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Acceptance Of These Terms And Conditions
Registering for membership allows you full access to the Service, including posting on the forums. Use of this Service is conditional on your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. You are required to read all these Terms and Conditions and to complete the registration details before being registered as a member. You agree to provide accurate and true information as prompted by the registration form and to promptly provide updates if this data should change.
By using these forums in any way — even if not as a registered user, and/or even if you manage to register without checking the "Agree to Terms and Conditions box — you are confirming that you have read, understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, as well as any and all rules set forth by the administration, on this page and others.
1. Modification & Amendments
We reserve the right to amend at any time any policies governing these forums, including this agreement, at our sole discretion without notice. The amended terms shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the forums will constitute acceptance of the modifications or amendments by you. Reasonable effort will be made to notify users of changes; such notice may be provided via email, private message, or by posting on the forums.
2. The Service
These forums are owned and operated by Tau, Krystin and Sauron. The Service includes online forums where members may post comments and replies to other posts, send and receive private messages from other members, etc. The administration may, without obligation to its members, limit the time or space for storage of forum postings, private messages or any other uploaded compositions or items. Limits may also be imposed on the size of any forum postings or private messages. The administration reserves the right to modify or discontinue features of this Service at any time and such alterations will be subject to these Terms and Conditions. The administration may also choose to discontinue the Service at any time without notice.
3. Password and Account Access
On registration, you will be provided with a password for your membership access. You may change your password at any time by going to your Control Panel and choosing "Edit Your Basic Profile."
You agree to make a reasonable effort to use a password that others cannot guess. (You should not use important dates, names of significant others/friends/family/pets, etc.) You agree not to reveal your password to any other person (including significant others, friends, etc.). You shall be responsible for the confidentiality of your password and for all activities that occur from its use. Your username and password are also stored in a cookie on any computer from which you login. If you do not manually logout (by clicking "Logout"), that information will remain on that computer. Should any other person gain access to your account here due to that information remaining on any given computer, you shall be responsible for all activities that occur from its use.
You agree not to attempt to learn or guess the password of any other member, nor try to gain access to any other member's account via any other method.
Please note that no one in the administration can obtain your password. It is encrypted in the database, so even anyone with server access cannot find out what your password is.
4. Your Use Of The Service
You acknowledge that the Service is a public communication available for public viewing and contributions and that it is not an exclusive or private forum. By your use of the Service you agree that:
You will abide by any and all rules and guidelines set forth by the administration, written or unwritten, which are in existence now, or which are set forth in the future;
You will be responsible for any and all content you post in any form, and to post only content that is relevant to the particular discussion;
Giveupalready.com does not claim ownership of any content posted to the giveupalready forums or gallery. By submitting content to giveupalready.com, you grant giveupalready.com the world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content to the giveupalready.com website or to any other media solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting the giveupalready.com website, while the content resides there.
The administration may edit or remove any posted Content due to violation of the rules and guidelines, or for other appropriate reasons, at their discretion. You also agree that the administration may move any post you make from one forum to another more appropriate forum, at their discretion.
If you should at any point be made a moderator, you will be granted certain privileges for the purpose of enforcing the rules and guidelines and ensuring the smooth running of the forum community. By accepting the position, you agree to use these privileges in good faith for their intended purposes, and not to abuse them. You understand that any of these privileges, or your position as a moderator, may be revoked at any time, at the discretion of the administrator. You may also resign from your position as moderator at any time, by informing a administrator or owner of the site.
While GiveUpAlready.com reserves the right to remove any content that breaches these Terms and Conditions, at the discretion of the administration, you acknowledge that the administration is under no obligation to monitor any post or to edit or remove any content. You acknowledge that GiveUpAlready.com does not warrant that it can supply continuous access to the Service and does not accept liability for any interruption for any period.
5. Improper Use
By your use of the Service, you agree not to do any of the following:
Link to, distribute or otherwise publish through this Web site any message, data, information, text or other material ("Content") that is unlawful, libelous, slanderous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable as determined by the administration;
Link to, distribute or otherwise publish through this Web site any Content that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law;
Distribute or publish unsolicited promotions, advertising or solicitations for funds, goods or services, including junk mail and spam.
