As part of operating this website, there must be Policies & Procedures in place to protect us all. We expect all Users to comply with all the sections, as set forth below.
1. Age (must be over 18)
Children are not allowed to use this website, and ask that minors (under the age of 18) not submit any personal information. The website is not directed nor intended to attract anyone under 18. Should we learn or be notified that information has been collected from users under the age of 18, such personally identifiable information will be deleted immediately.
2. Registration and Account Security
All users must provide their real names and information, and your help is requested to keep it that way.
The following basic information is part of registration and billing – first and last name, address, phone number, e-mail address, gender, birth date, username, password.
Here are some commitments you make to this website relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:
a. You will not provide any false personal information, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
b. You will not create more than one personal account.
c. If your account is disabled, you will not create another one without our permission.
d. You will not use your personal account for your own commercial gain.
e. You will not use this website if you are under 18.
f. You will not use this website if you are a convicted sex offender.
g. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
h. You will not share your password (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
i. You will not transfer your account (including any Profile) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
j. If you select a username or similar identifier for your account, we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if believed to be appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).
Together, we will do our best to keep everyone safe, yet cannot guarantee it. We need your help to keep this website safe, which includes the following commitments by you:
a. You will not post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam).
b. You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access this website, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission.
c. You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme.
d. You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
e. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
f. You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
g. You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, vulgar (yes, no curse words), or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
h. You will not develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol-related, dating or other mature content (including advertisements) without appropriate age-based restrictions.
i. You will not publicize or offer any contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes (“promotion”).
j. You will not use this website to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
k. You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of this website, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or any other website functionality.
l. You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement or our policies.
4. Protecting Other People's Rights
People’s rights are to be respected, and expect you to do the same.
a. You will not post content or take any action on this website that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law.
b. Any content or information you post on this website can be removed if we believe that it violates this Statement or our policies.
c. If your content is removed for infringing someone else's copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, you will be provided with an opportunity to appeal.
d. If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, your account will be disabled when appropriate.
e. You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including this website and associated Logos), or any confusingly similar marks, except as permitted with our prior written permission.
g. You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on this website.
h. You will not send email invitations to non-users without their consent.
5. Private Communication Amongst Users
Private communication amongst Users is strictly an option, and should be treated as a privilege.
a. Users who choose to communicate privately on this website shall comply and are responsible for conducting his or herself in accordance with the following sections outlined in these Policies & Procedures, as listed below:
i. (3) Safety
ii. (4) Protecting Other People’s Rights
b. We will not accept liability for any issues that may potentially arise between Users once they have chosen to communicate outside of this website. Users will be at their own risk.
6. Intellectual Property of This Website
All users only have the ability to post comments on this website.
a. Users will be able to edit or delete a post; however, all comments posted will become the intellectual property of this website.
b. This website owns the rights to anything posted by any user. This information may be utilized at our sole discretion whether it is to repost, publish, etc.
7. Mobile and Other Devices
a. Currently, mobile services are provided for free, but please be aware that your carrier's normal rates and fees, such as text messaging and data charges, will still apply.
b. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you will update your account information on this website within 48 hours to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person who acquires your old number.
c. You provide consent and all rights necessary to enable users to sync (including through an application) their devices with any information that is visible to them on this website.
a. Unless a change is made for legal or administrative reasons, or to correct an inaccurate statement, we will provide you with seven (7) days notice and an opportunity to comment on changes to this Statement.
b. If changes are made to policies referenced in or incorporated by this Statement, notice may be provided to you on this website.
c. Your continued use of this website following changes to our terms constitutes your acceptance of our amended terms.
If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, all or part of this website will no longer be provided to you. You will notified by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or disable your application at any time.
10. Special Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States
Together, we strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, yet also strive to respect local laws. The following provisions apply to users and non-users who interact with this website outside the United States:
a. You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
b. If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on this website (such as advertising or payments) or operate a Platform application or website. You will not use this website if you are prohibited from receiving products, services, or software originating from the United States.
Like most websites in cyberspace, the goal is to provide all Users with a positive experience. In order to promote this, these Policies & Procedures must be in place to protect us all. It is about enjoying and respecting each other while promoting an exchange of ideas, thoughts and stories on this website.
We must all work together in contributing to the success of this website!