Forum Terms and Rules

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• Clause 1 – Acceptance of terms

1.1          Use of the ECC  Forum, including the private messaging service, indicates your acceptance of these Forum Terms & Conditions of Use and any subsequent changes.

•  Clause 2 – Advertising

2.1          Companies/individuals must not use the Forum to advertise, promote or market goods or services, subject to the exclusions below.

2.2          Members of ECC  may use the For Sale/Wanted area of the forum and in compliance with the posting rules & guidelines therein.

•  Clause 3 – Members accounts

3.1          Members can only register one username per email address. A single account can be used to  access the forum from multiple devices with Internet access.

3.2          Members are not permitted to register multiple usernames, one forum account per individual. Anyone who registers a second username may have their access to the forum permanently disabled. (See clause 6).

3.3          ECC  reserves the right to remove access to the Forum for any members who mimic another members identity and/or register identities of a similar or identical nature or name to persons in the public eye.

3.4          ECC  encourages members to leave their real email address so others can contact them directly if they so wish – your email address will not be revealed to the sender.

•  Clause 4 – Members Obligations

4.1          Like the rest of society, members of ECC should adhere to basic standards and nothing false or misleading should be posted.

4.2          Anyone placing racist material on this Forum may be committing a criminal offence, such as Incitement to Racial Hatred under the Race Relations Act. All details may therefore be passed on to the organisations that provide the computers from which that message has been sent access to the Internet. This may also apply to content expressing religious intolerance.

4.3          Do not post rude or abusive messages – including personal attacks on other members, or denigration of the Moderators, Admin or Committee.

4.4          Do not post defamatory or other insulting or inappropriate content
(see clause 4.12).

4.5          Anything that is placed onto the Forum must not infringe the intellectual property or other rights of any third party or breach any applicable laws.

4.6          Members must not use this Forum for transmitting any “spam” or “junk mail” (including multiple similar/identical posts, messages or PMs), or any other form of solicitation of the forum membership (commercial, academic or otherwise).

4.7          Members must not post onto the Forum anything that contains any software viruses or any other code, file, program designed to harm the function of any computer or telecommunications equipment, whether directly or linked.

4.8          Members must not collect or store (or attempt to collect or store) any personal data that it may receive about other Members of the Forum through normal forum exchanges, via user profiles or by any other means.

4.9          Members should also familiarise themselves with individual board posting guidelines (updated from time to time).

•  Clause 5 – Intellectual Property

5.1          ECC reserves the right to re-use any submission to the Forum in any format or media and in such ways as ECC sees fit. Members waive their moral rights to object to any derogatory  treatment, or to be identified as the author of the submission in question.

•  Clause 6 – Termination

6.1          If a Member  fails to adhere to these Terms & Conditions of Use, wider Terms & Conditions (linked to in clause 1.1 above) or sundry posting guidelines posted by we reserve the right to terminate the Members  participation on the Forum, or parts thereof.

6.2          ECC also reserves the right to terminate the Member s participation on the Forum if their behaviour is deemed damaging or potentially damaging to the forum community or the ECC brand.

6.3          Member s who posts defamatory, obscene, racial or otherwise offensive or inappropriate material on this Forum acknowledge that this may expose them to the risk of legal action (whether civil or criminal) being taken against them and/or their access to the forum terminated.

6.4          Any Member  who has had their access to the forum denied and attempts to gain access may have further action taken against them, and/or reported to their ISP, and/or reported to the appropriate agency in relation to a possible offence under the Computer Misuse Act (1990).

•  Clause 7 – Disclaimers

7.1          We reserve the right to remove or edit any posting on the Forum that contravenes these    Terms & Conditions of Use or other posting guidelines implicit or implied.

7.2          Users of the Forum do so entirely at their own risk. As such, to the extent permitted by law, Users release ECC., its Moderators, Admin  and Committee from all liability arising out of, or in connection with, the Forum and the material submitted to it by third parties.

7.3          Problems or complaints should be highlighted either by using the ‘Report Post’ function or the ‘Contact Us’ form at the foot of each forum page. Particularly if you notice that any Member  is contravening these Terms & Conditions of Use.

7.4          Member  who wish to make suggestions about ECC can do so via the Website Feedback board.

7.5          The views of Users of the Forum are not necessarily those of ECC.

7.6          ECC reserve the right to amend these terms or additional Posting Guidelines without notice, and/or waive them from time to time.