The NAKIVO Community Forum is an online community comprised of blogs, discussion forums, document and information sharing about products and services provided by NAKIVO, Inc. (hereinafter, "NAKIVO") and/or topic of virtualization. The Community is hosted by NAKIVO.
Members of the NAKIVO Community Forums may have only one account on the forum, as there is no need to have more than one. Please do not use your email address as a member’s display name. This way you may protect yourself from spam bots who are hunting for your contact information and then send you junk emails.
You must abide by the following rules of conduct:
a. Do not engage in any unlawful conduct in the Community. In particular, do not post, publish, or distribute any defamatory, obscene, racist, abusive, discriminatory, infringing or other unlawful material or information in the Community.
b. Treat others in the Community as you would expect them to treat you. Do not engage in personal attacks or any type of "flaming" of other users. Do not "troll," i.e., post topics or opinions that are designed to provoke a negative response from one or more specific users. Your opinion may differ with that of other Community members or Community staff. You have an opportunity to discuss it by explaining your point of view in a professional and respectful manner.
c. Do not use offensive language. You are not permitted to attack, humiliate or revile the Community members if they have an opposite point of view or do not agree with your statements. If you have any doubts about whether a particular statement might be considered offensive by other users, do not post it.
d. Do not engage in disruptive activity in the Community, such as persistent off-topic contributions or comments, or statements that might incite other users to violate these guidelines or participate in illegal activities. Do not ask members to send you personal information. Your account will be immediately banned.
e. Do not contribute content that contains photos, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other applicable law unless you own or have rights to these materials.
f. Do not post any instructions, software or other materials that would allow participants or third parties to harm other users' computers or to inappropriately access software or websites.
g. Do not post any computer programs that contain destructive features, such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses. Do not employ any type of bots for the use of scrolling, showing multiple screens, or other activities that might disrupt online communication.
h. Do not falsely impersonate any other person in the forum, including NAKIVO employees, agents or contractors.
i. Do not use the Community to spam other users, including sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different discussion groups, mailing lists or communities.
j. Do not misrepresent the source of anything you contribute.
k. Do not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the NAKIVO websites.
l. While you may use the Community to provide supplemental information about your own business that might be of interest to other users (without spamming them), do not rely on the Community as the primary mechanism for operating or promoting your business. Any use of the Community for commercial purposes is solely at your own risk. Do not spam users and/or members of the Community with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. NAKIVO reserves the right to immediately ban your account and all your contributions to the Community in case of advertising spam from your account.
m. Any space provided to you in the Community is for your own personal use, and may not be sold, licensed, exchanged or bartered for any purpose, including advertisements.
n. You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating in the Community, including anything you contribute.
o. Do not rely on the Community for the safe or secure storage of any materials, such as photos, documents and software. The Community is not designed as the primary place to store any of these materials, and NAKIVO is not responsible for the alteration, deletion or loss of any stored items. Create back-ups for any materials that you contribute to the Community.
p. NAKIVO reserves the right to remove at any time, without notice, any contribution that violates these guidelines. NAKIVO also reserves the right at any time, without notice, to ban a user who has violated these rules of conduct from any sub-community or all Community forums.
q. Some participants may post Internet website links in the Community forum. NAKIVO reminds you that some content and links on the Internet contain inappropriate material, such as malware or adult content that is not suitable for children or may be offensive to some users. Please note that all posts containing links are reviewed by the Community moderator (the post containing a link will be invisible to the Community until it is checked by the Community stuff) and only relevant links will be posted. Inappropriate links will be deleted.
r. You are responsible for any actions you may take based on information or advice you receive while online. Use your own good judgment when evaluating information provided through the Community or any other communication service. The decision to share information or conduct transactions with anyone is your own; therefore conduct your own research prior to making any decisions.
NAKIVO does not claim ownership of any Contributions that you or other users post, upload, submit or otherwise provide to the Community. However you hereby grant NAKIVO a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable license under all your Intellectual Property Rights, including (A) a copyright license to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute such Contributions and derivative works as well as (B) a patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, export, and otherwise transfer or sublicense such Contributions.
Collective Work of Contributions: A Collective Work of Contributions is a compilation of Contributions into a single website or publication. NAKIVO asserts copyright ownership in any Collective Work of Contributions, and such compilations, when published for commercial or non-commercial purpose not by NAKIVO, may violate NAKIVO's rights in such a collective work.
In order to grant NAKIVO and other users of the Community the rights, permissions and licenses contained herein, you represent and warrant that you either own or have all the necessary intellectual property rights in the Contributions uploaded or shared to the Community and that your Contributions are non-infringing on the patent, copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. Do not post, upload, submit or otherwise provide Contributions to the Community that are protected by the intellectual property rights of others, unless you own or have the necessary rights or licenses to use such Contributions, and such rights or licenses do not otherwise conflict with your ability to submit, upload or otherwise provide such Contributions.
For the academic sub-community, Contributions consisting of previously published academic papers and courseware have additional terms governing their use, such as limiting their use to only non-commercial, educational and research purposes. Such additional terms governing the use of the academic papers and courseware shall control and you shall be responsible for abiding by those additional terms.
By uploading Contributions to the Community, you represent and warrant that you are not uploading viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malicious, illegal, or unlawful code which is designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any software or hardware. All Contributions available for download and/or use are provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis, without any warranty of any kind and you assume all risks associated with the Contributions that you download.
All Contributions are deemed be provided on a non-confidential basis. NAKIVO is under no obligation to and does not control the Contributions created, provided or uploaded to the Community. The nature of some Contributions may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. NAKIVO reserves the right to take down and remove Contributions that are flagged by users or deemed by NAKIVO as objectionable. However NAKIVO is under no duty to take down or remove any Contributions.
Thank you for joining NAKIVO Community Forums. Enjoy your time here.