Terms of Use

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TechSideline.com is a member of the SportsWar network of college sports web sites.

SportsWar Terms of Use

By becoming a Subscriber to SportsWar’s subscription services, or by using this site (hereinafter the “Site”), which is a part of the SportsWar Network, you agree to be bound by the terms of service listed herein. These terms of service are subject to change or update by SportsWar at any time without notice to you.

Message Boards

The accepted standards of conduct in our message board communities are determined by the publishing partner of any given site. Subscribers and registered users agree that SportsWar and its publishing partners have the right to enforce these standards, including deletion of posts, blacklisting/banning users, or removing access to premium message boards with no refund to the Subscriber.

Behavior that is restricted on the message boards may include, but is not limited to:

  • Personal attacks or insults on ANYONE (including athletes, recruits, coaches or administrators, other users of the boards, beat writers, Site staff, et al).
  • Material which defames (slanders), abuses or threatens others.
  • Statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive.
  • Posts containing negative comments about Site sponsors.
  • Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
  • Posts with the sole intent of eliciting negative responses (flaming).
  • Rumors concerning individual’s private lives, when said rumors are not a matter of public record.
  • Excessive numbers of posts. If you’re “living” on the boards, posting every 2-3 minutes, and getting in heated discussions with numerous other posters, this will be considered a violation of these Terms of Use.
  • Repeated “pot-stirring,” or always being the center of controversy on the boards. If you post in a fashion that otherwise abides by the terms of service, but which continually raises the ire of the message board community, this may be considered a violation of these Terms of Use.
  • Unauthorized copyrighted material, including such items as scans of copyrighted material or posts of subscription-based web articles.
  • Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images, including posting vulgar words with characters such as $ or * substituted for strategic letters.
  • Posts containing embedded pictures that are pornographic in nature, or links to pornographic web sites. Other sexually suggestive pictures and links to inappropriate web sites may also be deleted.
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation. This includes links to commercial web sites posted by individuals who are affiliated with said web site and are seeking to direct traffic to their web site from this message board (i.e., “spamming the message board”). If in doubt as to whether or not your post is a solicitation or “spam,” please email Site staff for clarification.
  • Posts or posting habits which are otherwise deemed inappropriate by Site staff.

By signing up to post on SportsWar’s message boards, you agree that you will not use the message boards to advertise any product or service, without the express written permission of SportsWar. You also agree that if you do use the message boards in such a manner, and are subsequently banned or blacklisted from the message boards, and then continue to post such advertising under a new account, you will be liable for damages to SportsWar in the amount of fair compensation for equivalent advertising frequently sold by SportsWar to other advertisers, plus SportsWar’s costs of collection, including attorneys fees. Due to difficulty in SportsWar assessing these damages and advertising opportunity costs, you agree that the minimum damage from violation of this provision will be $10,000 (without limitation on SportsWar’s ability to prove actual damages in excess of this amount).

By signing up to post on SportsWar’ message boards, you agree that if SportsWar blacklists you, you will cease and desist from posting on the message boards. If you are blacklisted, and subsequently sign up under new account(s) for the sole purpose of disrupting the message boards in any manner, you will be liable for damages to SportsWar in the amount of fair compensation for time spent by SportsWar staff and/or publishers in addition to any lost profits or revenues caused by your disruption and costs of collection of these damages, including attorneys fees. Due to difficulty in SportsWar assessing these damages and costs, you agree that the minimum damage from violation of this provision will be $10,000 (without limitation on SportsWar’ ability to prove actual damages in excess of this amount).

By subscribing, registering or using the sites, you agree that SportsWar and or the publisher(s) and board moderators of the sites have the right, in addition to other rights, to delete your posts or blacklist you or any other user at any time, if they believe that action is in the best interest of the sites, for whatever reason, and the reason need not be disclosed.

Payment Obligation and Credit Card Authorization

All subscription/membership fees are non-refundable.

The Subscriber is responsible for paying periodic subscription fees, and hereby authorizes SportsWar to charge the subscriber’s credit card, debit card, or bank account, to pay for the ongoing cost of subscriptions/membership fees via automatic debit. Subscription plans, offerings, price, and length of terms offered may vary by site. Unless specifically stated, subscribers will be automatically renewed for a term equal to the original term upon expiration of the then-current term, and continually thereafter, unless the Subscriber terminates the subscription via the web site. When termination is requested by a Subscriber, there is no refund for any unused portion of the current subscription.

Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the authorization to charge Subscriber’s credit card for services shall automatically transfer to any successors or assigns of Service for substantially similar services at the same website. Subscriber may not assign or transfer his or her subscription to any other person or entity. Should Subscriber request a refund which is denied for a valid reason under these Terms of Service, and should Subscriber subsequently file a claim against SportsWar, SportsWar shall be entitled to collect from Subscriber all costs (including attorneys fees) associated with defending such a claim.

