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PostSubject: The Army of Light - Terms of Service   Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:53 am

TERMS OF SERVICE
The Army of Light – Star Wars: The Old Republic® Guild
September 5, 2011


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Please review the guild’s (The Army of Light) Terms of Service and Conditions before you apply for membership. These terms and conditions govern all aspects of the guild, which include but are not limited to the use of forums and external websites created by members of the Administrative Department (known as the High Council or HC). By accessing sites governed by the Army of Light, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and accepted our Terms and Conditions.

CONTENTS
DISCLAIMER
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
ACCESS AND USE OF INFORMATION

COPYRIGHT
TRADEMARKS
HYPERTEXT LINKS
COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ARMY OF LIGHT
ACCESS TO THE SITE
PRIVACY
UPDATES TO TERMS
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
LICENSE LIMITATION
BIOWARE'S NDA AGREEMENT
QUESTIONS REGARDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
USER ACTIVITY
USER ACCOUNT ACCESS
USER CONFIDENTIALITY
SMS SERVICES
FORCED REMOVAL FROM THE ARMY OF LIGHT


DISCLAIMER
All information on the Army of Light forums, website, and any external website governed by the Administrative Department, is subject to change without notice, including the availability of products and services. While efforts have been made to make the Army of Light Web sites helpful and accurate, due to the open nature of sites, and the potential for errors in the storage and transmission of digital information, The Army of Light does not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from any administratively governed Web site. ALL MATERIALS POSTED ON THIS SITE, AND ANY OTHER EXTERNAL SITE GOVERNED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT, ARE PRESENTED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ARMY OF LIGHT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERUPPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE ARMY OF LIGHT DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The Army of Light ("Guild, AoL, AL, ArmyLight, or any other known abbreviation") provides this service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the TOS here at any time:http://www.thealforums.com/t1211-the-army-of-light-terms-of-service/. In addition, when using our websites you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time.

The Army of Light provides user’s access to Services (Forums, Images, Wikis, External Websites, and Multimedia Sites, such as Youtube) that may contain content not suitable for children under the age of eighteen years old. All information (also known as content) will be related to the Game ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ (MMORPG, parent supervision is advised), which contains Sci-Fi Fantasy, Sexual Content, Mature Language, and possible reference to Drugs. Information may also be derived from the standard MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) terminology, which may contain Sci-Fi Fantasy, Sexual Content, Mature Language, and possible reference to Drugs. As a registered member of the guild, you will, on occasion, receive communications from our Administrative Department via the Email Address you registered with your account. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that The Army of Light assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.

ACCESS AND USE OF INFORMATION
Access to any Guild (The Army of Light) Web site is limited to viewing the linked Web pages solely to access the information provided by The Army of Light at its Web sites. Any access or attempt to access other areas of the Army of Light computer system or other information contained on the system for any purposes is strictly prohibited. No Guild (The Army of Light) Web site or any portion thereof may be duplicated, copied, reproduced, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted in writing by The Army of Light.

COPYRIGHT
All content included on this site, such as text, applications, forums, games, graphics, logos, button icons, images, data compilations, information and software is the property of The Army of Light and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of The Army of Light, and/or Lucas Arts and Bioware and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The content and information on this site may not be distributed, copied or displayed, reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, unless you have previously obtained permission from an authorized officer of The Army of Light.

TRADEMARKS
All of the trademarks used on this site are owned by The Army of Light, its affiliates, or third parties (hereinafter "Trademark Owners"). You are prohibited from using any of the trademarks without the prior express written consent of the respective Trademark Owners. From time to time, The Army of Light makes fair use in this site of trademarks owned and used by third parties. Any such marks are clearly noted, and The Army of Light makes no claim to ownership of those marks.

HYPERTEXT LINKS
Any links to third parties are solely provided as a convenience to the users of The Army of Light Web sites and are not an endorsement by The Army of Light of the content on those sites. The Army of Light makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, as to such third party sites, including, but not limited to such sites, content and/or accuracy, and shall have no liability in connection with the use of such sites. If you use any link site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements.

COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ARMY OF LIGHT
The Army of Light welcomes your content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Submissions") that you submit to The Army of Light through the site; however, you acknowledge that by your submission to The Army of Light, you have granted to The Army of Light an irrevocable license to use such Submission(s) in any manner as The Army of Light may deem appropriate, including, but not limited to product or advertising promotions, throughout the universe and The Army of Light shall be entitled to an unrestricted license to use such Submission(s) for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the information.

As a user of this site, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, do not do any of the following things: transmit to The Army of Light material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner; send material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have permission of the owner to reveal them; send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; send sexually-explicit images; send advertisements or solicitations of business; send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.

