TERMS OF SERVICE
Latest Revisions October 8th 2015
Welcome to Carsprout, “Website”. The following Terms of Service apply to our national service Website located at www.Carsprout.com. By using the website, you agree and state that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and agree to the following Terms of Service.
Carsprout.com provides the User with the ability to buy, sell, trade cars with a focus on modified cars. It is a service that allows the user to advertise their vehicles for sale and allows other Users to conduct research on vehicles. Carsprout.com does not sell cars as a party itself in any transaction. Carsprout.com does not provide warranty, guarantees, or any other type of liability coverage for Users. Carsprout.com does not take responsibility for anything that may occur during the transaction between two Users (buyer and a seller, buyer and a buyer, seller and a seller). Carpsout.com does not participate in any title or legal paperwork transfers during a transaction. Carpsprout.com is only a service that allows users to advertise their vehicles, perform research on vehicles, and interact with other users. By using carsprout.com, you agree to not hold carsprout.com liable for any claims, damages, or situations that may arise from participating on the site including but not limited to taking part in a transaction, communicating with other users, using the Site and its content.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS
Carsprout.com does not take any responsibility for third party advertisers on the Site which may include car dealerships, manufacturers, and other parties. Any information provided by third party advertisers belongs to them and is not associated with Carsprout.com. Things like offers, content, programs, pricing, incentives, and specials are the responsibility of the third party advertiser. The User must contact the third party advertiser for information on the content and information advertised.
Website Content, copyright, and trademarks
Content and information on Carsprout.com is protected by copyright laws and intellectual property laws. Carsprout.com owns the information on this Website and by using the Website you agree to give carsprout.com rights to use and modify any content you upload. You agree as a User not to use content on Cars.com other than for non-commercial personal use. As a User you agree that you will not steal, copy, infringe, or manipulate any trademarked logo or copyrighted material on Carspout.com. Carsprout.com and its logo is a trademark of the Website’s rightful owner. Carsprout.com reserves the right to investigate infringement and take actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17 and/or under any other applicable laws as seen fit for the situation at hand.
CarSprout.com Ownership: all HTML code and software that is found on this site is owned by CarSprout.com unless otherwise stated on CarSprout.com. Any unauthorized copying or use will be prosecuted with and/or through all applicable laws.
User Ownership: As a User you are agreeing to and attesting to having all rights, authority, and permissions or submitting all content including but not limited to pictures, videos, and comments. You are agreeing and attesting to submitting content that will not infringe on trademark, patent, copyright, intellectual property, or trade secret laws of any third party. As a User, you are agreeing that all content submitted by you is free to distribute and that you have all necessary permissions to use it. As a User, you are agreeing to not break any laws or regulations related to third parties.
Carsprout.com reserves the right to reject or in other words terminate any links connected to the content on the site (Carsprout.com). Users who link to carpsrout.com must link to the homepage and not specific pages when using carsprout.com as a reference. If using carpsrout.com to illustrate a car listing specifically. The link must be specifically for the vehicle. Carsprout.com reserves the right to terminate any links upon review.
As a User, submitting content such as photos, data, ads, comments, videos, or other content you allow Carsprout.com and its inter-related parties complete use of the content including irrevocable, fully transferable, non-exclusive, perpetual, fully sublicensable, royalty free license and right to display, modify, distribute, copy, and use and exploit all submitted content in any technological form, media form, marketing form in existence now or developed in the future. The above referenced royalty-free full use rights extends to the use of your name, profile information, likeness that is related to the reproduction or distribution of the content submitted.
