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This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members at this Forum. Please read it and become familiar with it as it's terms are retroactive and agreed by team and group members.

Board-wide Policies

Forum rules

a) Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below).

b) Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning. Using multiple accounts to conceal identities is not permitted. Users are allowed only 1 account for this reason.

c) Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of the Administrator.

d) Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning or banning.

e) Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or posting copyrighted material will receive a warning and their post will be removed.

f) Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline () image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

g) Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned or banned.

h) Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. See specific item on spam and 3rd party linking for more information.

i) The administrators and moderators reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to the administrator and moderators and not users.

Signatures

a) Signatures may contain up to five lines (one line being that displayed on a browser opened to 800px width) of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60px high, 468px wide and 6KB in size. Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text. Signatures containing an image of 30px high may include up to three lines of small size text or two lines of normal size text. Images of 15px height or less may allow up to three lines of normal size text or four lines of small size text.

b) Text sizes should be between 9 and 12 (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, warez, emoticons, etc.

c) Links are permitted in signatures. Such links may be made to non-phpBB material, commercial ventures, etc. Links are included within the text and image limits above. Links to offensive sites may be subject to removal.

d) Users abusing these rules will be warned.


Avatars

a) Users are permitted to utilise a gallery avatar or to link to one of their own (subject to previous points on misuse of bandwidth). User defined avatars are to be no larger than 90 pixels square, contain no animation, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimiking ranks or copying avatars of team members), may not exceed 6KB in filesize and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed).

b) Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, etc.

c) Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.


Policing

a) Users will be warned a maximum of two times for any and all offences. If the need arises for a third warning a temporary or permanent ban will be put in place.

b) Arguing with administrators and/or moderators after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed two strikes a ban will be put in place as above.

c) Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user.

d) An exception to the two strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

e) Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While we may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurence.

Disclaimer

YOU AGREE TO USE THE FORUMS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THE FORUMS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT THE Newfoundland Hockey Talk, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY ACTUAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THESE SERVICES, EVEN IF THE Newfoundland Hockey Talk, HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH DAMAGES.

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with laws of the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

This Agreement cannot be replicated, published, copied or quoted, in part or in whole, without written authorization from a Newfoundland Hockey Talk official.

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Newfoundland Hockey Talk Forum Rules, Policies, and Disclaimers Agreement

By using the Newfoundland Hockey Talk Forums ("forums"), you signify your agreement to these terms.


IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE FORUMS.
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Newfoundland Hockey Talk, assumes no liability for content posted on the forums, or the actions or behavior of any contributor or participant. All opinions and views expressed in the forums, including those of the Newfoundland Hockey Talk staff, are solely those of their respective authors and do not reflect the opinions of the Newfoundland Hockey Talk organization, its parent, sponsors, affiliates or subsidiaries.

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YOU AGREE TO USE THE FORUMS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THE FORUMS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT THE Newfoundland Hockey Talk, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY ACTUAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THESE SERVICES, EVEN IF THE Newfoundland Hockey Talk, HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH DAMAGES.

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with laws of the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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The following amendment is in effect for Newfoundland Hockey Talk

Removal of Profiles

Users requesting the removal of their profiles must do so in writing to:

Newfoundland Hockey Talk
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Upon receiving the request for removal, Newfoundland Hockey Talk will perform the following actions:

1. Removal of email address associated with the account;

2. Removal of the signature associated with the account;

3. Change the password associated with the account;

4. Removal of any Private Messages associated with the account;

5. Removal of any personal information from the Newfoundland Hockey Talk database.

Content associated with the account will remain intact as to ensure the integrity of the topics / threads the user had participated. Under the current terms of service, any content generated through the use of Newfoundland Hockey Talk becomes its sole property.

We will not edit or remove information from the site deemed to fall within the acceptable guidelines of Newfoundland Hockey Talk, this includes but is not limited to things such as player names, coaches names etc. Costs associated with the time required to remove the information will be charged back to the individual making the request at $85.00 per hour.

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Accounts are no longer being deleted for liability & legal issues.

The previous post outlining the removal process is no longer valid.

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