Keeneland Terms and Conditions
Updated Terms of Service
KEENELAND TERMS OF SERVICE
IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY. Please read these Terms carefully as they contain important information about your legal rights, remedies and obligations. These Terms are a legal contract between you and Keeneland (as defined herein). By accessing the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please exit the Service and refrain from all further use of it.
Please note: Section 13 of these Terms contains an arbitration clause and class action waiver that apply to all users. Section 13 affects how disputes with Keeneland are resolved. By accepting these Terms, you agree to be bound by this arbitration clause and class action waiver. Please read it carefully.
Last updated: June 8, 2020.
1. SCOPE OF SERVICES; SEPARATE TERMS
1.1 Scope of Services: These Terms are entered into by and between you and Keeneland Association, Inc., a Kentucky corporation (“Keeneland”, “we”, “our” or “us”). These Terms govern your access to and use of Keeneland-branded websites (including, but not limited to, https://www.keeneland.com/, https://www.keenelanddigital.com, https://www.thesportingartauction.com, https://keenelandmercantile.com/, and https://keenelandshop.com/) (collectively, the “Website”) and all services offered by us through the Website, including, without limitation, our sales portals, all mobile, tablet and other smart device applications, and application program interfaces and associated services (collectively, the “Service”). We refer to our employees, directors, officers, contractors, owners, parents, subsidiaries and agents as our “affiliates” throughout these Terms. The terms “you” and “your” refer to all individuals or entities accessing the Service.
By using, visiting or accessing the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms for yourself and any person that uses the Service under your user name. Please read these Terms carefully before accessing and using the Service. If you do not agree with these Terms, do not use our Service.
1.2 Separate Terms: The access to or use of certain areas and features of the Service may be subject to separate policies, standards or guidelines, or may require that you accept additional terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms and terms and conditions applicable to a specific area or feature of the Service, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your access to or use of that area or feature, unless specified otherwise. For example, your participation in Thoroughbred auctions shall be governed by the Conditions of Sale applicable to the relevant auction.
2. AMENDMENTS, MODIFICATIONS OR UPDATES TO TERMS
Keeneland reserves the right to amend, modify or update these Terms at any time in accordance with this provision. If we make changes to these Terms, we will post the revised Terms on the Service and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. We may also choose to provide you with notice of the modification by email before the date the revised Terms become effective. If you disagree with the revised Terms, you may cease your use of the Service or cancel any account (“Keeneland Account”) you have registered through the Service. Otherwise, your continued access to or use of the Service will be subject to the revised Terms.
4. ELIGIBILITY; USE OF SERVICE; ACCOUNT VERIFICATION; SEPARATE TERMS
4.1 Eligibility: You must be at least 18 years old and able to enter into legally binding contracts to access and use the Service or register a Keeneland Account. By accessing or using the Service or Keeneland Account, you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older and have the legal capacity and authority to enter into a contract.
4.2 Use of Service: Keeneland may make access to and use of the Service, or certain areas or features of the Service, subject to certain additional conditions or requirements, such as, without limitation, completing a verification process or meeting specific eligibility criteria (i.e., a credit check).
4.3 Account Verification: User verification on the Internet is difficult and we do not assume any responsibility for the confirmation of any Keeneland Account user’s identity. Notwithstanding the above, for transparency and fraud prevention purposes, and as permitted by applicable laws, we may (but have no obligation to) ask users to provide additional information for identification or verification purposes as we deem appropriate.
5. Account Registration
5.1 Keeneland Accounts: You must register a Keeneland Account to access and use certain features of the Service, such as any sales portals. If you are registering a Keeneland Account for a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to legally bind that entity and grant us all permissions and licenses provided in these Terms.
5.2 Accuracy of Account Information: You must provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and keep your Keeneland Account up-to-date at all times.
5.3 Confidentiality: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Keeneland Account credentials and may not disclose your credentials to any third party. You must immediately notify Keeneland if you know or have any reason to suspect that your credentials have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your Keeneland Account. You are liable for any and all activities conducted through your Keeneland Account, unless such activities are not authorized by you and you are not otherwise negligent (such as failing to report the unauthorized use or loss of your credentials).
6.1 Proprietary Rights: The Service may, in its entirety or in part, be protected by copyright, trademark, and/or other laws of the United States. You acknowledge and agree that the Service, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Keeneland and/or its licensors or authorizing third parties. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Service. All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and any other source identifiers of Keeneland used on or in connection with Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of Keeneland in the United States. Trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of third parties used on or in connection with the Service are used for identification purposes only and may be the property of their respective owners.
