Welcome! By using the BikingPage ("MP") website, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service").

1. Copyright Policy

No copyrighted material may be uploaded to MP without the permission of the copyright owner. This includes images, text, and all other types of intellectual property ("Content"). MP members are responsible for obtaining the necessary permission before posting any copyrighted material. If permission is granted by the copyright owner, the MP member must credit the owner with a link or some other appropriate type of reference.

2. Reporting Copyright Violations

MP respects intellectual property rights and is committed to removing unauthorized material when it is discovered. If you believe that any of your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the MP webmaster and the infringing MP member with the following information:
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  • A detailed and precise description of the location of the infringing material on MP.
  • Your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, and telephone number.

3. Grant of License

MP claims NO ownership of any content submitted, posted or displayed by MP members. MP members or a third party licensor, as appropriate, retain all patent, trademark and copyright to any Content. By posting content to MP, you grant MP a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, and otherwise use, with or without attribution such Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting MP. MP reserves the right to syndicate content submitted, posted or displayed by you and use that Content in connection with any of the services offered by MP. This license terminates when such content is deleted from MP.

4. Editorial Control

MP staff maintains the right to perform edits on your submitted content for the purpose of correcting factual errors, removing copyright violations, and changing or deleting any Content that is otherwise in violation of MP policies.

The MP website consists of "objects" (e.g., Trails, Areas, Albums, Articles) contributed by members. Each "object" in MP has at least one "maintainer" - a person authorized to make edits to the object. You become the initial maintainer of objects you contribute. As maintainer, you are expected to ensure that the information provided for your object is useful, complete, accurate, and up-to-date.

You acknowledge that objects you contribute may be deleted or transferred to another maintainer in accordance with MP policies. You agree that in the event of a transfer, the new maintainer may modify material which you have contributed.

When you make contributions to an existing object, you are authorizing that object's maintainer (and future maintainers) to incorporate, modify, or reject your contribution as he or she sees fit.

You retain your copyright in your contributions, subject only to the editorial controls described here.

5. Responsibility and Liability

MP does not guarantee the accuracy or quality of any posted Content. Under no circumstances shall MP be liable for any Content, including, but not limited to, the subject matter of any Content, any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss, injury, or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content available on MP.

6. Appropriate Conduct

You understand that by using MP, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct and Content while using MP and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use MP only for purposes that are legal, proper and in accordance with these Terms of Service and any applicable policies or guidelines. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using MP, you will not:
  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
  • Post any inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or unlawful Content
  • Post any Content that promotes pyramid schemes, chain letters or disruptive commercial messages or advertisements, or anything else prohibited by law or these Terms of Service. Commercial advertisements are not welcome on MP and are usually deleted quickly. Recommendation and/or listing of available services or products does not necessarily constitute commercial advertisement. If you stand to make money from someone acting on your post, it is probably going to be deleted. Some leeway is given to members making significant contributions to MP.
  • Impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any author attributions
  • Interfere with or disrupt MP services or servers
  • Create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses