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Ninjette.org Terms of Service
1. Rights

1.1. Visitors have the right to find pertinent motorcycling information quickly.

1.2. Visitors have the right not to be subjected to inappropriate graphic content.

1.3. Visitors have the right to find relevant content in the forums they choose to browse.

1.4. Members have the right to interact in a respectful environment.

1.5. Members have a right to voice their opinions as long as that it does not conflict with another right.

1.6. If such action is necessary, Members have a right to know why their Membership was suspended or banned in a timely manner.

1.7. Members will not be held accountable for infractions preceding the adoption of applicable rules.

2. Responsibilities

2.1. Members will conduct themselves in a respectful manner. This is not to say that arguments and disagreements between Members are not permitted, simply that a level of respect is to be maintained in doing so. Members' posts should not contain malicious personal attacks, flaming, baiting, trolling, e-sniping, e-stalking, indirect attacks, and other such activities that are not conducive to a positive and productive environment. Personal threats will not be tolerated, and may result in a suspension, if not a perma-ban. Such posts will be acted on by interpretation of admins and/or moderators.

2.2. When personal disputes arise between Members they will take their squabble to Private Message (PM) when requested by Staff to do so. This does not apply to differences of opinion from which others will benefit (arguments pertaining to motorcycling technique, style, history, etc.); it is specifically targeted at those who actively engage in violation of Section 2.1. Such PM's are not to be posted publicly, nor will they be moderated.

2.3. Members shall conduct themselves respectfully when in dispute with an admin or moderator. Verbal abuse of the staff may result in additional suspension.

2.4. Members that smear or otherwise attack the site or moderators are subject to suspension and or removal.

2.5. Members will not post other Members' personal information.

2.6. Members will not start a thread with the intent of continuing the topic of a thread that was closed or removed.

2.7. Members shall not post images containing, nudity, partial nudity, sexual acts, or depiction thereof, questionable images should be linked and not directly visible in a thread. This link, and if possible the thread title, should carry a warning that such material may be offensive to some. The general application being NWS = "Not Work Safe"..

2.8. Graphic images depicting violence are discouraged, with the exception of those that serve an educational purpose in the motorcycling community. Those that satisfy the educational clause should be linked and not directly visible in a thread. This link, and if possible the thread title, should carry a warning that such material may be offensive to some.

2.9. Images found to be in violation of Sections 2.7 and 2.8 will be handled in the following manner:

a. Images depicting strong graphic or questionable ethical content will be converted to links. Those links will be labeled with a brief description of what is to be expected if the link is clicked.

b. Images deemed entirely inappropriate (pornography, graphic violence) will be removed.

2.10. In order to ensure that people are able to find what they're looking for it is sometimes necessary to move threads from one forum to another. Posts made to inappropriate forums will be relocated. Members are encouraged to post informative thread titles that provide other Members insight into the content. Vague thread titles are subject to editing for clarity. Duplicate posts/threads spread around the site may be deleted/consolidated.

2.11. Threads posted about current racing results where TV coverage is imminent shall not contain information about the result and will have the word "SPOILER" in the title. The Moto-News section has its thread titles blanked on the main forums page for just this very reason.

2.12. Members should not post copyrighted materials without permission of author or photographer as applicable. Links to other publications or materials are allowed along with a short introduction to the material.

2.13. Multiple accounts by the same user are not permitted. If it is found a member has multiple accounts all but the first registered account will be permanently suspended.

2.14. Members shall not promote their business in a fashion that can be considered "spam", whether in posts, blog entries, or private messages. Postings of such material may be removed by the Admins or Moderators and an explanation will generally be provided, but not required. There is much more leeway on this in the Marketplace section than in the other areas of the site. Repeat offenses may lead to suspension and/or removal. Those who have purchased paid advertising here on ninjette.org (through google adsense) are given even more leeway in promoting their business however they see fit. (including posting specials for ninjette.org members).

2.15. The Marketplace forums have additional requirements to help protect ninjette.org members. These include a minimum-post requirement (currently 25 posts) and a minimum time (30 days on site) before being able to offer items for sale to other members. Users may not miscategorize "for sale" threads in other forums to bypass these requirements. Marketplace-specific rules and guidelines are found in this announcement at the top of each marketplace subforum.

2.16. Any gray areas not explicitly covered within the TOS are up to the Admins and/or Moderators to address in a fashion protecting the interest of the ninjette.org community.

2.17. It is the responsibility of the admins to ensure that ninjette.org adheres to the structure provided by this document. The admins are also responsible for modifying this document, when necessary, to accommodate changes in policy due to unforeseen changes. Ninjette.org reserves the right to take immediate action to protect its interest should the need arise and adjust this document to conform with those actions.

3. Harrassment

3.1. If unwanted sexual, romantic or other advances are reported, a member will be warned to discontinue their behavior. If the behavior is reported a second time, by either the same target or another target of unwanted advances/behavior, the offending member will receive a 30 day suspension. If a third violation occurs, the offending member will be permanently banned, without exception.

