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ALL NEW ACCOUNTS HAVE TO BE MANUALLY APPROVED BY AN ADMINISTRATOR BEFORE POSTING PERMISSIONS ARE ENABLED. This takes place after a new member verifies his/her email address. Manual verification takes place multiple times a day during normal business hours and at least twice a day on weekends. Minor delays may occur. You will receive an email confirmation once your account is activated.

If you are a spammer, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. All of your posts will be deleted and account terminated.
If you are here to build signature backlinks (trust us, we know how to tell), your signature will be deleted in all of your posts and your profile page. NOTE: This is a "=NOFOLLOW" forum.


By accessing or using any part of HostingDiscussion.com, you agree to be bound by this agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by this agreement, do not access or use any part of HostingDiscussion.com.

1. ELIGIBILITY

1.1 You represent and warrant that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this agreement.

1.2 HostingDiscussion.com complies with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). You represent and warrant that, in compliance with COPPA, you are thirteen (13) years of age. Users under the age of thirteen (13) are not eligible to use our services. HostingDiscussion.com does not collect any information from children under the age of thirteen (13).

1.3 Multiple user accounts are not permitted, participants must have maximum of 1 (one) account per person no matter how many companies they represent.

2. CONTENT POSTED ON THE SITE

2.1 You understand and agree that HostingDiscussion.com, in its discretion and without liability or notice, remove, edit, move or close any message that, in our judgment, does not comply with this Policy.

2.2 HostingDiscussion.com reserves the right to screen and monitor content posted by users to enforce this Policy.

2.3 HostingDiscussion.com will not be responsible for violations of this Policy or for its failure or delay in removing or modifying a message that does not comply with this Policy.

2.4 By posting messages on or through HostingDiscussion.com, you agree to grant HostingDiscussion.com a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display any such communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed.

3. GENERAL RULES

3.1 Be respectful to other users and avoid personal attacks.

3.2 Posts in a particular forum need to stay on topic.

3.3 No Cross Posting. Please pick the most appropriate forum to start your topic and do not start more than one topic with the same message.

3.4 Participants may not post or otherwise transmit promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation, except in those forum sections where advertising is expressly permitted.

3.5 You are not allowed to post affiliate links anywhere on the HostingDiscussion forums (including signatures).

3.6 Participants may not upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that is obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

3.7 Offensive words or foul language, must be avoided.

3.8 Account sharing between 2 (two) or more people is not allowed.

4. USE OF SIGNATURES

4.1 You understand and agree that HostingDiscussion.com may, in its discretion and without liability or notice, remove or edit a signature that, in our judgment, does not comply with this Policy.

4.2 Participants may not use signatures to run sales ads (including without limitation scams, pricing information and plan descriptions).

4.3 Signatures must be setup in your profile and not manually added to your messages.

4.4 We reserve the right to remove/modify signatures considered offensive or inappropriate without notice.

4.5 Signatures must be kept to a maximum of four lines. (a blank line counts as a line).

4.6 Font sizes above 2 (two) are not allowed.

4.7 Participants may not use more than 2 (two) font colors, apart from standard text and link colors provided.

5. USE OF AVATARS

5.1 Participants may not use avatars for any commercial purposes (including without limitation advertising, pricing information, plan descriptions, etc.).

5.2 Use of copyrighted material without explicit permission is prohibited.

5.3 Avatars considered at our discretion as offensive, inappropriate, or otherwise unsuitable for HostingDiscussion will be removed without notice.

6. MEMBER DISPUTES

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other members. HostingDiscussion.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

7. SUSPENSION OF SERVICE

7.1 You understand and agree that HostingDiscussion.com, in its discretion and without liability or notice, terminate or suspend service based on it determination that a violation of this Policy has occurred. HostingDiscussion.com reserves the right to screen and monitor content posted by users to enforce this Policy.

7.2 HostingDiscussion.com will not be responsible for violations of this Policy or for its failure or delay in terminating or suspending service based on violations of this Policy.

8. REPORTING VIOLATIONS

Please report all activity that you believe contradicts these rules. If you see a message that you believe violates these guidelines, please use the "Report Post" link at the top right corner of the post in question and one of our moderators will take appropriate action.

9. DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

9.1 You acknowledge that the information on HostingDiscussion.com is provided as a general information service only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with properly qualified professionals.

9.2 HostingDiscussion.com, its employees or volunteers, do not assume or accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for the accuracy or appropriate application of any information on HostingDiscussion.com.

9.3 Under no circumstances will HostingDiscussion.com be liable for any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including without limitation loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of data, loss of business information) that might arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials provided on HostingDiscussion.com, even if HostingDiscussion.com or an authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

9.4 Email and other private messages sent to the staff of this site will remain confidential, and will not be reproduced without permission, except in the following circumstance: The staff of HostingDiscussion.com reserve the right to archive, copy, reproduce, redistribute and make derivative works of any communication, via electonic mail, postal mail, telephone, instant message or any other media, which is in our sole discretion:

- harassing, threatening or abusive to HostingDiscussion.com or any content writer or staff member thereof;
- damaging to the reputation of HostingDiscussion.com or any content writer or staff member thereof;
- serves to vilify, defame or cast aspersions against HostingDiscussion.com or any content writer or staff member thereof with the intent of interfering with business relationships, including, but not limited to, affiliations or service agreements (this includes ANY threatening letters to an ISP, Web host, etc., or allegations of activities in violation of applicable laws and/or service agreements).

Any such material shall become the property of HostingDiscussion.com. The staff shall be the sole arbiter(s) of what constitutes a communication fitting the above descriptions. Upon receipt of any such communication, or notification of receipt of any such communication by a party associated with the site, the staff reserve the right to take action as necessary to protect their rights and interests, with or without prior notice to the person(s) or group(s) responsible for said communication. If you do not agree to these terms, do not harass the webmaster(s).

9.5 You are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account, whether initiated by you, or by others on your behalf.

9.6 The content of HostingDiscussion.com is protected by copyright. Files may be saved, printed, copied, etc. for personal use. You can quote materials from the site, and make use of the materials freely as allowed by the US Fair Use Doctrine. Please credit the source if you excerpt any materials. You are not allowed to sell access to any of these materials or redistribute them for profit, or otherwise commercially exploit them, without the written permission of HostingDiscussion.com. This includes selling books, CD-ROMs, etc. containing documents lifted from the site.

9.7 The information contained within this web site, including information posted by staff, guest/member-submitted material, or other third-party material, is presented solely for the purposes of education and furtherance of the knowledge of the reader.

9.8 All trademarks used on this web site are hereby acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

9.9 By participating on HostingDiscussion.com, you acknowledge that you are aware of these policies and guidelines, that you understand these policies and guidelines and that you agree to be bound by them. HostingDiscussion.com reserves the right to terminate your membership and right to use the site and service if you violate any term of this Agreement.

9.10 HostingDiscussion.com cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from a member's use of the site and the services. Each member assumes his or her own risk in becoming a member and of using HostingDiscussion.com.

10. REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

These policies and guidelines may be changed in the future without further notice. Continued use of any part of this web site constitutes your acceptance of such changes. Accordingly, you should review this agreement from time to time to become familiar with such changes.