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 Live Entertainments Industry.
These Terms and Conditions apply equally to all Blue Room users, including moderators and staff.
The Blue Room does not allow any illegal activities. Nor may you discuss anything relating to illegal activities or link 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 other users' computers or would allow others to inappropriately access software or Web sites. 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 Blue Room membership suspended or cancelled.
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 memberships will be discarded.
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.
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.
The Blue Room gives you the ability to create your own profile. The Blue Room takes no responsibility for the content or use of these profiles.
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. Failure to provide the mandatory profile information, or misrepresentation via misleading information in your profile, may lead to suspension or removal of your account. As some details are visible to members and guests, 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 visible.
Users claiming membership of professional organisations should note that we may ask you to provide proof of that membership.
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 Room.
Your signature is provided 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 and/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 does not fall within these guidelines.
GUIDELINES FOR POSTING
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. The Blue Room is not obligated to send users a warning before deleting any content.
If you are starting a new topic please check that your question has not been asked before. A Google search for keywords plus the added code “site:blue-room.org.uk” (without the quote signs) should help with this.
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 keep all “non-backstage” topics in our ‘The Crew Room’ forum and all one-to-one discussions should use our Private Message facility.
If you are at all unsure about whether or not to post then please contact a moderator for advice.
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.
Members should not post internet links which contain adult content and are not suitable for children, unless there is a compelling, appropriate reason to do so, when a warning should be given.
If you spot any content on The Blue Room which you feel is inappropriate or breaks any of our Terms and Conditions please use the ‘Report’ button associated with that post to alert a moderator.
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.
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.
Disruptive behaviour, such as flaming, spamming or flooding (high volume posting that interferes with other people's ability follow a discussion) may lead to suspension or cancellation of your Blue Room membership. Please avoid excessive shouting (use of all-caps).
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.
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. Please do not use profanity or sexually explicit language in The Blue Room or in Private Messages.
We encourage our members to treat each other with mutual respect. You may not use any of The Blue Room forums or message features to threaten, harass, stalk, or abuse others or hack their accounts. Any such behaviour may result in immediate suspension or termination of your Blue Room membership.
MISREPRESENTATION OF BLUE ROOM MEMBERS, MODERATORS OR STAFF
Impersonation of a Blue Room member, moderator, or staff member is prohibited. Nor may you use your Blue Room account to falsely represent your own identity, skills or experience. Knowingly using your account in either of these ways is likely to result in your account being suspended or terminated.
You and you alone are responsible and liable for all your activities in The Blue Room.
You are also 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 Blue Room; remember that the information provided could be from people of any age and experience level.
Some areas of the The Blue Room may contain internet links. Please be advised that The Blue Room is not responsible for the content on external websites.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BLUE ROOM
The Blue Room, its 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.
Advertising is not allowed on The Blue Room forums, except for some limited advertising in the 'Commercial' section. See here for more details of how you can safely promote your business.
Our Commercial forums are pre-moderated. Please refer to the pinned topic "Terms and Conditions for the use of these forums" in the Classifieds forum for more information.
In the non-commercial forums, members may direct users to their company, or post regarding their products in certain situations, which include:
- Technical support, when another user has posted a question about your product
- Assistance with locating a specific product, when a user has specifically requested information on that product
- Responding to comments (good or bad) on your company’s products or services, as long as your views are backed up with suitable evidence
- Posting information about product updates in the 'software release forum'
- Using the 'Training and Qualifications' forum to post information on free training events for your products or services
Members should specifically not use The Blue Room 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 to complain about a competitor’s 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.
UPHOLDING THESE TERMS & 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, and any of our policies, at any time without notice. You agree to periodically review this document to remain up to date.
Please also read 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
LAST REVISED:22/09/2015 at 15:00 GMT - CONDENSED AND RE-ORDERED TO PROVIDE AN EASIER READ
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