Seagate may, in our sole discretion, determine whether a use of our forum is a violation of this policy. While it is not our intent to control or censor communications of participants, if we become aware of a violation of this policy, we make take such action as we deem appropriate to address such violation.
Seagate reserves the right to amend this policy from time to time without notice. Any such changes will be effective immediately upon posting of the revised policy to this site.
Make sure your postings are relevant.
This forum is provided to allow our users and customers to help each other in using Seagate products and services. Please stay on topic -- refrain from discussing personal matters, abusing any company or product, or, in general, from posting content that is not related to Seagate products and services.
We want everyone to have a positive experience while participating in our forum. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are not detracting from any other user's experience. Accordingly, do not post anything that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise disrespectful, objectionable, or injurious to others. We welcome your opinions, but personal attacks and harassment using our forum or through private messaging are not acceptable.
Our forum is provided as a service to our users and customers and is not intended for the promotion of third party services, products, websites, or organizations. Please do not post advertisements, junk mail, spam, chain letters, charity requests, petitions for signatures or any other form of solicitation. Further, flooding the forum through the use of excessive posting, padding/bumping posts, overly large font size, or cross posting to other forums or websites is not permitted.
The forum is not a legal venue.
Seagate's forum is not a legal venue, and as such any discussion of litigation or potential litigation (past, present, future or otherwise) is not permitted.
Comply with the law.
It is your responsibility to comply with applicable law. Our forum may not be used in connection with any criminal or civil violations of state, federal or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. Accordingly, you cannot post any material that (a) infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other rights of any party; (b) is fraudulent; (c) contains software viruses or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware; or (d) is illegal under local, state, federal, or international law, rule or regulation.
Use common sense.
If you follow any advice that you read on our forum, you do so at your own risk. You alone are responsible for deciding whether or not to follow such advice, even advice or information provided by a SeaGuru. If in doubt, do not try it.
Don't disclose personal information.
Please do not post personal information on our forums including your name and address, age, or phone number. If any user asks you for personal information, such as an account number, address, password or credit card number, do not provide it.
Don’t post your product’s serial number publicly.
Please do not post the serial number of your product on the public forum. You may post full information about your product, including its model number and part number, as well as information about your surrounding system, but DO NOT include the serial number. If you want to ask a moderator to look up something specific to your product, use the private message system.
Public discussion of moderator actions on the forum is not allowed. If you are inquiring about a moderator action, please send a PM to one of the other moderators for more information. Although the moderator's will attempt to address the inquiry, we cannot guarantee such or that you will be satisfied with the response.
Suggesting, referencing, or linking to unofficial hard drive firmware or tools is discouraged and may be removed by a moderator if the firmware or tool could be harmful to other users or hardware, as determined on a case-by-case basis.
Private Messaging policy.
The Private Messaging (PM) tool is available for any user to use to contact any other user or moderator on the Seagate Community Forums. You can access the PM tool by selecting the envelope icon on the top right-hand section of the community. Any PM is a private correspondence between you and the party to whom it is sent. Before posting any PM correspondence in a public board you must ask and receive permission to do so from the other party.
Seagate retains the right to remove any posts or information it deems inconsistent with these guidelines.
If a violation occurs, Seagate may remove content and restrict access to our forum.
Seagate does not generally edit content posted by participants in our forum. However, Seagate retains the right, at its sole discretion, to limit your access to our forum and to remove material posted by you that, in Seagate's sole judgment, does not comply with our policies or that we otherwise deem to be inappropriate for our forum. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Seagate is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such material. Seagate may involve, and will cooperate with, law enforcement if we suspect criminal activity.
Please report any suspected violations of our policy to us.
If you suspect that a violation of our policy has occurred, please report it immediately to a forum moderator (this option is available from within all forum posts). Please include details that would assist us in investigating and resolving the complaint.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Seagate does not control and is not responsible for content posted to our forum by third parties. Participants like you are providing most of the material in our forum. Such third-party content is the sole responsibility of the person originating the material.