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Children Site Guidelines

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" site -- strives to protect young adolescents or children from material not suitable to read or view. Therefore, sensitive subjects upon this site dealing with the paranormal or spiritual content may not be suitable for young children under the age of thirteen.

Stamp Out Bad Site Content

Now days, it can be challenging to monitor all activities explored by, witnessed to, or seen through a child's eye. The " Ghost Hunters Realm" does not, will not, nor practice posting inappropriate content not suitable to children, and continues to monitor all postings to the site. Simply put, you will find the " Ghost Hunters Realm" web site runs a clean ship. Nevertheless, let us all take a step forward always being vigilant as to what our children are consuming, we may just make the difference. "A mind is truly a terrible thing to waste”.


Ghost Forum

The "Ghost Forum" perfect solution for anyone who has an interest in the paranormal, allowing one to stay abreast upon current announcements, group meetings, investigations, helpful investigative technical information, and allow forum member's to post personal experiences, or comment upon current informational threads taking place.

Who may have access?

The "Ghost Forum" is open for all paranormal enthusiasts, investigators, or groups who simply signup and are granted access.

"GHRPI" Core Investigative Team

Additional private forums are available to "Ghost Hunters Realm - Paranormal Investigations" Core Team use, only team member may have access to these areas. Exceptions: pre-qualified Chapter or International Members

* The Webmaster grants all access privileges to the "Ghost Forum". All Spammers, Spam bots, or hackers are not permitted, nor granted access to the "Ghost Forum". All members must be in good standing, within the WWW community, and do not have a current IP, or email address registering to the forum as a current World Wide Web Spammer, Spambot, or hacker. Any infraction to our modest web site rules and regulations concerning spamming or hacking will result in being banned from access permanently, no exceptions.

GHRPI Group Membership

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" welcomes all present ministers of faith, intuitively gifted Individuals who have a public presence within the known world, paranormal investigators, and group leaders.

Membership or site services offered are Free to use, and no membership dues.

The 'Ghost Hunters Realm - Paranormal Investigations", is open always to like-minded individuals who have a desire to join a genuine active paranormal group.

Basic Site Services offered - Age Requirement

  • All individuals who access our "Web Site Services" provided for use, must be of 18 years or older.

"GHRPI - Team Member" Requirements

  • All applicants must be 18 years or older.

  • All applicants must presently be a member of the "Ghost Forum".

  • All applicants must live in, or nearby the surrounding regional area of Lexington, North Carolina.

  • All applicants must not be presently an active member with another local paranormal investigative group, no exceptions.

  • All applicants must meet with the "GHRPI" Founder and Team members. 

  • All applicants must consent to sign our group "GHRPI" waiver agreement.

  • All applicants must agree to enter our “GHRPI” training program, experience is a plus, but is not required. 

  • All applicants must agree to attend meetings, training events, and investigations to maintain full team member status.    

  • All members are required to be responsible for personal equipment. 

  • All members are required to analyzing all personal evidence collected on investigative events.

  • All applicants may display the “GHRPI” investigative team banner on a personal website.

"GHRPI - Chapter Membership" Requirements

  • All applicants must be 18 years or older.

  • All applicants must presently be a member of the "Ghost Forum".

  • All applicants must live over 40 miles from our regional Lexington, North Carolina location, reside within another state within the United States of America.

    Presently living within another country? Click Here and write "The Realm" for an availability of opening a chapter group near you. Foreign applicants are presently only accepted in Canada, or elsewhere within the United Kingdom.

  • All applicants must display the “GHRPI” chapter banner on your home created website, or personal page for example on the MySpace site. All chapters must have a world - wide - web presence in order to announce events to members, display collective evidence, and most importantly attract future opportunities for paranormal investigations.

Please Note: The "Ghost Hunters Realm" reviews all applicants thoroughly once received.

