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Forum Terms Of Use - Terms of Service
« on: May 01, 2007, 01:38:01 AM »
Forum Terms Of Use - Terms of Service

This Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your access and use of the www.RUAdventures.com forum (the "forum") provided by the domain owner (the "company'). In consideration for your right to access and use the forum, you agree as follows:

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

By clicking the "I Accept" button during registration, and/or by posting and participating in the Forum you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and any modifications made to it in accordance with Sections 12, 13  and any others below or herein.

Important! These terms of service (TOS) govern your use of this site, which is provided by RUAdventures.com. By accessing this site, you are indicating your acknowledgment and acceptance of these terms of use. These terms of use are subject to change by RUAdventures.com at any time in its discretion. Your use of this site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of the changes. Please consult these terms of use prior to every use for any changes.

You must be eighteen (18) years or older to access this web site. If you are under eighteen years of age, you are not permitted to access this web site for any reason. Due to the age restrictions for use of this web site, for USA visitors, no information obtained by this web site, falls within the USA Child On-line Privacy Act (COPA) and is not monitored as doing so.

2. REGISTRATION

To take advantage of the Forum's full capabilities users must register with RUAdventures.com If you choose to register, you agree that you will supply RUAdventures.com with the information requested in the registration process, ensure that the information supplied is accurate, and update the information as necessary to ensure that it remains accurate. During the registration process, you will be asked to select a password for your individual account. Your password will not work until you have validated your account by responding to the email you will receive following registration. You must supply a valid email address to complete this process. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree that anyone with whom you share your password will abide by this Agreement, and that you will be liable for the conduct of those using your account and password. 

3. CONTENT

The RUAdventures.com Forum contains a  variety of information, data, messages, directions, pictures, hyperlinks, audio/visual works and other materials (the "Content") that users post. You understand and agree that any content posted on the site is the exclusive responsibility of the person who posted or uploaded it, and that you will be solely responsible for any content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Service. You acknowledge that RUAdventures.com is not responsible for, does not control, does not endorse and does not verify the content posted to the Forum and that it makes no guarantee regarding the reliability, accuracy, legitimacy or quality of any such content. You agree that you will bear any and all risk of reliance on the accuracy, validity or legitimacy of such content. Under no circumstances will RUAdventures.com be liable in any way to you for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted or otherwise transmitted via the Forum.

You acknowledge that RUAdventures.com does not pre-screen content, but agree that RUAdventures.com shall have the right but not the obligation to access any board, and remove or restrict access to any Content on the Forum in its sole discretion and without notice or compensation. Without limiting the foregoing, RUAdventures.com shall have the right to access any board and remove or restrict access to any Content that it considers violates this Agreement or that RUAdventures.com believes is otherwise objectionable.

You acknowledge and agree that RUAdventures.com may preserve or disclose any Content if it reasonably believes disclosure is required by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of RUAdventures.com, its users and the public.

4. LICENSE GRANTED TO RUADVENTURES.COM

By displaying or publishing ("posting") any content on or through the RUAdventures.com forum, you hereby grant to the company royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify,
adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information submitted, to the site owner through this site and to incorporate any submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.  The company will not be required to treat any submission as confidential, and may use any submission in its business (including without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future company operations.
     
Our Company will treat any personal information that you submit through this site in accordance with its Privacy Policy as set forth on this site. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any content on or through the RUAdventures.com forum,

5. USER CONDUCT

5(a) Personal attacks are prohibited: This specifically means any text/post that is blatantly attacking another member or their partner. It is easy enough to use civil language in order to respectfully debate differing points of view. If you are not sure what you are about to say is civil, rephrase it or don't post it. Keep your comments limited to the debate at hand and do not make it a personal issue between you and another member. Please conduct yourself with restraint and treat others who use this forum with respect.
5(b) Be considerate: There is tremendous diversity in age, race, gender, native language and location on this forum and there will be a lot of varying opinions on different subjects. We're all drawn to this site because we have a common interest. Remember, the English language differs across the world; the FSU, the US, Canada, Australia and the UK can have differences. If you are unsure of what another poster means by what they have written, ask them for clarification or more information. Understand that what you write, and what people subsequently understand, can differ.
5(c) Find the forum which best fits your topic: By placing your topic in the most appropriate forum you are showing your respect for the community and you will receive helpful responses. Please remember that our room entitled "Ask a Russian Lady - Спроси у русской леди" is designed for our male members to seek opinions from our female members. Men are requested to generally refrain from replying to topics in that room because it may dissuade women from replying.
5(d)Stay on topic: These can be very busy forums, so please pay attention to the subject matter of your posts, and check that it still relates to the topic and forum to which you are posting.
5(e) Identify your subject matter: Not everyone has time to read every forum post. To ensure that your message reaches the right people quickly, identify your subject matter clearly in the subject line. Subjects like "question" and "major problem" will not get you the response you seek.
5(f) Report inappropriate posts: We are proud of being a fun, friendly, and supportive forum. Tell the moderators using the "report post" links provided if you see any content that breaks our guidelines. Do not feed trolls.
5(g) Welcome newcomers: Do not chastise them for not reading the forum etiquette or asking what you consider to be stupid questions. Make them feel welcome in our community. When newcomers arrive, welcome them to our growing community. Many of our community's senior members are a wealth of knowledge and have much to share. Help new members learn about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved in our community.

