Terms and Conditions of use
The following is a legally binding electronic contract regarding your use of EDEB8.com services, operated privately by Lars Dobbertin-King, a citizen of New Zealand. They apply regardless of whether you actually sign in or are simply browsing the site. Failure to comply with these terms will result in termination of access rights to the website and possible further legal action. Failure to read this agreement is no excuse for not abiding by these terms. EDEB8.com reserves the right to modify terms, add terms or revoke terms at any time to this agreement, with or without prior warning, which will be effective as soon as posted, for as long as they remain posted on this page. It is your responsibility to check regularly for any changes to this agreement that might affect you. By continuing to browse this website, you agree and consent to ALL of the following terms in whole, not in part.
This agreement creates no agency or partnership-type relationship. If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any of these terms to be invalid, the remainder of the terms shall remain in full force and effect. The agreement shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand.
While we support free speech in the context of fair and open debate, the following content is strongly prohibited on EDEB8.com:
- Content that you do not have the rights to post, such as copyrighted works you did not author
- Any content not suitable for minors
- Content that would be unlawful in the country of New Zealand
- Malicious code designed to interfere or disrupt the site or its functionality in any way, especially code which causes our server to send automated "spam" messages, makes DOS attacks, or which causes our server to consume excessive resources or bandwidth beyond the scope of fair use
- Any links to any such code or malware such as viruses or trojans
- Content linking to or explaining how to create such malicious code, hacking, or any other illegal activity
- Warez, pirated software, cracks or hacks for software, or any links to such materials
- Anything obscene or threatening outside of the scope of reasonable public discourse
- Content that is primarily for a purpose other than debating and/or for the participation in a healthy online community, such as posting large amount of data as a backup, or trolling others
- Content designed to entice users into any external scheme that might appear fraudulent
- Content advocating terrorism
- Profane language
- Content advocating or explaining loopholes in these terms and conditions
- Content that may be strongly intimidating, legally defamatory and/or demonstrates bullying-type behaviour
- Content that is not in understandable English (reason being that content in other languages is almost impossible to constantly translate and monitor)
The posting of such content puts our site as a whole at serious risk and will be dealt with harshly.
You warrant that all information you provide to this site, knowingly or unknowingly, is accurate to the best of your understanding. This includes headers sent to the site, so accessing this site via any form of proxy is prohibited, as is sending fraudulent headers to the site yourself such as faking your IP address. This also extends to impersonation or providing inaccurate profile information. Accounts of well-known celebrities will be asked for identity verification which must be recieved within 7 days. You also agree to take all reasonable measures to protect your own account, such as not telling others your password. Using another person's account will result in both your and their account being terminated.
Content on this site is not necessarily provided error-free or accurately. EDEB8.com makes no warranty regarding the accuracy, safety or reliability of the service. In particular, while we take reasonable steps to ensure security, EDEB8.com makes no guarantee of the site's security, and you agree not to hold EDEB8.com responsible in the event of a security breach compromising user passwords or other sensitive data. Additionally, you understand that EDEB8.com may be shut down at any time and without warning, for instance due to court order, or user abuse. EDEB8.com claims no responsibility for any loss or damage you suffer as a result of this or any other action or inaction taken by the site or by any other user, for instance in the event that we become infected with malware. EDEB8.com is provided solely on an "as-is" basis and at your own risk. It does not promise any results from using the services provided.
Restrictions on use
EDEB8.com may only be used for your personal, non-commercial interests. EDEB8.com contains various messaging features, including live chat, which you agree to legally consider as email. Offenses in email under New Zealand law, such as posting spam, stalking others or posting pyramid schemes, will also not be tolerated using the messaging functions on this site. This also extends to public content posted on the site in debates and on the forums. You may not access EDEB8.com except as a spider of a public search engine or through the provided web interface, including any kind or automated system or web scraping tool. Using or making use of the EDEB8.com service anywhere externally or internally where these terms may be voided or ignored is prohibited.
You may not attempt to store a bulk amount of data from the website outside of the website, for instance in the case of offline readers and scraping member details. Code injection or performing any activity that is likely to interfere with the normal operation of the site is prohibited. Decompiling, modifying (outside of content posted) or reverse engineering the site in any way is also not permitted. This site includes various security related measures, and you may not attempt to circumvent these.
No individual may create, use, or own more then one account.
If anyone is under the age of 18, you may not use EDEB8.com to solicit any personal information from them. As always when forming new personal relationships, you are responsible for taking reasonable precautions, and being aware that people may not be who they say they are online.
The site design and content not posted to the site via third parties is the property of Lars Dobbertin-King. Content you post to this site remains in your ownership, but you grant the rights to EDEB8.com to use such content in any way relevant to the site, such as display in a debate or promotional material. Such a grant of rights does not extend to other users of the site. Content available on the website should be always assumed to be copyright.
An exception to this rule exists for content made available through third party providers and public APIs, notably:
- Related news made available via Bing API
- Preset themes and random themes made available via Desktoppr API
- Several core backend services, such as spellcheck, made available via Mashape APIs
- Et al
Such content is the property of their respectful rightful owners.
Legitimate disputes with the site management will be reasonably discussed using the "Contact Us" form available on the site footer. No assurances are made as to the outcome of any such discussions, or that there will be an outcome. Disputes with other site members should in the first instance be handled with that site member. EDEB8.com reserves the right, but no obligation, to monitor members' interactions and in the event of a dispute to take any action it deems appropriate to resolve it. EDEB8.com will not be held responsible for the conduct, actions or lack of action of any user.
From time to time, important messages may be sent to you from the site via email for as long as you are a member of this site. By being a member of the site you consent to continue recieving such correspondance. No such messages will endorse or promote any product or service, but will be important updates concerning your account, for instance if another member has a dispute with you, or to remind you if your account has been inactive for a while.