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Terms of Service

Post by Lev » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:57 am

FORUM RULES
Terms of Usage and Conditions of Service

All forums are post moderated; however, this dialogue is a cooperative endeavor. To maintain an environment conducive to quality, please agree to the following few basic guidelines and requests before using the message board:

ACCOUNTS
Nicknames that we feel are inflammatory, vulgar, offensive or promotional will be requested to change. Multiple accounts are not permitted unless approved by the Administrator.

You certify that you are 13 years of age or over. All those individuals under 13 years of age will need a full release form from their parents before posting any messages. This is in compliance with the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act of 2000 (COPPA).

PROMOTIONAL POSTS
Commercialized self promotional posts are NOT ALLOWED however guidance in the way of a reply may be tolerated, it is down to the discretion of the moderator to decide what is acceptable. We do not allow ANY links or promotional posts for real estate agents or property websites other than our own. The forums are not a venue for self business promotions in any way. It will be the sole discretion of HuaHinForum and its moderators as to what constitutes an advertisement, this applies to all members regardless of whether they are site sponsors or not. Self promotional URL drops and whisper campaigns are strictly forbidden within the forums and will be edited out.

If you genuinely wish to advertise professionally you are welcome to contact us or visit our Media Kit for full details and options.

MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Always be respectful of other users, the system, and the moderators. We put the board online in good faith, please use it in good faith. By continuing with, and maintaining your registration, you agree to be bound by all the rules and regulations set forth on HuaHinForum and that you will check on a regular basis for any changes that may occur herein. Be descriptive, specific, and succinct in your postings. This way your opinion and point is clearly understood and referenced. Remember, people from all over the world read the forums, often with English as a second language. Please try to stay within the topic area of the forum you are posting a message in, and within any topic that another poster may have started.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT
Because your posting may be more pertinent to another on going discussion, or it might spawn its own thread, it may be moved as HuaHinForum sees fit. Before posting in a forum, please use the search function as it is often likely that your question has already been answered.

Repetitive threads will be locked and moved to another with the same or very similar subject material, this helps to keep the forum less cluttered and assists in navigation for newer members. We respectfully ask that thread titles reflect the content material, if they do not the moderators will follow the guidelines, as stated above, and move the topic to a more appropriate section as reflected by its title. We do not allow any form of spamming from members or sponsors.

Locking Threads
We do not wish to lock any threads but occasionally have to do so out of necessity. If you find one of your threads locked it is probably for one of the following reasons:
1) It is a duplicate of an existing topic (it will be locked and re-directed).
2) Members have repeatedly violated these terms and conditions in the thread.
3) It has turned into a flame war with personal insults, hate speech, extremism and racist comments.
4) It is a business plug or blatant self promotion from a non-site sponsor.
5) It contains comments or remarks that could be considered defamatory to another person or business.
We will offer an explanation for any thread we lock, we are also open to feedback via private message and can re-open threads if necessary, as stated, thread locking is our last resort before taking action towards individual members.

Discussion on Thai monarchy is strictly forbidden, as is any content in violation of the Thailand Computer Crime Act BE2550. Political and religious topics are permitted however they will be closely monitored and closed if they are deemed to be detrimental to the health of this website. When a message is placed in any forum system, you are granting a soft license to the site to use it.

PRIVACY POLICY
Any on site private discussions (PM) with moderators related to board policy or actions maybe shared with administrators if we feel it is necessary. Republication of PMs on the public board is not advised however maybe tolerated depending on the circumstances, again down to the discretion of the Administrator. Differences of opinion are nothing to do with HuaHinForum or its staff and should remain between the parties concerned regardless of their status on this board. We strictly forbid the naming of forum members, businesses in Hua Hin, and girls who work in bars in a derogatory or exploitative manner out of respect for their privacy. Anyone posting other persons or members personal details without permission will be banned.

