Please read the following rules carefully! The following is valid for all interactive areas in HOL, including your profile page, all forums, class websites, and official IRC channels. While we do strongly support freedom of speech and expression, there is the international, multicultural and all-ages character of our community which we have to protect by these rules.

1. COPYRIGHT
Please do not post images or other content that is not your own creation without the explicit permission of the copyright owner.

2. PRIVACY PROTECTION
If you are under 18, please do not post --anywhere-- personal information about yourself or other HOL Members that make you personally identifiable. This includes, but is not limited to, real names, street addresses, telephone numbers and the name of your school. This is important for your own safety!

3. G-RATED CONTENT
HOL is an all ages site and we have many members who are still in elementary school. While it is widely common on social websites that you may freely talk about sex and drugs and use explicit or strong language, this might shock the younger members of our community, so please keep your text and images always G-rated. Again, this is not meant to be censorship but to protect the many children that are on HOL and we are committed to enforce this rule. This also includes links that you post on your profile or any other public area of HOL. If the page you want to link to is not G-rated as well, please do not post this link here.

4. FORBIDDEN CONTENT
We do not tolerate any illegal, racist or pornographic behaviour and content on HOL. If you get caught propagating any of the following things, you will most likely be expelled and your account will be deleted:

- Racism, including political or religious hate propaganda.
- Pornography and sexually explicit material
- Material that consitutes or encourages a criminal offense

And generally material that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.