Terms Of Use

For good consideration and use of the Stolen Lost Found Online website, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, accept and will comply with the Terms Of Use listed below.

1. Definitions

  1. "Website" refers to "stolenlostfound.org," "StolenLostFound," "Stolen Lost Found," "Stolen Lost Found Online," "Stolen Lost & Found," and "Stolen Lost & Found Online.".
  2. In certain contexts the words "website" may also refer to / include the company which owns the website, as well as include some or all of its members, employees, contractors, beneficiaries, assigns, and agents.
  3. "Our" and "we" may also be used, on occasion, to signify the company which owns an operates the website, as well as include some or all of its members, employees, contractors, beneficiaries, assigns, and agents.
  4. "You" and "Your" refers to an individual, company, or third party who registers for website and/or uses the website either to post stolen property, to list their property, or to search the website database in order to discover if a piece of property has been reported stolen on the website database.
  5. "Listing" refers the information, associated with a particular piece of property, entered by you into website database.
  6. Plural words shall include the singular, and the singular shall include the plural
  7. Neuter gender shall include the male and female as well as a trust, firm, company, or corporation, all as the context and meaning of this agreement may require.

2. An Overview Of Terms of Use

  1. After agreeing to the website Terms of Use and entering the required registration information, you will be issued a user account. You may then access your user account with your username and password.
  2. You agree to use the website solely for it's intended purposes. These purposes include:
    • the listing of a piece of property which you rightfully own;
    • listing a piece of property, which you rightfully own and has been lost stolen from your possession, lost by your possession or found your you;
    • searching the database by manufacturer, make / model, and serial number or VIN in order to determine if a specific piece of equipment has been reported stolen, lost or found on the website;
    • and/or you are a third-party who is rightfully granted access by the account holder for whatever purposes (legal, insurance claim, etc.).
  3. The laws of your country, state, county, city, township, or village may prevent you from entering into a legally binding contract and, as a result, agreeing to the legally binding Terms of Use in order to create a user account for the website. By agreeing to the Terms of Use, and creating a user account, you are claiming you have no legal restrictions and can enter a legally binding contract. This inability to enter into a legally binding contract includes, but is not limited, to minimum age requirements to enter into a legally binding contract. In such a case your parent or guardian must create a user account.
  4. If you create or operate a user account on behalf of another individual, you are hereby declaring to the website that you have been authorized by the individual to do so. By agreeing to the Terms of Use and creating a user account you are declaring that you have the authority to enter into a legally binding contract on behalf of the third-party individual.
  5. If you create or operate a user account for a company, you are hereby declaring to the website that you are an authorized representative of that company. By agreeing to the Terms of Use and creating a user account you are declaring that you have the authority to enter into a legally binding contract on behalf of your company.
  6. You understand that all information (contact information, URLS, emails, addresses, information regarding a piece of property, etc.) and images entered or uploaded on the website are the sole responsibility of the company or individual who entered or uploaded said photos or information on the website. By using website you understand and agree that you may be exposed to inaccurate, objectionable, offensive, misleading, or otherwise objectionable listings information, or photos. The website members, employees, contractors, beneficiaries, and assigns make no representation or warranty of the listing.
  7. In the event a piece of listed property is lost or stolen, the website owners advise you to not enter your personal contact information for that specific listing. We advise you to only enter the contact information for the police department where you made the police report for the lost or stolen piece of equipment. When the police, or proper law enforcement authorities, are directly contacted, they can then initiate the appropriate response, and contact you using the information you’ve entered on your police report. If you do chose to enter your personal contact information on a stolen property listing, we advise you to contact the police or appropriate legal authority immediately after being contacted by someone who has searched and discovered that your property has been reported lost or stolen, and has information regarding the property’s whereabouts. Additionally, the website owners advise you not to give additional personal information to, or initiate a meeting with the person contacting you, in an attempt to directly recover your lost or stolen property.
  8. You agree to indemnify and not hold liable the website, its members, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, contractors, successors, assigns, officers, directors, beneficiaries, and agents under any circumstances including legal claims, attorneys’ fees, loss, damage, or criminal acts of any kind which may occur as a result of the contact information entered on the website, links to others sites, the private information you provide to the website or on listings, correspondence initiated due to the creation of a listing, or correspondence with someone who has created a listing.
  9. The website owners grant you access to website for your own personal use after you have agreed to the Terms of Use and entered the appropriate information to register and create an account. This access does not include:
    • any collection, duplication, or any other derivative use of information or images of or on the website;
    • using, or cause a third party to use, contact information listed when searching the website database for a specific item, other than using the contact information for the purpose for which it was intended;
    • the misuse of information including intellectual property violations, using information for spam mail or solicitation of any kind, copying text, copying codes, mimicking database storage and use, imitating marketing techniques, etc.;
    • any use of spiders, robots, or other similar data gathering tools or programs;
    • and use, duplication, or collection of any information, images, graphics, site layout, site design, programming code, etc. for any purpose other than the purposes outlined in clause 2.J.
  10. The website owners are willing to allow the following exceptions to clause 2.I:
    • search engines and non-commercial public archives can use robots, spiders, data mining tools to amass, copy, or duplicate information for the sole purpose of ranking URL's and providing links to the website;
    • you may display on your website, or create a hyperlink to the home page of the website so long as the link does not portray the website, its owners, its employees, or its affiliates in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter;
    • and if you wish to copy, collect, reproduce, or make derivative use of any content displayed on the the website for any other purposes (including commercial purposes) not stated herein, you must first obtain a license from the website owners.
  11. The the website, it's database, and associated services detailed herein are provided to you "as available" and "as is". All implied or expressed warranties including, but not limited to, the reliability, security, timeliness, accuracy, and performance of the website are disclaimed by the website to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  12. The website disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any warranties for other services or goods advertised on the website, or accessed through any links or URL's on the website.
  13. The website disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any warranties regarding protection from viruses or other harmful components in connection with the website or other sites, connected to the website through advertising, etc.
  14. By registering for the website, you understand, accept, and agree:
    • that you will not compete with the website for a period of 2 years;
    • that you will not indirectly or directly disclose or provide information (data entry techniques, data, information, website or page layouts, functions, buttons, URLS, programming, services, etc) to a third-party who is, intends to, or will compete with the website;
    • and you will not nor cause a third party to, directly or indirectly hire, solicit, or encourage to leave the website employment, any employee, consultant, or contractor of the website or hire any such employee, consultant, or contractor who has left the website employment or contractual engagement within a two-year period.
  15. These agreed to Terms of Use shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California. If any provision of this agreement is determined by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable to any extent, or in violation of any applicable law, that provision shall, if possible, be construed as though more narrowly drawn, if a narrower construction would avoid such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceable or, if that is not possible, such provision shall, to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, or unenforceable, be severed and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in effect.
  16. Our failure to act with respect to a perceived breach by you or any other user of the Terms of Use does not waive our right to pursue legal action to similar breaches, either in the past or future, by you or other individuals.
  17. By registering for the website, you understand, accept, and agree to the Terms of Use. These Terms of Use may be updated occasionally at our discretion, and each time you log-in to the website you are agreeing the to latest version of the Terms of Use. Furthermore, if you have an existing registered account, even if inactive, you agree to comply to our current Terms of Use. If you disagree with any of the Terms of Use, at any time, your only option is to remove your account and / or not use or discontinue any the use of the website.
  18. Your acceptance and agreement to the Terms of Use constitutes the whole and entire agreement between you and the website. This acceptance and agreement replaces and supersedes all prior written and oral agreements.

