This statement of Terms of Service (TOS) governs the use of crooksandliars.com (henceforth C&L). By accessing or using C&L, you agree to the following terms.
2) User Accounts
In order to participate in the C&L community, a user must first register an account. The following rules apply to the creation and maintaining of all user accounts
a) Users are limited to a single account only. Creating multiple accounts are grounds for an immediate ban of all accounts.
b) Usernames must not contain foul language, spam, racist, sexist, homophobic or any other hateful language
c) You are responsible for the security of your account. Only you know the password and our programmers can not even retrieve them. If violations occur on your account because it was hijacked by someone else, then your account will remain banned.
d) You may not change your username. Pick a name you like when you register and make sure you will continue to like that name.
e) Keep a valid email address associated with your account at all times. C&L will never disclose your email to parties outside of the C&L staff.
f) Users may upload “avatars” or images associated with their accounts. These images appear on all content associated with you and provide an easy way to identify you as the author. Images may not be pornographic or hateful. C&L reserves the right to remove any avatar we feel objectionable to the overall vision of C&L.
g) Users may specify a “signature”, which is a small piece of text automatically appended to all their comments. Signatures must be no more than 2 lines and adhere to our commenting policy.
h) Your public profile is just that, public. By providing information such as biography, Facebook, homepage or Twitter links, or any other information, you recognize that this information will be viewable by all users. If you do not want this information known then do not fill it in. All this information is voluntary and used to help build a vibrant community.
C&L takes pride and a vibrant and lively discussion on our posts. In order to insure that, we ask all our readers to adhere to the following commenting rules:
a) Keep all comment threads on topic. This includes the main comments of the post and all sub-threads within that post’s comments.
b) Will not post comments that contain spam, malware, Trojans or any other items harmful to the community. Failure to comply with this rule is grounds for an immediate ban.
c) Will not engage in racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism or other intolerance.
d) Not post comments that are obscene, hateful, threatening or wishing acts of violence against other.
e) Will not engage in “flame-baiting” or trolling.
f) Will opt to ignore users before engaging in any of the above.
g) Keep all discussions civil. Everyone has a right to disagree, but do so respectfully and refrain from name calling.
h) Give proper attribution to all copied content and keep said copied work to a maximum of three paragraphs
i) Will not repost the same content numerous times.
4) Private Messaging
C&L employs a method to allow our users to communicate amongst each other privately known as private messaging (PM). Please adhere to the following rules when utilizing this system:
a) Understand that the PM system is an opt-in system. By default you will not be able to receive PMs from regular users. You must enable this in your account settings.
b) Understand that C&L staff has the ability to send PMs to users regardless of their PM settings.
c) Adhere to the same rules as apply for commenting when sending PMs
d) Not send the same message to the same user multiple times.
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7) C&L Staff
C&L employ a volunteer staff to moderate our site. The decisions of the C&L staff are final and not open for debate. As these are volunteers, please respect the decisions of our staff as our goals is to make C&L a friendly and fun place.
Violations of certain parts of these terms may result in a warning being issued to the user. Before you can continue using the site you must acknowledge your receipt of the warning.
We reserve the right to ban any user who has violated this TOS. Bans maybe either permanent or temporary depending on the reason for said ban. Any attempt to circumvent the ban will be grounds for a further action.
C&L may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Crooksandliars.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
11) Disclaimer of Warranties.
The Website is provided “as is”. C&L and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither C&L nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
12) Limitation of Liability.
In no event will C&L, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; or (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data. C&L shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
13) General Representation and Warranty.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless C&L, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to out of your violation this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between C&L and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of C&L, or by the posting by C&L of a revised version.