DNA Member Forum (Discussion Board) User Agreement
Last updated: 1 March 2022
As a Member, you will be able to post on the Member Forum (also known as Discussion Boards) but these posts will be moderated to ensure the content is acceptable and falls within our Member Forum user terms and conditions.
Inappropriate Language and Use
The use of inappropriate or offensive language is not permitted on the DNA Member Forum. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.
Topics of discussion that are considered inappropriate on the DNA Member Forum will be deleted without prior notification. If a thread does not fall into any category provided, it is regarded as inappropriate. We ask that you please be considerate to other Members in the DNA Member Forum when posting your messages.
DNA reserves the right to ban a user at any time, without notice, if it is identified that users continue to post inappropriate threads for discussion on this Gay Men’s Lifestyle and Entertainment Member Forum.
DNA will not tolerate users expressing forms of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of punctuation characters or symbols to simulate offensive and obscene swearing.
We encourage every user to treat every other user with mutual respect. Do not use the DNA Member Forum to threaten, harass, stalk, or abuse others participating in any discussion.
DNA does not tolerate disruptive activity online, such as persistent off-colour comments and postings or statements that incite others to violate this user agreement or participate in illegal activities.
If you are in doubt as to whether the content you wish to post is appropriate, please contact one of the Moderators through DNAsupport who can advise you on the issue.
Member Names and User Information
DNA encourages the use of usernames on our Member Forum rather than your actual name, to protect your privacy. We require Members to include the following information:
• First name
• Email address
Failure to include correct information outlined above will be seen as a breach of the Member Forum user agreement.
Please refrain from choosing offensive usernames and never post a message under another person’s name or pretend to be another person. When posting a message on the DNA Member Forum, your username is the only personal information that is displayed. Your real names and email address will never be displayed publicly unless otherwise specified by you.
Urgent note: To avoid spam and unwanted communication you should always exercise judgment when revealing personal information about yourself when you post messages in public Member Forums.
Should you wish to participate on the DNA Member Forum you will need a username to advise people who you are.
The username field is compulsory and must be unique. If the name you select is already in use you will be prompted to choose a different one.
The DNA Member Forum Private Messaging System
All information passing through the private messaging system may legally be viewed by and disclosed to management, untrammeled by any (legal) concerns regarding privacy.
Please be reassured access is only made to carry out investigations against any complaints/queries where the content of the private messaging can be at risk to this Member Forum.
We would like to remind you that sensitive and confidential information should not be sent via posts or private messaging.
Stay Inside the Law
DNA does not allow any illegal activities on it’s Member Forum. You cannot use the Member Forum to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other unlawful material or information.
Do not upload files or post messages that contain photos, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity or any other applicable law unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents. DNA is not responsible for any use of anything you say or post.
DNA does not allow posting or use of computer programs that contain destructive features such as: viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or bots for the use of scrolling, showing multiple screens and other activities that can be disruptive to online communication.
No Spam – No Selling
Please do not “spam” through the DNA Member Forum; no one likes it. You don’t, so it’s fairly obvious that our users don’t either. To spam includes sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different Member Forum areas. Usually such postings have nothing to do with the particular topic of the group or are of no real interest to those on the mailing list. To spam also includes misrepresenting the source of anything you say or post. Spamming is a serious violation of online etiquette.
DNA Australia will not condone users seen to be using their Member signature as an advertising mechanism and/or emailing or private messaging our users with spam regarding their services. The DNA moderating team reserves the right to give a final warning to users violating this clause.
DNA Australia reserves the right to ban a user at any time, without notice, from any or all DNA Member Forum areas for spamming.
The DNA Member Forum areas are not designed to be used as the primary mechanism for operating your business or providing core information about your business.
The DNA moderating team reserves the right to delete posts which;
1. Contain a direct link to auctions and topics clearly posted by commercial sellers.
2. Contain multiple posting by a user/author in an attempt to increase exposure via the Member Forum index page. You are only able to participate again in your ‘for sale’ thread if you are responding to a user’s legitimate question.
What is an Avatar?
An avatar is a small image that represents you online. The avatar you select in your DNA Member Profile will appear on any Member Forum post you make.
The use of inappropriate or offensive avatars is not permitted on the DNA Member Forum. Inappropriate or offensive avatars includes, but is not limited to, any content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, vulgar, obscene, profane or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. We ask that you please be considerate to other Members in the Member Forum when selecting your avatar image.
The team from DNA make the final decision on all banning. Please be advised that the DNA team reserves the right to ban a user at any time, without notice.
You Are Responsible
You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating in the DNA Member Forum. Remember that you are responsible for anything you say or post.
Once a post has been made live in the DNA Member Forum, unless it is brought to one of the moderators attention as being in breach of this user agreement, and is required to be edited or deleted, it is not a service we offer to remove users posts, therefore please consider your post carefully prior to making live.
DNA Australia does not tolerate any argumentative, derogatory or hurtful remarks regarding writers, photographers, models, designers, fashion and beauty houses, retail outlets, companies or individuals. Any such remarks should be sent directly to the company or individual concerned and not posted on this Member Forum. Any such remark deemed unacceptable will be edited or deleted without prior notification.
Some Member Forum posts may provide Internet Website links in their area. Please be advised that DNA is not responsible for the content on the Websites associated with the links you may view.
Some content and links on the Internet may contain adult content and may not be suitable to some age groups. Please do not post links of that sort to this Member Forum. Any user found to be doing so will be banned.
You are responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or information you receive online. Use your own good judgment when evaluating information provided through any Member Forum post, remember that the information provided could be from people of any experience level. The decision to conduct transactions with anyone is your own and you should conduct your own research prior to making any decisions.
The DNA Member Forum is moderated daily, with any undesirable or inappropriate posts edited or deleted and kept on file. Any user(s) seen to be repeatedly in breach of this user agreement, will have their DNA membership registration cancelled without prior warning.
DNA does not and cannot review all information posted to the Website by users and is not responsible for such information. However, DNA reserves the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever or for no reason.
The material used in conjunction with the DNA Member Forum and DNAmagazine.com.au Website may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of DNA. This clause includes (but is not limited to) moderator private messages, Member Forum threads and posts. If DNA witnesses such reproduction; then legal action may take place as a result.
Reporting Undesirable Posts or Users
To report undesirable posts or to bring to our attention users who may not be following the Member Forum user agreement, please use the REPORT after the reply or thread that you wish to report or contact DNAsupport .
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