04-07-2008 12:48 PM
Forums Usage Guidelines
Symantec provides these Norton Forums as a service to help customers exchange ideas, tips, information, and techniques related to our products. These Forums are here for the enjoyment and benefit on Symantec customers, and are accessible to all who register and are 13 years of age or older. These guidelines and rules are presented here so that you know what is expected of you and what you can expect from other participants when using the Forums. By participating, you agree to follow these Usage Guidelines.
- Stay on topic -
For everyone's benefit please stay on topic. These Forums are provided for the specific purpose of making it possible for Symantec customers to exchange information and help each other in using Symantec products. Please refrain from discussing personal matters, abusing any company or product, or, in general, from posting in a manner unrelated to the direct resolution of issues expected in the support of Symantec beta products.
- Keep it courteous -
Everyone wants to have a positive experience while on the Forums - please make sure that you are not detracting from any other participants experience. In particular, please refrain from posting anything unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable or injurious to third parties. Your opinions are always welcome, but personal attacks and harassment ( "flaming" ) in either the Forums or through private messaging are not acceptable.
- Keep it spam-free -
The Forums are provided as a benefit to Symantec customers and are not intended for the promotion of third party services, products, websites, or organizations. Please refrain from posting content that would constitute advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation.
- Keep it legal -
It is unacceptable to post any material (i) that would infringe on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party, (ii) that contains software viruses or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware, or (iii) that is deemed to be illegal by any local, state, federal, or international law.
- Be careful -
Most people are happy to help out on these Forums, but remember that their advice is theirs only and that you are responsible for deciding whether or not to follow it. If the advice given by a participant sounds wrong to you, do not try it. In particular, if any participant asks you for personal information, such as an account number, address, password or credit card number, do not provide it.
- Symantec retains the right to remove content and limit users' access -
Symantec does not generally edit or monitor content posted by participants to the Forums. However, Symantec retains the right, at its sole discretion, to limit participants access to the Forums and to remove material that, in the sole judgment of Symantec, does not comply with the present Usage Guidelines, or that is otherwise inappropriate for these Forums, harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. Symantec is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such material.
Symantec Forum moderators may take any action they deem necessary in their own judgment to support the Usage Guidelines. Such actions may include editing or deleting material and banning individual participants.
- Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability -
Members like you are providing most of the material in the Forums. Such third-party content is the sole responsibility of the person originating the material. Symantec does not control and is not responsible for this third-party material.
Symantec does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, usefulness, non-infringement on intellectual property rights, or quality of any material in the Forums, regardless of who originates that material. You expressly understand and agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on the material. Symantec will not be liable or responsible in any way for any content in the Forums, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in the material, or for any losses or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or reliance on any material. This disclaimer and limitation on liability is in addition to the disclaimers and limitations contained in the Legal Notices posted on Symantecs web site that apply to all use of Symantecs web site, which can be found at http://www.symantec.com/about/profile/policies/leg