Members Services

In the event of future services offered upon the web site; Blog's, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups made available to "Ghost Hunters Realm" members, guests, or visitors. Adult language (colorful metaphors); unruly behavior towards other guests by posting to; Blog's, forums, news groups, message boards, or while in chat rooms. Electronically transference of rude comments; pornographic material; viruses; overloading; "spamming"; "mail bombing"; "flooding," or "crashing"; across “Ghost Hunters Realm” servers to; Blog's, forums, news groups, message boards, or while in chat rooms, are strictly not permitted. All violators of the above will be ban from further access to "Ghost Hunters Realm" web site services, no exceptions.

In the event of such behavior, contact the Webmaster to report the problem. Ghost Hunters Realm will make every effort to resolve all issues on the site, and will continue to run a clean, and safe environment for all our members, guests, or visitors to enjoy at all times.

"Ghost Hunters Realm", is serious when it comes to the subject of infractions of the modest requests of site conduct rules and regulatory measures to keep harmony upon the site, sites, or the protection of it's servers.

Services

  • First offense: Depending upon the offense, or on the severity of the offense, may lead to a maximum denial of access of 90 days, and/or deletion of members account; permanent access denial to the "Web Site Services", or "Ghost Hunters Realm" servers by IP address block, without notice of action taken.

Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Members, guests, or visitors of services provided; Blog's, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups made available for use by the "Ghost Hunters Realm", and may have a question, trouble logging in, or have been denied concerning access should contact "Ghost Hunters Realm".

See Contacting the Web Site

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" would like all members, guests, customers, or visitors to find each visit to be enlightening, interesting, informative, and hopefully a changing experience for all to enjoy, and safe for all as well.

Choice/Opt-Out

The site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from the "Ghost Hunters Realm", and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" gives users the following option for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. To cancel, simply send a email with the following comment in the subject line "Please remove from the mailing list" to: support

Privacy Notice

"Ghost Hunters Realm" has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security.

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" values your privacy, all-personal information collected by the site is confidential and will not be given out, sold, or made public. All information gathered is for the sites use only, and do not practice dissemination of personal gathered information of members, customers, or businesses without approval.

All information gathered by the “GHRPI” investigative team is strictly confidential, and will not be made public if the investigative sites owner chooses not to have information disclosed. Exception: Data collected will be made available to private membership databases excluding sensitive data such as names, phone numbers, email addresses, street addresses, and any other personal contact information.

See Spam Policy, Choice/Opt-Out


Copyright

The content of the “Ghost Hunters Realm” website is under the following copyright:

Copyright © 1972-2012 “Ghost Hunters Realm”, All rights reserved.

No content may be reproduced without permission from “Ghost Hunters Realm”. Content provided from “Ghost Hunters Realm”, or members are owned by their respective owners (for example, submission or posting of intellectual written content, image files, recorded – voice or video files, forum postings, or if made available blog entries, and news group contributions) and may not be reproduced without permission from the respective owners. The respective owners grant “Ghost Hunters Realm” the right to reproduce the published content throughout the network of “Ghost Hunters Realm” support sites (for example, main site, members area, members forum, mailing lists, and newsletters).


Contacting The Web Site

If you have any questions about the sites practices, or help with the website you can contact:

"Ghost Hunters Realm" support


Correct & Update Site Info

The site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

All Services Offered - Registration


The "Members Area" has been discontinued as of August 2010, and all current content is now being accessed through the "Ghost Forum".

The "Ghost Forum" allows a member to change private profile details, but are not allowed to change your 'Login Name'. However, you may change the following once a registered member: e-mail, address, city, state, zip or postal code, country, phone, date of birth, gender, marital status, occupation, favorite quote, hobbies, religion, homepage, group name, password using a combination of lower case alpha and numerical numbers, or cancel an created account all together.

Please note: The "Ghost Hunters Realm" site will not be able to recover a cancelled account, all previous account information will be deleted.. Once cancelled, to regain access to the members area, you must create a new account in order to regain access to the "Members Area" once more.

