Terms & Conditions

February 26, 2010

The Historic Vehicle Association, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (including Hagerty Insurance, Hagerty Plus, and the Collectors’ Foundation) (collectively “Hagerty”) have established these Terms of Use for all who visit and use this Web site (“Site”). By using this Site, you agree to comply with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to comply with these Terms of Use, you do not have permission to use this Site. HVA may change these Terms of Use at any time, without notice, by posting them, and you must abide by the revised terms. This is a legally binding contract.

When using this Site you agree:

  1. To comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the antitrust laws.
  2. Not to publish; upload; post; e-mail; or otherwise transmit, distribute or disseminate any information, messages or content that: infringes on any intellectual property rights of others; might interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment; is defamatory, abusive, profane, obscene, indecent, threatening, or includes offensive language; attacks others (personally or professionally); involves or assists in the use of false names or impersonation of others; harasses, threatens, embarrasses, or otherwise violates the rights of others; harvests screen names; or sends spam or intentionally duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
  3. To abide by the copyright ownership of materials on the Site in accordance with the following: The works of authorship including, but not limited to, all design, text, images, and sounds (individually and collectively “Publications”), contained in this Site are owned or approved for use by HVA, except as otherwise expressly stated. The Publications may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part (individually and collectively “Reproduced”) in any manner without HVA’s prior written consent, except as expressly permitted by a notice on the Publication, or except to the extent permitted by law. If reproduced, the Publications must be reproduced with the copyright notice on all copies, be reproduced without changes, and be used for information/non-commercial purposes. Since some of the Publications on the Site were provided under licenses from other entities with all rights reserved, if you are interested in obtaining a license so that one or more of those materials may be reproduced, please contact HVA’s Legal Department via e-mail at: [email protected].
  4. To abide by the trademark ownership of names, logos, or slogans (collectively “Trademarks”) on the Site in accordance with the following: Reproduction or republication of any Trademarks belonging to HVA is prohibited without prior written permission from HVA.
  5. To abide by HVA’s position relative to links, as follows: The Site contains links to Internet sites of HVA members, car clubs, car councils, and other businesses and resources, and each Internet site may have its own privacy and data collection policies and practices. HVA is not responsible for the privacy and data collection policies and practices of any of its members, state associations or other businesses and resources, or for the content of their Internet sites. Users interested in the privacy and data collection policies and practices of HVA members, car clubs, car councils or other businesses and resources should review the policies of the Internet sites they choose to access.
  6. HVA makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied about the Internet sites of its members, car clubs, car councils or other businesses and resources, and HVA disclaims all warranties and responsibilities of any kind, including, without limitation, warranties and responsibilities with respect to HVA members’, car clubs, car councils, and other businesses’ and resources’ Internet sites, content, privacy and data collection policies and practices, and actions. Links to other Internet sites do not imply HVA’s endorsement or approval of such Internet sites or the resources and information contained within them, nor are such links or references indications that HVA has received specific authorization to provide these links or resources. HVA does not endorse, approve, certify or control such external Internet sites, and is not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, efficacy, merchantability, and usefulness, fitness for any particular purpose or correct sequencing of information located at such sites. The links and references on this Site to other Internet sites are provided solely as a convenience to users of this Site.
  7. To indemnify, defend, and hold HVA, and its past, present and future officers, directors, executive committee members, and employees (collectively “HVA Indemnitees”) harmless from any and all demands, claims, loss, damage, liability, judgment, costs, and expense (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of investigation and defense) that the HVA Indemnitees may sustain or incur due, in whole or in part, to your failure to comply with any of these Terms of Use.
  8. To abide by HVA’s position relative to content and information on this Site, as follows: All of the information in this Site is provided without representations or warranties of any kind. HVA disclaims all representations and warranties of any kind, express, implied, statutory or otherwise, to you and/or any other party, including, without limitation, any warranties of accuracy, timeliness, completeness, efficacy, merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, and usefulness of the content provided. HVA shall have no tort, contract or any other liability to you or any other users of content from this Site and/or to any other party. HVA shall not be liable to you and/or any other party for any lost profits or lost opportunities, or any indirect, special, consequential, incidental or punitive damages whatsoever arising out of or relating to the use of this Site or any information or content provided on or through the Site, even if HVA has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The information contained in this Site is not intended to provide specific advice about individual legal, business or other questions, and it is not a substitute for your independent research and evaluation of any issue. If specific legal or other expert advice is required or desired, the services of an appropriate, competent professional should be sought.
  9. If any portion of these Terms of Use, or the application of them to any person or circumstances shall to any extent be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use, or the application of them to persons or circumstances other than those which are invalid or unenforceable, shall not be affected thereby, and each portion of these Terms of Use shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the state of Michigan, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules, and may be amended at any time by HVA. These Terms of Use, and any amendments to them will become effective upon posting to this Site. Any dispute arising under these Terms of Use or by your use of this Site shall be resolved only by the state and federal courts of the Michigan, with exclusive venue in Michigan, U.S.A.

Consent and Release for Use of Story, Likeness, Images and Voice

I give permission to Historic Vehicle Association to use, without charge and without reservation, all or a portion of my story including my likeness, vehicle likeness, related images provided and my voice in publishing and promoting “This Car Matters” and any other activity that advances the mission of the Historic Vehicle Association. I acknowledge that editorial changes may be made as deemed suitable by the Historic Vehicle Association. Whether or not changes are made, I waive rights of action I may have and release the Historic Vehicle Association from any and all claims I may have arising from use and publication, including any rights to sue for defamation or violation of rights of privacy or rights of publicity.