“Guild of the Wandering Explorers” Web Site Regulation

“Guild of the Wandering Explorers” Web Site Regulation

Messaggioda Custode » martedì 26 febbraio 2013, 15:31


“Guild of the Wandering Explorers” Web Site Regulation

Note: this translation from Italian into English is not binding for Users. The server lies in Italy and it is subjected to the Italian version of the regulation and to the Italian Law.

0. Introduction

“Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, conceived, created and administered by Fabrizio Antonio Urbano (alias Bron ElGram) since 2005, is an entirely free reality and it does not pursue neither commercial purpose nor a profit: it represents a form of patronage to allow the socialization and the expression of the creativeness of the Users. Therefore all the services and the activities conducted on the network are conformed to these characteristics.

“Guild of the Wandering Explorers” has been founded on the concepts of sensibility, civilization, education, respect and good sense. Whoever is enrolled in this network is bounded to follow these general lines, confirmed all the rules of the present regulation. Any general or particular rule can be introduced, interpreted or applied in contrast with these general lines.

Web site, forums and blogs that constitute “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” do not represent a journalistic heading because they are adjourned without no periodicity. Thus they can not be considered a publishing product under the Law n. 62/2001. They do not even constitute a newspaper online been unprovided of recording to the Court, as well as of progressive numeration.

Considering the dynamic nature, in continuous movement of the virtual platform, it is impossible for the Guardians of the Web Site (the Administrator and the Staff) and for the Guardians of the Guild (most influential, esteemed and qualified members of the group: often the organizers and coordinators of activities and initiatives) to verify all messages or to confirm the validity of the inserted information, therefore they can never be considered responsible for the published messages. Messages exclusively express the point of view of the author.
If a User finds offensive a message inserted in “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, he is suggested to contact immediately the Guardians: they will check the message and modify or remove it, if necessary, as soon as possible.
Through the use of this service the User accepts not to insert messages containing false material, defamatory, unauthorized, vulgar, obscene, profane, to sexual orientation, injurious toward the privacy of the people or in some way in violation to the Italian law. The User accepts not to insert messages containing material protected from copyright of which the rights are not held.

The following regulation is considered absolutely and entirely approved, in respect of the Italian law, when the registration in “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” is done. To such intention it is specified that any disposition of the present regulation in contrast with Italian law, has to be considered invalid.

Rules indicating decadences, nullity, limitations or burdens on the Users are written in evidence characters.

1. VALIDITY AND SPECIALTY OF THE RULES

1.1 All Users are subject to the regulation in equal measure, both the role in the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” and in the administration of the web site accessible to the address (URL):
http://www.gildaesploratorierranti.net
http://www.gildaesploratorierranti.com
http://www.gildaesploratorierranti.it
http://www.gildaesploratorierranti.eu
http://www.bronelgram.it.

1.2 Norms can be applied to general level and/or to particular level, making themselves effective on all “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” or just on a specific section.
The specificity or the generality of a norm can expressly be provided by the same norm or inferred by its position in the Site “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.
Unless otherwise stated, all rules in this regulation will be applied to all sections of the Site “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.

1.3 Some additional norms can be published in sections of their application. Their insertion will be underlined with particular visibility and Users will be kept to take vision of them.

1.4 Rules are held valid from the date in which they are published in the Site “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”. Every change inserted to the regulation is automatically accepted by enrolled Users, also by those who have registered before the last change. Consumers can not justify the ignorance of the norms in any time and to any title, except the provision of the Constitutional Court n. 364/1998 and the provision of the Court of Cassation n. 5361/1984 in point of "inevitable ignorance."


2. GENERAL NORMS

About the enrolling.

2.1 Every User can have only one personal account in the Site “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.
Derogations, in particular cases, must be privately submitted to the Guardians of the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, they will decide the grant or the refusal and the decision will be unquestionable.

2.2 Enrolling himself the User accepts all rules and conditions of the present regulation and every following change and/or integration.

2.3 Enrolling himself the consumer declares to look over the present regulation and over the "informative report on privacy."

2.4 It is forbidden the registration of children on Site “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”. To this intention it is highlighted that:
a. Guardians of the Web Sites and Guardians of the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” encourage parents and guardians to control and to assist children during web navigation. It would be better to allow children web surfing exclusively on sites devoted to small people;
b. Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” declare not to possess any computer tool able to verify, over every reasonable doubt, the identity of the person who enrolls himself. For this reason they are exempted from liability by the enrolling of children less than 14 years old;
c. In “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” it is banished the publication of contents and material against civilization, education and good sense. Nevertheless the public nature and immediateness of the messages published by Users could bring to display contents not suited for children;

2.5 The User, enrolling, undertakes to exempted Guardians of the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, and possible partners, from liability to pay compensation for damages and/or from every responsibility for any kind of damage directly or indirectly referable to softwares and to the data processing used to provide the services and to the use done by Users or from third person.