Ghost Forum

Access to forum is currently open to the public, although private forum areas have been reserved for "Ghost Hunters Realm - Paranormal Investigations" investigative team and chapter members. Once a forum member, you may access profile area for update or changes to a profile.

If you are experiencing a problem contact "Ghost Hunters Realm" support

A "Ghost Hunters Realm" Blog - will be available for site access within the near future.


Disclaimers

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" provides the site, sites, or servers on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. "Ghost Hunters Realm" makes no representations, warranties of any kind expressed or implied, as to the operation of the site, or the information, content, materials, or products included or offered upon the site, sites, or servers. Fully permissible by applicable law, "Ghost Hunters Realm" disclaims all warranties, expressed, or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, "Ghost Hunters Realm" disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, for any merchandise offered on the site, sites, or servers, and/or third party purchases made through the “Ghost Hunters Realm”. You acknowledge, by use of the "Ghost Hunters Realm" website and or servers, and your use of the site and or servers is at your sole risk.

This Disclaimer does not apply to any product warranty offered by the manufacturer of the item. This disclaimer constitutes an essential part of this agreement. Some states do not allow limitations on how long and implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you. If you have any questions concerning Site Guidelines, or Site Practices, please contact the "Ghost Hunters Realm" at:
support.


Advertising and URL Link Disclaimer Statement

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" may not, nor share the same beliefs, views, opinions, feelings, or insights to third party links or banner advertising upon our website or servers, or takes no responsibility, nor makes no guarantees whatsoever as to third parties services, products, to the validity of any practices, claims or as to there offers. "Ghost Hunters Realm" banner links or displayed links are provided for educational purposes only, and members should be couscous while visiting all third party sites while browsing the Internet.


Public Access

This site may include "Blog’s", "Chat Rooms", "Forums", "Message Boards", and/or "News Groups" made available to the site users.

Please, remember any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

See Site Security


Site Content

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" reserves the right to change any of the site guidelines, rules, content, product pricing, products to be sold, or products to be discontinued at its discretion, and maybe changed without notice. "Ghost Hunters Realm", strives to have correct up to date information in the way of intellectual written content, sound or video recordings, or displayed images, and reserves the right to delete any content posted by a third party meaning; members or guests upon the site, or servers at any time without notice.

*See Site Link Content Statement


Site Link Content Statement

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" may not, nor share the same beliefs, views, opinions, feelings, or insights to third party links or banner advertising upon our site servers, or takes no responsibility, nor makes no guarantees whatsoever as to third parties services, products, to the validity of any practices, claims or as to there offers. The " Ghost Hunters Realm" banner links or displayed links are provided for educational purposes only, and members should be couscous while visiting all third party sites while browsing the Internet.


Site Regulations

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" runs a clean ship for all site quests or members. The site has been formed to create a safe atmosphere for all like-minded individuals, and which will be monitored closely to any violations of the basic structural guidelines. The Founder, Assistant Moderators, or Webmaster, takes no responsibility for loss of content submitted, posted, or emailed to be posted, please create a backup of all submitted content to site.

However, team & chapter or site members, group or groups, and guests must abide to our modest site guidelines below. All infractions or complaints shall be handled directly through the site Founder, Assistant Moderators, or Webmaster, and may lead to access privileges temporally removed, deletion of account, or IP address banned.

1. A respectful air must be maintained amongst all guests or members at all times. If you feel at anytime you have been unfairly treated, then you may contact the "Ghost Hunters Realm" with a your problem, or request to have access privileges reinstated.

2. No use of colorful metaphors, foul or indecent language in any form as in lucid, sexual and/or defamatory, racial or religious slurs, within comments - posts - or communicated to will not be tolerated, and which found shall be removed, or offending member or guest may have access privileges temporally removed, deletion of account, or IP address banned.

3. No images depicting and/or containing distasteful negative racial, religious, sexual, pornographic, or otherwise defamatory related content will not, nor allowed to be communicated to by use of the "Ghost Hunters Realm" site or servers, nor posted upon the site. If found to be case, will be removed, at which the offending member or guest may have access privileges temporally removed, deletion of account, or IP address banned.

