Terms of Service
Last Updated: November 15, 2009
These Terms of Service govern your use of the Atlas Quest website (the "Service") only and do not govern your use of other services.
- Your Registration Obligations
- Member Account, Password, And Security
- Member Conduct
- Content Submitted To The Service
- No Resale Of Service
- General Practices Regarding Use And Storage
- Modifications To Service
- Changes To These Terms Of Service
Atlas Quest contains material that is protected by intellectual property laws. Unless otherwise specified, this website is intended for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute any material from Atlas Quest without permission. You may download material from Atlas Quest and may use the site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
Atlas Quest agrees to provide you with information and other computer services subject to these Terms of Service. You agree to use Atlas Quest in accordance with these Terms of Service, and accessing our site in any manner constitutes agreement to these terms.
You may establish a hypertext link to Atlas Quest so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by Atlas Quest. You may not, without the prior written permission of Atlas Quest, frame any material, content, or intellectual property belonging to Atlas Quest into another service or website.
Your Registration Obligations
You represent that you are at least 13 years old and are not a person barred from receiving our services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form and (b) maintain and promptly update the registration data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, incomplete, or if Atlas Quest has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Atlas Quest has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service.
Member Account, Password, And Security
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify Atlas Quest of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. Atlas Quest cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these terms.
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, and other content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This means that you, and not Atlas Quest, are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via Atlas Quest. Atlas Quest cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. You understand that by using Atlas Quest, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Atlas Quest be liable in any way for any content made available through this service.
You agree to not use the Service to:
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable
- harm minors in any way
- impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity
- forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through Atlas Quest
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation except in those areas that are designated for such purpose
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
- interfere with or disrupt Atlas Quest or the servers or networks connected to Atlas Quest, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to Atlas Quest
- intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law
- "stalk" or otherwise harass another
- collect or store personal data about other members
Atlas Quest may not pre-screen content, but Atlas Quest shall have the right in their sole discretion to refuse or move any content that is made available. You must evaluate all content for accuracy, completeness, and usefulness and bear all risks associated for relying on it.
Atlas Quest may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process, enforce the TOS, respond to claims that content violates the rights of third-parties, respond to your requests for customer service, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Atlas Quest, its members and the public.
Content Submitted Or Made Available For Inclusion On The Service
Atlas Quest does not claim ownership of content you submit or make available for inclusion. However, with respect to content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Atlas Quest, we may modify, adapt, and publicly use such content in other areas of the service.
"Publicly accessible" areas of Atlas Quest are those areas of Atlas Quest that are intended to be available to the general public. This includes (but is not necessarily limited to) public message boards, clues, and your public profile. Non-public areas would include (but is not necessarily limited to) your AQ mailbox and invitation-only message boards.
The clues on this website are copyrighted by the person who planted the letterbox and are not to be duplicated without the specific permission of the various individual authors. You are welcome to print the clues for your own personal letterboxing purposes for free and without special permission. However, republication or reproduction of this material in a book, website, or any other resource is strictly prohibited without the permission of the individual authors.
By submitting clues to this website, you agree that there is a safe, legal, and trespass free route to any letterboxes the clues may lead to, and that the land owner or land manager does not prohibit letterboxing on their property. The administrators of Atlas Quest are not responsible for any damages arising as a result of your clues. You must maintain valid contact information for your letterboxes, and administrators may direct land owners and land managers to contact you if they have questions or concerns about your boxes. Administrators may remove or assign your letterboxes to a "caretaker" if we are unable to contact you or your account is deemed abandoned.
Atlas Quest is provided "AS-IS" and that we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any communications or personalization settings. You agree to indemnify and hold Atlas Quest and its affiliates, agents, and partners harmless from any claim or demand arising out of use of this website or content you submit.
Atlas Quest makes no representations concerning any endeavor to review or edit the content of clues submitted to this website. Clues are the products of individual clue writers, therefore the administrators can not be held responsible for them in any way (including, for example, but not limited to—their accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency of material, or legality or safety of box placement).
No Resale Of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any content or access to Atlas Quest.
General Practices Regarding Use And Storage
Atlas Quest may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the website, including (but not exclusively) the maximum number of days that mail messages, message board postings or other uploaded content will be retained, the maximum number of mail messages that may be sent or received, the maximum size of any mail message that may be sent or received, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Atlas Quest's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access Atlas Quest in a given period of time. Atlas Quest has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted. Atlas Quest reserves the right to delete accounts that are inactive for extended periods of time. You further acknowledge that Atlas Quest reserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.
Modifications To Service
Atlas Quest reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Atlas Quest shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this website.
You agree that Atlas Quest may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your account, any associated information, and access to the website. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, breaches or violations of the TOS or other guidelines, requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), discontinuance or material modification to Atlas Quest, unexpected technical or security issues or problems, and extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your account includes removal of access to all offerings on Atlas Quest, deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account, and barring further use of Atlas Quest. All terminations shall be made in Atlas Quest's sole discretion and that Atlas Quest shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your account or access.
If your account is terminated or suspended, or Atlas Quest is discontinued, you will not necessarily get a refund on any payments made towards Atlas Quest. In most cases, we will refund any payments during the previous 60 days in full, but all refunds are strictly at Atlas Quest's discretion.
Atlas Quest may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. Because Atlas Quest has no control over such sites and resources, Atlas Quest is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.
Please report any violations of the TOS to the administrators.
Changes To These Terms Of Service
Because the web is an evolving medium, we may need to change these Terms of Service or impose new conditions on use of the Service, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website. By continuing to use the Atlas Quest website after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.