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Terms Of Service and Rules
MattS
Posted: 02 February 2012 03:11 PM  
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This is the updated Terms of Service and Rules for Forum and Blog Comments.  Please review and make any changes needed.

Registration to Heartland Outdoors is free and is necessary to interact on the user forum and classifieds section. We insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. By registering with this site, you agree to abide by these rules.

Heartland Outdoors reserves the right to remove any user for any reason.

Users should only upload content for which they own the copyright or for which they have the authority to distribute. By submitting content, users grant Lampe Publications LLC a non-revocable license to use that content in any form in any Lampe Publications LLC publication or Web site without compensation.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you agree with these rules and that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful or threatening, or otherwise violate any laws
Please follow the set of rules listed below and help keep HeartlandOutdoors.com a great place for all members to visit.

Forum Rules:

1. No vulgar language or profanity - This includes inappropriate words, inappropriate sexual references and other vulgar statements. There are word filters in place for a reason, DO NOT try to bypass them with alternate characters or spellings.

2. No threatening, abusive or harassing comments.

3. No slanderous or libelous posts - Knowingly making false claims about a company, organization or an individual are illegal and thus prohibited.

4. No discussion or challenges to our editing policy are allowed within the forums. If you disagree, or want clarification as to why a particular topic, post or individual was removed, you must PM an administrator.  HeartlandOutdoors.com moderators, administrators and staff will NOT respond to any inquiries or challenges of these rules or decisions on the public forum. However, we will respond to email or private message inquiries.

5. Please do not post anything that could be used by “anti-hunting” groups to support their cause. Remember, it is easy to take comments out of context. Keep this in mind as you post, since anti-hunting groups may visit this site in search of ammunition for their cause.

6. Do not engage in “flame-wars” or excessive exchange of confrontational postings. Debate is important, but users should not try to “pick a fight” with one another.

7. Do not include HTML in your postings. Any mistake could make the remaining messages unreadable by other visitors. HTML can also be misused to link to inappropriate material. A misspelling or error in any html could cause problems with the server.

8. No spamming; do not post the same message in every topic with different titles, but with the same message. Only post your message into the topic it most relates too.

9. While we encourage lively debate, we will not tolerate personal attacks. Any person attacking another forum member will receive a warning and have their message removed. Any future incident thereafter will result in that member being removed from the forum.

10. Members are to respect the designated TOPIC AREAS when posting their message. This includes off-topic and sales information that does not belong in the Main Forum area. Those who post messages not relating to the topic area will have the threads closed or the posts deleted.

11. The inclusion of pictures within messages is allowed on this site. Referring to images on other sites should be done so sparingly if at all. This not only uses up bandwidth between sites, but often the images are copyrighted and protected by that site. Images or links to images are not to be included on our site without the express written permission of the owner of the copyrighted image(s). When posting images try to them under 640 x 480 resolution and if uploaded, under 90K.

12.  Brand Bashing and generally argumentative posts will not be tolerated.  Legitimate posts regarding problems that you have experienced with a particular piece of equipment or service will be allowed.  However, posts that are directly bashing a product or manufacturer are not allowed on HeartlandOutdoors.com.  These forums are designed as a place for outdoorsmen to gather to exchange stories, advice, and meet other outdoorsmen from around the world - not to argue amongst ourselves or to talk down about any individual business or product

13. Forum rules and guidelines are not up for debate. This is not a democracy, but rather a private forum.

Member Profile & Signature:

— Please do not make your username a business or organization name.

— Member profiles are available for personal information about yourself for other members to see.  Any product or service advertising without consent from Heartland Outdoors will be considered spam and therefore your account will be banned or deleted without question.

— You may not link to just advertise a product or service. We reserve the right to delete any link for any reason

— Signatures are not to be used as advertising or posting live links unless approved by Heartland Outdoors. 


Advertising:

— No advertising or product marketing. No commercial ads allowed in any part of the Heartland Outdoors Forums. Heartland Outdoors has a free classified ads section for personal advertisements. Any advertisement that is categorized as an outright attempt to solicit business will be removed.

—Signature Advertising & Profile URL, see Member Profile & Signatures.

— Commercial or Personal links in the member signature and profile must be approved by Heartland Outdoors.  A link swap between member and Heartland Outdoors is required for approval.  Contact admin for details.

— Commercial advertising for the whole Heartland Outdoors website is available.  For details email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Moderators of this forum are not to be argued with when enforcing forum rules and guidelines.  If you have a problem with a Moderator please contact an admin.

We 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, HeartlandOutdoors.com and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We reserve the right to revoke your membership to the forum or disable your posting ability for any or no reason whatsoever.

We at HeartlandOutdoors.com 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. If you have any questions about these rules or want to report an infraction of the rules, send a pm to an admin or moderator.

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