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The providers (“we”, “us”, “our”) of the service provided by this web site (“Service”) are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts (“Content”). Content submitted express the views of their author only.
You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.
All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.
We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content submitted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.
You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.
These terms may be changed at any time without notice.
If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.
The internet is a big place, and it’s no surprise that from time to time a site will come along whose mission is to occupy the same niche as Dumaguete Info. We have no issue with that. However, it would be against our best interests, and therefore the best interests of our members, for us to allow such sites to build upon our popularity by promoting themselves on Dumaguete Info. Therefore, no competing site may attempt to gain traffic from Dumaguete Info in any way, including but not limited to, links in posts, signatures, profile information, PM’s, emails, or IM’s.
No Copyrighted Material
Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the member should not be posted on the discussion forums or software libraries without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. Dumaguete Info shall not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate copyright law.
You cannot legally post entire articles or news in the forum without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you attribute the article correctly it’s still copyright infringement. Copyright law does not care if you make any money off of the work or not, what matters is if you hurt the potential income of the copyright holder. In this case you would be depriving them of ad revenue and it is illegal. Under Fair Use provisions you can legally post a small abstract of an article – or perhaps the opening paragraphs. So if you want to post an article you should do this and include a link, or just post the link. The exception to this rule is press releases; press releases are meant for distribution and can be copied and distributed as much as you want. If you are not sure if you can copy something then always err on the side of caution and simply post a link to the material.
For more on copyright, fair use and how to post on the forum please have a look at this thread.
Dumaguete Info Discretion
Dumaguete Info and its assigned agents reserves the right to remove a post which does not relate to the topic being discussed in the forum. In addition, Dumaguete Info reserves the right to organize discussion forums in order to best serve the majority of our members. For example, narrow-interest or minimal activity topics may, at Dumaguete Info discretion, be relocated to a more appropriate discussion forum, or deleted entirely. Dumaguete Info or its assigned agents also reserves the right to prohibit or delete discussions that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be harmful to other members, the sites that comprise Dumaguete Info or the rights of Dumaguete Info or others. That said, we cannot ensure prompt removal of offending discussion forum posts. We also reserve the right to remove your membership from you should you violate these Guidelines.
Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for Dumaguete Info to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that Dumaguete Info does not actively monitor the contents of all posted messages and is not responsible for any messages posted. Dumaguete Info does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Dumaguete Info or any entity associated with Dumaguete Info. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately through the “Report” a post link or by email. Dumaguete Info has the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if it is determined that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately, in fact, we may not edit or delete posts that break our rules at all. We have many time constraints on us and cannot guarantee that we will be able to edit or delete posts that break the rules/user agreement. If you do not agree with this then do not view or register for Dumaguete Info. Although this Discussion Forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at Dumaguete Info reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Dumaguete Info, Xenforo Ltd. (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We at this discussion forum also reserve 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 posted by you.
Use of the site is at the discretion of the Administration of Dumaguete Info, and that any use may be terminated by the Administration at any time.
Dumaguete Info is a provider of an “interactive computer service”. Postings on Dumaguete Info are “provided by another information content provider” and not Dumaguete Info unless posted by the owner. Dumaguete Info is not the “publisher or speaker” of any posts in the discussion forums unless posted by the owner.
The user agrees as a condition of registering at Dumaguete Info to be truthful in regard to all information given during the registration process, to use the site as per the instructions, not to disclose his password to others for use, and that the site has a license (permission) for use of anything the user submits or posts to the site.