Visitor Agreement

We are pleased that you have chosen to visit the Edmunds Automotive Network. We were the world's first online resource for automotive information and we strive every day to continue to be the best at what we do.

The Edmunds Automotive Network consists of Edmunds.com, any other Web site that we identify as a part of the Edmunds Automotive Network, the mobile versions of our websites, any apps that we offer (for example, apps available through iTunes and on Facebook), and the Edmunds Live Advice Line.

We provide the Edmunds Automotive Network, and our services and products, to you subject to the provisions of this Visitor Agreement. By using the Edmunds Automotive Network or viewing its content, you accept and agree to be bound by this Visitor Agreement and each of its provisions. This is a legally binding agreement between you and us, so please read it carefully.

License for Personal Use

We grant you a limited license and permission to access and make personal use of the Edmunds Automotive Network but not to download any portion of it for any commercial purpose or to modify any portion of it, except with our written or e-mailed consent. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Edmunds Automotive Network or its content; any collection or use of any vehicle or other product listings, descriptions or prices; any collection or use of the editorial content or the content submitted by either our members or our other visitors; any derivative use of the Edmunds Automotive Network or its content; or any use of data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction tools or processes; and you agree not to do any of the foregoing. Except as explicitly provided in this Visitor Agreement, you agree not to store in any form, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, sell or otherwise exploit any of the content of any portion of the Edmunds Automotive Network for any commercial purpose. You may display and occasionally print a single copy of pages of the Edmunds Automotive Network for your personal, non-commercial use, but you may not otherwise reproduce any material appearing on the Edmunds Automotive Network (other than your own "Visitor-Submitted Content," as described below) without our prior written or e-mailed consent. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on the Edmunds Automotive Network should be sent to Permissions.

You may not use our names (the words "Edmunds" or "Edmunds.com," or misspelling or typographical variation of those words, and whether alone or in conjunction with any other word or phrase), trademarks or service marks in any manner (including use in any metatags or any other "hidden text") without our prior written or e-mailed consent. Our Trademark Notice provides more information about our trademarks.

Any violation of the forgoing will terminate the permission and license granted by us to access and make use of the Edmunds Automotive Network.

Visitor-Submitted Content

The Edmunds Automotive Network provides a number of means by which you may communicate with other visitors and with us.

This includes the various communication and personalization tools and services that are part of our "community" (the "Community Services"). The Community Services include our Forums (the most established automotive message boards), as well as the following:

  • Edmunds' Answers
  • Dealer Reviews & Ratings and Repair Shop Reviews & Ratings
  • Consumer Reviews (and Ratings) of Vehicles
  • comments

In order to add content to the Edmunds Automotive Network through the Community Services, you must first become a member of the Edmunds Automotive Network and agree to our Membership Agreement.

However, other means of communication do not require that you become a member of the Edmunds Automotive Network. These include our Letters to the Editors, Success Stories, Help and the submittal to us of questions or comments. All of your communications made to or through those services are referred to as "Visitor-Submitted Content."

All of your communications made to or through these other means or our Community Services, as well as any attachments to those communications or otherwise submitted to us (such as documents, photographs and videos) are referred to as "Visitor-Submitted Content."

You may not submit photographs or videos as a part of your Visitor-Submitted Content that infringes in any manner on the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or that contains any confidential or proprietary information of any person or entity, or that otherwise violates the legal rights of any person or entity.

We reserve the right to review all Visitor-Submitted Content and to remove, or to refuse to display, any Visitor-Submitted Content in our sole discretion and for any reason. However, we also reserve the right in our sole discretion to display any Visitor-Submitted Content that is submitted to us (or to decline to remove any Visitor-Submitted Content), even if it violates this Visitor Agreement. Once submitted by a visitor, Visitor-Submitted Content may not be revised or deleted by that visitor.

You agree that, by submitting any Visitor-Submitted Content to us, you are granting to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully assignable and sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, edit, reformat, create derivative works from, distribute and display that Visitor-Submitted Content throughout the world for any purpose and in any media (including for advertising or other commercial use). These rights apply to your name, other personal information, photo, likeness and voice, if included in that Visitor-Submitted Content. You are also granting to us the non-exclusive right to seek to enjoin and/or obtain damages from any third party from the unauthorized use or reproduction of your Visitor-Submitted Content. If we publish your Visitor-Submitted Content or authorize or license others to do so, your Visitor-Submitted Content may be edited for length or clarity or for any other reason either before or after it is published, it may be attributed to you by name and city (if provided to us) unless you expressly request that you remain anonymous, and it may be attributed to you by your Edmunds Automotive Network username (if you have one).

You agree that you will not use or reproduce any Visitor-Submitted Content (other than your own) in any manner or in any media, including posting or republishing any such Visitor-Submitted Content on any other Web site.

