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Acceptable Use Policy

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials (hereinafter “Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not AustinLaptop.com, hereinafter “AustinLaptop.com”, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, link, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. AustinLaptop.com does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable to your own personal beliefs. Under no circumstances will AustinLaptop.com be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

You agree to NOT use the Service to:

    upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

    harm any person (minor or adult) in any way;

    impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, the AustinLaptop.com administrator, a forum leader or moderator, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

    manipulate in any way identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

    upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (this includes, but is not limited to inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

    upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (hereinafter “Rights”) of any party;

    upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation or self promotion;

    upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

    disrupt the normal flow of posting or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in accessing and utilizing the site (e.g. posting in a thread, accessing AustinLaptop.com, registering with AustinLaptop.com, etc);

    interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

    intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law and any regulations having the force of law while using the Service;

    post scanned or altered manufacturer coupons;

    “stalk” or otherwise harass another; and/or

    collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs a through m above.

    discuss how to perform, elude capture, or profit from illegal activities.

    post nudity or graphic descriptions of sex.

    post links to sites with grotesque, gruesome or disgusting pictures/videos.

    insult/attack other users.

    use vulgarities & obscenities.

    post under the influence.

    taunt the mods to delete your post. If you create a thread that you know will be deleted, it will be DELETED.

    start threads about “why was my thread deleted.” Private message a mod to resolve the issue.

    post inappropriate images.

    try to bypass the censors.

    mention or link competitive sites. If the site is censored, do not post that site. Thanking someone from such site is alright. Putting them in your signature is not. Listing them in any context for a deal is not allowed.

    abuse the reputation and tag systems.

    offer to buy or sell anything

    Spam, self promotion and referral links are not allowed. Such links (including url shortener links such as bit.ly) may be automatically stripped.

    Trades are limited to a maximum of $5 in value. AustinLaptop.com cannot be held accountable for any bad trades or members. Please trade at your own risk. Only use the Official Trading Thread and read guidelines here.

    There are additional rules specific to each forum and they are stickied.

General guidelines for images & avatars:

    Images and avatars must be PG13 rated (For example, no people wearing thongs, g-strings, see thru clothing, or who are partially undressed)

    No pics of (or suggestive of) sexual acts, including sexually suggestive kissing.

You acknowledge that AustinLaptop.com may or may not pre-screen Content, but that AustinLaptop.com and its moderators shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, delete, or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, AustinLaptop.com and its moderators shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable at their sole discretion. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by AustinLaptop.com or submitted to AustinLaptop.com, including without limitation information in all parts of the Service., which includes forum board posts.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that AustinLaptop.com may access, preserve and disclose your account information, including your ISP address, and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of AustinLaptop.com, its users and the public.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Service may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by AustinLaptop.com and/or content providers who provide content to the Service. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Service.

Membership, use and permissions on this site are at the sole discretion of the site owner. AustinLaptop.com reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or account for any reason. Some, any or all permissions to view and/or use this site are subject to change, for no reason and no advance notice.

By accessing and using this site/forum, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, violate any of the listed additional rules, or otherwise violative of any laws. In addition, you also warrant that you will not hold AustinLaptop.com Forums or any of its subsidiaries responsible for any post, image, or link posted from a forum member as the moderators cannot catch everything at the instance it happens.

Although the administrators and moderators of AustinLaptop.com Forums will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of AustinLaptop.com Forums will be held responsible for the content of any message.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online — for example, via message boards or chat — that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While AustinLaptop.com strives to protect your personal information and privacy, AustinLaptop.com cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk. However, if you violate the rules, AustinLaptop.com Forums reserves the right to disclose any and all user activity to the public, third parties and or law enforcement agencies.

The rules that we have put in place are guidelines that our team uses to ensure that our website remains orderly. It is impossible for us to write a rule for every conceivable circumstance and situation. Thus the “rules” are guidelines: our moderators will look at every situation individually and try to apply those guidelines and look at the “spirit” and intent of the rule. If it is not cut and dry, they will do their best to make a judgement call.



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