Quintonia - Terms of Service

Quintonia aims to be a community about love and understanding. The intent is to create a safe place for queer folk and their allies to meet, discuss, play, socialise, build and explore,so we ask that you read, understand, and accept the terms of service given here if you wish to be a part of Quintonia. The security, safety and privacy of all our members is very important to us.

Table of Contents

1 Version and updates
2 Who we are
3 Policy acceptance
4 Aims of this agreement
5 Membership
5.1 Removal
6 Points & Virtual currencies
6.1 Points as Currency
7 Guidelines (Do’s & Do not’s)
7.1 Do not’s
7.2 Do’s
8 Safety
9 Copyright
10 Moderation and Mediation
10.1 Mediation of interpersonal conflicts
10.2 Legal issues and Quintonia policy violations
11 Privacy and security
11.1 Accounts and passwords
12 Service level
13 Requests and complaints
13.1 Contact Quintonia for complaints
13.2 Contact Quintonia for feedback or support
14 Other Quintonia policies

1 Version and updates

Quintonia last updated the terms of service on24 July 2020. When Quintonia updates this document, we will amend the date listed here and will also notify all Quintonia members about any changes using instant messaging. The information is also available in-world at the estate office on Mintor.

2 Who we are

‘Quintonia’ defines both the social website/app and also a virtual online world consisting of one or more locations that provides hypergrid connectivity with other virtual worlds. The Quintonia grid is the home grid for development and supply of the Quintonia edition of the SatyrFarm simulator system.

Quintonia is currently managed & maintained by Punya (punya.co.uk) on behalf of Quintasensual.

The words ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ may be used in this document to refer to Quintonia as described above.

3 Policy acceptance

Your participation in Quintonia and use of the Quintonia virtual worlds and any other associated applications is voluntary. If you disagree with any part of these terms of service you should discontinue your interaction with Quintonia.

You can delete your Quintonia account at any time from the website. Note that deleting your account will also delete any stored settings (such as HUD currency) and will also delete all of your inventory if you have a Quintonia Grid avatar.

4 Aims of this agreement

We are creating a safe place for queer folk to meet, discuss, create, play, socialise, organise and otherwise connect with others around the globe. Activity that happens on Quintonia reflects the diversity of a community of thousands of queer people communicating across numerous countries and cultures. We recognise how important it is for Quintonia to be a safe place where you feel empowered to communicate and express yourself, and we take our role in keeping abuse out of Quintonia seriously, which is why this terms of service has been put in place.

We therefore ask that to be a member of Quintonia, you agree to read,understand, and accept to follow the terms laid out here, to help us all create a safe, open and welcoming spaces.

The intent of this document is to encourage expression in a safe non-judgemental environment and it is based on input from the queer community and is engrained in the following values:

Everyone plays a part in the care of keeping Quintonia a safe and respectful place. We ask all to share responsibly and to let us know when they see something they feel may breach the terms of service. You can do this via the website, by contacting any admin in world or reporting direct to the Quintonia office on Mintor.

You can also block avatars and if you own land, you can control access to it. If we feel that the terms of service have been broken, depending upon the form that takes and the person's history with Quintonia, different actions may be taken.

As an example, we may warn someone for a first breach, but if they continue to breach our policies, we may restrict their travel within Quintonia, or disable their profile. We may also notify law enforcement when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety. The terms of service, which we will continue to develop over time, serves as a guide for how to behave on Quintonia. It is in this spirit that we ask members of the community to follow it.

5 Membership

Membership of Quintonia is free and open to all that are age 14 years or over. Certain areas are only available to those that have verified their age as 18 and over.

5.1 Removal

We aim to only exclude people if they violate the Quintonia terms of service and it is felt that removal from Quintonia is the only recourse in order to protect the safety and integrity of Quintonia.

6 Points & Virtual currencies

Quintonia operates one or more point type systems that are intended to add various ‘fun’ features to the website and virtual worlds.

All points represent a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to allow use of certain features of Quintonia related products and services for personal use, and do not represent a property interest of any kind and also have no value in any real currency.

Any unusual activity around the use of any points system offered by Quintonia will be investigated and if found to be deliberate intent to ‘play unfairly’ may result in the users account being barred from further participation with those systems.

6.1 Points as Currency

Quintonia may offer one or more points systems that effectively act as virtual currency. This virtual currency is only useable within the parameters of the particular virtual system and is not returnable, exchangeable, or refundable, either for real currency or for real goods and services.

In the future, should Quintonia choose to offer ways to purchase virtual currency/points for real currency, there is no method by which the virtual currency can be cashed out back to real currency.

7 Guidelines (Do’s & Do not’s)

The following guidelines are intended to assist you both in terms of what content you add to Quintonia and the content you may see here.

7.1 Do not’s

7.2 Do’s

8 Safety

We ask you to read the tips and information below, and strongly urge you to follow these guidelines in the interest of your personal safety and well-being. However, you are always the best judge of your own safety, and these guidelines are not intended to be a substitute for your own judgement.

