Terms of Use

  1. Acceptance of Terms
  2. Mission Statement
  3. Organisational Structure
  4. Operational Costs
  5. Membership
  6. Membership Responsibilities
  7. Moderator Responsibilities
  8. TFT Rules
  9. Copyright
  10. Indemnity
  11. Modifications to Service
  12. Disclaimer.

1. Acceptance of Terms
Freethought & Rationalism (FR) provides a service to you which is Talk Freethought Discussion Board (TFT). Failure to comply with this TOU will result in revocation of your membership.

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2. Mission Statement
Freethought & Rationalism is a privately owned, educational information provider established for freethinkers -- especially for (but not limited to) atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and similar -- to promote rational thought as a better means to access truth. Freethought and Rationalism also provides help and support to members who are converting or have converted to non-belief.

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3. Organisational Structure
  • FR is a privately owned entity consisting of owners who own and operate TFT.
  • TFT has appointed staff that oversee the daily running of the board. These appointments are on a volunteer basis.


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4. Operational Costs
TFT is funded through the Owners and donations. Donations are distributed at the discretion of the owners for the purpose of TFT and FR.

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5. Membership
Membership is free and conditional to the TOU.

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6. Membership Responsibilities
  • To abide with the TOU.
  • To report using the "Request Mod Action" button any posts or threads that you feel contravenes the rules.


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7. Moderator Responsibilities
  1. To abide with the TOU.
  2. To have the ability and willingness to strive to be a cohering force of TFT.
  3. To have leadership skills.


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8. TFT Rules
FR makes available to you TFT provided that you agree to and abide by the Terms of Use, including that you agree:
  1. Not to violate any applicable law, code, regulation or rule or to plan, encourage or help others violate any applicable law, code, regulation or rule;
  2. Not to post or transmit unlawful or pornographic information.
  3. Not to post any or provide a link to any material that infringes upon any third party's copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property rights;
  4. Not to plagiarize.
  5. Not to post or transmit any information, e-mail, software or other material which contains a virus, Trojan horse or other harmful component;
  6. Not to post or transmit through TFT any commercial, advertising or promotional materials, including without limitation, "spam," hate/fear mongering, illegal advocation or mass distributions (this rule applies to images or videos of violence, killing, murder, or other graphic scenes);
  7. Not to goad, harass, insult, flame, spam, or invade the privacy of any the owners or any other registered member of this board;
  8. Not to restrict, interfere or inhibit any other member from using FR or TFT;
  9. Not derail threads or detract from board discussions;
  10. Not to discuss moderation or the rules in the general forum and to direct any complaints about moderation or the TOU to the Private Feedback Forum.
  11. Not to preach/proselytize your religious views.


The above list identifies prohibited conduct and is not an exhaustive listing. If you violate such terms, or engage in other conduct that FR, concludes constitutes prohibited conduct, FR may, without prior notice and without liability to you, ban you from any and all services, terminate your registration/membership, delete your messages or postings, and take any other action we deem appropriate.

FR reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the rules and regulations set forth in FRDB, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to TFT.

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9. Copyright
The copyright attached to FR and TFT will be based on the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License.

Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license.

With the understanding that:
  • Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
  • Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
  • Your fair dealing or fair use rights;
  • The author's moral rights;
  • Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.
  • Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.
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Creative Commons License
Work on FR and TFT is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License.

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10. Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold FR, TFT, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of TFT.

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11. Modifications to Service
FR reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Use (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that FR shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of TFT.

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12. Disclaimer.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

Your use of FR and TFT is at your SOLE RISK. FR and TFT is provided on a "as is" and "as available" basis. FR expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied.

FR makes no guarantee or warranty that the services will meet your requirements, or that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free.

Being a financial donor or contributor does not give you automatic special privileges, voting rights, policy rights, or any other privileges or rights of FR and TFT.