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Terms of Service and Rules

Forum Rules & Guidelines

The DBSTalk Community Forum is for people with the common interest of digital content to post information, questions, ideas, etc on the subject. There are also off-topic areas that are available to help enrich the DBSTalkCommunity experience.
 

Account Registration
In order to access certain features of the site and to post any content, you must register an account and become a member. You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate. DBSTalk Community Forum reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current, or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password or share your account with any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your account. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account. Registering more than one single account on DBSTalk Community Forum is a strict violation and will result in all accounts being terminated. Accounts are permanent and cannot be altered, deleted, or replaced.

Content
We may, at our sole discretion, permit members to submit content. By making available any content, you hereby grant to DBSTalk Community Forum a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sub-license, to use, view, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast and otherwise exploit such content. Attempts to mass-delete content may result in said content being restored. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all content that you make available through the site.

Community Guidelines
- You agree, through your use of this site, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violate any law.

- You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this forum. 

- No links to any website that discusses anything that is not permitted on this forum.

- No Flaming - You may not assault, harass, or degrade other community members in your activities in the community.

- Using cryptic messages to "skirt" the rules is not permitted. Posts of this nature will be removed.

- If you see a problematic post, use the "Report Post" system as designed to alert staff members. Never quote or respond to problematic posts yourself as you then become part of the problem.

DBSTalk Community Forum does provide structured opportunities for community engagement by dealers and manufacturers. Please contact us for more information. Any attempts to self-promote or market in the forums is forbidden. No referral links are allowed. No linking to your own site to drive traffic to it is allowed. Members may put a link to a "vote for me", personal site or blog, or favorite charity in their signature, as long as it is unobtrusive.

Rules Enforcement
You further understand that the DBSTalk Community Forum staff has the final say when it comes to post removals or edits. We make every effort to reach an understanding when dealing with posts that need to be removed or edited. If you have an issue with a volunteer moderator, or a choice made by them, you are asked to use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any page to report it. The site administrators have the final say. Please respect that the volunteer moderators are just that, volunteers. They give their time to help make DBSTalk Community Forum a great place to visit. The site has implemented a "three strikes" rule for violations. Users will have two chances to follow the rules of the forum and after the third strike, the user's account may be banned. The use of the the private messaging service is not "private" in the sense that it is a message seen only by the sender and receiver. While the message is private from the rest of the members, it is not encrypted and the administration of the site can view them if needed. All rules that apply to posting on the forums also apply to the use of our private messaging system and violators may have their posting privileges subject to the same revocations as on the forum in general. DBSTalk Community Forum can terminate an account for any reason or no reason at all.


DBSTalk Community Forum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate the site or services or to modify these rules at any time and without prior notice. By continuing to access or use the site, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified rules. If the rules at any time are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the site.