I. Your Agreement to the Terms:
YOUR ACCESS OR READING OF FREEJINGER.ORG IN ANY MANNER SIGNIFIES THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. By accessing or using FreeJinger.org you also represent that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms, and are at least 18 years of age or older if the laws of your jurisdiction place the age of consent above 18 years of age. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorized to use FreeJinger.org.
II. Your Registration and User Account
* Use of your account is expressly limited to you. Your account may not be transferred or shared with any other party, temporarily or permanently.
* Freejinger.org access is limited to persons age 18 and over.
* You agree to bear sole responsibility for all use of your account and for the confidentiality of your password. To protect your privacy, Freejinger.org may suspend access or change access to your account immediately upon discovery that your account has been accessed by another person, or upon notification by you that your password has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised.
* You agree to provide an accurate email address. Freejinger.org may, at its sole discretion, suspend any account that is found to contain an invalid email address.
* Free Jinger does not allow accounts to be registered using a proxy server or VPN. Accounts registered using either a proxy server or a VPN will be deleted without any notice. If you have a compelling reason to use a proxy or VPN, please contact an admin and your reason will be considered on a case by case basis.
* Users are not permitted to have as avatars any picture or image containing symbols of hate. A symbol of hate is a symbol that has been appropriated by, or is identified with, groups or organizations that have perpetuated violence against marginalized peoples. An example of such a symbol would be the swastika. Flags of countries and religious symbols are not considered symbols of hate, regardless of how much you may disagree with the ideas and policies of a country or religion. Other examples of symbols of hate can be found here
Users can of course discuss such symbols in posts, but we ask that you put the image under a spoiler
*Hate speech is not allowed on Free Jinger. Hate speech is defined as speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits. There will be ONE warning given for violation of this rule. If that warning is ignored, the member will be placed on an indefinite Journey To The Heart until they realize they are not the special snowflakes they think they are.
* Members found to be copying posts (other than their own) from any restricted sections of Free Jinger to other blogs, forums, Facebook, twitter or other forms of internet media will have their privileges from those restricted areas revoked. We have memberships and privacy settings for a reason.
If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your ID, you must promptly change your password and notify FreeJinger.org of the problem
III. Rules of Board Behavior
* Content that infringes upon any rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights and trademarks.) However, any content that falls under fair use, defined as any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. may be used without permission from the copyright owner per US Law.
* Viruses or any other harmful computer software
* False information or libel.
* Impersonation of another individual
* Spam, self promotion, chain letters, or pyramid schemes
* Terrorism as defined by US Law (premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents)
* Hacking, Warez, Roms, CD-Keys, Cracks, Passwords, or Serial Numbers or any attempts of bypass copyrights of individuals or corporations
* Pornography, nudity, or overtly graphic photographic material or videos on the forum. Links that are clearly labeled "Not Safe for Work" or "NSFW" are allowed. Discussion of sex, sexuality and relationships are allowed and expected.
* Sock puppet accounts, or accounts attempting to evade ban
* Knowingly posting private, identifying information about another FreeJinger.org member and linking it to their FJ identity, (including but not limited to last name, address, phone number, email, or the full names of family members) without the express permission of the FJ member whose information has been disclosed.
* Posting private, identifying information about an individual, including addresses and phone numbers that are not available via public resources (ie court documents, news articles)
* Any member who posts the real life identity of another FJ member, or compiles ‘clues’ about a FJ member"s identity and posts them here or anywhere else on the internet; including Facebook or Twitter, will be banned. Any member who participates in this type of "outing" or "doxing" will be banned. In addition to being banned and having the reason for your banning announced on FJ to general scorn and derision, be aware that you may also be subject to criminal prosecution. There are numerous state and federal laws against publishing private information for the purposes of harassing, stalking, causing financial harm, or inciting violence against others. So before you decide to indulge in some on-line stupidity, remember that there may be real life consequences. There is probably nothing anyone will post here that will offend you to so much that you will need to indulge in behavior that could result in a fine or jail time. Use common sense.
Engaging in the behavior listed above will result in banning from any properties owned or controlled by Free Jinger LLC.
Free Jinger is considered a “free speech zone” and as such may contain vulgar language, discussion of topics that might be offensive to some, and topics that could potentially trigger victims of patriarchy, sexual assault or abuse, and cultic religious systems. Moderators and administrators will not censor posts unless they violate the above terms.
