RULES / TERMS OF SERVICE
This is the user agreement which governs your use of the website “Techie7”
(”Website”) and your use of the services we provide on the website
including the forum
and auction pages. The website is owned and operated by D24 Media Limited trading
as Techie7 (”Techie7”, “we”, “us”) a company registered
in England and Wales with registered number 05548883 and registered address Westfield
House, Bonnetts Lane, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0NY. If you do not agree
to be bound by this user agreement, you are not authorised to access our services.
We may update this user agreement from time to time so please check back here
A. GENERAL TERMS
1. Please take time to read these terms and conditions. We
will not allow you to become a subscriber to the website unless you have
confirmed that you have read and accept these terms
2. You must choose a User ID and password when registering on the Website
as a subscriber. You are responsible for all actions taken under that User
ID and password and shall only use or utilise the Website using your own User
ID andpassword. You must use every effort to keep your password safe and
should not disclose it to any other person. You shall not transfer or sell
your User ID to any other person. You shall also not permit, either directly or indirectly,
any other person to utilise your User ID or password.
3. If there are any changes to the details supplied to us by you it is your responsibility to
inform Techie7 by contacting us as soon as possible.
4. Our Free Computer Help services are not available to, and may not be used
by, persons under the age of 13 years. Our Auction services are not available
to, and may not be used by, persons under the age of 18 years. None of our
services should not be used by temporarily or indefinitely suspended members.
If you do not qualify, please do not use our services.
5. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.
You expressly understand and agree that you grant us an irrevocable, perpetual,
worldwide, royalty free licence to use, for any purposes we consider appropriate,
any material of any nature that you contribute to the Website.
6. You expressly understand and agree that neither we nor Jelsoft Enterprises
Limited (developers of VBulletin) shall be liable under any circumstances to
you whatsoever for any loss or damage of whatever nature suffered by you in
connection with your use of the Forum, although neither party excludes or limits
its liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence or
any other liability which we are not permitted by law to exclude or limit.
7. You agree to indemnify and hold D24 Media Limited and its employees, agents
and contractors, harmless against all losses, claims, demands and expenses
(including the cost of defending or settling any claim or demand), whether
foreseeable or unforeseeable, suffered or incurred by us arising directly or
indirectly out of your use of the Website.
8. All brand names and trade marks used on the Website are the trade marks,
service marks or trade names of their respective holders.
ALTHOUGH THE ADMINISTRATORS AND MODERATORS OF Techie7 WILL ATTEMPT
TO KEEP ALL OBJECTIONABLE MESSAGES OFF THIS FORUM, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US
TO REVIEW ALL MESSAGES. ALL MESSAGES EXPRESS THE VIEWS OF THE AUTHOR, AND NEITHER
D24 MEDIA LIMITED, NOR JELSOFT ENTERPRISES LIMITED. (DEVELOPERS OF VBULLETIN)
WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF ANY MESSAGE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU
ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CONTENT THAT YOU MAKE AVAILABLE ON THE FORUM.
1. The following rules are in place to ensure that the Website and in particular
the Forum, continue to be a friendly, safe and helpful resource for everyone.
If you have any questions about these rules please contact us using the contact
2. Please read Announcements before posting. Announcements are located at
the top of each forum section.
3. Please do not contact a moderator, administrator or other member for computer
help directly, either by Private Message or email. You will get a far quicker
and more comprehensive response by posting your question in the appropriate
category on the Forum, as it will be read by all members and techs.
4. Discussing P2P file sharing programs such as Kazza and Imesh is fine, however
PLEASE DO NOT ask for any assistance in using, finding or sharing files using
P2P programs. As many of you are aware, these programs can be used to share
copyrighted material which is illegal.
5. There are many public forums on the Internet where you can post questions.
If you choose to use Techie7 for technical help then please ensure you only post
your questions here and at no other forum. Posting your question on multiple
forums can use up valuable volunteer resources who could be helping others. In
addition to this rule please only post your question once on this forum and
refrain from starting multiple threads about the same issue / topic.
6. Please do not Hijack other members posts. For example, if you are browsing
the Forum and see a member has posted a question with a problem very similar
to your own, PLEASE DO NOT post in the same thread and say “I have this
problem also! please help!” Instead simply click the new thread button
and ask your question in your own thread. There are a ton of reasons for this
but the main one being that although your problem sounds the same, it will
most likely require a different solution.
7. Please search the Forum first to see if your question has been asked previously,
it will save both yourself and the Techie7 Techs an awful lot of time! THIS MAY
NOT BE THE CASE with regard to security issues including viruses and spyware,
cases such as these are almost always original in some way, so please post
your own thread and ask for help.
8. Techie7 is a friendly community so please refrain from being rude or arrogant
toward another members. If you feel you have had a rough deal then report the
post (There’s a button on each thread to do this) or contact us, but remember….
all the people helping out on Techie7 are volunteers, so complaining because
your question hasn’t been answered in 5mins is not acceptable and you will
be ignored. All the tech’s here are friendly and always willing to help so
if you don’t get a response to your query within 24 hours simply post *BUMP*
in the reply box on your thread and someone will hopefully help you out ASAP.
