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VoyForums Policy and User Agreement


VoyForums Policy and User Agreement

VoyForums (www.voy.com) is a free service of Voyager Info-Systems ("Voyager") provided to people over internet.

This is a legal agreement ("Agreement") between you and Voyager Info-Systems. In return for your usage of the VoyForums service, which includes but is not limited to by viewing or transmitting any data to or from VoyForums, or creating a message board on VoyForums, or using services directly related to VoyForums and other services from Voyager, you and Voyager agree to all the terms and conditions herein.

You may not "spam" or in any way broadcast or perform mass postings to our forums, or users. Additionally, VoyForums does not allow the addition of VoyForums' site, forums, or any users of VoyForums' names, email addresses, or other information to any software which may be used for spamming, mass-posting, or the broadcast of messages to our site. Such activities use extra resources on our systems, degrade the quality of the service for our members, necessitate our labor, increases on our support load, and can disturb members and visitors, and decreases on the quality of our system and/or business's public image. Any attempts at any such activities are considered an abuse of or an attack on our systems and company and any parties performing such activities or participating in providing services or software which contribute to such activities may be held accountable and subject to legal action. In addition, such activities can and are hereby considered a Denial of Service (DoS) attack and are subject to criminal treatment. We do not take this lightly. VoyForums is not to be used for spamming, mass-postings, or the broadcasting of messages by any method without the written approval of Voyager Info-Systems.

You will not stalk users of our system, nor will you post, email, or otherwise transmit any data which is illegal, harassing, threatening, abusive, or obscene to our system nor any user of our system. Also included as such an activity is the display of any private information of an individual, company, or other organization without permission of that individual, company, or organization. Such activities are not only considered an abuse of our system, our company, and a violation of this agreement, but such activities can decrease on the quality of our public image, increase on our personal labor, and can cause other damages. Notice is hereby given that any party contributing or otherwise participating in any such activity is subject to to legal action from any related parties, including Voyager.

Voyager reserves the right to suspend or terminate without notice your access to VoyForums and/or your message board for any reason and at Voyager's sole discretion. The right to delete a message board or refuse service to any individual includes but is not limited to the reasons specified in this agreement.

You understand that VoyForums is able to be provided to you because it is paid for by Voyager, and some of VoyForums' revenues result from Voyager selling advertising space on the VoyForums website; this includes, but is not limited to, pages set up by Voyager as well as individual message boards. As a message board creator, you agree to follow the guidelines and instructions provided in this agreement, in message board setup, and in any other administration areas of the system.

VoyForums refers to creators and administrators of message boards/forums as "Forum Owners" and it is hereby understood that this term is used solely to express the creator [of the message board] as having management rights over the message board only as described in this document.

By your use of VoyForums you agree to the following:

You are solely responsible for the information or content you display or make available ("post") on VoyForums or transmit in any way to other VoyForums users including those not covered by this agreement. Voyager reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members and users of VoyForums.

You will use VoyForums in a manner following any and all applicable laws and regulations and will not post or transmit any data on VoyForums or to any VoyForums members or employees any illegal material or material that infringes upon another parties rights. Furthermore, posts must not include any data other than plain text or HTML code and, as the administrator of the message board you create, you are responsible for any posts made to the message board you create which contain unnacceptable data.

Your forum and the posts in your forum may not contain material of sexually-oriented, adult, pro-racist, pro-hate-related, or harassing nature, posts with excessive profanity, nor may you post warez or software in any form including but not limited to raw, encoded, or encrypted data.

Forums cannot be created, used, or continued with the primary or dominant purpose or usage of "bashing".

You will not post, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining prior consent from the owner of such proprietary rights or in any way violate applicable local, state, federal, or international law, nor will you impersonate any person including but not limited to users of VoyForums, public figures, individuals related to the activities of VoyForums, including staff, volunteers, or other parties, nor will you falsely represent yourself as being affiliate with any such parties, individuals, or entities.

Additionally, you will not engage in unsolicited advertising to other members or users of VoyForums to buy or sell any products or services.

You may not copy text/HTML/source code from any VoyForums message board, including your own, to any another location including but not limited to other servers or websites on internet.

You may not include advertisements, banners, or images on your message board for purposes of advertising anything other than your own product or service if your message board is dedicated to your specific product or service.

If you use any VoyForums message board in a frame the banner advertisement at the top of the message board must be completely visible without having to scroll when the board loads on a 640x480 pixel screen and the other frames must not contain advertisements of any kind.

Voyager may, at its descretion, provide features and options to allow you to attempt to limit access to your message board to/from selected users by various methods. Some of these methods may be but are not limited to: password protection, read access based on IP/hostname, post access based on IP/hostname, or profanity filtering. Although Voyager may provide these services as a convenience to you, with or without their usage or availability, you agree that Voyager cannot be held responsible for stopping any particular individual from posting or reading messages on board, nor are there any guarantees to the availability or proper functioning of such features. Additionally, Voyager may not be able to prevent specific types of materials from being submitted to your board, including image links or URL's.

