Hermit Crabs ~R~ us Forum User Agreement

Last updated: 31 August 08, 2006

Your access to the Website is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this document (known collectively as the "Terms of Use") and any other notices displayed elsewhere on this Website. Your use of, and/or access to, the Website constitutes your agreement to the Terms of Use.

Hermitcrabsrus.com reserves the right to amend the Terms of Use at any time, and, since you are bound by these Terms of Use, we suggest you check back and review this document from time to time.

We also suggest that you read our privacy practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of users' information, please read our Privacy Policy.

All users must be aged 13 and over.

Inappropriate Language and Use

The use of inappropriate or offensive language is not permitted on the HermitCrabsRus.com Forum. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

Member Names and User Information

HermitCrabsRus.com suggests that member use a usernames on our Forum (e.g. cisco_kid) rather than your actual name, to protect your privacy. We require members to include the following information during registration:

  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Please refrain from choosing offensive usernames and never post a message under another person's name or pretend to be another person. When posting a message on the HermitCrabsRus.com Forum, your username is the only personal information that is displayed. Your real names and email address will never be displayed publicly unless otherwise specified by you.

    Username

    The username field is compulsory and must be unique. If the name you select is already in use you will be prompted to choose a different one.

    Important note: Please think carefully when choosing your Club HermitCrabsRus.com Forum username. As once your chosen username has been submitted you will not be able to change it.

    The HermitCrabsRus.com Forum Private Messaging System

    All information passing through the private messaging system may legally be viewed by and disclosed to management, untrammeled by any (legal) concerns regarding privacy.

    We would like to remind you that sensitive and confidential information should not be sent via posts or private messaging.

    Stay Inside the Law

    HermitCrabsRus.com does not allow any illegal activities on its Forum. You cannot use the Forum to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other unlawful material or information. HermitCrabsRus.com is not responsible for any use of anything you say or post.

    HermitCrabsRus.com does not allow posting or use of computer programs that contain destructive features such as: viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or bots for the use of scrolling, showing multiple screens and other activities that can be disruptive to online communication.

    No Spam - No Selling - No trolling for member

    Please do not "spam" through the HermitCrabsRus.com Forum; no one likes it. You donít, so itís fairly obvious that our users donít either. To spam includes sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different Forum areas. Usually such postings have nothing to do with the particular topic of the group or are of no real interest to those on the mailing list. To spam also includes misrepresenting the source of anything you say or post. Spamming is a serious violation of online etiquette.

    HermitCrabsRus.com will not condone users seen to be using their Forum signature as an advertising mechanism and/or emailing or private messaging our users with spam regarding their services. The HermitCrabsRus.com moderating team reserves the right to give a final warning to users violating this clause.

    HermitCrabsRus.com reserves the right to ban a user at any time, without notice, from any or all HermitCrabsRus.com Forum areas.

    The HermitCrabsRus.com moderating team reserves the right to delete posts which; Contain a direct link to other forums or topics clearly posted by commercial sellers.

    Listing Description

    You must be legally able to sell the item(s) you list for sale on our Site.

    Restrictions

    Your Information (including but not limited to any items listed) must not:

    be false, inaccurate or misleading;

    be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;

    infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;

    violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, criminal law, antidiscrimination or trade practices/fair trading laws);

    be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing.

    Avatars

    What is an Avatar?

    An avatar is a small image that represents you online. The avatar you select in your Club HermitCrabsRus.com profile will appear on any forum post you make.

    The use of inappropriate or offensive avatars is not permitted on the HermitCrabsRus.com Forum. We are an all ages forum, so please kindly consider other members before selecting your avatar image.

    Specifications of an Avatar

    Please ensure avatars are 80x80 pixels and are no larger than 20Kb.

    Banning

    HermitCrabsRus.com reserves the right to ban a user at any time, without notice, from any or all HermitCrabsRus.com Forum areas.

    You Are Responsible

    You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating in the HermitCrabsRus.com Forum. Remember that you are responsible for anything you say or post.

    Once a post has been made live in the HermitCrabsRus.com Forum, unless it is brought to one of the moderators attention as being in breach of this user agreement, and is required to be edited or deleted, it is not a service we offer to remove users posts, therefore please consider your post carefully prior to posting.

    Some Forum posts may provide Internet Website links in their area. Please be advised that HermitCrabsRus.com is not responsible for the content on the Websites associated with the links you may view.

    Some content and links on the Internet may contain adult content and may not be suitable to some age groups. Doing so will get you banned.

    You are responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or information you receive online. Use your own good judgment when evaluating information provided through any Forum post. Please remember that the information provided could be from people from 13 and over and any experience level.

    The HermitCrabsRus.com Forum is moderated daily, with any undesirable or inappropriate posts edited or deleted and kept on file. Any user(s) seen to be repeatedly in breach of this user agreement, will have their HermitCrabsRus.com registration cancelled without prior warning.

    HermitCrabsRus.com does not and cannot review all information posted to the Website by users and is not responsible for such information. However, HermitCrabsRus.com reserves the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever or for no reason.

    Intellectual Property

    The material used in conjunction with the HermitCrabsRus.com Forum may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission. This clause includes (but is not limited to) moderator private messages, forum threads and posts. If Hermitcrabsrus.com witnesses such reproduction; then legal action may take place as a result.

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