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New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« on: January 29, 2008, 06:16:56 AM »
As many of you may have noticed Warhammer-Empire.com has adopted a new set of Terms of Use for the site. Firstly I would like to thank Perambulator very much for his help in composing this new document; it couldn't have been done without him. The new Terms of Use are meant to both protect the owner and staff of the site while still being fair to all of our members. If you have any questions (and you invariably will if you don't speak legalese) please ask them here as Perambulator has been nice enough to agree to help interpret these changes.
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Re: New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 07:00:47 AM »
Way to go guys, this took a good amount of time to organize and make it legal ready, thanks for keeping us treated fairly as well as keeping safe the work you guys on staff do for us.

What specifically has changed from the old terms?
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 08:16:17 AM »
Where can these legal terms be found?

Edit: Found them but to help others I'll supply a link going the other way as well:

http://www.warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=20155.0
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Re: New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 01:55:39 PM »
What specifically has changed from the old terms?

Esssentially under the old terms of use everything posted on this site became the property of the site. The good thing for the site was that no permission was required to make any changes or modifications to anything. The bad things were that the site assumed any all liabilities associated with whatever was included in the posts. Also the members essentially gave up any copyright interest they may have had in anything they posted. Under the new terms members only grant a limited license as outlined in the Terms of Use and members are responsible for what they post and the content of whatever they upload. It moves the liability away from the site and onto the poster while still allowing the site to make changes as necessary.

As a license for limited rights is a little more complicated than an outright grant of all rights, the Terms of Use had to be likewise lengthened to cover all the bases.

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Re: New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 05:19:34 PM »
Here Here *clink*  :::cheers:::

Good work! Thanks for your help!
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Re: New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 08:44:55 AM »
Hi, my question is: can members post pictures from third parties, without their explicit permission and without their knowledge even though these pictures were  posted on noncommercial public website.
I ask this, because I made a thread with such a subject. Or would it be better to post just a link to such pictures? (legally speaking?)
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Re: New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 12:07:07 PM »
What about the rights of our accounts? I don't see anything regarding the privacy of our accounts here (emailadress use primarily) I know that board admins can manipulate and see (besides passwords) everything we add in our profiles and use it for sending out newsletters and what not.
I actually hope that our board masters are willing to stand up for our privacy versus 3rd parties if they use private information for their own use.
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Re: New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 12:19:09 PM »

What about the rights of our accounts?

The info in there, most of which is visible to any member (unless your preferences say not), is -to my knowledge- never used for anything non-forum related.

Do you have suspicions, or even evidence of the contrary ? Then please come forward, for we are not aware of such (ab)use.

Hi, my question is:

Our resident specialist will answer that for you.
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Re: New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 02:25:29 PM »
@DariusZero
I'm not the expert on this area but for the time being I would say that a textual link is certainly a safe route.

@StealthKnightSteg
Good point in that this isn't mentioned anywhere, it probably should be though. Something I expect we will add.

Here's what I can tell you just off the top of my head.
Your email, as well as the IP addresses that you access the site from are visible to administrators and moderators of the site. We do not sell or share this information with third parties. The only exception made to this was a case a few years back where a person was using the forum, specifically the Trading Post, to scam other members of the site; in this situation we gave the email and IP logs of said person to their local police department in aid of the investigation.

The information stored on the forum exists within a database that is stored on web servers run by Devoted Hosting as well as local backups made by myself. These files are quite secure however as all of you know nothing with computers can truly be 100% secure. If at any point we felt that the security of these files had been compromised we would be sure to let the affected persons know.

If for some reason a member would like their personal information removed (and their account deleted) from the forum it is possible to do so and it can be done through contacting one of the site's administrators. The posts and personal messages made by said member though will continue to exist.
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Re: New Warhammer-Empire.com Terms of Use - Ask Questions Here
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 03:16:50 PM »
@StealthKnightSteg
Well, the fact of the matter is that we don't sell or give user information to third parties. While administrators do have access to the information, no one else does. Information is used as outlined by Calvin above.

We don't have a Privacy Policy which states this. *sigh* I suppose I will have to draft one.

@DariusZero
Posting the actual picture if you have no authorization to do so is not permitted. Under the terms of this site, the poster takes full responsibility for their posts, so if someone asserts a violation of copyright, it's on your head. That said there is no problem with posting a link to another site.

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