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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Select a question below. If you have questions that are not answered by the following FAQ please contact us at moderator@kingstonelectors.ca

Why should I register with Kingston Electors?
What is an Internet Forum?
What is a thread?
What is posting?
Do I need to register to view forum postings or articles?
Does this forum use cookies?
How do I clear my cookies?
How can I change the information in my profile?
What is the signature for?

I lost my password, what can I do?
How do I add a custom status to my profile?
How do I get a picture under my username?
What are the buddy and ignore lists?
Can I search the forum?

Can I send email to other members?
What is Private Messaging?
What are Private Message Folders?
What is Message Tracking?
How do I use the Member List?

How do I use the calendar?
What are announcements?
How do I rate a thread?
What are referrals?
What are the various thread display options?

What is email notification?
What are smilies?
What are test formatting Code Buttons and Clickable Smilies?
How do I create and vote in polls?
What Are Attachments?

What are message icons?
Can I edit my own posts?
What Are Kingston Electors Moderators?
Why have some of the words in my post been blanked?
Terms of Use & Disclaimer for the Kingston Electors web site
Terms & Conditions
Privacy & Security


Why should I register with Kingston Electors?
In order to fully use the abilities of our Kingston Electors forum, we need you to register as a member. Registration is free, and allows you to do the following: To register, you will need to specify a user name and password, and a valid e-mail address. Entering your e-mail address will not leave you open to 'spam', as you can choose to hide your e-mail address, and messages sent to you via e-mail do not reveal your address to the sender in any case. (To verify this, you can try sending an e-mail message to another user.) The moderator may have configured the forum to send you the final part of the registration process by e-mail, so ensure that the email address you provide is valid and working.

If you are under the age of 13, the moderator may require that a parent or guardian provides consent before allowing you to complete the registration process. More information about this is available during the registration process.

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What is an Internet Forum?

An Internet forum is a web application which provides for discussion for online communities. Some older forums date back to the mid 1990s, following the model of newsgroups and bulletin board systems which were widely used in the 1980s and early 1990s. Forums are available for any number of different topics including technology, computer games, and politics. Internet forums are also commonly referred to as web forums, message boards, discussion boards, discussion groups, or simply, forums as we do here at Kingston Electors.

Our forum software allows more than one forum to be created. These forums are containers for topic "threads" (see below for more information on threads and postings) started by the community. Depending on the permissions given to community members, as defined by the board's moderators, they can post replies to existing threads and start (or "post") new threads as they wish.

Forum software can be broadly divided between those which allow members to post anonymously, and those which attribute posts to a registered user name as we do at Kingston Electors. For user name-based software, visitors register by creating a user name and a password, with an e-mail address for validation purposes. Forum members are often able to customize both how their posts display to others (for example image avatars, user profiles and signatures) and how the board appears to them (for example, using different colour themes). Kingston Elector's uses a user name-based software which provides for anonymity. We allow our members the option to join our forum by registering using a pen name (a 'nom de plume') which is the only identifying information which appears to others using the forum.

Visitors to the Kingston Electors site can view postings within the various threads on the Forum but cannot make a posting until they join our site as a member.

Our Kingston Elector's forum moderators have the ability to edit, delete, move or otherwise modify any thread on the forum. The reasons for having these abilities allows peace to be maintained and the simple forum rules to be enforced.

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What is a thread?

Threads are simply topics of interest to which forum members may comment on by posting a brief note.  Threads in our forum are "threaded" so that each post is made in reply to a parent post.

Click here for an example of a Kingston Electors Forum topic Thread.

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What is posting?

A posting is simply a note or comment which either starts a thread or responds to an existing thread on an issue of interest within a forum. Postings within a thread can contain quotations from an earlier posting and attachments such as photos.

Click here for an example of a posting to a Kingston Electors Forum topic thread.

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Do I need to register to view forum postings or articles?
No you can simply view or search either our forum or articles at any time without registering.  A condensed version of our frequently asked questions can also be found within the forum software by clicking here.

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Does this forum use cookies?
The use of cookies on this forum is optional, but may enhance your experience of the site. Cookies are used to enable functions such as showing whether or not a thread or forum you are viewing has new posts since your last visit, or to automatically log you back in when you return to the site after being away for a while. When you register, you will be given the option to 'Automatically login when you return to the site'. This will store your user name and password in a cookie, stored on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we do not recommend that you enable this.

