Carpokes - Terms of use

Terms of Service

First, a word….

Carpokes exists because its founders believe that Porsche owners and fans deserve a place on the internet where they can escape from the daily grind and just enjoy the camaraderie and technical help of a friendly Porsche community. Racism, sexism, bigotry, illegal content, and hate speech is strictly prohibited. Politics and religion are important topics, but we kindly ask that you discuss them elsewhere. Carpokes is a place to get away from all that, and a place where everyone can unite and bond over a common interest – Porsches! Please treat your fellow Carpokeans with the kindness and civility they deserve.

Now, the technical part…. By accessing this site, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and are agreeing to the following: and related emails and messages (collectively, the “Website”) are provided by Amalgamated Tom LLC, a California Limited Liability Company (the “Provider”). The Website allows for its users (“Carpokeans”) to post comments, images, files, video, links, music, and other data on the site (User-Generated Content). The Provider is not responsible for any User-Generated Content, and it does not necessarily reflect the views of the Provider. By registering an account, each User represents and warrants that they are at least 13 years old.

By submitting User-Generated Content, the Carpokean hereby (1) represents and warrants that he/she/they have all necessary rights to do so, free of any claims of intellectual property infringement or other claims, (2) grants a royalty-free, perpetual, fully paid-up, non-exclusive license to the Provider to make, use, sell, copy, distribute, modify, and otherwise exploit the User-Generated Content, and (3) agrees not to submit anything that is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, racist, bigoted, prejudice, wholly unrelated to the automotive theme of the site, or otherwise objectionable. Submissions that are primarily political, religious, sexual or medical in nature are not consistent with the purpose and theme of the Website and are subject to removal at the Provider’s sole discretion. The Provider may remove, copy, distribute or modify any User-Generated Content submitted at any time, with or without cause or notice. Requests for User-Generated Content to be removed, modified, or otherwise moderated will be undertaken only at the Provider’s discretion. Any and all moderation of User-Generated Content is done at the Provider’s sole discretion. No such moderation in one instance shall create any obligation to moderate in another instance. Carpokean user accounts may be terminated or limited at any time for any or no reason, solely in the discretion of the Provider.

Each Carpokean hereby represents and warrants that, to the best of his/her/their knowledge, after reasonable investigation, the email address they use to register their account is a valid and functional email account that said Carpokean rightfully controls and has the lawful right to use for this purpose. Unless otherwise provided by any valid opt-out election or express written agreement to the contrary, each Carpokean hereby consents to email messages being sent to their registered email address from Carpokes, the Provider, and its service providers and affiliates.

Any and all 3D-print files (e.g. STL files) available for download on the Website are provided under and are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International Public License (as may be updated from time-to-time), a copy of which may be found at this link and the text of which is hereby incorporated into these terms as if set forth fully herein. Other than 3D-printing files only; any and all documents, files, or other data available for download from the Website (“Documents”) are solely for the individual, non-commercial use of the Carpokean who downloaded it. Documents may not be copied, forwarded, distributed, translated, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or part, without the express written consent of the Provider, and all such acts are strictly prohibited. Documents covered by copyright protection are licensed on a non-exclusive basis to the Carpokean who downloaded them, solely for that Carpokean’s personal, non-commercial use, with all other rights reserved. Documents and 3D-Print (.stl) files are offered with no representations or warranties regarding their accuracy, completeness, reliability, safety, effectiveness or any other matter whatsoever. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Provider and its members and agents shall have no liability whatsoever, under any theory of law, arising out of any Documents or 3D-Print (.stl) files, and anyone using or accessing any Documents or 3D-Print (.stl) files assumes any and all associated risks. Free and promotional items offered by the Provider (including free items for which shipping costs are collected from the recipient, collectively, “Freebies”) are supplied with no representations or warranties of any kind, and to the fullest extent permissible by law, the Provider shall have no liability whatsoever to anyone with respect to Freebies. To the extent the foregoing is unenforceable under any applicable law, damages shall be strictly limited to the amount of shipping costs actually paid to the Provider. Some Freebies are based on intellectual property that is subject to licensing terms that prohibit commercial exploitation. Accordingly, all Freebies are provided solely for the benefit of their intended recipient, and solely for that recipient’s non-commercial, personal use; and by accepting or possessing a Freebie, the recipient hereby agrees not to commercially exploit any Freebie, nor allow others to do so, including, without limitation, selling any Freebie for profit, or allowing or enabling others to sell, replicate, reproduce, rent, use, or otherwise exploit a Freebie for commercial purposes.

Provider is not affiliated in any way with Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. or any of their respective affiliates. Provider provides a platform upon which certain Carpokeans and third-party vendors may offer their goods and services. Provider assumes no responsibility for any such transactions; and by offering any item or service for sale on the Website, such vendor or Carpokean agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Provider for any and all claims arising out of such offerings. In the event of a dispute arising out of a Carpokian’s use of the Website, all disputes will be resolved in accordance with California law, and all Carpokean’s hereby consent and agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal and State courts located in Santa Clara County, California. These terms may be changed at any time without notice. Rev. 5/13/23