General Rules and Guidelines - Terms of Use

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General Rules and Guidelines - Terms of Use

Post by Thevillagecityteam » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:43 pm

Please read through these Rules and Guidelines. They will help keep our community supportive and friendly.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

We reserve the right to remove content from our platforms that we find violates our community guidelines and/or infringes on the safety and well-being of our members. This may include, but is not limited to: comments, images, items for trade, [and other content]. We also reserve the right to remove members who violate these guidelines when engaging on VillageCity.

Should you believe a post violates our standards, please report them to an administrator or moderator.
To find out who admins/mods a VillageCity forum, click “members”, and then “admins” or "Moderators".
Please keep in mind that something that may be disagreeable to you may not violate our Community Standards. If you don’t like what you see, you can: scroll past it, unfollow the poster, block the poster, or hide the posts/pages you don’t want to see.

Bullying and Harassment

We do not tolerate bullying or harassment. You are welcome to speak freely on matters and
people of public interest, but we reserve the right to remove content or members that
purposefully target individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them.
This content includes, but is not limited to:
• Images altered to degrade the subject
• Photos or videos of physical bullying posted to shame the victim
• Sharing personal information to blackmail or harass people
• Repeatedly targeting other people with unwanted friend requests or messages
• Personal attacks and name-calling in comments

Naming and shaming:

Posting pictures that personally identify people, including screenshots from Facebook and other apps or sites, may be deleted if they are deemed damaging or harmful to their subjects. This remains at the discretion of our moderators, no matter the value or utility of the content in the original post.
This includes, but is not limited to:
• Trades gone wrong
• Photos which allege that a crime is/was being committed (bike theft, assault, etc)
• Dating app profiles

Targeted slurs/aggressive behavior:

We have ZERO TOLERANCE for sexism, racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, homophobia,
transphobia/trans sexism.

We reserve the right to remove users and/or posts/threads with no warning or explanation. We
recognize that sometimes a comment may be meant in jest, or is written to intend satire or
sarcasm. However, these tones sometimes translate poorly through digital mediums such as VillageCity
or in an app, so please consider your audience and their situation before you post.


Contacting other members:

If you DO reach out to someone, remember that you are not entitled to a response from anyone. Unwanted communication with fellow members may result in removal from VillageCity.

General Health & Wellness

VillageCity members look after each other, but as a community we should not be relied upon to provide expertise in medical matters. If you have concerns about your own health, we strongly suggest you contact your local health providers (such as Telehealth Ontario) for advice from
professionals, and do your own research before arriving at any VillageCity supported conclusions.

TRADES

We will delete posts that take the form of advertising or spam, including referral codes (Uber,
Foodora, Tangerine, etc.), crowdfunding requests, fishing for ‘likes’ or follows, or suggestions
towards engaging in behaviors or activities that threaten the safety of fellow VillageCity members. We will also delete shared content from other groups/sites that are irrelevant or lacking in purpose towards trading or community betterment.

Prohibited Items (see a full list Here)

We prohibit the trading of prescription drugs, firearms, ammunition, illegal weapons, and any illegal items. If you post an offer to trade alcohol, tobacco, or adult products, we
expect you to comply with all applicable local laws and carefully consider the audience for that
Content.

Counterfeit Goods:

Goods that are counterfeit or offering counterfeit services is not allowed.

Personal items:

Please bear in mind that any used personal item could be unsanitary. Please use the most discretion when exchanging, trading, gifting items that could carry diseases or bugs. VillageCity takes no responsibility for the results of items that are exchanged.

Pornography:
Videos and pictures of a pornographic nature are not allowed. There are many sites on the internet that support that content.

VillageCity is what we as users make it. Please note that we should all strive to promote a sustainable and supportive community. VillageCity will take reasonable efforts to ensure that our core tenets/values are maintained, however, VillageCity cannot be held liable for any problems or injuries real or perceived from the uses of the site.

PHPbb Terms of Use:

By accessing “VillageCity.Net” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “VillageCity.Net”, “https://www.villagecity.net”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “VillageCity.Net”. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “VillageCity.Net” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

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You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “VillageCity.Net” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “VillageCity.Net” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “VillageCity.Net” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

Please check back regularly for any updates. We will be keeping this thread open for responses for the time being for members to make comments and suggestions on how we might update and improve on our rules and guidelines. Please keep your comments constructive. Suggestions can be made Here.

Regards,
The VillageCity Team

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