You further agree to not use the Service to:

5(h) violate or solicit the violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law;
5(i) infringe the rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights and privacy or publicity rights
5(j) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that (1) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or invasive of another members privacy; (2) consists of instructional information on illegal activities, including, but not limited to, terrorism, hacking, cracking, and phreaking; (3) violates or infringes in any way upon the proprietary rights of others, including, without limitation, copyrighted software, music, photographs, text, videos or artwork; (4) constitutes pornography, or sexual material of an obscene nature or that violates local, state or national laws; (5) is the private information of another such as their addresses, phone number, Social Security number or credit card number; (6) contains software viruses, Trojan horses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (7) you do not have a right to upload or post due to contractual or other legal obligation.
5(k) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a RUAdventures.com administrator or moderator, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
5(l) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
5(m) interfere with or disrupt the Service, computer servers or boards accessible through the Service;
5(n) disseminate off-topic messages on boards promoting any product, service, web site, board or venture, or promote boards on the Service through unsolicited electronic mail messages to third parties; [/b]
5(o) retransmit, rebroadcast or retrieve either though automated or repetitive manual means the Content stored in and/or managed by the Service.
5(p) use the Service as a promotional tool, for excessive or inappropriate linking to third party sites, or as a search engine optimization tool.
5(q) access the forums through IP masking software, systems or fake "no spam" e-mail providers.
5(r) use the private message facility we offer to solicit business for unconnected companies or entities.
5(s) link unecessarily within posts to third party services that this forum and/or its owners provide.
5(t) post private messages or emails intended to be private from other members.

6. AVATARS AND SIGNATURES.

6(a) Avatars - User avatars can be chosen from our server, uploaded to the server or hyperlinked to an external site. Any externally sourced avatars used must comply with the our basic standards: No pornography, overty suggestive, racist, political, denigrating or otherwise inappropriate images. No images featuring explicit language, advertising or 'randomizer' or 'image rotator' type scripts. (It is too difficult to moderate the images in these kinds of scripts.)
6(b) Signatures - Users are discouraged from using graphics in signatures as other members find them distracting. We ask that you apply common sense in signature text and not make it too large or distracting for other users. We have special rules relating to signatures for Agencies, Guides, Translators & Service Providers, these can be found in our topic here.

RUAdventures.com may at its sole discretion, terminate your password, account (or any part of it) or ability to use the service, and remove and discard any content within the Service.

7. MEMBER DISPUTES

You are solely responsible for your content and interactions with other users of the Service. RUAdventures.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users of the service.

8. NO RESALE, REDISTRIBUTION OR REPURPOSING OF SERVICE OR CONTENT

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, use of the Service, access to the Service or any of the Content accessible through the Service, other than Content as to which you hold the intellectual property rights.

9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

You expressly understand and agree that:
 
(a) Your use of this service is at your sole risk. The service is provied on an "as is" and "as available" basis. RUAdventures.com expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
(b) RUAdventures.com makes no warranty that (i) The service will meet your requirements, (ii) The service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) The information that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
(c) Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is obtained and used at your sole discretion and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
(d) No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you through or from the service shall create any warranty or implied warranty by RUAdventures.com or the company.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You expressly understand and agree that RUAdventures.com shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages; including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from: (i) The use or inability to use the service; (ii) Unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iii) Statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (iv) any other matter relating to the service.

11. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold RUAdventures.com, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and contractors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the law, this Agreement or the rights of another.

12. NOTICES

Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. RUAdventures.com may also provide notices of changes to this Agreement by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.

13. PRIVACY POLICY

(a) We use a third-party advertising company (Google) to serve ads when you visit our website. Google may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Google, click here.
(b) RUAdventures.com does not share, sell, rent or otherwise distribute your e-mail address or any other data about you we may hold with any other third parties. The only exception to this is covered in 13(c) below.
(c) If you register at RUAdventures.com with duplicate accounts or to spam our forums, you agree that RUAdventures.com may, at its discretion, publish your e-mail address, IP address, internet provider and traced location in the section entitled: The RUA Spammers & Trolls Corner or elsewhere on the site.

14. LEGAL DISPUTES

(a) This Agreement and your relationship with RUAdventures.com shall be governed by the laws of The United Kingdom. These Terms of Use will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of The United Kingdom, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in The United Kingdom in connection with any dispute between you and company arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter hereof.  The parties to these Terms of Use each agree that the exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter of these Terms of Use will be in the courts in The United Kingdom.  If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on this site will govern the items to which they pertain. 

(b) Any requests/demands/orders for any legal-related matters, including but not limited to; request for production of documents/records, depositions, testimony, etc. - shall be billed at the rate of £350.00 GBP per hour to the party making the request/demand/order and will be paid within 3 days. Further, any requests for production must be accompanied by a deposit/retainer in an amount not less than £3500.00 GBP prior to any work being performed.

(c)The Company may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting.

15. MODIFICATION

We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on our site at http://www.ruadventures.com. All amendments shall automatically be effective immediately upon posting on our site. Your use of the Forum following the effective date of any modifications shall constitute your binding acceptance of those modifications.

16. GENERAL

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and RUAdventures.com with respect to the Forum.

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