Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions govern your use of Ate Up With Motor (including both this website and, where applicable, its related services — e.g., the ateupwithmotor.com email addresses, web feeds, and/or FTP folder(s), and/or Ate Up With Motor’s social media accounts and/or pages — except where we publish separate terms that apply to such services). Access to Ate Up With Motor and its content is offered subject to your acceptance of all the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules and policies (including, without limitation, our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Notice, which forms part of the Privacy Policy and also constitutes the “cookie policy” for this website, for jurisdictions that explicitly require such a policy) — please read them!) that we may publish (collectively, the “Terms of Use”). By accessing or using Ate Up With Motor, you signify your agreement to and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree, you may not access or use Ate Up With Motor.

For the purposes of these Terms of Use, “we,” “us,” and “our” shall be deemed to refer to Aaron Severson dba (doing business as) Ate Up With Motor, the owner of this website, a U.S. citizen residing and operating in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Please note that the terms and conditions listed below do not apply to any professional engagements or other business dealings we may undertake outside of Ate Up With Motor (such as our professional writing/writing consulting services or other employment, or other websites we own and/or operate). Such dealings shall be subject to the terms of separate client, employment, or other applicable agreements (whether written or verbal) — or, in the case of other websites we own and/or operate, those sites’ individual terms and policies — and any other legal requirements that may apply, NOT to these terms.

Your use of any third-party websites or services, including those linked from Ate Up With Motor or on which we may have accounts, is subject to the individual terms of use/terms of service and privacy policies, if any, of those sites or services.

Variations in text style (such as different font weights, sizes, or colors) are used throughout these Terms of Use to improve readability, but have no legal significance or effect.

CREDITS AND LICENSE FOR THIS DOCUMENT

Portions of these terms were adapted from the Automattic Inc. Terms of Service for WordPress.com (primarily the version dated June 30, 2015, with some elements of later versions through February 21, 2020; you can find all these documents at Automattic’s legalmattic repository) under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Therefore, these terms (including both our adaptation of the Automattic terms and our preexisting terms and language as well as our subsequent updates) are offered under the same license. If you elect to use or further adapt our version, we strongly recommend that you note the Effective Date shown toward the bottom of this page and include that date in your attribution if it is reasonably practical to do so. (For a full modification history of the Automattic terms, see the Automattic change log or the repository. Automattic, Legalmattic, and WordPress.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of Automattic or Automattic’s licensors. WordPress is a registered trademark of the WordPress Foundation.)

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS

Ate Up With Motor is not intended for or directed to children under the age of 16. If you are younger than 16, you may not use or access Ate Up With Motor. Furthermore, you may not submit comments, Contact Forms, emails, or other messages unless you are at least 18 years old. (Except as otherwise required by law, privacy-related requests or questions and/or other legal inquiries pertaining to children under 18 should be submitted by a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult representative.)

GENERAL REPRESENTATIONS

By accessing and using Ate Up With Motor, you represent and warrant that:

  • You are at least 16 years of age (or at least 18 years of age if you use any comment, contact, or messaging features), and:
  • Your use of Ate Up With Motor:
    • Will be in strict accordance with these Terms of Use, and:
    • Will comply with all applicable laws and regulations (including, but not limited to, applicable laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content, privacy, data protection, the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside, the use or provision of financial services, notification and consumer protection, unfair competition, and false advertising) and any company or organizational policies that may apply to you (such as, without limitation, your employer’s social media or online conduct policies), and:
    • Is not contrary to any applicable U.S. Economic Sanctions, and:
  • You will not use Ate Up With Motor:
    • For any unlawful purposes; to publish illegal content; in furtherance of illegal activities; to infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party; or to create, distribute, or otherwise facilitate malware or other malicious code, or:
    • To disclose the sensitive personal information or proprietary commercial information of others without their permission, or:
    • To send spam or bulk unsolicited messages, or:
    • In any way that (as determined by us, in our sole discretion) overburdens, disrupts, attacks, or interferes with Ate Up With Motor’s systems, or:
    • To disrupt, attack, or interfere with other users or the services or networks of third parties.

The Ate Up With Motor website or certain portions thereof may use Google APIs or content served via those APIs (such as Google Fonts and/or Google Hosted Libraries). You agree that your use of the site and such content will be in accordance with the Google APIs Terms of Service and applicable law. (Google is a registered trademark of Google LLC.)

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

All Ate Up With Motor content is presented for the reader’s general information and entertainment. While we strive to make our content as complete and correct as we reasonably can, that content is provided “as is.” Except as otherwise required by law, and/or, in the case of material used or offered under license (see the Reprint/Reuse Policy), to the extent expressly required by the applicable license agreement, we hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose (such as, without limitation, the repair, modification, purchase, appraisal, and/or sale of any vehicle). (The author of these articles is NOT a mechanic or automotive technician and is definitely NOT qualified to tell you how to fix or modify your car!) Your use of any information presented on the Ate Up With Motor website and/or through its related services is entirely at your own risk.

Neither we nor our contractors, vendors, partners, or licensors make any warranty, express or implied, that Ate Up With Motor or its content will be error-free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.

Periodically, our content may present estimates of exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies, and/or of the inflation-adjusted modern equivalent of historical dollar amounts. Such figures are approximate estimates, provided solely for the purposes of illustration and reader reference and are NOT intended as financial advice of any kind. We make no warranty whatsoever as to the accuracy of those figures or their fitness for any purpose. This is an automotive history site, not a reference for international currency trading or the historical value of money!

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Ate Up With Motor and our contractors, vendors, partners, and licensors accept no liability with respect to any subject matter of these Terms of Use under any contract, negligence, strict liability, or other legal or equitable theory for: (a) any special, incidental, or consequential damages; (b) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (c) interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (d) for any amounts that exceed the amount actually paid by you to Ate Up With Motor. In particular, but without limitation, we accept NO liability for any use of information presented on Ate Up With Motor in connection with the repair, modification, appraisal, purchase, or sale of any vehicle!

Except to the extent otherwise required by applicable law, Ate Up With Motor shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ate Up With Motor and its contractors, vendors, partners, and licensors (and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents) against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, demands, losses, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) related to or arising out of your use of Ate Up With Motor, including, but not limited to, any violation(s) by you of these Terms of Use and any interactions between you and other Ate Up With Motor users; our advertisers and sponsors; and/or other third-party websites or services to which Ate Up With Motor may link, which we may otherwise incorporate, which link to us, and/or that you use in connection with your use of Ate Up With Motor.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Links to other websites published or referenced on Ate Up With Motor are provided solely for reader information or for the purposes of bibliographic reference. Unless otherwise required by law, Ate Up With Motor offers NO warranty, expressed or implied, and accepts NO responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content, appropriateness, legality, safety, utility, or fitness for any purpose of any website or online service not owned and/or operated by us (including, without limitation, the websites of any Ate Up With Motor advertisers) or for your use of such links, which is entirely at your own risk. Similarly, except to the extent otherwise required by applicable law, we accept no responsibility for other websites or online services that may link to Ate Up With Motor.

USE OF TRADEMARKS

Ate Up With Motor, its logo, and other associated icons and graphics are trademarks and/or service marks of Aaron Severson dba Ate Up With Motor.

Other trade names, trademarks, and/or service marks mentioned, described, or depicted on Ate Up With Motor, including (but not limited to) the names and distinctive logos of automakers, model or trim level names, brand names or trade names of automotive technology or automotive suppliers, and names of other products or websites, are used here for purposes of identification, description, and/or commentary. Such marks remain the property of their respective owners. Except as otherwise expressly indicated, we have neither any affiliation or partnership with nor any endorsement by the holders of such marks, and no such affiliation, partnership, or endorsement is implied. This is not an official website of any automaker or automotive brand.

Certain content presented here may use images, historical information, or other media supplied by one or more automakers or their press/PR representatives. Such cases will be noted in the acknowledgments and sources of the relevant content. The use of automaker-supplied images or media in our content does not indicate that the applicable content was in any way authorized, endorsed, or reviewed by that automaker.

The opinions expressed in the content published on Ate Up With Motor are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the trademark owners, any advertisers or commentators, or our web host or vendors.

These Terms of Use do not grant you any license to the Ate Up With Motor name, logo, or any of our other trademarks or service marks. All right, title, and interest in those marks will remain solely with Ate Up With Motor. (For guidelines regarding the reuse of other Ate Up With Motor content, see the “Reprint/Reuse Policy” section below.)

