Pirate101 Central Terms of Service

Terms of Service



Welcome to Pirate101 Central. This User Agreement (the "Agreement") describes the terms and conditions on which allows you to be a participant in the Pirate101 Central Forums.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. BY UTILIZING THIS WEBSITE YOU WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THE SAID TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND TO FAITHFULLY COMPLY WITH THE SAME.

 However, if you have any questions about this Agreement, email us at webmaster@centralforums.com.

1. Registration.
Information required upon registration for each participant on Pirate101 Central must be accurate and complete. You must update such information as needed in order to ensure that the information remains to be accurate and complete.

2. Use of Member ID and Password.
Pirate101 Central assumes that all activities made using your Member ID and password are authorized by you.

3. Posting of Messages.
Upon registration on Pirate101 Central allows you to post a message (including without limitation text, data, photos, graphics, music, sounds and videos) in the Pirate101 Central Forum in a number of forms, such as your opinion about any of the topics in the Pirate101 Central Forum and comments to other people's messages. (the "Messages").

4. License.
By participating in the Pirate101 Central Forum, you agree that Pirate101 Central shall have unlimited and irrevocable rights (including economic, moral and all other rights that may exist in such material) and license to use, display, publish or communicate to the public, the Messages, online and offline, for a fee or otherwise, in whole or in part, throughout the world and in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed without need of any notice, remuneration, compensation, royalties or attribution to you. Pirate101 Central shall retain full ownership and rights of all content posted on Pirate101 Central's pages regardless of who the author is unless otherwise stated.

5. User Conduct.
a. You agree not to provide any Messages to the Pirate101 Central Forum that (a) infringes any third-party intellectual property or publicity/privacy rights, (b) is knowlingly false, and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harrassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law or regulation, (c) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information, and (d) promotes piracy.

b. As each forum is specifically tailored to address certain topics, you are responsible for initiating new threads in the correct forum. You should stay on-topic at all times. The appropriate content for each forum is described in detail on the Pirate101 Central Forum Homepage.

c. You agree not to post the same message in multiple forums without permission from a Pirate101 Central administrator. All such requests for permission should be directed through the administrators who can be reached at webmaster@centralforums.com.

d. "Impersonation," or assuming the character of another member by copying his username and manner of writing, is not allowed.

e. "Flaming," or lashing out at other participants is strictly forbidden. Proper etiquette is required for participation on Pirate101 Central.

f. "Spamming," or sending unsolicited electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings, in any form, is strictly forbidden.

g. "Trolling," or posting insulting or deliberately divisive threads/replies for the purpose of (1) harvesting retaliatory insults and flames, or (2) throwing off the balance of the forum, is also disallowed.

h. You agree not to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or flood, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges.

i. You agree not to use the Pirate101 Central Forum to either advertise or promote commercial endeavors, which includes direct posts, as well as, active links to other sites on the Internet, without permission from a Pirate101 Central administrator. All such requests for permission should be directed to an administrator.

j. You agree that you will not incorporate any word in your name, Message ID or custom user title that is defamatory, obscene or profane, or which violates any trademark, service mark, or other proprietary/intellectual property rights of any third party, including, without limitation, that of Pirate101 Central.

6. Freedom of Speech.
Although the constitution of your government may guarantee that it shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, this website is not a constitutional government. Freedom of speech rights do not extend to this privately owned website. The TOS/Guidelines of this website governs the behaviors and activities of the members. If you choose not to follow the guidelines agreed to during registration, the result is a disabling of your account.

