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PostSubject: Forum Rules   Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:27 am

This forum is the property of the Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society and the members who use it. Everyone has different opinions so please respect that fact.

Rules Introduction
These rules are made to help upkeep our forums and maintain the main purpose of having everyone in the state of Hawaii and visitors from all over the world to share experiences, information, activities, etc. all in one centralized website. We did not make rules to suppress your opinions. Some of the rules may seem unreasonable and unrealistic but our forums are open to be monitored by HPD (and possibly other agencies) and some of our moderators are LEOs; there are certain subjects and activities you are prohibited from discussing. Be careful on what you say on these forums, Hawaii is not a big place. If you offend someone, they may be closer to you than you think!

Enforcement of the rules is done completely at our discretion. We may choose to enforce the letter of the rule, or we may choose to enforce the spirit of the rule. If we believe a user is bending a rule or trying to exploit a loophole, we will treat the incident as if a rule is being broken outright. WE WILL TRY TO BE AS FAIR AS POSSIBLE BUT INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES IS COMPLETELY UP TO US AND WE WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

If we feel any of these rules are being violated, your post(s) may be edited, closed or deleted. Your account may also be temporarily or permanently banned, locked or deleted. We reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or account for any reason and without notice or explanation.

If you have any questions on anything in this post, please PM a mod or admin know and we will address it.

Terms and Conditions of Use / Privacy Policy
Please read the followingTerms and Conditions of Use carefully before using this website. Your use of this website is expressly conditioned on your acceptance of these terms and conditions without any modifications. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of all the terms and conditions set forth herein. If you do not agree with any part of the following terms and conditions, you should not use this website.

Definitions: Any use herein of the terms "Hawaiian Island Ghost Hunters.com" or just"website" refers to all publicly accessible web pages that are identified with and under the control of hawaiianislandghosthunters.com.

Terms: "Hawaiian Island Ghost Hunters," "Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society," "HIGH," "HIPRS," "HIPRS/HIGH," "us," "our," "we," and any variation thereof refer to Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society/Hawaiian Island Ghost Hunters and may include independent contractors who operate portions of the Forums website on behalf of highparanormalforum.

Ownership Notice: Unless otherwise noted, this website and all of the materials contained herein, including the HTML code, source code, and any other code used to generate any portion of this website, are the copy righted property of Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society or of third parties who have licensed HIPRS/HIGH to use their property. None of the content or data found on this website may be reproduced, republished, distributed, sold, transferred, or modified without the express written permission of Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society, however, that users may reproduce a single copy of any web page for their personal use. In addition, the trademarks, logos, andservice marks displayed on this website (collectively the"Trademarks") are registered and common law trademarks of Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society and/or third party service providers.Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting, byimplication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Trademarks without the written permission of Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society and/or the appropriate third party service providers.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use: As a condition of your use of this website, you agree that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions of Use. Actions that you agree not to take include, but are not limited to: (1) taking or attempting to take any action that grants you access to the website to an extent greater than authorized by Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society; (2) taking or attempting to take any action that results in an unauthorized modification, addition, ordeletion to the website; (3) taking or attempting to take any action that violates the security of the website; (4) taking or attempting to take anyaction that would impose an unreasonable or excessively large load on thewebsite's infrastructure; and (5) knowingly providing false or misleading information to Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society.

Personal and Non-Commercial Use Limitation: This website is strictly for your personal and non-commercial use. In the absence of Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society express prior written consent, you may not modify, copy, transmit, distribute, display,publish, or reproduce this website or any part thereof for any purpose otherthan your own personal and non-commercial use.

Privacy Policy: Please review our Privacy Policy for a discussion of what personal information we collect, what we do with this information, and how we keep it safe.

Children: Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society believes that it is extremely important to protect children. As a result, no one under the age of 16 is allowed to use any features of highparanormalforum.com website. By using any such features, you represent that you are age 16 or older.

