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Terms of Service: Introduction

Welcome to TireGrades.com. This website is dedicated to providing car and truck owners, especially those with little understanding of tires, with reliable and easily understandable tire reviews, advice, and guides. Our goal is to help you solve tire-related problems quickly and efficiently.

Audience and Use: TireGrades.com is primarily designed for car and truck owners seeking information and solutions related to tires. The content and services provided are tailored to meet the needs of this audience.

User Interaction: Interaction with TireGrades.com is available through a contact form on our website and through our official pages on third-party social media platforms. We encourage constructive communication and feedback to enhance our services and content.

Commercial Aspect: TireGrades.com features advertisements managed by Ezoic and participates in affiliate marketing programs, including but not limited to Amazon and prominent online tire retailers. This means we may earn a commission for purchases made through our affiliate links. Additionally, we are exploring the possibility of offering information products directly on our site.

Content and Intellectual Property: The content on TireGrades.com, including but not limited to articles, reviews, and guides, is created by our dedicated team. We also utilize stock images and credited photos from other sources to enhance our content. The intellectual property rights of all materials on this website are either owned by us or used under appropriate permissions.

No Registration Required: Access to TireGrades.com does not require any form of registration or subscription. All content is freely accessible to our visitors.

By using TireGrades.com, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. These terms govern your access to and use of our website and its content. If you do not agree with any part of these terms, please do not use our website.

User Responsibilities

1. Compliance with Terms:

  • Users must agree to comply with all the terms and conditions outlined in this document while using TireGrades.com. Non-compliance may result in restricted access to the website.

2. Accurate Information:

  • If users provide any information through the contact form or any other interaction medium, it should be accurate, current, and complete.

3. Lawful Use:

  • The website must be used only for lawful purposes and in ways that do not infringe upon the rights of, or restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website.

4. Prohibited Behaviors:

  • Users must refrain from:
    • Engaging in any conduct that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the website or interfere with any other party’s use of the website.
    • Attempting to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the website, or any other systems or networks connected to the website.
    • Using the website for any purpose that is illegal or prohibited by these terms.
    • Posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material.
    • Uploading viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other harmful or deleterious programming routines.
    • Spamming, phishing, or engaging in unethical marketing practices.

5. Intellectual Property Respect:

  • Users must respect the intellectual property rights of TireGrades.com and third parties. Any use of the content from the website should be in accordance with the guidelines outlined under the Intellectual Property section of these terms.

6. Reporting Infringements:

  • Users should report any infringement of these terms or any questionable behavior encountered on the website through the provided contact information.

7. Changes and Modifications:

  • Users acknowledge that the content and structure of the website, including the Terms of Service, may be changed, modified, or updated at any time, and agree to abide by such changes.

Intellectual Property Rights

1. Ownership of Content:

  • All content published on TireGrades.com, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, and software, is the property of TireGrades.com or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright and intellectual property laws.

2. Use of Content:

  • The content on TireGrades.com is provided for informational purposes only. Users are granted a limited license to access and make personal use of this content but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of TireGrades.com.

3. Prohibitions on Content Use:

  • This content may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without prior written permission from TireGrades.com.
  • Users are specifically prohibited from:
    • Using any content for commercial purposes or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial).
    • Attempting to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on TireGrades.com.
    • Transferring the materials to another person or “mirroring” the materials on any other server.

4. Trademarks:

  • The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on TireGrades.com are registered and unregistered Trademarks of TireGrades.com and others. Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the website without the written permission of TireGrades.com or the third party that may own the Trademarks.

5. Third-Party Intellectual Property:

  • Where content published on TireGrades.com makes use of third-party intellectual property, such as stock images or credited photos, these are used under license or with permission, and their use is governed by the terms set by their respective owners.

6. Reporting Violations:

  • If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated by content on TireGrades.com, please contact us immediately to investigate and address your concerns.

User-Generated Content

1. Definition of User-Generated Content:

  • For TireGrades.com, user-generated content refers to any material, information, or content that users submit, post, or otherwise provide via the contact form or through our official social media pages.

2. Responsibility for Content:

  • Users are solely responsible for their own content and the consequences of submitting and publishing their content on the website.
  • TireGrades.com is not responsible for, and does not endorse, user-generated content and makes no guarantee regarding the reliability, accuracy, nature, or quality of such content.

3. Rights Granted to TireGrades.com:

  • By submitting content to TireGrades.com, users grant the website a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content in any form.

4. Content Standards:

  • User-generated content must adhere to the standards set out in these Terms of Service, particularly concerning lawful and respectful behavior.
  • Content must not be illegal, defamatory, obscene, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy, or otherwise injurious or objectionable.

5. Removal of Content:

  • TireGrades.com reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any user-generated content.
  • TireGrades.com also reserves the right to take necessary legal action against users who violate these terms.

