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Registration to this Forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below.

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we at TiVo Community Forum do not actively monitor the contents of this board at all times and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this Forum or any entity associated with this Forum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this Forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violate of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this Forum.  You agree not to post material related to politics, religion, race, sex, or illegal activities.

Although this Forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at this Forum reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this TiVo Community Forum, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited (developers of vBulletin), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

The TiVo Community Forums are designed for members to express their opinions, viewpoints and testimonials on various products, services and events based upon speculation, personal knowledge and factual information through use, therefore all views represented here allow no liability upon the publishers of this web site and the owners of said views assume no liability for any ill will resulting from these postings. The posts made here are for educational as well as entertainment purposes and as such anyone viewing this portion of the website must accept these views as statements of the author of that opinion and agrees to release the authors from any and all liability.

We at this Forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are very inappropriate on this Forum.

Special Note to dealers, re-sellers, or any person or company that deals in equipment or products for sale. You are not allowed to post items for sale on the Forums. This also holds true for manufactures not being able to promote their products inside the TiVo Community Forum sites. TiVo Community Store is the only dealer/re-seller allowed to post items for sale inside the Forum or promote manufacture items. If you need promotion services, this Forum offers banner advertising.  This, again, also holds true for individuals looking to sell used gear or "special deals" that they may have.  This is further carried into the Forum signatures and the private message feature.  On the same note...REFERRAL CODES are not allowed to be referenced for they are a sales tool. 

All rights reserved. By posting on this Forum you grant TiVo Community Forum, and its successors and assigns a nonexclusive irrevocable right to re-use your posting in any manner it or they see fit without notice or compensation to you. No material contained in this site may be republished or reposted without express written consent of the TiVo Community Forum, except that message board users retain the right to republish or repost their own work.

TERMS OF SERVICE

 1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Welcome to TiVo Community Forum . TiVo Community Forum provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. In addition, when using particular TiVo Community Forum services, you and TiVo Community Forum shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.

2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

TiVo Community Forum currently provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including, various communications tools, Forums, and shopping services (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for TiVo Community Forum to provide the Service. You also understand and agree that the service may include certain communications from TiVo Community Forum, such as service announcements, administrative messages and that these communications are considered part of TiVo Community Forum membership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new TiVo Community Forum properties, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that TiVo Community Forum assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, delivery failure or failure to store any user communications.

3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or TiVo Community Forum has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, TiVo Community Forum has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof.)

4. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

You will set your own password and account designation upon completing the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. Members are not allowed to register more than one user name on the site under different addresses. In doing so your accounts can be removed without notice with all posts removed You agree to (a) immediately notify TiVo Community Forum of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. TiVo Community Forum cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 5.  Please do not use any passwords that you may use for other sensitive areas of the Internet or personally.

 5. MEMBER CONDUCT

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not TiVo Community Forum, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. TiVo Community Forum does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will TiVo Community Forum be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

You agree to not use the Service to:

a.   upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. TiVo Community Forum is not the place for debate on religion, sex, politics, or other such controversial posts; and this is not the place to talk about illegal downloads or how to obtain them. There are several Forums on the Internet dedicated for discussing this type of material. This is not one of them.

b.   harm minors in any way;

c.   impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a TiVo Community Forum official, Forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

d.   forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

e.   upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

f.    upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party. Again, this is not the place to talk about illegal downloads or how to obtain them. There are several Forums on the Internet dedicated for discussing this type of material. This is not one of them.;

g.   upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose;

h.   upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

i.    disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;

j.    interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

k.   intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;

l.    "stalk" or otherwise harass another;

m.    collect or store personal data about other users; or

n.   to either advertise or promote commercial endeavors without permission from an TiVo Community Administrator. This includes direct posts, as well as, active links to other sites on the Internet. Direct all such requests via e-mail to a TiVo Community Forum Administrator.

RULES ENFORCEMENT: You further understand that TiVo Community Forum staff and it's volunteer moderators have the final say when it comes to post removals or edits.  We make every effort to reach an understanding when dealing with posts that need to be removed or edited.  If you have an issue with a volunteer moderator, or a choice made by them, you are asked to bring it to a site administrators attention to look into and handle.  THE SITE ADMINISTRATORS and OWNERS have the final say.  Please respect that the volunteer moderators are just that, volunteers.   They give their time to help make TiVo Community Forum sites a great place to visit.

PLEASE: We ask you to please NOT display your e-mail in your signature of the site.  We do this to limit the attraction to e-mail spamming robot collectors.

You acknowledge that TiVo Community Forum does not pre-screen Content, but that TiVo Community Forum and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, TiVo Community Forum and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by TiVo Community Forum or submitted to TiVo Community Forum, such as information in TiVo Community Forum Message Boards.

You acknowledge and agree that TiVo Community Forum may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of TiVo Community Forum, its users and the public.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

6. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

7. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE

TiVo Community Forum does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant TiVo Community Forum the following world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:

    * With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of TiVo Community Forum, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or TiVo Community Forum removes such Content from the Service.

