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Forum terms and conditions

Post  Lilliput on Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:00 am

Friends Of Ben Discussion Forum – Terms and Conditions

Please note you must be at least 16 years of age to join this forum

1. Acceptable Behaviour

Your use of (referred to as FOB for the remainder of this document) shall be in accordance with these conditions, which are non-negotiable.
You agree that you will not:
• Post, transmit, upload, email or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, such as for example, inside information, confidential or proprietary information gained or disclosed as a part of employment relationships, or under agreements of nondisclosure.
• Post, transmit, upload, email or otherwise make available any content that in doing so infringes upon a trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any party.
• Post, transmit, upload, email or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses, computer code, programs or files that are designed to interrupt, limit the functionality of or destroy any computer hardware or software, or telecommunications equipment.
• Post, transmit, upload, email or otherwise make available any content that is illegal, abusive, harassing, defamatory, confidential, harmful, threatening, vulgar, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, or ethnically, racially or otherwise objectionable.
• Impersonate any person or entity. This includes but is not limited to, any FOB team member or administrator, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity.
• Register or post in excess of one account with Us without notifying an administrator or moderator. Should it come to our attention that you have registered more than one account, we may remove your posting rights, therefore prohibiting your participation on FOB.

2. Forum Use

This section governs use of the discussion forum, and applies to all users either directly or indirectly, registered or otherwise.
You agree that you will not:
• Provoke others or cause trouble. If you wish to argue with people then go to instant messenger or email.
• Make personal attacks on anyone during your use of the forum. Do not abuse someone for example, because of their race, colour, sex, or religious beliefs.
• Reignite inflammatory threads by creating new threads after existing threads on the same topic have been closed.• Use excessive and unnecessary use of bad language.
• Argue a moderators decision publicly. Any and all complaints directed at a moderating decision should be addressed to the moderator in question via private message.
• Reproduce messages sent using the forum Private Messaging function on the forum or anywhere else without permission from the sender, unless requested to by an admi nistrator for site administration purposes.
• Have a signature larger than 300px wide by 100px high. If your signature is larger than the allotted size given, you will be requested by a moderator to resize your image. Failing to append your signature when requested to by a member of Our staff will result in the removal of your signature. Signatures may not contain adverts of any sort unless previously agreed by Us. Please also keep text signatures under 4 lines.
• Provide links to third party web sites or content unless given express permission to do so by a moderator or administrator. The exception to this condition is links which are shown to be relevant to any discussion taking place will be permitted within the context of that discussion. We may remove third party links at any time with or without explanation.
You agree that:
• We may, for content management purposes, move a forum thread to a more appropriate forum area if We feel that it is situated in the i ncorrect forum area.
• We may, for content management purposes, close a thread. This would usually be because the discussion in the thread is not moving along, users are not covering new points, or that the discussion is going around in circles.
• FOB is an Irish based, English speaking forum, unless you receive prior permission, all posts, articles, signatures or other submissions should be made in English. This is so that we may verify their meaning.

3. Third Party Web sites

• You accept that we cannot be held responsible for any third party Web sites that you may access through FOB, and further agree that any third party content is not our responsibility. We do not endorse any third party Web sites or content unless clearly stated, and therefore cannot be held liable or responsible for any promotion, content, service or product that is located on a third party web site. We further cannot be held liable or responsible for any loss or damage, offence th at may be caused, or that you allege has been caused by third party content or Web sites
• All and any contact that you have with third party traders or Web sites that you may come into contact with during your use of FOB, including but not limited to payments for products or services, any conditions made, warranties offered, or contracts entered into, are your responsibility and not the responsibility of FOB.

4. Our Rights

• You will acknowledge and accept that the FOB site contains a large and varied amount of content. We do not check content posted by you prior to it being placed on the web site. We therefore reserve the right to remove or delete in part or in its entirety any content that you submit should We feel that it violate these terms and conditions, or any guidelines or announcements that may be available to view elsewhere on FOB. We are neither liable nor responsible for the content that you submit. We will monitor such content as appropriate an d act accordingly should we be informed of any objectionable material.
• You will acknowledge and accept that all content posted on this site becomes the property of the site owners, you acknowledge that You are the author of each message posted and FOB are the publishers. If you request your account to be deleted you acknowledge and accept that we are under no obligation to edit or delete all your posts submitted on the site.
• You will acknowledge and accept that we have the right to temporarily or permanently remove your ability to post content, and that we further have the right to ban you from FOB should you break any of these Terms and Conditions.
• You acknowledge and accept that in certain circumstances we have the right to provide information to your ISP at our discretion following but not limited to severe disruption by you, the provision of illegal or abusive content, any attempts made by you to re-register after being banned, or for any other reason that involves you breaking these Terms and Conditions.
• You will acknowledge that reproduction of material from this web site without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. All contributions to this site are also copyright of the site owner.
• You acknowledge and accept that if you are banned from use of the FOB web site, you will not in any way attempt to re-register using any other name or identity not known to us, or any other email address not known to us. If you do so, we will pursue the maximum penalty available under your Internet Service Providers’s Acceptable Use Policy.

*Please remember that members do require our permission to add our link to other sites/forums. We do not wish this forum to be associated with certain sites that promote back yard breeders or any type of irresponsible ownership, even indirectly.

**If you know of someone who wants to rehome their dog, please ask them to join the forum and post on the Private Rehoming section or, if it is an urgent case, they can contact the admin team at
Please understand that we have limited resources in terms of funds and foster homes available, therefore can only take in a specific number of dogs at any given time.

If unsure about any of the above, please check with the Admin or Mods team

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