Registration Agreement




   
   


Welcome to

depressionchatter.com




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We sincerely wish to create a safe, comfortable, non-hostile, respectful, & supportive setting for those who wish to share their experiences & help each other by listening, reading, responding, participating, & commenting.

Please be aware that by connecting to this site, you agree to follow all of our Rules, Guidelines, & Policies as well as our Privacy Policy & Terms of Service, which are detailed below. Please read & understand all of this important information. Please do not use this website/forum unless you agree to follow & abide by all of our rules, guidelines, policies, terms, & conditions.



Rules, Guidelines, & Policies:

This is a place where we can chat & share with each other, & also be helpful & supportive. We are not a suicide hotline, nor do we have direct access to physicians, psychiatric professionals, or to emergency/emergency medical treatment. We are not medically-supervised, & we do not profess to be equipped to handle crisis situations of any kind, or psychiatric/medical/emergency issues. We cannot be responsible for any harm, pain, misfortune, trauma, problem, or urgent crisis situation which may occur due to reading &/or participating on the depressionchatter.com website. In addition, we cannot be responsible for any harm, pain, misfortune, trauma, problem, or urgent crisis situation which may occur because of reactions toward any material/content on this site, or toward any material/content on any link that is posted here.

Important: If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, homicide, &/or obsessions with death, please seek professional/medical help immediately. Dial 911 if appropriate to the specific situation, or contact a hospital emergency room or your personal physician right away.

Participating in discussions (either by reading, or by actually taking part in the chats) is never designed to substitute for proper medical care & ongoing treatment by a medical doctor & psychotherapist (i.e. doctors' visits, psychotherapy, prescription medications, etc).

Once again, the depressionchatter.com website is not a medically-supervised environment.

We reserve the right to sensor &/or ban any comments which do not stay within the bounds of our Rules, Guidelines, & Policies.

We also reserve the right to sensor &/or ban any person who violates our Rules, Guidelines, & Policies.

Interact with other members in a kind & respectful manner. We are all in this together. Disagreeing with each other is not grounds to scream at or bash others. Hateful &/or disruptive speech will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Life is not a contest, & we are not in competition with one other.

We do not allow for any soliciting, fundraising, advertising, or spamming behaviors on this forum.

You may never sign up under multiple accounts &/or users. Please carefully choose a single user name that is non-offensive (please see Non-Optional Manners & Etiquette), & continue to use that one name.



Non-Optional Manners & Etiquette:

Please refrain from any & all words, comments, jokes, & discussions containing:

disrespect of anyone's nationality, religious beliefs or practices, culture, heritage, country of origin, lifestyle choices, background, opinions, philosophies, or political preferences
judgmental, hostile, inflammatory, vulgar, insulting, aggressive, attacking, or hateful words, comments, or conversation
inappropriate topics with sexual &/or obscene overtones
condescending or belittling behavior
disrespectful, hateful, threatening, abusive, or harassing language
crude swear words & profanity
conversation which glorifies harmful behaviors such as illegal drug usage, addictions of any kind, abusive behavior toward any living creature or human being, criminal acts, or violence of any kind
"cybersex", overly flirtatious behavior, &/or sexually explicit content
flooding, spamming, pirating, or disruptions
unsolicited invitations, fundraising, or advertising
links provided as part of advertisements
sentences & paragraphs written in all CAPS
invasion or intrusion of another's privacy
impersonation of any person other than oneself, including persons that are famous/well-known or not, & moderators or administrators of this website

The following behaviors will result in an immediate & permanent ban as well as the notification of your ISP:

illegal activity of any kind
spamming
flooding
hacking
advertising
running automated scripts or bots
attempting to steal passwords or other sensitive information
using someone else's account
using, copying, or selling any material that is on the depressionchatter.com website for any purpose
harassing, threatening, or intimidating other members
aggressive or threatening language, or verbal abuse
overtly flirtatious behavior (depressionchatter.com is not a dating website)
impersonation of anyone else other than yourself &/or impersonation of depressionchatter.com owners, administrators, hosts, or moderators

We may request that you change the subject or topic if there is excessive disagreeing that becomes argumentative or disruptive to the forum.

We may edit any post that you submit, at our discretion.

