Smart 2 Ask - Policies
If you are asking a medical or legal question, you should always consult a professional in that area.
Advice forums: Never give out your real name, your address, or phone number, to anyone on this site. Giving out Instant Message or e-mail information is up to you but it is discouraged.
Sometimes you may be asked by "Al Legator" for the Country, State or Province you live in, maybe even the city, if specific information that applies to where you live is needed. Your home address, phone number, or any other way to locate you specifically will not be asked for and should never be given to anyone on the internet.
IMPORTANT: Any advice offered is simply advice. You are free to take it or leave it. Under no circumstances will anyone who offers advice be held liable for the results or lack of results of you having acted on advice or not having acted on advice. In plain English, take the advice or leave it; it is all up to you and whether it works out or not is beyond the control of anyone offering advice.
If you are dealing with a problem that may mean you, or someone else might get hurt, take it immediately to an adult near you! Depending on the problem, you may want to contact a teacher, your parents, or perhaps the parents of a friend, as well as calling the phone crisis line in your area, talking to a minister, priest or other religious leader.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger of personal injury or worse, or if you are feeling suicidal, please call 911 (in most of North America)
Privacy : No information given on this site will be given away or sold. Registered users of the forums may be sent a message from the site on rare occasions.
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