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Forum Information, Rules and Agreement
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2006, 09:11:31 AM »
Forum Information and Rules

This forum is for posting of news and information related to other animal issues - abuse, cruelty, exploitation, legislation, etc; both here in Australia and overseas.

Information and news articles are sourced from Government, various animal industry bodies, farmers, the media, various animal rights/welfare organisations and the public.

You are encouraged to post your opinion on any issue by replying to the relevant article.

To post a reply, you will first need to register,  once registered you will be able to login at any time, and post a reply.

As a member (once logged in) you can customise your personal Profile. You can choose to receive email notifications of new article postings, or of replies to your posting. You may also change your display name, password, avatar and other settings.

If you have some information or news relevant to the forum that you would like posting as a topic, please submit it to forum admin via email - however; there is no guarantee any submitted article will be posted. Only forum admin is able to post new articles - we do this prevent articles going "off topic", being posted to the wrong forum, and to minmise unrelated material being placed on the forum.

We realise that many people are very passionate about animal rights/welfare issues; however we ask that Members be courteous in reply posts.

We encourage discussion on any issue, however please refrain from "flame" wars with other members expressing their opinion.

Any inflammatory or abusive posts may be removed and the offending member may be banned from further postings.

Legal notice: By accessing this forum, whether a registered member or not, you also acknowledge and accept the general forum agreement displayed when registering as a member (click here to view/register). By accessing this forum you are also deemed to have read, understood and agreed to these forum rules.

Forum Admin

below is a copy of the current Forum Registration Agreement (normally this agreement is only accessible when you are registering as a member; or altenatively when you are logged out)

Live Export Shame Forum Agreement

In addition to the below General Forum Agreement, you also accept that this Live Export Shame Forum is for the posting of animal related issues such as abuse, cruelty, exploitation, legislation, transportation, export, slaughter etc; and that many of the postings may contain information and/or graphic images (both photographic and/or video) that may be disturbing and/or upsetting to some people.
By accessing this forum and registering as a member, you agree to absolve Live Export Shame, it's administrators, and other forum members from any liability for any  perceived and/or real distress caused by accessing these postings - in "plain english"; you accept full responsibility for accessing and using these forums.

Also, you acknowledge that information and news articles which are sourced from Government, various animal industry bodies, farmers, the media, various animal rights/welfare organisations and the public which is posted to this forum is believed to be factual and true, and is published to these forums in good faith; and as such you absolve the forum administrators, and it's members for any inaccuracies or omissions.

In additon to the main forum issue of live export, the Non-Export related forum may also cover other topics, such as, but not limited to; cultural traditon &/or religious beliefs related to animals, vegetarianism, environmental consequences etc.

This forum is for discussion, not abusive "bitch" sessions.

General Forum Agreement

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

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« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 12:55:56 PM by LES_forum »
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