Message board rules


These rules and our privacy policy govern all activities in our chat room and on this site generally. In using this message board and our site, you agree to be bound by them.

1. Your registration obligations

1.1 In consideration of your use of our message board, you agree to:-

1.1.1 provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself when filling out our registration form; and

1.1.2 maintain and promptly update your registration data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that any information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your registration.

1.2 Your user name will be used to identify you in on-line competitions and chat areas. Have fun with your user name by all means but vulgar or offensive names will constitute a breach of these rules.

1.3 If you are offended by another user's screen name, please e-mail us at immediately. Similarly, if you are unsure about whether a user name you would like to use may breach these rules, e-mail for advice.

1.4 We are concerned about the safety and privacy of all our users, particularly children. Please remember that our chat areas are designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to determine whether any use of the chat areas and our site is appropriate for a child.

2. Privacy policy

Details provided by you and certain other information about you is subject to our private policy.

3. On-line conduct

3.1 You understand that all data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ('content'), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which the content originated. This means that you, and not, are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post or e-mail via our chat areas and our site. We do not control the content posted via any chat area and therefore do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content.

3.2 Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including (without limitation) any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content including any reliance on its accuracy or completeness. You also understand that by using our chat areas and our site, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

3.3 You agree that you will not use any chat area or any part of our site to:

3.3.1 upload, post or e-mail any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

3.3.2 harm minors in any way;

3.3.3 impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or disguise the origin of any content;

3.3.4 'stalk' or otherwise harass another;

3.3.5 collect or store personal data about other users;

3.3.6 upload, post or e-mail any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

3.3.7 upload, post or e-mail any content that infringes any intellectual property rights of any party;

3.3.8 upload, post or e-mail any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', ''chain letters', or any other form of solicitation or any messages promoting any religious organisations;

3.3.9 upload, post or e-mail any content that contains computer viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment;

3.3.10 disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to 'scroll' faster than other users of the chat areas are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges; or

3.3.11 violate any applicable national or international laws or regulations.

3.4 You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen content but that we shall have the right (although not the obligation) in our sole discretion to move, modify or remove any content that is available on or via any chat area o our site generally.

4. Licence

You grant to us a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence (including the right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any content (in whole or part) you upload, post or e-mail and/or to incorporate such content in other works in any form, media or technology now known or developed.

5. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, officers, agents or partners harmless from and against any direct or indirect loss or damage (including consequential loss and loss of profits, goodwill or business opportunities) arising from any third party claim in relation to any content you upload, post or e-mail on or through our chat areas or our site, your use of the chat areas and our site, or your breach of the provisions of these rules.

6. Sanctions

6.1 As soon as we are made aware of activities that breach these rules, our terms and conditions or our private policy, prompt action will be taken. If you witness such breaches in the chat areas or anywhere else in our site, please notify  immediately.

6.2 On being made aware of any such breaches, we may ban, delete or prohibit any content that relates to those breaches or that we judge harmful to individuals or the rights of (name of operator) or any of our affiliates, licensors or partners.

6.3 We reserve the right to take whatever action we deem necessary to prevent such breaches including the following:

6.3.1 breaches we deem minor may result simply in receipt of a warning from us; or

6.3.2 breaches we deem serious may result in your automatic ban from our chat room and our site generally. All incidents will be logged and our decision is final in all such cases.

6.4 Any breaches may lead to us reporting your activities to your internet service provider, your employer, relevant authorities, or to legal action being taken against you, or both.

6.5 In addition we may at any time move, modify or remove any content or take further legal action as a result  of breaches or suspected breaches of these rules, our privacy policy, any applicable laws or regulations or where our rights or third party rights are threatened or infringed.

General disclaimer of liability for content

01.1 is providing this site on an 'as is' basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kin with respect to this site or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties. In addition makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published in this site. The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

01.2 Neither nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

01.3 notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the exclusions and limitations in the clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.