Membership on Our Site

The Soonet Bulletin Board System requires users who want to participate in The Soonet Bulletin Board System support message boards to register. In order to register, you must provide us with a username (which does not have to be your real name), password and a valid e-mail address. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile.

When you register, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This optional information is made available to other bulletin or message board users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed.

IF YOU ARE UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE you are not allowed to participate in the The Soonet Bulletin Board System support forums, or to provide any personal information on our site.

We do not and will not disclose your private, personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose without your prior consent. However, The Soonet Bulletin Board System reserves the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, its employees, customers, or the public.

Postings on Message Boards

It is important for you to remain aware that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message board, that information is available to any other person or user having access and use of that message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally identifying information within a posting to any message board.

Member Agreement

      Considering the real-time nature of this community, it is impossible for The Soonet Bulletin Board System's Staff and Volunteers to review all messages or confirm the validity of information. Vianet Internet Solutions and any of the Vianet Internet Solutions family of companies, and affiliates do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Vianet Internet Solutions and any of the Vianet Internet Solutions family of companies, and affiliates or any other entity or person(s) associated with the administration of this community.

      Although Vianet Internet Solutions and all of the Vianet Internet Solutions family of companies, and affiliates are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete or edit any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Vianet Internet Solutions and all of the Vianet Internet Solutions family of companies, and affiliates, the administration of this community, Infopop Corporation (the creator of UBB.classic),  and their agents, with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Vianet Internet Solutions reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

      You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use our communities 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, violates any internationally recognized law or otherwise violates The Soonet Bulletin Board System's Community Standards. Vianet Internet Solutions retains the rights to exclusively determine what violates any of the standards or conditions and may make changes to them at its discretion without notice.

      Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged touse the "Report Post" link on the post . We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

      You agree, not to post any copyrighted material. Anything you post to The Soonet Bulletin Board System's Communities is treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and you waive any claims with respect to your submission. These submissions may be used by Vianet Internet Solutions, its partners, or its affiliates for any purpose. Furthermore you automatically grant Vianet Internet Solutions the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. This content may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without specific written permission by Vianet Internet Solutions.

      We actively track and record your IP address when you browse the community. This information is recorded through the web server's logging facilities, and through the UBB.classic's user tracking feature ("Recent Visitors"). While you may choose to be invisible on the list of currently browsing users, your IP and actions are still recorded and are viewable only by the community administrators. In the event that a member should violate our Community Standards, we reserve the right to use your IP address to determine your ISP and inform them of your actions, prevent your reading or posting to our community and/or prevent anyone from your ISP from viewing or posting to the community.

POSTINGS OR DISCUSSIONS THAT VIOLATE THE SOONET BULLETIN BOARD'S COMMUNITY GUIDELINES, FEATURE RESTRICTIONS, CONDITIONS OF USE MAY LEAD TO THE DELETION, WITHOUT NOTICE, OF YOUR POST(S) AND/OR MEMBERSHIP AND EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH IT. FURTHERMORE, AT OUR DISCRETION, WE MAY ALSO CONTACT YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER(S) TO REPORT YOUR ACTIONS, WHICH MIGHT HAVE BEEN, A VIOLATION OF YOUR ISP'S TERMS OF SERVICE -- VIOLATING YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS' TERMS OF SERVICE CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR INTERNET SERVICE.