BoatUS Videos - Terms of Use

The BoatUS Videos website was created to build a fun and learning atmosphere for all things boating. This service is free to Members, guests and visitors, so please take a moment to read these terms of use. * You accept these terms of use by accessing and using this website. If you do not agree with these terms, you do not have authorization to use this website or to post videos to it. BoatUS reserves the sole right to determine which videos will be posted and for how long, and to change the content of the site or terminate this website or a particular user's access entirely. Videos that do not adhere to these regulations will not be posted or may be later removed. All videos require a content review, and BoatUS approval prior to posting. In some cases, BoatUS may edit the video for content and you agree that we may do so, or may require that you edit the video before posting.

Videos are limited to 100MB or 10 minutes in duration. We recommend that you save your videos as Windows AVI, QuickTime MOV, or MPG files. You may not place a link directly to individual videos available through this site. Site content may not be reproduced, modified or redistributed by you except for any content for which you own the copyright. Videos containing the following (sound, imagery and/or innuendo) are not acceptable and you agree not to submit videos that contain any of the following:

  • Profanity, racism, sexism, discrimination, sexually oriented content, ethnocentric views, political views, vulgarity, harassment, gratuitous humiliation and/or graphic violence.
  • Nudity, pornographic, sexually explicit, or macabre material.
  • Practices involving dangerous or illegal acts.
  • Children or pets placed in dangerous or compromising practices (BoatUS may report these to authorities).
  • Promoting unsafe boating activities or illegal conduct.
  • Any video designed for gross or shock factor.
  • Material that infringes copyright, or violates privacy, rights of publicity or other laws.
  • Spiders, robots, spyware or other technologies to gather data from users of this site and its content or replicate and distribute viruses or other harmful or malicious code.
  • Commercial ads or product/service promotions.

We reserve the right to reject or take down anything else deemed inappropriate by the BoatUS Administrators.

We ask that all videos be sent in the spirit of good and clean fun and with regard to compliance with applicable laws. You are solely responsible for the content you submit. You warrant to us you own the copyright to the videos you submit or otherwise have the right and authority to submit it for us and our service providers to post it publicly for downloading, copying, and public viewing by others. If we receive a claim that any material you have submitted infringes the copyright or other proprietary right of any third party, we reserve the right to take it down immediately, without notification or consultation with you, and you agree that you will be responsible for any liabilities or damages that BoatUS suffers as a result of such material you submit and any such claims.

BoatUS utilizes YouTube, a non-affiliated third party service, as its video host. Submitting and/or posting videos to BoatUS does not automatically register you with YouTube. Please visit YouTubes website, should you desire to join them. When you launch one of the videos in this website, you will be taken to web pages hosted and controlled by YouTube and you will be subject to YouTube's terms of use, privacy policies and community rules. Please review those at the YouTube website before submitting videos or accessing our videos to ensure that you understand and agree with them. We make no representation regarding YouTube or any third party site or service that you may access through this site.

We authorize you to access and download videos from this site for your personal use subject to compliance with these terms. By submitting videos, you hereby grant us and YouTube (or similar future service we use) a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the submissions in connection with this and the YouTube website and YouTube's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the YouTube website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

You also hereby grant each user of this and the YouTube website a non-exclusive license to access your submissions and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such submissions. The above licenses granted by you terminate within a commercially reasonable time after your videos are no longer posted. You understand and agree, however, that we and YouTube may retain for archival purposes server copies of your submissions that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you are perpetual and irrevocable except as noted.

You understand and agree that BoatUS and its affiliates disclaim all liability and damages to you or to third parties with respect to your access and use or inability to access or use this website and the content made available here, whether by you or by others, including any liability for indirect, consequential and compensatory damages. The site and its content are provided AS IS, without any warranties, express or implied or statutory, and we further disclaim any warranties that may apply under the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act as enacted anywhere. This site and its content are intended for visitors over 13 years of age.

Note of Advice:

All videos are open to the public; therefore we strongly advise you to take the appropriate steps to protect your identity and that of anyone else showing on the videos. Always preview your videos before uploading them. While previewing your video, be on the lookout for images containing your license plate information, telephone numbers, street addresses, marina location, or anything that may help a stranger find you.

* We reserve the right to modify these terms of use at any time, by posting changes here, and without prior notice. By accessing this area after the terms have been modified you agree to the changed terms.