THE FOLLOWING RULES OF CONDUCT GOVERN YOUR PRESENT ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS SITE AND YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS TO AND USE AND ENJOYMENT OF THIS SITE. WHILE THIS SITE IS THE PROPERTY OF JOYFUL GIVES LLC, IT IS FOR THE BENEFIT AND USE OF THE USERS OF JOYFULGIVES.COM. IN ORDER TO KEEP THIS SITE USEFUL FOR ALL WHO USE IT, CERTAIN RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED BY THE CUSTOMER, SUPPORTER, AND ORGANIZATION USERS OF THIS SITE. THE RULES APPLY TO ALL METHODS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FORUMS, PRIVATE MESSAGES, AND E-MAIL.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN EITHER A TEMPORARY BAN OR A PERMANENT BAN OF A JOYFULGIVES.COM USER FROM THIS SITE, DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF THE OFFENSE. MORE SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF THESE RULES OF CONDUCT MAY RESULT IN FURTHER STEPS TAKEN WITH YOUR ISP OR HIGHER AUTHORITIES. BY USING, ACCESSING, READING OR VISITING THIS SITE, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED THESE RULES OF CONDUCT AND THE RULES SHALL BE ENFORCED AGAINST YOU.
1. Spam is Not Allowed.
Spamming is defined as either posting multiple times about the same issue or starting multiple topics about the same issue. Other actions are also considered spamming, such as continuous off-topic posting as well as the posting of unrelated links to a forum topic. Spam shall be deleted without warning and multiple acts of spamming under a member user name will be reviewed and access to the forum by such member user name may be restricted or banned.
2. Forum Thread Lengths are Monitored.
JOYFUL GIVES LLC reserves the right to limit the length of threads on the forum and will close threads once they reach a certain length in order to maintain the performance and speed of its database search engine. Such threads will be closed, but new threads can be initiated by forum users to readdress issue(s) present in the closed thread. Forum threads are not closed to censor topics, but may be closed to facilitate the reading of individual threads to improve discourse among forum member users on that topic.
3. No Tangents are Permitted within Forum Topics.
JOYFUL GIVES LLC encourages open discourse, but will moderate the forum to ensure that participation does not stray off topic. If forum member users think of new topics, users are permitted to start a new thread about such topic. Threads that stray off topic are subject to closure, trimming, editing or relocation to an appropriate topic or forum.
4. No Illegal Topics.
Among other types of material, pornographic material, slanderous or defamatory material, threatening material, and illegally posted copyrighted material are not permitted on the forums and shall be removed without warning. Posters of such material will be dealt with by JOYFUL GIVES LLC on a case by case basis.
5. No Slander.
Insults, language or any offensive content shall be deleted without warning if considered unacceptable by an official forum moderator, website administrator, or member of JOYFUL GIVES LLC’s staff. Content that is insulting to anyone based on life-style, religion, gender, ethnic groups and race, among other things, is unacceptable and will be deleted without warning.
6. Flame Wars are Not Permitted.
Flame wars are banned from JOYFUL GIVES LLC's forums, chat rooms and message boards. Flame wars are defined as topics or posts that are abrasive, offensive, or argumentative and serve no purpose but to instigate anger or provoke other forum users. Topics or posts that appear to have the sole purpose of initiated a flame war shall be treated as Spam and deleted without warning.
7. Conversations Between Forum Users are Not Permitted.
Conversations are not allowed between forum users on the forums and message boards of JOYFUL GIVES LLC's website. Threads that contain multiple postings between forum users with off-topic content will be trimmed, edited or deleted without notice. The forum in JoyfulGives.com is only designed as a means of communication about the item that is being transacted for sale, for purchase, or for pick-up by users of the website.
8. Users are Not Permitted to Impersonate Other Individuals.
Attempting to pose as a JOYFUL GIVES LLC employee, and employee of any of its affiliates or any other registered forum member user will not be tolerated and shall result in the deletion of that username. This also applies to variations of user names.
9. JOYFUL GIVES LLC, its staff, including its website administrators and forum moderators, reserve the right to edit, delete, or ban any content found on its websites without warning.
10. JOYFUL GIVES LLC reserves the right to modify these Rules of Conduct without warning.
The Forums, Message Boards and Chat Rooms on JOYFUL GIVES LLC's websites are a central place for discussion of JOYFUL GIVES LLC’s online marketplace – JoyfulGives.com. JOYFUL GIVES LLC provides this outlet for the customer, supporter, and organization users and requests that users of the Forums, Message Boards and Chat Rooms respect this outlet and all community members and other users of this outlet.
Please e-mail JOYFUL GIVES LLC at email@example.com if you have any questions about the Rules of Conduct.