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BEFORE YOU POST: New Code of Conduct For ALL USERS
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:27:36 PM »
You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
INCEPTA is a popular discussion forum for members and visitors alike, thus based on the sole discretion of our moderators and administrators, discussion threads and content posted in our forum which we deem to be offensive in nature or in any manner a violation of our rules as expressed below may be edited or removed at any time and without any prior notice. This includes but is not limited to the following:

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE
While language filters have already been set up to detect and eliminate profanity, carefully disguised words or symbols to attempt to bypass our filters will not be tolerated. INCEPTA will not tolerate flaming, which is posting messages and starting threads that are deliberately hostile, insulting and verbally abusive. Messages exhibiting discrimination towards any of our members based on their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation will be removed and users may be reprimanded or banned from our forum at the sole discretion of the site moderators.

IMAGES AND DISCUSSION CONTENT
Avatars, pictures, links or thread discussions, which portray graphic violence, pornographic or sexually explicit content are prohibited. It is the sole discretion of our moderators and administrators to decide what pictures, links or discussions they deem to be inappropriate.

AVATARS AND MEMBER NAMES
When selecting an avatar or member name please choose carefully. In order to be fair to our sponsors, INCEPTA does not allow member avatars and member names to advertise a business, product, or service unless you are a INCEPTA sponsor. This sites administrators and moderators reserve the right to ask a member to change their avatar or member name if it is deemed to be in violation of this rule.

SIGNATURES
Links and entrepreneurial information in member signatures promoting entrepreneurial small businesses, corporate businesses and golf courses are prohibited by INCEPTA. In fairness to our sponsors, INCEPTA does not allow member signatures to include any commercial names, addresses, or other information. Commercial web links advertising a place of business, products or services offered are also prohibited unless you are an INCEPTA sponsor. Members can only include personal web-links to personal homepages and web logs that is not part of a commercial site.

COMMERCIAL CONTENT / NON-SPONSORS
INCEPTA prohibits the use of our forum for commercial purposes by members not recognized as INCEPTA sponsors. INCEPTA restricts members from including advertisements in message posts, threads, polls, private messages and signatures. Only INCEPTA sponsors are allowed to freely promote their place of business, products or services in the forums. Only INCEPTA sponsors are allowed to advertise and directly benefit in wealth or position from these message posts, threads, polls, and signatures. Please contact roach@incepta.ca if you wish to make a post or start a thread advertising your business, product or service. INCEPTA offers customizable advertising packages at all levels to suit your advertising needs, whether you are supplementing your income with a side business, or operate a full-scale business enterprise.

REDIRECTION OF TRAFFIC FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES INCLUDING USER SIGNATURES (facebook contests, ebay shops, youtube commercials, biased reviews, your company website etc)
As of February 1st, 2013 - INCEPTA prohibits the direction of traffic to external sites from this forum for commercial purposes for any reason without express consent.  Contact roach@incepta.ca if you wish to post links to external sites promoting your company, products or promotions.   ALL SIGNATURES NOT CONFIRMING WITH THIS CODE OF CONDUCT will be removed on or around February 1st, 2013.

CONDUCT UNBECOMING A SPONSOR
Your sponsorship does not include a license to bully, bombard, taunt or otherwise use this site to create conflict.  If a sponsor grossly abuses the permissions afforded by their support of the site and an agreement cannot be reached through civil dialog, the current month's sponsorship (and any prepaid subsequent) fees shall be refunded, and the company will not be permitted to sponsor INCEPTA for the remainder of the calendar year.

SOCK PUPPETS AND MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
Only one username or account is allowed per forum member. If you have forgotten your log in information, do not create a new account, please contact us.  You may be permanently banned for holding more that one active profile on INCEPTA.

MODERATION
INCEPTA has selected moderators to help oversee specific forums. Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating. The moderators generally have the ability to edit and delete posts, move threads, and perform other manipulations on behalf of INCEPTA.

If a discussion, image or link has been edited by one of our moderators or administrators, an explanation will be given in a timely manner to the users they find to be at fault. Use of threads or posts to attack an INCEPTA moderator or administrator or INCEPTA policies is not allowed. If you feel that you have been misinterpreted or unjustifiably treated by a member of the INCEPTA team, please use the private messaging function to voice your concerns. INCEPTA will attempt to respond to all complaints in a timely fashion. Upon review of the situation, the INCEPTA team will determine the appropriate course of action at their sole discretion.

Members can also help to report a rules violation to our administrators by reporting a post or message.

CLASSIFIED POSTINGS
The Buy/Sell/Trade forum is for members who wish to buy, sell, or trade their golf-related items between other members. INCEPTA cannot verify or guarantee the legitimacy of the buyer, seller, or trader. This site and it's owners assume no responsibility for transactions that take place in the forum. You must be a member with a minimum of five posts in order to start a thread and post items for Buy/Sell/Trade on this forum.

EBAY
This site is not affiliated with ebay or paypal, and as such we respectfully request that you refrain from posting links to, or posting disputes regarding any transactions not initiated here.

All "teaser" posts referencing your ads on ebay or other auction sites will be removed.  Disputes regarding transactions on other sites should be handled through their channels.  Ebay and other sites have their own issue resolution policies and procedures, please use the tools made available to you.
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