2.6 The User, enrolling, accept to receive to the communicated mail address sporadic communications through email and/or private messages from Guardians concerning news, information and initiatives of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.

2.7 Guardians of the Site and Guardians of the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” will not be responsible for the missed delivery of messages or information on forums, for the missed availability of offered services, for functionalities of tools used for offered services.
The service can be stopped in any moment by the Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” or on demand of the User. The User cannot request/expect in any moment the database of the forum or other connected files (for technical reasons there is a single database for all forums and it is impossible to extract the data of a single forum).

2.8 The User, enrolling, declares to have understood the politics of gratuitousness of the network and to align himself with the basic principle on which the network is based.

About the amendment of the regulation and notices.

2.9 It is duty of the User to consult the present regulation and the "Informative Report on Privacy”, constantly, in order to verify possible changes and/or updating.

2.10 Changes and/or updating to the regulation and/or to the "Informative Report on Privacy” can also be signalled to Users by Guardians of the Web Site “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” through messages and announcements. In any case the consumer can assume to excuse the missed receipt or vision of such notices.

About credentials of access to the network (Username and password).

2.11 Credentials of access to the Web Site “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” are private.

2.12 Each consumer is responsible for the use assigned by “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” at the time of enrolling.
The industrious custody of Username and password is exclusively referable to the responsibility of the consumer himself.

2.13 Users are responsible for giving, also for a while, their credentials to access the network or to offered services, to third person.

2.14 In any case and in any way Guardians or other referable subjects of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” can ask the consumers to communicate the credentials.

About the way to send and to modify public messages, private messages and their contents.

2.15 Guardians of the Web Site and Guardians of the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” decline all responsibility for publishing messages in contrast with network politics, this regulation and Italian law.

2.16 Each consumer is the only responsible for the publication of his messages, for changes done and for contents.

2.17 The content of messages has to be obligatorily aligned to network politics.

2.18 Right to warrant the pacific cohabitation of all consumers, discussions concerning sex, politics, religion and private life of Users and of third person are forbidden.
Exceptions can be granted, to popular and scientific purpose, in some specific sections held fit by Guardians of the Web Site. These sections are checked carefully by Guardians of the Site and Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” in order to delete immediately content: false, defamatory, unauthorized, vulgar, obscene, profane, to sexual orientation, injurious toward the privacy of people or however contents in violation to the Italian law.

2.19 It is absolutely forbidden to introduce in published messages:
a. Contents injurious of modesty, violent scenes, vulgar, bleeding or that can injure the sensibility and the good taste of consumers;
b. Photos and videos (even also just a link) in any way injurious to the sensibility of consumers and also against Italian law.
c. Material (even also just a link) or requests of material in any way referable to illegal activity as the computer piracy and paedophilia or pornography;
d. Matters whose content is exclusively reserved to adult and/or forbidden to the smaller ones;
e. Matters that promote or publicize commercial activity, hosting service, game server external to “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” and to her sphere of activity.
Derogation requests will be submitted, privately, to Guardians of the Web Site; they will decide the grant or the refusal and the decision will be unquestionable;
f. Link directed to any system of bannering and/or referring or to sites with dialer and similar. It is possible to insert link to the own personal site or to a reference page provided that do not have commercial purpose or doubtful contents (as warez, crack, porno sites, political sites, sites containing material which violate laws on copyright and on the right of author, etc...);
g. Swearwords, invectives or outrageous words against divinity and dead persons as provided by the Law n. 205/1999.

2.20 Concerning contents acquired on the web or through digitalization of papery materials:
a. It is absolutely forbidden to copy entirely documents, texts, articles, news, messages and collections of videos and/or pictures;
b. It is possible to publish links to contents that are wanted to point always mentioning the author and the site of origin of it;
c. It is possible to copy a part of those contents on the own message, clearly pointing that it is a partial reproduction, always mentioning the author and the site of origin of it.

2.21 Guardians of the Site and Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” declare that all marks and distinctive symbols ventually quoted are of ownership of the respective authors.

2.22 Both the initial discussions and answers to the same are subject to the preceding and following norms.

About signatures of messages (signature) and other data of personal User profile.

2.23 All rules of the paragraph "About the way to send and to modify public messages, private messages and their contents” (artt. 2.15-2.22) are also applied to signatures of messages and to all other forms of personal User profile.