FTC DISCLOSURE NOTICE: PAID ADVERTISEMENTS AND ENDORSEMENTS

Ate Up With Motor may run paid text or banner advertisements from various advertisers, which may include (but are not necessarily limited to) new or used car dealers; auto insurers; and other businesses connected with the sale, repair, modification, or insurance of automobiles. Such paid advertisements, whether text links, banner ads, or in any other form, will be identified with words such as, as appropriate, “Sponsor,” “Sponsors,” “Sponsored Link(s),” “Sponsored Content,” “Advertisement,” “Advertisement(s),” or “Paid Promotion” (or by images or icons containing such words).

Except as otherwise explicitly indicated (e.g., in a review of a book or other product), references to, depictions of, or advertisements for products or services on Ate Up With Motor do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by Ate Up With Motor of those products or services.

In the event that Ate Up With Motor receives financial compensation or any other consideration for any content we present other than paid advertisements (e.g., if we receive a free copy of a book to review), the nature of that compensation will be disclosed as part of the applicable content and/or otherwise adjacent to it. (If the article or content is longer than one page, the relevant disclosure information will typically be presented on the final page.)

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

Payments to Ate Up With Motor (such as, without limitation, payments for advertising on the site or contributions made via the Support Ate Up With Motor feature) are subject to our Financial Transactions Policy.

COMMENT POLICY

By submitting a comment to Ate Up With Motor:

  1. You affirm that you are at least 18 years old. You may not leave a comment if you are younger than 18.
  2. You warrant and affirm that your comment and/or use of our comment system does not violate any applicable law or regulation or infringe upon the copyrights or any other rights (such as publicity rights and/or privacy rights) of any other person or entity.
  3. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ate Up With Motor, its owner, web host, contractors, partners, licensors, and advertisers (and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents) against any claims related to or arising from your comment or its content.
  4. You grant Ate Up With Motor a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to:
    1. Publish the comment and its contents (including the name/pseudonym you supply) on the Ate Up With Motor website (and/or via the applicable related service(s)). Note that if the website’s “Recent Comments” widgets are enabled, your name/pseudonym and a link to your comment may also appear (along with other recent comments) in the “Recent Comments” box(es), which may be visible on the home page and other areas of the website as well as the specific article you commented on. The contents of published comments may also appear in search results of the website’s search function.
    2. Edit or redact the comment as we deem appropriate.
    3. Make copies of the comment and its contents for reference, backup, and/or other internal administrative purposes.
  5. If your comment includes photos or other images, you agree to the terms listed in the “Use of User-Supplied Images” section below.
  6. You further authorize us to:
    1. Transmit the comment and its contents via email to the site administrator and, if applicable, to other users who have requested email notifications of replies and/or follow-up comments.
    2. Send you email notifications of replies and/or follow-up comments, if you specifically request such notifications (which you may discontinue upon request).
    3. Respond to your comment via the email address you supply. Please note that we may respond to your comment (or the associated comment thread, if any) via email in addition to or instead of publishing the comment on the Ate Up With Motor website, particularly if we have questions about any of these points, if your comment includes a question or offer of assistance, or if we need to clarify some pertinent details. (For example, if you have submitted two very similar comments, we might email you to ask which one you want us to publish.)
    4. In the event that your comment contains factual information pertaining to Ate Up With Motor content (for example, if you offer a correction or addendum), reflect the factual substance of your comment (for example, by making the noted correction) in the applicable content and record it in our research notes.
  7. You consent to the collection and use your information as described in the Privacy Policy.

Comments are published on the Ate Up With Motor website and/or its related services at our sole discretion. Comments may be screened prior to publication to prevent spam and/or defuse contentious arguments. We do not guarantee that any comment you submit will be published.

We may redact, edit, delete, decline to publish, or unpublish any comment at any time, at our sole discretion, with or without notice. Our reasons for editing, redacting, modifying, unpublishing, or deleting a comment typically include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. The comment appears to be a duplicate of one you previously submitted.
  2. Its content exceeds the maximum length allowed by the comment box or otherwise disrupts the formatting or functionality of the site and/or its related services.
  3. The comment appears to contain malicious code (such as viruses, worms, or Trojan horses) intended to disrupt the functionality of the site and/or its related services or attack users, or contains links to external sites containing such code.
  4. The comment contains or constitutes spam.
  5. The comment includes copyrighted material without appropriate authorization, or contains hyperlinks to such material, and/or may violate the rights and/or privacy of any person.
  6. The comment violates or appears to violate FTC guidelines on the disclosure of paid endorsements (for example, if you recommend a business of which you are a paid spokesperson without disclosing that relationship in your comment).
  7. The comment includes abusive language, ad hominem attacks, or defamatory content.
  8. We believe the commenter was under the age of 18.
  9. The comment was originally submitted in reply to another comment that has been deleted.

Technical problems, such as site backups or upgrades to the comment system, may occasionally result in the inadvertent deletion of recent comments. If you have a question about why a comment was deleted or not published, feel free to contact us via email or the Contact Form. Again, we do not guarantee that any submitted comment will be published.

Comments posted on Ate Up With Motor do not necessarily represent our opinions or those of our web host, advertisers, contractors, partners, or licensors. The publication or posting of a comment on Ate Up With Motor does NOT necessarily constitute our endorsement of any opinion, product, or service.

When you submit a comment, you may have the option to request email notifications each time a reply or follow-up comment is posted. If you have previously requested such notifications and wish to stop receiving them, please contact us via email (to admin (at) ateupwithmotor (dot) com), by using the Contact Form, or by leaving a comment elsewhere on the site asking us to discontinue the notifications, and we will do so at our earliest opportunity.

You are free to edit or delete any comment you have previously made. However, since comments on Ate Up With Motor are usually moderated, which disables the comment editing/deletion features the site’s content management system normally allows, the easiest way to modify or remove an existing comment is to reply to it, addressing us and indicating what you would like to do (e.g., “Hey, administrator — I left this comment, but I’d like to delete it now”). Once we see the new message in the comment moderation queue, we will endeavor to make the change or deletion you request, to the extent we reasonably can. We will not publish your amendment/deletion request unless you ask us to do so or the context of the request reasonably suggests that it should be published. If you prefer, you may also contact us directly via email or the Contact Form, specifying which comment you would like us to modify or remove. (However you choose to contact us, please note that we may reply to you via email to clarify or confirm your request prior to making the actual change or deletion.)

Please note that if a comment is deleted from the website, archival copies of the original comment and its associated information may be retained in our records and/or backup files and archives created by us and/or our web host. Under certain rare circumstances — e.g., the restoration of the site from a backup file — a previously deleted comment may reappear. In such instances, we will endeavor to promptly delete any such comments, but we cannot guarantee it. If you notice that your previously deleted comment has reappeared, please let us know via email or the Contact Form and we will remove it as soon as possible.

Unless otherwise required by law, Ate Up With Motor accepts NO responsibility or liability for and makes NO warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to any user comment, including without limitation the comment’s accuracy or suitability for any purpose (including, but not limited to, the repair, modification, purchase, appraisal, or sale of any vehicle); or for the accuracy, utility, or legality of any external website linked in a user comment. Any use of the information contained in any comment on the Ate Up With Motor website and/or its related services, particularly comments containing mechanical advice, is entirely at your own risk.

We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently limit or deny access, either to the commenting feature, to the site as a whole, and/or to any related services, to visitors who we believe to be under age 18; whose comments have been unpublished and/or deleted for the above or any other reasons; and/or whose comments and/or other activities on the site and/or its related services we deem (in our sole judgment) to be abusive, disruptive, or constitute spam.

