Hogwarts Online Terms of Service Agreement
Preamble
Hogwarts Online (collectively, "thehogwartsonline.com", "Hogwarts Online", "we","us") is a public roleplay community. Hogwarts Online shall provide its services to the members (registered or unregistered who access the service) under the terms and conditions of this agreement. All information transmitted to and from the site, including graphics, text, data, software, sound, music, photographs, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever are known as ("Content"). References to "you" or "your" refer to any individual who accepts the Terms of Service.

You understand that these terms are binding and will be enforced as we see fit. By creating a character or accessing any page associated with Hogwarts Online, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service at all times. Any person found breaking the rules stated in these Terms of Service will be suspended or permanently banned without notice. Our failure to enforce the terms in part or in whole will not be seen as a waiver.

Content and Restrictions
Users agree to assume full responsibility for all posts and Content associated with the forum and acknowledge that they may be held legally for the Contents of their own posts on the forum. You are responsible for ensuring that all Content that you post on the forums does not violate the Terms of Service and the law. The following Content is not allowed to be uploaded, emailed, posted, or linked to within Hogwarts Online forums or site:

  • a. Hate, threats, harassment, violence, racial intolerance, or advocate against any individual, group, or organization.
  • b. Hacking/Exploits/cracking Content.
  • c. Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia.
  • d. Pornography, Hentai, Child Pornography, adult, or mature Content.
  • e. Gambling or casino-related Content.
  • f. Any other Content that promotes, or is illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others.
  • g. Terrorist Activity.
  • h. Any infringement of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right.


Prohibited Behavior
No spamming the registration process. Each school and area has a set Character Limit, you may create up to the amount of Characters specified for each area but no more than that. Do not create characters just fro he purpose of using them to vote in polls, increase Galleon amounts, or any storage usage. You may only create three characters per day per IP Address.

No advertising that acts like Google Adsense may be placed anywhere on our services, whether it be site or forum. This includes but is not limited to any provider that uses contextual based advertising. If you have been found to do this or attempt to do this in any way you will be immediatelly suspended or removed entirely from the site and forum and banned forthwith.

Underage use is not permitted. You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to register on Hogwarts Online. Any users under thirteen (13) will be deleted without notice, this is in consort with the Jcink Terms of Service as our forum is hosted by Jcink.

System Resources
All members acknowledges that the Services is provided on a shared server and agree not to engage in any activity that could overwhelm the server with heavy CPU usage or that requires a disproportionate amount of the resources of the Jcink Forum Hosting server on which, Hogwarts Online office and forums are hosted.

Rights to Posted Content
Reproduction, modification, and other intellectual property rights to Content stored on Hogwarts Online will be subject to Hogwarts Online Copyright Agreement as applicable to such Content.

Changes to the Agreement
This agreement may be changed at any time by Hogwarts Online without notice to the members. Any changes made to this agreement, themember is automatically bound to the changes by continued use of Hogwarts Online.

Hogwarts Online's Rights
Hogwarts Online's rights include but are not limited to the below paragraphs. Hogwarts Online may elect to monitor any areas of the site or any of its services and may disclose any Content, records, or electronic communication of any kind to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request or if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate Hogwarts Online or to protect the rights or property of Hogwarts Online, its visitors, sponsors, providers, licensees, or merchants.

Hogwarts Online is not responsible in any way whatsoever for screening, policing, editing, or monitoring Content. If notified of allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal, or offensive content, Hogwarts Online Administrators may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the content or user from Hogwarts Online.

Hogwarts Online reserves the right to prohibit conduct, communication, or content that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to individual users, Hogwarts Online, or any rights of Hogwarts Online or any third party, or to violate any applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither Hogwarts Online nor its providers, merchants, sponsors, or licensees can ensure prompt editing or removal of questionable content after online posting. Accordingly, neither Hogwarts Online, nor its affiliates, nor any of its officers, directors, employees, or agents, nor provider, merchant, sponsor, or licensee shall assume liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct communication, or content on Hogwarts Online.

Hogwarts Online, may at it's sole discretion, terminate any user and their site for any reason or no reason.

Hogwarts Online is not required to tell any user why their account was terminated.

Disclaimer
Hogwarts Online is provided on an basis. The service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, for the services provided. We are not responsible for any loss of data. The site and forum is to be used at your own risk and any damages from the use of content are your own responsibility.

Legal Disputes
These Terms of Service will be applied based on the laws of The United States of America. You agree that these Terms of Service are under the jurisdiction of the State of Missouri. You agree any lawsuits must be filed in the State of Missouri. You agree to indemnify and hold Hogwarts Online and its employees, partners, volunteers, subsidiaries, affiliates and any other associates harmless from any demand or damages made to anyone due to your use or the content you, yourself post to the site or forums, or your violation of the Terms of Service or any law. Legal disputes related to use of the Hogwarts Online or the Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after the issue arose or be forever barred.