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• Please read all of the terms, options and policies outlined below before purchasing a subscription package.

• If English is not your primary language, it is your responsibility to get a translator to help you understand these policies.

• CPF will not be responsible for translating and will not be liable for your failure to take steps to properly understand these policies.

• There will be no refunds either full or in part if you fail to read and understand the terms and policies, choose the wrong subscription package, and/or violate the policies outlined below.

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Definitions & Permissions
Subscription/Package Options
How to Purchase an Advertising/Subscription Package
General BannerAd Requirements/Restrictions
General Terms, Shilling, Policies & Information
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For the purposes of advertising on CandlePowerForums and CPFMarketPlace, the following definitions, permissions and restrictions apply:

Dealer

Manufacturer

Custom Builders & Modders

• A dealer is a seller that maintains a status with a distributor or manufacturer indicative of a dealer or reseller.
or
• Practices regular and frequent acquisition of sellable goods, and targets CPF's membership as prospective customers.

• Dealer status exemption may be granted from CPF's administration under certain circumstances.

• The use of an outside retail and/or wholesale business website is not necessarily a requirement or exclusion for dealer status on CPF or CPFMP.
• A manufacturer is commercially involved as a maker of goods produced independently of significant input and/or participation/involvement from CPF's membership.
and
• Does not significantly produce any goods through such significant input and/or participation/involvement.

• The use of an outside retail and/or wholesale business website is not necessarily a requirement or exclusion for manufacturer status on CPF or CPFMP.


•For the purposes of any forums associated with CandlePowerForums, (CPF proper, the MarketPlace, the Underground), a custom builder or modder can be a manufacturer.

• The distinction would be that the manufacturer started their business here on CPF and is still with us, at least to a reasonable extent.

• A few examples would be McGizmo, The Sandwich Shoppe, Arc, Peak, Lumencraft, Barbolight, and a few others.

• A few examples of Custom Modders would be cmacclel, milkyspit, and several others.

• (Please do not assume that if you are not specifically named here, you do not qualify. I just don't have time to list everyone).
• You may NOT sell or otherwise advertise your products on CPF proper (with the exception of purchased bannerad space) or post any kind of sales thread whatsoever within it's forums. Discussion threads can take place in the Dealer's Corner at the MarketPlace.

• All CPF/CPFMP members are permitted to start threads in the Dealer's Corner to ask questions and/or start discussions.

• Dealers will need to have an Authorized Dealer designation in order to sell their products there. Dealers who start sales threads without the proper designation will have their sales thread(s) deleted. Once the proper subscription is purchased and their account has the proper designation, they will be allowed to post their sales thread again.

• The CPF staff will not keep the thread in a "soft-deleted" state to be restored. The dealer will have to create the thread all over again. This will be on the honor system and the CPF/CPFMP staff will welcome member assistance in monitoring. Please click on the the little "caution" sign at the top right of the post (the mouseover text will say "Report Post") and the appropriate moderator will be alerted. Please do not email or PM the webmaster or forum administrator. Your report or comment may not be seen in a timely manner to take care of the problem.

If you are a Dealer and would like to have your own sub-forum in the Dealer's Corner at the MarketPlace, please email Sasha@cpfmarketplace.com or PM Greta with your request. Only dealers with an established relationship and reputation of good standing with CPF/CPFMP will be given consideration.

• You may NOT sell or otherwise advertise your products on CPF proper (with the exception of purchased bannerad space) or post any kind of sales thread whatsoever within it's forums. You MAY however, start discussion and input threads in the appropriate forum(s) on CPF proper. If the thread turns into a sales thread, you will be advised to move the sale over to the Manufacturer's Corner at the MarketPlace. A member of the CPF staff will help you if necessary.

• All CPF/CPFMP members may now start threads in the Manufacturer's Corner to ask questions and/or start discussions.

• Manufacturers will need to have an Authorized Manufacturer designation in order to sell their products there. Manufacturers who start sales threads without the proper designation will have their sales thread(s) deleted. Once the proper subscription is purchased and their account has the proper designation, they will be allowed to post their sales thread again.

• The CPF staff will not keep the thread in a "soft-deleted" state to be restored. The manufacturer will have to create the thread all over again. This will be on the honor system and the CPF/CPFMP staff will welcome member assistance in monitoring. Please click on the the little "caution" sign at the top right of the post (the mouseover text will say "Report Post") and the appropriate moderator will be alerted. Please do not email or PM the webmaster or forum administrator. Your report or comment may not be seen in a timely manner to take care of the problem.

• If you are a Manufacturer and would like to have your own sub-forum in the Manufacturer's Corner at the MarketPlace, please email Sasha@cpfmarketplace.com or PM Greta with your request. Only manufacturers with an established relationship and reputation of good standing with CPF/CPFMP will be given consideration.
• If you feel that you qualify as a Custom Builder or Modder based on the criteria above, please email Sasha@candlepowerforums.com or PM Greta with your reasoning. Your "case" will be reviewed by the CPF staff and if deemed appropriate, we would like to provide you with your own sub-forum in the Custom Builders & Modders forum.

• Please note that should you decide to have your own forum and it is approved by the staff, you will be required to moderate your forum and enforce CPF's rules and policies. Of course, you will be given assistance by the CPF staff members and a certain amount of latitude will be allowed, but for the most part, you will be expected to maintain civility within the forum.

• Custom Builders & Modders are not required to have their own sub-forum just because they meet the above criteria!! It is simply an option that is being offered if you want it. If you don't have your own sub-forum, you are free to use the main Custom Builders & Modders forum.
• There is no mandatory fee at this time for having your own sub-forum. There may be one at a later time... (don't panic, it will be cheap!)... however, at this time I would ask that if you do choose to have your own sub-forum, you maintain some sort of supporter subscription (they are as inexpensive as $2.50/month right now).









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Dealer
Subscription Options

Manufacturer
Subscription Options

All Members of
CPF & CPFMP

Posting privileges in Dealer's Corner on CPFMP
•• 30 days - $75.00
•• 60 days - $125.00 (save $25.00)
•• 90 days - $200.00 (save $25.00)
•• 180 days - $400.00 (save$50.00)

Posting privileges in Manufacturer's Corner on CPFMP
•• 30 days - $75.00
•• 60 days - $125.00 (save $25.00)
•• 90 days - $200.00 (save $25.00)
•• 180 days - $400.00 (save$50.00)

For all members of CPF/CPFMP including Dealers, Manufacturers and Regular Members:
(these packages DO NOT include posting privileges in the Dealer's Corner and Manufacturer's Corner)



Posting privileges in Dealer's Corner on CPFMP
(+) a bannerad on CandlePowerForums.com or CPFMarketPlace.com
(+) a bannerad listing in The Classifieds
(+) 25 additional private messages for the account on CPFMarketPlace.com only
•• 30 days - $175.00
•• 60 days - $325.00 (save $25.00)
•• 90 days - $450.00 (save $50.00)
•• 180 days - $900.00 (save $150.00)

Posting privileges in Manufacturer's Corner on CPFMP
(+) a bannerad on CandlePowerForums.com or CPFMarketPlace.com
(+) a bannerad listing in The Classifieds
(+) 25 additional private messages for the account on CPFMarketPlace.com only
•• 30 days - $175.00
•• 60 days - $325.00 (save $25.00)
•• 90 days - $450.00 (save $50.00)
•• 180 days - $900.00 (save $150.00)

BannerAd only on CandlePowerForums.com or CPFMarketPlace.com
(+) a bannerad listing in The Classifieds
(+) 25 additional private messages for the account on the site the subscription is purchased:
•• 30 days - $100.00
•• 60 days - $175.00 (save $25.00)
•• 90 days - $275.00 (save $25.00)
•• 180 days - $500.00 (save $100.00)

Posting privileges in Dealer's Corner on CPFMP
(+) a bannerad on CandlePowerForums.com and CPFMarketPlace.com
(+) a bannerad listing in The Classifieds
(+) 50 additional private messages for the account on CPFMarketPlace.com only:
•• 30 days - $250.00
•• 60 days - $450.00 (save $50.00)
•• 90 days - $700.00 (save $50.00)
•• 180 days - $1350.00 (save $150.00)

Posting privileges in Manufacturer's Corner on CPFMP
(+) a bannerad on CandlePowerForums.com and CPFMarketPlace.com
(+) a bannerad listing in The Classifieds
(+) 50 additional private messages for the account on CPFMarketPlace.com only:
•• 30 days - $250.00
•• 60 days - $450.00 (save $50.00)
•• 90 days - $700.00 (save $50.00)
•• 180 days - $1350.00 (save $150.00)

BannerAd only on CandlePowerForums.com and CPFMarketPlace.com
(+) a bannerad listing in The Classifieds
(+) 50 additional private messages for the account on the site the subscription is purchased:
•• 30 days - $175.00
•• 60 days - $325.00 (save $25.00)
•• 90 days - $500.00 (save $25.00)
•• 180 days - $900.00 (save $150.00)

How to Purchase an Advertising/Subscription Package
• The subscription packages can be purchased only on CPFMarketPlace.com through the User Control panel and the Paid Subscription feature listed under the Miscellaneous category. Each subscription package will have a brief description of the package as well as a link to this page.
• "BannerAd Only" packages are also available on CandlePowerForums.com.
• Once an advertising subscription package is purchased through the Paid Subscription feature on either CPF or CPFMP, send your bannerad with the desired link and ALT (Mouseover) text by email to Sasha@candlepowerforums.com . Allow 3-5 days for the account to be reviewed and the bannerad to be tested. The bannerad will then be placed in the rotation "pool" for the specified length of the subscription starting on the day it is placed in the rotation. Any subscription packages that include posting privileges, those privileges will go into effect immediately. (See General Terms, Policies & Information for further details.)