CONTACT FORM AND EMAIL COMMUNICATION POLICY

By using the Contact Form, Advertising Inquiry Form, or any other contact or feedback forms we may offer, by submitting an Image Authorization Form or a California Privacy Request Form via the Do Not Sell My Personal Information page, or by sending us an email message via any of our (at) ateupwithmotor (dot) com email addresses:

  • You affirm that you are at least 18 years old. We cannot respond to communications from persons under 18. Except as otherwise required by law, if we receive a communication from a person we know or reasonably suspect to be under the age of 18, we will promptly delete all copies of the message without acknowledging or responding to it. Except as otherwise required by law, privacy-related requests or questions pertaining to children under 18 should be submitted by a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult representative.
  • You authorize us to respond to your inquiry as appropriate via the email address and/or other contact information you provide. Please note that while we endeavor to respond to all legitimate inquiries, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a reply.
  • You authorize us to transmit your form submission (if applicable) via email to the site administrator, and/or (as applicable) to forward your message to the appropriate Ate Up With Motor account or address so that we can properly file and/or respond to that message.
  • You grant us a limited, nonexclusive, royalty-free worldwide license to record and/or make copies of your message and its contents for reference, backup, and/or other internal administrative purposes.
  • Unless you specifically request otherwise, if your message includes factual information, corrections, or clarifications pertaining to Ate Up With Motor content, you authorize us to reflect the factual substance of your message in the applicable content (for example, to make the noted correction or incorporate a point of fact, such as a specification or date).
  • You acknowledge that the California Privacy Request Form on the Do Not Sell My Personal Information page is intended only for California residents (and/or their authorized agents) to submit requests or questions pertaining to their privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). (See the Your California Privacy Rights page or the “California Privacy and Data Protection Rights” section of the Privacy Policy for more information about this law.) You agree not to use that form for any other purpose. (For information about how to contact us regarding other privacy-related matters, please refer to the “Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us” section of the Privacy Policy.)
  • For Contact Form or Advertising Inquiry Form submissions, unless you you specifically request otherwise, you grant us a limited, nonexclusive, royalty-free worldwide license to publish your inquiry or excerpts of it on the Ate Up With Motor website and/or our associated social media accounts to respond your question or comment and/or to support other users with similar concerns. Our publication of your inquiry or excerpt thereof may include the name or pseudonym you apply, but not other other personal information associated with your submission except under the conditions described in the “Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information” section of the Privacy Policy. If we have published or excerpted your submission in such a fashion and you wish us to amend or redact the published information (e.g., to remove your name or substitute a pseudonym), we will make a reasonable effort to accommodate your request provided that it does not infringe the rights or safety of others or attempt to impersonate some other individual or organization. California Privacy Request Form submissions will NOT be published, although we may, to the extent required and/or otherwise permitted by applicable law/regulations, publish and/or disclose de-identified and/or aggregated information about requests we receive (e.g., statistics describing how many requests of a particular type we received in a given period).
  • You consent to the collection and use of your information as described in the Privacy Policy

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS OF USER ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION

If you provide us with significant assistance with Ate Up With Motor content (for example, if you supply images, suggest useful resources, or offer substantial factual corrections), the management of this website, and/or some related matter(s), we may elect to acknowledge and/or thank you by name or applicable pseudonym — e.g., in the “Acknowledgments” or “Notes on Sources” section of the applicable article(s) — unless you have specifically asked us not to or if your communications with us reasonably suggest that you prefer not to be acknowledged or identified. This acknowledgment will typically be limited to your name/pseudonym, the nature of your assistance, and (where applicable) the date(s), unless you expressly request that we publish some additional information as part of the acknowledgment. However, in some cases, certain other personal information may be obvious or implicit in such an acknowledgment — for example, the nature of your assistance might indicate where you work, or identify you as the owner of a particular car.

In the event that you have received such an acknowledgment here or on Ate Up With Motor’s associated social media accounts and would like us to remove it, please contact us via email at admin (at) ateupwithmotor (dot) com or the Contact Form and we will promptly delete the applicable acknowledgment(s). If you wish to alter or correct the acknowledgment (for example, to replace a pseudonym with your real name or vice versa), we will make our best efforts to accommodate your request so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others or attempt to impersonate some other individual or organization.

REPRINT/REUSE POLICY

The following is our policy for the reuse of content on the Ate Up With Motor website and/or, where applicable, its related services:

