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Membership Code of Conduct

Real life comes first
We fully acknowledge that people have real lives outside this community, and we strongly believe that real life issues always come first. In case you will be absent or gone for a while, we’d appreciate it if you could be kind enough to inform us ahead of time. It is hard to guess whether you’re just busy preparing for your examinations or perhaps enjoying a well deserved vacation in the Bahamas. A quick and short message in our "Absence room" forum before you go, would be greatly appreciated! When our members disappear without any trace of activity for extended periods of time, and with no warning, we tend to worry for their well being. That is how a healthy family reacts.

Respect
Be respectful towards fellow |SOG| members and non-members. Respect everyone’s differences and treat each other like your family. It is mandatory for all |SOG| members to show absolute respect and tolerance to each other and our allies. There will be disagreements, but respecting one another keeps it from becoming a drama which will NOT be tolerated. If disagreements occur, immediately consult with any of the managers so it can be worked out as soon as possible.

We do NOT tolerate improper and racist behaviour, we take this matter seriously.
If any member is reported for harassment, provocation or bullying of another player, whether In-Game, via Discord, forums, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Etc) or in private messages, immediate actions will be taken as deemed appropriate. This can include bans from accessing our servers, website, or permanent removal from your community membership.

"No Drama" policy
We have Absolute Zero Tolerance for members that are causing issues for other members or non-members of the community as a whole. We are here to have fun, so we kindly request that you behave decently. We understand that there are issues associated with any game, but please do not breed negativity or start arguments, as it will bring everyone down and take away the joy of the game. Our managers are more than happy to address any member’s concerns as long as they are addressed through private messages or private "one on one" discussions on Discord. Not only does this allow us to address your problems quicker and more efficiently, it also prevents arguments and heated, non-constructive debates from breaking out within the community. You will only be warned once by our managers. If you continue to cause drama, you will be permanently removed from the community and banned from accessing our Discord, website, forums and other vital community resources.

Reputation
We are very proud of our community and what we stand for. When you are chatting in game, posting in forums or via other social media platforms, remember that you are doing so in the public domain. Many readers will look upon you as a representative of our community. Please avoid being disrespectful and racist. Once any of our members crosses the line, their action will inadvertently cast a bad light onto our community as a whole. Human nature dictates that onlookers will assume that all of our members behave in that manner. Not only does it damage your reputation, it also damages the community’s reputation as well. If you do something wrong (like causing a flame war or get into a heated argument with other players) please let a manager know about the issue ASAP. If you tell us beforehand, we can better defend you, or at the very least be are aware of it so we are not blindsided when the issue is brought to our attention. If not, then expect the worst. We firmly believe that diplomacy reigns supreme in these circumstances, but there are limits to everything.

Loyalty & Trust
We do our best to keep a tightly knit group of people who care about each other and the community, a common place for us all to gather, relax, enjoy the games, and as a team be united in whatever challenges lay ahead. To this institution we rely on the loyalty of our members to do what is right to further the cause and objective of the community. If the community wins, you win. If we are all in sync and working together as a team then we will all prosper in our adventure. If you are more concerned with yourself, your own needs, then this is NOT the community for you. As a |SOG| member, you agree that you will protect the assets, resources and classified information of our community and will NOT disclose it to anyone outside of the “family”. Any member proven to have breached this agreement will be subject to having their membership terminated immediately and will also receive a lifetime ban from re-joining our community. Your deeds will be relayed to our allies as well.

Parting with our company
You are entitled and permitted to leave the sog-team at any time. We believe in democracy and your wishes must be respected. For clan members, you are encouraged to think very carefully before leaving the clan because if you are looking to re-join again due to unforeseen circumstances on your part, you must submit a new application, go through the whole recruitment process all over again. Needless to mention that there is always the chance of your application being rejected based on your past performance records. Furthermore, we believe like a family, tough times and good times are shared. Therefore commitment would be in question (dependant on circumstances) should you leave and wish to rejoin.
For community site members, if you wish for your account to be removed, please contact a manager who will do this for you. However, we advise you leave it active should you ever wish to return to our site, as removals cannot be reversed.

Our Expectations
We expect all community members to act maturely, follow the codes of conduct, and to respect our communities management. Breaking our rules shows a lack of respect for authority and will be investigated. Be creative and positive! If you have an idea for improvement or any suggestions, please feel free to talk to any manager, or submit your ideas via the relevant forum of our website. A common concept that many clan applicants fail to grasp is that joining a community requires much more commitment than just playing a game. Clan members need to work together for the common good. Once you are a part of our team, you are a part of a much bigger experience than just yourself and there is no point being in a community if you’re not going to attempt to assist or interact with your fellow co-members.
Representing |SOG| is a highly valued privilege that requires a lot of hard work, dedication and has great responsibility. If you are found to be abusing your power by unnecessarily kicking players off from servers, mistreating players, exercising favouritism or harassing anyone for example, you will be subjected to investigation, suspended and/or your clan membership terminated as well as access to all community systems, privileges and services denied.

Fair Play
You are to be the fair player that commends others when outplayed. Never flame or insult others in any circumstance. You want to win? Learn from your mistakes.

Further Rules
Further to the above, you also accept all our detailed specific rules that are contained in our dedicated forum.
Terms of Use

Acceptance of |SOG| Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of The Sog-team facilities is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website. Questions can be directed to the managers.

Donations
We will never ask for your credit card details or any financial information, and we advise our donators not to enter their financial details on our website itself or by submitting such details in any other form other than our trusted online payment solution provider "PayPal". If you donate through our dedicated donation page, you will be correctly redirected to "PayPal". You do have the option to donate via international bank account transfer (IBAN), but we strongly advise against this and it is entirely at your own risk. We can provide our account details upon request to the management.

Legal advice
The contents of our website do not constitute advice, and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making any decision.

Change of use
We reserve the right to change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that |SOG| shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal and change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.

Links to Third Party Websites
The |SOG| Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

Copyright
All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to Special Operations Group or otherwise used by Special Operations Group as permitted by law. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.

Links to and from other websites
Throughout this Website you may find links to third party websites. The provision of a link to such a website does not mean that we endorse that website. If you visit any website via a link on this Website you do so at your own risk. Any party wishing to link to this website is entitled to do so provided that the conditions below are observed. You do not seek to imply that we are endorsing the services or products of another party unless this has been agreed with us in writing. You do not misrepresent your relationship with this website; and the website from which you link to this Website does not contain offensive or otherwise controversial content or, content that infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of a third party. By linking to this Website in breach of our terms, you shall indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered to this Website as a result of such linking.

Disclaimers and limitation of liability
The Website is provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, Special Operations Group will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website. Special Operations Group makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Special Operations Group for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Special Operations Group or that of its members or agents.

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold Special Operations Group and its members, volunteers and agents exempt from all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against Special Operations Group arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.

Severance
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Waiver
If you breach these Conditions of Use and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these Conditions of Use.

Governing law
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the country you are are accessing this website from and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts.

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us with the link at the bottom of this page. There are also multiple methods of speaking to our team. Please see our "About Us" page where all the options are displayed.
Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which we, ("Special Operations Group") or ("|SOG|") collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the www.sog-team.co.uk website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all services offered by Special Operations Group.

Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the forums, join our game servers, use our services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, country of origin, and other voluntary information relating to our community.

We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, and the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site. This can include the operating system utilised and other similar information. We will use and store your ISP host, IP and country information for security reasons both when registering at our website and when joining any of our game servers.

Web browser cookies
Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information
Special Operations Group collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

To improve our service to the community. Your information helps us to more effectively develop our website and respond to bugs or coding issues.
To personalise user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
To send periodic emails. The email address Users provide for registering, will only be used to send important information and updates relating to our community e.g. lost password emails. It may also be used to respond to enquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include clan news, updates, related service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or the User may contact us via our Site. Please note, your preferences are available to "opt-in" or "opt-out" at anytime in "MY ACCOUNT" and when registering at our website.
To manage our game servers. We may use your email address to send you information on players you have reported to us from our servers. We will also use our clan members email addresses to allow registration to the reporting database platform.

How we protect your information
Our hosts adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Compliance with children's online privacy protection act
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13 users.

Changes to this privacy policy
Special Operations Group has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

Special Operations Group
www.sog-team.co.uk

Please note that the community’s admin team reserves the right to amend, modify or change any of the above at any time and without prior notice by posting the amended codes of conduct on its website. The amended policies shall automatically be effective as of the instant they are published on the community’s website and by any continued access of the mentioned site and/or making use of the services provided upon it, you shall be deemed to have accepted the revised and newly published policies. You should therefore review these policies from time to time so that you are aware of such amendments, modifications or changes.

Last Updated: 08/05/2018
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