, and aimed at attracting the attention of Users to the object of advertising, forming or maintaining interest in it. The User who administers a sports organization / sports event and represents their interests must independently monitor and suppress posting of third-party advertising non-compliant with the present Terms of Use.

The User bears full responsibility for his/her actions related to the creation and administering of a sports organization / sports event, in accordance with applicable international legislations and laws, international legal acts and the present Terms of Use.

In the event that a violation of the legitimate rights and interests of third parties, international legislation, and the provisions of the present Terms of Use is discovered, the Website Administration has the right, at its option, to take the following actions: (a) delete the Content and other information from the Organization / Event page and / or block access to them; (b) block access of specific Users to the Organization / event page; (c) block access to the User administering the Organization / Event; (d) transfer the rights of the Organization administering to the lawful rightsholder, who in accordance with the established procedure has confirmed his/her rights to the Content of the Organization, including the right to objects of copyright, related rights, as well as the right to the means of individualization; (e) exclude the Organization / Event from the search system and / or block the Organization / Event; (f) temporarily prohibit the publication of any links in the Organization / Event.

In the event of violation by the User of the third-party advertising posting order, the Website Administration has the right to limit the advertising activity of the Organization / event by prohibiting the publication of any links for any term at the discretion of the Administration. In the case of attempts to bypass the technical restriction on the publication of links (inserting additional symbols, publishing images with links, etc.) during the ban period, the Administration has the right to block the Organization / event without the possibility of recovery.

Administrators and moderators of sports organizations / events are fully responsible for moderating and blocking Content posted on the pages of the Organizations / Events under his/her control. In case of appearing on the pages of the Organizations / Events under his/her control of the Content, which contradicts the Website Terms of Use or international laws, administrators and community moderators are obliged to take measures to remove the relevant materials from the pages of the Organizations / events under their control.

With respect to information about him/herself, the User has the right: (a) to independently delete / modify information previously posted by the User on the Website; (b) independently modify the User’s personal page - the personal online Budo passport.

When using the Website, the User is obliged:

to comply with the Website Terms of Use;

to provide reliable, complete and up-to-date data at registration, and monitor its updating;

to inform the Website Administration of unauthorized access to the personal page and / or unauthorized access and / or use of the User's password and login;

not to grant other Users access to his/her personal page or to some information contained therein in the event that this may lead to violation of the present Terms of Use;

not to post on the personal page information and objects (including links to them) that may violate the rights and interests of other persons;

to preliminary assess the legality of posting information and objects (including, but not limited to, other persons’ images, texts of various content, audio recordings and video films);

to keep confidential and not to provide other Users and third parties with the personal data (including, but not limited to, home addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, ICQ, passport data, banking information) that became known to him/her as a result of communication with other Users and other use of the Website, as well as the information about the privacy of other Users and third parties without obtaining a relevant prior permission of the latter;

to back up the important for the User information stored on his/her personal page.

In case of doubt as to the legality of taking certain actions, including the information posting or granting access, the Website Administration recommends refraining from taking those.

When using the Website, the User is prohibited from:

registering as a User on behalf of or in lieu of another person (a "fake account") or registering an Organization or a legal entity as a User. At the same time, it is possible to register on behalf and instructions of another individual or legal entity provided obtaining the necessary powers (for example: power of attorney).

misleading Users regarding his/her identity, using the login and password of another registered User;

distorting information about him/herself or his/her relationship with other persons or organizations;

downloading, storing, publishing, distributing and providing access to or otherwise using any information that:

1) contains threats, discredits, offends, denigrates the honor and dignity or business reputation or violates the privacy of other Users or third parties;

2) violates the rights of minors;

3) is vulgar or obscene, contains pornographic images and texts or sexual scenes involving minors;

4) contains scenes of inhumane treatment of animals;

5) contains description of suicide means and methods, as well as any incitement to its committing;

6) promotes and / or helps incite racial, religious and ethnic hatred or hostility, promotes fascism or an ideology of racial superiority;

7) comprises extremist materials;

8) promotes criminal activity or contains advices, instructions or guidelines for committing criminal acts;

9) contains restricted information, including, but not limited to, state and commercial secrets, information about the privacy of third parties;

10) advertises or describes the appeal of drug use, including "digital drugs" (audio files that have an impact on the human brain at the expense of binaural beats), information about drug dealing, recipes to produce drugs and advice on using those;

11) is fraudulent;

