Your agreement to me
- By using this site, you are agreeing to abide by the terms and rules set forth below.
- You may not hack, attempt to hack, deface, attempt to deface, or otherwise attempt to vandalize or disrupt this site, the server hosting this site, or other services hosted on this server.
- If you create an account here, your responsibilities include:
- Secure your account using a strong password, and also ensure that the email address linked to your account uses a strong password.
- Do not post anything illegal or illicit, including, but not limited to, pornography, hate speech, political statements, or any content which is commonly viewed as controversial. Religious posts are, tentatively, allowed due to the nature of this web site, however all such posts must be polite and in no way disrespectful to anybody's beliefs.
- Do not post copyright material for which you do not own copyright, unless you have obtained express written consent from the copyright owner.
- Understand that anything you post to this site will be automatically and irrevocably licensed under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike version 4.0 International. You will, however, retain ownership over all posts and may, at any point, use it under different licensing elsewhere or provide special permissions or licensing on a case-by-case basis.
- It is up to you to decide what to post and what to keep private. I have no control over what you decide to publicize.
- You do not have to respect other people, but you do need to treat them with basic human dignity. That means no harrasment, threats, sexual advances, behavior or comments intended to make someone uncomfortable, stalking, or other rude behavior.
- Do not spam. That includes, but is not limited to, publicly advertising services, unsolicited private advertisements, and repeatedly posting the same or similar messages.
- You must recognize that the Pastafarian community is a truly international and multi-cultural church. Be respectful of cultural differences.
- You must not use overly-abbreviated language such as is common to forum speak, gamer speak, text messaging, "1337 sp33k", etc. Abbreviations for widely-known entities (e.g. the FBI or GCHQ) are permissible, as is using abbreviations appropriate to a specific community you are speaking in (e.g. using gamer talk when talking to avid World of Warcraft fans); abbreviations are otherwise forbidden.
- When posting potentially inappropriate content to any service provided by this server that supports "hash tags", you must use the "hash tag" #NSFW (which stands for Not Safe For Work). If you wish to post potentially inappropriate content to other services on this server (such as a chat room on the Jabber instant messaging service), it is up to you to understand the rules of where you are about to post said content to understand whether or not the content in question is acceptable, e.g. someone running a chat room on the Jabber chat server may or may not be okay with you posting such content. When in doubt, it is your job to ask the appropriate person, or simply withold your content.
- You agree to indemnify and hold harmless me and all moderators and administrators of this site, any other person associated with this site, and any and all people posting content to this site (excepting those who post copyright content without permission from the copyright holder) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and/or damages arising from your use of this site.
- It is your responsibility to occaisionally check this Terms of Service in case it ever changes. Your continued use if this site implies your agreement to the most recent version of this document.
- The same OpenPGP key that can be used to verify my signatures (see below under "My agreement to you") can also be used to encrypt files and communications intended for me. OTR is also available for encrypting instant messages. If you need to contact me, you are free to encrypt your message to me, and encouraged to do so if your communication to me involves any sensitive information. If you decide to encrypt your messages to me, it is your responsibility to ensure that your encryption key is made available to me; for instant messages, this is usually done automatically for you by your chat client (assuming it supports OTR encryption), while for emails you will need to attach your OpenPGP key.
My agreement to you
- I will do everything reasonably possible to secure this server and keep your private data private. Vulnerabilities do happen, however, and I cannot be held responsible for someone breaking in to my server and stealing your data through the use of a vulnerability that has not been patched in Devuan GNU/Linux or packages provided for it.
- I will not share any of your private data without your express written consent, and it is unlikely that I would ever ask.
- This server uses full-disk encryption to help protect private data. If the server goes down, all data will be inaccessible until I enter the enryption key.
- I will make backups of important server data on a regular basis to facilitate restoration of services in case of server crash or migration. All backups will be encrypted prior to leaving my server and stored on removable media employing full-disk encryption.
- Logs will be kept for up to seven days to facilitate troubleshooting services provided by the server hosting this site; these logs will not be used for any other purpose.
- Any email sent by me will be signed using my OpenPGP key with the ID and fingerprint below. If ever I need to replace this key for any reason other than my key being compromised, I will use it to sign the new key.
- ID: 0x6685FE31
- Fingerprint: D755 6889 E5DD 5C5D A99C E0F5 8CDF 308B 6685 FE31
- If you encrypt any communications to me, I will respect your desire for private communications and encrypt my response to you, excepting cases where you fail to provide an appropriate OpenPGP or OTR key.
Data collected by this site
- IP address, web browser, and operating system information: logged for seven days for troubleshooting. Kept private.
- User name: required to register and log in. Displayed publicly with every post.
- Password: required to register and log in. Kept private.
- E-mail address: required for account activation and password reset, as well as optional notifications. Kept private by default, can be made public at your option.
- Real name. May be displayed publicly with your posts.
- Contact information other than your e-mail address, such as instant messaging addresses, social network profiles on other sites, etc. If added, this will be displayed publicly for other people to connect with you.
- Any content posted by you to this site, such as to the public timeline on our social network. Depending on the nature of your post, this may be private and visible to whomever you specify, or public and visible to everyone.
- DMCA takedown requests may be sent to email@example.com.
- This site is not commercialized in any way nor specifically targetted toward children, therefor it is not bound by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. However, legally responsible parents and/or guardians my still provide consent for their children to be on this site, or request that I disable their child's account (assuming you can provide verifiable confirmation that your child is under 13 years of age and that you are the legally responsible parent or guardian of said child); such messages should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I reserve the right to moderate and remove any and all content on this site, and/or assign moderators to do this on my behalf.
- Due to the public nature of this site, I cannot be held liable for any content posted to this site, except content posted explicitly by me.
- I will comply with all legally enforceable (in the United States of America) orders requiring me to turn over data. Unless I am required to do otherwise due to a gag order, I will immediately notify those affected by all such court orders. I will also provide a warrant canary if/when I receive a court order.
- Any abuse from users of this site that I may not be aware of may be sent to email@example.com.
Violations of the terms set forth in this document
If you violate these terms of service in any way, you may, depending on the severity of your violation, be permanently or temporarily banned from this site. Furthermore, if you violate the terms set forth in this document, you waive all right of expectation that I will be bound to these terms, and, if banned either temporarily or permanently, you understand that I may release any and all private data belonging to you and/or all private communication exchanged between you and me to any third party as I see fit.