Electronic Communications

When you visit the Edmunds Automotive Network or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We may communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Edmunds Automotive Network. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically or that you provide to us electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Liability and Warranty Disclaimers

ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EDMUNDS AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE. THE EDMUNDS AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EDMUNDS AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. WE AND THE OTHER ENTITIES FROM WHOM WE OBTAIN CONTENT DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EDMUNDS AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK ARE ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE EDMUNDS AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE EDMUNDS AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THE EDMUNDS AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

All prices, incentives and rebate information, and other information displayed on the Edmunds Automotive Network are gathered from sources and based on algorithms that are believed by us to be reliable (other than Visitor-Submitted Content, as to which we make no such representation), but no assurance can be given that this information is accurate, complete or current. In addition, we can give no assurance that any advice, recommendation or guidance that we provide on the Edmunds Automotive Network, in press releases, in communications between our staff and third parties, or in any other medium, or that are provided by our visitors through the Edmunds Automotive Network, is accurate, complete or current. We do not warrant the accuracy of, or assume (and you agree that Edmunds does not bear any) responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information, advice, recommendations or guidance provided by either our staff or our visitors.

Before purchasing any vehicle or other goods or services you read about on the Edmunds Automotive Network, you should confirm with the dealer or vendor any information (including the price and available incentives or rebates) that is important to your decision.

The Edmunds Automotive Network displays both third-party advertising and links to many other Web sites not operated by us, including sites where you can obtain products and services such as new and used vehicles and vehicle financing and insurance. While we encourage you to consult such sites, Edmunds does not control, endorse or guarantee any of the content found on such sites, or the content of any advertising we display; we are not responsible for the claims made by third parties or for the products or services those third parties provide; and we do not guarantee or warrant the prices, terms, quality, reliability or performance of the products or services provided by those third parties. You agree that Edmunds is not responsible for any advertising that we display, or for any content, associated links, resources or services on or provided through sites not operated by us, and that Edmunds shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind arising from or incurred in connection with your use of third-party content, services or products. We do not co-sponsor, operate, endorse or guarantee any sweepstakes or contest offer that may be promoted from time to time by third parties or that may be accessible through links from the Edmunds Automotive Network.

Through our Dealer Locator service we collect personally identifiable information about you and transmit that information to automobile dealers. Those dealers are not affiliated with either Edmunds Inc. or any of the other media companies for whom we host "co-branded" versions of any of the Edmunds Automotive Network, and often those dealers are not affiliated with the intermediary companies that assist us in transmitting your information to those dealers. These services are provided on an "as is" basis; neither we, such other media companies nor such intermediary companies make any representation or warranty concerning, or are responsible for, any of the products or services those dealers provide, the manner in which those products or services are provided, or for any use made by those dealers of your personally identifiable information.

Chrysler LLC ("Chrysler") provides certain data, information and images to Edmunds (the "Chrysler Information"). The Chrysler Information is provided by Chrysler "as is" and Chrysler makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, of any kind respecting the Chrysler Information, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The Chrysler Information is not warranted to be error- or virus-free. Chrysler is not liable for any damages in connection with the use of the Chrysler Information, including without limitation, any loss of profit, use, goodwill or any work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, interruption of business, or any direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental or consequential damages in connection with, related to, or arising out of the use of the Chrysler Information.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE OR ANY OF THE COMPANIES WITH WHICH WE DO BUSINESS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE EDMUNDS AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES THAT CAUSE ANY EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT TO FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Your Edmunds Account

If you have signed up for an Account on the Edmunds Automotive Network, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur in your Account.

Copyright Complaints

We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied — by us or by any third party on the Edmunds Automotive Network — in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying us that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Edmunds Automotive Network, including the URL of the page on which it appears;
  • Your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Edmunds Automotive Network can be reached at:

Edmunds Inc.
Attention: Legal Department
1620 26th Street, Ste. 400 South
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fax: 310-309-6400

Damages; Indemnification

You agree that you will be responsible for any damages resulting from any violation of this Visitor Agreement. You further agree to indemnify and hold Edmunds Inc., and its affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Visitor Agreement, or any violation of any law or the rights of any third party that occurs in connection with your use of the Edmunds Automotive Network.

Choice of Law and Forum

This Visitor Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You agree that, unless expressly waived by us or we bring an action in a different jurisdiction, the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to this Visitor Agreement or your use of the Edmunds Automotive Network shall be in the state or federal courts located in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. You also agree that in the event of any action to enforce or interpret this Visitor Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to collect its reasonable attorney fees.

Severability

If any of provision of this Visitor Agreement shall be deemed invalid, void or for any other reason unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the balance of this Visitor Agreement.

Other Legal Notices

Please note that you may not advise or induce anyone to violate any provision of the Membership Agreement, or participate or assist anyone in the violation of the Membership Agreement.

Please review our other Legal Notices. Those notices also govern your visit to and use of the Edmunds Automotive Network.

Revised January 10, 2013

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