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Terms of Service
« on: May 23, 2009, 01:26:34 PM »
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Our Terms of Service (TOS) is designed to keep our electronic community safe, informative, and fun for all members.  Your membership on this board is bound by these terms of service.  Violations of our TOS are reviewed and enforced by our Message Board Staff.  Actions include Public and Private warnings, Moderation Queues, Suspension, and Banning.  It is your responsibility to make sure you are familiar with our Terms of Service.  Changes made to the TOS will be posted in the News and Announcements forum.  The Board Management staff reserves the right to change the Terms of Service at any time, and for any reason.


Warnings will be given for anyone that breaks the ToS (below).  If you get 3 warnings, you get a 7 day vacation.  The 4th warning  will result in permanent ban from this board.  We reserve the right to ban someone if it is necessary without the 3rd or 4th warnings.


SECTION 1
User Accounts


1. All accounts are free.  No member of the Network Staff will EVER ask you for your credit card or checking information.  If you are asked, please report it at ONCE to a member of the board staff.

2. No user may register more than one user account.  Any accounts created after the first, without the explicit approval of the board staff, will be deleted without notice. You may be given a Warning.

2a.  If you register a new account while on a ban, you will be permanently banned.

3. Account names may not contain profanity, or be obviously offensive.  The board staff will give 24 hours  for the user to give change of account name to a moderator.  If request is ignored, then the Board Staff reserves the right to change any vulgar or offensive name to whatever name they deem fit without notice to offending violator. Violation will result in a Warning.

4. Only authorized staff (Paranormal Pulse members or HOSTs) may use a reserved staff prefix as a part of their user name.  Any user who attempts to use a Paranormal Pulse or Moderator fake name will be promptly removed, and the offending user possibly banned. Violation will result in a Warning or Possible Ban.

5. You MUST maintain a valid email address.  If it is discovered that the address stored in your profile is not valid, your user account will be suspended until a valid email address has been entered in association with your account.

6. By creating your user account, you agree to our Terms Of Service (TOS).  Your membership is bound to these terms, and any and all changes that should occur to the Terms Of Service.

7. There is no age minimum to be a member of this board.  


SECTION 2
Topics, Posts, and Polls


1. There will be no racial, ethnic, gender, or religious based insults in public posts or PM.   There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member. Debates and civilized discussions that argue points of view are to be kept free from insults, threats, violence, and rudeness. There will be no topics regarding politics. Violation will result in a Warning.

2.  There will be no excessive profanity or obscenity in any public topic, post, link, or poll. If you must use curse words, please use an * to spell the curse word, i.e. sh*t. RACIAL SLURS are NOT allowed on this forum.  Violation will result in a Warning.

3. Fighting between members in public topics is strictly prohibited.  Topics that end up in fights will be locked and given a reason for the lock by the board staff, and the involved members will receive penalties.  Locked posts may be moved after a 24-hour period.  Violation will result in a Warning.

4. Spamming is not permitted; neither are non-constructive posts.  Please keep all your posts as constructive as possible.  Bumping or throwing topics off subject is considered spamming.  Topics that are being spammed will be closed or deleted. Violation will result in a Warning.

5. Pornography, pirated software, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be posted or linked in any way or by any means.  Violation will result in a Warning.

6. All posts are property of Paranormal Pulse boards. Our network staff has the right to request alteration or deletion of any offensive or inappropriate posts; this includes disgusting or vulgar topics. Posts may be deleted or edited for any reason or reasons that a forum moderator or administrator deems necessary. Paranormal Pulse cannot be responsible for the content of posts until it is reported, or noticed by a staff member.

7. Signatures and Avatars may contain images, but if your signature is considered too large or deemed unacceptable by staff, you will be requested by a moderator to resize or remove it.  Failing to comply with a moderator's request within 24 hours will result in the removal of offensive signature or Avatar. Violation will result in a Warning.

7b.  No signature or Avatar may contain a Paranormal Pulse logo of any kind...this is only allowed by Paranormal Pulse member themselves and Paranormal Pulse family members. Violation will result in a Warning.

7c.  Due to links of blogging journals, such as LiveJournal, MySpace, Yahoo 360, ect. in signatures, avatars, posts, and / or profiles using foul language and to explicit in sexual nature and would be deemed rated R or even Rated X, moderators will edit it out without notification.   To obtain these blogging journal "friends" PM for authorization from the user.  This is to protect you and your children the best we can. NO BLOGGING LINKS WILL BE ALLOWED!!  Violation will result in a Warning.

8.  Do not advertise products or services in posts, avatars, profiles, or signatures without explicit permission from the network staff members.  A moderator or administrator, without notification, will edit out advertising.  Violation will result in a Warning.  Do NOT ask for donations or contributions.

9. Remember to post in the correct forum. Take the time to look at other forums and see where your topic should go. If your topic is placed in the wrong forum, it will be moved by a moderator, and linked to the new forum.  Please PM a Moderator about it being in the wrong place or use the report to Moderator button on the bottom of the post.

10. If a topic is locked, please do not start a new one on the same subject. A Moderator will post why the thread was locked.  You may start another upon a Moderator permission.  Ignoring this request may result in a Warning.

11. No member will post any subject matter or links to anything regarding illegal drugs...period. Nor underage drinking! Violation will result in a Warning.

12. Please remember this is a PG board and sexual references and innuendo will NOT be tolerated at any point. Violation will result in a Warning.

