Terms of Use


User: A registered or unregistered person accessing a page on zIFBoards.
Account: A set of data tied to a username created after a user has registered on a forum.
Content: Posts, messages, links, email, uploaded files, usernames, or any other user created data.
Service: A message board (forum) provided by zIFBoards.

All references to "you" or "your" refer to the person who accepts these Terms of Use.

1 Accepting the Terms of Use:

By visiting or using any page on zIFBoards, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions at all times and to any changes made to these terms thereafter. Unauthorized users under the age of thirteen (13) will have their accounts deleted without notice upon discovery.

2 The Service:

zIFBoards is provided as-is with no guarantees for fitness for a particular use, usability, or availability. You agree that zIFBoards may add or change service limitations at any time, with or without notice.

3 Content:

Users are responsible for any Content transmitted to an zIFBoards server. zIFBoards does not guarantee the accuracy, legitimacy, quality, or integrity of any Content. zIFBoards does not guarantee that Content will be protected from loss, deletion, removal, or damage. The Service is not intended to store vital or irreplaceable data.

3.1 Prohibited Content:

Users may not post, upload, link to, or email any Content that contains, promotes, gives instruction about, or provides prohibited Content. Prohibited Content includes any Content that breaks any local, state, county, national or international law. Prohibited Content also includes:
  1. Content that infringes upon any rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights and trademarks)
  2. Abusive, threatening, defamatory, racist, or obscene Content
  3. Viruses or any other harmful computer software
  4. False information or libel
  5. Spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes
  6. Gambling or Illicit drugs
  7. Terrorism
  8. Hacking or cheating for internet/online games
  9. Warez, Roms, CD-Keys, Cracks, Passwords, or Serial Numbers
  10. Pornography, nudity, or sexual material of any kind
  11. Excessive profanity
  12. Content that is invasive of privacy or impersonation of any person/entity
  13. Hacking materials or information.
Repeat copyright infringers will have access to zIFBoards terminated.

3.2 Limited Content:

  1. Prohibited Content may not be transmitted to an zIFBoards server
  2. The format, quantity, and size of uploaded files and posts may be limited.

3.3 Content Screening:

zIFBoards does not preview any Content transmitted but reserves the right to check any forum for prohibited content zIFBoards has the right to access any forum and its related Content and delete, edit, or restrict access to any Content. You agree that zIFBoards may disclose any Content to:
  1. Fulfill what is required by law or is needed to comply with legal processes
  2. To prove a violation of these terms
  3. To protect the rights (including copyrights), property, or personal safety of anyone
You understand and agree that any Content posted on zIFBoards is the responsibility of the person who posted the Content and the forum creator. You agree that zIFBoards is not responsible for and does not control or endorse Content posted to the Service or available through the Service. You agree that you will bear any and all risk of reliance on the accuracy, validity or legitimacy of Content viewed on zIFBoards. zIFBoards is not responsible for any problems that may occur from reading, distributing, acting on, or using Content posted on zIFBoards.

3.4 Rights to Posted Content:

Any content uploaded or posted to zIFBoards may be displayed on a forum by zIFBoards. You grant zIFBoards the right to display and store the Content you provide.

4 Prohibited Behavior:

  • Users may not interfere with zIFBoards's servers or software.
  • Users may not attempt to access any restricted area that they do not have access to: this includes private forums, password protected forums, accounts of zIFBoards staff or other members, Control Panels, or any forum's Admin CP.
  • Users may not post harmful or disruptive html/javascript.
  • Users may not reproduce, distribute, or publish Content posted by other users without the prior permission of the owner.
  • Excessive hotlinking by sites not located on an zIFBoards server of images hosted by zIFBoards is prohibited.
  • Users may not hotlink images from other websites without proper permission.
  • You may not abuse the report system by sending in false reports or flooding the system with duplicate reports.
  • You may not abuse the support ticket system by flooding the system with tickets.

5 Enforcement of Terms of Use:

zIFBoards may edit, delete, or restrict access to any Content/account/forum or services as enforcement of the Terms of Use.

6 Termination of the Service:

You agree that zIFBoards may delete any forum owned by you and/or your account or content on any zIFBoards forum. zIFBoards may ban your email address, username, IP Address or remove/change any Content from any forum or from your account, without notice or compensation. Your account or forum may be deleted for any violation of the zIFBoards Terms of Use or for any reason deemed necessary. zIFBoards may not explain why your account/forum/Content was deleted or edited.

7 Disclaimer of Warranties:

You agree and understand that:
  1. Your use of any zIFBoards service is at your own risk. zIFBoards is provided as-is. zIFBoards disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, fitness for a particular purpose
  2. zIFBoards makes no warranty that:
    1. The Service will fit your needs and requirements
    2. The Service will be secure, error-free or uninterrupted
    3. The information acquired by using zIFBoards will be accurate
  3. Any Content obtained through the use of zIFBoards is used solely at your own risk and only you will be responsible for any damage that results from obtaining, following, or using any Content.

8 Limitation of Liability:

You understand and agree that zIFBoards will not be liable for any damages, direct or indirect, resulting from use and/or inability to use the Service.

9 Exclusions And Limitations:

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or liability for damages so some of Section eight (8) may not apply to you. However, you use zIFBoards' Service at your own risk.

10 Legal Disputes:

These Terms of Use and your account with zIFBoards will be over-seen by the laws of The United States of America. You agree that these Terms of Use are under the jurisdiction of the State of Maryland. You agree any legal filings or lawsuits must be filed in the State of Maryland.

11 Modification of the Terms of Use:

zIFBoards reserves the right to change these terms at any time. All changes will be effective at the time they are posted. Your continued use of zIFBoards will constitute your acceptance of any modifications made.

12 Enforcing the Terms of Use:

zIFBoards' failure to enforce any part of these Terms of Use will not be seen as a waiver of any term or condition for any user.

13 User Disputes:

You alone are responsible for your interactions with other users of the Service. zIFBoards reserves the right but is not obligated to mediate or solve disputes between you and other users of the Service.


You agree to indemnify and hold zIFBoards and its subsidiaries, affiliates, volunteers, and employees harmless from any demand made by anyone due to the Content you post to the Service, your use of the Service, or your violation of any law or these Terms of Use. Any claim arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after the cause arose or be forever barred.

These terms were last modified on February 10th, 2010.

Contact Information

You may obtain a written copy of the Terms of Use by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:

TOU Copy
P.O. Box 1763
Bowie, MD 20717-1763

Notice: These Terms of Use were written for zIFBoards.com's use only. Any unauthorized reproduction in part or in whole constitutes a violation of copyright law. Any violators may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.