Vermillion is strictly a gaming and programming community website. Having registered to this site, users have
already agreed to the Vermillion Registration Agreement, a copy of which can be found here
. By agreeing to the Registration Agreement, users have also agreed to follow the
administrator-specified rules, which can be found here
. The rules very clearly specify,
among other important things, that the distribution of malicious content will result in the removal of the
content, and may well result in the removal of the poster(s) as well. We encourage users to be aware of this in
We would like to make it clear that neither Vermillion nor its staff members are responsible for the
actions nor posts of our users, both on and off the website. Our staff team is comprised entirely of unpaid
volunteers who continue to work very hard to keep illegal, malicious, and unwanted content off of the website.
We continue to work to improve our moderation and in turn the site experience for the community, but ask that
all users and interested parties be understanding in the fact that we may not be able to get to everything
immediately. If you do see a malicious post, please alert our staff members right away by clicking the "report"
button, and this will make our jobs a lot easier. If the content breaks laws, copyrights, or infringes on
personal information, users and non-users are encouraged to use our content removal request
to make us aware of it.
Intellectual Property & Copyrights
If you believe we have poorly accredited you for your work, or not done so at all, please contact us via our
support email, [email protected]
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Purchases & Spending
All purchases to our site are for site-based virtual content. Items we sell include VIP/Elite Memberships (which
allow users special permissions on our forum), Custom usergroups (which allow users a private section), and
Advertisements (which allow users to purchase a banner at the top of our site linking to their on-site threads,
or offsite websites). In all cases, if a user is banned from our site due to their enfringement of our rules,
they have forfeited access to their purchase for the period of their ban. This applies to permanent bans.
All membership sales are final and non-refundable.
If an account is banned due to a violation of our rules
, the user's membership cannot be refunded.
In the event of errors in our payment system, refunds may be issued by contacting an administrator.
More information regarding VIP purchases can be found here.
More information regarding Advertisements can be found here.
A legal agreement sent to buyers of usergroups can be found (usergroups temporarily
Whilst we attempt to edit or remove any messages containing inappropriate, sexually orientated, abusive,
hateful, slanderous, or threatening material that could be considered invasive of a persons privacy, or which
otherwise violate any kind of law, it is impossible for us to review every message posted on this discussion
system. For this reason you acknowledge that all messages posted on this discussion system express the views and
opinions of the original message author and not necessarily the views of this forum website. Therefore we take
no responsibility and cannot be held liable for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy
and completeness of every message.
By registering on this discussion system you agree that you will not post any material which is
knowingly false, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, sexually orientated, threatening or invasive of a
persons privacy, or any other material which may violate any applicable laws.
Failure to comply with these rules may result in the termination of your account, account
suspension, or permanent ban of access to these forums. Your IP Address is recorded with each post you make on
this discussion system and is retrievable by the forum staff if need-be. You agree that we have the ability and
right to remove, edit, or lock any account or message at any time should it be seen fit. You also agree that any
information you enter on this discussion system is stored in a database, and that "cookies" are stored on your
computer to save your login information.
The "what, why, who, and where/how" of Data Storage:
|What do we store?
||Why do we store it?
||Who has access?
||Where/How is it secured?
||To allow people to identify you as the author of your content.
||This information is public.
||This information is public but can only be changed by you or site administration.
||To send you (non-marketing) emails about your account and site activity, to allow you to log in to
your account, and to help you restore access to your account if you lose it.
||You and our team. Optionally, you can make this information public.
||Encrypted through SSL, and then stored securely in our database.
||To authenticate your access to your account and prove your ownership when logging in and changing
||Passwords are hashed and salted with military-grade hashing algorithms, encrypted through SSL, and
stored securely in our database.
|Identity Discriminators (IP Addresses, etc.)
||To authenticate your access to your account and to help our team identify malicious activity for
matters of public safety.
||You and our team.
||Encrypted through SSL, and then stored securely in our database.
|Optional Data (Posts, profile fields, messages, etc.)
||All site interaction data you choose to submit is used to build your social profile and share your
perspective on the data submitted by other users. This is how an online forum works.
||You and our team, and the individuals you choose based on your settings for each type of content.
||Stored securely in our database, but usually considered public as most of this data is intentionally
posted publicly by you.
Additional Data Storage Concerns
If the site team or administration can access some of my data, how can I
know that their accounts are secure?
All staff members are thoroughly vetted by our hiring process and sign documents requiring that they never
disclose any of your data. We also require that our team use multi-factor authentication and unique
passwords on their accounts. We perform frequent security reviews to monitor their account security and data
How is the database secured?
Our database is protected through several factors of authentication and can only be connected to over a
secure connection by a few specific computers which are also protected by several factors of authentication.
Intrusion attempts are monitored and investigated.
How are identity discriminators processed?
To identify malicious activity on our site, we maintain a log of discriminators like IP Addresses and
automatically compare them to the discriminators of banned or new users. This helps us ensure transparency and
public safety. While this data will never be shared
with other, non-team members nor another
third party, the other accounts that your site activity is closely related to will be listed publicly. We
process this information as a matter of public safety.
Who do you sell my data to, or share my data with?
We will never sell or share the data we collect on you with any third party. We do however use Google AdSense
and Google Analytics, which may collect data themselves. Please read below for more information on Google's data
Google AdSense & Analytics
other websites. Its use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on
their visit to our sites and/or other sites on the internet. Users may opt-out of personalized advertising by
visiting Ads Settings. Google Analytics uses first party cookies to provide us information about our site
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's
consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online
services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We collect information from children under 13 with parental consent.
In order to remove your child's information please
contact: [email protected]
We adhere to the following COPPA tenants:
- We will not require a child to disclose more infomration than is reasonably necessary to particapate in
- Parents can review their child's personal information, direct us to delete it, and refuse to allow
any further collection or use of the child's information.
- Parents can agree to the collection and use of their child's information, but still NOT allow
disclosure to third-parties unless that's part of the service. Parents can review, delete, manage or
refuse with whom their child's information is shared through through emailing our support staff
contacting us directly.
- We will notify parents directly before collecting personally identifiable information from their kids.
This includes what specific information you will want to collect and how it might be disclosed, a link
consent within a reasonable time you will delete the parent's and childs online contact info from
- Parents can give consent by signing a consent form and send it back to us via electronic scan or
contacting us directly.
Last Edited on 2020-08-13