Terms of Service

Registration

WOMEN ONLY: You agree that you are female, over the age of 18, as PFDRM website is a women only online support community.
USERNAME: You agree to select a username that is not offensive or inappropriate for the PFDRM community.
ACCOUNT: You agree you will register only ONE account. If you have trouble with your log-in or password, contact the FORUM HELP rather than registering again. Posts may be merged at the discretion of the administration of PFDRM of any member with two or more user accounts.
AVATAR AND PERSONAL SIGNATURE: You agree your avatar and personal signature line will be appropriate for the PFDRM community.

Website Activity

WE OFFER SUPPORT NOT LEGAL, PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING OR MEDICAL ADVICE: You agree that you will refrain from posting “legal, professional counseling or medical advice”. Please offer support, personal experience, prayers and Scripture.
EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: You agree that PFDRM, Inc. is a group of women supporting other women and not lawyers, professional counselors or medical personnel. Out of respect for, and as a protection to, one another on the site, we encourage members to OWN their own circumstances. If you find yourself in a situation which requires immediate and physical intervention, such as suicidal thoughts, immediate physical danger (e.g. abuser threatening harm) or an acute medical emergency, we suggest and strongly encourage you to take appropriate action.
HOT TOPICS: You agree that you will not make derogatory comments about any person based on religion, race, gender, etc. You agree to refrain from posting messages that contain potential hot topics known as polarizing arguments. A tone of “kindness” is appreciated for all discussions, and as Christian sisters, we must learn sometimes to “agree to disagree”.
INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT: You agree not to use language post messages or links that are obscene, profane, sexually explicit or descriptively graphic.
INAPPROPRIATE WORD USAGE: You agree you will not attempt to bypass the website’s censor by misspelling inappropriate words. We understand that emotions are raw, but please keep it PG-rated.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Please call 911 or your local emergency number. We are not doctors and cannot diagnose or render medical aid via this online community.
PHYSICAL DANGER: Please call 911, or your local emergency number. If you are in a known abusive situation, GET OUT NOW. Have a plan in place to leave.
SUICIDE: Please call 911, or your region’s emergency number; also, suicide hotline numbers have been posted on our website.
THREATS: You agree that you will not use any of PFDRM website features to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law.

This online community, although caring and supportive, cannot be held responsible for situations beyond our control.

Administrative Rights

THE PFDRM STAFF HAS THE RIGHT TO:

MOVE POSTS: The PFDRM staff may move your post from one forum category to another for the sole purpose of providing you with the best possible support for your needs.
EDIT DISCUSSION/THREAD TITLES: The PFDRM staff may edit thread titles for the purpose of content clarity, adding to the navigational help of women looking for specific information.
ISSUE WARNINGS/”OOPS” MESSAGES: The PFDRM staff will discuss any non-compliance with posting guidelines with members where an occasional “oops” does occur. The PFDRM staff also realizes that an occasional “oops” will happen and will give the user the benefit of a doubt when the situation warrants; however, the PFDRM staff has the option of disabling accounts of habitual and/or blatant offenders.
DISABLE/EDIT POSTS/USER PROFILES: The PFDRM staff may edit/remove the posts and/or disable the account of any member who does not comply with these community guidelines or for any reason deemed inappropriate by the administration for the good of the community and its safety.
DELETE USER ACCOUNTS: The PFDRM staff will delete a user account for reasons determined by the staff to be detrimental to the mission and safety of the community. Reasons can include, but are not limited to the following: posting of SPAM either directly to the forum or by way of our user’s PM accounts, threatening another member (staff or otherwise), account holder is determined to be male, impersonation with the sole intent of malice to another user, refusal to follow posting guidelines.
PUBLIC DISAGREEMENTS: You agree that if you disagree with PFDRM Website policy, Privacy Policy or action of a staff member, you will not post public arguments or disagreements nor attempt to petition the owner/administration to change policy through posts, polls, email, PM or any other service found within the PFDRM Website. If you disagree, you may respectfully email the owner of PFDRM.

Advertising

SOLICITATIONS (SPAM):  You agree not to engage in activities considered SPAM on our website including, but not limited to: coercing others to visit other websites distributing advertisements, sending or posting chain letters, invitations to participate in pyramid schemes, and various solicitations. Any member found engaging in SPAM activity either through posts, email, private messages, or using the PFDRM membership list will be banned.
ADVERTISING/SOLICITATIONS:  You agree not to advertise website links (blog, personal Facebook page, YouTube, etc.) in your signature, posts, PMs, journal. You may add your website address to your profile in the appropriate place. To advertise on the PFDRM Website please contact: Lisa D or a member of the PFDRM Ministry Team
DATA GATHERING:  You agree not to use the message boards, membership list, PM, as a way to gather data, research, or request interviews without written permission of the owner of PFDRM Board of Directors. Email Lisa D. at PFDRM for permission and additional information.

Legal Issues

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (TRADEMARK/COPYRIGHT): You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by PFDRM, Inc. All information on this site belongs to Picket Fences Divorce Recovery Ministries (Unless otherwise stated). Permission must be requested from the BOD for using it in any way. All posts written in the forum area of PFDRM are owned by their authors, and are not to be used for any form of research, or shown to non-forum members, or copied or printed for any purpose unless written permission is granted by the PFDRM, Inc. Board of Directors.

All images and logos representing PFDRM, Inc. are property of PFDRM, Inc. and may not be reproduced. Use of the PFDRM website does not grant you a license to reproduce the images, logos, graphics and/or content in any way.

The content of this site, including but not limited to the text and images herein and their arrangement, are copyright © PFDRM, Inc. All rights reserved.

Any unauthorized use including, but not limited to, reproduction, transfer, transmission, dissemination and storage in a retrieval system of any content of this site, is strictly prohibited.

REVEALING YOUR IDENTITY:  You agree that your identity and account details may be provided to authorities in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you or any other activity in the PFDRM online community.
RESPONSIBILITY IN POSTING: You agree that you will assume all responsibility for postings under your username/IP address. Although this website tries to remove posts that are not appropriate, PFDRM will not be held liable for posts that are inaccurate, unsound, slanderous, mean-spirited or made with ill-intent.
INDEMNIFICATION: You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold PFDRM and all of our officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, partners, and licensors (collectively, the “PFDRM Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by PFDRM in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement, or trademark infringement arising out of: your use of the Website; Any use or alleged use of your accounts or your passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you; The content, the quality, or the performance of content that you submit to our site; your connection to our site; your violation of these Terms; or your violation of the rights of any other person or entity.

We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

DISCLAIMERS We disclaim any responsibility for the deletion, the failure to store, the mis-delivery, or the untimely delivery of any information or material. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Internet using search results from our site.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE CONTENT ON OUR WEBSITE. OUR WEBSITE AND CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH OUR WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) OUR WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) OUR WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT YOU PURCHASE OR OBTAIN THROUGH OUR WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, TOOLS, PRODUCTS, OR PROPERTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR WEBSITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONTENT.

WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OUR WEBSITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THAT OF OUR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

DEACTIVATION OF THE SITES:  PFDRM reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website, or any part or portion, with or without notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website, or any part or portion. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall be construed to obligate PFDRM to maintain and support the Website.

MISCELLANEOUS:  Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of any PFDRM site or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

These Terms, including all terms, conditions, and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference and the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and PFDRM and govern your use of our site, supersede any prior agreements that you may have with us.

Use of our site is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in our TOS shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our site.

These Terms shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce these Terms before a court of competent jurisdiction in Lawrence County, Ohio. If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed replaced by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect.