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Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Please read the following document carefully before continuing with the registration process, and/or accessing this website. By accessing this Web Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Web Site Terms and Conditions (also referred to as the Agreement). If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site.

Please note: This is a public forum. Unless otherwise stated your posts can be read by anyone with an internet connection.


Definitions:
This "Agreement" is governed by English Law.
The terms "Social Slimmers", "We", "Us", "Our", "The Web Site" and "The Service" refers to the website SocialSlimmers.com
The terms "User(s)" and "Member(s)" refers to the those who have signed up as members of SocialSlimmers.com
The term "You" refers to those accessing SocialSlimmers.com
The terms "Troll", "Trolling" and "Flaming" refers to a disruptive member as defined by Wikipedia.org

Overview
A brief outline of our code of conduct.
  • When using The Web Site, be polite, do not break the law, and do not use The Web Site for self-publicity or advertising.
  • Opinions expressed within messages are those of the poster and are not the views or endorsement of The Web Site. You rely on such information at your own risk and are urged to seek professional advice for any specific and/or individual situations. Do not rely solely on advice or opinions given in the discussions.
  • We reserve the right to move, modify, review or remove any messages transmitted to The Web Site at our discretion and without explanation.
  • You are permitted a maximum of 'One' account (membership), active or inactive (including previously banned and accounts closed at user request). If you require temporary access for any reason, require a user name change, or have forgotten your log in details and are unable to retrieve them via The Web Site options, do not create a new account! Please contact the forum administrator using the Contact Us link below. If you choose to ignore this rule, ALL your accounts will be banned.
  • Forum Administrators have the final say as to the running of the forum, and what is and is not a violation of The Web Site rules.
  • By using The Web Site, you agree to be contacted by site administration, regardless of account settings, if it becomes necessary to do so.
  • Forum Administrators and Moderators assume members have read these terms and will not take ignorance of any rules as an excuse for not following the rules and policies outlined here.
Please contact The Web Site Administrator using the 'Contact Us' link below if you do not understand any of the rules outlined below.

Terms of Use
Rules and code of conduct in a bit more depth.
  • Forums are subject specific. Threads must be made in the relevant areas and remain on-topic.
  • Rudeness, flaming or trolling is not tolerated on (or about) The Web Site or its members. Any member who is intentionally disruptive may have their account restricted or banned without warning.
  • Antisocial, discriminatory or offensive messages (intended or otherwise) aimed at the community at large, certain demographics or specific members are not permitted.
  • If an Administrator has reason to believe that a member is involved in cyber-bullying or member/website bashing We reserve the right to restricted or ban the offenders account.
  • You agree not to provide inaccurate, misleading, false or fake information, or encourage others to do so.
  • You are responsible for your account and any activity created with it. You may not share your account login with anyone. Ignoring this rule may result in your account being restricted or banned.
  • All public messages, posts, titles and signatures are limited to the English language.
  • Messages using TXT SPK (text speak) or made entirely in CAPITAL LETTERS are not permitted.
  • It is strictly prohibited to use any information obtained from accessing The Web Site to, advertise, spam, solicit, or sell to any user without the prior explicit written consent from The Web Site owners.
  • You may not post advertising, commission, referral or affiliate links (including sites whose main income is derived from affiliate or referral links).
  • You may not link in any manner to sites or images containing pornography, gross violence, warez or illegal material.
  • Signature Spam (a post made in hopes of showing an attached signature) is not permitted.
  • Duplicate posting (submitting the same message more than once) is not permitted.
  • You may not post about or on behalf of any banned member using the forum, private messages, or signatures features.
  • Harboring a previously banned member (knowing about a banned member signing up again without reporting it to forum administrators) is strictly prohibited. Ignoring this important rule will result in your account also being banned.
  • You may not post words or URLs that are censored by substituting characters, or by any other means in an attempt to defeat any censors put in place.
  • Continuing a locked (or removed thread) elsewhere on the forum is not permitted. If a thread has been moderated, it is with good reason. Posts about such actions will either be removed or closed.
  • Social network activity that affects The Web Site or its members is subject to the same etiquette and guidelines as set out in our very first forum rule ("Rudeness, flaming or trolling is not tolerated on (or about) The Web Site or its members"). Cross posting (cross referencing discussions/disputes between social networking websites and The Web Site) is not permitted. If an Administrator has reason to believe that a member is involved in cyber-bullying or member/website bashing, We reserve the right to restricted or ban the offenders account.
  • Whilst linking to personal blogs, profiles, petitions and charity pages is not against forum guidelines, threads made solely for publicity of these pages do contravene our 'self-publicity' and 'advertising' rules, and will be removed (you may however place one link in your signature).
  • You may not link to third party forums, chat rooms, competing Web Sites, Facebook groups/pages or unapproved social networking Web Sites (The only approved sites at this time for personal pages only are: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube).
  • You must make ten posts before posting URL's*. If you choose to make meaningless posts to avoid this restriction your account will be banned.
  • You must make five posts before accessing the Private Message feature. If you choose to make meaningless posts to overcome this restriction, your account will be banned.
  • Any messages that encourage, promote or endorse illegal activity will be removed. Serious offenses may result in your account being restricted or banned.
  • Some forum categories and functions have a minimum post count restriction. If you choose to make meaningless posts to overcome this restriction, your account may be restricted or banned.
  • The use of proxy servers to access The Web Site is strictly prohibited. Accounts discovered to be using such servers will be banned without warning.
  • Account closures are honored by removing access to The Web Site. It is your responsibility to ensure that personal information and pictures are removed from forum posts before submitting your request.
  • Public posts debating these rules and/or the moderators enforcement of them will be closed or removed without comment. While feedback is welcome we request that you use the 'Contact Us' link below if you have any questions or concerns.

