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FORUM GUIDELINES

First and main rule – BE COOL.

A good vibrant discussion where valid and factual points are brought forward is an excellent way to help find the truth. In order to ensure that a discussion gets on track - and remains on same, we have rules, none of which state that parties must agree with one another. In fact, discovery deamands that we don't so, having different points of view based on facts are essential - as long as they remain within the rules laid out here.

That said, freedom of speech is guaranteed in our freedom of rights but here, this is a privately owned discussion medium thus, there are the guidelines and, as guidelines they are not hard and fast rules but, do try to follow them as they can be enforced with vigor.

YOU MUST BE A CURRENT CLARITAS INVESTOR OR, WANT TO BE ONE

Disgruntled ex investors, those who state they are giving up their position or those who hold no position have no business being on an investors medium and will be removed ASAP.

MEMBERSHIP IS SUBJECT TO TERMINATION AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE

If there’s no rule or guideline against it you’re probably safe but, anything not covered in the rules can and will be modded as we see fit as needed so be on your toes.

POSTING OF CLARITAS CONTENT ON OTHER SITES

Posting our content on other sites is welcomed provided you follow these guidelines - provide a link back to the article here on Claritas, only post a minimal amount of informaton from here in order to prove your point or, invoke interest and, under no circumstances are you to post the entire article. Articles that are in non public areas and are for members access only are not to be reposted without the permission of Admin.

NO SLANDEROUS POSTS OR CALLING OUT OF ADMIN OR MODERATORS

If you have a beef with the managment then send a PM and try to work it out.

NO THREATS OR HARASSMENT TOWARD ANY MEMBER OR PERSON

This includes a thread started for the purpose of singling out an individual member in a manner that's negative in any way, or negative toward the member's family ("call out thread") in any part of the including the thread title or OP. In other words, no criticism of a member in a thread title or OP. No threats, overt or implied.

No divulging of any members personal information unless this person is in the news or a public figure/celebrity or has made said information public here or elsewhere.

PRIVATE MESSAGING

Reposting all or part of a PM to third parties is prohibited as well as is parially quoting or summarizing one. PMs are considered private and may not be discussed in public (or privately with another person) other than by an administrator.

PMs also fall under the rules of decorum, profanity and harassment.

NO PROFANITY, ADULT CONTENT, AND GRAPHIC IMAGES

Any posts, signatures, or images that are considered obscene or profane are forbidden, as well as any links to any such material. This includes (but is not limited to) profane language, nudity, and pornographic or excessively graphic images. Keep in mind that profanity in a relatively obscure language is still profanity. We'll allow as much latitude as we reasonably can for images or quotes that are directly related to a legitimate event, but if in doubt, you might want to check with a moderator before posting. This website employs a filter to block out banned language, and any attempt to circumvent that filter (including the use of asterisks) will be considered an infraction of this rule.

We don’t use language filters here as it curtails freedom of expression however, use of excessive vulgarity, profanity and crude behavior just to flame or troll will result in banning.

No SPAM posts including links to blogs, personal websites, podcasts, personal twitter feeds, personal FaceBook accounts or other message board or chat websites. Using this forum to promote your blog is a ban-worthy offense.

>No posting illegal and/or pornographic material or links to porn of any sort, or anything that otherwise is in violation to the forum Terms of Service. No nudity other than breasts or buttocks (but not in an avatar).

When posting articles from other sources, post a link to the article.

NO FLAMEBAITING

Flamebaiting is posting content with the purpose of enraging other posters and are specifically intended to provoke emotional responses or personal attacks from other posters, rather than civil discussion, will be considered flamebaiting.

NO HARRASSMENT, BAITING, TAUNTING

Stalking or harassing other members is forbidden, whether in the public forums, through PMs, or in social groups or albums. If you don't like someone, leave them alone or put them on ignore. Any attempts to bait or taunt another poster will be considered infractions, including posters who are banned from the forum or banned from a thread, and thus unable to reply. This includes quoting other members in your signature without permission, or mischaracterizing their statements by quoting them and changing the quotes.

NO TROLLING OR DERAILING A DISCUSSION

If you don't want to discuss the topic, stay out of the thread. Posts that are, in the judgment of moderators or administrators, intended to disrupt a discussion rather than actually contribute to it will be considered trolling.

NO THREATS OR INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE

Any post that expresses a direct, indirect, or veiled threat to anyone - whether it be another member, some other individual, or a group in general - or an incitement to violence will be dealt with severely, may result in an immediate permanent banning, and may be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. This includes (but is not limited to) what are known as "indirect threats," such as (for example) wishing that public officials or police officers come to harm, or expressing a desire for armed insurrection against the government.

NO RACIAL, ETHNIC, HOMOPHOBIC, GENDER, OR RELIGIOUS SLURS

Any post or image that is - in the judgment of a moderator or administrator - a slur against any such group will be subject to infraction.

