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User Agreement
Here's the "Short but sweet Summary": Please remember that this forum, whilst open to the public, is a PRIVATELY OWNED ENTITY. Please behave as if you were “visiting my lounge room”.

Play nicely and we’ll get along just fine.

asy :)

The longer bit, Please read it, it'll be worthwhile, and less painful if you do:

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 Australian, International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum, either on the boards, or via the Personal Message system.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and 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.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason. We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Cohen Programme copyright
It is Absolutely against the terms of this registration agreement to post any specific information about the programme. This INCLUDES quantities of foods in your programme. You MAY post what foods are allowed, and discuss same, but, to reiterate, you may NOT post quantities. This is both, against the copyright agreement of the programme, and, potentially dangerous for someone who has not been qualified and may simply 'borrow' the amounts off someone's programme on the forum.

It is also absolutely against the terms of this registration agreement to allow, suggest someone else does, or in fact give a copy of your (or anyone else's) programme to another person, whether for their use, or simply to 'have a look at'. Contravention of this point will result in IMMEDIATE withdrawal of your forum privileges.

General Conduct
Lurk before posting! We cannot stress this enough. Each forum pretty much makes it clear from its name and description what is acceptable in there or not. Be sure you have the appropriate forum before posting. If there is no forum dedicated to the topic you wish to discuss, use “Off-Topic Chit Chat”. If it’s in the wrong place, a moderator will be along shortly t move it for you. Additionally, please check to see if your topic has already been posted before by another forum member. If so, please add to their post rather than having a number of posts on the same topic.

Before you post:
Before posting, please ask yourself the following question: "Am I making a post which is either funny, informative, or interesting on any level?" If you can answer "yes" to this, then please post. If you cannot, then refrain from posting.

Before you reply:
Before replying, please ask yourself the following question: "Does my reply offer any significant advice or help contribute to the conversation in any fashion?" If you can answer "yes" to this, then please reply. If you cannot, then refrain from replying.

Respect the Mods and Admins:
The moderators are here to keep the forums safe, sane, and secure. If they ask you to do something, please do it. Please do not harass or intentionally annoy the mods or insult them or other members. If you do not like the mods or the moderation, feel free to find another forum that suits you better.

Account Ability:
Only one person may use a forum account. Account sharing is a bannable offense, so please keep your password secure. Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.

Account Inactivity
Accounts inactive for longer than a year may be deactivated. You may reactivate your account contacting the forum owner at: admin at NewYouForum dot com. This will most likely only occur to accounts which are inactive for over a year AND have never been posted with.

What If I Get Banned?
If you break a semi-minor rule, you will be put on Posting Probation, where you will not be allowed to post threads for a specified amount of time. If you break the rules again after being put on probation, you will more than likely be banned. If you are banned, you may protest your ban to the forum Administrators, however they, and the owners have the final right of veto. Remember: access to our support forums are a privilege and not a right.

I Don't Agree With a Mod or Admin Decision!
If you would like to inquire about a particular mod or admin action, we welcome any questions in the Forum Announcements forum, or in private directly to the administrators (PM anyone with “administrator” under their name). Please be civil, explain your point, and detail your opinion on it. You may question any mod or admin you like as long as you are not rude about it.

This Stuff Annoys the Mods and Admins
Here are some general tips and posting pointers that the mods and admins do not like in general. We are including this list because, having run forums for several years, trends and catchphrases light up the place and catch on like wildfire. Unlike those other forums out there, we despise these things and feel they hinder creativity and humour.

• Catchphrases in general. Just because somebody else wrote something humorous does not necessarily mean if you do the same thing then you will be humorous.
• Back-seat modding. We have more than enough mods and admins here. Please do not act like an armchair admin.
• Internet lingo or slang of any sort. Please do not act as if you are posting through AIM.
• Remember “Spellcheck is your friend”.

Overall Community Attitude
• Keep in mind that NewYouForum is a friendly community
• Our purpose is to share, help and support others
• Always display a positive, friendly attitude
• Be respectful of others' opinions
• Allow your fellow members to voice their opinions
• DO NOT deliberately start arguments. Debates are great, as long as they remain respectful!
• Always try to "give" back to our community. For each time you find help or answers, try to help someone else out in return. You may find that what goes around comes around...
• Give people a little time to respond to your requests. There's a lot going on in these forums and it may take a little time for people to notice and respond to your request. Please be patient.
• DO NOT just make a negative statement and leave the person hanging out to dry. Although you may consider yourself to be an "expert" now, try to remember that we were all new and learning once upon a time. Take it easy on your fellow members!
• Do NOT make threats or implied threats towards other members -- even if you think it's fun.

Inappropriate Behavior
• DO NOT Make Inappropriate or Offensive Posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, slander or deliberate insults/name-calling, or other negative remarks toward NewYouForum, its moderators and administrators, or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS
• Do NOT drag another member's personal business into a forum discussion unless the discussion directly involves that business OR if the member brings his or her own business into the discussion first. There's no point in ruining a good debate by accidentally (or intentionally) offending someone with a personal comment.
• DO NOT POST spam or adult content. This also includes linking to sites promoting activities such as drug abuse, gambling and links to sites containing such content.
• Even though this is an international forum, please make sure that your posts are written in English.
• We want NewYouForum to be open to people of all ages, genders, races, and sexualities, so any inappropriate or offensive posts will be deleted
• Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.

