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    PLANETCALYPSOFORUM.COM PRIVACY POLICY



    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    PlanetCalypsoForum.com (hereinafter "PlanetCalypsoForum") and its administrators, moderators and/or agents (hereinafter "Staff"), values the privacy of its users, registered members, and others who visit and use (collectively or individually, hereinafter "Members") www.PlanetCalypsoForum.com and any other web sites or services owned or operated by PlanetCalypsoForum.com.

    PlanetCalypsoForum respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement.

    Any Member Content or personal information you provide on the Website remains subject to this Privacy Policy, the PlanetCalypsoForum.com Terms of Service, and our PlanetCalypsoForum Rules.

    PlanetCalypsoForum will never use your contact information to send unsolicited commercial messages ("spam"), nor will PlanetCalypsoForum ever disclose your contact information for such purposes.

    NOTE TO CHILDREN:
    PlanetCalypsoForum is NOT intended for persons under the age of 13 years. If you are under 13 years of age, then we encourage you to visit web sites more suited to a younger audience.

    NEVER DISPLAY ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT COULD BE USED TO FIND YOU IN THE REAL WORLD - for example, your full legal name, mailing or home address, or telephone numbers.

    NEVER TRANSMIT ANY OF YOUR ENTROPIA UNIVERSE ACCOUNT INFORMATION TO ANOTHER FORUM MEMBER, ADMINISTRATOR OR MODERATOR. PlanetCalypsoForum Staff will NEVER ask for such information.


    THE INFORMATION PLANETCALYPSOFORUM COLLECTS:

    Member-provided Information: You may provide to PlanetCalypsoForum what is generally called "personally identifiable" information (such as your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number, etc.) when you register as a Member and if you participate in certain activities on PlanetCalypsoForum. In addition, you may choose to post certain information to your public "profile" on PlanetCalypsoForum such as your date of birth, general location, interests, occupation, web site URLs, videos, blogs, IM addresses, and comments.

    "Cookies" Information: When you visit PlanetCalypsoForum, we may send one or more cookies - small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer. PlanetCalypsoForum uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to PlanetCalypsoForum. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.

    "Automatically Collected" Information: When you participate in PlanetCalypsoForum and, for example, participate in forums, control panel, profile, news, diaries, gallery or the Arcade, or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including database logging, "clear gifs" or "web beacons." This "automatically collected" information may include Internet Protocol address ("IP Address"), web browser type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after PlanetCalypsoForum, the pages you view on our site, and the dates and times that you visit PlanetCalypsoForum.


    THE WAY PLANETCALYPSOFORUM USES THIS INFORMATION:

    When you choose to create a public profile on PlanetCalypsoForum, you may post, at your option, certain personal information that will be publicly displayed to other Members on PlanetCalypsoForum. PlanetCalypsoForum uses the information that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide to you all of the features and services found on PlanetCalypsoForum. We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative purposes such as sending you account activation and welcome emails, notifying you of major PlanetCalypsoForum updates, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement issues, or to contact you regarding any PlanetCalypsoForum activities in which you are presently participating.

    PlanetCalypsoForum uses your email address to send to you activity emails, newsletters, and, from time to time, notices about special activities, features, or items available on PlanetCalypsoForum. You may opt-out of receiving such notices by indicating your preferences in the Edit Profile section of PlanetCalypsoForum. PlanetCalypsoForum uses all of the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Members, to improve the way PlanetCalypsoForum works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.

    PlanetCalypsoForum uses "automatically collected" information and "cookies" information to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit PlanetCalypsoForum; (b) provide customized third-party advertisements, content, and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of third-party marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any games, promotions, or contests.


    WHEN PLANETCALYPSOFORUM DISCLOSES INFORMATION:

    PlanetCalypsoForum does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your express consent. PlanetCalypsoForum may disclose "automatically collected" and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist such parties in understanding the usage and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or other functionality on PlanetCalypsoForum.

    PlanetCalypsoForum may disclose Member information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with Swedish laws (such as Copyright or Criminal law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant. We may make such disclosures, in some cases, without providing Members notice.
    PlanetCalypsoForum also reserves the right to disclose Member information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect PlanetCalypsoForum from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of PlanetCalypsoForum; and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of PlanetCalypsoForum, our Members, or others.


