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Clark County Chatter Policies and Terms of Use

Forum Rules

Privacy Policy

Copyright & Trademark

Advertising Policy

 
Forum Rules



Clark County Chatter terms of use:

Members will not:

• Engage in posting derogatory comments, personal attacks, harassment, threats or air personal grievances about any other site members, deliberately inflame or disrupt the conversation, or question the actions of administrators, moderators, or staff.

• Repeatedly post the same or similar content, such as repeated links to the same web-site or cross-posting the same content in every forum.

• Impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

• Register for multiple user accounts, using the same or different email addresses, as a way to intentionally misrepresent or deceive site administrators and/or other users of this site.

• Take or cause to be taken any action that disrupts the normal flow of postings and dialogue on our Site (such as submitting an excessive number of messages – i.e. a flooding attack), or that otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to use the Site and/or services.

• Use the Site to post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder.

• Attempt to identify or "out" a member that is posting anonymously under a user name or "handle".

As a Member you will:

Responsibility for what is posted on discussion forums, blogs, photo- and video-sharing pages, and other areas on the Site through which users can supply information or material, or sent via any email services that are made available via the Site, lies with each user – you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may transmit, post or otherwise provide on or through the Site.

Personal blog links in the member's signature are allowed, unless the purpose of that blog is determined to make money from advertisements and/or to siphon members from this site or to attack this site. Blog links appearing in signatures should be the default font size and color, and no larger than 2-points in font size. Constant posting of links to your blog are otherwise prohibited to reduce and prevent "spamming" on the forums.

We reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site to anyone who violates these Community Rules or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website. Please enjoy this site and be respectful of others!

When referencing an article from another web site, post an excerpt from the actual article and then add a link to the host web site. Never post the entire article. This could lead to issues concerning copyright infringement and of course is a violation of our terms of use.


 
Privacy Policy


Our privacy policy describes how we use and store the data that we gather from you in order to provide our products and services. ClarkCountyChatter.com has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our users. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: Clark County Chatter Forum (http://www.clarkcountychatter.com).

Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Registration
Although users can freely read the forum topics and posts, we require users to create an account to post or reply by selecting an username (created by the user) and providing their email address. Users may also choose to select a 'Display Name' which is different from the username. We employ Captcha, challenge/response, and and an email validation process in order to ensure that only the owner of an email address can use that address to create an account. In special situations, prospective members may request to have an administrator create an account for them.

COPPA Compliance - Children's Privacy Statement
This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records. If the parent of a child under 13 wishes to allow their child to post for the sake of communicating with the community, we have provided COPPA instructions on our registration page to obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site. Please note:

• Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
• We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site, unless special arrangements have been made with the parent or guardian.
• Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Site's online activities on providing personally identifiable information.

Logging and Administration
ClarkCountyChatter.com collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.

a. Web Server Logs
When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

• Your Internet protocol address.
• The kind of browser or computer you use.
• Number of links you click within the site.
• State or country from which you accessed the site.
• Date and time of your visit.
• Name of your Internet service provider
• Web page you linked to our site from.
• Pages you viewed on the site.

b. Use of Cookies
ClarkCountyChatter.com may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

c. Personal Information Use
ClarkCountyChatter.com and Clark County Chatter, LLC does not release any type of personally identifiable information out to anyone, except if required by law. Visitors to our website can register for free member services and to purchase services. For these types of registrations, we will ask for the relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.

We will not disclose information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

• To protect ourselves from liability, or
• To respond to legal process or comply with law.

Information collected from registrations on forums within the ClarkCountyChatter.com system including but not limited to, username, email address, location, gender, interests, age, may be used for promotional and targeting purposes by Clark County Chatter, LLC. We do not share, trade, or sell the email addresses or personal information of users with any third party.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Personally Identifiable Information
Other than the email address, which the user can opt to disclose to other members, any information provided at the time of registration or through modification of a user's profile is disclosed in the member's profile page and is viewable by other members. Members may select which information they choose to display to other members.

