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Modern Skiing Forums Guidelines

ModernSkiRacing.com Forums (Aka name TBD) Forums Terms & Conditions

By registering, you will be able to post and reply to messages, and you will be able to use several of the forum's more sophisticated features such as (if you choose) an automated e-mail notification when someone replies to your postings, the ability to edit any of your posts at anytime, and (if you choose) the ability to send/receive Private Messages to/from other members of this forum without disclosing your personal e-mail address.  

You must provide your first and last name, as well as city, state and home mountain for your registration to be approved.  For your security, your first name, last name, and city will not be available to other members, but will be accessible by the administrators.

When you register, you will receive an email from the administrators with a link to sign in on.  Once you do this, your registration will be sent to the administrators for approval.

Nobody under the age of 13 is allowed to register at ModernSkiRacing.com.   By registering for any services provided by MSR.com, you are explicitly declaring that you are over the age of 13.

MSR.com is an internet-based Ski Racing community. As such, it is a great place to connect with others who love skiing and ski racing. However, there is a line that can be crossed by commercial posts of any kind (for example, offers of free services, for-pay services, products, samples, and the like). Therefore, the administrators (who may be contacted via PM or Email) must approve any such offer or link to another web site, whether it is in a post or in a signature, made by a person offering the product or service.

We will not tolerate and will continue to remove spam posts and links concerning promotional “offers” unrelated to snow sports.  Members who violate this rule will fund themselves banned.  Consider this your warning.

Posts or links designed to generate revenue from any skiing related activities such as the sale of merchandise, offering of instruction, travel promotion, etc., are treated as affiliate relationships and we will negotiate them case-by-case. This policy applies to free offers and promotional activities, as well as direct commercial offers or links.  You must contact the administrators before posting any such offers or links.

By agreeing to these guidelines, you agree that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violates any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by ModernSkiRacing.com.

Please remember we are not responsible for any messages posted, nor do we constantly monitor all posts made. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. Posts express the views and opinions of the authors, not necessarily the views of ModernSkiRacing.com or any entity associated with ModernSkiRacing.com. By registering and posting here, each member agrees to accept 100% responsibility and ownership of what he/she posts.

Additionally, be aware that the content of your posts will be publicly available on the Internet. Therefore, you should not post phone numbers or other personal information unless you want it to be publicly available on the Internet.

Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact the administrators immediately by using the "Report This Post" feature found on each post.  You may also PM the administrators. We reserve the right to edit or delete any post we determine to be in violation of these rules. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify ModernSkiRacing.com and its personnel with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your or other's posts. We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Barring legal action, we do not reveal your e-mail address or IP number to anyone, ever. See our Privacy Statement for more details.

ModernSkiRacing.com Posting Guidelines

Members are allowed a fair amount of leeway in their posts, but must be respectful of other members at all times. The moderators and administrators reserve the right to discipline any member who violates our Terms and Conditions, these Posting Guidelines, or is a negative influence in our community. Such discipline may include any or all of the following: editing and/or deleting posts, private messages to correct inappropriate behavior, public warnings, suspension, or banning. The ModernSkiRacing.com Forums are privately owned and operated by Cyborg Information Systems, Incorporated DBA ModernSkiRacing.com and its affiliates.

Where there is ambiguity in the guidelines outlined below, the moderators and administrators will work together to determine the best solution for any issues that arise on either a series of related threads or a specific thread. Reasonable contribution from the membership is welcome but is not mandatory, nor will it necessarily influence the decision to be made.

MSR policy questions and discussions are welcome. Moderators and administrators will endeavor to answer questions about policy, including the reasons behind it. Concerns are always noted, and often discussed  both among the board of moderators and administrators. Any concerns over policy decisions must be directed to moderators or administrators via PM or email, not in the public forum unless in the unlikely event a thread has been started by admin to address a specific situation.

Personal attacks of any kind will not be tolerated on these forums.  In heating discussion simple rules of conduct most be adhered to.  Should topics get out of controlled moderators my close the topic, warn participants breaching rules of conduct or ban members if the violations are egregious and disruptive.

Material that is inappropriate or inflammatory will not be allowed  The forums provide a reporting feature for any member to report a post they feel is inappropriate or disruptive to the Administrators and Moderators.  The administrators have the right to remove any post they they feel in inappropriate.

We ask that you respect the privacy of fellow forum members. Do NOT post personal information or pictures of a member without that member's approval. The administrators and moderators will monitor this; disputed information will be deleted.

Common sense use of language and words is requested.  While we do not intend to police posts for “foul” or “obscene” language certain words will be blocked for protection of your younger members and the forums themselves.

