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ForumsPower Terms of Service

by Support admin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:31 am

Forum founders who established forums on ForumsPower and users of these forums  are required to adhere to the following policies, so please read them carefully. If you fail to comply with these policies without permission from ForumsPower, we reserve the right to disable forum serving to your forum at any time. If your forum is disabled, you will not be eligible for further participation in the ForumsPower services.

Because we may change our policies at any time, please check here often for updates. In accordance with our online Terms and Conditions, it's your responsibility to keep up to date with, and adhere to, the policies posted here. Exceptions to these policies are permitted only with authorization from ForumsPower.

Sponsor ads
Ads from ForumsPower sponsors are source of income to support ForumsPower running. Any method that artificially blocks or hides sponsor ads is strictly prohibited. Please note that blocking or hiding or moving sponsor ads for any reason is prohibited, except for ForumsPower upgrade services.

See https://www.forumspower.com/viewtopic.php?t=858 for upgrade guide.

Content guidelines
Forum founders and users may not publish content that violates any of our content guidelines. Some examples include content that is adult, violent or advocating racial intolerance.
You may not publish content like:

Adult content
The ForumsPower forums are considered family-safe, which means that you aren't permitted to publish contents which contain pornography, adult, or mature content. If your forum has content which you wouldn't be comfortable viewing at work or with family members around, then it probably isn't an appropriate forum. Please note that we also don't allow links, images, videos which contain adult content.

Content that advocates against an individual, group, or organization
We believe strongly in the freedom of expression, but also recognize the need to protect the quality of the forum content for users, and forum founders.
You aren't permitted to publish content that contain harassing or bullying content, or content that incites hatred or promotes violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity. Additionally, You may not publish content that incites or advocates for harm against an individual or group.
However, forums containing educational, documentary, historical, scientific, or artistic content related to such subjects are permitted.

Copyrighted material
You may not publish content protected by copyright law unless they have the necessary legal rights to display or direct traffic to that content. Some examples of copyrighted content might include MP3 and video files, television shows, software, comics, and literary works.
This includes pages that display copyrighted material, pages hosting copyrighted files, or pages that provide links driving traffic to pages that contain copyrighted material.
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). For forum founders, if we receive a notice or otherwise have reason to believe that your forum is infringing, we may terminate your forum. You can appeal via your form.
If you believe that a forum is displaying your copyrighted material without the rights to do so, please report it to us

Recreational drugs and drug-related content
We want to help keep people safe both online and offline, so we don't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury. For this reason, we prohibits content which sell or promote recreational drugs and drug-related content including:
Promotion of substances that alter mental state for the purpose of recreation or otherwise induce "highs". Examples:
Cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, marijuana, cocaine substitutes, mephedrone, "legal highs"
Products or services marketed as facilitating recreational drug use. Examples:
Pipes, bongs, cannabis coffee shops
Instructional content about producing, purchasing, or using recreational drugs. Examples:
Content to exchange tips or recommendations on drug use
Please be aware that the promotion of prohibited content includes providing links to sites that do not follow our recreational drugs and drug-related content policies.

Alcohol and tobacco-related content
We prohibits content which promote certain alcohol and tobacco-related content including:
Promotion of beer, hard alcohol, or liqueurs.
Promotion of tobacco and tobacco-related products, including cigarettes, cigars, tobacco pipes, and rolling paper.
Please be aware that the promotion of prohibited content includes providing links to sites that do not follow our alcohol and tobacco-related content policies. However, you are permitted to publish content relating to brewing or distilling beer, as well as content related to the topic of quitting smoking.

Healthcare-related content
To comply with local laws and regulations related to the promotion of healthcare and medicines, We prohibits content that contain certain healthcare-related content including:
Online sale of prescription medication. Examples:
Sales of prescription drugs, even if through an affiliate program
Online pharmacies
Content that primarily drive traffic to online drugstores/pharmacies
Sale of unapproved pharmaceuticals and supplements. Examples:
All items on this non-exhaustive list of prohibited pharmaceuticals and supplements (e.g., products that contain Ephedra)
Herbal and dietary supplements with active pharmaceutical or dangerous ingredients
Products with names that are confusingly similar to an unapproved pharmaceutical or supplement or controlled substance

Hacking and cracking content
You are not permitted to publish content that promote any form of hacking or cracking. Hacking and cracking content is content that provides users with instructions or equipment that tampers with or provides illegal access to software, servers, or websites.

