Terms of Service
Magic Joint is not a public service, it is a private resource. While you are here, we expect you to abide by a few common sense rules that will make the experience more enjoyable for everyone.
AGE LIMITS: You must be at least 13 years of age to use Magic Joint! All content you post on Magic Joint must be suitable for a 13 year old child.
PERMISSIONS: In posting any data at Magic Joint, you affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use the data. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material.
LEGALITY: You agree not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law.
IDENTITY: Magic Joint recommends you use your "stage name" as your user name; this can be your real name or an alias. Your avatar should not be textual-based content, and preferably be an image of yourself so everyone knows who they are talking to as it makes conversation more pleasant. It could be you, your store, your theater, your stage, an illusion of yours, anything as long as it represents who "you" are.
Your user name and avatar must be appropriate and is subject to our approval.
EXPOSURE: Magic Joint is for magicians. As such, the discussion of secrets is allowed. However the blatant exposure is not. Additionally, speculation will be permitted (at least to a point).
For example, terms such as "thumb tip" and "invisible thread" are allowed here - there is no requirement to mask such words. To say Steve Fearson floats a cigarette with invisible thread is acceptable. To provide the details of his hook-up is not acceptable. To speculate on those details would be permitted.
Obviously, there are a lot of grey areas - speculation becomes exposure when it is correct. The best guidance we can provide is to apply the same standards that would apply at a magic club meeting or lecture.
LIABLE: Character attacks of any sort are not allowed here; this includes negative comments and accusations (whether true or not) on other members, non-members, companies, dealers, websites, or anyone else for that matter. We are not baby sitters, we are not lawyers, we are not judges, and in all honesty ... we don't care!
FLAMING: Magic Joint is a place of peace, where we do not bash other people or their views. This includes persons that are not here to defend themselves, as well as Magic Joint members. If you don't have anything nice to say, please refrain from posting.
RELEVANCY: We want everyone to be able to find the information they are searching for, thus we ask that you only post relevant information. Keep your posts on topic, and refrain from turning topics into idle chit chat.
PROFANITY: Please use appropriate language. You should act here the way you would act in front of children. If you must censor yourself, please censor the entire word and not just some of the letters - we can use our imagination (ie: ).
PROMOTION: Please do not spam yourself, your website, your products, or anything else! Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate at Magic Joint.
LANGUAGE: Magic Joint is an English website, we apologize that we do not speak your native tongue. If necessary, please let us know that English is not your first language. We will try our best to decipher bad English, but there are no guarantees. Because we cannot moderate non-English posts, please refrain from posting in anything other than English.
PRIVATE MESSAGES: The term "private message" means that it is not available to the general membership, but is not to be taken as to imply you have any privacy in sending such a message. In order to properly moderate Magic Joint, we reserve the right to review any messages you send through our server. You may not use our service to send harassing, threatening, spam, chain letters, advertisements, or bulk email.
COPYRIGHT: You will retain ownership of the Copyright to any data you post on Magic Joint, however by posting on Magic Joint you grant Magic Joint a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and display in connection with the Magic Joint website and business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Magic Joint website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. The above licenses granted by you are perpetual and irrevocable.
REMOVAL: We reserve the right to remove objectionable content if we determine that removal is necessary. We also reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime for any reason.
CHEATING: Magic Joint is designed for humans only. The use of macros, bots, scripts, and any other device (hardware or software) that allows it to be used without human interface is not allowed.
ACCOUNT ACCESS: Your account is for your use only. The sharing of an account by multiple persons is not allowed; only one person is allowed to access any given account.
DISCLAIMER: Note that it is impossible for us to confirm the validity of posts on Magic Joint. We are not responsible for their content. The messages posted here express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of Magic Joint. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum, and any related websites to this forum.
UPDATES: We reserve the right to update these terms of service at any time for any reason without any notice. Your use of Magic Joint represents your agreement to these terms of service.