Last updated: February 7, 2024

Important note: If you use ADAMS in connection with your work or position at an anti-doping organization (ADO), a Delegated Third Party, or anti-doping laboratory that is authorized by WADA to use ADAMS, you must respect the terms of any applicable pre-requisite agreement governing your use of ADAMS (see Pre-Requisites and Acceptable Use) in addition to these terms. This includes protecting the confidentiality of the athlete information you process via ADAMS, only using and sharing it for purposes permitted under the World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards, and otherwise complying with the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information and any related policies of your organization.

The Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) is a centralized, free platform operated and managed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA or we, our) and used by stakeholders. ADAMS supports clean sport by simplifying the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in anti-doping programs. It is built to be secure, to ensure anti-doping programs are coordinated and efficient, and to harmonize anti-doping practices around the world. ADAMS and its features are based on the rules of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and International Standards.

These terms of use (Terms) form an agreement between WADA and any authorized user of ADAMS (you).  Where your use of ADAMS is in connection with work you perform on behalf of an organization, you should only use ADAMS if you have been authorized by that organization to do so.

These Terms cover your use of ADAMS through any means, including web-based ADAMS, mobile applications (such as Athlete Central or DCO Central) or other software. In these Terms, a reference to ADAMS includes any software or documentation made available to you by WADA in connection with your use of ADAMS. These Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you have with us.

You must read and review the ADAMS Terms of Use and the ADAMS Privacy Policy carefully before activating your ADAMS account and using ADAMS. By activating your ADAMS account, accessing or using ADAMS, you agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms as updated from time to time in accordance with Section 1. You also represent and warrant that you have the capacity to enter into binding obligations.

1. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND ADAMS

Except where prohibited by applicable law, we reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time by posting a new version to https://adams-help.wada-ama.org/hc/en-us/articles/360012171059-ADAMS-Terms-of-Use. It is your obligation to monitor ADAMS for such changes. You can access the previous version of the terms here.

If we make material changes to the Terms, we will prompt you to review and accept the updated terms, where reasonably practicable to do so. Your continued access to or use of ADAMS after changes to these Terms indicates your acceptance of such changes.

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue ADAMS or any feature or functionality of ADAMS at any time, without notice. We may, at our discretion, suspend or terminate your access to or use of ADAMS or any of its components, including to address emergency security concerns, for scheduled maintenance or for a violation of these Terms.

2. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND ADAMS ACCOUNT

You may only access ADAMS with an activated, current and valid ADAMS account. Your access may be conditional upon a third party having an agreement in place with WADA (see the section Pre-Requisites and Acceptable Use below).

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username, password and account, and for taking reasonable precautions to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure or loss of your username, password or account information. You must not grant access to or otherwise share your username or password with any other person. You are responsible for the activity that occurs under your username/password.

Some mobile devices allow you to use biometrics like fingerprints or facial recognition (any type of "Biometric Recognition") to unlock your device or log in to mobile applications like Athlete Central. Because Biometric Recognition may only be assigned to the device and not to each individual user or application, you should only use Biometric Recognition to sign into ADAMS mobile applications if you do not share your mobile device with anyone else.

If you are a DCO Central user, doping control information is stored locally on your mobile device for a limited period identified in the application. You must ensure that you connect your device to a network within this time period to ensure the information can be uploaded to ADAMS. Doping control information will be automatically deleted from the DCO Central app and your device after this period.

You agree to notify WADA immediately at adams@wada-ama.org of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security relating to ADAMS of which you are aware.

3. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND SMS

If we need to notify you of important information or updates regarding ADAMS or your ADAMS account, including information regarding maintenance windows, we will send these notices to you by e-mail or by posting notices or links on ADAMS itself. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

You acknowledge and agree that (i) WADA may send you account-related emails, including updates about ADAMS or ADAMS content; (ii) WADA will be transmitting certain of your personal information electronically for such purposes; and (iii) you are solely responsible for providing WADA with accurate contact information, including email address, where we may send electronic communications containing your personal information. We do not guarantee the security of data transmitted over the Internet or public networks in connection with your use of ADAMS.

If you use SMS-based features within ADAMS (such as two-factor authentication with SMS, or whereabouts submission via SMS), you agree to the transmission of the messages required for these features to function to and from the phone number you provide, and you acknowledge that standard message and data rates may apply.

4. DATA YOU PROVIDE & PRIVACY

You are responsible for ensuring all information you submit to ADAMS, directly or through third parties, is truthful, accurate, up-to-date, and complete.

