Disclaimer

This site is a public forum and directory by which members of the public can express their views publicly. Postings and messages made available here, and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party, are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of Ringsurf.com.

The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using this web site does not mean that Ringsurf.com has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. Because of the volume of postings, this forum is not monitored 24/7, and we cannot review or edit all postings. We encourage visitors to the site to report any objectionable message to report@ringsurf.com

Acceptable Use Policy

You are solely responsible for any acts and omissions that occur relating to your use of this web site, and you agree not to engage in unacceptable use, which includes, without limitation, use of the web site to:

  • Disseminate or transmit material that to a reasonable person may be abusive, obscene, defamatory, harassing, grossly offensive, vulgar, threatening or malicious, or any content that is unlawful, is intended to be used for any unlawful purpose, is false or misleading, or that actually or potentially infringes the copyright, trademark or other right of any person;
  • Disseminate or transmit "spam," unsolicited messages, chain letters, any advertisements, solicitations, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication;
  • Purchase, sell, or offer to purchase or sell any equity or security, or to provide information designed to manipulate any equity or security;
  • Disseminate or transmit viruses, Trojan horses, worms, defects, time bombs or other items of a destructive nature or any other malicious code or program;
  • Express or imply that statements you make are endorsed by Ringsurf.com.

Privacy

This site may request that you voluntarily supply personal information, including your e-mail address, for purposes such as correspondence. If you choose to provide personal information via the Internet that we may need to correspond with you, that information will not be used for any other purposes other than communicating with you. We do not share personal identifying information with any third party without your permission.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall Ringsurf.com be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, this website, the forum or any information contained here. You specifically acknowledge and agree that Ringsurf.com is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user.

More Information:

RingSurf is basically a hosting and directory service. It is our policy to offer and open, and relatively unrestricted access to our service, with regard to the type of content allowed. The Service provided by RingSurf allows related website to form together into easily navigable groupings called Net or Web Rings. While we provide the navigation system for visiting member sites within a ring, each page you visit is hosted on a completely different server owned and operated by another company. We have no control over, access to, or responsibility for the content provided by these pages, including images, links, trademarked material or other content. Because of this, by using our system and viewing member site, you understand and agree that you may be exposed to images and other material that you find objectionable, indecent, or otherwise offensive. If the content or material found on a member site concerns you, please contact the operator/owner of the website in question.

Due to possibility of exposure to adult or mature content, and the collection of personal information (name, email address, and year of birth), we cannot allow children under the age of 14 to create or join a RingSurf hosted Net Ring. This does not mean that children under the age of 14 may not navigate your RingSurf Net Ring hosted on yours or other members sites, or that they cannot visit the RingSurf Directory and locate your Ring. It just means they cannot create their own Ring, or become a member of a Ring. This does not apply to members who joined before September 21, 2000.

Although we do not actively monitor Content on the RingSurf site, and we try to be very broad in what will be allowed on RingSurf, we do automatically forbid the following types of Content:

  • Promoting or conducting illegal activities. Such information if found, will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
  • Child Pornography. Yes this falls under illegal activities, but these some 'people' don't seem to get it. If any Content is found to even remotely promote child pornography, or otherwise promoting the exploitation or abuse of children, we shall gleefully turn over any and all information we can to the proper authorities.
  • Racial/Religious/Sexual Hatred or Bigotry. While we support the First Amendment, we also have the right to refuse to host such material. If you want to promote such beliefs, go somewhere else.

Adult Content Rings
Adult or more specifically, sexually oriented Content is only allowed in the RingSurf Directory Adult categories. If your ring is found to have Adult content, and is not currently under an Adult category, it will be moved into one. Adult sites are not listed in the main RingSurf directory, nor any of the Top 100 lists. Please understand, this is done to protect our user under the age of 18. Adult rings can be found by using the search system, or by manual going to the Adult area of the Ring Directory (http://www.ringsurf/Adult).

Content Posted to RingSurf
For Content you make available on the RingSurf website, including descriptions, links and images, you grant RingSurf the world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to reproduce and publish such Content, for the sole purpose of promoting the Service itself. This license remains in effect in perpetuity.

Reserved Rights and Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold RingSurf, and its affiliates and agents harmless from any claim, liability, loss, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees due to or arising out of content you make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of these Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another. We also reserve the following rights:

  1. To deny, remove or block any Ring and Ring Information from the Service with notice, for any reason, including tampering or interfering with the function of the Service, violation of these Terms of Service, and lack of use.
  2. To adopt, maintain, or reassign any Ring and Ring information in order to make the Ring or Service better.
  3. To modify or discontinue this Service for any reason, either temporarily or permanently, without notice. You agree that RingSurf shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Additional Information

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  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Because publisher sites and laws across countries vary, we're unable to suggest specific privacy policy language. However, you may wish to review resources such as the Network Advertising Initiative, or NAI, which suggests the following language for data collection of non-personally identifying information:

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

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