Hogwarts Handbook

"I must tell you that this year, the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death.” - Professor Dumbledore

Article I: The Hogwarts Online System

Section A: Names
Subsection (1) The formal name of this web based virtual reality site shall be the Hogwarts Online System. This name, when used, refers to all entities including, but not limited to the regional areas: (1) the United Kingdom, (2) France, (3) Sweden, and their respective areas. The formal name may be shortened to HOS, and has been throughout this document.

Subsection (2) Throughout this document the United Kingdom, France, and Sweden shall be used to refer to all forums and members associated with that respective division of the forum.
Section B: Purpose
Hogwarts Online was founded on July 26, 2005 and is based off of the magical world created by JK Rowling in the Harry Potter series. The purpose of this website is to recreate this world in a virtual setting.
Section C: Web Presence
Subsection (1) HOS will maintain a homepage and office located at www.hswcw.com

Subsection (2) HO will maintain a forum located at www.hswcw.com/forums

Subsection (3) HOS maintains ownership of the following domain names:
Subsection (4) HOS will maintain the following official Facebook groups & pages:
Subsection (5) HOS will maintain the following official Twitter feed:
Section D: Content
Subsection (1) All of the content found on HOS must at all times reflect a PG-13 rating as provided by the Motion Picture Association of America.

Subsection (2) The user agrees, through use of HOS, to not use HOS to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person\'s privacy, or otherwise violates any law. The user additionally agrees not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by user or by HOS or unless the user has been given explicit permission by the owner.

Subsection (3) HOS does not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, political ideologies, or any other way humans find to discriminate against each other. Members are prohibited from posting content that deals with real world politics or religion in any area under HOS jurisdiction.
Section E: Privacy
HOS does not divulge (all information submitted will solely be used for the purpose of maintaining the site) or sell any information that is submitted to our databases. HOS Governors strongly encourage all members to keep their identities private. Members should never disclose their address, telephone number, full name, school name, etc. to any other member. Anytime that there is an official HOS meeting, there will be at least one governor or delegate sent by the governors to be there to represent HOS's interests.