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The “Defending Your Territory” forum contains intense debate, as well as topics of a controversial nature. A rational mind and thick skin is required to participate there, and staff do not “hand hold” in this section. If you are comfortable with this kind of environment and would like to see content from Defending Your Territory, please tick the checkbox.
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By using the services provided by our website, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Rules specified in this document at all times. If you are unable to comply with our Terms and Rules at any time, please discontinue use of all services provided by Kinmunity.
Kinmunity is an online community primarily intended for individuals who identify as otherkin (also including therianthropes, vampires, energy workers, the other-hearted, and others with non-human identities). We aim to provide a safe-place for all individuals with non-human identities. We are NOT a gaming, roleplay, or fantasy website.
Kinmunity is based in the United States of America, and all users are expected to follow applicable laws when using the site.
In order to be eligible to register on Kinmunity, you must be at least thirteen years old and not already have an account (we only permit one account per physical body).
Upon registration, perspective members' IP and email addresses are checked against third party security providers in order to prevent registrations from spammers and known abusers. By registering on Kinmunity, you consent to such checks and understand that you must also confirm the validity of your email address by clicking an activation link before your account is activated.
Members of the media are not permitted to register without prior consent from the administration of Kinmunity; this consent may be requested by filling out our media request form.
Researchers & Academics are permitted to register, but must immediately fill out our research request form after doing so, it is available by clicking here.
While our community is primarily intended for otherkin, therianthropes, and vampires; we do permit non-kin to register, provided that they identify themselves as "human/non-kin" clearly on their profile.
For security reasons and in order to ensure compliance with our Terms and Rules, all content submitted to Kinmunity is logged. Passwords, financial data, and other information of a sensitive nature should never be submitted through private or instant messages. While there is no facility for staff members to view private or instant messages, they are stored in our database as plain-text (like any other forum). Administrators may access such logs if they are required in order to respond to a valid subpoena or court order, as well as to ensure compliance with the Terms and Rules. Users can also report abusive communications using the report system, which makes them available for viewing by our staff.
When posting in an online community, users are expected to follow an unwritten code of etiquette. The purpose of this section is to write that code out so that it's more obvious and plain. While these guidelines are written with Kinmunity in mind, they apply to all forums in a general sense.
Personal profiles should only contain content suitable for general audiences. By default, profiles are public. Users can edit their privacy settings for more control over who can see their profile. Joke or Parody profiles are not permitted.
Kinmunity has a post rating system, which this page describes in detail. The purpose of this system is to reward members who post high-quality content, as to allow the community to "self-moderate". This system, in combination with our report system, also helps keep Kinmunity safe from spammers, trolls, and other bad actors. In order to keep things fair and to prevent misuse of this system, the following guidelines should be observed at all times when using our rating system. Those who abuse the rating system and fail to follow these guidelines can have their access to it revoked by a staff member.
If somebody is abusing the rating system, or deliberately using it for harassment purposes, please do not hesitate to contact a staff member. On the same token, if you abuse the rating system or engage in "reputation wars" with others, you can also face having your ability to use the system revoked.
Our library, like the rest of our site, contains content submitted by members of Kinmunity. While we make a best effort attempt to screen both articles and individuals who are permitted to submit them, we do not vouch for the accuracy or completeness of library articles.
Kinmunity provides a media center to its users. The media center allows users to submit artwork, photographs, and digital videos to the site. All content submitted to the media center must be suitable for all audiences over the age of thirteen. It is forbidden to submit items containing: pornography, nudity, excessive violence, or hate speech. We also insist that all work submitted to the media center be your own original content. You may not submit copyrighted material to the media center without owning the content or having written permission from the rights holder.
We require that avatars on Kinmunity be rated for general audiences. It is forbidden to use an avatar which falsely identifies you as a staff member, banned user, VIP, or elder of Kinmunity. Avatars which are too big will be automatically resized by our system.
As an absolute maximum, signatures can consist of eight lines. The combined maximum size of all signature images is 480x100 pixels. By default, users will only be permitted unformatted signatures consisting of three lines of 350 characters, 0 links, 0 images, 2 smileys, and a font size of 3 - signature upgrades can be purchased with bones.
There is an instant messaging bar located at the bottom of each page on our site that is available for all users. This system will allow users to instant message anybody that they “follow on Kinmunity. Users are expected to follow all rules when sending instant messages to others. If a user is violating any of the rules, you can report them by clicking the gear icon towards the top right of a conversation and then clicking the “Report Spam/Abuse button. You should promptly block the user after submitting a report. Users who repeatedly abuse this system will be denied access to it.
Kinmunity provides a live chatroom for users to communicate with each other in real-time. Although the chatroom is moderated, our staff are not able to screen messages in the chatroom before they are posted. Users who repeatedly violate our rules in the chatroom will be denied access to it.
Kinmunity provides a Discord server for our users to communicate with each using text and voice, even when they're not logged into the site. Users are expected to follow our Terms and Rules while using our Discord server, as well as the rules specific to the server. Although the channels are moderated, our staff are not able to screen messages in the channels before they are posted. Users who repeatedly violate our rules in the Discord server will be denied access to it.
Users on Kinmunity are provided a personal blog. Users have full control over what they post in their blog, and the rules are a bit relaxed when dealing with personal blogs. With this in mind, blogs should never contain pornographic, illegal, or harassing content.
Kinmunity provides a feature to our members called KinSpots. KinSpots allow members to find otherkin in their area. Users have the option of providing a specific address, or a generic postal code as a KinSpot. This feature is only available to users eighteen years of age or older. KinSpots are viewable to the public, so use discretion upon submitting them.
Kinmunity uses a system called KinCash in order to reward members who contribute to the site. This system awards a virtual currency, called bones, when users perform certain actions (posting, replying, etc). It is against the rules to knowingly cheat the system to artificially receive bones from the KinCash system. Users who violate this rule will be fined bones. Users who repeatedly violate this rule will lose the ability to earn and spend bones.
Users receive trophies once they complete certain achievements on Kinmunity. Trophies each have a point value assigned to them, and users receive titles based on their trophy points. It is against the rules to knowingly cheat the system to earn trophy points. Users will permanently lose trophies earned by cheating.
All purchases made on Kinmunity (including account upgrades, purchasing KinCash, etc.) are considered to be donations to assist with the upkeep of the site and are non-refundable in any circumstance. Users who violate this policy by submitting fraudulent reports to their bank or our payment processor are subject to permanent removal from our community.
Kinmunity does not take action against its users for incidents that do not occur on kinmunity.com and is not responsible for their off-site behavior, except for in the following situations:
In these rare circumstances, Kinmunity is authorized to take action in order to protect its reputation and its users.
Users have the right to know why a certain moderation action was taken against them unless explaining the reason puts another individual's privacy at risk. Our staff will make a best-effort attempt at providing a descriptive reason to the for any moderation action to the individual(s) the action effects. If a specific reason is not provided, you may request one by submitting an email to this address.
Users have the right to appeal an action taken against them by a staff member to a member of the administration team. Appeals must be submitted by the individual effected by an action, and appeals made by a third party will not be accepted. Appeals may be submitted via email to this address.
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 or our Terms and Rules, it is impossible for us to review every piece of content posted on Kinmunity. For this reason you acknowledge that all messages posted on Kinmunity express the views and opinions of the original message author and not necessarily the views of our administration or our staff. 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.
You agree that we have the ability and right to remove, edit, or lock any account or content at any time should it be seen fit. We reserve the right to refuse service to anybody for any reason we see as appropriate. You also agree that any information you enter on Kinmunity stored in a database, and that cookies are stored on your computer to save your login information.
Any information you provide on Kinmunity will not be disclosed to any third party without your complete consent, although the staff cannot be held liable for any hacking attempt in which your data is compromised.
We reserve the right to change these terms without notice at any time, although we will always make our best effort to notify users of any changes. If you have any questions regarding these terms, please feel free to contact us.
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