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Terms of Membership

The goal of Praize.com is to provide an interesting, stimulating, and fun place for Christians and other Internet users. In keeping with this goal, you, as a user of Praize.com Services, including Chat and Message Boards, must agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions. By accessing Chat or Message Boards with a Username and Password, you agree to accept these Terms and Conditions. You agree that any Username and Password you choose or are assigned is not transferable and can only be used by you. If you violate any of the Terms and Conditions, your access to the Chat , Message Board area and/or other Praize.com Services may be suspended or terminated without notice. This suspension or termination is at the sole discretion of Praize.com or their designated Monitor, Moderator or party assigned to supervise Chat and Message Board areas. All participation must be in English.

Praize reserves the right to revise our Terms of Conduct (TOC) at any time, at our sole discretion and without prior notice. Any such revisions will be posted and made available from the main Praize.com Chat page and other TOC areas on Praize. You agree that you will periodically review TOC to be aware of any such revisions. If any revision is unacceptable to you, you agree to stop using Praize.com Services, including Message Boards and Chat. You may request removal of your Username and Password by deleting your ID in your profile settings. Your continued use of Praize.com Services following notice of any such revision (s) shall be conclusively deemed as acceptance of all such revisions.

Praize attempts to create a safe and fun environment for all individuals, by taking measures to prevent and end offensive behavior. However, Praize.com can not and does not monitor chat rooms at all times, and makes no guarantee on your experience with this service. Because Praize.com can not, at this time, guarantee that Praize.com chat is free of all offensive behavior, we encourage users under the age of 18 to use Praize.com chat only with adult supervision. While our sincere goal is to create a chat environment that is both comfortable and safe for Christian Internet users, we ask that you use Praize.com Chat with wisdom and caution, and that you make use of available Praize.com tools and information to respond to users, and report any violations of Terms of Conduct (TOC).

By accepting the Terms of Conduct below, you acknowledge that you have thoroughly reviewed and agree to adhere to all Terms while using all Praize.com Services including, but not limited to, Chat and Message Boards.

Any conduct that, at Praize.com discretion, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying Praize.com Services will not be permitted and may result in termination of your account.

You agree that you will not use Praize.com Services to post, transmit messages (including but not limited to text, graphic, audio and video files or links to the previous) in any of the following ways:

1. You will not use Praize.com Services for any unlawful purpose. You agree that you will not, intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law. Violations in this area will result in immediate termination from service, and reporting of your conduct to the appropriate authorities.

2. You will not post foul, vulgar, obscene or sexually explicit language, obscenities, racial epithets, hateful or derogatory words or phrases in any variation. Using such content or language undermines the goals of a Christian community-oriented service, and is not allowed. Please use your best judgment and be respectful of others. If you use such language, even if masked by symbols or other characters, you may either receive a warning by a Monitor, or have your access to both Chat and Message Boards terminated. A warning indicates that your posts are not in keeping with Praize.com TOC. If you receive such a warning, you agree to read the Praize.com Terms of Conduct again.

3. You will not harass, threaten, embarrass, or cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort upon another user or users of Praize.com Services or other persons or entities. You may express your disagreement with someone’s point-of-view, but personal attacks, or attacks based on another person’s race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disablement or other such affiliation, are prohibited. A violation in this area may result in a warning or immediate termination from service. If you receive such a warning, you agree to read the Praize.com Terms of Conduct again.

4. You will not distribute, promote, transmit or advertise any harmful, hateful, harassing, defamatory or potentially libelous, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit or sexually solicitous, illegal, racial or otherwise objectionable content, in forms including but not limited to, text, graphics, audio, and video files or providing web links to sites which display or promote the same. Such content undermines the goals of a Christian community- oriented service, and is not allowed. If you post such content, you may face immediate termination from service.

5. You will not disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, post or transmit messages that are not directly related to the specific topics or the "thread" of the messages posted on that board, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users, individuals or entities.

6. You will not impersonate any person, including but not limited to a Praize.com or Praize.com Official Operator, Message Board Moderator, Chat Monitor or Host, or communicate under a false name or a name that you are not entitled or authorized to use. Users must avoid the portrayal of Praize.com or Praize.com personnel or other persons in all forms of online communication, including, but not limited to, Praize.com User Names, Praize.com User Profiles, and message postings in either Chat or Message Boards. A violation in this area may result in immediate termination from service.

7. You will not lie or misrepresent age, gender or e-mail addresses using Praize.com Services, including, but not limited to your User Profile or postings in Chat Rooms or Message Boards. Because of the sensitive nature of the subjects discussed in both Message Boards and Chat rooms, it is necessary to ensure that individuals do not assume identities other than their own. It is allowable and acceptable for Users not to provide their e-mail address to others, as well as to assume a "gender neutral” position on a message board or in a Chat room by not identifying your age or sex. Direct misrepresentation of a your e-mail address, age or gender may result in a warning or immediate termination from service. A warning indicates your conduct is not in keeping with Praize.com Terms of Conduct. If you receive such a warning, you agree to read the Praize.com TOC again.

8. You will not post, transmit or distribute disruptive content, including but not limited to, chain letters, pyramid schemes, unnecessarily long messages, unnecessary, repetitive posts, meaningless text, offensive declarations or exhortations, "repetitious screaming" or other disruptive content. This material places an unnecessary load on our system and is considered a nuisance by many Users. Certain chain letters and pyramid schemes are illegal. Letters or messages that offer a product or service based on the structure of a chain letter are also of questionable legality. All such messages are prohibited on all Praize.com Services.

9. You will not attempt to "crack," "hack," "bomb," manipulate or otherwise disrupt Praize.com servers, Praize.com Services or software, or any Praize.com Live Event in any way. Such behavior is viewed as a serious and immediate effort to undermine and inflict harm to Praize. Violation of this policy will result in immediate termination from service and potential legal action against the offending party.

10. You will not post, transmit, or distribute any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other forms of solicitation to Users, individuals or entities, except in areas designated by Praize.com for such purposes. You will not post information to Users, individuals or entities that promotes, arranges or solicits business or business dealings, including but not limited to, multi-level marketing programs, "get rich quick schemes, trading, buying or selling of goods, except in areas designated by Praize.com for such purposes. Praize.com does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered through Praize.com Services and will not be a party to or in anyway monitor any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or environment, you should use caution and your best judgment at all times. Blind opportunity ads and "get rich quick" schemes should be approached with ample skepticism. Praize.com cannot mediate disputes and will not assume responsibility for any outcome.