    YOUR CHOICES:

    You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with PlanetCalypsoForum, in which case you will not be able to participate in many PlanetCalypsoForum activities. You may update, correct, or delete your member information and email subscription preferences at any time by going to the Edit Profile section of PlanetCalypsoForum; provided, however, that upon deletion of your account or profile, please note that some of your personal information, including email address and contact information may remain in PlanetCalypsoForum's systems for some limited period of time.

    To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections. HOWEVER, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.


    THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISERS, LINKS TO OTHER SITES:

    PlanetCalypsoForum allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within PlanetCalypsoForum. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements that appear within PlanetCalypsoForum and they automatically receive your IP Address when this happens. Such third-party ad servers may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize their advertising content.

    PlanetCalypsoForum does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in.

    You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks. PlanetCalypsoForum's Privacy Notice does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. PlanetCalypsoForum reserves the right the add or remove third-party ad networks or ad servers in its discretion and PlanetCalypsoForum may not at all times list such updated ad network or ad server partners in this Privacy Notice.


    OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY:

    PlanetCalypsoForum uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to PlanetCalypsoForum, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, PlanetCalypsoForum makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

    If PlanetCalypsoForum learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. PlanetCalypsoForum may post a notice on PlanetCalypsoForum if a security breach occurs.


    OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY:

    Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, PlanetCalypsoForum does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information on PlanetCalypsoForum from persons under 13 years-of-age, and no part of PlanetCalypsoForum is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access PlanetCalypsoForum at any time or in any manner. If PlanetCalypsoForum learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on PlanetCalypsoForum without verifiable parental consent, then PlanetCalypsoForum will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

    Parents, the following are some resources that may help you in monitoring and limiting your childrens' access to certain types of material on the Internet. While PlanetCalypsoForum does not endorse these products, we provide information about them as a public service to our Members.

    Control Kids: http://www.controlkids.com
    Cyber Sitter: http://www.solidoak.com
    Net Nanny: http://www.netnanny.com


    INTERNATIONAL VISITORS:

    PlanetCalypsoForum is subject to Swedish law. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from Swedish law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to Sweden and by providing your personal data you consent to that transfer.


    IN THE EVENT OF MERGER OR SALE:

    In the event that PlanetCalypsoForum is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from Members as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.


    CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE:

    This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically without further notice to you and this will be reflected by the "last modified" notice below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received that personal information. Your continued use of PlanetCalypsoForum constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.

    For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you and obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.


    EFFECTIVE DATE, DATE LAST MODIFIED:

    PlanetCalypsoForum Privacy Notice effective as of September 21, 2010.

    PlanetCalypsoForum Privacy Notice last modified on September 21, 2010.


    PLANETCALYPSOFORUM CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Please contact PlanetCalypsoForum with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, our third-party disclosure practices, or your consent choices at our Contact Page
    Published on 09-22-2010 11:36     Number of Views: 26838 
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    PlanetCalypsoForum Rules

    1. MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBER ACCOUNTS


    1.1 - Age Requirement

    You must be 13 years of age or older to gain membership to and/or participate in Planet Calypso Forum.

    1.2 - Single Account

    You may only have ONE account on PlanetCalypsoForum. Multiple accounts will be deleted, and the original account temporarily banned, all without notice. If this rule is abused more than once, the original (first) account may be permanently banned, and the member's IP address may be permanently blocked, all without notice.

    1.3 - Sharing of Account

    You may NOT share your PlanetCalypsoForum account with any other forum members, Entropia Universe participants or other individuals. This rule applies especially to the sharing of accounts with temporarily or permanently banned PlanetCalypsoForum members. In ALL cases, you are responsible for any content or activity that originates from your member account.

    1.4 - Banned Members

    Permanently or temporarily banned members may NOT create new accounts in order to circumvent or dispute their ban. Such accounts will also be banned, and all threads or posts will be removed from the forum, all without notice. Banned members found creating duplicate accounts will find their ban extended significantly (or permanently), and may risk having their IP address blocked, all without notice. If you wish to contact the forum staff to discuss a ban, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any forum page.