2.24 Right to improve the legibility and the availability of the service offered by the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, signatures can contain text and/or images within specific parameters fixed by Guardians and modifiable within time.
Particularly sigantures are not allowed when:
a. Overcome eight lines of text height character "2" (maximum ninety characters for every line);
b. Are made by more than three images placed side by side in horizontal, for a maximum length superior to 800 pixels;
c. Are made by one or more images placed side by side in vertical, for a maximum height superior to 300 pixels;
d. Are made by more than an image and three lines of text height character "2";
e. Visualizes images that overcome the total weight of 100 Kb.

2.25 It is allowed to insert, in the signature and in the personal User profile: town, region, geographical zone of origin and/or residence. Otherwise it is not allowed to insert such information to facilitate the exact identification of the consumer, of his residence and/or home and/or domicile; particularly it is forbidden to insert address and telephone number; these for reasons of reservation and safety of the consumers.

2.26 Whatever, signature not correspondent to the aforesaid dispositions will be removed, after an opportune request to the consumer to conform himself.

About reports of rude, offensive or illegal behaviours towards the complainer or third person.

2.27 All Users have the right/duty to signal to Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” any behaviour which, according to this regulation, results: not correct, offensive or illegal towards themselves or third person.

2.28 It is possible to make report with private message or email to Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.

2.29 When the report concerns a message published on the CHATBOX of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, the consumer has to print the screen and keep copy of the text (log), then attach them to the report.
It is underlined that software vBulletin©Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. With whom the chatbox has been done, keeps dialogues at least for 24 ours, than dialogues are deleted: Guardians of the Web Site and Guardians of the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” can not be considered liable for facts and/or damages consequent upon this software limit.

2.30 Public reports of such behaviours, through messages published in any section of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, are not allowed.

2.31 Found a case of behaviour, not correct, offensive or illegal, according to the present rule, towards himself or third person, the User is begged not to answer to messages, and to report them to Guardians and to wait for their action.


3. NORMS OF BEHAVIOR:

About Users towards other consumers, Guardians of the Web Site and Guardians of the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.

3.1 All consumers are begged to suit to “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” principles. Consequently it is absolutely forbidden to behave in a way to damage rights and interests of other people.
It is allowed discuss politely, exposing publicly own opinions, even if different from the others, Guardians of the Web Site and Guardians of the “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, provided that the tone and the language of the discussion always stay in the limits imposed by civilization and education.

3.2 In most absolute way it is forbidden:
a. to use offensive, scurrilous, vulgar or defamatory language, disrespectful, disparaging towards “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, offered services, any User, third person and also himself;
b. to insult or to injure other consumers;
c. racism and every apology of the inferiority or superiority of a race in comparison to the others;
d. to offend institutions, organizations and associations of every order and degree, religions of whatever faith;
e. to comment messages in sarcastic way, mockly, sacreligious or disparaging apart from which part. To introduce himself in false and pretextuous way in a discussion just to troll. To use words or sentences that can upset one or more network consumers instigating useless flame and/or the abandonment of the network by offended subjects;
f. to act and to rise objections in an obviously hostile manner against other Users, Guardians of the Web Site and Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”;
g. to instigate to the lack in respect toward the present regulation right to destabilize the normal and pacific active share in “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.

3.3 According to artts. 7-12 of law n. 38/2009, Guardians of the Web Site and Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, condemn every troublesome, obsessive behaviour and cyber stalking done by enrolled consumers against other Users and/or third subject. Guardians of the Web Site and Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” engage themselves to take measures to stop it in the briefest time, reporting the fact to competent authority, eventually.

3.4 “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” offers to enrolled people a service of Private Messages (PVT) to exchange communications and information of personal feature.
Private messages including insults or offense towards the recipient are not allowed.
If a User becomes object of personal offenses through private message or in case the private message contains obscenity or something clearly against good sense, the consumer has the right/duty to apply for an intervention Guardians.
PVT are private but, in case of persistent not appropriate use, Guardians can apply the most serious sanctions foreseen by the present regulation.

3.5 To reward messages in the sections Off Topic (see art. 3.7) with "Scores of Reputation."

About spamming

3.6 “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” completely dissociates from any activity of SPAMMING (dispatch of large quantities of undesired messages) fraudulent and illegal, made in any way (also art. 2.19).

3.7 Understanding the request of consumers to have available areas in which write messages freely, always respecting general principles, quoting the OFF TOPIC (messages whose content does not concern the general matter of the discussion) Guardians of the Web Site of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” have identified areas in forums (recognizable from titles as "Off Topic", "Spam", "Basket", "Trash", etc), in which this activity is allowed.

