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AUSTRALIAN KAYAK SPECIALSITS FORUM
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

About:

Australian Kayak Specialists are the master distributor for Stealth Kayaks in Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Although we welcome members using any form of Kayak, please be aware that this forum is a place for Stealth Kayakers to communicate and share Stealth kayak related information with each other. We encourage Stealth owners to be honest in their reviews and concerns.

This Forum is an online bulletin board, designed as a meeting place for those that enjoy Steatlh kayak fishing.

Please note that this Forum is merely a distributor of information, and does not purport to be, or aim to be a ‘publisher’.
While this forum does have a Moderation and Post Reporting structure in place, AKS does not accept any responsibility for any material posted on this site.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Conditions of Use, please contact Dennis Tocknell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are unsure if something you wish to post is in contravention of these Conditions of Use, please ask for clarification before posting.

We hope that you will find this forum a valuable resource, plus an entertaining place to discuss kayak fishing and related topics with like-minded individuals.

MEMBER ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

We expect members to:

  • Be honest in your dealings with us.
  • Please ensure that all information that you provide to us for your membership is correct.
  • Please only maintain one membership on the The AKS Forum. Multiple memberships are not permitted. The AKS Forum is not a parallel universe or Second Life type environment. If you wouldn't do it in real life, don't do it here.

Act like a reasonable human being:

  • Please don't use your membership to Spam, harass, or exploit other members in any way.
  • Please don't use Vulgar, Abusive, Racist, or Sexist Language. This applies to what type, and also any images you may post or link to – including avatars. Our test is that if a reasonable person may be offended by any material, then we consider it to be offensive and it is not welcome.
  • Please don't mass post or flood the boards.
  • Please make a genuine and reasonable effort to ensure correct spelling and grammar in all of your posts. While the occasional typo or error is understandable, posts in SMS/TXT speak are not welcomed, and continued poor grammar, punctuation and spelling are annoying for other users to read and interpret. There are a number of free on-line tools and spellcheckers that make this requirement quite easy to meet.
  • The AKS Forum is not a place where you are judged by the number of posts you have made. A user shouldn't feel it necessary to 'run up' their post count – either to obtain credibility amongst members, or to qualify for full membership, or for other reasons. We'd rather see how good you are with a fishing rod than a keyboard.
  • Please don't start inflammatory and 'trolling' type posts. While we encourage and foster genuine and serious debate about kayak and fishing related topics, topics posted to deliberately provoke response from other members are not welcome.
  • Please do not use shortcut links to your stories or reports which may appear on other websites or forums.
  • You are responsible for what you write. Just because this is an internet forum does not absolve any member of their legal responsibilities regarding defamatory or libellous material. All posts, IP addresses, times and dates are logged and archived, and will be made available to law enforcement and legal sources as required.
  • If there is a post or material posted that you feel is defamatory to your person, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include in your message your full name and address, precise details of the material that you believe to be defamatory, and why you believe it to be defamatory. Please note that the The AKS FORUM takes all threats of legal action seriously, and should a member make threats of legal action against the The AKS FORUM, that this will result in the immediate banning of their The AKS FORUM account and privileges.
  • By joining the The AKS FORUM as a member and by participating in threads and discussions on the The AKS FORUM site you are agreeing to abide by the The AKS FORUM Acceptable Use Policy, and you agree to be legally responsible for material you post and link to. If you do not agree with these conditions, or do not agree with the THE AKS FORUM Acceptable Use Policy, please do not visit or use the THE AKS FORUM website or affiliated sites.

Respect Others:

  • These message boards are a place where it's okay to be yourself. On the proviso that you always act with respect for your fellow users of these boards and chat rooms, we promise that when on the Australian Kayak Specialists Forum you won't have to leave your personality at the other end of the computer.

Participate:

  • If you're new to our Message Boards, taking the first step to post publicly can sometimes seem intimidating.
  • Don't be afraid to jump into a discussion, or post a fishing report or request for information. We were all new users at one stage. Fellow users of these boards are very supportive they can offer encouragement and enthusiasm. They all look forward to meeting new people and making new friends.

Declare any Commercial Affiliations:

  • Posts from members who are involved in the commercial aspect of kayak fishing are welcome. We value the knowledge and experience of our members with commercial ties, and their input and advice on forum topics can be of great benefit to all users of the site. We encourage commercial members to answer questions about their own products/services in general terms, and participate in discussions about these products/services. We request, however, that quotations and details of associated sale offers be restricted to the 'Commercial' section of the forum, in order to distinguish normal member activity from a commercial enterprise.
  • If you are a Commercial member, we would like you to be a productive and useful member of THE AKS FORUM in your own right. This can be done by contributing regularly and reasonably to kayak and fishing related topics on the forum. If your site traffic consists mainly of advertising or other commercial-related posts, THE AKS FORUM is not going to be the site for you.