  1. HYPERLINKS: You may publish, post, or otherwise share hyperlinks to the Ate Up With Motor website or to any individual page or post on the site. If we have Ate Up With Motor pages on third-party sites or services, you are also free to publish, post, or otherwise share links to those pages to the extent permitted by the terms of service/terms of use of the applicable site or service.
  2. HOTLINKING: You may NOT “hotlink” to any image, script, or other non-text element hosted on the Ate Up With Motor website without our permission. (To be clear, “hotlinking” means causing an image or element hosted on or served by Ate Up With Motor to be displayed or run on some external website or service. For example, posting an image tag on your own website or forum with an HREF attribute pointing to the image location on Ate Up With Motor would constitute hotlinking; copying a public domain image from one of our articles and uploading that image to your own website would NOT constitute hotlinking.) For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this provision is intended or shall be construed to in any way restrict or limit your rights to copy or use any content we use or offer under a Creative Commons license or other, similar license (as described in the sections below) in any manner the applicable license permits. Furthermore, this stipulation does not apply to any images or content that are not actually hosted on or served by Ate Up With Motor. The use or reuse of any script, font, image, embedded video or audio recording, or other content hosted on or served by an external website or online service is subject to any terms and conditions stipulated by the hosting site/service and the applicable rights holder(s), which are outside of our control. See “Reusing Photos, Images, and/or Other Media Content” below for information on copying images from Ate Up With Motor. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  3. REFERENCE USE: You may use our content as a reference for your own research, articles, or academic papers, provided that you (a) do not plagiarize our work and (b) include appropriate citations. (We would appreciate a link to the applicable Ate Up With Motor article(s), although we recognize that isn’t always possible. Naturally, you’re free to create bibliographic citations in whatever format is appropriate for your work.)
  4. ACCESSIBILITY AND TRANSLATION: You are free to use accessibility aids or software (such as screen readers or automated text-to-speech readers) in any reasonable manner for purposes of enabling you to access Ate Up With Motor and read or view its content. You are also free to translate our content into languages other than English (either using automatic translation software or by some other means) for your own personal use or internal reference and/or for the purposes of creating bibliographic citations in languages other than English.
  5. COPYING AND REUSING WRITTEN CONTENT:
    1. Written content we offer under a specific license: If we explicitly indicate that a specific portion of Ate Up With Motor’s written content (for example, a particular article or page) is offered under a Creative Commons license or some other, similar license — details of which will be specified within or adjacent to the applicable content — you may copy or use that portion of the content in any manner allowed by the specified license or otherwise permitted by applicable law. Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any material we offer under such a license, including, without limitation, the associated copyright and other rights information. Any use of such material is entirely at your own risk. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
    2. Public domain material: In the event some specific portion of Ate Up With Motor’s written content incorporates material that is in the public domain in your jurisdiction, or if we explicitly declare that we have released or dedicated certain Ate Up With Motor written content to the public domain, you may copy or use that public domain material in any manner permitted by applicable law. (Please note that material that is in the public domain in the U.S. is not necessarily in the public domain elsewhere and vice versa.) If we have modified or adapted the version of public domain written content that appears on Ate Up With Motor, you will need our prior authorization to reuse our modified or adapted version unless (1) we have offered our modified or adapted version under a Creative Commons license or other license (as described above), (2) we have released or dedicated our version to the public domain, or (3) your use is otherwise permitted by applicable law. (We cannot provide any legal advice regarding public domain material. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any public domain material we publish or display on Ate Up With Motor (whether modified or otherwise), including, without limitation, the associated copyright and other rights information. Any use of such material is entirely at your own risk. Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
    3. Material used under license: In the event some portion of Ate Up With Motor’s written content incorporates material we have used under a Creative Commons license or some other, similar license, the source, attribution information, and applicable license will be noted within or adjacent to the applicable material. We cannot sub-license such material, but you are free to copy or use the licensed material in any manner allowed by the specified license (or any other license or terms offered by the applicable rights holder(s)) or otherwise permitted by applicable law. If we have modified or adapted such licensed material, we will indicate along with the attribution and license information whether our modifications and/or adaptations are also offered under the specified license (which certain licenses require). (Please note that we cannot provide any legal advice regarding Creative Commons licenses or other, similar licenses. Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any material used or offered under such a license, including, without limitation, the associated license, copyright, and other rights information. Any use of such material is entirely at your own risk. Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
    4. All other written content: You are free to print a copy of any portion of Ate Up With Motor’s written content and/or save a copy to your computer/device for your personal use or reference — and of course to create bibliographic citations in any applicable format — but except as specified above or otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may NOT publish, republish, or redistribute the written content or any portion of it (other than brief quotations with appropriate attribution and/or bibliographic citations) in any form, whether in print, on the web, or via any other medium or method, or publish or otherwise distribute translations of the written content into languages other than English (other than bibliographic citations), without our prior written permission or, for content not owned by us, the authorization of the applicable rights holder(s). If the rights holder(s) give you permission to reuse their content (whether directly or under a Creative Commons license or other license), you generally do not need any additional permission from us to do so unless you wish to use a version of the content that we have modified or adapted, in which event you will also need our prior authorization unless (1) we have offered our modified or adapted version under a Creative Commons license or other license (as described above), (2) we have released or dedicated our version to the public domain, or (3) your use is otherwise permitted by applicable law. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this provision is intended or shall be construed to in any way restrict or limit any rights you may have under any applicable license pertaining to the use of the content. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  6. REUSING PHOTOS, IMAGES, AND/OR OTHER MEDIA CONTENT:
    1. Images or other media content we offer under a specific license: If we explicitly indicate that a specific image or other media content (e.g., an audio or video file) owned by us and used on Ate Up With Motor is offered under a Creative Commons license or some other, similar license — details of which will be specified in the applicable caption or otherwise adjacent to the image or content — you may copy or use that image or content in any manner allowed by the specified license or otherwise permitted by applicable law. Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any images or content we offer under such a license, including, without limitation, the accuracy or completeness of any associated copyright and other rights information. Any use of such material is entirely at your own risk. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
    2. Public domain images or other media content: If an image or other media content used on Ate Up With Motor is in the public domain in your jurisdiction, or if we explicitly declare that we have released or dedicated a specific image or other media content owned by us and used on Ate Up With Motor to the public domain, you may copy or use that image or content in any manner permitted by applicable law. (Please note that material that is in the public domain in the U.S. is not necessarily in the public domain elsewhere and vice versa.) If we have modified or adapted the version of a public domain image or other media content that appears on Ate Up With Motor, you will need our prior authorization to reuse our modified or adapted version unless (1) we have offered our modified or adapted version under a Creative Commons license or other license (as described above), (2) we have released or dedicated our version to the public domain, or (3) your use is otherwise permitted by applicable law. (Please note that we cannot provide any legal advice regarding public domain images or other media. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any public domain images or other media we publish or display on Ate Up With Motor (whether modified or otherwise), including, without limitation, the accuracy or completeness of any associated copyright and other rights information. Any use of such images is entirely at your own risk. Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
    3. Images or other media content used under license: If we use an image or other media on Ate Up With Motor under a Creative Commons license or some other, similar license, the image source, attribution information, and applicable license will be indicated in the applicable image caption or otherwise adjacent to the image or content. We cannot sub-license such images or other media content, but you are free to copy or use the licensed image or content in any manner allowed under the applicable license (or any other license or terms offered by the applicable rights holder(s)), or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. If we have modified or adapted such licensed images or other media, we will indicate along with the attribution and license information whether our modifications and/or adaptations are also offered under the specified license (which certain licenses require). To avoid any confusion in such cases, you may assume that our modified and/or adapted versions of such licensed images or other media content are also offered under the specified license unless we explicitly indicate otherwise. (Please note that we cannot provide any legal advice regarding Creative Commons licenses or other, similar licenses. Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any images or other media used or offered under such a license, including, without limitation, the accuracy or completeness of any associated license, copyright, and other rights information. Any use of such images is entirely at your own risk. Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
    4. All other images or other media content: Except as specified above or otherwise allowed by applicable law, you may NOT copy, reuse, or redistribute any of the images or other media content on Ate Up With Motor without our prior written permission or, for images or other media content not owned by us, the permission of the applicable rights holder(s). If the rights holder(s) give you permission to reuse their image or content (whether directly or under a Creative Commons license or other license), you generally do not need any additional permission from us to do so unless you wish to use a version of the image or other media content that we have modified or adapted, in which event you will also need our prior authorization unless (1) we have offered our modified or adapted version under a Creative Commons license or other license (as described above), (2) we have released or dedicated our version to the public domain, or (3) your use is otherwise permitted by applicable law. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this provision is intended or shall be construed to in any way restrict or limit any rights you may have under any applicable license pertaining to the use of the content. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  7. COMMENTS: Comments posted on Ate Up With Motor are the property of the people who originally posted those comments. Except as otherwise allowed by applicable law, if you wish to reprint or reuse a comment posted on this website by someone other than us, you will need to seek the permission of the original poster (or other applicable rights holder(s)). We cannot grant such permission, although if you obtain the permission of the original poster/rights holder(s) to reprint or reuse their comment, you generally do not need any additional permission from us unless you also wish to reprint our comments and/or other content owned by us (for instance, if you want to reprint a comment thread between us and one or more other users). The same is true of photographs, images, or other non-text content in comments left by people other than us.
  8. PROGRAMMATIC ELEMENTS: In the event that we distribute (or “convey,” in the sense defined by the GNU General Public License, version 3) through or in connection with this website any programmatic elements (such as, without limitation, code segments, programs, program components, or font files) offered, modified, and/or adapted under a Creative Commons license and/or open-source license(s), you may use such licensed programmatic elements in any manner allowed by the specified license (or any other license or terms offered by the applicable rights holder(s)) or otherwise permitted by applicable law. Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any such licensed elements, including, without limitation, the accuracy or completeness of any associated license, copyright, and other rights information. Any use of such elements is entirely at your own risk. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  9. TRADEMARK USE: You may NOT use the Ate Up With Motor name, logo, or any related trademarks or service marks, or the name or likeness of Ate Up With Motor’s owner, Aaron Severson, for any commercial purpose without our advance written permission. Commercial use of trademarks or service marks owned by others, or the names or likenesses of third parties, is subject to the approval of the owners of such marks or the applicable party; we cannot grant such approval, although if the applicable party or owners authorize you to use their mark, name, or likeness, you do not need any additional permission from us to do so.
  10. ALL OTHER CONTENT: In general, for other types of Ate Up With Motor content not otherwise described above, you may only copy, republish, repost, or otherwise redistribute that content or any portion of it (1) as allowed by any applicable license terms or conditions we post or specify for or in connection with that content, (2) as allowed by any applicable license or other terms offered by the rights holder(s), or (3) as otherwise permitted by applicable law. If the applicable rights holder(s) give you permission to reuse their content (whether directly or under a Creative Commons license or other license), you generally do not need any additional permission from us to do so unless you wish to use a version of the content that we have modified or adapted, in which event you will also need our prior authorization unless (1) we have offered our modified or adapted version under a Creative Commons license or other license (as described above), (2) we have released or dedicated our version to the public domain, or (3) your use is otherwise permitted by applicable law. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this provision is intended or shall be construed to in any way restrict or limit any rights you may have under any applicable license pertaining to the use of the content. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)

If you have any questions, or you are interested in reprinting, excerpting, or translating any Ate Up With Motor content (e.g., for your own website or book), please send us a note using the Contact Form.

USE OF USER-SUPPLIED IMAGES

The following terms and conditions shall apply to any photograph, illustration, or other image (“Images”) you provide to us for use on Ate Up With Motor. Please note that if you choose to make your Images available under a Creative Commons license or other similar license (which you are in no way obliged to do), you may elect to have us use your Images under that license rather than the terms listed here. Similarly, if you complete the Image Authorization Form or make some other license agreement, contract, editorial release, or other legal arrangement with us regarding the use of your Images, those terms will apply instead of the ones below. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)

Otherwise, by submitting any Images to us:

  1. You affirm that the Images are (a) your own, original work(s), and wholly owned by you, (b) verifiably in the public domain, or (c) otherwise owned and/or administered by you. In the event that the Images are not your own work, you must inform us of their legal authorship and your rights to publish/distribute them.
  2. You affirm that you have the legal right to use and license the Images.
  3. You agree to indemnify Ate Up With Motor, its web host, and its advertisers and affiliates against any claims related to your ownership and/or authorship of the Images, your rights to use or license the Images, and/or your representations of your ownership, authorship, and/or rights.
  4. You grant Ate Up With Motor a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish the Images on the Ate Up With Motor website, with the understanding that Ate Up With Motor will not publish or otherwise distribute the Images by any other means or license the Images to any other website or entity (except as specifically required to display the Images on the Ate Up With Motor website or for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes) without your prior authorization.
  5. As part of the above license, you authorize Ate Up With Motor to modify the size, image file format, file names, and/or metadata of the digital image files containing the Images (or if necessary to create electronic copies of those image files of appropriate size, format, filename, and metadata) for the specific purposes of displaying the Images on the Ate Up With Motor website, clearly indicating their provenance, and for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes. (For example, if a digital image file is too large for display on the web and has a numeric filename, you authorize us to resize the file and give it a descriptive file name and metadata consistent with our customary practice.)
  6. You consent to Ate Up With Motor’s collection, processing, and publication of any personally identifying or potentially personally identifying information shown in the Images or otherwise contained in the digital image files as described in the “Data in Submitted Images” section of the Privacy Policy.
  7. In the event that you sell, publish, or otherwise license the Images to any other publication or entity in any manner that would conflict with or rescind the license granted to Ate Up With Motor hereunder (e.g., if you sell exclusive rights to a photograph to a magazine or news service), or if you elect to cancel or otherwise rescind Ate Up With Motor’s license to use the Images for any other reason, you agree to notify Ate Up With Motor in writing or via email at least seven (7) days prior to the effective date of such sale, license, or cancellation, to allow time to remove the Images from the Ate Up With Motor website.
  8. You understand and agree that in the event you cancel or otherwise rescind the license granted to Ate Up With Motor herein, Ate Up With Motor may retain archival copies of the Images for administrative purposes, or as part of backup files created by Ate Up With Motor or its web host. However, Ate Up With Motor will not publish or otherwise distribute such copies without your authorization.
  9. You understand and acknowledge that we reserve the right to decline to use or to remove any Images from the Ate Up With Motor website at any time, with or without notice.
  10. You agree to the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy and the collection and use of your information as described in the Privacy Policy.

