Last updated on April 25, 2006.
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4. Modifications and Interruption to Service
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7. Compliance with Laws
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Interactive areas, message boards, etc., are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ - judgment and opinion are subjective things -- and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. But by using these areas of PressBoxOnline.com, you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our site at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting Rule will be made by PressBoxOnline.com in its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting content on our site. When using PressBoxOnline.com, please do not post material that:
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• violates any right of PressBoxOnline.com or any third party.
• discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.
• violates or inappropriately encourages the violation of any municipal, state, federal or international law, rule, regulation or ordinance.
• unfairly interferes with any third party's uninterrupted use of PressBoxOnline.com.
• advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
• uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files.
• disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of PressBoxOnline.com, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through PressBoxOnline.com or affiliated or linked sites.
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