Now that the GDPR is in effect in the EU we have to do a little song and dance to make sure everyone is aware of the data that we use, and give consent for us to do so ..
If you have not already discovered, the next time you HG to our grid, you will be presented with a popup telling you that you do not have access to your destination region , with a long link attached ... Don't freak out, this is what we are doing so you don't have to go out of your way to get authorized per the GDPR. Now we know that Firestorm does not let you click on the link directly, so you have to right click to open in your web browser, so after you do that, you will see a page with the following text ..
Authorize HyperGrid Avatar
GDP regulations take effect starting on May 25th, 2018.
This new legislation requires all companies offering services to members of the European Union to specifically ask for permission to store and use your data.
There is some data regarding your avatar that is required to be held by our system to maintain function, for you and the avatars you may interact with.
Without your permission we cannot allow this data to be transfered to our system, and therefore must require you to give us this permission.
Securing, storing your data, will only be used for the purpose of your visits here and your interactions with other users, we will not share it with any 3rd party or parties unless specifically required to do so by law.
When you autorize your avatar this will authorize and store your,
First and Last Name
Avatar First and Last Name
Email address (only for local accounts)
Birthdate (only for local accounts)
UUID (for HG visitors)
Current IP Address (this is stored transiently, unless needed for a security reason)
If you still wish to visit us please click the YES button to accept the terms and then retry your TP again ... Thank You ...
First off I am going to say that we are going to make the site GDPR compliant, we have already taken those steps ..
But then I am going to say, we don't need to ..
"Why?" you ask ...
Ok going to tell you why ..
OpenSim Life, is a Personal project created for the use of friends and family not a commerical entity, the goal may have been to grow to the point that we could become one, but we are not going to strive for that level any longer.
We are not marketing directly to anyone, be they US or EU based.
The sole purpose of this grid is for a social space for friends and family.
We do not store any personal information for marketing purposes, if any data is stored at all it is purely for security reasons.
Due to this, from this point forward all registrations will need to be a referral and approved by an admin.
Everything is mostly back to normal , regions are restored, registration is still set to manual approval, so if you register your account will not be active immedately .