If you believe that any material (such as photos, images, or other content) used on or linked to by Ate Up With Motor violates your copyright, please contact the owner, Aaron Severson, via email at copyright (at) ateupwithmotor (dot) com or by mail at 11100 National Bl. #3, Los Angeles, California 90064. Please be sure to include:

  1. Your legal name and contact information, including your email address, and:
  2. A detailed description of the applicable work(s), and:
  3. The location of the work(s) on the Ate Up With Motor site or related service (including the URL and/or page number, if applicable), and:
  4. Your statement that:
    1. You are either the legal owner of the work or an authorized agent of such owner, and:
    2. You have the good faith belief that the use of the applicable work is (1) not authorized by the owner of the work and (2) not otherwise permitted by law.
  5. Your signature, either physical or electronic.

We will respond to all such notices, including, as required or appropriate, by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.

If the material in question was provided to us by a third party, you expressly authorize us to forward your claim to that third party.

We will take reasonable efforts to terminate access to Ate Up With Motor by a user who is determined to be a repeat infringer of copyrights or other intellectual property rights (e.g., by blocking that user’s IP address).

GOVERNING LAW

Except to the extent otherwise provided by applicable law, these Terms of Use and any access to or use of Ate Up With Motor will be governed by the laws of the state of California and of the United States of America, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the local, state, and/or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California.

TERMINATION; SEVERABILITY

If you wish to terminate this agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Ate Up With Motor website and its related services. Ate Up With Motor may terminate your access to any or all parts of Ate Up With Motor, with or without cause or notice, at any time.

Any provision of these Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination (including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability) shall survive termination.

If any part of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect.

A waiver by either party of any term or condition of these Terms of Use, or any breach thereof, in any one instance will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between Ate Up With Motor and you concerning the subject matter thereof.

We may assign our rights under these Terms of Use without condition. You may assign your rights under these Terms of Use to any party that consents to and agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The Terms of Use will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns.

REVISIONS

These terms may be modified from time to time, at our sole discretion. Your continued use of and access to the website and/or its related services signifies your acceptance of any such modifications. If you disagree with any of the changes, you should stop using or accessing Ate Up With Motor.

However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the terms that were in place when the dispute arose.

The effective date of this version is Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

Recent revisions:

  • September 29, 2020: Renamed the License for This Document section “Credits and License for This Document,” which is a more precise description. Made a minor clarification to an earlier item on this revisions list.
  • September 19, 2020: Made a few minor amendments to the Comment Policy, changing the phrase “which disables the normal WordPress comment editing/deletion features” to “which disables the comment editing/deletion features the site’s content management system normally allows” and changing “we will use our best efforts to make the change or deletion you request” to “we will endeavor to make the change or deletion you request, to the extent we reasonably can.”
  • September 18, 2020: Updated Use of Trademarks to state, “Ate Up With Motor, its logo, and other associated icons and graphics are trademarks and/or service marks of Aaron Severson dba Ate Up With Motor.” Also combined the next two paragraphs into one and amended the sentence beginning “Trade names, trademarks …” to “Other trade names, trademarks …”
  • September 16, 2020: Fixed some formatting errors in the General Representations section, one of which was affecting much of the page. Also fixed a formatting error in several of the ordered lists in the Comment Policy section.
  • August 6, 2020: Made a minor wording change in Use of User-Supplied Images, changing “Also, if you complete …” to “Similarly, if you complete …” (which is more grammatically appropriate in this context).
  • July 23, 2020: Made some further updates to the Reprint/Reuse Policy to make it very clear that the policy is not intended to restrict your rights under any applicable license pertaining to the use of the content, also changing “this provision shall not be construed …” to “nothing in this provision is intended or shall be construed …” for emphasis and changing “rights holder” to “rights holder(s)” throughout for consistency (since in some cases there may be more than one), amending the adjacent text where necessary for grammatical purposes. In the provision on Trademark Use, changed “if the applicable owner or party authorizes …” to “if the applicable party or owners authorize …” for similar reasons. In the provision on hyperlinking, also updated the reference to the “Reusing Photos, Images, and/or Other Media Content” provision (which hadn’t been updated when that provision was renamed) and adjusted the formatting. In the provisions regarding images or other media content used under license, also added a sentence explaining, “To avoid any confusion in such cases, you may assume that our modified and/or adapted versions of such licensed images or other media content are also offered under the specified license unless we explicitly indicate otherwise.” (This has always been our policy, although in recent years, we have tried to specify that in the license information in the applicable captions rather than relying on people reading this page.)
  • July 22, 2020: Updated the preamble to add a link to the Cookie Notice, noting that it forms part of the Privacy Policy and also constitutes the “cookie policy” for this website. Changed the phrase “please read it!” to “please read them!” for clarity. Removed an extra space elsewhere on this page. Also in the preamble, changed the phrase “shall be deemed to signify &hellip” to “shall be deemed to refer to …” for consistency with the wording of the Privacy Policy. In the Reprint/Reuse Policy, added trademark notices for Creative Commons and amended the provision on hotlinking to clarify that that provision shall not be construed to in any way restrict or limit your rights to copy or use content we use or offer under license in any manner the applicable license permits. (That provision was never intended to limit or restrict the rights provided by such licenses, but we decided it would be prudent to make that expressly clear.) In the same provision, also changed “This stipulation does not apply …” to “Furthermore, this stipulation does not apply …” in the interests of clarity; changed “without our explicit permission” to “without our permission” (since in some cases the permission may not be or need to be explicit); and changed “HREF element” to “HREF attribute” (which is the correct technical term). Also added a Creative Commons trademark notice to the Use of User-Supplied Images section for consistency.
  • July 21, 2020: Fixed an editorial error in the Reprint/Reuse Policy section: In the bullet point on trademark use, the phrase “… to use their mark, name, or license” was supposed to read “… to use their mark, name or likeness”; we corrected the text.
  • July 19, 2020: Updated the license section to change its name from “License for This Policy” to “License for This Document” and change references in that section to “this policy” to “these terms” for clarity. Also noted that the Automattic changelog can also be found in the repository mentioned in that section and added a notice stating that Automattic, Legalmattic, and WordPress.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of Automattic or Automattic’s licensors (and that WordPress is a registered trademark of the WordPress Foundation). Also added a trademark attribution notice to General Representations and made some minor wording changes to the Reprint/Reuse Policy section, the Use of User-Supplied Images section, and this revisions list (to ensure that the words “license” or “licenses” always appear immediately after “Creative Commons” throughout, for trademark attribution reasons).
  • June 30, 2020: Made a number of minor amendments and clarifications to the Comment Policy: Changed “infringe the copyrights or any other rights (such as publicity rights) …” to “infringe upon the copyrights or any other rights (such as publicity rights and/or privacy rights) &hellip:” In the following paragraph, changed “to prevent spam or defuse contentious arguments” to “to prevent spam and/or defuse contentious arguments” and changed “any comment you post” to “any comment you submit” for consistency. In the next paragraph, changed “We may redact, edit, delete, decline to publish, or unpublish any comment at any time, with or without notice” to “We may redact, edit, delete, decline to publish, or unpublish any comment at any time, at our sole discretion, with or without notice” for emphasis. In the following sentence, changed, “Our reasons for editing, redacting, deleting, or otherwise modifying or unpublishing a comment may include …” to “Our reasons for editing, redacting, modifying, unpublishing, or deleting a comment typically include …” for slightly greater clarity. Added a bullet point to the examples of typical reasons: “The comment appears to be a duplicate of one you previously submitted.” In subsequent bullet points, changed, “or violates the privacy of any person” to “and/or may violate the rights and/or privacy of any person” and changed “The comment was originally posted in reply to another comment that has been deleted” to “The comment was originally submitted in reply to another comment that has been deleted.” Later in that section, changed “Again, we do not guarantee that any comment posted will be published” to “Again, we do not guarantee that any submitted comment will be published” for clarity and consistency. In the final paragraph of that section, changed “… or whose comments and/or other activities …” to “… and/or whose comments and/or other activities …”
  • June 26, 2020: A few minor wording adjustments for consistency: In Comment Policy, changed “email notifications of replies or follow-up comments” to “email notifications of replies and/or follow-up comments” and added a comma after the phrase “… asking us to discontinue the notifications …” In Contact Form and Email Communication Policy, changed “via the email address or other contact information you provide” to “via the email address and/or other contact information you provide” and changed “on the Ate Up With Motor website or our associated social media accounts” to “on the Ate Up With Motor website and/or our associated social media accounts.”
  • June 13, 2020: Amended Acknowledgments of User Assistance and Information to clarify that acknowledgments may also include (where applicable) the date(s) of the assistance. (This is just a clarification of our customary practice; we made the same change to the Privacy Policy.) Also adjusted the punctuation of that section of the text.
  • May 30, 2020: In Acknowledgments of User Assistance and Information, changed “infringe on” to “infringe upon” for better grammar.
  • April 26, 2020: Updated the preamble to fix a minor grammatical issue, amend the examples of related services to match the current text of the Privacy Policy, clarify that “dba” means “doing business as,” and note (for the avoidance of doubt and consistency with the wording of the Privacy Policy) that Aaron Severson is the owner of this website. Also changed the phrase “Please note that these Terms of Use …” to “Please note that the terms and conditions listed below …” In Reprint/Reuse Policy, clarified that that policy applies to content on the Ate Up With Motor website and/or, where applicable, its related services. In the item on reference use, changed “use our articles as references …” to “use our content as a reference …”
  • March 17, 2020: In Reprint/Reuse Policy, revised the bullet point on public domain written content to clarify that you will generally need our permission to reuse public domain content we have modified or adapted (which was already spelled out explicitly in the bullet point regarding public domain images). Also in that bullet point, added parentheses around the sentence noting that material that’s public domain in the U.S. isn’t necessarily in the public domain elsewhere and vice versa. Elsewhere in that section, clarified that you can translate our content (rather than just “written” content) for your own personal use or internal reference.
  • March 3, 2020: In General Representations, amended the stipulation about not sharing sensitive personal or proprietary commercial information of others to add the phrase “without their permission.”
  • March 2, 2020: More extensive update based on the latest (Feb. 21, 2020) version of Automattic’s Terms of Service for WordPress.com. Updated the preamble to clarify some terminology and move the attribution/license information into a new License for This Policy section. Made changes throughout to streamline the website/related services terminology. Renamed Intended Users; Age Restrictions to Minimum Age Requirements and clarified that other types of legal inquiries pertaining to children (not just privacy-related ones) should be submitted by a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult representative. Renamed Representations and Indemnification to General Representations, moved the representations to a bullet-pointed list, clarified some provisions, and added some new stipulations (principally to spell out that you can’t use the site for spam, revealing sensitive personal or proprietary information, or spreading malware). Added a separate Indemnification section (after Limitation of Liability) with updated language. In Disclaimer of Warranties, changed “Neither we nor our contractors, vendors, or partners make any warranty” to “Neither we nor our contractors, vendors, partners, or licensors make any warranty.” In Limitation of Liability, added the phrase “Except to the extent otherwise required by applicable law” to the beginning of the sentence reading “Ate Up With Motor shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.” Updated Use of Trademarks to note that these Terms of Use don’t give you a license to our trademarks. Made some minor wording changes to FTC Disclosure Notice: Paid Advertisements and Endorsements. Updated the External Links section to relocate that section to just before User of Trademarks; change “presented” to “published”; change “external website” to “external website or online service”; and note that we also accept no responsibility for other websites or online services which may link to Ate Up With Motor. Make various revisions to the Reprint/Reuse Policy to clarify when you need our permission to reuse certain content (such as content owned by someone else that we have modified other than under a Creative Commons or other, similar license); explain that for content we use under license, we’ll now indicate along with the attribution and license information whether any modifications or adaptations we’ve made are offered under the same license (which certain licenses require); update some formatting; and adjust the wording of some of the provisions for clarity and consistency. Made some minor adjustments to the wording of Copyright/Intellectual Property Violations and revised the list formatting. Updated Governing Law to note that the appropriate venue is courts in Los Angeles County (which is much bigger than just the City of Los Angeles). In Termination; Severability, moved the waiver language to a new paragraph. Added a new Miscellaneous section. Removed some “Return to the top of this page” links that were no longer working. Changed the Other Elements subsection of the Reprint/Reuse Policy to “Programmatic Elements” to better describe what it applies to; changed Reusing Photos and Other Images to Reusing Photos, Other Images, and Other Media Content, revising the rest of that subsection to also include other media; and added a separate All Other Content subsection. Made some further minor wording adjustments throughout the Reprint/Reuse Policy for greater consistency.
