Terms of Service and Rules and Regulations remain binding from first encounter with HardwarePal and into perpetuity
Terms of Service and Rules and Regulations are subject to revision at any time and without notice. Please check back often.
The website, products and services of HardwarePal are provided “as is” and are considered privileged.
You agree that no legal action, past, present or future, will be taken against HardwarePal in relation to your dealings with the site or people on the site.
If you have become a member of the site, your membership may be rejected, revoked, limited or edited in any other way by HardwarePal at its sole discretion.
Usage of HardwarePal is contingent on the following:
You aid in maintaining a friendly and professional atmosphere
You live within the rules and regulations set out by HardwarePal
You respect the site, its management and its members
You do not troll or attempt to stir up trouble within the community
You are not allowed to use HardwarePal to:
Advertising or promoting products and/or services that you or someone you know has an “interest” in.
This includes linking to a personal website
Display affiliate links of any kind
Copy content, images or any other HardwarePal assets (in part or in whole)
Directly or indirectly profit from your relationship with the site and the people you meet here, now or in the future
Every instance of breaking one of these rules outlined constitutes you entering into an agreement with HardwarePal to pay for such initiatives at a cost of $1000 per incidence.
You agree that your comment submissions to HardwarePal will only be removed if deemed necessary by HardwarePal. Due to the nature of HardwarePal, we will not delete user accounts or mass delete their posts.
We will only delete posts that we are informed of and deem do not comply with the TOS. Please only sign up and use HardwarePal if you are comfortable with your contributions staying part of the collective conversation on HardwarePal now and in the future.
All legal content, information or any other form of member submission, that conforms with the site rules/terms of service, immediately becomes exclusive property of HardwarePal
You may NOT:
Discuss any form of Piracy or DMCA violations
Misrepresent yourself as being staff from HardwarePal or anyone else who you are not
You are not to make your login credentials or other sensitive account information available to others by any means, for any reason.
Use profanity. This includes the use of symbols, abbreviations, or acronyms to circumvent the no profanity rule.
Post personally identifiable information or anything else that may jeopardize your privacy and/or safety or that of others.
Post questions/remarks pertaining to infractions, warnings or deleted posts. Please contact the HardwarePal staff directly.
Partake in discussions about politics, race or religion or promote your own views in this area through any other means.
Post external links in your profile.
Negatively comment on products or prices of the products.
Discuss the circumvention of security-related applications.
Discuss any other action, substance, or product that is deemed to be illegal in either the US/Canada or the municipality in which you reside.
PM members with the intent to sell items or services.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site, in other words for normal web statistics. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This site earns revenue using different methods. In the interests of disclosure and ethics, we want to be open about how we make money from our site. Besides display advertising and other paid sponsorships, we also sometimes get paid a commission if you purchase a product or service that we link to in our content. We want to be clear that our reviews are driven entirely by our editorial staff based on what we think. We use software to automate the process of linking to products, especially as it distances our editorial staff from creating affiliate links themselves.
HardwarePal and HardwarePal Forum uses advertising methods like Adsense , Viglinks and Skimlinks or any other it feels fit to make revenue and running costs.
HardwarePal and HardwarePalForum , is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.
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Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.