LBPS Forum Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The LBPS does not actively monitor the contents of all posted messages, does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the LBPS. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to use the 'REPORT' facility. We will remove objectionable messages, if we consider it is necessary. This may not necessarily be an immediate process.

We reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your messages.

We reserve the right to reveal whatever information we hold about you in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

The following rules are for guidance and do not constitute a limiting definition of the terms of use of the forum. The LBPS retains the right to act in any way it deems necessary to maintain the general well-being of the forum and its users. Be aware, however, that failure to follow these rules may result in temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to post.

[ 1 ] Do not post advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, SPAM, virus warnings or marketing type solicitations. If you are a representative of a company with a product or offering a service being discussed in the forums, or if you're a retail vendor selling the product, please feel free to participate in the discussion, as long as your participation is to respond to question(s) about the product(s) or service(s) that appear in the forum.

[ 2 ] Do not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you.

[ 3 ] Malicious rumors, scurrilous posts, or insulting gossip about products, organizations, or people will not be permitted. The LBPS forume is for discussin of the bellows pipes of Scotland and the borders regions, and of the music, history and players of them.

[ 4 ] Do  not start or steer any discussion into the 'arena' of religion, politics, sexual orientation, or any subject that may create divisive 'discussion'. Your posts will be editied or removed entirely if the moderators think it necessary.

[ 5 ] Posting of, or sharing material to which you do not own the copyright is not permitted, nor is the posting of links to sites where material may be found which violates copyright rules. This incloudes posting music in response to enquiries.

[ 6 ] Do not post replies simply to get the thread moved to the top of a Forum (Thread bumping) Your thread may simply disappear if you violate this rule.

[ 7 ]  Profile signatures must conform to the general rules of forum conduct (in particular rules 1, 2 and 3) and should be two lines or less..

[ 8 ]    Do niot attempt to create mulitiple accounts for one user; those additional accounts will be removed and may result in temporary or permanent suspension of your original account.

[ 9 ] Do not post questions or comments relating to the appropriateness of another member's post. Do not post questions or comments about the moderating of the forum. Comments can be made direct to the moderators.

[ 10 ] Use the REPORT faciity to report any perceived infringement of these rules to the forum moderators.