Last revised: November 16, 2015.
This Code of Conduct applies to your access and use of the websites or materials on which they appear (collectively, “Company Sites and Materials”). Without limitation, this Code of Conduct applies to your use of bulletin boards, message boards, newsgroups, chat rooms, and other interactive or social media features of the Company Sites and Materials. References to “Company,” “we” or “us” below are references to VSA Syndicate LLC and its owners, subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint business ventures, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives.
In accessing or using the Company Sites and Materials, you may not:
- Restrict or inhibit any other visitor from using the Company Sites and Materials, including, without limitation, by means of “hacking” or defacing any portion of the websites;
- Use the Company Sites and Materials for any unlawful purpose;
- Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior express written consent;
- Share, disseminate, or distribute any content, products, services, or materials available through your paid subscription or service;
- Modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Company Sites and Materials;
- “Frame” or “mirror” any part of the Company Sites and Materials without our prior written authorization;
- Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to download, retrieve, index, “data mine”, “scrape”, “harvest” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the websites or its contents;
- Harvest or collect information about visitors to the Company Sites and Materials without their express consent;
- Send unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, spam, chain letters, etc., to other users of the Company Sites and Materials;
- Infringe any party’s intellectual property rights;
- Threaten any of our users in any way;
- Incite hatred or promote materials that violate our users’ civil rights;
- Include or use profanity, vulgarity, obscenity or pornography;
- Publish any other user’s personally identifiable information (g. credit or debit card numbers, social security numbers, driver’s license);
- Impersonate any other user or person in a manner intended to mislead or confuse other users or engage in inappropriate, unethical or misleading behavior;
- Engage or promote illegal activities;
- Send spam or transmit any malware or viruses or other harmful computer code, files or programs; and
- Solicit or advertise on the websites or add abusive or non-related linking to your own site;
In order to access some of the services of the websites, you may have to create an account. By creating this account you agree to:
- Maintain only a single account;
- Provide accurate and complete information;
- Never share your account user name or password or knowingly provide or authorize access to your account (including without limitation any subscription, products, services, or materials made available by the Company);
- Never use another user’s account without permission;
- Be solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and keep your account password secure; and
- Notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
The Company may allow free speech, debate, and sharing among our users. However, the Company is opposed to language and acts that do not further the mission of the websites and our community, including personal attacks on other users.
You may not circumvent any measures we may put in place to protect the privacy or confidentiality of your account or information, or the account or information of ourselves, our affiliates, or other users, including encryption measures or the se of multi-factor authentication.