External Links
This site contains links to other sites. ClarkCountyChatter.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Emails
On occasion, we may send site updates, news, or special offers to those who have opted for them at the time of registration or through any opt-in form on the website. Users may chose to unsubscribe at any given time by adjusting their notification preferences in their profiles.

Advertisements
This site may employ the use of third-party advertising companies, like Google, to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in ClarkCountyChatter.com services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

Changes to this Statement
ClarkCountyChatter.com has the discretion to update this privacy statement at any time. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Furthermore, while we strive to protect your personal information, ClarkCountyChatter.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Contacting Us
Rest assured that we have deep respect for your privacy. If you believe we have not met this commitment to online privacy for you or your family, please contact us by email at
admin (@) clarkcountychatter.com.

 
Copyright & Trademark Notice


All Contents Copyright © 2009 ClarkCountyChatter.com. All Rights Reserved.

The contents of all material available on this Internet site are copyrighted by ClarkCountyChatter.com ("CCC") unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work or posting submitted by members of this site. All rights are reserved by ClarkCountyChatter.com, and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of ClarkCountyChatter.com, or as indicated below. Members of ClarkCountyChatter.com may download pages or other content for the purpose of reading this site's content, consistent with the purpose of the site. However, no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of, and with express attribution to ClarkCountyChatter.com. Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law subject to criminal and civil penalties. "Clark County Chatter" and “ClarkCountyChatter.com” are (unregistered) trademarks or service marks of ClarkCountyChatter.com.

ClarkCountyChatter.com disclaims any and all liability that may result from any temporary disruption of service or inability to access the website. ClarkCountyChatter.com will endeavor to restore service and correct such problems wherever possible and as soon as practicable. Anyone contemplating entering into a business relationship or making decisions based on the content of these websites should perform independent due diligence before making a final decision.

Legal Notice and Disclaimer
The content contained herein is provided to ClarkCountyChatter.com for and by members and nonmembers. While the CCC makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this Internet site, ClarkCountyChatter.com does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by ClarkCountyChatter.com.

ClarkCountyChatter.com (including its employees and agents) assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information herein, (or from use of the information obtained at linked Internet addresses,) or in any respect for the content of such information, including (but not limited to) errors or omissions, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, the defamatory nature of statements, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and the violation of property, privacy, or personal rights of others. ClarkCountyChatter.com is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on such information. No guarantees or warranties, including (but not limited to) any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose, are made by CCC with respect to such information.

Links to Other Internet Sites
Some of the links made available to you through our pages will allow you to leave our website. Links to websites outside the ClarkCountyChatter.com website are for the convenience of the user. Please be aware that the Internet sites available through these links, and the material that you may find there, are not under the control of ClarkCountyChatter.com. Furthermore, such links do not constitute an express or implied official endorsement or approval of any website, or of the information, products or services of specifically identified companies or individuals found through these links.

 
Advertising Policy

Advertising/Sponsors
The first mission of ClarkCountyChatter.com is the sharing of information. As such, please understand that we have a policy of NO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING in the threads of Clark County Chatter unless you have arranged it with a site Administrator. This includes all forums and sections of ClarkCountyChatter.com, and extends to any solicitations or offers of this site's membership.


The purpose of this policy is twofold: First, to prevent a "bombardment" of unsoliticed and unstructured advertising on the members of this site. If every business did it, it would quickly become distracting. Second, paid sponsors are what keep this site available to all for FREE. There are significant expenses related to operating a social networking site, and this cost is covered by our sponsorships.



That said, as a show of good will, if you have a brand new business that is opening soon please send an PM to an Administrator and we will post the information as a public service announcement for you (if appropriate).

If you are running for an elected office and are a site member, you are welcome to post one time to introduce yourself as a candidate. Please do not cross-post your announcement in every forum. If you intend to discuss issues with site members, you may also place a link to your web site in your personal signature at no charge. Those links should be the default color, and should not be any larger than font size 2. Anything larger will be edited or removed. We will also be happy to discuss with you a dedicated, moderated topic where you may discuss your platform. Random posts with links to your site will be removed to prevent "spamming" on the forums. For additional information, please contact a site Admin.

