Terms of Service

Access to and use of the web pages located at the domain AutoGuide.com (the "Site") by you (sometimes also referred to herein as the "User") is subject to, and constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to comply with, the following terms and conditions (the "Agreement"). If you have not already done so, please take some time to familiarize yourself with this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you should immediately discontinue any use of the Site. Also note that the terms and conditions of this Agreement may change from time to time and it is your responsibility to check for such updates on this Site. If any change is unacceptable to you, your sole recourse is to discontinue accessing or otherwise using this Site. Your continued use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of the Agreement as amended. The last revision date for this Agreement is set forth below.

Last revised: May, 2007
Reserved Rights and Grant of Limited License
Copyright © 2007 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.

VerticalScope Inc. (“VerticalScope”) either owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, or has acquired the necessary licenses therein, in and to the information, including, without limitation, all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons, Java code, and the selection and arrangement of the contents of the Site (collectively the “Information”). The User is granted a limited, non-exclusive license to display the Information and print short extracts of the Information for the User’s own personal use only, provided the Information is not modified, identifies the source, bears VerticalScope’s copyright notice as it appears above, and provided further that the User shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from such use. Any other use of the Information is strictly prohibited. None of the Information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated, in whole or in part, in any manner or form without the prior written consent of VerticalScope
VerticalScope Tools
Certain web pages and services offered by VerticalScope on the Site, including without limitation the search tools and user forums, provide the User with the ability to perform searches using User-defined parameters to identify and obtain information (including links) on various third party vendors and service providers. Searches performed using the search tools may provide the User with a list of search results which may be ordered, in part, based upon a monetary sum or other consideration paid by these third party vendors and service providers to VerticalScope. The information listed in all such search results has been entered directly by the third party vendors and service providers into the database and is not reviewed by VerticalScope.

The identification of vendors and service providers (collectively, a “Third Party”), and the provision of information related to it, appearing in the results achieved through the use of any tool or service provided by VerticalScope in this Site (including for greater certainty, the search tools and user forums), whether such information is contained on this Site or linked from this Site, should not be construed as a recommendation, approval or endorsement by VerticalScope of that Third Party or its services, or that there is an affiliation or association between VerticalScope and that Third Party or its services. All reservations noted above under the heading “General” as they apply to linked sites apply equally to the results achieved through the use of any tool or service provide by VerticalScope in or through this Site (including for greater certainty, the search tools and user forums) and to any Third Party product or service.

