We may provide new features, attempt to resolve problems, or discontinue or change any service or feature on LakeWire at any time without notice.
You may use the LakeWire service only if you can form a binding contract with LakeWire, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. LakeWire focuses exclusively on the Sport Fishing Industry, and User accounts represent individuals - not companies. Users create messages and post content that is of interest to the Sport Fishing community. Content and topics that are not of interest to anglers are not allowed. Furthermore:
Subject to these Terms and our policies (including our House Rules), we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the LakeWire service. You agree that this license, and the LakeWire service is provided AS IS, without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, and that LakeWire has no obligation to provide you with support.
You may not use any data mining, robots, spiders, or similar data gathering and extraction tools or methods on the Content, frame any portion of LakeWire or Content, sublicense, assign, transfer, sell, loan, or otherwise distribute for payment the Content without our prior written consent. You may not circumvent any mechanisms included in the Content for preventing the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or replication of the Content.
LakeWire allows you to post messages, photos, images, your avatar, and other information and materials. Anything that you post or otherwise make available on LakeWire is referred to as "User Content." You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to LakeWire.
You grant LakeWire and its Users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to share, use, post, store, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, and distribute your User Content on LakeWire solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the LakeWire service. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights LakeWire may have to User Content. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms, our House Rules, or our policies.
LakeWire is a completely transparent network. User profiles are public. All of your personal information specified in your account Settings, with the exception of your password and email address, are visible to other Users when they view your User profile. Furthermore, all messages, images, or other content that you post or receive are visible to other Users.
Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from LakeWire, we may retain your User Content for as long as we deem necessary to ensure service integrity and for audit purposes. Furthermore, LakeWire and its Users may retain and continue to share, use, store, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, and distribute any of your User Content that other Users have stored or shared through LakeWire.
You acknowledge that you are using the LakeWire service in beta form, and agree that some or all of your data may be deleted or removed due to unexpected technical issues, the removal of certain features or capabilities, or any other change in direction or evolution of the LakeWire service. You agree that LakeWire has no obligation to provide you with support, and that LakeWire is not liable for any or all cases in which your content or personal data is removed or deleted.
LakeWire works hard to ensure the LakeWire environment is safe, but we cannot guarantee it. LakeWire takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using the LakeWire service.
In order to provide the LakeWire service and the ability to interact and collaborate with others, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published with LakeWire. These limitations comply with legal and ethical requirements and make LakeWire a safe environment and a better user experience for all. We may need to enhance or change these rules over time, and reserve the right to do so. Please check back here to see the latest.
You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as driver's license or ID numbers, credit card numbers, street addresses, or Social Security numbers, without their express authorization and permission.
You may not use the LakeWire service for the purpose of spamming the community or any User. What we consider spamming will evolve as we respond to new forms of spamming. Some of the things that we take evaluate when determining if certain forms of content are spam include:
You may not post content on LakeWire that is pornographic, sexually explicit, contains nudity, or promotes violence or gang related activities.
You should not create Usernames that are associated with businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark to those Usernames. In fact, we reserve the right to reclaim Usernames if they violate existing trademarks. Furthermore, accounts using business names and/or logos to mislead others may be permanently deactivated and deleted.
You may not post any content that is copyrighted. We will respond to complete notices of alleged copyright infringement, an our copyright notification and procedures are set forth in these Terms of Service.
We work hard to ensure the LakeWire service is safe, but we cannot guarantee it. As such, we have published a list of behaviors we deem unacceptable in the House Rules. If you believe a user has violated the House Rules , please notify us by using the Report User button in the message tooltip. For more information on how to report a user, click here.
LakeWire works hard to provide accurate maps, and in doing so, utilizes many third party mapping and imagery services. You understand that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of our maps and imagery, and that the mapping data presented in the LakeWire service is intended for planning purposes only. More specifically, you agree not to use any information contained in the maps or imagery, or any information derived from these sources for navigation purposes when operating automobiles, boats, or other motorized or non motorized forms of transportation.
By my making contributions to LakeWire like reporting problems, submitting ideas for new features, or making proposals to LakeWire through its Contact or Feedback facilities, you acknowledge and agree that:
LakeWire uses many third party sites to assemble and deliver content and services to Users. Some of these sites may contain information or materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. You agree that LakeWire shall not be held liable for any activities that occur on any website you access through links on LakeWire. These links are provided as a convenience, and do not endorse the content or services offered by these other sites. Any interactions, purchases, or other dealings that you have with advertisers found on LakeWire are between you and the advertiser. You acknowledge and agree that LakeWire is not liable for any bad experience, loss or claim you may have against an advertiser.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LAKEWIRE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE LAKEWIRE SERVICE OR THIS AGREEMENT, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER LAKEWIRE WAS ADVISED, KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.
If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or any other incorporated statement like the House Rules, or you otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing the LakeWire service to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account.