The Acceptable Use Policy - Read before using this forum

The Acceptable Use Policy

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The Acceptable Use Policy - Read before using this forum

Post by ImagineForumAdmin » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:40 pm


This policy is the contractual requirement for admission to our forum.
You agree to comply and are obliged to comply with the following when joining and before using a Future Publishing PLC forum. Future Publishing PLC reserves the right to suspend or remove your user account without notice should a user not comply with our policy.

This forum has been provided for readers to contribute and discuss topics related to the magazine created by Future Publishing PLC.
Posting and replying to a message is open to anyone, with the exception of select posts that are for the use of the staff of Future Publishing PLC only.

[b]Information storage[/b]
All users of the forum agree that any information provided is being stored in a database (including IP address). This information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent. However, Future Publishing PLC cannot be held responsible for any hacking or cracking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies serve only to improve the forum usability and do not contain any of the information you have entered above. The email address is used for the confirmation of registration and password (and for sending revised passwords should a user misplace or forget their current one). It may also be used to alert you to important announcements regarding this or other online services provided by Future Publishing PLC.

[b]Forum categories and topics[/b]
Future Publishing PLC reserves the right to edit, move or close any topic at any time.

[b]Future Publishing Forum Acceptable Use Policy[/b]

This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all forum posts and all private messages.

1 Offensive behaviour
Offensive behaviour is not acceptable in any form. Any post that Future Publishing PLC believes to be offensive will be deleted. Offensive material includes:
a) Constitutes child pornography.
b) Constitutes pornography.
c) Is excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence, or contains harassing content or hate speech.
d) Is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction, including chain letters and pyramid schemes.
e) Is defamatory or violates a person's privacy.
f) Creates a risk to a person's safety or health, creates a risk to public safety or health, compromises national security, or interferes with a investigation by law enforcement.
g) Improperly exposes trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information of another person.
h) Is intended to assist others in defeating technical copyright protections.
i) Clearly infringes on another person's trade or service mark, patent, or other property right.
j) Promotes illegal drugs, violates export control laws, relates to illegal gambling, or illegal arms trafficking.
k) Is otherwise illegal or solicits conduct that is illegal under laws applicable to you or to Future Publishing PLC.
l) Is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may result in retaliation against Future Publishing PLC by offended viewers.
m) Threads started with the intention of causing an argument, or posts which seek to derail a thread by starting arguments for the sake of it.
n) Racist comments in any form will not be tolerated and will result in an instant ban.
o) No religious or political discussion is allowed.

2. Replying
a) Please avoid quoting long messages when replying to a post. When replying only quote as much of the original post as necessary.
b) Avoid resurrecting old threads (those older than one month, without subsequent replies) unless 1) you are the original thread author, or; 2) you have a substantial, constructive addition to offer. Under no circumstances reply to old threads with one-word answers or smilies.

3. Digression
Avoid digression from the forum description. If you feel a topic is not covered contact one of the moderators to discuss.

4. Registration
a) One user may register only once for the forum and not register as multiple users.
b) You agree that you are responsible for choosing a secure password.

5. No commercial use
Our forums are for topic discussion only and its use for commercial, press releases, adverts, or any other solicited or unsolicited commercial communication posting is strictly forbidden.
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