IV. PM System
‘Private Messages’ are a function of the forums which allow a member to post messages to another member or group of members away from the public view. Abuse of PM’s (defined as any violation of the TOU via PM) will result in a suspension or outright ban from sending any Private Message on the forum, no leniency will be provided.
Like any other message in our forum, these messages are stored in the forum’s database. While these messages are considered private and personal, they are not considered secret from the staff. The administrators (which means only the board owner and the Tech Admin, NOT all admins or any mods or other helpmeets) are able to view these messages if so required by law enforcement agencies or in cases where illegal activities or severe rule infringement is reported or reasonably suspected.
Just to clarify, these messages are considered private and confidential, and the administrative staff will respect your privacy in the use of this function while at the same time insuring the safety and comfort of all members. If we need to see your PMs, we will be able to see them, if we don’t need to see them, we won’t. You have a reasonable expectation of privacy here, but not to the degree that it will become a risk or liability to the Staff or other members here. We will view your PMs under the above described circumstances, and will only act on PMs directly related to the matter we are investigating. All others will be left alone. Your PM inbox is not going to be Sunday afternoon reading material for a bored Admin. We understand and agree with the ethics of such a situation and it will not happen.
V. IP Logging
If you post on these forums, your IP address will be logged for the purposes of banning you or contacting your ISP, these actions will only be triggered by severe violations of this agreement.
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. If you have reasonable suspicions that is performing differently, or sending or receiving unwanted information to or from your computer, notify an Administrator immediately.
VII. Representations, Warranties and Acknowledgements:
FreeJinger.org does not endorse, and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for any content on FreeJinger.org. FreeJinger.org makes no representations about the reliability or validity of content on FreeJinger.org. You acknowledge that any reliance on said content in any way will be at your own risk.
By posting on this message board, (excluding private email or PM communication), you will be deemed to have granted Free Jinger LLC perpetual, non-exclusive permission to redistribute by transmission the information or materials worldwide without charge or liability.
Account deletion is not available. Members may deactivate their accounts at anytime. Individual posts may be edited by the poster for any reason for up to 90 minutes.
Individual posts may be edited, archived or deleted at the request of the poster. Such a request will be reviewed and decided upon by the board owner at the owner’s discretion.
You maintain a copyright on any copyrighted original material you post, to the extent allowed by law. Freejinger.org will not sell, distribute, or repost on another internet entity not owned or controlled by Free Jinger LLC any posts made on FreeJinger.org.
You understand that by posting on freejinger.org that your posts may be shared on various social media by other members of freejinger.org. Freejinger.org does provide buttons to share threads on certain social media. You maintain your copyright on any copyrighted original material, to the extent allowed by law, that you post and material shared through the use of buttons contains a direct link to your material on freejinger.org, maintaining credit to you as author of the work.
You understand that you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Free Jinger LLC be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or loss or damage of any kind whatsoever incurred as a result of the use of or exposure to any content accessed through FreeJinger.org. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of or exposure to any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.
You agree to indemnify and hold Freejinger.org, its parents, subsidiaries, officers and employees, harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of this Agreement, including any abusive or unlawful behavior on the part of you or your dependents, or the infringement of any intellectual property or privacy right of any person. You shall remain solely liable for the Content you upload or transmit on the Site. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless FreeJinger.org from any claim, action, demand, loss, expense or damages (including attorneys’ fees) made or incurred by any third party arising out of or relating to your conduct, your violation of these terms and conditions, or your violation of any rights of a third party. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release FreeJinger.org (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
You further agree to indemnify FreeJinger.org, and the service provider from any losses, liability, costs and/or expenses incurred by them and any legal action commenced against them as a result of the viewing or the retrieving of content by you in the event that the material is contrary to the laws of the location from which you are accessing the material. You acknowledge all responsibility for viewing the content.
The board owner may, at any time, modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this agreement by posting such changes on FreeJinger.org.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The board owner may assign this Agreement, or any rights or obligations hereunder, (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of its members. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding on, permitted assigns and successors of Freejinger.org.
In the event that any provision is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
XIII. Amendments and Waivers
The failure of FreeJinger.org to insist upon, or enforce, or to exercise any right under this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of FreeJinger.org’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance, and the same shall be and remain in full force and effect. In the event that any published statements, other agreements, or other official policies of Freejinger.org may conflict with any of the terms contained in this document (Terms of Service) the terms of this document shall govern.
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