Caribou Grid in Opensim. Login for a caribougridAvatar at http://hg.caribougrid.com:16002 Below you will find a few blog articles and our TOS and Contact Information. Please note that we still work on the menu.
Caribou sets an age limit of 18 years for visitors or residents. We apply this in an intelligent and compassionate way. If you are insecure about the age of your avatar, we discuss it, and seek a good solution. For us, this is not about size only, but much more the overall impression.
We want to help all avatars who look for a place where they can live their needs and fantasies in an exciting and welcoming environment. We are a huge and advanced adult playground. Here you find all from BDSM+ to soft love. We have no special hidden places or groups. All are welcome here.
Because we require that all avatars be 18 or over, we can make sure that all who comply with our rules and guidelines are safe.
We feel for those abused. We are against the abusers. Grooming is among the worst forms of abuse in OS and other worlds. Experienced adult avatars may collect young girl and boy and other avatars who then can end up in sexual play with others. There can even be prostitution, sex for money.
What first feels exciting can become a huge problem. To leave this kind of a life is as difficult as it can be in real life. It can mean losing both family and friends here. In Caribou you can always talk with us if you need to, and we will help you as much as we can.
We do not offer professional help, that is for real life.
In Caribou, we may react to what happens in the public space, if we see or hear that it would be necessary. And we have confidence that visitors and residents respect our few rules. We do not follow what happens in private homes unless we find out that there are illegal activities. We do respect everyones privacy.
We accept that some adults will wish to relive their younger days together. For example, two consenting adults role playing as teens in private is not really our concern, neither are we concerned over other safe and healthy love games that may enhance their own understanding of each other and build a relationship.
But please be aware that sex with underage avatars is always forbidden, this we cannot change.
Please note that we are only referring to Caribou that we operate and is our responsibility. What happens in or concerns other worlds, real or virtual, is for those platforms and individuals to decide. We have no say or administrative powers in realms beyond our own.
The real world is troubled. Wars and conflicts affect both adults and children. Homes are lost and families are broken. Children lose their parents. Many seek refuge in foreign lands.
The poorest families around the world suffer from soaring food prices. In desperation some even sell their children.
There are children who end up abused and worse. Slavery, trafficking and prostitution is more common today than we believe. Social media is widely used to draw children and teens into criminal abuse activities. This has caused western governments to intensify their action against sexual activities involving children.
New is that the legislation reaches out also to acts by adults that depict children. Our world in the Metaverse with grids, regions, sims and parcels is part of this involvement.
“Having entered into force in November 2022, the European Digital Services Act recognizes the importance of protecting children online and sets obligations for online platforms and online search engines. Thus, prompt removal of online illegal content depicting children, including sexual material shared non-consensually, is mandatory.”
(The European Council – European Union – in November 2022)
From February 2024, European and national authorities will control the legality of Internet contents. This affects our activities in Open Sims and other parts of the Metaverse. Second Life and other large service providers are already acting to remove illegal content.
Individual avatars need to be aware that they could even risk losing their access to these worlds if found to have seriously violated or violate these regulations.
As we said, we in Caribou will not involve ourselves in anything that happens outside our own grid, but only share the information that we have received about and from this campaign
Caribou, today caribougrid.com, has always complied with these legal requirements. We will respect and apply all obligations set for Open Sim grids. We apply also our own ethical and moral guidelines.
You must be 18 years or older to create a user account with Caribou grid.
Caribou Grid will send you an e-mail to the address that you entered when creating your user account. Your account will be activated only when you have responded as requested in this e-mail.
You must use a valid e-mail account. We will keep the account on file. You will be asked to inform us if the validity of the account ends. If at any time you are not registered with a valid account your account may be closed by Caribou grid.
You are allowed to create a limited number of user accounts using the same e-mail address. Caribou grid reserves the right to set and limit the maximum number of such user accounts. When you have created an account you agree that information provided can be looked at to ensure that it corresponds to this TOS and does not endanger its application in Caribou grid.
Caribou grid may request any clarification from you by e-mail and reserves the right not to approve your account or terminate it at any time if Caribou grid does not accept your clarification. Caribou grid has no obligation to define the reasons for a denial or termination.
Caribou grid is located in Spain which is its legal jurisdiction. Spanish and European union legislation applies. The grid and its regions may be managed from locations in other European Union countries.
Caribou grid owner is Sn Kevin Croft, CDI, Calle Escuela 4 Jarafuel, 46623 Valencia, Spain.
Caribou grid owner authorised representatives, and Caribou region owners, are Jeanne Lefavre and Angelic Ronin. Both have a long history in both Second Life and OS. If you need to contact us you can do it inworlds or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caribou grid has the right to require you through e-mail to change your Avatar name before activating your user account. Caribou grid may inform you about the reason for this demand but has no obligation to do so. If you refuse this request, your account will not be activated.
(The reason for not approving an Avatar name may be that it is too close to an existing user name in Caribou grid or in any other grid and can thus cause confusion about the person behind the user. Also other misunderstandings are possible. You can also not create or apply an Avatar name which Caribou grid considers to be against the intentions of this TOS or in violation of the values of Caribou grid.)
(The Caribou region is an adult area. It is also an adult playground which offers a nice and activating environment to users or avatars. Keeping the entire region Adult rated and applying the 18+ rule allows us to grant very broad freedoms to residents and visitors who respect our principles. Our adult play areas can be thus be advanced, and open for all to use who respect our age limit. These Avatars can feel safe here also when they ‘play’ in the public area.
Child avatars are not allowed to enter or stay in Caribou as this is an Adult rated and open region. An avatar who gives the impression through body and face as a well as general behaviors of being clearly younger than 18 years old will be asked by Caribou owners of their staff to make necessary changes in the Avatar. Caribou owners and staff have the right to remove the avatar from the region and the Caribou grid if the demand is not met.
(Caribou owners may design parts of the region as moderate, on an experimental basis. These regions will contain very limited animations. Owners will monitor how this works and decide whether these settings are made permanent.)
Caribou grid has zero tolerance for activities that can depict child grooming, prostitution, violence and bdsm involving child AVs or other activities where children are bodily or mentally harmed. Any attempt by anyone to control young adult Avatars in any way is forbidden. All such activities may result in banning users – particularly those who violate child Avs – from Caribou grid. Please note that this applies both to public, private and group protected areas.
To protect mainly young adult 18+ AVs, Caribou grid reserves part of the Caribou region for access by “cg Caribou Vip Protected” group members only. The Caribou grid TOS apply. Membership is by invitation and can be granted by Cariboy grid owners at request.
(Our responsibility is managing Caribou. The first responsibility to apply these principles is with residents and visitors themselves. Caribou owners can intervene if they consider that there is a reason to do this.
What Avatars wish to do outside and unrelated to the Caribou region or grid is their own decision and that of their home or host regions or grids.)
INHUMAN OR DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
Behavior in any manner which is offensively coarse, intimidating or threatening, constitutes unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, is racist or xenophobic, attacks or demeans on basis of sexual identity, or is otherwise likely to cause annoyance is forbidden.
Any inhuman and disgusting behavior is strictly forbidden.
Violence and threat of violence, be it physical or not, is strictly forbidden in Caribou grid.
Pushing, attacking, the use of any weapons against any other user or Avatar, or any similar action is accepted only in designated role play areas, the use of which have to be authorized by Caribou owners or staff. Excessive behavior can be forbidden also in role play.
Users themselves are expected to understand what constitutes Inhuman and disgusting behavior. If necessary, Caribou Grid owners and staff will intervene to end such behavior.
REMEMBER THAT WE ARE ALL REAL PEOPLE
Caribou grid is much more than a virtual reality. We are all real people and at best our Avatars express our personalities as human beings, with all our strengths and shortcomings and feelings. Respect this, be human and considerate, and you yourself will be loved. Remember also that there may be many who can do things only in these worlds when others may be able to do them in their real lives also.
Caribou grid is an open community where all are given an equal opportunity to participate. We don’t accept social exclusion or discrimination and there will be no groups established for this purpose. Everything that is allowed by us in the Caribou grid public areas is legal and in accordance with these TOS to our best knowledge.
Caribou owners can design specific regions or SIMs where more restrictions are applied than those in the TOS. The additional restrictions must be respected as parts of these TOS.
If forbidden or otherwise unwanted behavior is seen by or reported to owners or staff of Caribou Grid it will be investigated by Caribou owners. If this is found to be true, swift action can be taken even without notice.
Caribou owners have the right to enter any property in the Caribou regions and modify or remove any objects using their administrators rights.
Caribou owners have no obligation to explain why any of this action is taken but will make an effort to do so.
(This is of course only for extreme cases which would probably and hopefully never happen. We would always first contact those who would be affected and seek solutions through discussion and agreement.)
These rules apply to anyone, everyone, local resident, and hyper grid visitors.
Caribou owners have the right to restrict access or terminate access to Caribou Grid.
Please read also our separate article on our approach to community standards which you find on this website.
(This will be published soon)
Warnings issued by Caribou owners or authorized staff for breach of guidelines, rules or terms outlined in this document are final. If you wish to appeal, direct your request, via email, to Caribou owners
Caribou Grid only processes data relevant to the operation of its service and does not share this data with any third-party unless required by law or requested by law enforcement.
With registration a user’s e-mail and IP address are logged for security reasons. When registering you agree that Caribou Grid logs this data for future reference.
Users may be contacted via their e-mail address regarding their accounts, potential offers, verification or security reasons.
Users are required to commit themselves to these TOS. Caribou owners and staff are not here to follow or control the behavior of users or other avatars present in Caribou grid. The responsibility is left to the users themselves.
If Caribou owners or staff see something that merits it, they will react of course. Caribou owners can monitor sim statistics and contact users if they consider it necessary. If they respect the principles of these TOS, residents and other users are free to do what they wish in their own homes and inside in Caribou buildings. If there could be a case of illegal activities, Caribou grid and Caribou owners have a right to intervene also there and take any necessary action.
Users who possess homes or second homes in Caribou grid can install security perimeters if agreed in advance with Caribou owners. At their request, Caribou owners can take action to end any violations of privacy by any users or visitors. Please note that Caribou owners can and have the right to override or change any security arrangements.
Caribou residents, users or visitors are not allowed to engage in commercial activities in any Caribou grid regions without the avdvance permission of Caribou owners.
Casinos and Gambling of any kind are prohibited
By design Caribou Grid cannot guarantee the integrity or security of content within the Service. Users are solely responsible for abiding to third-party content licenses and agreements.
Caribou owners do not exercise editorial control over the content of Caribou Grid and will make no specific efforts to review the textures, objects, sounds or other content created within the Grid. If Caribou owners receive a complaint from legal owners of content they will investigate it and when necvessary remove it from Caribou grid.
LEGAL GRID OWNER AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Caribou grid legal owner: Sn Kevin Croft, CDI, Calle Escuela 4 Jarafuel 46623 Valencia.
If you need to call the legal grid owner, please ask Angelic Ronin or Jeanne Lefavre for the telephone number in Valencia, which is on record.
In my over 15 years online, I have seen both the best and the worst. Wonderful people and friends. Some less wonderful. Friends who helped me to start and friends that I have helped after that.
It all began as a small Second Life parcel. A box as a home, and a few trees. Learning the hard way.
All was new.
Soon, music was playing. A wonderful club world opened. We danced on the pole. Got our first tips. And friends.
I was privileged when I could add land to Caribou.
Suddenly we were neigbours with Sammy’s. The famous girl avatars club in SL. Sammy’s became my second home. I danced and chatted with my first gf littlesubje.
Sammy’s parcel owner Diane became a good friend. Then she got ill and had to leave Second Life forever.
I agreed to take over the property in Egill. Sammy’s became a part of Caribou. Our friend Zarah was the new club owner and Sammy’s became Angels.
When we tragically lost Zarah her sister Angelic came in. Now she owns and manages Angels. We formed a friendship which is strong and close ever since then.
Then we migrated together. Caríbou and Angels in our luggage, we went to Inworlds.
Soon we had four large islands and a lot of friends and life.
Then Inworldz was hit by an earthquake. The users’ community tried to save it but it collapsed financially. We lost all we had. So we packed Caribou and Angels with us, Angelic and me, and headed to Digiworldz.
Once again we built it all up. Life was good again until server lag suffocated us. We asked for help, in vain. Maybe the Caribou success was hard to accept.
So we had to take the road again.
Kitely was our choice. A new world of creators and professionals welcomed Caribou and Angels. Relations with grid owners and other residents were good. We were happy again.
Every day we invited to events. One after another we helped newcomers learn the art of party hosting. Soon they set up their own clubs. The OS world loved people trained in Caribou.
In Kitely, regions were offline until someone wanted to go there. The huge rented cloud servers took their time. We were standing in drab lifts for minutes. This did not work for us.
