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Content on Our Sites
Our sites include a combination of content that we create and that our users create. You are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on our sites ("Your Content"). You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in Your Content. You hereby grant us, our affiliates and our partners a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for the purposes of (i) displaying Your Content on our sites, (ii) distributing Your Content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it, and/or (iii) storing Your Content in a remote database accessible by end users, for a charge. This license shall apply to the distribution and the storage of Your Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.
Your Conduct on Our Sites
You agree not to post or transmit material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, misleading, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening or invasive of a person's privacy; that otherwise violates any law; or that encourages conduct constituting a criminal offense.
User Agreement for Autopia.org
This message forum, and other user contributed/comment areas ("Forums") are provided as a service to members of our community. By using or participating on the Forums or other areas of the site, you agree to this User Agreement including but not limited to the Rules of Conduct and the Terms of Service stated below. For purposes of this agreement, "User" refers to any individual posting on or otherwise using the Forums and Autopia refers to any or all of Autopia, LLC and their authorized representatives.
Autopia reserves the right to change the Rules of Conduct, Terms of Service and all other parts of this User Agreement at its sole discretion and without notice.
As a standard operating procedure, Autopia does not enter into correspondence, discussions or other communication, either public or private, about Autopia's policies, individual moderators, enforcement or application of the User Agreement, bans or other sanctions, etc.
RULES OF CONDUCT
User agrees not to post material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, misleading, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, that otherwise violates any law, or that encourages conduct constituting a criminal offense.
User agrees not to post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner(s) of said copyright, trademark or other proprietary right.
User agrees not to use nicknames that might be deemed abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise inappropriate. User agrees not to use nicknames that might mislead other Users. This includes but is not limited to using nicknames that impersonate developers, staff, or other Users, or other individuals outside of Autopia.
TERMS OF SERVICE
User acknowledges and agrees that use of auotpia.org is a privilege, not a right, and that Autopia has the right, at its sole discretion, to revoke this privilege at any time without notice or reason. User agrees that this Agreement in its entirety applies to both public and private messages.
The goal of the Forums is to foster communication and the interchange of ideas within the User community. User agrees and acknowledges that any posts, nicknames or other material deemed offensive, harassing, baiting or otherwise inappropriate may be removed at the sole discretion of Autopia.
User authorizes Autopia to make use of any original stories, concepts, ideas, drawings, photographs, opinions and other creative materials posted on the Forums without compensation or other recourse. User also agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Autopia and our agents with respect to any claims based upon or arising from the transmission and/or content of your message(s).
Autopia has the right but not the obligation to monitor and/or moderate the Forums, and offers no assurances in this regard.
Autopia is not responsible for messages posted on the Forums or the content therein. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. Each message expresses the views of its originating User, not necessarily those of Autopia. Unless expressly stated otherwise by a senior Autopia representative such as the Admin user, this includes messages posted by Autopia personnel, agents, delegates, representatives et al.
Any User who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us. We have the ability to remove messages and we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to act immediately. Removal of messages is at the sole discretion of Autopia.
The appropriate individual to contact is usually the editor of the site associated with the board where the message in question is to be found. As a standard operating procedure, Autopia does not enter into discussions, either public or private, about Forum policies, individual moderators, bans or other sanctions, etc.
Autopia reserves the right to reveal the identity of and/or whatever information we know about any User in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by said User.
Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes and other commercial solicitations are inappropriate on the Forums.
Autopia does not permit children under the age of 13 to become members, post, or use any of Autopia's features.
Autopia is not responsible for the content posted by Autopia members or visitors on any area of our site including without limitation. The opinions and views expressed by Autopia's members or visitors. do not necessarily represent those of Autopia and Autopia does not verify, endorse, or vouch for the content of such page(s). Further, Autopia is not responsible for the delivery or quality of any goods or services sold or advertised through or on Autopia members' page(s). If you believe that any of the content posted by our members or visitors violates your proprietary rights, including copyrights, please contact our Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement identified on our site.
You are solely and fully responsible for any content that you post any area of our site. We do not regularly review the contents of materials posted by our members or other visitors to our site. We strictly prohibit the posting of the following types of content on all areas of our sites:
- nudity, pornography, and sexual material of a lewd, lecherous or obscene nature and intent or that violates local, state and national laws.