CONDUCT
You will not copy and retransmit any information out of these forums without first getting the permission of the original author of the message and the Administrator. Messages posted at this site are the sole opinion and responsibility of the poster. Abuse of the Private Message system by means of business self promotion or spamming other members will not be tolerated and will result in the service being disabled. We respectfully ask that any PM abuse is reported to the moderators or admin. If you have received an offensive PM or a blatant business plug via the private messaging system we kindly ask that you report it.

Flaming or personal attacks are not allowed or tolerated. Should anyone use inappropriate language, start a personal attack, or engage in hate speech or extremism, they will be suspended or banned from all further discussions. It is forbidden to make accusatory or slanderous comments against any other member without substantiated evidence to back up the claim and approval from the Administrator.

REPRIMANDS
The following protocols will be carried out towards members that violate these terms and conditions or exhibit repetitive tendencies towards misconduct on the public boards:
1) A friendly reminder will be sent by private message.
2) A public warning will be issued.
3) A final warning will be issued with rank change to indicate status.
4) Account will be suspended for a period of time defined by the moderators.
5) Account will be permanently banned.
The membership will be given a reason if we need to initiate actions 4 or 5, depending on the severity of the content we may jump to the final steps. We do not wish to suspend or ban any member so please endeavour to adhere to the forum rules.

RESTRICTED AREAS
Access to restricted areas is only granted if the member has made the post count requirement and it remains down to the discretion of the Administrator. Flooding or spamming the board and resurrecting old posts will not be accepted.

LINKING POLICY
What we allow in terms of outgoing links and URL's is solely down to the discretion of HuaHinForum moderators. We have had dealings with certain establishments and websites therefore some we favour and some we don't, we do not expect arguments regarding this. Links to competing websites or forums will also not be tolerated and they will be edited. Further information on our linking policy can be found here.

EDITING POSTS
We have allowed editing functionality for members however we strongly advise against using it in favour of proof reading your posts using the preview button. Should you need to edit your post after it has been uploaded to the public board please provide a reason for the edit as courtesy to other members. Anyone found abusing the edit function such as deleting old posts and disrupting threads will be suspended or banned.

DISPUTES
HuaHinForum shall be the sole arbiter of what is and is not a violation of these acceptable use policies. We reserve the right to terminate an account at any time and for any reason that causes harm to any other. We reserve the right to delete all content and files on our server and in our databases at any time for any reason. HuaHinForum reserves the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion; we do not expect and will not tolerate public argument regarding our decisions.

PROPERTY ISSUES

We welcome general discussion on property related issues but will not permit the posting of specific information that may be defamatory or used as part of a legal dispute at a later date. This includes but is not restricted to the names of real estate companies, developers, owners, photographs or republication of private messages or email. What is permitted will be so at our sole discretion, this forum is not a platform for property disputes.

DISCLAIMER & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
HuaHinForum and it's staff will not be held responsible for anything posted on this message board. It is a public forum and any advice given by members regarding legal, visa, financial, property or other concerns are not the responsibility of HuaHinForum, use this forum at your own discretion. HuaHinForum is not responsible for the availability or content of any sponsors' external websites or services, nor does HuaHinForum endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered on their advertorials or other Internet sites. By agreeing to these terms and conditions when you register you agree that HuaHinForum and its staff does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on this forum. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, neither HuaHinForum nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the site.

MODERATORS
The moderators on this forum will not be held liable for any actions they take, they are not connected in any way with the owners of this website, are not employed by it, and do not receive any financial gain whatsoever from the operation of this forum. Moderators are entitled to their opinion and will display the icon below to show when moderator action has been taken.
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Discussions about moderator or Administrator actions are welcome in email or local private messages, but should not be discussed in public forums. This is out of respect for the members and moderators or policy involved.

A communal moderator account will be used by all moderators to lock topics, this is to avoid any personal disputes between members and moderators.

We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Service at any given time without notice.

We reserve the right to edit any and all content that has been placed on HuaHinForum, anything posted on this website becomes the property of HuaHinForum and editing or removing content remains our decision alone.
Last Edit: June 23rd 2015


For our part we will do our best to protect your privacy and respect your posts. We will not edit or otherwise misrepresent what you write without cause.

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