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John R Peck

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FORUM REGISTRATION AGREEMENT
« on: July 12, 2009, 06:30:30 PM »
Here is the text of the member registration agreement for this forum:


YOU MUST REGISTER WITH THE FORUM TO MAKE POSTINGS IN IT AND VIEW ALL AREAS,  OTHERWISE YOU MAY READ ONLY THE PUBLIC AREAS OF THE FORUM.

ACTIVATION OF AN ACCOUNT MUST BE COMPLETED BY YOU, IN REPLY TO AN EMAIL.  YOU MUST PROVIDE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS, IDEALLY USE YOUR COMPANY EMAIL DOMAIN.  DO NOT CHOOSE A USERNAME FOR THE FORUM BASED ON YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. 

THE FORUM IS SET FOR ADMINISTRATOR APPROVAL OF NEW IDS, A PROCESS WHICH MAY TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ADMIN STAFF.  ONLY WHEN APPROVED ARE YOU ARE SENT THE ACTIVATION EMAIL, WHICH YOU MUST THEN REPLY TO WITHIN A WEEK.

WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY DELAYS AT OUR END, MADE NECESSARY BY PAST SPAM POSTING ATTACKS.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU SHOULD LOGIN AND USE YOUR ACCOUNT ON A REGULAR BASIS.

As you register you will choose your forum username.  We advise that you think carefully as to the format of that username, as your username and email address will be used to assess whether the registration is genuine or from a robot. 

Forum usernames that are the same as the email address name will be rejected.  The domains "yahoo", "gmail" and "mail.ru" are often used by robots to register something like forum username "blogger" with an email address of "blogger.joe@mail.ru", and thus those are not approved.   

Please don't make multiple registrations from the same IP address in the same week - such IDs are liable to be removed, even before being activated.   

Your password must contain at least 8 characters and use both upper and lower case letters as well as numbers, it should not include your username.  Choose something complex and unique as a password for your account, to prevent account theft.

With the user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to any other person.  You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason. 

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately - please send a Personal Message to either "Michael" or "John Peck".

The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Our member list is checked regularly.  Where accounts which have not been active on-line and have email addresses or usernames that appear suspicious, they are deleted without warning!  Multiple registrations from the same IP address are also liable to be purged, so that we retain only recently used account(s).  Previously used accounts that have not made any postings in the forum, will be also be deleted if not used for long periods - presently a year.
 
Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
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