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Subject: [OSBORNE] Rootsweb AUP -Off topic subject
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 18:49:17 EST
I have had some nice messages sent to me from other Osborne list members and
thought that many may not be aware of Rootsweb's Acceptable Use Policy and
that if they have questions about any mail list or board that they can
contact the helpful staff at the HELP DESK. I am posting this to hopefully
enlighten anyone new to the list also. Sorry it is not on the OSBORNE topic
but is in general. I hope that the listowner does not mind.
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
RootsWeb exists to allow you to interact with other people who share your
interests. We preserve those interactions, so you and other researchers can
readily see and learn from postings that have occurred in the past.
To provide you with the best possible environment, we ask you to agree to the
following before using our facilities.
Have fun. Well, we can't require you to have fun, but we really think you
You own your posts. When you post messages to mailing lists, message boards,
and other facilities at RootsWeb, those posts remain your property under
RootsWeb may archive and redistribute. So we can provide current and future
users with access to your posts, by posting here you give RootsWeb a
permanent license to archive and redistribute those posts. This policy may be
superseded in specific circumstances by other commitments made by RootsWeb.
Post only material you own. When you post to RootsWeb, you must either be the
copyright holder (that basically means you wrote it), have written permission
from the copyright holder, or the material must clearly be in the public
You are responsible for your posts. If you post anything that results in
RootsWeb being sued, you are responsible for any costs you incur. We may also
hold you responsible for any costs we incur defending ourselves.
You should not decrease the enjoyment of others. Your posts should not flame
or otherwise harass other users and should be reasonably on topic for the
areas where they appear, and you should otherwise adhere to the principles of
netiquette. Information about netiquette is available on many Internet sites.
Other policies may apply and all policies may change. In addition to this
general Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), other specific policies may apply to Web
sites, mailing lists, message boards, and other facilities at RootsWeb. These
policies may change with time, but current versions will be publicly
accessible on RootsWeb's site.
RootsWeb has limited responsibilities. Hard disks fail and other catastrophes
occur. While RootsWeb strives to provide the most reliable possible service,
we are not liable for service interruptions and loss of data. In no case,
technical failure or otherwise, will RootsWeb be liable for damages exceeding
any payments made to us.
Commercial activities require permission. RootsWeb's intent is to provide a
friendly and, as much as possible, noncommercial environment. Any activity
that involves the exchange of money requires prior permission from RootsWeb.
RootsWeb Resources may not be resold. No RootsWeb facilities — for example,
Web sites, mailing lists, and message boards — may be resold. Public domain
content on RootsWeb may not be harvested for commercial or other use, other
than as would have been permitted by the Fair Use provisions of American
copyright law if the material had been copyrighted. Material written and
posted by an individual may not be harvested for commercial or other use,
except with the permission of that individual or as permitted by Fair Use.
Web sites housed at RootsWeb may not be framed to appear as if originating at
on another server.
RootsWeb may refuse service. RootsWeb may revoke the violator's right to use
part or all of the RootsWeb site for violations of this agreement, or other
policies posted on the RootsWeb or MyFamily.com, Inc. Web sites.
For the HELP DESK go to:
Have a nice evening everyone!
Take care, Kathie Harrison
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