TQA Weekly Registration

Interested in becoming part of TQA Weekly community, then please, by all means, fill in the form below completely, read and understand the Terms of Service, as well. This will allow you to take part in the web-site, and other future features will be available to you.

TQA Weekly is meant to be a place where we share the content we create, and collaborate with you, the user, who is given the ability to comment on our projects, possibly work with us on projects, and more.


As a member of TQA Weekly, any content you submit remains your property, however, you, also, allowing us to use any part or all of the content for promotion, advertising, commentary, reviews, etc. and for any reason related to the functioning our of web-site, social media accounts, Youtube Shows, etc., and this without expiration of rights to do so for the foreseeable future, including you voluntarily closing your account, or involuntarily closing your account due to being banned from the site for not following these Terms of Service.


Under the banner of TQA Weekly, we do not tolerate trolling or abusive kinds of reviews because of the demeaning nature of those reviews. Be open, be constructive, share your passion, and do not troll. Trolls will be banned, and there will be no mechanism for their return.


Don't use simple and popular passwords. While, you may believe that you have the right to use any password you want, in general, on this web-site your password has to be a minimum of 9 characters long, and popular passwords found in password databases published by hackers will be added to the list of banned passwords by own system. If you do not like this, don't come complaining to us to change our methods, security at TQA Weekly, is paramount, and no amount of bullying us to lower the standards of our security will result in lowering them. You will be immediately banned and publicly denounced for any such actions, you have been warned. Furthermore, banned password detection will, also, be applied to logging in. If your current password is amongst a list of commonly used passwords, you will have to change it before the site will allow you to continue.


You must be 13 years of age or older. We will not tolerate minors below the age of 13, and those accounts will be closed, even if they have parental consent. This is meant as a safe guard, parents attempting to circumvent this rule, will be banned, period. Again, you have been warned.


Do not link to sites with malware, this will result in an immediate ban. All posts are moderated, and if content contains links to possible sites containing malware, orders to moderators are to flush and ban. You WILL not be allowed to contest their decision; you have been warned.


Administration, Super Moderators, and Moderators all have final say on what happens to posts, whether they are accepted, request editing, or are refused. They will all have a very specific set of guidelines that they are to follow, and you will not be able to request who allowed, requested editing, or refused your post. If you are not happy with the result, you may communicate with administration, but if the Super Moderators and Moderators have acted in good faith, their decision WILL NOT be challenged.


Second factor authentication is a requirement. End of story. This is not an opt out feature and is there for your own protection. Any attempts to circumvent this technology will result in your immediate banning, and legal action. Security of all users is extremely important, and users who wish to do harm, will be banned.


All banned users are banned for life. Life rarely offers anyone a second chance. And, this is no exception. If you are banned because you have failed to comply to this Terms of Service, there is no recourse to lift your ban. If you attempt to troll us because you have been banned, you will be prosecuted in the court of law, to which we are in Canada, and are there subject to Canadian law. All contents, and laws enforced on this site, are subject to Canadian Laws and Rights. This is, also, a private enterprise, to which we have final say on what occurs on our site.


Do not share your username, and password with anyone. We have worked long and hard to develop a means to protect your account from others gaining access to your profile. All information is encrypted using AES-256, and all passwords and secret answers are salted, and hashed iteratively to a high degree, as well as, encrypted. Your email address, which is, also, encrypted, is the biggest point of failure. If you share your username, password, and give access to your email to a third party, and we are notified of this, your account will be deleted, and you, banned. Any action that weakens the security of any user, including yourself, is not permitted by these terms of service.

TQA Weekly, henceforth referred to as us or we, and the tools used by us, require some level of tracking either using cookies, or browser fingerprinting.

Cookies

We use cookies to maintain and confirm users on our web-site, to enable extra functionality, based on their current membership type, and to keep the contents of their accounts secured.