13. This forum cannot be held responsible for the actions of others at separate and/or unrelated forums. This also includes Paranormal Pulse members and Paranormal Pulse family members.

14.  Depending on the severity of the issue and the degree to which the TOS is violated, this is our disciplinary action policy:

First offense---------- Warning
Second Offense-------Warning
Third Offense----------7 day ban
Fourth Offense--------- BANNED

16. If Warnings are issued as a result of public arguing, please do not contact or ask a Moderator or ADMIN as to whether or not a poster, other than yourself, received disciplinary actions. All Administrative relations with forum members are deemed confidential, and will not be shared with other forum members, unless we receive consent to do so. Additionally, any threats made against the Administrative Staff with respect to discipline may result in further warnings, and/or bannings.


SECTION 3
Private Messages, Email


1. Paranormal Pulse Network Staff cannot be held responsible for the contents of an E-Mail message sent through this board and cannot be responsible for the content of a Private Message unless it is reported.  If reporting it, please copy and paste the offending PM in the report.  These reported PM’s and emails through this board will be treated as if they were a public post.  We will deal with these privately.

2. Unsolicited Private Messages are strictly prohibited. Violation will result in a Warning.

3. Using our E-Mail or PM system to advertise or request personal information of any kind, without the approval of the recipient, is strictly prohibited. Violation will result in an Immediate Ban.


SECTION 4
Paranormal Pulse Staff, Paranormal Pulse Family Staff, Board Staff


1. Moderators have the right to impose forum-specific rules for the areas in which they Moderator. Should a Moderator decide to post additional rules, please read, understand, and follow them. If you have any questions about these additional rules, please direct your questions to the moderator of that forum.

1a.  Forum-Specific rules may not negate, override, or violate the Terms Of service.

2. Users may not argue a moderators decision publicly. Any and all complaints directed at a moderator must first address the moderator in question via PM. Violation will result in a Warning.  If you have any questions or problems, please PM a Moderator.

3. Impersonating a member of the board staff, or impersonating a member of Paranormal Pulse or a member of a Paranormal Pulse Family is strictly prohibited.  User created names and posts that hint impersonation are grounds for banning.  The usage of a prefix that is very similar to a staff prefix in a screen name, or is very official looking, which is clearly designed to fool members is also prohibited.  Violators will be Banned.

4. Paranormal Pulse Board Staff reserves the right to edit, remove, or close any topic, poll, or post for a violation of our rules.  Also, members who break the rules are subject to official friendly reminders, warnings, post suspension, queue moderation, and permanent banning.

5. Paranormal Pulse members private information, i.e. instant messenger names, email addresses, Myspace, phone numbers, etc. will NOT be shared on this board. Violators will be given a Warning.


SECTION 5
Privacy Policy


1. All registered information collected from your account, including E-Mail address and IP address is strictly confidential to the board administrative staff, and will not be distributed or sold.

1b.  No member of this board is ever required to divulge personal information to any other member should they choose not to.  No member of the Paranormal Pulse Staff, Paranormal Pulse Family Staff, or Paranormal Pulse Network Staff will ever ask you for any private information.  No member of staff is authorized to share personal information with other members of staff or other members of the message board with any other member, for any reason, without explicit consent.

2. Personal information, which is private to the general public message board, is collected and used by Paranormal Pulse Network Staff for internal security reasons only.  If you feel that your private information has become compromised, please contact the Message Board Administrator at once.

3. No information about Paranormal Pulse cases and their clients will ever be released to the public by a Paranormal Pulse member.  This information includes (but is not limited to) Real names/full names, address, phone numbers, email addresses, IM.

4. While there is no age requirement to be a member of this message board, we encourage those members under the age of 18 to give out no personal information to anyone.  Should you be asked, please DO NOT respond; report the request immediately to a member of the network staff.  Parents of those members under the age of 18 are encouraged to contact a member of the board staff, or send a PM to: Dee, PG, Spirit Bound, or Someoneswatching if they have any questions, problems, or concerns.


SECTION 6
File Uploads (Gallery & Archive Forums)


1. ONLY Pictures and Sound files may be uploaded to the appropriate forums.  A moderator will move it to the correct forum.  Moderators have the right to remove any uploaded file that does not comply with the Terms Of Service, either with or without notifying the member who uploaded it.  Any member who attempts to upload anything else will be given a Warning.

2. The ONLY acceptable picture files that may be uploaded must end with one of the following extensions: *.GIF, *.JPG, *.JPEG, and *.PNG

3. The ONLY acceptable sound files that may be uploaded must end with one of the following extensions: *.WAV

4. No uploaded files may contain any form or pornography, vulgar/sexual explicit images or sounds, advertisements, offensive images, Racists or any form of controlled substance or paraphernalia of a controlled substance, (Obvious and blatant vulgarity/pornography).  Violation will result in a Warning.

5. There is a limit of 250Kb on any uploaded file per post.

6. Do not upload a copyrighted picture OR a link to that picture without the consent of the owner or site owner.  Failure to do so may result in a Warning.

7. Posting files of paranormal activity is bound to spark debates.  This is not only understandable, but also encouraged!  Skepticism is natural and healthy, and it fuels our scientific pursuit of the truth about the paranormal.  However, these debates and opinions can be shared without personal insults, flaming, and general rudeness.  All debates about posted images must comply with section 2 of the Terms Of Service.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2010, 08:53:29 AM by admin »
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