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GeoCities Rules & Regulations - Members who are in violation of these policies may have their accounts deleted and their pages removed without warning!!

GeoCities' Position on its Free Home Pages

Members are solely responsible for everything contained in the Personal Home Pages. GeoCities does not verify, endorse, or otherwise vouch for the contents of any Personal Home Page. Members can be held legally liable for the contents of their Personal Home Pages, and may be held legally accountable if their Personal Home Page includes defamatory comments, or copyrighted material without the permission of the author. GeoCities reserves the right to release member information in the event your account is used to commit unlawful acts.

In the event of a dispute over intellectual property, GeoCities shall request from each party proof of ownership in the form of a trademark, service mark, or copyright registration.

Page Content Guidelines Summary

GeoCities has carefully developed the following page content guidelines to promote the free flowing exchange of ideas about your interests, activities, and hobbies, and at the same time maintain standards consistent with the Internet community and the societies of the world at large.

The only code that we require to be on ALL of your .html pages (including pages with frames) is a reference back to GeoCities. This can be a reference to the main Neighborhood page that you reside in, or to the GeoCities Home Page.

Homesteaders participating in the GeoRewards program must place the banner(s) at the TOP of any page in their site in which they choose to place a banner.

Please refrain from using your free Personal Home Page for the following activities:

    Providing material that is grossly offensive to the Web community including blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity

    Promoting or providing instructional information about illegal activities, or promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual

    Using your free Personal Home Pages for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the following:

    • Soliciting for advertisers or sponsors
    • Displaying a sponsorship banner of any kind, including those that are generated by banner or link exchange services (except for GeoRewards and Internet Link Exchange banners)
    • Displaying banners for services that provide cash or cash-equivalent prizes to users in exchange for hyperlinks to their web site.
    • Conducting raffles or contests that require any type of entry fee.
    • Providing material containing nudity or pornographic material of any kind, or material that exploits images of children under 18 years of age
    • Developing restricted or Password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to from another accessible page)
    • Using your page (or directory) as storage for remote loading or as a door or signpost to another server
    • Using copyrighted material without the prior permission from the author
    • Violating Internet standards for the purpose of promoting your home page.
    • Developing pages that consist PRIMARILY of hyperlinks to content not allowed in GeoCities, including adult oriented sites and racial bigotry sites

Note: All BourbonStreet homesteaders must comply with the above statement. If you do not comply, your page will be put in our "Page Alert" and/or will/might be referred to GeoCities for proper examination.

Member Email Guidelines Summary

GeoCities encourages you to use your free member email account as often as you like. Always remember to stay within the accepted use policies that govern Internet Email, and do not use it for the purpose of "spamming" newsgroups or individuals, conducting unwanted solicitation of groups or individuals, harassing or threatening anyone, or for the purpose of conducting any illegal activities.

A Note From the GeoCities Staff:

GeoCities is an amazing place. Tens of thousands of people from all over the world have taken up residence in one of our neighborhoods. The pages created by this group of GeoCitizens contain an incredible array of facts, opinions, information, entertainment, and interesting information. We are very mindful of our role as stewards of these communities, and will do our best to ensure that GeoCities remains a positive contributor to the Internet community.

Within the guidelines stated above, we are committed to provide a forum for all points of view. If you disagree with some of the opinions expressed by certain members of our community we encourage you to create your own free Personal Home Page and make your own views known. To us, this is the definition of community. We appreciate your interest and support of GeoCities and pledge to you our continued support in building the Societies of the New Frontier.

David Bohnett and the Staff of GeoCities

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