Links to Third Party Websites: This website contains hypertext links to other websites that are maintained by and under the control of third parties (the "Linked Websites"). Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society are not responsible for, and makes norepresentation or warranty regarding, the content or accuracy of any of the Linked Websites. The inclusion of a link does not mean that Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society endorses, has reviewed, or approves of the Linked Website or the individuals and/or organizations responsible for the Linked Website. These hypertext linksare provided as a convenience only, and Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society is not responsible for any content that can be accessed through a hypertext link.If you access a Linked Website, you do so at your own risk. Any questions that you have about one of the Linked Websites should be directed to the individuals and/or organizations responsible for that website. The Internet is a distributed network of millions of computers. Although we attempt to verify all links on a regular basis, there is a possibility that the particular server that you are attempting to link to is not currently operational.

Book marking and Linking to Our Website: Individuals may, for personal,non-commercial use only, bookmark or point to any page within Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society websites. Other users/websites MAY NOT with out Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society express written consent: (1) point or link from a website directly to content within Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society website (2) copy, modify, or display Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society name, logo, text, or graphic images in any way; or (3) redeliver any ofthe pages/text/images/content of highparanormalforum.com websitesusing "framing" technology.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability: Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability,timeliness, lack of viruses or other harmful components, and accuracy of the information, products, services, related graphics, and all other content foundon this website. All such information, products, services, related graphics,and all other content found on this website are provided "as is"without any kind of warranty. Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society here by disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to such information, products, services, related graphics, and all other content found on thiswebsite, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability,fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event shall Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or any other type of damages arising out of or in any way related to the use or performance of Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society websites, the provision of or failure to provide services, orfor any information, products, services, related graphics, and other material so obtained through Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society websites, or other wise arising out of the use of Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society websites, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, even if Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Please note that because some states/jurisdictions do not allowt he disclaimer of certain warranties and/or the exclusion or limitation ofliability for certain types of damages, some of the preceding disclaimer,exclusion, and limitation may not apply to you. In such event, please see thesection below entitled "Restriction on Use Based on Location."

Amendments to These Terms and Conditions of Use: From time to time, it maybe necessary for Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society to amend these Terms and Conditions of Use. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions of Use so that you will be aware of any changes. Please note thatyour continued use of this website means that you accept the amendments to these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Governing Law: This agreement andits performance are governed by the laws of the State of Hawaii and the United States of America without regard to any conflicts of law provisions. You agreeto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts locatedin the City & County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii, United States of America, for all disputes and issues regarding your use of this website andyour compliance with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Restriction on Use Based on Location:Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
Accessing the Website in Countries Other Than the United States: Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Societymakes no claims regardingthe legality of viewing or downloading the content of this website in anycountry other than the United States. Anyone who accesses this website in acountry other than the United States does so at his or her own risk.

Violation of These Terms and Conditionsof Use: If Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society determines that you have violated any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use, Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society has the right, in itssole discretion, to pursue any and all of its legal remedies.

Indemnification: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society and its,owners, officers, directors, moderators and agents from and against any and allclaims arising from your use of the website. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, thevalidity and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use will remain unaffected.

Headings: The headings in theseTerms and Conditions of Use are included solely for convenience and will notlimit or otherwise affect these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Entire Agreement: These Terms and Conditions of Use and any other policies and/or guidelines referred to hereinconstitute the entire agreement between you and Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society regarding this website, and supersedeall other prior or concurrent oral or written letters, agreements, or under standings related to this website.

Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. If you agree with them and wish to proceed with the registration, simply click the "Register" button below. To cancel this registration, simply hit the 'back' button on your browser.

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.
Social Networking Disclaimer


Here at highparanormalforum, we can only monitor so much information that goes through each post. We cannot guarantee that we will catch everything.

It is the sole responsibility of an individual to control what content, pictures, videos or activities they post on social networking sites and who they trust to view their media. If an individual decides to post subjective media of themselves online whether it is public or private, they are giving indirect consent for everyone online to see them and to receive criticizing remarks. Even if that media is private, it may still be leaked out to the general public.

It is the responsibility of parents or legal guardians to monitor what their child is posting online. We are not responsible for what HIPRS/HIGH members find on social networking sites. Please take the necessary precautions so you or your child does not become a victim.


