Terms of Service

The following terms are as of May 11, 2012.

  1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE AND ACCEPTANCE TechHog (“TechHog,” “we” or “us”) provides a website and online service offering Our website, including the content found on our website, and any other features, tools, applications, materials or other services offered from time to time by TechHog in connection with its business are referred to collectively as the “TechHog Services.” We are a company based in the United States.It is our pleasure to provide the TechHog Services for your personal enjoyment and entertainment. In order for all of our users to enjoy the TechHog Services, it is important to follow the terms and conditions described in this Terms of Service (“Terms of Service” or “Terms”). By visiting the TechHog Site (whether or not you are a registered member) or using any of the TechHog Services, you are accepting this Terms of Service. Please take a moment to carefully read through these Terms. It is our goal to provide you with a first class user experience, so if you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please use our contact form to send us an email (subject line: “TOU Question”).
  2. CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF USE BY TECHHOG TechHog may change this Terms of Service at any time and such change shall be effective upon posting the new Terms of Service on the TechHog Site at http://techhog/tos Any visit to the TechHog Site or use of the TechHog Services by you after the new Terms are posted will indicate your agreement to such change. Therefore, it is important you read this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the most updated terms.
  3. ACCESS AND USE OF THE TECHHOG SERVICES
    1. Your License. TechHog is pleased to grant you a limited license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the TechHog Services. TechHog owns and retains all rights to the TechHog Services. Please remember that the content displayed as part of the TechHog Services (the “TechHog Content”) is owned by TechHog and its licensors (including users). The TechHog Services are protected by intellectual property laws, including trademark, trade secret, copyright, and other laws.
    2. The Content. You may view the TechHog Content only for your own use and you must leave any copyright and other proprietary notices marked on the TechHog Content. The reproduction, duplication, distribution (including by way of email, facsimile or other electronic means), publication, modification, copying, translation, broadcast, distribution, performance, display, sale, or transmission of the TechHog Content is strictly prohibited unless you have obtained the prior written consent of TechHog or unless it is expressly permitted by TechHog on a Site. The TechHog Content covered by this restriction includes any text, graphics, logos, photographs, audio and video materials, and stills. In addition, you are strictly prohibited from creating derivative works, or materials that otherwise are derived from or based on in any way the TechHog Content, unless you have obtained the prior written consent of TechHog. This prohibition applies even if you intend to give away the derivative materials.
    3. Suspension/Discontinuation. We hope not to, but in order to ensure that we provide you with a first class user experience, we may find it necessary to change, suspend or discontinue – temporarily or permanently – some or all of the TechHog Services, at any time without notice. We also reserve the right to revoke a username if TechHog in its commercially reasonable discretion finds it necessary to do so. It is important that you understand that TechHog will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the TechHog Services, or for revocation of a username.
  4. USERS SHARING CONTENT AND INFORMATION Stuff You Post on TechHog. You are responsible for the content and information you post on TechHog (including but not limited to text, data, photos, and videos) (collectively, “Your Content”). TechHog does not claim any ownership rights in Your Content, even after you post it on TechHog. In order for us to Use (as defined below) certain types of content, you agree to the following:
    1. You must be, or have first obtained permission from, the rightful owner of Your Content. By submitting Your Content, you represent and warrant that you own Your Content or otherwise have the right to grant TechHog the license provided below; you also represent and warrant that the posting of Your Content is not known to be false or inaccurate by you and does not violate any right of any party, including privacy rights, publicity rights, and intellectual property rights. In addition, you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and other payments owed to any party by reason of your posting Your Content. TechHog will remove Your Content if properly notified that Your Content infringes on another person’s rights, and may deactivate your account and/or revoke your username if properly notified that your use of the username infringes on another person’s (or business’) intellectual property or publicity rights. You understand that TechHog does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Your Content, that TechHog takes no responsibility for Your Content, and cannot be held liable for Your Content.
    2. You specifically give TechHog the following permission: you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, distribute, modify, prepare derivative works of, perform, or publish (collectively, “Use”) Your Content in any media channels, platforms or formats. You also acknowledge that TechHog may sell advertising around Your Content, so long as the placement and messaging of such advertising does not suggest or imply that Your Content is in any way endorsed by or affiliated with the sponsor or its products or services. This Content License to Your Content is perpetual, except that this Content License ends with respect to content you contribute to your personal profile when you delete Your Content or deactivate your account (except to the extent your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it). By Posting Your Content, you also hereby grant each user of the TechHog Services a non-exclusive limited license to Use Your Content as permitted through the functionality of the TechHog Services and under these Terms of Service.
    3. We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about TechHog, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).

