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Rules and Terms

The GolfWRX Network has grown tremendously over the last few of years --- we thank all of you for being a part of this burgeoning community.Goals

To be the best, we strive to provide the following…

  • An unbiased community for golf enthusiasts where they can discuss an array of issues with without fear of reprisal.
  • Provide the best and most relevant golf related content on the web.
  • The most open, honest, friendly, and most respected golf site on the web.
To achieve these objectives we will manage the community accordingly.

Rules

Posting here is a privilege, not a right.

  • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks, or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
  • Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) nonsense posts, or the like.
  • No threads or posts bashing other forums or their members.
  • E-Bay links for active or inactive auctions are allowed, but not to advertise your own auctions. Please see the rules in the Classifieds Forum.
  • Other Golf related message board links are allowed if they reciprocate. Members may post their names without fear of being banned here.
  • No removal of our content to be used on other sites (unless watermarked) without prior consent from management. Watermarked GolfWRX pictures can be redistributed.
  • No foul language. Keep it clean.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed. No impersonating another member. Multiple identities and false e-mail addresses are not allowed.
  • No spamming or unauthorized commercial postings in the "Forums" or listing in the "Classifieds" without prior approval from management. Classifieds are free and for personal use.
  • Nude pictures are not allowed. Photo gallery is for family, friends, and golf related photos. No objectionable material.
  • No religion or political discussions.
  • Please respect sponsors. They provide critical financial support which allows the site to remain viable.
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated. Mutual respect is a key component to preservation of the site's goals.
  • No "running the site". Have balance and don't over-post in one day. High maintenance users can be asked to slow and or not post. Don't deluge the forums and overwhelm threads.
  • Note that while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently, we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or damaged in any way.
  • We reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the rules.
  • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

Any threads/posts of these types will be deleted.
Signatures

  • Limited graphics size. Small signature graphics, like golfsig.com (max 700x140), are acceptable in format. Large linked pictures are not due to bandwidth limitations. Signatures must remain small.
  • Do not include inappropriate links in your signature. We are running a PG-13 atmosphere
  • No For Sale, Want to Buy, or Want to Trade listing in signatures. Please use and follow the rules of the Buy, Sell, Trade Section.


Avatars
  • PG-13 avatars please. Nothing offensive to women or inappropriate for children.

Our GolfWRX website is free and unbiased. We intend to protect this community from any pitfalls that could make it fail. Thank you for your support!

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Terms and Conditions


Welcome to the GolfWRX Network! We are glad you have   decided to join our community, and we look forward to your participation.   Before you begin, however, we ask that you review this Membership Agreement   and agree to its terms. It is important that you understand both the services   we provide as well as your obligations. This Membership Agreement is an agreement between you and GolfWRX   Holdings Inc. (referred to in this Membership Agreement as "the GolfWRX   Network," "us," "our" and "we"). This   Membership Agreement applies to the various communication and personalization   tools and services offered on the GolfWRX Web sites that are part of our   "community" (the "Community Services"). Many of our Community Services are available to all   visitors to the GolfWRX Network, while certain of our Community Services are   only available to visitors who sign up as Members by agreeing to be bound by   this Membership Agreement. However, GolfWRX requires that a visitor be not   less than 13 years old to become a Member, and by accepting the terms of this   Membership Agreement and signing up as a Member, you are representing to GolfWRX   that you meet this age requirement.

   Currently, all Community Services are provided without charge.

   The Community Services include our forums, as well as the   following tools and services: GolfWRX   BagChatter, News, Video, Reviews, photo albums, blogs, chat areas, groups, invitees, comments.

   As used in this Membership Agreement:

   "Members"   means you (when you have accepted this Membership Agreement) and the other members of the GolfWRX Network

   "Postings"   means any postings by the Members in the Forums, chat areas, blogs, reviews and testimonials

   "Content"   means all Member-submitted content that is displayed on the GolfWRX Network   other than the Postings, including your Forums and GolfWRX   "profiles," the videos you post and the photos and information on   your GolfWRX Pages, and any ratings or reviews you submit but does not   include emails or messages that you send or receive through the GolfWRX Email   Service

   "Hosts"   are the individuals who host, moderate or supervise the Community Services on   behalf of the GolfWRX Network, including our staff who participate in Forums   and host our Blogs

   You acknowledge and agree that by accepting this   Membership Agreement and completing the registration process, you are   becoming a member of the GolfWRX Network and are agreeing to the following:

   General- We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and at any time, to make changes to this Membership Agreement and our other policies   concerning the use of the Community Services. (We also reserve the right, in   our sole discretion and at any time, to waive or modify any of the terms of   this Membership Agreement as they apply to a specific Posting or item of   Content or as they apply to a specific Member, without affecting the   application of these terms to any other Postings, Content or Members.)   Changes will be effective when made and the updated Membership Agreement (or   applicable policy) is posted on the GolfWRX Network; provided, however, that no such change shall be applicable to   any dispute between you and us that arises prior to the time such change is   effective. Accordingly, you should visit this page periodically to review its   provisions. As described below, any Member who violates this Membership   Agreement may be banned permanently from using some or all of the Community   Services. If any of provision of this Membership Agreement shall be   deemed invalid, void or for any other reason unenforceable, that provision   shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability   of the balance of this Membership Agreement.

   Community Services   Advertisements and Communications- You understand and agree that the Community Services and the pages on which Community Services are provided may include advertisements, and that these advertisements are necessary for us to provide   the Community Services. You also understand and agree that we may send you   certain communications in connection with the Community Services, such as   service announcements and administrative messages, and that you will not be   able to opt out of receiving those communications, and that we may send you   copies of any periodic newsletters or similar informative communications we   send to Members generally (but you will have the opportunity to opt out of   receiving future issues at any time). Any communications sent to you   personally concerning your participation in the Community Services or related   matters are not intended to be made public, and you agree not to post those   communications in the Community Services or elsewhere on the Internet.

   Availability of Community   Services-While we make reasonable efforts to ensure that the   Community Services are available at all times, we do not guarantee that the   Community Services will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we do not   guarantee that Members will be able to access or use all the Community   Services or all of their features at all times. We may change, suspend or discontinue any (or all)   Community Services, or any of their features, at any time. We may also impose   limits on the use of or access to certain features or portions of the   Community Services, or restrict your access to any part or all of the   Community Services, in all cases without notice to you or liability to us. We do not guarantee that any of your Content or emails or   messages sent or received through the Email Service will not be subject to   inadvertent damage, corruption or destruction. You are responsible for   backing up, on your own computer, any Content and emails that are important   to you. You agree that we will not be responsible for any archiving or backup   of any such materials, and we will not have any obligation or liability to   you if any Content in your account is damaged, lost or corrupted in any way   or for any reason, or for the deletion of your emails and Content if your   membership is terminated or deactivated.

   Member Identification and Use of   Registration Data- As part of the registration process, you must select a   username and password. You agree to   register only once using a single username. The information that you supply during the registration process must be accurate and complete and you   agree to not (i) register under the name of another person; (ii) choose a   username that constitutes or suggests an impersonation of any other person or   entity or that you are a representative of an entity when you are not, or   that is offensive; (iii) choose a username for the purposes of deceiving or   misleading other visitors and/or the Hosts as to your true identity; or (iv)   choose a username that incorporates a solicitation (e.g., yoursitedotcom, storename,   idocubmaking). Your Forums profile is only displayed to other Members.   Your email address included in your Forums profile will remain private and   will not be displayed, unless you change profile settings. Your GolfWRX profile contains both required and optional   information. Unless otherwise noted, optional information is displayed both   to other Members as well as to visitors to your GolfWRX Pages. For more information regarding our privacy policy, please   review our Privacy Statement, which provides that under certain circumstances we   may reveal what we know about you.

   Keeping Your Personal   Information Private- You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of   your password. You are responsible for all usage and activity in the   Community Services through your username and password, including use of your   username and password by any third party. Your account is unique to you and   may not be transferred to any third party. You should notify us (management@golfwrx.com) of any   known or suspected unauthorized use of your username and password. We recommend that you do not give out or display in the   Community Services certain personal information, such as your full name,   email address, street address, phone number or password, Members should be   aware that disclosure of such information raises safety concerns and may   result in solicitations from third parties not authorized by the GolfWRX Web   Sites or other unwanted communications. We disclaim any responsibility or   liability arising from your disclosure of such personal information, or any   other information, in the Community Services.

