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Posting of any note on the Traveltalkonline bulletin board service constitutes acceptance of the following terms of use and member agreement. These forums use real-time posting. Therefore it is impossible for us to review or confirm the validity of the information posted. While we do actively monitor the forums, we are not responsible for any message(s) posted.

1. Please do not abuse the BB or your fellow users by advertising within notes, on the calendar or any of the related pages/sites that are used directly by Traveltalkonline. We have commercial advertising available for purchase through banner ads, or placing an advertisement in the Classifieds Directory. Any initial notes which are posted advertising a good or service will be deleted without comment. This includes the buying, selling or trading of time share weeks. If a fellow BB member posts a question and you provide a good or service which would meet their need, it is OK for you to respond to their question soliciting your service with a brief description of your offering and contact information, provided your service is on topic and would meet their need. You must identify yourself in the note with your representative capacity concerning the product or service that you are providing.

2. Banner advertising is available only for a single business entity under a single name, such as a single restaurant, a single hotel or a single car rental company. Multiple businesses are not eligible for the single business rate, regardless of common ownership or links to a common website.

3. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to deem a blog, a website, the name of a business or a boat or any other content, web based or not, to be commercial in nature. If we deem the material to be commercial in nature, links OR ANY references in user IDs, signatures, posted messages or otherwise to that material are allowed only to current paid banner advertisers, if we deem that the poster has any connection to the material.

4. We reserve the right to delete, restrict, or modify User IDs, registrations, signature lines, or any post that in our sole discretion references a commercial entity. In general, User IDs which reference a commercial entity are not allowed unless the poster is a current paid banner advertiser.

5. Posting a note pretending to be a satisfied customer of a business with which you are involved is cause for your user ID to be disabled and your access to the board blocked.

6. Falsifying your identity with numerous postings under different names or different user id's is cause for deletion of your postings regardless of the content.

7. Chain letters, pyramid schemes, multi-level marketing, blatant cross-posting or other solicitations are strictly prohibited.

8. This is not the appropriate place for discussion of religion or politics, although we do understand that a certain amount of talk regarding island politics is inevitable.

9. By posting any message on these forums, you expressly consent to display of your IP address.

10. The purpose of this bulletin board is to discuss travel related topics. Subjects which are obviously unrelated to that topic will be removed.

11. The purpose of Traveltalkonline Calendar is for members to list their personal travel plans. Commercial use of the travel calendar is not allowed. A properly mentioned member event located at a commercial establishment does not carry an official endorsement of TTOL.

12. Threads which deteriorate into pointless arguments serve no purpose and topics that are escalating into "flame wars" will be edited, closed or deleted at the moderators’ discretion.

13. Continous bumping of a topic to the top, with no significant contribution to the discussion, with the intent merely to keep the post at the top of the bulletin board, can be cause for the offending post to be removed, and/or other action to be taken.

14. Personal attacks by one member on another bulletin board member, registered or not, will not be tolerated. We understand that there may be strong differences of opinion with regard to some topics. However, there is no excuse for a lack of civility or name calling among members.

15. Profanity and the posting of obscene material or of nudity will be deleted without comment.

16. The posting of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder is prohibited. Wholesale copying and pasting of copyrighted material is not ‘fair use’ and will be deleted without comment. Please post a LINK to the material and if appropriate, a SMALL snippet of the material. We reserve the right to remove or edit material which we deem to be in violation of copyright laws, but we are under no obligation to do so.

17. By using these forums, you agree that you will not 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 in violation of any law.

18. This is not a personals bulletin board. Do not post notes searching for romantic or other liaisons.

19. Messages seeking information with regard to illegal activities will be deleted without comment.

20. This is not English class, so we do not expect that every post will always be 100% proper English. However, please do consider your readers and if you post a long post, please try to insert paragraphs at proper intervals. Also, most internet browsers will highlight improperly spelled words. Please take a second to review your post before posting, to ensure you have used the correct word intended. If you find you have made a mistake in grammar in a post, your post is editable for a couple of hours after posting, so please do correct your mistake.

21. Duplicate posts will be removed without comment.

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Traveltalkonline reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message(s) posted by you. Otherwise, we do not reveal or sell your information to any third party. If you do not agree with these rules and policies then do not register an account with us nor should you post any message(s) on these forums. Registering and/or posting of any message(s) constitutes acceptance of these rules and terms of use and member agreement.

The decision of the moderators of the BB with regard to any subject may not always be 100% correct. It is always 100% final. Notes discussing moderation policies will be removed without comment. Any comments which users may have with regard to moderation policies should be addressed by email or private message to any of the moderators or thru the "Contact Us" on any page on the bulletin board.

Traveltalkonline reserves the right to change these terms of use and member agreement at any time. Therefore, you should review them periodically to make certain that you continue to agree with them.
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