The Clark County Chatter does not endorse any political candidate or party.

Other/Misc.
No illicit advertising of any form (such as ads for adult services) is allowed or accepted on this site. Ads for liquor stores and smoke shops are accepted, as long as they are tastefully done.

Personal blog links in the member's signature are allowed, unless the purpose of that blog is determined to make money from advertisements and/or to siphon members from this site. Blog links appearing in signatures should be the default font size and color, and no larger than 2-points in font size. Constant posting of links to your blog are otherwise prohibited to reduce and prevent "spamming" on the forums.


CCC Marketplace
If you are looking for some side work (e.g. you do lawn or computer work on the side), you may post that for free in the Chatter's "Marketplace" forum unless your side work conflicts with the business of a Chatter sponsor. For instance, if we have a computer repair service as a sponsor, you may not post that you fix computers on the side. If you are not sure if you are in compliance about advertising, please send a PM (private message) or email to a site Administrator.


If you clean chimneys, knit sweaters, weave baskets, or shovel poop on the side, you are not allowed to start a thread concerning your business on another area of the site outside the Marketplace. HOWEVER, if someone specifically asks in a thread for a reference of someone to sew a quilt, for example, you are more than welcome to post a response and say "hey I quilt" and provide your information. Once you have shared your information, all conversation should take place via the PM function.

Concerning the Marketplace, people may post SPECIFIC ITEMS they wish to sell/trade/donate - PROVIDED that they are not a business. They may also announce personal or community yard sales, personal real estate for sale or rent, and items they are seeking.

Local Reviews
Members who wish to post about a business are encouraged to do so. If you received good or bad service from someone, feel free to post in the "Local Reviews" section. Business owners are welcome to post a responses to these posts. If you work for a place and wish to respond, feel free. However, if what you post is deemed to be an advertisment, it will be removed. For example posting "Thank you for your review" is acceptable. Posting "We now have burgers on the menu, and here is a PDF menu..." is not.


Community Service & Events
If a site member is seeking donations for a special cause (runs, walks, church/school groups, etc.), you may post it in the Community Service/Events forum or place a link to your donation page in your signature. Those links should be the default color, and should not be any larger than font size 2. Anything larger will be edited or removed. If you are organizing an event that will benefit a specific cause in the community, it may also be posted in the Community Service/Events forum .


Please refer to the posted guidelines for each of these forums for more details.

Please remember: If you need some work done or need a specific service, please check with one of our sponsors! They have advertised on this site because they desire your business!

By submitting a comment or posting in our forums you explicitly accept all the functionality, all the reserved rights and the general policy which is expressed in this document.


Trolling, Cyber Bullying and Personal Attacks:

This forum was built on the principal that each and every member is treated in a polite and respectful manner. We are extremely proud of this and feel this is one of the things that differentiates The Clark County Chatter from many other online communities.

As a community, it is our responsibility to welcome new members and help them adjust to this kind of communication. Not everyone is experienced in forum etiquette so let’s help new members become comfortable with The Chatter by keeping an open mind and being kind and helpful.

Unfortunately there are some people that have an agenda to disrupt internet communities by trolling, cyber bullying and or making personal attacks against other members. We now have a zero tolerance policy toward individuals who come into the forums and behave this way. If you witness this kind of behavior and or you feel its directed at you, remember you are not obligated to respond, but if you do, you are obligated to think before you speak.

If you troll, bait, or attack people… we have a button with your name on it. If you feel like you're a victim of this behavior, we also have a special button for you. It's the “Report” link at the bottom of every post. Click that link and explain your concern and we’ll review it and take action if we need to. We have a group of mods with tons of experience that will respond in a fair way.

You folks make the Clark County Chatter the best online community in this region… heck probably in the entire world… thank you for helping us keep it clean.

Thank you!

Quasar