Contact Us: info@alwayschooseadventures.org

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Always Choose Adventures is a Colorado nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN #83-1239243

By using this site, you agree to the ACA Terms & Conditions.

Welcome to the Tribe!

 

Our Mission is simple: to encourage people with disabilities regardless of age, background or skill level to access the outdoors, enrich their lives and connect with others and while doing so.

 

Definition of adventures: Engage in exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory.  An undertaking usually involving danger and known risks.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please take a moment to read and understand The Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement”). The Agreement on this website (the “Site”) may have changed since your last visit. By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read, accept our Terms of Use Agreement and agree to be legally bound by this Agreement. If you do not accept this Agreement, you will not be permitted to attend events or adventures, nor will you be allowed to use our Site, Facebook ACA Community features, or other social media operated by Always Choose Adventures Inc.

  • Always Choose Adventures Inc. (“Always Choose Adventures” and “ACA”) its Board Members, and Ambassadors maintain alwayschooseadventures.org and alwayschooseadventures.com.

  • Membership and participation of Always Choose Adventures is open to all persons. ACA does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or people with disabilities.

  • Participants are responsible to disclose any known medical conditions that may significantly prevent active and safe participation in events, adventures or outings.

  •  To the extent permissible by law, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Always Choose Adventures Inc. and its (past, future, and present) Officers, Directors, Agents, and affiliates from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, including without limitation, all costs and expenses of defense, attorneys’ fees resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by direct first party or third party, arising from the use of the Site, Facebook Group,  and/or participation in any event, or adventure associated with ACA.

  •  Always Choose Adventures Inc. does not assume any responsibility or risk associated with the use of our Site, or participation in events and adventures.  It is acknowledged here within that you are a Willing Participant (“Participant”) and therefore understand and acknowledge that participation in events/activities with ACA can involve inherent risks.  Furthermore, the Participant assumes ALL risk associated with any ACA event including but not limited to the risk of property loss, bodily injury, serious bodily injury and/or death. The Participant freely chooses to accept all inherent and non-inherent risk associated with any event or activity with ACA.

  • Membership with ACA has three tiers consisting of Wanderer, Explorer, and Trail Blazer.

    • Wanderers are defined as free members which have access through our Facebook page or any other social media that Always Choose Adventures controls or operates.

    • Explorers and Trail Blazers (“Elite” or “Elite Members”) are defined as our paid members which not only have access to social media, but also have exclusive access to offers and discounts through ACA.​

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

  • Intellectual Property Rights includes but is not limited to: all information and content (the “Content”) on the Always Choose Adventures website or Facebook Group page entitled “Always Choose Adventures” (including all individual ACA State pages) is the exclusive property of Always Choose Adventures or its licensors.  All present and future rights to intellectual property including but not limited to trademarks (whether registered or common law trademarks), designs, copyright and any corresponding rights under the laws of any jurisdiction, are protected and solely belong to ACA.  All rights in respect to discovery, trade secrets, secret processes, know-how, concept, idea, information, process, data, or work products developed in whole or in part by ACA are the sole property of ACA.  Any unauthorized use of our Content and the above-mentioned Intellectual Property will be considered a violation of Always Choose Adventures, Inc. Intellectual Property Rights. Unless otherwise stated in these guidelines, Always Choose Adventures Inc. and its suppliers reserve all tacit and direct rights to copyrights, trademarks, patents, or confidential information relating the Content. No Content may be copied, distributed, published, or used in any way, in whole or in part, without prior written agreement from Always Choose Adventures Inc. Except as allowed by the limited license contained in these guidelines, you may not, and these guidelines do not give you permission to, reproduce, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, or create derivative works with respect to the Content.

  • All Branding is exclusively the right and property of Always Choose Adventures.  No person, entity, or online presence may use, combine or connect our Brand to an individual or other company brand without explicit permission by ACA.   

ANTI-SPAM POLICY

  • ACA sets forth an Anti-Spam policy which includes the use of "Spam", "Harvesting", and "Farming" marketing techniques and practices directed at its membership/members.  In the event that Always Choose Adventures Inc. deems you to be in violation of this Anti-Spam policy, it shall revoke membership rights, close any membership account and terminate any active Sponsorship and/or Partnership agreements.

