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Third Party Links
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STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
We welcome the contributions, personal accounts, and expertise of all individuals willing to contribute to the interactive portions of the Site. We simply ask that when commenting, blogging, editing or making other contributions, you adhere to a few basic standards of conduct and common courtesies to ensure a productive exchange of ideas and solutions as set forth in our Standards of Conduct.
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As a service to you, we also provide the opportunity for you to link to third party websites to download software and other content that may be of interest to you. You agree to comply with any terms and conditions associated with the download from the third party sites. Your use of downloads is also governed by the “Third Party Links” section of these terms.
An "interactive forum" means any blogs, message board, chat room, or similar interactive service appearing on the Site that facilitates discussions through user-generated postings and comments in a group environment. Interactive forums function in both real time and time-delayed environments, allowing you to communicate with other users of the Site. You must comply with instructions that you will find on the Site in order to contribute to any interactive forum.
You may not post on any interactive forum any material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, invades a person's privacy, violates any intellectual property rights, or that would otherwise violate any law. You may not use any forum in a commercial manner. You may not post material that solicits funds, or that advertises or solicits goods or services. You may not post material known to be false. You may not post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
We are not responsible for material appearing in any interactive forum on the Site, except for material signed by an identified representative of the Site.
We are not responsible for screening material posted by users for libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, accuracy, or for any other reason. We retain, however, the right to modify or remove messages or other material that we, in our sole discretion, consider infringing, offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise unacceptable.
We also reserve the right to edit materials for any other reason. Whether or not we modify or remove such material, users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages or postings.
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