Rules of Conduct
Last update 2016-05-16

These Rules of Conduct constitute a legal agreement between you (“you”, “your” or “user”) and Paradox Interactive AB (“Paradox”, “we” or “us”), and governs your use of Paradox´s community forum (the “Forum”).


The Forum is intended to be a place where you and other Paradox fans can gather around and engage in discussions on various subjects (primarily Paradox’s games) in a friendly and non-aggressive environment. Paradox wants every person to have an enjoyable experience and these Rules of Conduct have been written in accordance with this goal. Using the Forum requires you to create a Paradox Account (“Account”). Creation of an Account requires you to accept, in addition to these Rules of Conduct, Paradox’s Term of Use (https://www.paradoxplaza.com/terms-use) and Privacy Policy (https://www.paradoxplaza.com/privacy).


Some parts of the Forum can be accessed and read without creating an account. The Privacy Policy contains important information on Paradox’s practices in relation to the collection, use, storage and other processing of your Personal Information. Please review the Privacy Policy carefully. Paradox does not warrant that any message on the Forum is accurate, complete or useful, and Paradox is not responsible for the content of any message or post. You remain solely responsible for the content of your post or message and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Paradox, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, representatives and agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission and/or content of your post or message. Any posts or messages express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of Paradox and its staff.

The Rules of Conduct are subject to change without notice. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the current rules and guidelines for posting.

 

1. The first time you use the Forum, you will be prompted to choose a name which will

be shown in relation to any message that you post on the Forum. You agree not to

pick a name which is offensive, protected by copyright or trade mark, or which

impersonates a Paradox staff member or another real person.

 

2. You shall at all times respect and refrain from harassing and/or personally attacking

other users or the staff of Paradox. You agree to respect the rights of other users to

have their own and maybe differing opinions. You shall not send any messages or

posts that are considered foul, vulgar, sexually harassing, racially offensive or in any

way discriminatory. This includes, but is not limited to, sexist language, ethnic slurs,

hate speech and religious epithets. Paradox reserves the right to, in its sole

discretion, remove any such posts or messages.

Furthermore, you may not make any posts or messages that are inflammatory with

the perceived intent to rile people up (i.e. "trolling" and "flaming") or post any

messages that are off-topic. Chain letters, pyramid schemes and solicitations of any

kind are not allowed on this Board.

Except for the specially designated "other language" sub-forums, all posts are to be

in English as that is the common language of the Forum moderators.

Any user who feels that a message or post is objectionable is encouraged to report

the post or message using the “Report”-option at the bottom of the message.

 

3. You are responsible for the security of your Account. Any post or message from your

Account will be attributable to the Account holder. It is the Account holder’s

responsibility to keep the Account secure. It is no defence to say that a sister,

brother, friend, or someone else posted an objectionable message or post.

Therefore, we strongly urge you to keep your password secret.

 

4. You agree not to attempt to, or aid others to, bypass Forum security measures.

These measures include, but are not limited to; reregistering new user names to

bypass bans, starting a new thread to bypass thread closures, hacking into any part

of the Board, Posting messages for Banned members, bypassing moderator’s

decisions about content, attempts to obtain privileges only available to Paradox staff

or beta members.

 

5. Posts or messages with the incentive to sell, buy, or trade products or services, links

to auctions, affiliate links, links to promote personal or commercial websites, blogs,

personal social media channels and other forums is not allowed without the

permission of Paradox.

 

6. You may not post or message any illegal content, or links to illegal content. You may

not post or message any material, or links to such material, which

i) Depicts Nazi symbols or Nazi propaganda;

ii) Is pornographic, sexually offensive or otherwise unsuitable for family or office environment (NSFW);

iii) Constitute an infringement of intellectual property rights; or

iv) Discuss the distribution/growing/cutting/manufacture of drugs.

 

7. In addition to these general Rules of Conduct, each sub-forum may contain

additional rules (posted at the top of such sub-forum), which you agree to obey and

follow when you post a message or post.

 

8. Do not publicly disclose your or any other member's email, real name, address,

phone number, IP address, or other personal information. Do not disclose emails,

private messages (PMs), ignore lists, infractions, warnings or bans. Paradox is not

responsible for any personal information you choose to disclose.

 

9. Your signature should be composed of the default font size or smaller and should be

ten (10) lines maximum (including lines of spaces) when viewed at 1200 x 1080, and

with the "User post bit set left". That means the option to display user information

on the left of the post rather than the top of the post. We strongly encourage much

shorter signatures.

i) Your signature should conform to the normal Rules of Conduct regarding

ii) Your signature should not include ASCII made images;

iii) Your signature should not include vBB code quotes;

iv) Colours, links (in accordance with the Rules of Conduct) and other vBB codes may

content;

be used. Note, however that bad nesting of vBB tags may cause problems and

these signatures may be removed without notice;

v) Any signature seen as being overly long is liable to be removed without notice;

vi) Inflammatory Political Statements or Quotes are not permitted in signatures and

vii) The Forum moderators have the final say over what is deemed an appropriate

will be removed; and

signature.

 

10. If, for any reason, you are in violation of any these Rules of Conduct, Terms of Use,

or any sub-forum specific rules, then your privileges to post to this Forum will be

reviewed by a Paradox Moderator/Administrator. The penalties range from a

friendly warning or an Infraction with a value of 1 or more points, a ban from a

particular thread, subject, or forum, a timed ban from the Board (for a specified

time), a total posting ban (you may still read the forums) or in extreme cases a total

IP ban (you will not be able to read the forums). If the matter warrants it then you

might also be reported to your ISP/appropriate authorities. If you are given

"Probation" Status you will be restricted from posting in specific sub-forums and

other forums such as AAR and OT.

Paradox Forum staff (Moderators and Administrators) have the final say over what

constitutes a violation of the Rules of Conduct, the Terms of Use and the sub-forum

rules. Paradox reserves the right to terminate your account without warning and

move/delete/close posts/threads without further explanation.

Please note that a Paradox Moderator is to be taken notice of no matter which

forum he happens to post in. If a warning or infraction is sent by a Staff Member it

will be sent by PM. It is your responsibility to ensure that your PM box is clear to

receive such PMs. If your offence requires a temporary or permanent Ban (other

than an automatic one for point accumulation) a notice will be sent by an

Administrator (as these are the only Staff able to authorize this level of penalty) to

your registered e-mail address. It is your responsibility to ensure that your e-mail

address is a valid one and able to receive such e-mails. If for any reason an e-mail to

your account is bounced back then your account will be banned until you contact us

– Paradox will not attempt to re-contact you.

This is a game forum and was never intended to facilitate the needs of everyone who

wants to talk about anything at any time. Moderators and Administrators are used to

keep the content in-line with Paradox’s vision and purpose of this forum.

 

11. All administrative actions taken by the Forum staff should be considered a settled

matter. These actions include, but are not limited to: delete/close/move

thread/post, banning, warnings and Infractions. Public posts challenging or

questioning the decision of a Moderator or Administrator will be deleted and

penalties liable by the user.

Users that wish to contest a decision should send a PM to the Moderator. If the

situation cannot be resolved to mutual satisfaction, then you can escalate the matter

by sending an e-mail to: forum_admin@paradoxplaza.com. Any decision given from

there is final and not subject to debate.

 

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