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Forum Rules
General Rules
Preamble to the Disclaimer and Terms of Service

The Spirit of BusinessMASTERS (www.businessmasters.co.za) is one of cooperation, examination and debate on the basis of mutual respect between members. Members are encouraged to challenge assertions made, and where they disagree with statements made, they should say so. Where required, moderators may intervene to ensure that a civilised spirit is maintained at all times. Any post or thread in violation of this spirit may be removed by the moderators. (Members may use the REPORT POST button to report any post in violation, to the moderators.)

BusinessMasters’ Terms of Service must be regarded as a live document, and it will be adapted to keep with the spirit, and times. If you are at any point unsure please revisit and read this document which will always be found at the green “Forum Rules” link at the top of most pages.

The general (unregistered) public has access to all information, articles, blogs and selected forums on the front page of businessMASTERS. This makes content available to the search engines for purposes of gaining traffic to the site.

Only registered members and subscribers have access to commenting and posting tools for content on the front page, and only they have access to the main forum.

Disclaimer: BusinessMASTERS

This site is a public discussion forum and as such BusinessMASTERS has no control over the accuracy of information found in any posts made by its members. No warranty regarding the accuracy of information found on this site is provided. The opinions expressed are those of the posters thereof and do not necessarily express the opinions of the site owners, host, administrators, moderators or operators.

Any information acquired from the site or the posters thereon is used at the reader’s own risk and neither the site nor its posters, moderators, administrators, directors or owners shall be held liable for any damages as a result of such use of information, whether correctly applied or otherwise, and for direct, indirect or consequential losses and/or damages and whether resulting in harm to person or property.

Any information, techniques, advice, suggestions, commentary and the like should be verified and confirmed correct by outside sources of the reader’s choice before being used or relied upon for any purpose. Readers should not rely on any such information in taking any action or refraining from taking any action.

As posters are able to rely on a measure of anonymity and able to falsify their identities, readers are warned not to rely on allegations of expertise and qualifications. Please familiarise yourself with the Terms of Service for using this website.

As a poster of information, you should be aware that other people can read what you write, and will also read sensitive information you divulge. Just because you like and trust the hundreds of people who are registered today, does not mean that someone you don't trust will not join tomorrow, and have access to the fact that "don't pay this", or "try smoke that", or "believe what I say"... Think before you drink, link and sink.

Terms of Service: BusinessMASTERS

1. This forum is not a democracy, the decision of the administrators and moderators is final (Rule #1).

2. You agree that the posts on this forum are to remain on topic, and that any post or comment not following this policy may be removed by the moderators or administrator either entirely or to a new thread. You will not be notified about this removal, nor will the moderators or administrator enter into a debate about the validity of the removal of the thread or post. See Rule #1.

3. You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material, text or graphic (including avatars and profile images) which is:

* intentionally false
* defamatory
* abusive
* vulgar
* hateful
* harassing
* obscene
* profane
* sexually orientated
* threatening
* an invasion of any person's privacy
* so called “adult material” or pornography, whether by way of pictures or descriptions
* based on racism or which could reasonably be construed as racism
* religious in nature (including symbolism), other than in the specifically dedicated section
* in violation of South African or International law
* intended to cause or be the cause of friction between members
* insulting to any other forum member, or
* which is serious or in jest with reference to terror, bombing, killing or anything which would normally cause the average airline to get nervous.

4. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material, or display clearly the source by way of a URL of that material in the same post. Further, you are required to clearly indent and highlight the copied material.

5. The following is also prohibited:
* spam
* flooding
* chain letters
* pyramid schemes
* solicitations

6. You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages.

7. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any websites related to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

8. You will not create threads or posts challenging the above rules, or threads or posts rallying support from other members.

9. You will not copy content from here and post on other forums, with the intention of challenging the rules of this forum there, nor will you post content of other forums here, with the intention of challenging those rules.

10. Members are encouraged to use their signatures for advertising of their own businesses, but without the use of any images or over sized fonts. Direct links to member’s web sites is allowed. Avatars should not be logos, and nor should they be “moving gifs” or any other animated images.

11. You agree to supply complete and accurate information in your registration input. Members may not create multiple registrations unless each registration is also an individual, separately paying subscriber, registered with accurate and complete details.

12. The administrators reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, without correspondence.

13. You will not use this platform for fund raising of any form. You are encouraged to conduct commercial business dealings for your own account. Please ask friends and relatives to register themselves.

14. We need to make a call on a single language, and we have chosen to be an English language forum. Please stick to it, but be mindful and tolerant of the fact that not all members have English as their first language. Be tolerant of posters’ grammar and spelling. But it helps and serves to not be unimpressive if you try to get it right yourself.

15. You may not submit posts, comments or names in capital letters, except for the occasional word for reason of emphasis. Posting words and sentences in alternating small and capitalised letters is unacceptable.

16. For all other eventualities refer to Rule #1.

For breaking above rules you may be warned/banned appropriately!

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