Much of what follows are legally-oriented parts of our Terms of Service. But we at PASPN.net thought we´d summarize some main ideas in a set of Golden Rules. So, here goes:
1. Please be respectful of others when posting on the message boards/chat rooms. Have fun with the rivalries between one team and another -- but please don´t cross the line and make personal attacks on other people or spam our boards. While visiting our message boards, please do not feed the site publishers, they are wild animals on a strict diet. 2. Please do not ´borrow´ content from our site. We hope that our content is so good you´ll want to tell others to visit our site. But copying and pasting our material into another web site or message board is not only uncool, it´s a violation of copyright law. We´re not vengeful but the law is the law. Copyright law also applies to any website on the internet. Therefore, you may violate someone else’s copyright when you copy and paste reports, excerpts of reports, or message board posts to any site. Alternatively, get permission from the author of any content you would like to post on the site, or simply provide a link to that page so other PistonsASsemblyLine users can read it as well. 3. Once you submit letters, stories, etc. to us we can edit, republish or re-use them. We probably won´t be able to return any materials you send us. 4. We provide links to other sites outside of the PASPN.net family, as a service to you, our customer. But, we cannot take responsibility for anything done by these non-PASPN.net sites. 5. Any merchandise that you order from a PASPN.net team site is supplied to us from well-researched, independent suppliers. Should you have any problems with your order, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description of the problem, and we will do our best to fix the situation. 6. No animals were harmed in the testing of this Web site.
For nitty-gritty details of our Terms of Service, please be sure to read the rest of this notice. To all our customers, thank you for choosing PASPN.net as your reliable source for sports news on the Internet.
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You may not view, copy, print, or distribute documents, pages, content or photos on this Web site without the express written consent of PASPN.net or the affiliate as the applicable copyright owner.
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SUBMISSIONS PASPN.net appreciates hearing from its users and welcomes your comments regarding PASPN.net´s products and services. However, PASPN.net´s company policy does not allow it to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, inventions or materials other than those it has specifically requested. While we do value your feedback on our products and services, we request that you be specific in your comments on such products and services, and that you do not submit any creative ideas, inventions, suggestions or materials. If you do send us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions, or other information (collectively the ´Submissions´), the Submissions shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of PASPN.net. Submissions will not be subject to any obligation of confidence, and PASPN.net will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. Without limiting the foregoing, PASPN.net shall own all known or hereinafter existing rights to the Submissions and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you.
COMMUNITIES This Web site contains bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively, ´Communities´). You agree to use the Communities only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Community, you will not:
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another´s computer.
Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose.
Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
Download any file posted by another user of a forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communities.
Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
PASPN.net and its affiliates reserve the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communities at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
PASPN.net and its affiliates have no obligation to monitor the Communities. However, PASPN.net and its affiliates reserve the right at all times to disclose any information 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, in PASPN.net´s or any of its affiliates´ sole discretion.
You acknowledge that all Communities are public and not private communications and that others may read your communications without your knowledge. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Community. PASPN.net and its affiliates do not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Community and, therefore, PASPN.net and its affiliates specifically disclaim any liability with regard to the Communities and any actions resulting from your participation in any Community. Forum managers and hosts are not authorized spokespersons of PASPN.net or any of its affiliates, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of PASPN.net and its affiliates.
By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through this Web site, you are granting PASPN.net and its affiliates permission to: use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, publish, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any such communication.
The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.
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PURCHASING MERCHANDISE All PASPN.net Web sites feature merchandise from independent suppliers. Many steps are taken to insure that these suppliers are reliable and feature quality products. PASPN.net closely monitors the status of orders throughout the fulfillment process in an effort to insure that all shipments occur within stated delivery times. Should you have a problem with any order, please contact PASPN.net Customer Service immediately at email@example.com and we will rectify the situation or refund your purchase price. Please be sure to include your order number, a description of the item in question, which team store the item was purchased from, when the item was purchased and the nature of the problem.
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TERMINATION These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all PASPN.net site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms or otherwise. These terms will terminate immediately without notice from PASPN.net if in PASPN.net´s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other PASPN.net site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms or otherwise. You agree not to submit any information through PASPN.net´s communities, or to assist or cause another person to submit information on your behalf.
INDEMNIFICATION You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PASPN.net, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and suppliers from and against any and all claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys´ fees) arising from your use of this Web site, the violation of these terms and conditions by you, or the infringement by you, or other user of PASPN.net´s Web site through the use of your computer, or your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. PASPN.net reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between you and PASPN.net related to these Terms of Service shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in King County, State of Washington.
ARBITRATION Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Seattle, Washington, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or PASPN.net may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Seattle, Washington necessary to protect the rights or property of you or PASPN.net pending the completion of arbitration.
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OTHER These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and PASPN.net with respect to this Web site and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding this Web site. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the remaining provisions of these Terms and Service shall remain in full force and effect. PASPN.net´s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of PASPN.net. These Terms of Service will inure to the benefit of PASPN.net´s successors and assigns.
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