What follows is the legal terms you are agreeing to abide by for access to use our chatsite. I have done my best to simplify such terms down to plain, everyday American-style English language; the goal being to make this understandable to any adult who has at least approximately an 8th-grade education [level of understanding of a typical 14 y.o. or so in USA].
IF you have technical questions about legal terms you may consult with an attorney of your choosing, OR address them to Zehr4ek in a private message or by email at email@example.com
[This means: Whether you have read and understood all this or not, you will STILL be legally bound to all of these items.]
T03. You must be 18 years of age or older to use this Chatsite. No exceptions. If you in any way express or indicate you are likely under 18 years old, we will banish you permanently without notice.
T04. Copyright. A ‘copyright’ means the Right to own, use, and possibly sell things you have created, like stories, artwork, pictures, etc. Most of the material provided on this Site is under a copyright to whoever may have created it and so is likely protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright law and international treaties. IF IN DOUBT DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE/REPOST MATERIAL FROM HERE. In other words, no ‘borrowing’ nor ‘plagiarizing’ the pictures and other materials on this chatsite without specific, WRITTEN permission [what is called a ‘License to Use’] from the creator and/or owner.
T06. As some examples but not in limitation hereof, the following actions are prohibited:
a. Posting in any manner information that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful, intolerant as to race/ ethnicity/ sexual orientation/ age / gender identity or otherwise invades another person’s privacy. [IN OTHER WORDS Rude/Crude/Lewd does NOT belong in our chat community].
b. Seriously impersonating other persons. No ’catfishing’ will be tolerated. [You do not have to be your real life self in here, but do NOT in any way make serious claims to be a specific other real person. Lighthearted flirtation and risqué’ interactions are allowed; ‘Catfishing’ is considered by us to be Predatory and will get you exposed and banned.]
c. No posting of advertising nor commercial interests of any sort.
T07. This chat site is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied as to it‘s technical aspects. We cannot and do not make any representations regarding the software [primarily pictures] that are uploaded in chat on this site; we cannot guarantee or warrant that the files available for downloading from this chatsite, if any, will be free from defects or infections, viruses, worms, “Trojan horses“, or other code that may have contaminating or destructive properties.
T08. In no event will we be responsible or liable in any manner or form for any damages to your electronics, software, data, nor in any other way if you are harmed by using this site or downloading materials from it. [This means: “If in any way your stuff, including your computer, software, data, or other electronics get damaged through your visiting our site we are in no way financially liable for any such damage“]
T10. At our sole discretion we may banish or otherwise remove a chat participant and that participant’s materials from this site if we have reason to believe that person has breached any of the rules and terms of this site, or been involved in illegal or suspected illegal activity. We have the right to report you to law enforcement or file lawsuits against you for violations of civil rights. [This means “We can kick you out of the chatsite for any reason or even for no reason without giving you so much as a chance to answer or explain. If we suspect you may have done something criminal we can turn you into law enforcement. We can file lawsuits against you in civil court if we think you have seriously violated any of these terms and conditions.”
11. You cannot give us License or other authority to violate a 3rd-party’s Copyrights. Just in case you slip something past us that is actually owned by a 3rd-Party, we have no responsibility for that. Such possible violations of 3rd-Party ownership rights must be addressed against the participant who posted such materials. We in no way wish to allow infringement of anyone’s copyrights. If we are made aware of offenders we will kick them off the site, but otherwise you have no recourse against us.
12. Complaint Procedures. If you believe that a chat participant has posted material which violates another person’s rights, including but not limited to Copyrights,
you may notify us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please be as specific in your complaint as possible regarding who is involved, approximate date and time, and the exact nature of the alleged 3rd-party rights violations. [Such as: On May 12th, 2019, about 9:00 PM USA EST, Reginald1911 uploaded a picture into the chat Lobby claiming it to be himself that is actually of ME from three years ago. I suspect Reginald1911 may be an old roommate of mine.] We will do our best to investigate such matters. If we find you have made a false claim merely to harass or injure another person YOU will be subject to banishment and possible criminal charges of perjury/false swearing, as allowed by law.
13. Your personal Safety: As listed in Chat Rules, while using this chatsite you are and must be responsible for your own safety: Personal, Financial, and Emotional. This Means “No matter how badly you may be fooled, conned or embarrassed by another chatter/user on this site you cannot hold us responsible for it in any way, shape, form or fashion.“ We actually do attempt to track and identify Predatory persons in here, and remove them from the site. But they are often subtle and cunning, and keep returning in new guises. Be wary for your own sake.