Voyager cannot guarantee the proper functioning or availability of any of VoyForum's options or services, including the possibility of a complete innavailability of the service. You will not hold us liable for any loss or damages resulting from the use or malfunction of the message board service.

Voyager provides the VoyForums message board service on an "as is" basis and Voyager grants no warranties neither express, implied, nor statutory with regards to its services nor with communication to Voyager or its representatives or employees. Specifically, Voyager disclaims any warranties of merchantibility, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. Voyager does not warrant that VoyForums services will be available, nor that they will be error-free or secure, nor that it will meet your requirements. Additionally Voyager makes no claims that defects or errors will be corrected.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Voyager, its officers, directors, employees, agents, or third parties in the case of any loss or damages, either direct, incidental, or consequential (including but not limited to damages in loss of data, loss of programs, or cost of procurement of substitute services or service interruptions), even if these damages arise out of the use or inability to use VoyForum's services even if Voyager or its agents, representatives, or employees have been advised or notified of the possibility or occurance of such damages.

You understand that Voyager cannot be held liable for any acts or omissions of other members or users including unauthorized users, members, or hackers.

The content of message boards, including, but not limited to, any opinions, advice, statements, or offers made available on VoyForums are are those of their respective authors and not of Voyager and should not necessarily be relied upon. The authors are solely responsible for such content and Voyager does not guarantee nor is Voyager responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or completeness of any information on the service nor does Voyager endorse any of such content. Under no circumnstances will Voyager be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone's reliance on content or information made available via VoyForums nor information transmitted to VoyForums members or users.

Additionally, Voyager reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the materials posted or otherwise made available on VoyForums or pertaining to VoyForums including sites related to members of VoyForums and users of the service including but not limited to posts made on VoyForums and private messages between users of VoyForums. It is also understood that users may supply to Voyager content provided to them by other users of VoyForums. It is understood that the monitoring of all such information is necessary for multiple reasons including but not limited to the need for Voyager to be aware of the content available via VoyForums, the information transmitted as a result of content available via VoyForums, maintaining the quality of service, and monitoring its service for bugs or errors in Voyager's software or content.

Furthermore, Voyager reserves the right, but has no obligation, to remove any material it wishes at any point in time, specifically but not limited to material that violates, or is alleged to violate, the law or this agreement. Notwithstanding this right of Voyager, you and other users of VoyForums remain solely responsible for the content of the material you post on VoyForums, information you make available through VoyForums, or your private e-mail messages.

*IMPORTANT: It is possible that VoyForums members or users, including unauthorized users or hackers, may post, transmit, or make available offensive or obscene materials on or via VoyForums and you may be exposed to such materials. Additionally it is possible for your personal information to be accessed by such users and used to harass or injure you. Voyager is not responsible for the use of any personal information that you may choose to disclose on or to VoyForums or via its services. Please carefully choose the information and type of information you make available via VoyForums or release to others.

Voyager owns and retains all rights to information it makes available via VoyForums including but not limited to proprietary posts made by Voyager employees, any and all proprietary graphics and data otherwise made available, and any and all copyrighted material, trademarks, and all other proprietary information of Voyager and its licensors. Additionally, VoyForums members or users may post copyrighted information and trademarks whether or not they are clearly identified or indicated as such and, except for that information which is in the public domain or of which you have been given permission, you will not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

By posting information or content to any public area of VoyForums you are at risk of this information being copied or used in a manner you do not wish. It is your responsibility to consider the type of information you wish to make available and, if your rights are violated by another VoyForums member or user, you are solely responsible for handling the matter and you understand that Voyager will not be involved with such issues.

Certain jurisdictions limit the applicability of warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability so the above disclaimers of warranty and limitations of liability may not apply to you.

This Agreement is entered into in Beverly Hills, California. You agree that California state law (regardless of conflicts of law principles) shall govern this Agreement, and that any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be subject to the federal and state courts in Beverly Hills, California. This Agreement, accepted upon signing up for VoyForums' services, contains the entire agreement between you and Voyager regarding the use of the Service.

This Agreement may be modified or amended at any time by Voyager, but will always be available for viewing on the VoyForums website. This Agreement may not be modified or amended by you without official authorization by Voyager and the subsequent written approval from Voyager of the final agreement. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, the Terms will survive termination of your membership to VoyForums. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

Should you at any time transfer your consideration in this contract to another entity, including but not limited to any other individual, company, corporation, or organization, the new entity must agree to all terms of the most recent revision of this agreement which will be available on the VoyForums website for the duration of VoyForums' services.

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