    1.5 - Impersonation

    You may NOT impersonate other Entropia Universe participants, Forum Staff, MindArk representatives, Forum Staff or other Entropia Universe planet partner representatives, real-world persons, celebrities or public figures.

    1.6 - Member Names

    Member names may NOT contain any offensive, racist, sexually explicit, profane, abusive or otherwise objectionable terms. Also, you may NOT use a confusing or intentionally misleading member name, such as "Official Entropia Reporter" or a member name that is confusingly similar to that of an existing member, administrator or moderator.

    2. GENERAL FORUM ETIQUETTE

    2.1 - English Only

    PlanetCalypsoForum is an English-only forum. All content posted in publicly viewable areas of the forum must be written in English.

    2.2 - Insults/Flaming
    Personal attacks, insults, rudeness, racism, threats, name calling or unnecessarily inflammatory posts are not permitted. Posts of this nature will be edited or deleted by the Community Staff without notice and the offending member may be temporarily or permanently banned without notice. It is important to keep in mind that PlanetCalypsoForum is a global community and what might be acceptable behavior or language in one country may not be acceptable in others. Common courtesy, politeness and respect for fellow members and forum staff, along with constructive posting of opinions is essential in preventing posts from being edited and/or deleted, or having threads locked.

    2.3 - Personal Disputes
    Personal issues between individuals or societies should NOT be debated in the public forum areas and are not permitted. Such threads will be removed without notice, since they often promote an escalation of rudeness, insults, and flaming. If you feel that another member has attacked you unfairly, send a private message to a forum moderator or administrator. If you feel that an Entropia Universe participant has wronged, defrauded or harassed you, file a support case at PlanetCalypso.com.

    2.4 - Threats/Intimidation
    Real life threats of bodily harm, injury or assault (either explicit or implied) or any form of intimidation are STRICTLY PROHIBITED on any part of the PlanetCalypsoForum website and will be deleted and result in a permanent ban from the forum, all without notice.

    2.5 - Personal Information
    Revealing real world personal information about a forum member, administrator, moderator, Entropia Universe participant, or MindArk or Planet Partner representative is STRICTLY PROHIBITED, regardless of the source, public or private. This includes any information about a forum member or Entropia Universe participant that reveals an individual's legal name, address, occupation or other sensitive or personally identifiable information. All such content will be deleted without notice, and result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice.

    2.6 - Private Communication
    Posting the content from a private communication in a publicly viewable area of PlanetCalypsoForum is NOT permitted. Private communications include any medium where the involved parties have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as: emails, chat logs, instant messenger logs, private messages, private society forum posts, private social group posts, reputation comments, etc. Such private communications are to remain private, not shared with third parties. Any such private communication content posted on PlanetCalypsoForum will be deleted without notice.

    2.7 - Profanity
    Profanity in thread titles or user titles is NOT permitted. Profanity in posts should be kept to a minimum, and not be used in a comment directed at other members, Forum Staff members, Entropia Universe planet partner representatives or MindArk representatives. While generalizations using profanity and/or foul language may be common in everyday conversation, when used in a direct communication to another person, they can be interpreted as rude or insulting. Excessively profane content may be edited or deleted without notice, and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice, depending on severity.

    2.8 - Shouting
    You may NOT shout (all capital letters, and/or excessive punctuation) in posts or thread titles. Any such shouting may be deleted or edited without notice. Use caps and punctuation only for minimal emphasis.

    2.9 - Excessive Complaining
    Excessive complaining and/or whining disrupts the Mission of PlanetCalypsoForum and interferes with the ability of other members and visitors to enjoy their visit to PlanetCalypsoForum, and is therefore NOT permitted. Any content submitted to PlanetCalypsoForum that is considered by the Forum Staff to be in violation of this rule may be edited or deleted without notice.