Our forum also gives you the option to use a cookie to track your current session, ensuring that you remain logged-on while browsing the site. If you choose not to store this information in a cookie, the session data will be sent through each link you click. Choosing not to use a cookie may cause problems if your computer's connection to the Internet uses a proxy-server and you share links with other users behind the same proxy. If in doubt, we recommend that you select 'yes' to enable the cookie. After you have registered, you may alter your cookie options at any time by changing the settings on this page.

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How do I clear my cookies?
You may clear all your cookies by clicking here. If you return to the main index page via the link provided and you are still logged in, you may have to remove your cookies manually.

Here are the instructions for Internet Explorer 5+ on Windows:
  1. Close all Internet Explorer windows.
  2. Click the "Start" button.
  3. Move up to "Find" and click "Files or Folders" from the menu that appears.
  4. In the new window that appears, in the "containing text" field, type in the domain name of the forum without the "http://" or "www." part. For example, if the forums' address was "http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/index.php", I would type in "vbulletin.com" (without the quotes)
  5. In the "look in" box, type in "C:\Windows\Cookies\" (without the quotes) and press "Find Now"
  6. After it has finished searching, highlight all files (click a file, then press CTRL+A) and delete them (press the "delete" key or SHIFT+DEL)
Your cookies should now be removed. You may want to restart the computer and revisit the forums to be sure.

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How can I change the information in my profile?
It is your responsibility to keep the information in your profile up-to-date. You should especially ensure that your e-mail address is kept current. You can alter any of the fields in your profile, except your user name. Once you have registered your user name, it becomes yours for life. In extreme circumstances, you may request that the moderator change your user name, but he or she will require a very good reason to do so.

Edit your profile here

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What is the signature for?
After you have registered, you may set your signature. This is a piece of text that you would like to be inserted at the end of all your posts, a little like having headed note paper.

If the moderator has enabled signatures, then you will have the option to include your signature on any posts you make. If you have specified a signature, then the forum will automatically append your signature to any messages you post. You can disable signatures on a per-post basis by un-ticking the 'Show Signature' checkbox when you compose your message.

You may turn the signature on and off on posts you have already made by editing the post and altering the state of the 'Show Signature' option.

You can set your signature by editing your profile.

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I lost my password, what can I do?
If you forget your password, you can click on the 'Forgotten Your Password' link on any page that requires you to fill in your password.

This will bring up a page where you should enter your registered email address, and an e-mail will be sent to that address instantly, with instructions for resetting your password.

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How do I add a custom status to my profile?
If the moderator has enabled custom status titles, then you can specify the text you want to display by editing your profile and entering the text you want in the Custom User Text field.

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How do I get a picture under my username?
These small images are called Avatars. They are displayed below your username on all posts that you make. There are two kinds of avatars: those provided by the moderator and those that you upload yourself.

If the moderator has provided a set of avatars, and avatars are enabled, you may select an avatar that best describes your personality.

The moderator may also have enabled custom avatars, which allows you to upload an avatar image from your computer.

For more information about avatars, click here.

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What are the buddy and ignore lists?
The buddy list is used to keep track of the friends you have made on this forum. By going to your "My vB Home", you'll be able to see which of your friends are currently online, and be able to send them a private message. Adding people to your buddy list also allow you to send private messages to multiple forum members at the same time. You may add any member of the forums to your buddy list by clicking this button in a member's posts.

Ignore lists are used for those people who's messages you wish not to read. By adding someone to your ignore list, those messages posted by these individuals will be hidden when you read a thread.

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Can I search the forum?
You can search for posts based on user name, word(s) in the post or just in the subject, by date, and only in particular forums.

To access the search feature, click on the "search" link at the top of most pages.

You can search any forum that you have permission to search - you will not be allowed to search through private forums unless the moderator has given you the necessary security rights to do so.

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Can I send e-mail to other members?
Yes! To send an e-mail to another member, you can either locate the member you want to contact on the member list, or click the button on any post made by that member.

This will usually open a page that contains a form where you can enter your message. When you have finished typing your message, press the [send e-mail] button and your message will be sent instantly. Note that for privacy reasons, the email address of the recipient is not revealed to you during this process.

Note that if you can not find an e-mail button or link for a member, it either means that the moderator has disabled email functions for this forum, or that the member in question has specified that they do not wish to receive email from other members of the forum.

