Terms of Service
COPYRIGHT : All content and graphics on BeyondBasicPlay.com is copyrighted and must not be duplicated without written permission beforehand. Please do not take anything from BeyondBasicPlay.com and use it on your own Web site.
DISCLAIMER : The information on this web site is for educational and sharing purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of physicians or health care practitioners, nor is it intended to diagnose or prescribe treatment for any illness or disorder. Anyone already undergoing physician-prescribed therapy should seek the advice of his/her doctor before changing a treatment.
BeyondBasicPlay.com is designed to be a supportive, informative, and warm Website for the Special Needs Community. BeyondBasicPlay.com will enforce these rules at its discretion to maintain its community standards and integrity.
Please read the following guidelines carefully. Note that these rules apply to our Community Forums, Private Message system, Chat room, Signature file, Polls, and Profile.
To ensure that our BeyondBasicPlay.com Community Forums realize their mission, we ask you to obey the following rules and guidelines:
1. Tone and Respect:
The tone on the Forums should be fully supportive. Please refrain from posting judgmental or hurtful topics or replies. All users deserve support and encouragement regardless of the choices they make. BeyondBasicPlay.com requires that all posters refrain from using profane language or any other language that, at BeyondBasicPlay.com sole discretion, is deemed false and/or defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, threatening, offensive, racist, invasive of a person’s privacy, antagonistic or intentionally argumentative or otherwise objectionable. You agree not to engage in abuse, insults, slander, antagonism, name-calling, and ill-will directed towards BeyondBasicPlay.com members, guides, moderators, staff and administrators or its service. Abuse reports are taken seriously to maintain a peaceful and supportive atmosphere. We reserve the right to revoke the access to our Forums to anyone committing abuse or repeated offenses at our sole discretion with or without notice.
2. Promotion of External Web Sites, Products, Services, etc.:
Commercial postings of all kinds are prohibited. Posting for the sole purpose of generating traffic to external sites (commercial or not) is also prohibited. Community members are asked to support and respect this vision and refrain from engaging in any kind of commercial activity, product, business or site promotion in the community Forums, whether or not it is related to pediatrics and special needs. In addition, members are asked to refrain from targeting this community and its members for research or conducting focus groups for any purpose – academic, commercial or otherwise.
BeyondBasicPlay.com assumes no responsibility for the content provided on any pages linked from the Forums. Posting links to other special needs forum related sites is also prohibited and may be removed at our discretion.
4. Spamming or Attempts to Collect Personal Information and Email Addresses:
Spamming (multiple posts, messages or private messages dealing with the promotion of a site, product or idea) is not tolerated. In addition, attempts to collect personal information from members (such as by asking for email addresses, posting an email address soliciting responses, posting phone numbers, etc.) is prohibited. In addition, “silent spamming” (ie, including a link, text or image to promote a site, product or business in your signature or anywhere in your posts) is not permitted. If you choose to share your email address or other personal information, BeyondBasicPlay.com assumes no responsibility for any unwanted contact or any further issues arising from such contact.
5. Posting of Copyrighted Material:
We ask you to refrain from posting material that you are not authorized to reproduce or that is invasive of others’ rights and privacy. This includes any copyrighted articles or other material, private messages and the content of private emails and letters as well as the personal information of others (email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers, etc).
We ask users to refrain from activism on the Forums. The Forums are meant to be a peaceful community where everyone can exchange personal experiences without imposing their ideas on others.
We do not have the resources or organization to provide support or translations of our service in languages other than English at this time. By respect for our community and to allow fair treatment in case of abuse, all posts, messages and chat sessions must be in English.
Members will not impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, BeyondBasicPlay.com Administrators, moderators, guides or hosts, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
Members may have one account. Multiple or second accounts will be closed without warning.
10. Account sharing or others using your account with or without your permission:
You are responsible for keeping your password and username private. Sharing your account, username and password with others is not permitted. BeyondBasicPlay.com assumes no responsibility for the use of your account by third parties.
11. Discussion of Policy Decisions:
BeyondBasicPlay.com is receptive to ideas and feedback from our members and will consider all constructive feedback. We ask that policy decisions, including, but not limited to community management, not be debated on the Forums. We also ask that you not post or otherwise submit invitations to BeyondBasicPlay.com members to join other Forums or messaging systems for this or other purposes. Insults or antagonism directed to volunteer moderators, guides and site administrators will not be tolerated under any circumstances. If you have comments or complaints about the Forums management, please send your constructive feedback to us via one of our emails or private messages.
12. Objectionable material:
BeyondBasicPlay.com aims to maintain a supportive, warm community. We aim to keep the Forums free from objectionable material and reserve the right to remove any such material. We are not, however, able to review every single message posted on the Forums and are under no obligation to remove material that you may find objectionable.
13. Member Disputes:
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other BeyondBasicPlay.com members. BeyondBasicPlay.com aims to maintain a peaceful and supportive environment and reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members. Disputes can usually be avoided when members post with an awareness and respect for differing viewpoints and using a supportive, non-confrontational, non-judgmental tone.
BeyondBasicPlay.com may remove or edit any content to maintain its community standards or deemed at its sole discretion not to be in the best interest of the site and/or community for any reason. You cannot post BeyondBasicPlay.com URL on any other site in a rude or objective way.
Failure to comply with the rules may result in the deletion of your content or the termination of your community access with or without warning at our sole discretion.
While banning is done infrequently, and normally only after repeated offenses or an expression of unwillingness to follow the rules, it is irrevocable. If you try to circumvent a ban, we may take further action. If you post on behalf of a banned member, you may also be banned without notice or warning. If your community access has been terminated without warning or explanation, you may email us for an explanation, but we are not obligated to respond (people usually know why they are banned). We do not publicly discuss the details of what led to the termination of a third party’s community access with community members for privacy reasons. We ask our members to respect this policy as well.
In addition we reserve the right to terminate or suspend your account or set your account in “moderated mode” (posts will then require approval by moderators and user to user messages will be suspended) in case of abuse at our sole discretion.
BeyondBasicPlay.com’s moderators and administrators make all reasonable attempts to ensure that the above guidelines are followed to maintain the safety, warmth and integrity of this community and its members. Due to the volume of daily posts, however, our moderators are not able to monitor every single message and as such you may from time to time come across messages that are not in accordance with these guidelines or that you find objectionable. While BeyondBasicPlay.com maintains the right to enforce these rules, it is under no obligation to do so and assumes no liability for the content posted on the Forums, whether or not they conform to the charter.
The preceding rules may be modified from time to time. Continued use of BeyondBasicPlay.com Forums by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to this Agreement. Please refer to it regularly.
By registering at BeyondBasicPlay.com, you automatically agree to our terms.
Information provided on BeyondBasicPlay.com is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or therapist.
16. Reporting Violations of any of these Terms:
If you suspect a member is violating any of these terms, which are put in place to protect the integrity of this special needs online community, please contact us with the member’s name and reason for the violation. Your identity will remain anonymous and will never be revealed to the offending member should disciplinary action take place. These rules were put in place to protect all members of BeyondBasicPlay.com. If you have any suggestions for improving these rules or additions of new rules, please email us with your feedback. Thank you for being a part of our community!