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Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using website operated by Potomac Valley Aquarium Society (PVAS).

Conditions of Use

Every time you visit this website, use its services, or make a purchase, you accept the following conditions.

Privacy Notice and Code of Conduct

Before you continue using our website, we advise you to read our Privacy Notice regarding our user data collection, storage, and use and our Code of Conduct regarding acceptable behavior when using our online interactive spaces (website, facebook, twitter, etc.).


Content published on this website (digital downloads, images, texts, graphics, logos) is the property of PVAS and/or its content creators and protected by international copyright laws. The entire compilation of the content found on this website is the exclusive property of PVAS, with copyright authorship for this compilation by PVAS.

By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video, audio) with PVAS you agree to grant to PVAS, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for any PVAS website service in any media worldwide.  Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

For PVAS to use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any Commonwealth of Virginia laws, that you have the right to give PVAS permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent or guardian if they are under 16.


The entire communication with us is electronic. Every time you send us an email or visit our website, you will be communicating with us. You consent to receive communications from us. If you subscribe to the newsletter on our website, you are going to receive periodic emails from us. We will continue to communicate with you by posting news and notices on our website and by sending you emails. You also agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements, and other communications we provide to you electronically meet the legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

Applicable Law

By visiting this website, you agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia will govern these terms and conditions.


Any dispute related in any way to your visit to this website or to products you purchase from us shall be arbitrated by state or federal court for the Commonwealth of Virginia and you agree to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

Posted Content

Visitors may post content as long as it is not obscene, illegal, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy, or injurious in any other way to third parties. Content must be free of software viruses, political campaign, and commercial solicitation. Website and club members may post aquarium-related items to buy and sell in the Fish Mongers section of the Forum subject to club rules.

We reserve all rights (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content. When you post your content, you grant PVAS non-exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, publish, or modify such content throughout the world in any media.

License and Site Access

We grant you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. You are not allowed to download or modify it. This may be done only with written consent from us.

User Account

If you are an owner of an account on this website, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your private user details (username and password). You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password.

We reserve all rights to terminate accounts, edit or remove content, and cancel orders in our sole discretion.

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