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Welcome to the Model Boats Website! A Place For All Model Boaters! Here you'll find the do's and don'ts. By using this website you agree to abide by these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to add, delete and/or modify any of the terms and conditions without notification.

About The Website

The website provides a great deal of content including and not limited to forums, boat building blogs, photo galleries, video galleries, model boat club listings, event listings, information sections, links and a model shop. Nearly every area of the website is generated from what members contribute. So it's kind of like a forum! But not just a forum! There are many forums on the internet, but here we wanted to do something special and build a resource.

General Rules

You may only use this website as intended! You may not cause harm such as and not limited to adding viruses or other programs or technology designed to disrupt or damage software or hardware. You may not create derivative works from, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any technology used. You may not use a spider or other device to process or monitor activity on or copy pages from the website, except in the operation or use of an internet search engine, hit counters or similar technology. You may not collect electronic mail addresses or other information. You must not impersonate another person or entity. You may not use any meta tags, search terms, key terms, or the like that contains this websites name or trade marks. You must not engage in any activity that interferes with another user's ability to use or enjoy the website. You may not assist or encourage any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these terms.

Posting Rules

  • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
  • Refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
  • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
  • Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and private message system to spam other members. Although the forum contains a for sale category generalised advertising is still not allowed. This section can only be used for one off items.
  • Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. For general 'how-to' questions this should be 24 hours. For specific troubleshooting issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.
  • We also do not allow posts that are sexual in nature or violate forum community standards. The moderation team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
  • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
  • Users must always post messages in English, other languages will be deleted.
  • Animated avatars or avatars that may be confused with official administrator avatars are not allowed.
  • Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
  • You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
  • You cannot post any contact details including email address and telephone numbers, these are for your security as they will otherwise be detected in search engines for spam bots. All contacts details should be sent through the private messaging system.
  • You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.
  • We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the website rules, as access to this site is a privilege and not a right.
    Any threads/posts of these types will be deleted.

    Terms of Sale

    (1) Please read these terms of sale carefully. By placing an order you expressly agree to these terms of sale.

    (2) In these terms of sale, "we" means model-boats.com ("us" and "our" will be construed accordingly); and "you" means our customer or potential customer for products ("your" will be construed accordingly). The only language in which we provide these terms of sale is English.

    (3) Before you place your order, you will have the opportunity of identifying whether you have made any input errors. The final order summary and price is shown before proceeding to payment.

    We will not file a copy of these terms of sale specifically in relation to your order. We may update the version of these terms of sale on the website from time to time, and we do not guarantee that the version you have agreed to will remain accessible. We therefore recommend that you download, print and retain a copy of these terms of sale for your records.

    (4) Prices for products are quoted on our website. The website contains a large number of products and it is always possible that some of the prices on the website may be incorrect. We will verify prices as part of our sale procedures so that a products correct price will be stated.

    In addition to the price of the products, you may have to pay a delivery charge, which will be as stated when you pay for the product.

    Payment must be made upon the submission of your order. We may withhold the products and/or cancel the contract between us if the price is not received from you in full in cleared funds.

    (5) You warrant to us that:
    (5a) you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts, and you have full authority, power and capacity to agree to these terms of sale;
    (5b) the information provided in your order is accurate and complete;

    (6) We will arrange for the products to be delivered to the address for delivery indicated in your order.

    We will use reasonable endeavours to deliver products on or before the date for delivery set out in our order confirmation or, if no date is set out in our order confirmation, within 30 days of the date of our order confirmation.

    Returns

    (1) Where you have no other legal right to return a product and receive a refund or exchange, then you will nonetheless be entitled to return a product to us where:
    (1a) we receive the returned product within 30 days following the date of purchase of the product;
    (1b) the returned product is unused, in its original unopened packaging (with any seal or shrink-wrap intact) and otherwise in a condition enabling us to sell the product as new;

    (2) We will give you a refund for the full price of any product properly returned by you in accordance with the terms of this returns policy (including the original delivery charges but excluding the costs of returning the product to us).

    (3) Where you return a product in contravention of this policy (and where you do not have any other legal right to return the product):
    (a) we will not refund or exchange the product;
    (b) we may retain the returned product until you pay to us such additional amount as we may charge for re-delivery of the returned product;

    Disclaimers and Exclusions.

    Disclaimer of warranties. model-boats.com provides the website and model-boats.com service on an "as is" and "as available" basis. model-boats.com does not represent or warrant that the website, model-boats.com service or its use: (i) Will be interrupted, (ii) Will be free of inaccuracies or errors, (iii) Will meet your requirements, or (iv) Will operate in the configuration or with the hardware or software you use. model-boats.com makes no warranties other than those made expressly in these TOS; and hereby disclaims any and all implied warranties, including without limitation; warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability and non-infringement.

    Disclaimer of sales. model-boats.com provides the website and model-boats.com service only. With the exception of the Model Shop, any transactions made through the website are done at the risk of the buyers and sellers involved. By no means does the website and model-boats.com service accept any responsibility for these sales. It is recommended that items are not bought directly from the members on this website and instead done through external providers such as eBay, PayPal or an external shop checkout system which specialises in online purchases and merchandising. You must not use the website and model-boats.com service for regular advertising or advertising mass produced items unless first agreed.

    Limitation of liability. model-boats.com will not be liable to you or any third party for any consequential, incidental, indirect, punitive or special damages (including damages relating to lost profits, lost data or loss of goodwill) arising out of, relating to or connected with the use of the model-boats.com service or this TOS based on any cause of action, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

    Termination

    Termination. In its sole discretion, with or without notice to you, model-boats.com may: (i) suspend, limit your access to or terminate your use of the Website and/or the model-boats.com Service, (ii) suspend, limit your access to or terminate your account, (iii) remove any of your Content from model-boats.com's servers and directories and (iv) prohibit you from using the model-boats.com Service and/or the Website.

    Survival. Notwithstanding Termination above, this TOS will survive indefinitely unless and until model-boats.com chooses to terminate this TOS.

    Effect of Termination. If you or model-boats.com terminates your use of the Website or the model-boats.com Service, model-boats.com may delete any Content or other materials relating to your use of the model-boats.com Service on model-boats.com's servers or otherwise in its possession and model-boats.com will have no liability to you or any third party for doing so.