Forum Abuse Policy:
• 1st Offence - A polite Private Message from a Moderator pointing out the Forum Rules, in addition to the editing or deletion of the post
• 2nd Offence - Public warning on the message board plus deletion of post
• 3rd Offence - Moderators will discuss and possibly delete the user from the NewYouForum

Depending on the situation, Admin may bypass any and all of these steps and take whatever action is deemed appropriate.

Private Message and Email Abuse Policy:
• DO NOT use NewYouForum as a basis for spamming or scamming our members.
• We take PM/email abuse very seriously, and it will result in the immediate removal of your membership and ban of your IP address, without warning

Our SPAM Policy
• Please make sure that you are posting for the good of the community, (not just for the sake of self-promotion)
• Please refrain from posting affiliate links and press releases in our forums without prior approval.
• Surveys are not allowed, unless you have been given permission in advance from a Site Admin. This does NOT include posting Polls.
• Do NOT use the NewYouForum community for the purpose of 'spam' or excessive advertisements! This includes forum posts, private messages, or emails to other NewYouForum members
• Our moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any posts they consider to be 'spam'
• If we find that you are spamming our community, you will be warned by a Moderator or Site Admin, and it may lead to the deletion of your posts and/or the removal of your NewYouForum account. Unless the spam is your first post, then you will be summarily banned without warning.

Identity Theft
• DO NOT impersonate anyone whom you are not, regardless of who the other individual may be. Identity theft is illegal and will not be tolerated.

Multiple Posts
• DO NOT post the same topic in multiple forums. If you are unsure of which forum a thread should go under, just state that in your post, and a moderator will move the thread to the correct forum. Multiple posts are unnecessary and will be deleted.
• DO NOT post the same question multiple times in multiple threads in the same forum. If no one responds to your question or request, just post a reply to the same message thread again to bring the message to the top of the list so folks notice it.
• Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.

Signature Restrictions:
• ONE ticker or SMALL picture.
• No graphs or animations.
• Three lines of normal sized text in total, whether you have a ticker/picture or not. Spaced over a total of 5 lines. (You can have two blank lines if you wish).
• You may link to your own web-site, only if it follows these guidelines:
• Linking to a commercial product/service is fine, provided it is not a product or service that competes with the Cohen Lifestyle Programme.
• Promotional text for a commercial product or service is ok, provided there are no price(s) of product(s) or service(s) listed.
• A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate NewYouForum community standards. The NewYouForum team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
• Duplicate links to the same URL in a signature are not allowed.

Please keep in mind, your signature attaches to EVERY post you make, so people have to view it over and over again.

Font Restrictions:
• Do NOT use excessively large font sizes, as it is considered to be "shouting" and will be edited back down to the default size by the moderators

Image Restrictions:
• Unless otherwise stated, if you post an image in the forums, please keep the image size under 50K, and preferably under 300 x 300 pixels
• All avatars, must be “family friendly”.

Agreement to future alterations of registration agreement:
• This agreement does alter from time to time, and by agreeing to it, you agree to check the posted copy of it from time to time and agree to all changes of the agreement, or alternately advise the owners of the forum and have your membership voluntarily withdrawn.

Thank you for reading down this far. Hopefully your experience on this forum is a very positive one.

Rules of Use

In addition to the ‘terms of use’ that you agreed to when you initially signed on to the forum, here are some simple rules for use of the forum.

We hope that you will enjoy the information and services available on the NEW YOU FORUM and in turn help to make it an even more valuable resource for other forum members. Registration is free but, for the enjoyment and protection of all Forum members, we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. Access to the site is a privilege, not a right, and your continued access is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the rules and policies, so read them carefully.

New You Forum is largely a self-policing discussion site with a focus on The Cohen’s Lifestyle weight loss programme. Our Forum owner, site administrators and moderators can and will take appropriate action (at their sole discretion) with respect to violation of our terms of use, including but not limited to the removal of post(s) and the termination of membership. In all likelihood, if you're honest, sincere and civil with your posts, you will never have to worry about the Forum administrators or moderators. In fact, they are really great people who perform an invaluable service in maintaining some sense of order in the Forum for the benefit of all members.

While the administrators and moderators will do their best to keep objectionable material off this forum, it is impossible for them to review every message before they are posted. Hence all messages express the view of the author and neither the owners of the site, the developers of the forum software, the forum administrators, nor the forum moderators will be held responsible for the content, accuracy or reliability of any message, and make no warranties, express or implied, as to the content of messages or any other materials in the Forum.

By registering, you are agreeing to be bound by all the terms and conditions outlined below. If you find any of these rules unacceptable, or any future changes to these rules unacceptable, your only remedy is to cease using the Forum.

