Terms & Conditions

By use of The V Groove, you agree to the following terms of use and terms of contribution content.


Reprinting & reuse of content
No content may be reused without explicit permission from the author of the article. Quoting parts of an article with proper recognition (link to original article at minimum) is allowed.

Commenting on other articles
Discourse must remain civil and respectful. Please stay on topic. Moderation of comments will remain at the whim of our moderators. If you have a complaint, please contact us directly.

Inappropriate Content
The V Groove will not tolerate adult and other inappropriate content (images, text, links) in articles or comments. Abuse of this will lead to termination of your account and deletion of all your articles.

Multiple Accounts
Only one account allowed per person. All offending accounts will be banned.

We reserve the right to terminate an account and delete articles at any time and without prior notice!


Editorial Guidelines
Articles must be informative and give something to the reader. Do not write for search engines and/or solely advertising purposes. Do not submit press releases or other articles solely to inform about your products/services.

Keep linking within an article relevant and to a minimum. It may be deemed spam otherwise and not accepted. Articles intended only to send people to affliate programs will not be allowed. Keyword stuffing will not be tolerated.

Articles must be orginal and written by you or you must be the sole owner and have permission of use. Only articles written in English will be accepted. Proper grammar and spelling are a must; please proofread! Adult or offensive content or anything in violation of any laws will not be accepted.

Content Rights
The V Groove retains the right to use your article on its sites and to reuse partial content in other areas of its sister sites (the MatShop.ca and .com), as long as the original article is referenced. The article will remain your own property and will be credited as such. By continuing to retain rights to an article, you are responsible for all copyright laws and to cite sources of research if applicable. The V Groove cannot sell or freely distribute your content without prior written consent.

Note to authors: Articles posted on other sites other than your own may be removed from The V Groove to avoid duplicating content.

External Links
The V Groove is not responsible for external links which may quote and/or link to your article(s). If you have issue with a specific website linking to your content, please contact them directly.

Your privacy is of the utmost importance. The V Groove will never sell or give away your personal contact information (name, e-mail). It is up to you on how much information you wish to display as part of your mini-biography and links leading back to your site. The V Groove takes no responsibility for actions by users who view your biography, visit your websites, and/or contact you.

Privacy & Search Engines
We have designed the site to be easy to crawl and index by search engines. Please do not submit content that you do not wish to have indexed. Please do not use your real name if you are uncomfortable with having it appear in the major search engines.

All use of this site is acknowledgement of these terms & conditions.