(effective from 21 October 2006 )
Terms Of Services:
This www.MechMate.com. ("MechMate" or “MM”) User Agreement (the "User Agreement") sets forth the terms and conditions which apply to your use of the MechMate.com web site. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS USER AGREEMENT JUST AS IF YOU HAD SIGNED THIS USER AGREEMENT. If you do not agree to be bound by this User Agreement, please discontinue your use of the Services.
MM reserves the right to modify or amend this User Agreement at any time without prior notice. By accessing the Services and/or submitting any text, pictures or other content ("Content"), including without limitation, diagrams, drawings, or message-board postings, you signify your agreement to this User Agreement as it has been modified or amended.
Conduct Required for Use of the Services & Forum:
It is a condition of your use of the Services that you do not: (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services; (ii) post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent (including any nudity) information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law; (iii) post or transmit comments containing harassing or offensive language, including sexual references, sexual nicknames, racial slurs or rude or deliberately offensive comments or engage in disruptive activities online, including excessive use of scripts, sound waves, scrolling (repeating the same message over and over), "WAREZ" (copyrighted software that is distributed illegally), "mp3" files of copyrighted music, copyrighted photographs, text, video or artwork or use viruses, bots, worms or trojan horses; (iv) post or transmit any information, software or other material which violates or infringes the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder; (v) post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful component; (vi) post or transmit content that encourages or provides instructional activities about illegal activities; (vii) post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes or which contains advertising; (viii) solicit other users to join, become members of, or contribute money to any online service or other organization, advocate or attempt to get users to join in legal or illegal schemes or plan or participate in scams involving other users; (ix) impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your professional or other affiliation with any person or entity; (x) resell, redistribute, broadcast or transfer the information or use the information in a searchable, machine-readable database; or (xi) use the Services to collect personally identifying information about other users of the Services; or (xii)post or transmit comments of a purely political or religious nature or designed to further ones political or religious view over another.
You agree that you will not use the Services, including the information provided therein and all related equipment, networks and network devices (specifically including Internet access) for any unlawful purpose. MM, at its sole and absolute discretion, shall determine whether any information transmitted or received violates this provision.
Use of drawings and data:
The drawings and data
on this site can be used to build one CNC machine for use in
hobby or business applications. The MechMate logo shall be displayed on the completed product and third parties shall be referred to www.mechmate.com for further information. Files downloaded from MechMate shall not be passed to third parties, except for the purpose of procurement of components.
Companies or persons wanting to produce complete MechMates, subsystems or kits for re-sale may aquire a licence to do so.
You grant MM a license to the Content you submit:
By submitting Content to MM, through forums or e-mail, unless specifically stated otherwise for each submission, you grant MM a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit anyone to access, display, view, store and reproduce such Content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such Content placed on MM retains any and all rights that may exist in such Content.
Privacy of Personal Profile Information:
The personal profile information that you submit to MM remains your property. We do not sell our member list. In addition, MM reserves the right to release current or past member information in the event MechMate believes that the membership is being or has been used in violation of this User Agreement or to commit unlawful acts, if the information is subpoenaed, or when MM deems it necessary or appropriate. By agreeing to the conditions of this User Agreement, you hereby consent to disclosure of any record or communication to any third party when MechMate, in its sole discretion, determines the disclosure to be appropriate.
Termination of Membership:
MM is the final arbiter of what IS and IS NOT allowed on our site. Further, MM reserves the right to modify or remove anything submitted to MM, and to cancel any membership, at any time for any reason without prior notice. MM is not obliged to maintain back-up copies of any material submitted or posted on our site. Actions or activities that may cause termination of your membership include, but are not limited to: posting or providing links to any Content which violates this User Agreement; using in the registration of your MM membership an e-mail account that is not your own or that is or becomes inactive; or reproducing, distributing, republishing or retransmitting material posted by other MechMate members without the prior permission of such members.
We are not responsible for Content posted by members:
MM is not responsible for the Content posted by MM members or visitors on any area of our site including without limitation, forum discussions, and e-mail accounts. The opinions and views expressed by MM's members or visitors do not necessarily represent those of MM and MM does not verify, endorse, or vouch for the Content of such opinions and views. If you believe that any of the Content posted by our members or visitors violates your proprietary rights, including copyrights, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Infringement Policy and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998:
As noted above, MM does not allow any material that violates or infringes in any way upon the proprietary rights of others, including, without limitation, copyright or trademark rights. If you don't own the copyright or have express authorization and documented permission to use it, don't put it on MM (if you do have express permission you must say so clearly on each page where such content is displayed). MM will terminate the memberships of, and remove the pages of, repeat infringers.
Links to Third-Party Sites:
This Web site may contain hyperlinks to Web sites operated by parties other than MM. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. MM does not control such Web sites and is not responsible for their contents. MM's inclusion of hyperlinks to such Web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Web sites or any association with their operators.
Disclaimer of Warranties:
Your use of MM Services are at your sole risk. All MM Services are provided on an "AS IS" basis WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, CONSTRUCTIVE, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SAFETY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Limitation of Liability:
MM makes no guarantee of availability of Services and reserve the right to change, withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of the MECHMATE.COM Services. IN NO EVENT WILL MM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE MECHMATE.COM'S SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT THEREON FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MECHMATE.COM'S REMOVAL OR DELETION OF ANY MATERIALS OR RECORDS SUBMITTED OR POSTED ON MECHMATE.COM'S SITE FOR ANY REASON. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, CAUSED; ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE; ERROR; OMISSION; INTERRUPTION; DELETION; DEFECT; DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION; COMPUTER VIRUS; FILE CORRUPTION; COMMUNICATION-LINE FAILURE; NETWORK OR SYSTEM OUTAGE; OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF ANY RECORD.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MechMate, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from (a) any material posted or otherwise provided by you that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy, (b) any misrepresentation made by you in connection with your use of the Services; (c) any non-compliance by you with the terms and conditions of this User Agreement; and (d) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to this User Agreement arising from or related to your access and use of the Services, including the information obtained through the Services.
The MechMate logo is a trademark of www.MechMate.com, and all other trademarks, Services marks and trade names used on the Services are the property of their respective owners, and all of the above trademarks may not be copied, downloaded or otherwise exploited without the permission of MechMate, or the owner of such trademark, servicemark or trade name.
The headings used in this User Agreement are for convenience and reference purposes only, and shall not be used in construing or interpreting the scope or intent of this User Agreement or any provision hereof.