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User agreement

This user agreement covers the terms and conditions for users of the PACE Turf PUBLIC website ("PUBLIC website") and the PACE Turf member website ("Member website").

PUBLIC WEBSITE

If you choose to register on the PACE Turf PUBLIC website (“PUBLIC website”), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of the agreement below.

The PUBLIC website is provided by PACE Turf as a free PUBLIC service to the turf management community in order to promote education, communication and improved agronomic practices for turfgrass. Unless otherwise specified, you are encouraged to share, copy or distribute the contents of the PUBLIC website for any non-profit, educational purpose, without obtaining additional permission.  All images must retain the photographer’s credits (if they are present) for all usages. For permission to use any of the contents of PUBLIC website for commercial or for-profit uses, Contact us.

The content of the PUBLIC website includes:

  • Super Journal: electronic journal for PUBLICation of applied turfgrass research conducted by superintendents, turf managers, researchers and consultants.
  • Home page
  • Tour of membership benefits

Changes to this agreement:

PACE Turf may change, add or remove portions of this Agreement at any time, but if it does so, it will post such changes on the appropriate website.

Endorsements:

You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Website are not necessarily those of PACE Turf or endorsed by PACE Turf. PACE Turf may provide links on the Website to other websites which are not under the control of PACE Turf. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by PACE Turf or the organization or individual operating the website or a warranty of any type regarding the website or the information on the website.

Representations and warranties:

You represent, warrant and covenant that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless PACE Turf from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of this Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim.

Neither PACE Turf nor the PUBLIC Website represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through this service by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE PUBLIC WEBSITE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE PUBLIC WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

Correspondence should be sent to:

PACE Turf
1267 Diamond St.
San Diego, CA 92109 USA

MEMBER WEBSITE

If you choose to use the PACE Turf Member Website (“Member Website”), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of the agreement below.

The contents of the Member website are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on the Member website (including, but not limited to PACE Turf Insights, PACE Turf References, PACE Turf Clubhouse Editions, PACE Turf Updates, Weather , Weather History, Photo Gallery and Member Forums, collectively also known as “Content”) are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by PACE Turf, or the party credited as the provider of the Content.  You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in the paragraph below), create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Member website (including software) in whole or in part.

You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Member website for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from PACE Turf or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.

Members of PACE Turf have access to all of the Content of both the PACE Turf PUBLIC website, as well as to the Content of the Member Website which includes, but is not limited to:

  • PACE Turf Updates: frequently posted updates on current pest and turf trends (members only)
  • Weather and Weather History : site-specific weather, pest and agronomic information (members only)
  • PACE Turf Insights: monthly in-depth technical reviews (members only)
  • PACE Turf References: guidelines, monitoring procedures and references on turfgrass soil, water and pest management (members only)
  • PACE Turf Highlights: monthly newsletter (members only)
  • PACE Turf Clubhouse Editions: educational literature on turf management practices intended for golfers (members only)
  • Member Forums: interactive discussions among members on turf management issues (members only)
  • PACE Turf Archives: comprehensive compilation of turf management literature (members only)
  • Photo Gallery: turf management images and photographs (members only)
  • Super Journal: electronic journal for publication of applied turfgrass research conducted by superintendents, turf managers, researchers and consultants.

Changes to this agreement:

PACE Turf may change, add or remove portions of this Agreement at any time, but if it does so, it will post such changes on the appropriate website.

PACE Turf may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of its membership services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content. PACE Turf may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the PUBLIC Website and/or the Member Website without notice or liability.

Forum rules and etiquette:

Courteous and respectful language must be used at all times. You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on the Forums any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.  You agree that you will not threaten, personally attack or verbally abuse other participants, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam.”  You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc.

Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of PACE Turf, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.

You are solely responsible for the content of your messages. However, while PACE Turf does not and cannot review every message posted by you on the Forums and is not responsible for the content of these messages, PACE Turf reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the PUBLIC Website or the Member Website may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by PACE Turf and you waive any moral rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.

You represent, warrant and covenant that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material.

Endorsements:

You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Website are not necessarily those of PACE Turf or endorsed by PACE Turf. PACE Turf may provide links on the Website to other websites which are not under the control of PACE Turf. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by PACE Turf of the organization or individual operating the website or a warranty of any type regarding the website or the information on the website.

Representations and warranties:

You represent, warrant and covenant that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless PACE Turf from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of this Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim.

Neither PACE Turf nor the PUBLIC Website or the Member Website represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through these services by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE PUBLIC WEBSITE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE PUBLIC WEBSITE AND Member WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

Membership:

Paid membership in PACE Turf is required to obtain access to the Member Website.  Free trial memberships of limited duration will periodically be made available for promotional purposes. however. For more information about membership in PACE Turf, see our documents on Member Benefits and on Joining PACE Turf.

As part of initiating your membership, you will select a password and a user name. You may not use a Member ID that PACE Turf, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.

PACE Turf is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not rent, sell or share the personal information that you provide to us with any other people or organizations for any purpose.  For more information, see our Privacy Policy

Termination:

You may terminate your membership at any time by contacting PACE Turf at the address below.  The Refund Policy provides information on refund of membership fees.

PACE Turf may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to the Member Website for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of this Agreement. If access to the Member Website is terminated by PACE Turf, funds will be refunded in accordance with the Refund Policy.

Correspondence:

Correspondence should be sent to:

PACE Turf
1267 Diamond St.
San Diego, CA 92109 USA

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