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The Canon Pre-CU Server offers the use of its services to all users without prejudice. Before using any of the Services provided by Canon, please read and understand the following terms. You acknowledge by using the Canon Server Network (including but not limited to the forums, IRC, and the game server) and participating in any projects herein that you have read and understand these Terms. If you disagree or do not accept the terms set forth in this document, do not use any Canon services or any projects hosted within them.


1. ACCOUNT GUIDELINES

• 1.1 Multiple Canon accounts are not permitted. Each user may only have one account, given its importance in accessing the game server, the website, and IRC. Measures are incorporated to detect multiple user accounts.


• 1.2 Canon accounts are non-transferable. Registered users are responsible for any actions that take place on their accounts or private messaging systems.


• 1.3 If you are banned, it is not permitted to get back to the Canon Network on an alternate account. You may contact an Canon moderator to discuss the nature of your ban and its duration via email or private message. Email [email protected] if you feel a ban has been issue unfairly.


• 1.4 You may not attempt to acquire a password, other account information, or other private information from a Member or any other user on the Canon Network. Remember: Canon staff members will NEVER ask for your password. Do not give out your password to anyone.


• 1.5 Users under the age of 13 may only create an account to access the Canon Network with the expressed permission of their Parent / Guardian under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act 1998.


• 1.6 Account names and all subsequent user names must be appropriate and must not conflict with the Conduct Guidelines or Use Policy of the service in which the user name is involved. Inappropriate naming conventions are covered in, but not limited to, the subjects mentioned in section 2.4 of this document.


• 1.7 All account and hence user activity on the Canon Pre-CU Server are subject to the Canon Rules and Policies not transcribed in this document.



2. WEBSITE AND FORUM CONDUCT GUIDELINES

In the interest of maintaining a constructive and equal environment for everyone, all users of the Canon Forums and Website may not:
• 2.1 Post, transmit, promote, or distribute Content that is illegal.


• 2.2 Harass, threaten, or making personal attacks against another Member or guest. This includes: repeatedly sending them unwanted messages, attacking their race, sexual orientation, religion, heritage, and cussing or insulting them personally.


• 2.3 Transmit or facilitate distribution of Content (including images or videos) that is harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, or overtly sexual.


• 2.4 Troll, which we define as posts or threads, which knowingly lead to overly strong negative and emotional responses for mere shock value, are not allowed on the Canon forums. Constant personal attacks are also considered trolling.


• 2.5 Posts deemed inappropriate to a particular forum will be moved to a more appropriate forum. This is done to facilitate proper communication on the forums and allow for the flow of conversation. • 2.6 Posts that have been removed are not to be reposted.


• 2.7 Impersonate another person (including celebrities), indicate falsely that you are a Canon Staff Member or a representative of any other community, or attempt to mislead users by indicating that you represent Canon or any of Canon's affiliates.


• 2.8 Upload any software or content that you do not own or have permission to freely distribute.


• 2.9 Promote or encourage any illegal activity including hacking, "web raiding" or distribution of counterfeit software.


• 2.10 Upload files that contain a virus or corrupted data.


• 2.11 Modify any part of the Canon Network Service or any Canon website that the Canon Team does not specifically authorize you to modify.


• 2.13 Post any user’s real-world personal information without his or her expressed permission.


• 2.14 Attempt to interfere with, hack into to or disrupt functionality from the servers which contribute to the Canon Network.


• 2.15 Upload or transmit over the Canon Network, or on the official Forums or any and all official websites, any copyrighted content that you do not own all rights to.


• 2.16 Discuss the legality of the Canon Server, the SWGEmu Project, or any of Canon’s affiliated communities and their respective services.


• 2.17 Spam, defined as the re-posting of content repeatedly. Spam includes QFE's without explanation, +1's, Bumps, blatantly off topic posts and "In Before Lock"s.


• 2.18 Advertise or attempt to sell products for profit. Only products authorized by Canon may be advertised for sale.


• 2.19 Modify, Copy, Rerelease, Edit or Change the Design, Content or Imagery featured on the Canon Website and Forums. The code base for the Canon Website is the proprietary property of the Canon devs.


• 2.20 Promote, Advise the use of or use yourself the Star Wars Galaxies Trial Client, or any other illegal client versions, to connect to the SWGEmu Test Centre(s). Only legitimate, commercial versions of Star Wars Galaxies may be used.


• 2.21 Discuss or inquire about the status of the SWGEmu Test Centre(s). The status is available on the Launchpad Enhanced, the SWGEmu IRC Network (#test channel), and the Community Service Announcements forum.


• 2.22 Double posts, defined as a series of posts by the same author posted in succession in a single thread without interruption, may be merged to facilitate proper conversation flow and reduce forum clutter.



3. LEGAL NOTES

3.1 Disclaimer of Warranties.
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL MATERIALS FOUND ON IT, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. THE HOSTS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THE HOSTS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES AS TO THE USEFULNESS QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE. YOU AGREE TO ASSUME ALL RISK OF LOSS OR LIABILITY FOR THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY MATERIALS ON IT.

3.2 Limitation of Liability.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE HOSTS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED ORDERS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR MATERIALS, EVEN IF THE HOSTS HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF, OR REASONABLY COULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, HOWEVER THEY ARISE, WHETHER IN BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PORTIONS OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY.

3.3 Note on Donations.
ANY MEMBER THAT DECIDES TO MAKE A DONATION TO CANON UNDERSTANDS THAT THE CANON NETWORK IS NOT ALLOWED TO EXPRESSLY OFFER A SERVICE IN EXCHANGE FOR MONEY. IN OTHER WORDS, WE CANNOT GIVE YOU ANYTHING IN-GAME FOR DONATING. TO ENSURE A QUALITY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL PLAYERS, WE OPERATE AS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT, DONATION-BASED SERVER. ALL FUNDS DONATED TO CANON ARE DONE SO ON A NO GUARANTEE BASIS, AS IT DOES NOT BIND CANON IN ANY WAY TO PROVIDE A PRESENT OR FUTURE SERVICE TO THE DONOR(S). INSTEAD OF GIVING ITEMS, SKILLS, OR SOME OTHER TYPE OF ADVANTAGE TO DONORS IN GAME, WE WILL GIVE IN-GAME AND FORUM RECOGNITION INSTEAD.

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