Hivemind

We have technology code named Hivemind, which uses browser fingerprinting, amongst other things, to track, record, and process all spam bot attempts against our web-site, and we record all information by finger printing each attempt, comparing to previous attempts, and storing the information. The Hivemind technology, in a sense, learns from each subsequent attempt and stores all relevant information in a database that is used by multiple web-sites, all under the Zed Axis Dot Net banner. This means an attempt on this site, will be recorded, and can be processed by other sister web-sites in a preventative measure. This database is not encrypted, and is not for sale, but at one point will be made available as part of the Hivemind Product, under the Life of Coder property. This technology is meant to replace recaptcha. Logged in users with valid email addresses are not subject to this kind of tracking, as normal email services will not trigger an event with the Hivemind Technology. In order, to be subject to Hivemind, you must use the contact form on the public facing side or register to the web-site. Any e-mail address unrelated to previous attacks are not recorded, however, we do periodically add new IP addresses and email servers to the program once we have determined that these servers are attempting to use our software with malicious intent. This program was meant to make it easier for users with diminished, or none existent visual ability, to use our site.

Connie V2 and Paradox Engine

The Connie V2 engine and Paradox engine of this web-site, to which, control all accounts, and functionality, maintain user information in a constant encrypted state. All account information, such as name, email address, gamer tag, user name, and security question are encrypted using AES-256 encryption. The security answer and password are further protected by a process of salted hash iteration and the result of the process is, also, encrypted using AES-256. All stored information on our users that affects login is encrypted.

The Site Tag is the only part of the account that exists in an encrypted and plaintext state, which is why each user is provided with the option to have a unique username and site tag. All extra functionality is tied to the site tag, and no login information can be derived from the site tag, even with database in hand. If any user wishes to close their accounts, all comments submitted by the user will be retained per the Terms of Service, but the Site Tag will be changed to Anonymous. We do suggest that you do not submit any personal information in comments, and since all comments are subject to approval, all future comments with personal information will be rejected for your own privacy.

All posts users make are considered public and are not subject to privacy. Any information provided in the post fall under the responsibility of the user posting the content. If there is an unsettling amount of personal information provided in the post, moderators may force the original poster to edit the post in favor of security, before such posts are made public.

Data Transmission

The TQA Weekly Web-site uses TLS technology that is easily determined by looking at the address bar in your browser. The address always starts with HTTPS, meaning your data being transmitted is encrypted and private between your device, and the server.

Law Enforcement

In the unlikely event that the web-site has users that are harassing other users, or committing crimes, police, with a valid warrant, may receive information about the accounts of users, and only those users, who are being served under the warrant. We will not defend any user who violates the law, or commits a crime, or any kind, and will fully cooperate with Police, provided that the warrant is valid and provides specific requests to specific users. Because this web-site is internationally accessible, despite being in Canada, this clause also makes it possible for any police agency to provide us with a warrant from anywhere provided they can specify the username, site tag, and / or email address of the user they are interested in. This is the only time a user's privacy is suspended. However, it is important to note to any police agency, that passwords and security answers are hashed and iterated to a point that recovering them is impossible.

GDPR Related Details

The cookies used by this web-site are as follows: track, share, advert, cookieconsent_dismissed, user, gdprmode and sessionid. Sessionid is a required part of the site that allows a user to login, however, it is not set unless you login. The user and cookieconsent_dismissed cookies are related to the notification of privacy. The track, share and advert cookies are settings for the site to operate in. The track cookie operates in allow or deny tracking. The advert cookie operates by telling the web-site whether to have personalized or non-personalized advertisements. Advertisements are not present when a user is logged in. The share cookie operates in a on or off toggle, which either enables or disables sharing code. The gdprmode cookie is installed the first time you visit, and is set to enabled for EU countries or disable for everyone else. This value is stored to on your browser to limit number of location requests and to speed up the web-site. It configures the experience of the web-site and tailors it automatically based on location. It can be overridden by the previous values, and deleted if you want. However, the cookie will be setup the next time a page is loaded. The information of that particular cookie is not recorded, or stored on our servers.

