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Message Boards-Forum User Agreement
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SearchMothers is committed to the goals of supporting, educating, and providing an on-line community for women. A volunteer moderator may or may not be on duty and therefore may or may not be responsible for ensuring the discussion boards operate smoothly and in a way that is consistent with these goals.
We discourage users of these boards to share personal information such as physical addresses with others on the boards. Please remember if you do this you are sharing your private information with everyone who views the board.
The following User Agreement ("Agreement") governs the use of this service including participation in its message board forums. Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully.
By using these forums, you agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement. Continued access of the Service by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. SearchMothers strives to provide a place where members can meet to exchange ideas, opinions and comments. In order to make this service enjoyable for all who visit, it is necessary that you agree to abide by all the rules, whether listed below or posted at various places on SearchMothers. Failure to do so could result in terminating your ability to access the Service and the termination of your rights of access will be at SearchMothers sole discretion. If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not Post or Transmit On This Service any defamatory, inaccurate, harassing, abusive, obscene, profane, vulgar, sexually explicit, threatening, or illegal material, or any material containing blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, or hate. SearchMothers reserves the right, at our sole discretion (but not obligated), to edit, review or refuse to post any material that is submitted for display on our service. This site is accessible to Internet users of all ages. Appropriate language is mandatory.
Comments By Users Are Not Endorsed By SearchMothers. SearchMothers does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on bulletin boards or otherwise contained in the Service. Any information or material placed on-line, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those who post the statements, and does not necessarily represent the views of SearchMothers.
You Agree To Not Place Any Material On The Service that is junk mail, advertising, soliciting of a product or Web site, trading, offers to purchase products for another member, or that is invasive of another's privacy or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation. This includes text in posted messages and signatures. You agree to use the Service only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
You Agree Not To Post Any Copyrighted Material on the forums.
You Agree Not To Use In Any Way Any Material That The Service Contains except as permitted by law. You may not rebroadcast, re transmit, or redistribute any material of the Service without permission of the Service.
Information Posted On The Service Is Not Legal Advice and any information or materials posted on the Service are intended for general informational purposes on
ly, and should not be construed as legal advic or legal opinion. Any information posted on the Service is not a substitute for legal counsel.
You Agree That Postings Are Not Private. Such that you agree that any postings that you make may be reproduced in any manner by the Service. These postings may be edited or changed at the discretion of the Service. Any information about you that you have submitted to the Service may be used at the discretion of the Service.
You Agree To Indemnify The Service Providers and its affiliates, employees, agents, and representatives, and to hold them harmless, from any and all claims and liabilities (including attorneys fees) which may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorized use of material obtained through the Service, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts through your use of the Service.
You Agree That You Use This Service At Your Own Risk.
You Agree That The Service Has The Right To Terminate Your Ability To Access The Service, for any reason, without notice.
Proper Etiquette on SearchMothers.com Message Boards
ALL CAPS: People new to the Internet may think that typing in ALL CAPS will show that they are making a point. Netiquette says that using all capitals is SHOUTING. Please refrain from using all capital letters unless it is part of a quote or title that should be capitalized.
Spamming is the practice of reposting the same note or similar notes on many topics. We request that our members refrain from such postings. SearchMothers may occasionally post announcements or site related material on all topics or forums.
Flaming: Flaming is the practice of attacking people on a personal level. Name calling, assuming character flaws, poking fun, and nasty comments are all considered flaming and are not tolerated on SearchMothers.
If you have posted a question/comment asking for points of view, opinions, ideas, support or feedback, please be prepared to read so
mething with which you may may not agree. A site like ours involves many points of view, different cultures and personal circumstances. Do not reply with a flame. It is very easy to ignore what you don't agree with, or begin a healthy discussion involving different points of view. Again, please give suggestions with kind consideration in mind. Choice of words is important. Our moderators will reply with a different viewpoint or official statement if they feel that poor or unsafe advice has been given. In some cases, notes or discussions may be removed.
Never forget that the person reading your post or chat comment is, indeed, a person, with feelings that can be hurt. On the other side of the coin, remember not to post "flame-bait." Be patient, apologize and move forward. Remember, we were all new to the Internet at one time.
When participating in our interactive areas, please remember that this site is accessible to Internet users of all ages. SearchMothers reserves the right to delete any note or entire string of notes that contain postings which do not abide by Internet Rules of Netiquette, but is not obligated to do so.
Last Revised: January 2006