• Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the website.
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, fraudulent, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar, hateful, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
  • Post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or that contains advertising.
  • Advertise or solicit to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without the express written approval of Gulf California.
  • Gather for the purpose of spamming, phishing or password harvesting email addresses that have been posted by other users of the website.
  • Use or attempt to use another person’s account, password or services.
  • Disrupt, interfere with or otherwise violate the security of the website or any services, accounts, passwords, servers or networks related to the website.
  • Send repeated messages to another user or repeat postings of the same message under the same or multiple subjects.

A VIOLATION OF THE FOREGOING MAY BE REFERRED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

You understand that Gulf California has no obligation to monitor any areas of the website through which users can supply or post information or material. Gulf California reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or for its own editorial purposes, and to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in Gulf California’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Use.

9.  Registration

To use certain features of the website, you must register with Gulf California.  In so doing, you agree (a) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself, and (b) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If Gulf California believes such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Gulf California has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the website by you. Our use of any personally identifying information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.  Supplemental to any provisions therein, Gulf California always and unconditionally reserves the right to use any personally identifying information you provide to us in the registration process for newsgathering purposes, as Gulf California so chooses.

10.  License to Gulf California

By posting messages, uploading files, or otherwise providing any material for display on the website, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the consent of the owner of the material, all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete and does not violate these Terms of Use. In addition, when you post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide us with material for display on the website, you are granting Gulf California a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license, with the right to use, copy, sublicense, modify, adapt, create derivative works, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display such material. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such material, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, patent, or right of publicity laws in any jurisdiction. All rights in this paragraph are granted without compensation of any sort to you.

11. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Gulf California may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

12. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Gulf California's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.