The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, or COPPA for short, is a federal law that requires all internet companies to obtain parental permission before they can collect information from children under 13 years of age. This article will teach you on how to avoid falsely getting banned for being underage.
Why do I have to be 13 years of age or older to use the Drillimation Systems Discord Server?
Thanks to the aforementioned law, Discord and us cannot collect personal information from anyone under 13 without a parent’s permission. The amount of paperwork used to prove the identity of the parents can become so substantial and can increase so much in costs that it can cause the site to shut down. You will find that most other websites have that exact same rule for the exact same reason, unless if the site is made for kids.
Drillimation Systems has always been proactive to ensure Discord’s age limit is kept the same as always. That’s why you could end up getting banned, even if you joke about being underage.
COPPA is controversial and has presented many opportunities for identity fraud. Age fraud is difficult to defeat since each person’s date of birth is unchangeable. Falsifying your age and/or birthdate is a felony and can result in a fine of over $10,000 and up to three years in prison.
How do I avoid an underage ban when I’m over the legal requirement?
To avoid an underage ban, don’t joke about your age. Also, beware of the trolls who like to trick people by saying they’re underage, and then report you to the mods. By the way, trolling somebody into saying they’re underage can earn you a permanent ban.
I think I was falsely hit with an underage ban. Can I dispute it?
Make sure you include a good faith belief that you were banned in error, and also make sure you include a statement of perjury, as filing false appeals can result in legal consequences toward you.
These statements are:
I consent to the jurisdiction to which the headquarters of Drillimation Systems is headquartered in.
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have good faith that I was banned as a result of a mistake or misidentification to be banned.
What do I do if my account was terminated by Discord due to this?
You can always make a new account once you’re old enough to use Discord. Terminated accounts can’t be recovered.