Privacy and Rules

General Rules of Posting Third-Party Sites Subscriptions, Premium Memberships and Donations Opting Out Passwords
System Abuse Account Responsibility Jurisdictional Issues Correct/Update Advertisements
Investigations Account Cancellation Privacy Public Forums Contacting the Web Site
Services Security Personal Information Links  


This is the OptimalSWAT Rules, Regulations, and Privacy Policy. These terms are what you agree to when you sign up to OptimalSWAT, and what you are held to when you post here.


General Rules of Posting

Please act responsibly when using this site. This site was created for law enforcement and military personnel and we ask that you remain respectful of this fact. You may only use this site and its contents for lawful purposes and in accordance with applicable law and you are prohibited from storing, distributing or transmitting any unlawful material through this Site.


You may not collect or store personal information regarding other users. You recognize that storing, distributing or transmitting unlawful material could expose you to criminal and/or civil liability. You agree that if a third party claims that material you have contributed to the Site is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that it is lawful. You understand and agree that all materials publicly posted (other than by OptimalSWAT.com) or privately transmitted on or through this site are the sole responsibility of the sender, not OptimalSWAT.com, and that you are responsible for all material you upload, post or otherwise transmit to or through this site.


We at OptimalSWAT.com require that you do not post e-mails, send Private Messages, or submit to or publish through Forums or otherwise make available on this site any content, or act in a way, which in our opinion:

  • (a) libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive;
  • (b) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;
  • (c) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity;
  • (d) violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
  • (e) you do not have the right to transmit under any contractual or other relationship (e.g., inside information, proprietary or confidential information received in the context of an employment or a non-disclosure agreement); (f) advocates or promotes illegal activity;
  • (g) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
  • (h) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as specifically authorized on this Site;
  • (i) solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors;
  • (j) includes programs which contain viruses, worms and/or ‘Trojan horses’ or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
  • (k) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via the Site;
  • (l) copies any other pages or images on this site except with appropriate authority;
  • (m) includes MP3 format files;
  • (n) amounts to a ‘pyramid’ or similar scheme;
  • (o) amounts to ‘data warehousing’ (i.e., using any web space made available to you as storage for large files which are only linked from other sites). You must provide a reasonable amount of content to accompany such material in order that at least some of the traffic to your site comes directly via us;
  • (p) disobeys any policy or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this site or any networks connected to this Site; or
  • (q) contains links to other sites that contain the kind of content, which falls within the descriptions set out at (a) to (p) above.


In addition, you are prohibited from removing any sponsorship banners or other material inserted by OptimalSWAT.com anywhere on this Site (e.g., on any web space made available for your use).


System Abuse

Without limitation, you agree not to send, create or reply to so called mailbombs (i.e., emailing copies of a single message to many users, or sending large or multiple files or messages to a single user with malicious intent) or engage in spamming (i.e., unsolicited emailing for business or other purposes) or undertake any other activity which may adversely effect the operation or enjoyment of this site by any other person. You may not reproduce, sell, resell or otherwise exploit any resource, or access to any resource, contained on this Site.


Security

While we attempt to safeguard our data, the Administrators and Moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised. You certify that you will not attempt to gain access to private member information (including passwords), nor will you attempt or assist with any nefarious activity against our servers. Any passwords used for this site are for individual use only. You shall be responsible for the security of your password (if any). OptimalSWAT.com shall be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that OptimalSWAT.com considers insecure, OptimalSWAT.com will be entitled to require this to be changed and/or terminate your account. You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g. password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) are strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, OptimalSWAT.com reserves the right to release your details to system Administrators at other sites in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.


Investigations

OptimalSWAT.com reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use or the Forum Guidelines, including without limitation any violation arising from any submission, posting or e-mails you make or send to any Forum. OptimalSWAT.com may seek to gather information (including hidden profile information and Private Messages) from the user who is suspected of violating these Terms of Use or the Forum Guidelines, and from any other user. OptimalSWAT.com may suspend any users whose conduct or postings are under investigation and may remove such material from its servers as it deems appropriate and without notice. If OptimalSWAT.com believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms of Use or the Forum Guidelines has occurred, it may edit or modify any submission, posting or e-mails, remove the material permanently, cancel postings, warn users, suspend users and passwords, terminate accounts or take other corrective action it deems appropriate. OptimalSWAT.com will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing OptimalSWAT.com to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mails, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms of Use or the Forum Guidelines.


Services

OptimalSWAT.com reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of this site and/or any software, facilities and services on this site, with or without notice, and/or to establish general guidelines and limitations on their use.


Third-Party Sites

This site may link you to other sites on the Internet. These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other sites are not under the control of OptimalSWAT.com, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with OptimalSWAT.com) OptimalSWAT.com is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by OptimalSWAT.com or any association with its operators. OptimalSWAT.com cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from any third-party site that links to or from OptimalSWAT.com since other sites/stores are owned and operated by independent webmasters/retailers.


