Terms of Service
Effective as of July 26, 2019
Island Stewards, d.b.a. “Orcas Island Vacation Rentals: a Community Conversation” (the “Group”) maintains the Website located at www.vacationrentalsorcas.org (the "Website"). By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound by all of the following Terms and Conditions.
Ownership of Content
As between you and the Group, the Group owns, solely and exclusively, all right, title and interest in and to the Website and all content including audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, video, software, data and materials thereon (collectively, the “Content”), the look and feel of the Website, the compilation of the Content on the Website, and any intellectual property rights therein. Your use of the Website does not grant you ownership of any Content you may access on these Website.
You may download the Content displayed on the Website for your non-commercial use only. You may not remove or alter any intellectual property legends or notices contained on the Content. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or make derivative works using any of the Content for commercial purposes.
Submission of Content
Users who provide content to the Group for the Website are granting the Group a non- exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such content. In most cases, the Group will only use this content on its Website, but the Group reserves the right to use this content in other ways, such as using it to make derivative works which may be commercially exploited by the Group. You agree that the Group may use your content for these purposes without making any payments to you. If you are not willing to grant the Group these rights, please do not contribute content to our Website.
Please make sure that any content you contribute does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party. For example, if you upload a drawing or a photo, please make sure that you are the creator of the work. Do not contribute content to which you don’t own the rights.
Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
All Content and other materials on the Website are provided "as is" without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. The Group assumes no responsibility for damage to your computer or other property resulting from your use of the Website. You understand and agree that any downloading or obtaining of Content and other materials through the Website is done at your own risk. In addition, we disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, reliability, and legality of Content and other materials found on the Website.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE GROUP OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT.
Some pages on the Website include links to other websites. The Group has not reviewed any of these websites and is not responsible for the content of these websites. The Group provides these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site by the Group.
Termination of Access
The Group may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website, without notice, in its sole discretion. Such termination or suspension may occur for any conduct that the Group believes is a violation of these Terms and Conditions, is in violation of any applicable law, or is harmful to the interests of the Group and its users.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Group and its officers, employees, independent contractors and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use of the Website, your placement or transmission of any content or other materials through the
Website, or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions. The Group reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with the Group’s defense of such claim.
Changes to the Terms and Conditions
The Group may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting and changing the effective date indicated above. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.
Any legal action brought against the Group shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflicts-of-law rules. Any claim asserted against the Group shall be heard and determined in the federal or state courts located in Washington. Users of the Website agree not to commence any litigation relating to the use of any of the Website, except in courts located in Washington.
To contact the Group please use the “contact us” page on this site.
By using the Website, you agree to receive electronic communications from the Group, whether addressed to the e-mail address associated with your account or posted on the Website.