House Rules

Dear TIW Users,

Please read our rules carefully. They outline what we consider to be acceptable and unacceptable content on TIW, to make sure that our forum is one with a positive and friendly atmosphere.

Rule 1: We welcome your opinions

We welcome your opinions, but please remember that TIW operates a ‘positive commentary only’ policy. If you don’t like someone’s outfit, image or comment, please refrain from writing anything negative. Our site moderators will remove your comment if they feel that it is insulting, or defamatory, in order to protect our users and the forum itself.

Rule 2: This is a public forum

Once your comment is online, everyone with Internet access can read it. Please make your comment clear, to ensure that it is not misunderstood. Don’t forget that you are legally responsible for what you submit. Please consider how your comment could be received by other TIW users.

Rule 3: Language and relevance

Please be polite. Do not use swear words, or crude or sexual language. Only English is allowed. Do not insult other contributions, or discuss the non-appearance or removal of any content on this site, or the suspension, or termination of any users. If you would like to discuss the operation of TIW, please e-mail admin@todayimwearing.com.

Rule 4: Report abuse

We strongly support the TIW community in maintaining high standards of participation. If you consider that a comment does not comply with these rules or our Terms, please use the ‘flag’ icon to flag up a comment, or image, that you deem inappropriate. The facility should only be used for serious complaints or inappropriate comments, not simply because you do not like somebody’s image, or outfit.

Rule 5: No libel or other abuse

You must not make or encourage comments which are:

• defamatory, false or misleading;

• insulting, threatening or abusive;

• obscene or of a sexual nature;

• offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.

Rule 6: Confidentiality, privacy and contempt

Please respect people's privacy. You are not allowed to submit confidential or private information. For example, you must not upload the telephone number, email address or any other contact details of any person, on theirs, or your own, user profile.

You should not write anything which could prejudice pending or on-going court proceedings of which you are aware. For example, if you have any personal knowledge about someone who has been arrested, or charged, or is being prosecuted for an offence, you must not mention it. If you do, you could be in contempt of court, which is an extremely serious matter.

Rule 7: No advertising, solicitation or investigations

You may include your blog address or Twitter handle on your Look description, within your profile, but please do not spam the comments facility, with your details. We will immediately remove any product placements, or promotional activity, which is used for any other commercial purpose. This includes any sponsorship, petition, campaign, scheme or chain message.

Rule 8: No impersonation and proper disclosure

You must not pretend to be someone else, when signing up to TIW. If we feel that a user is masquerading as someone else, or uploading false images, which are not of themselves, we will investigate.

Rule 9: No linking or copyright infringement

You must not insert links to websites (URLs) or submit content which would be an infringement of copyright.

Rule 10: Respect the spirit as well as the letter of the House Rules

In deciding what is acceptable, please also respect the spirit and tone of these rules and the positive TIW community.

Rule 11: Removal of content

Reader comments that violate the letter or spirit of these rules or our Terms may be removed. If we do remove something, we will generally remove whole posts, or where necessary, whole threads (not parts). This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment will usually be removed.

If a comment or a thread is removed, this may be for any number of reasons. Usually, this will be because the comment breaks these rules or our Terms or is the subject of an abuse report. Sometimes, the comment may be removed because it is connected to another comment which is being removed. We hope that you will understand that, once properly notified of a complaint, we may have to remove a comment for legal reasons (whatever the rights and wrongs).

If your content has been removed, we may email you to let you know or to inform you if you have been suspended or banned from submitting further comments to TIW.

If you are aware that content has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same content.

Rule 12: Suspension and termination

We reserve the right to suspend or ban an account at our sole discretion. Here are some reasons why we might do so:

• Breaching these rules or our Terms;

• Serious failure to respect the spirit and tone of the community;

• Conduct or comments that demand a disproportionate amount of our time or that abuse our staff.

The length of a suspension or whether we ban someone depends on all the circumstances. Bans are generally for extreme cases and repeated serious abuse.

If we suspend or ban your registration, you must not attempt to re-register or submit content (e.g. using someone else's account), without our permission. If you have been suspended, or banned from the site and have no idea why, then please e-mail help@todayimwearing.com