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Old 28th April 2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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As a general rule, though, the owner of the Forum will not disclose or share any of the personal information provided upon registration unless you have given permission or unless we have a good faith belief that the law requires it.

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General on-line privacy

Please remember that whatever personal information you disclose online can be collected and used by others, so it is a good general practice not to post any private or personal information unless you want it to be available publicly, and remember that you can never assume that you are completely anonymous or that you cannot be identified by your online comments.

ISF reserves the right to:
modify the Forum from time to time, with or without notice, including the right to terminate the Forum and all (or any of) its messages for any reason;
determine (in its absolute discretion) if any message or discussion is in violation of these Terms, and edit or remove any content that it considers does so;
prohibit and/or ban the posting of messages by any member at any time if they a member should violate these Terms, or for any other reasonable cause (as determined by ISF and/or the Administrators of the Forum, in their absolute discretion).

Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, and Severability

These Terms are governed by the law of the State of New York, and you and ISF submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New York courts.

If any provision of these Terms is deemed to be unlawful, invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then to the extent permitted any such unlawful, invalid, void, or unenforceable provision shall be deemed severed from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions, which shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

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