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The Frumchat.com Terms of Use

When you enter one of the Frumchat.com chat rooms you will be meeting a large number of other the chat rooms members from all over the World. Sometimes while you are in the chat room you will see a user with the "(M)" before their user name. Example: (M)Bob, (M)Johnny, etc. The Moderators are our room monitors or other members of the Frumchat.com staff. They are there for your protection and are to be respected without exception.

It is a big responsibility to act at all times with proper chat room "etiquette" and good "manners." To help you figure out what is okay to do and what is not okay, we put together a list of some very specific rules that really are not hard to understand or follow. If you do not understand any of these rules, ask a moderator. Here's a list of the Frumchat.com Chat Room Rules:

1) Follow all the Frumchat.com site and Frumchat.com chat Terms of Services, Rules, and Acceptable Use Policies.

2) Registered Members Only: We only allow registered members of Frumchat.com to use chat with their registered username. All others will be logged in as guests. Anyone who is not registered, and not logged in as a guest will face an immediate IP address ban.

3) No 3rd Party IRC/Chat Applications: This includes programs such as mIRC, Pirch, XChat, etc. This is for security reasons, as these programs tend to be powerful, and allow for easy add-ons that can pose a security threat or extreme annoyance to other members/staff if used improperly. We provide a browser-based flash chat Application for everyone to use, that will allow you to communicate sufficiently with other members. Anyone using such a 3rd party program will be banned immediately.

4) No Shouting: Do not use all capital letters when posting messages. The use of capital letters is considered shouting and is considered to be very poor chat room etiquette. Here is an example of shouting: THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF SHOUTING IN A CHAT ROOM. Shouting is also very irritating to a lot of users. Please do not try to get around this rule by typing in a combination of lower and upper case characters. The final judgment of what is ruled to be "shouting" is at the sole discretion of the moderator(s).

5) Limit use of colors as much as possible: We realize that colors may be fun at the time, but they do get annoying very quickly. Please limit yourself to one color that is easy to read and stick with it, or use a color to emphasize a point and leave it at that.

6) No Flaming: Do not engage or participate in any activities directly or indirectly which harass, threaten, abuse or intimidate other users. In other words, don't be mean to others. The final judgment of what is ruled to be "flaming" is at the sole discretion of the moderator(s).

7) No Flooding: Do not rapidly enter text/or images that tend to occupy multiple lines of the message screen. When this is done it keeps other chatters from being able to post messages. It is very rude and disrupts the flow of chat in the chat room.

8) No Offensive Language: Do not post or attempt to post ( by disguise or any other method), any words which are generally known by the chat room participants to be "foul", "obscene", or "cuss" words. In addition, substituting characters to create look-alike swear words (such as @$$) are not allowed. The final judgment of what is ruled to be a "foul" word, an "obscene" word, or a "cuss" word inappropriate for viewing by Frumchat.com members is at the sole discretion of the moderator(s).

9) No Disrespectful Behavior: The Frumchat.com staff (Moderators) are sometimes in the chat room to watch over things and keep our chat rooms safe and fun. You can always recognize a chat moderator when they are in the room because they will have the (M) sign before their name (like (M)Steven or (M)Bob). Sometimes Moderators have to make decisions which are not popular but have to be made for the benefit of all concerned. it is important that you respect the moderators like you would your teacher at school or your athletic coach. Please do not engage in a conversation with a chat moderator which is disrespectful or argumentative to the chat moderator. Again, the final judgment of what is ruled to be disrespectful or argumentative and in violation of this rule is at the sole discretion of the moderator(s).

10) No Posting of Inappropriate Web Sites or Spamming/Advertising web sites: Do not post web site addresses (URL) to the chat room which have content for adults or are inappropriate for viewing by children 14 years of age or younger. Also, this is not a place to advertise other websites. URLs may be posted for informative purposes related to the current discussion at hand.

11) No Sex/Drugs/Drinking talk: Do not solicit or engage in any conversation that is about sex, sexual activity, drugs (making or using), or alcohol. Exceptions can be made depending on the subject matter (i.e. alcoholism, abstinence, etc.).

12) No Sharing Of User Name: One of the most serious offenses while you are using a Frumchat.com chat room is to share your user name and password. The reason it is such a serious matter is that we take security seriously. When we do not know who is on the other side of a keyboard we have to assume they are a threat to our secure chat service.

13) No using other nicknames other than your registered username: Like the "no sharing of username," we consider this a security issue for the same reasons as above. The only exception is that if you get disconnected, and your "ghost" is still there. However, you must use something like "Nickname1" to signify your ghost. If your ghost is not leaving within an acceptable period of time (like 5 minutes) let a Moderator know.

14) Treat all others in the chat room the same way you would want them to treat you. We think this is the biggest rule of them all. If you can follow this rule you will probably find it easy to follow the other rules.

What Happens When Rules Are Broken?