  • February 29, 2020: Adjusted the wording throughout to make clearer that these terms also apply to Ate Up With Motor’s related services (e.g., the ateupwithmotor.com email addresses) as well as the website itself. Fixed a number of spelling errors and inconsistent capitalization of Contact Form. In Use of Trademarks, changed “mentioned or described on this site” to “mentioned, described, or depicted on Ate Up With Motor.” Made some wording changes to Acknowledgments of User Assistance and Information to match the current version of that language in the Privacy Policy. Removed a nonfunctional HTML anchor.
  • February 25, 2020: Changed references to the “proprietor” to “owner” throughout. (Neither our identity nor our role has changed; we’re just trying to make the language more consistent with our other business documents, including our current fictitious business name registration.) Made some technical adjustments to this page’s anchors for internal links (to use ID rather than NAME attributes) and removed a “Return to the top of this page” link that was no longer working.
  • February 15, 2020: Made some minor adjustments to the wording of the preamble.
  • February 13, 2020: In the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy section, inserted a sentence about how to contact us regarding other privacy-related matters.
  • February 12, 2020: Updated the text to change the name of the CCPA Request Form to the California Privacy Request Form and change references to Advertise with Us to Advertising Inquiry Form for consistency with the actual name of that form. In the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy, changed the phrase “to submit requests or questions regarding their privacy rights …” to “to submit requests or questions pertaining to their privacy rights …”
  • February 11, 2020: Updated the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy to clarify the purpose of the CCPA Request Form, add stipulations about the use of that form, and explain that while CCPA Request Form submissions will not be published, we may publish and/or disclose de-identified and/or aggregated information or statistics about requests received.
  • February 10, 2020: Updated the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy to include some additional language about CCPA Request Form submissions and clarify that the policy also applies to Image Authorization Forms and any other contact or feedback forms we may offer. Fixed some link configuration issues, changing internal links with rel=”noopener noreferrer” to “rel=”noopener” throughout.
  • December 21, 2019: In the preamble, changed “the Terms of Use contained herein and other operating rules and policies that we may publish …” to “the Terms of Use contained herein and any other operating rules and policies that we may publish …”
  • December 1, 2019: Updated Comment Policy to note that images you submit as part of a comment are subject to the terms of the Use of User-Supplied Images section.
  • November 23, 2019: Updated Intended Users; Age Restrictions and Contact Form and Email Communication Policy (noting that, except as otherwise required by law, privacy-related requests or questions pertaining to minor children (under 18) should be submitted by a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult representative; changing “If we receive a communication from a person we know or reasonably suspect to be under the age of 18 …” to “Except as otherwise required by law, if we receive a communication from a person we know or reasonably suspect to be under the age of 18 …”; changed “may not submit comments, contact forms, or emails to this website” to “may not submit comments, contact forms, emails, or other messages to this website or through its related services”; clarified that the Contact Form and Email Policy also applies to any other feedback forms we may offer; and added a missing space). Updated Comment Policy (changing “to readers who are under age 18” to “to visitors we believe to be under age 18”; restructured the list; and clarified some wording). Made some further clarifications to the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy, slightly restructuring the numbered list. Updated the preamble to strike the phrase “or the Privacy Policy for this website” after the phrase “NOT to these terms.” Fixed a couple of minor formatting errors.
  • June 28, 2019: Minor amendment to updated Reprint/Reuse Policy: Changed “and of course to create bibliographic citations for the content in any applicable format” to just “and of course to create bibliographic citations in any applicable format.”
  • June 25, 2019: Updated the Reprint/Reuse Policy to clarify that creating bibliographic citations is always allowed, and changed the phrase “You are free to print a copy of any portion of the written content or save a copy to your mobile device or computer’s hard drive …” to “You are free to print a copy of any portion of the written content and/or save a copy to your computer/device …”
  • June 17, 2019: Updated the Other Elements subsection of the Reprint/Reuse Policy to note that “distribute” can also mean “convey” in the sense defined by the GNU GPL v3.
  • May 7, 2019: In Representations and Indemnification, added “and/or any violation(s) by you of these Terms of Use” to the “indemnify and hold harmless” paragraph. Also: At the beginning of that paragraph, changed “You further agree …” to “You also agree …”; struck “web host” (as it’s encompassed by contractors and vendors); simplified “any and all claims arising from your use of, interactions with, or business transactions involving any external website or third party …” to “claims related to any use of or business transactions with any external website or third party …”; and set off that clause in em dashes and parentheses. In the first paragraph about representations, added “that your use of this website is in accordance with these Terms of Use” set off with semicolons and changed “… and that your use of the site …” to “… and that your use and access …”
  • May 6, 2019: Further refinements of the legalese in Disclaimer of Warranties: Changed “… we make NO WARRANTY of any kind, expressed or implied, of the content’s accuracy, completeness, non-infringement, merchantability, and/or fitness for any purpose, including, but not limited to, the repair, modification, purchase, appraisal, or sale of any vehicle” to “… we hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose (such as, without limitation, the repair, modification, purchase, appraisal, and/or sale of any vehicle).” Rewrote the second paragraph as follows: “Neither we nor our contractors, vendors, or partners make any warranty, express or implied, that the Ate Up With Motor website and its content will be error-free or that access to the website and its content will be continuous or uninterrupted.” In Representations and Indemnification, struck “advertisers” from the “indemnify and hold harmless” list that begins the second paragraph. Fixed a typo in that paragraph (“any any all” was supposed to be “any and all”) and inserted “but not limited to” ahead of “Ate Up With Motor’s advertisers” at the end of the graph. In the FTC Disclosure: Paid Advertisements and Endorsement section, inserted “(but are not necessarily limited to)” after “may include …” In the section of the preamble describing the version(s) Automattic terms we’ve adapted, changed “with some minor portions of …” to “with some elements of …”
  • April 28, 2019: Minor adjustments to Disclaimer of Warranties: Changed “Except as otherwise required by law, or, in the case of material used or offered under license …” to “Except as otherwise required by law, and/or, in the case of material used or offered under license …” Changed “the content’s accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any purpose” to “the content’s accuracy, completeness, non-infringement, merchantability, and/or fitness for any purpose” and changed “We also make no warranty, expressed or implied, of the availability of or continuous or uninterrupted access to the Ate Up With Motor website or its content” to “We also make no warranty, expressed or implied, of the availability of or continuous or uninterrupted access to the Ate Up With Motor website or its content, or that the website will be free of errors.”
  • April 9, 2019: Under Use of Trademarks, changed “we have no affiliation or partnership with” to “we have neither any affiliation or partnership with” for grammatical purposes. Under Disclaimer of Warranties, changed “the site content may contain” to “the site content may present” for similar reasons.
  • March 25, 2019: Under Use of Trademarks, changed “Except as otherwise explicitly indicated, we have no partnership with, relationship to, or endorsement by the holders of such marks, and no such partnership, relationship, or endorsement is implied” to “Except as otherwise expressly indicated, we have no affiliation or partnership with nor any endorsement by the holders of such marks, and no such affiliation, partnership, or endorsement is implied.” Under External Links, changed “… any external website (including the websites of Ate Up With Motor advertisers)” to “… any external website not owned and/or operated by us (including, without limitation, the websites of any Ate Up With Motor advertisers).”
  • March 23, 2019: Made a minor amendment to the Use of User-Submitted Images terms to note that if you fill out the Image Authorization Form or make some other type of image-use/licensing agreement with us, those terms will apply instead of the ones listed in that section, as with Creative Commons licenses.
  • March 6, 2019: Updated the FTC Disclosure Notice: Paid Advertisements and Endorsements section to add “Paid Promotion” to the list of words that may be used to identify paid advertising or links. Changed the beginning of that sentence from “All such …” to “Such …”; changed “will be identified with the words …” to “will be identified with words such as, as appropriate, …”; and changed “or by images or icons containing those words” to “or by images or icons containing such words.” Made a clarification to the entry in this revision list for February 28, 2019, to clarify what we changed at that time.
  • March 4, 2019: Fixed some punctuation issues.
  • February 28, 2019: Updated the FTC Disclosure Notice: Paid Advertisements and Endorsements section, making various minor wording changes; fixing a grammatical error; and noting that paid ads or links may be identified with words (or images or icons containing the words) “Sponsored Content,” “Advertisement,” or “Advertisements” as well as “Sponsor”/”Sponsors”/”Sponsored Link(s).”
  • February 6, 2019: Amended the language about the Google Fonts API to also include Google Hosted Libraries. Amended the Comment Policy to revise and expand the language regarding responding to your comments via email, also consolidating it with the related bullet point for clarity.
  • February 3, 2019: Under Reprint/Reuse Policy, made some minor adjustments to the examples listed in Accessibility and Translation.
  • February 1, 2019: Fixed some typos, updated text styles, and edited link titles on this page for better accessibility.
  • January 27, 2019: Further minor streamlinging of Reprint/Reuse Policy, changing “Except as expressly required under the terms of the applicable Creative Commons license or other license or otherwise required by law” to “Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by law” throughout (and changing an instance of “under the terms” to “by the terms”). Fixed a typo earlier in this list. In the preamble, changed “this website and its content” to “this website, its content, and related services such as the ateupwithmotor.com email addresses” and added two new paragraphs explaining that these terms don’t apply to our business dealings unrelated to Ate Up With Motor and that third-party sites or services linked from Ate Up With Motor (or on which we have accounts) have their own terms.
  • January 18, 2019: Minor amendment in Reprint/Reuse Policy: changed “In the event we distribute such licensed non-text/non-image elements …” to “In the event we distribute any such non-text/non-image elements …” In the preamble, changed “some very minor” to “some minor.”
  • January 16, 2019: Clarified warranty disclaimer language in Reprint/Reuse Policy. Fixed a typo on this list (the date of the prior modification was supposed to be 2019).
