Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the website located at https://thegeohunt.com and any related services provided by North Road, LLC. 

By accessing https://thegeohunt.com, you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, you are prohibited from using or accessing this website or using any other services provided by North Road, LLC. 

We, North Road, LLC, reserve the right to review and amend any of these Terms and Conditions at our sole discretion. Upon doing so, we will update this page. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will take effect immediately from the date of publication. 

These Terms and Conditions were last updated on August 16, 2022. (added details about purchased Hints)

  • By using this website, you warrant on behalf of yourself, your users, and other parties you represent that you will not: 

  • modify, copy, prepare derivative works of, decompile, or reverse engineer any materials and software contained on this website; 

  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from any materials and software on this website; 

  • transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server; 

  • knowingly or negligently use this website or any of its associated services in a way that abuses or disrupts our networks or any other service North Road, LLC provides; 

  • use this website or its associated services to transmit or publish any harassing, indecent, obscene, fraudulent, or unlawful material; 

  • use this website or its associated services in violation of any applicable laws or regulations; 

  • use this website in conjunction with sending unauthorized advertising or spam; 

  • harvest, collect, or gather user data without the user’s consent; or 

  • use this website or its associated services in such a way that may infringe the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of third parties. 

 
Terms 
  • The terms “we”, ”our”, “ours”, and “us” refer to North Road, LLC.  

  • The term “Site” refers to the website locate at https://thegeohunt.com

  • The terms “you”, “user”, “users”, “your” refers to visitors, members, or any other users of the site. 

  • The term Hunt refers to any of the unique puzzle challenges of the types Trek, Quest, Odyssey, or any future Hunt types listed on https://thegeohunt.com.  

  • The term Phase refers to a unique section of a Hunt of a type that has more than one section.  

  • The term Solve refers to a set of Latitude and Longitude coordinates submitted by a member in Decimal Degree format.

  • The term Services refers to the collective materials that are presented on https://thegeohunt.com to both members and non-members which may include but is not limited to forum access, Hunts, and prizes.

 

Membership Accounts 

To use the Services of  https://thegeohunt.com, you must be a U.S. Resident over 18 years of age and be legally able to enter into these terms and conditions. Agreeing to these Terms and Conditions are required to create your membership. You will also be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address, as well as a username and password. By signing up for a membership you agree to be contacted at the email address provided. This information will be used as is stated in the Privacy Policy of https://thegeohunt.com.   

Membership Cancellations & Refunds 

There is a 14-day money back guarantee on our paid subscriptions. If you find that you are unhappy with our services anytime during the first consecutive 14-day period, then we encourage you to contact us at support@thegeohunt.com or you can cancel your subscriptions from your membership page. After which, your refund will be processed and your membership terminated. 

 

Membership Renewals 

Paid subscriptions not purchased with Cryptocurrency will automatically renew for the initial subscription period using the original payment method until otherwise cancelled by the member. If the original payment method is not able to be used or the payment is not received for any other reason by the end of the member’s original paid for term then the member’s account will be suspended until the payment is made; after which, the account will be restored.

 

Members who purchased a paid subscriptions with Cryptocurrency  will receive an invoice to renew within roughly 30 days of their subscription period ending. If payment is not received in Cryptocurrency or another method then he member’s account will be suspended until the payment is made; after which, the account will be restored.

Purchased Hints

Once all of the cash prizes have been awarded for a Hunt then Hints may become available for purchase. The availability, and number of Hints for purchase will be determined by the complexity of each Hunt's clue and is at the sole discretion of North Road, LLC. There is no guarantee that Hints will help members solve the puzzle. They are intended to provide additional context to the existing clue. No refunds will be provided for purchased Hints.

Intellectual Property 

The intellectual property in the materials contained in this website are owned by or licensed to North Road, LLC and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. We grant our users permission to download one copy of the materials for personal, non-commercial transitory use. This constitutes the grant of a license, not a transfer of title. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions or the Terms and Conditions, and may be terminated by North Road, LLC at any time. 

Winning Conditions 

To enter a Solve for any Hunt hosted by https://thegeohunt.com, members will login to the https://thegeohunt.com, access the Hunt that they wish to submit a Solve for and find the Solve submission form. They will then fill out the required information which may include, but is not limited to Name, Member ID, Registered email, and finally, their Solve in Decimal Degree format. Submissions in any other format will not be valid. Submissions by email will not be valid.   

The first member to submit the correct Solve for a specific Hunt or Phase will be declared the winner for that Hunt or Phase and they will receive its grand prize. If there are any subsequent places with prizes, then the second successful Solve will be awarded the second-place prize and so on. The date and time logged on The Geo Hunt’s servers when the correct Solve is submitted will be what is used to determine the order of correct Solves and related prize places. Members will only be able to submit one successful solve per Hunt or Phase. For example, a member can't submit a successful solve for the grand prize then also submit for the second place prize. To help stop fraudulent submissions under multiple accounts, only one cash prize per residential address per Hunt or Phase will be awarded. Meaning, if a member submits a successful solve and a subsequent member living at the same address submits a solve for that same Hunt or Phase then the second successful solver will not be valid for a cash prize. 