All transactions or communications that take place between the User and a Third Party that the User has identified through the use of this Site, including any purchase of services, take place solely between the User and that Third Party. VerticalScope is not involved in any such transactions or communications whatsoever. Any disputes arising from any such transactions or communications between Users and Third Party’s are solely matters to be resolved between those parties and in connection therewith, the User hereby agrees to release, indemnify and hold VerticalScope harmless from and against any and all claims, demands and damages of any kind arising from such circumstances.
Disclaimer of Warranty
This site and all information and other materials made available on or through this site (including without limitation the search tools and user forums) are provided ‘as is’ without representations, warranties, conditions and indemnities of any kind, either express or implied. VerticalScope disclaims all representations, warranties and conditions, expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise, including, without limitation, implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, uninterrupted or error-free operation, title, non-infringement or other violation of rights, or those arising out of a course of dealing or usage of trade. The site and all information and other materials made available on or through this site (including without limitation the search tools and user forums) is reasonably believed to be reliable when posted. However, VerticalScope does not provide any representations, warranties, conditions or indemnities regarding the use, validity, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, availability or reliability of, or any results of the use of, or otherwise respecting, the site or any information or other materials made available on or through this site (including without limitation the search tools and user forums) or any sites linked to or from the site. VerticalScope assumes no obligation to update the site or advise of any further developments . Information and third party information whether contained on or linked from the site may contain typographical errors and may be subject to change without notice.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall VerticalScope be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary, aggravated, economic or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of use, data, profit, opportunity or savings, arising out of or in any way related to the use, or the inability to use or access the site or any information or other materials available on or through the site (including without limitation the search tools and user forums) whether based in contact, tort, negligence or otherwise, even if VerticalScope or an authorized representative of VerticalScope or an authorized representative of VerticalScope has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the site or any information or other materials available on or through the site (including without limitation the search tools and user forums) results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, the user assumes any costs thereof. Under no circumstances shall the cumulative total liability of VerticalScope to you arising under this agreement for any cause whatsoever be greater than Cdn$10.
Trademarks
Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site constitute trade marks, service marks or trade names of VerticalScope or other entities as indicated. The display of any such marks or names on the Site does not imply that a license has been granted by VerticalScope or such other entities. VerticalScope will take all appropriate legal action necessary to fully and effectively enforce its rights, whether such rights are in respect of a trademark, service mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right or other right of VerticalScope under applicable law, as set out in this Agreement.
User’s Warranties and Representations
The User hereby represents, warrants and covenants that the use of the Site by the User has not and shall not violate any applicable local, national or international law, including, without limitation, any regulations having the force of law. The User hereby covenants not to impersonate another person in the use of the Site or the sending of any email to an address listed on the Site.
AutoGuide.com Forums
Permissible Uses
Verticalsports.com believes that the Community Forum is a valuable place for enthusiasts to exchange information and learn from one another. Like any community, the Forum is most valuable when everyone follows certain basic guidelines and rules of conduct. The Community Forum Terms of Service sets forth these Rules and Guidelines so that you know what is expected of you and what you can expect from other participants when using the Forum.

At AutoGuide.com, we want the Community Forum to be appropriate, friendly, informative, and fun for all of our users. We want our users to utilize the forums for their enthusiasm, whether it is for questions, answers, research, chat etc. If everyone follows the Terms of Service, then the Forum will remain a fun and informative community.
Registration
You are not obligated to register in order to access the Forums and read the message boards. However, registration (via provision of a valid email address, screen name, password and selected other required fields) and login are required in order to post to the message boards and adjust user settings. All information received from you will be handled in accordance with VerticalScope Inc.’s Privacy Policy.

When you register, you will also be asked to enter some personal information. Please keep in mind when choosing a screen name and filling out your profile that whenever you post to a message board your screen name, and a link to your profile and online status, will automatically appear with your post. (Note: Options to hide certain fields are available in the user profile.)

We may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a screen name (or email address) that is already being used by someone else, impersonates another person, belongs to another person (without his or her prior consent), violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or that we reject for any other reason at our sole discretion.

In consideration of your use of the Forums, you agree that all information provided in your profile is accurate, true, current and complete. VerticalScope Inc. may terminate your account if any of the information provided is found to be inaccurate or false.
Community Forum Moderators

VerticalScope Inc. provides Moderators for the Community Forum who may provide answers to some questions. Moderators are not authorized to represent themselves on the Forum as VerticalScope Inc. employees, and do not provide official VerticalScope Inc. responses to questions. VerticalScope Inc. is not responsible for content provided by any Moderator.
Posting Content / Sending Private Messages
Participation in the Community Forum is governed by the Rules of Conduct, set forth below and incorporated herein by reference. Messages sent by the Private Messages component are subject to all rules set forth in these Terms of Service. Note: Other users have the right to block Private Messages sent using the Ignore feature, or to turn off this feature altogether.
Links
The Forum permits users to post hypertext links to content hosted and maintained by third parties. Although linked sites are not generally reviewed by Moderators, links are subject to treatment like any other type of content posted to the Forum. You may not include a link in the Forum that directs users to any content or information that, if posted in the Forum, would constitute a violation of these Terms of Service.