    2.10 - Affiliate Links/Solicitation
    Advertising real life items or services unrelated to Entropia Universe, the posting of affiliate or referral links, or any other form of solicitation is NOT permitted on PlanetCalypsoForum (this includes member profiles or any other publicly viewable area). If you would like to advertise on PlanetCalypsoForum, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any forum page to inquire. Similarly, promotion of or posting links to charities or other services soliciting donations or money is NOT permitted. Any such postings may be deleted without notice.

    2.11 - Entropia Universe Terms of Use/EULA Violation
    Any thread, post, signature or publicly viewable content that clearly violates the Entropia Universe Terms of Use or End User License Agreement (EULA) will be deleted without notice, and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice, and if severe enough it may have impact on your ingame account. This rule includes such things as the sale of avatars, the sale of PED or items for cash, attempts to circumvent the official deposit/withdrawal channels, attempts to exploit a weakness in the client software and/or Entropia Universe servers, or defamation of any person, firm or entity, including, without limitation, MindArk PE AB, AR Universe AB, Forum Staff, Entropia Universe planet partners, MindArk's representatives and/or Entropia Universe.

    2.12 - Illegal Content
    Any discussion of, or links to web sites promoting software piracy, warez, illegal downloads, cracks, cd keys, illegal file-sharing, pornography, illegal drugs, or any other illegal or similar content will be deleted without notice and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice. Such discussions and links are totally inappropriate on PlanetCalypsoForum (and often illegal in the US, Europe and most other countries).

    2.13 - Scamming Accusation
    Accusations of scamming that name specific real-world persons, Entropia Universe avatars or PlanetCalypsoForum.com members are NOT permitted. Providing other identifying information about accused persons or avatars is also not permitted, such as but not limited to: society names, nicknames, owned gear, equipment, estates, etc. Such threads or posts will be edited, deleted or locked without notice. For more info on the purpose of this rule, please see this thread: Rationale for the "no naming and shaming" forum rule.

    2.14 - Administrator/Moderator Criticism
    Criticism of these forum rules, or Forum Staff implementation of these forum rules is NOT permitted in any publicly viewable area of the forum. Such content will be deleted without notice. If you disagree with how the forum is being moderated or administered, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any forum page to contact the Forum Staff. If you are unclear about the purpose or interpretation of one of the forum rules, either contact an administrator via private message, or consult the PlanetCalypsoForum Rules Discussion thread.

    2.15 - Word Filter Circumvention
    Certain offensive words, terms or links are automatically filtered by the forum software. Such filtered words will be replaced with exclamation points (e.g. !!!!!!!). Any attempts to circumvent the automated forum word filter (such as by adding spaces/dots/punctuation, using colors or text markups, or by substituting characters) will result in the offending content being edited or deleted, and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum, all without notice.

    3. DISCUSSION AND POSTING

    3.1 - Spamming/Flooding/Trolling
    The following are NOT permitted on PlanetCalypsoForum:

    • Spamming - Posting the same thread in multiple forums, or posting the same post in multiple threads, or sending unsolicited private messages to members.
    • Flooding - Posting many times in succession in a single thread.
    • Trolling - Constant harassment of a member, or repeated off-topic and/or rude posts in a thread.

    Depending on severity, content in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum, all without notice.

    3.2 - Off Topic
    Please make every effort to keep your posts relevant to the active thread topic. Detours usually take a thread wildly off topic, and invite others to do the same. Off topic posts (and any responses to such posts) may be deleted without notice.

    3.3 - Thread Location
    Please make an effort to post new threads in the appropriate forum or subforum. Posting threads in the proper section makes the forum easier to browse for all members and visitors, and reduces the workload for our volunteer community staff. If you are unsure where to post a new thread, please take the time to read the forum descriptions in order to familiarize yourself with the focus of the various available forums and subforums. Threads posted in an inappropriate forum may be moved or deleted without notice.

    3.4 - Crossposting
    You may NOT crosspost (creating redundant threads that link to or promote an existing thread for the purpose of gaining extra visibility). Such threads will be closed or deleted without notice.

    3.5 - Necroposting
    Pointlessly bumping of dormant, inactive threads causes confusion for other members and visitors who may not notice the original thread post date. A thread is considered inactive if there have been no replies in the last four (4) months. Posting in an inactive thread is strongly discouraged, unless there is a very good reason for reactivating the thread. If you feel an issue or topic from an inactive thread deserves renewed discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum or subforum.

    3.6 - Real-world Controversial Discussion
    Discussion of real world politics, nationalism, religion, war, or other similarly controversial topics is NOT permitted or appropriate for this forum. PlanetCalypsoForum, as the game, is a global community with players from many different countries around the world. Discussion of such topics often disrupts the forum community. Therefore, refrain from starting or participating in any such discussions, as they will be deleted from the forum without notice.

    3.7 – Advertising/Recruiting
    Advertising or attempts of recruiting community members to other computer games, virtual worlds or MMORPGs other than Planet Calypso is NOT permitted. Any and all such, references, threads or posts, including, without limitation, those that appear in avatar pictures, member profiles or member signatures, may be deleted without notice and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice.

    3.8 - Quitting/Leaving
    Any threads or posts about leaving Planet Calypso, Entropia Universe or PlanetCalypsoForum, such as “I’m Quitting” or “Taking a Break” whether for positive or negative reasons, will be deleted without notice. This rule applies especially to sales threads. If you are leaving Entropia Universe and are selling your items, DO NOT include comments in your sales thread that indicate that you are quitting or taking a break. Members who are curious about the intentions of the thread starter can inquire via a private message, or within Entropia Universe.

    3.9 - Posting for Banned Members
    Members are NOT permitted to post on behalf of any member permanently or temporarily banned from PlanetCalypsoForum. Similarly, members are NOT permitted to allow any banned member to use their PlanetCalypsoForum account to circumvent a ban (See Rule 1.3 above). Any postings in violation of this provision may be deleted without notice and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice.

    3.10 - Bumping of Threads
    Bumping of threads is only permitted ONCE in any 24 hour period, and only if the thread has been pushed to the second page of a forum (using default viewing settings). This rule applies especially for the Trading forums. Bumping of threads by friends is NOT permitted at any time.

    3.11 - Frivolous Posts
    Please refrain from making pointless and unnecessary posts in threads, such as "First Post!!!" "In before the lock!" or "LOL!!" or other very short messages that add little to a discussion. Frivolous posts such as these may be deleted without notice.

    3.12 - Quotes
    Quoting very large posts in their entirety is NOT permitted. Please limit quotes of other posts to those portions that are directly relevant to your reply or response. Doing so makes replies easy to follow for fellow members, and helps reduce unnecessary scrolling when reading a thread. Posts in violation of this provision may be deleted without notice.

    3.13 Discussion of other Planet Partners
    Discussion of other planet partners within Entropia Universe should take place in the “Other Planet Partners” forum. Advertising or recruiting for other Planets is not allowed. Any posts in violation of this provision may be deleted without notice.

    3.14 Other Community Forums
    Other community forums revolving around Entropia Universe or Planet Calypso will be allowed to keep a blog at PlanetCalypsoForum where they can announce their updates, events, offers or similar which requires members of PlanetCalypsoForum to create an account or log in on their site. All posts of this manner MUST be contained in the blog. Notice that these blogs are also a subject to PlanetCalypsoForum’s rules and PlanetCalypsoForum reserves the right to remove such blogs at any time.

    4. IMAGES, AVATARS AND SIGNATURES
    4.1 - Third Party Images
    All images embedded in threads, posts or blog entries MUST be uploaded to the PlanetCalypsoForum Gallery, or to your personal member album. In order to prevent broken links, the use of third-party image hosting sites is NOT permitted.

    4.2 - Image Sizes
    Any image embedded in a thread, post or blog entry that horizontally expands the forum tables or otherwise disrupts the website layout will be edited or deleted without notice. For large images that you wish to include in a post, please use the thumbnail display or direct link options.

    4.3 - Objectionable Image Content
    Pornographic, sexually explicit or excessively violent imagery is NOT permitted anywhere on PlanetCalypsoForum. Obscene images, pornography, or offensive content related to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and any other imagery or language that the Forum Staff deems inappropriate will be deleted without notice. This rule also applies to avatar, profile and signature images. In most cases, a member will be sent a private message requesting that the image in question be replaced, unless the material is extremely offensive in the Forum Staff's sole discretion, in which case it will be immediately removed without notice. Any such posting may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum.

