Terms of Service
The term "Alterium" refers to TheAlterium.com website.
Privacy - The Alterium reserves the right to make any of the information that you have posted on the Alterium groups, projects, or personal profiles publicly available. Administrators can see all of your private data even if you set the privacy to "myself only". Do not post any content that you'd feel uncomfortable for the admins to see. Even though there is aCommunity Guideline we want to keep the Alterium Community a great place to participate, but we need your help to keep it that way. Failure to abide by some of these guidelines may even result in deletion of your posts. To better accomodate our wonderful members we also reserve the right to expel abusers from the Alterium. We reserve the right to change these guidelines from time to time.
Your Personal Profile
Only one account per person and one person per account is permitted. Do not pretend to be or represent somebody else or your account will be terminated.
It is common courtesy that you use a upload an avatar of preferably of yourself, and fill out at least the basic bio/info fields on your profile. Whilst we welcome nudity and offer a no censorship attitude please don't upload pictures of your genitals as your profile avatar.
Do not post anything that isn't yours. Make sure that you have the legal right to post your content and are not violating copyright or other laws.
We welcome people of all race, gender, sexual orientation, regions, religions, and those of us with no religion. No messages of hate or abuse will be tolerated.
Do not post or link to any sites that contains distasteful sexual material, hateful, or violent content. Any post containing an inappropriate link will be deleted and the poster will receive a warning publicly posted on their profile.
If you do not like a person's story updates you can always unfriend them.
If you do not like to be followed by a person you can always block them.
Participating in the Groups and Events
Be nice - Be courteous and polite to The Alterium's members.
Keep it clean - Keep the language clean (no swearing)
Be helpful - Be patient with new people and be willing to jump in to answer questions.
Stay calm - The written word is always subject to interpretation, so give people the benefit of the doubt and try not to let emotions get out of control.
Stay Legal - Do not discuss illegal activities. Our server is hosted in the UK and so is subject to UK law. Please do not expose us to any unnecessary legal liability.
Stay relevant - post your content in the relevant group or project.
Write in English - All posts on the groups and projects must be in English.
Start your own topic - Do not hijack other people's topics.
No useless posts - This includes: Thread bumping, useless one liners, Flamewars, Trolling and Spamming.
Use your own words - If you wish to use the words of somebody else, quote them, citing the source. Plagiarism is unethical and is illegal in many countries.
Do not shame anybody - This is not the place to settle a commercial disagreement for custom development or to be a 'wall of shame'. Any posts deemed to be of this nature will be removed. Settle your disputes in private please.
Don't spam - If we see your promotional material on many locations that is considered spamming. Do it on your own profile. If people like it they'll follow you by choice.
Asking For Help
Post support related question on the support group ONLY.
Use a descriptive and unique subject line rather than "HELP ME" or "How do I do this?"
Include as much information as you can. Nobody can help you without sufficient information.
Acknowledge and thank those who help you.
Share the fruit of knowledge by helping others whenever you can.
Interaction with the Alterium™ site admins and moderators
No questions or bug reports on their profiles - Do not post support questions and bug reports on the site admins and moderators profiles. Please use the support group for that purpose instead.
They have the right to privacy - The sites admins and moderators can choose not to answer a question.
Do Not Manipulate - Feel free to make constructive suggestions and recommendations, but do not try to manipulate the site admins and moderators into developing your favorite features into the Alterium (ask nicely and we might!)
Report bugs in the most relevant support group.
Do provide step by step instructions so the site admins and moderators can reproduce the bug.
Be very descriptive. Let us know what browser type, browser version, server configuration, php version, etc. you are using. Provide any information that you think might be useful.
Please do not express frustration, anger, or sarcasm in your bug reports. They provide very little help to resolve the issue. privacy management in place, do not post any content or information that you wouldn't normally make publicly available on the Internet. We do not guarantee to guard and maintain your profile's privacy for you.
You agree to indemnify and hold The Alterium harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the software, information, or services provided by the Alterium.
Alterium reserves the right to change the Terms of Service from time to time.Alterium reserves the right to modify or discontinue any portion of the membership. Alterium shall not be liable to your or any third party should Alterium exercise its right to modify, suspend, limit or discontinue any features of the membership.
This agreement and the use of The Alterium products and services are governed by the laws of The United Kingdom. If any provision of the Terms of Service are held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect.