Chat Terms and Conditions

Registration as a User implies acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

We do not tolerate:

1) dual identities – you can successfully use your GoodToKnow forum identity on multiple computers and there is no need to register multiple identities to use this facility.

2)abuse of forum users – debate strongly, but desist from the use of abusive and personal language.

3)taking the law into your own hands – if you see something that you don’t like, or you think we would not like, please simply click on the notify moderator button on the post and we will deal with it.

4) spamming – please do not post the same message in several forums and under no circumstances post messages with advertising messages or those seeking commercial gain of any kind.

5) pornographic, racially abusive and other undesirable content.

Special note on signatures and user pictures a) Please place one hyperlink only in signature lines.
b) commercial links are tacitly allowed in signatures only (they contravene forum rules but if you are subtle about it we will exercise a certain use of Nelson eye patch).
c) we ask for return links as a common courtesy – if you cannot link to (or one or more of our magazine sites if you prefer) from your site then please leave the link off your signature.
d) the standards expected of the forum with regard to posting rules are the same for signatures, so please no abusive or obscene terms or links or graphics.

Use of these forums is also governed by standard website terms and conditions, the website’s privacy policy and its more detailed rules concerning bulletin boards.


1. Forum Rules and terms and conditions

1.1 In accordance with the following Forum Rules (“Forum Rules”), IPC Media Limited (“IPC”) grants you as an authorised user (“Authorised User” or “you”) of this IPC web site (“Web Site”) certain rights in relation to the forum services provided by IPC (as set out below) (“Forum”) and in return you agree to perform certain obligations.

1.2 Please read these Forum Rules carefully. They are a legal document and, by your continued use of the Forum on the Web Site, you agree to be bound by the Web Site’s Terms and Conditions displayed on the Web Site and these Forum Rules.

1.3 In particular, you agree that you have read understood and agree the following clauses as set out in the Web Site’s Terms and Conditions in relation to:
your relationship with third parties and Merchants as set out in clauses 1.4 and 1.5;
your responsibility for User Generated Content (clause 3.2);
your responsibilities for use of Web Site (clause 6);
your consent to use personal information (clause 7);
limitation of Liability (clause 8).

1.4 If you do not agree with the Web Site’s Terms and Conditions and these Forum Rules and do not wish to be bound by them, please exit this Forum and the Web Site and please do not use the Forum and/or Web Site in the future.

2. Using the Forum legally and in accordance with IPC guidelines

2.1 In order to use the Forum, you need to be a registered user – simply click on the New User button on the toolbar displayed at the top of the Forum and enter a user name and email address. A temporary password will then be mailed to you enabling access to the Forum. Please note you responsibility in relation to such password as set out in the Web Site’s Terms and Conditions.

2.2 Only one user identity is granted per email address. You are strongly discouraged from registering more than one user identity by using multiple mail addresses and/or registering identities that deliberately set out to mimic other identities in use and/or registering identities of a similar or identical nature to persons in the public eye. IPC reserves the right to remove access for user identities that contravene these guidelines.

2.3 Please note your responsibility to use this Web Site, including the Forum, lawfully as set out in the Web Site’s Terms and Conditions. In particular, please note that the transmission, distribution, storage and/or posting of any of the following material is strictly prohibited on the Forum and/or any part of the Web Site:

material in violation of any applicable local, state, federal or foreign law or regulation. This includes without limitation any unauthorised use of material protected by patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, material that is obscene, defamatory or libellous, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates rights of privacy or publicity, or violates export control laws;

unwanted or offensive content which include without limitation misleading offers that do not list the total purchase price of products, advertisements listed in the incorrect category, personals or any sub-category of personals, duplicate listings that contain more than [60%] of the same characters, regardless of category, U.R.L. (Universal Resource Locator) or hyperlinks within an advertisement or image, the sale or distribution of firearms, weapons or controlled substances, make-money fast schemes, pyramid or chain letters, fraudulent or criminal offers including but not limited to registering another email address other than your own, any posting with the goal of harassment of another, sexual requests from or for a minor, racial slurs or comments, harassment, placing a fraudulent ad, unsolicited advertising or unsolicited email (whether commercial or informational);

any matter which discloses personal or private information concerning any person or entity, including without limitation phone number(s) or addresses, credit debit cards, calling card, User account numbers/ passwords or similar financial information, and home phone numbers or addresses;

material in relation to the following goods for any reason, including but not limited to any item that is illegal to sell under any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation including the following: food, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or any other tobacco product for human consumption, pharmaceuticals or any other controlled substance, dangerous, counterfeit or stolen goods and goods which do not actually exist;

advertisements in relation to any item which in IPC’s sole discretion is inflammatory, offensive or otherwise inconsistent with IPC’s standards of business ethics;

any messages, data, or images that might be considered by a reasonable person to be obscene or which contain racial, ethnic, religious slurs or derogatory epithets, or advocating violence, hate or other language that is deeply or widely offensive.