General Forum Rules

1. You must be 16 or older to register for these forums!

2. You are limited to only one account. If you are caught with more than one account, your account(s) may be deleted.

3. Avatars will be 100x100px. They will not contain offensive pictures or pornography.

4. Signatures are limited to text for now. You may not post links to offensive material, pornography or advertising unless you are authorized to do so.

5. Keep the topics on the forums related to the forum itself. (Example: EMF Meter use would be in the Equipment Catagory.)

6. Be careful on what you post. The HIGH Mods and Admins are obligated to remove threads and posts that are complaints and causes legal issues. Hawaii is only so big and what you post about another person may be used against you. If you post something inappropriate about a local individual and they send us complaints, be prepared for the consequences.


General Posting Rules

If you post asking people for their feedback, be prepared to hear both positive and negative views. That is what message boards are for. If you can't stand to hear somebody say they don't like your post, don't post. Threads and posts may be deleted without warning. It is your responsibility to contact the moderator of the forum (via PM) or the report post link () if you are a victim to anyone breaking these rules. DO NOT try and solve the conflict yourself by publicly making a thread.

1. Do not incite or perpetuate conflicts or arguments. This is commonly referred to as flaming. Be polite and respect others' opinions. Controversy is welcome as long as everybody remains reasonably civil and mature. If you have a violent disagreement with someone, take it to private messages or email.

2. Do not encourage chaos or dissent. If we think your post may compromise harmony on the forums, we may delete or edit it without warning or explanation.

3. Do not post offensive pictures and pornography. Do not post pictures of other members to insult them unless you have permission to do so.

4. Subjects and messages should not have any derogatory comments towards any race, gender, sexuality, ethnic background, or age. Hate and trash talking will be EXTREMELY limited on this forum (most likely WILL get deleted or moved to the FAIL FORUMS once caught). We will delete or move any and all hate and trash talk threads.

5. Do not make posts that significantly disrupt the layout of pages. This includes unusually large images, long lines of text or excessive use of images, text or blank space. We will consider the disruptiveness of your post against the value of its contribution. This also applies to avatars and signatures.

6. Warez/Serials/Keys. Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation. Do not ask for or give such help.

7. Posting of illegal activities. Do not post content that encourages activities such as trespassing, gambling, drug use or any other activities prohibited by state and federal laws.

8. Advertising. Please refrain from advertising the services, products, etc., of your business, group, workplace, faction, etc. Please message a moderator or administrator if you would like to inquire about advertising within this forum. Any ads placed without out permission will be subject to deletion without warning.

Social User-Groups
The content posted in these discussions are still subject to all forum rules but may be loosely moderated by the group owner and/or a moderator.

Other Forum Rules
There may be rules added to a specific forum not listed here. Those rules can be applied to any forum also. Rules may change at anytime without notice.

Moderation & Enforcement of the Rules

highparanormalforum is loosely moderated by site-owner, Administrators and Moderators. Moderators cannot monitor every thread and post, so they rely on members to report problem posts that they encounter. The point of moderation is not to limit discussion, promote or suppress points of view, or any other secret agenda. The goal of moderation is to keep the forums enjoyable and free from problems that detract from the experiences of our members.

Threads moved to the FAIL FORUM may be at will without warning. Threads and posts moved to the FAIL FORUMS may be used as a reference for earlier offenses.

If your post was removed, there was a reason for it; review these rules because one of them applies to your post or a previous post (because when a post is removed, posts that quote it or reply to it are often removed as well).

The moderators understand that anyone can make a mistake now and then, and they are generally forgiving of minor problems. The most common moderator actions are to correct posts or threads, issue reminders or warnings, and answer questions.

If you feel a moderator(s) is being unfair, PM the moderator(s) about your problem. If you still feel they are being unfair, PM an Admin with posts, private messages, thread, etc., to backup your case so the Admins can review your case and discipline the moderator if necessary. Do not try and take your issues publicly or it may backfire on you and possibly get you banned for disrespecting a mod or admin.

Discipline System


The discipline system is used to enforce the rules on any members to keep the forums running smoothly. Members may get banned without notice or warning. 


