Terms of Service and Rules
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1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS.
You understand that all information, data, text, software, tools, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (collectively, "Content") posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Site are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. Black Hat World reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to pre-screen, flag, filter, refuse, modify or remove any content available via the Site for violating the Terms or on the grounds that such content is objectionable. Notwithstanding, Black Hat World is not an information content provider as that term is defined in the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. §230) ("Act"), and Black Hat World is immune from any liability for Content on the Site pursuant to the Act. You understand that Black Hat World does not control, does not take part in creating or generating, and is not responsible for development of Content made available through the Site, and that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable, and that you are using Black Hat World at your own risk.
Furthermore, the Black Hat World site and Content available through the Site may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of Black Hat World. Black Hat World makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. You are linking to any other websites is at your own risk. The terms of linking to third party material are more fully set forth in Section 16.
You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will Black Hat World be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Site.
You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct and any content that you create, transmit or display while using the Site and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use the Site only for purposes that are legal, proper, and in accordance with the Terms and any applicable policies or guidelines. To report any activity or content that may violate the Terms, please email "Abuse/at/BlackHatWorld.com" so that Black Hat World may take reasonable action to remove such content. Black Hat World will make a commercially reasonable effort to respond, but does not guarantee that it will respond to or will take action in response to all such notifications, and therefore cannot be responsible for a failure to respond.
Users outside of the United States agree to comply with applicable laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
You agree to follow specific forum rules as detailed in thread announcements, deviations may result in a ban.
3. PROHIBITED CONTENT AND ACTIVITIES.
Black Hat World sets guidelines for what may appear on the Site, but exercises no control over the Content of the Site and is unable to police all such Content, and makes no representations about its ability to enforce such guidelines.
As part of Black Hat World's guidelines, please be advised that Black Hat World does not encourage or promote any posts or discussions concerning unlawful activities, fraud, or deception, including posts or discussions relating to fraudulent activities such as "Cookie Stuffing," "E-Whoring," "PVA" activities, or using classified ads in a deceptive manner.
In the overwhelming majority of instances, however, Black Hat World has no control whatsoever over the Content, due to the volume of the Content and because the Content is posted from people over whom Black Hat World exercises no control. As such, Black Hat World cannot and does not screen each post before such posts appear on the Site, and Black Hat World makes no guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the Content provided on the Site. Black Hat World assumes no responsibility for the Content of the Site, including the content of any posts included in the forums or otherwise linked to the Black Hat World site or in any web page linked to a third party within the Black Hat World site.
If you have reason to believe that any Content pertains to discussion of unlawful activities, please inform Black Hat World team members at "Abuse/at/BlackHatWorld.com" so that Black Hat World may take reasonable action to remove such content. Black Hat World will make a commercially reasonable effort to respond, but does not guarantee that it will respond to or will take action in response to all such notifications, and therefore cannot be responsible for a failure to respond.
The following are examples of content or activities that are prohibited on the Site, site mods / admin decision is final:
3.1. Criminal, or tortious activity, including, but not limited to Hacking, Botnets, Identify Theft, Carding (credit card theft or “skimming” ), Pharma stuff (including prescription medications as defined by FDA “Orange book”), Ponzi schemes, Cash gifting, Cookie Stuffing involving fraud, Spamming techniques, The sale of fake ID's for the purposes of financial fraud.
3.2 Activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network.
3.3 Activity that involves Currency Trades or Exchanges (Example: Exchanging PayPal for eGold money), Buying/Selling CPA accounts, Buying/Selling Social Security Numbers or Identities, CPA offer filling circles, Paying to have CPA offers filled, Requesting fake review comments for other forums' BST sections, Digg / Stumble (or similar) requests and trades, Asking how to make $xxx/day, Any "fake" account for the purposes of defrauding a network or individual, Promoting other forums by any means including in your signature, Creating more than one account on BHW.
3.4 Engaging in, either directly or indirectly, or encouraging others to engage in, click-throughs generated in any manner that could be reasonably interpreted as coercive, incentivized, misleading, malicious, or otherwise fraudulent.
3.5 engaging in post count inflation by posting excessive amounts of short replies for the sole purpose of inflating your post count. This includes the infamous “thanks for the share.” . (If you’d like to say “thanks” to someone for their effort/contribution, make use of the Thanks button).
3.6 Advertising to, or solicitation of, any member to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the Site such as PM solicitation. (Note: If you have something you want to sell on this forum, post it in the For Sale section).
3.7 Engaging in content that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability.
3.8 Advertising any illegal service or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by any applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is prohibited by U.S law.
3.9 Contests, Sweepstakes and Requests for donations is prohibited without Admin approval.
3.10 Charitable donations - any links / threads relating to charity donations should be processed through approved charity pages on http://justgiving.com or similar.
3.11 No domain names as usernames unless you're an Enterprise member.
4. AFFILIATE LINKS.
Affiliate links are permitted only in the "Affiliate Programs" section of the forum, or in your signature. Affiliate links include links to your websites or blogs which redirect to an affiliate link. If you wish to let people know about a new website or program, create ONE thread in the Affiliate Programs forum and provide detailed information about the program, and include two links: one affiliate link and one non-affiliate link. You MUST give others the choice to sign up through your link. Also, do not try to circumvent the Terms by posting about an affiliate program, and requesting others to "PM" you for additional information. Such conduct is no different than affiliate link spam. Black Hat World reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove your affiliate link, and to issue an infraction or implement a ban, upon notification of any violation of this Section 4.
5. SIGNATURES. You must be a Donor or Jr. VIP member on this forum inorder to use text, links or images in your signature. You may post 2-3 affiliate links or 1 banner (728x90 pixels max) in your signature. Do not use a font size larger than 3, crazy fonts/colors, sound clips, excessive smileys, or anything else annoying. Including calls to action such as "PM me"
5.1 - Signature Banners should not display bare skin, (nudity, for example, persons in bikinis and lingerie are not acceptable) suggestive images, religious reference, or vulgar language are not acceptable. Your signature maybe removed at BHW's discretion and an infraction will be applied. Banners should not be similar to other advertisers on the site so as to create confusion, this includes signatures within threads! You can use jpg, png or limited animated gif’s, the refresh rate on any graphic or text within the gif should not be less than 3 seconds. Annoying or flashing images are NOT acceptable, that includes text flashing, and text flying in at any position, glitch effects, flash is NOT accepted, the file size of any banner should not exceed 200KB, ideally your banner size should be 100KB or less for loading speed - banners slowing BHW maybe removed. Your banner should not contain claims that are false or misleading, e.g. “Approved by Google” when clearly, they have not been approved by Google.
6. COOKIE STUFFING.
The discussion and or activities of cookie stuffing are STRICTLY PROHIBITED, including discussion or posting of scripts or tools pertaining to cookie stuffing. Engaging in cookie stuffing activities may subject users to criminal and/or civil prosecution.
7. THE REPORT BUTTON.
If you find a post that appears to be in direct violation of the Terms, please report it to us by using the report button (the "!" button). You will find a report button next to every post, as well as in each PM that you receive. Clicking the button will inform the Black Hat World Administrator(s) and/or Moderator(s) of the location of the offending post or PM, enabling Black Hat World may take reasonable action to remove such posts. Black Hat World will make a commercially reasonable effort to take action, but does not guarantee that it will respond to or will take action in response to all such notifications, and therefore cannot be responsible for a failure to respond. Using the report button may be an effective means of countering spammers or others posting objectionable content. If you just ignore objectionable posts, the posts will likely not be addressed as Black Hat World does not actively monitor the Site. Reporting a post is completely anonymous, and Black Hat World will not disclose your identity to the individual you are reporting, and will not publish the fact that you have made any report(s).
8. THE "THANKS" BUTTON.
If you have found the information from another member useful or helpful, please make use of the "Thanks" button, instead of posting a reply that merely says "thank you." This helps us keep the forum clean and free of clutter, and helps to improve the other person's reputation on this forum. You may also use the Rep button (little scale) to give another user positive or negative rep as you see fit, and you may also include a brief note to the other member.
"iTrader" is a member rating system, similar to eBay®'s feedback system. iTrader allows you to leave a Positive, Neutral, or Negative rating for the performance of other members as buyers or sellers after you have conducted a business transaction with them. iTrader ratings are viewable by the public, which allows you to view other members' iTrader scores, and make a decision as to whether or not you should conduct business with them.
