Step 10/10: Legal issues
Let's just start off with a simple summary of the text beneath: be smart what you post and how you post it. Don't use material from others without their consent. And realize that anything you post (as in real life) can and will be used, indexed, be visible etc.: now and in the future.
- Information to coaches, participants and all others using the simulation
This page is maybe 'boring' but we think it is important that you read how the rights with regard to all aspects of the simulation are organized, especially looking at new legislation like GDPR (AVG). By participating or using the game, you agree to this and we will ask you to confirm in (later on) your Team File. Unfortunately, you cannot use the simulation without accepting you consent on this. The points below reflect all joining the game or using the game in any way.
Just to put it in simple text:
During the game and the role play we will ask for some personal information, like your name and joining a Facebook and WhatsApp group. This information will only be used in the simulation Emerald Forest. On this platform and linked sites like Flickr and YouTube, you 'game will be an stay visible as content of the game. And, it might be used for research. The content will never be sold to others, or used for other purposes then just examples and presentations related to the game.
Your Team Files (on Google Drive), where you present your hotel in, will only be stored for two years, as this might be needed for proof for your company or institute (credit points). It will not be used otherwise.
The FB group used in the game is hidden and will stay hidden. It will only be there for two years, as this might be needed for proof for your company or institute (credit points).
Other content created by your own team, is your own responsibility. We advise you to delete the accounts a few months after the game, as you are sure is is no longer needed as proof in any circumstances for your institution or company.
This website, as all other elements on other platforms, is intended to serve general information purposes related to the management simulation Emerald Forest Hotel only. The information provided on this website is not intended to be true or to represent an existing company in any way. All posts express the views of the authors and do not represent the views of the Building team of the simulation. The information on this platform is monitored with continuous care and attention by the building team. However, we cannot give any warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website. The Building team is under no circumstances liable for damages of whatever nature, in any way resulting from the use of this platform or resulting from or related to the use of content presented on or made available through this website or damages resulting from the non-availability of this website.
This platform includes references and/or hyperlinks to third party websites. These references and hyperlinks are included for information purposes only and are selected by the Building team in good faith. The building team is working under the responsibility of Creative Masters and does not give any guarantee or accepts any liability in relation to the content, use, and availability of such websites.
As the total of the simulation is an on-going process and there are hundreds of people working on this project real time; it is hard to oversee all changes and all impact. All postings are, for that matter, the individual responsibility of the authors or posters of that specific piece of data. If, by any means, you think that the content of these sites in-violates your rights in any way, is inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable please mail emeraldforesthotel -at- gmail.com and we will consider your wishes seriously.
By participating in the simulation Emerald Forest all participants and others involved are accepting the following. By posting any content you explicitly state that you have the IP rights of the posted content. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos, videos, texts, slogan, names etc. (IP content), you specifically grant the building team of Emerald Forest the permission a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any of this IP content that you post on or in connection with Emerald Forest Hotel simulation anywhere (IP license).
You state not 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 which otherwise breaches any law.
The Building team of the Emerald Forest have the sole right to re-use adapt and change any content related to the Emerald Forest at any time or moment according to their insights. We expect that participants will treat each other with respect. We will delete materials that do not live up to these rules and the goals of this simulation. Created and uploaded content during the game can be used in any activities related to the game by the building tram.
Using the simulation should be instructive and fun, and always has been in all of the competitions played. Just remember that almost anything you do, say or post will be open to the world due to the fact that most activities are done on the internet and/or social media. Just keep that in mind: this is not an exclusive issue related to the game but also a general technical issue on the internet and social media.
- Portrait rights or Personality rights
On participating in the simulation Emerald Forest Hotel you accept that pictures and videos of you might be made in your role as a user, participants or coach in the simulation. All of this material will be used for purposes related to the project Emerald Forest Hotel without limitations on a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free basis (see cases on this).
- Removing your information
Notwithstanding the foregoing, anyone who has an objection to any part of the content as it is on the platform is encouraged to contact us by sending an e-mail to the Building team (mail emeraldforesthotel -at- gmail.com) and request for removal. We do have the ability to remove some of the content on some of the platforms, but regretfully not all. If possible we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame, allowing for the manual nature of the removal process. We reserve the right to remove any post without providing a reason.
Waiver online activity
Given that all posting of content appears in real-time, it is impossible for the building team to review all posts before they become publicly readable. We cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any posted material. The total of the project is a simulation used in educational/training sessions. None of the content is meant to reflect the real-life situation. The building team does actively monitor posts but is not responsible for the content of any of the content. All posts express the views of the authors and do not represent the views of the building team.
The whole of the content of the game holds IP-rights. Before any usage, please contact the building team of this simulation. More info on this on the page Copyright.
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