9. ANY posts which are deemed to be advertising a website or product on the
Forum will be deleted immediately. If you wish to advertise on Techie7.com please
contact us using the button above. Posting links to other Websites which are
generally offering help or a useful resource is of course no problem. You may
also include links to your own website or a website you like or find useful
in your signature as long as it meets with our link approval. Just to clarify,
a post which says:
“Hi, Please see http://www.sometechhelpsite.com for help with this.”
…would be deemed fine. However, a post such as this:
“Hi, please visit this great site of mine http://www.somespammylink.com”
…would be deemed advertising. We are always watching! If you want to
advertise a product or service then just contact us and we can see what we
can do. Please note that repeat offenders who advertise on the site will be
banned from the Techie7.com network.
10. Any advice deemed to be intentionally harmful will be deleted, an example
of this would be telling someone to delete the Windows directory on there PC
to get rid of a virus. Its useless information and could cause further grief
to the user. SIMPLY, if you can’t help someone then ask a Tech to come along
to help out. Anyone seen to be trying to mislead another member or guests on
the Website in a way which may cause grief or harm to them or there computer,
whether intentional or unintentional, may result in a permanent ban from the
11. The following is unacceptable behaviour which may lead to you being banned
from using the Website: Please follow the next set of rules VERY CAREFULLY,
going against some of the following rules can result in you being permanently
banned from the Techie7 network.
a) Posting hacks, cracks or links to any site which promotes or contains illega
activity or pornographic material.
b) Swearing or the use of language which is obscene, threatening, sexual,
sexist, libellous, defamatory, or invasive of another person’s privacy.
c) Expressions of hatred towards racial, ethnic, national, religious or other
groups including those pertaining to sexual orientation.
d) Discussions that encourage, promote or provide information about illegal
or criminal activities (including pornography, explosives, weapons, drugs,
programming viruses, computer hacking and copyright infringement).
e) Posting material or conducting activities which breach any applicable laws
or regulations (including, but not limited to, laws governing export control,
consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, false advertising).
f) Harassing other subscribers, either privately or in a public forum.
g) Impersonating a Moderator, Administrator or our staff.
h) Actions that would disrupt or impair the functioning, stability or security
of the Website.
i) Post anything on the Website that contains any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses,
worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the
normal operating procedures of a computer or to surreptitiously intercept,
access without authority or expropriate any system, data or personal information
or creates liability for us or causes us to lose (in whole or in part) the
services of our ISPs or other suppliers.
j) Activities which are defamatory, or in breach of copyright, confidence
or infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret or
proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy.
k) Advertisements or use of the Website for unauthorised commercial purposes.
l) Linking directly or indirectly to or including descriptions of goods or
services that you do not have a right to link to or include.
m) Promoting particular stocks or shares, financial services or pyramid schemes.
n) Posting password hacks and cracks for lost or forgotten passwords. Passwords
are used to protect the identity and data of the rightful owner of the computer.
Since we cannot verify rightful ownership, we cannot help users who have lost or
forgotten their passwords. These include BIOS, Admin, Windows login, or any account
passwords. It is recommended the computer and original disks be taken to a reputable
repair shop where rightful ownership can be verified.
12. To the extent that we are notified of or become aware that you have posted
content that is in breach of these terms and conditions we will delete or amend
it and we reserve the right to suspend your subscription to the Website without
notification, temporarily or permanently, and to take any other action we consider
appropriate, including legal action.
13. We reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any
14. You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Forum (including
downloading of content) is at your sole risk and understand that by using Forum
you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
We make no warranties in respect of, nor do we guarantee the accuracy, integrity
or quality of any content posted on the Website.
15. You may use extracts from the Forum for your own personal use provided
that you fully acknowledge that this Website is the source of the material.
Commercial use is not permitted unless written permission from D24 Media Limited
is obtained before any such use.
16. The Website Forum pages are designed for information purposes only and
is not engaged in rendering professional services.
1. Techie7 does not make any warranty that the Website is free
from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive
2. Techie7 does not accept any liability for any losses or claims arising from
any inability to access the Website, any interruption in the conduct of any
auction nor for any failure to complete a transaction.
3. Techie7 does not accept liability for any indirect or consequential loss
of any kind in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website
or for any products or services purchased from the Website.
4. Without limiting any other remedies, we may suspend or terminate your account
if we suspect that you have engaged or are about to engage in, or have been
in any way involved in or linked to, fraudulent activity in connection with
5. This user agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with
English law and all parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of
the English courts.
6. A person who is not a party to this User Agreement has no right under the
Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this user
agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party specified
in this user agreement or which exists or is available apart from that Act.
7. Any member deemed to be hacking or interfering with the correct operation
of this Website will be reported and banned from the Techie7 network.