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04-21-2007, 8:23 PM #1
Term of Service : Read
Information required upon registration for each participant on Aquaria Central must be accurate and complete. You must update such information as needed in order to ensure that the information remains to be accurate and complete.
2. Use of Member ID and Password
Aquaria Central assumes that all activities made using your Member ID and password are authorized by you.
3. Posting of Messages
Upon registration on Aquaria Central, Aquaria Central allows you to post a message (including without limitation text, data, photos, graphics, music, sounds and videos) in the Aquaria Central forums in a number of forms, such as your opinion about any of the topics in the Aquaria Central forums and comments to other people's messages. (the "Messages").
4. User Conduct
You agree not to provide any Messages, Avatars, Titles, Signatures to the Aquaria Central forums that:
(a) infringes any third-party intellectual property or publicity/privacy rights, (b) is knowingly false, and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violation of any law or regulation, (c) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information, and (d) promotes piracy.
As each forum is specifically tailored to address certain topics, you are responsible for initiating new threads in the correct forum. You should stay on-topic at all times. The appropriate content for each forum is described in detail on the Aquaria Central forums homepage.
You agree not to post the same message in multiple forums without permission from the Aquaria Central Administrator. All such requests for permission should be directed through the Administrative forum.
"Impersonation," or assuming the character of another member by copying his username and manner of writing, is not allowed.
"Multiple User Names," or assuming the character of more than one member by using more than one username and manner of writing, is not allowed.
"Flaming," or lashing out at other participants or displaying repeated dissatisfaction of Aquaria Central Administration and corrective actions, is strictly forbidden. Proper etiquette is required for participation in Aquaria Central.
"Spamming," or sending unsolicited electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings, in any form, is strictly forbidden.
"Trolling," or posting insulting or deliberately divisive threads/replies for the purpose of (1) harvesting retaliatory insults and flames, or (2) throwing off the balance of the forum, is also disallowed.
You agree not to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or “flood,” cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges.
You agree not to use the Aquaria Central forums to either advertise or promote commercial endeavors, which includes direct posts, as well as, active links to other sites on the Internet, without permission from the Aquaria Central Administrator. All such requests for permission should be directed through the Administrative forum. You may, however, include URLs or active links to commercial sites, reasonable in number, only for the sole purpose of expanding on comments or providing additional information as part of regular forum interactions.
You agree that you will not incorporate any word in your name, Message ID or custom user title or Avatar, that is defamatory, obscene or profane, or which violates any trademark, service mark, or other proprietary/intellectual property rights of any third party, including, without limitation, that of Aquaria Central.
5. Content Filtering
Aquaria Central reserves the right to edit, delete, or prune any and all Messages which, in its sole opinion, violates any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or is viewed in our judgment as inappropriate at the time of submittal or at anytime thereafter.
Aquaria Central may elect, at its sole discretion, to monitor some, all, or no areas of Aquaria Central for adherence to these terms and conditions or Aquaria Central policies and guidelines. Moderators of Aquaria Central control individual forums. Questions about a particular forum should be directed to the respective forum moderator.
Any user who feels that a message is objectionable may request Aquaria Central to delete said Message by PM to an Admin or email through firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of such a request, Aquaria Central will determine, in its sole opinion, if such deletion is necessary. If deemed necessary, Aquaria Central will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable period.
Aquaria Central does not endorse or recommend any of the opinions or ideas contributed by its users. However, Aquaria Central permits others to make judgments about your Messages.
Aquaria Central is not responsible for any and all Messages expressed in the Aquaria Central forums. Aquaria Central does not attempt to control or validate any comments or recommendations provided by the participants and is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the Messages. Therefore, you bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the Messages.
Information contained in the Aquaria Central forums, including but not limited to those relating to law or medicine or other fields, is not intended to substitute for the advice or opinion of your own lawyer or physician or professional adviser. You agree not to rely solely on any of the advise or opinion expressed. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall Aquaria Central be liable for any reliance on any such information, nor shall Aquaria Central be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect or punitive damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the information in Aquaria Central.
