Agreement Between User and Boston Virtual ARTCC
The Boston Virtual ARTCC Inc. (BVA) Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by Boston Virtual ARTCC on the ‘bvartcc.com’ domain name, and also the community’s official Discord and TeamSpeak servers. The Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. This policy is effective July 8, 2019.
Boston Virtual ARTCC Inc. (Boston Virtual ARTCC or BVA) is a non-profit integrated community of pilots and air traffic controllers operating the Boston ARTCC (ZBW) on the VATSIM network. BVA was created to join like-minded serious, dedicated, and professional flight simulation enthusiasts together. Information and content contained within the community and displayed on our website is not intended for and should not be used for real-world operations or as a substitute for flight training. Instructional content provided on this domain name should not be used as a substitute for FAA-approved instructional materials and flight training. Content has not necessarily been written or reviewed by any person licenced to write such content.
BVA is not affiliated with, nor does BVA seek to represent the views or operations of, real-world aviation organizations, including but not limited to Boston Logan Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration, airlines, airplane manufacturers, or flight training units.
Screenshots and content from FSX used on this website or posted on the forums were created under Microsoft’s “Game Content Usage Rules” using assets from Microsoft Flight Simulator X, ©.
Content contained on the ‘bvartcc.com’ domain is the copyright and property of Boston Virtual ARTCC, Inc. and may not be used, duplicated, recorded, copied, or reproduced without the permission of community administrators.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”) not operated by Boston Virtual ARTCC. The Linked Sites are not under the control of Boston Virtual ARTCC and Boston Virtual ARTCC is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site. Boston Virtual ARTCC provides Linked Sites to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Boston Virtual ARTCC of the site or any association with its operators.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site, you warrant to Boston Virtual ARTCC that you will not use the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Sites.
Use of Communication Services
The Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site contains chat areas, forums, and other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Boston Virtual ARTCC has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Boston Virtual ARTCC reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Boston Virtual ARTCC reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Boston Virtual ARTCC reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Boston Virtual ARTCC’s sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information in any Communication Service. Boston Virtual ARTCC does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Boston Virtual ARTCC specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Air traffic controllers and, in some cases, Administration Team members may not be authorized Boston Virtual ARTCC spokespersons, and their views may not necessarily reflect those of Boston Virtual ARTCC’s Administration Team or the Officers of Boston Virtual ARTCC.
Materials Provided to Boston Virtual ARTCC or Posted at Any Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site
Boston Virtual ARTCC claims ownership of the materials you provide to Boston Virtual ARTCC (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Boston Virtual ARTCC, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees, permission to use your Submission in connection including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Boston Virtual ARTCC is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Boston Virtual ARTCC’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
For clarity, any content that is hosted on or shared through Boston Virtual ARTCC-owned or operated websites, servers, forums, chat rooms, or other networking or communications platforms immediately becomes the intellectual property of Boston Virtual ARTCC unless an alternative, written agreement is made. Boston Virtual ARTCC claims these intellectual property rights regardless of whether or not the content was originally intended for distribution to the entire community, or as content intended to be transmitted only to a few, select members.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE BOSTON VIRTUAL ARTCC WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. BOSTON VIRTUAL ARTCC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE BOSTON VIRTUAL ARTCC WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE BOSTON VIRTUAL ARTCC WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
Termination / Access Restriction
Boston Virtual ARTCC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
Use of the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Boston Virtual ARTCC as a result of this agreement or use of the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site. Boston Virtual ARTCC’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Boston Virtual ARTCC’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site or information provided to or gathered by Boston Virtual ARTCC with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Boston Virtual ARTCC with respect to the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Boston Virtual ARTCC with respect to the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
All contents of the Boston Virtual ARTCC Web Site are: Copyright 2019 Boston Virtual ARTCC. All rights reserved.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Boston Virtual ARTCC is not affiliated with the Federal Aviation Administration or the FAA’s Boston ARTCC.
The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.