4. "Ghost Hunters Realm" Blog's, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups topics should be of subject matter, all members or guests are encouraged to follow post guidelines. Only related like-minded content will be allowed; all other non-related content will be deleted.

5. All advertising upon the site without "Ghost Hunters Realm" permission shall be removed if found posted upon sites blog’s, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups made available. All posts not complying with our modest regulatory advertising rules upon the sites will be deleted.

Banner Exchange: If made available upon the site; present advertising maybe located upon the sites ‘Internet Links’ page. URL Banners or submitting site URL [links] must be submitted through our ‘Banner Exchange' page, and will only be placed once approved, or the "Ghost Hunters Realm" URL Banner [link] is currently displayed upon submitting site, sorry no exceptions.

*See Contacting the Web Site, Site Content, Site Link Content Statement, Site Security, Site Spam Policy, for further information on "Ghost Hunters Realm" sites guidelines


Site Security

By the use of "Ghost Hunters Realm" web site servers - you being the user agrees to the following: Accessing data not intended for such user, or logging onto a server, or an account, which the user is not authorized to access, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network, or to breach security, or authentication measures without proper authorization. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the site, attempting to probe; overloading; "spamming"; "mail bombing"; "flooding"; or "crashing". Sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products, or services, forging any TCP/IP packet header, or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, violations of system or network security may result in civil, or criminal liability and in the event of such behavior. “Ghost Hunters Realm” will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, conducted on this site. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device, or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents). To navigate or search the site other than the search engine and search agents available from “Ghost Hunters Realm” on this site, and other than generally available third party web browsers.


Spam Policy

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" - Does not practice sales by Spam e-mails to our members, or customers. At the "Ghost Hunters Realm" there is no space for ads, banners, postings, publishing's (E-mail's, Ezine's, Blog’s) to its customers or the public with adult (graphics, language, pornographic material) and shall not be created or allowed to be posted on the site.

However, " Ghost Hunters Realm" will occasionally e-mail our members, guests, or customers informing them of new products and services being offered on the site, or promotional material from some of our partners. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings.

See Choice/Opt-Out


SSL Compatibility

Ordering from "Ghost Hunters Realm" web site, or provided third party portals of commerce, requires that you use an SSL-compliant browser. SSL means Secure Socket Layer, and which you are shopping on a secure site. Unfortunately, some browsers behind company firewalls cannot support secure ordering. Recommended browsers for best compatibility upon the site, or provided third party portals of commerce: Netscape Navigator 9.0, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later, Microsoft's IE Internet Explore 5.5 or later, AOL browser 5.0 or higher for PC's or Mac's.


The Store Front

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" - Strives to provide accurate product - pricing information; typographical errors may occur. " Ghost Hunters Realm" - Cannot confirm the price of an item until after it has been ordered. In the event that an item is listed at an incorrect price, or with incorrect information due to an error in pricing, or product information, " Ghost Hunters Realm" shall reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse, or cancel any orders placed.

Products, original cost, pricing, and availability of, may change without notice. All products made available for purchase upon web site, or through third party portals of commerce are subject to change without notice. The "Ghost Hunters Realm" reserves the right to be not held accountable in the event where products, original cost, pricing, and availability has changed.

Warranties - "Ghost Hunters Realm" Store Front warrants only products manufactured by "Ghost Hunters Realm".

All purchases other than through products manufactured by the "Ghost Hunters Realm", must be brought to the attention of the original manufacturer, if an problem may arise, under the original products warranties offered by original manufacturer.

Experiencing problems with your purchase?

Follow the manufacturers warranty enclosed with product purchase to remedy issues concerning replacements or repairs. The customer will be responsible for all shipping charges that are returned or refused.

Acceptable Site Commerce

GHOST HUNTERS REALM - SERVICES

Paranormal investigative services are free, no fees will ever be solicited for an investigation of a home, business, or property.


