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Read First! Forum Rules, Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Read First! Forum Rules, Privacy Policy and Terms of Service Reply with quote

First and formost, welcome to the Forums! We are unlike our counterpart and have many of our main forums open to the public. However, in doing such, we have a set of rules and regulations regarding this. To help make them easier to find, they are contained within this post. Smile

The Captain of the Guard is the go to person for diciplinary / forum rules issue. You may see this term in various places in the forums. COG for short Mr. Green


Terms of Service:

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While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).



Forums Rules

1. No profanity. Please keep it G/PG rated. G/PG language helps to keep tempers cool if a problem or conflict arises. While club membership is restricted to adults, minors are welcome to sign up for the forums, please consider that in your posting. There are language filters to prevent this, but triggering the filters on a regular basis will not be tolerated.

2. No Flaming. Flame wars and personal attacks/inflammatory posts will be immediately locked and the parties involved PM'd. This includes no trolling/baiting.

3. Please try to keep posts as "On Topic" as possible. For example, not discuss Rebel Legion issues or any merchandise in public forums. Rebel Briefing and Legion Merchandise are the forums for those types of discussions.

4. Absolutely NO discussion of politics, religion, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. This is a costuming forum and there are many political and religious related forums out there should you so desire.

6. No sock puppet / duplicate accounts are allowed. If you wish to change your forum name, ask a moderator. Please do not create multiple accounts. Duplicate accounts will be deleted and blatent abuse will result in banning from the forums.

7. No account sharing. Please keep your password to yourself. If you have someone else who wants to be a forum member as well, help them create their own forum account or ask a moderator for help. Purposeful account sharing to allow other people to access higher levels of the forum using your account will result in the removal of both members forum and/or membership privileges for a time determined by Base Command Council.

8. Emails and PMs are considered private. Please do not post entire emails or PMs you receive to these forums without the permission of the original authors of the emails/PMs. The only exception to this is if they are evidence in a litigation, and should only be posted in those private areas of the forum.

9. Due to the nature of our organization, we deal a lot with prop makers and armor makers. Selling of personal items and runs of items is allowed within the proper forums. When in doubt, ask a moderator. The Rebel Legion is not responsible for the transactions of any sale, so research and ask questions prior to purchasing any item.

10. The Rebel Legion Code of Conduct applies to this forum.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION: To be fair, violators of any of these guidelines will be given 2 warnings and their offending posts may be edited or deleted. The 3rd violation will result in banning for a one-month period for all forums. Severe violations such as blatant and hateful attacks may result in instant banning without the benefit of a warning. Any questions about the rules can be emailed to COG@rebellegion.com

These are NOT new rules, they were just floating around in various places on the forum... not always posted in an easy to find location. Please see Forum FAQ for some topic specific rules/regs.

Privacy Policy

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The Rebel Legion is committed to respecting the privacy of all visitors to our web site. This Privacy Policy explains explains the following things:

What kind of information we collect from visitors and members.
What we use that information for.
Who has access to the information we collect.
Our policy on advertising.
What to do if you suspect your privacy has been compromised by someone in the Rebel Legion.
BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Policy, do not use this web site.

What kind of information do we collect and how do we use it?
All site visitors
If you visit the Rebel Legion's website, the following information will collected about you:

What web browser software you use. Examples include Firefox, Internet Explorer, Konquerer, WebTV, Safari, etc.
What operating system your computer uses. Examples include Windows XP, Apple OS X, Linux, Solaris, etc.
How you got to our website. For example, if you found a link to our site from another website, then we will know which website linked to us. If you came here from a search engine, such as Google, we will know what words you used in your search.
The date, time, and length of your visit here.
Any website errors you may have encountered.
This information is collected so that we can understand how people are reaching our site, what parts of the site are most popular, and how best to tailor the site to suit our visitors. This information is not made available to anyone except the Legion webmaster, the Legion Council, and the Base and Outpost commanders. In practice, it is unlikely that anyone but the Legion webmaster will understand or care about the above information.

Registered forum users
If you sign up to post on our discussion forums, the only information required from you is your e-mail address. Your e-mail address is used for the following purposes:

To send you your username and password so you can login and post on the forum.
To allow you to retrieve your username and password in case you forget it.
To alert you via e-mail of any technical problems that may affect you, such as increases in security that require you to login again.
For the webmaster to contact you regarding technical problems with your account.
If you are banned due to misbehavior on our forums, you will receive an e-mail detailing the length of punishment and reasons for it.
You can control who has access to your e-mail address at any time by editing your profile. You may also enter information about your location including country, zip/postal code and as well as what time zone you live in. This information is used to correctly display the local time on the forums and news pages. You may also enter your name, your favorite and least favorite Star Wars movies and characters, your gender, date of birth, Instant Messenger info, website address, and other personal information. This information is viewable to all but is not used for anything other than statistics.

Legion Members
Members off the Legion, (please see the Club Charter for information about what a member is) are required to provide a great deal more information than ordinary users. Here is what is required:

Your country and zip/postal code. This is required so that we know which Base or Outpost you belong to as a member.
A photograph of you in your costume. Since this is a costume-oriented club, we must have a photo to verify that you have an appropriate costume and we will be posting this photo on the website under your profile.
In addition to the optional information that you can enter as a forum user, you may enter your telephone number and/or mailing address. Like your e-mail address, you can choose to limit who has access to this information. If you want, everyone who views your profile can see this information, or you can restrict it to members only or staff only. The default setting is to restrict the information to Legion staff members only.

Advertising
The Rebel Legion does not use any form of advertising on the website beyond linking to relevant Star Wars and Science-Fiction websites in our Links page. We also do not permit users to use our forum, private message system, chat room, or other areas of our website for the purpose of advertising and/or SPAM.

If you have experienced internet advertising such as banners, pop-ups, pop-unders or other ads while visiting our site, then this is because your computer has ad-ware or spyware (collectively known as scumware) installed on your computer. Tools such as Ad-Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Spyware Blaster can help remove such software from your computer.

What to do if you suspect someone in the Legion has compromised your privacy
If you believe that someone within the Legion who has access to your contact information, the first thing that you should do is check the privacy settings for your e-mail address and other contact info. If it is set to "Everyone" or "Members only," then you may want to restrict to staff members. Next you should gather all details and information you have and e-mail the Legion with that information. Here is some information to include in your message:

Your username and/or real name
If you have any idea who has violated your trust, please state who and why you think they did it
When was your private information exposed and how or where did it happen?
What the privacy setting on your information was set to at the time your information was exposed


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have an idea on making this forum better, please PM me your thoughts. Its currently a work in process. It will eventually be moved out to be its own forum versus a subforum of this one.
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