3.8 Messages spam/off topic outside identified sections (art. 3.7) will be subjected to the unquestionable action of moderation from Guardians of the Web Site of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.

3.9 Besides, just for example and not to bound, remind that:
a. Consumers can not assume that they have been published in off topics areas, to justify messages whose content is not respectful about principles of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”;
b. Off topics areas are not free zones: it is absolutely forbidden to publish messages against this regulation and the Italian law;
c. It is forbidden to write an enormous amount of messages and discussions just to increase the counter of published messages.
d. It is forbidden to send email or messages (both private and public) just to promote a forum or a blog.
Possible communications can be spread to the community of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, previous private submission to Guardians. They will decide, final decision, the acceptance or the refusal, through the functional (and little invading) service of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”.
e. It is forbidden to use circuits of "peer visit" or other tricks to increase the number of visits of the forum.

About moderation by consumers not belonging to the Guardians of the Web Site

3.10 Administrator can entrust some User, not belonging to Guardians, to control and to moderate one or more sections of a forum.
Administrator of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” can revoke the assignement in whatever moment to them unquestionable judgment.

3.11 Moderation is not subject to the direct control and to the responsibility of other Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, an exception will be made for every behaviour against the present regulation and norms recognized by the Italian legal system.

3.12 Guardians will always have to follow “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” principles. Particularly Administrator underlines to Guardians following norms of general behaviour:
a. Always keep themselves "third" towards the discussion;
b. Limit the deleting of messages, if possible;
c. Always avoid to edit, to modify or to move messages and/or discussions so to guarantee to other Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” the genuineness of the texts object of confrontation;
d. Try to address Users to a defined way of participation, right to avoid gratuitous spam about serious discussions;
e. Avoid the systematic censorship of messages, excepted foreseen and sanctioned behaviours by this regulation;
f. Compare with other Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” in case of doubts or uncertainty.

3.13 Guardians’ behaviour is unquestionable, it can be judged only by other Guardians and by the Administrator.

3.14 However all Users can always ask for explanations about activities of moderation done by the Guardian who put them in act and/or to Administrator and/or to other Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”. This can be done not using public space on forum.
Possible confrontations must be done by emails or private messages, always in private form.
In “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” it is asked to consumers to expose their confrontations in private form, right to maintain a quiet and constructive climate in the forum and even because it is believed that, in the private communication between consumer and Guardian, it becomes simpler to clarify divergent positions and, if possible, to look for constructive points of meeting.

3.15 Every argument discussion and/or whose tones are not coherent to the context of the forum will be immediately closed or deleted.
Who will insist on this behaviour will be immediately sent out of the forum, according to the unquestionable judgment of Guardians.


4. PENALTY RULES

About provisions of the Staff.

4.1 Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” take on maximum respect all consumers, their opinions, their ideas.

4.2 Guardians of the Web Site and Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” must verify the respect of this regulation, following it meticulousness.

4.3 In the action foreseen by art. 4.2 any Guardian is authorized to impose on Users rights.
The arbitrary decisions are not granted, beared or supported by Administrator of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” Web Site.

4.4 Provisions carried into effect by Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” with the purpose to maintain a quiet and constructive atmosphere in forums, are unquestionable and can be judged only by other Guardians and by Administrator.

4.5 Remind that to consumers is always granted right of replies according to the foreseen art. 3.14 of this regulation.

About sanctions to consumers.

4.6 Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” can decide sanctions to provide to Users who have violated norms of the present regulation.

4.7 The sanction will be commensurate to the committed fact and can consist in:
a. private call;
b. public public;
c. admonition;
d. suspension of the account for a determined time;
e. ban.

4.8 In case of an any sanction provided from Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers”, it is absolutely forbidden to enroll a new User with the purpose to contest the sanction or to take back the sanctioned activity.
In “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” Web Site, for evident reasons, it is suspended the active participation of subjects who violate this regulation and norms of Italian system, it is not suspended the Username. When a banned User enrolls in the forum, if discovered, he will be banned again. If this consumer keeps on enrolling, just to contest and to thwart the normal development of the forum, it will be necessary to report the fact to competent authority.

4.9 Remind that Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” Web Site use computer tools to automate the annulment of effects of sanctions that prevent Users to publish discussions and messages on forums. If suspensions extend too much because of a malfunction of those computer tools, consumers are suggested to remind the expiry date, by a private message or an email, so that Guardians of “Guild of the Wandering Explorers” can immediately remedy (art. 2.7).

Regulation written by Fabrizio Antonio Urbano (alias Bron ElGram), Administrator of the site, Torino (Italia) 26th Febrary 2013.
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