These are the rules of Halo: Next Generation, also known as HNG. Do not break these rules or you will be punished at the full extent of the mighty BAN HAMMA. Thank you.
The Rules are periodically changed to be better and more efficient. Check them periodically as well. The dates of the last update of the sections in The Rules will help show you what was updated. Below, "we", "us", "our", and "HNG"are all in reference to Halo: Next Generation
The Rules of Halo: Next Generation are known by the name The Rules, da Rules, Rules, etc... When we say something about the rules you will now know what we're talking about.
This is not the Halo: Next Generation Gamer Guidelines. (HNG3) Those can be found here or by going to the navigation bar on the left of your screen and clicking on the link named HNG Gamer Guidelines.
Your continued use of this website means you have accepted and will follow the Rules below.
These are the rules of the forums.
* No SPAM Allowed - SPAM is defined here to any post that does not contribute to normal, reasonable, on-topic discussion on these forums
* No Bumping - Do not bump threads in the forums. Bump: to keep a thread active to make it seen more by saying "bump". It is considered a version of spam. If you "must" bump a thread do us all a favor and post something to do with the topic.I seriously doubt that any of these threads here have anything to do with or is related to "bumps" or "bumping". So stay on topic!
* Do Not Abuse the Forum Posting Tools - Here at HNG we have access to unique(or unique compared to other websites) posting tools. (This is considered Spam) If I see huge text, all caps, all bold, all underlined, all italicized, etc... posts in the forum then the Mods are gonna make the Hamma Fall. And their gonna make it fall hard.
* No Advertising - Do not advertise any where on this website. Do not blatantly advertise yours or someone else's product, website, etc... here.
* No Trolling - Do not Troll in HNG to get attention. We don't need it and it will not be tolerated.
* No Feeding The Trolls - "Does this look like a petting zoo to you?" Trust me it's not. Do not keep posting in a Troll's thread, not even just to say, "He/She is a Troll! Do not post here." If you don't post there then the Troll will sulk away back under the bridge.
* No Flaming - We want to have fun and we encourage new ideas and creative thoughts from our member. Do not insult someone for their ideas here or insult them in any other way. We do not like to see our members insulting and fighting with each other. I recommend acting like mature adults and not like little kids. Even if you are a kid, act mature.
* Show Respect - Show respect to all of Halo: Next Generation. This means to show respect to your peers, to the members of HNG, to the Moderators, to the Administrators, etc... Show respect.
* No Discrimination - Do not discriminate anyone in Halo: Next Generation because of their race, skin color, gender, looks, physical characteristics, mental characteristics, etc... It is not approved here and will not be tolerated.
* ¡KEEP IT G-Rated! (No Vulgar Words or Swearing) - Here at HNG we want minimal to none of swearing/vulgar words. Keep it G-Rated.There are children in the vicinity.
* No Inappropriate Talk - HNG does not need any inappropriate talk on this website. Very minimal to none of inappropriate talk please. Be mature.
* No Inappropriate Links - HNG does not want any inappropriate links anywhere on this website. The links here will not lead to any inappropriate websites, images, etc... Most definitely not tolerated here.
HNG allows you to create a profile when you are a member of HNG. We expect you to be a responsible person and not to put information about yourself that others could use to steal your identity or other bad things to you. Your profile is for your own personal space. You can tell people about yourself or not. We do not encourage you to share too much information with the world because you do not always know who is looking. Do not put too much information about yourself down. This website can be used as a socializing website but you never want to leave yourself too vulnerable to others.
You are restricted from having unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable content as determined by Halo: Next Generation moderators or staff. Such as (but not limited to) images, pictures, videos, links and screenshots.
Though you are not allowed to share personal pictures or yourself and family and/or pets, etc... you can share it on your profile. Just as long as it does not violate or break any of the rules stated here.
You signature can be whatever you want as long as it is not inappropriate, racial, political, etc... You have the ability to whether or not make your signature(sig) visible in the forums. Your signature helps make your posts look more unique and helps you express yourself. It could be a funny picture you found on the internet, or it could display your halo stats, or some of your own halo images. It could be whatever you want. The targeted signature maximum length is 260px in height or length, width does not matter. Aim for a signature around there and you'll be fine.
Staff members reserve the right to remove your signature from your posts if it breaks any of these rules. Staff members also will tell you to shrink your signature if necessary. Or you will lose the privilege of displaying one.