If you submit personal or other information about any third party as part of your use of ADAMS (including when you use DCO Central), you represent and warrant to us that you have provided all notices and disclosures; where necessary, obtained all applicable third party consents and permissions; and otherwise have all authority, in each case as required by applicable laws, to enable such information to be used by us for the purpose of our anti-doping activities in accordance with the Code and the International Standards.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you grant to us an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable and sublicensable license to access, collect, process, store, transfer, disclose and use any data, records or files that you, or others acting on your behalf, load, enter into, transmit to, or otherwise generate through the use of ADAMS: (i) to make ADAMS available and ensure its proper functioning; (ii) to carry out and enable anti-doping organizations and other authorized entities to carry out anti-doping activities in accordance with the Code and International Standards; (iii) to generate, transfer, and use data, information, or other materials that are not identifiable to a particular individual (“Aggregated Statistical Information”); and (iv) to use and otherwise process Aggregated Statistical Information to develop, improve and enhance ADAMS and anti-doping activities.

Please review our current Privacy Policy, available at https://adams-help.wada-ama.org/hc/en-us/articles/360012071820-ADAMS-Privacy-Policy, which contains important information about our practices in collecting, storing, using and disclosing information about identifiable individuals.

5. LICENCE TO USE ADAMS

Subject to your compliance with these Terms and any applicable pre-requisite agreement, WADA grants you a worldwide, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferrable and non-sublicensable licence during the Term to (i) use ADAMS for the sole purpose of fulfilling the requirements of the Code and International Standards; and (ii) use Athlete Central or DCO Central on your iOS-based or Android-based mobile device, as applicable.

6. PRE-REQUISITES AND ACCEPTABLE USE

Your right to use ADAMS will depend on your user type as set out in the table below.  If any relevant pre-requisite is not satisfied at any time, you may not use ADAMS. You will only use ADAMS in jurisdictions where ADAMS may lawfully be used. Generally, the Athlete Central mobile application is intended for use by Athletes. The DCO Central mobile application is intended for use by doping control officers.

If you use ADAMS in connection with your work or position at an anti-doping organization (ADO), Delegated Third Party, or anti-doping laboratory, your use of ADAMS is also subject to the terms of the separate pre-requisite agreement entered into between WADA and the relevant organization and must be authorized by the organization. If there is a conflict or inconsistency between these Terms and any pre-requisite agreement, the provisions of the pre-requisite agreement will govern to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency.

Athlete

Pre-requisites Permitted Uses
As managed by the custodian ADO that creates the account.

Agents & Doctors

Pre-requisites Permitted Uses
As managed by the custodian ADO that creates the account.

ADO

Pre-requisites Permitted Uses
Agreement Governing the Use of ADAMS for ADOs.

Delegated Third Party

Pre-requisites Permitted Uses
Agreement Governing the Use of ADAMS for Delegated Third Parties.

Laboratory/APMU

Pre-requisites Permitted Uses
Agreement Governing the Use of ADAMS for Laboratories.

Experts

Pre-requisites Permitted Uses
As managed by laboratory that creates the account.

7. NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

You will not use ADAMS in violation of applicable law. You will not, without our prior written permission, use ADAMS in any way that is not permitted by the Code or the International Standards. Without limiting the foregoing, you will not and will not attempt to, directly or indirectly:

  • send, upload, collect, access, transmit, store, post, publish, use or otherwise communicate any data, information, pictures, videos, audio or other materials or content that:
    • contains any computer viruses, worms, malicious code, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data;
    • you do not have the lawful right to send, upload, collect, access, transmit, store, post, publish, use or otherwise communicate;
    • is false, intentionally misleading, or impersonates any other person;
    • is defamatory, bullying, harassing, abusive, threatening, vulgar, obscene, or offensive, or that contains pornography, nudity, or graphic or gratuitous violence, or that promotes violence, racism, discrimination, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
    • infringes, violates, or otherwise misappropriates the intellectual property or other rights of any third party (including any moral right, privacy right or right of publicity);
    • encourages any conduct that may violate any applicable laws or would give rise to civil or criminal liability; or
    • is designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any other ADAMS user.
  • use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods, or copy, modify, disassemble, reverse assemble, de-compile, reverse engineer ADAMS or any part thereof or otherwise attempt to discover any source code;
  • link to ADAMS in any way that is illegal or damages our reputation or takes advantage of it, or in any way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists, or in any website that is not owned by you;
  • remove, delete, alter or obscure any trademarks, documentation, warranties, disclaimers, or any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property rights notices from ADAMS;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to ADAMS or any data or materials contained in ADAMS, the server on which ADAMS is stored or any server, computer or database connected to ADAMS;
  • disable, overly burden, impair, or otherwise interfere with servers or networks connected to ADAMS (e.g. denial of service attacks) or with any activity being conducted on or through ADAMS; or
  • authorize, permit, enable, induce or encourage any third party to do the above.

