ATHLETES CODE OF CONDUCT

Pro Watercross promotes good conduct by all participants including riders, their friends and family, track officials, volunteers and spectators. Appropriate conduct will provide riders with a safe athletic environment, positive role models, and a sense of community spirit throughout the facility. Pro Watercross participants are to maintain and promote the highest standards of conduct at all times.


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DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POLICY

For the purposes of this code, “Illegal Substances” include any substance which may not be legally prescribed, either by Federal or State statute, which when taken or ingested may or may-not have a performance enhancing or mood or state of mind altering effect. For the purposes of this code, “Controlled Substances” include any substance which may be legally prescribed, either by Federal or State Statute, which when ingested or taken may have a performance enhancing or mood or state of mind altering effect.

 

It is forbidden for any participant or Pro Watercross Member to illegally use, possess, acquire or distribute any Controlled or Illegal Substance, at any time. Conviction or a finding of guilt in any criminal proceeding involving the illegal use of Illegal Substances or Controlled Substances may subject the participant / Pro Watercross Member to sanctions under this Code. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as to discourage the proper use of medically necessary prescribed or over the counter medications.

 

It is forbidden for any participant or Pro Watercross member to illegally posses, acquire or distribute any prescription or over-the-counter medication. Further, it is forbidden to misuse any prescription or over-the-counter medication in a manner not consistent with the prescription or instructions provided by the manufacturer and/or prescriber or pharmacist.

 

It is forbidden for any participant to consume any alcoholic beverage in a manner which may affect his/her behavior during practice, qualifying or the racing portions of an Pro Watercross Event. Pro Watercross’ standard for being “under the influence” is that any person who is deemed to be acting abnormally or is impaired, at the sole discretion of Pro Watercross, and/or who subsequently is shown to have alcohol in their system, as tested by any recognized test method at Pro Watercross’ sole discretion, shall be deemed in violation of this Code. Further, while it is not a violation of this Code for any participant or Pro Watercross Member to consume alcoholic beverages, in accordance with law and regulations, at an event site, it is a violation for any member to act in an unsafe manner anywhere at an Pro Watercross Event as a result of any impairment. It is a violation of this Code to supply alcoholic beverages at an Event site in violation of law or regulations, or in a manner to cause a violation of this Code.

 

Pro Watercross may require participants/ Pro Watercross Members to participate in systematic testing for drugs and/or alcohol. Pro Watercross may require any participant or Pro Watercross Member, to undergo testing for Illegal Substances, or use of Controlled Substances, prescription or over-the counter medication or alcohol, in violation of this Code. Such testing may be done for suspicion of violation of this Code, either through reports from a reasonable source, or by observation of signs, symptoms or behaviors or may be done randomly. Further, testing may be done after any incident on or off track. Testing may be required either at an Event or away from an Event.

 

Refusal to promptly authorize and submit to such testing is a violation of this Code. Refusal to permit release of the results of any tests by any testing facility or person conducting such test, to Pro Watercross, is a violation of this Code. Any testing done “for cause” or “reasonable suspicion” shall be done at the participant or Pro Watercross Member’s expense. Testing shall be done at a facility of Pro Watercross’ choosing. The results of such testing are not subject to protest or appeal. Pro Watercross may publish the results of such testing at its discretion. A person or entity referred to in such notice shall have no right to act against Pro Watercross or the person publishing the notice. Where testing is not available, but where Pro Watercross suspects impairment, for any reason, Pro Watercross may remove the participant or Pro Watercross Member from the facility, or take such other action as may be deemed appropriate.

 

Any participant or Pro Watercross member who is found in violation of any part of this section may be required to undergo testing or re-testing prior to any further participation in any Pro Watercross sanctioned event or reinstatement of any Pro Watercross membership or privileges. Pro Watercross does not provide rehabilitation services. Nor does this Code provide for periods of rehabilitation, with respect to this section of the Code. However, nothing contained herein is intended to dissuade anyone from seeking treatment or help for drug or alcohol problems, and Pro Watercross strongly encourages participants or members in need to seek such treatment or help.

REFUND POLICY

REFUND POLICY 

A refund for race entries will be refund prior to the start of any Pro Watercross event.

 

Refunds will NOT be made once practice at any Pro Watercross event has begun; make sure your watercraft is running properly prior to the racer meeting.

 

There will be a $10.00 organizational fee for each entry that is refunded. If for some reason you are unable to race once practice has begun, you may be able to transfer your entry to another face with a $10.00 organizational fee, this will be determined on a case by case circumstance.

 

Refunds issued by check will be charged a $10.00 convenience fee per request submitted.

 

Refunds issued by credit card will be charged a 5% convenience fee per request submitted. 

PHOTO POLICY

PHOTO POLICY:

Due to the volume of unlawful video, photo and trademark reproductions taking place with respect to participants, events and trade names recently, it has become necessary for Pro Watercross to strictly enforce certain rules and guidelines with respect to the usage and sale and digital distribution of such media. While we certainly understand that this can be upsetting to the casual weekend photographer, it is important to understand the legal ramifications that exist. Pro Watercross does not intend to prohibit the use of still point and shoot cameras at our events; however, the sale of such photos is strictly prohibited without prior written approval from Pro Watercross or any sanctioning Pro Watercross event.