The linked sites are not moderated by VerticalScope Inc., are not under the control of VerticalScope Inc. and your access to any linked site is at your own risk. You should use your own judgment before you use any link or access any linked site. When leaving the Forum using any link provided by a user, you should be aware that VerticalScope Inc.’s terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of that site. If you access a linked site and find that materials to be in violation of these Terms of Service, you may report the link to a moderator and/or Administrator.

VerticalScope Inc. makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from the Forum. The ability to include links is provided only as a convenience to you, and the inclusion of any link by a user of the Forum does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by VerticalScope Inc. of the linked site or any information contained therein.
Enforcement

VerticalScope Inc. generally does not pre-screen, verify or edit the content posted by users in the Forum. However, VerticalScope Inc. and its Moderators reserve the right to investigate any violation of the Terms of Service and to take appropriate remedial action. VerticalScope Inc. has absolute discretion to enforce the terms of these documents, including, but not limited to warning users of violations, disabling or suspending Private Message privileges and/ or Forum access, deleting, screening or editing any content, or prohibiting any behavior that does not comply with these Terms of Service, including the Rules of Conduct, or which is otherwise inappropriate for this Forum, harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. If it is deemed necessary to delete content for violation of the Terms of Service, the entire thread, including the original post and all replies, may be deleted. Moderators generally will not edit users’ posts to remove content; however, at their sole discretion, they may request that a user edit a post to delete the objectionable content and resubmit it.

VerticalScope Inc. also may release information concerning your use of the Forum (including posted content, registration information, and network records) when VerticalScope Inc. believes release is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply these Terms of Service; to protect VerticalScope Inc. rights or property, or to protect VerticalScope Inc. users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of the Forum; or if VerticalScope Inc. reasonably believes that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.

Deliberate attempts by you or someone on your behalf to evade or circumvent your suspension or termination of your rights to use the Forum violates these Terms of Service, constitutes an unlawful trespass to VerticalScope Inc. equipment and systems, and may result in legal action.

To report violations of the Forum Terms of Service, please CONTACT the Community Forum Administrator. Please include the message board name, the post’s subject, the post author screen name, the link of the post in question and any other applicable information in your email.
Rules of Conduct
By participating in the Forums, including the posting of content and sending of Private Messages, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any content (including text, links, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information) that:

  • Is not consistent with the permissible uses outlined by the Terms of Service, including, but not limited to, content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, obscene, racially or ethnically offensive or otherwise objectionable;
  • Constitutes advertising or promotion, junk mail, “spamming,” chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation. Links that connect to commercial websites will not be considered unauthorized solicitations unless the link or the website content appears to be intended as a means of solicitation as determined by VerticalScope Inc. in its sole discretion;
  • Contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware;
  • Intentionally interferes with the operation of the Forum or with a fellow user’s message box, without limitation, mail or “post” bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.
  • Impersonates any person or entity, including a VerticalScope Inc. employee or forges any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header or any part of a message header. This prohibition does not include the use of aliases or anonymous re-mailers.
  • Attacks or insults another Forum user or moderator;
  • Suggests or encourages illegal activity
Additional Guidelines
These Guidelines are intended to set the Forum’s tone and visitor expectations, in order to improve the Community Forum experience.

Do not reveal information that you do not want to make public. Any personal information that you post can be obtained and used by others. Anything you post in the Forum, you post at your own risk.

You use the Forum at your own risk. In any online forum like VerticalScope Inc. forums, it is not possible to be sure that other users are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated.

Please refrain from posting where you do not know the answer. Incorrect, misleading or incomplete responses do not help other users. Please feel free to respond to any post where you know the answer. Forum users have come to trust that they will get good answers. Please help build and maintain that trust.

