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Bulletin Board Rules Of Conduct

Post by Admin » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:24 am

American Sand Association Bulletin Board Rules of Conduct

MISSION STATEMENT:
The purpose of this Bulletin Board System (or BBS) is to Unite, Inform and Mobilize the Sand Dune Community and to allow the free exchange of diverse ideas, positions, opinions and dialog.


The American Sand Association wishes to promote communication in an atmosphere of mutual respect and common courtesy. In an effort to maintain the integrity and family atmosphere of this bulletin board and to provide a comfortable level playing field that encourages all to participate, we ask that you please follow the rules of conduct when posting on this bulletin board. We remind all of our users that you are entirely responsible and liable for all your activities conducted on the ASA Bulletin Board. Any comments posted on the ASA Bulletin Board that violates our standards are routinely removed.

We reserve the right to close the accounts of persistent violators of these standards at any time and without warning.

*Profiles must include your full real name, city, state and a valid e-mail address. While screen names are used on this bulletin board, in order to maintain the integrity of the information posted on this bulletin board, input of your full real name, city, state and a valid e-mail address in your profile are mandatory. The methods used for verification of authenticity of this information are done on a random basis and may include, but are not limited to, private submission of a personal unblocked phone number of which a moderator or administrator can contact you directly, faxed copy of drivers license or ID or some other form of identification upon the request of a moderator or the administrator of this bulletin board. Failure to do so will result in termination of your account. No impersonation of public figures, trademarks, companies or other participants is permitted. One screen name or account per person. Individual exemptions may be given with written permission from the Bulletin Board Administrator to law enforcement personnel, government employees or to those deemed by the administrator to have a valid reason to remain anonymous.


*Profanity or obscenities are not permitted in any way shape or form, not even if disguised with symbols (i.e.: asterisks or dollar signs). Slanderous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, insulting, threatening and harassing comments are not tolerated.

*No Inappropriate, Unrelated Material
Any matter determined to be inappropriate, unrelated or not within the intended scope of this bulletin board will be removed without notification.

* Content:
Any post that disparages, denigrates, or degrades any person or organization will be deleted. Vague criticisms not based upon facts are not allowed. The rules of common courtesy and decency shall be applied at all times.

Any content deemed contrary to the mission and goals of the ASA will be deleted.

Disputes shall be pursued via private channels and not in public forums.

Forum moderators have to option to create private forums upon request but are not obligated or required to do so.


*Images, material or links to images and or material whether real, satirical or implied depicting obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, insulting, or threatening in nature are not permitted on this bulletin board. This includes Gifs or cartoons.

*No personal attacks or "flames" are allowed. Flames are defined as comments that reflect upon the person instead of their opinion. If you dislike someone, please do not call them names or speculate on their personal lives.

* Information Accuracy
Any information posted on this bulletin board must be accompanied by a reasonable attempt to verify accuracy along with identification of the source or a link to the source. If accuracy cannot be verified, it must be stated as such by the author.

* No Spam, Soliciting or Junk E-mail
Use of our message boards or chat rooms for the purpose of sending junk email, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages or spamming of any kind is prohibited.

*No Unauthorized Advertising Allowed
Although we do allow the occasional “heads up” about something new, useful or interesting relating to our sport, no advertising of any kind, including non-profit organizations, is allowed without express written permission from the administrator of this bulletin board.

*Teen Sand Forum

There is a clear need to get the younger crowd involved in the effort to save our dunes. That is what this forum is for. Kids your comments and opinions are welcome here, please take advantage of this Forum.

The Teen Sand Forum is restricted to those 13 thru 17 years old. There shall be no posting by legal adults 18 years of age or older.

Your age must be listed in your profile in order for you to use this forum. If it is not listed, or if it is found to be incorrect, your post will be deleted and you will be removed from the board without warning.

If you're over 17 years old, and you post in the Teen Sand Forum, your post will be deleted and you will be banned from the bulletin board without warning.

Moderators may post in the Teen Sand forum from time to time in accordance with their duties, or to answer questions brought up by users of that forum.

Should you or any parents have any questions please contact BBSAdmin@americansandassociation.org

*Photo Gallery
The gallery is provided for the enjoyment of our members and for displaying pictures on our Bulletin Board System and website only. By posting your photos here you give the ASA permission to use them throughout our website. Whenever possible, we will provide credit for the photo. We ask that you follow these rules and guidelines when posting:

* Pictures of riders must be wearing safety gear and cannot show irresponsible behavior
* No nudity or scanties
* No sexually suggestive material
* Pictures must not be copyrighted material
* No videos (too big)
* Photos may be deleted without warning
* Off-site links to the gallery are discouraged, excessive bandwidth use may result in all off-site links being removed.



Gallery users who violate these rules in any way will have their privilege to post pictures in the gallery revoked without warning.

*You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit without notice.

*Disagreements With Moderating Actions Shall Not Be Posted On BBS
Should you have any disagreement with an action taken by any of the moderators or the administrator of this BBS, or if you would like to bring a certain post or item to their attention, please contact them directly via private e-mail only to discuss the matter, available through their profile or here at BBSAdmin@americansandassociation.org. Any post's of this type on the open bulletin board will be removed.

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums are that of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster and hence will not be held liable.

Use of this bulletin board and your speech on this bulletin board is not a right. It is a privilege granted you by the American Sand Association under the terms of this agreement and can be revoked at any time without warning.

In accordance with the privilege of using this bulletin board granted you by the ASA, we request that you abide by the terms and conditions of our Rules of Conduct when using this bulletin board. We reserve the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time.

Users who violate the terms of our Rules of Conduct, or our Privacy Policy, will have their privilege of using of the American Sand Association Bulletin Board interrupted, suspended or terminated at any time without notice and your internet service provider will be informed of the violation. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.

As a user you agree to any information you have entered above 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 attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered, they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The email address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

The opinions and statements on this Bulletin Board System are not the official stance of the American Sand Association unless stated as such by an official representative of the ASA.

The ASA Bulletin Board is moderated by volunteers on a regular basis and we ask that you please respect their efforts.
ASA Bulletin Board Administrator

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