Terms of Use

Terms of Use for the websites: SoftMachine.net; Gamerpunk.net; Wordharbour.net hereinafter referred to as SGW

Users of our websites (“SGW”) are provided with a wide variety of information and services, including search capabilities, access to articles and content, the ability to submit comments, and shopping opportunities. By using our Sites, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use SGW.

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on SGW sites. Your continued use of SGW sites indicates your acceptance of the amended Terms of Use.

The terms “sites or “us” or “we” or “SGW ” refers to the owner of softmachine.net; gamerpunk.net and Wordharbour.net

SGW are, in part, a news aggregator. SGW does not create news stories; we compile and categorise links to interesting stories we find on the Web.

  1. SGW uses aggregation software to reproduce those portions of the article that provide a sample of, and help the visitor decide if they wish to read the entire story. Software used by SGW does not reproduce the story in its entirety. SGW may at its discretion, transform the information with addditional content and opinions.

  2. SGW prominently identifies the source of the article whenever possible.

  3. whenever possible, SGW links to the original source of the article.
    As such, SGW has no control over those Web sites to which SGW links you. Pages that have moved; pages that have changed content; pages that have simply disappeared – all are under the control of those sites, not of SGW. All complaints about these things should rightly be directed to those various sites.

Your use of SGW signifies understanding and acceptance of this information.

Links to source material (third-party) Sites
SGW contains links to web sites controlled, owned, and operated by third parties (the “third-party sites”). SGW cannot control and has no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided on the third-party sites. You acknowledge that use of any third-party sites is governed by the terms of use for those websites, and not by this Agreement. Links to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by SGW of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such sites, but are only for your convenience and you access them at your own risk. Such third-party sites may have a privacy policy different from that of SGW and the third-party site may provide less security than this Site. We are not responsible for the content of any third-party web sites, nor do we make any warranties or representations, express or implied, regarding the content (or the accuracy of such content) on any third-party web sites, and SGW shall have no liability of any nature whatsoever for any failure of products or services offered or advertised at such sites or otherwise.

By accepting the Terms of Use, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless SGW from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from your use of the SGW Site.

Disclaimer of Warranties
SGW does not guarantees the accuracy, adequacy, timeliness, reliability, completeness, or usefulness of any of the content and SGW disclaims liability for errors or omissions in the content.

The sites and all of the content is provided “as is” and “as available,” without any warranty, either express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title. Additionally, there are no warranties as to the results of your use of the content. SGW parties do not warrant that the sites are free of viruses or other harmful components. This does not affect those warranties which are incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement.

SGW may discontinue or make changes in the content and site at any time without prior notice to you and without any liability to you. Any dated information is published as of its date only, and SGW parties do not undertake any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any such information. SGW reserves the right to terminate any or all site offerings without prior notice to you. This site could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Use of this site is at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances will SGW be liable for any damages including general, special, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or any other damages of any kind whether in an action in contract or negligence arising or relating in any way to the use or inability to use by any party of the content, the site or any third-party site to which this site is linked, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if SGW is advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. SGW is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this site is to stop using the site.

SGW respects your privacy. We do not involuntarily collect personal data on visitors to SGW sites, We do keep track of the number of total and unique visitors and from where (which URL, search engine or directory) visitors called up our web address. This information cannot and does not identify or collect any information that could identify an individual visitor’s identity. Data is used to check the popularity of various search engines, directory listings, web rings, and link exchange programs. This information may be retained in compiled form, without any personal user data, for statistical analysis and is not shared with anyone for any purpose.

Additional information which may be collected in the context of the above includes but is not limited to the users’ operating system and version, pages visited, duration of visit, search terms used to access or navigate the site, mobile or portable platforms and operating systems used (if any) to access the site, and bot or spider visitations and identity.