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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

These terms of use are entered into by and between You and Trout Unlimited (”TU”, “we”, or “us”). The following terms and conditions, together with any terms they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, these “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of all websites owned or operated by TU including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through www.tu.org or our other website  (the “Sites”), whether as a guest or a registered user.

This Privacy Statement does not reflect the policies and practices of our chapters or councils. Please reach out to them directly for information about their privacy statements.

By using the Sites, you signify your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”), and the Privacy Statement [LINK].  If you do not agree to all of these Terms of Use, and the Privacy Statement, do not use the Sites.

TU may revise these Terms of Use at any time.  Your continued usage of the Sites will mean you accept those changes, and you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations.  The materials provided on the Sites are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright laws and international treaties.

Geographic Restrictions

We make no claims that the Sites or any of its content is accessible, downloadable or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.  If you access the Sites from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. 

Use Restrictions

The content on the Sites, such as text, graphics, images, photographs, illustrations, trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, information obtained from TU’Ss licensors, and other materials (the “Content”) is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws.  Title to the Content remains with TU.  Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.  Except as stated herein, none of the Content may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of TU or its licensors.

TU authorizes you to view and download Content solely for your own lawful, personal, non-commercial use. You may not modify, edit, create derivative works from Text-Based Content or reprinted materials nor are you permitted to use such Content for commercial purposes without TU’Ss prior written consent.  Any such download or use of the Content shall include the following copyright notice:  “©2022, Trout Unlimited.  All rights reserved” and retain other copyright and proprietary rights notices which were contained in the Content.  Except as expressly authorized in this paragraph, non-text based Content may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of TU and/or its licensors, as applicable, regardless of the intended use.  Non-text based Content may not be modified in any way.

Any special rules for the use of other items provided on the Sites may be included elsewhere within the Sites and are incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference.  The use of the Content on any other site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.  All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to TU and its licensors.  If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

You may not, without TU’S written permission, “mirror” any Content contained in the Sites or any other server.  You may not use the Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use.  You may not use the Sites in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Sites, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Sites.  You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Sites through hacking, password mining or any other means.  TU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Sites, or any portion thereof, at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all, without prior notice or any notice.

User Submissions 

The personal information you submit to TU is governed by the TU Privacy Statement [link].  To the extent there is an inconsistency between the Terms of Use and the Privacy Statement, the Privacy Statement shall govern.

Except as provided under a specific submission practice described on the Sites or in other TU materials made available to you, TU does not claim ownership of any information or material a user provides to TU or posts, uploads, inputs, submits, or transmits to the Sites (“Submission”).  If you provide a Submission to TU pursuant to specific guidelines or practices identified by TU, such as for submitting a proposal, submitting content for a TU publication, or submitting a photograph, such Submission shall also be governed by the applicable guidelines or practices 

You agree that you will not make any Submission that is, in whole or in part, libelous; scandalous; inflammatory; discriminatory; defamatory; false; threatening; vulgar; obscene; pornographic; profane; abusive; harassing; invasive of another’s privacy; hateful or bashing; aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views, or disability; in violation of local, state, national, or international law; or that infringes on, or violates, any right of any party.  Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) make any Submission that is an advertisement or solicitation of business; (b) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or make a Submission unrelated to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form); (c) post a chain letter or pyramid scheme; impersonate another person; (d) distribute viruses or other harmful computer code; (e) harvest or otherwise collects information about others, including email addresses, without their consent; (f) post the same note more than once or “spamming”; (g) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Sites, or which, in the judgment of TU, exposes TU or any of its licensors, partners, or customers to any liability or detriment of any type; or (h) post partisan political statements aimed at influencing legislation or supporting or opposing candidates for public office, or in a manner that otherwise violates the law.  All Submissions reflect the views of such individual that provided such Submission and do not necessarily reflect the views of TU.

Except as provided under a specific submission practice described on the Sites or in other TU materials made available to you, by making a Submission, you agree that such Submission is non-confidential, non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by TU.  If you make a Submission, you automatically grant—or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted—TU a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, TU is not required to use any Submission.

You are solely responsible for your Submission, the consequences of making a Submission, and your reliance on any Submissions.  TU is not responsible for the consequences of any Submission.  TU is not responsible for screening or monitoring Submissions made to the Sites by users.  If notified by a user of a Submission allegedly in violation of these Terms of Use, TU may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove such Submission.  TU will have no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.