I then met my friend Mathilda or Mattie at one of the lively Stark clubs. Also Niki was there. Both Starks had often been in Caribou in earlier times.
Mattie and me often ended up in IM talks. A new and bold idea was born. We would create a new kind of world together. Both Stark and Caribou would be more lively and attractive.
Angelic was not too convinced but agreed that we move when she saw that I needed a change. For me, this was real and solid friendship.
So we moved to Zetaworlds.
We built a new Caribou next to Stark.
I was motivated and worked hard on the project. Mattie and her Stark family with Manda and Niki were wonderful to me. I became a family member, partner and Mama and loved it.
But we were too fast. Some family relations got strained. Finally I had to leave.
I also found myself closed out of the whole community. Alone in an empty Caribou region I was listening to music and doing region updates.
But I had other friends in Zetaworlds. They supported me and became important during these difficult times. I will never forget you and love you all, always.
Caribou had always been a leading events site both in SL and OS. But now the prime times in Zetaworlds were already occupied by Stark.
There were also dwindling numbers of avatars online at these times. To start from nothing would not have worked for us in this situation.
We did not want a conclict with our friends at Stark who signalled that clashing time schedules would affect our relations.
We moved to another place further away in the Zetaworlds grid.
Angelic and I finally made a difficult decision. The region left Zetaworlds. Caribou was travelling again.
Unadecal Masala and his Masala Estates were old friends. They gave us a new home in OSgrid.
From region host, Una became a dear friend. He went out of his way to help make Caribou a success, and still does.
Then we created our own Caribou grid. Our old baby needed her independence. This we now have. We have our website with terms of reference and we have a legal grid owner with a real personality and contact address. And we love to stay part of the Masala grid and region management.
Now we work on many new ideas. Caribou remains welcoming, adult and safe. We build up our events. We offer free islands and homes for residents and frequent visitors. We develop an environment which is both beautiful and interesting. We want adult avatars to come here and feel good and safe.
Angelic and I would love to have you as partners in our big adventure.
Privately I am happy today. The wonderful Mov brought sunshine and love into my life.
My two family members Christina and Yanny can begin living their own lives again. You can imagine that they love this also.
Caribou today is a mix from many periods of our Open Sim life.
Old Caribou is a copy of our Kitely region. Much was held by the grid management when we moved to Zetaworlds. Mainly, they wanted to protect their market. Only items set as exportable could be moved to Zw with the OAR archive files that we made.
Now I am renovating Old Caribou. I try to keep as much of the old as I can. Some neighbourhoods need to be repaired. Some of the buildings that we lost could be bought again as exportable. Some had to be replaced by new ones.
There are many parts of Old Caribou which were copied to newer Sims in earlier moves. These I am now building up again. This means less repetition across the regions.
The newer Caribou regions were transferred from ZetaWorlds as OAR files when we moved to OSgrid.
In Zetaworlds we had worked hard on creating the new Caribou. Our friend Sasha did a great work in many of the sims. We took almost all of this with us to OSgrid. Now I have been updating and repairing much of these regions. Many scripts have been changed as they did not always work in the new region.
When we created our own Caribou grid it was easier. We stayed on the same Masala servers. This meant that the move was less complicated than whehn servers had to be changed.
Now Caribou starts to be what we wanted. An adult playground with homes, second homes and hideaways for all. Here all can come who respect our Terms of Service, whatever their home grid is.
We don’t want to get Avatars to move here and leave their home grids. We respect everybody’s choice and want to be a place to enjoy alone or in company. This works well across the OS community.
I am happy that we were able to publish the contact information of our legal grid owner in the TOS of this website.
You can teleport to Caribou from any other grid and from Caribou to any OS grid that is open for all. PLease tell us about any complications.
You get to Caribou by posting this address on your world map:
When here you can freely make other landmarks to any of our 64 sims.
Another way to find Caribou and many of our 16 regions is to search for Caribou or Jeanne Lefavre on the Opensimworlds webpage and get the URL from there.
As Caribou is a very large region we want to keep it open and easily accessible. We pay much attention to the environment . Our intention is that everyone finds pleasant and interesting places to enjoy and also play. We are now coming there, step by step. A good teleport network makes it easy to move between and within our many islands.
In August we will launch the new Caribou and events on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, always at 12 PM SL time. Maybe even more days later.
Feel free to friend my new caribougrid AV. I would love it, keeping up my old friendships and forming new.