Spamming will not be tolerated on any level. Spamming is defined as posting excessively with no content, posting with commercial intent, or posting solely to redirect traffic to another site. This includes ‘pyramid’ schemes or other opt-in advertising services. Do not use the forums for personal gain or to boost your post count. Spamming will result in an immediate ban from the ModernSkiRacing.com Forums without warning., and your IP address will be blocked.

Keep your signatures reasonable in size.  The administrators reserve the right to review and request changes of signatures that are blatantly commercial in content.

Do not create new threads that duplicate existing threads. Please read the forum listings, use the search facilities, and read relevant topics before posting, in order to keep from creating duplicate threads. Threads with common themes may be merged at the discretion of the moderators/administrators.

Do not register multiple posting accounts for any purpose without the direct approval of an administrator. This offense will result in a ban at the IP level. If you lose your password or have other issues, use the Contact Us form to request assistance.

Members are not allowed to use anonymously-accessible, unprotected, "disposable" e-mail systems such as dodgeit.com, mailinator.com, tempinbox.com, etc. for creating and using accounts at the ModernSkiRacing.com Forums. Members also are not allowed to post account login information on publicly-accessible web sites such as bugmenot.com. Furthermore, members must maintain their registered e-mail account so that moderators and administrators can reach them.  Failure to do so will result in the deletion of the member account.

Please note that the ModernSkiRacing.com Posting Guidelines represent a dynamic document that from time to time may be modified in order to best serve the needs of the community. Any modifications made to these guidelines will be at the discretion of the moderators and administrators.

ModernSkiRacing.com Privacy Statement

ModernSkiRacing.com  has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. We'll cut to the chase: MSR.com  does not share personal e-mail addresses or IP numbers with third parties at all (barring legal action) - period! For more details, read on!

Information Automatically Logged
Like all websites, your IP address (internet connection id) is automatically logged by iour system when you visit ModernSkiRacing.com and the ModernSkiRacing.com Forums. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to evaluate site traffic levels (this evaluation does not identify you personally, just the aggregate number of unique users). IP address logging also enables the banning of individual users from the website when a member consistently and severely violates the terms and conditions to which each member agreed when he/she registered.

The ModernSkiRacing.com Forums uses cookies to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the site and to "remember" which posts are new since your last visit, in order to enhance your experience at ModernSkiRacing.com .

E-Mail Address Collection & Use
The ModernSkiRacing.com Forum's registration form requires members to provide their e-mail address. This e-mail address is used for administrative communication exclusively between ModernSkiRacing.com  and that member -- many of these correspondences are automated features (notification of a reply to your post or notification of a new private message) that you may disable in the "My Profile" control panel. E-mail address collection also allows ModernSkiRacing.com  administrators to notify members in the event of issues with their ModernSkiRacing.com user account.

Other Info Collection & Use
Other required information (e.g., username), and additional optional information (e.g., location, etc...), is collected in the registration form and is available for all users to access from a link above each post you make. The purpose of this information is so that readers of the forum will get a better understanding of the people with whom they are communicating in the forum. This does not apply to personal contact information or any information that you do not voluntarily provide yourself. Your personal contact information will not be shared with third parties unless we are legally required to do so.

Public Forums
ModernSkiRacing.com makes forums/message-boards/news-groups available to a large community of independent users. Please remember that any information you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to share any of your personal information. We suggest using our private messaging feature should you desire to contact others (this allows contact without disclosing personal information).

When you post personal contact or identification material in one of ModernSkiRacing.com 's public arenas (and all of ModernSkiRacing.com 's forums are public), you are choosing to make that information public and ModernSkiRacing.com bears no responsibility for any undesired outcomes or uses of that information by others, including other registered members of ModernSkiRacing.com.

ModernSkiRacing.com  has no control over the behavior of registered members of its forums, other than banning them from further posting if they prove to be destructive to the community. None of the members of this community are employees or in any way associated with ModernSkiRacing.com; everyone in these forums found the website on their own in and registered on their own in order to interact with other unaffiliated (unaffiliated with MSR.com ) individuals. Hence the term "public" forum.

External Links
This website contains links to other websites, many of which are posted by members and not by the ModernSkiRacing.com administrators. ModernSkiRacing.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. None of the information you provide on the registration form is transferred to them.

ModernSkiRacing.com does not participate in any way with any of the marketing networks (such as DoubleClick) that pool, share and monitor activity across multiple sites. ModernSkiRacing.com 's information is collected and used solely for user experience enhancing features and administration within the ModernSkiRacing.com site boundaries.

Special Relationships
MSR.com may have affiliation with ski manufacturers, ski resorts, professional associations, or other organizations we will not use the “Forums” to promote these associations or relationships unless they present a specific value to the membership.