TU reserves the right (but is not obligated) to: (a) record the dialogue on the Sites; (b) investigate an allegation that a Submission does not comply with these Terms of Use and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the Submission; (c) remove Submissions which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or outdated, or that otherwise fail to comply with these Terms of Use; (d) terminate a user’s access to any or all parts of the Sites upon any breach of these Terms of Use or the law; (e) monitor, edit, or disclose any Submission; (f) edit or delete any Submission posted on the Sites, regardless of whether such Submission violates these Terms of Use.

Promotions

Any and all offers or promotions advertised on the Sites are void where prohibited, and are subject to the posting of any official rules to such offers or promotions.

Storage of Content

You agree that TU may establish, in its sole discretion and without prior notice to you, a maximum amount of storage space for Content stored or transmitted through the Sites.  You agree that TU has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of or failure to store any messages, communications, or other Content stored or transmitted through the Sites.

Reliance on Information Posted

The information presented on or through the Sites is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

The Sites may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers, and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND CONTENT ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND RESEARCH PURPOSES.  YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO THE ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS THAT MAY APPEAR THROUGHOUT THE SITE.  TU AND ITS LICENSORS AND AGENTS ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ACTION OR INACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE CONTENT.  

Liability of TU and Its Licensors and Partners

The use of the Sites or the Content is at your own risk.  The Content in the Sites could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.  TU may make changes or improvements at any time.

THE CONTENT IN THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, TU DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  TUDOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TU DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE CONTENT IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.  YOU (AND NOT TU) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

TU, AND ITS AFFILIATES, ASSUME NO LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR REVENUE OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM ANY ACT OR OMISSION BY TU ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES, COUNCILS, CHAPTERS, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, OR UNAFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES AS A RESULT OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION IN FULFILLMENT OF OR IN BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE PRIVACY STATEMENT.

Your Account

If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use. TU reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

Contact with Third Parties and Third Party Sites

Your interactions with a third party on the Sites, or based on such third party’s participation or presence on the Sites, are solely between you and the third party.  You agree that TU shall have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third party on the Sites.

The Sites may include links to third party websites or resources over which TU has no control.  These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and should not be construed as an endorsement by TU of content on those third party websites or resources.  Your access and use of such websites or resources is solely at your own risk.  TU makes no representations or warranties with respect to the content, ownership, or legality of any such linked third party website.

Linking to the Sites and Social Media Features

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part.

The Sites may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Sites.
  • Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Sites.
  • Cause limited portions of content on the Sites to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the Sites or portions of it to be displayed on, or appear to be displayed by, any other site, for example, framing, deep linking, or in-line linking.
  • Link to any part of the Sites other than the homepage.
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on the Sites that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use.

You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to stop. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

Trademarks

The TU name, logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks and intellectual property of TU or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of TU. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on the Sites are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold TU, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and partners, harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Sites or Content, or your violation of these Terms of Use.

Modification or Suspension of the Sites

You agree that TU may, in its sole discretion and at any time, modify, discontinue, or suspend its operation of the Sites, any part thereof or any Contents, temporarily or permanently, without notice or liability to you.

Applicable Laws

These Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy [link] are governed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  You and TU hereby expressly consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of a local or federal court of competent jurisdiction in Arlington, Virginia  for the adjudication or disposition of any claim, action or dispute arising out of these Terms of Use.  If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.  No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms of Use for any reason whatsoever:  Liability of TU and its Licensors and Partners, Use Restrictions, User Submissions, Submission of Ideas, Indemnity, Applicable Laws, and Complete Agreement.

Notice and Take Down Procedures

If you believe any Submission accessible on or from the Sites infringes your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Sites by contacting TU (address identified below) and providing the following information:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed.  Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  • Identification of the Submission that you believe to be infringing and its location.  Please describe the Submission, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the Submission.
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and (if available) email address.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or authorized representative.
  • A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

Our address for copyright issues relating to this website is as follows:

Trout Unlimited
1777 N. Kent Street, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22209-3801

help@TU.org 

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, TU maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of the Sites who are repeat infringers.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular notice or disclaimer posted by or on behalf of TU on the Sites, these Terms of Use, including TU Privacy Statement, constitute the entire agreement between you and TU with respect to the use of the Sites and Content.



Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find this Website informative and convenient to use.

Questions or comments regarding this Website should be directed to our Membership Services team or by postal mail to:

Trout Unlimited Membership Services
1300 N. 17th St.
Suite 500
Arlington VA, 22209-3801

Or by calling toll free 1-800-834-2419 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Time Zone)

Hardy Ultralite and Marksman Rods
Become a Life Member!

A limited-edition TU Hardy rod outfit. A travel Hardy rod outfit. Take your pick of two Hardy rod and reel outfits!

DONATE NOW