Punishments - Lose your forum posting privileges, become a limited member, be banned, have your signature removed form almost every topic and/or be removed from the website.
Your avatar also helps express yourself. It can be whatever you want as long as it does not display anything inappropriate, racial, political, etc...
You can not imitate other members. If you have an avatar which is deemed by a staff member too much alike to another member's avatar you will be asked to change your avatar. This applies to all except for when using the Default avatar.
This is a more personalized and shorter version of the Privacy Statement. We only hold the information you enter on this website. Such as your user name, password, email, etc... Also we and the public that is on the HNG website can view information you put down about yourself in your profile, in the forums, etc... So basically all you have to do is make sure you do not give out your real name,(unless you don't care about that sort of thing)any information a person could use to steal your identity, or track your whereabouts, etc... You can put all the information you want about yourself in your profile and in the forums but we (Halo: Next Generation) is not held responsible for how much information you have put on this website for other people to see. Be smart and reasonable and then everything will be alright.
We primarily use the information you give us do this:
-Send email blasts(news letters) to you(you can unsubscribe, but it's not recommended)
-See what pages of the HNG Web Site you have visited/ when you last logged on.
And that's it, the rest of the stuff you do we really don't care about, but we have the full Privacy Statement to cover it all. HNG stores your information within Webs(Our Web-Host) and Clicky(Our website stats tracker) They protect it using a variety of security technologies and procedures. That's basically it. Do NOT go out in the forums/your profile and enter all your information about you out there. It's public and we are not held responsible for what you have done with your information. Enter only information that is harmless.
The Halo: Next Generation(HNG) Web site consisting of halonextgen.webs.com are operated by the HNG. This Privacy Statement applies to the HNG Web Site you are currently viewing and describes what information is collected and used on this Web site. By using the HNG Web Site, you consent to the data practices described in this Statement.
The use of the HNG Web Site does not require you to disclose any personal information. However, the sites offer you the opportunity to register for an account, which permits you to use additional features offered on the HNG Web Sites, including the HNG Community, Forums, Arcades, Downloads, and more. Should you choose to register for an account you will be asked for personal information such as your name and e-mail address.
HNG may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken within the site. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.
Halo:Next Generation may disclose your personal information, without notice if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect the personal safety of members, staff, and users of HNG; and, (b) protect the integrity of the online community on the HNG Web Site.
Personal information that you provide on halonextgen.webs.com may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which HNG or its affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, publishers or agents maintain facilities (if any). By using the HNG Web Sites, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
HNG keeps track of the pages on this Web site that our members visit, in order to determine which areas of the site are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within HNG to members whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
You may unsubscribe to HNG newsletters by following the instructions in the newsletter you receive. If your e-mail address has changed and you would like to continue to receive HNG newsletters, you will need to sign-up again for the newsletter on this Web site with your new e-mail address.
Halonextgen.webs.com may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service issues, product surveys, new feature announcements and other news about HNG and other related products and services. These e-mails are considered essential to the provision of the service you have requested. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered a part of the service you have chosen.
Halo: Next Generation is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. Webs and Clicky (the companies that hold the information) uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
If you choose to create a profile on the HNG Web Site you will be required to select a password. This password can be changed once you have logged into the service. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving the HNG Web Site to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page, so that when you visit the site again, the experience will be personalized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to set your computer to accept cookies from the HNG Web Site, you may also to choose to be logged into the site automatically. You may also select a country of your choice as your default home page. This selection is stored in a cookie. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the HNG Web Site or the other Web sites you visit.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the HNG Community, Forums, Messages or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We recommend you be cautious in giving out personal information to others in these public online forums.
This Privacy Statement applies only to the Halo: Next Generation Web Site and not other companies or organizations(third-party websites) to which we may provide links from this Web site. HNG will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this Statement, HNG will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site, or by sending out an e-mail blast. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed of how HNG is protecting your information.
HNG welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If at any time you believe that the HNG Web Site have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please notify us and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.
If you have questions regarding this statement or require additional information, please contact us.
Your use of this website means that you have accepted and will obey the rules of Halo: Next Generation that are listed above. You will be held accountable by these rules and you will be expected to follow them or you will be punished by the full extent of our power here at Halo: Next Generation.