Infractions


For every rule/reported post you receive, a Mod or Admin may give one infraction point.
There are 2 types of infractions:

1. Expiring Infraction – Infractions that expire after a certain time period.

2. Non-Expiring Infraction – Infractions that never expire.

Three points leads to an automatic ban. The ban is lifted once an infraction expires. If there is 3 non-expiring infractions, it will be considered a permaban.

Temporary & Permanent Ban

Bans are issued to any members who constantly break rules, disrespect the mod team, constantly insinuate drama, spam the forums, considered a troll or any of the combinations mentioned. Temp bans may last anytime from a day to a year. Permabans have no time limit and a member will stay banned unless an Admin decides to lift the ban.

Instantly Bannable Offenses

1. Spam and overposting
Not just being a prolific poster, but posting the same exact post many times, posting multiple pointless posts in the same thread, making numerous posts with no real content, or posting for the purpose of gaining a higher post count. You may get a warning but most likely get you banned. Spamming services that may lead to Pyramid Schemes, Scams, Pornography, pirated material, etc., will also get you an instant ban.

2. Pyramid Schemes
HIPRS/HIGH does not condone multi-level marketing schemes (e.g. Quixtar, Pre-Paid Legal, Amway, etc.). Members who post referral links to these sites will have their posts/signatures edited and may be subject to banning. New members who post solely for this purpose will be immediately banned.

3. Harassment
Purposely intimidating a particular member, harassing them, sending them rude, sexual or unwanted private messages, etc. This includes personal attacks on moderators for doing their jobs.

4. Hoaxes
Purposely misleading other members to their detriment. Giving advice you know to be incorrect or harmful. Sensationalism.

5. Threats
Any threats made to "meet up" to physically hurt another member or threats to hack and exploit a member will have their account frozen and if needed be, have posts, private messages, IP addresses, etc., turned over to the proper authorities if an investigation is conducted.

6. Scams
Scamming other members will get your account frozen and if needed be, have posts, private messages, IP addresses, etc., turned over to the proper authorities if an investigation is conducted..

7. Illegal activities.
Using our forums to conduct illegal activities as stated by state and federal law such as street racing meets, drug dealing, selling of illegal items, etc., will have both party's account frozen and if needed be, have posts, private messages, IP addresses, etc., turned over to the proper authorities if an investigation is conducted.

8. Blatant disrespect to a Mod or Admin
Mods and Admins are volunteers that enforce the rules of the forums and just doing their jobs. If you get your thread/post deleted, an infraction or was banned, it was for a reason. Treat the Mods and Admins has how you would like to be treated and they will do the same.

9. Soliciting or fishing for cases and/or information
This forum is property of the Hawaiian Island Paranormal Research Society. People posting here do so seeking information from HIPRS/HIGH and may be inquiring about possible research and investigations regarding claims posted. Members are encouraged to help answer questions or offer advice, but please refrain from using our forum and the information displayed within to attempt to establish contact with the posting members.

Posting members. If you are serious about seeking out the professional services of HIPRS/HIGH, we advise contacting us directly at
contact@hawaiianislandghosthunters.com or go to our case request for on our website at www.hawaiianislandghosthunters.com. We know and trust the fellow members of the HIPRS/HIGH team, have worked closely together in many locations, and are professionals in the business world so if we can trust eachother to enter the homes and businesses of our clients, we can be trusted with information. If you choose to provide personal and/or confidential information to any forum member other than a HIPRS/HIGH member, you do so at your own disgression. We are not responsible for any negative consequences that may occur if you provide any information including names, phone numbers, addresses, video or photographic files, claims, etc. to anyone other than a HIPRS/HIGH representative. We strongly suggest that you do not answer other forum member's request for information.


Privacy Policy Sharing your information

We do not share, sell or lend your information to any one for marketing purposes.
We do not employ tracking devices for marketing purposes.
We do not send you unsolicited e-mails for marketing purposes.

We collect
We do collect your email address, for purposes of sending confirmation emails, authenticating your account.
We may disclose information about our users to law enforcement officers when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.

Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to our web site or the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent
By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Data we store
We make good faith efforts to store the information in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security.

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