Third Party Posts. Some content posted by users (“User Content”) may be objectionable, unlawful, inaccurate or inappropriate. TechHog does not endorse User Content, and the User Content does not reflect the opinions or policies of TechHog. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor User Content and to restrict or remove User Content that we determine, in our sole discretion, is inappropriate. In no event does TechHog assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any User Content, and you agree to waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against TechHog with respect to such User Content. You can help us tremendously by notifying us of any inappropriate User Content you find. If a “report” feature through the TechHog Services is not available for a specific instance of inappropriate User Material, please please use our contact form to send us an email (subject line: “Inappropriate User Material”).

  1. SAFETY We do our best to keep TechHog safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help in order to do that, which includes the following commitments:
    1. You will not send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications to users (such as spam, marketing, sales offers, coupons, or related materials).
    2. You will not collect users’ information, data, or otherwise access TechHog, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission.
    3. No one may send or use the TechHog Services to harvest information about users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate or encourage the sending of, unsolicited bulk or other communications (commercial or otherwise). You understand that we may take any technical remedies to prevent unsolicited bulk or other communications from entering, utilizing or remaining within our computer or communications networks.
    4. You will not upload viruses or other malicious computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
    5. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
    6. You will not bully, intimidate, impersonate, or harass any user, or otherwise interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the TechHog Services.
    7. You will not post content that is defamatory, fraudulent, libelous, obscene, hateful, threatening, pornographic, or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence. You will not use TechHog to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
    8. You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement.
    9. You may terminate your account by using our contact form to send us an email (subject line: “Account Termination Request”). Please identify your account and provide a valid reply email address in the event we require additional information to terminate your account.
    10. We reserve the right to immediately terminate your account or your use of the TechHog Services at any time without notice or liability if TechHog determines in its sole discretion that you have breached this Terms of Service, violated any law, rule, or regulation, engaged in other inappropriate conduct, or that there is some other reasonable basis for terminating your account or your use of the TechHog Services. We also reserve the right to terminate your account or your use of the TechHog Services if such use places an undue burden on our network or servers. Of course, we would prefer to avoid such termination; therefore, we may use technology to limit activities, such as the number of calls to the TechHog servers being made or the volume of User Content being posted.
  2. REGISTRATION AND ACCOUNT SECURITY TechHog users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:
    1. You will not provide any false personal information on TechHog, create more than one (1) user account for yourself, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
    2. You will not use TechHog if you are under 13.
    3. You will not use TechHog if you are located in a country embargoed by the U.S., or are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals.
    4. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
    5. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You are responsible for all use on your account, including unauthorized use by any third party. Please use our contact page to send us an email (subject line: “Account Security Breach”) as soon as you know of, or suspect any unauthorized use of, your account.
    6. You will not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission. You will not attempt to access or use another user’s account.
  3. RESPECTING THIRD PARTY RIGHTS We respect other people’s rights, and expect you to do the same.
    1. You will not post content or take any action on TechHog that infringes someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law.
    2. We can remove any content you post on TechHog at any time and without notice to you if we believe that it violates these Terms.
    3. We will do the right thing if/when we receive a notice from you indicating that your intellectual property rights have been violated.
    4. If we removed your content for infringing someone else’s rights, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal.
    5. If you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.
    6. You will not use our copyrights or trademarks without our written permission.
    7. If you collect information from users, you will: obtain their consent, make it clear you (and not TechHog) are the one collecting their information, and post a privacy policy explaining what information you collect and how you will use it.
    8. You will not impersonate any person or entity (including a company), or otherwise misrepresent your identity.
    9. You will not post anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information on TechHog.
  4. LINKED WEBSITES AND ADVERTISING Third Party Websites.If we provide links or pointers to other websites, no inference or assumption should be made that TechHog operates, controls, or is otherwise connected with these websites. When you click on a link within the TechHog Services, we will not warn you that you have left our site and the TechHog Services and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of the destination website. In some cases it may be less obvious than others that you have reached a third party’s website. Please be careful to read the terms of use and privacy policy of any website before you provide any confidential information or engage in any transactions. You should not rely on these Terms for any other website.TechHog is not responsible for the content or practices of any other website, even if it links to the TechHog Site or any of the other Sites and even if the website is operated by a company affiliated or otherwise connected with TechHog. By using the TechHog Services, you acknowledge and agree that TechHog is not responsible or liable to you for any content or other materials hosted and served from any third party website.Advertisements. TechHog takes no responsibility for advertisements, nor does it take any responsibility for the products or services provided by advertisers. Any dealings you have with advertisers found while using the TechHog Services are between you and the advertiser, and you agree that TechHog is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against an advertiser.
  5. PAYMENTS Access to the TechHog Site and use of the TechHog Services is free. If we feel it is appropriate to charge for certain premium TechHog Services, we will of course notify you. You will then have an opportunity not to use such premium TechHog Services if you are not interested in paying for them. You are responsible for any costs you incur to access the internet.
  6. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION Your privacy is very important to us. We designed our Privacy Policy to make important disclosures to you about how we collect and use the information you post on TechHog. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy, and to use the information it contains to help make informed decisions. The Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference and made part of this Terms of Service. Thus, by agreeing to this Terms of Service, you agree that your presence on the TechHog Site and use of the TechHog Services are governed by the TechHog Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your use.
  7. TRADEMARKS TechHog, the TechHog logo, and other TechHog marks, graphics, logos, scripts, and sounds are trademarks of TechHog. None of the TechHog trademarks may be copied, downloaded or otherwise exploited without TechHog’s prior written consent.
  8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY WHILE WE DO OUR BEST TO ENSURE THE OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE OF THE TECHHOG SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE TECHHOG SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE TECHHOG SERVICES, THE CONTENT, USER CONTENT, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH TECHHOG, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TECHHOG DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; OR THAT THE TECHHOG SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, ACCURATE, ERROR FREE OR RELIABLE. IN NO EVENT SHALL TECHHOG OR ITS AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE INVESTORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “TECHHOG PARTIES”), BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE TECHHOG SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN, OBTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, EVEN IF THE TECHHOG PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE TECHHOG PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS), AND OTHER LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR BREACH OR ALLEGED BREACH OF THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE TECHHOG SERVICES.
  9. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT (OR OTHER) INFRINGEMENT If you believe that any Content, User Material or other material provided through the TechHog Services, including through a link, infringes your copyright, you should notify TechHog of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.We will process each notice of alleged infringement which TechHog receives and take appropriate action in accordance with applicable intellectual property laws. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to TechHog’s Copyright Agent by using our contact form(subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”).To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the TechHog Services that is reasonably sufficient to enable TechHog to identify and locate the material; (d) how TechHog can contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and email address; (e) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Emails sent to TechHog for purposes other than communication about copyright infringement may not be answered.TechHog has a policy of terminating repeat infringes in appropriate circumstances.

