Purpose: This is set of guidelines we use to manage this forum and the Shanghai Expat website. This site encourages debate, discussion, and the free flow of ideas. We do all we can to allow a range of opinions and viewpoints. However, we do not confuse the free flow of debates with the unrestricted right to say anything about anybody. This site does not support expressions that encourage racism, hate, violence, illegal activity, or harassment.
Sections 2 and 3, below, contain a non-exclusive list of activities that are against the guidelines of this forum.
Section 1: Definitions
The following are definitions of specific language of Shanghai Expat's Terms of Service (hereafter the "TOS").
Section 2: Restricted Conduct
The following activities, whether by forum post or via the site's private message system (hereafter "PM"), violate the TOS and will require action by site Moderators. This is a non-exclusive list that may be amended from time to time at the sole discretion of Shanghai Expat:
Section 3: Rules Regarding Commercial Postings
We limit commercial posting on this board. If you want to promote your business, please refer to the advertising page: www.shanghaiexpat.com/advertising
Commercial posts are subject to the following rules:
Section 4: Privacy and Intellectual Property
The world wide web ("www") allows information to be viewed, with few restrictions, to a worldwide audience that is not subject to the control or regulations of this site. Because of this characteristic of the internet, although Shanghai Expat will take reasonable measures to protect the privacy and intellectual property of its members, the site can assume no liability for third-party reproduction, misuse, or commercial use of any information posted by members on this site.
Section 5: Actions Taken in Response to TOS Violations
Shanghai Expat uses a team of moderators and other staff to monitor all activity on the forums. In response to a violation of the TOS, moderators may take, at the moderator's or site's discretion, one or more of the following actions:
Section 6: Procedures