Please read these rules carefully. These rules apply to all users of DDK Forum.

This house rule summarize what we consider is acceptable and unacceptable Content and use of the DDK Forum. We may update the rules from time to time, so please read them before posting any content on the DDK Forum. 

Rule 1:  Contribute to the discussion – we welcome your opinions

The DDK Forum has been created for our users to help each other, share personal opinions and see different points of view.  We welcome contributions from both new and experienced users of the DDK Forum and our platform. 

Rule 2: The DDK Forum is a public forum – you are legally responsible for your submissions

You are legally responsible for what you submit.  Once your content is online, everyone with access to the DDK Forum can see it. You may only use such content within the DDK Forum and you agree not to remove or make such content available to anyone outside the DDK Forum. Please make your content clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood.  Your content may be rated and assessed by other users.  You can express a strong opinion, but please consider how your content could be received by others as many different types of people may see it.

Rule 3: No financial promotions

You must not use the DDK Forum to make financial promotions or advertise any products or services being offered by you or a third party. In summary, these are communications which provide or seek to encourage others to buy, sell or exercise rights in investments.

In addition, if another person has communicated a financial promotion elsewhere, you must not repeat it or provide a link to it on the DDK Forum.

Rule 4: No misleading statements and practices

It is a criminal offence to make statements which you know are untrue, inaccurate or incomplete in order to persuade a person to enter into, and/or refrain from entering into, an agreement to buy, and/or sell and/or exercise any rights in relation to any investments.

You must also not behave in a way that creates a false picture of the market in, or price of, any investments. This includes for example, engaging in behaviour to artificially inflate the price of an investment.

Rule 5:  Use the report facility

We strongly support the DDK Forum in maintaining high standards of participation.  If you consider that a comment does not comply with these rules or our terms, please use the flag abuse functionality available on the DDK Forum. The facility should only be used for complaints about contraventions of these rules or our terms, not simply because you disagree with something said.  If for whatever reason you are unable to use the flag abuse functionality, please send us an online message us on

Rule 6:  No libel or other abuse

You must not at any time or for any reason make or encourage comments which are:

l  defamatory, false or misleading;

l  insulting, threatening, abusive or embarrassing to others;

l  obscene, distasteful or of a sexual nature; or

l  offensive, profane, rude, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.

Rule 7:  Confidentiality, privacy and contempt of court

Please respect people's privacy.  You are not allowed to submit confidential or private information.  For example, you must not include in any posting the telephone number, email address or any other contact details of any person.

Rule 8:  No advice, advertising, solicitation or investigations

You must not use the DDK Forum for:

l  the promotion or provision of any products or services (including financial products or services, such as investment advice, of any type whatsoever) or for any other commercial purpose;

l  any sponsorship, petition, campaign, scheme, research or chain message; or

l  an investigation e.g. tracing the whereabouts of any person.

Rule 9:  No impersonation and proper disclosure

You must not pretend to be someone else (e.g. an expert, another user or a member of our team).  You must not pretend or give the impression that you are unconnected to a company, financial product or service, issue or topic, when in fact you are.  If you have a personal connection to any matter under discussion or referred to on the DDK Forum, you should disclose your connection or, where appropriate, not comment at all. 

Rule 10: No copyright infringement or linking to unlawful material

You will not be able to upload your own or third party content on the DDK Forum but you may create your own content such as trading charts by using the tools and functionality available to you on the DDK Forum.  You must not submit content which is or is likely to be an infringement of copyright or database right (or any other intellectual property right).  For example, you must not copy third party text, photos, diagrams, charts, graphs, music or video content without consent.

You must not provide links to websites or other material which would not comply with our Terms, including these House Rules.  For example, you must not link to a website which contains false, misleading or defamatory material or would breach any intellectual property rights or financial promotion or market abuse rules. You must not link to a website which is not publicly accessible (e.g. in a way which would get round a pay-wall).

Rule 11:  Language and relevance

Please be polite. Do not use swear words or crude language. Keep your submissions relevant to the discussion. Do not insult other contributions, contributors or our staff or discuss the non-appearance or removal of any content on the DDK Forum or the suspension or termination of any users.

Rule 12:  Respect the spirit as well as the letter of the House Rules

In deciding what is acceptable, please also respect the spirit and tone of these rules.

Rule 13:  Removal of Content

We have the right to review content, which includes any and all comments, on the DDK Forum (but we are not obliged to and may not do so).

Comments that violate the letter or spirit of these rules or our terms may be removed.  If we do remove something, we will generally remove whole posts, or where necessary, whole threads (not parts).  This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment will usually be removed.

If a comment or a thread is removed, this may be for any number of reasons.  Usually, this will be because the comment breaks these rules or our terms or is the subject of a report.  Sometimes, the comment may be removed because it is connected to another comment which is being removed.  We hope you understand that, once properly notified of a complaint, we may have to remove a comment for legal reasons.

If your content has been removed, we may email you to let you know or to inform you if you have been suspended or banned from submitting further comments to the DDK Forum (but we are not obliged to do any of these things and may not).

If you are aware that content has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit or link to the same Content.

Rule 14:  Suspension and termination

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of the DDK Forum at our sole discretion.  Here are some reasons why we might do so:

l  Breaching these rules or our terms;

l  Failure to respect the spirit and tone of the community; or

l  Conduct or comments that demand a disproportionate amount of our time or that abuse our staff.

l  The length of a suspension or whether we decide to terminate depends on all the circumstances.

If we suspend or ban your registration, you must not attempt to re-register or submit Content (e.g. using someone else's account), without our permission