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 Post subject: Terms of Service (TOS)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:37 pm 
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Welcome to Random Topics

Random Topics is a privately owned forum. Moderators may delete and edit posts in an effort to keep the site free of forum wars, insults, advertising and off-topic replies. Please be polite and helpful with your replies. Feel free to seek help from a moderator or administrator at anytime. By requesting membership at Random Topics, you agree to abide by the Terms of Service (also known as TOS) contained herein and by any rules or regulations created by the moderators and administration of Random Topics. These Terms of Service and other rules or regulations may be altered at any time, without advance notice, and become effective immediately upon publication on the site.

As with all communities, there are certain rules that must be respected. Below are some, though not all, violations that may result in Random Topics terminating your membership privileges. By entering our interactive community, you agree to follow the house rules.


TOS – Behave Yourself!


You Are Responsible For What You Post
You are entirely responsible and liable for all activities conducted through your sessions. It is required that when making a factual statement you provide a source for that information otherwise you must use IMO IMHO etc.. to advise others that the post is your opinion only. Exceptions are made for common knowledge like definitions, etc...

By entering our interactive community, you agree not to do engage in any of the following actions:

No Obscene or Hateful Language
Do not harass, threaten, or cause distress or discomfort upon another message board participant, user or other individual entity.

However, normal, adult language, including swearing IS permitted.. on occasion.

Do not use blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred or profanity
Do not....
-Provide material that is grossly offensive to the online community, including blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, abusiveness, vulgarity, or profanity;
-Promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, or promote threats or physical harm or injury against any group or individual;


No Solicitations, Advertisements or Illegal Activity
NO... Using the message boards for commercial purposes, including, but not limited to the following:
a. Offering for sale any products or services;
b. Soliciting for advertisers and sponsors;
c. Displaying material containing pornographic material of any kind.

You may not suggest or encourage illegal activity.

Spammers
Members who add other websites into ANY of their profile information or choose a username that is a website address, will be banned immediately.

No Personal Information
Posting of personal information about other posters, or information intended to lead to the discovery of the identity of other posters, is forbidden. Copying and posting Private Messages without the permission of the author is also forbidden.

For your safety and privacy, please do not post personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers or any other private information. It is also important to be cautious when using the PM system as well. When you reveal personal information it can, and has been abused by others to exploit vulnerabilities, to gain attention, etc... Remember we all enjoy the anonymity of the web but that means people are not always what they represent themselves to be. Be cautious out there.

All Materials Must Be Copyrighted
Copyright infringement is a serious matter. Please post only a brief passage from any published document and link to the original. Do not copy and paste entire posts from other forums without express permission of the author. If you have questions about copyright infringement, please refer to information about the Fair Use Doctrine. As a general rule only 10% of a written work may be copied along with a link to the original or works sited.

Post At Your Own Risk
You participate at your own risk on the Random Topics Forum, and via PMs. You take responsibility for postings under your identification and use the information you provide at your own risk. Random Topics takes no responsibility for the content or opinions posted. You are not allowed to bring PMs and rep comments onto the public forums. If you feel you are being harassed, unfairly targeted etc.. please contact an Administrator.

All Posts are Subject to Review
Random Topics reserves the right to remove any postings (although it has no duty to do so), for example, notes that are off the subject or not in English. When a complaint is made to Admin by anyone about a poster or post - it triggers an investigation into that member's posts. After a complete review the admin will take appropriate action.

Deletion of Account
Random Topics will delete a username if requested. When deleting a name it does not delete the posts, it moves them under the name 'Guest'. If a delete name is requested the posts will still remain on Random Topics forums and will not be deleted.

Termination
Random Topics, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password and user name and/or use of the service, and may remove and discard any content within the service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if Random Topics believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these terms. Although Random Topics will attempt to notify you when your account has been terminated, you agree that any termination of your access to the service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Random Topics may immediately deactivate or delete your password and user name and all related information and files associated with it and/or bar any further access to such files or the service. Further, you agree that Random Topics shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the service.

By registering and posting you are agreeing to the terms of service.

The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Random Topics for any loss, liability, claim, damage and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or in connection with the contents of the user’s message board or chat session.



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Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall Random Topics or any parent or related entity be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, Random Topics materials. You specifically acknowledge and agree that Random Topics is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any Random Topics material, or with any of Random Topics terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using Random Topics.


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