Terms of Service
By registering for an account on the Skyhound Forums you unconditionally agree to abide by the rules set forth here. Skyhound reserves the right to deny or restrict membership and its privileges to anyone at the sole discretion of the Skyhound Forums Administrators. This is a private forum. Membership is a privilege, not a right.

The guiding principles of your participation on Skyhound Forums is respect other members and respect and cooperate with the Administrators and Moderators who have unselfishly volunteered their time to keep this board a useful resource.

The Skyhound Forums are family friendly. We expect you to behave accordingly.

I. Appropriate posting practices

a. This is a SkyTools software forum. Please do not post about competing software products unless they are used in tandem with SkyTools (e.g. ASCOM) or ACP.

b. Do not post your SkyTools serial number or a screen capture showing your serial number. 

c. Any astro-photographs or images you post should be your own. Do not post re-edits of someone else’s images unless you have their permission. Passing off someone else’s astro-photos as your own will result in a permanent ban. Screen shots of software, apps, and websites are acceptable within reason (Moderators and Administrators will determine what’s reasonable). Scans of star charts or single pages from printed material, if used for illustrative or instructional purposes, will typically be allowed. Do not post complete scans of manuals, books, articles, or other printed material. We discourage the posting of distracting or annoying content, such as memes, and Moderators may remove such content without notice and at their discretion. Whenever possible, please include a link to the original material, image, or website. Image posting size restrictions are 1600X1200 px (maximum 500kb), avatars must be 80X80 px, and signature images (2 allowed) may be no more than 100X600 px.

d. Short (one or two line) quotes of textual material may be posted, as long as the quote is properly attributed to the author and a link to the material is posted if available. Moderators have discretion to determine if posted quotes are too long or improperly attributed.

e. Topics about politics, religion, or ‘hot-topic’ issues (global warming, taxes, lifestyles, etc.) that can easily become incendiary are not welcome here. Moderators have the discretion to determine if a topic or post is within these boundaries.

f. Posts and topics that are disruptive, disrespectful, offensive, trolling, or profane will be removed immediately and the offender(s) may be subject to suspension of privileges or a permanent ban.

g. Moderators will not comment publicly regarding editing or removing topics or posts. When moderation is done, it is done in private out of respect for the member(s). Likewise, members may not comment on moderation actions in the open forums. Such comments will be removed immediately. If you have a concern about moderation, please contact the Moderator or an Administrator using the Private Message system.

h. This is not the place to air grievances with Skyhound or other vendors. 

i. Do not start a topic within an already established topic (hijacking). If you have a new topic to discuss, start a new topic in the most appropriate forum. If you are unsure where to post just contact a Moderator.

j. Cross-posting is not permitted. Pick the most appropriate forum for your topic and post it there, once. Duplicate topics will be removed.

k. Members may not post their personal contact information in posts or ads. Members may also not post the personal contact information of other persons. If you need to give your contact information to another member please use the Private Message system..

II. Your Account

a. Members are permitted a single account only. No exceptions. If you have a problem logging into your account, please contact a the Skyhound Forums administrator at admin@skyhound.com

b. Once established, we do not delete member accounts.

III. TOS Violations

a. Violation of any of these rules may result in one or more of the following:
- A moderator request that you edit your post, or a moderator editing it themselves after the edit window has elapsed.
- Removal of a post, or removal or closing of a topic.
- In rare occasions, suspension of posting privileges from a short period of time up to permanently, depending on the severity of the violation and the number of prior incidents.

We will usually attempt to notify you of a TOS violation by means of a Personal Message – for this reason it is strongly suggested you set your account to have Personal Messages forwarded to your email account (and that you maintain a valid email account with us).

b. Members who are determined to be engaged in posting spam or scamming other members, or who register for an account here for the purpose of spamming or scamming members, will be banned immediately.

IV. TOS Modifications

a. Skyhound reserves the right to make changes to the Terms of Service without notice. You should periodically check for changes.

Legal Terms:

Skyhound Forums Access Agreement and Terms of Service

THIS AGREEMENT "Agreement" is entered into by and between Skyhound and any individual, corporation, association, agency, company, or other entity who accesses or uses the Skyhound Forums (the "User" or "you").

The Skyhound Forums, which is provided without charge to you, is a World Wide Web site on the Internet that is designed to allow users to post ads and/or to view ads posted by other users or interact with those users. The Skyhound Forums contains or may contain information, communications, opinions, text, graphics, links, electronic art, animations, audio, video, software, photos, music, sounds and other material and data (collectively, "Content") formatted, organized and collected in a variety of forms that are generally accessible to Users.