Another useful e-mail function is the ability to send a friend a link to a thread you think they may find interesting. Whenever you view a thread, you will find a link somewhere on the page which will allow you to send a brief message to anyone you like. Your referrerid is added to the link you send, so if your friend registers on this forum as a result of viewing the link you sent to them, your referrals total will automatically be credited!

Registered members may also be able to send messages to other members of this forum using the private messaging system. For more information about private messaging, click here.

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What is Private Messaging?
If the moderator has enabled the Private Messaging system, registered members may send each other private messages.

Sending Private Messages

Private messages work a little like email, but are limited to registered members of this forum. You may be able to include vB Code, smilies and images in private messages that you send.

You may send a private message to a member of this forum by clicking the 'Send A Private Message' link in the private messaging section of your user control panel, or by clicking the button in a member's posts.

When you send a message, you have the option to save a copy of the message in your Sent Items folder.

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What are Private Message Folders?
By default, you will have two folders in your private message area. These are the Inbox and the Sent Items folders.

The Inbox folder contains any new messages you receive, and allows you to view all the messages you have received, along with the name of the person who sent the message to you, and the date and time the message was sent.

The Sent Items folder contains a copy of any messages that you have sent, where you have specified that you wish to keep a copy of the message for future reference.

You may create additional folders for your messages by clicking the 'Edit Folders' link.

Each folder has a set of message controls that allow you to select messages, then either move them to one of your custom folders, or delete them completely. You may also have a button that allows you to forward multiple messages from a folder to another member of the forum.

You will need to periodically delete old messages, as the moderator has probably set a limit to the number of private messages you can have in your folders. If you exceed the number of messages specified by the moderator, you will not be able to send or receive new messages until you delete some old messages.

Whenever you read a message, you will have the option to reply to the message, or forward that message to another member of the forum. You may also have the ability to forward that message to multiple members of your buddy list.

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What is Message Tracking?
When you send a new private message, you may have the option to request a read-receipt for that message. This will allow you to check whether or not its recipient has read a message by viewing the Private Message Tracking page.

This page is divided into two sections: unread messages and read messages.

The unread messages section shows all messages that you have sent with a read-receipt request, that have not yet been read by their recipient. The time of the last activity of the message recipient is also shown. Messages in this section can be cancelled if you decide that their contents are no longer relevant, or for any other reason. Cancelled messages can also be restored to active status if the moderator has enabled this feature.

The read messages section shows all messages you have sent with a receipt request that have been read and acknowledged by their recipient. The time that the message was read is also shown.

You may choose to end the tracking on any message you choose by selecting the message and clicking the [end tracking] button.

When you receive a message with a read-receipt request, you may have the option to read the message while denying the read-receipt request. To do this, simply click the 'deny receipt' link rather than the title of the message, if it appears.

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How do I use the Member List?
The member list contains a complete list of all the registered members of this forum. You can view the member list ordered alphabetically by username, by the date that the member joined the forum, or by the number of posts the members have made.

The member list also has a search function, which allows you to quickly locate members according to categories you specify, such as searching for all members who have joined in the past week etc.

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How do I use the calendar?
The calendar functions in a way similar to the forums in that there can be multiple calendars. One calendar could hold just events that you are able to see, while another may list birthdays.

There are two types of events on the calendar: normal events and recurring events.

Normal Events span the time frame from when the event starts until the event ends.

Recurring Events repeat over a set period of time based on certain criteria. Examples would be an event that occurs on the first Monday of every month and an event that occurs every Monday and Wednesday.

The moderator may have enabled registered members to post events, but usually this is not the case. You can most likely post your own private events that are only viewable to you.

Birthdays may be shown on the calendar if the moderator has enabled this feature. Your birthday will automatically be shown on the calendar if you have entered the date of your birthday in your profile. Note: if you do not enter the year of your birth when you edit your profile, your age will not be shown on the calendar.

If you enter your birthday, your name will also appear on the main forum page when it is your birthday.

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What are announcements?
Announcements are special messages posted by the moderator or moderators. They are designed to be a simple one-way communication with the users. If you wish to discuss announcements, you will have to create a new thread in the forum, since you cannot reply to announcements.

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How do I rate a thread?
You may find a small menu on thread pages which allows you to 'rate this thread' with a number between 1-5.

Casting a vote for threads you view is entirely optional, but if you think that the thread is superb, you might rate it as a 5-star thread, or if you think that it's unspeakably dismal, you might choose to rate the thread with a single star.