3. Website Owner Rights

  1. Website owner or owners may litigate against, pursue and/or file criminal charges, moderate the information within a listing or account, delete an account of listing of any user of the website for any reason, including, but not limited to a perceived or actual violation of the Terms of Use or the spirit of the Terms of Use. Additionally, you agree that you will not try to circumvent the website decision by reentering the deleted information, modifying the website changes to said information, or creating another account without the express written consent of the website.
  2. B. You understand that the website owner or owners, employees, contractors, etc. can, at anytime, modify or discontinue, some or all of the website information, site maps, or programming, with or without notice, and that the website in doing so will not be liable financially or otherwise, to any individual, company, or third party if the website is modified or discontinued in such manner.

4. Final Note

  • The website has no affiliation to any police or law enforcement agency what so ever. The website is not responsible for any false, fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate stolen property, lost property or found property claims. Posting on the website does not constitute nor replace an official police report what so ever. The website is not responsible for any action of any kind from a person, company or entity, resulting from of the website.
  • By posting stolen property or lost property on the website, you agree that you are the rightful and legal owner of that item or have the permission of the rightful or legal owner to do so. By posting on the website, you are agreeing that you are responsible for any action, legal or otherwise, resulting from your posting and website activity.
  • The website is not responsible for finding, recovering or returning any stolen property, lost property or found property nor is the website responsible for any compensation for stolen property, lost property or found property. The website is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from usage of the website. The website's goal is to provide the most current and accurate information and tips, but the website is not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information or tips nor is the website responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the information or tips provided on the website.
  • Every time you access the website, either as an unregistered visitor or as a registered user, logged in or other wise, you agree to our current Terms of Use. Furthermore, if you have an existing account, even if inactive, you agree to the current website Terms of Use. These Terms of Use can change at any time without notice. It is your own personal responsibility to know the most current Terms of Use by reviewing our posted Terms of Use on this page. These Terms of Use are nonnegotiable, if you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you should cancel any account(s), whether active or inactive, and discontinue all use of the website immediately.