Terms of Service

Thank you for selecting the Services offered by International Committee of Sports for the Deaf and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates (referred to as "ICSD", "we", "our", or "us"). Review these Terms of Service ("Agreement") thoroughly. This Agreement is a legal agreement between you and the ICSD. By accepting electronically (for example, clicking "I Agree"), installing, accessing or using the Services, you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to this Agreement, then you may not use the Services.


This Agreement describes the terms governing your use of the ICSD online services provided to you on this website, including content, updates and new releases, (collectively, the “Services”). It includes by reference:

1.1.1. ICSD's Privacy Statement provided to you in the Services available on the website or provided to you otherwise.

1.1.2. Additional Terms and Conditions, which may include those from third parties.

1.1.3. Any terms provided separately to you for the Services, including product or program terms, ordering, activation, payment terms, etc.


1.2.1. The Services are protected by copyright, trade secret, and other intellectual property laws. You are only granted the right to use the Services and only for the purposes described by ICSD. ICSD reserves all other rights in the Services. Until termination of this Agreement and as long as you meet any applicable obligations and comply with this Agreement, ICSD grants to you a personal, limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable right and license to use the Services.

1.2.2. You agree not to use, nor permit any third party to use, the Services or content in a manner that violates any applicable law, regulation or this Agreement. You agree you will not: Provide access to or give any part of the Services to any unauthorized third party. Reproduce, modify, copy, deconstruct, sell, trade or resell the Services. Make the Services available on any file-sharing or application hosting service.

You can view ICSD’s Privacy Statement provided with the Services and on the website for the Services. You agree to the applicable ICSD Privacy Statement, and any changes published by ICSD. You agree that ICSD may use and maintain your data according to the ICSD Privacy Statement, as part of the Services. You give ICSD permission to combine information you enter or upload for the Services with that of other users of the Services and/or other ICSD services. For example, this means that ICSD may use your and other users’ non-identifiable, aggregated data to improve the Services or to design promotions and provide ways for you to compare business practices with other users. ICSD is a global organization and may access or store personal information in multiple countries, including countries outside of your own country to the extent permitted by applicable law.


All content including audiovisual or other content, information or materials accessible through the Services such as texts, illustrations, artworks, graphics, data, moving and still images, sounds, music, or software (“ICSD Content”) is protected by copyright, trademarks, or proprietary rights and laws. All rights, including all intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights in the Services, ICSD Content are owned by the ICSD, or licensed to us by the respective right owners. All rights not expressively granted to you under the present Agreement are reserved.


3.2.1. You are responsible for your content. You are responsible for all materials ("Content") uploaded, posted or stored through your use of the Services. Archive your Content frequently. You grant ICSD a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to host and use any Content provided through your use of the Services. You are responsible for any lost or unrecoverable Content. You must provide all required and appropriate warnings, information and disclosures. ICSD is not responsible for the Content or data you submit through the Services.

You agree not to use, nor permit any third party to use, the Services to upload, post, distribute, link to, publish, reproduce, engage in or transmit any of the following, including but not limited to: Illegal, fraudulent, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, hateful, harassing, offensive, inappropriate or objectionable information or communications of any kind, including without limitation conduct that would encourage "flaming" others, or criminal or civil liability under any local, state, federal or foreign law; Content that would impersonate someone else or falsely represent your identity or qualifications, or that constitutes a breach of any individual’s privacy; Except as permitted by ICSD in writing, investment opportunities, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, other unsolicited commercial communication or engage in spamming or flooding; or Content which is not legally yours and without permission from the copyright owner or right holder. Virus, Trojan horse, worm or other disruptive or harmful software or data; and Any information, software intellectual property rights owner.


3.3.1. Community forums. The Services may include a community forum or other social features to exchange Content and information with other users of the Services and the public. ICSD does not support and is not responsible for the content in these community forums. Please use respect when you interact with other users. Do not reveal information that you do not want to make public. Users may post hypertext links to content of third parties for which ICSD is not responsible.