Once enough votes have been cast for the thread rating, you may see a set of stars appear with the title of the thread in the thread listings. These stars reflect the average vote cast, and can allow you to quickly see which threads are worth reading if you are on a very busy forum with a lot of threads.

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What are referrals?
The Kingston Electors moderator may have enabled referrals, which allows you to be credited for any new users you invite to the forum.

You gain referrals by promoting Kingston Electors Forums ---- Kingston Ontario Canada using your unique referral link. The link you should use as your referral link is this:

http://www.kingstonelectors.ca/forums/index.php?referrerid=0

Each time someone follows this link to Kingston Electors Forums ---- Kingston Ontario Canada and registers as a new member, your referral count will be incremented by one. The number of referrals you have can be viewed in your profile.

Your moderator will have more information on any prizes or rewards that may be given out for referrals. Please be courteous when promoting Kingston Electors Forums ---- Kingston Ontario Canada by not spamming other web sites with your referral link just to gain referrals.

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What are the various thread display options?
When viewing a thread, you will be able to view the thread from a choice of four modes:

Linear Mode (Oldest First) - In this mode, posts are displayed chronologically from oldest to newest. Posts are shown in a flat mode so that many posts can be viewed simultaneously.
Linear Mode (Newest First) - This is the same as the above mode, except that posts are ordered in an opposite way (newest first).
Threaded Mode - In this mode, a tree is shown along with every post. This tree allows you to see the relationship each post has to others, in terms of who responded to whom. Only one post is shown at a time.
Hybrid Mode - This mode is a mixture of the linear and threaded modes. The post tree is displayed like in the threaded mode, but multiple posts are displayed simultaneously like in the linear modes.

Are there any special codes/tags I can use to markup my posts?

For the most part, your posts will contain plain text, but on occasions, you may want to emphasize certain words or phrases by making them (for example) bold or italic.

Depending on the rules of the forum, you may use HTML code to produce these effects. However, more often than not, the moderator will have disabled HTML code, and opted instead to use vB Code: a special set of tags that you can use to produce the most popular text-effects. vB code has the advantage that it is very simple to use, and is immune to malicious javascripts and page layout disruption.

You may also find that the moderator has enabled smilies, which allow you to use small icons to convey emotion, and the [img] code, which allows you to add pictures to your message.

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What is e-mail notification?
If you post a new thread, or reply to an existing thread, you can choose to be notified by e-mail when someone else replies to that thread. You can also choose to receive e-mail notifications of new posts in a thread without posting in that thread, by clicking the 'Subscribe to this thread' link displayed in the thread page.

If you choose to stop receiving e-mail notifications from a thread, you can turn off the option by either editing your post, or by unsubscribing from the thread here.

Only registered users may receive e-mail notification, and they can set whether they want to receive email notification by default by editing their options.

Email notification is also referred to as 'Thread Subscription'.

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What are smilies?
Smilies are small graphical icons that you can insert into your messages to convey an emotion or feeling, such as a joke or embarrassment. For example, if you entered a sarcastic comment, rather than type 'that was a joke', you could simply insert the 'wink' smilie.

If you have used email or Internet chat systems, you will probably be familiar with the concept of smilies already. Certain combinations of text characters are converted into smilies. For example,:) is converted into a smiling face. To understand smilie codes, tilt your head to the left and look at the text: you will see that :) represents two eyes and a smiling mouth.

For a list of the smilies currently used by this forum, click here.

On occasions, you may want to prevent the text in your message being converted into smilies. You will see a checkbox that you can select when you make a new post, which will allow you to 'Disable Smilies'.

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What are test formatting Code Buttons and Clickable Smilies?
These controls allow you to quickly and easily enter vBcode into your posts and messages. To use them, simply click the appropriate buttons or select items from the lists to enter vBcode.

There are two modes available: normal and enhanced mode.

When using normal mode, pressing a button will pop-up a dialog for you to fill with text. It will then enter the text with the appropriate vB Code tags at the end of your message.

When using enhanced mode, pressing a button will insert the appropriate STARTING tag for the code, leaving you to enter text into the message area. When you have finished the text and want to close the tag, simply press the Close Current Tag button (alt+c). You may also nest tags in enhanced mode, and then use the Close All Tags button (alt+x) to close all open markup. Please note that the 'close tag' buttons only close tags that have been entered using the code buttons.

To use the clickable smilies, simply click the smiley that you want to insert into your message, or click the Show All Smilies link (if available) to access the full list of smilies.