Community Forum Moderators do not respond to every post. The Forum is a place for users to help users. Forum Moderators will review the message boards, and respond at their discretion. If you need to contact AutoGuide.com support, please do so HERE Be respectful of other users. Some Forum users are new to the motorcycle scene and may not have extensive knowledge of the industry. Belittling or insulting remarks are not conducive to the creation of a strong online community.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Most of the content posted to the Forum and sent in Private Messages is provided by third parties like you. Such third-party content is the sole responsibility of the person originating that content.
Governing Law
The laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of this Agreement notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions or the User’s domicile, residence, or physical location. The User hereby consents and submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to this Agreement.
General
This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between you and VerticalScope Inc. in respect of the Site and its contents and supersedes all prior agreements, whether written or oral, with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck from these Terms of Service and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Any failure by VerticalScope Inc. to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement. This Agreement shall enure to the benefit of and be binding upon each of us and our respective successors and permitted assigns. The parties have required that this Agreement and all documents relating thereto be drawn-up in English. Les parties ont demandé que cette convention ainsi que tous les documents qui s’y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais. This disclaimer and limitation on liability is in addition to the disclaimers and limitations contained in the Site Terms of Use that apply to all of VerticalScope Inc. websites.


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SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AutoGuide.com’s Monthly Overlay Newsletter Signup – By subscribing to our email newsletter, Entrants are eligible to win one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card (value of $100.00 USD). One (1) winner will be chosen every month at random and contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. *Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ("GCs") cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.

1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. AGE/RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. PRIZE: One (1) Winner will be randomly selected every month to each receive: one (1) $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card (the “Prize Supplier”). Total approximate retail value of all prizes is approximately $100.00 USD. Prizes are not transferable and no cash or prize substitution is allowed. Prize package is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

3. ELIGIBILITY: From the time of entry through the final date of prize fulfillment, each contest entrant and selected entrant must be a permanent lawful citizen and resident residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia or in Canada, and be twenty one (21) years of age or older. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, IN ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR CANADA AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives, of the Sponsor and the Prize Supplier and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, and the immediate family members (e.g., spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandparent, in-law, daughter and son, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the same household (whether or not related) of such individuals are not eligible to participate or win. Only one selected entrant per household. All decisions of the Sponsor with respect to this sweepstakes are final. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.

4. ENTER BY INTERNET: You may enter this sweepstakes via the Internet by logging onto AutoGuide.com and subscribing to our email newsletter via the pop-up overlay.

5. SELECTION OF WINNER: One (1) Entrant will be selected by random selection who have subscribed to our email newsletter. The winner may be announced publicly on AutoGuide.com and will be contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. The winner will be required to provide a mailing address (that is not a P.O. box) to receive the prize which will be shipped free of charge.

6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.

7. RESTRICTIONS: The prize package consists of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card with an approximate value of $100.00 USD. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor or Prize Supplier, no substitute prize will be awarded due to the unique nature of the prize. Sponsor and Prize Supplier shall not be liable to the winner or any person claiming through winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, utility failure, internet failure, terrorist acts, threatened terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's or Prize Supplier's control (collectively, "Force Majeure Event"). Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the performers/events, other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same.

8. CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and that Sponsor has the irrevocable right to use in perpetuity entrants' names, user names, likenesses, photographs, voices, home mailing address, biographical and prize information, and entry materials, without notice to entrants and without compensation or obligation, in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world, in any manner whatsoever, to advertise and promote Sponsor, its products and services, the Sweepstakes, and for any other purpose except where prohibited by law. Entrant waives the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer viruses, worms or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, any Force Majeure Event or any other cause which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor up until the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that (i) tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operations of this Sweepstakes in any manner, (ii) violates the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions or (iii) acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND/OR DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any expenses and receipt and use of the prize and federal, state and local taxes and fees applicable in connection with the prize awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the winner for the actual value of the prize received. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws of the United States. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor, Prize Supplier, and their respective officers, directors, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (i) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by a prize resulting from acceptance, possession or usage of the prize, or (ii) printing, distribution or production errors. Sponsor or its affiliates may rescind any promotion found to contain such errors without liability at its or their sole discretion.

9. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this contest is VerticalScope Inc. (the owner and operator of AutoGuide.com), 111 Peter Street, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1.

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