    4.4 - Image Category
    When uploading images to the forum gallery, please make an effort to place them in the most suitable gallery category. Doing so makes the gallery easier to browse for members. Images posted in improper categories may be moved without notice.

    4.5 - Signature Limits
    Text used in your signature may not be overly long, may not use characters larger than “SIZE=3” and may only contain five (5) lines of text. Please limit graphical signatures to 500x120 pixels. One 500x120 pixel image and one line of text is acceptable, but not an image along with a large amount of text. Please keep your signature as small as possible, since large signatures clutter the forum and cause unnecessary amounts of scrolling when reading threads. Note that signatures are only displayed in a member's first post of a thread page.

    5. TRADE
    5.1 - Auction Competition
    If an item is listed in the Entropia Universe auction system, you are NOT permitted to post a sales thread for the same item on PlanetCalypsoForum. The purpose of the PlanetCalypsoForum Trading section is to facilitate deals not easily accomplished using the existing mechanisms available within Entropia Universe. The PlanetCalypsoForum Trading section is NOT provided as a means to circumvent the fees associated with the Entropia Universe auction, nor to compete with the Entropia Universe auction in any way. Any post in violation of this provision may be deleted without notice.

    5.2 - Trading Thread Maintenance
    It is the responsibility of every member to monitor their Trading forum threads, and to respond in a timely manner to other members who submit bids or offers (either within the thread, or via private message). Thread starters should also make a post in their Trading threads indicating if an item is sold or withdrawn, or an auction or sale is cancelled.

    5.3 - Trading Procedures
    Please try to make your Trading thread rules and procedures simple and clear. While PlanetCalypsoForum wishes to give its members flexibility in creating Trading threads, we reserve the right to close or delete any unnecessarily confusing or restrictive Trading threads, based on member feedback.

    5.4 - Trading Execution
    Any member who routinely fails to follow through on sales or purchases made in the Trading forum risks losing access to this portion of PlanetCalypsoForum. If you feel another member has acted unfairly in a Trading thread, or does not honor an agreement finalized in a Trading thread, please contact the Forum Staff explaining the issue, along with a link to the related Trading thread.

    5.5 - Trading Thread Abuse
    Off-topic posts made in Trading threads are NOT permitted. The only posts permitted in Trading threads are the following:

    • Bids
    • Offers
    • Requests to the thread starter for additional information directly related to item or service offered
    • Requests to the thread starter for additional information regarding the auction/bidding/offer procedure
    • Retraction of a Bid or Offer
    • Threadstarter reply to one of the above


    Any posts that do not fit one of the above categories will be deleted without notice. If you wish to discuss the market value of an item or service, please create a thread in one of the following forums: Items, Price Check or General Economy Discussion, as appropriate. Any member found to frequently ignore or abuse this rule risks permanently losing all posting privileges in the Trading section.

    5.6 - Misleading/Inaccurate Sales Threads
    Information provided in Trading threads should be kept factual, verifiable and reasonable. This includes information regarding the statistics, qualities or characteristics of an item, past sales, and/or market history. The use of intentionally misleading information or highly debatable, exaggerated or inaccurate claims in Trading threads is NOT permitted, as such claims and comments invite off-topic discussion and violations of Rule 5.5 and will be deleted without notice.

    5.7 - Trading Currencies
    All prices must be expressed in PED (or EFD for EFD auctions). Sales threads or links with prices expressed in real-world currencies are NOT permitted, as this implies a transaction for cash outside of Entropia Universe approved channels, a violation of the EULA, and will be deleted without notice.

    5.8 - Shops
    Any thread relating to items available for purchase in a shop within Entropia Universe should be posted in the Shops subforum, NOT in the Selling subforum. Also, please create only ONE thread for your shop, NOT individual threads for each item available in your shop. Any post in violation of this provision will be deleted without notice.

