[forum name] Rules of membership
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Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below.
On activation of your account, you agree to post (within one week of account activation) an introduction of yourself to the community and to update and then maintain your forum profile.
You agree to login to your account at least once every three months and to ensure that you have a valid email address associated with your account. (Accounts failing on either of these criteria may be summarily deleted.) Remember to add the [forum name] address to any spam filters you have.
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, religious, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.
You agree that the webmaster, administrators and moderators of [forum name] have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user and member of this forum you agree to any information you have entered in your application and subsequent use of the forum being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempts or system failures that may lead to the data being compromised.
While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence none of these persons can be held liable for posts authored by others.
The administrators reserve the right to update these rules from time to time by posting updates to the Announcements section and you agree to comply with such rule changes or to terminate your membership of the forum.
This forum is hosted for the benefit of the [subject area] Community by [forum name]. Terms and conditions apply to the use of this forum and the associated website. These terms and conditions are subject to change from time to time and you agree to be bound by such terms and conditions or to terminate your membership of the forum. On acceptance of these rules you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted the current Terms and Conditions of Use.
You grant to [forum name], and to the members, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, free-of-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable license under all intellectual property rights (excluding patent and trademark, but including copyright) to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute your postings to the forum.
This forum shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You agree to be so bound.
You accept that there is no guarantee of service with respect to the availability, performance, or integrity of this forum.