6.2 Prohibited Uses: You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works of, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Service. No licenses or rights are granted to you (by implication or otherwise) under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Keeneland or its licensors other than the limited license to (i) use the Service on your personal device(s), and (ii) access and view any content made available through the Service and accessible to you, solely for your personal and non-commercial use.
6.3 License: By creating, uploading, posting, sending, receiving, storing, or otherwise making available any user content on or through the Service, you grant to Keeneland a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual (or for the term of the protection), sub-licensable and transferable license to such user content, to access, use, store, copy, modify, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publish, transmit, stream, broadcast, and otherwise exploit in any manner such user content to provide and/or promote the Service, in any media or platform.
6.4 User Warranties: You are solely responsible for all user content that you make available on or through the Service. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all user content that you make available on or through the Service or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Keeneland the rights in and to such user content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) the user content,your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the user content, and Keeneland’s use of such user content (or any portion thereof) does not and will not infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
6.5 Prohibited User Conduct: You will not post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any user content that: (i) is fraudulent, false, misleading (directly or by omission, including, but not limited to, failure to update information) or deceptive; (ii) is defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (iii) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (iv) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person or animal; (v) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances; or (vi) violates any Keeneland policy or standard. Keeneland may, without prior notice, remove or disable access to any user content that Keeneland finds to be in violation of these Terms or Keeneland’s then-current policies or standards, or otherwise may be harmful or objectionable to Keeneland, its users, third parties, or property.
6.6 Copyright Law: Keeneland respects copyright law and expects its Members to do the same. If you believe that any content on the Service infringes copyrights you own, please notify us immediately by following the instructions provided in the Contact Us section of these Terms.
7. Rules of Conduct
We expect users of the Service to respect the law and the rights and dignity of others. While using the Service, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. In addition, your use of the Service is conditioned on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in these Terms and failure to comply may result in termination of your access to the Service. If we are made aware of any information or materials posted, transmitted or otherwise made available through or in connection with the Service that may be a violation of any law, regulation or right of a third party, or a violation of these Terms, we have the right, but not the obligation, to remove or disable access to the respective information or materials. Any act or use by you that violates any of the above agreements is strictly prohibited and shall be a material breach of these Terms.
8. Profiles and Forums and Submissions
8.1 Profiles and Forums: If we choose to make the option available, you may post certain information and materials in connection with the Service or through our social media pages or sites (your “Profile”). Further, we may offer features through the Service that enable you to post information, photographs and other materials and images publicly (collectively referred to herein as “Forums”). All of the rules of conduct above and elsewhere in these Terms apply to Profiles and Forums. Additionally, without our express prior written consent, you may not use Profiles or Forums for any commercial purposes, including the promotion or advertisement of any goods, services or opportunities, and you may not use Profiles or Forums to solicit other visitors or users to visit or become members of, subscribe to or register with any commercial online service or other organization.
8.2 Limitation of Liability: Information contained in the Profiles and Forums may be provided by third party visitors to the Service, which may be inaccurate, misleading or deceptive. Keeneland, its affiliates and their respective employees, officers, directors, owners, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers and service providers neither endorse nor are responsible for any opinion, advice, information or statements made in the Profiles and Forums by third parties. Under no circumstances will Keeneland, its affiliates, or their respective employees, officers, directors, owners, affiliates, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers or service providers be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information or materials. The opinions expressed in the Profiles and Forums reflect solely the opinions of the individuals who submitted such opinions and may not reflect the opinions of Keeneland.
8.3 Public Nature of Content: You acknowledge and agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we have no control over, and shall have no liability for any damages resulting from, the use (including without limitation re-publication) or misuse by any third party of information voluntarily made public through Forums or any other part of the Service. IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE IN A PROFILE OR A FORUM OR OTHERWISE ON THE SERVICE OR OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
9.1 AS IS: While we try to maintain the security of the Service, we do not guarantee that the Service will be secure or that any use of the Service will be uninterrupted. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.”
9.2 Disclaimer: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, KEENELAND AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND THE USE THEREOF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICE CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SERVICE AND ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU USE THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
10. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL KEENELAND, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OWNERS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM ANY VISITOR’S ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS INVALID, ILLEGAL OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF KEENELAND AND OUR AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OWNERS AND AGENTS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES TO YOU OR TO ANYONE ELSE WILL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IF THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED BY THE LAWS OF YOUR JURISDICTION.
You agree to indemnify Keeneland and its affiliates and their respective employees, officers, directors, owners, and agents for all damages, liabilities, costs, charges and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your breach of these Terms, (ii) your improper use of the Service (or any part thereof), and (iii) your breach of any applicable laws, regulations or third party rights.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact:
Keeneland Association, Inc.
