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Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy

Last updated April 09, 2023

This Acceptable Use Policy is part of our Terms and Conditions and should therefore be read alongside our main Legal Terms. If you do not agree with these Legal Terms, please refrain from using our Services. 

Your continued use of our Services implies acceptance of these Legal Terms. Please carefully review this Policy which applies to any and all
(a) uses of our Services (as defined in 'Legal Terms')
(b) forms, materials, consent tools, comments, post, and all other content available on the Services 
(c) material which you contribute to the Services including any upload, post, review, disclosure, ratings, comments, chat etc. in any forum, chatrooms, reviews, and to any interactive services associated with it.

Gearmod Pvt Ltd doing business as Nearme.Directory, 'Company','>we', 'us', or 'our' a company registered in United Kingdom at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ. We operate Site, the mobile application Nearme Directory App, as well as any other related products and services that refer or link to this Policy, collectively, the Services.

When you use the Services you warrant that you will comply with this Policy and with all applicable laws. You also acknowledge that you may not:
- Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Services to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
- Use of the Services, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretences. 
- Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Services and/or the Content contained therein. & Engage in unauthorised framing of or linking to the Services.
- Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords.
- Make improper use of our Services, including our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.
- Engage in any automated use of the Services, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
- Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Services or the networks or the Services connected.
- Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.
- Use any information obtained from the Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.
- Use the Services as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Services and/or the Content for any revenue-generating endeavour or commercial enterprise.
- Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Services, except as expressly permitted by applicable law.
- Attempt to bypass any measures of the Services designed to prevent or restrict access to the Services, or any portion of the Services.
- Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Services to you.
- Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
- Copy or adapt the Services’ software, including but not limited to Flash, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or other code.
- Upload or transmit viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Services or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Services.
- Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats, 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as 'spyware' or 'passive collection mechanisms' or 'pcms'.
- Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Services, or using or launching any unauthorised script or other software.
- Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Services. Use the Services in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations. 
- Sell or otherwise transfer your profile. Use a buying agent or purchasing agent to make purchases on the Services.


1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums

The forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc.

Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers

Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

  1. Do not post copyright-infringing material
    Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.
  2. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images
    Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures.
  3. Do not cross post questions
    Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.
  4. Do not PM users asking for help
    Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit.
  5. Remain respectful of other members at all times
    All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.

However, you are NOT free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.

General Posting Guidelines

  1. Please use SEARCH first.

There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on our forum before, please use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It’s easy to search – just click the “Search” button at the top of the page.

    PLEASE post a descriptive topic name. Give a short summary of your problem IN THE SUBJECT.

General Forum Questions

Am I allowed more than one account?
No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account at Nearme Directory forums. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forums.

What happens if I break a rule?

If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent. The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?
Please report the thread/post to the moderators or admin.

Becoming a moderator
All moderator applicants must be a member for at least 180 days (6 months) and have at least 100 posts.

You must be active in the individual forums you wish to moderate and regularly create and respond to threads in those forums.

You must also maintain a working knowledge of the subject matter.

Please be aware that applying to be a moderator does not guarantee acceptance and that moderators will only be appointed when needed.

Current moderators and administrators will review applications and decide if the applicant fits the desired post. Administrators have the final say and we reserve to right to refuse applicants with or without cause.

Moderator Policy
In Order To Apply To Be A Moderator You Must be:

  • a forum regular user.
  • have been at the forum for over 6 months.
  • have a positive presence on Pccg Forums.
  • be proactive.
  • knowledgeable in the Forums they would like to moderate.
  • polite and helpful towards other members.
  • help to keep unsuitable content out of the forums.CONTRIBUTIONSIn this Policy, the term ‘Contribution’ means:
    • any data, information, software, text, code, music, scripts, sound, graphics, photos, videos, tags, messages, interactive features, or other materials that you post, share, upload, submit, or otherwise provide in any manner on or through to the Services; or any other content, materials, or data you provide to Gearmod Pvt Ltd or use with the Services.
    • you are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licences, rights, consents, releases, and permissions to use and to authorise us, the Services, and other users of the Services to use your Contributions in any manner contemplated by the Services and this Policy;all your Contributions comply with applicable laws and are original and true (if they represent your opinion or facts);the creation, distribution, transmission, public display, or performance, and the accessing, downloading, or copying of your Contributions do not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party; and you have the verifiable consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in your Contributions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of your Contributions in any manner contemplated by the Services and this Policy.
    • is in breach of applicable laws, regulation, court order, contractual obligation, this Policy, our Legal Terms, a legal duty, or that promotes or facilitates fraud or illegal activities; is defamatory, obscene, offensive, hateful, insulting, intimidating, bullying, abusive, or threatening, to any person or group; is false, inaccurate, or misleading; includes child sexual abuse material, or violates any applicable law concerning child pornography or otherwise intended to protect minors; contains any material that solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner; promotes violence, advocates the violent overthrow of any government, or incites, encourages, or threatens physical harm against another; is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libellous, slanderous, contains sexually explicit material, or is otherwise objectionable (as determined by us);is discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; bullies, intimidates, humiliates, or insults any person; promotes, facilitates, or assists anyone in promoting and facilitating acts of terrorism; infringes, or assists anyone in infringing, a third party’s intellectual property rights or publicity or privacy rights; is deceitful, misrepresents your identity or affiliation with any person and/or misleads anyone as to your relationship with us or implies that the Contribution was made by someone else than you; contains unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, mass mailings, or other forms of solicitation that has been ‘paid for’, whether with monetary compensation or in kind; or misrepresents your identity or who the Contribution is from.
    Some areas of the Services may allow users to upload, transmit, or post Contributions. We may but are under no obligation to review or moderate the Contributions made on the Services, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage resulting from any of our users’ breach of this Policy. Please report any Contribution that you believe breaches this Policy; however, we will determine, in our sole discretion, whether a Contribution is indeed in breach of this Policy.You warrant that:You also agree that you will not post, transmit, or upload any (or any part of a) Contribution that:REVIEW AND RATINGSWhen your Contribution is a review or rating, you also agree that:
    • you have firsthand experience with the software, services and goods being reviewed; your Contribution is true to your experience; you are not affiliated with competitors if posting negative reviews (or linked in any way to, e.g., by being the owner or seller/manufacturer of, a product or service if posting positive reviews);you cannot make or offer any conclusions as to the legality of conduct; you cannot post any false or misleading statements; and you do not and will not organise a campaign encouraging others to post reviews, whether positive or negative.
    • REPORTING A BREACH OF THIS POLICYWe may but are under no obligation to review or moderate the Contributions made on the Services and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage resulting from any of our users’ breach of this Policy.If you consider that any Content or Contribution:breach this Policy, please email us at [email protected], visit, or refer to the contact details at the bottom of this document to let us know which Content or Contribution is in breach of this Policy and why; or infringe any third-party intellectual property rights, please email us at [email protected].
    We will reasonably determine whether a Content or Contribution breaches this Policy.
  • CONSEQUENCES OF BREACHING THIS POLICYThe consequences for violating our Policy will vary depending on the severity of the breach and the user’s history on the Services, by way of example:We may, in some cases, give you a warning and/or remove the infringing Contribution, however, if your breach is serious or if you continue to breach our Legal Terms and this Policy, we have the right to suspend or terminate your access to and use of our Services and, if applicable, disable your account. We may also notify law enforcement or issue legal proceedings against you when we believe that there is a genuine risk to an individual or a threat to public safety. We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to any of your breaches of this Policy.
  • COMPLAINTS AND REMOVAL OF LEGITIMATE CONTENTIf you consider that some Content or Contribution have been mistakenly removed or blocked from the Services, please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this document and we will promptly review our decision to remove such Content or Contribution. The Content or Contribution may stay ‘down’ whilst we conduct the review process.If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent. The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning when interacting on our forum.

When using the rest of our site and mobile application, we will conduct routine checks to make sure you are using the site as intended to avoid spam and attempts that degrade the usability and experience of our users on the site.


Gearmod Pvt Ltd is under no obligation to monitor users’ activities, and we disclaim any responsibility for any user’s misuse of the Services. Gearmod Pvt Ltd has no responsibility for any user or other Content or Contribution created, maintained, stored, transmitted, or accessible on or through the Services, and is not obligated to monitor or exercise any editorial control over such material. If Gearmod Pvt Ltd becomes aware that any such Content or Contribution violates this Policy, Gearmod Pvt Ltd may, in addition to removing such Content or Contribution and blocking your account, report such breach to the police or appropriate regulatory authority. Unless otherwise stated in this Policy, Gearmod Pvt Ltd disclaims any obligation to any person who has not entered into an agreement with Gearmod Pvt Ltd for the use of the Services.


If you have any further questions or comments

or wish to report any problematic Content or Contribution

, you may contact us by:

Email: [email protected]