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Grand Illinois Trail Ride Terms Of Service

gitride.com/tridive.com Terms of Service 2013 July

What is this?

The Terms of Service (TOS) are the rules and regulations that specify guidelines for using our services. Use of our services is subject to these terms. Please read them carefully and ensure that you understand and agree to all parts. Use of Gitride.com/tridive.com’s services implies agreement with these terms!

Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below.

Basic Guidelines

The following seven categories of online conduct are unacceptable at GITride.com and constitute a violation of our Community Standards which may result in warning, suspension or loss of membership:

Harassment… Harassment occurs when a member insults, attacks, and denigrates another member at any time. We have zero tolerance for taking an argument about a any topic to a personal level. For instance, the use of terms such as “idiot, moron, stupid” and other derogatory terms constitutes harassment. The idea is to make this a pleasant environment to discuss cycling, not a schoolyard, or name-calling and rock-throwing festival. Repeated critical and sharply negative posts toward a forum member can also constitute harassment. This applies to all content submitted by users including posts, avatars and signatures.

Personal attacks and inflammatory behavior will not be tolerated.

Respect the forum staff. We’re not here to make life harder to anyone. Any decision taken by the administrators and moderators is final and must be respected.

Disruption… Posts which intend to disrupt the topic of conversation or steer the topic away from the focus of the forum and related news.

Disruption can include harassment, multiple user profiles, multiple posting of the same post and posting completely off topic messages. Please do your best when it comes to grammar, punctuation and spelling. Excessive use of “text talk” can be very disruptive so please keep it to a minimum. Private messages are to be kept private and never posted in the forums.

Vulgarity… As a community with a diverse variety of members and readers, we ask that our members to post without using vulgarity. Vulgarity not only includes vulgar language and pictures but also sexist, racist, anti-religious, images of graphic violence, political statements and homophobic language which may offend other members. In addition, the “masking” of vulgarity by inserting * or another keystroke in place of one or more letters in a vulgar term is unacceptable in most cases. This applies to all content submitted by users including posts, PMs, avatars and signatures.

Solicitation… Refrain from using GITride.com to advertise your site, items for sale, commercial services or website. Unless you are posing in a forum explicitly set up for these behaviors. You may attach a short link to your site within your profile or signature.

Spamming… Spamming is the multiple posting of an identical or similar post on one or more of our Forums. Spam is also flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services.

Copyrighted Material… You may post links to appropriate articles but posting articles from other sources in their entirety is a violation of our Forum Guidelines. If you must repost quotes or sentences, please credit the source.

High Maintenance Clause… Any member who occupies a majority of admin or moderator time unnecessarily will be shown the door for any reason and at any time.

Any messages you post in these discussion forums will remain available to the public for as long as this discussion board is online. Once you have posted your message, it will stay online. Please post carefully and with due consideration to the content of your post. Usergroups and Update submissions are subject to the same guidelines as the main forums, and if these groups become a problem for the Administrators and Moderation staff, appropriate action, ranging from changes in the group founder to an outright disbanding of the offending group may be taken.

Please bear in mind that these are only guidelines; there is always a “grey area” and we understand that. Please also keep in mind that the moderators’ decision is final.

Terms of Service

Gitride.com/tridive.com.com (hereinafter referred to as “GITride”) provides information via web hosting to people all around the world. We have the responsibility to protect each client and provide them with the best service possible. The following guidelines were designed to ensure that our services remain of the utmost quality. Please read very carefully before ordering and/or using GITride services.

Content

All services provided by GITride.com may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless GITride.com from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

Note: Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on any GITride.com server. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or Link to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to GITride.com servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited. Contact our sales department for any clarifications.

Examples of non-acceptable content
Pirated software
Bulk Email related products
Pornography
Hacking/cracking related websites
Warez and/or copyrighted MP3s
Material illegal under United States of America law
Sites containing or linking to material that may be considered detrimental to the public health, safety, or welfare. (Such as, but not limited to: Anarchists Cookbook, bomb making, weapon information, or anything else that may be considered detrimental or illegal.)

GITride.com will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision, and reserves the right to deactivate and remove any site at any time for any reason without refund!

Copyright Violations

GITride will respond to all reports of infringement that are formatted in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and any other applicable copyright laws. Notices of infringement that do not comply with this act will not be processed. We will act in accordance with the DMCA when handling infringement reports.

System Resource Usage

If GITride’s system administration team determines that an account is utilizing an unacceptable amount of system resources, GITride may temporarily deactivate the account in question. If GITride’s staff deems necessary, an eviction notice may be sent to the customer of an offending account providing them with seven (7) days to remove their account voluntarily.

GITride.com will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Because of the nature of this provision, each account will be considered and analyzed individually.

Backups

GITride performs nightly backups of shared and reseller servers; however, these backups are for GITride’s administrative purposes only, and are in NO WAY GUARANTEED! Customers are responsible for maintaining their own backups on their own personal computers. GITride does not provide any sort of compensation for lost or incomplete data in the event that backups do not function properly (even if the malfunction was due to negligence on GITride’s part). We will do our best to ensure complete and accurate backups, but assume no responsibility for this duty. Always back your site up to your personal computer! We make no guarantees about the availability of backups.

Unsolicited Email (SPAM)

SPAMing, or the sending of unsolicited email, from a GITride.com server or using a return email address that is maintained on a GITride.com server is STRICTLY prohibited. Using SPAM to advertise a site hosted on GITride’s network also constitutes as a violation of this provision. GITride.com will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Sites found to be in violation of our SPAM policies will be immediately deactivated and no refund will be issued.

For anyone intentionally spamming on our systems, we reserve the right to bill them at rate of $180/hour for any cleanup, research, and related work from their illegal activities.

Help us STOP SPAM! Please email our abuse department immediately to report a violation of our SPAM policies.

Support Abuse

At GITride, we always treat our customers with the utmost respect. In return, we expect the same from you. If our staff feels that you are consistently addressing them in a demeaning or rude manner, your account may be suspended and you may be asked to take your business elsewhere. In the event that we terminate service for support abuse, customers will be given ten (10) days notice to find a new host. A pro-rated refund may be issued on a case-by-case basis.

Server Abuse

Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a GITride.com Internet Solutions server or customer of GITride.com is strictly prohibited.

GITride.com will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Accounts found in violation of this provision will be subject to immediate account deactivation without refund. GITride will turn all available information about abuse incidents, including customer contact data, over to the proper authorities and press charges.

Cancellation

Cancellations are processed by our Billing department

The above information is required for the protection of all customers.

Refunds are not offered.

Failure to Follow Policies

Failure to fully comply with these terms is grounds for account suspension and/or deactivation (with or without refund, subject to GITride’s discretion). Any accounts and/or servers contained within GITride’s network must adhere to the above policies.

We reserve the right to remove or any account without prior notice. If we deactivate your account for violating policy, you will forfeit your rights to a refund–and none will be given. No refunds for advanced payment. Our normal policy is a warning first, and account deactivation the second offense, but no warning is required.

GITride.com reserves the right to deactivate and remove any site or posting hosted on our servers that contains any content that it deems in its sole discretion to be unacceptable, undesirable or contraindicated.