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ScubaBoard's New ToS and Mission Statement

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Site News' started by The Chairman, Dec 15, 2007.

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  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    We asked you (our users) for feedback, and you responded, now it's our turn. We are pleased to present to you the new Terms of Service (ToS) for ScubaBoard's use. If you'd like to comment on the ToS, you can post your comments HERE


    Welcome to ScubaBoard: the world's largest community of scuba diving enthusiasts dedicated to sharing the wonders of our underwater world in a fun, safe and friendly environment. Our focus is to advance safety, knowledge and enjoyment within the diving community by encouraging the mutual exchange of experiences, ideas and opinions. We sincerely hope you enjoy and benefit from your extended surface interval with us.

    To participate on ScubaBoard by posting, sending messages or uploading, you agree to abide by the following:

    Terms of Service (ToS)

    This is a friendly forum based on mutual respect. While the Moderators will do their best to keep it that way, it's impossible for us to review every post. If any post seems to violate the spirit of this concept, please use the Report Bad Post button [​IMG] at the bottom of the post to notify us. All posts are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of ScubaBoard. We are not responsible for posts' content, authenticity or accuracy.

    No post should exceed a "PG" rating (link). Profane, racial, insulting or mean spirited language is simply not allowed here and this includes any sort of harassment or cyber bullying. Threats of any sort are grounds for immediate permanent suspension; there is never a reason to resort to personal attacks. If you feel that you have been attacked, please do not retaliate; instead use the Report Bad Post button [​IMG] at the bottom of each post to notify us. Trolling posts or off-topic posts (hijacking) may be moderated or removed.

    ScubaBoard retains all rights and privileges to all its editorial content.

    Spamming or attempting to recruit our membership other than through authorized use of our commercial (market place) forums is expressly forbidden.

    The creation of multiple accounts ("sock puppets") for one person is prohibited and grounds for suspension.

    We are dedicated to keeping our users' information private and will never sell it to a third party. Click here for our privacy policy.

    ScubaBoard Moderators may, at their discretion, remove any post which advocates unsafe diving practices, as defined by the major certification agencies of the scuba diving world. While ScubaBoard does not take an official position on these matters, ScubaBoard does encourage users to maintain safe diving practices. You and you alone are responsible for your diving safety.

    The Moderators have the last word in any dispute and are responsible for interpreting the ToS. When they deem it in the best interest of ScubaBoard, they may edit or delete: avatars, pictures, signatures, posts and threads. They may suspend users when they deem it is necessary.

    Membership is a privilege and we reserve the right to deny service to any person with or without cause or notification. If a member feels they have been unfairly denied service or has received unfair moderation, an appeal may be sent by e-mail to appeals@scubaboard.com. Each appeal will be reviewed by staff members who were not previously involved in the issue that led to the appealed suspension or moderation.

    There are certain forums where special rules are applicable. These rules are part of the ToS for those forums; acknowledgement and compliance apply as with other ToS conditions.

    ScubaBoard reserves the right to add to or amend the ToS without any prior warning or consent from its users. By completing your registration, you agree that your ScubaBoard participation will conform to any such additions or amendments to the ToS.
     
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    56,279
    24,024
    113
    Mission Statement:

    ScubaBoard is a community of scuba divers whose goal is to further the knowledge and enjoyment of scuba for all divers and those interested in diving with a fun and informative approach.

    Guiding Principles:

    As the staff of ScubaBoard, our goal is to provide our users with a safe and friendly atmosphere that will bring together new friends, attract scuba diving professionals and diving legends in a way that creates "The Optimal Internet Diving Community".
     
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