4. Repercussions

4.1. At any time, Admins and/or Moderators may contact a Member by PM (Private Message), email or other means and request that said Member no longer post personal attacks, bait or flame other members, post whore or troll. They may also request that a Member edit or remove a post due to text or images they posted, edit or remove an Avatar or title, or edit or remove an item in their signature. If a Member does not comply a Moderator may take action according to section 4.2.

4.2. At any time, Admins and/or Moderators may edit or remove a post, edit or remove an Avatar or title, or edit or remove an item in a Member signature line if such content violates the Terms of Service.

4.3. At any time, Admins and/or Moderators may temporarily suspend a Member's account for violating the Terms of Service. While suspended, Members will not be able to post to the forums or PM other Members, but will be able to contact the Administration of the site by using the CONTACT tab or emailing ninjaadmin@ninjette.org. The suspension tier is as follows: 7 days for the first violation, then 14, 21, 30, 60, & 90. A seventh offense will result in a permanent ban from the forum. An appeal to the Admins may be placed in writing within 60 days by the banned Member. Duration of suspension and number of offenses may be changed at the discretion of Admins and/or Moderators on a case-by-case basis.

4.4. At any time Admins and/or Moderators may close or remove any thread, especially if they deem it has turned from a discussion into an argument. Any new threads that are started with the intent of continuing the discussion may also be closed or removed and action may be taken against the thread starter.

4.5. Threads that are deemed Spam by Admins and/or Moderators may be removed at any time. If it appears the Member initiated the account for the sole purpose of posting Spam, Moderators may ban the account without discussion and without notification to the offending account. The account may be reopened at a later time if so deemed.

4.6. Members who threaten Members, Admins, or Moderators in any way (physical harm, property damage, legal action, etc.) may have their account suspended.

5. Roles

5.1. VISITORS: Anyone connected to the Internet and visiting the ninjette.org website is a visitor.

5.2. MEMBERS: Any registered Member of ninjette.org whose account is active (registration complete and not muted or banned) is entitled to the rights of and subject to the rules of conduct at ninjette.org.

5.3. SPONSORS: Any individual or business that has a working relationship with ninjette.org. Sponsors shall have the same rights as members and subject to the same rules of conduct at ninjette.org with exceptions noted herein.

5.4. ADMIN(S): The only official Admin/Moderator of ninjette.org at the time of this publication is Alex. There are many who aid tremendously in the many aspects of ninjette.org's functions, for which I am greatly appreciative, but none shall be held responsible or liable to any commitment on the part of ninjette.org, nor shall ninjette.org be held to any commitment on their part.

6. Declarations

6.1. The pictures and text posted by members of ninjette.org do not necessarily represent the opinions or views of its founder, its Admins/Moderators, or of ninjette.org on the whole. ninjette.org Staff will do its best to ensure that content on this website is inline with its guidelines but the ultimate responsibility for material within the forums of ninjette.org's website lies with the poster, not ninjette.org.

6.2. ninjette.org encourages its membership to interact with each other in an effort to reduce the anonymity frequently seen at online forums. However, unless otherwise indicated by ninjette.org official(s), no activities organized through ninjette.org are either implicitly or explicitly endorsed by ninjette.org. This includes but is not limited to social activities, events, rides on public highways, rides off-highway (paved or dirt), and activity conducted on the website.

6.3. Any content posted to ninjette.org immediately becomes the property of ninjette.org and is therefore protected by ninjette.org copyright. ninjette.org reserves the right to use any content posted for other purposes. ninjette.org will make reasonable efforts to contact the originator of content it wishes to reuse and acknowledge their submission when possible. ninjette.org recognizes the copyrights of others and will remove any copyrighted material if requested to do so by the owner of said copyright.

7. Privacy Statement

7.1. ninjette.org respects the privacy of its Members. At no time will ninjette.org distribute email addresses or other personal information of Members to any person, business, or entity other than law enforcement officials. Only after validation of identity and justification of purpose will ninjette.org release any information. ninjette.org will not wait until being subpoenaed for information.

7.2. ninjette.org does use advertising on the site (currently Google Adsense for banner ads, and VigLink for outbound link affiliation). Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to this website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting Google's ad preferences specifically, or aboutads.info to cover a larger group of participating advertisers. Users may opt out of the VigLink link affiliation on this page.

7.3. ninjette.org will not create or provide access to any tools that allow any person, business, or other entity to contact Members through any means other than the Internet Forum.

7.4. ninjette.org reserves the right to email Members at any time. This will typically be an automated email sent by a machine for the purpose of maintaining accounts on the web server, notifying Members of updated threads (to which they have intentionally subscribed), and upon activation of other automated system (software and server) triggers.

7.5. ninjette.org reserves the right to email Members updates and/or newsletters at a frequency of no more than once per month. A notice will accompany the mailing with a process for unsubscribing.

(last updated April 12th, 2013)


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