  • Spamming is defined herein as any activity whereby you directly or indirectly transmit email messages to any email address that has not solicited such email requests and does not consent to transmission.  These messages include but are not limited to unsolicited emails, and bulk or indiscriminate messages of any kind in connection with the marketing of external programs, products, and services and/or for commercial purpose or gain from our membership group. ACA also adopts the definition of spamming to constitute posting advertisements in public or private groups, in violation of the terms of participation in such group, that are off topic or in groups or platforms that do not specifically permit advertisements.  We also consider it spamming when advertisements are placed on message boards or in public chat areas when they are not permitted by the terms of participation in such message boards and chat areas.

  •  ACA has a strict policy against spamming and reserves the right to suspend your account membership and participation on any Internet platform where ACA has a presence pending review upon receipt of any complaint or other evidence that you may be engaging in any spamming activity.

  • Contained under the Anti-Spam policy ACA also forbids the act of Harvesting of membership Email addresses, and Farming of membership contact information.

  • ACA considers Harvesting to be the process of bulk collection of email addresses on any Internet platforms where ACA has a presence.  Similarly, Farming is the process of bulk collection of any contact information of membership on any Internet platforms where ACA has a presence.  As with spamming, both harvesting, and farming of member data is expressly prohibited and will be treated as a violation.

  • If you are "spammed" by anyone regarding external products, services, website, or any other matters, please report this activity to AlwaysChooseAdventures@gmail.com​

PUBLICITY RELEASE:

  • Photography, webcasting, and audio/video recording will take place at our events. You consent to be webcast, broadcast, filmed, videotaped, photographed and/or recorded as a member of the audience, a willing participant, and/or a ticket holder.  You authorize ACA the use of these (past, present, and future) images, likeness, name, voice and all reproductions in any media forever, in any location in the world, by us or our licensees, and you waive any rights of privacy or publicity related to such uses.  You release Always Choose Adventures, our affiliates and licensees from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property arising from the aforementioned actions.​

CONTENT YOU POST

 

  • By posting content, on any of our sites including but not limited to our website, Facebook, meetup.com, Instagram,  or any social media and/or by using hashtag #alwayschooseadventures, you hereby grant Always Choose Adventures Inc. non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense or sublicense, to host, use, copy, adapt, download, modify, distribute, reference, store cache, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, create derivative works,  and otherwise exploit such content on and through the website and third-party distribution channels selected by, but not necessarily affiliated with, Always Choose Adventures, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed, in whole or in part, for any purposes, including for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. You agree that neither Always Choose Adventures nor any third parties have any obligation to provide compensation to you for your Content or the licenses granted herein.

  • You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all Content and for compliance with the above-referenced standards and represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all Content, as contemplated under these Terms of Use; and (ii) neither the Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Content or ‘Always Choose Adventures’ use of the Content (or any portion thereof), through or by means of the website or otherwise will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights, or other proprietary of intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

  • Our community is a safe place. You may not use Always Choose Adventures Inc. to promote or be unlawful, harassing, offensive, hateful, threatening, stalking, vulgar, abusive, racist, lewd, or otherwise post objectionable content.

  • Always Choose Adventures encourages a healthy active lifestyle we forbid the use, promotion and selling of controlled substances and unlawful items.

  • Dogs need to be on leash at all times and follow trail rules. If trail permits, dog may be off leash.

  • All event participants are required to follow trail rules at all times.

  • Event participants may come and go as they please.

  • Any events organized through ACA require the presence of a First Aid Kit. Members are required to purchase and have a First Aid Kit, on all adventures, outings, and events.  If a group (consistent of 2 or more individuals) engage in an activity together, ACA only requires one (1) First Aid Kit per group.   Always Choose Adventures has a kit available for use at large organized events, or organizers may supply their own. Please email AlwaysChooseAdventures@gmail.com  if you have any questions regarding this requirement.

  • At time of membership, individuals must provide an emergency contact.  Please update your emergency contact on a regular basis.

  • Event deposits are non-refundable.

  • No advertising / crowdsourcing

  • Members cannot in any way charge for unofficial ACA hikes or get togethers and doing so will result in immediate removal from ACA and all affiliated Sites

  • ACA does not allow promotion of outside groups, non-ACA trips or events.

·       Self-Promotion is not allowed on the main page unless within a designated post by the Administrative team.

  • The posting of negative, distasteful, bullying, or inappropriate comments will not be tolerated.

·       Do not disrespect or block any of the Administrators or Moderators. If at any time you block an Administrative Representative or Moderator of ACA, you will immediately be removed from all ACA groups, sites and membership will be revoked.  Non-Members are strictly forbidden from attending events organized by ACA.

