285 Bound Privacy and Terms of Service

285Bound.com Terms of Service

Be aware that you agree to 285Bound.com forum Terms of Service when posting - Updated June 05, 2013

1. Because of the nature of the internet, posts are moderated for personal identifiable information, spam, or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. The point is to have fun but keep the forum safe.

2. If you are using profanity, please use one or two letters and censor the ENTIRE word with asterisks. Special rules apply in "The Ring" forum, and censoring words is generally not necessary in that forum. We may censor certain words ourselves, or use an automatic word censoring program that users may opt out of, should they choose. Pictures containing censored words may be edited also.

3. Some posts will be merged into another new thread or moved to another part of the site by moderators if they are identical/similar topics, or go too far off topic, in order to keep site content organized. Duplicate posts may be removed by moderators.

4. Promotional urls, porn, or strong sexual content, including links to adult web sites and/or posting content that may not be suitable for younger viewers and messages describing anything against the law will be removed immediately. We encourage you to help us keep spam off the site by reporting posts to administrators.

5. For newsletters, web pages, news articles, blog posts or other copyrighted content to be inserted into posts: Fair Use Doctrine allows for copying of a minimal portion of text needed to get your point across, unless otherwise stated by the source. Each source has different rules so please check Terms of Service of that source before re-posting to make sure they allow it, how much can be copied, whether pictures can be copied, etc. Quote only the minimum amount of content that gets your specific point across - a reader should have to click through to read the rest to understand. This generally means less than 25% of the total length of the article; although 10% or less is preferred. To be safe, we recommend one paragraph (4 sentences). Posting a link to the content/source is required per Copyright Law. http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

For certain government documents and press releases, Fair Use Doctrine does not apply and the entire content may be copied. If you have a question concerning this exception, please feel free to email us at , or send a Private Message to the 285 Road Crew.

6. You agree not to hold 285Bound.com or its members liable for anything stated within the forums. Remember when posting you are responsible for any comments made on this forum by you. A good rule of thumb is to never post anything on forums that you would not want to be read in a newspaper as the internet is that open and nothing is ever really deleted from the internet so once it's out there, it's out there.

7. We do not allow 'review my site' type posts and those are considered spam except in your profile.

8. When a message is posted in a topic, you are granting permission to 285Bound.com to use it or for other posters to quote it.

9. The Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) requires that Web Sites are to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13 then you can NOT use this forum. Do NOT register if you are below the age of 13.

10. Any posts with personal identifiable information may be edited. Messages sent via our Private Message system are intended to be kept Private, and therefore, qualify as personal information. Their content may be posted publicly only if both parties consent to do so.

11. Offensive or sexual avatars and signatures may be removed or edited. Signatures with quotes from other members can be considered harassment and are subject to removal.

We reserve the right to edit and delete any content that may be disruptive to the forum and to change the TOS as needed. Otherwise have fun with it.

 

285Bound.com Privacy Policy

The privacy of our visitors to 285Bound.com is very important to us.

Registration is not necessary for the public to use this Forum. However, members must register in order to gain access to the "members only" portion of the Forums and to participate in the forums.

Please remember that any information that is disclosed on a public forum becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information on any forum.

Private Messages - Your private messages are kept secure in our database. We have a strict policy and are very careful on who has access to our databases. It is our policy, and our staff is instructed, that our admins, owners or anyone at all DOES NOT view or share your private message data. Messages sent via our Private Message system are meant to be private and, as such, are only permitted to be posted publicly if both parties have consented. Your privacy in this area is very important to us.

Email addresses - Any information or email addresses you provide is used to fulfill a specific request and will only be used for that purpose.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy you may contact us at contactus@285bound.com. Or send a Private Message to our member name, 285 Bound, on the site.