  • January 13, 2019: Updated Reprint/Reuse Policy with a subsection on elements that are neither written content nor images.
  • November 29, 2018: Added warranty disclaimer language to the Reprint/Reuse Policy bullet points regarding content we offer under license.
  • November 28, 2018: Clarified the Reprint/Reuse Policy by changing “copyright and rights information” to “copyright and other rights information” (with or without an Oxford comma) and (in the Comments bullet point) changing “reprint our comments …” to “reprint our comments and/or other content owned by us …” Also added “… or, for content not created by us, the authorization of the applicable rights holder” to the “All Other Written Content” bullet point; changed “Again, these stipulations do NOT apply to public domain material or material used or offered under license as specified above” to “Again, these stipulations do NOT apply to public domain material or material used or offered under a Creative Commons license or other, similar license, as specified above”; changed “specified adjacent to the applicable …” to “specified within or adjacent to” throughout that section; and changed “by the applicable Creative Commons license or other license agreement” to “under the terms of the applicable Creative Commons license or other license”.
  • November 27, 2018: Updated the Reprint/Reuse Policy to move the “no warranty” text regarding licensed images to the applicable bullet points, amending the wording slightly to align with the similar wording under the licensed text bullet point above. Added similar “no warranty” text to the bullet point on public domain text.
  • October 22, 2018: Updated this page’s hyperlinks with “rel=noopener” or “noopener noreferrer” attributes for security purposes.
  • October 16, 2018: Fixed a typographical error in this revision list. Updated the preamble text to emphasize that we’re based in the U.S. and updated some text formatting. Minor wording clarification to Governing Law text.
  • September 29, 2018: Updated Comment Policy to note that published comments may appear in search results of the website’s search function.
  • September 28, 2018: Updated and clarified/streamlined Comment Policy, adding additional information about email notifications and modifying/deleting comments.
  • September 26, 2018: Clarified Comment Policy text about the Recent Comments widgets (including noting that there is more than one such widget).
  • September 17, 2018: Minor wording clarification in the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy (“… except as described in …” → “… except under the conditions described in …”)
  • September 5, 2018: Updated Contact Form and Email Communication Policy to note that if you contact us via a non-Ate Up With Motor email address or account, we will typically forward the message to the applicable Ate Up With Motor account/address and respond from there.
  • August 31, 2018: Changed contact email for changing an Acknowledgment of User Assistance to admin (at) ateupwithmotor (dot) com. Updated Contact Form and Email Communication Policy to clarify that the item pertaining to publishing inquiries refers to Contact Form and Advertise with Us form submissions.
  • August 29, 2018: Updated Comment Policy to note that comments you submit may appear in the Recent Comments area. Changed “pseudonym” to “name/pseudonym” in that bullet point for clarity. Added a subsection on comments to the Reprint/Reuse Policy. Added a link to the Financial Transactions Policy.
  • August 25, 2018: Updated Use of Trademarks to include service marks and changed the subsequent references to “trademarks and trade names” or “trademarks” in that section to just “marks.”
  • August 11, 2018: Clarified the wording of the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy section related to publishing excerpts of your inquiries, including adding “safety” to the phrase “provided that it does not infringe the rights or safety …” Adding a clarifying point to the Acknowledgments of User Assistance section about certain personal information being implicit in the nature of some forms of assistance. Updated the Use of User-Supplied Images terms to match the current version of the Image Authorization Form.
  • July 13, 2018: Further cleaned up age restriction language to avoid confusion, tidied up the preamble wording and formatting, and noted that we’ve borrowed a few bits and pieces from more recent versions of the WordPress.com TOS under the same CC BY-SA license.
  • July 12, 2018: Updated age restriction language so that it’s no longer split between these terms and the Privacy Policy. Under Representations and Indemnification, changed “you represent that …” to “you represent and warrant that &hellp;” Editorial correction.
  • July 4, 2018: Minor change to the Use of User-Supplied Images to match the wording of the updated authorization form: changed “for the specific purpose of displaying the Images on the Ate Up With Motor website or for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes” to “for the specific purposes of displaying the Images on the Ate Up With Motor website, clearly indicating their provenance, and for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes.” Clarified Contact and Email Communication Policy by amending “respond to your inquiry as appropriate via the email address you provide” to “respond to your inquiry as appropriate via the email address or other contact information you provide.” Clarified Comment Policy to make clear that we may reply to your comment via email. Minor editorial corrections.
  • May 25, 2018: Amended Comment Policy to clarify editing/deletion procedures. Minor editorial correction to replace double dashes with em dashes.
  • May 20, 2018: Updated Use of User-Supplied Images to include additional language about personal information in images.
  • May 19, 2018: Amended Comment Policy to match updated Privacy Policy terms. Replaced references to “username” with “pseudonym” throughout.
  • May 10, 2018: Changed age restriction language from 13 to 16.
  • April 4, 2017: Updated links from http to https.
  • May 29, 2016: Further amended Comment Policy: changed “via email as an automatic notification …” –> “via email …” Also amended Contact Form and Email Communication Policy: changed “for routine backup purposes” –> “for routine backup purposes and, for contact form submissions, to transmit copies of your message via email to the site administrator.”
  • May 28, 2016: Corrected inadvertently omitted words in Comment Policy: “for routine backup …” was supposed to be “to make copies of the comment and its contents for routine backup …”
  • May 15, 2016: Clarified that Ate Up With Motor may make copies of comments, form submissions, and/or User-Submitted Images for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes.
  • February 4, 2016: Added link from Comment Policy to the section of the Privacy Policy dealing with Comments and Personal Information.
  • February 1, 2016: Clarified recent revision list, added version date for Automattic TOS to attribution section.
  • January 17, 2016: Clarified the Public domain images section of Reprint/Reuse Policy: “We impose no conditions on such reuse” –> “We impose no conditions on such reuse (other than any conditions that applicable law may expressly require)”. Clarified the Images used under license section: “you are free to copy or use the image(s)” –> “you are free to copy or use the licensed image(s)”.
  • January 16, 2016: Clarified Reprint/Reuse Policy to make clear that our modified/adapted versions of public domain images may also be freely used.
  • January 13, 2016: Added note to preamble clarifying that variations in text style have no legal significance. Editorial corrections to past revision list.
  • January 12, 2016: Further clarified Reprint/Reuse Policy, including noting that public domain text (if it’s in the public domain in your jurisdiction) may be used in any manner allowed by applicable law and adding a provision indicating that any of our own images that we may offer under a Creative Commons license or other, similar license may be used as allowed by that license. ETA: Added more internal navigation links. In the Comment Policy section, changed “We reserve the right to redact …” –> “We may redact …”
  • January 11, 2016: Reworded Hotlinking section of Reprint/Reuse Policy for greater clarity. ETA: Further clarified Reprint/Reuse Policy and revised highlighting/boldface/styles throughout that section (including adding subheadings for ease of reading). ETA: Amended Contact Form and Email Communication Policy to better align with the terms of the Privacy Policy and to clarify how we may use your inquiry (including that inquiry excerpts may also be published on our associated social media accounts).
  • January 8, 2016: Updated Acknowledgments of User Assistance and Information sections to match reworded language in the equivalent section of the Privacy Policy. (We’ve included the identical language in both policies for ease of reference.)
  • January 6, 2016: Clarification of revision list. Clarified Disclaimer of Warranties: “Except as otherwise required by law or as expressly required under the terms of an applicable license agreement (see the href=”#Reprints”>Reprint/Reuse Policy)” –> “Except as otherwise required by law, or, in the case of material used or offered under license (see the Reprint/Reuse Policy), to the extent expressly required by the applicable license agreement”. ETA: Added Google API ToS information to Representations and Indemnification section.
  • December 31, 2015: Minor clarification of Reprint/Reuse Policy regarding reuse of licensed content.
  • December 29, 2015: Editorial corrections. Clarified that Use of User-Supplied Images terms do not apply to Creative Commons licenses unless you authorize us to use your images under these terms instead of the Creative Commons license. Amended “You understand that” in point 7 of those terms to “You understand and agree.” Clarified that this entire policy is available under CC BY-SA 4.0. Added “except as otherwise required by law or to the extent expressly required under the terms of an applicable license agreement” and “of any kind” to Disclaimer of Warranties. Updated warranty disclaimer in Comment Policy. Updated disclaimers of warranties in Reprint/Reuse Policy regarding licensed material and struck the word “original” in that section.
  • December 28, 2015: Streamlined portions of Reprint/Reuse Policy dealing with reusing text/written content. Deleted “(to whatever extent they legally constitute a derivative work or adaptation in your jurisdiction)” from the Reusing Images section of Reprint/Reuse Policy. Added note regarding version history of the Automattic terms. Editorial corrections.
  • December 25, 2015: Editorial correction.
  • December 24, 2015: Added link to Automattic Inc. main site. Added “contractors” to indemnification list. Clarified hotlinking policy. Added “except as specifically required by any applicable Creative Commons license or other license or otherwise required by law” stipulation to disclaimer of warranties in Reprint/Reuse Policy.
  • December 23, 2015: Editorial corrections.
  • December 22, 2015: Streamlining of Reprint/Reuse Policy; editorial and formatting changes; added more detailed recent revision list. Clarified licensing notes for this policy.
  • December 21, 2015: Clarification of Reprint/Reuse Policy.
  • December 13, 2015: Added note explicitly allowing use of accessibility tools.
  • December 9, 2015: Editorial and formatting changes.
  • December 6, 2015: Added additional “no warranty” language to Reprint/Reuse Policy. Editorial corrections.
  • November 16, 2015: Editorial changes. Clarified Reprint/Reuse Policy and added note indicating that we can’t provide legal advice regarding licenses.
  • October 30, 2015: Clarification of Reprint/Reuse Policy.
  • October 23, 2015: Added clearer Contact Form and Email Communication Policy. Noted that grant of rights in Comment Policy is nonexclusive.
  • August 24, 2015: Extensive update based on the Automattic Inc. TOS language noted above (version dated 30 June 2015). Added new preamble; new Limitation of Liability, Governing Law, and Termination; Severability sections; retitled Indemnification section to Representations and Indemnification with revised language; retitled No Warranty to Disclaimer of Warranties with revised language; added note to Revisions section regarding disputes and changes of version. Reorganized and revised Comment Policy for greater clarity, added contractors, partners, licensors, and employees to comment indemnification. Clarified that we may publish excerpts of messages received via the comment forms to support other users or clarify your request. Added Trademark Use to Reprint/Reuse Policy. Revised Copyright Violations language. Various minor wording and editorial changes throughout. Added Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license information.

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Updated: September 29, 2020 — 2:29 am