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In order to keep the forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules for the forums here. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Staff Members.
While it is virtually impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted, we try to monitor the contents of messages that are posted. We are not responsible for any false information or inappropriate comments and we do not vouch for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message and that author alone, not necessarily the views of Independent Stampin' Up!™ Demonstrators, Stampin' Up!™, stampinaddicts.com or anyone else associated with stampinaddicts.com, Independent Stampin' Up!™ Demonstrators, Stampin' Up!™ or business associates. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact an administrator or moderator immediately by email or private message or by reporting the post. We have the ability to remove questionable or inappropriate messages and we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. If we determine that removal of a message is necessary, we will make every effort to remove that message as soon as possible. However, please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise volatiles any law.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree by accepting these rules that you will not hold stampinaddicts.com, Independent Stampin' Up!™ Demonstrators, Stampin' Up!™ or anyone else to any claim based upon submission of your message(s).
We at stampinaddicts.com also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any of your personal information that we are aware of) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you. This includes, but is not limited to public forum posts, private forum posts and any messages sent or received by you using the the private messaging system. Under certain circumstance an administrator may find it necessary to review private messages sent or received by you using the private messaging system, your messages should not be considered private and are subject to the same rules as posting in the visible forums.
Any threads/posts of these types will be deleted.
EXTENDED RULES AND POLICIES
In discussions & debate issues, do not get personal with members. Respect the privacy of other members, keep private conversations private. But if you receive disturbing private contacts, you can report those to the moderators. Any posts considered to be insulting and/or abusive will be deleted. This is solely at the discretion of the moderation team. Failure to heed this may result in your posting privileges being suspended for a time and/or being banned from the forum altogether.
You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you. Unauthorized files (audio or video or illegal software) are not permitted. This includes, but is not restricted to, linking to such files or pirated software, asking for such files, posting content with the intent to encourage such behavior, and suggesting means through which such files or software may be obtained. Failure to comply with this may result in termination of your membership to the forum, and if deemed appropriate, legal action will be sought.
No Advertisements, Chain Letters, Pyramid Schemes or Solicitations
Please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on this forum and will get you banned.
What we have is here to help offset the fees associated with maintaining a site this size and is quite sufficient.
Spamming is not allowed and will result in removal of privileges or banning.
Please note that spamming includes advertisements, chain letters, solicitations via email, private message or any other medium with the intent to sway members opinions of this site in favor of another. This includes post conversations that are nothing more than "Hello" or "I Agree" posts and posts that promote other sites. We do not allow promotion of related or unrelated websites or fansites that have not be approved by a site admin.
Multiple usernames are not permitted. If you have a problem with your account, contact an administrator or moderator.
If you have multiple accounts they may be deleted or closed without warning.
Thread high-jacking is when a topic is created for discussion and others come in and completely change the subject with something unrelated or worse, stuff that makes no sense whatsoever. Posts that are not related to the thread topic will be deleted from the thread.
A troll is a person who enters the community and intentionally tries to cause disruption, often in the form of posting messages that are inflammatory, insulting, or off-topic, with the intent of provoking a reaction from others. Trolls and activities related to trolling will quickly get you banned.
Social Groups are member oriented "fan clubs". These are largely unmoderated discussions, however, the stampinaddicts.com moderators will monitor a groups at the request of the group owner or group member (this includes private groups). Discussions in the social groups must adhere to the same posting rules as all other posts on the forum. If problems arise in a social group that group may be suspended or deleted without warning.
Member Profiles allow a member to customize their own space on stampinaddicts.com. Profile comments may be moderated at the request of the profile owner or other site member. If necessary profiles maybe edited and/or messages removed by the site staff.
StampinAddicts.com blogs are written by registered members. All forum rules apply to blog posts and comments and will be moderated and/or removed as necessary by the site staff.
Avatar, Profiles & Signatures
Avatars should be posted as JPG/PNG/GIF and should not be greater than 60 KB.
Avatar dimensions should not exceed 120x120 pixels
Profiles should be posted as JPG/PNG/GIF and should not be greater than 65
Profile dimensions should not exceed 150x150 pixels
Keep your signature under 6 lines of normal size (2) text. Note that empty
lines count too.
Total image dimensions must not exceed 550x205 pixels (include multiple images). Note is a limit of 4 images.
File sizes must be no larger than 60 KB.
If you have a problem adding or editing an avatar, profile or signature, you
may post your issue in the SA Technical Issues forum: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/dazed-confused/
Please include a brief description of what you were trying to do, any error message displayed and page link if available.
For breaking above rules you may be warned/banned appropriately!
The Rules & Policies exist in order to create a pleasant atmosphere for members to safely login and discuss their favorite artist(s), and to interact with other members. StampinAddicts.com reserves the right to alter, change and/or modify these rules as necessary to insure a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. (updated March 5th, 2009)
Information Collection and User Submitted Data
StampinAddicts.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Whenever you request a page through your browser data such as your IP address, browser and version, OS, date and time and the site from which you came are stored in a log file and/or database. Any search terms that you enter into the StampinAddicts.com Site Search are also logged. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals, and is only used for site administration, research and development, and anonymous user analysis. This information is kept on a secure dedicated server.
Because of the community nature of this site, any and all information you submit to StampinAddicts.com should be considered publicly viewable - present and future. Submissions to StampinAddicts.com include any and all information you type into any field within the StampinAddicts.com website (with the exception of any passwords).
Links to third party Websites
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
StampinAddicts.com will not give out or sell your email address to third parties and will only contact you through the provided email address with important news about StampinAddicts.com site related issues or for matters directly related to your account.
Your email address will not be disclosed to any third party.
Contests and Promotions
Any information you submit when entering a contest will only be used to facilitate your contest entry. We will seek your permission if such data will be used in any other ways.
In some instances such as legal action and the enforcement of website Terms of Service and Rules, StampinAddicts.com may be required to reference and use information provided and/or gleaned as a result of your interactions with the StampinAddicts.com or associated sites.
StampinAddicts.com does not take orders directly. Subscriptions and product orders are handled by third party vendors. It's possible these vendors may require additional personal information before processing an order. While these companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes, we have no access to or control over these vendors privacy policies.
Like the vast majority of websites, StampinAddicts.com collects server log information such as IP address, browser type, operating system etc. StampinAddicts.com refers to this information on aggregate (no personally identifiable information) and uses it for internal website optimization purposes and to validate traffic claims with potential advertisers.
StampinAddicts.com may be required to turn over your information when deemed necessary by law.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here