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1. Forum User Conduct:
a. Do not includecopyrighted material of any kind in postings. Remember posts are the legalresponsibility of the individual making the post. If an article is alreadypresent on the web, post only a link instead of copying the full text topreserve disk space on our server. Links to the original source arepermissible. By participating in a discussion, individual posters indemnifyATHS, our employees, and forum moderators against any liability arising fromany breach of confidentiality, copyright or other intellectual property rightpublished by you on this site and against all damages, losses, claims and costs(including without limitation all expenses incurred in conducting or defendingany proceedings) arising from any such publication.
b. Keep to the topic. Your messageshould be within the scope of the specific subject under discussion. If youmake a contribution that is inappropriate to the subject under discussion, youmay be directed by the Moderator not to raise the matter further or to raise itwithin a separate discussion group.
c. Remain respectful ofother users, moderators, administrators, and the Society at all times. Divergent pointsof view can provide for vigorous and refreshing debate within online forums. Whileyou will not always agree with another user's opinion, it is courteous toremember that each user is entitled to their personal viewpoint. One-on-onearguments, disagreements, and disputes of a personal nature must be conductedoutside of the forum through a private venue separate from any functionalityprovided within the forum.
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f. Do not cross-postquestions.Posting of the same question across several threads will result in deletion ofthe duplications from all but the most applicable thread.
g. Discussion content: The followingposts and/or replies are subject to removal and the responsible user(s) beingblocked from the discussion forum: inflammatory; derogatory; controversial;religious; political; sexist; obscene; vulgar; off-topic; profanity; postinganother user's e-mail address (without that person's permission);questions/debate about board policy/management; personal attacks/harassment;boycott campaigns; or in violation of local or international laws.
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3. Deliberate Abuse/Misuseof Forum Functionality:Any attempt to circumvent or manipulate your access rights to any functionwithin the forum will be treated as a disciplinary offence and treated accordingly.Your access to this site is granted to you as an individual. It is adisciplinary offence to share your access details with other users. Should yoususpect that your account is being used by another person, you should changeyour password immediately and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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