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How do I create and vote in polls?
You may notice that some threads on this forum also include a section where you can vote on an issue or question. These threads are called 'polls' and this is how to create them:

Creating a new poll
When you post a new thread, you may have the option to also create a poll.

This function allows you to ask a question and specify a number of possible responses. Other members will then be able to vote for the response they wish, and the results of the voting will be displayed in the thread.

An example poll might be:

What is your favorite color?
Red
Blue
Yellow
Green
Sky-blue pink with yellow spots

To create a poll when you post a new thread, simply click the 'Yes! post a poll' checkbox at the bottom of the page, and set the number of possible responses you want to include.

When you click the submit button, you will be taken to the poll creation page, where you can specify the question and the list of responses you want to include.

You may also want to specify a time limit for the poll, so that (for example) it only stays open for voting for a week.

Voting in and viewing a poll
To vote in a poll, simply select which option you want to vote for, and click the [Vote!] button. You may view the current results for a poll before you vote by clicking the 'View Results' link. Voting in a poll is entirely optional. You may vote for any of the available options, or cast no vote at all.

Generally, once you have voted in a poll, you will not be able to change your vote later, so place your vote carefully!

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What Are Attachments?
The moderator may allow you to use the attachment feature of this forum, which gives you the ability to attach files of certain types to your posts. This could be an image, a text document, a zip file etc. There will be a limit to the file size of any attachments you make, as the forums should not be used as an extension of your hard disk!

To attach a file to a new post, simply click the [Browse] button at the bottom of the post composition page, and locate the file that you want to attach from your local hard drive.

Only certain types of files may be attached: these are the valid file extensions for files to be attached to this forum: bmp doc gif jpe jpeg jpg pdf png psd txt wpd zip.

After posting, the attachment will show up in the body of your message. To view the contents of the attachment (if it is not already displayed) simply click the filename link that appears next to the attachment icon.

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What are message icons?
The moderator may have enabled message icons for new threads, posts and private messages. Message icons allow you to specify a small icon to accompany your posting, which is used to convey the emotion or content of a post at a glance. If you do not see a list of message icons when you are composing your message or post, the moderator has disabled the option.

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Can I edit my own posts?
If you have registered, you will be able to edit and delete your posts. Note that the moderator can disable this ability as he desires. Your ability to edit your posts may also be time-limited, depending on how the moderator has set up the forum.

To edit or delete your posts, click the button by the post you want to edit. If your post was the first in the thread, then deleting the post may result in the removal of the entire thread.

After you have made your modifications, a note may appear, which notifies other users that you have edited your post. moderators and moderators may also edit your messages but this note may not appear when they do so.

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What Are Kingston Electors Moderators?
Moderators oversee specific forums. They generally have the ability to edit and delete posts, move threads, and perform other manipulations. Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating.

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Why have some of the words in my post been blanked?
The moderator may have censored certain words. If your posts contain any censored words, they will be blanked-out like this: ****.

The same words are censored for all users, and censoring is done by a computer simply searching and replacing words. It is in no way 'intelligent'.

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Terms of Use & Disclaimer for the Kingston Electors web site
Access to the Kingston Electors site, content and content design is provided on the understanding that users have read and are willing to abide by the following set of Terms and Conditions:

These Terms and Conditions are designed to make clear to users of our site, what they may and may not do with the content provided to them through the use of the Kingston Electors site. These Terms and Conditions apply to any use of our content, whether users, subscribers or supporting organizations. Our aim has been to make the Terms and Conditions as unambiguous as possible, but if further explanation is required, please send an email to moderator@kingstonelectors.ca

We welcome the contribution of other voices to discussion on local issues. However, the moderator reserves the right to delete postings that include abusive language or personal and/or libelous attacks. We wish our participants to discuss and debate ideas not personalities. Any injudicious mention of a person, institution or service can expose us to potential libel actions and will be deleted by the moderator without notice. Three challenges by our moderator (to a contributor who does not follow these guidelines) will be sufficient to ban the individual from participation in our Discussion Forum.

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Terms & Conditions
These are the terms and conditions on which we provide access to users of this site. Users will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions upon their first use of the site. Users are granted the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access this site.

The Kingston Electors web site contains copyrighted information, communications, software (including program code which may execute on the server or which may be embedded in or downloadable from individual pages on this site), images, sounds, music, graphics, photos, videos and other material and services (collectively, the "Content"). Kingston Electors will not accept anonymous contributions and, at its discretion, will normally identify the authors of articles and similar content.