Carsprout.com has sections that offer a user to be allowed to post comments, engage in an online community through chat or other social forums. These forums allow users to engage in discussions that may result in opinions, advice, and user biased information that may not be accurate or reliable. Please remember that users are people with opinions and ideas that may or may not be correct. Please be mindful of the community and treat others in a pleasant way. Carsprout.com wants to create an environment where users feel welcomed. Carsprout.com and its inter-related parties do not endorse the information that is posted on these social forums, comments sections, or other related areas of carsprout.com by users. Users who upload copyrighted materials of any kind may be subject to local, state, and federal copyright laws. It is prohibited to post any copyrighted material on the forums of CarSprout.com without the written permission of the copyright holder. The interactive community is intended for adults that are 18 years old and older as there may be adult content submitted by users such as profanity and other content that may be on the site. By using the interactive forums on the site (carsprout.com), you attest to being 18 years old. Please be respectful when engaging within the online community. Since it is an online community and there are a large volume of user posts, carsprout.com will do its best to monitor the site in order to maintain a welcoming, safe, and enjoyable environment for users. Carsprout.com will not be able to monitor all user posts or third party posts and carsprout.com reserves the right to monitor the site at its sole discretion including to refuse to publish, delete, remove, or edit any submitted content by a user for any reason and without notice.
RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES
In no way shall this terms of service user agreement be construed into a joint venture between the User and carsprout.com, a partnership between the User and Carsprout.com, a franchise between the User and Carsprout.com, or any other relationship other than a service provider and User agreement.
In no event shall Carsprout.com or it’s members, employees, executives be liable for any damages or losses involving direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special damages without limitation caused by or as a result of using the site including but not limited to the buying process, selling process, listing service, content, software, third party user interactions, and/or negligence. Members, employees, or executives does not include you the User. By using Carpsprout.com you agree to not holding Carsprout.com liable for any damages that may arise while you use and participate in the site.
By posting your car for sale on Carsprout.com as an individual seller or as part of a dealership company, you agree to indemnify Carsprout.com from any liabilities that may occur during the in-person or online transaction. Carsprout.com does not hold any liability for any representations the seller or the buyer makes in any transaction process. By using Carsprout.com you agree to these aforementioned terms.
As a user, using and participating on carsprout.com you agree that carsprout.com will not be liable to any judgements, claims, or actions related to or arising from any materials or content submitted to carsprout.com including but not limited to carsprout.com refusing to publish content, deleting content, moving content, using content for marketing or other uses, and/or editing content. Carsprout.com will not be liable for any claims related to the above and will not provide a refund for any claims, judgements, or actions related to carsprout.com using User submitted material in the above stated forms.
Content submitted by active registered users is the only material to be accepted on the site (carsprout.com). Any unsolicited accounts, posts, content, or anything else on the site will be deleted or rejected by carsprout.com without warning or notice to the posting User, individual, party, company, or whoever the third party is.
As a User, you are agreeing to indemnify and release Carsprout.com and its associated affiliates, officers, employees, contractors, and any other individual working within the company of Carsprout.com from any and all claims, demands, expenses, costs that may arise from the submission and distribution of content you as a User provide onto Casrsprout.com, your use of the site and use of the content, the use of your content by CarSprout.com, any situation that may occur between you and a third party online or in person during a transaction.
By using CarSprout.com, you are indemnifying or in other words exempting Carsprout.com and its officers, members, and its employees from any and all claims, demands, expenses, or costs that may arise from using Carsprout.com, participating in the Carsprout.com community including forums/comments/and other social sections, being a non registered user of CarSprout.com, or being a registered user of Carsprout.
We are not liable for any fraudulent accounts on the site and by using the site you agree to indemnifying Carsprout.com from any fraudulent account, misinformation, wrong information, or any other type of liability related to a vehicle listing that is being sold, has been sold, will be sold, has been purchased, will be purchased, or anything related. Carsprout.com is not a party in any of the transactions that may occur as a result of listing on the site and by using Carsprout.com you agree to this.
As a User, you expressly agree to use Carsprout.com at your own risk. Carsprout.com and its members does not provide Users with any warranty of any kind during the use of this site including but not limited to content, software, hardware, safety, personal data, service, user interactions, buyer-seller transactions, user posted content.
CarSprout.com promotes and strives to present an inclusive and safe environment for all users. We understand that offensive material may appear on the online community which includes but not limited to the comments sections, forums, and any other User post. At the discretion of Carsprout.com any offensive posts will be deleted immediately and if necessary, the registered User may be blocked from the site. Any content that promotes racism, sexism, genderism, bigotry, or promotes harm to any individual, group, or community will be deleted from the site and could be reported to the proper authorities. Any content that may be offensive to minors or activities engaging with minors that are inappropriate will also be deleted and or reported to proper authorities. Harassment of any kind will also be deleted and/or reported to proper authorities. Fraudulent content or any content that promotes illegal activities including but not limited to drugs, porn, sexually explicit material of any type, producing spam email or messaging, abusive threats, submitting links with password access or spam websites, submitting links to computer viruses or malware, gambling, buying/selling any kind of weapon, using any type of spam electronic bot, spider or any type of automatic technology to create listings or spam Users is strongly prohibited and will result in being deleted off the site along with the registered user account if deemed necessary. Since there is a lot of content uploaded daily, Carsprout.com will do its best to filter out and delete any offensive or illegal material from its site. As a User you agree to not violate any other User’s privacy or use their information that is provided on their profile in an inappropriate way which includes but not limited to spam, harassment, or any other form of inappropriate use that may affect the User’s well being or safety. Attempting to hack into, put a large data load on, reverse engineer, or do anything to interrupt the software or hardware of Carsprout.com is strictly prohibited.
These terms of service will follow and be governed by in accordance to State of Illinois laws and Cook County laws. You agree to file within the state of IL or federal courts located in IL within 1 year or else the claim is barred. You agree to file any action that may arise as an individual and not as a class action by agreeing to this terms of service user agreement. If part of this user agreement is found to not be enforceable by a court, the rest of the agreement will be enforced to its capacity.
Each listing and vehicle information is posted by an unaffiliated Registered User unless otherwise stated by an official Carsprout.com moderator account and CarSprout.com makes no warranty towards the validity, reliability, or correctness of any listing. Please do your research and be aware that fraudulent accounts may be on the site. If you encounter a fraudulent account, listing, or User account please contact us with the User information immediately.
TERMINATION OF SERVICE
By using Carsprout.com you agree that Carsprout.com has the right to restrict your access, terminate your account, and suspend your account, to the site at the discretion of Carsprout.com. Carsprout.com may also remove any content posted by you or your account at any time and without warning. If it is determined that you have violated the terms of service agreement your account may be deleted without warning. If any inappropriate material, fraudulent activity, or other terms of service breaches occur, a refund will not be provided to you. Carsprout.com is unable to provide any refunds to any user under any circumstances…
CarSprout.com may change, modify, or suspend any section, page, button, or interactive part of the site without warning, notice, or liability including content, links, or third party advertisements. Any advertisers on carsprout.com are not endorsed by Carsprout.com and CarSprout.com is not liable for any damages that may occur from third party advertisers. CarSprout.com does not endorse or guarantee any third party links or advertisements. CarSprout.com reserves the right to modify, restrict, take down, suspend, or alter any section, page, or functionality of the site without notice or liability. You agree not to hold carsprout.com liable for any third party links that may be found on carsprout.com. Carsprout.com or any of its executive members, employees, or related will not be liable for any damages or risks caused by third party links or third party sites including but not limited to their content, information, advice, pictures, services, experience. If you click on a link on carsprout.com that is a third party, you do so at your own risk and carsprout.com is not liable for any damages that may be incurred from doing so.
This Terms of Service agreement holds the right to be changed at any time. If the Terms of Service changes, you will be notified and the new posted Terms of Service will be in the same location. By you continuing to use the site, you agree to the new Terms of Service user agreement.
Any photo posted by carsprout.com will be taken down immediately if it is brought to the attention of carsprout.com that the image has a copyright on it. Please contact us and let us know if any image or content has a copyright on it and we will take it down as soon as possible. If user content illustrates copyright content we will notify the user and remove the content within 24hrs.
We do not condone or promote street racing, reckless driving, rally racing or any other kind of high speed driving where it is not legal to do so. Drive responsibly. Don’t risk your life or someone else’s. Please follow the rules of the road, federal laws, and state laws appropriately. Any content uploaded by CarSprout.com is simulation only and/or performed under a closed course by experienced drivers. We do not promote or support vandalism of any kind. Please do not vandalize private, city, state, or federal property. Any and all illustrations uploaded by CarSprout.com are for art and marketing purposes under permission or are simulations created under computer programs.
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