Terms of use

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  1. Terms of use

    Contents:

    1. Behavior
    1.1 General behavior
    1.2 Spam & behavior in the community
    1.3 Rules
    1.4 Not allowed: generally
    1.5 Not allowed: narcotics
    1.6 Not allowed: "dual accounts" and "accountsharing"
    1.7 penalties for inappropriate behavior

    2. Advertisement and links
    2.1 Advertising
    2.2 Support accounts for distributors
    2.3 Advertising for similar forums
    2.4 Links and Referrals

    3. Accountoptions
    3.1 Nickname
    3.2 Signature & Avatar

    4. General information for sales & trades
    4.1 The Trading area (BST)
    4.2 Other sales and centralized buying

    5. Penalties & consequences
    5.1 Warnings
    5.2 Ban
    5.3 Deletion

    6. Miscellaneous & contact
    6.1 Contact
    6.2 Terms and conditions / Imprint

     

    1. Behavior

    1.1 General behavior
    The Shisha-Forum.de Team wants you to preserve a respectful and tolerant relationship to other users. We are a community, where different opinions are declared, but good company should be kept. Please look out for an objective and friendly tone - insults are annoying and pointless and can be avenged with warnings according to §5 (Penalties & consequences).

    1.2 Spam & behavior in the community
    As "spamming" we describe the writing of many mainly senseless posts within a short time distance, same as the writing of improper posts. The team expressly wants you to avoid spam postings.
    Furthermore we want you to help us reduce such kind of posts. It is nesseccary for a good community to help each other. Please think of this precept and behave according to it.
    If you think a post is against our rules or a discussion should be closed, please don't complain in this thread. If you really want to let us know, that a thread should be closed or a member did something illegal, please use the "Melden" button or send a PM to a moderator.

    1.3 Rules
    Besides these rules, there are several other regimes, which should help us all to structure the forums everyday life. Please read and accept them. You can find them inside the suited sub forums.
    If not mentioned different, the general forum rules are operative.

    1.4 Not allowed: general stuff
    Not allowed are links or posts with illegal contents and contents which are against our rules (mainly extremist stuff and porn or instructions for the illegal import of tobacco goods).
    It is important to stay away from extreme political aspects and also don't use them for jokes. In addition, symbols like the swastika are also banned from our forum, same as insulting anybody.

    1.5 Not allowed: narcotics
    We are just a hookah forum. There is no space for talking about illegal substances on our board!

    1.6 Not allowed: "dual accounts" and "accountsharing"
    It is against the forum rules to create a second user account, if you still have another active account here. If we find out, you have two or more accounts here, we will ban all your accounts, including your main account, because of your abuse.
    There is a human being behind every user account. Sharing an account is forbidden and will be punished with a ban of the account. In single exceptions it could be permitted to share an account (accounts for stores and online shops). For more information on this, please contact us.

    1.7 penalties for irregular behavior
    The neglect of our rules breaches our virtual sanctity of the home; if an user breaks these rules in a multiple way, we will press charges against him/her.

     

    2. Advertisement and links

    2.1 Advertisement
    Advertisement of vendors in general is forbidden. Included are people, who are related to a vendor in some way. The ban also includes posting offers inside the forum.
    On repeated breaches, the user/shop will be banned and the shop can be set on our local bad-word-list.

    2.2 Support accounts for vendors
    We are offering support accounts to vendors for representative aims. After the registration you can let your account change for a support account, with which you can answer questions in the vendors area. §2.1 is still operative!

    2.3 Advertisement for similar forums
    It is forbidden to promote other forums, which are similar to shisha-forum.de. This obtains posts and signatures.

    2.4 Links and Referals
    Shisha-Forum.de is not responsible for the contents of external links in this forum.
    It is not allowed to post links for ad-/partner-/canvass- and PaidMail-systems in signatures or posts. In the same way it is forbidden to post links for any games with referral links. It is also forbidden to post contents of warez-, hacking-, erotic- and XXX-pages or just to refer to them. It also obtains for instructions to download illegal software, software with costs or posting links to filesharing networks.

     

    3. Accountoptions

    3.1 Nickname
    The forums rules are valid for the profile. Your nickname is a definite decision. We reserve our right to ban users, with nicknames, containing phrases against our rules or with nasty contents. Changing the username is generally not possible.

    3.2 Signature & Avatar
    Pictures in signatures may have a filesize of 50 kb. They also mustn’t be bigger than 90 pixels (height) to 500 pixels (width). We reserve to shorten signatures, if they are too long. Our forums rules are valid for all contents of the signature. It is not allowed to offer tobacco or something else for trade in signatures. If you break this rule, we will delete and lock your signature!
    We also delete signatures with illegal or drug glorifying contents. In individual cases, the forums administration is able to delete signatures, which are indeed compliant to German law, but we don’t want to have them in our forum or single people are affected.

     

    4. General information for sales & trades

    4.1 The Trading area (BST)
    It is possible to sell, buy or trade hookah related goods after a membership of at least 3 months. You also have to have at least 35 posts on our forum. The area is not visible before you meet these demands and sent an application. In addition it is necessary to have entered your date of birth on your profile.
    For the trading area, we have special rules, you can find here. Please comply with these rules closely, because these are the most important rules we have here.
    Pushing your threads in there is allowed once in 48 hours. As “pushing”, we define posting 2 times one after another to mark the thread active.

    4.2 other sales and centralized buying
    Things and services which are not related to hookah-smoking are not allowed to be sold or traded here. The team of shisha-forum.de reserves the right to admit exceptions.
    It is allowed to manage centralized buying’s over our forum, provided that it is not a violation of existing law. If we find out, somebody tries to avoid the laws (e.g. avoiding customs fees), we will delete the thread and the controller of this order will get punished.

     

    5. Penalties & consequences

    5.1 Warnings
    If a user breaks our rules or tries to avoid directions of the team, he/she can get an admonition or a warning from a moderator or administrator. If there are three warnings, your account will be banned. Through positive behavior inside the forum, a warning may be deleted.

    5.2 Ban
    A ban, respectively a blocking of an account will happen, when a user gets his third warning or broke the rules in a tough way. A ban will be discussed by the team, but a retraction of the ban in general is not possible.

    5.3 Deletion
    In general a deletion of an account will not be arranged, because existing posts will be deformed.
    We reserve the right to delete posts and accounts, if they are in breach of our rights or the German law.
    Deleting an account cannot be arranged by the user. Just a decision of the team can arrange to delete an account.
    Furthermore we delete posts and threads, if they contain personal insults or some violation of existing law.

     

    6. Miscellaneous & contact

    6.1 Contact
    If you want to get in contact with the administration of the forum, please send a private message (PM) to one of the administrators or super-moderators. We will answer all your questions or forward your message.

    6.2 Terms and conditions / Imprint
    You can find our imprint here.

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