Terms of Service


The OutPost Forum is privately owned, and is maintained and run by volunteers, in their spare time.

The services we offer, including membership of the discussion forum, are offered free of charge. To offer these services, we rely on products and services which are provided by third parties and over which we have no control. You therefore use this website and the services it offers entirely at your own risk.

We reserve the right of admission.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Art. 1. Service limitations, modifications and discontinuation

As mentioned in the preamble, this forum is maintained by volunteers, in their spare time. We are using software which is created by third parties. The hosting company we are using is a small ISP, who also does this after hours.
In these circumstances it is not possible to always anticipate technical or other operational difficulties which may result in loss of data, personalization settings or other service interruptions.

For this reason, you agree that the Websites, including the services of our third-party service providers, are provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE".
Neither The OutPost Forum nor our third-party service providers assume responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, corruption or failure to store any data, communications or personalization settings.

Services are provided free of charge with no warranty as to quality or availability.

The OutPost Forum reserves the right to change or to discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the services at any time without notice.
You agree that The OutPost Forum will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the services.

Art. 2. Eligibility for membership

By using the website and its services, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years old and are otherwise legally qualified to enter into and form contracts under applicable law. Any individual using the website or services on behalf of a company further represents and warrants that they are authorized to act and enter into contracts on behalf of that company. This Agreement is void where prohibited.

Art. 3. Termination – Right of admission reserved

This website is privately owned. Membership is a privilege that is granted by the owners, and can be revoked at their discretion.

Violation of these Terms of Service, including the Posting Rules, may result in a temporary suspension of your usage of the service, as well as in your membership being permanently revoked.

You agree that The OutPost Forum cannot be held liable to you or any third party when your membership is suspended or revoked by the owners of this web site or its staff.

Art. 4. Privacy Policy

By using the Website, you consent to the collection and use of certain information about you, as specified in the Privacy Policy, which can be found below.
The Privacy Policy is integral part of these Terms and Conditions.

Internet technology and the applicable laws, rules, and regulations change frequently. Accordingly, The OutPost Forum reserves the right to change this agreement and its privacy policy at any time upon notice to you, to be given by the posting of a new version or a change notice on the website.
It is your responsibility to review this agreement and the privacy policy periodically. If at any time you find either unacceptable, you must immediately leave the website and cease using the services. Unless The OutPost Forum obtains your express consent, any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to information collected by The OutPost Forum after such time as the revised Privacy Policy takes effect, and not to information collected under any earlier Privacy Policies.

Art. 5. Use of copyrighted materials on this site

You represent and warrant that, when using the Website and Services, You will obey the law and respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Website and Services is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property generally. You agree not to upload, post, transmit, display, perform or distribute any content, information or other materials in violation of any third-party's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
You shall be solely responsible for any violations of any laws and for any infringements of third-party rights caused by your use of the website and services. Your bear the sole burden of proving that content, information or other materials do not violate any laws or third-party rights.

All content and other materials available through the Website and Services, including without limitation the The OutPost Forum logo, design, text, graphics, and other files, and the selection, arrangement and organization thereof, are either owned by The OutPost Forum.com or are the property of The OutPost Forum' licensors and suppliers. Except as explicitly provided, neither Your use of the Website and Services nor this Agreement grant You any right, title or interest in or to any such materials.

As The OutPost Forum asks others to respect The OutPost Forum' intellectual property rights, The OutPost Forum respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe content located on or linked to by the Website violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify The OutPost Forum. The OutPost Forum will respond to all such notices, and remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users. The OutPost Forum will also terminate the accounts of repeat offenders.

Art 6. Copyright on user content

a) User Content

"User Content" is any content, materials or information, that you upload or post to, or transmit, display, perform or distribute by means of the website, whether in connection with your use of services or otherwise. User content includes, but is not limited to letters, emails or other messages; other forms of communication through the Websites; personal User information; board posts; reader reviews; blogs, ratings, data, notes and testimonials; images; audio or video files; and podcasts.

You hereby grant the The OutPost Forum a perpetual, fully paid-up, worldwide, sublicensable, irrevocable, assignable license to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display or perform, edit, translate, reformat and otherwise use user content in connection with the operation of the website, services or any other similar or related business, in any medium now existing or later devised, including without limitation in advertising and publicity.

You further agree that the The OutPost Forum may publish or otherwise disclose your personal information in connection with their exercise of the license granted under this section. You agree to waive, and hereby waive, any claims arising from or relating to the exercise by the The OutPost Forum of the rights granted under this section, including without limitation any claims relating to your rights of personal privacy and publicity. You will not be compensated for any exercise of the license granted under this section.

You hereby represent and warrant that you own all rights, title and interest in and to User Content or are otherwise authorized to grant the rights provided the The OutPost Forum under this section. You further represent and warrant that all User Content fully complies with The OutPost Forum's Terms of Service, Posting Rules and Privacy Policy.

b) Usage of user content

All content created by the users of The OutPost Forum website are governed by an "Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs 3.0 Unported" Creative Commons Deed (hereinafter "Creative Commons License").

Users can share, distribute, copy, and transmit the work users find on The OutPost Forum websites provided users provide proper attribution that includes the name of the website user, the name of the website, and a link to the content thread.

These usage rights do not apply to any commercial use of the content found on The OutPost Forum websites, and such use is strictly prohibited without prior written authorization from The OutPost Forum.

These usage rights also do not apply to derivative works, and such use is strictly prohibited without prior written authorization from The OutPost Forum. Each post of each thread contains a "copyright" link that clearly specifies the method in which the material may be shared, distributed, modified, or used.

You will not copy, distribute, display, or publicly perform material from the websites to post on other websites or quote in offline research in a manner that does not comply with the Creative Commons License that specifies the author's member name as a member of The OutPost Forum and the member as owners of the content, provides the title of the thread, and a full URL to the board thread.

The aforementioned usage rights only apply to User Content and does not apply to content that was copied or reprinted by permission. For those, the normal copyright protection of the copyright holder applies.

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