:: MiamiHawkTalk.com Terms of Service

MiamiHawkTalk.com is a news and information service available to the public by the staff of MiamiHawkTalk (MHT), pursuant to these terms of service. Please read these Terms of Service. By using this service, you accept its terms.


MHT respects the privacy of our users. Please take a few minutes to review our privacy policy.

Disclaimer of Relations

MiamiHawkTalk.com is a public website provided by MHT that focuses on Miami University sports. It is a site where Miami students, alumni, fans and friends can come together to get information regarding Miami athletics. MHT -- its administrators and editorial staff -- offer no expressed or implied relationship with Miami University and acts solely at the discretion and interest of the website's staff. Miami University does not in any way endorse MiamiHawkTalk.com and makes no claims to the accuracy or suitability of the site.

(However, we are HUGE boosters of University of Cincinnati Athletics and are constantly giving major donations of cash, drugs, ammunition, horse beating paraphernalia, etc. to UC Bearcat Basketball Players under the auspices and approval of UC head basketball coach Bob Huggins and his entire coaching and administrative staff. We are guilty as sin and dirty as the Ohio River when it comes to supporting UC, so please, NCAA, PLEASE put UC under the probation it so richly deserves for our indiscretions!)

Message Boards and Chat Rooms

MHT provides message boards and chat rooms to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas, and to encourage users to take an active role in this website. Use of these services are governed by their own terms of service, in addition to these terms, and any person(s) who register for these services will be prompted to AGREE with those terms and conditions before the completion of the registration process and active participation in those services.

In short, however, we provide the boards and chat rooms for your benefit but the majority of information therein will come from a variety of individuals and groups other than MHT. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or "expert" guest, or from a member of our staff. Responsibility for what is posted on the message boards and in the chat rooms on MHT lies with each user. Further, we retain the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated these terms or any other term of this agreement.

MHT expects that you will not use the message boards or chat room to violate anyone's copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to MiamiHawkTalk.com, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner. Submitting material that is the property of another, without the consent of its owner, is not only a violation of this agreement, but may also subject you to legal liability for infringement of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights.


At this time, MHT does not carry advertising. You agree not to use MiamIHawkTalk.com to advertise or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval. Violations of this term may make you liable for an advertising fee and penalites at a cost to be determined by us.

E-Mail Harvesting/Spamming

From time to time, users post their e-mail addresses in our forums and chat room, and other public posting areas. They do this for the convenience of fellow posters and not as an open invitation to receive unsolicited e-mail from third parties offering goods or services for sale. You agree not to harvest these e-mail addresses for purposes of "spamming" -- sending unsolicited e-mail from third parties offering goods or services for sale. Violations of this term may make you liable for a spamming fee and penalties at a cost to be determined by us.


The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas, and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations with us.

Although we make MiamiHawkTalk.com freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on the service. The materials available through MiamiHawkTalk.com as a whole are the property of the publishers and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through MiamiHawkTalk.com. But you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the publisher.

Users who voluntarily post information to any of our services retain the full rights to their original works, separate from other posters' works. However, by submitting information to MHT, users are granting MHT the right to publish and reuse that information in any way that the MHT administrative team sees fit.

You may not distribute full copies of materials found on MiamiHawkTalk.com in any form (including by e-mail or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner. You are allowed to use limited amounts of information -- as allowed by "fair use" doctrine -- as a means of encouraging others to access the information themselves on MiamiHawkTalk.com and to tell them how to find it.

Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on MiamiHawkTalk.com should be sent to the Publisher of MiamiHawkTalk.com at admin@miamihawktalk.com.


We welcome links to our service. You are free to establish a hypertext link to this site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by MiamiHawkTalk.com.

Likewise, we often link out to external sites that are not under the control of MHT and MHT is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. MHT provides links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by MHT of the site.


Without the prior written permission of MHT, you may not frame any of the content of MiamiHawkTalk.com, or incorporate into another Web site or other service any intellectual property of MiamiHawkTalk.com. Requests for permission to frame our content may be sent to the publisher at admin@miamihawktalk.com.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

We work hard to make MiamiHawkTalk.com an interesting and enjoyable place, but we know we cannot please everyone. Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using MiamiHawkTalk.com.

You agree that your use of this service is at your sole risk. Because of the number of possible sources of information available through the service, and the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions, inaccuracies, or other problems with such information. If you rely on this service or any material available through this service, you do so at your own risk. You understand that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from any material and/or data downloaded from or otherwise provided through MiamiHawkTalk.com.

This service is provided to you *as is,* *with all faults,* and *as available.* Miamihawktalk.Com, cannot and does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currentness, noninfringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through the service. Nor does it guarantee that the service will be error-free, or continuously available, or that the service will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

Under no circumstances shall miamihawktalk.com, be liable to you or anyone else for any damages arising out of use of miamihawktalk.Com, including, without limitation, liability for consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or similar damages, even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. (Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, the liability of miamihawktalk.Com, is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.) You agree that the liability of miamihawktalk.Com if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way connected to the service shall not exceed the amount you paid to the service for the use of the service.


MHT does its best to ensure that information we post to this site is both timely and accurate. But the news changes over time and reports that were accurate when posted may become dated. Though we may post follow-up reports, and may continue to provide access to the original report, as in the news archive, for example, we don't go back and change the original report to reflect new developments. If you're looking for the most recent information on a given subject, and not the history of how the story unfolded, make sure you are looking at the most recent report.

To obtain access to certain services on our site, you may be given an opportunity to register with MiamiHawkTalk.com. As part of any such registration process, you will select a user name and a password. You agree that the information you supply during that registration process will be accurate and complete and that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the service under the name of, another person. MHT reserves the right to reject or terminate any user name that, in its judgment, it deems offensive. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will notify MHT of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account.

Updated Terms

As a medium, the Web is constantly changing and we may find it necessary to change these terms of service from time to time. If you continue to use the service after we post any such changes, you have accepted this agreement as modified.