NO ATTACKING OR CALLING OUT STAFF OR ADMINISTRATION

Moderators, Advisors, and Greeters are volunteers who work very hard and make a number of personal sacrifices to make the community as welcoming as possible. They may not always be right, because they're human - but they will always act in good faith and with the best of intentions, and this forum would not be possible without their efforts. When they're posting on the forums, feel free to debate and argue with them just as you would any other poster, but attacking or calling out a staff member who is acting in their official capacity is against the rules.

We welcome constructive criticism or complaints, but the public forums are not an appropriate venue for criticizing the staff, administration, or ownership of the site. If you have questions about a specific moderator decision, feel free to send a PM to that moderator, an administrator, or the site owner. Or, alternatively, members can always start threads in the Feedback forum to ask the entire staff questions about specific moderator actions or general questions about forum rules. Please be aware that the rules prohibiting personal attacks against staff also apply in the Feedback and Disputing Banning Resolutions forums.

THREAD CREATION</br>
The opening post of a thread sets the topic and the tone of the discussion. It should contain a member's opinions or questions with sufficient elaboration to establish a foundation for respectful discussion and debate. Threads should not be posted in the wrong forum, or be duplicates of other threads and/or topics (creating multiple threads with fundamentally the same topic is not allowed). Images, links, quotations, etc., should be used to support a member's opinion, not to replace it. Quoting from an article is optional. If a quote is added, it must be clearly distinguishable from the personal commentary. Quotes may only contain a small portion of the article. We do not allow the entire article to be posted. Personal commentary must be a paragraph with at least enough to make the post make sense. Thread titles should be a description of the thread topic (and if not they may be altered by the moderators). Whether a thread has sufficiently set a basis for respectful exchange of information will be at the discretion of the moderators. All other board rules apply to thread titles and creation. Threads may be deleted, merged or closed for not meeting any of the requirements listed.

AVATARS

Avatars and profile pictures are governed by the same rules regarding other content - images that are obscene, insulting to any individual or group as defined in the guidelines are not allowed and are subject to infraction.

SIGNATURES

Signatures must comply with all applicable forum rules, especially those on 'Flamebaiting' and 'Personal Attacks'. The use of quotations from other members in a signature is subject to the express consent of the member being quoted. Member signatures should not contain links. Staff signatures should contain internal KALYTRERAN links only. In order to keep signatures reasonable in size (to prevent them from overpowering the posts in a thread) the normally accepted criteria is that they should not be larger in total than 4 lines at normal (size 2) text size.

MULTIPLE USER ACCOUNTS

Multiple user accounts are not allowed. The use of anonymous proxy IP addresses and systems, which are often used to hide identities for the purposes of creating multiple accounts, is also prohibited. Usage of these tools can lead to immediate and permanent banning.

LINKS, ADVERTISING, IMPROPER QUOTING, AND COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS

No commercial advertising is permitted anywhere on the forum - links in posts must be relevant to the discussion, and must not be intended simply to direct members to another website. Quotes, links, and images should be used to support a member's opinion, not to replace it - all posts containing them should also contain the poster's own comments as to their relevance. All quotes from other sources must be given appropriate credit, preferably with a link to the original article - long articles should be quoted from and/or summarized, not quoted in their entirety. Content copied from other sources must meet "fair use" guidelines, and violations of copyright will be deleted and subject to infraction. When quoting other posters, we ask that you use the site's "quote" function, so that other members can backtrack the conversation if they wish.

Linking to websites that require user registration is discouraged, but where it cannot be avoided notice should be given that that is the case. No links should involve any sites or material that are illegal or pornographic, and warnings should be posted with any links to material that might be considered 'graphic' or 'offensive' (and such links should only be posted when strictly relevant to the discussion).

THREAD DRIFT & DERAILING
Thread drift is allowed. Derailing a thread is not.

CHANGING MEMBERS QUOTES

Changing a member's quote is prohibited. Changing a member's name to insult them is petty and is a violation of forum decoroum.

BEING A VICTIM OF TROLLS OR INSULTING BEHAVIOR<

If feel you are insulted report it rather than respond. By responding you are now equally at fault.

Snark and mild insults are fine, but if it becomes excessive (pattern of harassment) and a distraction to the forum it's unacceptable and a Moderator may issue a general thread warning or whatever action is deemed necessary.

PERSONAL ATTACKS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Members can and should report posts/threads if they're breaking the rules. Moderators may not always notice problems and may not react in such cases.

Members should feel free to post their views freely in an environment of minimal interaction from the mod team, however members are encouraged to consider their statements. We are promoting CIVIL political discussion and remember that the thoughts and statements that you express are a direct reflection of you.

The mods cannot read the entire site. DO NOT complain that we didn't sanction someone else for something they wrote when you attacked them back. If we don't get a report and we didn't see it, then we can't address it.

DO NOT report mild insult and snark. Nuisance reporting will do no good and can result in an infraction or ban.

Members are expected to read and fully understand these rules, and review them for changes on a reasonably regular basis, at their convenience.

Common sense and decency apply, so please be civil and hold a customary level of decorum in your interactions here.

