Forum Terms Of Service
The Forum(s) are a free discussion place where you can exchange information with other users, provide feedback to MCS, and share your experiences caring for cocker spaniels. Please note that the Forum(s) were launched so that our users have the possibility to interact and exchange experiences with one another. The Forum(s) are English language forums.
MCS Moderators and Screening
Although the MCS User Forum(s) are moderated, this is not a replacement for contacting us by email and accordingly there is no guarantee that a question will be answered. The forum(s) are not a substitute for contacting MCS and accordingly if you need to contact MCS please do so by by email.
MCS permits users to post hypertext links to content hosted and maintained by third parties. Although linked sites are not generally reviewed by MCS 's moderators, links are subject to treatment like any other type of content posted to the Forum(s). You may not include a link in the Forum that directs users to any content or information that, if posted in the Forum, would constitute a violation of these terms. The linked sites under MCS 's control and your access to any linked site is at your own risk. You should use your own judgment before you use any link or access any linked site. When leaving the Forum(s) using any link provided by a user, you should be aware that MCS terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies of that site. If you access a linked site and find that materials to be in violation of these terms, you may report the link as described below. MCS makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from the Forum(s).
We encourage you to use caution and not reveal information that you do not want to make public in your postings. Any personal information that you post can be obtained and used by others. Anything you post in the Forum, you post at your own risk. You use the Forum at your own risk. In any online forum like Forum(s), it is not possible to be sure that other users are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated.
By participating in the Forum(s), including the posting of content and sending of messages, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any content (including text, links, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information) that: (i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, obscene, racially or ethnically offensive or otherwise objectionable; (ii )infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; (iii) constitutes advertising* or promotion, junk mail, "spamming," chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation.; (iv) contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware; (v) provides any non-public information about MCS or any other company or person without the proper authorization to do so. ; (vi) Intentionally interferes with the operation of the Forum(s) or with a fellow user's message box, without limitation, mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.; (vii) impersonates any person or entity, including MCS administrators and moderators or forges any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header or any part of a message header.; (viii) attacks or insults another Forum(s) user or moderator; (ix) Suggests or encourages illegal activity; or (x) violates US or international laws or regulations.
Release of Information
*MCS allows member signatures promoting their own services related to cockers spaniels (i.e. breeding) so long as it is tastefully done and does not violate MCS User Terms of Service. Signatures may be removed at the Forum Administrator's discretion.