Warning: Scuba diving, in particular technical scuba diving, is an activity in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ALL Users must read and agree to these Terms of Service before using this site.
This web site is dedicated to technical diving, an activity which is inherently dangerous. You should not depend on information gleaned from this site for your personal safety. Your diving safety depends upon your own judgment based on competent instruction, experience, and a realistic assessment of your diving ability.
There is no substitute for professional instruction and certification in technical diving and it is widely available. You should engage a certified diving instructor or school to learn diving safety techniques. If you misinterpret a concept expressed on this site, you may be killed or seriously injured as a result of the misunderstanding. Therefore, the information provided on this site may only be used to supplement competent personal instruction from a certifying technical diving agency. Even after you are certified and proficient in technical diving, occasional refresher or additional training under the instruction of a diving instructor is a safe way to raise your diving standards and learn new and more advanced techniques. All information is presented solely for educational and informational purposes and should not be considered as scuba diving instruction in any way.
There are no warranties, either expressed or implied, that the instructions and information on this website are accurate and reliable. There are no warranties as to fitness for a particular purpose or that this site is merchantable. Your use of this site indicates your assumption of the risk of death or serious injury as a result of diving's risks and is an acknowledgement of your own sole responsibility for your diving safety.
The following terms and conditions are in reference to Forums at HHS Software web site and discussion board (forums.hhssoftware.com), here in referred to as "Forums at HHS Software". These terms and conditions apply to all sites, services, and resources within the Forums at HHS Software.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Forums at HHS Software provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (referred to as "TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice. You may review the most current version of the TOS at any time at: http://forums.hhssoftware.com/forum_tos.html. In addition, when using particular Forums at HHS Software services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
Forums at HHS Software provides users with access to informational resources including communication and interactive resources pertaining to Technical Scuba Diving and the Diving industry. Under no circumstances shall Forums at HHS Software be liable to any user on account of that user's use or misuse of the site or reliance on the site. Such limitation of liability shall apply to prevent recovery of direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive and exemplary damages (even if Forums at HHS Software has been advised of the possibility of such damages). Such limitation of liability shall apply whether the damages arise from use or misuse of the site or reliance on the site, from inability to use the site, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of the site or services offered on the site (including such damages incurred by third parties).
Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages incurred by reason of other services or goods received through or advertised on the site or received through any links provided on the site. .Such limitation shall apply, without limitation, to the costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, lost profits, or lost data. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Forums at HHS Software makes no warranties as to the accuracy of its information and due to the volatile nature of the information contained within Forums at HHS Software. Forums at HHS Software can not screen or authenticate all articles, posts, listings or other information. Forums at HHS Software will not sell any member information.
3. TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP & USAGE RESTRICTIONS
a) Membership is available to any person over the age of 18 who registers and accurately provides all the required information, provides a legitimate electronic mail address and obtains a unique Forums at HHS Software member name and password. Membership is non-transferable. The use of web-based email accounts may be denied due to abuse.
b) All membership information must be accurate and belong to the person registering. All persons are limited to having one user account. Invalid, incomplete, or falsified information can result in the immediate termination of all membership privileges for that user and, possibly a permanent ban, restricting the member from using any of Forums at HHS Software's services at any time.
c) Usage of this site is restricted to persons over the age of 18.
d) Forums at HHS Software is not responsible for the content of any member's posts, and the views expressed on Forums at HHS Software are the responsibility of the posting member and not Forums at HHS Software. Forums at HHS Software does not preview member posts in any way before they appear on the site. Any link posted to a third-party internet address does not imply an endorsement of that site or its content by Forums at HHS Software.
e) Forums at HHS Software forums are for the discussion of technical diving and related products and topics. While the administrators and moderators of Forums at HHS Software will attempt to keep all off-topic messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Forums at HHS Software nor the moderators will be held responsible for the content of any message.
f) Forums at HHS Software forums may contain profanity.
g) Pornography of any type is not allowed. Posts of an illegal nature will not be tolerated. Threats of any kind will not be tolerated and will be removed and the user suspended or banned permanently. Removed threats will be retained by the owners as evidence should legal action be desired by the threatened party.
h) The owners, administrators, and moderators of Forums at HHS Software reserve both the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, and the right to suspend or delete any user account for any reason we feel is in violation of the TOS, both explicit and implied.
i) Membership in Forums at HHS Software is a privilege, not a right. We reserve the right to deny service to any person at any time without cause.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
It is the policy of Forums at HHS Software to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. Forums at HHS Software will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Should a violation of intellectual property be discovered, the document(s) or messages in such violation will be removed in a timely manner after any and all investigating has been completed to prove the authenticity of such a claim.
5. PUBLIC CONTENT ON Forums at HHS Software
Any and all content posted for inclusion in publicly accessible areas of Forums at HHS Software are the responsibility of the creator. Forums at HHS Software makes no claims or warranties about such information or its authenticity. Upon posting any content on Forums at HHS Software, you grant Forums at HHS Software the non-exclusive right to publish, modify and use such content solely for the purpose of displaying such content.
No representations made or advice given by Forums at HHS Software Members or Moderators should be in any way considered a diagnosis, treatment or cure for any illness or condition, either discussed or implied. Answers to questions are offered as information only and should always be used in conjunction with advice from your personal diving physician. No responsibility is taken by Forums at HHS Software, its Members or Moderators, for any conceivable consequence which might be related to any answer that is freely given to questions on this site.
6. LIMITATION OF RE-USE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes or noncommercial purposes any portion of the services or content contained within Forums at HHS Software and its subsidiary sites. In order to use any content, graphical art, photos or files owned by or published by Forums at HHS Software, direct, written authorization must be obtained from Forums at HHS Software with no exceptions at any time for any reason.
7. LEGAL RESTRICTIONS
This agreement shall be constructed and controlled by the laws of the Province of Ontario in Canada, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising hereunder will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. Each member agrees to personal jurisdiction by tile provincial and federal courts of the Province of Ontario Canada.
Forums at HHS Software reserves the right to change, modify or update this TOS agreement at any time without notification. Membership in and the use of resources contained within forums.hhssoftware.com constitutes full agreement and acknowledgement of the restrictions, limitations and terms set forth in this agreement.