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Terms of Use for AskChad.org

By using this website, “AskChad.org”, you agree to both our Privacy Policy and the following Terms of Use.

A) Summary in Plain English

AskChad is intended to provide information and advice for personal issues of the members of the LGBTQs community.

AskChad is not to be used for the arrangement of any form of personal meetings.

AskChad postings should remain friendly at all times, and everyone should be treated with respect and inclusion. Remember that viewpoints that differ from your own are still equally valid. Dissing, insulting or putting down other members is always wrong and not tolerated.

Play nice, then we’ll all be happy and the Moderators will have an easy life. Finally, don’t ever steal AskChad content. If there’s anything you want to use somewhere else, contact us for permission.

B) Changes

AskChad.org reserves the right to alter the Terms & Conditions and the Privacy Policy at any time without notice.

AskChad.org will endeavour to notify users of changes to either agreement in “Our Blog”.

C) Use of AskChad.org

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use AskChad.org content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any AskChad.org content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of AskChad.org content requires the prior permission of the website owner (contact) or the respective author.
You agree to use AskChad.org only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of AskChad.org. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, posting obscene or offensive content or violating AskChad.org’s “Safe Space” Policy.

D) Safe Community Policy and Content Guidelines

The Safe Community Policy applies to the entire website, including all public content, members-only content and profiles.
AskChad.org is a website aimed at teens and older, and its content (whether posted by a user, moderator, or administrator) should be appropriate for these audiences. Some content may not be suitable for children but even then there is no adult material on the site. AskChad is not to be used as a dating website or forum.
Even though the content may be about personal and intimate details, the language used should avoid swear/curse words. Content must not contain graphic portrayals of sex, pornographic images, or links to pornographic images.
Content should not include any personal details, including but not limited to full name, phone number, e-mail address, postal or home address. if such content is found, it will be deleted.
Content may be either fact or fiction, as long as the content does not cause defamation of character. Fiction must not be presented as fact, or vice versa.
Content must not contain material which is homophobic, xenophobic, racist, sexist, libelous or otherwise objectionable or insulting.
Content must not be plagiarized from another source, copied or reproduced from another source without permission, or copied or reproduced from another source without proper accreditation.
Content must not be spam; it must not 1) advertise any product, service, or website unless published by an administrator, by agreement with the website owner, 2) be duplicated in any way, this includes submitting slightly altered content, re-titled content, and content within different website areas.
All content is subject to moderation, which may mean its alteration, relocation, or deletion. Moderation may only be carried out by moderators and administrators of AskChad.org.

E) Data Collection (Surveys and Questionnaires)

Any topic that requests information from members must be authorized by site management.
Any such authorized topic should request information to be posted to the topic to aide transparency. Asking for details via Private Message is strictly forbidden.
Unauthorized data collection topics will be removed without discussion.

F) Content Ownership

By submitting content (for example, a post or an entry) to AskChad.org, you agree to grant AskChad.org a royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your submission.

G) Registration

Usernames must comply with these Terms & Conditions.
All information provided must be, to the best of your knowledge, correct and truthful.
Multiple registrations per person are not permitted.

H) Breach of Terms & Conditions

Please report any breaches, or general misuse of AskChad.org by using the contact form. Please describe the breach, and inform us of the offending user’s username in addition to any useful information such as Forum Post number.
Individual cases of breaches will be treated as deemed appropriate by the moderator or administrator dealing with the case.
Moderators have the right to issue cautionary warnings via personal message. Administrators reserve the right to issue formal warnings via email or other appropriate means. Upon the issue of one or more formal warnings, your account is liable to be either suspended or deactivated.
In extreme cases, administrators reserve the right to suspend or deactivate an account without warning or prior notice in order to maintain the Safe Space.

Terms & Conditions last updated 01 February 2012.

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