TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS)
By creating an AZFurs account you agree to abide by the policies of the Terms of Service (TOS) and general Forum Rules. We reserve the right to change our polices at any time, without prior notice, for any reason. Continued usage of the site after modification of site policies constitutes your acceptance and agreement with any and all changes.
While using the site, you agree that you take full responsibility for any and all actions while you are on the site, and will behave in a respectful manner to fellow users and site staff.
If you have visited AZFurs by accident, or disagree with the site’s policies, you agree to willingly cease use of the site, and to take no further action.
AZFurs is not responsible for, nor endorses, the expressions, comments, journals or content uploaded by its users. In short: if you experience emotional trauma looking at anything on the site it's not our fault. You have been warned.
Code of Conduct
AZFurs strives to allow freedom of expression where possible, but asks users refrain from making comments which are racist, bigoted or otherwise offensive towards any particular sexuality, philosophy or religion. Disruptive behavior meant to interfere with the normal flow of the community will not be tolerated, and we frown upon mob tactics and organized harassment. Comments which are overly aggressive, personally insulting or abusive are prohibited.
If you feel you are being targeted for harassment we ask that you first block the offending user. If harassment continues, please contact AZFurs staff. When contacting a direct member of staff, please do so via PM (including your brief description of the problem) - do not leave page shouts or direct comments. In addition, DO NOT RESPOND towards any troll-like or harassing behavior. Doing so can cause complications, and only incite the offending parties.
Counter-harassment or retaliation towards other users will not be tolerated.
This is not your personal place to attack others, this is a public forum and is expected that all conversatons are public.
We ask users attempt to peacefully resolve issues with one another before involving AZFurs administration. Staff will not take sides in personal disputes, and will remain neutral.
By registering an account (for use as a User or Group account) you agree that all information provided is truthful and accurate. We reserve the right to close any account created with falsified information. In addition, you agree to keep your e-mail address accurate and up-to-date (as is necessary to contact you or provide password resets).
This site is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 13. Accounts created by underage users will be closed without warning, and the user will be responsible to provide verification that they are of sufficient legal age to continue use of the site.
AZFurs is primarily geared towards the furry community, and contains mature content. Users found misrepresenting their age and date of birth will have their ability to view mature artwork revoked.
We encourage parents and guardians to be familiar with the sites their children visit, and to take a part in their children's lives. It is your role, as parent to your children, to monitor and police your children. The internet is not a babysitter.
The site will not be held accountable for your children lying and enabling the ability to view mature art, and we will do everything in our power to limit their ability to do so.
Account Information & Security
AZFurs values your privacy, and we are committed to safeguarding your personal information to the best of our ability. We will never use, share or distribute personally identifiable information (birth date, e-mail address, ISP/IP or other aliases) except when such actions are necessary to:
to comply with law enforcement;
to protect or defend our legal rights, property or interests;
to investigate reports of illegal activities, fraud or situations involving potential risk or endangerment to the physical safety of our users.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password, and accept all responsibility for any damages or loss resulting from willful negligence on your account security.
AZFurs does not engage in active data collection of its users. Your personal information will not be resold or distributed except within the AZFurs network (main site, forums).
We will uphold our policies and actively protect the interests of the site and our members. This includes, but is not limited to: stopping art theft/tracing, identity theft or attempts at financial harm, personal harassment or organizing trolling, piracy or other illegal activity or any activity which we feel is a threat to the site or its community.
We are committed to fair and equal treatment. Suspected violations will be investigated before action is taken. Members are expected to follow requests or instructions by site staff. AZFurs will only enforce its policies against actions made within the site's domain (read: if it doesn't happen on *.azfurs.com it's not our problem).
Users found in violation may have action taken against their account depending on the severity of the action at the admin's discretion. In reasonable violations, staff will provide a warning to the user. Action taken by the staff may involve removal of submissions, journals and comments or temporary suspension. Repeat violations of the TOS rules will result in permanent suspension of your account.
AZFurs Staff reserve the following rights:
to remove content (submissions, journals, comments, etc.) not in accordance with site policy;
to modify submissions (editing will be limited to: adding/editing categories, keywords, ratings, comments or titles not in line with site policy);
to monitor private data or user communication to investigate potential illegal activity by state, Federal or international law, protect the interests of the site or to prevent threats, spam or harassment.
Account Abuse, Suspension & Misc
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate any account without notice. Attempts by users to circumvent an age lock, temporary suspension or other admin action will result in the PERMANENT BANNING of all accounts owned by the user. You agree to not hold us liable for loss of data/information or any financial complications resulting from site termination.
Secondary Accounts - We permit users to create multiple accounts provided the accounts are used for a legitimate purpose. Secondary accounts created for the purpose of "sock puppeting" is prohibited.
Group Accounts - Group accounts are permitted so long as they abide by site policies. Violations made by a group account may result in group closure in addition to further action will be taken against account of the offending individual and/or group owner. It is the group owner's responsibility to provide access to the group accounts, and AZFurs takes no responsibility for actions taken by anybody with access to shared accounts.
:Embed: Accounts - AZFurs does not permit the creation of accounts solely for the use of avatar embedding. Abuse of the :embed: feature is prohibited, and any account created to abuse this privileged will be shut down without warning.
Celebrity Accounts - Accounts impersonating celebrities on AZFurs are prohibited.
AZFurs makes every possible effort to achieve maximum up-time. However, outages and maintenance are unavoidable. We are not responsible for losses attributed to scheduled downtime, unforeseen outages or any other general lack of availability.
We provide storage for our users to keep and maintain their data on the site. However, AZFurs IS NOT a backup service, and we are not responsible for long term archival of user data or loss of files. We encourage users to keep regular backups and archives of their data using a service and/or storage media intended for that purpose.
Artwork found on AZFurs is copyright the original artist unless otherwise stated.
The name AZFurs, mascots, website coding and graphics are sole property of AZFurs (unless stated otherwise). You may not reproduce, distribute and/or display AZFurs graphics or works without express permission.