Never Share Your Password
Your Kick9 password should always be kept private. If somebody gets your password, they can do all sorts of bad things: they can lock you out of your account, change your profile, pretend to be you, and cause lots of trouble. You should never give your password to anyone except your parents. Even giving your password to friends is a very bad idea! Kick9 moderators and administrators will never ask you for your password by e-mail, by PM, or by any other means.
If anyone asks for your Kick9 password, it's a scam! Don't share it!
Never Share Personal Identification Information
For your safety, never share things like your full name, your phone number or your home address, or anything else that could be used to identify you in the real world. Sharing personal information over the Internet can be dangerous; you never know who might read it. In addition, please make sure that your Kick9 name does not say too much about you -- a dangerous person might combine various clues about you to figure out who you are. Think twice about posting photos of yourself; people may misuse those photos, or use them to figure out information about you. Posting your private info is not only against our Terms of Service it's against common sense!
Never Share Personally Embarrassing/Private Information
Things that you post on Kick9, or anywhere else on the web, will be available for everyone to see for a long time. You never know when somebody might recognize you from school, work, or anywhere else in real life, and reveal embarrassing information to people you know. Unfortunately, it happens! Even if you never share your real name or other personal info, always assume that what you're posting is not anonymous, and that somebody might find out about it.
Don't Mislead People About Your Age
It's not only strictly against our Terms of Service, but it can be dangerous to mislead other people -- including Kick9's staff -- about your age. If you pretend to be older or younger than you really are, Kick9 reserves the right to moderate or remove your profile at our discretion.
Be Careful when Following Offsite Links
If a link looks fishy, don't click it! Avoid clicking hyperlinks that lead to sites with strange, offensive, or confusing names. They could send you to sites that contain gross pictures, harmful software, or scams that will try to steal your password. Think before you click! Make sure you're going to a site that you trust.
Never Arrange Meetings with Strangers
There are lots of creepy people in the world, and you never know who you're really talking to on the Internet. Flirting with strangers online can have serious consequences, and some people will lie to you about who they are in real life. Never arrange real-life meetings with people you meet on the Internet, unless you do so under strict supervision from your parents or guardians. If anyone tries to lure you into meeting them in real life, or asks you to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, you should inform your parents or an authority figure immediately! If you have suspicions or a funny feeling about a stranger contacting you through Kick9 or anywhere else in cyberspace, trust your instincts and tell a parent or guardian.
You're also welcome to contact the Kick9 administration team if you're confused and don't know how to handle a situation with another member. Kick9 Administrators can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Protecting Your Account
Most accounts that get "hacked" are the result of users giving away their password. The most effective way to protect your account is to never give away your password to anyone, not even your friends. If you believe your password has been compromised, change it right away!
Also, we advise against letting anyone else use your account. If you let a friend use your account, you are responsible for anything that they post. If they break the rules, you might get banned!
There are a few common ways that scammers try to break into people's accounts. Most of them involve scammers tricking you into giving them your password. For example, a scammer might send you an e-mail or a message claiming to be an administrator and telling that you will be made a moderator if you give them your password, or they might threaten to ban your account if you don't reveal your password. These are scams; real moderators will never ask you for your password. Please report these messages or e-mails to the moderators immediately. Remember that real moderators and administrators have titles near their username so you can easily recognize them.
Other scammers might send you links that look just like Kick9's homepage and ask you to log in, and then steal the username and password you log in with. Before logging in to Kick9, make sure to check the domain name.
Some scammers send links to sites that promise free in game items or benefits for your account if you give them your username and password. These sites do not work; they just collect your username and password so that they can steal your account.
The best thing to remember is that if anyone asks for your password, it's a scam!
If you receive any message that asks for your account information, or that you feel might be a scam for any reason, please email us a screen grab and any other relevant information to email@example.com
If your account has been compromised by a hacker or scammer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If another user is abusing, harassing, stalking or continually bugging you, please email us at email@example.com so that the moderators can address the situation and prevent further harassment.
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Kick9, and all affiliated developers of Kick9 will not be held responsible for (1) any content generated by Kick9 users/members or (2) content that exists through any links posted on the Kick9 forums or website.