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Acceptable Use Policy

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Acceptable Use of Conference Chat

CMDA provides chat for our conference users to connect with one another, use freely, and enjoy. By registering for this conference, you agree to this Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the rules of good behavior applicable to your use of our conference chat, regardless of the webpage where the chat is being used. This is a global policy for the conference website.

CMDA reserves the right to revoke anyone's use of chat at their sole discretion. However, the following activities are deemed unacceptable use of chat.

 

Prohibited Activities

You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities on or in relation to conference chat, or allow any person to use your registration with this conference or CMDA to do the same:

No one participating on this site shall impersonate any person or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in use or in registering an account (including by creating a misrepresentative account name or accessing another user's account) or in making any communications or sharing or publishing any content or information using chat;

 

Post any SPAM including unsolicited advertising or promotional messages;

 

Post excessive content that dominates the conversation or fills the chat discussion by posting:

    • sermons
    • commentaries
    • articles
    • reposted news
    • reports

 

Post unrelated material pursuant to the specific chat room or page - purposefully veering from the purpose of the specific chat room (such as exhibitor, workshop, breakout discussion, etc);

 

Use chat for any commercial purpose (including commercial communications) or for the benefit of any third party, except as expressly permitted by CMDA including any of the following activities:

    • making postings about a product or service offered by you or by any company (unless you are an exhibitor for this event) in which you hold a direct or indirect interest;
    • making postings about a product or service that directly competes with a product or service offered by CMDA or it's exhibitors or ministries, by you or by any company in which you hold a direct or indirect interest (such as using an exhibitor's chat room to promote a competing product or service);
    • making postings (whether written by you or anyone else) in exchange for money or other benefits or compensation from any third party

 

Submit, upload, transmit or display, through chat, any content (whether displayed publicly or not, and whether displayed directly or indirectly to any other users) which in fact or in our reasonable opinion:

    • breaches any laws or regulations (or may result in a breach of any laws or regulations);
    • creates a risk of loss or damage to any person or property;
    • is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive;
    • harms or exploits any person (whether adult or minor) in any way, including via bullying, harassment or threats of violence;
    • is hateful, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), threatening, profane or otherwise objectionable;
    • promotes or encourages self-harming;
    • infringes our rights or any third party's rights, including any intellectual property rights, contractual rights, confidentiality rights or privacy rights;
    • is pornographic, sexually explicit, violent or otherwise of a mature nature; or
    • encourages or is likely to encourage any of the above;
    • violates any applicable laws or regulations, including credit card fraud or bank account fraud;
    • engages in any illegal or potentially illegal (as determined by CMDA) activities or transactions, including solicitation of any drugs or money laundering;
    • gambling, provides gambling information or entices others to engage in gambling through any method;
    • uses or exploits any of our intellectual property rights (including our trademarks, brand name, logo, any other of our proprietary information or the layout or design of any page), or otherwise infringes on any of our intellectual property rights;

 

Access any chat, to collect or process any content made available through chat, send or redirect any communications through chat, in each case, through the use of any automated bots, software, engines, crawlers, scrapers, data mining tools or the like, or attempt to do any of the foregoing;

    • uses or exploits any of our intellectual property rights (including our trademarks, brand name, logo, any other of our proprietary information or the layout or design of any page), or otherwise infringes on any of our intellectual property rights;
    • engage in any "framing," "mirroring," or other techniques directed at simulating the appearance or function of chat;
      interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, any user's or any other party's access to chat
    • intentionally distribute viruses, worms, Trojan horses, corrupted files or other malicious code or items;
    • share or publish any other person's personally identifiable information using chat without express consent;
    • probe or test the vulnerability of, or otherwise circumvent (or attempt to circumvent) any security features on, WeChat, our systems or the systems of other users;
    • decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any of chat software;
    • create multiple accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes;
    • engage in any other activity that encourages any person or entity

 

Consequences

Anyone participating, or found to have participated, in dominating chat in any of the previously mentioned may experience some or all of the following per the sole discretion of CMDA:

    • immediate removal and blocking from the specific chat room;
    • immediate removal and blocking from all chat rooms on the conference website;
    • immediate removal and blocking from all future chat rooms hosted by CMDA;
    • revocation (removal) of access to the conference website;
    • permanent blocking from future CMDA virtual events;
    • reporting to the authorities (if illegal content is posted)

As solely determined by CMDA, any of the above consequences will not afford the violator any refund for their cost of attending or participating in the virtual event.

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