Registration Agreement

Terms of Service

Preamble
Yuuzhan Vong at War (yuuzhanvongatwar.com), including the forums (forums.yuuzhanvongatwar.com) are private property hosted and maintained in Germany. This means that even though the sites and the forums are open to the public and visitors can create accounts for free, certain rights and liberties that are otherwise afforded to them do not apply. Approach your access to these sites as you would if you were a visitor to a stranger's home with all the limitations resulting from the fact that you are allowed to access someone’s private property.

General rules
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 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.

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, within a reasonable time frame, 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 user name. 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 user name 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.

Piracy
This site operates a strict anti-piracy policy and the operators take a proactive and pre-emptive stance on anyone who gives them reason to believe is using a pirated version of any game or software. The operators only support official game versions and users should not provide help to others requesting help with unofficial game versions (e.g. cracked games). If your on-site activities provide sufficient evidence that you are a software pirate then you will be instantly banned. If you ask for help with a cracked game then your posts or topics may be set to hidden or deleted, and persisting to ask for help with your cracked copy may result in your account being banned.

Account creation, access to the site and termination of your user account

An account is only needed if you want to participate in the forums.

By registering for an account you agree to allow the operators of this site to email you regarding important changes regarding the site.. There is no opt-out for this email while remaining a member. This email will not contain SPAM or unsolicited email and will not affect the privacy of your email address. It will only ever be used in reference to this site and will never be passed on to 3rd parties.

Age restrictions
The forums are open to people aged 12 or older. Due to legal reasons minors under the age of 12 are not allowed to use the site and should not register an account.

One account per person
Members are only allowed to be in possession of one account on the site. Members caught using more than one account will be regarded as attempting to exploit or circumvent features on the site and will have both their accounts banned. If you are experiencing problems with your account please contact the team using the contact email on the sites and we'll work to resolve the issue for you.

No account sharing
You also agree to never login to another account that does not belong to you. People caught sharing their accounts will have them banned from accessing the site and every attempt will be made by the administrators of the site to make sure you cannot create a new account. You agree to never give your password out to another user of the site outside of the administrators of the site for your protection and for validity reasons.

Accounts from the same household
If more than one person from the same household wishes to create an account then please report such intentions to our moderator team to avoid potential misunderstandings. Be aware that if a member of your household receives a ban and we have enough reason to believe that the user has created or is using another account your entire household may be blocked from accessing the site to prevent that user from gaining access to the site.

User name and password
You have the ability, as you register, to choose a user name. You should keep the name appropriate. If it contains content that we wouldn't allow users to post (e.g. swearing, drug references, inappropriate references, etc.) then its likely your account will be closed and in cases where the staff find the user name particularly offensive the account will be banned.

Account security and responsibility
Keeping your login credentials safe is your responsibility. You are entirely responsible for what happens on your account. As we do not allow the sharing of accounts with others any excuse of what your friend/cat/dog/parents/girlfriend/boyfriend has done on your account are completely invalid and will not be accepted. If you live in a house with others its your responsibility to logout of your account to prevent others gaining access to it.

Personal information
Your user profile page allows you to disclose various details about yourself, including contact information, your favourite pastime, your computer configuration and so on. You should keep in mind that divulging information that affects your privacy such as your real name, email address, etc. and/or makes it possible to find out your real-life identity is not safe as these details may be harvested by people with malicious intent. We reserve the right to remove any links or entries from your profile page that we consider objectionable/conflicting with these rules.

Account closure/termination
If you do not intend to use your account any longer or you have other compelling reasons to have your account closed then you can request the staff to delete your account in a dedicated thread (Account Closure Requests) on our forums. Content (posts, topics,...) you have provided will stay online regardless to keep topics concise.

Commenting and forum posting rules
1. The forums
These forums are a place for people of all ages to talk about pretty much anything and everything but with a clearer focus on gaming and the Star Wars Universe.

We have members of all ages here, young and old. As a result the maturity of threads varies from thread to thread and I encourage people to simply move on to the next thread if they believe a thread's subject matter, or the things members are talking about, are below them. In addition, it is important for younger members to understand that a high post count does not mean you gain more respect or attention here. With this in mind please don't try to reply to every single active thread on these forums unless you have something useful to add to the conversation.

2. Spam
Spam is...
Posting one liners. Replying to a thread and just saying something like "hey!" "yeah!" "lol" "I agree" "no" etc..
Posting the same thread/post repeatedly in order to gain attention.
Posting something completely off-topic (OT) that has nothing to do with the thread.
Posting in a thread to simply "bump" it back to the top of the forum listings with no additional or useful content.
3. Flaming
Flaming is...
Posting personally or generally insulting remarks towards someone else, or a group of people (examples include calling someone an "idiot" for having views different to your own or being particularly demeaning to someone who is younger than yourself).
4. Trolling
Trolling is...
Deliberately attempting to goad people into a "flame war" by posting disparaging remarks or comments that you know will incite a negative or nasty response.
5. Thread Necromancy
Thread Necromancy is...
Reviving a "dead thread" (a thread that has had no new posts in it for more than a month) with something that has no relevance to it. For example posting "hey cool" (see SPAM) or "that was really helpful, thanks".
Please look at the date of the last post in a thread before posting something that lacks any real substance. If it was a month or more ago you can assume that this thread is dead, and unless you have something constructive to add that will continue the discussion, don't bother.
6. Thread Hijacking
Thread Hijacking is...
Posting something unrelated to the topic in order to gain attention for your post or simply to steer people off the main topic.
7. Bad Advertising
Bad advertising is...
The posting of links to a site you own or are a part of without a decent amount of information supplied with it. If you are new to the forums and begin by posting links to your own forums asking others to join your post(s) will more than likely be removed.
8. Vigilantism
Vigilantism is...
Performing a moderators job or impersonating a moderator by telling someone they have done something wrong or against the rules. There is a "Report" button underneath each and every post on these forums -- if you believe someone has broken the rules please use this feature and a moderator will be there to sort it out pretty quickly. It is not your job to tell others what they can and cannot do on these forums.
9. Constructive Criticism
Constructive criticism is voicing your concern about an idea or implementation of a mod as well as providing a possible solution.
This requires both parts:
Constructive = Providing a solution
Criticism = Voicing concern
Constructive criticism is NOT directed at any person or group of people. Any comments that are directed at people can fall under vigilantism, flaming and trolling.

Disciplinary actions and moderation system

Warning system
The staff may issue informal and formal warnings to users who break the terms of service and rules. However in cases where a severe breach of the rules has occurred users may be banned irrespective of whether the user has previously been warned. To clarify; moderators are not required to warn a user before they are banned. Such cases where instant bans can be handed out include piracy, profanity laden personal insults, threats of real-world violence, intentional violation of copyright laws/mod authors right to control the use and distribution of their mods. Informal warnings may be handed out for minor infractions or in cases where it is clear that a rule was misunderstood.

If you receive a warning and you do not agree with it then you may contact the moderator who issued the warning to you in a private message. Please note, however, that if you are disrespectful and/or do not resort to pointing out why, in your interpretation of the rules, the warning was not warranted then you may receive an additional warning or restrictions that may have been imposed on your account as part of the warning may be extended for wasting the staffs time. Remember: infractions are handed out on the basis of these rules, and challenging the rules themselves will lead nowhere.

Public records of moderator actions and bans
All formal warnings and bans are recorded publicly on the forums. This ensures full transparency on all moderation actions, which should ensure a trustful relation between moderators and users.