Terms of Service
Your privacy is paramount to us. We do not transmit, sell, rent or otherwise disseminate your personal information to third parties for any purpose without your approval.
In short, we don’t sell, broker, list, or distribute your personal information in any way shape or form. At any time you can delete your profile and cancel your free membership to this site. Your information here and participation in this site is up to you. It is a voluntary site to join.
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:
While these discussion forums encourage a wide range of opinions, please keep your posts focused on the topic of the forum or site section in which you are submitting your message. Each forum has a different topic, so what is appropriate in one forum or thread may not be appropriate in another. Do not discuss problems that you may have against a particular company’s way of conducting business and or other issues that may be better dealt with them directly. Direct support forums are to discuss questions or issues with the particular product they sell or support. No discussion in a political, religious or sexual orientation will be allowed to be discussed.
Please do not double post the same topic in multiple forum sections. This creates confusion and repetitive reply’s.
The Member Blog section is not meant for advertisements. Only Related Blogs will be allowed.
Please upload any files that you have created for sharing to the download section in your member profile. Then direct users to your profile to download it. Do not upload files in the forums; you can add a link to the location of the file to the discussion in the forums.
The use of inappropriate or offensive language in is not permitted in these forums including messages, signatures, user names, or any other area, which may contain user input for public display. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the forums when posting your messages.
HARASSMENT & FLAMING:
This Site members are not permitted to harass or “flame” other members or company. Please do not post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Please note that this also includes the posting of taunts on a forum solely for the purpose of demeaning that forums topic and/or members.
COPYRIGHTED OR TRADEMARKED MATERIAL:
It is illegal to post any content that is copyrighted or trademarked, unless you hold the copyright or trademark. Any material protected by copyright may not be posted in the message boards without the expressed permission of the author or owner of the copyright on that material. This includes reproducing the full text of news stories, articles, etc. It is acceptable to provide a link to copyrighted material, to post brief excerpts, or to paraphrase other works, though we do strongly encourage you to cite the original source whenever possible.
PIRACY OR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES:
This community forum is a place for ideas and constructive participation, and not a place to violate any laws or to discuss illegal activities. This type of activity includes, but is not limited to, advocating or asking for information regarding software piracy or unauthorized emulators of software or hardware, sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys, “cracks,” or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks, or any other systems. Please refrain from posting this kind of message.
This is a forum of ideas, so advertisements are not allowed in this venue. A member may answer another members question about their occupation or business; however, if you are a rep, manufacturer, distributor or retailer for any product you cannot solicit, offer, promote, or market this product in the discussion forums. Offering support or technical answers for the item being discussed is permitted based on the criteria listed above. Please seek out the advertising information This Site has available to promote your products.
If you have a new product announcement please use the Product Announcement Forum provided, or contact a moderator at This Site to add it to the overall site Blog. We are more then happy to announce the new related products or services. This site and forums are not to be used for advertisement purposes, strictly announcements, questions and news.
Spamming, in which a user posts the same message repeatedly in one or multiple forums, is prohibited. Spamming will also be defined as posting advertisements in the general discussion forums for products for sale in the swap shop.
AUCTION and CLASSIFIES POSTING:
No posting auction or classifieds in the forums please. No asking for bids or words that would lead the buyer to assume you are having an auction. No ads linking to external auction sites allowed in the for sale or discussion forums. If you have an item for auction at another site and are bound by their contract to fulfill the terms of the auction, please do not post the same item for sale at This Site. Post you auctions or classifies in the classifieds section of This Site only.
Forum members are allowed to embed images in their messages by linking to an image that exists on another site or uploading it from their computers hard drive. In addition to the copyright restrictions mentioned above, users should also refrain from embedding any images of a sexual or offensive nature. Any links to clearly offensive or pornographic materials will be removed immediately at the moderators’ discretion.
Do not use image tags to display pictures in a thread if you don’t own, control, have permission, or are responsible for the server on which the images are hosted. Posting links to images is fine. We don’t want to use up other people’s bandwidth.
Our policy on linking to other web sites is pretty simple. Members may link to any other site that provides information that helps answer another members question or is just of general interest to members of that particular forum. One of the most basic tenets of the Web is the open exchange of information, and the This Site site managers wholeheartedly support this type of exchange.
The only type of linking (besides porn, gambling, drugs, spam, etc.) that will not be not be allowed on our site is when members solicit people to leave our site and join a competing service. That’s just common sense. However, people are always welcome to link to any on-line resource, whether it’s on our site or any other site, in order to share useful information with fellow members.
SIGNATURES & AVATARS:
You may not provide information in the signature or avatar that advertises commercial entities or competing websites. Links to business web sites are permitted as long as they are not overtly commercial or promotional in nature. Any signature or avatar clearly offensive or pornographic in materials will be removed immediately at management’s discretion. No other type of BB code may be used only links.
This Site reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any part of the site, profiles or forums. If you violate any of the rules stated in this document or any other service terms documents, a moderator will remove the offending message. It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address in the registration information so that This Site management can contact you in the event of a policy violation. Any member, who consistently and purposefully violates our policies will at the administrators’ discretion, be denied access to these forums for a period of 1 to 30 days depending on the nature of the violation. Any member who refuses to comply with the policies of these forums will be banned permanently. In the event that a member is banned, any posts, files, images or any other content uploaded or posted to this site may remain on this site with full rights to This Site to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit and display the materials, even after a member is banned. Joining of this site is a privilege and not a right.
MANAGING USER CONTENT:
Members of these forums are solely responsible for all content that they post on our site. This Site shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any Content, as it may determine in its sole discretion. This Site further reserves the right to delete or remove any user content from the site and to deny the access of any member to all or part of this site, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.
All forum rules apply to private messaging. All rules that are broken via private messaging will be dealt with in the same fashion as if they were posted on the forum itself.
The Photo Gallery is available to all registered members. Do not post porn or any copyrighted photos that are not yours. Doing so may result in removal of your access to this site.
If a post breaks one of the above rules your post will be deleted, meaning that the post is removed from view of all users. Doing so allows the post to be deleted or edited to conform to the rules and than restored for all to see once again. (We encourage the help of all the members to report any inappropriate posts)
MANAGING USER CONTENT:
Members of This Site are solely responsible for all content posted under their account. It is each member’s obligation and responsibility to log off at the end of their session to prevent unauthorized use of This Site and account access. This Site shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any content, as it may determine in its sole discretion. This Site further reserves the right to delete or remove any user content from the site and to deny the access of any member to all or part of this site, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.
Thread titles must reflect the full content and be fair to any person or vendor where things have been resolved. Please update the thread title by either adding the word RESOLVED to the title or re-wording the title to better reflect the situation.
YOU DO NOT HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE ON THIS SITE. YOU HAVE A PRIVILEGE AND A LICENSE, WHICH MAY BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME.
Like any community, This Site has certain standards. When members join our Site, Create Member Profiles or engage in the forums, they agree to abide by these rules. To remain a part of the This Site community, members must be considerate of others. Repeated violations of these guidelines set forth below may result in a member being put on moderated status or, if the violations are extreme then access may be temporarily or permanently restricted to our site, member profiles and forums.
All information contain on This Site, becomes sole property of This Site.