from MovingOn Admin - Thursday, March 29, 2007
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From Admin 12-03-2008 - The TOU was modified from the below initial first draft and after many hours of work between the admins and Oddman, who volunteered to help write this, the current version was published here. http://www.movingon.org/terms.asp
1. Invasion of Privacy
Each participant has the right to anonymity and privacy. Please do not post personally identifiable information regarding another user, their family or yourself on this website. Personally identifiable information that will be removed is defined as:
*The full name of another participant. If you must post your own full name, please do so with caution.
*Address (city, town, street and/or house) or phone number of another user or yourself.
*The full names of the parents or the family members of another user or yourself.
*Medical history or medical information regarding any another identifiable person. If you post medical information about yourself, please do so with caution, especially if you have used your full name on the web site.
*Financial information (credit card, bank account number, etc.) of another user or yourself.
*Personal details that would associate another user’s site nick name with their real life identity.
2. Real Life Interactions with Participants
While MovingOn is not responsible for interactions between participants that do not occur on the web site, we recognise that participants may meet up and form friendships in real life. As with any new friendship, we do suggest caution in such meetings. The fact that someone shares a similar background does not necessarily make them safe or trustworthy.
If there is a personal matter or disagreement that occurred offline and is not related to being born and/or raised in The Family, please do not use this web site as a forum for feuding. Please do not post personal emails from other participants or reveal private details about another participant. Such content will be removed.
3. Harassment, Cyber-Stalking and Threats
Harassment on this web site is defined as:
*Consistent provocation or flaming of one user by another one.
*Continually posting negative or derogatory responses to a specific user regardless of the content of their posts or opinion.
*Consistently disclosing personal information about another user.
This type of interaction is not permitted on this web site and users who persist in this may be blocked.
Closely related to harassment is stalking. Stalking has been described as “a form of mental assault, in which the perpetrator repeatedly, unwantedly, and disruptively breaks into the life-world of the victim, with whom he[/she] has no relationship (or no longer has)....Moreover, the separated acts that make up the intrusion cannot by themselves cause the mental abuse, but do taken together (cumulative effect)." 
Cyber-stalking is much the same, but takes place through emails and in web site forums. It has been defined as: “threatening behaviour or unwanted advances directed at another using the Internet and other forms of online and computer communications”.This behaviour is illegal in many places and the administrators will take action to protect participants from such intimidation on this web site.
Please do not threaten other participants on this web site. Please be aware that definite threats of violence against a specific person will be reported to the police by the administrators.
While all opinions are welcome, please refrain from making untrue statements of fact about other people. Opinion, second and third hand accounts and hearsay should be clearly identified as such. While we do not arbitrate disputes between participants, we do not wish to see harm come to anyone through defamation and we take complaints of this sort seriously.
If you believe something on this web site to be libellous or harmful to you, please contact the administrators immediately and inform them of your concerns. Please note that in order to be investigated the content must be both untrue and posted as a statement of fact, not just an opinion. If you believe content on here regarding you to meet this definition, please specify the content in an email to the administrators and it will be promptly investigated.
In regards to first hand statements from victims of childhood abuse, MovingOn fully supports survivors in both naming their abusers and detailing the abuse. We will both protect the survivor’s anonymity if they so choose and will stand behind their right to tell their own life experience.
5. Explicit Content and Inappropriate Images
In light of the circumstances and childhood experiences of some participants, some discussions may contain material of an explicit nature. In light of this, please exercise caution when accessing this web site around minors.
Please refrain from posting pornographic images or content. Pornography is determined by the administrators and will be immediately deleted.
6. Copyright Infringements
Please do not post copyrighted material on this web site. If material posted on this web site violates a copyright, the copyright holder should clearly identify themselves through email to an administrator with the proof of copyright and the content will be promptly removed.
7. Trademark Infringement
If you believe that content on this web site infringes on any trademark, please contact the administrators with the following documentation:
*That you have a protectable right to a certain trademark.
*That there is a confusingly similar mark posted in such a way that it creates a likelihood of confusion, mistake and/or deception with the consuming public
Complaints will be promptly investigated and material that meets these criteria will be removed.
The above terms are subject to changes without notice.
1. Royakkers, 3 Cal. Crim. L. Rev. 2 (Oct. 2000) http://www.boalt.org/bjcl/v3/v3royakkers.htm
2. The National Center for Victims of Crime. Cyber-Stalking http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbName=DocumentViewer&DocumentID=32458