Welcome to GainesvilleMoms.com and thank you for taking the
time to read through our rules. It is important that you know what
is expected of you before you enter this community.
GainesvilleMoms.com will be lightly moderated but is mostly an open
forum in which you, the users, control the content. Therefore, the
users will set the tone of the site. To make this experience fun as
well as educational, we encourage our members to be supportive and
positive. Like any community, GainesvilleMoms.com will flourish
only when our members feel welcome and safe. Therefore, we have a
zero tolerance policy when it comes to hate speech and harassing
others. As we teach our children time and again, please treat
others the way you wish to be treated. By using
GainesvilleMoms.com, you agree to the following terms:
Consequences for Breaking the Rules:
- The information and pictures you post are your own, which means
they are free of copyright and other restrictions.
- You will use respectful language. Hate speech will not be
tolerated. Please refrain from using language that abuses or
discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender,
sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc.
- You will be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or
verbally abuse other members, use defamatory language, or
deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages,
meaningless messages or "spam."
- Debate, but don't attack. In a community full of opinions and
preferences, people are bound to disagree. GainesvilleMoms.com
encourages active and healthy discussions on our forums. But please
avoid personal attacks, mean-spirited gossip about another member
and do not "stalk" a member to another thread to continue a heated
- You will use our chat rooms and message boards in a
noncommercial manner. Do not, without the express approval of
GainesvilleMoms.com, distribute or otherwise publish any material
containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation
for goods or services. We welcome businesses who wish to advertise
to GainesvilleMoms.com. But these businesses must follow our
advertising procedures, which can be found under FAQ.
- Cursing will not be tolerated. Nor will using creative ways to
get around the profanity filter. Let's keep this a clean
- You are solely responsible for the content of your messages.
GainesvilleMoms.com does not and cannot review every message posted
by you on the message boards. However, GainesvilleMoms.com reserves
the right to delete, move, or edit messages that, in its sole
discretion, it deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of
copyright or trademark laws, or are otherwise unacceptable.
GainesvilleMoms.com also reserves the right, in its sole
discretion, to disallow the use of a particular screen name, or to
terminate any user's posting privileges at any time.
- Please use caution when sharing personal information with
anyone you do not know and have not met. Also use caution if you
choose to meet members in person. Choose a public place for the
initial meeting. We intend to provide a safe environment for moms
but we also encourage you to be guarded in the amount of
information you share about your children.
- You agree that any submissions you make (commentary,
photographs, videos) may be edited, removed, modified, published,
transmitted, displayed, or used in any other way by
GainesvilleMoms.com and its licensees in any and all media, whether
now known or hereafter devised.
- You may not post information or links that are sexually
explicit or pornographic on this site.
- If you are not a mom, you are welcome. We understand that
non-moms may find this website useful. However, please keep your
posts to parenting issues. Other posts run the risk of being
deleted at the editor's discretion.
- You will use this site at your own risk. GainesvilleMoms.com
does not endorse and is not responsible for any viewpoints,
discussions or advice posted by its members or by third-party
links. GainesvilleMoms.com is also not responsible for false
information posted on the site.
- GainesvilleMoms.com may change, add or remove portions of these
guidelines at any time.
- Registration and security: As part of the registration process,
you will select a password and a log in (your email address). You
also have to give us certain registration information, all of which
must be accurate and updated. (a) You may not (i) select or use a
member log in of another person with the intent to impersonate that
person; (ii) use a member log in which another person has rights
without such person's authorization; or (iii) use a member log in
that Gainesville.com, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.
Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of
this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your
account. (b) You shall be responsible for maintaining the
confidentiality of your password, which you will not have to reveal
to any representative or agent of Gainesville.com.
- You shall notify online@Gainesville.com of any known or
suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or
suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or
unauthorized disclosure of your password or credit card
- You must be 13 years or older to subscribe to the Service;
however, persons of all ages may use it. Thus, you may share your
password and member log in with others, subject to the following
- You are responsible for all usage or activity on your
Gainesvillemoms.com account, including use of the account by any
third party authorized by you to use your member log in and
password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity
may be grounds for termination of your account, at
Gainesvillemoms.com's sole discretion, and Gainesvillemoms.com may
refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Each report or violation will be considered on a case by case
basis. Any decision that is made will be confidential and not
discussed publicly on the forums. A user will be informed of
wrongdoing by email from the editor of the site. But in general,
here are the consequences for breaking the rules:
- First offense: written warning
- Second offense: 3 day suspension
- Third offense: 7 day suspension
- Fourth offense: removed from the site