BLUE ROOM TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
The Blue Room is a discussion forum, set up for the purposes of discussing
issues related to life and work 'behind the scenes' in the Entertainments Industry.
The Blue Room does not allow any illegal activities. The Blue Room is not
responsible for anything you say in the forums, or for any consequences that
arise from what you say. If you break the law, you alone will be responsible
for the consequences. You may not use The Blue Room to publish, post, distribute,
or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, sexual, or other unlawful material,
images, text, or information.
You may not use The Blue Room services for discussions relating to illegal
purposes or for the purpose of linking to external sites that violate these
Terms and Conditions.
Please do not post links to any materials (including software and other information)
that could harm (or is designed to harm) other users' computers or would allow
others to inappropriately access software or Web sites.
USER NAMES AND AVATARS
Please choose an appropriate user name and avatar. The Blue Room reserves
the right to remove any user name or avatar it deems inappropriate for any reason.
Inappropriate Blue Room user names or avatars may include those that in any
way look like, sound like, stand for, hint at, abbreviate, insinuate or imply
any of the following: profanity, sexual content (including but not limited to
explicit language, sexual innuendo, sexual content, negative, disparaging or
harmful references to sexual preferences), slurs (including but not limited
to racial, ethnic, or religious slurs), or illegal activities.
User names and avatars that make reference to controversial religious or
political topics, infamous or notorious people or organizations, or sensitive
current or historical events may also be considered inappropriate, whether they
do so directly, indirectly or by implication.
Please ensure all the information contained within your Blue Room profile
is correct and up to date. Specifically, your name, geographical location and
year of birth are mandatory in order to verify your identity, these details
are visible to members and guests. Failure to provide the mandatory profile
information, or misrepresentation via misleading information in your profile,
may lead to suspension or removal of your account. In special circumstances,
which will be decided on a case by case basis, it may be permissible for you
to use as your publicly visible name a name which is not your real name. In
this case you will still have to provide the board administrators with your
real name which will be stored in the software but which will not be publicly
Users claiming membership of professional organisations should note that
we may ask you to provide proof of that membership.
Your signature is provided solely as a means for you to sign off your posts.
Members should keep their signature within Usenet guidelines - that is to say,
a maximum of 4 lines of text and/or white space. A signature is not a means
of advertising goods or services, although a company name or link to a company
website is acceptable.
Fonts should be kept to the standard size for the forum, and image files
should not be included. The moderators reserve the right to alter your signature
without notice if they feel it doesn't fall within these guidelines.
HARASSMENT / INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE
The Blue Room considers inappropriate language to include any language that
in any way looks like, sounds like, stands for, hints at, abbreviates, insinuates
or implies any of the following: profanity, sexual content (including but not
limited to explicit language, sexual innuendo, sexual content, or references
to sexual preferences), slurs (including but not limited to racial, ethnic,
or religious slurs), illegal drugs/controlled substances, or illegal activities.
Any "non-backstage" discussion topic that takes up a substantial
amount of thread space and prevents users from finding a discussion topic should
be carried out using the Private Message facility. Given that it is very easy
to do this, we don't expect this to be a problem.
The Blue Room reserves the right to revoke the membership of anyone who advocates
or encourages expressions of violence, bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity.
The Blue Room does not tolerate racial, ethnic, sexual, or religious slurs.
The Blue Room does not tolerate postings that incite others to violate these
Terms and Conditions or participate in illegal activities.
Please do not use profanity or sexually explicit language in The Blue Room
or in Private Messages.
Threatening members, moderators and Blue Room staff is prohibited and may
result in immediate suspension or termination of your Blue Room membership.
If you post Web links or URLs in The Blue Room that point to content deemed
inappropriate by Blue Room moderators or staff members, you may have your The
Blue Room membership suspended or cancelled.
We encourage our members to treat each other with mutual respect. Please
do not use any of The Blue Room forums or message features to threaten, harass,
stalk, or abuse others or hack their accounts.
MISREPRESENTATION OF BLUE ROOM MEMBERS, MODERATORS OR STAFF
Impersonation of a Blue Room member, moderator, or staff member is prohibited.