 

All persons agree that all commercial rights to any and all photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, sound recordings, etc. made of any Pro Watercross event are owned solely by Pro Watercross, regardless of what party created such properties. Any sale of such images or recordings, on or off the Pro Watercross premises, is strictly prohibited except by Pro Watercross, or its officially approved agents. Any such images or recordings created by non-approved agents will be solely for their individual and non-commercial use.

 

Broadcasts and other rights:

Pro Watercross exclusively and in perpetuity own any and all rights to broadcast, transmit, film, tape, capture, overhear, photograph, collect or record by any means, process, medium or device (including but not limited to television, cable television, radio, pay-per-view, closed circuit television, satellite signal, digital signal, film productions, audiotape productions, transmissions over the Internet, public and private online services authorized by Pro Watercross, sales and other commercial projects, and the like), whether or not currently in existence, all images, sounds and data arising from or during any event, and that Pro Watercross is and shall be the sole owner of any and all intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, patents, copyrights, trademarks, design rights, and other proprietary rights) worldwide in and to these works and in and to any other works, copyrightable or otherwise created from the images, sounds and data arising from, during or in connection with any event. In addition to the extent not already owned by Pro Watercross, each person hereby assigns to exclusively and in perpetuity any and all rights set forth above.

 

ACCREDITATION; USE OF IMAGES:

Legitimate Media Assignment Required:

Only accredited photographers on assignment for an Pro Watercross recognized news media outlet or other Pro Watercross accepted media outlets will be permitted to photograph Pro Watercross events.   Pro Watercross does not generally recognize photo agencies or freelancers as media. Pro Watercross has the sole discretion to determine who is or is not Pro Watercross-recognized.

 

No Freelancing:

Freelance photographers are not permitted without specific assignment from an Pro Watercross-recognized media outlet, and as expressly permitted by Pro Watercross.   A photo credential is required.  

 

No Commercial Use:   

All use and reuse of all images obtained at all Pro Watercross events for commercial purposes is prohibited except in accordance with a written license from Pro Watercross. To inquire about licensing of event photos for commercial purposes, please contact the Pro Watercross.

 

Attire:   

You must wear a shirt with fully-covered shoulders and shoes with closed heels and toes (no open toed shoes, sandals, clogs, slides, etc.).

 

Policy Changes:

This Photo Policy is subject to change and compliance with the Photo Policy as in effect at each event is required.

DRONE POLICY

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVS)/DRONE POLICY

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests, Pro Watercross strictly prohibits the operation of or use of any unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as “Drones,” on, from, or above Pro Watercross premises, events or venues without specific written permission from an official of Pro Watercross. This includes all UAVs regardless of size, weight, or purpose.

PRIVACY POLICY

1. Our Commitment to Privacy.

This notice describes our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy is designed to advise you about how we collect, use, and protect the Personally Identifiable Information you provide. By visiting this site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

 

2. What Information is Collected.

(a) Information You Provide to Us:

We collect the Personally Identifiable Information you choose to enter on various pages of our site, or that you may choose to give us in some other way (such as by email, physical mail, or by telephone). For example, you will be asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information when you access or register for access to certain portions of our site or sign up for newsletters or mailings. The categories of Personally Identifiable Information we collect are your first and last name, e-mail address and telephone number, but you may choose to include more personally identifiable information when you use certain services on our site. You can choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of our services and features.

 

(b) Automatic Information:

When you visit a website, you disclose certain information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the time of your visit. This site, like many other sites, records this basic information about visits to our site.

 

(c) Cookies:

Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to your computer from a web server. We use cookies to store visitor preferences, record session information, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site and to customize web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or you can change your settings to refuse to accept cookies.

 

3. How and When the Information is Used. The information we collect is used for administering our business activities as follows:

(a) Provided to the recruitment agencies you contact with feedback of who made contact with them. We do not use this information for marketing purposes or to add you to unsolicited mailing lists.

 

4. How We Protect Your Information.

The privacy and protection of your information is important to us. We offer some of our services in connection with our other web sites that we own.

 

5. Who Has Access to the Information.

Information about our users is important to us. Access to your information is never provided to third parties. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order and we may disclose your information when we believe we are required to do so by law. We may disclose your information in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us and to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure.

 

6. Methods We Use to Protect Your Information.

We follow Data Protection Guidelines to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. In addition, our business practices are reviewed periodically for compliance with policies and procedures governing the security and confidentiality of our information. Our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons.

 

7. How You Can Access Your Information.

You can request access to all your personally identifiable information maintained by us by sending an e-mail to us at the address listed below. Upon request, we offer you the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in your personally identifiable information. You can have this information corrected by sending us an e-mail at the address listed below.

 

8. Consent.

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

9. Changes to Privacy Policy.

If our Privacy Policy or procedures change, we will immediately post those changes to our website. Any such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted, unless otherwise stated in the change.

 

10. Effective Date.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2017.

 

11. Contact E-Mail.
You may contact us concerning this Privacy Policy by using any of the contact options shown on this site.

 

E-mail:  info@prowatercross.com