Please note:

  • While we welcome all members to THE AKS FORUM, subject to our Conditions of Use, there may be occasions where a member's behaviour may require action to be taken. Action may be taken by a Moderator, Administrator, or Site Owner. This action may include a warning being issued, your membership to THE AKS FORUM being revoked for a period of time, or your AKS FORUM membership being revoked permanently.
  • Disclosure of reasons behind a warning or ban being issued will be completely at the discretion of the Moderator, Administrator, or Site Owner. The decision of the Moderator, Administrator, or Site Owner will be final in these circumstances, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Please note that should a warning or ban be issued, this applies to the person rather than the membership. Attempts to circumvent this by creating a duplicate or alternate membership will result in an immediate permanent ban to the person and all associated accounts.

Privacy:

  • Please note that any private information collected by THE AKS FORUM about you will not be shared with any third party, without your consent, unless legally required to do so. The sorts of parties that this information may be shared with include competition partners, where for example you have won a prize which needs to be sent to you or legal or law enforcement agencies.
  • Please note that your participation on THE AKS FORUM is not anonymous. Your IP address is logged at all times during your participation on the site, and this information is archived, and will be made available to legal and law enforcement agencies on request.
  • Please note that there is not implied, inherent or guaranteed privacy in respect to the Private Message (PM) system. Any PM messages sent to other members may be forwarded to any other member without your consent or knowledge, or quoted in a post on the board. As a general rule, you should not put anything in a private message that you wouldn't be comfortable being sent to your worst enemy's solicitor.
  • Please note that all posts placed by you on THE AKS FORUM are considered to be in the public domain. These are viewable by anyone – not just members of THE AKS FORUM, and will not be deleted, unless they are considered to be in breach of these Conditions of Use. THE AKS FORUM material will also be collected and referenced by various internet search applications, and the results made available through third party search engines. This is completely out of the control of THE AKS FORUM.


Thank you for taking the time to read and understand our Acceptable Use Policy. If you are unclear as to any area of this policy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Acceptable Use Policy may change or be updated at any time, and it is in members' best interests to regularly view the document for updates and changes.

AUSTRALIAN KAYAK SPECIALSITS FORUM
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY


About:

Australian Kayak Specialists are the master distributor for Stealth Kayaks in Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Although we welcome members using any form of Kayak, please be aware that this forum is a place for Stealth Kayakers to communicate and share Stealth kayak related information with each other. We encourage Stealth owners to be honest in their reviews and concerns.

This Forum is an online bulletin board, designed as a meeting place for those that enjoy Steatlh kayak fishing.

Please note that this Forum is merely a distributor of information, and does not purport to be, or aim to be a ‘publisher’.

While this forum does have a Moderation and Post Reporting structure in place, AKS does not accept any responsibility for any material posted on this site.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Conditions of Use, please contact Dennis Tocknell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are unsure if something you wish to post is in contravention of these Conditions of Use, please ask for clarification before posting.


We hope that you will find this forum a valuable resource, plus an entertaining place to discuss kayak fishing and related topics with like-minded individuals.

MEMBER ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY.

We expect members to:

Be honest in your dealings with us.

·         Please ensure that all information that you provide to us for your membership is correct.

·          Please only maintain one membership on the The AKS Forum. Multiple memberships are not permitted. The AKS Forum is not a parallel universe or Second Life type environment. If you wouldn't do it in real life, don't do it here.

Act like a reasonable human being:

·          Please don't use your membership to Spam, harass, or exploit other members in any way.

·         Please don't use Vulgar, Abusive, Racist, or Sexist Language. This applies to what type, and also any images you may post or link to – including avatars. Our test is that if a reasonable person may be offended by any material, then we consider it to be offensive and it is not welcome.

·         Please don't mass post or flood the boards.

·         Please make a genuine and reasonable effort to ensure correct spelling and grammar in all of your posts. While the occasional typo or error is understandable, posts in SMS/TXT speak are not welcomed, and continued poor grammar, punctuation and spelling are annoying for other users to read and interpret. There are a number of free on-line tools and spellcheckers that make this requirement quite easy to meet.

·         The AKS Forum is not a place where you are judged by the number of posts you have made. A user shouldn't feel it necessary to 'run up' their post count – either to obtain credibility amongst members, or to qualify for full membership, or for other reasons. We'd rather see how good you are with a fishing rod than a keyboard.

·         Please don't start inflammatory and 'trolling' type posts. While we encourage and foster genuine and serious debate about kayak and fishing related topics, topics posted to deliberately provoke response from other members are not welcome.

·         Please do not use shortcut links to your stories or reports which may appear on other websites or forums.

·         You are responsible for what you write. Just because this is an internet forum does not absolve any member of their legal responsibilities regarding defamatory or libellous material. All posts, IP addresses, times and dates are logged and archived, and will be made available to law enforcement and legal sources as required.

·          If there is a post or material posted that you feel is defamatory to your person, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include in your message your full name and address, precise details of the material that you believe to be defamatory, and why you believe it to be defamatory. Please note that the The AKS FORUM takes all threats of legal action seriously, and should a member make threats of legal action against the The AKS FORUM, that this will result in the immediate banning of their The AKS FORUM account and privileges.

·         By joining the The AKS FORUM as a member and by participating in threads and discussions on the The AKS FORUM site you are agreeing to abide by the The AKS FORUM Acceptable Use Policy, and you agree to be legally responsible for material you post and link to. If you do not agree with these conditions, or do not agree with the THE AKS FORUM Acceptable Use Policy, please do not visit or use the THE AKS FORUM website or affiliated sites.

Respect Others:

·         These message boards are a place where it's okay to be yourself. On the proviso that you always act with respect for your fellow users of these boards and chat rooms, we promise that when on the Australian Kayak Specialists Forum you won't have to leave your personality at the other end of the computer.

 

Participate:

·          If you're new to our Message Boards, taking the first step to post publicly can sometimes seem intimidating.

·         Don't be afraid to jump into a discussion, or post a fishing report or request for information. We were all new users at one stage. Fellow users of these boards are very supportive they can offer encouragement and enthusiasm. They all look forward to meeting new people and making new friends.

Declare any Commercial Affiliations:

·         Posts from members who are involved in the commercial aspect of kayak fishing are welcome. We value the knowledge and experience of our members with commercial ties, and their input and advice on forum topics can be of great benefit to all users of the site. We encourage commercial members to answer questions about their own products/services in general terms, and participate in discussions about these products/services. We request, however, that quotations and details of associated sale offers be restricted to the 'Commercial' section of the forum, in order to distinguish normal member activity from a commercial enterprise. 

·         If you are a Commercial member, we would like you to be a productive and useful member of THE AKS FORUM in your own right. This can be done by contributing regularly and reasonably to kayak and fishing related topics on the forum. If your site traffic consists mainly of advertising or other commercial-related posts, THE AKS FORUM is not going to be the site for you.


Please note:

·          While we welcome all members to THE AKS FORUM, subject to our Conditions of Use, there may be occasions where a member's behaviour may require action to be taken. Action may be taken by a Moderator, Administrator, or Site Owner. This action may include a warning being issued, your membership to THE AKS FORUM being revoked for a period of time, or your AKS FORUM membership being revoked permanently. 

·         Disclosure of reasons behind a warning or ban being issued will be completely at the discretion of the Moderator, Administrator, or Site Owner. The decision of the Moderator, Administrator, or Site Owner will be final in these circumstances, and no correspondence will be entered into.

·         Please note that should a warning or ban be issued, this applies to the person rather than the membership. Attempts to circumvent this by creating a duplicate or alternate membership will result in an immediate permanent ban to the person and all associated accounts.

Privacy:

·         Please note that any private information collected by THE AKS FORUM about you will not be shared with any third party, without your consent, unless legally required to do so. The sorts of parties that this information may be shared with include competition partners, where for example you have won a prize which needs to be sent to you or legal or law enforcement agencies.

·         Please note that your participation on THE AKS FORUM is not anonymous. Your IP address is logged at all times during your participation on the site, and this information is archived, and will be made available to legal and law enforcement agencies on request.

·         Please note that there is not implied, inherent or guaranteed privacy in respect to the Private Message (PM) system. Any PM messages sent to other members may be forwarded to any other member without your consent or knowledge, or quoted in a post on the board. As a general rule, you should not put anything in a private message that you wouldn't be comfortable being sent to your worst enemy's solicitor.

·         Please note that all posts placed by you on THE AKS FORUM are considered to be in the public domain. These are viewable by anyone – not just members of THE AKS FORUM, and will not be deleted, unless they are considered to be in breach of these Conditions of Use. THE AKS FORUM material will also be collected and referenced by various internet search applications, and the results made available through third party search engines. This is completely out of the control of THE AKS FORUM.

Thank you for taking the time to read and understand our Acceptable Use Policy. If you are unclear as to any area of this policy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Acceptable Use Policy may change or be updated at any time, and it is in members' best interests to regularly view the document for updates and changes.