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SITE TERMS AND RULES

ZiBoom was created for an international community of individuals over the age of 44. Our site is a public service to our community, and our Terms of Service will reflect our philosophy.

We recognize that long, drawn out rules for websites are often skimmed over, because long bodies of legalese -- especially for Americans who are used to seeing legal notices posted on everything from computer games to the consumption of fast food. However, we do have to make our rules known, so please bear with us and read as much as you can. We prefer that you do read this whilst you are still alert, and not at a point where you are at least one or two hours away from sleeping, under the influence of something that makes you sleepy or near catatonic. Also, it would help if you turn down the TV volume so you can pay attention.

AGE LIMIT

To become a member of ZiBoom community, you must be:

1) Age 44 at the time of registration; or
2) Will eventually reach our requirement within the year of registration.

We will not accept registrations from individuals who do not meet this requirement.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

ZiBoom will not accept registrations from:

1) Individuals using TOR addresses or other anonymous sources;
2) Individuals using addresses from certain Eastern European countries, until we are able to devise a system to weed out bot accounts;
3) Individuals who are known trolls or offenders;
4) Individuals who fail to use a valid email address; and
5) Individuals who refuse to comply with our Terms of Service.

There will be no exception.

LEGAL NOTICE

By registering with ZiBoom, you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions of use. If you do not agree with our Terms, please cancel your account.

ZiBoom also reserves the right to modify these Terms in order to protect our community. However, we will run all changes through our community before implemented. By using this site, you will agree to what changes have been made, but also have the right to make a public protest of anything disagreeable under our ‘Welcome to ZiBoom’ topic. We only ask that you do so in a mature manner, without harassing individuals.

The Terms and Conditions of use do not extend to third party sites contained by way of links through posts within our site.

These Terms and Conditions, which are hereby incorporated by reference, contain the entire agreement you and the ZiBoom. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

DISSEMINATION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

ZiBoom does not require that you disclose your real life information to others. You may simply choose to identify yourself by your username, or any other pseudonym, of your choosing. These names must be selected at the time of registration. If you would like a name change in the future, please contact the board administrator at admin@ziboom.com.

You are also not obligated to disclose your country or place of residence, birthday or any other personal details to the users of this forum.

However, you must provide a valid email address and birth year upon registration. This information will never be shared with other users, or with a third party. Since ZiBoom does not, and will not, use advertising on its site, we will never share your information.

PERMITTED AND PROHIBITED USES

Ziboom is dedicated to allowing the exchange of ideas and information, pertinent to each individual user, within our community. However, we do not share personal details, such as an email address or gender, with other members of this community.

You may not use ZiBoom to violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including without limitation any applicable laws relating to antitrust or other illegal trade or business practices, federal and state securities laws, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, and any U.S. laws, rules, and regulations governing the export and re-export of commodities or technical data.

You may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret, or disclose via ZiBoom any information the disclosure of which would constitute a violation of any confidentiality obligations you may have.

You may not upload any viruses, worms, keyloggers, Trojan horses, or other forms of harmful computer code, nor subject the Website’s network or servers to unreasonable traffic loads, or otherwise engage in conduct deemed disruptive to the ordinary operation of ZiBoom.

You are strictly prohibited from communicating on or through ZiBoom any unlawful, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, fraudulent, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any sort to another member of ZiBoom. You are also strictly forbidden from posting any information or material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

Ziboom does not have language filters. You are free to include any one of George Carlin’s seven words you cannot use, but you must fully expect the community to offer its objection or opinion to your language. If these terms are used to harass or accuse other individuals on this site, your post -- or at least the offensive portions -- will be removed.

You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using other Users’ personal information, including addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses or other contact information that may appear on ZiBoom, for the purpose of creating or compiling marketing and/or mailing lists and from sending other users unsolicited marketing materials, whether by facsimile, email, or other technological means.

ZiBoom acknowledges that unauthorized use of Users’ personal information in connection with unsolicited marketing correspondence also may constitute violations of various state and federal anti-spam statutes. We reserve the right to report the abuse of Users’ personal information to the appropriate law enforcement and government authorities, and will fully cooperate with any authorities investigating violations of these laws.