The Army of Light reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to this site for violating these terms or the law and reserves the right to remove any communications from this site. The violation of any of the terms or conditions set forth on this Web Site Terms and Conditions page shall result in the immediate revocation of your license to use the site and obligates you to immediately destroy any copies of the site in your possession.

The Army of Light also uses web mail features to periodically send out notifications to their users. Such emails will be sent out from the domain name: email.thearmyoflight.com. If you receive an email notification from our guild web services, or from a customer support agent, the email address will be in the format: name@email.thearmyoflight.com. To verify the integrity of an email from The Army of Light, you can check with your email provider that the email was 'signed' by email.thearmyoflight.com. Some web services will be signed by srv44.hosting24.com as well, however the majority will be signed by email.thearmyoflight.com.

ACCESS TO THE SITE
You may only use our site if you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and can enter into binding contracts (users under the age of eighteen are required to have parent consent before access any part of our sites). You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords, login and account information. You will be financially accountable for all use of our site by you and anyone using your password and login information. You may not use our site: to make any false, fraudulent or speculative reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand; to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law; or for any other purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Web Site Terms and Conditions. We may, at any time and without advance notice or liability, terminate or restrict your access to all or any component of our site. We will use our reasonable commercial efforts to keep our site available on a 24-hour/7-day-a- week basis, subject to necessary scheduled downtime for maintenance, unscheduled maintenance and system outages.

PRIVACY
Your use of the Army of Light Web Site is subject to our Privacy Policy. You agree that you have read that privacy policy and it is reasonable and acceptable to you. Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions is also your consent to the information practices in our privacy policy.

UPDATES TO TERMS
The Army of Light reserves the right to modify or amend its Web Site Terms and Conditions at any time, and from time to time. Any changes to the policy will be posted on the Site. Your continued use of the site implies your express agreement to The Army of Light’s Web Site Terms and Conditions.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Although The Army of Light strives for accuracy in all elements of the site, it may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Army of Light makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material on this site or about the results to be obtained from using the site. You use the site at your own risk.

THE ARMY OF LIGHT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIAL. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SITE’S MATERIAL RESULTS IN ANY COSTS OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, THE ARMY OF LIGHT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS OR EXPENSES.

THIS SITE AND THE SITE MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE ARMY OF LIGHT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALTHOUGH THE ARMY OF LIGHT STRIVES TO PROVIDE THOROUGH AND ACCURATE MATERIALS ON ITS SITE, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

LICENSE LIMITATION
The transmission of the Web site material shall not be construed to grant a license of any type under any patents, copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property owned or controlled by The Army of Light.

BIOWARE'S NDA AGREEMENT
NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreements) are often required to participate in any form of testing for developers or manufacturers. All users of the Army of Light Web sites are required to honor those agreements by not posting material on our services that would violate those agreements. Any post that violates this policy will be removed immediately and without warning. The continuation of posting Material (Also known as Screenshots, Images, Audio, Quotes, or any other method of conveying information) will result in a punishment from the guild's services.

QUESTIONS REGARDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Questions regarding The Army of Light’s Web Site Terms and Conditions should be directed to davison.yon@gmail.com.

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ADDITIONAL TERMS - AS OF DECEMBER 23rd, 2012
I USER ACTIVITY
All users of the Army of Light's services are hereby expected to agree to an Account Activity Policy. All users must agree to maintaining (and therefor updating) an account at least once every month, starting on the first day of each new month. Maintaining an account includes that you at least post one general topic or comment on the Army of Light's forums (Service), and to keep all profile fields (Service - Forum User Accounts) accurate and updated. Any user that will be on an extensive leave, and therefor not have access to any of the Army of Light's Services, are hereby expected to inform the Army of Light's Administrators and/or Additional Members by creating and posting a Notice of Leave within our Forums*.

II USER ACCOUNT ACCESS
All users of the Army of Light's services are hereby expected to keep all account (Service) information (Username, Password, Security Questions, IP Address(es), Password Hints) private. No user of the Army of Light Network may allow, and/or sell Login, and therefor additional Login, information. All accounts are IP Traceable***, and any account suspected of granting another user/person access will have there account suspended until further notice by the Army of Light's Administrators.

III USER CONFIDENTIALITY
All users of the Army of Light's services are hereby expected to keep all Private Information (Anything posted/created by the Army of Light) a secret. At no time may information about the Army of Light be shared, posted, copied, and or sold. Any use suspected will be suspended until further notice by the Guild Administration.