Normal operational behaviour of this web-site is as follows: For people from the EU, the web-site will default to tracking denied, sharing off, and use non-personalized advertisements. For people outside the EU, or members of the EU using a VPN, Tor, or similar to bypass geographic identification, the site will default to tracking allowed, sharing on, and personalized advertisements. If you are a member of the EU country, you are responsible for any acts that undermines your privacy when using Tor, VPNs, or other similar services. That being said, at the end of this privacy policy is a form to change the settings at your own leisure.

Our definition of consent is as follows: Once you have seen the notification bar, with the option to see our privacy policy, whether you click the got it button, or ignore it during the session implies implicit consent. You are agreeing by act of little or no action to our privacy policy. The settings your are experiencing are defaults provided in code designed for your geographic regions. Explicit consent will be recorded. Your IP address, date, time, and preferred settings will be recorded for legal reasons. These settings can be changed at any time, and any changes will be, also, recorded. If you choose to revoke consent in the future, that will be recorded, as well.

If you are accessing our web-site from the EU, using a VPN, Tor, or other similar service, and present to our web-site as not being from the EU, you have taken action that we deem as explicit consent to being tracked, served personalized advertisements, and having sharing enabled. These settings can be changed, and once you have made any changes, that will be recorded for legal reasons.

COPPA and CFAA Compliance

If you are a member of this web-site, we record your first and last name, email, and birthday. You provide us with a username, and a site tag, a secret question, and answer. All these pieces of information are required for your account. Use of this web-site as a member requires that the user be 13 years of age in accordance with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule). This is why we require your birthday. Your e-mail address is used for confirmation reasons, and notifications. Your name is used to personal e-mails. Your secret question and answer are stored and used when you need to recover your account. In accordance to Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and similar laws in other countries, you are required to use your real name and information. However, we provide you with access to a custom site tag as to remain discreet on our web-site, provided you choose a site tag that doesn't reveal any personal information. Your information is secured by means of encryption using AES-256. Your password and secret answer are, also, hashed before encryption to further security.

Governmental or Police Agency Access to Data Requirements

If you are a government body, or police agency requiring proof of explicit consent, where a user has choosen delibertly their own set of preferences, you must provide us with an IP address, date, time, and a warrant. This is to ensure the privacy of all other users. The consent / revocation database is not for sale, and access requires a warrant by a government body or police agency. Seeking access to our database for any information implies you consent to providing us with a warrant, and without such a warrant, your government or police agency will have no access to any information on any user what so ever. The data of the consent database will be kept for no longer than 12 months, after which the related fields, like the cookies for those settings, will be deleted. For this reason, you have less than 12 months to provide us with the information, before we suppress it from our database.

Social Networking, Analytics and Advertising

We use other services for social networking, statistical tracking, advertising, etc. These services, and related privacy policies are listed below. We do not have control over their data retention practices, or privacy practices. We have set maximum data retention under Google policies to the shortest duration, currently 14 months. We use data to determine type of traffic, origin, and popular content. Please consult their privacy policies for more information.

Addthis.com
http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

Google Adsense, Analytics, YouTube
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

As with everything in life, this privacy policy is subject to change and evolution when deemed necessary, without notification, or previous warning. If you have any questions, please use the TQA Weekly Contact Form, we will try to communicate back with you in a timely manner. and will fully cooperate with Police, provided that the warrant is valid and provides specific requests to specific users. Because this web-site is internationally accessible, despite being in Canada, this clause also makes it possible for any police agency to provide us with a warrant from anywhere provided they can specify the username, site tag, and / or email address of the user they are interested in. This is the only time a user's privacy is suspended. However, it is important to note to any police agency, that passwords and security answers are hashed and iterated to a point that recovering them is impossible.

By clicking register, you agree to comply to the Terms of Agreement, understand our Privacy Policy and are Yourself above the age of 13. If you are a parent registering your kid, your kid must, also, be above the age of 13.