7. Content Filtering.
a. Pirate101 Central reserves the right to edit, delete, or prune any and all Messages which, in its sole opinion, violates any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

b. Pirate101 Central may elect, at its sole discretion, to monitor some, all, or no areas of Pirate101 Central for adherence to these terms and conditions or Pirate101 Central policies and guidelines.

c. Any user who feels that a Message is objectionable may request from any member of the Pirate101 Central staff to delete said Message by reporting that message by utilizing the "report" button displayed on every message. Upon receipt of such a report, Pirate101 Central will determine, in its sole opinion, if such deletion is necessary. If deemed necessary, Pirate101 Central will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable period.

d. Pirate101 Central does not endorse or recommend any of the opinions or ideas contributed by its users. However, Pirate101 Central permits others to make reasonable judgments about your Messages.

e. Pirate101 Central is not responsible for any and all Messages expressed in the Pirate101 Central Forum. Pirate101 Central does not attempt to control or validate any comments or recommendations provided by the participants and is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the Messages. Therefore, you bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the Messages.

f. Information contained in the Pirate101 Central Forum, is not intended to substitute for the advice or opinion of your own professional adviser. You agree not to rely solely on any of the advise or opinion expressed. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall Pirate101 Central be liable for any reliance on any such information, nor shall Pirate101 Central be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect or punitive damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the information on the Pirate101 Central forum.

8. User Privacy.
a. Pirate101 Central collects information during the registration process to operate the site ("Registration Information"). It collects non-personally identifiable information (often referred to as demographic information) such as your email address. You may update your Registration Information any time by clicking the "UserCP" link found on the horizontal bar on the upper part of any Pirate101 Central.

b. Your Registration Information is used only for demographic statistics. Pirate101 Central keeps all of your Personal Information private and does not share. Pirate101 Central will not disclose your Personal Information unless acting under a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Pirate101 Central; (3) enforce the User Agreement; or (4) act to protect the interests of its members or others.

c. A special registration form during contests/promos may be used for the purpose of gathering demographic information from the contest/promo participants. This information can be shared with the contest/promo sponsors depending on Pirate101 Central's agreement with them.

d. Pirate101 Central will not send you any unsolicited information, including e-mail, unless you choose otherwise. Pirate101 Central may also send periodic member letters to announce important service changes, new features, and technical issue updates.

e. If at any time you believe that Pirate101 Central has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by e-mail at webmaster@centralforums.com and we will use all reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem. If you have questions about this policy, please e-mail us at webmaster@centralforums.com.

9. Parental Supervision.
Pirate101 Central encourages parents to monitor their children who are under 13 years of age. While content is moderated to filter objectionable posts, some topics may still not be suitable for children.

10. Limitation of Use.
Pirate101 Central reserves the right to limit the use of Pirate101 Central Forum to any individual or group at any time.

11. No Warranty.
a. Pirate101 Central disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or material on the Pirate101 Central Forum.

b. Pirate101 Central disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of Messages.

c. Pirate101 Central disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material through Pirate101 Central.

d. The Pirate101 Central web site and services are provided "as is," and Pirate101 Central and its co-brand partners expressly disclaim all warranties or conditions of any kind (whether express, implied or statutory), including without limitation the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, and fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, Pirate101 Central does not promise or warrant to you that any aspect of the web site and system will work properly or will be available continuously.

12. No Liability.
In no event shall Pirate101 Central be liable to any party for any loss or damage, including but not limited to lost revenues or profits or special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages (howsoever arising, including negligence) arising out of or in connection with the Pirate101 Central website, its services or this Agreement.

13. Access Limits.
Without the prior written consent of Pirate101 Central, you may not (a) use any automated means to access the site or collect any information from the Pirate101 Central website (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts), or (b) frame the site, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages.

14. Services, Fees and Charges.
Pirate101 Central reserves the right to modify the services offered by Pirate101 Central from time to time, with or without notice, including the right to terminate such services. Pirate101 Central reserves the right to charge any fees for use or participation in the Pirate101 Central Forum. At present, however, Pirate101 Central. does not charge any fees for participation in the Pirate101 Central forum.

15. Amendments.
Pirate101 Central reserves the right to amend any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time. Such amended terms and conditions shall be effective when posted at the Pirate101 Central website.

16. Termination.
Pirate101 Central reserves the right to terminate your use of Pirate101 Central at any time, with or without notice. Following termination, at its sole option, Pirate101 Central may remove some or all of your Messages from the Pirate101 Central website or leave it available for public review, without need of notice or approval from you.

17. Governing Law and Venue.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, the venue shall be the proper courts of New Hampshire.