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Posting Rules

Forum Posting Rules:

The following is a list of basic guidelines about what is and is not allowed while posting on DIYChatroom.com. These rules are in addition to what is listed in our Terms Of Service , and Advertising Rules. Please read through all of these sections before using our site and contact us if you have questions..

  • Users shall treat each other with respect at all times on DIYChatroom.com. Name calling, personal attacks, or other inappropriate behavior will not be allowed and may cause your account to be banned.
  • As stated in our Advertising Rules, you may not post advertisements on our site unless your a local contracting professional displaying your business info. Members who try to sell products and/or services to contracting professionals will have their accounts revoked.
  • No pornographic material or links to pornographic material may be posted on this site.
  • Profanity shall be kept to a minimum.
  • You may only post material and content that you own. Posting copyrighted material, trademarks, and other violations of the DMCA is prohibited..

These rules may be altered at anytime without notice so please check this page often. Thanks.


Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Warning: Home Improvement is an activity in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ALL Users must read and agree to these Terms of Service before using this site
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This web site is dedicated to the contracting trades, an activity which is inherently dangerous. You should not depend on information gleaned from this site for your personal safety. Your safety depends upon your own judgment based on competent instruction, experience, and a realistic assessment of ability.

There are no warranties, either expressed or implied, that the information on this website is accurate and reliable. Your use of this site indicates your assumption of the risk of death or serious injury and is an acknowledgement of your own sole responsibility for your safety.

The following terms and conditions are in reference to the DIY Chatroom web site, discussion board, and any and all subdomains thereof, here in referred to as "DIY Chatroom". These terms and conditions apply to all sites, services, and resources within the DIY Chatroom website.

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

DIY Chatroom provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (referred to as "TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice. You may review the most current version of the TOS at any time at: http://www.diychatroom.com/tos.php. In addition, when using particular DIY Chatroom services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services.

2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

DIY Chatroom provides users with access to informational resources including communication and interactive resources pertaining to the construction industry. Under no circumstances shall DIY Chatroom be liable to any user on account of that user's use or misuse of the site or reliance on the site. Such limitation of liability shall apply to prevent recovery of direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive and exemplary damages (even if DIY Chatroom has been advised of the possibility of such damages). Such limitation of liability shall apply whether the damages arise from use or misuse of the site or reliance on the site, from inability to use the site, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of the site or services offered on the site (including such damages incurred by third parties).

Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages incurred by reason of other services or goods received through or advertised on the site or received through any links provided on the site. .Such limitation shall apply, without limitation, to the costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, lost profits, or lost data. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. DIY Chatroom makes no warranties as to the accuracy of its information and due to the volatile nature of the information contained within DIY Chatroom. DIY Chatroom can not screen or authenticate all articles, posts, listings or other information

3. TERMS OF USAGE & RESTRICTIONS

Site Membership

a) Membership is available to any person over the age of 13 who registers and accurately provides all the required information, provides a legitimate electronic mail address and obtains a unique DIY Chatroom member name and password. Membership is non-transferable. The use of web-based email accounts may be denied due to abuse.

b) All membership information must be accurate and belong to the person registering. Invalid, incomplete, or falsified information can result in the immediate termination of all membership privileges for that user and, possibly a permanent ban, restricting the member from using any of DIY Chatroom’s services at any time.

c) Usage of this site is restricted to persons over the age of 13.

d) DIY Chatroom is not responsible for the content of any member's posts, and the views expressed on DIY Chatroom are the responsibility of the posting member and not DIY Chatroom. DIY Chatroom does not preview member posts in any way before they appear on the site. Any link posted to a third-party internet address does not imply an endorsement of that site or its content by DIY Chatroom.

e) DIY Chatroom forums are for the discussion of the contracting trades and related topics. While the administrators and moderators of DIY Chatroom will attempt to keep all off-topic messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of DIY Chatroom nor the moderators will be held responsible for the content of any message.

f) DIY Chatroom forums may contain profanity.

g) As a condition of buying and selling items listed in any forum of DIY Chatroom, Buyer and Seller agree that DIY Chatroom is not brokering or otherwise participating in any purchase or sale. DIY Chatroom has no knowledge of the terms of sale, the condition of any items offered for sale, the accuracy of any aspect of the sale or the use to which any item shall be put. Buyer assumes all responsibility for proper use of any item so purchased. Buyer acknowledges that improper use of some or all of the items offered for sale on DIY Chatroom may cause serious injury or death. Buyer shall seek qualified assistance and instruction in the use of all items purchased. Users may not post links to any off-site “for-sale” items or any auctions.

h) Pornography of any type is not allowed.

i) The owners, administrators, and moderators of DIY Chatroom reserve both the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, and the right to suspend or delete any user account for any reason we feel is in violation of the TOS, both explicit and implied.

j) Membership in DIY Chatroom is a privilege, not a right. We reserve the right to deny service to any person at any time without cause.

k) By using this site, you agree to maintain and use only one account. If you need to re-register for some reason, please contact a member of the Moderation Team. If you are found to have more than one user account, it will be evaluated by the Admins and will likely result in banning. As always, there are extreme exceptions that will be looked into at the Admins’ discretions.

4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

It is the policy of DIY Chatroom to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. DIY Chatroom will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Should a violation of intellectual property be discovered, the document(s) or messages in such violation will be removed in a timely manner after any and all investigating has been completed to prove the authenticity of such a claim.