Harass any other user in any way;
Transmit any material that contains software viruses designed to interrupt the function of any computer or its programs or files, nor will you in any way disrupt the GiveUpAlready.com forum Service or its server;
Using scripts, programs, bots, or any automated process to spam or post anywhere on the forum;
Writing scripts or manually trying to retrieve data, personal or otherwise, on GUA.
Violate any rules or guidelines of this service, established on this page or elsewhere.
The owners shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and Content associated with its forums and interactive areas.
We may investigate any reported violation of its policies or complaints and take any appropriate action that it deems appropriate. Such action may include, but is not limited to: editing, moving, or removing posted Content; issuing warnings; and/or suspension or termination of service. We reserve the right and have absolute discretion to remove, screen or edit any Content that violates these provisions or is otherwise objectionable. We also reserves the right to report any activity that we suspect violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties.
7. Hyperlinks and Other Materials
The GiveUpAlready.com forums and website may contain links to other sites not operated by GiveUpAlready.com, and may also contain advertisements of products or services of a third party. These links or advertisements do not imply endorsement of any aspect of those sites, services or products. You agree that GiveUpAlready.com accepts no responsibility for any goods or services that you are able to access through any linked sites or advertisements.
The owners makes no claim or representation regarding, and accept no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of Web sites or other materials accessible from or through these forums by hyperlink or other method. These linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by GiveUpAlready.com of the site or any information contained therein.
8. Indemnification, Disclaimer, and Liability
Use of these forums and any materials obtained therefrom is strictly at your own risk. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Content posted or uploaded by you or any third-party, or for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. As a provider of interactive services, the owners are not liable for any statements, representations, or Content provided by its users in any forum or interactive area.
You agree to indemnify GiveUpAlready.com and any of its officers harmless from any claim for losses, damages, costs and expenses whatsoever arising out of your use of the Service or from any post made by you or from your breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You accept that your use of any information or content contained on the Service is at your own risk and that you will undertake all and any necessary research or make your own assessment related to your own individual circumstances or seek the advice of a licensed expert before acting on any information or content displayed.
GiveUpAlready.com's forums and any materials provided therein, including any software, are provided on an "as-is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. The owners disclaims, and you hereby waive, all warranties, express or implied. The owners do not represent or warrant that these forums or any materials contained therein are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
We reserve the right to change or modify any and all content, functionality, or operation of these forums at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by the owners.
You agree that your use of the Service is at your own risk and that GiveUpAlready.com accepts no responsibility for any loss or trouble to you or any third party arising from your use of the Service.
GiveUpAlready.com accepts no responsibility for deletion or failure to store your communications or customized settings or for temporary or permanent termination of your membership access to the Service.
9. Intellectual Property And Copyright
You acknowledge that the Service, any software used in association with the Service and any information or content provided on the Service is protected by intellectual property rights, copyright, and trademarks. You also acknowledge that sponsor advertisements and content provided by third parties as displayed on the Service are similarly protected.
The content on the Service is for your personal non-commercial use only and you agree not to reproduce, modify, sell, distribute or exploit, in whole or in part, any part of the Service or its content without the prior written consent of GiveUpAlready.com or its sponsor advertisers.
You retain ownership of your own posts, messages, or other writings, and may replicate them elsewhere, and may edit or delete them whenever the option is provided on the forums (these options are provided at the discretion of the administration). You grant GiveUpAlready.com a perpetual license to use your posts, messages, or other writings, as outlined above in Section 4.
Notwithstanding any of these terms and conditions, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use these forums, in full or in part, and to block or prevent future access to and use of such services. Such termination may include banning your username or IP address, deleting your username and all pertinent information from the database, deleting all of your posts and private messages, or any other form or action deemed appropriate, at the discretion of the administration.
You may terminate your membership at any time by notifying the administration via pm to any administrator. On termination, the administration will delete your username and all of your related personal information (such as your profile and preferences).