While these rules are not all inclusive, the Administrators of this forum will do our best to act or react accordingly in response to specific situations. Feel free to PM any of us for any help you might need. We want to take good care of you as a member and we genuinely appreciate you choosing to spend some of your valuable time here.

DEFINITIONS

" CLARITAS and its owners" operates an online message board on the World Wide Web of the Internet at http://www.claritasinvestors.com or from here on "CLARITAS". "Members" or from here on "you" means each person who establishes or accesses a connection ("Account") for access to and use of this site's services as either a guest or a registered member. This "Terms of Service" document or from here on "Terms" outlines and explains the guidelines and rules which you agree to comply with. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this User Agreement. KALYTERAN reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, remove or terminate any portion of this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time, without prior notice.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under The Laws of Canada. Claritas Investors is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. You acknowledge that you are 16 years of age or older, and, if under the age of 18, are using KALYTERAN under the supervision of a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit or use Claritas Investors.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Service is provided to you subject to the following Terms which may be updated from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time by clicking on the Terms icon at the bottom of any page.

MEMBER CONDUCT

You agree to not use Claritas Investors to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. You agree to not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. You agree to not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary and intellectual rights of any party; any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware. Images or videos depicting partial or full nudity engaged in any form of harmful or otherwise unwillful or illegal sexual conduct is not allowed. You may not use this site and its resources to spam other sites or harass other individuals or perform any action that violates any law.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFORMATION

Claritas Investors and its owners, do not claim ownership rights to any content, photos, videos, audio or other works of authorship posted on this website by its members. However, you grant Claritas Investors and its owners a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display said content through the site and services. You grant each user of Claritas Investors a non-exclusive license to access your said content, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such said content under these Terms of Service. On this site, said content must be within the limitations of prohibited content as deemed by these terms and conditions. As a perpetual license, this means that your content is subject to global reach via the World Wide Web of the Internet, is royalty free (not subject to fees imposed on KALYTERAN and its owners) and that you are free to post and license the same content to other parties outside of CLARITAS (non-exclusive).

Not withstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that once said content is incorporated into other aspects of the Services by Claritas Investors and/or its members, Claritas Investors and its owners, is under no obligation to delete or ask or require other KALYTERAN members to delete that said content, and therefore, it may continue to appear and be used through the Services indefinitely pursuant to an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license. You understand and agree that we may retain server copies of said Content that have appeared to have been removed or deleted. Upon posting content, you hereby warrant that you are the owner of the content or have rights to grant a perpetual license on said content. You also warrant that any content posted by you is not in violation of copyright laws, contracts, privacy rights, publicity rights, and you also agree to pay fees and fines associated with infringements of any content protection laws.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

All messages and content are for entertainment purposes only and reflect the views of the author. You release Claritas Investors from all future claims of any kind whatsoever including, but not limited to, addiction, loss of productivity, termination or suspension from employment or educational institutions. Claritas Investors cannot be held responsible for the authenticity of the content or the actions of its members. Claritas Investors meets, contests and other activities are 'as is' and no warranty of any kind is made or implied; attend or participate at your own risk and follow all local, state, province, and federal laws. Linked sites on Claritas Investors are not under the control of Claritas Investors and we are not responsible for the content of any linked sites, or any changes or updates to such sites. Such links are maintained by third parties and do not constitute an endorsement, guaranty, or warranty by Claritas Investors , and we do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and the content of third party sites. By using CLARITAS.

CLARITAS and its services, you hereby waive all rights to any claim against Claritas Investors and its owners.

SUBSCRIPTION AND DONATIONS

Subscriptions and Donations allow you access to optional features as stated on the subscriptions page. At any time, Claritas Investors reserves the right to add or deduct optional features as needed, without prior notice of any kind whatsoever. By subscribing or donating to the site you guarantee that you are the authorized owner or user of the Paypal account, Alert Pay account, Google Checkout account, and/or the credit card or check card you are using, and you agree to pay the charges in full. Refunds are offered within 72 hours of payment if you are dissatisfied with the service. Please use the 'Contact Us' Link at the bottom of this page for refunds or any questions. No refunds are offered if you are banned or if you violate this agreement.

DEALING WITH ADVERTISERS AND AFFILIATES

Items sold or bought in Claritas Investors are 'as is' and no warranty or insurance of any kind is provided. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers and affiliates found on Claritas Investors, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or affiliate. You agree that Claritas Investors shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers and affiliates on Claritas Investors.

MONITORING

CLARITAS has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of this site, including chat rooms, forums, blogs, photo albums, and private messages to determine compliance with Terms and any operating rules established by Claritas Investors and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. The Administrator, Super Moderators, Moderators and other authorized users of Claritas Investors have the right to withhold, remove, edit, move or close any content for any reason and to reveal your identity and other known information in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any content posted or uploaded by you.


CLARITAS may terminate these Terms at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, CLARITAS has the right to immediately terminate your Account in the event of any conduct by you which CLARITAS, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach of these Terms. CLARITAS reserves the right to refuse service and/or terminate your membership at any time without giving any prior notice or any reasons.
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