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510
Phone: (800) 456-3412
13. Dispute Resolution
13.1 Agreement: Except as otherwise provided under Keeneland’s Conditions of Sale, you and Keeneland agree that we will resolve any dispute or question arising as to the interpretation of any clause of, or the rights and liabilities of the parties under or in any manner relating to these Terms and connected in any manner with use of the Service (a "Claim") in accordance with one of the subsections below or as Keeneland and you otherwise agree in writing.
13.2 Conflicts of Laws; Jurisdiction; Venue: Except as otherwise provided under Keeneland’s Conditions of Sale, these Terms and the relationship between you and Keeneland with respect to the Service shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky without regard to the conflicts of laws rules thereof. Except as otherwise provided under this Dispute Resolution Section, you and Keeneland agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and proper venue of the Fayette Circuit Court and/or the Eastern District of Kentucky, in each case in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, and waive any right to trial by jury.
13.3 Arbitration: Except as otherwise provided under Keeneland’s Conditions of Sale, any Claim shall be referred to final and binding arbitration before a single arbitrator in Lexington, Kentucky, under the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association relating to the selection of arbitrators for the determination of issues. The arbitration shall be governed by the United States Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16. This agreement to arbitrate is supported by adequate consideration, receipt of which is acknowledged. Should arbitration be commenced pursuant to this section, any disagreement over the arbitrability of the Dispute shall be resolved by the arbitrator, not a court of law. The decision of the arbitrator will be binding, final and conclusive on the parties, and judgment on the arbitrator’s decision may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. This agreement to arbitrate is binding upon the respective successors, heirs, legal representatives, assigns and transferees of the parties. The arbitrator may, sua sponteor upon the written request of a party, issue written directions as to the scope and timetable for discovery. In the event that the arbitrator should determine that the matter(s) in dispute may be resolved by a review of a written record, and that a hearing is not necessary, each party waives the right to a hearing. The arbitrator shall be charged to render a written opinion reciting the facts as determined and the applicable law as applied. The arbitrator may award injunctive and other equitable relief, as well as an award of monetary damages. No claim of fraud, duress or other basis for revocation of contract made with respect to these agreed Terms shall limit or preclude the enforcement of this agreement to arbitrate except as such fraud, duress or other basis for revocation shall arise with particularity to this agreement to arbitrate, and each party conclusively agrees that this provision shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the separability doctrine of Prima Paint Corp. v. Flood and Conklin Mfg. Co., 388 U.S. 395 (1967).
13.4 Waiver: Neither you nor Keeneland will participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any Claims covered by this agreement to arbitrate. YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS.
13.5 Improperly Filed Claims: All Claims brought under this Section, except as otherwise provided under Keeneland’s Conditions of Sale, must be resolved in accordance with this Dispute Resolution Section. All Claims filed or brought contrary to this Section shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a Claim contrary to this Section, Keeneland shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys' fees and costs actually incurred, provided that Keeneland has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.
13.6 Survival: Subject to Section 15.1, this Section 13 shall survive any termination of these Terms and will continue to apply even if you stop using the Service or terminate your Keeneland Account.
14.2 Survival: Unless prohibited by applicable law, the provisions of these Terms that should reasonably survive termination will remain in effect, including, without limitation, Sections 9 through 15.
15.1 Severability: In the event that any portion of these Terms is held to be invalid, the invalidity of such provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms, which will remain in full force and effect.
15.3 No Waiver: The failure of Keeneland to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
15.4 Limitations Period: Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or these Terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred unless a longer period is mandated by applicable statute and, in such a case, you are limited to the maximum period permitted by law.
15.5 Section Titles: The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
15.6 Lawful Use: Keeneland makes no claims that the content of the Service may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Service from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
15.8 Third Party Websites: The Service may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience and not as an endorsement of the contents on such third party websites. Keeneland is not responsible for the content of linked third party websites. Any charges or obligations you incur in your dealings with these third parties are your responsibility. Keeneland makes no representation or warranty regarding any content, goods and/or services provided by any third party even if linked to from our Service, and will not be liable for any claim relating to any third party content, goods and/or services. The linked sites are not under our control and may collect data or solicit personal information from you. We are not responsible for any actions or omissions by such sites, for their content, business practices or privacy policies, or for their collection, use or disclosure of any information. Further, the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Keeneland of any linked sites. We shall have the right, at any time and at our sole discretion, to block links to the Service through technological or other means without prior notice. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY SITES AND RESOURCES AND ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.
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