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Monday, 19 November 2007
portswood.info is provided as a goodwill service to facilitate communication in the community and offer a forum for discussion and information sharing. While we don't want to impose lots of rules and regulations, we do require all members to agree to adhere to these terms, to protect ourselves and all users.

By using portswood.info you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which will take effect immediately on your first use of portswood.info. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please cease using the service, and use the 'contact' facility so we can delete your account.

These terms may be changed at any time by posting changes online, at http://www.portswood.info. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made. Your continued use of portswood.info after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

General
portswood.info is provided on an 'as is' basis: no warranties, express or implied, are made about the quality, security or availability of the service, and the right to withdraw the service is reserved at all times.

Be friendly and courteous
You may not post inappropriate, potentially offensive or criminal material. This includes unlawful, harassing or 'flaming', defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually orientated, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material.

Contributions, posts, comments adverts, listings and any other material supplied by members must be civil, tasteful, and legal. Please remain polite and respect the dignity of other users - even if you strongly disagree with their views and be tolerant of others' mistakes: not everyone is a computer expert or has English as their first language.

Be legal
You warrant that you have the right to post any material contained in your contributions to portswood.info, and that your contributions are not defamatory, and that they do not infringe any law: you indemnify the site owners against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred as a result of your breach of this warranty.

Please post only in English - posts in other languages may be removed.

Calendar/event listings
You should always check with the organisers before making special arrangements to go to any event listed on portswood.info. While we try to offer accurate information, we cannot check all details, especially on listings  submitted by site members. We can take no responsibility for any errors in event listings, however caused.

Spam, advertising etc
Spam, chain letters etc are not permitted. Advertising is not permitted except in specific areas of the site which are clearly designated for this purpose.

Multiple posts to forum or comment areas of the site of the same, or very similar material, aren't permitted, and posts should be made in the relevant place. 'Bumping' topics (needlessly replying to your own post simply to move it up the list of topics in site forums ) is not permitted.

Use of portswood.info for advertising indicates advertisers' and users' agreement with, and acceptance of, these terms and conditions.

Advertisers must comply with all relevant English laws - for example traders must make their trading status clear in their advertisements. Adverts must also comply with all relevant advertising standards and codes of practice, and ensure adverts are legal, decent, honest and truthful.

We may edit advertisements in any way we see fit, or reject or delete advertisments without any explanation - and are likely to do this rather than invest our time investigating them.

The inclusion of any particular advertisement or listing in no way constitutes any form of endorsement by portswood.info / the site owners, for any business or organisation, and we accept no liability for any costs, losses or damages resulting from or related to any use you may choose to make of such advertised or listed third party products or services. 

Editing your posts
The edit facility, if enabled in certain areas of the site, is intended to allow users to make minor changes, corrections or additions to their posts in forums or comment areas. Please do not make excessive use of this feature, particularly when it will disrupt the sequence or meaning of an existing discussion thread. If you have something new to say, consider making a reply under the same thread, or perhaps starting a new topic.

Copyright
Don't re-publish, or submit, copyright material on portswood.info without permission. (Copyright generally covers anyone else's work wherever it appears.) If you wish to point to an article or material elsewhere on the web, then it's usually best to simply include a link. We will endeavour to remove or edit posts or articles we believe include copyright material at our discretion.

By submitting material to portswood.info you grant the site owners a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, publish, distribute, adapt, transmit, or publicly perform or display any such communications; and sublicense others to exercise any of these rights.

Pointing to data on third party systems
Members are asked to respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems, which we believe members have not received permission to link to, may be removed.

Accounts and usernames
Only one portswood.info account per person is permitted.

Impersonating another person is not permitted.

Objectionable usernames are not permitted.

Safety and Privacy
We respect your right to privacy and we will not knowingly pass on your personal information to any third party unless required to so by law. But we cannot guarantee that information you submit is safe from hacking attempts, so you submit this at your own risk.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies 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 these companies, click here.

For more information on our sites' use of cookies, please click here.

Membership of portswood.info is not vetted in any way. We advise that you consider carefully what information you are prepared to disseminate via portswood.info about yourself in your posts.

Please do not publish personal information about other people - for example home telephone number, home address, email, photograph etc .

Disclaimer
The views and comments expressed on portswood.info are not necessarily those of the site owners, any sponsors, or the forum administrators or moderators. By using the service you accept that the content of forums is the sole responsibility of members, and that this content may also be emailed to you should you opt in to 'notifications' or similar emailed services. The site owners accept no responsibility whatsoever for material posted or emailed, or for actively monitoring forums for inappropriate material, or for modifying or deleting any such material posted.

Communicating with you
We reserve the right to contact you by email or via other site messaging systems about the portswood.info service, and from time to time about other services that may be of interest.

Members are responsible for checking any emails sent to them from portswood.info for viruses, and the site owners cannot be held liable for any viruses, or similar, transmitted via email or through use of the portswood.info web site.

If you breach these terms
We appreciate most members will act with the best will in the world. However where we believe members breach these terms we may (but don't guarantee to) delete or edit contributions, and we may also contact the member responsible to let them know the problem.

If we consider the behaviour to be serious the member responsible may receive a warning, or be banned from using portswood.info without warning, at our absolute discretion. We may use any information available to us to stop any further infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties, such as employers, internet service providers etc. We reserve the right to delete any post, or take action against any account at any time and for any reason. Members are asked not to act as "back seat moderators", and any decision of administrators and moderators is final.
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