Clause 1 - Acceptance of terms
Use of the Greenchat.io Forum, including the private messaging service, indicates your acceptance of these Forum Terms & Conditions of Use and any subsequent changes.
The Greenchat.io forum is an English language forum. Please conduct all interactions in English (by use of an online translation tool if required). Content submitted that is not in English will be removed as the majority of our users will not readily understand it, nor would our moderator and community admin team.
Clause 2 - Advertising
Companies/individuals must not use the Forum to advertise, promote or market goods or services, subject to the exclusions below.
Individuals may include a link to a classified advert in their Forum signature. This ONLY applies to classified adverts placed on Greenchat.io websites. Links to adverts on other websites are not allowed and will be considered a breach of forum terms & conditions.
Registered users of the Greenchat.io forum may use other areas of the forum and in compliance with the posting rules & guidelines therein.
Clause 3 - User accounts
Users can only register one username per email address. A single user account can be used to access the forum from multiple devices with Internet access.
Users 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).
Greenchat.io reserves the right to remove access to the Forum for any Users who mimic another User's identity and/or register identities of a similar or identical nature or name to persons in the public eye, or that of a prominent company/brand/organisation without being an officer of the legal entity or authorised representative.
Greenchat.io encourages Users 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 - Users Obligations
Like the rest of society, Users of the Forum should adhere to basic standards and nothing false or misleading should be posted.
Anyone placing racist material on this Forum may be committing a criminal offence, such as Incitement to Racial Hatred under the Race Relations Act. User details may be provided to organisations that legally request it in such circumstances (law enforcement, ISPs, etc.). This may also apply to content expressing religious intolerance.
Do not post rude or abusive messages - including personal attacks on other Users, or denigration of the Moderators, Admin or other Greenchat.io employees, contractors and agents.
Do not post defamatory, or other insulting, or inappropriate content, or use language incompatible with a broad demographic. (see clause 4.12).
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.
Users 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).
Users 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.
Users must not collect or store (or attempt to collect or store) any personal data that it may receive about other Users of the Forum through normal forum exchanges, via user profiles or by any other means.
If under the age of 18 a User will need to obtain a parent or guardian's permission before posting anything onto the Forum. You should never reveal personal information about yourself, such as your email address, home address, telephone number, school, etc.
Users should read the forum FAQs which carry a copy of these Terms & Conditions of Use and additional guidelines of forum use (updated from time to time).
Users should also familiarise themselves with individual board 'stickies' and additional posting guidelines (updated from time to time).
Clause 5 - Intellectual Property
Greenchat.io reserves the right to re-use any submission to the Forum of Greenchat.io in any format or media and in such ways as Greenchat.io sees fit. Users 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
If a User 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 Greenchat.io it's contractors and employees on the forum, Greenchat.io reserves the right to terminate the User's participation on the Forum, or parts thereof.
Greenchat.io also reserves the right to terminate the User's participation on the Forum if their behaviour is deemed damaging or potentially damaging to the forum community or the Greenchat.io brand, or is deemed counter to the accepted notion of Netiquette, civil discourse, etc.
Users 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.
Any User 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
Please note that the Greenchat.io Forum is not actively moderated and we therefore rely upon notifications from other Users, via the 'Report Post' function, regarding abuse of the Forum, etc. We reserve the right to remove or edit any contribution on the Forum that contravenes these Terms & Conditions of Use, other posting guidelines (implicit or implied), or falls short of YBW's expectations on Netiquette without notice.
Users of the Forum do so entirely at their own risk. As such, to the extent permitted by law, Users release Greenchat.io., its directors, contractors and employees from all liability arising out of, or in connection with, the Forum and the material submitted to it by third parties.
Problems or complaints should be highlighted either by using the 'Report Post' function, the 'Contact Us' form at the foot of each forum page, by PM to the Forum Admin Team, or emailed to the Greenchat.io website editor/administrator. Particularly if you notice that any User is contravening these Terms & Conditions of Use.
Users who wish to make suggestions about Greenchat.io can do so via the Website News & Feedback board
The views of Users of the Forum are not those of Greenchat.io .
Greenchat.io reserve the right to amend these terms or additional Posting Guidelines without notice, and/or waive them from time to time.
Clause 8 - Grievance Procedure
Any queries or grievances concerning the management of the forum and/or the actions of the Community Moderators should be raised with the Forum Admin Team via PM, Contact Us form, not on open forum - suspended users may need to log out to access the form
Any queries or grievances concerning the actions of the Forum Admin Team should be raised via email to the Greenchat.io website editor/administrator.
Users who raise such issues or post unwarranted criticisms of the management of the Greenchat.io forum on open forum may have their accounts sanctioned. Initiate any concerns via the means highlighted in 8.1.