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Visitors shall not use the Websites to post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials. Furthermore, Visitors shall not use the Websites in any way that may violate third party rights including, but not limited to copyrights or privacy. Neither shall Visitors access or attempt to access the Websites using interfaces aside from the ones provided by the Websites.
Visitors may provide personal information as part of the registration to access and use some of the features on the Websites as members, partners, bloggers, subscribers, participants, donators or similar. Information provided for registration must be accurate, correct and up-to-date. The Forum reserves the sole right to verify and deny access where data is incomplete, incorrect, inappropriate and/or missing.
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The Forum does not take responsibility for the correctness, completeness, up-to-datedness or quality of the information provided on the Websites. The Forum expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partially in reliance upon the contents of the Websites.
Furthermore, the Forum is not liable for any damage or corruption caused by viruses (or similar mechanisms such as worms, lock outs, metering, or self-destruct mechanisms) on computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting, using and/or downloading data of any kind from the Websites. The Visitors are personally responsible for protecting their equipment appropriately from viruses and other risks on the Internet.
The Forum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, but disclaims the obligation, to monitor and/or remove content from any blog.
With the exception of blogged content for which all proprietary rights are with the respective author of the blog: The Forum reserves sole proprietary rights including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights over all the content on the Websites; this includes all text, graphics, photographs, logos and/or other items that appear on the Websites.The Forum also reserves proprietary rights over the Websites’ template, including its layout and structure.
The Forum’s name and logo are registered trademarks of the Forum. Visitors are not authorized to use the Forum’s logo.
The content of any articles published on the Websites (“Articles”) is representing the opinion of the author of the respective Article. The content of any Articles published by other authors than the Forum on forumblog.org does not necessarily represent the Forum’s endorsement of the views or content of such Articles.
The Visitor may make use of the content of the Articles under the terms of Creative Commons Public License (“CCPL”); please see the terms of the CCPL at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/. The Forum reserves the right to revoke the CCPL at its sole discretion. Under the license, the Visitor may copy, distribute and transmit the Websites’ works, in whole or in part, in its original form or in an adapted form, provided the work is properly attributed to the author, it is for non-commercial use and it is not altered, transformed or built upon.
That means (excerpt from http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/):
- Attribution: Visitor must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse Visitor or their use of the work).
- Noncommercial: Visitor may not use this work for commercial purposes.
- No Derivatives: Visitor may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
This CCPL shall not apply to the Forum name and logo, third-party materials, trademarks, names and logos, Website interface elements, graphic files and source code, photographs and videos. The Forum reserves all rights which have not been expressly granted.
Links to other websites
Links on the Websites may connect Visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to the Forum or under its control. The Forum is not responsible for the content of external or third party websites that may be accessible or displayed through external links on the Websites. The presence of these external links does not represent the Forum’s endorsement of the views or content of these third party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on the Websites is done at the sole risk of the Visitor, and the Forum expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.
Links to this Website
The Visitor may link to the Websites provided the Visitor does so in a way that indicates that the link is to the Forum Websites and is fair and not misleading. Visitors may not integrate or make use of all or part of the Websites in ways that would confuse or mislead other Visitors as to the nature and origin of the Websites’ content.
This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for all the Websites.
- monitoring of general trends in the use of the Websites but no tracking of individual Visitors;
- no collection of information concerning Visitors unless that information is voluntarily disclosed, for example by signing up as a member, partner, blogger, subscriber, participant, donor or similar, or subscribing to updates from the Website;
- no selling or renting of information voluntarily disclosed to the Forum nor sharing of it with any third parties;
- individuals who join the Forum as a member and partner will only be contacted by the Forum for purposes related to the work of the organization ;
- at any time, Visitors signed up for specific services can cancel or modify their information.
The Websites collect two categories of information:
General information: The Websites automatically collect non-personally identifiable information using the Websites’ cookies to monitor Visitor usage patterns and information. The only information the Websites collect from a normal visit is the IP address, domain name, browser and type of machine used, referring websites, downloaded files, requested pages and time and date of those requests.
Personal information: In order to access certain features (e.g. Forum News), Visitors may be asked to submit information such as their name and e-mail address. This information is only collected where provided on a voluntary basis through the completion of one of Forum`s forms by the Visitor and is kept in the Forum databases and mailing lists.
Use of Information
The Forum will analyze browsing patterns and usage trends of the Websites Visitors with the general information collected.
The Forum periodically summarizes and analyzes these log files to learn how Visitors use content on the Webssite. This information is used to allocate resources effectively and to improve the content, organization and performance of Forum Website. This process does not collect, store or use personally-identifying information such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address.
A cookie is simply a small piece of information that a web server asks Visitor`s browser to store on Visitor`s local computer, and then later their browser presents this information to the web server. In its simplest form, a cookie is an identifying number.
The Forum does not know the identity of a person based on the numerical ID. The cookies used on the Websites do not contain any personal information about Visitors nor are they used to look up personal information about Visitors. Even if Visitors have entered information about themselves in one of Forum`s registration forms, the Forum do not relate that information to the cookie data.
All Forum employees who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.
Retention of Personal Information
When a Visitor sends the Forum personal identifying information via e-mail (that is, in a message containing a question or a comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails the Forum this information), the Forum uses it to respond to Visitor`s requests. The Forum may forward Visitor`s e-mail to other employees of the Forum (including Affiliates or branches of the Forum, also such which are located in countries which do not have legislation which provides for adequate Data Protection) who are better able to answer Visitor`s questions. The Forum does not retain or distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties outside of the Forum (including the Forum Affiliates and branches). In no event, does the Forum distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any outside parties. Information collected via e-mail will be retained at Forum`s sole discretion in a directly readable form as long as necessary to complete Forum`s response.
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