Terms of Service
Last revised: May, 2007
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.