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General BannerAd Requirements & Restrictions

• The CPF administration reserves the right to review and verify status. The administration also reserves the right to ask for revisions or reject any advertising it deems, in its sole opinion, not in keeping with its standards to include but not limited to content, user impact, distraction factors and other situations as determined by the staff.

• Each frame of an animated gif must display for at least 2 seconds.

• All banners should have a hard 1-pixel border.

• All banners should be sized at 72dpi resolution.

• Banners may not "Flash" messages that may overly distract the user.

• All banners that are submitted to CPF via e-mail must be uncompressed (not zipped).

• ALT (Mouseover) text should be no greater than 10 words.

• Advertisers must understand that all banners, when clicked, will launch the linked site in a new browser window.

• Banners must be designed so that interaction with the user only takes place if the user places the mouse within the advertisement area.

• Flash banners must be Netscape/IE 4+ compliant.

• We will accept bannerads in GIF, JPEG, and animated GIF. Other formats must be tested and approved on a case-by-case basis. Flash is not recommended and will most likely be rejected.

• Bannerads may NOT be:
•• larger than 500 pixels wide.
•• larger than 100 pixels high.
•• more than 100K.
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General Terms, Policies & Information

• BannerAds will be located in a custom box beneath the top navigation bar and above the forum/thread index pages on CPF and/or CPFMP. The banners will rotate with each page change and/or refresh. All banners will be placed in the same "pool" and will rotate at the same rate. Dealers and Manufacturers will be limited to 3 banners in the "pool". (NOTE: The purchase of one subscription package does not include 3 banners. A seperate subscription package will need to be purchased for each banner, with a maximum of 3 subscription packages per subscriber.) In addition, all banners will be listed in The CPF Classifieds for the length of the subscription.

• Some subscription packages include additional Private Messages on the site that the subscription is purchased. See Subscription/Package Options above.

• The "BannerAd Only" subscription package will be available for Regular Members as well as Dealers and Manufacturers. Regular Members may have banners as long as the advertisement is forum related and is not solely to link to and promote an item for sale in one of the Sell forums at the MarketPlace. There will be other options available for that purpose in the near future. Obviously, it is difficult to anticipate what regular members will want to advertise and to come up with more of a criteria than "forum related". Therefore, each case will be evaluated and either accepted or refused based on it's content and value to the community. Regular Members will not be allowed to advertise for or on the behalf of Dealers and/or Manufacturers.

• "Shilling" is not an acceptable practice in any CPF/CPFMP forum. For the purposes of this policy, a "shill" is defined as "a person who poses as a customer in order to decoy others into participating and/or one who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest or personal profit,". Anyone identified by the CPF/CPFMP administration to be acting as a shill risks losing all posting privileges on any and/or all CPF/CPFMP forums. Anyone found to be soliciting or otherwise encouraging shilling whether in open forums, by use of the private message system or email will also risk losing posting privileges on any and/or all CPF/CPFMP forums. Members who receive free products from a dealer or manufacturer for review purposes and post reviews in the proper CPF forum are allowed and encouraged to add a single line down at the bottom of the review in regular font that has no link and no URL identifying the dealer or manufacturer who provided the product. For example, "Light provided by X Company for review." Any further promotion of the company within the review thread will be removed. Dealers and manufacturers with the proper permissions to advertise in the appropriate forums at the CPFMarketPlace may post a link to a review on CPF proper.

• The CPF administration reserves the right to terminate any subscription and remove any bannerad at any time if the subscriber violates any of the forum policies and/or is suspected of conducting business in an unethical or illegal manner. No refunds, either full or partial, will be given in such instances.

• The purchase of a subscription package constitutes your agreement to abide by the forum and site policies and rules which are posted in various places throughout the forums. Ignorance of the policies and rules is not an excuse and will not be accepted as one. As a member of the CPF/CPFMP community, it is your responsibility to know the rules and policies and abide by them.

• The Administrators of CandlePowerForums reserve the right to modify and/or change any or all rules and/or policies at any time without notice. The Administrators will also always have the final say in any dispute. It is the responsibility of all members of CPF and it's associated fora to be aware of the policies of the fora. Questions or concerns regarding any of these policies should be addressed to Sasha@candlepowerforums.com.



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