1. User Rights and Responsibilities

1.2 User Conduct.

You agree to access and use the Skyhound Forums only for lawful purposes. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, statutes, rules and regulations, pertaining to (i) your use of the Skyhound Forums, including any Interactive Area, (ii) the use of any networks or other services connected to the Skyhound Forums, and (iii) the communications means by which you connect your modem, computer, or other equipment to the Skyhound Forums Forums . By accessing the Skyhound Forums, you agree that you will not:

(1) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Interactive Features;
(2) post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, 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;
(3) post or transmit any information, software, or other material which violates or infringes in the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which 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.
(4) post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful component;
(5) alter, damage or delete any Content or other communications that are not your own Content or to otherwise interfere with the ability of others to access the Skyhound Forums ;
(6) disrupt the normal flow of communication in an Interactive Area;
(7) claim a relationship with or to speak for any business, association, institution or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship;
(8) violate any operating rule, policy or guideline of your Internet access provider or online service.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

2.1 Skyhound Forums content.

(1) You acknowledge that Content on the Skyhound Forums is generally provided by Skyhound, individual contributors of Content ("Contributors"), third party licensees, and/or other Users. You acknowledge that the Skyhound Forums permits access to Content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary (including intellectual property) rights ("Intellectual Property Rights"), and that these Intellectual Property Rights are valid and protected in all media existing now or later developed and except as is explicitly provided below, your use of Content shall be governed by applicable copyright and other intellectual property laws. You acknowledge that the Skyhound Forums owns a copyright in the "look and feel," i.e., the selection, coordination, arrangement and presentation of such Content.

(2) You may not modify, copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, publish, create derivative works from, display or otherwise transfer or commercially exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, provided, however, that you may (i) make a reasonable number of digital or other form of copies to permit your computer hardware and software to access and view the Content, (ii) print one copy of each piece of Content, (iii) make and distribute a reasonable number of copies of Content, in whole or in part, in hard copy or electronic form for internal use only. Any permitted copies of Content must reproduce in an unmodified form any notices contained in the Content, such as all Intellectual Property Right notices, and an original source attribution to "The Skyhound Forums " and its URL address. You acknowledge that the Skyhound Forums , its Contributors, and/or Users remain the owners of the Content and that you do not acquire any Intellectual Property Rights by downloading or printing Content.

2.2 Content Provided by User.

You may upload to any Interactive Area or otherwise transmit, post, publish, reproduce or distribute, on or through the Skyhound Forums only Content that is not subject to any Intellectual Property Rights, or Content in which any holder of Intellectual Property Rights has given express authorization for distribution over the Internet and on the Skyhound Forums , without restriction whatsoever. Any Content submitted with the consent of a copyright owner other than you should contain a phrase such as "Copyright owned by [name of owner]; Used by Permission." By submitting Content to any Interactive Area, you automatically grant and/or warrant that the owner of such Content, whether it be You or a third party, has expressly granted to the Skyhound Forums the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, sublicense, distribute, perform, and display such Content, in whole or in part, worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any Intellectual Property Rights that may exist in such Content. You also permit the Skyhound Forums to sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to such Content. You also permit any User to access, view, store and reproduce the Content for personal use.

3. Interactive Areas

You acknowledge that the Skyhound Forums may include various interactive areas ("Interactive Areas"), including but not limited to ads. These Interactive Areas allow feedback to the Skyhound Forums and real-time interaction between users. You further understand that the Skyhound Forums does not control the messages, information, or files delivered to such Interactive Areas and that the Skyhound Forums may offer you and other Users the capability of creating and managing an Interactive Area. However, neither the Skyhound Forums , its subsidiary and parent companies, or affiliates, nor their respective directors, officers, employees and agents are responsible for Content within any Interactive Area. Your use and/or management of an Interactive Area will be governed by this Agreement and any additional rules or operating procedures of any Interactive Area established by you or another User, as applicable. You recognize that the Skyhound Forums cannot, and does not intend to, screen communications in advance. Moreover, because the Skyhound Forums encourages open and candid communication in the Interactive Areas, the Skyhound Forums cannot determine in advance the accuracy or conformance to this Agreement of any Content transmitted in an Interactive Area. The Skyhound Forums is not responsible for screening, policing, editing, reviewing or monitoring any Content in an Interactive Area. Notwithstanding the above, you agree that the Skyhound Forums has the right to monitor any Interactive Area, from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the Interactive Area, or to protect itself or other Users. If notified of Content that is alleged not to conform to this Agreement, the Skyhound Forums may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the User to remove such Content. The Skyhound Forums reserves the right to prohibit conduct, communication or Content within an Interactive Area, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any Content, in whole or in part, which it deems in its sole discretion to (i) violate the then-standard provisions of this Agreement or any other standard, written Skyhound Forums policy in effect at that time, (ii) be harmful to the rights of any User, the Skyhound Forums , or other third parties, (iii) violate applicable law, or (iv) be otherwise objectionable.

4. Termination

The only right with respect to dissatisfaction with any policies, guidelines, or practices of the Skyhound Forums in operating the Skyhound Forums, or any change in Content, is for you to discontinue accessing the Skyhound Forums . The Skyhound Forums may terminate or temporarily suspend your access to all or any part of the Skyhound Forums , without notice, for conduct that the Skyhound Forums believes is a violation of this Agreement or any policies or guidelines posted by the Skyhound Forums , or for other conduct which the Skyhound Forums believes, in its sole discretion, is harmful to the Skyhound Forums or other Users. The Skyhound Forums may discontinue operating the Skyhound Forums and terminate this Agreement without notice at any time for any reason in its sole discretion. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the Skyhound Forums , including the Interactive Areas, and the restrictions imposed on you with respect to Content downloaded from the Skyhound Forums , as well as the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in this agreement, shall survive.