    If you believe that any Content, User Material, username, or other material provided through the TechHog Services, infringes your trademark or other intellectual property rights, you should notify TechHog of your infringement claim by using our contact form to send us an email with the nature of your claim in the subject line.

  10. GENERAL INFORMATION Export Controls.Software and the transmission of applicable technical data, if any, in connection with the TechHog Services are subject to export controls. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding software and the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.Choice of Law.This Terms of Service is governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in San Francisco County of the State of California.No Waiver/Reliance. If you see other users violating these Terms from time to time, we would appreciate it if you would please use our contact formto send us an email (subject line: “TOU Violation”). Precisely how TechHog responds to a party that is violating these Terms will be determined after carefully analyzing all of the facts and circumstances of a particular case. Please do not rely upon TechHog’s precise response in one situation as any indication of what TechHog might do with respect to a different party or a different situation at a different time. In addition, please do not construe a waiver of any provision of these Terms of Service with respect to any user as a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision with respect to that user or any other user. TechHog’s decision to delay exercising or enforcing any right or remedy under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or remedy.Integration, Amendment, and Severability. Please note that this Terms of Service constitutes the entire legal agreement between you and TechHog and governs your use of the TechHog Services (but excluding any services, if any, that TechHog may provide to you under a separate written agreement). It may not be amended or varied by you except in a writing signed by TechHog. Although we understand that electronic or digital signatures are frequently viewed as the equivalent of traditional written signatures these days, for these purposes a signature may not include an electronic or digital signature. Even if TechHog acts in a way that appears to you to be inconsistent with these Terms of Service, such action(s) should not be deemed a waiver or constructive amendment of these Terms. This Terms of Service operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Thank you for taking the time to read this Terms of Service. By following these Terms, the experience will be better for all users. Enjoy TechHog and the TechHog Services!