Registration Agreement

MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT TO THE PLUG FORUMS

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually-oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any Canadian or Ontario laws. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum. Joining this forum for any purpose other than providing or responding to information is prohibited. This applies especially to creating an account that lists a link or links to any commercial site in the signature or avatar. Just don't do it. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its moderators or the Peterborough Linux User Group (PLUG). We reserve the principle of free speech and won't unnecessarily censor messages. However, we reserve the right to remove messages that may break laws or may constitute personal attacks on other members.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its moderators or PLUG. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account, you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except for an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft. It should be at least 12 characters long with mixed upper and lower case and at least one number and one special character. You are responsible for any actions resulting from account theft if it is a result of having a weak password (one not fitting the requirements listed.

After you log in to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Privacy Policy

The PLUG server stores only the information that is necessary for participants to read, post, or contact other participants and to save login status. The information stored on the server is the following:

* Your username
* Your password (hashed and salted for protection)
* Your email address for letting you know of replies to your posts and new posts if you have that feature on
* Your IP address whether you are logged into the forum or not
* Logging of errors when users attempt to log in and fail or when they access certain features or boards and logs are emptied on a regular basis
* Any other information you provide like various IM usernames, birthdays, country, age, other contact info, etc.
   - you can view this information under Profile -> Forum Profile
   - you can log in and change this info or delete it at any time as you can your account entirely

Additionally, cookies are saved on the device you use that allows the server to match your username with access levels, connect your username with your IP address for error logging or to prevent spam from bots, to maintain your logged-in status and to let you know of changes since the last time you logged in. You can clear your cookies at any time although that will mean you are logged out when you move to another page.

The IP address is only connected to your username if you are logged in, assuming you have an account. Logs are kept when errors occur only for the purpose of fixing said errors and for no other use.

Your information is completely yours to access and control and is only used by us to for forum functionality. We will never share, trade or sell your information to any other groups or individuals. At your request, your information can be removed from our server. We will comply within 48 hours after verifying the request through email and/or other channels you provide.