Falsely representing yourself as a Blue Room moderator, or staff member may
result in immediate termination of your Blue Room membership. You may not use
your Blue Room Account to falsely represent your identity, skills or experience.
Knowingly using your account in this way is likely to result in your account
being terminated. If a member of the Blue Room staff believes that your account
has been used to misrepresent your identity in any way, e.g. via false / misleading
profile information or post content, they may suspend the account without warning,
until the issue has been resolved. If the issue cannot be solved to the satisfaction
of the Blue Room Admin & Moderation team, then the account will be terminated.
HACKING, DISRUPTIVE OR DESTRUCTIVE SOFTWARE
The Blue Room does not allow the posting of destructive software, use of
computer programs that contain destructive features, or access to any content
such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other activities that may be disruptive
to on-line communication. Disruptive behaviour, such as flaming, spamming, flooding
may lead to suspension or cancellation of your The Blue Room membership. The
Blue Room does not allow inappropriate access to Blue Room threads, Private
Messages, or any other on-line resources through the use of hacking programs
and/or similar methods.
ABUSING COMMUNICATION TOOLS / SPAMMING
Any "non-backstage" related conversation that takes up a substantial
amount of The Blue Room and prevents users from finding a thread should be moved
Private Messages. You are welcome to advertise, and encourage people to join
in, these discussions within the lobbies, but please be reasonable about the
frequency with which you do so.
Continuation of lengthy conversations in discussion threads may be considered
a violation of the Terms and Conditions. Given that it is so easy to move to
a Private Message and that people are welcome to announce this in the forums,
we do not expect this to be a problem.
Please avoid excessive shouting (use of all-caps) or flooding (continuous
posting of repetitive text) in The Blue Room forums or Private Messages. Flooding
is defined as any rapid or high-volume posting that interferes with other people's
ability to converse or discuss.
The Blue Room reserves the right to ban a user at any time, without notice,
from any or all areas of The Blue Room for spamming, flooding, or otherwise
abusing the communication tools.
If you are interested in becoming a moderator, please contact another moderator
or Blue Room staff member.
The Blue Room's Terms and Conditions apply equally to all The Blue Room users,
including moderators and staff.
The Blue Room, it's moderators and staff members are not responsible for
any damage or loss of data as a result of their offering technical or operational
advice in any forum, thread, message, e-mail letter, or Private Message, or
such advice by any other method of electronic or voice communications.
The Blue Room, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to remove the command
privileges of any moderator or staff member at any time without notice. Without
limiting the foregoing, The Blue Room retains the right to deny service to any
moderator or staff member who violates the Terms and Conditions.
Abuse of any other moderator or staff member privileges may result in the
immediate revocation of moderator or staff member status and may also result
in the loss of Blue Room membership.
You may only be registered as a moderator or staff member under one user
name. Duplicate entries into the program will be discarded and may lead to loss
of privileges and/or membership.
Advertising is not allowed on The Blue Room forums except for some limited
advertising in the 'Commercial' section, which consists of the 'Classified'
and 'Commercial Announcements' forums.
'Classifieds' is a service to allow Blue Room Members to advertise kit for
sale, equipment wanted to buy, situations vacant and special offers for BR members.
Please refer to the pinned topic "Terms and Conditions for the use of these
forums" in the Classifieds forum for more information.
'Commercial Announcements' is a forum where commercial members whose main
business is the sale or hire of entertainments industry related goods or services
may advertise, subject to a prior payment being made via the subscriptions system
Both Commercial forums are pre-moderated. Further information on how to use
them is detailed at the top of each one, please read it before posting.
In the non-commercial forums, members may direct users to their company, or post
regarding their products in certain situations, these include:
- Technical support, when another user has posted a question about their product
- Assistance with locating a specific product, when a user has specifically
requested information on that product
- Rebutting or commenting on criticisms/compliments on your companies products or
services, as long as your views are backed up with suitable points (you should
not just post 'our products are great so there')
- Post information about updates to your product to the 'software release forum'
following the appropriate guidelines
- Make appropriate use of the other 'commercial' areas of the site.