Aquaria Central does not endorse or recommend any posts which encourage the shipping of invasive species (plant or animal) and prohibits the use or said use of illegal activates.
Aquaria Central will not allow any posts which incorporate politics or religion in any form in the forums. This includes but is not limited to words and/or insinuations in avatars, posts, and/or signatures. Aquaria Central will make every effort to remove any such avatars, posts, and/or signatures which does such with editing and/or deleting as deemed necessary.
Aquaria Central will not allow nudity in any form in the forums. This includes but is not limited to avatars, words and/or insinuations in avatars, posts, and/or signatures. Aquaria Central will make every effort to remove any such avatars, posts, and/or signatures which does such with editing and/or deleting as deemed necessary.
6. User Privacy
Aquaria Central collects information during the registration process to operate the site ("Registration Information"). It collects non-personally identifiable information (often referred to as demographic information) such as: country, region or city, zip or postal code, gender, birth date and occupation. You may update your Registration Information any time by clicking the "Settings" link found on the horizontal black bar on the upper part of any Aquaria Central page.
Your Registration Information is used only for demographic statistics. Aquaria Central keeps all of your Personal Information private and does not share it with any third parties. Aquaria Central will not disclose your Personal Information unless acting under a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Aquaria Central; (3) enforce the User Agreement; or (4) act to protect the interests of its members or others.
A special registration form during contests/promos may be used for the purpose of gathering demographic information from the contest/promo participants. This information can be shared with the contest/promo sponsors depending on Aquaria Central's agreement with them.
Aquaria Central will not send you any unsolicited information, including e-mail, unless you choose otherwise. Aquaria Central may also send periodic member letters to announce important service changes, new features, and technical issue updates.
If at any time you believe that Aquaria Central has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by e-mail at email@example.com and we will use all reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem. If you have questions about this policy, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
7. Parental Supervision
At the time of registration, it is required that users check whether they are under 13 or 13 and older at time of registration truthfully. Aquaria Central will not be held accountable for users who answer this question untruthfully. Aquaria Central encourages parents to monitor their children who are under 13 years of age. While content is moderated to filter objectionable posts, some topics may still not be suitable for children.
8. Limitation of Use
Aquaria Central reserves the right to limit the use of Aquaria Central forums to any individual or group at any time.
9. No Warranty
Aquaria Central disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or material in the Aquaria Central forums.
Aquaria Central disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of Messages.
Aquaria Central disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material through Aquaria Central.
The Aquaria Central web site and services are provided "as is," and Aquaria Central and its co-brand partners expressly disclaim all warranties or conditions of any kind (whether express, implied or statutory), including without limitation the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, and fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, Aquaria Central does not promise or warrant to you that any aspect of the web site and system will work properly or will be available continuously.
10. No Liability
In no event shall Aquaria Central be liable to any party for any loss or damage, including but not limited to lost revenues or profits or special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages (howsoever arising, including negligence) arising out of or in connection with the Aquaria Central website, its services or this Agreement.
11. Access Limits
Without the prior written consent of Aquaria Central, you may not (a) use any automated means to access the site or collect any information from the Aquaria Central website (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts), or (b) frame the site, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages.
12. Services, Fees and Charges
Aquaria Central reserves the right to modify the services offered by Aquaria Central from time to time, with or without notice, including the right to terminate such services. Aquaria Central reserves the right to charge any fees for use or participation in the Aquaria Central forums. At present, however, Aquaria Central does not charge any fees for participation in the Aquaria Central.
Aquaria Central reserves the right to amend any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time. Such amended terms and conditions shall be effective when posted at the Aquaria Central website.
Aquaria Central reserves the right to terminate your use of Aquaria Central at anytime, with or without notice. Following termination, at its sole option, Aquaria Central may remove some or all of your Messages from the Aquaria Central website or leave it available for public review, without need of notice or approval from you.
15. Governing Law and Venue
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, the venue shall be the proper courts of United States of America.
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