Mission, Terms of Service and Privacy Statement

tim · September 25, 1999 9:39 am

Mission The mission of this site is to serve the communication and collaboration needs of the 2D and 3D artist community. Terms of Service Conduct The User is prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any threatening, libelous, defamatory, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law. The User is prohibitied from maliciously subverting the normal operations of the features of this Site. Personal attacks on current or past members are strictly prohibited. Any activity which results in a denial of service to other members such as using off-line readers to cache the entire site is prohibited. Site administrators will take whatever actions are required to restore service including immediate banning of such members pending a follow-on discussion. Members found to be in violation of these rules will receive one warning by email and will have 24 hours to cure the problem or behavior. At this time, their account will be banned meaning that they will be unable to access the site with their current member name and they will be unable to register again with the same email address. A post will be made in the Forum News and Team Contact forum when a member is banned with a brief explanation of circumstances. Intellectual Property The copyright in all material (software and content) provided on the Site remains with the original holder. Use of the material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth is prohibited and considered an infringement of the copyrights of the respective holders. In simple terms, if you upload an original work, you retain the copyright to it, and Renderosity.com will not use it for any other purpose. For example, this site will never bundle artwork from the galleries into a CD without the express written consent of the artists. Most areas of the site allow members to remove their contribution from the site at any time. For areas where this is not the case, requests will be handled by the site admins on a time available basis. Privacy Statement Renderosity.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: renderosity.com. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information such as country of origin. This site makes use of the technology known as "cookies." A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. However, the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Our site uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. Our site's registration form requires a minimal amount of contact information (like name and email address). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user administrative and promotional information about this site. With the customer's permission, we may also send out special offers and promotions on behalf of the sponsors of this site. We respect the privacy concerns of the site members and we do not sell this information for any other purpose. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Demographic and profile data is collected at our site. We use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. This information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis. This site contains links to other sites. renderosity.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. We store only that information which is required to process the order. We may use an outside ad company to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad company, and we do not have access to this information. Some customer data is shared with the advertising companies. Public Forums This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Children's Guidelines Portions of this site are not appropriate for children. In all cases, these areas will have a warning message on the entry page with recommended parental guidelines. Choice/Opt-Out Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. 1. You can visit the following URL: http://www.renderosity.com/signup.ez to opt-out of communications or you can email admin@renderosity.com to have your information completely removed from the site. Correct/Update This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. 1. visit http://www.renderosity.com/signup.ez Contacting the Web Site If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact admin@renderosity.com or use the following address: http://www.renderosity.com

Article Comments

pdblake ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 26 September 2000

What shopping cart? Just what information is passed to advertisers? It's no good saying some data, what data? I don't recall seeing any parental guidelines at all in any of the forums, or are these still in progress?

tim ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

pdblake - we share aggregate data with advertisers in order help them make an informed decision on whether the visitors to Renderosity represent their target demographic. No individual information is ever shared with advertisers or sponsors.

Klaranth ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

How about telling us which parts have been updated each time you update this? Like a button in front flashing "NEW" or "UPDATED"

Huolong ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

Libelous is covered by civil law. "Threatening" is in the mind of the "threatened". Defamatory remarks and "personal attacks" are free speech. While the owner of a site, or publisher of any article has the right of free speech not to publish or release any utterance for any reason whatever, I think that such restrictions inhibit the freedom of expression. Flame wars may be infantile, but not enough to warrant repression. Artists flee from repression and for a site that is dependant on artists, it seems counterproductive to future site growth.

frogman ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

You still have not answered the question as to what information is being passed to advertisers! What is meant by the term "aggregate basis" and what specific information is sent under that discription "aggregate data"? We have the right to know what this means........can you please explain.......thanks for your time.....

boanagan ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

Put more of the naughty stuff in the "Poser-X" section since young viewers or certain people should not view it. Thanks

igohigh ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

I am new to the whole 3D world and this site has been a treasure trove for learning and recourses. Thank you Rendorosity and all it's members - your doing a fantastic service to the WWW and it's reputation! -igohigh

duanemoody ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

Seems pretty straightforward to me. Thanks for posting this statement, especially the part about user contributions and copyright. I'm with Klaranth on new/updated beacons. Besides, it would be a good feature to offer in easeforum. As far as parental guidelines are concerned, I'm not certain a 16-year-old has the attention span necessary to handle this type of software. B^) Maybe it should simply be a requirement that members are 18; the Onion has no nudity or violent images, but on the basis of textual content alone it discourages minors from accessing it.

eka ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

all devellopment to be shared is a nice way to go!

liftan ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

Your site Renderosity is fabulous and I find it perfect. It had ALL ! It is fabulous ! ...So,then, PLEASE don't change anything important !!!!! ...I say so because it's usually such a waste and too bad when people want change what they did perfectly before...to try to make it different or "better". And it's generally never as good as before when they do that. _I am so honoured to be a guest-artist on your site, and this site brings such a lot of wonderful & useful, friendship, understanding, sharing and positive stuff, that can never be found nowhere else on the Web for 3d amateurs and professionals! No one was able to build a site like yours before, not only about 3d, but about ANY SUBJECT OR PURPOSE. _I am totally satisfied of Renderosity, and I hope this will last as it is !...Never saw such a good site, no kidding ! I just wish every Website had this Quality ! Cheers. Jean-Pierre Mayet.

rcnash ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

I agree with pdblake. What kind of data? Aggregate data? What's that. Also why cookies? I don't linke anyhing being put on my p.c. without my knowledge, as to what it is and what EXACTLY does it do!!!

emorin ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 27 September 2000

Thank you for sharing this information with your members. I would like to know if the "cookie" would contain the members credit card information if they should purchase a product from the store.

Anthony Appleyard ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 28 September 2000

Re the rule against personal attacks, about time too! In one email group (not about 3D graphics) I have had to routinely wade through several screenfuls of closely-typed flamage and toilet language with no useful information in it at all. Why can't people do things quietly?, e.g.:- X says: "I suspect that Y deleted my image / message about [subject].". Then Y says why did it, or that that he did not do it, or that he moved it to another forum and why, or whatever happened. Then X is allowed to express his opinion, but without calling Y any bad names.

kjlintner ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 28 September 2000

Everything seems fair.

Mika ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 11 November 2000

Everybody always speaks about the freedom of expression. Good, it shouldnt be forgotten. But how about some responsibility of expression, huh ?

RodolfoCiminelli ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 22 November 2000

Personally I am very happy with Renderosity.com, since thanks to the I have known people with a wonderful talent, and for mainly in this brief time that I am in the page (two months ago), I have gotten some friends with those that can share ideas and experiences, he would make if a suggestion, in the possible non serious chat that there was a translator in real time, with the English-Spanish-German-French-Italian-Portuguese languages, that is to say those but spoken, since personally I cannot make chat, I speak very not very English. I am really happy since I can by means of this important page to give to know my works, thank you for all Renderosity.co

emkaydist ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 05 January 2001

This site is fabulous. It is rare that such a professional forum allows us to display our work for free. I just want to THANK YOU for all that you are doing. My work has been getting better everyday since I got involved here. thanks again

Stone Cold ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 24 January 2001

I love this place.Every other damn place aint got what you got.Renderosity is the king of all sites.I'm proud to be here and lets raise some hell!!!! Just wish you people have a TV programe for TV viewing people.Would be real cool to see art on TV!!!

86Corvette ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 February 2001

I would like to put my banner on your site...is there any other payment possible except credit card?

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