We have specific procedures we use when disciplinary action is required. When a chat room rule is broken, one of the following things can happen:

Warning to stop: First, in most cases, you are given a warning to stop violating the rule. How many warnings you get is left up to the Frumchat.com staff member, so you may get one warning, get up to three warnings, or you may get no warning at all!

Kicked/banned from room: If you do not listen to warnings or the offense is deemed to be too serious to permit warnings, you will be "kicked" from the chat room. Once "kicked" your access can be blocked for a pre-determined time of anywhere between 5 minutes to indefinitely/permanently.

When a "Security Incident" is observed: In our effort to maintain a high degree of security in the chat rooms we may observe what we conclude to be a "Security Incident" which requires immediate action by one of our staff members. When it comes to protecting the security and safety of our Frumchat.com users, the Frumchat.com staff will not hesitate to err on the side of caution. Examples of a "Security Incident" include:

False User Information: Observations concluding the user may have provided false user information in the creation of their account.

Multiple User Names: Observations concluding the user may have created multiple user names (identities).
Nickname Changes in chat: Observations showing the user has changed identities, including usernames that generally do not exist in Frumchat.com forums or Frumchat.com chat rooms.
Suspicious Behavior: Observation of user behavior that is concluded to be suspicious in motive.

In these cases involving a "Security Incident" a Frumchat.com user's account will be kicked/banned indefinitely or until we can successfully conclude our investigation of the "Security Incident," in which a ban for at least two weeks may be placed from the point of the conclusion of the investigation. If the security incident is determined to be of a very serious nature, the user's account may be terminated.

When a Frumchat.com "Acceptable Use" policy is violated: If a Frumchat.com user account violates a policy prescribed in our Statement of Acceptable Use Policies, we reserve the right to terminate that user's account without advance notice. Clearly, we prefer to advise our members of inappropriate activity by the means described above. However, flagrant violations of the these policies and rules can result in immediate termination of membership and access to the Frumchat.com forums and the Frumchat.com chat services without prior notice. Our failure to enforce this policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any time.


Special Admonitions for International Use
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States of America and the country in which you reside.
Public Content
For purposes of the TOS, "publicly accessible areas of the Service" are those accessible by the general public. By way of example, a publicly accessible area of the Service would include public Frumchat.com chat rooms and Frumchat.com forums.
With respect to Content you elect to post for inclusion in publicly accessible areas of Frumchat.com or that consists of photos or other graphics you elect to post to any other publicly accessible area of the Service, you grant Frumchat.com the world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish such Content on the Service solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Frumchat.com.
With respect to all other Content you elect to post to other publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant Frumchat.com the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
Indemnity and Release
We have no control over the Content of the Service. You agree to indemnify and hold Frumchat.com, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
No Resale or Publication of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
Practices Regarding the Use and Storage
You acknowledge that Frumchat.com may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that chat messages, message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number of chat messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum size of any chat message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Frumchat.com's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that Frumchat.com has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that Frumchat.com reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Frumchat.com reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
Modifications to Service
Frumchat.com reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Frumchat.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
Termination
You agree that Frumchat.com, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Frumchat.com believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. Frumchat.com may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Frumchat.com may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that Frumchat.com shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.
Links
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Frumchat.com has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Frumchat.com is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Frumchat.com shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
Frumchat.com's Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Frumchat.com or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.
Frumchat.com grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Frumchat.com for use in accessing the Service.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You expressly understand and agree that:
Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Frumchat.com expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement;
Frumchat.com makes no warranty that:
the service will meet your requirements;
the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;
the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable;
the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations; and
any errors in the software will be corrected.
any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Frumchat.com or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the TOS.
Limitation of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that Frumchat.com shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Frumchat.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from:
the use or the inability to use the service;
the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service;
unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data;
statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or
any other matter relating to the service.
Copyright
Frumchat.com respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
your address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
When using the Service you may provide us with information about yourself or other matters. You grant Frumchat.com exclusive rights in all of this information, and all information derived or generated from it, in all existing or future media. These rights include but are not limited to the right to display your information anywhere on Frumchat.com's services and media properties, to search the information, and, consistent with our privacy policy, to repackage and resell it to anyone for any reason. As used in this paragraph, information includes but is not limited to data, text, photographs, drawings, sound recordings, feedback, and any other information or data displayed or presented by you on the Service.
General Information
The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and Frumchat.com and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Frumchat.com. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The TOS and the relationship between you and Frumchat.com shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America without regard to its conflict of law provisions. The failure of Frumchat.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
There is no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between Frumchat.com and any user of the Service. Any notice to you or to us shall be made by either email or regular mail. We may also give notice of changes to these terms and conditions or other matters by displaying notices to users on the Service. You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of the Service.
The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
By using ANY Frumchat.com service, you agree to indemnify Beach Computers INC, Frumchat.com, all related sites, services and persons from any legal action, proceedings or recourse.