6. No Confidentiality:

  • Users should understand that any content they submit through the contact form or social media can be read, collected, and used by others. Therefore, they should exercise caution with personal information and avoid submitting confidential or proprietary information.


1. General Information Purposes Only:

  • The content on TireGrades.com, including tire reviews, advice, guides, and any other information, is provided for general informational purposes only. It should not be considered exhaustive or as constituting professional advice.

2. No Guarantee of Accuracy:

  • While we strive to ensure that the information on TireGrades.com is accurate and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee that all the information is free of errors, current, or comprehensive. We disclaim all liability for any inaccuracies or incompleteness found in any of the materials on our website.

3. No Endorsement of Third-Party Products/Services:

  • Our website may contain references to third-party products, services, or websites. However, these references do not imply endorsement by TireGrades.com. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of external sites or for the quality of the products or services provided by third parties.

4. No Liability for Use:

  • Users agree that the use of information obtained from or through TireGrades.com is at their own risk. TireGrades.com, its owners, employees, and affiliates will not be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on our website.

5. Affiliate and Advertisement Disclaimer:

  • TireGrades.com participates in affiliate marketing programs and displays advertisements from third-party networks. The website receives compensation for affiliate links and advertisements, but this does not influence the editorial content. We disclaim any liability related to these affiliate products or advertisements.

6. No Professional Advice:

  • The information provided on TireGrades.com is not intended as professional advice, particularly where specific tire needs or vehicular concerns are involved. Always consult with a qualified professional for such advice.

Limitation of Liability

1. Scope of Liability:

  • TireGrades.com, including its owners, employees, affiliates, and agents, will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site or from any information, content, materials, products (including software) or services included on or otherwise made available to you through TireGrades.com, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages, unless otherwise specified in writing.

2. Liability in Jurisdictions:

  • The liability limitations in these terms may not apply to you as some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

3. Basis of the Bargain:

  • The limitations of liability set forth in these terms reflect a reasoned and negotiated allocation of risk between TireGrades.com and you, the user. The terms set forth in this section are fundamental elements of the basis of the agreement between TireGrades.com and you.

4. User Acknowledgement:

  • You acknowledge and agree that TireGrades.com has offered its products and services, set its prices, and entered into these Terms in reliance upon the warranty disclaimers and the limitations of liability set forth herein, that the warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability set forth herein reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between you and TireGrades.com, and that the warranty disclaimers and the limitations of liability set forth herein form an essential basis of the bargain between you and TireGrades.com.

5. Limitation Application:

  • This limitation of liability applies to, but is not limited to, any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action.

Privacy Policy Reference

1. Importance of Privacy:

  • At TireGrades.com, we understand the importance of privacy. We are committed to protecting the personal information of our users. Our Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, protect, and share personal information gathered through our website.

2. Incorporation of Privacy Policy:

  • The Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service. By agreeing to these Terms, users also acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in the Privacy Policy.

3. Collection of Information:

  • Our website may collect personal information in various ways, including but not limited to, when users visit our site, fill out a form, or engage with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available. The Privacy Policy provides detailed information about the types of data collected and its purposes.

4. Use and Sharing of Information:

  • The Privacy Policy describes how TireGrades.com may use the collected information. This includes improving our website, sending periodic emails if users agree to receive them, and responding to inquiries or other requests.

5. User Consent:

  • By using TireGrades.com, users consent to the collection and use of personal information as outlined in the Privacy Policy.

6. Changes to the Privacy Policy:

  • The Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We encourage users to frequently check the policy for any changes and stay informed about how we protect the personal information we collect.

7. Contact Information:

  • If users have any questions about the Privacy Policy, they should contact us using the information provided on our website.

Changes to Terms

1. Right to Modify Terms:

  • TireGrades.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms periodically for changes.

2. Notification of Changes:

  • Changes to the Terms will be effective immediately upon their posting on the website unless otherwise stated. We may also choose to notify users of significant changes through email or other direct communication methods, but this is not guaranteed.

3. User’s Continued Use:

  • Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms, TireGrades.com grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the site.

4. Documenting Changes:

  • We will endeavor to keep a record of all amendments to these Terms for your reference. This historical record may be available on our website or upon request.

5. User Responsibility:

  • It is important for users to familiarize themselves with the most current version of the Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you should discontinue using our website immediately.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

1. Governing Law:

  • These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of North Carolina, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

2. Jurisdiction:

  • Any disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Service, including any questions regarding its existence, validity, or termination, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of North Carolina, United States of America.

3. Compliance with Local Laws:

  • Users are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. TireGrades.com does not represent that its website or content is appropriate outside the United States of America.

4. Dispute Resolution:

  • In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising from or relating to these Terms of Service, the parties shall use their best efforts to settle the dispute, claim, question, or disagreement.

5. Legal Actions and Proceedings:

  • You agree that any legal action or proceeding between TireGrades.com and you for any purpose concerning these Terms or the parties’ obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in North Carolina, United States of America.