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Maine Coon Fancy Rules

Section 1

Maine Coon Fancy would like to see all new members try to use our Maine Coon Pre Adoption Health Checklist prior to purchasing any future Maine Coon cats or kittens.
We have seen too many alarming horror stories to not do something about this. Click here to view or download a copy of the form. Maine Coon Fancy Pre Adoption Health Check List

Section 2

This site is for the sharing of all things related to Maine Coon cats. Please read and familiarize yourself with these Maine Coon Fancy forum rules. These rules were put into place for your protection and enjoyment of this site, and are subject to change.

Please remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times. All posts should be professional and courteous. Members shall not make posts which are offensive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar, or in violation of local or international laws.

Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This applies to all areas of this site. The private messaging system is for your enjoyment, and should not be used for anything that can negatively impact the site or any of its members. Explicit advertising in signatures is also prohibited. Unless it is related to the sale of Maine Coon cats or kittens, or is approved by the forum administrator.

Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed and can result in the removal of all accounts associated with an individual.

Discussions of religion or politics is strictly prohibited since these can promote heated discussions. We also do not allow posts that are sexual in nature or violate the Maine Coon Fancy community standards. The Maine Coon Fancy administrators shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have acquired the right through contact with the copyright holder

The administrator and moderators reserve the right to remove or edit any posts without notice. We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules. Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

Section 3

Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.

Copyright notice

1. Credit

1.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).

2. Copyright notice

2.1 Copyright © 2012 Maine Coon Fancy.
2.2 Subject to the express provisions of this notice:
(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
(b ) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.

3. Copyright licence

3.1 You may:
(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;
(b ) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;
© print pages from our website;
(d) [stream audio and video files from our website]; and
(e) [use [our website services] by means of a web browser],
subject to the other provisions of this notice.
3.2 Except as expressly permitted by the other provisions of this notice, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.
3.3 You may only use our website for [your own personal and business purposes], and you must not use our website for any other purposes.
3.4 Except as expressly permitted by this notice, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.
3.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
(a) republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
(b ) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
© show any material from our website in public;
(d) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
(e) redistribute material from our website, save to the extent expressly permitted by this notice.

4. Acceptable use
4.1 You must not:
(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
(b ) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
© use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software; or
(d) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

5. Report abuse
5.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches this notice, please let us know.
5.2 You can let us know about any such material or activity [by email or using our abuse reporting form].

6. Enforcement of copyright
6.1 We take the protection of our copyright very seriously.
6.2 If we discover that you have used our copyright materials in contravention of the licence set out in this notice, we may bring legal proceedings against you, seeking monetary damages and/or an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.

7. Permissions
7.1 You may request permission to use the copyright materials on our website by [writing to us by email or post, using the contact details published on the website].

8. Ownership of posts

8.1 Posts on this forum becomes the copyrighted property of this forum according to the terms of usage. And is perfectly legal and binding.