   Content Management- While we have no obligation to do so, we do monitor the   Postings in the Forums and many other areas of Content. However, since not   all of the areas that are monitored are done so on a "real time"   basis, you may see Postings or Content that violate this Membership Agreement   before we do. Please report such items to our Hosts by using the Violation   link on every page. We reserve the right to review all Postings and Content   and to remove, or to refuse to display, any Posting or Content in our sole   discretion and for any reason. However, we also reserve the right in our sole   discretion to display any Posting and Content that is submitted to us (or to   decline to remove any Posting or Content), even if it violates this   Membership Agreement. Postings in the Forums may be revised after they are   posted by Members. Other Content, including reviews of items may not be   revised or deleted by Members. You understand that the Postings and Content of the other   Members are based on their individual opinion and experience, which may vary   significantly from one person to the next. We do not endorse or guarantee the   accuracy of any Posting or Content, and you agree that we are not responsible   for the accuracy of the Postings or Content and will not be liable for any   damages incurred as a result of the submission or use thereof.

   Member Conduct- We welcome all points of view on golf matters. However,   although interactions within the Community Services occur in cyberspace,   everyday manners apply. Please respect and interact with fellow Members as   you would in any public arena. Civility and respect underlie the success of   an on-line community; if you wish to take issue with the statements of other   Members or the Hosts, please engage in healthy, mature debate and not   immature behavior or name-calling. While we want to maintain an inviting   environment for all visitors, disruptive conduct, such as off-topic comments   in a topic-oriented discussion in the Forums, is not allowed. Neither is   "spam" (i.e., posting your message in multiple places throughout   the Community Services). The Forums are areas for the exchange of information and   advice. Questions asked may be answered within the Forums, but please do not   attempt to take the conversation out of the Forums (such as by requesting   that an answer be emailed). Such actions deprive other visitors of the   benefit of the Forums. General   list of some Rules.

   Profanity, Harassment and Other   Inappropriate Conduct- You may not submit Postings or Content that are indecent,   profane (including masked profanity where symbols, initials, intentional   misspellings or other characters are used to suggest profane language), obscene,   pornographic, abusive, threatening, misleading, illegal or defamatory, or any   material that interferes with the ability of others to enjoy the Community   Services. We wish to maintain a family-friendly, "G-rated"   environment. Please use this as your guideline when in doubt. In addition, we do not tolerate Members' harassing,   threatening or embarrassing other Members, including harassment or   denigration based on age, gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual   orientation or disability, or the stalking other Members   ("cyberstalking"). You agree not to engage in this behavior.

   Illegal and Objectionable   Activities- We do not allow the promotion of illegal conduct or   activities or fraudulent schemes in the Community Services. Specifically, you   may not advocate illegal conduct. You also agree to not engage in any illegal   activity in connection with your participation in or use of the Community   Services, and to not impersonate any other person, including any other Member   or any Host.

   Rights of Third Parties- You may not submit Postings or Content that infringe in   any manner on the copyright, trademark or intellectual property rights of any   person or entity, or that contain any confidential or proprietary information   of any person or entity, or that otherwise violate the legal rights of any   person or entity. You may insert hyperlinks in your Postings and Content to   permit visitors to access copyrighted material but, except for quotes of   reasonable length, you may not post such materials in the Community Services.   You may not use the Community Services to distribute unauthorized copies of   copyrighted material, including photos, artwork text, recordings, designs or   computer programs. You may not submit Postings or Content that contain   personally identifiable information about other people, such as their phone   number, street address or email address, or information about other people   that could result in an invasion of their privacy or their harassment. We disclaim any responsibility or liability for   copyrighted materials posted in the Community Services. If you believe that   your work has been copied in a Community Service in a manner that constitutes   copyright infringement, please follow the procedures.

   Copyright   Complaints- We respect the intellectual   property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied "by us or   by any third party on the GolfWRX Network" in a manner that   constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent the   written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is   exclusively for notifying us that your copyrighted material has been   infringed.
  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the GolfWRX Network, including the URL of the page on which it appears;
  • Your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
   Our Copyright Agent for notice of   claims of copyright infringement on the GolfWRX Network can be reached at: GolfWRX Holdings Inc. PO Box 2765 Dearborn MI 48123

   You may not harvest or collect information about other   Members from the GolfWRX Network, including usernames, or use that   information for the purpose of sending unsolicited bulk communications. You   may not use or provide to any person or entity, whether or not for a fee, any   directory of or information regarding other Members.