We may suspend or terminate your access to ADAMS and this agreement immediately if you violate any of the foregoing restrictions.

8. SOFTWARE UPDATES

ADAMS mobile applications may automatically download and install updates from us from time to time. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop ADAMS and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit us to deliver these to you, including through the Apple App Store or Google Play) as part of your use of ADAMS.

9. OWNERSHIP OF ADAMS

As between you and WADA, all intellectual property rights, title and interest in (i) ADAMS, including Beta Features and Modules; (ii) source code in the software we use to provide ADAMS; (iii) all other materials provided by us hereunder; (iv) the feedback you provide to WADA in relation to ADAMS; and (v) any updates, adaption, customization or derivative works of any of the foregoing, exclusively belong to WADA. ADAMS, the source code we use to provide ADAMS, and all other materials provided by us hereunder, are protected by copyright in Canada, the United States and elsewhere in the world pursuant to the Berne Convention. You are prohibited from modifying or selling any of ADAMS or other content or materials provided to you through ADAMS. You are prohibited from modifying, copying, reproducing, publishing, posting, transmitting, distributing, creating derivative works from decompiling, transferring or selling ADAMS or the source code we use to provide ADAMS.

WADA's logo, name, and other marks appearing in ADAMS are the exclusive property of WADA (or its third-party suppliers) and may not be used in any manner without our express written consent.

All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms are reserved. ADAMS and all material or content provided by us under these Terms are made available or licensed and are not ‘sold’ to you.

10. DISCLAIMER

We do not guarantee or warrant that ADAMS is compatible with your computer system/mobile device or that ADAMS or any links from ADAMS will be free of bugs, viruses, worms, trojan horses or disabling devices or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing safeguards to protect the security and integrity of your computer system or mobile device, and you are responsible for the entire cost of any service, repairs or connections of and to your computer system that may be necessary as a result of your use of ADAMS.

The laws of certain jurisdictions, including the Province of Quebec, do not allow the exclusion or limitation of legal warranties, conditions or representations. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the exclusions or limitations in these Terms (including the following disclaimers) may not apply and you may have additional rights.

You acknowledge, understand, and agree that ADAMS is provided “as is” and “as available”, with all faults and without warranties or conditions of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions of any kind with respect to ADAMS whether express, implied, statutory or collateral, including, without limitation, the warranties and conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, compatibility, title, security, completeness, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, currency, timeliness, quality, integration, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, or any warranties or conditions arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade, or that ADAMS is or will be error-free or will operate without interruption. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions of any kind with respect to third party communications and any third-party websites or content directly or indirectly accessed through ADAMS (or from which ADAMS is accessed), including communications, websites, and content provided by anti-doping organizations.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will we be liable, whether based in warranty, tort, extracontractual liability (including negligence), strict liability, breach of contract or any other legal theory,  for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary or punitive damages; or loss of business, loss of profits, loss of income or revenue, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time, loss of use, personal injury, fines, fees, penalties or other liabilities, in each case whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, resulting from or related to ADAMS or these Terms.

12. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless WADA and its service providers and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties, or other costs or expenses of any kind including reasonable legal and account fees, arising out of or in connection with your breach of any provision of these Terms or documents referenced in these Terms, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party (including intellectual property rights).

13. BETA FEATURES AND MODULES

From time to time, we may make available to you certain beta features and modules of ADAMS (“Beta Features and Modules”) for evaluation purposes. 

You understand that the Beta Features and Modules are not production ready. Accordingly, you may only use any features, functionality, data, information, or other materials made available to you through Beta Features and Modules for evaluation, trial, and non-production purposes.

We reserve the right to change or modify the Beta Features and Modules at any time and without notice. You understand and agree that we make available the Beta Features and Modules at our sole discretion. Accordingly, we retain the right, at our sole discretion, to suspend, revoke or terminate your access to the Beta Features and Modules without notice, at any time and for any reason or no reason, including but not limited to our decision that we no longer offer the Beta Features and Modules.

You acknowledge and agree that we may make use of any feedback you provide to us, whether written or oral, related to the Beta Features and Modules and grant us a license and right to use, disclose, and otherwise exploit such Feedback, including to improve or develop ADAMS. As between you and WADA, you expressly waive any moral rights you may have in ADAMS-related feedback provided to WADA.

14. THIRD-PARTY TERMS

Third-Party Software

WADA may from time to time include third party software (for example, open-source software) in ADAMS and such use may be subject to additional terms.  Please contact WADA for further details.

Apple Store Licence Terms

This section only applies to you if you obtained an ADAMS mobile app (the “App”) from the Apple Inc. (Apple Inc., together with its affiliates, “Apple”) App Store.

