Terms And Conditions

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Terms And Conditions

Terms and Conditions

HWBOT provides to you, the user a world-wide competition for benchers, automatically updating rankings in off-site forums & statistical information about the performance and overclockablity of specific hardware components. We at HWBOT strive to provide you the most up-to-date, complete & accurate online resource of hardware performance and benchmarking statistics. While we make every effort to assure the accuracy of the information available on the HWBOT site and forums rankings, we are not perfect. Because HWBOT is highly dependent on data submitted to us by others and the interaction of different forum software, user tags, internet connectivity and server load(s), there is the potential for incomplete or erroneous information.

FOR THE REASONS OUTLINED ABOVE, THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS. HWBOT DOES NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIFFICULTIES YOU MAY ENCOUNTER WITH OUR SERVICE. FURTHERMORE, THE SERVICE IS OFFERED TO YOU WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. FURTHERMORE, HWBOT DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LOSS OR LIABILITY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE HWBOT WEBSITE.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how COLARDYN IT GCV uses and protects any information that you give HWBOT when you use this website.

HWBOT is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. All private data is stored securely according to industry standards, like OWASP.

Any changes to the this policy will be prompted every time you visit HWBOT until they have been accepted. This policy is effective from 15 May 2008.

We may collect the following information:

  • email address
  • IP address used (to track cheating members)
  • submitted benchmark scores

We may use this information for the following purposes:

  • gathering statistical hardware data (*)
  • suggest hardware upgrades based on your current hardware (*)
  • contact you when something is wrong with your account or related benchmark submissions
  • send you an email about newly released HWBOT features (**)
  • send you an email about HWBOT competitions and challenges (**)

(*) This data may be shared with a third party, but is always made anonymous. Third parties never get hold of your email address or IP.
(**) You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time, and they are opt-in. Not opt-out.

Intellectual Property.

HWBoints (point calculation) is developed by Mtzki and is courtesy of HWBOT. All rules governing submission, account maintenance and forum conduct are designed to preserve the quality of the HWBOT, and its affiliates, competition and data. Every user is expected to read, understand and follow the rules to the best of his or her ability. In addition every user is responsible for the results in their profile, users who fail to maintain validation for results may expect to see their results removed from public view in the event validation is no longer available.

Furthermore each team moderator is responsible for the submissions of their team members on HWBOT. Moderators are expected to monitor, review and correct any submissions originating from their team when necessary.

We protect this information by taking the following precautions:

  • all data is stored on an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, which can only be accessed by developers who have the private key.
  • the HWBOT database is not reachable over the public internet, unless a specific IP is temporarily whitelisted
  • developers are aware of OWASP best practices, and security incidents are taken up with highest priority.

Intellectual Property

HWBoints (point calculation) is developed by Mtzki and is courtesy of HWBOT. All rules governing submission, account maintenance & forum conduct are designed to preserve the quality of the HWBOT competition & data. Every user is expected to read, understand and follow the rules to the best of his or her ability. In addition every user is responsible for the results in their profile, users who fail to maintain validation for results may expect to see their results removed from public view in the event validation is no longer available. Furthermore each team moderator is responsible for the submissions of their team members on HWBOT. Moderators are expected to monitor, review and correct any submissions originating from their team when necessary.

Code of conduct

HWBOT does not allow personal attacks, flamewars or similar discussions in the forums. Users who disregard these rules will be sanctioned accordingly with any associated material potentially being edited and/or deleted. HWBOT reserves the right to take any relevant action in relation to aforementioned.

Benchmark Rules

All submitted results are required to apply to the following rules:

  • results from a single benchmark session may only belong to one person, only submit if you are that person
  • for 3D related benches, you must be the legal owner of the videocard, with exceptions to hardware on lend by an impartial store, manufacturer or contest holder
  • for non 3D related benches, you must be the legal owner of the processor, with exceptions to hardware on lend by an impartial store, manufacturer or contest holder.
  • Screenshots must be clear and may not be manipulated except for a personal watermark. Avoid the use of software which may cause visual corruption, like a custom windows skin (eg. windows blinds, multimonitor setup, …).
  • A custom videocard BIOS is only allowed if it identifies the videocard as the original model.

Specific rules, hardware restrictions and prohibited software tweaks may apply for each benchmark application. You are required to have read and agreed to the rules before submitting your result.

Benchmark specific rules:


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