Our goal is to provide a service that allows you to discover and receive content from sources that interest you as well as to share your content with others. We respect the ownership of the content that users share and each user is responsible for the content he or she provides. Because of these principles, we do not actively monitor user's content and will not censor user content, except in limited circumstances described below.
Content and Use of Forums.com
In order to provide the Forums.com service and the ability to communicate and stay connected with others, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published on Forums.com. These limitations comply with legal requirements and make Forums.com a better experience for all. We may need to change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. Please check back here to see the latest.
Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Forums.com service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others
Trademark: We reserve the right to reclaim user names on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those user names. Accounts using business names and/or logos to mislead others will be permanently suspended.
Privacy: You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.
Violence and Threats: You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.
Copyright: We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service.
Unlawful Use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
Pornography: You may not use obscene or pornographic images in either your profile picture or user background or posts.
Spam and Abuse
Forums.com strives to protect its users from spam and abuse. Technical abuse and user abuse is not tolerated on Forums.com, and will result in permanent suspension. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below are subject to permanent suspension.
Serial Accounts: You may not create serial accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes, or with overlapping use cases. Mass account creation may result in suspension of all related accounts. Please note that any violation of the Forums.com Rules is cause for permanent suspension of all accounts.
Name Squatting: You may not engage in name squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than 90 days may also be removed without further notice. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be name squatting are:
the number of accounts created
creating accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names
creating accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts
using feeds of third-party content to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties
Invitation spam: You may not use Forums.com's address book contact import to send repeat, mass invitations.
Selling user names: Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with Forums.com, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell use of Forums.coms products, services and web sites for any purpose.
Malware/Phishing: You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another users browser or computer or to compromise a users privacy.
Spam: You may not use the Forums.com service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes "spamming" will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:
If your posts consist mainly of links;
If a large number of people are "ignoring" you;
The number of spam complaints that have been filed against you;
If you post duplicate content over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate posts on one account;
If you repeatedly post other users' content as your own;
Your account may be suspended for Terms of Service violations if any of the above is true. Accounts created to replace suspended accounts will be permanently suspended.
Accounts engaging in any of these behaviors may be investigated for abuse. Accounts under investigation may be removed from Search for quality. Forums.com reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its sole judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service.
Effective: March 1, 2012