Terms of Use Agreement

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Effective Date:  This Terms of Use Agreement was last updated on January 14th, 2009.

This Terms of Use Agreement sets forth the standards of use of the American Dive Institute Online Service. By using the American Dive Institute / AmericanDiveInstitute.com website you (the “Member”) agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement, you should immediately cease all usage of this website. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the terms and conditions of this agreement without prior notice.  Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted at American Dive Institute / AmericanDiveInstitute.com website.  Your continued use of the Service after amendments are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Agreement and its modifications. Except as provided in this paragraph, this Agreement may not be amended.

  1. Description of Service

    American Dive Institute is providing Member with information dealing wit Recreational Scuba Diving. Member must provide (1)  all equipment necessary for their own Internet connection, including computer and modem and (2) provide for Member’s access to the Internet, and (3) pay any fees relate with such connection. 

  2. Disclaimer of Warranties.

    The site is provided by American Dive Institute on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, American Dive Institute makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of this web site in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.  American Dive Institute shall have no liability for any interruptions in the use of this Website.  American Dive Institute disclaims all warranties with regard to the information provided, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.  Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties; therefore the above-referenced exclusion is inapplicable.

  3. Limitation of Liability

    AMERICAN DIVE INSTITUTE DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY MATERIAL ON THIS SITE. AMERICAN DIVE INSTITUTE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE MATERIALS. IF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTY IS HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN AMERICAN DIVE INSTITUTE'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO U.S. $100.00.

  4. Indemnification

    Member agrees to indemnify and hold American Dive Institute, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Member’s use of the Service, the violation of this Agreement, or infringement by Member, or other user of the Service using Member’s computer, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity.

  5. Modifications and Interruption to Service

    American Dive Institute reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the Member. American Dive Institute shall not be liable to Member or any third party should American Dive Institute exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. Member acknowledges and accepts that American Dive Institute does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our website and operation of our website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

  6. Third-Party Sites

    Our website may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by online merchants and other third parties.  You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party site.  You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those third-party sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such sites.  Your use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each site, and we are not responsible therein. We encourage all Members to review said privacy policies of third-parties’ sites.

  7. Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Vendor Information

    Product specifications and other information have either been provided by the Vendors or collected from publicly available sources.  While American Dive Institute makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate, we can make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of any information provided on this website.

    American Dive Institute makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any product provided or offered by any Vendor, and you acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any Vendor shall be at your own risk.

  8. Governing Jurisdiction of the Courts of Florida

    Our website is operated and provided in the State of Florida.  As such, we are subject to the laws of the State Florida, and such laws will govern this Terms of Use, without giving effect to any choice of law rules.  We make no representation that our website or other services are appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations.  Accordingly, if you choose to access our site you agree to do so subject to the internal laws of the State Florida. 

  9. Compliance with Laws.

    Member assumes all knowledge of applicable law and is responsible for compliance with any such laws.  Member may not use the Service in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. Member further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.

  10. Copyright Information

    All content included or available on this site, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is © 2009 American Dive Institute.com, with all rights reserved, or is the property of American Dive Institute and/or third parties protected by intellectual property rights.  Any use of materials on the website, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of American Dive Institute is strictly prohibited.  Members agree that they will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of American Dive Institute.

  11. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

    Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, AmericanDiveInstitute.com designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement.

    James Pennock
    13506 Summerport Village Parkway
    Suite 318
    Windermere, FL 34786
    By Telephone: 407-538-1110
    By Email:

  12. Botnets

    American Dive Institute retains the right, at our sole discretion, to terminate any accounts involved with botnets and related activities. If any hostnames are used as command and control points for botnets, American Dive Institute reserves the right to direct the involved hostnames to a honeypot, loopback address, logging facility, or any other destination at our discretion.

  13. Other Terms

    If any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent.  You agree that this Terms of Use Agreement and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by American Dive Institute in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition.  This Terms of Use Agreement shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between us in relation to your participation as a Member.  Member agrees that by accepting this Terms of Use Agreement, Member is consenting to the use and disclosure of their personally identifiable information and other practices described in our Privacy Policy Statement.