View Full Version : Terms of service for Apple Discussions?

Nov 2, 2003, 12:07 AM
Has anyone gotten this when they go to Discussions under Support (discussions.info.mac.com)? I go there all the time, and all of the sudden I am presented with this page, instead of going to the post I had selected.

I don't remember having to agree to this before, and couldn't find mention to it by searching this forum.

Welcome to the Apple Support Discussion area!

If you have a question about a technical issue you experience with an Apple product, or feedback of a technical nature you want to give to Apple, this is the place to do it. Your post will be available to customers with Internet access worldwide. If you can answer a question or offer a suggestion that may assist another user on the forum, we welcome and encourage your participation.

This area is intended to address technical issues. Discussions of Apple policies and procedures, speculation on Apple decisions, questions about products that have not been released, and issues with repair procedures are not appropriate. Discussion posts that are not directly related to a technical support issue, are only complaints, or contain abusive language are not appropriate. Posts that are not appropriate will be removed from the discussion forum.

Posts containing take-apart questions not covered in the product's User's Manual will not be addressed by Apple due to safety and legal concerns.

Apple agrees to maintain these user discussion forums. Apple personnel will focus on gathering feedback that will be forwarded to the appropriate Apple group, identifying possible content for Knowledge Base, and when possible, correcting erroneous information in the forums. Due to post volume and other factors, Apple may not respond promptly, or at all, to these discussions. Apple customers are skilled in using a variety of Apple and third-party products. You are encouraged to share your valuable knowledge in these forums, and help others achieve success with their Apple products.

Terms and Conditions for Public Posting on the Apple Support Discussions Forum

These terms and conditions govern your posting of information about yourself or comments that you may have concerning appropriate subject matter ("Public Submissions") at the Apple Support Discussions Forum ("Discussions") site on the World Wide Web ("the Site"). By posting Public Submissions to any part of the Discussions Site, you accede to these terms and conditions and shall be bound by them just as if you had signed a copy of them.

1. General. Discussions does not pre-screen Public Submissions as a matter of policy, but Discussions retains the right, but not the responsibility, to edit or remove Public Submissions that Discussions, in its sole discretion, deems harmful, offensive, abusive, harassing, threatening, embarrassing to another person or corporate entity, infringing, or otherwise in violation of law or these terms and conditions. Discussions shall make good faith efforts to investigate Public Submissions that are reported to it and alleged to violate these terms and conditions, but (a) makes no warranty to you that it will edit, remove, or continue to permit the display of any specific Public Submission, whether or not subject to such reports and allegations, and (b) shall have no liability whatsoever for any editing, removal, or continued permission to display any Public Submission whatsoever.

2. Permitted posting. You may not post to the Site Public Submissions that (1) consist of criticisms or comments directed to another person's race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or comparable characteristic, (2) are attributed to any person other than you, or (3) violates or infringes the copyright or other proprietary interest of any other person.

3. Your warranty. By posting Public Submissions to any portion of the Site, you warrant that you have the right, either by virtue of your own ownership of the Public Submissions or the express authority of the owner of the Public Submissions, to post the Public Submissions at the Site, and you allow Discussions to display the Public Submissions at the Site.

4. Failure to adhere to these terms and conditions and breach of warranties. If you fail to adhere to these terms or conditions or breach any warranty made in these terms and conditions it may result in the termination of your privilege to post Public Submissions immediately upon notice to you, and your internet service provider ("ISP") being notified about the violation.

5. Indemnification. If so requested by Discussions or Apple Computer, Inc., you shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Discussions and Apple Computer, Inc., and their affiliates, employees, agents, contractors, successors and assigns against any losses, damages, liabilities, costs and reasonable expenses due to any claim, proceeding, or action brought by a third party against Discussions or Apple Computer, Inc., to the extent based on or arising from the posting of any Public Submission.

6. Miscellaneous. These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its choice of law provisions. Apple Computer, Inc., shall have the right to make changes to these terms and conditions from time to time. If you post Public Submissions after changes are made in these terms and conditions, you will be deemed to have accepted all such changes. In the event that any provision of these terms and conditions shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect and be construed so as to best effectuate its purposes.

Note: By Pressing "Agree," you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, press "Disagree."

Any comments/thoughts?