Terms of use

TERMS OF USE

These terms of use are effective as of January 11th, 2022. 

The following terms of use govern all use of this website (www.talkingevs.com), and all content or services available on this website. TalkingEVs.com is owned and operated by Gooda Blogs LLC in Las Vegas, NV. By accessing TalkingEVs.com (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Talking EVs”, “talkingevs.com”, “https://talkingevs.com”, “www.talkingevs.com”, “Talking EV’s Community”), you agree to be legally bound to the following terms of use. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms of use, then do not access and/or use TalkingEVs.com. We may change these terms of use at any time, though it is ultimately your responsibility to review this regularly as your continued usage of TalkingEVs.com after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by those terms as they are updated and/or amended. 

You agree to indemnify and hold Gooda Blogs LLC and its owners, officers, agents, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of accessing this site and/or of content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the site, your use of the site, your connection to the site, your violation of the terms of use, or your violation of any rights of another. 

LICENSE

Unless otherwise stated, Gooda Blogs LLC owns the intellectual property rights for the original material created by Talking EVs on our website. All intellectual property rights are reserved. Some images shown are not the property of Gooda Blogs LLC and are licensed through an outside party. Those images are their intellectual property. You DO NOT have the right to share or distribute any content or images found on this website. You may NOT:

  • Republish material found on this site without giving us credit and/or asking for permission
  • Sell, rent, or sub-license material found on this site
  • Reproduce, duplicate, or copy material found on this site
  • Redistribute content found on this site

User created and posted content is the property of that user. You grant us the license and right to display that content and a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your content in connection with the service.The viewpoints, opinions, and other content posted by users of this site are not the viewpoints or opinions of Gooda Blogs LLC. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE/AGE

This website is intended for individuals who are at least 18 years of age and located within North America. If you are not 18 years of age or within North America, please leave immediately. 

YOUR PRIVACY

You may access our privacy policy located on our site to learn more about the date we collect, control of your data, and what is done with that data. 

DISCLAIMER/WARRANTY

Use of our site and services is at your own risk. We do not guarantee that the information on this website is accurate and/or correct; we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; we do not guarantee any safety from viruses or other malicious content from accessing this website; nor do we promise to ensure that our website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date. No warranties are offered. Use of any information or content on our website, and accessing our website, is done at your own risk without any guarantee or warranty from Gooda Blogs LLC. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature. All content is provided for your enjoyment and educational purposes alone. 

All services on this site are provided ‘AS-IS,’ and we do not guarantee their availability. We hold the right to modify the services provided at any time without explanation. All forums, messages, etc. are not guaranteed to be saved and may be deleted at any time. We are allowed to limit and change the limits on message inbox sizes, signature size, and any other area of our services, without notice. 

APPLICABLE LAWS/DISPUTES

These terms of use between you and Gooda Blogs LLC shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada. All parts of this agreement are enforceable to the extent allowable by applicable laws. If any part is not enforceable or allowed, that portion alone is void, and the remainder is still enforced and in place. You agree to handle any disputes directly with Gooda Blogs LLC. If we can’t come to a solution, then you agree to utilize mediation outside of the courts. If the honorable courts are required to be involved for any reason, you agree that it will be done so within courts located in Las Vegas, Nevada (US). You agree that all disputes shall be filed within one year of such action or be forever barred. 

REGISTRATION

If you choose to become a member of this website, you must sign up and register for an account. You agree to provide true and accurate information. If any information changes, you also agree to update your information promptly. Gooda Blogs LLC holds the rights to ban, suspend, or delete your account if we feel you have provided any false information. Users are not allowed to create more than one account. You agree to not use any inappropriate usernames with profanity, hateful language, or any other offensive content. 

Upon creating an account, you are required to set your own password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and your account, and are responsible for any activity under your account. If you determine your account has been compromised, you agree to immediately notify us. 

LINKS

This site may provide links to third-party websites outside of our control. You acknowledge that Gooda Blogs LLC shall not be held liable for the content you access through any link to any third-party site, to include any damages caused in connection to clicking on those links.  

You are advised that some links on this site might be affiliate links in which we get paid for signing up for that service and/or purchasing those products after clicking on our links. 

MEDIA TERMS

You agree only to upload media related to electric vehicles and media which you own the rights to post. DO NOT upload any copyrighted media that are not your own. You as the content provider will be held responsible for the content you post. We reserve the right to move, edit, or delete any media without explanation. Any media other than electric vehicles will immediately be removed upon discovery and your account will be banned.

FORUM TERMS

All content you submit, upload, or make available on our site may be reviewed by staff members and sent to third party verification services. Do not submit any content you consider to be private or confidential. 

Good Blogs LLC is not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts. Content submitted expresses the views of their author only. 

The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that we have the right to remove, edit, move, or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered being stored in a database. We shall not be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised. 

We hold the right to activate, deactivate, ban, and/or delete accounts at our discretion without explanation. Due to the real time nature of the content being provided by our users, it is impossible for us to review all content. Be aware that due to this nature of forums, you might view inappropriate content. You agree to report that information to us immediately so that it may be removed. 

We are NOT to be held responsible for another persons provided content for accuracy, completeness, copyright infringement, or any other reason. The original author of that content will be held liable for any legal or civil actions, and you agree to not hold Gooda Blogs LLC and/or its owners, agents, or employees responsible. 

You understand that we reserve the right to reveal your identity for the following reasons:

  1. To authorities to comply with any legal notice. 
  2. To protect or defend the rights of Gooda Blogs LLC
  3. To protect the safety of users

This website is here for your entertainment and educational purposes only. 

You agree that you will not use this site or service to post any material which you know is false, incorrect, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, or in otherwise a violation of any law. You WILL be held responsible for the content you post. 