   Promotions and Solicitations- You agree that, except with our prior consent, you will   not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise use any Community Service to   make or distribute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, contests,   sweepstakes, survey requests or promotional materials or implore visitors to   take actions that are intended to further a personal purpose. You agree you   will not use information supplied within the Community Services to do any of   the foregoing, by email or any other method. You agree to not gather public   email addresses from Member profiles for any purpose. You agree that your   Postings will not promote, link to or encourage others to visit Golf Web   sites that provide message boards, forums or chats. If you are describing, in a Posting in Forums, a   transaction or dealing with an golf equipment store or dealer, you may   include the dealer name and its location. However, please do not include the   names of any salespeople or their telephone numbers, email addresses or other   contact information. If you are posting a review in Ratings & or Review you   may not include the name or his or her telephone number, email address or   other contact information of the individual with whom you dealt.

   Including a link in a Posting to another Web site is   permissible when appropriate in the context of answering a question posed by   another Member, but not for the purpose of promoting other golf communities   or third-party services or products. The Hosts will remove any link they   believe does not provide value to visitors.

   License of Postings and Content   to Us- You agree that, by submitting Postings and Content to the   Community Services, you are granting to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free,   perpetual, irrevocable and fully assignable and sublicensable right to use,   reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, edit, reformat, create   derivative works from, distribute, display and provide to third parties those   Postings and that Content throughout the world for any purpose and in any   media. You are also granting to us the non-exclusive right to seek to enjoin   and/or obtain damages from any third party from the unauthorized use or   reproduction of your Postings and Content, as well as the right to attribute   your Postings and Content to you and you waive any "moral rights"   in your Postings and Content.

   You agree that you will not use or reproduce any Posting   or Content of any other Member in any manner or in any media, including   posting or republishing any Posting or Content of another Member on any other   Web site. (You may, however, occasionally reprint or post excerpts, not to   exceed 50 words, from a single Posting of another Member if it is clear that   the original and full Posting is available within the Community Services.)   You may also display a link to, or the address of, the page of the GolfWRX   Network on which any Posting or Content appears.

   Reviews & Ratings- These areas of our Community Services provide you with an   opportunity to describe what your experience was like with a product and to   comment on the experience of others. Please be truthful and objective, with facts not fluff.   Stay on-topic and refrain from offensive personal descriptions. We do not   permit name-calling, posting ads or solicitations, posting HTML or links,   posting personal contact information (phone numbers, email addresses) for yourself   or others, or using ALL CAPS. Please note that after a review is submitted,   it may not be revised or deleted. However, you always have the ability to   supplement your review by posting a comment to it.

   Your Profile and Pages- As a registered member of the GolfWRX Network, you may   have a social networking profile, and personal pages, on GolfWRX. Please note   that you may not:
  • Sell or   otherwise transfer your username (which is both your identity within the   Community Services and included in the address of your GolfWRX pages)
  • Resell,   rent or sublease your GolfWRX Pages
  • Solicit   for advertisers or sponsors
  • Send   unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or commercial solicitations to   third parties, including other Members
  • Post   sponsorships or third-party advertisements or banners
   The GolfWRX Web-Based   Email Service- The GolfWRX Email Service is a Web-based email service is   a free application available only to Members and that can be accessed only by   visiting Mailbox on www.golfwrx.com.   This Community Service is provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. We   disclaim all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness,   security or reliability of the GolfWRX Email Service. We also reserve the   right to modify, suspend or discontinue the GolfWRX Email Service with or   without notice at any time and without any liability to you.

   No Spam or Bulk Email- You agree not use the GolfWRX Email Service to transmit,   either directly or indirectly, or facilitate the transmission of any   unsolicited bulk email or unsolicited commercial email. ("Bulk   email" means sending the same or substantially similar messages to more   than 10 email users in a single day, but we reserve the right to block unsolicited   commercial e-mail if a Member objects to receiving such email, even if it is   not considered "bulk" email.) Disseminating junk mail, spam,   multi-level marketing schemes, pyramid schemes or chain letters is   prohibited. Similarly, you may not authorize others to use your account to   send unsolicited bulk communications, or cause unsolicited bulk   communications to be sent by someone else. We may use filtering technology or other measures in our   efforts to stop unsolicited bulk e-mail and unsolicited commercial email.   Such filtering technology or other measures may block, either temporarily or   permanently, some email sent to you through the GolfWRX Email Service. This   may happen even if such email does not violate our policies. We reserve the   right to restrict the number of emails that a member may send in any 24-hour   period to a number deemed appropriate by us in our sole discretion.

   You agree not to engage in any other abuse the GolfWRX   Email Service. Some specific examples of other prohibited actions are:
  • Forging   of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email   or message or otherwise putting information in the header designed to mislead   recipients as to the origin of the email or message ("spoofing")
  • Using   another Web site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission   of the other site
  • Using   the GolfWRX Email Service as an "emailer"
   You agree that we may use any legal and technical remedies   to prevent unsolicited bulk communications from entering, utilizing or   remaining on the GolfWRX Email Service.