A successful Solve is defined as a set of GPS coordinates in the Decimal Degrees format that lies within a Solve radius around the predetermined winning GPS coordinates as measured using the The Haversine Formula. The Solve radius varies for each Hunt and is stated on the home page for each Hunt. All winners will be notified electronically. 

Clues 

The clues for each hunt are conceptualized and then artistically presented in a fun and creative manner. All effort is made so that the clues are challenging but not impossible. The Clues can contain intentionally ambiguous details that can lead to more than one location seeming like the correct answer. The clues can also contain details designed to misdirect the solver if they interpret them wrong. We retain the right to change the clue of any Hunts if it is discovered that the clue has an incorrect detail or is otherwise causing and issue for our members. If that happens, members will be notified by a message on the home page. 

 

Winning Eligibility 

To be eligible to win any free member Hunts, members must have an active membership of any level at the time that they submit their Solve. 

To be eligible to win any Premium member Hunts, members must have an active Premium level membership at the time they submit their Solve. 

The following are excluded from winning any prizes; North Road, LLC employees, their family, and friends. The employees of any sponsors related to any Hunt.

Prizes 

Cash prizes will be paid in USD only to US residents over 18 years of age and will be sent in the form of an electronic payment service. The winner agrees to sign up for, if required, an account with the electronic payment service to receive their prize. Cash Prizes will be paid out within 5 business days of the member submitting their claim with all required fields. 

Non-cash prizes will be mailed to US residents over 18 years of age. The winner agrees to provide a valid US address which will be used according to our terms and conditions. If an address is not provided or if the address provided is invalid then the member risks forfeiting the prize.  

 

There are no alternative prize types for prize winners. 

Any prizes valued at over $600 will be reported to the Unites States Internal Revenue Service as federal law requires and a 1099 tax form will be issued to the prize recipients. As such, winners of a prize or combination of prizes over $600 will be required to provide their legal name, address, and social security number (SSN)or forfeit their prize.  

If the winner of a prize is found to have violated the terms and conditions or forfeited their right to a prize in any other way then the prize will be awarded to the next eligible person as defined by the winning conditions. 

Abuse 

If, after their correct Solve has been verified, any member is found sharing any information deemed harmful by North Road, LLC about that correct Solve with anyone outside of any pre-approved forums on the Site specific to successful Solvers, then that member will be in violation of these Terms and Conditions and as such, can be penalized up to and including losing any qualified prizes, immediate loss of access to the Site, and termination of the members account effective immediately with no refund given as well as the immediate closing of the Hunt affected by released information. In short, do not give out Hints, tips, or other information on a Hunt that you have successfully solved. You will be penalized and it will ruin the fun of other members. 

User-Generated Content 

You retain your intellectual property ownership rights over content you submit to us for publication on our website. We will never claim ownership of your content, but we do require a license from you to use it. 

When you use our website or its associated services to post, upload, share, or otherwise transmit content covered by intellectual property rights, you grant to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly display, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of your content in a manner that is consistent with your privacy preferences and our Privacy Policy. 

The license you grant us can be terminated at any time by deleting your content or account. However, to the extent that we (or our partners) have used your content in connection with commercial or sponsored content, the license will continue until the relevant commercial or post has been discontinued by us. 

You give us permission to use your username and other identifying information associated with your account in a manner that is consistent with your privacy preferences, and our Privacy Policy.

Liability 

Our website and the materials on our website are provided on an 'as is' basis. To the extent permitted by law, North Road, LLC 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. 

In no event shall North Road, LLC or its suppliers be liable for any consequential loss suffered or incurred by you or any third party arising from the use or inability to use this website or the materials on this website, even if North Road, LLC or an authorized representative has been notified, orally or in writing, of the possibility of such damage. 

In the context of this agreement, “consequential loss” includes any consequential loss, indirect loss, real or anticipated loss of profit, loss of benefit, loss of revenue, loss of business, loss of goodwill, loss of opportunity, loss of savings, loss of reputation, loss of use and/or loss or corruption of data, whether under statute, contract, equity, tort (including negligence), indemnity, or otherwise. 

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. 

Accuracy of Materials 

The materials appearing on our website are not comprehensive and are for general information purposes only. North Road, LLC does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on this website, or otherwise relating to such materials or on any resources linked to this website. 

Links 

North Road, LLC has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement, approval, or control by North Road, LLC of the site. Use of any such linked site is at your own risk and we strongly advise you make your own investigations with respect to the suitability of those sites. 

Right to Terminate 

We may suspend or terminate your right to use our website and terminate these Terms and Conditions immediately upon written notice to you for any breach of these Terms and Conditions 

Disputes 

All participants of the Services of https://thegeohunt.com or its affiliated companies will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court and will be completed at the location chosen by North Road, LLC or its ownership. Any judgement successfully argued against North Road, LLC or its affiliated companies is limited to the cost of a yearly membership fee at the time of the judgement.  

Severance 

Any term of these Terms and Conditions which is wholly or partially void or unenforceable is severed to the extent that it is void or unenforceable. The validity of the remainder of these Terms and Conditions is not affected. 

Governing Law 

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Virginia. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.