You acknowledge that these Terms are concluded between you and WADA, and not with Apple. The responsibility for the App and content thereof is governed by these Terms. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, you may use the App only on an iPhone or iPod touch that you own or control. You and we acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.  In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple and Apple will refund any applicable purchase price for the App to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be governed by these Terms.  Any claim in connection with the App related to product liability; a failure to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirements; or consumer protection or similar legislation is governed by these Terms, and Apple is not responsible for such claim. Any third-party claim that the App or your possession and use of the App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights will be governed by these Terms, and Apple will not be responsible for the investigation, defence, settlement and discharge of such intellectual property infringement claim. Apple is a third-party beneficiary of these Terms and may enforce these Terms against you.

You represent and warrant that You are not: (i) located in any country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; or (ii) listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

If any of the terms and conditions in these Terms are inconsistent or in conflict with Apple’s applicable instructions for Minimum Terms for Developer’s Member License Agreement (the current version as of the date these Terms and Conditions was last updated is located at:
http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/appstore/dev/minterms/) or the App Store Terms of Service (the current version as of the date these Terms were last updated is located at: 
http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/ca/terms.html), the terms and conditions of Apple’s instructions for Minimum Terms for Developer’s Member License Agreement or App Store Terms of Service, as applicable, will apply to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.

Google Play License Terms

This section only applies to you if you obtain the App from the Google Inc. (Google Inc. together with its affiliates, “Google”) Google Play store. You acknowledge that Google is not responsible for providing support services for the App and, if any of these Terms are inconsistent or in conflict with the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement, the terms of such Google agreement will apply to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict (the current version as of the date these Terms were last updated is located at https://play.google.com/about/developer-distribution-agreement.html).

15. GENERAL

Terminations

These Terms will commence on the day you first use your ADAMS account and will remain in effect until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions of these Terms (the “Term”). WADA may terminate these Terms at any time with immediate effect by giving notice to you at our discretion (at the email address on file with us) or by suspending or deactivating your account. You may terminate these Terms at any time by ceasing your use of ADAMS, uninstalling and deleting any relevant ADAMS mobile application, and submitting a request to your anti-doping organization to deactivate your account. You may still be required to provide anti-doping-related information to anti-doping organizations, and such organizations may need to continue to process your information via ADAMS, if you wish to continue to participate in organized sport events and competitions subject to the World Anti-Doping Code.

Survival

Section 4 (Data you Provide & Privacy), 9 (Ownership of ADAMS), 10 (Disclaimer), 11 (Limitation of Liability), 12 (Indemnity), 14 (Third-Party Terms) and 15 (General), and any other terms which expressly or by their nature survive termination, or which contemplate performance/observance subsequent to termination, shall survive termination or expiration of these Terms for any reason.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be void, invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such provision will be severed from these Terms and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

Waiver

Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not be construed as a waiver any provision or right. A waiver of any provision of these Terms must be in writing and a waiver in one instance will not prevent enforcement of such provision on other occasions.

Third-Party Rights

Other than as provided for in the “Third-Party Terms” section, no person other than you or WADA may enforce these Terms.

Assignment

You will not assign these Terms to any third party without our prior written consent. We may assign these Terms or any rights under these Terms to any third party without your consent. Any assignment in violation of this provision will be void. The provisions of these Terms will be binding upon permitted assignees. These Terms will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties, their permitted successors and permitted assignees.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and any applicable pre-requisite agreements (see Section 6) along with any relevant requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards, constitute the entire agreement between WADA and you with respect to the use of ADAMS. In the event of any conflict between the English version of these Terms and a copy made available in another language, the English version will prevail.

Choice of Law and Disputes

Except where restricted or prohibited by applicable law of your domicile, residency or physical location: (i) your use of ADAMS and these Terms will be governed by the laws of the Province of Quebec and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, with the exclusion of its conflict of laws principles, and such laws apply to your access and use of ADAMS; (ii) any dispute arising from or related to the use of ADAMS or these Terms shall be submitted exclusively to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, and resolved in accordance with the Code of sports-related arbitration.

16. CONTACT US AND SUPPORT
For support regarding the submission of whereabouts or athlete user accounts, please contact your custodian anti-doping organization. For other technical support, contact the ADAMS Helpdesk at:

North America: 1 866 922 3267
International: +1 514 904 8800
Emailadams@wada-ama.org

For general inquiries regarding these Terms, contact us at:

Stock Exchange Tower
800 Place Victoria (Suite 1700)
Montreal (Quebec) H3c 0B4
Canada

Tel.:    +1 514 904 9232
Fax:    +1 514 904 8650
Email:  adams@wada-ama.org

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