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ARCR Forum Terms & Rules
Registration in these Forums is completely free. We make no charge whatever, and we will not use or distribute your registration information to any third party. After you register, you will be sent a confirming email almost instantly. You MUST respond to this email to complete your registration.
Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. If you agree with them and wish to proceed with the registration, simply click the "Register" button below. To cancel this registration, simply hit the 'back' button on your browser.

Basically, there are seven rules:

1. You may not advertise a business, your web site or promote any business or any web site in these Forums. At the discretion of the Admin or Moderators, exceptions may be made if we feel in our sole opinion that the Board Members will benefit greatly. You MAY add your business names and a web site link in your SIGNATURE. Then, every time you Post, Members will see your signature. You may not ADVERTISE in your SIGNATURE. In other words, if you wish folks to see your link, be active in the Forums.

Your DISPLAY name may not be the name of any business, yours or anyone else's.  Example:  A display name of Smith Travel would not be permitted.

We are militant on the policy of advertising and SPAM! If you make any attempt to advertise or promote your business, you will be placed on Moderation requiring that all of your posts be approved by a Moderator. If you use another member to promote your business, we WILL terminate your Forum Membership.

2. We will not tolerate abuse. By that we mean abuse of any other Member, their opinions, the use of language that we feel in our sole opinion would be objectionable to our Members. We are not Puritans, but avoid the nasty stuff. This does NOT mean you can't express an opinion different from another person. It does mean you have to express that difference of opinion without resorting to nasty words or personal attacks on the other Member.

3. We will not tolerate Posts advocating the overthrow of any elected government, any anarchist remarks, any Posts promoting or advocating illegal or immoral activities.

4. You of course are free to believe in any religion or none, but you are not free to spread your beliefs in these forums. We do not support any one religion or any one belief system, nor are we atheists. We simply feel that a forum on Costa Rica is not the place to discuss religion. We also feel all members have rights to choose any religious belief, or NONE. Members also have the right to NOT be exposed to religious messages in a forum where such posts would not be normal. With that in mind, we will not tolerate quotations of verse from the Bible, Koran, or any other source. Do not preach here. If you feel you must respond to a post or comment with scripture, do so by Personal Message or email, but also be aware that if we get complaints that you are doing this, you WILL be suspended.

5. You are responsible for maintaining a current email address!  You may update your email address by logging in, selecting your profile, select EDIT PROFILE then SETTINGS. Any member who fails to maintain this information will be suspended.  We will then have to either manually add your new email (a process which may take some time!) or you may have to re-register and request that the accounts be combined which also may take some time (perhaps days or weeks).  BE PRO-ACTIVE on this matter to avoid being unable to access the Forums.
6. Abuse in ANY form of the moderators, Admins, or ARCR will result in instant removal from the forums without further notification.  If you are not happy here, please just leave... quietly or just do not join in the first place.
7. Any Member posting information that violates Costa Rica law or is not directly supported by Costa Rica law (example might be promulgating perpetual tourism as something that is legal or encouraged), will be banned from these forums.  ARCR does NOT require its members to be here legally nor does it even advise on this matter, but ARCR does not support living in Costa Rica without proper documentation, regardless of whether Cost Rica law seems to permit so or for lack of specificity.
8.  Only ONE membership is allowed per person.  You may NOT join multiple times under different names/logins.  Doing so will result in the termination of ALL user accounts so do so.

Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. We DO accept responsibility for Posts in the ARCR Support form by the Management of the Association of Residents of Costa Rica as only those persons are able to Reply to questions posted there. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this Forum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. 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. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use these Forums 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, or otherwise violates any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.
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