You agree not to post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, provincial, national or international law. You will be responsible for, and indemnify and hold harmless AquariumPros.ca and representatives against, any claim arising from any material that you post or transmit. We reserve the right to reveal your identity (your IP is logged) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.
We ask that you not directly promote any other forum/blog sites or businesses in your posts or signatures (references/links to threads in other forums in an effort to use as a reference to an ongoing discussion IS acceptable). AquariumPros.ca is a registered business, and provides the Forum as a FREE service to its members. If commercial or competitive posts are found (including references/links in signature tags), this section of the post/signature can and will be deleted by the administration of AquariumPros.ca. Please also be aware that SPONSORS are companies that pay to have the right to make commercial posts/emails/PM's. If you are not an approved SPONSOR - do not make any commercial communications. If any member receives communication from a member who is NOT a listed Sponsor - please forward this communication to any AP.ca Moderator or Administrator immediately.
You acknowledge that AquariumPros.ca does not control the information available on the message boards, chat rooms and other user and member-generated pages and that any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content presented or disseminated on any bulletin board, chat room or on any other user or member-generated pages are those of their respective authors who are solely liable for their content. Although AquariumPros.ca may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, message boards and other user and member-generated pages on this web site, neither AquariumPros.ca nor any of its agents, representatives or licensors is under any obligation to do so. AquariumPros.ca reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the chat rooms, message boards or on any other user or member-generated pages.
The member-generated content of this web site contains information, facts and opinions from various individuals and organizations. They are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are imposed by and incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement. Neither AquariumPros.ca nor its affiliates endorse or are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement on the service or the sites. Any communication or material you post or transmit is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. You assume full responsibility for anything you post or transmit, and you grant AquariumPros.ca the right to display this information on its web site. AquariumPros.ca makes no ownership claims to any material you post or transmit and agrees that all submitted materials, text, graphics and files remain the sole property of their creator, with individual exceptions such as contest entries specifically labeled as such when solicited.
Your use of this web site is at your own risk. Neither AquariumPros.ca nor any of its agents, representatives or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or similar damages arising out of your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the services of this web site and the information available on this web site or arising out of any action taken in response to or as a result of any information available on this web site. You hereby waive any and all claims against AquariumPros.ca arising out of your use of the services of this web site and the information available thereon. AquariumPros.ca does not review or monitor any web sites linked to the member-generated content of this web site and are not responsible for the content of any such linked web sites. Your linking to such web sites is at your own risk.
We will not offer any information about you to any company. However, you should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., name, email address) on a bulletin board, chat room or on any other user or member-generated pages, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. We do not permit posting of personal contact information (phone #, physical or email address, etc.) on any public pages of our site. This is to help protect you; as well as prevent our site from becoming a target for malicious bots (that scan for contact information - which is then sold).
This User Agreement and any disputes arising out of or related to the services of this web site shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario. AquariumPros.ca exists for the non-commercial exchange of information. Sponsors of this site are given banner space and/or a forum to promote their business in accordance with the sponsor agreement. All other posts or signatures that are deemed to be commercial in nature are a violation of this user agreement and will be removed. As it pertains to the User Agreement, AquariumPros.ca defines "commercial post" as knowing and willful posts/communications made by private individuals or businesses, directly or indirectly seeking commerce. Additionally, posts made by individuals or businesses in regard to other commercial activities, in anticipation of direct or indirect economic benefit or relief from the subject activity, will generally be regarded as "commercial". Recognizing that it is impossible to construct a definition which will satisfy every situation or circumstance, AquariumPros.ca reserves the right to determine whether or not a post violates the "intent" of the "commercial post" policy or definition. Violation of this policy will be grounds for removal from our community. This includes SPAMMING of members via the sites email and Private Messaging systems.
If you are banned - please be aware that any attempts to circumvent security on any server is legally considered hacking, and can be prosecuted. This includes; but is not limited to registering new accounts to attempt to gain access. We have software in place to prevent such attempts; and our server is monitored 24/7/365. Should any attempt be intercepted - we will report it - and at the very least your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be contacted. If you review your Terms Of Service (TOS) from your ISP, you will note that they have a "Zero-Tolerance" policy for illegal use of their services; and they will cancel your internet service due to TOS violations.
Commercial users may NOT make reference to their business (Username, signature, web links, etc.) without the express consent of AquariumPros.ca.
Information on becoming a forums Sponsor can be received by contacting the owners of the site.