5. Links; Disclaimers Of Warranties; Limitations of Liability

5.1 Links. You understand that except for Content, products or services expressly available at the Skyhound Forums , neither the Skyhound Forums , its subsidiary and parent companies, or affiliates, or their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents controls, provides, or is responsible for any Content, goods or services available through sites on the Internet linked to or from the Skyhound Forums . All such Content, goods and services are made accessible on the Internet by independent third parties and are not part of the Skyhound Forums or controlled by the Skyhound . The Skyhound Forums neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, quality or availability of any Content, goods or services available on any site linked to or from the Skyhound Forums , which are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and your use thereof is solely at your own risk. Neither the Skyhound Forums , its subsidiary and parent companies, or affiliates, or their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents shall be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by your use of or reliance on any Content, goods or services available on any site linked to or from the Skyhound Forums or your inability to access the Internet or any site linked to or from the Skyhound Forums .

5.2 Disclaimer of Warranties. Please use your best judgment in evaluating all information contained or opinions expressed on the Skyhound Forums . It is the policy of the Skyhound Forums not to endorse or oppose any opinion expressed by a User or Content provided by a User, Contributor, or other independent party. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SKYHOUND FORUMS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. SKYHOUND ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR OTHER SUPPLIERS PROVIDING CONTENT, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES WARRANTS THAT THE SKYHOUND OR ANY INTERNET SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THE SKYHOUND FORUMS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE INTERACTIVE AREAS, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NOR DO ANY OF THEM MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SKYHOUND OR ANY INTERNET SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THE SKYHOUND FORUMS OR AS TO THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, AUTHORITY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR SUBSTANCE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR TRANSACTION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SKYHOUND OR ANY SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THE SKYHOUND FORUMS . THE SKYHOUND FORUMS IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

5.3 Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SKYHOUND, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, OR LICENSORS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES UNDER OR ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT, THE SKYHOUND FORUMS, OR ANY INTERNET SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THE SKYHOUND FORUMS, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED OR ALLEGEDLY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, ELECTRICAL SURGE/DAMAGE/INTERFERENCE, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, BREAKDOWN OF EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE ERROR, INFRINGEMENT, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, ALTERATION, OR USE OF, RECORDS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SKYHOUND, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, OR LICENSORS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN THE SKYHOUND FORUMS OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN ANY INTERNET SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THE SKYHOUND FORUMS. THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SKYHOUND FORUMS AND THE CONTENT WITHIN INTERNET SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SKYHOUND FORUMS MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE CONTENT HEREIN; THESE CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED IN NEW VERSIONS OF THE SKYHOUND FORUMS AND SPECIFICALLY ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION AGREEMENT. THE SKYHOUND FORUMS AND ITS CONTRIBUTORS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME AND FROM TIME TO TIME.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SKYHOUND IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, FRAUDULENT, OR OTHERWISE ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY SKYHOUND SITE CONTENT, OR WITH THE ACCESS AGREEMENT OF THE SKYHOUND FORUMS , IN WHOLE OR IN PART, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SKYHOUND  FORUMS.

6. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Skyhound and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liabilities, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys fees, arising from breach of this Agreement, any other policy, your use or access of the Skyhound Forums or any Internet site linked to or from the Skyhound Forums , or in connection with the transmission of any Content on the Skyhound Forums .

7. Miscellaneous

This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between the Skyhound Forums and you, and supersedes any prior agreements with respect to the subject matter herein. The Skyhound Forums may revise this Agreement or any other policy at any time and from time to time, and such revision shall be effective two (2) days upon posting notice of such revision prominently on the Skyhound Forums . You agree to review this Agreement periodically to be aware of such revisions. If any such revision is unacceptable to you, you must discontinue accessing the Skyhound Forums . Your continued accessing and use of the Skyhound Forums following notice of any such revision shall conclusively be deemed acceptance of all such revisions. The provisions of Sections 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6 and 7 shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement or any other policy be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention of the parties and the remaining portions will continue in full force and effect. The failure of the Skyhound Forums to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state or province of domicile of the Skyhound Forums , excluding its conflict of laws rules, and you and the Skyhound Forums each submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that state or province. This Agreement is personal to you and you may not assign your rights or obligations there under to anyone. All logos, brand names, products, trademarks and service marks appearing herein may be the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. References to any trademark, service mark and links to or from the Skyhound Forums have been done strictly for clarification and identification and does not constitute endorsement by the Skyhound Forums of the products, services or information offered by the owner of such trademark, service mark or link or endorsement of the Skyhound Forums by such trademark, service mark or link owner.

If you are not happy with the service rendered, ultimately your sole recourse is to stop your use of said service.