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Personal information supplied by Users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties without the User's prior consent. FORCE may use voluntarily submitted information for customizing our site according to User interest. It is not possible or feasible to delete all traces of a User of the site. Users may request deletion of their messages posted on the FORCE bulletin board; however, we in no way guarantee that all requested messages will be deleted. Users may also request deletion of personal profile information from our Profile pages.
Voluntary disclosure of personal information on Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, Profile Pages, and other Public Access Forums (hereafter referred to as Public Access Forums), is done at the User's own risk. Users should be aware that when they disclose personally identifiable information such as their name, home or email address, or phone number on FORCE's message board, profile pages, or chat areas, that information can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited contact. FORCE accepts no liability or responsibility for third-party use of information voluntarily submitted by User to Public Access Forums. FORCE makes no warranties about third-party access to and use of Users' personal information by methods beyond our control.
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By using the Public Access Forums, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:
FORCE does not review communications in advance and is not responsible for monitoring material posted in our Public Access Forums. FORCE may investigate any allegations of misuse or breach of agreed-upon Terms and Conditions and retains the right to remove posts which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions. In addition, FORCE reserves the right to restrict access to any or all Public Access Forums upon breach of these Terms and Conditions. FORCE reserves the right (but is not obligated) to edit or delete any material posted on the FORCE site at our discretion, regardless of whether such communication violates the aforementioned standards. Furthermore, FORCE reserves the right to monitor or edit any posts in the Public Access Forums. FORCE assumes no liability or responsibility for the perfomance or lack thereof of said monitoring. FORCE does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the material posted in our Public Access Forums or endorse any opinions expressed by such users.
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In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions be declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remainder of these Terms and Conditions. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be considered a further waiver of any other term or condition.
Message board guidelines:
FORCE is a resource for the entire community affected by hereditary cancer. We welcome people from all backgrounds and situations. Our growing community is composed of individuals with unique family histories, medical histories, and risk management choices. Our diversity makes us strong, but it also increases the likelihood that people will hold different opinions on the issues. The FORCE mission includes offering support, education, advocacy, and awareness. Support is the keystone of our message boards. Although we may not always agree with each other, it is important that we respect the opinions and choices of others. With our continued expansion, we have updated our message board policies to ensure a supportive environment for all. Please read the information below regarding these updated policies.
FORCE has message board moderators composed of volunteers who have been chosen for their fair and balanced perspective. They review questions and concerns about posts or other communications. Based on their review, if a post or communication is deemed inappropriate, various actions may be taken, including removing posts, issuing warnings, or asking violators to leave the community. All decisions will be final. Examples of inappropriate communications include personal attacks, promoting a personal agenda, inflammatory remarks, proselytizing, coercion, or disrespectful comments.
For those reading the boards we offer the following suggestions and reminders:
We reserve the right to deny access to the message boards to anyone who violates these guidelines or is otherwise disruptive to the community.
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