These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Vertical Finger Forums. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.
Vertical Finger Forums Rules
Welcome to the Vertical Finger Forums site! Registration to this forum is free (and fast), and is required to access some expanded content in members-only areas of the site
Use of Vertical Finger Forums acknowledges your agreement.
Vertical Finger Forums wants to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. But we cannot and do not review every posting made in the forums and other public-posting areas. You can expect these areas to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than Vertical Finger Forums.
We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or "expert" guest, or from a member of our staff. Any advice posted is used at your own risk. There is no substitute for healthy skepticism, doing your homework, and using your own good judgment.
Responsibility for what is posted in the forums and other public-posting areas on Vertical Finger Forums lies with each user i.e. you alone are responsible for material you post. By using Vertical Finger Forums, you agree not to post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, obscene, annoying, threatening or illegal material, or any other material with the intent to purposely mislead, harm, or infringe on the ability of others to enjoy Vertical Finger Forums.
Identity and Access
You may not post or transmit any message anonymously or under a false identity. You may not register more than one account on Vertical Finger Forums, without express permission of Vertical Finger Forums Administration. You may not permit any person (other than an agent acting on your behalf and subject to your supervision) to access, using your account, any features of Vertical Finger Forums that may require registration. Users may not post a duplicate message(s) to or in more than one forum section of Vertical Finger Forums.
Monitoring and Disclosure
Vertical Finger Forums does not and cannot monitor all the postings in the forums and other public areas. However, Vertical Finger Forums reserves the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or any other reasons. We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic messages that are not addressed to Vertical Finger Forums, or members of its staff. However, Vertical Finger Forums will comply with any applicable legal requirements regarding disclosure of such messages to others, including law enforcement agencies. We will provide the contents of applicable Private Messages to our attorneys for pending legal actions.
The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations or information with us.
Vertical Finger Forums expects that you will not use the service to violate anyone's copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to Vertical Finger Forums, you are representing that you are the owner of the material; are making your submission with the express consent of the owner; or have legal authorization and/or rights to submit any non-owned property.
Right to Access
Vertical Finger Forums retains the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement, whether an actual violation has occurred or not. Note: The constitutional "Right to Free Speech" does not apply to private forums or Vertical Finger Forums. Your right to post on Vertical Finger Forums is a privilege granted by Vertical Finger Forums, and can be revoked at will.
CIRCUMVENTING DENIED SERVICE
We retain the right to deny access to Vertical Finger Forums to anyone, for any reason, including negligent or wrongful conduct. Creating new or additional accounts, or accessing the site from a cloaked or proxied account, after being denied service, constitutes negligent and/or intentional interference with Vertical Finger Forums contractual rights and can subject the violator to criminal and/or civil liability. All offending parties will be identified and reported to authorities, so that legal remedies for any/all damages can (and will) be vigorously pursued.
DISRUPTION OF SERVICE
verticalfinger.com is an internet entity in the United States. By this agreement, persons using Vertical Finger Forums are subject, agree, and submit to the laws of the United States. Vertical Finger Forums takes any disruption of Vertical Finger Forums and it's interests very seriously. Any attempts to disrupt the site, server, features or resources will be investigated, documented and recorded by our security team. A suspected security violation will result in the documents, logs and other communication exchanged between parties (including e-mails, Private Messages or recorded phone calls), used as evidence to support criminal prosecution and/or civil action(s). Vertical Finger Forums will work in conjunction with Internet Service Providers; local, state or federal law enforcement; and our attorneys, to identify any persons using cloaked or proxied IP's in an attempt to access or disrupt the site anonymously. Along with all evidentiary materials, offending parties will be identified and reported to authorities. Legal remedies for any/all damages will be vigorously pursued.
NO SOLICITING OR UNAUTHORIZED PROMOTION
You agree not to use Vertical Finger Forums to advertise or promote a business, service or website, or to solicit/suggest/ask or encourage anyone to buy or sell products or services, including free services, or visit other websites without explicit permission and/or having a Supporting Vendor status with Vertical Finger Forums. Any frequent posting by an individual(s) concerning a particular business, service or website may be deemed inappropriate promotion and/or marketing, subjecting the poster to removal, with or without warning.
No spamming. From time to time, users post their email addresses in our forums and other public-posting areas. You agree not to gather these email addresses for purposes of spamming, that is, sending unsolicited email. You may not use any part of Vertical Finger Forums, including Private Messaging, to send SPAM or to promote a business(es) or other website(s).
USE OF MATERIALS
Although we make Vertical Finger Forums freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on Vertical Finger Forums. The materials available through Vertical Finger Forums are the property of Vertical Finger Forums or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, noncommercial use information you receive through Vertical Finger Forums.
But you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on Vertical Finger Forums in any form (posting on other websites, by email or other electronic means), without prior permission from the owner. Vertical Finger Forums encourages open and full access the information on Vertical Finger Forums. Links to Vertical Finger Forums. are always appreciated and welcome.
All materials, photos or videos you submit to any of our forums and other public-posting areas become the property of Vertical Finger Forums and may be reproduced, modified and distributed by Vertical Finger Forums, without restriction, in any medium, and for any purpose. Posting of any material on Vertical Finger Forums gives expressed waiver and release of any/all rights, legal, moral, or otherwise, to said material(s).
Use of Vertical Finger Forums acknowledges your awareness of this Visitor's Agreement . By posting on Vertical Finger Forums, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Vertical Finger Forums, its owners, its affiliates, and their officers, volunteers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and/or suppliers, from and against any/all losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) resulting from any violation of this Visitor's Agreement, or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing your Vertical Finger Forums account. #