You agree to only post content which you have the right to post. You WILL NOT post any copyrighted material unless you hold the copyright. Any copyrighted material that you post, you shall be held solely responsible. Gooda Blogs LLC shall not be held liable or responsible in any manner regarding copyrighted material posted by our users. 

You as the user remain solely responsible for your content, messages, etc. that you post on this website, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Gooda Blogs LLC and their agents with respect to any claim based upon content which you post or transmit on this site. 

Gooda Blogs LLC holds the right to suspend and/or delete any accounts which are inactive for any amount of time. We also hold the right to limit and/or delete any content, messages, etc. for those users. 

FORUM GUIDELINES & ETIQUETTE

Due to being an online community, certain rules, guidelines, and etiquette need to be explained in order to establish a friendly and inviting space for everyone. Therefore, we ask that you follow and abide by the following:

All rules are interpreted and enforced at the discretion of the site administrators and moderators. If you disagree with any warning received, you may contact us. DO NOT take it out on others.

  • AGE RESTRICTION: You must be 18 years of age, reside in North America, and provide truthful information. Due to different laws and restrictions in other areas of the world, we currently only allow our visitors to be 18 years or older, and must reside in North America. We ask that you provide only truthful information, and use only your own personal information. Please do not use any information of another person or lie with the information in your profile.
  • EVERYONE IS WELCOME. If you fit within the above-described criteria, everyone is welcome. "Newbies", EV owners, and even those who don't own an EV are welcome to join and participate.
  • BE COURTEOUS OF OTHERS: Being that this site is an online discussion community, the majority of the content displayed is user-provided content. Every user has a different point of view and opinion. Please be courteous at all times to promote a friendly community. Do not use any hateful, profane, sexual, or discriminatory language and understand that disagreements can be educational to many users if done correctly. Treat others with respect and expect the same back from them. There will not be any flaming, trolling, attacking, or harassing of users on this site.
  • SEARCH BEFORE YOU POST: As the site grows, it will become harder to tell if your topics have already been discussed. To prevent duplicate posts, you agree that you complete a search for the topic prior to posting your own thread. If you are unable to find the answer to your question or post, then you are welcome to post a new thread at any time. And remember, there are no stupid questions on this site. Every question will be welcomed and if it turns out it had already been asked, then that user can be politely directed to that original thread.
  • DON’T POST CERTAIN CONTENT: Don't post illegal, sexual, religious, political, offensive, or copywritten content. This kind of content is not welcome on this site and will lead to immediate deletion. Remember, you are responsible for any content that you post to include your media and avatars. We will not be held liable for anything which you post. You also agree to not post any material knowingly containing viruses or malicious code. Posting anything illegal is strictly prohibited.
  • NO SPAMMING: No spamming or promoting products/services. There will be no spamming or advertising of products or services on this site, and we don't allow you to encourage others to stop utilizing this site. If you are interested in advertising, please contact us at support@talkingevs.com.
  • NO POSTING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Avoid posting personal information. Your content will be displayed publicly. Therefore, don't post any personal information about yourself or others. This includes but is not limited to actual names, DOB, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.
  • PLEASE REPORT VIOLATIONS: Immediately report inappropriate conduct. Everyone can do their part by immediately notifying us of any violations of our rules by contacting us at support@talkingevs.com.
  • NAME AND LIST YOUR SOURCES: Name and list your sources. If you are announcing news, rumors, or any other type of content that you hear from another source, make sure to list the source in your post.
  • STAY ON TOPIC: Please make sure your posts stay on topic. Don’t hijack other threads with unrelated content.

WE HOLD THE RIGHT TO DISABLE AND/OR DELETE ANY TOPIC, POST, MESSAGES, SIGNATURES, AND/OR YOUR ACCOUNT FOR ANY REASON AND AT ANY TIME. WE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD-PARTY FOR ANY SUCH DELETION OR TERMINATION OF ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE AND IT’S SERVICES.

WARNINGS & BANS

Rules are in place to help this community function smoothly. If you violate a rule, you might receive a warning worth a specific amount of points. If your account hits 30 points, it becomes banned until it comes back down below 30 points. If a violation is severe enough, administrators can immediately ban a user at their discretion.

WARNING POINTS:

  • Inappropriate content (5pts | expires after 1 month)
  • Inappropriate behavior (5 pts | expires after 1 month)
  • Inappropriate language (5 pts | expires after 1 month)
  • Inappropriate advertising/spam (5 pts | expires after 1 month)
  • Copyright warning (10 pts | never expires)

MODERATOR HELP

If you’re interested in helping with moderating this community, please contact us at support@talkingevs.com with your interest and explain why you feel you would be a good fit. This is a volunteer position and carries no compensation or extra benefits other than helping the community stay safe and within the rules.

COPYRIGHTS, INFRINGEMENT, & DMCA

You agree not to post any copyrighted material. If you post any copyrighted material not owned by you, you shall be held solely responsible. Gooda Blogs LLC will not be held liable in any way. Gooda Blogs LLC takes the intellectual property rights of others very seriously. If you believe that material has been posted on this site without your permission and violates your copyright, please contact us immediately at support@talkingevs.com, with DMCA in the subject line. The material will be removed as soon as we can review the request. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GOODA BLOGS LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF GOODA BLOGS LLC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: 

  • THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; 
  • THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE;
  • UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA;
  • STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR 
  • ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

UPDATES

We may update these terms of use at our discretion. It is your responsibility by using this site to stay up to date on any changes. New revisions will be posted on our website are they become available. These terms of use supersede any previously posted terms of use and are immediately enforceable. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at support@talkingevs.com before using this site.

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