Administrative Ban: Holden


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Forum Administrator
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Deputy Minister
Honoured Citizen
All --

The administrative team has banned Holden, a new member, for being under 13 years of age. Our policy to not allow users under 13 years old stems from regulations under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This is a US Federal law that requires online platforms to take various steps to protect the personal information of children under 13.

In the past, there was a process where users under 13 years old could have a parent or guardian sign a verification form and then be allowed to access our forum. However, that process was wholly handled by our previous forum owner, Zetaboards. As Europeia's forum is now independently owned and hosted, we made the decision to not take that liability on for ourselves and so to comply with COPPA, we simply do not allow users under the age of 13 to access our forum or Discord property under any circumstances.

We wish no ill will to Holden, and hopefully we are still around in a few years when he can participate!

Mr. Verteger

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Smart Move, and as always thanks to the admin staff for staying vigilant. I hope he chooses to come back when the time comes!