Mimitchi.com will now be using and enforcing the COPPA act restrictions on this forum.If you are age 13 or under and already registered, please read this post carefully.
Because we are not a business and we do not have a dedicated line for faxes, nor do we wish the entire world to have our personal information, we have decided at this time to refuse all registrations from persons ages 13 and under.
Information about the COPPA law can be found here: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/coppa.shtmWhat Does This Mean To Users 13 And Under Who Are Already Signed Up?
Those that are already signed up and 13 years and under will have a chance to keep their accounts. We don't just want to boot you guys! With a small bit of effort you can stay with us. How To Proceed If You Are Age 13 or Under:
We have set up a temporary email fax account to help assist current members 13 and under to maintain their membership here. This entails the member that is 13 or under to give a consent form to theeir parents to sign and fax back to us.
If you are age 13 or under and want to maintain your account here at mimitchi.com please follow these instructions:
1. Print this form: http://mimitchi.com/tss_legal.html
2. Fill in your username and email address.
3. Have your parents read and fill out the remaining items on the form.
4. FAX the form to the phone number shown at the top of the page.
5. Send me a PM here on TSS to let me know you have sent the fax over. This is important! If there are problems with fax system/email whatnot, we need to know. We wanna make sure we get your form.6. You must complete and fax this form to us by midnight on March 10th, 2008. Failure to do so will result in your account being removed. Questions?My Parents Won't Sign and Fax The Form
I'm sorry than, if you have been found to be age 13 or under your account must be removed from this site. Keep in mind this law exists to protect us both. We will remove your account March 11th if we don't receive permission by that time. You may also remove your account by going to Profile and deleting your account. We hate to see you go, but we appreciate the honesty.I'm Turning Age 14 Next Week/Month/Etc., Can I Just Stay?
Sorry, you'll need to fill out and fax the form to us regardless. If you are turning 14 real soon and don't want to hassle with the form, just delete your account and resign up the day you turn age 14. If you don't want your account deleted (to maintain posting history) we can agree to temporarily suspend your posting permissions until such time that you have turned 14 (temp ban). We can work together to make it work out for both of us.How Do You Know My Age?
We can tell that some members are age 13 and under because of the profile information they have filled out.
However for those that did not fill out the profile information it is impossible for us to guess or be certain of anyones age. Right now we have a list of those that are 13 and under as shown in their profiles. Come the deadline if we don't receive a fax from them, their accounts will be removed. I am sorry, but this is how it must be at this time.We hope that you will be honest with us
and have your parents fill out and fax this form to maintain your membership even if you have not filled out the birthday in your profile. If you chose to hide your age and not fax the form and we later find out you are indeed in the 13 and under age group you will have your IP banned and your account deleted immediately.
We chose to go this route and set up a temporary fax so that current members can still stay on our forums. We are only offering this permission form to you, our current members. All members from here on out that are 13 and under won't be allowed to have an account.
Since we are doing this as a favor to you, please do the favor to us and be honest and get your fax to us asap.We greatly appreciate your honesty and understanding in this matter.
If you have questions, please post them in this thread.