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Terms and conditions

  1. Sticktalk is intended to be an area where members can discuss matters relating to phasmids and related insects in a calm and reasoned manner. All Sticktalk members are expected to show courtesy to others and demonstrate respect, good taste and decorum. Failure to do so may result in the immediate termination of a member's right to participate in Sticktalk. Listed below are some examples below of unacceptable online behaviour that are considered to violate these terms of use:
    • Use of potentially unlawful, harmful, threatening, libellous, vulgar, abusive, antagonistic or defamatory statements, language or images.
    • Actions which may cause distress, embarrassment, unwanted attention or other discomfort to another, whether intended or caused inadvertently.
    • Actions with the intent or effect of misleading or misrepresenting
    • Sending chain letters or other junk mail.
    • Sending commercial advertising or promotional material
    • Failure to respect the confidences of other Sticktalk members.
    This list is not exhaustive and we reserve the right to prohibit conduct that we believe may be harmful to any of our members, non-members, or any individual, company or organisation.
  2. Sticktalk reserves the right to edit, amend or refuse to forward any email it considers to be in violation of the above. The moderator's decision is final. Any amended or edited posts will be marked as such where the amendment affects the tone or content of the posting.
  3. Members shall not hold the administrators or moderators of Sticktalk responsible in any way for any consequences of the posting, amendment or non-posting of any email submitted to the list, nor for any damage or consequential loss due to the transfer or downloading of corrupted or virus-infected material. The administrators and moderators will, however, take reasonable steps to ensure that no such material is forwarded or made available.
  4. When submitting contributions, members should also take reasonable steps to ensure that their communication contains no virus software or otherwise potentially harmful code.
  5. We're sorry, but we can only accept posts for redistribution in the English language.
  6. Phasmids and ova may not be offered for sale on the list. Where livestock is exchanged via the list, it is up to the sending user as to whether postage and packing costs should be charged to the recipient. Such transactions are entirely between the corresponding members and Sticktalk takes no responsibility for any losses or consequential damages.


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  6. Sticktalk will not republish or share posts submitted to Sticktalk without the express permission of the contributor of the post. Similarly no member may publish or otherwise reproduce or share any post without the contributor's express permission.