Terms of Service and Rules
Canine-Chat.Com Site Rules
By registering with and using Canine Chat you agree to the following::
1. General Site Rules
Canine Chat is a private site and just because it is on the internet does not give you or anyone the automatic right to use it. Your use of Canine Chat is at the sole discretion of Canine Chat's Administrators.
If you have been banned from the site or notified that you are not allowed to enter or use the site then you can not access the site in any manner. Doing so is an infringement by law.
A person or entity can only have one single registration with one single login to use the site. Multiple registrations or logins are not allowed.
Registering under a false name or using another person's identity or login details is not allowed.
The site Administrators or one of the Moderators have the right to ascertain the true identity of a registered member at any time.
By registering with Canine Chat, you agree to abide by all of the site rules, policies and objectives and any other that may be posted within the "Announcements" Forum of Canine Chat by Canine Chat's Administrators from time to time.
Commercial posts can not be made without first obtaining approval from a Canine Chat Administrator. A commercial post is deemed to be one where a financial gain can be obtained directly or indirectly by a person or any other entity conducting a business other then a private person. If in doubt please consult a Canine Chat Administrator.
PLEASE NOTE: This website including all that is contained within it is privately owned and managed and it has no formal or implied connection to any organization or body. However, the site was created specifically to provide interactive support and help and a common meeting place for all visitors interested in all things canine. Canine Chat, LLC. owns and manages canine-chat.com
2. Forum Rules
All posts made in the forums are to be in compliance with our site agreement, site principals and forum etiquette rules.
A forum post can be made to one forum area only. If a thread is related to more than one forum, it is still to be posted to a single forum in which it fits best. Multiple posting of the same or very similar post is not allowed.
Every forum thread should be created in the relevant forum and every post should be posted in the relevant thread. Irrelevant, off-topic posts and threads should only be created in our off topic forum.
Members should not post messages which can provoke, harass, disturb, agitate other members whatsoever.
Posts which can be considered rude, unfriendly, angered, ill-mannered, inappropriate, uncalled-for, gratuitous, disturbing, un-respectful, unjust by members or Canine Chat's Administration are not to be posted.
Replies and Questioning to warnings, notices and reminders from Canine Chat Administration and Moderators, criticism, complaints, discussions of Canine Chat's Administration, site rules or the site itself, are to be sent via the private message system or email system to Canine Chat Administration. Such discussions can not be pursued inside the public forums or existing threads.
Posts in the forums are expected to be written in English as it is the default language of our community. Posts should be clear, understandable, correct in grammar where possible and should avoid using too many abbreviations and chat language slang.
Any use of obscene language or disguised with other characters is not allowed.
3. General Forum Etiquette
You should not TYPE YOUR MESSAGES IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS LIKE THIS LINE. This indicates shouting on the internet and considered rude.
When you are creating a new thread, you should provide a subject which clearly indicates what the thread is about. You should avoid using short, irrelevant or unclear subjects like "Help me!", "Read this", "Anyone?", "What do you think?" etc.
Reminders or warnings from forum moderators should be discussed with that moderator in private, not in public or inside forum posts.
If a forum thread is closed, a similar thread is not to be opened. Likewise one is not allowed to post or create a thread to query why it is closed, this should be discussed with staff in a private message.
Formatting of messages with coloring, making it underline, bold or italic, centering the text, indenting, using a different font size should be used to emphasis a small section of the post and not be applied to the entire post.
If a post is quoted in your reply, you should only quote a small relevant section of it, not the entire post.
Before opening a new forum thread, you should search the site and make sure that the subject has not been discussed before. If it has, you should add your post inside the existing thread and not post a new one.
If a forum post is against rules, you should not reply, quote it or discuss it inside the forum. Instead you should click "report this post" link and notify the forum moderators to take over.
If any word in your post is replaced by *** this means it is in our filter list and you should not use that word in the forum again and never attempt to bypass the filter list to write the word in a different syntax.
If you receive a private message or email from another user, you should not post it publicly without prior consent of the sender.
If you don't like a member in the forum, you should include the member in your ignore list and you will never hear from him again. Do not flame forums for such users or reply to their posts.
Change of usernames is accepted by contacting the Administrator but should not be done frequently and should only be requested if necessary.
The information provided on Canine-Chat.Com is presented as and is intended for educational purposes and general knowledge of varies canine Breeds.
The information provided on Canine-Chat.Com is collected from visitors who may or may not have a bias unrelated to the Owner of this site. It can also be false, inaccurate, wrong or doubtful. It reflects the author of it and may not necessarily be true.
Canine-Chat.Com does not sell, rent, loan or trade any personal information collected at this site. This policy includes email addresses of the members.
In accessing this site and the Internet generally, you assume all responsibility and risk for its use. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures to protect themselves and their own computer systems.
This website sends harmless internet cookies to your computer to keep track of your visits, collects site statistics and remembers your member information to save you from having to re-log in each time you visit.
Some of the site content (including some posts in the forums etc.) is open to public viewing including search engines. Members shouldn't share personal information in their posts which they don't want to publish on the internet. We have no control over search engine results when such information is submitted to the site by our members.
The Canine-Chat.Com server may collect and log IP addresses, browser information, cookie information, user actions performed in our website to provide a better service and improve the value of the materials available on the site. These web logs are not sold or shared with third parties.
Yet we share aggregate demographic information with our business partners, including advertisers. This data is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
Canine-Chat.Com may share any information it has if an authority (police force, Court etc.) requests it. Our site also reserves right to share such information to a complainer if any of our site visitors or members stalks or disturbs this user in an unacceptable manner and we confirm this with our records.
Canine-Chat.Com contains links to, and graphics from, third-party websites and/or content providers. This Policy does not extend to those parties, nor is Canine-Chat.Com responsible for the content linked to or provided.
Most of the information in this website is kept in a database which contains posts, registration info, survey/poll results, private messages, logged IPs etc. All this information contained within the database belongs to the administrator of Canine-Chat.Com and it can be accessible by site administration whenever it is required.
This site keeps the email address of its members hidden, unless member reveals it himself with opt-in selections. Member email addresses can be accessible to third parties if member posts it inside a forum post or emails another member.
This web site is provided without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, those of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.
Canine-Chat.Com will not be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon the information provided.
5. Terms of Service
Canine-Chat.Com is a private web site and visiting this website or being a member is a privilege, NOT a right.
Canine-Chat.Com has full liberty to choose its members. We reserve our rights to accept or reject any member signups, remove or banish any member from the site, grant and revoke any privileges to members within the site without warning, prior notice or giving any reason and in anytime we find appropriate.
Canine-Chat.Com can at anytime stop or suspend its services without prior notice.
The information published in this website may be outdated or wrong in one way or another, so no information should be used without consulting it with a professional.
All content added to this site by its members and visitors can be rejected, deleted, modified, edited by site administration.
Legal rights of the content added to this site by its members or visitors belongs to Site administration when they are submitted to the site unless it is clearly mentioned otherwise in the content that is submitted. Site visitors/members can not ask the submitted content to be removed or unpublished from the site later nor can they ask for the content ownership to be changed once the content has been submitted.
6. Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer
Site visitor agrees that the use of Canine-Chat.Com services is entirely at visitor's own risk.
Canine-Chat.Com services are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, constructive or statutory, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canine-Chat.Com makes no guarantee of availability, continuity or quality of its service and reserves the right to change, withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of Canine-Chat.Com services.
In no event will Canine-Chat.Com be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use Canine-Chat.Com services or any content thereon.
This disclaimer applies, without limitation, to any damages or injury, whether for breach of contract, tort, or otherwise, caused by any failure of performance; error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; computer virus; file corruption; communication-line failure; network or system outage; or theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record.
7. Indemnity and Legal exemption
User agrees to indemnify and hold Canine-Chat.Com and its servants harmless from any loss, liability, claims, damages and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising from or related to the content, use, or deletion of User's Files, messages or use of any other feature or service in this site. This expressly includes:
User's responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights.
Any defamatory or unlawful material contained within User's messages, private messages, emails, attachments, images and files.
Content submitted to the site by the user
Other content in the site
Communication with site administration
8. Legal Policy and Notice
9. Copyright Notice
All rights of this website is reserved. This includes the rights to its name, domain name, trademark, concept, format, content, style, skin, code, database and every other element in this website. No part of this website, its content, name, applications, documents, programs, texts, design elements, images, posts, look, feel, atmosphere or format can be copied, shared, moved, published or used without prior and explicit consent of its Author.
Except where diligently implied, absolutely NO part of Canine-Chat.Com may be reproduced or recreated without explicit written permission by the site owner of Canine-Chat.Com and certified with written verification.