The Sprout Application Terms of Use


Our intellectual property rights | Access to and use of the Sprout Application | Users of information | Users who are posting and submitting material | Exclusions and limitations of liability | Registration | Links | Jurisdiction

Welcome to the Sprout Application. The Sprout Application is owned and operated by Special Olympics, Inc. (SOI), an international non-profit organization incorporated in Washington, D.C., USA.

The terms and conditions below govern your use of the Sprout Application. Please read these carefully before using the Sprout Application. Your use of the Sprout Application indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use the Sprout Application.

Our intellectual property rights

SOI owns or is licensed to use all intellectual property rights in and to the Sprout Application and all technical infrastructure (the software) relating to it. If you breach any of these terms, your permission to use the Sprout Application and any materials or content included in it automatically terminates.

Access to and use of the Sprout Application

In accessing any part of the Sprout Application, you agree:

  • Not to use the Sprout Application in such a way that disrupts, interferes with, or restricts the use of the Sprout Application by other users;
  • Not to upload, display, or transmit any materials through the Sprout Application that are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful, or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world;
  • Not to reverse engineer, decompile, copy, or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of the Sprout Application or attempt to transmit to or via the Sprout Application any information that contains a virus or other harmful or disruptive component; and
  • Not to change, modify, delete, interfere with, or misuse data contained on the Sprout Application and entered by or relating to any third party user of the Sprout Application.

Users of information

You may use the information and content of the content of the Sprout Application (the Material) only for its intended purpose (the Purpose).

Material must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain but only in pursuance of the Purpose. All other rights are reserved, and users must seek SOI’s permission before making any other use of Material contained in the Sprout Application.

Your use of the Material shall not be derogatory to or critical of Special Olympics, Special Olympics athletes, or any officer, director, agent, employee, or affiliate of SOI. The Material shall not be altered in any fashion except as expressly authorized by SOI or another Special Olympics organization in writing.

You shall indemnify and hold harmless SOI and all other Special Olympics organizations, their officers, directors and employees from all loss, cost, damage, liability and expense, and reasonable attorneys’ fees that they may incur by reason of your use of the Material in any manner not authorized by these Terms of Use.

You shall have no rights to the intellectual property or the software, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to you in order to access the Sprout Application. You may not sublicense, assign, or transfer any licenses granted by SOI, and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment, or transfer shall be null and void.

Users who are posting and submitting material

SOI may at its discretion allow users to upload or post content to certain areas of the Sprout Application (each a Submission). SOI may in its sole discretion decide whether or not to use a Submission. SOI is hereby licensed to edit, change and remove all content posted to the Sprout Application. You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not provide any Submission that is subject to the rights of another person without first obtaining their express authorization and that you are responsible if your Submission injures another person.

Exclusions and limitations of liability

The Sprout Application has been designed with the aim of providing education and training opportunities to Special Olympics participants.

Owing to the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that the Sprout Application or the web sites to which it is linked will always be available to users. You should ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place while using the Internet.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on the Sprout Application was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice, and we do not give any warranty that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all.

The Sprout Application and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that you accept it on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. Where you rely on any information or other material contained in it, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that all warranties, conditions, and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings, or otherwise in respect of the Sprout Application are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We exclude all liability whatever, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in respect of any loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of the Sprout Application or of any other web site linked to it, or from reliance on the contents of the Sprout Application or any material or content accessed through it.


In consideration of your use of the Material, you agree to provide and maintain accurate registration details and complete these in any registration forms on the Sprout Application (Registration Data) and to maintain the security of your password and identification. You acknowledge and agree that you are fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions taken through your account.

Any links from the Sprout Application are provided for information and convenience only, and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party web site. We do not endorse any linked web site, or any products, services, or companies described in such links.


These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Washington, DC, where SOI is incorporated. Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of the Sprout Application shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Washington, DC courts.