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2. Use License
Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Dodge County Parks and Recreation's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
modify or copy the materials;
use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Dodge County Parks and Recreation's web site;
remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by DodgeCounty Parks and Recreation at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
The materials on Dodge County Parks and Recreation's web site are provided "as is". Dodge County Parks and Recreation makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Dodge County Parks and Recreation does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
In no event shall Dodge County Parks and Recreation or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Dodge County Parks and Recreation's Internet site, even if Dodge County Parks and Recreation or a Dodge County Parks and Recreation authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
5. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on Dodge County Parks and Recreation's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Dodge County Parks and Recreation does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Dodge County Parks and Recreation may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Dodge County Parks and Recreation does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Dodge County Parks and Recreation has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Dodge County Parks and Recreation of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.
8. Governing Law
Any claim relating to Dodge County Parks and Recreation's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of GA without regard to its conflict of law provisions. General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.
Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
** Effective March 1, 2010 DCRD Refund Policy** No refunds, unless activity has been canceled by DCRD, if refund requested for any other reason, the fees "can be" carried forward as credit to the next sport participated (if deemed acceptable by the Director).
Youth Sports Concussion Policy2013
Whereas concussions at all levels of sports have received a great deal of attention in the past few years, attention has increased even more recently, culminating with the NFL, NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations testifying before the United States Congress about what each organization is doing to protect athletes from concussions. At least four states have enacted legislation dealing with the issue of head injuries sustained in athletic competitions. (http://www.tbiwashington.org/tbi wa/bill1824.shtml)
Therefore the following policy will be in effect as of June 2013 and beyond.
Objective: To establish a policy that will provide ALL youth sport coaches associated with the Dodge County Parks and Recreation Department with guidelines relating to how to recognize signs of a concussion, procedures for dealing with athletes and parents when a concussion is suspected, as well as mandatory rules concerning the return to action for the participant.
Criteria: WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT THEM OUT! It is better to miss one game than the whole season. Adolescent athletes are particularly vulnerable to the effects of concussion. Once considered little more than a minor “ding” on the head, it is now understood that a concussion has the potential to result in death, or short and long term changes in brain function. A concussion is s bran injury that results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function. A concussion occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body. Continued participation in any sport following a concussion can lead to worsening concussion symptoms as well as increased risk for further injury to the brain, and even death. The well-being of the athlete is of paramount concern during any athletic contest. Officials, coaches and parents are being asked to make all efforts to ensure that concussed athletes do not continue to participate, thus, coaches, players, officials, and parents should also be looking for signs of concussion in all athletes and should immediately remove any suspected concussed athlete from play.
What to look for: We now know that a person does not have to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion. Any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion(such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the contest and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional. The common signs, symptoms and behaviors of concussed athletes may include: appearing dazed or stunned, is confused about assignment or position, is unsure of game score or opponent, answers question slowly, has a headache or pressure in head, nausea or vomiting, is sensitive to light or noise and/or just doesn’t feel right.
Role of Coaching Staff: Coaches/Coaching Staff win NOT be expected to “diagnose” a concussion. That is the job of an appropriate health-care professional. Coaches/Coaching Staffs are being asked to use their best judgment in observing the signs, symptoms and behaviors, associated with concussions. If a member of a youth team coaching staff observes questionable signs, symptoms or behavior, he/she must remove the participant from the game for further evaluation and notify the parent/guardian.