Terms of Service

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By accessing and/or using Zim’s Gizmos (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Z.G.F.”, “http://forum.zimsgizmos.biz”, “zimsgizmos.biz”, “Zim’s Gizmos”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use Zim’s Gizmos or our forums, Z.G.F.. We may change these terms at any time without prior notice and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of Zim’s Gizmos after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended. Updates to these terms of service may be found here as well as on the blog under the category of Site Development or in the forums at forum.zimsgizmos.biz under the Announcements section in any forum.

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You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where Zim’s Gizmos is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that members of the Zim’s Gizmos staff retain the right to remove, edit, move or close any information added to the site at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither Zim’s Gizmos, phpBB, nor WordPress shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

Furthermore, you agree to not post any promotional material for a product or service on this site without the explicit approval of a member of the Zim’s Gizmos staff via electronic mail requesting permission sent to computer [at] zimsgizmos.biz. We do not appreciate spam and will report any spam attempts made on this site to the user’s Internet Service Provider as well as legal action will be filed for violation of these terms of service.

By accessing and/or using this site, you agree not to distribute any artwork found on this site and/or claim it as your own. Art on this site is copyright Zim’s Gizmos.

These terms of service apply to the entire zimsgizmos.biz website be it the blog, forums, chat room, or any other service that may be added in the future. Failure to comply will result in a warning as well as appropriate action up to and including report of violation to Internet Service Provider, permanent deletion and ban from the site, legal action filed with local authorities, or any other action deemed appropriate by the Zim’s Gizmos staff.

Hosting

All websites, content, or other services hosted, designed, and/or provided through Zim’s Gizmos or its hosting plan become the property of Zim’s Gizmos. The originating producer retains credit ownership to the websites, content, or other services; however, the items are the Intellectual Property of Zim’s Gizmos. All those receiving hosting, web design services, or other content management services from Stephen Zimmerman, the Director of Zim’s Gizmos, also have these terms apply to them. Any web design services provided by Zim’s Gizmos or its representatives are strictly the Intellectual Property of Zim’s Gizmos and can not be added to, edited, or removed without the written permission of a Zim’s Gizmos representative. The client(s) retain the right to upload their own content to the website or other service within the guidelines of this terms of service agreement, placing an item on the website or other service that does not comply with this full terms of service agreement will be considered failure to comply with this portion of the terms of service agreement. Failure to comply with this section of the terms of service agreement for Zim’s Gizmos may result in lawsuits for reasons to be determined with an attorney after the offense has occurred with damages totaling an amount based on the value of the tampered code.

Those wishing to design their own website, content, or other service and have it hosted by Zim’s Gizmos, may do so as long as it is agreed upon prior to receiving the hosting package. Zim’s Gizmos retains ownership of all things hosted by their hosting plan and reserves the right to edit, add to, or remove any content posted at any time.

Conclusion

Finally, if any conflicts arise between these terms of service and those of a particular portion of the site, then these terms of service shall override it. Some services are unable to be edited at this time due to an unknown error, thus these terms are the only ones that apply site-wide.

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