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Our forums are powered by phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Group”, “phpBB Teams”) which is a bulletin board solution released under the “General Public License” (hereinafter “GPL”) and can be downloaded from www.phpbb.com. The phpBB software only facilitates internet based discussions, the phpBB Group are not responsible for what we allow and/or disallow as permissible content and/or conduct. For further information about phpBB, please see: http://www.phpbb.com/.

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 “FFFS 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 “FFFS 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 “FFFS Forums” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum is run by volunteers. It is open to people interested in sciences, technology of all kinds, the natural world and discussion of news and developments in these areas.

Use of the forums is at your own risk. Compliance with normal etiquette and rules is the responsility of individual members.

We would like to encourage topics of interest which may involve debate and diverse opinions. We expect members to treat each other with courtesy and respect. Offensive posts and personal attacks will be dealt with under the guidelines posted in each forum.

Please ensure that copyright is respected when items of interest are posted. Do not copy and paste large excerpts, or entire articles, from other sites unless you have permission to do so. Posts may have material removed if this requirement is breached. Please ensure that you are not posting excerpts from Press Releases from commercial organisations. If we are in doubt as to the origin of posted material, it will be removed. Ensure all material is accompanied by references and acknowledgements of the source.

We don't encourage posting of advertising. The forum does not endorse any commercial services or products. This includes promotion of commercial products, therapies, medical treatments. We are aware that some mention of product names is essential when discussing technology and many scientific developments.

All members are responsible for assessing the content they post as suitable; opinions, quoted text, photos, videos, and links to audio and video material.

Members can post material for which they own the copyright. Please ensure you keep copies of your contributions if you want to save the data. We can't guarantee that all material will be archived or backed up.

You also confirm you have, where appropriate, sought the consent of the parent or guardian of any person under the age of 18 who is featured in Your Content.

Material and posts may be removed or edited if it is considered that it is: Defamatory, unlawful or in violation of laws in relation to harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy, contempt, or intentionally false or misleading.

Abusive, offensive or obscene, inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious. Contributions from participants who seek to dominate the discussion or bully other members, deliberate provocation of other members

Compromising the privacy of any person or posts containing inappropriate personal information

No member may directly solicit donations, gifts or financial aid on the forum.

Impersonation of previous members of this community will result in banning of the impersonator.

Creation of alternate user names in the case of bans or suspensions will result in permanent banning.

Please check with a moderator if you are concerned about a post that has been made. Use the Alert Moderator option if necessary.

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