3.3.2. ICSD may freely use feedback you provide. You agree that ICSD may use your feedback, suggestions, or ideas in any way, including in future modifications of the Services. You grant ICSD a perpetual, worldwide, fully transferable, sub-licensable, non-revocable, royalty free license to use the feedback you provide to ICSD in any way.

3.3.3. ICSD may monitor your Content. ICSD may, but has no obligation to, monitor content on the Services. We may disclose any information necessary to satisfy our legal obligations, protect ICSD or its customers, or operate the Services properly. ICSD, in its sole discretion, may refuse to post, remove, or refuse to remove, any Content, in whole or in part, alleged to be unacceptable, undesirable, inappropriate, or in violation of this Agreement.

ICSD Accounts are only for our ICSD members. They include our officers, directors, employees, board members and/or agents affiliates (collectively called “Members”) having responsibilities and/or making contributions to the year-round operation of the ICSD. The purpose of having an ICSD Account is solely to use some our Services to maintain the operation of the ICSD. When an administrator assigns you an ICSD Account, you are required to comply with the Account usage agreement as set forth by ICSD.

Creating an ICSD Account is generally not required to access and use the Services and ICSD Content, but some features and functionalities of the Services and some ICSD Content may be available only to users who have registered with us. On certain Services, the creation of an ICSD Account may be subject to additional conditions.

You can get an ICSD Account by contacting us through the Services. Registration requires that you provide us with information about you in order to allow us keeping in touch with you. This information will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

All information you provide in the registration process must be accurate and complete. You are responsible for keeping your account username and password confidential and for all activity that occurs under your account.

To protect your ICSD Account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for any of the activities that happens on or through your ICSD Account. It is not recommended to reuse your ICSD Account password on third-party applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or ICSD Account, contact us at office@ciss.org.

When you register, we will ask you to confirm your compliance with the Agreement, and that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy.

Specific rules and additional terms may apply due to the nature and purpose of certain Services. This is for instance the case of certain systems for event registration or reporting mechanisms, or professional resources managed by the ICSD. In such cases, these specific terms will be brought to your attention before you use the relevant Services and will prevail over this Agreement in case of any inconsistency.

We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Services and your ICSD Account at our discretion, particularly if we believe that you do not comply with the Agreement.


5.1. Communications
ICSD may be required by law to send you communications about the Services or Third Party Products. You agree that ICSD may send these communications to you via email or by posting them on our websites.

5.2. You will manage your passwords and accept updates. You are responsible for securely managing your password(s) for the Services and to contact ICSD if you become aware of any unauthorized access to your account. The Services may periodically be updated with tools, utilities, improvements, third party applications, or general updates to improve the Services. You agree to receive these updates.

5.3. We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.


6.1. The Services, including all ICSD Content, is provided to you “as is” and, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, ICSD, its affiliates, and its third party providers, licensors, distributors or suppliers (collectively, "suppliers") disclaim all express or implied warranties in connection with the Services, ICSD Content (including any link to any third party websites, and any offer of service or product made by third parties) and your use thereof. These disclaimed warranties include warranties of availability, fitness for a particular purpose.

6.2. Your use of the Services requires one or more compatible devices, internet access and certain hardware and software and may require obtaining updates or upgrades from time to time. You agree that your ability to use the Service may be affected by the performance of such materials and that such system requirements are under your responsibility as well as all costs incurred by their use including your data provider/telecommunication service charges.

ICSD makes no warranties or representations of any kind, express, statutory or implied as to:

6.2.1. the availability of data provider/telecommunication service from your provider and access to the Services at any time or from any location;

6.2.2. any loss, damage, or other security intrusion of the data provider/telecommunication services; and

6.2.3. any disclosure of information to third parties or failure to transmit any data, communications or settings connected with the Services.

6.3. Despite our efforts to provide accurate information and to prevent disruption caused by technical problems, the Services may contain technical mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors or be temporarily unavailable to you and we cannot be held liable for such occurrences.

6.4. We disclaim all liability for losses and/or damages caused by any unauthorized use of your ICSD Account and it is your responsibility to immediately notify the ICSD of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your ICSD Account.