Since others may abuse their membership, we have systems in place for you to report members and content and to block members. Although we will investigate all reports, we may not be able to share the outcome with you in some cases due to data protection laws.

Take the time to get to know others you meet in Quintonia and take reasonable precautions around divulging personal information in all interactions with other members.

If you decide to meet in the real world, it is recommended for the first time to meet in public place and let someone else know the contact information for the other person(s) as well as the details about the meeting time and location etc.

If you need help, support or advice pertaining to physical or sexual assault there are many organisations worldwide that may be able to help you.

Do not send funds or share identity card numbers, credit card numbers, bank account details, etc., with anyone who you don't know, without first verifying their identity and purpose.

9 Copyright

In general, the person who created an original work is the owner of the copyright in it. For example, if you create a painting, you likely own the copyright in that painting. Similarly, if you take a photo, you generally own the copyright in that photo. If however you appear in a photo, that doesn’t give you copyright to it. Similarly, if you photograph or paint a view (of something or somewhere) you don’t have the right to prevent others from doing the same. Anything you create as part of your regular job responsibilities may legally make your employer the “author” of that work for copyright purposes (this should be covered in your work contract). If you’re not sure about the extent of your copyright in an original work, you may want to seek legal advice.

If You believe in good faith that materials hosted on Quintonia infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked.

The notice must include the following information:

(a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

(b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Quintonia Sites are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);

(c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the material on the Quintonia locations.

(d) the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if available) of the complaining party;

(e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and

(f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If You believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by Quintonia against you, then you should contact Quintonia by E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For all content that you have copyright to, the copyright and ownership continues to belong to you when used anywhere in Quintonia.

You agree not to use or redistribute any content that you do not have the rights or permissions to distribute or share. If you are not sure if you have the right, you should not use until you have confirmed such rights.

10 Moderation and Mediation

The Quintonia moderation and mediation process has two tracks:

10.1 Mediation of interpersonal conflicts

As a user, if you are concerned about an interpersonal conflict or anything in Quintonia, please in the first instance contact the owner or creator. By creating content in Quintonia, you agree to take responsibility for moderation and mediation for that item or event.

The moderation of any content should be done in the spirit of these terms of service. Whenever possible, anyone performing moderation should explain the reason for any action taken to any Quintonia member affected. Moderators may suggest a "cooling off" period for a temporary break in some discussions.

For interpersonal conflicts, the owner may establish a mediation process designed to resolve the interpersonal conflict. The mediation process could involve mediators, including mediators chosen by the Quintonia members involved in the interpersonal conflict.

If a Quintonia member repeatedly violates policies then a moderator may ban that member from a particular location.

Please remember that, if you don't like what's happening in any particular Quintonia location you can always leave

10.2 Legal issues and Quintonia policy violations

Any Quintonia member may report a legal issue or a Quintonia policy violation via instant message, direct to an administrator or via the posting system at the Mintor office.

The Quintonia administrators will receive reports of legal issues and policy violations and make a decision about how to handle the issue, which may include member warnings, deletion of content, and/or account removal. The Quintonia administrators act only for the safety of Quintonia members and the Quintonia community as a whole and based on legal issues as covered in these terms of service.

11 Privacy and security

We have made a strong commitment and taken important steps to protect your personal data and to ensure transparency about how we handle your personal data, as described in the Quintonia Privacy policy.

11.1 Accounts and passwords

As part of the registration process, Quintonia creates an individual website account for you with your chosen login credentials of a User Name and password. You also set the name that others will see you by. Other users can not see your User Name.

Do not share your login credentials with others. If you suspect your password may be known to others, you should change it right away. You can do this from the Account tab on the Edit profile page at https://quintonia.net/profile/edit

If you chose to save your Quintonia login credentials on the software you use to access Quintonia, it is your responsibility to ensure that others cannot login to Quintonia using your account.

12 Service level

We aim to maintain a high level of service, however Quintonia is operated on a purely voluntary/non-profit platform at present and so we make no guarantees as to availability.

We have in place measures to monitor, back up and maintain all systems and data associated with the operation of the virtual world and website, however we do not accept responsibility for any loss of data (including but not limited to inventory items, appearance, forum posting).

We will always endeavour to post notification of any work that may cause interruption of the services provided by Quintonia via the website and in world estate office.

13 Requests and complaints

13.1 Contact Quintonia for complaints

If you have any complaints, reports of abuse, copyright claims, privacy issues, or other policy violations, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

13.2 Contact Quintonia for feedback or support

Quintonia welcomes any feedback on your experiences with our virtual worlds and website. We consider and do our best to respond to all feedback, although we cannot make a commitment to act on any particular feedback.

For general feedback and support requests, you may contact the Quintonia administrators by any of the following methods:

14 Other Quintonia policies

Please take a few minutes to read the Quintonia Privacy policy.