    * With respect to photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible area of the Service, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or TiVo Community Forum removes such Content from the Service.

    * With respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, the perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.

"Publicly accessible" areas of the Service are those areas of the TiVo Community Forum network of properties that are intended by TiVo Community Forum to be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Service would include TiVo Community Forum Message Boards that are open to both members and visitors. However, publicly accessible areas of the Service would not include portions of TiVo Community Forum that are limited to members. The use of the the Private Messaging Service is not "Private" in the sense that it is a message seen only by the sender and receiver. While the message is private from the rest of the members, it is not encrypted and the administration of TiVo Community Forum can view them if needed from the database. All rules that apply to posting on the Forums ALSO apply to the use of our Private Messaging System and violators may have their posting privileges subject to the same revocations as on the forum in general.

8. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold TiVo Community Forum, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

9. NO RESALE OF SERVICE

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.

10. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE

You acknowledge that TiVo Community Forum may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on TiVo Community Forum's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that TiVo Community Forum has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that TiVo Community Forum reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that TiVo Community Forum reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

11. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

TiVo Community Forum reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that TiVo Community Forum shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

12. TERMINATION

You agree that TiVo Community Forum, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if TiVo Community Forum believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. TiVo Community Forum may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that TiVo Community Forum may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that TiVo Community Forum shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

13. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that TiVo Community Forum shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.

14. LINKS

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because TiVo Community Forum has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that TiVo Community Forum is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that TiVo Community Forum shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

15. TiVo Community Forum's PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by TiVo Community Forum or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.

TiVo Community Forum grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by TiVo Community Forum for use in accessing the Service.

16. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

a.  YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TIVO COMMUNITY FORUM 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.

b.  TIVO COMMUNITY FORUM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

c.  ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

d.  NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TiVo Community Forum OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.

17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TIVO COMMUNITY FORUM 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 TIVO COMMUNITY FORUM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) 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; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

18. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 17 AND 18 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

19. NOTICE

Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.

20. TRADEMARK INFORMATION

TiVo Community Forum, and the TiVo Community Forum logo, trademarks and service marks, and other TiVo Community Forum logos and product and service names are trademarks of TiVo Community Forum (the "TiVo Community Forum Marks"). Without TiVo Community Forum's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the TiVo Community Forum Marks.

21. COPYRIGHTS and COPYRIGHT AGENTS

TiVo Community Forum respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide TiVo Community Forum's Copyright Agent the following information:

   1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;

   2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

   3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;

   4. your address, telephone number, and email address;

   5. a 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;

   6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

TiVo Community Forum's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

Terry Chapman - Abrams & Chapman
321 South Plymouth Court
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60604-3990
Phone 312-360-9205
Fax (312) 360-9212

22. GENERAL INFORMATION

The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and TiVo Community Forum and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and TiVo Community Forum. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The TOS and the relationship between you and TiVo Community Forum shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and TiVo Community Forum agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of DuPage, Chicago. The failure of TiVo Community Forum to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

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Privacy Policy

TiVo Community Forum values your privacy. To keep you informed, we have created this privacy statement that discloses our purposes and methods for online collection and use of information. This statement applies to all information collected through the TiVo Community Forum websites and information gathered from any web pages that we host.

Site Operator and Contact for Privacy Inquiries:

TiVo Community Forum
c/o Magenium Solutions
535 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 103
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137

Privacy Contact: TiVo Community Forum Privacy Administrator
privacy @ TiVoCommunity.com

Types of Information Collected

Generally, personal information is not collected from visitors to the TiVo Community Forum websites. However, in order to access certain special services, personal information is requested; those cases are described in more detail below.

Forum Registration

TiVo Community Forum requires a valid e-mail address for users who want to participate in the TiVo Community Forum. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile.

Also in the Forum registration, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This information is made available to other bulletin board users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed.

Tracking Member Activity
We use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our web site. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this site, other web sites, and other forms of media in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Cookies

Certain activities on the TiVo Community Forum websites involve the use of "cookies" to facilitate your experience. This includes retention of your username and password for the TiVo Community Forum and showing a default Topic View when you visit the Forums. You have the option to turn these cookies off at any time by updating your user profile preferences. If your browser doesn’t support cookies, or if you have cookies turned off, these preferences will not be set.

Purchasing and/or Credit Card Information

TiVo Community Forum strives to maintain strict security for your private information. Our online ordering pages are SSL 128 bit encrypted, providing a secure means of ordering our products. We do not maintain any credit card information at TiVo Community Forum, which means that you have to provide it each time you make a purchase, but also means that your information is controlled by you alone.

Disclosure of Personal Information

TiVo Community Forum does not disclose your personally identifying information to any third parties for any purpose without your prior consent. All reasonable care is taken by staff handling personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.

It’s also important to be aware that when you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on the bulletin board, that information is publicly available and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage the offering of any personally identifying information within the message board itself.

Privacy for Children Aged 12 and Under

Although the TiVo Community Forum websites are targeted at a general adult audience, we welcome the participation of younger users with their parents’ consent. We strongly recommend that users 12 and under refrain from offering any personal information either in their user profile or in the message boards themselves, and we encourage parents to stay involved in the online life of their children.

