Terms and Conditions

1. General

Hive (https://www.hiveinteractive.net) is an online browser-based networking platform.

Browser-based means that the only thing you need to access it is an Internet browser and an active Internet connection (none of which are provided).

Registration is completely free.

Users have to agree with these terms and conditions in order to register.

2. Hive Team

The Hive Team consists of all game designers, developers and concept directors. The team:

  • is not responsible for any damage to the users as a result of their participation in the Hive.

  • is not responsible for any problems with the machines that support the Hive or the platform itself.

  • reserves the right to make corrections and/or updates in the Hive and all its aspects without warning.

  • reserves the right to change these rules at any time.

3. Privacy Policy

3.1 General
We collect personal information from you as you use HiveInteractive.com, TabletopAnalytics.com, or any of our other websites (referred to here as our "websites"). This privacy policy explains how we—Hive Interactive Corporation, and our affiliates—use that information and what choices you have about it.

Our privacy policy applies to ALL of our websites, whether you access them through a web browser, a mobile app, or another way. Our privacy policy does NOT apply to information collected on you by someone else. In those cases, you should consult that person’s privacy policy.

Our privacy policy and our Terms of Service apply to you, our "users", as part of a contract that allows you to browse our website, post on forums, pledge for games, and otherwise interact with our websites.

By registering an account, users accept these rules. It is the responsibility of the uses to regularly check for any changes.

If you register for an account, you will create a public profile. You may include more information on your profile as you desire, such as your full name and social media links, but remember that it may be accessible to anyone viewing our website, even if they don’t have an account.

Multi-Accounting Is NOT PERMITTED. Every user is entitled to no more than one account. Additional accounts by the same person are subject to deletion without any prior warning.

NOTE: It is on the Moderators sole discretion whether the Master account (The account with the oldest "Created On" Date ) will be deleted too. Deletions will be executed without any further notice.

3.2 Privacy
Types of data we collect and process:
- Username / Password
- Shipping Information (in our Pledge Manager Platform)
- Games you Pledged for
- Cookies: Our platform uses cookies only to keep your Session alive. As soon as you close your browser these cookies are invalidated.
- Google Analytics: We use the Google Analytics service to gather information about our website usage.

All passwords are encrypted in our databases. Nobody, not even the Hive Team, can access the user passwords. No member of the team will ever ask this kind of information from the users, for any reason.

Furthermore, the users must take care of their personal information. All private user information is considered confidential between the User and the Hive Team, and follows the rules described in these Terms.

3.3 Use and sharing of your Information
Hive will only use your information with the purpose of conducting business with you and will never share your information with any third parties without your consent. Exception to this rule is only the use of our Pledge Manager. In this case your pledge information (shipping, pledge and add ons selection) will be shared only with the project's creator so that they can deliver your pledge.

3.4 Right to Access / Rectify / Erase your information
You have rights regarding your personal information, including the right to:
- access your information
- change or correct your information
- erase your information
- restrict our use of your personal information under certain circumstances
- obtain your personal information in portable form
- object to our use of your personal information under certain circumstances
- not be subject to profiling that has legal effects on you

At any time a user may request to review their personal information we have collected in our system and request the correction or deletion of them. To do so please send us an email at info@hiveinteractive.net.

If you request the deletion of your account, then this action is irrevocable. Once an account is deleted, NO information is withheld in any way in our servers. That includes user's actions, messages (either private or forum), game progress, shipping & profile information and any pledges in our pledge manager platform.

If you used our Pledge Manager platform, then your personal information has also been given to the project's creator. You will need to contact them directly if you wish to apply changes and/or request a deletion.

3.5 Storing duration of personal information.
If you do not have an account, we will store your personal information for the duratin of your visit in the interest of system security, fraud protection, or other legitimate interests.

If you have an account, we will store your personal information and user contributions indefinitely.

Generally, if you delete your account, your user contributions will be removed in the same manner as your personal information. However, you should be careful disclosing information publicly or to other users. Other users may still be able to access their copy of any private messages you sent to them while your account was active.

