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Forum Rules

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The aim of this forum is to encourage debate and discussion about Codemasters games. It is a broad topic and open discussion is welcome.

Forum Guidelines Summarised

These Forum Rules of our message board can easily be summed up with this statement:

‘You agree, through your use of this service, that you will 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 violate of any law. You agree not to post any copyright protected material unless the copyright protected material is owned by you.’

These Forum Rules are clear and Codemasters’ Community Team does enforce them. However, these Forum Rules do not preclude a good debate, argument or some witty banter. We are more than happy for people to discuss matters on the Forum which will raise strong opinions, just don't ever express your opinions in an abusive or overly aggressive tone. High spirits are fine, abuse is not.

Active discussion is encouraged, however spam or Post Count Farming will not be tolerated.

If Codemasters’ Community Team feels you have overstepped your mark and broken the rules it will use its sole discretion to

  1. lock the offensive Thread, Comment or Posting;
  2. send a warning explaining how you have broken these Forums Rules;
  3. reserve the right to ban the user for a period of time or permanently;

In more extreme circumstances we may:

  1. bring legal proceedings against you for the reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach
  2. further legal action against you; and/or
  3. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in respect of breaches of these Forum Rules. The actions described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we deem appropriate.


Rules

The following are rules of conduct that you must comply with when using the Forum. You must comply with these rules and any other instructions that Codemasters Community Team may give to you from time to time. If you fail to comply with these rules of conduct your Thread, Comment or Posting may be terminated and/or your forum and/or game account may be suspended or terminated.

The Forum is moderated at the discretion of Codemasters Community Team. Please note that these rules are subject to change from time to time and for the avoidance of doubt in the event of a change in the Forum Rules by virtue of a localized version, the English version of the Forum Rules shall prevail.

Children

1. You are not permitted to use this Forum if you are under the age of 12.
2. Use of the Forum by Children (those over the age of 12 but under the age of 18) is subject to the consent of their parent(s) of guardian(s). We advise parents who permit their children to use the Forum that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Children who are using the Forum should be aware of the potential risks to them and of their obligation to comply with these rules when using the Forum.

Content Standards

These content standards apply to each part of a Forum as well as to its whole. The content standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. Codemasters Community Team will determine, in its discretion, whether a Thread, Comment or Posting breaches the content standards:

A Thread, Comment or Posting must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
  • Comply with the law or regulation applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted

A Thread, Comment or Posting must not:

  • Be defamatory to any person.
  • Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory (also known as "flame baiting" and/or "trolling").
  • De-rail the original topic of the Op
  • You shall not use sexually explicit or harmful language including the use of misspelled or punctuated words to insinuate, represent any of the above. (Also known as "masked swearing").
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Disclose the name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, email address or any other personal data in respect of any individual.
  • Infringe any copyright, database rights, trade mark or any other proprietary right of any other person.
  • You must not re-post private messages on the Forums without the express consent of the sender.
  • Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Be in contempt of court.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Given the impression that the Thread, Comment or Posting emanates from Codemasters or any of Codemasters partners if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote, incite any third party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act.
  • Contain any advertisement or promote any services or web links to other sites.
  • Contain links to other sites which breach any of the above.
  • Use short messages for the purpose of moving threads up the Forums, known as “Bumping” or adding to your post count.
  • Be made to "Name and Shame" other users or players.
  • You will not partake in personal arguments with other members of the community on the forums. If you have problems with other members either resolve your issues in private via PM or email, or use the "Ignore" feature of the bulletin board system in order to ignore that person.
  • You will not purposely provoke other people in order to start arguments, also known as "Trolling"
  • You may not post information on game exploits or bugs that can be used to take advantage of any Codemasters online system/game, nor may you post any links to websites that contain such information. All posts of this nature will be deleted and the poster will be banned immediately. If you are aware of an exploit, please send a PM to a moderator or send an email to us at codem@codemasters.com
  • Any posts containing links to RMT (Real Money Trading) sites/gold selling/account selling sites will be deleted immediately
  • You may not post any material that mocks, denounces, ridicules or disparages any religion, belief system, lifestyle choice, race, gender, sexuality or nationality
  • You may not post multiple copies of the same thread across various forums or cross-post the same comments in multiple threads in order to get your comments "noticed".
  • You must not "spam" the forums. Spamming is defined as the abuse of electronic systems to post unnecessary or irrelevant messages, or non-contributing postings.
  • Please note that all postings must be in a supported language for the forums they are posted to. I.e. if posting to English language forums, only English must be used, etc. Any posts in languages not supported will be removed immediately.


Signatures

Moderators / Admins can remove / edit your signature as they see fit. If a user then changes their signature back, they will be suspended.


Logging
Please note that all visitors to the Forum shall have their IP address logged. We reserve the right to ban the user by their IP address (rather than account / individual). If you feel that your IP address or account has been banned in error please inform Codemasters’ Community Team by email to codem@codemasters.com. You must include your account name in all correspondence.

If your forum account has been banned and you create a new account in order to bypass the ban in order to continue posting on our forums then we reserve the right to take whatever action we deem appropriate which can include, but is not limited to the closure of all your forum and game accounts held with Codemasters.

Staff will not engage in the discussion of moderation decisions or disciplinary actions taken against members on the forums or via private message/email with other members and ask that you do not either. Any threads or posts mentioning infractions, bans, or thread/post deletions or modifications, etc. are subject to removal and may result in further disciplinary action.

Abuse, including trolling, overuse, or any other misdemeanour as deemed by the administrators of the peripheral forum features such as the poll system, tags and signatures will result in infraction points being awarded.

Language
Please note that all postings must be in a supported language for the forums they are posted to. I.e. if posting to English language forums, only English must be used, etc. Any posts in languages not supported will be removed immediately.


Copyright

By submitting a Thread, Comment or Posting on the Forum, you agree to grant The Codemasters Software Company Limited or any of its affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide royalty and payment free license, in perpetuity to use that content. Although you will still own the copyright in your Contribution, Codemasters will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in the content. This licence will be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-licence. Codemasters may exercise all copyright and publicity rights in the material contained in the content in all jurisdictions, to their full extent and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material.

Please also note that, in accordance with the Rules, you must ensure that the content and the Forum does not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person. By submitting the content to the Forum, you are warranting that you have the right to grant Codemasters the non-exclusive copyright licence described above.

If you are not in a position to grant such a licence to Codemasters, please do not submit the content on the Forum.


Making a Complaint
If you wish to complain about any Thread, Comment or Posting, please contact Codemasters’ Community Team by clicking on the “Flag” sign found on each Posting. We will then review the Thread, Comment or Posting and decide whether it complies with the Forum Rules. We will deal with any Thread, Comment or Posting which, in our opinion, violates these Forum Rules, Terms of Use or Privacy Policy as described above (see section "Breach of these Rules"). We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.

Thank you.


Disclaimers (the Fine Print)
Considering the real-time nature of the Forum, it is impossible for Codemasters’ Community Team to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any Thread, Comment or Posting. The Thread, Comment or Posting express the views of the author of that Thread, Comment or Posting, not necessarily the views of Codemasters or any entity associated with this Forum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact Codemasters’ Community Team immediately by email. Codemasters’ Community Team has the ability to remove objectionable messages and it will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if it determines that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. You agree, through your use of the Forum, that you will not use the 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. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your Thread, Comment or Posting, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your Thread, Comment or Posting.

Please also see the Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy at http://terms.codemasters.com for further information.
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