Prohibited Use
Systematic downloading and/or archiving, including the copying of the entire site, or of more than one copy of a page, electronic or otherwise, are prohibited. Users wishing to re-use the site for other purposes shall first contact Kingston Electors to obtain written permission. No portion of the Content may be used for the purpose of monetary reward by means of sale, resale, loan, transfer, hire or other form of exploitation of the copyrighted content or products, and may not be systematically supplied or distributed onward from the site of the User.

Permitted Use
The User may make unlimited online use of the copyrighted content for purposes of research and personal use (but not for commercial use see "Prohibited Use" above) including searching, displaying and viewing on-screen, and may download, print or e-mail retrieved Content.

Availability
We shall use reasonable efforts to allow for the site to be available on a 24-hour basis, but if access is suspended or interrupted or a fault or defect occurs which prevents access to the server, we shall neither have nor incur any liability. The User is responsible for all charges associated with accessing the Content, including those respecting computer equipment, telephone or Internet connections and access software. We reserve the right to refuse access to the Content to any individual, network or User at any time.

Liability
Although we have taken reasonable care to ensure that the Content is error-free and up-to-date, we shall have no responsibility for corruption to the information, data and other material after it is posted, including but not limited to any defects caused by the transmission or processing of the information, data and other material. The information made available online, including any expression of opinion and any projection or forecast, has been obtained from or is based upon sources believed to be reliable but is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness.

While we have made every effort to ensure that the Content contained on our web site is accurate, we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information, or that the web site will be without error or omission. The Content is provided "as is" without any express or implied warranties or conditions of any kind whether arising by law, usage or trade and on the understanding that any person who acts upon it or otherwise changes his/her position in reliance on it does so entirely at his/her own risk. Content supplied is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional advice.

In no event shall Kingston Electors, its agents or employees be liable for any loss, cost, or damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for harm to business, loss of profits, programs or data, interruption of activities, or any other pecuniary or economic loss) whether direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, exemplary, consequential, or otherwise, arising out of any use or misuse of, or any defects, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in, this site, without regard to the form of action, even if Kingston Electors has been advised of the possibility of damages. The fact that information is provided on the Kingston Electors web site establishes no duty of care of any kind.

Communication Not Confidential
Kingston Electors does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communication via e-mail. (See "Privacy & Security" below).

Linking
You may link to the front page of the web site at www.kingstonelectors.ca. Any other link to this web site, and any linking to pages within the site or framing of content on this site is prohibited without prior written consent of Kingston Electors.

Links to Third party Sites
This web site may contain hyperlinks, which will take you out of the Kingston Electors site and connect you to third party sites. Kingston Electors is providing these hyperlinks to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any hyperlink does not imply endorsement by Kingston Electors of the site or any information found therein. These sites are not under the control of Kingston Electors and by accessing them, you do so at your own risk.

Governing Laws and Jurisdiction
Control of this web site rests with Kingston Electors, based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. You agree that the applicable laws of the Province of Ontario, and of Canada, govern this agreement, notwithstanding any conflict of laws, provisions or your domicile, residence or physical location. By accessing this site, you agree that any legal matter that may arise between you and Kingston Electors, relating to the contents of the web site shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and you agree that the appropriate court(s) in the Province of Ontario shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to resolve disputes between us.

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Privacy & Security
Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. So that we may better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices. We do not sell, rent, or loan any identifiable information about our individual visitors to anyone outside of Kingston Electors Online. Any information you give us is treated with care and stored securely, and subject to this Policy will not be used in ways to which you have not consented previously and expressly.

The Information We Collect
We do not identify individual visitors to our website other than by Internet Provider (IP) address. We will use your IP address only to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, and to gather broad demographic information using a standard website statistics software package.

Our Commitment to Data Security
We use reasonable industry standard technology to keep information that you submit to us secure. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that any data transmission over the Internet will be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot warrant the security of any information transmitted to us and you do so at your own risk. However, once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Your Consent
By using this site, you agree that we may collect and use information for the purposes for which the information was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, please do not access this site. We reserve the right to alter our Privacy Policy at any time. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued accessing of the Kingston Electors Online site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept and agree to be bound by such changes. For more information about our Privacy and Security policies, please send your question in an email to Kingston Electors Online (info@kingstonelectors.ca).

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