The term "Operating Procedures" refers to all Legal Information contained in the Legal Information Page. This Information and the Terms and Conditions detailed below shall hereinafter be collectively and simply referred to as the "Rules", and comprise the entire agreement between you and the owners and operators of MyBusiness-MyLife.com with respect to the use of this entire website.
We believe that our Rules will enhance our efforts to make the site informative, entertaining and enjoyable for everyone.
We have tried to explain our Rules in a clear manner, but if any aspects of the Rules are unclear, we welcome your comments. We hope that our Rules will foster an online community where there is both free exchange of ideas and information, and complete respect for individual and community rights.
This Website is owned, created and is administered by MyBusiness-MyLife.com (Hereinafter referred to as the Operator.)
In order to take full advantage of the site, you must read and understand the following Rules and agree to abide by them in their entirety. Your access is a privilege, not a right. The act of joining the site and your use of its resources constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the Rules.
These rules will be enforced and violators may, at the sole discretion of the Operator, be suspended or "locked out" of the Member areas. Certain behavior carries potential risks to the Operator and therefore cannot be allowed.
While the Operator will endeavor to monitor all posts and submissions, (hereinafter be collectively and simply referred to as "Posts"), to the Blogs, Wiki's and Forums in this site, members are invited to call our attention to a potentially problematic Post.
The Operator may revise these Rules at any time, and you agree to review the Rules periodically to be aware of such revisions. If any such revision is unacceptable to you, you may terminate your Membership as provided below.
Your continued use of the site following any such revision to the Rules shall be conclusively deemed as your acceptance of all such revisions.
While there is nothing wrong with a healthy argument, you must not use offensive language or engage in personal attacks on members or administrators within your Posts.
Personal attacks may subject you and the Operator to potential liability for defamation, contribute nothing to the free flow of ideas, and tend to inhibit rational discussion of the issues. The Operator is not limited in any way in deciding whether a particular Post may be offensive to a particular member or the Members in general. Examples of potentially offensive messages include, but are not limited to, messages that denigrate, insult or ridicule another person, or that contain negative comments on the integrity, personality, honesty, character, intelligence, methods or motives of any person.
In addition, you must respect the privacy of all other Members. Do not publish other members' Posts without the permission of the sender. Do not publish facts, rumors or innuendo regarding anyone's personal life.
Members may not use profanity or sexually explicit language in their Posts. Although these terms are not easy to define, the Operators' staff may use its discretion to make this site comfortable for members who may be sensitive to profane or sexually explicit language. Remember, our Membership is open to all age groups.
Any conduct by you that in the Operator's discretion restricts or inhibits any other Member from using or enjoying the site will not be permitted and may result in termination of Membership. You agree to use the site only for lawful purposes.
(i) Offensive Communication.
This website is a community-oriented service composed of many different communities of people. Our goal is to provide an interesting, stimulating and fun place for all Members. Using vulgar, abusive or hateful language undermines this goal and is not permitted. Please use your best judgment and be respectful of other Members. Remember, there may be young people online. If you use vulgar, or abusive language online, even if masked by symbols or other characters, you may, in some cases be terminated immediately. A warning indicates that your language is not in compliance with the Rules. Should you receive such a warning, take the time to read the Rules again.
When a Member targets another individual or entity to cause distress, embarrassment, unwanted attention, or other discomfort, this is harassment. The Operator does not condone harassment in any form and may suspend or terminate the accounts of any Member who harasses others.
You may have a disagreement with someone's point of view - we encourage lively discussion on our Posts but personal attacks, or attacks based on a person's race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disablement or other such affiliation, are prohibited. If you have a disagreement with someone's point of view, address the subject, not the person.
(iii) Graphic Files.
The Operator prohibits the transfer, links to, or posting on this website of sexually explicit images or other content deemed offensive by the Operator.
This can involve the portrayal of another person or entity, such as the impersonation of the Operator and staff or an authorized Coach or Host, or communication under a false name or a name that you are not authorized to use. Members must avoid the portrayal of the Operator's personnel or other persons in all forms of online communication, including, but not limited to, screen names, Member profiles and Posts.
(v) Room Disruption.
This includes purposefully interfering with the normal flow of dialogue in a chat room. Room disruption may occur by repeatedly interrupting conversation between Members, or by acting in such a way as to antagonize, harass or create hostility in a chat room or Forum.
(vi) Chain Letters and Pyramid Schemes.
Posting or transmission of chain letters and pyramid schemes of any kind is not allowed on this website. This material places an unnecessary load on our system and is considered a nuisance by many Members. Certain chain letters and pyramid schemes are illegal. Letters or messages that offer a product or service based on the structure of a chain letter are also of questionable legality. At minimum, they are a waste of resources and are not permitted on the Site.
(vii) Advertising, Solicitation and Name Harvesting.
We are proud to have a strict "anti-spamming" policy. You may not use the site to send unsolicited advertising, promotional material, or other forms of solicitation to any other Members except in those specified areas that are designated for such a purpose (e.g., a Member Showcase area) unless you receive the express permission of the Member. You may not use the site to collect or "harvest" screen names of other Members without the express prior permission of the Member. Without limitation the above are definite examples of violations of policy and cause for immediate termination.
