Guidelines

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.

The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of petsr4life.com or any entity associated with this site.

Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email or by using the "report post" button. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise volatile of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.

Although this bulletin board does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at petsr4life.com reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless petsr4life.com, Hostgator.com, Invision Power Services (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

ANYTHING posted or uploaded on petsr4life.com (images, text) allows the owners of the site to use in any way at their discretion and/or allows the site owners to remove or edit at their discretion.

Petsr4life.com also reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on this Board.

INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO THIS BOARD: To be a participating member of this board you must follow these simple rules of conduct.

1. Be courteous to other members at all times;

2. Be respectful of the feelings of others;

3. Do not use untrue or misleading statements;

4. Do not make statements based on rumor;

5. Do not use defamatory statements or statements that attack the character of another;

6. Do not make abusive, hateful, harassing, or threatening statements;

7. Do not use statements that invade a person's privacy or post a persons address or telephone number;

8. Do not use statements that violate any law;

9. Do not use statements that incite conflict among members;

10. Do not use statements that contain sexual overtones, particularly in regard to other members;

11. Do not post Private Messages/Conversations or Emails or retransmit in any forms, as they are private messages between people and have no reason to be posted publicly or reproduced without consent.

12. Copyright rules, it is illegal to post a copyrighted photo unless you have written permission from the copyright holder to post on a public forum. Copyrighted text material, you may “quote†a small portion of text with a link to the balance of the article. Copy and pasting the entire article regardless of length is breaking copyright laws, unless the author as given permission to cross post.

13. Due to the size of the forum all posts should be less than 1,000 words. If you feel the information warrants exceeding the 1,000 word limit you need to get approval from one of the Administrators before posting.

14. Picture size in any post should be a maximum of 1200 x 800 pixels. Photos that are larger than the allowed size may be removed. Excessively large pictures put unnecessary load on the server.

15. Since this is mostly an open forum and we may have members of all ages, the using of acronyms (replacing letters with other letters or symbols to avoid being censored) in the non-private Forums, will be considered as breaking the rules and you will be treated accordingly. We can not and will not put every possible acronym or modified word on the censored list.

Further, if you need to discuss a particular animal or person please do so privately. Disagreements along with disputes between members, are not matters for public debate and likewise also should be handled privately. Members of this board are entitled to a reasonable standard of behavior from other members. A level of respect and courtesy must be maintained at all times, no exceptions. You may not like or agree with a particular person but we all share a love of the animals and we all have a right to participate in the board’s activities free of harassment. Please do not quote a member's post out of context, using a portion, or portions, of the post that gives it new meaning, one the initial poster never intended to convey. Also, should you feel it necessary to use a quote from a post on this board somewhere else, wherever that may be, please obtain the explicit permission of the author prior to using the quote. This eliminates the possibility of our members being misrepresented without their knowledge.

Solicitation of donations of money for any reason is not permitted on this board unless special circumstances exist and it has been approved by the board Administration. The solicitation of pets is also strictly prohibited on this board. Please do not use this board as your source of free advertisement on the net.

Lastly, Private Messages (PMs) and private email is just that, private, and should not be posted publicly to the board unless explicit permission has been granted from the individual. Should a member post something publicly that was intended to be private it will result in a temporary or permanent ban from the board. Use of this board is a privilege, not a right.

This is a "General Audience" board visited by people of all ages and materials posted here should be appropriate for all ages. Avoid using bad language. Try to look for alternatives. If you have to swear to get your point across you should work on your language skills. A swear filter is in place, but if you try to get around it or use offensive alternatives, you will be warned. Those not able to adhere to the above, or make a positive contribution, can expect to receive a warning, a suspension or be banned from further participation. If you have received a warning any subsequent violations of the board rules will result in an automatic suspension or permanent ban from the board.
In addition, questionable posts may be edited or deleted without explanation or warning.

Remember, this is the world wide web now. Petsr4life.com reaches everyone around the world. If there is material that you do not wish others to copy, do not post it here. Once it's posted, anyone with an internet connection can and will steal your material.

Also, think before you post. For the most part, we do not edit or delete posts and the only time we would consider doing so is in cases that pose as a security risk to the user(s) or create discord. Anything you post will leave a digital footprint for LIFE. Think carefully before posting.

Now Let's move on to the rest of the legalities :

License and Site Access


Petsr4life.com grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Petsr4life.com 's operators. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any questions or answers displayed on this site; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of information for the benefit of another business; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Petsr4life.com.

We may examine the Content on the Site on a regular basis and we maintain the absolute right, though not the obligation, to remove any Content that does not meet the standards listed above or that is otherwise objectionable at our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to terminate your access to the Site if you fail to abide by these Terms. In addition, we may take any legal, disciplinary and technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms of Use.

We are not responsible for the loss, deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any Content submitted or transmitted through or to the Site.


Grant of License

When you post or transmit Content on, to, or through the Site, you grant the Site a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicensable, royalty-free license to use, store, display, publish, transmit, transfer, distribute, reproduce, rearrange, edit, modify, aggregate your Content with other Content, create derivative works of and publicly perform that Content for any purpose on and through each of the services provided by the Site or on other sites operated by Petsr4life.com, including subsidiaries, and affiliates (whether now existing or yet to be established), marketing affiliates (whether now existing or subsequently established), and advertising partners (whether now existing or subsequently established). This license shall apply to the distribution and the storage of your Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.


Use of the Site and the Site Content

All Content displayed on or made available on our Site is protected by copyright or trademark as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyright and trademark laws and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the Content or collective work, and/or copying or reproducing the Content or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of What the Tech, and you agree to abide by any and all intellectual property notices displayed on the Site. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Content or Site.

You may not use the Site in any manner that interferes with our normal operations or with the use and enjoyment of another user. You may only access the Site and the Content through the interfaces provided by the Site. You agree to use the Site only for its intended lawful purpose and in accordance with applicable laws. You understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to Content that you find offensive or objectionable.


Our Rights

We maintain the right to do any of the following, at any time, with or without prior notice:
restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of our Site;
change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of our Site;
refuse, move, or remove any Content;
refuse to register any user name that may be deemed offensive;
establish general practices and policies concerning the Site.

Please do enjoy yourself here, explore and become a positive part of the wonderful community that we have created.

Regards
Exkalibur