Terms of Service and Rules

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the FordTruckZone.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, the discussion forums (“Forums”), (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by FordTruckZone.com (“FTZ”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, FTZ’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by FTZ (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by FTZ, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

Your Forums Account
If you create a account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must not use your account in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and FTZ may change or remove any content that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause FTZ liability. You must immediately notify FTZ of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. FTZ will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Responsibility of Contributors
If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post in the forums, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, video, graphics, an audio file, or computer software.

By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;

if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;

you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;

the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;

the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);

the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;

and your Content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company.

By submitting Content to FTZ for inclusion on our Website, you grant FTZ a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, display and publish the Content and/or incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. Our automated systems may analyze your Content to provide you relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam detection.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, FTZ has the right (though not the obligation) to, in FTZ’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in FTZ’s reasonable opinion, violates any FTZ policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in FTZ’s sole discretion. FTZ will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Responsibility of Website Visitors
FTZ may review your conduct and content for compliance with these Terms and our Acceptable Use Policy. With that said, we have no obligation to do so. We aren't responsible for the Content people post and share via the Services. By operating the Website, FTZ does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. FTZ disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the Website and webpages to which FordTruckZone.com links, and that link to FordTruckZone.com. FTZ does not have any control over those non-FTZ websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-FTZ website or webpage, FTZ does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. FTZ disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-FTZ websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
As FTZ asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by FordTruckZone.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify FTZ in accordance with FTZ’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. FTZ will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. FTZ will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of FTZ or others. In the case of such termination, FTZ will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to FTZ.

Intellectual Property
This Agreement does not transfer from FTZ to you any FTZ or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with FTZ. FordTruckZone.com, the FordTruckZone.com logos, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with FordTruckZone.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of FTZ or FTZ’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any FTZ or third-party trademarks. Content compilations Copyright FordTruckZone.com, All Rights Reserved.

You will not access or use the Website to collect any market research for a competing business; You will not use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download or scrape data from the Website, except for Internet search engines (e.g., Google) we have authorized via our robots.txt file and that comply with our robots.txt file; You will not interfere with or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the Website through the use of any device, information collection or transmission mechanism, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or email addresses on the site or related to the Website through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means. We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to deny you access to the Website, or any portion of the Website, without notice.

FTZ reserves the right to display advertisements on your posted Content.

FTZ reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. FTZ may also, in the future, offer new services, products and/or features through the Website. Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, unless specifically noted otherwise in the terms and conditions for such services, products and/or features.

FTZ may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your FordTruckZone.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties
The Website is provided “as is”. FTZ and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither FTZ nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will FTZ, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to FTZ under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. FTZ shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty
You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the FTZ Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless FTZ, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between FTZ and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of FTZ, or by the posting by FTZ of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Alabama, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Alabama in the county determined by FTZ. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; FTZ may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.