The Museum of HP Calculators

The Museum of HP Calculators
Terms Of Use (Rules)

Last Updated June 5, 2002


General Terms of Use

Please read this notice before using our site. By using the site, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use; please do not use our site if you do not agree with the Terms of Use outlined below. The Museum of HP Calculators (MoHPC) reserves the right to modify the Terms of Use at its sole discretion, and by using this site, you agree to be bound by the modifications or updates to the Terms of Use.

Users of this site will conduct themselves with responsibility and decorum, and will discuss topics of interest to our community.  This should be a fun place to visit and all community members should feel welcome. The topics of these forums, include just about anything listed in the Museum pages.  These include HP calculators, early HP computers, general math, calculating machines, computer history, tips on buying, finding, repairing, or using old HPs etc. Off-topic items may be deleted (or not) at the sole discretion of MoHPC.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, belligerent, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, or otherwise violative of any law.

You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this forum. You also agree not to use this forum to request or trade copies of copyrighted material. For example, most ROMs are copyrighted. Therefore, it is OK to buy and sell original ROM chips or calculators containing original ROM chips but in most cases it is not OK to buy and sell copies of those ROMs or ROM image files..

You agree to use a single consistent identity on the forums.  MoHPC reserves the right to reveal the use of multiple identities, or to ban or moderate users using multiple identities, when it feels this is necessary. You are not required to use your real name but you must stick with one label.

Considering the real-time nature of this site, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that MoHPC does not actively monitor the contents of this board at all times and is not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this forum or any entity associated with this forum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

Although this forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, MoHPC reserves the right to delete, edit, or move any message for any reason or no reason whatsoever. As these Terms of Use are updated, old postings may or may not be retroactively deleted, edited, or moved at the sole discretion of MoHPC.

MoHPC reserves the right to prevent access to trolls, spammers, scammers and other disruptors, and to define which people meet those definitions. MoHPC may at times employ techniques that also prevent other users from accessing the forum via the same computer, LAN, or proxy.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless MoHPC and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

The HP Forums are designed for members to express their opinions, viewpoints and testimonials on various products, services and events based upon speculation, personal knowledge and factual information through use, therefore all views represented here allow no liability upon the publishers of this web site and the owners of said views assume no liability for any ill will resulting from these postings. The posts made here are for educational as well as entertainment purposes and as such anyone viewing this portion of the website must accept these views as statements of the author of that opinion and agrees to release the authors from any and all liability.

You understand that information you place in a message will be available to anyone on the Internet for in indefinite period of time. If you use your email address, spammers may find it. (Accounts allow you to receive email without making your address public.) You and the museum moderators are not able to delete or alter posts that have made it to the archives, or that have been cached by search engines and spiders at other websites.

In addition to public forum messages, the forum software provides a mechanism that allows individuals to contact each other via email. The sender will only see your email address if you respond to the email. You understand and agree that these emails are coming from other various forum users with no involvement from MoHPC or forum moderators, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless MoHPC and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission, reception and content of these messages. Copies of such email messages may or may not be retained by the web forum software and/or various servers and/or the recipient's email system.

If you do not wish others to be able to contact you via email, you can set your forum email address (NOT the activation address) to blank/empty and uncheck "Private email address".

The above rules will be strictly enforced. Continued violations may result in loss of HP Forum privileges and complaints being lodged with your Internet Service Provider.

Forum rules are not up for debate. This is not a democracy, but rather a private forum. You agree not to question the way MoHPC agents exercise their discretion in moderating and enforcing forum rules and guidelines.

Other than enforcing the above rules, the MoHPC does not attempt to control or validate any comments or recommendations provided by participants. As such, MoHPC is not responsible for any inaccuracies that may result in personal injury or damage to equipment.

HP Forum Commandments

  1. Thou shalt remember that the vast majority of the posters on this forum are not employees or in any way related to MoHPC or Hewlett Packard, but are unpaid volunteers who donate hours of their time to provide information and assistance out of the goodness of their hearts, and without recompense.
  2. Thou shalt not abuse, insult, harangue, blame, or take your anger out on same when you are experiencing problems, or we don't know the answer to your question.
  3. Thou shalt remember that polite queries will elicit polite and helpful responses, likewise, that ranting and raving, bashing, and insults will prompt commensurate responses. Ye shall reap what ye sow.
  4. Thou shalt remember that MoHPC provides this as a free service and its agents are not required to take bad behavior or insults by virtue of their position.
  5. Thou shalt remember that we love to help out, so please don't be shy and feel free to ask any question regardless of how silly you may feel asking it, and we'll be happy to help.

All rights reserved. By posting on this forum you grant The Museum of HP Calculators, and its successors and assigns a nonexclusive irrevocable right to re-use your posting in any manner it or they see fit without notice or compensation to you. No material contained in this site may be republished or reposted without express written consent of The Museum of HP Calculators, except of course that forum users retain the right to republish or repost their own work.

No warranty.  This website and its services are provided "as is" and without any warranty or condition, express or implied.

In no event shall MoHPC or its owners be held liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, loss of data, or loss of money.

Additional Terms of Use for Discussions About Ebay and Other Auction Sites

This is not meant to be a forum about ebay or other auction/sales sites though they will naturally come up at times. If you refer to any specific auction(s), sellers(s), or user(s) of any auction/sales site, then you must include your ID at that auction/sales site. This puts you on equal footing with the person you're talking about. Your auction/sales site ID may be confirmed by other forum users by sending a message via the auction/sales site. If that message isn't responded to in the affirmative, then your messages and/or account may be deleted. If you do not have an ID at the auction/sales site, or want to keep your identity secret, then please don't ask questions about specific auctions or sales on that site at this forum. If you have questions about a specific item, it is usually best to ask the seller for clarification. Also, please limit auction/sales threads to items of broad interest to HP calculator users.

Additional Terms of Use for the Classified Ads Section

The classified ads section is primarily intended to allow HP owners, users, and collectors to contact each other in a low pressure environment that is free of charges or fees. This implies certain differences from commercial dealer sites and auction sites. Dealers (or other higher volume sellers) are welcome but must take care not to offend others by over-advertising. If others are offended by repeated dealer advertisements, these ads may be deleted, edited and/or the seller may be asked to reduce the frequency of postings. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable, off-topic, or has been repeated too frequently is encouraged to contact us immediately by email.

The final judgment as to what constitutes overuse of the classifieds is the sole judgment of MoHPC. There is no appeals process. Belligerent, insulting, and/or demanding emails or postings will be counter-productive. MoHPC will take whatever steps it feels necessary to keep the Classified Ads section a friendly place were buyers and sellers are on equal footing.

If you have an ad for a service or a product that doesn't immediately sell, post an ad no more frequently than once per week. Please proofread, and spellcheck before posting, and use the preview button to check your formatting as the current software does not allow editing after posting.  To be clear, particular items should not be advertised more than once a week, regardless of whether those items are advertised individually or as part of a larger ad.

Do not advertise replica/reproduction items that replicate a trademark unless you have written permission.  Any other replica/fake materials must be clearly indicated.

Be careful to use the correct heading for your ad. For example do not use (FS) if you are selling by auction or For Sale Best Offer.

Advertisements are submitted by individuals who are likely to be strangers to the Museum curator. Treat advertisements here like advertisements anywhere else on the net and take precautions that you feel are appropriate.

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