5. PUBLIC CONTENT ON DIY Chatroom

Any and all content posted or displayed for inclusion in publicly accessible areas of DIY Chatroom are the responsibility of the creator. DIY Chatroom makes no claims or warranties about such information or its authenticity. Upon posting any content on DIY Chatroom, you grant DIY Chatroom the non-exclusive right to publish, modify and use such content solely for the purpose of displaying such content.

 6. DISABLING ACCOUNTS

We can easily delete accounts that have no posts (and sometime just a few posts). If the account has many posts completely deleting the account can significantly disrupt thread continuity. In that event, we can disable your account leaving the posts in place. When we disable you account we do the following:

  • - Change the user name.
  • - Remove signature content
  • - Remove any info from the profile that might be identifying or replace it with fictitious info
  • - Remove all subscriptions
  • - Remove avatar
  • - Remove e-mail address or alter as well as personal web site info
  • - Change account options to refuse PM's and E-maila from users and admins
  • - Change date of birth
  • - After doing all this - ban this user

 

7. LIMITATION OF RE-USE

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes or noncommercial purposes any portion of the services or content contained within DIY Chatroom and its subsidiary sites. In order to use any content, graphical art, photos or files owned by or published by DIY Chatroom, direct, written authorization must be obtained from DIY Chatroom with no exceptions at any time for any reason.

9. THE ROLE OF MODERATORS

Moderators are an important part of DIY Chatroom. Moderators are established members who have exhibited a knowledge and adherence to the forum rules and attempt to keep DIY Chatroom civil and spam free. However, Moderators do not work for or represent DIY CHatroom, or its parent company. Moderators’ words and actions are their own. Any concerns over Moderator action, or inaction, should be reported to a DIY Chatroom administrator at admin@diychatroom.com (email).

9. LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

This agreement shall be constructed and controlled by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising hereunder will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. Each member agrees to personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts of the State of Illinois.

DIY Chatroom reserves the right to change, modify or update this TOS agreement at any time without notification. Membership in and the use of resources contained within diychatroom.com constitutes full agreement and acknowledgement of the restrictions, limitations and terms set forth in this agreement.


Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

DIY Chatroom™ respects your privacy. You will never have to register or provide any personal information in order to browse our website and read the DIY Chatroom™ discussion boards (however, registration may be required for posting on the discussion boards and for entering our contests).

Information About You

DIY Chatroom™ may from time to time ask you to provide information about yourself to us on a voluntary basis, through surveys, polls, and as a requirement for entry into DIY Chatroom™ contests. This information may include your name, address, telephone number, zip code, email address, sex, age range, the types of equipment you use, planned purchases, and what kinds business you run.

DIY Chatroom™ aggregates this information to determine trends, preferences, and demographics about the contracting community in general. We will use this aggregated information to study the trends of our user community. Occasionally we may provide this aggregate data to the sponsors of DIY Chatroom™. Specific information such as name, email address, or other contact information will never be shared with sponsors.

Your Email Address

No one enjoys unsolicited email, or spam. However, DIY Chatroom™ may use your email address to send you information about DIY Chatroom™ that we think you might be interested in. You can opt-out from DIY Chatroom™ by letting us know. DIY Chatroom™ will never sell or share your email address with any outside source without your permission

Miscellaneous

We use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our web site. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.  Additionally you can you can control your level of participation in ScorecardResearch market research programs, along with other research programs that are operated by Full Circle Studies, Inc., or its affiliates here.

Advertising Rules

Forum Advertising Rules:

The rules regarding our advertising policies are pretty simple. You are not allowed to advertise on this site unless you pay for a banner ad. If you are interested in purchasing a banner ad please Contact Us.

  • Participants may not post any messages that are commercial by nature.
  • Participants may not publish or discuss any information regarding their product or services, or future (possible) products or services, or any product or services they are, or have been, associated with. This includes, but not limited to suggesting your own services, or services of partners, clients, employers or friends.
  • Participants may not post any message that directs others to any pages at their own commercial web site, including informational pages.
  • Participants may not direct others to contact them regarding their product or services or future (possible) products or services, or any product or services they are, or have been, associated with.
  • Participants may not solicit the membership for feedback or suggestions on their product or services.
  • Participants may not solicit users for any project or purpose external to the forum; public, private, or commercial. Most importantly our member base is not a resource to be "mined" by individuals, groups, or businesses, for profit or not for profit. Further; If you SPAM our members in any manner, your account will be disabled.
  • Members and/or users may only discuss details about their company and/or product offerings when the thread starter or poster has made direct reference to their company and stated something untrue or misleading, or something which clearly needs clarifying. The response must be in direct reference to the point discussed only and contain no added promotional information and/or fluff. It is advisable when in the above scenario to contact us first.
  • Participants may not include their company name as part of their username unless you are a local contractor and not selling anything to our members .
  • Exception: These rules do not apply to local contractors wishing to discuss their businesses, use their business name as their username, or link to their own companies websites. The key is that you must not be selling products or services to contractors or homeowners.
  • Exception: Users may link to commercial or informational sites as long as you have no vested interest in doing so. Example, someone posts a link to a new tool that they are using or to a leads service they have had success with. We are just trying to stop SELF PROMOTION and not valid discussions. We reserve the right to delete any message that we are unsure of its intentions.

 





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