6.5. To the fullest extent admissible under law, ICSD shall not be liable to you or third parties for damages of any kind arising in connection with:

6.5.1. Your access to or use of Services and any ICSD Content, or of the websites linked to the Services;

6.5.2. any unauthorized access or use of our servers and/or any personal information or other information stored therein;

6.5.3. any errors or inaccuracies in the Content;

6.5.4. any delays, interruptions, failure, poor quality or limitations of any kind in transmissions from the Services or in delivery or in the performance of services offered via the Services; and

6.5.5. any bugs, virus, or the likes which may be transmitted to or through the Service by any third party.

6.6. Except where expressly mentioned otherwise, link provided on the Service to any third party websites or services, or to offers for third party products or services, shall not be interpreted as a recommendation or endorsement by us.

6.7. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the ICSD, its affiliates, and its third party providers, harmless from and against any claims or damages (including legal fees) arising in connection with your violation of the Agreement. This defense and indemnification will survive the present Agreement and your use of the Services.

6.8. No action from our part, other than written waiver or amendment, may be construed as a waiver or amendment of the Agreement. If any provision of the Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable to the fullest possible extent under applicable law.

6.9. Although we make our best efforts to reply to any questions asked or request made to us through the Services in a timely manner, we do not guarantee any specific turnaround time, reserve the right to refrain from answering any communication, which does not comply with the Agreement.

6.10. We reserve the right to modify, improve, update, suspend or terminate any functionality of the Services or any ICSD Content, at our discretion and without notice.

Subject to applicable law, ICSD, its affiliates and suppliers are not liable for any of the following: (a) indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential damages; (b) damages relating to failures of telecommunications, the internet, electronic communications, corruption, security, loss or theft of data, viruses, spyware, loss of business, revenue, profits or investment, or use of software or hardware that does not meet ICSD systems requirements. The above limitations apply even if ICSD and its affiliates and suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. This agreement sets forth the entire liability of ICSD, its affiliates and your exclusive remedy with respect to the services and its use.

You agree to indemnify and hold ICSD and its Affiliates and Suppliers harmless from any and all claims, liability and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of your use of the Services or breach of this Agreement (collectively referred to as "Claims"). ICSD reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any Claims. You agree to reasonably cooperate as requested by ICSD in the defense of any Claims.

We reserve the right to change this Agreement at any time, and the changes will be effective when posted through the Services, on our website for the Services. We may also change or discontinue the Services, in whole or in part. Your continued use of the Services indicates your agreement to the changes.

ICSD may immediately, in its sole discretion and without notice, terminate this Agreement or suspend the Services if you fail to comply with this Agreement or if you no longer agree to receive electronic communications. Upon termination, you must immediately stop using the Services.

You acknowledge that the Services, including the mobile application and the underlying software may include U.S. technical data subject to restrictions under export control laws and regulations administered by the United States government. You agree that you will comply with these laws and regulations, and will not export or re-export any part of the Services, in violation of these laws and regulations, directly or indirectly.

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Switzerland, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Any dispute arising from or in connection with the execution or interpretation of this Agreement or breach thereof which cannot be settled amicably, shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Lausanne, Switzerland.

ICSD does not represent that the Services and/or content within the Services is appropriate or available for use in all jurisdictions or countries. ICSD prohibits accessing content from within countries or states where such content is illegal. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws pertaining to your use and access to the Services in your jurisdiction.

Any translation of this Agreement is done for local requirements and in the event of a dispute between the English and any non-English version, the English version of this Agreement shall govern. In the event of a dispute, the parties confirm that they have requested that this Agreement and all related documents be drafted in English.

This Agreement, including the Additional Terms below, is the entire agreement between you and ICSD and replaces all prior understandings, communications and agreements, oral or written, regarding its subject matter. If any court of law, having jurisdiction, rules that any part of this Agreement is invalid, that section will be removed without affecting the remainder of the Agreement. The remaining terms will be valid and enforceable. You cannot assign or transfer ownership of this Agreement to anyone without written approval of the ICSD.