Since 1976

TERMS OF USE / PRIVACY POLICY / LIABILITIES

1.The Site.
“The site” means all areas and subscriptions including text and images on this American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization (AKATO) website which is owned and operated by the American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization L.L.C., a limited liability corporation registered in the State of Texas.

2. Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Proprietary Rights.
All content on the Site, including text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, is subject to protection by copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights. In addition, the entire contents of the Site are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws and the American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization L.L.C., owns the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content. Each third party content provider owns the copyright in content original to it.

3. Third Party Sites.
The Site contains links to other Web Sites, resources and advertisers. The American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization L.L.C. is not responsible for the availability of these external Sites nor does it endorse or is it responsible for the contents, advertising, products, or other materials made available on or through such external sites. Under no circumstances shall the American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization L.L.C.be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused to a user in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on any such external sites. You should direct any concerns to such external site's administrator or webmaster.

4. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability.
(a) YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C., NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE.
(b) LISTING OF BLACK BELT “MEMBERS” ONLY VERIFIES THAT THE NAMED INSTRUCTOR HAS RECEIVED THE REQUISITE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING AND THAT THEIR PHYSICAL SKILLS MEET OR EXCEED THE NORMALLY EXPECTED LEVELS OF A “BLACK BELT” BY THE GENERAL MARTIAL ARTS COMMUNITY. WE MAKE NO OTHER CLAIMS AS TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE NAMED INDIVIDUALS AS TO THEIR EDUCATIONAL (ACADEMIC) BACKGROUND OR TO THEIR MORAL OR ETHICAL CONDUCT IN THEIR PERSONAL LIVES. (c) THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES THAT ARE IMPLIED BY, AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION, UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. (d) THE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C.IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. (e) IN NO EVENT WILL THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C. OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DISPLAYING, OR DISTRIBUTING THE SITE BE LIABLE TO USERS OF THE SITE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR OUT OF THE BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE. THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C.’S LIABILITY TO USERS, IF ANY, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C. BY YOU. (f) THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C. NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT ON THE SITE, NOR FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR OBSCENE POSTING MADE BY ANYONE OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C. EMPLOYEE SPOKESPERSONS WHILE ACTING IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C. BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE CONTENT ON THE SITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS, FINANCIAL, HEALTH, OR LIFESTYLE INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT. (g) EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN OR ELSEWHERE ON THE SITE, THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C. DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT, OR GUARANTEE ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C. MAKES PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE SITE WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES THAT ARE IMPLIED BY, AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION, UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C., ITS SUPPLIERS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE LISTED, SOLD OR PROVIDED ON THE SITE. THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C.’S LIABILITY TO YOU, IF ANY, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO THE AMERICAN KARATE AND TAE KWON DO ORGANIZATION, L.L.C. BY YOU.

5. Indemnification.
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and, upon request, defend, The American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization L.L.C., its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of or relating to your browsing or use of information on this Site, content you transmit to this Site, your violation of any rights of another, or your breach of these Terms of Use. The American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization L.L.C.reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle or otherwise dispose of any matter without the prior written consent of The American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization L.L.C..