Terms of Use For OurBraves.com

Below is the Terms of Use for using, accessing and contributing in any capacity to the site. 

Last Updated: May 3, 2024

1. Introduction

Welcome to ourbraves.com. This website is dedicated to providing fans of the Atlanta Braves with news, updates, and web-based games related to the team. By accessing ourbraves.com, you agree to these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.

2. Eligibility

Ourbraves.com is open to all users who wish to engage with content respectfully and responsibly. To ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all users, the following behaviors are strictly prohibited on the site:

  • Use of Profanity: Any form of profanity is not permitted on the site. Users are expected to communicate without the use of offensive or inappropriate language.

  • Hate Speech: Expressions of hate, including but not limited to, speech that attacks or demeans a group based on race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender are strictly forbidden.

  • Threatening Language: The use of language that threatens or implies violence or harm towards another individual or group is unacceptable.

Violations of these standards may result in immediate suspension or permanent ban from the site. ourbraves.com reserves the right to remove any content that violates these rules and to take appropriate action against offending users, which may include reporting to law enforcement authorities in severe cases.

3. User Account and Registration

Contributors are required to create an account to submit longform content. During registration, you will be asked to provide certain personal information. Please refer to our Privacy Policy at ourbraves.com/privacy-policy for information on how we handle your data.

No registration is required in order to submit comments.

4. User Conduct

Users may submit content to ourbraves.com if they are registered contributors. By submitting any content, users agree that the ownership of such content is transferred to ourbraves.com. Ourbraves.com has the right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media.

5. Intellectual Property

All content on ourbraves.com, including text, graphics, logos, images, and interactive features, is the property of ourbraves.com or its content suppliers and is protected by international copyright and trademark laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of ourbraves.com.

6. Prohibited Activities

You are prohibited from using the site to engage in any activity that is illegal, infringes on the rights of others, or is harmful to the site, its users, or any third party. This includes unauthorized advertising and spreading malware.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties

Ourbraves.com provides its services “as is” without any warranties of any kind, express or implied. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any content available through the website.

8. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, ourbraves.com shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of your use of the website.

9. Modifications to Terms

We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. We will notify users of any changes by posting the new terms on the site. Your continued use of the site after such changes will constitute your consent to the modified terms.

10. Governing Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By using this site, you consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Georgia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of ourbraves.com.

11. Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Agreement: To expedite the resolution and control the cost of any dispute, controversy or claim related to these Terms of Use (“Dispute”), any Dispute brought by either you or ourbraves.com shall be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is less formal than a lawsuit in court and uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules, which are available at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. Unless you and ourbraves.com agree otherwise, the arbitration will be conducted in the county where ourbraves.com is headquartered, which is in Georgia.

Arbitration Procedure: A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other party by certified U.S. Mail or by Federal Express (signature required) or, only if the other party has not provided a current physical address, then by electronic mail. Ourbraves.com’s address for Notice is: [the physical address]. The notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). The parties will make good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if the parties do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or ourbraves.com may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or ourbraves.com shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any.

Arbitration Costs: Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. Ourbraves.com will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.

Waiver of Jury Trial: You and ourbraves.com hereby waive any constitutional and statutory rights to sue in court and have a trial in front of a judge or a jury. You and ourbraves.com are instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified in Section 12 “Exceptions to Arbitration” below.

Exceptions to Arbitration: Any claim or dispute in which the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000 shall be adjudicated in small claims court in the county where ourbraves.com is headquartered, unless you elect arbitration.

Opt-out of Arbitration: You have the right to opt out of the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth above by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to the address specified in the Notice of Arbitration section within 30 days of first using the site and agreeing to these terms.

12. Termination

Ourbraves.com reserves the right to terminate your access to the site without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your account.

13. User Contributions

Users may submit content to ourbraves.com if they are registered contributors. By submitting any content, users agree that the ownership of such content is transferred to ourbraves.com. Ourbraves.com has the right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media.

Compensation for Contributions:

Ourbraves.com may offer compensation packages to contributors. These packages are based on various metrics, including but not limited to, the revenue generated from the posts. Specific details of compensation packages and the metrics used for calculation will be provided directly to contributors upon submission of their content. Contributors will be contacted after their submission with details regarding eligibility and the compensation process.

14. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at ourbraves@gmail.com.