Please ensure you follow these simple rules to prevent possible suspension and/or termination from the forum:-

• Do not provide untrue or incorrect information about yourself during the Forum registration.

• Do not use the Forum for the publication of any material that is unlawful, harassing, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, improper, or otherwise objectionable. Instead, be civil in your posts and be respectful of others views, irrespective of how stupid you might consider them to be.

• Do not use the Forum in any way that may infringe the intellectual property rights, copyrights or other rights of another. For example, you may not copy and paste a press release into a post on the Forum without the explicit permission of the copyright owner. Instead, you may refer to the article with a URL reference and/or quote a brief extract, giving due credit to the author and the source.

• Do not use the Forum for the publication of spam, explicit commercial advertising, or of material intended to solicit a person to buy or sell services, to invest in a specific enterprise, or to make donations. However, there may not always be a clear line between sharing information and using the forum as a place to simply market products and services. If you think that your post might be interpreted as spam, don’t post it. Furthermore, self-promotion should be by way of deeds not ads. Members should make their own assessment of what industry professionals have to offer based on the utility of their contributions to the forum, not the size of their signatures.

If you notice other members violating the Terms of Use, you are welcome to notify any of the Forum administrators or moderators by using the "report to Moderator" link at bottom right of the relevant post, or through the Forum’s personal message service.

Upon posting messages to the Forum, you must agree to that material becoming the property of the forum owners (a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, non-revocable license under your copyrights or other intellectual property rights) to ensure that the material will continue to be displayed on the Forum. You must also agree to New You Forum authorising the downloading and printing of such material by end users for their personal use. As this is a public Forum with respect to read access, messages posted to it should be considered publications in the public arena.

Here’s a simple list of the main rules:

Do not post any Spam.

Do not spam anyone using the message or email systems of the forum

Do not contact any member who has asked you not to.

Do not post any rude, lewd or insulting materials. (Remember, it’s a family friendly forum)

Do not have more than one login. If you have a real reason for having two (such as work issues) please contact me first.

Do not "Have a go” at anyone. If you disagree, by all means have a discussion about your ideas, however remember to “play the ball, not the man”. By that I mean you are welcome to disagree with what someone says, but you may not insult or ridicule them whilst doing so.

If you aren’t sure whether what you want to do is within the ‘rules’, please contact me and I’ll let you know. If you aren’t sure, don’t do it.

Now, remember, I reserve the right to add, amend or withdraw any rules at any time. I don’t believe they’re onerous.

If you would like to discuss any of them, or believe there are any errors or omissions, please contact me through the forum. You can contact me by clicking HERE

Thank you,


Terms of Service and Legal Notice

Terms of Service

  1. New You Forums is a private web club and visiting this website or being a member is a priviledge, NOT a right.
  2. New You Forums has full liberty to choose its members. We reserve our rights to accept or reject any member signups, remove or banish any member from the site, grant and revoke any priviledges to members within the site without warning, prior notice or giving any reason and in anytime we find appropriate.
  3. New You Forums can anytime stop or suspend its services without prior notice.
  4. The information published in this website may be outdated or wrong in one way or another, so no information should be used without consulting it with a professional.
  5. All content sent to New You Forums by its members and visitors can be rejected, deleted, modified, edited by site administration.
  6. Legal rights of the content sent to New You Forums by its members or visitors belongs to Site administration when they are submitted to the site unless it is clearly mentioned otherwise in the submit page. Site visitors/members can not ask the submitted content to be removed or unpublished from the site later.
  7. All site visitors who visit this website are obligated to obey site rules & site agreement and respect site principals and goals.
Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer

Site visitor agrees that the use of New You Forums's services is entirely at visitor's own risk. New You Forums's services are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, constructive or statutory, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose.

New You Forums makes no guarantee of availability, continuity or quality of its service and reserves the right to change, withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of New You Forums's services. In no event will New You Forums be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use New You Forums's services or any content thereon.

This disclaimer applies, without limitation, to any damages or injury, whether for breach of contract, tort, or otherwise, caused by any failure of performance; error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; computer virus; file corruption; communication-line failure; network or system outage; or theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record.

Indemnity and Legal exemption

User agrees to indemnify and hold New You Forums harmless from any loss, liability, claims, damages and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising from or related to the content, use, or deletion of User's Files, messages or use of any other feature or service in this site. This expressly includes:

  • User's responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights.
  • Any defamatory or unlawful material contained within User's messages, private messages, emails, attachments, images and files.
  • Content submitted to the site by the user
  • Other content in the site
  • Communication with site administration
Legal Policy and Notice

New You Forums's Terms of Service, site agreement, disclaimer, forum rules, site rules, imdenity clause, copyright notice and privacy policy are subject to change without notice. Such changes are reflected in the relevant pages of the site upon alteration and due when they are published in the site.

Copyright Notice:

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Except where diligently implied, absolutely NO part of New You Forums may be reproduced or recreated without explicit written permission by site owner of New You Forums and certified with written verification.

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