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USADA's Play Clean Anonymous SMS Tipline
Terms of service

1. If you have information on an anti-doping violation, you can anonymously text a tip to USADA (powered by RealResponse) by texting 87232.

2. The RealResponse system will notify USADA but will not provide USADA with the cell number of the texting party. Although USADA will not know your identity, it will be able to respond back to the text messages to assist in the investigation and gather information. 

3. USADA will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that anonymity is protected to the greatest extent possible. Any communications with USADA are subject to the Privacy Policy found at https://www.usada.org/privacy-statement/.

4. When you text an anonymous tip to USADA, you provide express consent to receive texts from USADA and its service providers. You may opt-out from further messages at any time.

5. As with any text, message and data rates may apply. Depending on your text plan, you may be charged by your carrier.

6. To stop receiving text messages, simply text STOP (and no other words or characters) to the short code or long code from which you received a text from the Play Clean Anonymous Tip program. After doing so, you will receive a text message confirming your opt-out and will no longer receive text messages to the phone number used to text STOP.  Almost all STOP requests are accommodated immediately, but it may take up to three business days from the date you text STOP to be removed from the texting list.  Note: Texting STOP will only stop text messages to the phone number you used to text STOP.

7. If you send USADA a STOP text in response to a text message, you may start receiving text messages again by texting YES to 87232.

8. To request more information or request help, simply text HELP to the short code or long code from which you received the USADA text message(s) or email USADA at usada@usada.org.

9. You agree that you will not use the service, or direct or permit others to use the service, to transmit or attempt to transmit content that:

  • infringes the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of anther’s privacy, excessively violent, or hate speech;
  • in the sole judgment of USADA, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the services, or which actually or potentially exposes USADA, its business partners, or users to harm or liability of any type;
  • creates a false report about a person, disseminates false information, makes defamatory statements about, or otherwise harasses or violates the rights of any person; or
  • is sexually explicit, except as necessary to provide the anti-doping tip.

10. You further agree that you will not use the service, or direct or permit others to use the service:

  • in violation of any applicable local, state, national, or international law, or any regulations having the force of law, or in furtherance of any criminal activity, enterprise, or conspiracy;
  • to impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • to solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
  • from a mobile phone, landline phone, computer, tablet, or other device to which you do not have rightful access, control, and/or ownership;
  • to mislead others or engage in dishonest behavior; or
  • to disrupt, damage, or access in any unauthorized manner any device, server, network, application programming interface, or any other service.

11. You are solely responsible for communications and content you choose to send and receive through the service.  USADA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to review and monitor usage of, investigate, take legal action against, report to authorities, or remove unlawful content received or uploaded by any user who USADA in good faith believes has violated or will violate the foregoing restrictions.

12. You acknowledge and agree that the provision of this service does not obligate USADA to store any information, and that USADA has no responsibility or liability to you for the failure to store, or the deletion of, any information transmitted through the service.

13. USADA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or discontinue the service, or any part thereof, with or without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that USADA will not be liable to you or to any third party for any expenses or damages, including consequential or special damages, allegedly resulting from suspension, modification or discontinuance of the services, or any part thereof.

14. USADA employs industry-standard practices to protect the integrity and security of any tips and correspondence. USADA cannot, however, guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat USADA’s security practices and access your account or personal information.  You acknowledge and agree that you are accessing and using the services, and providing any personal information, at your own risk.

15. You agree that the ability to effectively use the service will depend on technical and operational factors that are not within USADA’s control and for which USADA has no responsibility and bears no liability, including without limitation, the availability and quality of third-party network services and the quality and features of any equipment, such as mobile phones, which you employ to access and use the services.

16. You understand and agree that USADA has no special relationship or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that USADA has no duty to take any action on your behalf or with respect to any anti-doping tips. 

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