 

MEMBER RIGHTS, AND BENEFITS

This section includes all Rights and Benefits for all three tiers of membership; Wanderers, Explorers, and Trail Blazers

·       Basic Members may participate in events through ACA’s Facebook page, or other social media platforms.

·       Member1 may communicate with Always Choose Adventures and other members of the Group through the Group Facebook page regarding any adventure-related subjects. Irrelevant or non-adventure related subjects will not be allowed on ACA social media pages.

·       Members are encouraged to network and share their adventure interests and experiences with member of the Group through the Group Facebook page.

  •  All participants should keep in mind that events are excellent venues for networking, getting other members insights, collective brainstorming for adventures, and taking advantage of the wealth of knowledge of Group members. Participants are encouraged to make full use of their opportunities to do so.

·       Members of the Group may sell adventure gear through the Group page. In selling gear through the Group page, the selling member represents that he/she has the sole right to sell such gear, and is responsible for all applicable taxes, fees and transfers of such goods.   Any disputes that may arise between a buying and selling member will be dealt with between those members themselves, and Always Choose Adventures takes no responsibility with regard to any aspect of such transactions.

·       Members of the Group may post photographs, videos or related media on the Group page that have been taken during events.

  • If the media was captured, produced or created by another individual, members are required to give credit to the creator.

  • Members are not permitted to post excessive photographs on the Group page.

  • Members are not permitted to post media for personal or financial gain.

·       All official ACA group events will be organized and led by an Ambassador and/or designated event coordinator, who are responsible to:

  • Define and make clear the duration of the event, expected pace, difficulty level, required gear, and level of experience required to participate in such event.

  • Respond to questions for its members in a timely fashion.

  • Be informative and contactable for participants to discuss their adventure goals, and any health issues that may impact participation in the event.  

·       For events organized with other members, that are not official ACA group events, we strongly encourage participants to meet in a public place, prior to the event, to discuss planning and the overview of the adventure.

·       ACA considers ourselves a tribe of like-minded individuals coming together and supporting each other in adventures.  We emphasize that membership in this community and all events are fully inclusive and all tribe members are to be treated fairly, with kindness and respect at all times. Distasteful and/or negative comments will not be tolerated.

·       Participants are encouraged to be helpful with answering the questions of others, as some participants may be new to exploring and adventuring.

*Always Choose Adventures is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Pricing per individual over 18 years of age. Any minors are included under their parent or guardian’s membership plan and pricing.

Paid Memberships provide Always Choose Adventures with the financial support to maintain a strong organization. As a Member, you will receive email alerts regarding membership, and payments.  Your membership renewal will be submitted to our partners electronically on a monthly basis.

All funds from memberships go directly back into Always Choose Adventures and will assist with providing long-term support for our members and community.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATION POLICIES:

  • PAID EVENTS - All sales are final. There will be no refunds or exchanges of purchased tickets. Individuals are allowed to sell their tickets to events on our Facebook page, at FACE VALUE.  Resale at a higher price is strictly prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Do not lose your ticket, as it will NOT be replaced if it is lost, stolen or destroyed.

  • FREE EVENTS - All members must register through Eventbrite to attend events. If you are not able to join, please cancel your ticket through Eventbrite TWO WEEKS before the event, so that your spot may be claimed by someone who is able to attend. FIVE NO SHOWS to free events will result in revoked membership and removal from the Facebook group.

VIOLATIONS OF GUIDELINES:

·       Any members/participants who violate any of these guidelines will be subject to permanent dismissal from the Always Choose Adventures community and prohibition from participating in any group related events or activities, at the sole discretion of Always Choose Adventures, Inc.

 

BINDING AGREEMENT:

·       By becoming a member or participating in any way in Always Choose Adventures activities, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, and any written updates to these guidelines that may be disseminated/published on our website from time to time by Always Choose Adventures, Inc.

·       The person entering into this Agreement represents, warrants and covenants that they have the authority to enter into this Agreement and perform its obligations hereunder.  

·       This Agreement will constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of Member, enforceable in accordance with its terms.

·       Any and all procedures adopted by ACA may be amended at any time, and

 

GOVERNING LAW:

·       These guidelines shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to any choice of law or conflict of law principles.  Jurisdiction and venue for any disputes arising under these guidelines shall be exclusive to the state and federal courts in the City and County of Denver, State of Colorado.