Messageboard Legal Rules
Article by Plymouth_hammer
Updated Monday, 5th December 2005
Provided that you are aged 13 or over, you are welcome to post, transmit or submit messages and other materials (which include uploading files, inputting data or any other materials or engaging in any form of communication in connection with the site) (collectively "Messages") to bulletin boards, chat rooms or other public areas within, or in connection with, the site (collectively "Forums"). However, ESA accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such Messages. Children under the age of 13 may not submit Messages to the Forums.
ESA does not endorse and has no control over the content of Messages submitted by others to Forums. Messages submitted to Forums are not necessarily reviewed by ESA prior to posting and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of ESA. ESA makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content of the Messages in the Forums or the accuracy and reliability of any Messages and other materials in the Forums. Nonetheless, ESA reserves the right to prevent you from submitting Materials to Forums and to edit, restrict or remove such Messages for any reason at any time.
ESA assumes no responsibility for actively monitoring Forums for inappropriate Messages. If at any time ESA chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Forums, ESA nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content of the Messages, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Messages, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any Message. In submitting Messages to Forums, you agree to strictly limit yourself to discussions about the subject matter for which the Forums are intended. You agree that ESA accepts no liability whatsoever if it determines to prevent your Messages from being submitted or if it edits, restricts or removes your Messages. You also agree to permit any other user of this site to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that other user's personal use and not to restrict or inhibit the use of the site by any other person.
You are solely responsible for the content of your Messages. You must comply with any rules posted by ESA on a Forum. You may not: Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages containing any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services or any chain Messages or "spam"; Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages with recommendations to buy or refrain from buying a particular security or which contain confidential information of another party or which otherwise have the purpose of affecting the price or value of any security; Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, indecent, infringe copyright or other rights of third parties or which contain any other form of illegal content; Post or otherwise publish any Messages that contain a virus or other harmful component; Disguise the origin of any Messages Impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity; Post or otherwise publish any messages unrelated to the Forum or the Forum's topic; Post or transmit any Messages that contain software viruses, files or code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the site or any computer software or equipment; Collect or store other users' personal data; Restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Forums. By submitting messages to any Forum you agree to indemnify and hold harmless ESA from all claims, costs and expenses (including legal expenses) arising out of any Messages posted or published by you that are in breach of this section 4.
By submitting Messages to any Forums you are granting ESA a perpetual royalty free non-exclusive licence to reproduce, modify, translate, make available, distribute and sub-license the Message in whole or in part and in form. This may include personal information such as your user name and alias and your expressions of opinion. ESA reserves the right to contact you by email with regard to your use of the Forums.