In addition, you may not use the MyBusiness-MyLife.com name or logos in any postings or eMail solicitations you choose to participate in anywhere on the Internet.
In summary, you may not use the Website to:
(1) harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort upon another Member or user of the Site or other person or entity,
(2) post or transmit sexually explicit images or other content which is deemed by the Operator to be offensive,
(3) transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable content,
(4) impersonate any person, including but not limited to, an a Site administrator, leader, coach or host, or communicate under a false name or a name that you are not entitled or authorized to use,
(5) post or transmit chain letters or pyramid schemes,
(6) post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation to other Members, individuals or entities, except in those areas (e.g., a Members Profile area) that are designated for such a purpose,
(7) violate any operating rule, policy or guideline of any other interactive service, including but not limited to the operating policies of the International Areas, or
(8) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law.
Our Posts are topically organized under predefined areas and Categories. We suggest that all Members become familiar with the guidelines, themes, and culture of each specific area. Please submit your Post in the area and Category most closely related to subject of your question or comment your Post deals with.
Ideally, we would prefer that all Posts deal only with the specific topics covered under each particular Category. We will allow limited discussions of extraneous issues, but we reserve the right to move them to a more appropriate Category or to limit these Posts if, in the opinion of the Operator, they begin to infringe on the overall nature of that Category.
The Site has been created as a means for all Members to network, share information and ideas and provide assistance to others. Active participation by all members assists the growth, development and value of the website for all.
We fully believe the statement, "The only dumb question is the one that isn't asked!" If you are seeking information on a particular topic we encourage you to ask questions on the relevant Forum area. If you ask questions on the Forums three things usually happen;
(1) You gain a wide variety of answers and wisdom from others that may contain exactly what you're seeking.
(2) You gain added value from advice or wisdom that broadens your scope and opportunity into other areas that you did not initially think of.
(3) Others who can use the same information you're wanting gain whatever useful information your question may provoke and provide.
The Operator cannot review all Posts prior to them appearing on the site. Reproduction and/or publication, whether knowingly or inadvertently, of copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary material may result in liability to the Operator and/or the posting member and therefore cannot be tolerated.
Your upload or posting of any material constitutes a certification by you to the Operator that the material does not make use of or infringe on any copyright, trademark or other proprietary material of others.
You acknowledge that:
(i) The Operator permits Members access to content that is protected by its copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary (including intellectual property) rights ("Rights"), and
(ii) That these Rights are valid and protected in all media existing now or later developed.
Because it is important that the Site is useful and enjoyable to all members, we will take appropriate action, which may be a warning, a suspension, or a termination of membership rights in the Site, if a member breaks these Rules, or threatens the security or order of the Site. We don't plan on doing these things, but we will do them if we judge that we must.
Termination. Either the Member or the Operator may terminate Membership at any time.
A Member's only right and sole remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with any,
(ii) Content available through the Site or change therein, or
(iii) amount or type of membership fees or billing methods, or change therein (if applicable), is to terminate Membership by delivering notice to the Operator.
A Member's notice of termination, either via eMail or the "Opt-out" facility, will be effective upon receipt by the Operator.
In the event that a Member's account is terminated or cancelled, no refund of any fees, including Membership fee, will be granted and any time credited to Member's account(s) is not convertible to cash or other form of credit.
MEMBERSHIP IS NOT TRANSFERABLE. Members cannot assign or transfer their Membership to any other individual or entity. The original Membership must be cancelled, as provided for above, and the new Membership must be applied for in the normal manner.
Operation of this Site carries inherent risks to the Operator because it literally cannot control all aspects of the Site at all times. Accordingly, by joining the Site, you agree to indemnify the Operator for any damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys fees, that accrue to the Operator as a result of or arising out of your activities on the Site including, but not limited to, any claims for violation of any copyright, trademark, or protected material, or any claim of defamation, slander, libel, disparagement or the like.
YOU JOIN AND PARTICIPATE IN THE SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE OPERATOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT RESULT TO YOU FROM YOUR USE OF OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE.
THE OPERATOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME; THAT OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; OR THAT ANY PARTICULAR RESULT OR INFORMATION WILL BE OBTAINED.
MEMBERSHIP IN THE SITE IS OFFERED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.
The Rules as described here constitute the entire agreement between you and the Operator about your participation in this Site. The Operator may revise these Rules at any time, and such revision shall be effective when it is posted on this page. You agree to review the Rules periodically to be aware of such revisions. Only the Operator can change a Rule or Policy of the Site.
If any of the Rules, promises, conditions or agreements described here are held to be void, invalid or unenforceable it shall not affect the enforceability, effectiveness or validity of any of the other Rules, promises, conditions or agreements.
Thank you for reading our Site Rules and for referring to it for any updates. We believe that your familiarity with these Rules will greatly enhance your experience on the Site and will make it an informative, entertaining, and fun place for all our Members.
Again, we have tried to explain clearly our terms, but if any aspect remains unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our aim is for these Rules to foster an online community where there is both free exchange of ideas and information, and respect for individual and community rights.
We hope you will enjoy your time in our Site as much as we do!
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