5/15/2018 8:14:33 AM
GDPR and How it Will Affect ACC
Starting on May 25th, 2018, ACC will be required to be comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Similar to COPPA in the United States, GDPR is a regulation that was passed that applies to all websites that process and possess data on individuals living within European countries. There are numerous changes that we must make to ensure ACC is compliant with GDPR. The most notable change that will affect our user base will be that all users below the age of 16 will be required to receive parental consent to use ACC effective May 25th, 2018. We are making this announcement ahead of time to give our users, particularly those between the ages of 13 and 16, advanced notice to the forthcoming changes.
GDPR and how it will affect ACC in a nutshell:
• All users below the age of 16 will now be required to provide parental consent to use ACC.
• Existing users below the age of 16 that have not provided parental consent via existing means ($0.30 COPPA donation) will be required to provide parental consent to continue to use ACC.
• Users that have already received parental consent ($0.30 COPPA donation) will not be required to provide parental consent again.
• Users that are 13 and older may provide parental consent via email communication.
• Users below the age of 13 are still required to have a parent make a $0.30 donation as proof of consent, as per COPPA regulation.
If you have any questions regarding these forthcoming changes, please visit our ACC GDPR Compliance Q&A Sticky
4/1/2018 9:03:36 AM
Uh Oh!! What's going on?
Our Bunny Day Eggstravaganza has been off to an eggscelent start, but it appears something has gone wrong... After careful analysis we think the bunnies are attempting to take over the site!
We will do our best to keep the event running smoothly, but please keep your eye out for stray bunnies that seem like they’re up to no good!
P.S. Please drop by and congratulate our new Media & Events Special Projects Team members here.
4/1/2018 2:23:42 AM
Happy Bunny Day!
The ACC Staff and SPT are happy to announce the first ever Bunny Day Eggstravaganza
For all of today we’ll have a bunny themed site, and you’re invited to come play some eggscelent games with us:Blurry ImageCatch the Egg!The Bunny Races
We hope you enjoy this Bunny Day. After all... What else would we be doing today?
3/25/2018 6:00:41 PM
New Additions to the Media & Events SPT
It is my pleasure to announce that BumbletheHumble
have accepted invitations to join the Media & Events Special Projects Team! We are looking forward to having their valuable input in planning our upcoming events and regarding our social media presence.
I would also like to announce that one of our Researchers, kikicat
, will now be helping us out as a Media & Events SPT Lead! kikicat
was one of the original members of this SPT and has been heavily involved with the group even after becoming a Researcher last year. She will be working with the other leads to help plan, lead the team, and ensure discussions are progressing.
Speaking of events, Bunny Day is coming up soon on Sunday the 1st. In between hunting eggs for Zipper T. in Animal Crossing, make sure you stop by ACC to take part in some egg-citing bunny-themed games!
Lastly, we are always looking for more interested members to join the Media & Events Special Projects Team. Applications are open to everybody regardless of age, time spent on ACC, or skills. All we are looking for are motivated individuals that are interested in getting involved with planning our events, contests, or social media affairs. If you are interested, please send an application PT that includes Devin2600
, and yankees24cano
. In your application, please let us know where your interests lie regarding events, media, and communications, and also give us some of your ideas for future content for events or social media. We look forward to reading your applications!
2/25/2018 11:07:22 PM
Thanks to Iolite!
I wanted to let everyone know that Iolite
has asked to step down from her role as Site Manager, but will be remaining on the staff as a Moderator.
To say that Iolite
has been a tremendous asset to the staff would be a gross understatement. She has done so much work and put in so much time, that to even try to list 10% of all she's done would take several paragraphs. ACC would truly not be where it is today without her.
She headed up the development team for the past several years, which including working with everyone to prioritize the work that needed to be done, helping find new members to join the development team, and was a huge help in getting ACC 2.0 defined and kicked off. She also formed the Special Projects team, and organized several new forums for these and other development efforts on ACC.
All this, in addition to helping out with other community needs and working with the rest of the staff to keep the site safe and moving forward.
Words simply cannot express how grateful I am for all she's done as a Site Manager.
The good news is, she'll still be around in the role as a Moderator, but she needed to step down from the bit more demanding role of Site Manager at this time.
Please join me in thanking Iolite
for all she's done at this thread