   Advertisements- As consideration for using the GolfWRX Email Service, you   agree that the we may display ads and other information adjacent to and   potentially related to the content of your email. Relevant ad serving uses a   completely automated process that enables us to effectively target   dynamically changing content, such as email. No human will read the content   of your email in order to target such advertisements or other information   without your consent, and no email content or other personally identifiable   information will be provided to advertisers as part of the email service.

   Your Use of our Trade Names- You understand that you may use our "Trade   Names" solely for the purposes of identifying your membership in the GolfWRX   Web Sites and for no other purpose. (Our Trade Names include " GolfWRX.com,"   and all variants of that name.) You acknowledge that we own and reserve all   right, title and interest in and to our Trade Names, and that we reserve the   right to disapprove any use by you or by others of our Trade Names. You agree   that if requested by us, you will promptly terminate all use of any of our   Trade Names, and that we may so request if any use of any of our Trade Names   is not in accordance with the terms of this Membership Agreement, does not   meet the high standards of quality established by GolfWRX Holdings Inc. with   respect to the use of our Trade Names, or would expose GolfWRX Holdings Inc.   to any risk of liability or loss.

   You agree not to (i) take any actions that would adversely   affect our rights in our Trade Names, or (ii) file any application or other   document with any governmental authority to register any corporate name,   trade name, trademark, service mark, certification mark, collective mark or   other similar designation that includes any of our Trade Names or any   confusingly similar names, or (iii) take any other action that is   inconsistent with our rights in our Trade Names (or aid or abet any third   person in doing so).

   Termination of Membership-  Please be aware that your membership may be revoked if you   fail to abide by the terms of this Membership Agreement. In the event this   should occur, you agree not to re-register as a Member of the GolfWRX   Network. Furthermore, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to take   action "technical, legal or otherwise" to block, nullify or deny your   ability to submit Postings and Content. You understand that we may exercise   this right in our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to disable or terminate a   Member's account, without notice, if there is a period of extended   inactivity. If your membership is terminated or deactivated by us,   both your emails and your Content will be deleted and your user name and email   address associated with your account may be given to another Member without   notice to you.

   Community Security; Violations   of Law-Violations of system and network security are prohibited,   and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples of system and   network security violations include the following:
  • Any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to add friends
  • Use of   software that allows your account to stay logged on while you are not   actively using the account
  • Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to   probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach   security or authentication measures without the express authorization of the   owner of the system or network
   We may investigate incidents involving such violations,   any violations of this Membership Agreement that may constitute or have the   potential to constitute violations of law, and any activity by Members on the   GolfWRX Network that constitute or may constitute violations of law. You   understand that we may report any such activity to, and cooperate with, law   enforcement, with or without receipt by us of a subpoena or other legal   process.

   Representations and Warranties- You represent and warrant to us that all of the   information provided by you to us to register as a Member and participate in   the Community Services is correct and current; and that you have all   necessary right, power and authority to enter into this Membership Agreement   and to perform the acts required of you hereunder.

   The sale and purchase and services- GolfWRX Network is not responsible for the payment   for or delivery of any goods or services sold or advertised through its   sponsors or any goods or services sold on the GolfWRX   Network.   For goods listed for sale or trade on GolfWRX   Network,   this website makes no warranties of title, merchantability, condition or   fitness for a particular purpose.

   Damages; Indemnification- You agree that you will be responsible for any damages   resulting from any violation of this Membership Agreement. You further agree   to indemnify and hold GolfWRX Holdings Inc. and our subsidiaries, affiliates,   officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or   demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to   or arising out of your breach of this Membership Agreement, or any violation   of any law or the rights of a third party that occurs in connection with your   use of the Community Services.

   Choice of Law and Forum;   Attorneys' Fees- This Membership Agreement shall be governed by and   construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, excluding its   conflicts of law rules. You agree that, unless expressly waived by us or we   bring an action in a different jurisdiction, the exclusive jurisdiction for   any claim or action arising out of or relating to this Membership Agreement   or use of the Community Services shall be in the state or federal courts State of Michigan, and you further   agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for   the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. You also agree that in   the event of any action to enforce or interpret this Membership Agreement,   the prevailing party shall be entitled to collect its reasonable attorney   fees.

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