Please also be advised that your comment, question, or post may be edited or removed if it is in violation of any of our Rules, Guidelines, & Policies. Our moderators will use their discretion with regard to comments or discussions that are inappropriate or that are in violation of our Rules, Guidelines, & Policies.

This is an English language website & forum. We have designated English (only) to be used here so that we can understand & support one another in the best way possible.

Members have a right to refuse to participate in personal messaging or private communiqués with other members; however, they may not refuse to accept personal messaging or private communiqués from this site's administrators, hosts, or moderators.

You must be sixteen or older in order to participate in this website's discussion forums.

Disclaimer:
depressionchatter.com does not take responsibility nor are we liable for any person's opinions or comments which are expressed in these forums or on websites linked from this site. We do not take responsibility nor are we liable for the content of the discussions on this site. Usage of this chatting site is always at your own risk.


The preceding Rules, Guidelines, & Policies can & will change at any time, & without prior notice.


Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of all of our visitors, & consider it of extreme importance to never share information. Our policy is to never disclose any personal information to third parties, unless legally obligated to do so.

When you register on this site, you will be asked to provide:

a username

your valid, functioning, current email address

a complex, difficult-to-guess, unique password

We do not provide or sell your personal information to any other third party unless it is deemed necessary for legal reasons (ex: to protect yourself or others from harm), & unless we are legally obligated to do so.

You agree to never allow another person to use your account for any reason. You also agree to never use another person's account for any reason.

Please be advised that with each post, your IP address is recorded. This is done in case you are ever in violation of our Rules, Guidelines, & Policies and consequently need to be banned from this site. In this event, we may also contact your ISP.

This software places a cookie in your browser's cache. (A cookie is a text file which contains such information as your username & password.) This is done only to keep you logged in or out. This software does not collect or send any other information to your computer.

It is your responsibility as a user of this website to learn & understand the privacy policies which govern your particular locale. If using this site is in violation of any of the specific privacy laws in your residing location, please do not use this site. This determination is completely your responsibility as a visitor &/or user of this website.

The above lists are not meant to be all-inclusive or complete.


Terms of Service

You must not use our website if you disagree with any of our Rules, Guidelines, & Policies, our Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Service.

We are not responsible for any harm which may be caused to persons choosing to share sensitive information such as street addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, places of work, etc. We strongly recommend that you do not share personal information with others. Please be extremely cautious before providing any personal details to other people & members. Never post your personal information. You are solely responsible for preserving & maintaining the confidentiality of your account & activities on this website/forum. The owners of this website cannot be liable for any harm, loss, or damage which may occur if you do not comply with all of these stated conditions & terms.


The owners of this site reserve the right to reveal your identity & any other related information in case of a formal complaint or legal issue/situation which may occur as a result of your usage on this website/forum.

The owners of this site are allowed to monitor all entries & forms of communication with other users at our discretion.

Restrictions:

1. You may not publish or use any material that is contained on the depressionchatter.com website.

2. You may not display or sell any material that is contained on the depressionchatter.com website.

3. You may not use this website as a means to advertise or market products &/or other websites.

4. You may not use this website or any of its material to cause any destruction or damage of any kind.

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have obtained written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, & solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify & hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, & its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

All posts are the property of depressionchatter.com.

All trademarks, images, pictures, drawings, photographs, & logos which are displayed on this site are the property of their respective owners & may not be used without prior written approval/consent.

The owners of this site reserve the right to change, modify, alter, &/or add to all of these rules, guidelines, policies, terms, & conditions at any time, without prior notice.

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Possible signs/symptoms of depression:
(some or many of these symptoms would be ongoing for approximately 2 weeks & longer)

longlasting sadness
sense of foreboding/fear
utter hopelessness
feeling that nothing will ever get better
feeling overly agitated, restless, & bored
strong sense of guilt
loss of or low self-esteem
feeling worthless
anxiety
panic attacks
nervousness
inability to concentrate or focus
indecisiveness
confusion/fogginess
irritability/moodiness/anger
fatigue, loss of energy
sluggishness
change in sleep patterns (too much, too little) &/or insomnia
loss of appetite or change in eating habits
little to no interest in doing things that you once enjoyed
feeling isolated yet uninterested in &/or feeling incapable of being with other people
plans to harm oneself or others
suicidal thoughts or obsessing about death
physical aches/pains
addictions
loneliness

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