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You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws of your country, the country where “OCD Action Online Forums” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned with notification to your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all users are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “OCD Action Online Forums” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither OCD Action, our forum provider or our agents shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not OCD Action, the administrators or moderators and hence will not be held liable for any inappropriate material posted.
The Online Forum is part of the OCD Action website and is open to everyone globally. It is not necessary to be a member of OCD Action to be a Forum user.
Advertising and media requests are not permitted. However, users may make postings, for example, publicising a book or other commercially available product related to OCD or other anxiety disorders or mental health matter. This could be simply to inform users that the product exists or could include users’ experiences or a book review in the spirit of the Forum community, indeed inclusion of such material brings enrichment the Forum.
Users may list their own or another website in the members list. The website may be a personal site, blog spot or the site of another OCD/anxiety disorder or mental health organisation so long as such an organisation does not solicit donations from the general public. Commercial sites are permitted provided that it is related to OCD/anxiety disorders/mental health. Other commercial sites not related to OCD/anxiety disorders/mental health are not permitted and will be deleted from the listing. Users listing non OCD commercial sites who are considered not to be bona fide users but list the site primarily for advertising purposes may also be deleted at the discretion of the Administrator.
The OCD Action Online Forum is a supportive community for people affected by the OCD spectrum of anxiety disorders, one where you can share your thoughts openly and honestly with people who are affected by OCD or care for those who suffer from it. Our team of moderators and administrators manage forums with a light touch and are there to help you and not to stifle conversation or judge. You are welcome to share your experiences, thoughts and views within this community freely within the bounds of decency. Most of all, we ask that you join in the spirit of this forum, and help us to keep it special.