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SITE BACKGROUND
ClutchFans.net is a private, not-for-profit fan website dedicated to providing visitors with a place to get information on the Houston Rockets and talk with other fans. The ClutchFans.net community has existed since 1996 as ClutchCity.com, ClutchCity.net and now ClutchFans.net. The site and the online forums have given fans of the Houston Rockets a place to read and talk about their favorite NBA franchise.

ClutchFans.net does not currently accept advertising or sponsorships that result in any profit. The site is 100% run by fans for fans and is supported by the goodwill and generosity of people who love the Houston Rockets.

It is the intent of ClutchFans.net to continue to provide a place for fans to learn about the Rockets and the game of basketball. It is the intent of this site to promote the Houston Rockets and the NBA to the furthest extent possible. Fans spend hundreds of hours here every week talking about the team they love and ClutchFans.net is happy to provide an atmosphere that helps the team, the players, the league and the best fans on earth.

We understand that there are a lot of legal issues that come with a site like this, so here's all that stuff plus our own explanations.

PERMITTED USE
You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view and to retain a copy of pages of this Site for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify or otherwise distribute the material on this Site for any purpose other than for personal use or to promote the site to others, unless otherwise specifically authorized by ClutchFans.net to do so. The content and software on this Site is the property of ClutchFans.net and/or its suppliers unless expressly stated by ClutchFans.net and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

What does this mean?
It means that the guy who runs ClutchFans.net spends a lot of time developing everything that goes on here and it is not ok to take it and use it for your own purposes, especially if it means supporting another NBA team like...er...the Spurs.

LINKS
The Site may provide links or content that reference or link to third party sites throughout the World Wide Web. ClutchFans.net has no control over these sites or the content on them. ClutchFans.net cannot guarantee, represent or warrant that the content contained in the sites is accurate, legal and/or inoffensive.

What does this mean?
This means we give you links to a ton of information across the net. Visit them at your own risk and don't blame us if other sites have so many pop-up windows, they crash the computer you got back during the Rockets first world championship.

OFFLINE CONDUCT
Although ClutchFans.net can not monitor the conduct of its users off the Site, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from this Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell to any User without their prior explicit consent.

What does this mean?
We're not your mother. If you go out and stalk someone from the site, you will probably go to jail and you can't come crying to us for help.

NO COMMERCIAL USE
You must obtain our prior written consent to make commercial offers of any kind, whether by advertising, solicitations, links, or any other form of communication. We will investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Site and barring such violators from use of the Site.

What does this mean?
Trolls and spammers suck. Period.

ACCESS AND INTERFERENCE
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any content (except for your own personal, non-commercial use) from our Site without the prior expressed written permission of ClutchFans.net.

What does this mean?
Don't mess with the site. This site uses more bandwidth than most small countries and the last thing it needs is some hacker making it worse.

VIOLATION OF TERMS
You understand and agree that in ClutchFans.net's sole discretion, and without prior notice, ClutchFans.net may terminate your access to the Site or exercise any other remedy available and remove any unauthorized user content, if ClutchFans.net believes that the user content you provided has violated or is inconsistent with these terms and conditions, violated the rights of ClutchFans.net, another User or the law. You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to ClutchFans.net for violations of these terms and conditions and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations. ClutchFans.net may release user information about you if required by law or subpoena, or if the information is necessary or appropriate to release to address an unlawful or harmful activity.

What does this mean?
This is a fun place for fans. Anyone who abuses the priveledge will get banned at our discretion. We want everyone to have a good time and people who act like jerks, especially Jazz fans, have no place here.

PRIVACY
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

We believe that your privacy and the privacy of all our users is important. If you post any original Content other than specific User information to the Site, by electronic mail or otherwise, we will treat it as non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. By posting it to the Site, you authorize us to use or allow others to distribute, reproduce or otherwise use the content. ClutchFans.net is not liable for any lost data resulting from the operation of our Site and/or the enforcement of the Terms and Conditions. We urge all users to maintain their own back up versions of any content they submit to the Site. We do not sell or provide any of your information to any third party for any reason.

What does this mean?
Post thoughts on the BBS at your own risk. Once it is here, it is a public record and you can't take it back. We don't give out your information to anyone, ever, for any reason.

COPYRIGHT POLICY
We will terminate the privileges of any user who uses this Site to unlawfully transmit copyrighted material without a license express consent, valid defense or fair use exemption to do so. In particular, users who submit content to this Site, whether articles, images, stories, software or other copyrightable material must ensure that the content they upload does not infringe the copyrights or other rights of third parties (such as privacy or publicity rights). After proper notification by the copyright holder or it agent to us, and confirmation through court order or admission by the user that they have used this Site as an instrument of unlawful infringement, we will terminate the infringing users' rights to use and/or access to this Site. We may, also in our sole discretion, decide to terminate a user's rights to use or access to the Site prior to that time if we believe that the alleged infringement has occurred.

What does this mean?
We work our asses off on the site. Please don't try to take anything here that doesn't belong to you. It's stealing and you'll probably get busted.

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
In no event will ClutchFans.net be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits, even if ClutchFans.net has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

What does this mean?
We aren't responsible if you get carpal tunnel syndrome from hours of posting on the BBS or if your wife leaves you for the same reason. We understand the addiction. We sympathize, but it's not our responsibility to pay for your divorce attorney or hand surgeon.

INDEMNITY
You agree to indemnify and hold ClutchFans.net, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, including also your use of the Site to provide a link to another site or to upload content or other information to the Site.

What does this mean?
More legal jargon re-stating the LIMITATION OF LIABILITY thing. You get the idea.

TRADEMARK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
'Houston Rockets' and 'Clutch City' are a registered trademarks of NBA Media Ventures, LLC. and associated logos are trademarks and copyrights of NBA Media Ventures, LLC. The term 'clutchfans' and 'ClutchFans.net' are associated exclusively with ClutchFans.net and are NOT associated in ANY way with the NBA, NBA Media Ventures, LLC., Rocketball, Ltd, the Houston Rockets, Clutch City Sports or the Clutch City Foundation.

All other trademarks, logos, and images are the property of their respective and rightful owners. We take great care in ensuring the accuracy of the information that appears on ClutchFans.net, although we cannot be held responsible for any errors that may occur. If we have not credited your work or have made any oversights, please contact us and we will do everything in our power to remedy any inconvenience caused.

What does this mean?
We are not run by nor do we work with the Rockets or the NBA. Never have been. Period.

DISCLAIMER
ClutchFans.net is an independent resource and may offer opinions free of charge on basketball and/or other topics related or unrelated to basketball and the NBA. The opinions expressed on the pages of ClutchFans.net do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ClutchFans.net. We reserve the right to express the opinions of ClutchFans.net and/or the opinions of any other individuals or organisations, and cannot be held responsible for the consequences of any opinions expressed on ClutchFans.net.

What does this mean?
We are fans. Sometimes we'll say things you might not agree with. If you have been around the BBS long, you'll notice a lot of people do that. Opinions are a way of life here. That's what makes it fun.

Well, hopefully, you got all that. If you have questions, let us know.

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