Changing or Updating Personal Information

If you would like to update or change your user profile on the TiVo Community Forum message board, please enter the USER CP area on the site.

If you have questions regarding your information, you can contact our Privacy Administrator by using the contact us link at the bottom of the sites pages. .

Here are useful resources for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

Resource Area for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Effective April 21, 2000, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) seeks to institute online safety measures that protect children aged 12 and under. TiVo Community Forum, as a provider of an online community that are affected by this new law, is providing this resource page to assist its users with understanding this new law.

Helpful Links:

How to Comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/coppa.htm

Federal Trade Commission Privacy Initiatives Site (includes link to the full text of the Final Rule)
http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/index.html

"Children in Cyberspace"
http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/children.htm

CNET article, "Building Websites for Kids; Do: Be Careful with Private Info" (includes link to a "quick fix" privacy policy)
http://www.builder.com/Graphics/Kids/ss03.html

Online Privacy Alliance's Resources for Business
http://www.privacyalliance.org/resources

All rights reserved. By posting on this Forum you grant TiVo Community Forum, and its successors and assigns a nonexclusive irrevocable right to re-use your posting in any manner it or they see fit without notice or compensation to you. No material contained in this site may be republished or reposted without express written consent of the TiVo Community Forum, except that message board users retain the right to republish or repost their own work.

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Forum Rules & Guidelines

The TiVo Community Forum is for people with the common interest of TiVo to post information, questions, ideas, etc on the subject of TiVo PVR’s. TiVo employees even post here and help out on occasion.  There are also off-topic areas that are available to help enrich the TiVoCommunity experience.

Forum Guidelines


Forum Rules
  1. You may not post material that is false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, discussion of race, sex, or politics, or material that would otherwise violate any law, including copyrighted material (unless that copyright is owned by you or this forum.)

  2. No links to any website that discusses anything that is not permitted on this forum.

  3. No Flaming - You may not assault, harass, or degrade other community members in your activities in the community.

  4. No use of obscene language or photos, or links to obscene language or photos.

  5. Avatars are small graphics that are displayed under your username whenever you post. You may use any cartoon or non-moving graphic. However, to enhance the community aspect of this board, we strongly encourage a photo of yourself.  Avatar images of a political, rude, obscene, or sexual nature are not permitted.  You also may not use animated images, or another member's personal photo.  We reserve the right to remove such images or take further action (including but not limited to account suspension) as deemed necessary.

  6. You may not register multiple user ID's.  If it is found that you are doing so, action will be taken including, but not limited to, account suspension or banning of all affected or applicable User ID's.

  7. No links to advertising or spam are permitted. No referral links are allowed. No linking to your own site for the sole purpose of driving traffic to it is allowed. No selling of products, including TiVos on the forum. Members may put a link to a "vote for me," personal site or blog, or favorite charity in their signature, as long as it is unobtrusive. 

  8. Refrain from "yelling" – Remember, ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in print is considered yelling.

  9. Don’t post “flame-bait” – That is a post just to provoke a reaction from other members. Those type of posts will be removed.  An example of this: "TiVo is a terrible product and everybody who buys it is a fool."  A post such as "I'm having difficulty with my TiVo" would be acceptable.

  10. Using cryptic messages to "skirt" the rules is not permitted.  Posts of this nature will be removed.

  11. Duplicate posts or "bumping" of threads is not permitted.

  12. Do your best to choose the appropriate forums when starting a thread.  Moderators may move threads to the appropriate area as they deem fit and without notice.

  13. Since there is some confusion about the meets section, here is the appropriate use for it: All discussions about potential gatherings among members should be held in the "meets" section so as not to clutter up the Happy Hour, Coffee House or other sections of TiVoCommunity. The Meets section will include any threads intended to gauge interest in a gathering or gathering location, all planning related to any gathering, and any event discussion. This area will also be used for after meets discussions, such as photo sharing, thank you's, compliments, complaints, and general reminiscing.  There is also a calendar function members are free to use for this purpose. Members may also put a small line in their signature about any upcoming meet or gathering that they will be attending.

Policy Enforcement and the Role of Forum Moderators

Banned Topics
  1. Discussion that could be in potential violation of the DMCA.

  2. Discussion of hacked TiVo software versions that allows Theft of Services. Even if the discussion is not about theft, since these hacked versions allow the possibility of theft, discussions about it is not permitted.

  3. Discussion of hacks that remove ads from TiVo software.

  4. Discussion of Video Extraction. Because of copyright issues, especially when talking about extracting digital video from a DirectTV/TiVo combo box, it has been decided that it is best to stay away from this discussion.

  5. Discussion about file conversion or circumventing .tivo encryption.

  6. Promoting companies or "stock talk."

  7. Discussion of reverse engineering and/or materials analysis of audio and home theater components/accessories parts thereof, whether patented or not.  You are free to discuss both objective test measurements, findings and opinions and subjective opinions.  This does not include "Open Source" items.
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