Posted: Jan 29, 2011 8:18 am
by starr
Appendix 3. Legal and Other Issues

3.1 Right to Access retains the right to deny access to anyone, for any reason, including negligent or wrongful conduct. The "Right to Free Speech" does not apply to private forums or

3.2 Circumventing Denied Service.
Creating new or additional accounts, or accessing the site from a cloaked or proxy account, after being denied service, constitutes negligent and/or intentional interference with contractual rights and can subject the violator to criminal and/or civil liability.

3.3 Legal Disclosure
Use of acknowledges your awareness of this Membership Agreement . By posting on, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, its affiliates and their officers, volunteers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and/or suppliers from and against any/all losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) resulting from any violation of this Membership Agreement, or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing your account.

3.4 Accuracy
You are solely responsible for the material you post and does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or "expert" guest, or from a member of our staff. Any advice posted is used at your own risk. There is no substitute for healthy scepticism, doing your homework and using your own good judgment.

3.5 Personal Discussion provides a large, close-knit community where people can share their joys and their troubles. It cannot, however, provide a formal counselling service. People who are in need of such services are strongly advised to seek professional counselling services. reserves the right to limit such discussions, remove them from sight, and request that members initiating such discussions continue them with someone who can provide qualified care.

3.6 Use of Materials
Although we make freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on . The materials available through are the property of or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through but you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on in any form (posting on other websites, by email or other electronic means), without prior permission from the owner. However, links to are always appreciated and welcome.

3.7 Content rights does not claim ownership or rights to any content, photos, videos, audio or other works of authorship posted on this website by its members. After posting content on, you will continue to hold all ownership rights to your posted content, as well as all rights to use your content in any way, shape or form according to your discretion. On this site, such content must be within the limitations of prohibited content as deemed by our Membership Agreement. By posting content on this site, you are hereby granting a limited license for using, altering, duplicating, publishing, republishing or reproducing their work through services and linking, in its entirety or as sees fit, in perpetuity. As a limited license, this means that your content is subject to global reach via the internet, is royalty free (not subject to fees imposed on and that you are free to post and license the same content to other parties outside of (non-exclusive). This limited license does not expire and is upheld for as long as sees fit.

Posted user-submitted content remains visible on at all times, even after suspension, ban, deactivation or deletion of associated user accounts. Upon posting content, you hereby warrant that you are the owner of the content or have rights to grant a limited license on said content. You also warrant that any content posted by you is not in violation of copyright laws, contracts, privacy rights, publicity rights, and you also agree to pay fees and fines associated with infringements of any content protection laws.

3.8 Proprietary Rights
The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations or information with us. expects that you will not use the service to violate anyone's copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to, you are representing that you are the owner of the material; are making your submission with the express consent of the owner; or have legal authorisation and/or rights to submit any non-owned property.

In the interests of transparency, the maintenance of a high standard of debate and compliance with copyright law:
    a. All quoted texts must be presented as such and attributed to a source to avoid confusion over authorship. Therefore, you must provide links to online sources or list author, title, and edition copyright when quoting from printed literature. The onus is on you to ensure that you have copyright permission to copy text from articles, in situations where fair use does not apply.
    b. You may not post "copyrighted" material in its entirety or large amounts of material that is available from other sites.
    c. You may not "hotlink" unless it is explicitly allowed by the website.

3.9 Disruption of Service
Any attempts to disrupt via the site, server, features or resources will be investigated, documented and recorded by our security team. A suspected security violation will result in the documents, logs and other communication exchanged between parties (including e-mails, Private Messages or recorded phone calls), used as evidence to support criminal prosecution and/or civil action(s). will work in conjunction with Internet Service Providers; local, state or federal law enforcement and our attorneys, to identify any persons using cloaked or proxied IP's in an attempt to access and disrupt the site anonymously. Along with all evidentiary materials, offending parties will be identified and reported to authorities. Legal remedies for any/all damages will be vigorously pursued.