* If you represent a company or charity as a professional spokesman and wish to link to your website you must contact the forum administrator using the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the page before attempting any posts. Ignoring this rule will be taken as attempted SPAM.

SPAM & Advertising
Our rules on Commercial, Recruitment, Adverting and Publicity Posts.

Please note that Social Slimmers operates a strict 'No Spam' policy.
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Commercial Publicity
  • Recruitment for services, subscriptions, clubs or membership.
  • Advertising, solicitation, sales pitches or links to websites designed to advertise/promote affiliates.
  • Publicity, Press Releases or Propaganda.
without the prior explicit written consent from The Web Site owners.


Copyright
By providing content, you represent that said contents is not restricted by copyright, or that you have permission from the copyright owner to submit the content to The Web Site. You hereby grant The Web Site a perpetual, irrevocable and universal right to review, delete, moderate, modify, copy, display or otherwise transmit any content or message you submit to The Web Site.

Disclaimer of Warranties
The materials on this Web Site are provided "as is". We make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, information expressed or made available on the public forums, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, we do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Indemnification
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

Updates, Errors & Omissions
We reserves the right to modify and amend these terms and/or privacy policy at any time without notice. While we will do our upmost in informing you of any major changes it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of the Web Site after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

If any term or provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if these Terms and Conditions had been agreed with the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.


Privacy Policy
How personal information is handled.

We appreciate that you care about the personal information that is held about you and how that is used. This privacy policy applies to all personal data, submitted by you, to The Web Site (including cookies).

By using and/or logging into The Service you give explicit consent for Us to log and save cookies on your Internet browser.

This website uses cookies for necessary software functions, measuring website traffic and serving adverts.

The following cookies measure website metrics:
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This cookies contain no personal data. It allows us to (for example) see how many visitors or pageviews the website received.
Analytics data is collect by default but you can opt out by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out page.

The following cookies relate to how adverts are displayed on the website:
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Cookies named _drt_ and test_cookie are set by Google. By default these cookies will contain no personal data. The _drt_ cookie and others may be set with information relating to advertising interests if you have opted to do so in a third party agreement between Google and yourself. To opt out please visit Google Interest Based Advertising Opt-out page.
For full details on Googles Privacy Policy please visit: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Cookie named skimGUID is set by Skimlinks on a voluntary basis for the purposes of measuring metrics and analytics. This cookie contains no personal data. To opt out please visit Skimlinks Optimization Cookie Opt-out page.
For full details on Skimlinks Privacy Policy please visit: http://skimlinks.com/user-cookies