Terms

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The Hive provides an online community via the beecultists website (the “Site”), the Discord application (the “Chat”) and related Internet services (collectively, the “Service(s)”). The Service is operated by The Hive (the “Company”, “we”, or “us”) for users of the Services (“you”). The following policies (“Terms”) are in addition to those of any third party services we use, notably the Discord application’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

By using or accessing any of our Services, you agree that you are over 13 years of age, and that you have read, understood, and accept to be bound by the Terms. If you are under the age of majority, your legal guardian must review and agree to these terms.

The Company reserves the right to modify these terms at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications. Any such change is effective immediately upon posting to the Site.

Acknowledgements

The Site was made possible through open source creative works:
Escape Velocity” by ajlkn licensed under CC BY 3.0
Hexagons” by Steve Schoger licensed under CC BY SA 4.0
SassCSS” by Sass licensed under MIT License
Skel” by ajlkn licensed under MIT License
404 Image by Kalen Emsley licensed under CC0 1.0

Privacy Policy

Information We Collect

We collect information voluntarily provided by you over the course of your usage of the Services or application on the Site. To better serve you, we use aggregate data to research audience demographics and behavior. All policies and use of aggregate data comply with the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. Additionally, we employ cookies to keep track of your local computer’s settings. We may expand our use of cookies as new features are added to the Site.

The Company may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe may interest to you. If we do so, each marketing communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future marketing communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.

All information is processed according to the United States law, even if privacy law is not as comprehensive as comparative countries. Because the Company is based in the United States, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information in and to the U.S. and other countries, regardless of your location.

Circumstances of Disclosure

We consider the privacy of your information to be vital towards our working relationship. We will never sell your information.
The following are circumstances where we may disclose your information:
• With your consent.
• To comply with the law
• To protect the rights or property of the Company
• To protect the personal safety of our users
• If an outside consultant needs employee-level access to help us improve the Company.
• Upon a business transfer (acquisition, merger, reorganization, etc.)

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect the information provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Please keep this in mind when disclosing information via the Internet.

Support

You may contact us at [email protected] with questions about the privacy policy, to update or correct information that you have previously submitted, or if you are the guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personal information.

Terms of Service

Use of the Chat

The Services may allow you to communicate with each other users of the Service. While we invite you to share your opinions and questions in this way, communication features must not be used to distribute the following:
• Spam
• Advertisements
• Links to dangerous websites
• Malicious files
• Illegal content
• Social engineering
• NSFW content outside of labeled NSFW channels
• Harassment
The Company retains the right to moderate content submitted to the Chat and to remove content deemed to have violated our policies. We have the right to, but no obligation, to manage disputes between you and other users of the Chat. Your access to the Chat can be terminated at any time, without advance notice, which may result in the destruction of your personal user data. These Terms survive any termination.

Intellectual Property

The Site and all of its original content are the sole property of the Company, fully protected by the appropriate international copyright and intellectual property rights laws. Partial modification of content is not permitted. Exceptions are granted only if you receive prior written consent from the Company.

If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been violated, notify the Company with your infringement claim with the following:
• A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner or intellectual property interest.
• A description of the copyrighted work or intellectual property you claim has been infringed.
• A description of where the claim is located on the Service, with enough detail that we may find it on the Service.
• Your address, telephone number, and email address.
• A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use it not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law.
• A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

Disclaimer

The Site contains links to other online resources not controlled by the Company. We do not assume responsibility for the content or practices of third party services. The Service is provided “As is”, as such, we do not verify the accuracy of external or internal content from the Site. Therefore, we can not be held responsible any any damage incurred as a result of use material from the Site.

Contact

For further questions or concerns regarding these Terms, please contact [email protected]