    DEFINITIONS
    Publicly Viewable:
    Forum threads, posts, member profiles, blogs, signatures, custom titles, thread tags, social group messages, calendar events and descriptions, public profile messages, PlanetCalypsoForum chatroom text, gallery images and comments, member album images and comments, or any other area with content viewable by other members or visitors.

    Forum Staff:
    The owners, operators, administrators and community staff of PlanetCalypsoForum.com.

    IMPORTANT CAVEATS AND NOTES
    While the above rules cover most common situations, they do not anticipate all circumstances. Consequently, notwithstanding the above rules, the Forum Staff reserves the right to take any actions deemed appropriate by them in their sole discretion, whether such actions are consistent with the above rules or not, to uphold the Mission of PlanetCalypsoForum, to ensure that the forum is not disrupted or abused in any way, or to protect PlanetCalypsoForum Staff and members from fraud, harassment or abuse, or otherwise.


    Without limiting the generality of the previous statement, the Forum Staff reserves the right to: edit, delete, alter or remove any content in their sole discretion, including without limitation, any content that violates these forum rules or the PlanetCalypsoForum Terms of Service, at any time with or without notice; and restrict the permissions or ability of any member to access any or all parts of PlanetCalypsoForum.com, refuse access, ban a user, block an IP address, or otherwise restrict the functionality of PlanetCalypsoForum.com content or services, at any time for any reason in their sole discretion with or without notice.

    Please be aware that the Forum Staff does not review all content posted on PlanetCalypsoForum. Although, the Forum Staff endeavors to keep discussions positive, on topic and polite, and to enforce the forum rules fairly and consistently, all members and users of PlanetCalypsoForum acknowledge that any statement in the forum rules that a post, thread or content will be edited or deleted, a user will be banned or other similar actions, denotes the Forum Staff's general intention only. The Forum Staff's failure to do so for any reason shall not result in any liability on behalf of the Forum Staff or PlanetCalypsoForum. We encourage members to help us in this effort by making use of the Report Post tool (the red triangle located in the lower left corner of each post) whenever one feels a post is offensive, inappropriate or violates these rules. This will enter the offending post into the moderation queue, and may result in quicker attention from the Forum Staff. For other content that may be in violation of these forum rules or otherwise objectionable, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any forum page to alert the Forum Staff.

    Circumstances and situations may arise that periodically require a revision of these forum rules. As such, PlanetCal ypsoForum administrators reserves the right to modify and/or expand the official rules of this forum at any time. The Forum Staff encourage you to periodically visit this page to advise yourself of the latest rules.

    The Forum Staff shall be the sole and final arbitrators of what does or does not violate these rules and/or PlanetCalypsoForum community standards and whether a post, thread or content will be edited or deleted, a user will be banned, etc..
    The decisions of the Forum Staff are final.

    These forum rules are a part of and supplemental to the PlanetCalypsoForum.com Terms of Service Agreement. In any case of conflict or contradiction, the Terms of Service Agreement supersedes these forum rules.
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    PlanetCalypsoForum.com (hereinafter "the Website") is an online discussion forum and community network where those sharing similar interests may interact with one another in member-led discussions. This Terms of Service Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) sets forth the terms of your use of the Website.


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    Member Content Representations and Warranties
    By placing material on the Website, including but not limited to posting content or communications in any bulletin board, forum, blog,message or chat area, or posting text, images, audio files or other audio-visual content to the site (hereinafter "Member Content"), you represent and warrant:


    • you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the Member Content you provide and the rights to provide it under these Terms of Service; and,
    • other Member Content will not cause injury to any person or entity; and,
    • any Member Content or personal information you provide on the Website remains subject to this Agreement, the terms of our Privacy Policy [LINK] and our PlanetCalypsoForum.com Forum Rules.


    Member Content License
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    related to the use of the Website, must be brought in the courts of Sweden and you consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts. Furthermore, the Administrators or you may demand that any dispute between you and the Administrators be submitted and finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (the “SCC Institute’s Rules”). The place of arbitration shall be Gothenburg, Sweden, and the arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.


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    PlanetCalypsoForum Terms of Service Agreement effective as of January 27, 2011.
    PlanetCalypsoForum Terms of Service Agreement last modified on November 19, 2011.


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