BoaterRated.com Terms of Service
Welcome to BoaterRated.com (“BoaterRated”). BoaterRated provides a service where users can read and write reviews about boating / marine businesses (“boating businesses”). As a user of BoaterRated, the user (“You”), have the opportunity to read about the experiences other users have had with boating businesses and to provide Your own reviews and ratings on the boating businesses You use.
BoaterRated provides reviews and ratings on a variety of boating businesses based upon the actual first-hand experiences other users have had with these businesses and also provides You with the opportunity to provide Your own reviews and ratings on the boating businesses You use (collectively, the "Service").
You understand and agree to the following: (a) if you choose to register, you must submit a valid e-mail address and select a password and user name during the registration process; (b) You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member name and password, and all uses of your account - whether or not you've authorized such use; (c) You agree to notify BoaterRated immediately of any unauthorized use of your account and (d) You are at least 18 years of age. BoaterRated will not be held liable for any loss or damage for non-compliance. In addition, you understand and agree that the content of all users, including Your content, will be collected, aggregated and anonymously integrated into the BoaterRated site. You understand, and agree that, unless expressly stated, BoaterRated in no way controls, verifies, or endorses any of the information contained on or in the BoaterRated service.
Although registration is not required to use the Service, if you decide to sign up for the Service, you must complete the BoaterRated registration screen. As part of the registration process for the Service, you agree to: (a) provide certain limited information about you as prompted to do so by the Service (such information to be current, complete and accurate); and (b) maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate. The information requested upon original sign up shall be referred to as registration data ("Registration Data"). BoaterRated reserves the right to delete accounts created by users who appropriate the name, likeness, email address, or other personally identifiable information of another individual. BoaterRated reserves the right to refuse the Service to any user.
Submission of Reviews
In order for You to submit Your own reviews and ratings on the BoaterRated website, You acknowledge and agree that (a) all of Your reviews and ratings will be based upon Your actual first-hand experiences with the boating businesses You are reviewing (b) all of Your reviews and ratings of the boating businesses that You are rating will be accurate, truthful and complete in all respects; (c) You do not work for, own any interest in or serve on the board of directors of, any of the boating businesses for which You submit reviews and ratings; (d) You do not work for, own any interest in or serve on the board of directors of any competitors of the boating businesses for which You submit reviews and ratings; (e) You are not in any way related (by blood, adoption or marriage, if the boating business is an individual) to any of the businesses for which You submit reviews or ratings.
Although BoaterRated does not claim ownership of any of the reviews, ratings, communications, information, data, text or other materials You give us (collectively, the "Content"), by providing Content for the BoaterRated website, You automatically grant, and You represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to BoaterRated an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute such Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Content, and to grant and to authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. In addition, by providing BoaterRated with Content, You automatically grant us all rights necessary to prohibit the subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction or exploitation of the Content on BoaterRated by any other party.
Content Distribution and Publication
BoaterRated does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or appropriateness of any Content transmitted to or through the Service. You acknowledge that BoaterRated simply acts as a passive conduit and an interactive computer service provider for the publication and distribution of Content and for the publication and distribution of any content posted by boating businesses in response to Content ("Business Content"). You understand that all Content and Business Content posted on, transmitted through or linked through the Service, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You understand that BoaterRated does not control, and is not responsible for Content or Business Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, misleading, or offensive. You agree that you must evaluate and make your own judgment, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content and Business Content.
You further acknowledge that BoaterRated has no obligation to screen, preview, monitor or approve any Content or Business Content, or Content posted or submitted by any other BoaterRated member or any Service Provider. However, BoaterRated reserves the right to review and any and all liability for or relating to any Content or Business Content.
BoaterRated does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, Business Content, data, advertising, products, goods or services available or unavailable from, or through, any boating businesses. You agree that should You use or rely on such Content, Business Content, data, advertisement, products, goods or services, available or unavailable from, or through any boating business, BoaterRated is not responsible or liable, indirectly or directly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with such use or reliance. Your dealings with, or participation in promotions of any boating business, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are between You and such boating business exclusively and do not involve BoaterRated. You should make whatever investigation or other resources that You deem necessary or appropriate before hiring or engaging boating businesses.
You agree that BoaterRated is not responsible for the accessibility or unavailability of any boating businesses or for Your interactions and dealings with them, waive the right to bring or assert any claim against BoaterRated relating to any interactions or dealings with any boating businesses, and release BoaterRated from any and all liability for or relating to any interactions or dealings with boating businesses.
Your Other Obligations
In connection with Your use of the Service, You represent and warrant that You: (a) are above the age of eighteen (18); (b) will abide by the letter and spirit of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national or international laws; (c) will not submit any reviews that may be considered by BoaterRated to be unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, obscene, profane, hateful, offensive, harmful, vulgar, distasteful, defamatory, invasive of another person's privacy or proprietary rights, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (d) will submit thorough and thoughtful reviews of the boating businesses You review (for example, submitting a review describing a boating business as "He/She is great." without additional commentary is not a thorough and thoughtful review); (e) will not submit reviews that comment on other users or the reviews of other users; (f) will not impersonate, or attempt to impersonate, any other person, falsify contact information, misrepresent a relationship with any person or entity, including misrepresenting a relationship with BoaterRated, or otherwise attempt to mislead others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a review or rating; (g) will not submit reviews that are encrypted or that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spiders, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, disrupt, impair, disable or otherwise overburden our Website; (h) will not access, download or copy any information contained on our Website through artificial means (including but not limited to spiders, hacking devices, computer programs, bots or other such means); (i) will not post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (j) will not take any action that would undermine the review and rating process under the Service; (k) will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other user accounts, or other computer systems or networks connected to the Service; (l) will not use the Service in any manner that infringes, misappropriates or violates any third party's rights, including, but not limited to, transmitting any material that may infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party's rights of publicity, contractual rights, fiduciary rights or intellectual property rights; (m) will not use the Service in any way that could interfere with the rights of BoaterRated or the rights of other users of the Service; (n) have sufficient rights in and to all Content that You provide, transmit or otherwise convey to BoaterRated in connection with the Service; (o) agree not to re-sell or assign Your rights or obligations under this Agreement; (p) will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell or exploit any Content; (q) will not access any Content for any commercial, educational or other purposes not related to Your personal purchasing decisions, the express written consent of BoaterRated, which consent may be withheld by BoaterRated in our discretion; and (r) grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute the Content and to prepare derivative works of, or to incorporate such Content into other works, and to grant and to authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions:
I have read, understand and agree with the terms & conditions.