By subscribing, you agree that you will be responsible for all payments as specified, and you agree that SportsWar may adjust the pricing of subscription plans, without notice or other communication to you.

Subscribing to one SportsWar web site does not include a subscription to any other SportsWar web site, nor does it qualify a Subscriber for discounted subscriptions to other SportsWar web sites.

Free Trial Memberships

Some SportsWar sites occasionally offer promotional free trial memberships. Subscribers that sign up for a free trial membership will be automatically renewed at the normal subscription rate at the end of the trial period, unless the Subscriber cancels before the end of the trial.

Only one free trial period is allowed per subscriber. Subsequent subscriptions do not qualify for free trials.

Subscriber Information

Subscriber must promptly inform SportsWar of any of the following: changes in the expiration date of any credit card used in connection with the service; changes in home or billing address; and apparent breaches of security, such as loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of an ID or password. Until SportsWar is notified by e-mail of a breach in security, the Subscriber will remain liable for any unauthorized use of the subscription service.

Access

Subscribers are responsible for providing all personal computer and communications equipment necessary to gain access to the subscription service. Access to and use of the Subscription Service is through a combination of an ID and a password. Each Subscriber must keep his password strictly confidential. SportsWar will not release passwords for any reason, except as may be specifically required by law or court order. Unauthorized access to the Subscription Service is a breach of this Agreement and a violation of law.

Warranty

No warranty is made by SportsWar regarding any information, services, or products provided through or in connection with the Subscription Service, and SportsWar hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties, including without limitation: any warranties as to the availability, accuracy, or content of information, products, or services; any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Some states/provinces do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

The Subscriber hereby warrants and represents that he or she is in all respects is qualified and competent to enter into this agreement.

Links to Third Party Sites

SportsWar sites may contain images of and links to third party web sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of SportsWar and SportsWar is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. SportsWar is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site nor is SportsWar responsible if the Linked Site is not working appropriately. SportsWar is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by SportsWar of the site or any association with its operators. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at the Linked Sites.

Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) included within the SportsWar sites or services or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. SportsWar shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions. By subscribing, registering, or using any of the SportsWar sites, you agree that you indemnify SportsWar from any liability whatsoever associated with your dealings with these third parties.

Third Party Advertising Networks

SportsWar sites may contain advertising delivered by third party ad (TPA) networks. TPA networks are not under the control of SportsWar and SportsWar is not responsible for the content of advertising served by any TPA network, including without limitation computer viruses contained in advertising served by any TPA network. You agree that it is your responsibility to protect your computer or electronic equipment from viruses that may be served by TPA networks.

SportsWar is providing this advertising as a convenience, and the inclusion of any ad does not imply endorsement by SportsWar of the advertised product, its content, or any association with its operators. SportsWar may not be held legally responsible in any way for the content of any advertising served from any TPA network. By subscribing, registering, or using any of the SportsWar sites, you agree that you indemnify SportsWar from any liability whatsoever associated with ads served on SportsWar sites by TPA networks.

Limitation of Liability

SportsWar is not obligated to monitor the content on SportsWar sites. However, with respect to the use of the products and services offered on this site, SportsWar reserves the right to disclose any information or materials as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, from any SportsWar site, in SportsWar’s sole discretion, without notice at any time.

This site may contain message board services, chat areas, communities, personal pages, pages created and/or maintained by publishers, or other communication facilities. You agree to use these facilities only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular facility, and to comply with all applicable laws and these Terms of Use and Notices.

SportsWar reserves the right, but is not obligated, to review materials posted to this site and to remove any such materials and/or edit such materials in its sole discretion, without notice at any time. In addition, SportsWar reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of SportsWar’s sites and services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, SportsWar reserves the right to terminate or change any part of the site at any time.

SportsWar is not obligated to monitor the content on this site. However, with respect to the use of the community facilities mentioned above, SportsWar reserves the right to disclose any information or materials as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, from the site or service, in SportsWar’s sole discretion.

You acknowledge that the community services are public and not private communications, therefore your communications may be read by others without your knowledge. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or others in any public area.

SportsWar specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the community areas on our site, or the content published by publishers under their publishing agreements, in which they agree that they are fully responsible for the content they post on the site. Forum managers and hosts of the community services, message boards, chat rooms, etc. are not authorized as SportsWar agents or spokespersons, are not able to bind SportsWar, nor do their views necessarily reflect those of SportsWar.

The information, services, information, and other material included in or available through the this site may not be complete, and may include inaccuracies or errors, and may also be modified or deleted from time to time. Advice, information, products, services or other materials received via this site should not be relied upon for decisions or other critical purposes.