Account Responsibility

The owner of an account at OptimalSWAT.com (the person who registered the account) is solely responsible for its activity. Any account that violates these Terms of Use, Registration, as well as any other policies set forth anywhere on this website, will be deemed in violation Site policy and appropriate action will be taken. As owner of your account, you are solely responsible for its activity, no matter who may be using your account. Unless there is conclusive proof to prove otherwise, it is assumed that all activity performed by your account is done by you, the owner. Appropriate action taken against an account may result in any of the following, possibly without prior notice:

  • (a) warning;
  • (b) account suspension (no less than one day);
  • (c) account ban (permanent or otherwise); or
  • (d) IP ban (permanent);

Account Cancellation

OptimalSWAT.com does not have any options for a user to terminate their own account. This must be done by contacting an administrator. If a request to cancel an account is accepted, a permanent ban will be placed on the account. Accounts are never deleted at OptimalSWAT.com, except at the sole discretion of the Administration. If you wish to resume your account at any time, please contact us and we will unban your account. Creating a new account may result in an IP address ban.


Subscriptions, Premium Memberships and Donations

Subscriptions, Premium Memberships and Donations purchased or made through OptimalSWAT.com are non-refundable. The features and benefits granted to Premium Members and Paid Subscribers may be modified or revoked at any time, either directly or indirectly. Restrictions placed on accounts by other means, such as bans or account locking may prevent use of Subscription or Premium Member features.


Jurisdictional Issues

The Materials and all other content in this site are presented solely for the purpose of providing information. There are no MD's on this site and as such, before using any of the information here, please visit your doctor. The site is controlled and operated by OptimalSWAT.com, United States.


Privacy

OptimalSWAT is committed to protecting the privacy of its visitors. The privacy statement provides our visitors with an overview of the measures we have taken to show our commitment to this privacy. We respect your privacy. Any personal information requested from you will never be used, sold, or in any other way distributed to third parties. Both members' and guests' IP address are stored for the sole purpose of security and moderation. Your IP address is only available to Administrators and will never be given out. In addition, your e-mail address is also stored on the website. Your e-mail address will be added to the OptimalSWAT mail list automatically when you register, unless you choose otherwise. If you wish to unsubscribe from our mailing list, go to your User Control Panel, click on Edit Options, and uncheck the "Receive Email from Administrators" field. Also, you may wish to receive e-mails from other forum members. If you wish to enable this feature, check the "Receive Email from Other Members" field. Your e-mail address will never be given out, sold to, or distributed in any means to any third parties. By using this website, you also agree to allow the Administration access to edit your information, view your information (including private fields, but excluding passwords), and edit your postings made on the forums. In addition, the Administration has access to view your Private Messages, should there be any reason to do so.


Details regarding our privacy policy are as follows:


Personal Information

By registering with us, you might be submitting personal information to the website. This information is kept private and is not released to any outside parties. Upon request, information will be given to authorities should the need arise. Information that might be collected includes, but is not limited to, e-mail address and date of birth. Optional information, given at the user's discretion, may include, but is not limited to, location, first name, and instant messenger contact information. All information may be displayed publicly unless the user specifically requests otherwise. The display of this information can be toggled in the User Control Panel.


Opting Out

Users who join the forum will periodically receive newsletters and other e-mail sent by the Administration. Should users later decide to opt-out from receiving this information, the option to be taken off our mailing list is found in the User Control Panel. Click on "Edit Options" and uncheck the "Receive emails from Administrators" box. Hit the submit button and you will be automatically taken off our mailing list. Should you choose to be put back on, simply re-check the box. Furthermore, users have the option of disabling this at registration, and they will never receive any e-mails from the Administration. By opting out of our mailing list, this does not stop the use of automatic e-mails. For example, a user opted out of our mailing list may still receive e-mail upon receiving a Private Message. These e-mails are automated and not sent by the Administration. The options to opt-out of these types of e-mails can also be found in the User Control Panel.


Correct/Update

Any information submitted to the website (including, but not limited to, date of birth) is assumed accurate. If the information submitted is not correct, please contact the Administration and provide the correct details. Changes will be made promptly.


Public Forums

Some of our forums are accessible by the public, including non-members. With that in mind, use caution when giving out personal information. If it is absolutely necessary to give out personal information, it is advised to do so in a Private Message. However, be sure you can trust who you are sending the Private Message to, as even this is unsafe. Any information you would not want anyone to know should not be submitted to our forums or in Private Message. While the information that is given may be reliable, it is highly suggested you consult a professional for any serious questions you might have. Our members are assumed not to be certified to give sound information, even if they really are.


Links

This website contains links to outside websites. OptimalSWAT.com is not responsible for the information posted on these websites. These websites may not represent the views and opinions of the OptimalSWAT.com Administration.


Passwords

Your account password will be stored in our database using encryption. This means that no one, including the Staff, Administrators, and Owner(s) of OptimalSWAT has access to your password. If you forget your password, you must have a password reminder sent to you, as the Administration does not have access to your password.


Advertisements

From time to time you will see advertisements on this website. To keep this site safe and enjoyable, soliciting by members on this forum is prohibited without express permission for Administrators and Owner(s) of OptimalSWAT.com. If it is determined that you have perpetrated a fraud on this website which causes any member to incur a financial loss, your account will be terminated and you will be banned from this website.


Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy statement, the practices, or your dealing with this web site, please contact us and your inquiry will be dealt with as soon as possible.

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