Black Hat World does not independently verify the accuracy of any iTrader ratings and does not make any representations about the reliability of the iTrader rating system, and is not responsible for any such ratings. iTrader is only to be used AFTER a business transaction has occurred. If you are considering posting negative iTrader feedback in regards to a member, we suggest that you do all that you can to contact the other party to resolve your problems directly. Please be patient and remember that people have to sleep and cannot be online all the time. Do NOT abuse our iTrader system! We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to ban any user posting fraudulent iTrader ratings.
10. INFRACTIONS AND BANS.
Although Black Hat World does not have the ability to police the Site, our administrators and moderators reserve the right, but do not have any obligation, to issue infractions or bans as they see fit. If you receive 3 infractions on this forum, you be permanently banned from the Site.
11. POLICIES REGARDING COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS.
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") or other applicable law and to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers. Uploading any copyrighted material to this site without the express permission of the copyright holder is prohibited. Do not try to use any sneaky tactics, or provide downloads that contains anything malicious such as Spyware, Adware, Warez, Viruses, Trojans, etc…, as such tactics will result in a ban of your account if we are notified. Please check your uploaded files for viruses BEFORE uploading them by scanning them for free at jotti.org.
If you have a good faith belief that a copyright in your work has been infringed on the Site, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify BlackHatworld's agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement at "Abuse/at/BlackHatWorld.com."
Please provide the following in your Notice:
a) Identify the material on the Site that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the Site;
b) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
c) A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (1) the above information in your notice is accurate, and (2) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
d) Any other information as may be required by the DMCA and applicable law.
12. FOR SALE/SERVICES SECTION.
We may charge a fee to post content in some areas of Black Hat World. The fee is an access fee permitting content to be posted in a designated area. Each party posting content to the Site is responsible for the content and for compliance with the Terms. All fees paid will be non-refundable in the event that such content is removed from the Site for violating the Terms. Use the "For Sale" and "Freelance" sections at your own risk. We are not an arbitration forum, and will not act as an intermediary between any person or parties. We are not liable or responsible for any damages or losses of any kind that result from the use of this forum, its subsections, its members, staff, or transactions. However, we reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to take action against any and all scams that we are notified of on the Site. All claims of fraud or scams must be substantiated with solid proof. : No selling, offering your services or WTB (“want to buy”) threads outside of this forum without written Admin permission. Members that ignore this warning will be issued an infraction or banned without notice at the discretion of the admin team.
You acknowledge that Black Hat World reserves the right to charge for any portion of the Site and to change its fees (if any) from time to time in its discretion. If Black Hat World terminates your Membership because you have breached the Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of fees or payments (if any).
13.1 Junior VIP status. In order to gain entrance to the Jr. VIP area, you must be a member of the Site for at least 60 days, have at least 100 quality posts, and make the required annual donation to the forum. Jr. VIP membership gives you access to other forums which are NOT indexed by any search engines or viewable by any non Jr. VIP members.
13.2 Executive VIP. This section of the Site is available to Site veterans only. In order to gain entrance to the Executive VIP forum , you must be a member of the Site for at least 3 months and be nominated by another VIP member. Once nominated, you must then be voted on by all of the other VIP members. You must receive at least 51% of the votes in order to gain access. If you are a loner, or don't play well with others, then don't expect to make it into the VIP. If you wish to make into the VIP section one day, your best bet is to make it to the Jr. VIP section first and then stand out by being a helpful and productive member.
14. THE "SHITLIST".
If for some reason you are found to be a scammer or providing the forum with dishonesty in regards to lying about products, reviews, testimonials, earnings, or anything scammish in nature, you may find yourself in the "Shitlist." If you find yourself or a product of yours in the "Shitlist" and wish to redeem yourself and be removed, you may contact an Administrator or Moderator and explain your story. An Administrator or Moderator will make a commercially reasonable effort to contact the parties involved and it will result in one of two things: Either you/it will stay there, or you/it will be cleared and removed. Black Hat World disclaims all liability for any actions or omissions in connection with the "Shitlist." If you do not reply to the "Shitlist" thread, you will stay there indefinitely. Anyone caught abusing the Shitlist, or falsely accusing someone or something worthy of a place in the Shitlist, may received an infraction and/or be banned as we see fit.
15. THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES, AND SERVICES.
Black Hat World may contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of Black Hat World, including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole. Black Hat World may also select certain sites or sponsored content as priority responses to your search terms, and link to third party sites or information about third party products or services.
The Site is supported in part by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions on the service. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by Black Hat World on its services are subject to change. As consideration for your use of the Site, in addition to any other fees that you have agreed to, you agree that Black Hat World may place such advertising on the Site and that Black Hat World shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you as a result of the presence of such advertisers on the Site or any subsequent dealings with such advertisers.
Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.
You agree that Black Hat World shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on Site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that Black Hat World is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release Black Hat World, its owner(s), officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and / or our service. If you are a California resident, to the extent permitted by applicable law, you waive any rights that you may have under California Civil Code Section 1542, which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
17. TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT.
You may discontinue your use of the Site at any time. You agree that Black Hat World may at any time and for any reason or no reason, including a period of account inactivity, terminate your access to the Site, terminate or amend the Terms, or suspend or terminate your account. In the event of termination, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to the Site, your account or any files or other content contained in your account. The terms of this Section 17 shall survive expiration or termination of the Terms.
18. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
Black Hat World does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, works of authorship, applications, or other materials (collectively, "Third Party Content") that its users post. By posting Third Party Content to any public area of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to Black Hat World an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said Third Party Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. Furthermore, by posting Third party Content to any public area of the Site, you automatically grant Black Hat World all rights necessary to prohibit any subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction, or exploitation of the Third Party Content on the Site by any party for any purpose.
19. RELEASE AND INDEMNITY.
By agreeing to the Terms, you hereby acknowledge, that "You", on behalf of yourself and any partners, members, operators, managers, affiliates, subsidiaries, predecessors, successors, assigns, admins, officers and the partners and affiliates of its partners, members, operators and managers (collectively, the "Releasors"), hereby irrevocably and unconditionally release and forever discharge BlackHatWorld.com, its affiliates, and its owner, a limited liability company, and each of their beneficiaries, trustees, owners, predecessors, successors, assigns, admins, agents, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, Site administrators, servicers, representatives, attorneys, and affiliates, and all persons acting by, through, under, or in concert with any of the aforesaid persons, or entities or persons (collectively, "Releasees"), from and against any and all liability, and from and against any and all causes of action, including any and all suits, covenants, contracts, agreements, debts, liens, obligations, liabilities, claims, demands, damages, judgments, executions, losses, orders, penalties, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, of any kind or nature whatsoever, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, fixed or contingent, liquidated or illiquidated, which any of the Releasors ever had or now have or hereafter may have, whether in law or in equity, based upon, or related to, whether directly or indirectly, to the Site or use thereof. Releasors further agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Releasees harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, Releasors' violation of these Terms.
20. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF BLACK HAT WORLD AND THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BLACK HAT WORLD SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BLACK HAT WORLD AND ITS OWNER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
BLACK HAT WORLD AND ITS OWNER DO NOT WARRANT THAT (i) BLACK HAT WORLD SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) BLACK HAT WORLD SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF BLACK HAT WORLD SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH BLACK HAT WORLD SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF BLACK HAT WORLD SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BLACK HAT WORLD OR THROUGH OR FROM BLACK HAT WORLD SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OR CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THIS SITE . BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF ITS PROVISIONS.
21. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
This Site is protected by our copyrights, trademark and/or service mark rights, trade secret rights, and other intellectual property laws. We own all such intellectual property. If you create derivative works of our product(s), despite the prohibition on doing so, you agree that we will own the intellectual property in those works.
Black Hat World . is owned by a limited liability company registered in the UK. Black Hat World makes no claims that may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the UK, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms for any reason whatsoever: Content; Third Party Content, Sites, and Services; Termination of Account; Disclaimer of Warranties; Release and Indemnity; Jurisdiction; and Complete Agreement.
23. JURISDICTION .
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Black Hat World, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in the courts of England and Wales and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of England and Wales in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Black Hat World or its owner(s), affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers. These Terms are governed by the internal substantive laws of England and Wales, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.
24. COMPLETE AGREEMENT.
Except as expressly may be provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Black Hat World Site, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Black Hat World with respect to use of the Black Hat World Site and Content.