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By visiting talkpoint.org you are accepting the terms of use described in this notice.

talkpoint.org is a non-profit academic experiment, graciously funded by the Japanese government (eJapan). If for some reason, however, we have to discontinue the site, we reserve the right to do so and without notice. Moreover, there may be defects (bugs) associated with this web-site. If problems do arise, we will make an effort to address them in a timely fashion but make no guarantees about their resolution.

We require users of this site to provide accurate information to the best of their knowledge and use this site for what it was intended: language learning. Users violating this spirit of intent may be banned from this site at the site administrator's discretion.

One goal of talkpoint is collect cultural/gender/age relevent, free form responses to arbitrary situations from people all over the world. These situations and their responses will eventually be distrubuted to a wide public audience. Although the information will be distributed with the intent of preserving anonimity, it is each users responsibility to make sure that these free form responses do not contain self identifying information.

Please understand that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We are merely a resource for online forums that promote the study of cross-language and cross-cultural learning. If any of the material in the discussion you host is considered offensive or inappropriate, you should contact the teacher of the talkpoint you are participating in. The teacher of the hosted talkpoint has the ability to remove posts from the database.

You agree, through your use of this website, that you will not use this website to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.

The site administrators have a bound interpretation on what constitutes an appropriate or inappropriate post.

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