Terms of Usage
Liability & Indemnity Agreement
Account Creation, Maintenance & Security
You have the right to abandon your account at any time. We consider failure to login for more than 12 months abandonment, after which your account may automatically be deleted. You also have the right to request deletion of your account at anytime. Account deletion requests are usually completed in 30 days but we may take up to 90 days to delete an account.
For 'Paid Membership' and 'Paid' products or services, cancellation of your account will not result in a refund. Refunds will be made at our sole discretion. Paid Memberships are made available on a ‘single seat license’ basis and not intended for use by multiple persons i.e. shared amongst a workgroup at a company, unless specifically stated otherwise. You agree to not violate this policy. If multiple accesses (multiple people using the same account as determined by IP Logs and or MAC addresses) are detected for an account, that account will be suspended or revoked. We reserve the right to revoke, cancel, modify, delete or temporarily suspend any account and or usage privileges of any member for any reason without prior notice. As a courtesy, we usually give advance notice to a member(s) prior to implementing any changes that affect their account status, but are under no obligation to do so.
Member Rules of Conduct
(a) Interaction with other members – You agree to keep your communications polite and courteous. Harassing, threatening or belligerent online behavior is unacceptable. Please be advised that threatening someone is a crime and if a complaint is filed against you, you may be subject to legal action. If someone expresses their wish not to communicate with you, do not try to contact them, since that would constitute harassment. When interacting and or posting information that will be publicly displayed (i.e. information on your Friends Network profile page etc.) do not reveal any personally identifiable information such as home address or telephone number for security and privacy purposes.
(b) Language - We interpret the 1st amendment to not censor language. Feel free to express yourself however you wish, but be advised that there is a fine line between expressing yourself and being perceived as harassing and threatening someone. Keep swearing and the use of 'charged' phrases limited to personal expressions and do not direct them towards anyone in a bias manner. Do so and we may cancel your account and permanently ban you from Crenex.com.
(c) Information Confidentiality - Understand that you will be dealing with other professionals online and that certain information revealed to you may be considered confidential. You agree not to collect, help collect or inform any entity of any Crenex.com member's information that may be revealed to you. If information such as email addresses, telephone numbers, member/site statistics, which include but are not limited to member preferences, usage, visitation and transaction statistics and protocols are revealed to you, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of this information. Trawling for data constitutes DATA MINING and is strictly prohibited. We take DATA MINING seriously and if you are found to be collecting member details for purposes such as recruiting or site replication, we will not only take legal action but also mount a public PR campaign to highlight unethical behavior.
You also agree to not participate in, help or contribute in any way to any hacking or theft of information attempts directed at our website, server(s), or ISP and to alert and inform us of any attempt to the best of your ability. In addition, please be aware that your colleagues or peers may also be online as members; do not reveal confidential company or client information. It’s unethical and may even be illegal.
(d) SPAM - We define SPAM as sending unwanted email or private messages to individual members or groups. There is a fine line between introducing yourself to a select few members and spamming entire groups. Please note that we intend to comply with laws regarding spam and will not only report any spammer to regulatory authorities including Internet Service Providers, but will fine either the spammer, the entity being promoted, or both at our discretion a sum of money which will be determined by multiplying the number of members spammed by $100 USD, payable to us within 30 days of notification. No one likes spam. We especially hate it. You agree NOT to SPAM, help anyone else SPAM or provide any information to help a SPAMMER SPAM Crenex.com members. We may monitor account usage and do actively investigate SPAM complaints. If it is detected that you are spamming members or helping anyone do so, we will delete your account, permanently ban you from Crenex.com and its subsidiary sites, report you to your ISP, and fine you. Bottom line with regard to spam; just don't do it.
(e) Disrupting Website Functionality - You agree not to disrupt or help anyone disrupt website functionality, inflict damage or harm upon our website or members in any way. Childish behavior such as, causing a forum to scroll, posting hate messages, filing false complaints etc will not be tolerated. Forum administrators are given full authority to delete strings and ban members.
Advertising, Sponsorship, Contests & Prize Distribution
Information that is gathered from users and registered members; in common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitor's IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit. Cookies may be used to remember visitor preferences when interacting with the website. Where registration is required, the visitor's email and all information entered online including user name and personal information will be stored by us or an authorized vendor.
How the Information is used; the information is used to enhance the visitor’s experience when using the website to network with other professionals, display personalized content and possibly advertising. E-mail addresses will not be sold, rented or leased to 3rd parties. E-mails may be sent to inform you of news of our services or offers by us or our affiliates, industry news and updates, event alerts and system updates. Users have the option of opting out of these distribution lists at any time.
Modification of Terms of Usage