Acceptable Methods for Site Purchases

For your convenience, the site accepts the following methods of payment for products made available for purchase in the future.

Paypal

"Ghost Hunters Realm" is a Paypal verified site, and Paypal is available upon the site where indicated for purchases by the following payment methods: Discover Card, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards, or E-Check.

Money Orders & Cashiers Checks

"Ghost Hunters Realm" does not accept ‘Money Orders’ or ‘Cashers Checks’ at this time, however, in the future may only accept “USPS - United States Postal Service” money orders only for a method of payment, no exceptions.

Personal Check

Sorry, at this time the site does not accept payments currently by personal checks. However, in the future this policy may change, if so please allow 5 to 10 business days for clearance before an order is shipped.

Additional Method

"Ghost Hunters Realm" may use additional 128-bit SSL Encryption payment gateways for products offered upon the site other than Paypal at present or in the future.


Donations


“Ghost Hunters Realm” operates traditionally as a non-profit site, the” Ghost Hunters Realm - Paranormal Investigations” is a non-profit paranormal investigative group, and all assistance is provided ‘Free’. However, links maybe provided in the future through the use of Paypal, allowing donations to be made in support of our continuing effort to help all whom maybe in need. Please accept our sincere appreciations and thanks to all individuals who really make the difference by contributing to our continuing efforts.

Credit Card Security

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" – Values your security and does not store, nor collects sensitive financial data from members or customers on the site, period. All sensitive financial data is handled through Paypal secure gateway, or additional secure 128-bit SSL Encryption payment gateways for products offered upon the site other than Paypal in the future.

See Payment Security Statement

Personal Info

No personal financial information will be asked of no one shopping, but uses your IP address information to expedite your shopping experience by identifying you, and your shopping cart. The site for marketing only may use demographic information.

Personal Data Collected

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" – Values your privacy, all personal data submitted by surveys or membership applications are collected for the sites usage only, and no data collected will be sold to third parties, period. The site will use collected information to process memberships, contact members, or occasionally contact a member or customer as to information pertaining to future events, new products or services offered, from the site, or third parties offers. You may choose to opt-out of receiving future mailings.

See Choice/Opt-Out.

Ghost Hunters Realm - may contain links to other sites. The site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Shipping

The customer will be responsible for all shipping charges that are returned or refused.

Request Forms

The "Ghost Hunters Realm" - Uses order forms for members, or customers to request information, site membership applications, products, and services offered. The site only collects contact information (such as email addresses, contact addresses, and application data) for these purposes only, and no financial information (such as account or credit card numbers) is collected, or information stored as such on the sites servers. Personal contact information from the order form is used to send orders, or information about the "Ghost Hunters Realm", and promotional material from some of our partners to our customers only. A members or customer’s information as to email, contact address only is used to get in touch with you when necessary. Members, customers or users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. All submitted donations, products purchases, or services offered are handled though a secure internet connection via Paypal, or additional secure internet sever connections or gateways for methods of payment upon the site.

See Payment Security Statement & Acceptable Payment Methods

Surveys

The sites online surveys ask visitors for contact information (such as their email address). We use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about the "Ghost Hunters Realm" and promotional material from some of our partners, informative information or information on products of interests. The customer's contact information is used as well to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may choose to opt-out of receiving future mailings.

See Choice/Opt-Out.

Contests

At times, Ghost Hunters Realm may run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like your email address). The site uses contact data from our contests to send users information about the "Ghost Hunters Realm", and promotional material from some of our partners. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings.

See Choice/Opt-Out

Payment Security Statement 

As a Verified Member of Paypal, "Ghost Hunters Realm" uses Paypal e-commerce services to accept credit card payments, or donations. Paypal uses the latest technology to secure your data during the transaction. 128-bit SSL Encryption and industry standard security policies ensure that your transaction is secure and private. Paypal is owned by eBay, a leading online auction site.

Please note: "Ghost Hunters Realm" may use additional 128-bit SSL Encryption payment gateways for products offered upon the site other than Paypal at present or in the future.