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Current Terms and Conditions for the Cumbria Family History Society Forum


With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation effective 26th May 2018 this Forum will conform to this regulation and Cumbria Family History Society have taken steps to ensure we comply with the GDPR. A Privacy Policy has been published and this can be accessed either from the link at the bottom of every page of the main website or at the top of every page of the Forum. You have the option to leave this Forum at any time, either by deleting your profile or by contacting the webmaster via the contact form on the main website. Please note that this Registration Agreement has changed to take into account GDPR. It must also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and our general Terms and Conditions.

This is the current agreement you accept and agree to when you join or continue to use the Forum. It can be changed from time to time and this agreement may not be the same as when you joined, however by continuing to use the Forum you agree to these terms and conditions of use. You should check this agreement from time to time for changes, though we will attempt to inform you of any major change to this agreement we can not be held responsible for notifications. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions then please do not use the Forum and either remove your registration or advise the Administrator to remove your registration. You can contact the Administrator via the contact page on the main website.

*** IMPORTANT NOTE - DUE TO EXCESSIVE SPAMMING OF THE FORUM THERE WILL BE A STRICT CONTROL ON NEW REGISTRATIONS. WHERE POSSIBLE DO NOT USE FREE PUBLIC EMAIL ADDRESSES AS THESE MAY NOT BE APPROVED. YOU SHOULD USE A USER NAME THAT IS REASONABLE, NAMES THAT ARE JUST A MIXTURE OF CHARACTERS OR NUMBERS MAY NOT GET APPROVED AS THESE ARE OFTEN USED BY SPAMMERS. THE DECISION OF THE ADMINSTRATOR OR MODERATORS IS FINAL AND REGISTRATIONS MAY BE RESTRICTED OR REMOVED WITHOUT ANY NOTICE IN THE EVENT OF ANY MISUSE. PLEASE DO NOT USE URL LINKS IN YOUR SIGNATURES OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN YOUR PROFILE OTHER THAN THE PLACE PROVIDED FOR YOUR WEBSITE, DOING SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR REGISTRATION BEING TERMINATED. WEBSITE INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST RELATE ONLY TO PERSONAL SITES RELATED TO GENEALOGY OR OTHER GENEALOGY RELATED SITES, PLACING ANY COMMERCIAL OR UNSUITABLE WEB ADDRESS IN YOUR PROFILE WILL RESULT IN IT EITHER BEING REMOVED OR YOUR REGISTRATION TERMINATED. IF YOU ARE A GENUINE USER AND YOUR REQUEST TO JOIN GETS DENIED, THEN PLEASE CONTACT THE ADMINISTRATOR/WEBMASTER VIA THE CONTACT PAGE AND EXPLAIN SO WE CAN SET YOU UP MANUALLY, OCCASIONALLY WE MAKE A MISTAKE WHEN A USER NAME OR EMAIL ADDRESS LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE A SPAMMER. ***

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 law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. 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 staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

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 staff, and its subsidiaries. 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. When making a post you transfer indefinite rights to the Forum for that post to be displayed, once made posts will only be deleted at the sole discretion of the Administrator(s) of the Forum, you may however request your total account to be anonymised, this will not change the content of any posting, but will anonymise the user name and email address of the account, in such circumstances you may not re-join the Forum under any other user name or email address. Any request for the account to be anonymised must be made in writing and include proof of identify and details of why the request is being made.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate as names that the Administrator considers unsuitable will not be approved. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except 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.

After you register and login 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 all public areas of this forum are available for search engines such as Google to index. Not all areas of the forum are public, but if you wish to see which areas are public then do not log in to the forum and you will then see whatever a Guest can see. Whatever you can see is public. By joining the forum you accept that whatever you publish in public areas will be visible within search engines. Public areas may be redefined from time to time at the discretion of the Administrator, though specific CFHS member areas will not be made public.

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. One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work and you will not be able to log in to or post to this Forum. By clicking the accept button below you are confirming that you accept this site will place cookies on your PC.

You will need a code to register and a code when you make your first posting, this is to reduce attempts by spammers. You can obtain the code at any time simply by mailing forumcode@cumbriafhs.com. The code is changed from time to time depending on attempts made my spammers. Please note that some email systems, particularly the free ones such at Hotmail, Google etc, may delay or block mails from this forum and it is best if you use the email provided by your ISP rather than one of the free ones if you can. If you have problems receiving mail from the forum please contact the webmaster.

Unless you are a full member of the Society you will be limited to 10 posts only. Note that an answer to a post comprises a post so that if you make a post and then reply to an answer that is 2 posts.

In the event you leave the forum, any posts you have made will not be removed, as they will be left there for future research and statistical purposes. If your profile has been removed then all that will remain that is potentially identifiable will be your user name against the posts, in most cases this is a pseudonym that is unlikely to be identifiable. On request this can be anonymised. However if you have placed any personally identifiable information within any post, it is not possible to remove that, however if details of any such occurrences are passed to the webmaster they will be redacted wherever technically possible.