- any material that violates or infringes in any way upon the proprietary rights of others, including, without limitation, copyright or trademark rights; this includes "WAREZ" (copyrighted software that is distributed illegally), "mp3" files of copyrighted music, copyrighted photographs, text, video or artwork. If you don't own the copyright or have express authorization and documented permission to use it, don't put it on Autopia (if you do have express permission you must say so clearly on your User Profile). Autopia will terminate the memberships of, and remove the pages of, repeat infringers.
- any material that is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, indecent, or otherwise objectionable; including posting other peoples' private information.
- content that promotes, encourages, or provides instructional information about illegal activities - specifically hacking, cracking, or phreaking.
- any software, information, or other material that contains a virus, "Trojan Horse", "worm" corrupted data, or any other harmful or damaging component;
- hate propaganda or hate mongering, swearing, or fraudulent material or activity;
By submitting your data to Autopia, you represent that the data comply with Autopia's Terms of Service. If any third party brings a claim, lawsuit or other proceeding against Autopia based on your conduct or use of Autopia services, you agree to compensate Autopia (including its officers, directors, employees and agents) for any and all losses, liabilities, damages or expenses, including attorney's fees, incurred by Autopia in connection with any such claim, lawsuit or proceeding.
Autopia is the final arbiter of what IS and IS NOT allowed on our site. Further, Autopia reserves the right to modify or remove anything submitted to Autopia, and to cancel any membership, at any time for any reason without prior notice. Autopia is not obliged to maintain back-up copies of any material submitted or posted on our site. Actions or activities that may cause termination of your membership and/or removal of your page(s) include, but are not limited to:
- posting or providing links to any content which violates our Terms of Service:
- conducting or providing links to any raffle, contest, or game which violates any local, state or national laws;
- using in the registration of your Autopia membership an email account that is not your own or that is or becomes inactive.
- violating the Autopia Terms of Service. Please read and familiarize yourself with the Autopia Terms of Service.
- sending unsolicited email using a Autopia address
- reproducing, distributing, republishing or retransmitting material posted by other Autopia members without the prior permission of such members.
We reserve the right to monitor, and to investigate any complaints regarding any content of Autopia members' pages, message-board postings, and to take appropriate action if Autopia finds violations of these Terms of Service.. In the case of any such complaint, Autopia reserves the right to remove the content complained of while the Autopia member and the complaining party attempt to resolve their dispute. This could result in your posts(s) being removed from Autopia for as long as it takes to resolve the dispute.
You grant to Autopia and its affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide, unrestricted license to use, copy, modify, transmit, distribute, and publicly perform or display the submitted pages or other content for the purposes of displaying such information on Autopia's sites and for the promotion and marketing of Autopia's services. Autopia disclaims ownership of member sites and will not resell or otherwise convey these.
Autopia makes no guarantee of availability of service and reserves the right to change, withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of the Autopia service. IN NO EVENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE 'S SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT THEREON FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, 'S REMOVAL OR DELETION OF ANY MATERIALS OR RECORDS SUBMITTED OR POSTED ON 'S SITE FOR ANY REASON. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, CAUSED; ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE; ERROR; OMISSION; INTERRUPTION; DELETION; DEFECT; DELAY IN OPERATiONS TRANSMISSION; COMPUTER VIRUS; FILE CORRUPTION; COMMUNICATION-LINE FAILURE; NETWORK SYSTEM OUTAGE; OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF ANY RECORD.
The formation, construction and interpretation of this agreement shall be controlled by the laws of the State of California, as such law applies to agreements between California residents entered into and to be performed within State of California. Any dispute relating to this agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the State of California, USA, and the parties agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts.
Autopia reserves the right to change or amend these Terms of Service at any time without prior notice. By registering and/or submitting any content, including without limitation, message-board postings, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Service.
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order or fill out a form.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
- To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
- To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can unsubsribe by changing settings in your user profile or links at the bottom of emails.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their control panel and going to the 'Edit Profile' page.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.autopia.org
This policy was last modified on April 1, 2011
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