There will be no discussion of illegal activities.
Discussion of illegal activities and messages exhorting others to commit illegal acts: Murder, extortion, and any other felony are expressly forbidden. DoS attacks, hacking, flooding, and all other related computer crimes will be dealt with immediately and in fullest cooperation with local and federal law enforcement. Also included in this is harassment -- for example, encouraging people to call someone on the phone, flood a website/mailbox, etc.
Posting copyrighted software, videos, music, etc., is forbidden (please see the forum policy at the bottom of this post for more information).
Personal information will not be posted.
Messages containing other's private information (ie. phone numbers, street addresses, credit card numbers, etc.), are not allowed in our forums.
Extreme harassment will not be tolerated.
Unfortunately, disagreements can (and will) happen - but there is no need for them to become personal. Website accounts come with an "ignore" feature. If posts from a particular user are intolerable, they may be added to your personal ignore list (click on the member's name and then click ignore). Personal attacks made by anyone; including name calling, threats, and any other form of directed attacks against other users, may result in suspension of posting. We understand the need to disagree, and we hope that everyone can do so in an intelligent and polite manner. Responding to someone with, "fuck you" or "the music you listen to sucks" simply degrades the quality of our community and the scene in general. Trust me, your argument will be more well taken by others if you show a little class.
Staff members must be respected.
Not everything staff members (who can be detected by their red usernames) do is right. However, it is important that every member of our staff be treated with respect. If you have an annoyance with a particular staff member - please discuss this with them over AIM or PM. Attacking a staff member cannot be tolerated. Public abuse is simply uncalled for and we hope that all our staff handle themselves in a professional manner. Staff members have been instructed to treat all of the members with the same respect they wish to be treated - if you ever feel harassed by a particular staff member, please contact an administrator.
Repeated posts will be deleted.
Repeatedly reposting something that was deleted or complaining about why it was deleted is not recommended. We remove posts for a reason. Most of the time, our removal of a post is a warning to you that we don't want it on our website. If you continue to post similar comments, you may be banned without warning. Also note that posting something on behalf of someone else that was banned is not tolerated. They were banned for a reason, and it's best for you to let it go.
Creation of new accounts once banned to continue spamming the forum is forbidden.
If your account has been banned - it's because we no longer want you speaking the way you have been in our forums. Stop. If you truly have learned your lesson after a banning, please see below for ways to get your user name unbanned. Another option is to create a new username and post following the guidelines (if you follow the rules for a while, try asking to have your two accounts merged by an administrator) - please note, if you break the rules again your access to this website may be completely removed. Once you've crossed that line, any sight of any new account will be grounds for an immediate ban.
Asking why a certain user was banned is to be done via PM, email, or AIM.
Threads and posts should not be created to discuss actions taken by staff or the webmaster. If you have a question about our policies or actions - please contact us privately. Ignoring this request may be grounds for banishment.
Hacking, attempting to hack, evading, etc., is not allowed.
Attempting to hack, flood, DoS, or otherwise compromise Melodic Net system security, or the security of any site mentioned/linked via Melodic Net is against the law. Logfiles will be sent to the appropriate ISPs and law enforcement immediately. Furthermore, stealing or guessing other people's passwords, giving or loaning your password to another user, or otherwise using or sharing accounts that aren't yours is forbidden.
Obviously there are some gray areas here and there (and different moderators/staff may have slightly different interpretations of our rules). Remember, staff-members are unpaid volunteers with other day jobs, and sometimes we don't get to things as quickly as we should. This doesn't mean that if something that isn't acceptable stays up it is suddenly acceptable. Last, if you feel you have been banned or treated unjustly - please email the webmaster of this site with a detailed explanation as to why you feel your username should be un-banned (or merged). There is a possibility that you were only banned for a short period, in which case waiting it out is your best course of action. We don't go out of our way to piss people off and deny user access to this website - we just want the community to be a positive one.
Terms of Service:
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Melodic Net provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time right here. In addition, when using particular Melodic Net services, you and Melodic Net shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
Melodic Net currently provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including (but not limited to), album reviews, forums, show reviews, multimedia content and other like services through its network of properties (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for Melodic Net to provide the Service. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new Melodic Net properties, shall be subject to the TOS.
You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that Melodic Net assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.
Please be aware that Melodic Net has created certain areas on the Service that contain adult or mature content (designated with the tag: NSFW). You must be at least 18 years of age to access and view such areas.
3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Melodic Net has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Melodic Net has the right to suspend or terminate your access and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). Melodic Net is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children.
6. MEMBER CONDUCT
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Melodic Net, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. Melodic Net does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.
You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Melodic Net be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.
You agree to not use the Service to: a. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; b. harm minors in any way; c. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Melodic Net official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; d. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service; e. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); f. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party; g. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose; h. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; i. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges; j. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service; k. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law; l. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or m. collect or store personal data about other users.
You acknowledge that Melodic Net does not pre-screen Content, but that Melodic Net and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Melodic Net and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by Melodic Net or submitted to Melodic Net, including without limitation information in Message Boards, Clubs, and in all other parts of the Service. You acknowledge and agree that Melodic Net may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Melodic Net, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
7. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
8. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE Melodic Net does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant Melodic Net the following world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable: With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Melodic Net, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the purposes of providing and promoting the specific Melodic Net service which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or Melodic Net removes such Content from the Service. With respect to photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible area of the Service, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or Melodic Net removes such Content from the Service.
You agree to indemnify and hold Melodic Net, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
10. NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
11. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
Melodic Net reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Melodic Net shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that Melodic Net, in its sole discretion, may terminate your access or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Melodic Net believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. Melodic Net may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Melodic Net may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that Melodic Net shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.
14. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Melodic Net shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Melodic Net has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Melodic Net is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Melodic Net shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
16. Melodic Net'S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Melodic Net or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part. Melodic Net grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Melodic Net for use in accessing the Service.
17. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: a. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. Melodic Net EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. b. Melodic Net MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. c. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. d. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Melodic Net OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT Melodic Net SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF Melodic Net HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
19. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 17 AND 18 MAY NOT Melodic NetPLY TO YOU.
20. SPECIAL ADMONITION FOR SERVICES RELATING TO FINANCIAL MATTERS
If you intend to create or join any service, receive or request any news, messages, alerts or other information from the Service concerning companies, stock quotes, investments or securities, please read the above Sections 17 and 18 again. They go doubly for you. In addition, for this type of information particularly, the phrase "Let the investor beware" is apt.
Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.
22. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
Melodic Net, trademarks and service marks, and other Melodic Net logos and product and service names are trademarks of Melodic Net. Without Melodic Net's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the forementioned.
23. COPYRIGHTS and COPYRIGHT AGENTS
Melodic Net respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide email@example.com the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest; a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site; your address, telephone number, and email address; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
Melodic Net's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows: By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If copyright infringement information is not submited following the above guidelines, it will be ignored.
24. GENERAL INFORMATION
O The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and Melodic Net and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and Melodic Net. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The TOS and the relationship between you and Melodic Net shall be governed by the laws of the Sweden without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Melodic Net agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Sweden. The failure of Melodic Net to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.