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Terms of Service and Rules

Note:The Southeast Traders DOES NOT SELL firearms. The Southeast Traders only an online community that provides a free classified section.

Terms & Conditions

Disclaimer
These are the basic rules for the site but we also reserve the right to establish new rules if the need becomes evident. If you join this site and post on this site, you agree to these rules. If there is any content that could create any issues, legal or otherwise, that content will be removed.

BY USING THE SITE YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

You are 18 years of age or older.

You will follow and abide by ALL Federal, State and Local Laws.

Main Rule of the Site
#1 Rule: Please keep everything friendly! Be respectful. Don't be an ass to other members, it won't be tolerated. If the "Don't be a dick" rule was kept in the forefront of everyone's mind while using the site, we wouldn't need any additional rules. This includes: talking shit and insulting others, the ownership and staff of this site, friends and sponsors that help keep this forum running. You may not like someone, but you don't get a free pass to talk shit about them. (This includes insulting meme's as well as discussions. If you do, your content will be removed and you will be permanently banned from the site. This is not a big ask. It's like this, I don't come in your home and talk shit about your girlfriend, your wife, your kids or your family and friends, I would expect the same standard on the Internet.

Private Messages and Privacy Private messages or conversations are private, but there can be justified reasoning to view those private conversations such as settling a XenTrader dispute, etc. By using the private message system, you accept that admins may access your private messages if needed. (The ability to read other’s PMs is restricted solely to Administrators.) The staff at Southeast Traders does not make a practice of monitoring private messages. Your personal data will never be sold to a marketing company or a third party. Occasionally our partners will request us to offer you a special discount or service, we will forward that to you if it is appropriate and we believe it will provide great value to you.

Other General Rules of the Site
• Keep everything in the general public area PG-13-rated or better. The R-rated material (both in speech and content) MUST be kept in Twin Peaks Lodge. It is a private area that can only be accessed by Premium and Lifetime Members. You also must be 18 years old and request access to enter. There are simple rules there, please abide by them or risk losing access to that area of the site.

Things that MUST stay in the Twin Peaks Lounge and NOT in the General Public area are: All Sexual Content!
• Strategically covered nudity
• Sheer or see-through clothing
• Lewd or provocative poses
• Close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches
*This is an AdSense Policy, please help me by keeping the lights on with ad revenue.

*To join the Twin Peaks Lodge, you must be a Premium Member. Click on Join User Groups on your Profile Page: http://southeasttraders.com/index.php?account/join-user-groups

• Do not ever make any threats to anyone, whether in the public forum or in a PM. This includes suggesting that you meet up with someone and fight. You will be permanently banned from the site.

• Please don't take a dump in someone's ad. If you don't like it, think the price is ridiculous, etc. MOVE ON. Show some self control, discipline, maturity and act like an adult that supports free market capitalism in our great nation of freedom. Flipping is not encouraged, however it is embraced. If you have never bought something and sold it for a profit, you're either the most generous person in the world or the worst business person in the world (or a combination of both).

• Please keep discussion threads on track. Purposeful derailment of a thread topic is destructive to the discussion and to the content of this site and will not be tolerated. If you want to start another discussion, then create a new thread. Keeping topics on track means, don't turn everything into a religious thread or a sex talk thread or a thread about "whatever your favorite thing is to talk about". If you purposefully derail a thread, your post may be removed. Repeated behavior of this will result in a warning.

• Joking around is fine, this place is to be light hearted and no one should feel unwelcome. But know when enough is enough. Trolling and bullying will not be tolerated. Remember the "don't be a dick" rule.

• Please be very courteous to new members and realize that a lot of people, including me, never look at the rules when they first join a site. If someone has 1 post and joined yesterday and they post a listing without a price, please don’t jump them for it. We're one big community of outdoorsmen and women, archers, campers, hikers, naturalists, and members of the gun culture. We need to treat each other as family and friends. Speaking of, we are sincerely appreciative of all the welcome responses you posts in the “Introduce Yourself” thread for new members.

• You are allowed one account for your lifetime (i.e. "No Multiple Accounts") with some exclusions. Dealers and Retailers can have both a professional "dealer" account and a private personal account. This will help them keeping their business transactions and the personal transactions separate. Again, please do not abuse this as both accounts could be placed on suspension or banned.

• No unfair, immature or personal attacks on anyone or any organization. Voicing criticism is allowed, but do so in a mature, professional way. Posting memes, photoshopped images, etc. of someone or an organization is not acceptable. Calling someone or an organization an insult is not acceptable. If you must voice criticism about someone or their product or organization, do so in a manner that that individual or organization could benefit from listening and taking certain measures. Bashing of other sites, including this site, stores, companies, organizations, products or people is not cool and doesn't help anyone. Be a part of the solution, not the problem. Please keep it respectful. If you really want to vent for cathartic reasons, go to the Twin Peaks Lodge and visit "The Whinery", but still maintain respect for others. Any posts in the main forum that lean towards, “That site / store / that person / that product / that brand sucks!!!!!” will be removed. You can state things in a different manner without being disrespectful. Sites and stores can be mentioned and discussed, just not bashed (this also includes site owners and moderators). We want to maintain a healthy, positive environment and not put out such a nasty, negative vibe. Remember the "don't be a dick" rule as stated above in the MAIN RULE.

• Please no bashing of moderators or staff. If you have a problem, post in the Private Help section and express your issue respectfully. Moderators hold each other accountable and have no other agenda but to keep the site friendly, encourage community and enforce rules when necessary. Remember the "don't be a dick" rule.

• Please reference any article, blog, news link, photo credit, etc. when posting it in the forums. You wouldn’t want someone stealing your hard work without giving you proper credit, so we should do likewise. This is for both integrity and legal sake. Always give credit where credit is due. It's only right.

• Language: We're all adults here. While we do not censor language, the rule of thumb is, "just because you can, doesn't mean you always should", is to be applied. Just because you can use stronger adult language, doesn't mean you should always use it. Please do not abuse this freedom. If the moderators and staff believe you are misusing this freedom, your posts will be edited with appropriate reason given.

• Please watch one of the greatest movies of all time, "Tombstone" as it will be referenced many times on this site in discussions.

• By agreeing to become a member of this site you are attesting that you will follow the rules of the site and will not be offended by the plethora of mom jokes that will inevitably be hurled your way. It was a mom joke that really got the ball rolling for this site and, much like your mom, they are welcome here.

Warnings
We rarely issue warnings. However sometimes if you go to far with something or you're a dick, warnings are our way of trying to curb behavior that isn't in line with the community. It seems rather childish to have to discipline adults for their behavior, but there are times when it is necessary. We typically only give you one warning and if you continue the behavior you will be banned. Bans are reserved for those members that are habitual abusers, members practicing illegal activities or members that threaten other members. All bans will be approved by the admin.

Grievances
• If you have a grievance or an issue that you'd like to address with the site, the site's moderators or staff, then please do so respectfully in the Private Help Area. This Private Help Area is designed and established to allow you to respectfully discuss an issue you may have or a problem you may have with something. This area is private and only the original poster and the moderators and staff can access your thread.


HERE'S OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:

The Southeast Traders DOES NOT SELL firearms. We provide a free classified section for you to list any item not prohibited by federal, state or local laws.

The Southeast Traders WILL NOT sell your information or give your information to any third-party without your permission.

The Southeast Traders WILL work hard to make this a site for the members, by the members. However sometimes difficult decisions need to be made. We ask that you respect those decisions as they will have the community’s well being in mind.

If any changes are needed to be made to these Terms, the Southeast Traders will notify all users of such conditions in the public forum in addition to sending out an email.

We will respect your privacy as a member of the site and will notify you and ask your permission to log into your account, only when deemed absolutely necessary. We are NOT in the business of spying on people's Private Messages. They are called "Private Messages" for a reason and we respect that. If we need to resolve a dispute or resolve a situation that constitutes that action, we will ask your permission. However failure to comply in order to help resolve a dispute could terminate your account on the Southeast Traders.

As the providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts ("Content"). Content submitted express the views of their author only.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content submitted for any reason without explanation, although we will provide one in most cases. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.

You understand that Southeast Traders DOES NOT become involved in transactions between parties and does not certify, investigate, or in any way guarantee the legal capacity of any party to transact.

"Tested Trader" badge is only a reflection of a member's feedback rating given by other members. As long as a member maintains a 99% positive itrader feedback, that member will maintain a "Trusted Trader" badge. This does not imply that this site (SoutheastTraders) vouches for or has vetted this member. Always use caution and due diligence when trading. SoutheastTraders is not responsible for any incidents that result from a private sale/trade.

You will not use the SoutheastTraders.com for any illegal purpose. You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content (except in those designated areas that it is deemed acceptable), contains personal information of others (this is an ABSOLUTE), risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.

You are responsible for obeying all applicable enforcement mechanisms, including, but not limited to federal, state, municipal, and tribal statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, and judicial decisions, including compliance with all applicable licensing requirements.
If you are at all unsure about firearm sales or transfers, you will contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives at 1-800-ATF-GUNS and visit the ATF website at http://www.atf.gov. The Southeast Traders may edit or remove information, including my posts, from the site without notice.
If you violate these terms, Southeast Traders may permanently remove me from the site or, depending on the nature and severity of the violation, avail itself of such remedies as are prescribed by law. Southeast Traders will comply with federal, state, municipal, and tribal law enforcement entities pursuant to the Constitution of the United States and Due Process of Law.
You take responsibility for your actions whilst using SoutheastTraders.com. You also take responsibility for any and all of your actions related to, or resulting from, my use of SoutheastTraders.com. Further, you am solely responsible for any and all consequences of such actions.
You indemnify and hold harmless Southeast Traders as well as all of its owners, directors, officers, employees, and agents for any and all loss, harm, damage, costs, liability, and expense caused to them, whether intentionally or unintentionally, by my use of SoutheastTraders.com, including but not limited to direct or indirect results of violations of any and all applicable laws.

The Southeast Traders may make changes to these terms at any time, with due notice to the community. As a user, I am solely responsible for reading the most current version of the terms and conditions.

All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service. If you wish to close your account, please contact us

By using Southeast Traders' website in any capacity, you agree to the above terms and further certify that you have read, and completely agree, to be legally bound by Southeast Traders' Terms of Use.