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1.0 - Overview
1.1 - Your legal obligation - By
accessing Woodwork Forum (hereinafter: we, us, our, Woodwork Forum, WWF,
http://www.woodworkforums.com), you agree to be legally bound by these
of the following terms you must not access and/or use Woodwork
to, and use of, Woodwork Forum shall be governed by, construed and enforced
in accordance with the laws (Commonwealth and State) in force in the State
of Victoria. These laws include, but are not limited to, Commonwealth and
State privacy and criminal laws, the Copyright Act 1968, and the
Spam Act 2003, among others.
The Administration Team of Woodwork Forum (hereinafter referred to as the "Admin
Team" or Admin) may change these conditions at any time. Whilst every attempt
will be made to inform you of any changes, it is your responsibility to review
these conditions regularly as your continued usage of Woodwork Forum after
changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these conditions as they are
updated and/or revised. A brief summary of changes made is included at the foot
3.0 - Material you may NOT post
You agree NOT to post material or links to web-sites that contain
material, that is:
3.1 - abusive, obscene, divisive or
3.2 - defamatory, hateful or threatening
3.3 - racially motivated
3.4 - sexually-orientated
3.5 - Incitement to commit breach of any Commonwealth or
State law or regulation.
3.6 - offensive to reasonable adults
3.7 - inappropriate on a family friendly forum
3.8 - infringes copyright
3.9 - infringes on right to privacy
3.10 - denigrates any particular group, incorporated body
3.11 - false or deliberately misleading
3.12 - naming companies or products involved in disputes or
grievances (naming & shaming)
3.13 - in violation of any laws be it of your country, the
country where Woodwork Forum is hosted or International Law
3.14 - posts that the Admin Team, at its absolute
discretion, consider to be trolling
3.15 - considered by the Admin Team to be an ongoing
promotion of a competitive website
Any breach of Clause 3.0, at the sole discretion of Woodwork Forum, its Owner or
Administrators, may lead to you being subject to disciplinary procedures
detailed in Clause 4.0 and/or with notification of your Internet Service
Provider if deemed appropriate by the Admin Team. The IP address of all posts
are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.
The Admin Team, at its absolute discretion, may decide
Penalties that the Admin Team, at its absolute discretion, may apply are:
No correspondence concerning such Admin Team
decisions will be entered into and no public discussion will take place on any
- Immediate and Permanent account deactivation /
- Account deactivation/ban for a period that
Admin decide is appropriate or,
- A formal warning or,
- Removal of offending posts.
5.0 - You are responsible for what you post
5.1 - In all dealings with Woodwork
Forum or its members, you remain solely responsible for the content of your
posts and messages.
5.2 - You agree to indemnify and hold blameless, this forum
and their agents with respect to any claim based upon any post you may make.
5.3 - In the event of a complaint or legal action arising
from any message posted by yourself, we reserve the right to disclose
whatever information we know about you.
5.4 - You agree to waive all rights to legal action against
the Owners or Administrators of Woodwork Forums for anything arising from
your membership of Woodwork Forums.
6.0 - The information you post
As a user you agree to any information you have entered
to being stored in a database. Except as stated above, this information will
not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, but neither
Woodwork Forums nor vBulletin shall be held responsible for any hacking
attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
7.0 - Your Woodwork Forums account
You agree to have only one account at Woodwork Forums. If
you forget your password or User Name, please contact
details it will be sort out for you.
8.0 - Admin rights to edit
You agree that the Admin Team of Woodwork Forums have the
right to remove, edit, move or close any post/topic without notice at any
time should they see fit.
If you find a post objectionable then please use the 'Report Post' button:
Found at the bottom of each post.
9.0 - Photos
9.1 - Clause 3.8 prohibits the posting
of material that infringes copyright.
9.2 - Posting your own photos on WWF, means that you
automatically renounce any copyright.
9.3 - All photos should be resized to 800x600 (or close
equivalent) to maintain uniformity across all areas of WWF.
9.4 - We prefer that Manage Attachments or
Insert Image be used where possible. For the Woodworking
Challenges, photos must be uploaded via Manage
Attachments or Insert Image and resized to 800x600
9.5 - Links to sites such as Photobucket or similar may be
deleted from posts by Admin.
10.0 - Politics, Religion restriction
As a general rule we do not allow discussion of politics
or religion because of their contentious nature. At election time we
may allow one (1) political thread.
11.0 - Private Message (PM) service
11.1 - The Private Message (PM) service
at Woodwork Forums must not be used to harass or abuse anyone.
11.2 - The Private Message (PM) service at Woodwork Forums
must not be used to promote any other organisation without Admin consent
unless you are specifically requested to do so by the member to whom such
promotional PM is addressed. Members receiving such PMs unsolicited, should
use the 'Report Message' button.
at the bottom of message box
11.3 - Private Messages (PMs) must remain private. As a
general rule, no Private Message (PM) will be made public except
where the received PM is in contravention of clause 11.2 above in
which case it may be forwarded to Admin using the Report Message button.
11.4 - Private Messages - Admin rights. Messages posted are
not the responsibility of this forum and the Admin Team are not responsible
for the content or accuracy of any of these messages.
12.0 - The Spam Act 2003
The Commonwealth Spam Act 2003 regulates the
sending of unsolicited commercial electronic messages and generally
prohibits the sending of such messages. An unsolicited commercial electronic
message may include an email or a message sent via WWF 's Private Message
system. The Spam Act 2003 also prohibit the use of
address-harvesting software or address-harvested lists for the purpose of
sending an unsolicited commercial electronic message.
