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Verticalsports Terms of Service

IMPORTANT -- PLEASE READ: These Terms of Service, the Verticalsports.com Website Terms of Use and Verticalsports.com Privacy Policy govern your use of the Verticalsports.com Forums. These Terms of Service describe the proper kinds of conduct and prohibited uses of the Verticalsports.com Forums. These terms are not exhaustive and Verticalsports.com reserves the right to modify them at any time, effective upon posting of the modified terms on the Forum. By registering as a user or using the Community Forum, you agree to abide by these terms as modified from time to time. Any violation of these terms may result in the suspension or termination of your right to access the forum.

Permissible Uses
Verticalsports.com believes that the Community Forum is a valuable place for sports 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 Verticalsports.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 own sports 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. Verticalsports.com will handle all information received from you in accordance with Verticalsports.comís 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. Verticalsports.com may terminate your account if any of the information provided is found to be inaccurate, false.

Verticalsports.com Community Forum Moderators
Verticalsports.com provides Moderators for the Community Forum who may provide answers to some questions. Verticalsports.com Moderators are not authorized to represent themselves on the Forum as Verticalsports.com employees, and do not provide official Verticalsports.com responses to questions. Verticalsports.com 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 Verticalsports.com 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 Verticalsports.com, are not under Verticalsports.comís control 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 Verticalsports.comís 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.

Verticalsports.com 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 Verticalsports.com of the linked site or any information contained therein.

Enforcement
Verticalsports.com generally does not pre-screen, verify or edit the content posted by users in the Forum. However, Verticalsports.com and its Moderators reserve the right to investigate any violation of the Verticalsports.com Website Terms of Use and these Community Forum Terms of Service and to take appropriate remedial action. Verticalsports.com 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. Verticalsports.com 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.

Verticalsports.com also may release information concerning your use of the Forum (including posted content, registration information, and network records) when Verticalsports.com believes release is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply Verticalsports.comís Terms of Use and these Terms of Service; to protect Verticalsports.com rights or property, or to protect Verticalsports.com users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of the Forum; or if Verticalsports.com 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 Verticalsports.com equipment and systems, and may result in legal action.

To report violations of the Verticalsports.com Forum Terms of Service, please write to the Community Forum Administrator at administrator@Verticalsports.com. 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:

    1. 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;

    2. 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 Verticalsports.com in its sole discretion;

    3. 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;

    4. 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.

    5. Impersonates any person or entity, including a Verticalsports.com 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.

    6. Attacks or insults another Verticalsports.com Forum user or moderator;

    7. 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 Verticalsports.com 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 Verticalsports.com support, please do so by e-mail at administrator@Verticalsports.com.

Be respectful of other users. Some Forum users are new to the sports scene and may not have extensive knowledge sports 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 Verticalsports.com 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.

Verticalsports.com does not control, and is not responsible for this third-party content. You agree to indemnify and hold Verticalsports.com, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees harmless from any claim, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Community Forum or its Private Message feature, your use of the Forum, your violation of these Terms of Service or the Website Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another. Verticalsports.com does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, usefulness, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or quality of any content on the Verticalsports.com Forums, regardless of who originates that content. You expressly understand and agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on that content. Verticalsoprts.com will not be liable or responsible in any way for any content posted on or linked from the Verticalsports.com Forums or in Private Messages, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in content, or for any losses or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or reliance on any content. 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.