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  • Scrap Forum Rules

    Forum Rules
    • Scrap forum has grown steadily over the past couple years and we thank all of you for being a part of this growing community. 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 Scrap Forum Administration using the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page.
    General Rules
    • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, profanity (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
    • Please refrain from posting meaningless threads outside of the "Off Topic Forum", one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
    • When copying articles from elsewhere on the web, members are requested to include a source link back to the original material, and limit the cut & paste to a few paragraphs. Wholesale cut & paste of entire articles should only be done with the original copyright holder's permission. Obvious copyright violations may be edited or removed at the discretion of the Administrator.
    • Commercial Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.
    • Business Website links in your signature profile is permitted, Your link will be visible within any posts you make on Scrap Forum.
    • We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate Scrap Forum's community standards. The Scrap Forum team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
    • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
    • Discussion of illegal activities such as unethical or illegal recycling techniques, software piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
    • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
    • Whilst these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
    • You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
    • You cannot post advertisements.

    Advertising Services and Solicitation
    • We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations. Explicit advertising and soliciting in signatures is also prohibited.
    • Although the administrators and moderators of Scrap Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages.
    • All messages express the views of the author, the owners of Scrap Forum will not be held responsible for the content of any message.
    • By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
    • The owners of Scrap Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
    Privacy Statement:
    • Scrap forum collects limited personal information (such as your email address and password) during registration. Your IP address is also captured by the software for anti-spam purposes. No other personal information is required or requested. Please note that anonymity cannot be guaranteed on the internet - email addresses and IP addresses can be used to track the identities of individuals given the appropriate technical resources.
    • In principle, Scrap forum will not sell, share or disseminate this information with anyone, unless compelled to by legal means, or under legal advice.
    • This forum has a private messaging function. The Administrator of Scrap forum cannot access the contents of private messages exchanged between members. The subject and contents of private messages are encrypted in the database, however private messages via Scrap Forum should not be considered a secure means of communication - in the event of the forum database being hacked or otherwise accessed, these messages would potentially be available for decrypting and reading by a malicious user, or by investigative authorities. Deleting a private message only deletes your copy of the message - the original sender or recipient will still retain a copy, and there is no "recall" function to prevent a sent message from being read. Please be mindful of sharing personal information in a private message.
    • Regular backups of forum software and forum database are maintained for continuity purposes. These are not retained permanently, however may result in deleted forum posts and deleted private messages being retained offline for several days after deletion on the forum.
    Defamation, Libel and Copyright Infringement:
    • The Administrator of Scrap Forum is not responsible for the contents of any postings on this forum. Comments made by forum members are those of the individual forum member and in hosting these comments, the Administrator in no way endorses the contents of any of the posts contained within this forum.
    • As this forum is moderated in Australia, no clear Australian laws exist at this time to indemnify the Administrator from personal liability should members post defamatory or libellous material on this website referring to an individual, organisation or business, or post material infringing on the copyright of others. In the event that a member has posted defamatory or libelous material, or violated copyright, the Administrator may be compelled by legal means, or under legal advice, to comply with requests for release of personal or registration information.
    • At times the Administrator may deem the contents of a post to be at risk of being defamatory or libellous, and may be required to edit or delete such posts without notice.
    • If you feel that your person, organisation or business has been subject to defamatory or libellous claims posted on this website, or your copyright has been infringed, please contact the Administrator via the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page in the first instance for assistance in resolving the matter. Generally requests for removal of content considered defamatory or libelous will be reviewed within 24 hours on a best effort basis. The Administrator reserves the right to seek legal advice before responding to any request for content removal, or for requests seeking personal details of forum members.
    • We reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community.