Finalstand.org welcomes you. The Finalstand.org Communities (hereinafter “Communities”) is a website hosted by Finalstand.org. The Communities is a family of many sub-communities comprised of blogs, discussion forums, document and information sharing about Finalstand.org products and services, virtualization software and technology. The purpose of the Communities is to provide a forum for interested users of virtualization products and services and for participants in Finalstand.org programs such as beta programs, user groups, and customer advisory councils to exchange information and to generally build enthusiasm for virtualization software and technology.
You must abide by the following rules of conduct:
a. Do not engage in any unlawful conduct in the Finalstand.org Communities. In particular, do not post, publish, or distribute any defamatory, obscene, infringing or other unlawful material or information in the Communities.
b. Treat others in the Finalstand.org Communities as you would expect them to treat you. Do not engage in personal attacks or any type of "flaming" of other users. Do not "troll", i.e. post topics or opinions that are designed to provoke a negative response from one or more specific users. *EXCEPT ADMINS CAN*
c. Do not use offensive language. If you have any doubts about whether a particular statement might be considered offensive by other users, do not post it.*EXCEPT ADMINS CAN*
d. Do not engage in disruptive activity in the Finalstand.org Communities, such as persistent off-topic contributions or comments, or statements that might incite other users to violate these guidelines or participate in illegal activities.
e. Do not contribute content that contains photos, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other applicable law unless you own or have rights to these materials.
f. Do not post any instructions, software or other materials that would allow participants or third parties to harm other users' computers or to inappropriately access software or websites.
g. Do not post any computer programs that contain destructive features, such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses. Do not employ any type of bots for the use of scrolling, showing multiple screens, or other activities that might disrupt online communication.
h. Do not falsely impersonate any other person in the forum, including Finalstand.org employees or agents.
i. Do not use the Finalstand.org Communities to spam other users, including sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different discussion groups, mailing lists or communities.
j. Do not misrepresent the source of anything you contribute.
k. While you may use the Finalstand.org Communities to provide supplemental information about your own business that might be of interest to other users (without spamming them), do not rely on the Finalstand.org Communities as the primary mechanism for operating or promoting your business. Any use of the Finalstand.org Communities for commercial purposes is solely at your own risk, and Finalstand.org assumes no liability for such use.
l. Any space provided to you in the Finalstand.org Communities is for your own personal use, and may not be sold, licensed, exchanged or bartered for any purpose, including advertisements.
m. You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating in the Finalstand.org Communities, including anything you contribute.
n. Do not rely on the Finalstand.org Communities for the safe and secure storage of any materials, such as photos, documents and software. The Finalstand.org Communities are not designed as the primary place to store any of these materials, and Finalstand.org is not responsible for the alteration, deletion or loss of any stored items. Create back-ups for any materials that you contribute to the Finalstand.org Communities.
o. Finalstand.org reserves the right to remove at any time, without notice, any contribution that violates these guidelines. Finalstand.org also reserves the right at any time, without notice, to ban a user who has violated these rules of conduct from any sub-community or all Finalstand.org Communities.
p. Some participants may post Internet website links in the. Finalstand.org is not responsible for the content on the websites associated with these links. In addition, we must remind you that some content and links on the Internet contain adult content that is not suitable for children and may be offensive to some users.
q. You are responsible for any actions you may take based on information or advice you receive while online. Use your own good judgment when evaluating information provided through the Finalstand.org Communities or any other communication service. The decision to share information or conduct transactions with anyone is your own; therefore conduct your own research prior to making any decisions.
6. Contributions Ownership, Rights and Liability
Finalstand.org does not claim ownership of any Contributions that you or other users post, upload, submit or otherwise provide to the Communities. By providing Contributions to the Communities, you grant to Finalstand.org a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute such Contributions and derivative works. Additionally, by providing Contributions to the Communities, you grant to Finalstand.org a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell, export, and otherwise transfer or sublicense such Contributions. You also grant Finalstand.org and all users of the Communities the permission to use your Contributions in other areas of the Communities and for other commercial or noncommercial uses.
In order to grant Finalstand.org and other users of the Communities the rights, permissions and licenses contained herein, you represent and warrant that you either own or have all the necessary intellectual property rights in the Contributions uploaded or shared to the Communities and that your Contributions are non-infringing on the patent, copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. Do not post, upload, submit or otherwise provide Contributions to the Communities that are protected by the intellectual property rights of others, unless you own or have the necessary rights or licenses to use such Contributions.
For the Academic sub-community, Contributions consisting of previously published academic papers and courseware have additional terms governing their use, such as limiting their use to only non-commercial, educational and research purposes. Such additional terms governing the use of the academic papers and courseware shall control and you shall be responsible for abiding by those additional terms.
By uploading Contributions to the Communities, you warrant that you are not uploading viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malicious, illegal, or unlawful code which is designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any software or hardware. All Contributions available for download and/or use are provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis, without any warranty of any kind and you assume all risks associated with the Contributions that you download. Finalstand.org expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of intellectual property rights. In no event will Finalstand.org be liable for any direct or indirect damages for any claims arising out of your download and/or use of such Contributions.
All Contributions are deemed be provided on a non-confidential basis. Finalstand.org is under no obligation to and does not control the Contributions created, provided or uploaded to the Communities. The nature of some Contributions may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. Finalstand.org reserves the right to take down and remove Contributions that are flagged by users or deemed by Finalstand.org as objectionable. However Finalstand.org is under no duty to take down or remove any Contributions.
Blog authors and blog users (hereinafter “Bloggers”) who post blog entries, comments or other Contributions are expected to adhere to conduct as set forth in Section 4 above. Bloggers may create blogs generally discussing Finalstand.org products and services, or virtualization software and technology. Although Finalstand.org respects the freedom of Bloggers and the Contributions they post, blogs that predominantly discuss topics completely unrelated to virtualization or that consume excessive resources or bandwidth may be taken down at the sole discretion of Finalstand.org. Generally it is suggested that Bloggers take responsibility not just for their own words, but for the comments allowed on their blogs; label their tolerance level for abusive comments; consider eliminating anonymous comments; ignore the trolls (i.e., those who intentionally post derogatory or otherwise inflammatory messages); take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so; if you know someone who is violating the conduct guidelines, tell them so; and don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person. Bloggers understand that they bear the full responsibility of any Contributions they post and that such Contributions may lead to adverse consequences in their personal or professional lives, such as damaged friendships or loss of employment.