IV SMS SERVICES
  • Your carrier’s standard messaging rates apply to your acceptance, our confirmation, and all subsequent SMS correspondence and/or transmissions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider.
  • We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your mobile service operator. SMS MESSAGE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
  • By using this service you may have access to various content. You should assume that everything to which you have access through this service is subject to copyright and trademark protection, unless noted otherwise.
  • By subscribing or otherwise using the service, you acknowledge and agree that all right, title and interest, including the trademark and copyright rights, in and to such works are our property, and that you will not gain any ownership or other right, title or interest therein or thereto. You may not copy, download or make any other unauthorized uses of such items.
  • By subscribing, you consent to receiving, from time to time, further text messages from us.
  • By subscribing or otherwise using the service, you acknowledge and agree that we will have the right to change and/or terminate the service at any time, with or without cause and/or advance notice.





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*General Membership will be required to post an extended leave notice (Notice of Leave) within the forum (Service) "Leave Of Absences (LoA, LOA, Leave)". Within the notice should include an estimated time (ET) of said leave, and reason (if applicable) for the leave. Any Trial Membership will be required, should the account not have access to the "Leave of Absence" forums, to submit an extended leave of absence notice to the guild's main Administrator (**The Grand Master, GM, Guild Leader). Included must be the same elements as a standard Membership notice.

**The Main Guild Administrator shall henceforth be, due to the nature of the foundation of this guild (Collection of People with a common interest), Jephos Mispir (founder 2010). However, in the unlikely event that the Main Administrator fall ill or cannot take on due responsibilities due to any other cause, the guild Administrators shall take his place as for governing the community. The acting head during his leave will be determined either by himself or on a vote within the Administrator Forums (Service). In the case of an expected Leave, the Main Administrator shall hereby post a notice on leave in such ways that are outlined in "Additional Terms I, Member Activity".

***The Army of Light, as a security precaution, as the ability to track and log any/all IP addresses. An IP address informs the guild Administration of where a user account was last connected from. THE ARMY OF LIGHT DOES NOT/CANNOT TRACK AND/OR ATTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM AN IP ADDRESS. ONLY GUILD ADMINISTRATORS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.


ADDITIONAL TERMS - AS OF NOVEMBER 22nd, 2011
III FORCED REMOVAL FROM THE ARMY OF LIGHT
A.1 - Basis for Removal
Should any member or recruit of The Army of Light propose a threat to internal affairs, morals, beliefs, or other members of the guild, or to external affairs, then his/her's continued membership status may be up for re-evaluation by the High Council.

A.2 - The Discussion of Removal by the High Council
Should the High Council choose to re-evaluate a membership status, then a formal discussion will take place in their forums. Member contributions, overall attitude, past disciplinary actions, and many other aspects will be discussed at length. Following the discussion will be a poll that the High Council will have in their forums.

A.3.1 - The Vote for Removal of Membership Status
Once the High Council finishes their discussion, a poll will open up in their forums, asking whether or not a member should keep or lose his/her membership status. All High Councilors must take part in the voting process. A minimum of 2/3rds vote by the Council is needed to remove a member; anything less will not result in membership removal.
A.3.2 - Should the Poll Not Call for Removal
Should the Poll come to be where the member will not lose his/her membership, then other actions up to and including a temporary suspension will be into place for a period of time as decided by the High Council. In the case of suspension, all services by The Army of Light will become unavailable. After that period, the member will gain access to said services.

A.4 - Terms of Loss of Membership
If the High Council decides to remove a member, they will lose all access to any and all parts of The Army of Light's services, including but not limited to Ventrilo, Xat, and the forums. The member may not be allowed to re-apply to the guild, and all guilds that we have a formal alliance with will be notified of his/her removal.



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PostSubject: Re: The Army of Light - Terms of Service   Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:50 pm

9/5/11 - 9:45 PM EST - TOS Update

The Terms of Service have been updated to include information regarding Bioware's NDA.



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PostSubject: Re: The Army of Light - Terms of Service   Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:28 pm

10/1/11 - 10:27 PM EST - TOS Update and Additional Terms

The Terms of Service has been updated to include additional terms.



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PostSubject: Re: The Army of Light - Terms of Service   Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:26 pm

11/22/11 - 12:26 PM EST - Additional Terms

The Terms of Service has been updated to include additional terms.




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PostSubject: Re: The Army of Light - Terms of Service   Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:02 am

7/18/12 - 3:02 AM EST - Addition to "Communication with The Army of Light"

The Terms of Service has been updated to include additional terms.

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The Army of Light also uses web mail features to periodically send out notifications to their users. Such emails will be sent out from the domain name: email.thearmyoflight.com. If you receive an email notification from our guild web services, or from a customer support agent, the email address will be in the format: name@email.thearmyoflight.com. To verify the integrity of an email from The Army of Light, you can check with your email provider that the email was 'signed' by email.thearmyoflight.com. Some web services will be signed by srv44.hosting24.com as well, however the majority will be signed by email.thearmyoflight.com.



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PostSubject: Re: The Army of Light - Terms of Service   Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:47 am

12/23/12 - 1:47 AM EST - Additional Terms have been added

A new section for SMS services have been added to the TOS.



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