By registering to post on SportsWar’s message boards, you agree that you are solely responsible for the content of your posts (defined as all content posted by you on the message boards, including actual posts, user profiles, signatures, etc.). This responsibility includes full liability for copyright infringement, libel/slander, and other liability, and you hereby agree to indemnify SportsWar LLC, and their respective officers, agents, partners, employees and subcontractors, and SportsWar’s publishers from any and all liability associated with the above.

You agree that you own the content of your posts, but that you grant SportsWar the right to reproduce or republish the content of your posts, in full or in part, for any purpose, as well as the right to grant permission for other reproduction or republishing of the posts by a third party.

In addition, by registering on this site and/or by using this site, you agree that you recognize that all other users are solely responsible for the content of their posts and that they have indemnified SportsWar (see above) as you have. You agree that you will not hold SportsWar, LLC and their respective officers, agents, partners, employees or subcontractors, owners, or agents responsible for the actions of posters on the message boards.

By registering or subscribing on this site, you agree that you are giving explicit consent to SportsWar to send to you various emails, including marketing emails of various types. You hereby agree that, although SportsWar may provide methods for opting out of these emails, that these emails are not ‘unsolicited emails’ or ‘spam’, and that you will indemnify and hold harmless SportsWar, its owners, managers, employees, publishers, and other agents from any liability whatsoever associated with these emails, SportsWar’s sending of these emails, and/or your receipt thereof.

Your access to and use of this site, and products and services of this site, is at your own risk. SportsWar, and its members and sponsors, will not be liable for any damage, loss or disclosure of information, data, revenue, accounts or business that occurs in connection with your use of the this site, the SportsWar Network, or such products or services. SportsWar makes no guarantees of any kind regarding the dependability, accuracy, security, timeliness or availability of any SportsWar site, or such products or services. Without limiting the foregoing, SportsWar, LLC and/or its respective suppliers, publishers, partners, sponsors, or other associates make no representations or warranties about the condition, suitability, reliability, availability, completeness, security, timeliness, or accuracy of the information, products, services and materials contained in this site for any purpose. All such information, products, services and materials are provided “as-is” without warranty of any kind. SportsWar and/or its respective suppliers, publishers, partners, sponsors, or other associates hereby disclaim all representations, warranties and conditions, express or implied, with regard to this information, products, services or materials, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, tital and non-infringement.

In no event shall SportsWar and/or its respective suppliers, publishers, partners, sponsors, or other associates be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of on in any way connected with the user or performance of this site or related services, with the delay or inability to use this site or related services, the provision of or failure to provider services, or for any information, products, or services obtained through this site, or otherwise arising out of the use of this site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if SportsWar or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of this site, or with any of these terms of use and notices, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this site and its related services.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold SportsWar and its respective suppliers, publishers, partners, sponsors, or other associates harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from your violation of these Terms of Use and Notices (including, without limitation, violation of applicable Additional Terms of Use), or any third-party’s rights, (including, without limitation, infringement of any copyright, violation of any proprietary right and invasion of any privacy rights). These obligations will survive any termination of your relationship with SportsWar or your use of this site.

Use Restriction

The material on the Subscription Service is for the private, non-commercial enjoyment of Subscribers only. Any other use is strictly prohibited. Subscribers agree that they will not copy, publish, or in any way make available publicly any news, pictures, interviews, features, or any other material from SportsWar web sites, without express written permission from SportsWar. Subscribers agree that, should they do so, SportsWar reserves the right to cancel their subscription immediately without refund. Additionally, reuse of copyrighted information (pictures, interviews, features, videos, audio, etc.) will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

To prevent access by multiple users sharing one account, SportsWar reserves the right to limit access for each Subscriber to a fixed number of physical locations or machines or to a specific number of simultaneous logons. Subscriber agrees to notify SportsWar in advance if their situation calls for use of multiple machines (i.e. student worklab, library, etc.). In addition, if such a scenario exists, subscriber is responsible for logging out appropriately in order to login successfully in another location.

Notices

Notices by SportsWar to Subscribers may be given by means of electronic messages or by a general posting on the service. Notices by Subscribers may be given by electronic messages.

Agreement

This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Subscriber or user and SportsWar regarding the use of the services, and supersedes all prior written and oral understandings and writings.

The Agreement shall be governed pursuant to the laws of the State of Virginia. Venue shall be in Radford City, Montgomery County, or Pulaski County, Virginia (at the sole discretion of SportsWar) for any and all cases arising out of the use of the SportsWar network and/or regarding content published on the SportsWar network. By using this site, registering on this site, or subscribing to this site, you agree to all of these terms.

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