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Update to the Terms of Service

Oct 24, 2013

    1. As you all know, DoA hosts one of the largest second-hand marketplaces for ball-jointed dolls and accessories. Because of this, our community is occasionally a target for dishonest people who see an opportunity to scam or defraud our members. This is a source of great stress to our staff (and no doubt our community) and we have taken as many steps as possible to provide the safest experience possible while keeping the Marketplaces fee-free and accessible to members from all over the world.

      One of our greatest frustrations is being unable to make information about fraudulent transactions public due to the wording of our Terms of Service.

      Effective immediately, we are updating our ToS. Please reference following post for the changes. (The changes are in bold red.)

      What does this mean? If you use the forum to engage in a fraudulent transaction, the forum staff reserves the right to post information such as your IP address, email address, and private information that you have furnished to the other party in your transaction. This information may include your Paypal address, country and city of residence [not full address], and other known internet alias(es). We may also furnish this information to other BJD forums so that they may protect their marketplaces as well.

      Obviously, this is for extreme cases only where we have concerns that a user is systematically scamming our community; a flakey transaction, item damaged or delayed in shipping, or item not exactly as described would not warrant this response. However, if we become aware of a user who is selling counterfeit items as the real thing, accepting payment for items that don't exist, or accepting customization commissions as a means of stealing items, we may choose to make this information public after a thorough investigation.

      It's a big change, and one that we wish that we didn't have to make.

      If this is not acceptable to you, then you may not use our Marketplaces.
      By using the forum to conduct transactions, you are agreeing to this policy. As we said, this is effective immediately.

      If you do not wish to use our Marketplaces in light of this ToS change, please post in Ask the Moderators to ask the staff to remove your Marketplace-related threads. if you have any questions about this, please feel free to ask in this thread.
       
    2. 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 the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

      You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, violent, hateful, threatening, overtly sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any actions by member or outside party (such as a hacking attempt) that may lead to the data being compromised.

      Please note that there is one exception to our data disclosure policy: in the event of a fraudulent transaction such as sale of counterfeit items or theft, non-public information such as your IP or email address (as well as information furnished by you to the other party in your fraudulent transaction(s)) may be made public, shared with other affiliated doll forums, or even disclosed to appropriate law enforcement or other regulatory agencies. Use of the DenofAngels Marketplace subforums is not mandatory; by using the forum to buy, sell, trade, or engage or offer commissionable services, you are agreeing to this portion of our Terms of Service.


      DenofAngels is not responsible for any business or sales by members on the forum, found through links in posts or signatures or advertising banners, or suggested through Private Messages. It is up to the buyer and the seller to investigate the reputation of the other party and make their own determination. DenofAngels does not serve as any sort of arbitrator in disputes. You must settle any buying/selling/commissioning problems you have with the other party privately, or contact the appropriate authorities. DenofAngels is not responsible for verifying information contained in transactional feedback left by members; we will investigate and remove libelous content, but this is done at the discretion of the forum staff and only upon request.

      DenofAngels reserves the right to remove any post, any time. DenofAngels reserves the right to edit any post for content, any time. DenofAngels will not necessarily contact users in the event that their post has been removed/edited or their membership revoked. DenofAngels reserves the right to declare any topic, company, or product "off-topic" at any time, for any reason. This does not represent any negative judgement against the quality or reputation of the doll, company, or poster. DenofAngels does not expect (or accept) compensation for dolls being ruled "on-topic," conversely we not not accept responsibility for any loss of sales due to a sculpt or company being ruled "off-topic."

      DenofAngels may remove access to the site for any user, at any time, at its sole discretion.

      This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

      In the event of loss of forum access (due to user removal or software and/or server issues), DenofAngels is not liable for any loss of data or interruptions in Marketplace transactions. As DenofAngels may at any time remove content at its discretion, users are responsible for keeping backups of any data that they may need to access in the future.

      DenofAngels provides the following service to you, subject to these Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated periodically without prior notice.

      By clicking Register you agree to be bound by these conditions.