The User is prohibited from:

illegally downloading, storing, publishing, distributing, and providing access or otherwise using the intellectual property of Users and third parties;

carrying out bulk messaging to other Website Users without their consent;

using programs and carrying out actions aimed at the disruption of normal operation of the Website or Users’ personal pages;

uploading, storing, publishing, distributing, and providing access or otherwise using viruses, Trojans and other malware;

using automated scripts (programs, bots, etc.) to gather information on the Website and / or interact with the Website and its functional without a special permission from the Website Administration;

attempting to gain access to the login and password of another User in any manner, including, but not limited to, deception, abuse of trust, hacking;

carrying out an illegal collection and processing of other persons’ personal data;

using the Website in any other way than through the interface that is provided by the Website Administration, except when the User has been permitted to take such actions under a separate agreement with the Administration;

reproducing, duplicating, copying, selling, trading or reselling the access to use the Website, including its data and instructions, for any purpose, except in cases when the User has been permitted to take such actions under the terms of a separate agreement with the Administration;

posting political advertising;

posting commercial advertising beyond the special sections of the Website specified by the Website Administration;

posting any other information that is not consistent with the principles of Budo, or on the personal opinion of the Administration, is undesirable, not consistent with the Website creation objectives, prejudicial to the interests of Users or for other reasons is undesirable for posting on the Website;

carrying out independently or on behalf of other Users using the functions of their account, including by means of misleading or promising a reward with the use of any program, automated scripts, similar mass actions aimed at artificially increasing the Website counters numbers (the number of friends, "Rei" marks, etc.).

The User is personally responsible for any information he/she posts on the Website, communicates to other Users, as well as any interactions with other Users, carried out at his/her own risk.

In case of the User’s disagreement with the present Terms of Use or their updates, the User is obliged to refrain from using the Website, after having informed thereof the Website Administration according to the established procedure.

Conditions regarding Intellectual Rights

Exclusive rights to the Content posted on the Website.

All the objects posted on the Website, including design elements, texts, graphic images, illustrations, videos, scripts, programs, music, sounds and other objects and their selections (hereinafter referred to as the Content) are objects of the exclusive rights of the Administration, the Website Users and other rightsholders, all rights to these objects are reserved.

Except as required by the present Terms of Use, no Content may be copied (reproduced), processed, distributed, displayed in a frame, published, downloaded, transferred, sold or otherwise used in whole or in part without the prior consent of the rightsholder, unless the rightsholder explicitly consented to using of the Content by any person free of charge. Reproducing, copying, collecting, systematizing, storing, transferring the Content to create a database in commercial and / or non-commercial purposes and / or using the Content in whole or in any part thereof, regardless of the method of using, without the consent of the Administration is not allowed.

Posting on the Website the Content belonging to him/her according to law, the User gives other Users a non-exclusive right and other rights to use it exclusively within the framework provided by the Website functional by viewing, playback (including copying) only for personal non-commercial use, except in cases when such use causes or may cause harm to the legitimate interests of the rightsholder.

The User is permitted to use the Content, access to which is obtained solely for his/her personal non-commercial use, provided that all authorship symbols (copyrights) or other authorship notices are preserved, the author's name is preserved intact, and the work is preserved intact.

The User also gives the Website Administration a non-exclusive right to use the Content posted on the Website and belonging to him by law free of charge in order to provide the Website operation by the Website Administration to the extent determined by the Website functional and architecture, and display the Content in promotional materials of the Website Administration, including within the Website images interface, including by communicating such promotional materials to the public. The above mentioned non-exclusive right is granted for a term of the Content posting on the Website and is extended to the territories of the countries all over the world. The end of posting term of the Content on the Website and / or the term of the exclusive right effect does not entail the need for withdrawal from circulation of the Website Administration promotional materials displaying the Content (including their removal from the Internet). The Website Administration has the right to transfer the rights referred to in the present paragraph to third parties. The User agrees that the Administration has the right to use the Website functional and technical capacity, providing displaying the Content posted by the User, including a player for Content displaying purposes, in its sole discretion, including advertising information purposes to display.

If the User deletes his/her Content from the Website, the non-exclusive right mentioned in the present Terms of Use shall be automatically revoked, but the Administration reserves the right, if necessary, due to the technical capacity of the Website, to keep archived copies of the User’s Content for as long as it is necessary.

Except his/her own Content, the User shall not upload, or otherwise communicate to the public (publish on the Website) the Content from other Websites, databases and other results of intellectual activity in the absence of explicitly expressed consent of the rightsholder to do so.

Any use of the Website or the Content, except as permitted by the present Terms of Use, or in the case of explicitly expressed consent of the rightsholder for such use without a prior written permission of the rightsholder, is strictly prohibited.

Unless otherwise expressly stipulated in the present Terms of Use, nothing in the present Terms of Use can be considered as a transfer of exclusive rights to the Content.

Responsibility for violation of exclusive rights.

The User is solely responsible for any Content or other information that he/she uploads or otherwise communicates to the public (publishes) on the Website or with its help. The User has no right to upload, transmit or publish Content on the Website, if he/she does not have the appropriate rights to take such actions acquired or transferred to him.

The Website Administration may, but is not obligated to, review the Website for prohibited Content and may delete or move (without notice) any Content or Users in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including without any limitation moving or deleting the Content that, on the personal opinion of the Administration, violates the present Terms and / or may violate the rights, harm or threaten the safety of other Users or third parties.

Third Party websites and Content.

The Website contains (or may contain) links to other websites on the Internet (third party websites) as well as articles, photographs, illustrations, graphic images, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other Content belonging to or coming from third parties (third party Content), which is the result of intellectual activity.

