Terms of Service

 

By using toonzone.net, you agree to the following:

COPPA POLICY
In accordance with Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), the Toonzone Fan Sites will never knowingly solicit nor will it accept personally identifiable information from users known to be under thirteen (13) years of age. Please see our Privacy Policy for additional information or how to notify us of any concerns in this regard.

All users under the age of 13 must seek permission from their parent or guardian in order to gain membership to the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites. While we welcome participation from members under 13, we require that a parent or guardian fax or mail back a signed permission form before we grant membership.

A copy of the permission form can be downloaded here (http://www.toonzone.net/forums/register.php?do=coppaform).

For more information about the registration process, or the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites in general, please send email to coppa@toonzone.net.

TOONZONE FORUMS AND TOONZONE FAN SITES RULES
Registration to the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites is free. By using the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites services owned and operated by toonzone.net, you agree to be bound by the following terms of service, as well as any other guidelines, rules and additional terms referenced herein, and rules are hereby incorporated herein by this reference (collectively, “Terms of Service”).

The Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites services which are located at toonzone.net and all linked pages owned and operated by Toonzone, helps users find and organize internet content and participate in online communities with other fans who share the same interests (“The Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Services”). These Terms of Service set out the legally binding terms with respect to your use of and our provision of the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Services.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully. Your access to or use of the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Services constitutes your acceptance of all the provisions of these Terms of Service. If you are unwilling to be bound by these Terms of Service, do not access or use the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service.

Violation of the following Terms of Service or Rules of Conduct may result in disciplinary action, which may include the banning of your account and/or notification of your Internet Service Provider. For further information, see the Disciplinary Action FAQ.

TERMS OF SERVICE
You agree and understand that these Terms of Service, the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Services may be modified by the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites at any time without prior notice, and such modifications will be effective upon the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites’s posting of the new terms and/or upon implementation of the new changes on the Toonzone Forums and Fan Sites.

You agree to review the Terms of Service periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service after any modifications indicates your acceptance of the modified Terms of Service. Unless expressly stated otherwise by Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites, any new features, new services, enhancements or modifications to the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service implemented after your initial access to the Service shall be subject to these Terms of Service.

In order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, you are not allowed to register without parental consent if you are under 13 years of age. More information is available here.

In order to use or access some of the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Services, you may be required to register with the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites and to select a password and user name. If you register, you agree to provide the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of these Terms of Service, which may result in immediate termination of your account.

You may register only one account. Multiple accounts are not permitted.

You may not enter, select or use a false name or an email address owned or controlled by another person with the intent to impersonate that person, or, use as a User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than yourself without appropriate authorization.

The Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any article, post, thread or other types of content, and to refuse registration, delete or suspend a user’s account for any reason.
You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your User ID and password. Any User ID and password provided to you for your access to the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service shall be for your personal use only. You agree to immediately notify the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites of any unauthorized use of your User ID or password, and ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.

You may invite people you know to join the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites. You may download or copy the portions of the information, data, text, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials available via the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service and other items displayed on the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites, for your own use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such content.

The Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites does not control the content posted by third parties via the Toonzone Fan Sites Service, including the content of any messages, comments or postings, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. You understand that by using the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites be liable in any way for any content, including any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content.

You are responsible for complying with all laws applicable to the content you submit via the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the content, integrity, and accuracy of such content. The Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites reserves the right to edit and delete links or content that we deem offensive and non-compliant with our terms of service. The Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites also reserves the right to append or edit links submitted by users with our affiliate marketing tags. Links submitted by users with their own affiliate codes will be modified accordingly.

You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.

You understand and agree that the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites may review and delete any content (the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites, links, images, profiles, comments, postings, messages) that in the sole judgment of the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites violates these Terms of Service or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights of, harm, or threaten the safety of other users or members of the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Site and/or other website users.

You are solely responsible for the any content that you publish or display on the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Site or transmit to other members and/or other website users.

You are solely responsible for your posts and comments on the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites. The Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and any site which you have posted.

You agree that you will only post content that you believe to be true and you will not purposely provide false or misleading information.

By posting content on the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Site, you agree to and hereby do grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites and the users of the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Site an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display, and distribute such content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such content.

The following is a partial list of the kind of content and communications that are illegal or prohibited on/through the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Site. The Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending content from the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service and terminating the membership of such violators or blocking your use of the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Service and/or the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites Site.

  • You will not post messages that are knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, abusive, threatening, harassing, advocate harassment or are otherwise violative of any laws.
  • You will not make derogatory comments about any members, moderators or administrators. These include slurs based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, or political affiliation. No personal threats or harassment of any kind are permitted.
  • You will not post commercial advertisements (including eBay auctions) without permission of the webmaster.
  • You will not participate in any activity that involves the transmission of unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”.

The moderators and administrators monitor your compliance with these rules and dispense disciplinary action at their discretion. Disciplinary decisions may be appealed only through the official Appeals Procedure. Public appeals of any kind are not permitted, either on your behalf or on behalf of others.

It is the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites’s policy to block access to or remove material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.

If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the Toonzone Fan Sites Site or Service infringes a copyright, please send a notice and detailed information of copyright infringement to using the following form.

RULES OF CONDUCT
The following Rules of Conduct have been established to help maintain a civil and friendly environment, allowing everyone to enjoy the discussions that can be found here. They apply to all site areas, including the fan sites, public forums and the private messaging system.

  • Always treat fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Always.
  • Toonzone is a family site. As such, no language, images or links that are inappropriate for children should be posted. If you are uncertain as to whether a certain word, image, or link is allowed, contact a moderator or administrator beforehand.
  • Do not request or discuss how to acquire copyrighted material, or link to websites that violate those copyrights.
  • For your safety, do not post any personal contact information publically (phone number, home address, etc).
  • Do not misquote or misrepresent the words of other members. This may be considered libel.
  • Information that may be considered a “spoiler” should be placed inside spoiler tags, as shown below:
    [spoiler]Bruce Wayne is Batman.[/spoiler]
    This results in:
    Spoiler: (highlight to read)
    Bruce Wayne is Batman.
    The spoiler tag will hide the text so that it is not accidentally read by another member. Highlighting the box with your mouse will reveal the text inside.
  • When starting a thread that will contain large amounts of spoilers, please include “Spoilers” in the title field. Never include actual spoilers in thread titles.
  • Do not use irritating posting styles, such as posting in all caps or applying excessive formatting to your text.
  • Do not pad your post count with one line posts or other attempts at flooding the forum with posts.
  • The discussions on every board should remain on-topic. If you must start an off-topic thread, please include the words “Off Topic” or “OT” in the thread title. When in doubt, contact a moderator or administrator to ask where a thread should be posted.
  • If you spot a message that violates the Toonzone Forums and Toonzone Fan Sites rules, please do no reply and risk making the situation worse. Click on the button to report the post to a moderator. Do not use this feature for any other reason.
  • Do not post any material intended to start a flame war (for example: “Looney Tunes suck!”).
  • Do not post any messages advocating the attack of another forum or website.