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Forum Rules
In order to proceed, you must agree with the following rules:

Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Register' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.

Although the administrators and moderators of PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (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 PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

PhotoCamel is an international Forum centered on Photography, which includes photographs, photography gear, and photographic techniques. We try to be "A friendly photo community" and you are agreeing to keep it this way.

By registering and becoming a member of PhotoCamel, you agree to abide by the rules stated here, and by the decisions made by the owners, moderators, and supporters of PhotoCamel.

You agree, through your use of any PhotoCamel Forum or site, to NEVER post any material, or links to any material, which is knowingly false, defamatory, rude, disrespectful, abusive, hateful, harassing, threatening, obscene, profane, pornographic, vulgar, racially or ethnically offensive, invasive of a person's privacy, in violation of any law, etc. If it meets these criteria, or is deemed inappropriate by the PhotoCamel owners, moderators or sponsors, it will be removed.

By posting images within threads on PhotoCamel, you agree NOT to ask to have those images removed for any reason. Doing so destroys the integrity of conversations on PhotoCamel, since these are typically based upon images or refer to images. If you have any doubt about whether to post images within threads, DO NOT. Requests to later remove images that you yourself posted will be denied.

By signing up for an account at PhotoCamel, you agree NOT to ask that your account be deleted after it has been created. Deleting an account destroys any comments or threads associated with it and thus destroys the integrity of conversations on PhotoCamel. If you want to discontinue your memberships, simply stop coming to the forum. Requests to have you account deleted will be denied for the reasons stated.

By creating threads or posting responses to existing threads on PhotoCamel, you agree NOT to ask to have those threads or responses removed for any reason. Doing so destroys the integrity of conversations on PhotoCamel. If you have any doubt about whether to create a thread or post a response to a thread, DO NOT. Requests to later remove threads or posts that you yourself posted will be denied.

You agree to not use or register a PhotoCamel "user name" or "handle" that contains any derogatory verbiage like that stated above.

You agree to not use any images that are similar in any derogatory nature like that stated above in your member avatar, signature, or other location.

You agree to not impersonate any person, or knowingly misrepresent your affiliation or connection to any person or organization.

You agree to not register multiple times, or maintain multiply identities at PhotoCamel for any purpose, without express written authorization from the PhotoCamel owners or moderators.

You agree to not post or upload any files, information, or links, to known legal or illegal software or media, or to any person or entity seeking to circumvent or bypass any copyright laws, and/or to any person or entity engaged in the distribution of illegal copyrighted or malicious material, media, or software.

You agree that any content or images posted is copyrighted by their respective owners. Posting images or other content that is NOT your property MUST be marked as such, and the actual copyright holder MUST be noted with said content.

You agree that what applies to images as far as copyrights go, also applies to any other visual or written content. If you can not obtain proper permission to post, a link to its location is required. This includes copyrighted, trademarked, or patented materials, trade secrets or any other material that may violate any applicable law, or deemed so by the PhotoCamel owners or moderators.

You agree to never post any spam related material, which includes pyramid schemes, chain letters, multi-level marketing schemes, solicitations, or other similar material deemed inappropriate by the PhotoCamel owners and/or moderators.

You agree to never post or upload any content or files that may contain viruses or any similar software that may be harmful to any other personís computer system, or any PhotoCamel server.

You agree that by posting on PhotoCamel, you give the PhotoCamel owners permission to publish, maintain and store all your message content, including images, on any PhotoCamel site or server.

You agree that PhotoCamel, its owners, moderators, or supporters are NOT responsible for any content posted, and shall not be held accountable for any damages resulting from said content.

You agree that PhotoCamel, its owners, and/or its moderators can and may make grammatical corrections to any post, and at their discretion, delete or move any post or topic.

You agree to never sell any fictitious product or service on any PhotoCamel forum, including the Marketplace. You are allowed to post and sell photography related items ONLY in the Marketplace forum itself. Posting what is deemed to be a sale in any other forum may result in the post being moved to the Marketplace, or removed completely at the owners or moderators discretion. Deliberate posting to your own Marketplace threads (also known as "bumping") will not be tolerated and may result in a removal of the entire post.

You agree that there are, may be, or will be, times when all the current rules will not cover a given incident, and you agree that the PhotoCamel owners, moderators and supporters have the right to lock, suspend or remove any content or membership with no time delay or warning.

You agree to abide by all these general guidelines and rules, and to any specific PhotoCamel board you post in. Each board may have additional restrictions, or a waiver of a general restriction, and shall be noted in that specific board.

Failure to meet any of these rules or guidelines may result in your PhotoCamel membership being suspended for a given period of time, or permanently. Depending on the severity, repeated offensive, or any combination of offenses, either warnings, or an immediate suspension (ban) may be issued and is at the sole discretion of the PhotoCamel owners, moderators, or supporters.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the PhotoCamel Forum, its owners, moderators, and representatives, from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from
1. your use or misuse of the services Photocamel provides,
2. your violation of the Terms of Services,
3. any disputes regarding ownership rights of any kind arising from your submission(s), or
4. the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.