These third parties and their Content are not verified by the Administration for compliance with this or other requirements (accuracy, completeness, integrity, etc.). The Administration is not responsible for any information posted on third-party websites to which the User gains access through a third party website or Content, including, inter alia, any opinions or statements expressed on third party websites or in their Content.

Links or guides on how to download files and / or install third-party programs posted on the Website are not a support or approval of these actions on the part of the Administration.

A link to any website, product, service, any information of commercial or non-commercial nature posted on the Website is not an approval or recommendation of these products (services) on the part of the Administration.

If the User has decided to leave the Website and go to the third parties websites, or to use or install third-party programs, he/she does so at his/her own risk and from that moment the present Terms of Use no longer apply to the User. Further actions of the User should be guided by the applicable standards and policies, including the business practices of those persons whose Content he/she is going to use.

The Website operation and responsibility in its use

Users are responsible for their own actions in connection with creation and posting of information on their own personal pages on the Website, as well as in connection with posting of information on the personal pages of other Users, and in other Website sections. Violation of the present Terms of Use, depending on the type and extent of the violation, may entail civil, administrative and / or criminal responsibility.

The Website Administration provides a technical possibility of its use by the Users, does not participate in forming the content of Users’ personal pages and does not control and is not responsible for the actions or inactions of any person in relation to the use of the Website or the formation and use of the content of Users’ personal pages on the Website.

The Website information system and its software have no technical solutions, performing automatic censorship and control of Users’ actions and information relationship on the use of the Website, except for special technical solutions that can be implemented by the Administration for the prevention and suppression of violations of third parties rights to the results of intellectual activity.

The Administration reserves the right to change the Website design, its content, functional at any time, modify or supplement the used scripts, software and other objects used or stored on the Website, any server applications at any time with or without a prior notice thereof.

The Website Administration does not deal with pre-moderation or censorship of Users’ information and takes actions to protect the rights and interests of individuals and ensure compliance with international law, only after a request of the person concerned to the Website Administration in the prescribed manner.

The Website Administration is not responsible for User’s violation of the present Terms of Use and reserves the right in its sole discretion, as well upon receiving information from other Users or third parties regarding User’s violation of the present Terms of Use, to modify (moderate), block or remove any information published by the User that violates the prohibitions established by the present Terms of Use, suspend, restrict or terminate the User's access to all or any of the Website sections or functional and at any time for any reason or without giving any reason, with or without a prior notice thereof. The Website Administration reserves the right to remove a User's personal page and / or suspend, limit or terminate a User's access to any of the Website functional if the Administration discovers that the User is a threat to the Website and / or its Users. The Website Administration takes the above mentioned measures in accordance with applicable international legislation and is not responsible for the possible negative effects of such measures to the User or third parties.

User’s personal page removal means an automatic deletion of all information contained therein, as well as all User’s information entered during registration on the Website. After removing the personal page the User loses access to the use of the Website.

The Website Administration ensures the Website operation and efficiency and undertakes to promptly restore its efficiency in case of technical failures and service breaks. The Website Administration is not responsible for temporary failures or breaks in the Website operation, and information loss caused by those. The Administration is not responsible for any damage to User's or any other person’s computers, mobile devices, any other equipment or software caused by or connected with downloading materials from the Website or links posted on the Website.

The Website Administration has the right to dispose of the statistical information related to the operation of the Website, as well as Users’ information to provide targeted display of advertising information to different audiences of Website Users. For the purposes of organizing the operation and technical support of the Website and the execution of the present Terms of Use the Website Administration has a technical ability to access Users’ personal pages, which is realized only in the cases established by the present Terms of Use.

The Website Administration has the right to send Users information about the development of the Website and its functional, as well as to promote its own activities.

Limitation of liability of the Website Administration:

The Website and its functional, including all scripts, applications, content and design of the Website are provided "as is". The Administration disclaims any guarantees that the Website or its functional may or may not be suitable for specific uses. The Administration can not guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and / or its functional;

To avoid misunderstandings, the User must take precautions in downloading from the Website or links posted on it, and using any files, including software. The Website Administration strongly recommends the use of only licensed, including anti-virus software;

By using the Website, the User agrees that he/she downloads from the Website, or with its help any materials at his/her own risk and is solely responsible for possible consequences of using these materials, including the damage that it can cause to the User's or third parties computer, data loss or any other damage;

Under no circumstances shall the Website Administration or its representatives be liable to the User or any third party for any indirect, accidental, unintentional damage, including lost profits or lost data, harm to the honor, dignity or business reputation, caused in connection with the use of the Website, Website content, or other materials to which you or other persons obtained access using the Website, even if the Website Administration warned or pointed to the possibility of such damages. 

The present Terms of Use constitute an agreement between the User and Website Administration on how to use the Website, and its functional and supersede all prior agreements between the User and the Administration.

In the event of any dispute or disagreement related to the execution of the present Terms of Use, the User and the Website Administration will make every effort to resolve them through negotiations between them. If the disputes are not resolved by negotiations, they shall be settled in accordance with the applicable international law.

The present Terms of Use shall enter into force for the User since his/her acceptance of them and are valid indefinitely.