- Use the 'Training and Qualifications' forum to post information on free training
events for your products or services
Members should specifically not use the forum to post the following types of
reference to their products (note that these are guidelines only and the Blue Room
reserves the right to refuse posts other than these if deemed appropriate):
- Start a thread purely to discuss the benefits or availability of a new product
(users should consider the 'Commercial Announcements' area for this purpose
- Start a thread to complain about a competitors products or services, or engage in
a 'Slanging Match' about your or another companies products or services
- Post irrelevant information about your products or services in an existing thread
If any user has a question about whether a post is suitable before they make it,
then they should contact a moderator to seek advice before posting.
You and you alone are responsible and liable for all your activities in The
Blue Room. Remember, you are responsible for anything you say or post and for
protecting your own computer system.
The Blue Room gives you the ability to create your own profile. The Blue
Room takes no responsibility for ratings or content, nor any activities resulting
from use of these profiles.
The Blue Room reserves the right to remove at any time, without notice, any
user-created content from any part of The Blue Room. Some areas of the The Blue
Room may post Internet Web-site links. Please be advised that The Blue Room
is not responsible for the content on the Web sites associated with the links
you may view.
Some content and links on the Internet may contain adult content and may
not be suitable for children. We encourage parents to join their children as
they surf and explore the Internet.
You are responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or information
you receive on-line. Use your own good judgement when evaluating information provided
through the The Blue Room. Remember that the information provided could be from
people of any age and experience level. The decision to conduct transactions
with anyone is your own, and you should do your own research prior to making
You may not transfer your Blue Room membership, either through gift or sale,
or make your password available to others. If you share your account or information,
your membership may be cancelled without warning.
You may only be registered as a member under one user name. Duplicate entries
into the program will be discarded and may lead to loss of membership of one
or more of the accounts.
GUIDELINES FOR POSTING
If you are starting a new topic please use the search function to ensure
that your question has not been asked before.
If you are replying to an existing topic please ensure that your post is
relevant to the topic and is likely to be useful / interesting to other members.
Please avoid using the forums for personal conversations, or two-way discussions
which will only be of interested to the two people taking part - instead use
the private message function.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your post conforms to our terms
and conditions - the Blue Room administrators and moderators reserve the right
to edit or delete posts without warning.
If you are at all unsure about whether or not to post then please contact
a moderator for advice.
Thank you for helping the Blue Room to maintain a high 'signal-to-noise'
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BLUE ROOM
Where you submit any contribution to the Blue Room (including any text, photographs,
graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant
the Blue Room a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right
and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative
works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise
all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide
and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known
or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution,
and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the Blue Room's Privacy
Policy. If you do not want to grant to the Blue Room the rights set out above,
please do not submit your contribution to www.blue-room.org.uk.
USERS 16 AND UNDER
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission
beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Blue Room. Users
without this consent are not allowed to register for an account on the Blue
UPHOLDING THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS
In helping to make the The Blue Room a great place to meet, discuss and converse,
you must do your part to uphold these Terms and Conditions.
The Blue Room reserves the right to immediately terminate or suspend a user's
The Blue Room account for violations of these Terms and Conditions.
The Blue Room also reserves the right to amend or change the Terms and Conditions
at any time without notice. You agree to periodically review this document to
ensure you are doing your part.
The Blue Room is not obligated to send users a warning before deleting any
PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY
We caution you against giving out personally identifiable information (such
as, but not limited to: National Insurance, social security, welfare, DSS, private
membership or credit/ debit card numbers, names and addresses, telephone numbers,
driver license numbers) to strangers on-line, as this information may be used
for illegal or harmful purposes.
Further details are contained in The Blue Room Privacy and Cookies Policy.
Need further assistance? Please contact one of the Blue Room moderators or
staff members. When submitting account communication, please be sure that you
are corresponding with an official Blue Room moderator or staff member. Official
contacts may be found in the moderators list. You may also use the email address
The Blue Room reserves the right to change its policies at any time. Please
help keep the The Blue Room a fun place to meet and discuss.
LAST REVISED:24/05/2012 at 15:00 GMT
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the time of posting. Please note that times of postings etc can be adjusted
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