Content that offer compensation programs ("pay-to" forums)
The term "pay-to" refers to forums that promise payment or incentives to users who click on ads, surf the web, read emails, or perform other similar tasks. Similarly, forums which primarily drive traffic to or discuss pay-to services are not permitted.

Violent content
Our program policies don't allow content that contains graphic or gory images such as bloodshed, fight scenes, and gruesome or freak accidents. You are responsible for every page, text, images, videos, or other media on your forum.

Weapon-related content
You are not permitted to publish content that sell, facilitate or advocate the sales of weapons and weapon accessories. This includes but is not limited to the sales of ammunition, gun parts, hardware, pistols, rifles, BB guns, sporting guns, air guns, blow guns, and stun guns. This policy also prohibits links to sites which sell explosives, including fireworks.

Content that enables dishonest behavior
We value honesty and fairness, so we don't allow content that helps users to mislead others. Examples:
Content that promotes creating fake or false documents such as passports, diplomas, or accreditation;
Content that promotes creation of fake or false identities;
Sale or distribution of term papers, paper-writing or exam-taking services;
Information or products for passing drug tests;
Content that promotes fraudulent activity.

Illegal content
You may not publish content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others.

Counterfeit goods
You may not publish content that offer for sale or promote the sale of counterfeit goods. Counterfeit goods contain a trademark or logo that is identical to or substantially indistinguishable from the trademark of another. They mimic the brand features of the product in an attempt to pass themselves off as a genuine product of the brand owner.

Underage, non-consensual, or illegal sex acts
We absolutely prohibits monetization of content related to child sexual abuse imagery or pedophilia.
Under United States federal law, child sexual abuse imagery is defined as visual depictions of minors (i.e., under 18) engaged in a sexual act such as intercourse, oral sex, or masturbation as well as the lascivious depictions of the genitals (covered or uncovered). This definition extends to photographs, videos, cartoons, drawings, paintings, and sculptures. The image can involve a real child; a computer-generated, morphed, composite or otherwise altered image that appears to be a child (think “Photoshop”). This also includes soliciting minors for sexual acts, which is also known as "enticement."
Pedophilia is any content or behavior (images, texts, videos, etc.) that depicts, encourages, or promotes sexual attraction by adults toward minors (i.e., under 18).

Gambling content
We restricts gambling content and gambling-related content. This includes any content that allows users to place bets or play games in exchange for an opportunity to earn money or other prizes.

Forum founders guidelines
Forum founders are required to adhere to the forum founders guidelines.

Traffic sources
You may not receive traffic from certain sources. For example, you may not participate in paid-to-click programs, send unwanted emails or display forums as the result of the action of any software application.

Forum behavior
Forums should be easy for users to navigate. You may not change user preferences, redirect users to unwanted websites, initiate downloads, include malware or contain pop-ups or pop-unders that interfere with forum navigation.

Privacy
By using our services, you agree that ForumsPower can use such data in accordance with our privacy policy.
You will ensure that at all times you use the services, the properties have a clearly labeled and easily accessible privacy policy that provides end users with clear and comprehensive information about cookies, device-specific information, location information and other information stored on, accessed on, or collected from end users’ devices in connection with the services, including, as applicable, information about end users’ options for cookie management.  You will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that an end user gives consent to the storing and accessing of cookies, device-specific information, location information or other information on the end user's device in connection with the services where such consent is required by law.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
If you run a forum that is covered by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), you must notify us of this forum covered by COPPA using the method here: forum founder log into your forum-->ACP-->BOARD CONFIGURATION-->User registration settings-->COPPA-->Enable COPPA.

Blocking
If policy violations are found on certain pages of your forum, the pages will be blocked by ForumsPower Team. Only founder users of this forum can log into the forum and appeal to the ForumsPower Team.

When your board is blocked, the entire board will be invisible to guests and non-founder users. If you fail to appeal to ForumsPower team or your appeal is rejected,  the forum will be deleted permanently in 30 days.

When a category or forum is blocked, this category or forum, subforums and posts will be invisible to guests and non-founder users.

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