You will be solely responsible for any message which you post, and neither the owners of this site, nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

SUBMISSIONS

ZiBoom reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any content for any reason. We are, however, bound to the community and acknowledge that our actions will be under much scrutiny. We will do our very best to be objective and reasonable. We take our obligation to the community very seriously and will strive to provide the optimal environment for each individual.

We simply ask that when making posts where verified facts are important, please do try not to make things up You must understand that individuals here are capable of verifying your claims on the internet.

In addition, trolling and baiting individuals on this site will not be tolerated.

If you make constant complaints against an individual or claim harassment when none has been presented, you must be prepared to face the consequence. Moderators are here to enforce the Terms of Service, but we are not babysitters or the thought police.

PERSONAL PHOTOS

All photos that you upload to this site belong to you. ZiBoom will not use your photos to promote the site. We will also never sell those photos to a third party vendor or other individual.

ZiBoom members who wish to use personal photos belonging to other members must first obtain permission to do so. We suggest obtaining written permission to use said photos for your legal protection. ZiBoom will not act as a third party in these transactions. However, we reserve the right to any documents verifying any and all permissions obtained for photograph use, should the need arise.

AVATARS

Member avatars may not be of any individual other than yourself. You are also forbidden from using images of famous individuals (human). If you continue to use avatars that bear the likeness of any individual other than yourself, you will be banned from ZiBoom.

CONTENT

By registering with ZiBoom, you agree to comply with our rules for posting messages.

Members will be allowed to edit their posts at their discretion. Please be advised, however, that members who choose to edit their own posted content will be subject to scrutiny by the community.

If a member wishes to have content removed, they must send a message to admin@ziboom.com or a personal message to Anna. Most post removal requests originating from user error (double posting or erroneous thread posting) will be removed without penalty. However, members will only have three (3) opportunities to have objectionable content, authored by said member, removed. Any further attempts will result in the immediate cancellation.

RIGHT OF ERASURE

Members can only have all their posts removed and profile deleted by making their request to admin@ziboom.com. This is in compliance with the GDPR’s Right of Erasure, guaranteeing an individual’s right to be forgotten on ZiBoom.

Members who make this request will be considered permanently removed from the site.

TERMINATION

These Terms and Conditions of Use are effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you must cease use of the Website. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, their content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the Website. The Operators reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Website, or parts of the Website, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such use (i) is in violation of any applicable law; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests, including intellectual property or other rights, of another person or entity; or (iii) where the Operators have reason to believe that you are in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

CHAT ROOM

ZiBoom’s use of 123Flashchat is option to members. Bear in mind that the login is separate from ZiBoom’s forum site, and said information is stored in a database only accessible to ZiBoom. You are not obligated to use your real name, and it is suggested that you use your standard screen name or any other designation that meets your privacy and security needs. You are also responsible for any avatar used to identify yourself in chat rooms. 123Flashchat provides some stock avatars, but you are free to upload your own as long as they are not in violation of our rules.

If your avatar includes the likeness of any individual other than yourself, including images of famous individuals (human), you will be asked to replace your avatar. If you continue to use avatars that bear the likeness of any individual other than yourself, your account will be terminated.

123FlashChat does not collect any information from ZiBoom.

THIRD PARTY INFORMATION

ZiBoom does not utilize login from third party sites such as Facebook, Google or any other social media site.

Ziboom will also never sell your personal information, written content or photos to a third party vendor.

ZiBoom’s user-generated content may contain links to sites owned or operated by independent third parties. These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not control such sites and, therefore, we are not responsible for any content posted on these sites. While ZiBoom offers the ability to create links through our forums, the ability to do so should not be construed in any way as an endorsement, authorization, or sponsorship of that site, its content or the companies or products referenced therein, and Ziboom reserves the right to note its lack of affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to on or by ZiBoom you do this entirely at your own risk. Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, ZiBoom cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in third party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites.

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