4. User Obligations

4.1 Bugs and platform vulnerabilities
A bug is an error in the source code which prevents the platform to work as intended. Since it may be possible to exploit such a bug, users who manage to discover one should immediately inform the administrators. Taking advantage of such situations may result in account suspension.

4.2 Access
Hive accounts are personal. Unauthorized access to other user accounts is not allowed. However, users have the responsibility to safeguard their accounts, using suitably strong passwords, etc.

Users must not interfere with the platform servers beyond what is normally expected during interaction with the platform. Attempts to bypass the system in order to hinder server performance and/or manipulate the code of the platform are not allowed and offenders are subject to account suspension or other similar blocking measures.

4.3 Bots and automation
The platform is designed to be operated by humans, sitting at a computer device with Internet access. Automation of actions (for example using scripts) is not allowed and will result in account suspension.

4.4 Behavior
Users should respect each other and communicate in a polite and constructive manner. All information posted publicly by users (including but not limited to messages, scenario/variation names, pictures, signatures, avatars) is monitored and the Hive Team may take action to change (or even ban) profiles without warning.

The following behavior is not allowed and applies to all publicly posted information:

  • Using non-English language in the public forum sections.

  • Using abusive, defamatory, sexist, racist or profane language; disparaging any religion, race, nation, gender, age group, or sexual orientation; threatening persons with actions in real life.

  • Posting or in any way making available material not suitable for persons under the age of 17.

  • Blackmailing users.

  • Using terms from real-world politics in names, messages and descriptions.

  • Impersonating real-world officials or official positions or institutions in any way.

  • Impersonating administrators.

  • Posting any kind of advertisement for real-world products or services in any way, including but not limited to text, pictures, banners or links.

What is or is not acceptable behavior is decided by the administrators, at their sole discretion.

4.5 User Contributions
Any content posted on our website through your account, such as forum posts, is referred to as your "user contributions". Your user contributions are accessible by anyone who visits our website. You should not include any sensitive information in your user contributions.

4.6 Communication
Issue resolution is conducted using email, so users should make sure that the e-mail they used during registration is correct. The user should take special care to allow such communication through any spam filters or antivirus software.

5. Account Pruning

The Hive Team may from time to time delete inactive accounts, if they meet any of the following criteria:

a) The account has no Game registered.

b) The account has not been used (i.e. the user has not logged in) for at least 100 days.

Accounts deleted in this fashion will get no warnings.

6. Reporting / Support

6.1 Abuse or technical inquiry
If you wish to report a user for terms violations or you need technical support then you may contact the Hive Team at the following email address:

info@hiveinteractive.net

The Hive Team will make every effort to respond to such communication, but it is not obliged to do so.

6.2 Compensation for errors
If a user has suffered from platform errors/bugs, that user may ask for compensation by contacting the Hive Team at info@hiveinteractive.net and providing valid proof of his/her claims.

7. Intellectual Property & Moral Rights

All the right, title and interest throughout the world in and associated with any content posted inside Hive, whether by a user or an administrator, including without limitation the copyright interest therein, will be the exclusive property of Hive automatically upon generation or creation thereof. To the extent that the user holds or acquires legal title in any of the content posted inside the Hive, the user declares and confirms that the s/he holds that legal title only as trustee for the exclusive benefit of Hive.

Hive may use, alter, vary, adapt and exploit all content as it sees fit. The user waives in favor of Hive all “moral rights” and “droits d’auteurs” that the user may have for the content posted in Hive.

These rules do not apply to Project Creators that use Hive's Pledge Manager services. In this case the Project Creator holds all the Intellectual Properties of the work posted in their project and is exclusively responsible for it.

8. User’s Right to Authorship Credit

A User may use content posted in Hive in their portfolio (including, but not limited to, any website that displays their work). Hive and User agree that when asked, Hive must properly identify User as the creator of the content. Hive may not seek to mislead others that the content was created by anyone other than User.

9. Copyright

The rights to Hive belong to Hive Interactive Corporation. These include:

- Platform Engine
- Graphics and Medi
- All Hive Content

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