The Spam Act 2003 is currently enforced by the Australian
Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and provides penalties of up to
$1.1 million for each contravention. Woodwork Forums reserves the right to
refer any possible breaches of the Spam Act 2003 that come to its
attention to ACMA or other appropriate law enforcement agency.
If you spam Woodwork Forums your post(s) will be deleted, you will be banned
and your IP and email addresses along with your User Name will all be
submitted to Stop Forum Spam which will see you automatically banned from
joining or using many thousands of Forums and blogs world wide.
13.0 - Admin Decisions final
Decisions made by The Admin Team are final. Discussion of
Admin decisions on the forum will not be tolerated.
Your privacy is important to us, and we uphold the
National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988.
As a user you agree that any material published on the forum may be in the
public arena and no guarantee of privacy is offered or implied.
Woodwork Forums collects and stores Member information only so that the
Forum can operate. Member information will not be used in any other way and
will not be sold, rented or otherwise imparted.
Members should however be aware that information they supply in their
Profile will be visible to other members and to non-member guests viewing
Be assured that Woodwork Forums will treat your personal information
strictly in compliance with privacy legislation
15.0 - Woodwork Forums - Advertising Guidelines
Woodwork Forums is a forum where members discuss and seek
information from other members in relation to woodworking and like topics
and is NOT to be used as a cheap advertising medium for any
commercial interest, weather related or not. Blatant advertising in
any Forum other than The Market Place is inappropriate and
will not be tolerated. Advertising in the wrong area and without permission
will result in the add being deleted and the advertiser receiving
infractions and losing forum privileges, continued advertising may result in
the advertiser being banned from the forums.
Having said that, Woodwork Forums does welcome members from the industry and
will afford them limited opportunity to publish their offers and information
To this end, Woodwork Forums has developed guidelines for the Admin
Team to follow in respect of posts by members who have a commercial
interest and/or those members who simply have a personal website. Those
guidelines are as follows:
- All members may include a website address in
- Members with more than 10 posts may also
include a website address in their Signature and that
website address will then appear in the Signature at the
foot of every post they make.
- Members may include in any post, any website
address other than one in which they have some commercial
interest so long a it is pertinent to the thread or post.
- Members with a commercial interest in a
website may only advise members of offers, etc with one
post in any one of the following forums:
ANNOUNCEMENTS, or MEMBERS' BUSINESSES & SERVICES,
or SPECIAL DEALS & OFFERS FOR MEMBERS & Guests. Any more
than one post or any posts in other forums will be considered as blatant
advertising and will be deleted and the member may be banned.
- The inclusion of logos, trade marks or links to
other social media websites such as Facebook, is not permitted.
- Only one topic may be made in any of the three
sub forums however you may reply to your topic as required to update the
original post. Admin can assist to correct any errors that you are unable to
- Any member of the Admin Team
at his/her absolute discretion, may move a post from general view where that
post may breach these guidelines. The Admin Team will
discuss the moderated post which and act accordingly when a decision is
made. This may take a day or more.
- Members who are deemed to be 'bumping' posts to
keep a company or product in view will be warned once only.
This includes 'cross posting' - posting the same or similar post in more
than one forum.
- Members posting in the Trade Centre
forums should also read the Forum rules at the head of each
forum that are part of these guidelines.
- Members posting in the Trade Centre
forums need to be aware and accept, that other members may reply to
your post. The Admin Team accepts no responsibility for negative replies to
your post in these forums provided such replies do not breach
- Breaches of these guidelines may result in
either: a once-only warning via a Private Message and/or email, or, for a
serious or repeated breach, in the offending member being banned from the
The Admin Team are determined to enforce
these guidelines with fairness for all. Should you find an instance that these
guidelines have not been followed, please report the post.
16.0 - Conditions of Use of vBulletin
This policy explains in detail how “Woodwork Forums”
(hereinafter: we, us, our,) and "vBulletin" (hereinafter they, them, their,
vBulletin software) use any information collected during any session of
usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Woodwork
Forums” will cause the vBulletin software to create a number of cookies,
which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web
browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user
identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier
(hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the vBulletin
software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within
“Woodwork Forums” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby
improving your user experience.
We may also create cookies external to the vBulletin software whilst
browsing “Woodwork Forums”, though these are outside the scope of this
document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the vBulletin
software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you
submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous
user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Woodwork Forums”
(hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration
and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name
(hereinafter “your User Name”), a personal password used for logging into
your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail
address (hereinafter “your e-mail”). Your information for your account at
“Woodwork Forums” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the
country that hosts us. Any information beyond your User Name, your password,
and your e-mail address required by “Woodwork Forums” during the
registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of
“Woodwork Forums”. In all cases, you have the option of what information in
your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you
have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from
the vBulletin software.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it
is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of
different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at
“Woodwork Forums”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance
will anyone affiliated with “Woodwork Forums”, vBulletin or another 3rd
party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your
password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password” feature
provided by the vBulletin software. This process will ask you to submit your
User Name and your e-mail, then the vBulletin software will generate a new
password to reclaim your account.
Our forums are powered by vBulletin a bulletin board solution released under
License. The vBulletin software only facilitates internet based discussions,
vBulletin are not responsible for what we allow and/or disallow as
permissible content and/or conduct. For further information about vBulletin,
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful,
threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any
laws be it of your country, the country where Woodwork Forums is hosted or
International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and
permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if
deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in
enforcing these conditions. You agree that Woodwork Forums have the right to
remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a
user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a
database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party
without your consent, neither Woodwork Forums nor vBulletin shall be held
responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being
Although the administrators and moderators of Woodwork Forums will attempt to keep all objectionable
messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of
the author, and neither the owners of Woodwork Forums, nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (developers of vBulletin)
will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar,
sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The owners of Woodwork Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.