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Harry Mott 06-12-2008 01:56 PM

I was thinking about a couple ideas and methods i had of my own, actually alot, and i was thinking about making my own website. Im not going to be opening a gym or an affiliation, just a website with some of my own scaled workouts and a forum and maybe a couple of links. I dont have to concern CrossFit with this(payment) do I? All thoughts appreciated

Derek Maffett 06-12-2008 02:06 PM

Re: Website
I don't believe this is a problem. You're just a CF'er with some ideas and workouts to share.

Daniel Olmstead 06-12-2008 02:27 PM

Re: Website
Not sure, but it's probably OK so long as you:

- don't use the word "Crossfit" in the domain or in any other fashion that makes it appear as though you're affiliated when you're not in fact an affiliate
- don't try to make any money from CF
- don't be a jerk like Darryl Faught

Harry Mott 06-12-2008 02:39 PM

Re: Website
Yea, I want to be as respectful as possible to Crossfit.
My main problem I guess is with the name. My site would be similar to a Brand X site. They dont have to pay for their website im sure but since they pay the affiliates price, im guessing its not a problem. If possible i would like to use CrossFit in the title, no big deal if i cant.

Chris Walls 06-12-2008 02:57 PM

Re: Website
You have to be affiliated to use the name. The only grey area is if you are certified and call yourself a CrossFit certified trainer.

If you keep a personal blog where you document and talk about your workouts fine, just don't put CrossFit in the URL, or big flashy CrossFit banners and whatnot that makes it taste like an affiliate site.

*NB. This is just my understanding of how it works. I'm an affiliate and wouldn't personally see a problem with that, and would see a problem with what I said not to do*

Derek Maffett 06-12-2008 02:58 PM

Re: Website
May be relevant.

[QUOTE]9.8. If I purchased a URL does this mean I own that name?

You may own the domain, but the use of "CrossFit" in your domain is unlicensed and illegal, and we can legally force you to give it up. CrossFit Inc only acknowledges the URL of the name that you have licensed from us. If you own a URL containing a CrossFit name for which you have not been granted a license, it is useless to you. We seriously frown on folks "land grabbing" more names than the the one associated with their specific affiliate and doing so may affect your acceptance into our program.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]9.17. If I do not want to affiliate but I am a certified CrossFit trainer, how can I use the name legally?

You can call yourself a CrossFit-certified trainer and verbally say you use CrossFit methods. You cannot use the CrossFit name, slogans, art work or photos in any business or promotional way unless you affiliate. This includes business cards and web sites. Affiliation gives you the legal right to use the CrossFit name for business and/or promotional purposes.[/QUOTE]

But these seem to imply a business or affiliate whereas you have neither. You should ask HQ just to be sure.

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