Hello and welcome.
Please note that it is your responsibility to read this covenant fully, whether you are a resident or visitor. Every visitor has to abide by the LL Terms of Service (ToS) and Community Standards (CS) of Second Life.
Alba Islands and Alba Estate is a private, virtual land rental provider within Second Life. You don’t need a premium account; just a basic one will do in order to rent a home. Go to https://join.secondlife.com/?lang=en-US and join in the experience.
The following are in place to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable environment for all within Alba Estate.
Adding others to Security
How to Lease
Once at a rental box:
If you do not receive a group invite, please wait for 3 minutes and then touch the rental box again and look for the Group Invite button. If this fails then please contact Todalerdale Stine.
3. Refunds or Transfers
When renting, it is acknowledged that you have decided to rent that parcel for the time specified in the rental box. Therefore think carefully on your intent to stay as refunds will not be issued.
This also applies should you wish to move to another parcel within the Estate in that your remaining rent amount or time will not be transferred to another rental box. Other Estates may do this but we do not.
4. Building Types and Prims
The Estate follows a nature/mountain theme and as such, log cabins, homes with brick, stone, wood houses etc are generally acceptable. Medieval castles, forts, tree houses, etc are not acceptable.
Nothing is to be placed on roofs of any homes with the exception of such items as a chimney, solar panels, roof tiles. ECO style homes may have grass on the roof if designed that way.
If in doubt, ask.
Must be approved first by Todalerdale Stine (Owner) or appointed Estate Manager. Do not place a home on the land until it has been approved.
Residential skyboxes/platforms must be 500 meters or more above ground. Commercial properties such as Malls, clubs, casinos, and stalls are not permitted.
Subletting to another person or bot is not permitted.
It is your responsibility to know your usable prim limits and how many you have available at any given time. To assist with this, each rented parcel has a prim counter which can be clicked and reports the number of usable prims you have used/have remaining.
In addition make sure you keep some prims available if possible (32 is ideal). This will allow you to temp rez items such as delivery crates, bags etc that you need to rez in order to receive your items or for when you need to rez your boat for example.
If you are the type who likes to build, then you must rez a platform above 500 metres and build there. Raw prims are unsightly and will be returned if left out and seen. Mega-prims must never be used within the Estate. If you need to rez any then please travel to a Sandbox sim.
5. Residential Zoning & Limitations
The Estate is themed to that of the west coast of Scotland and is residential by default. There are exceptions to this and are subject to agreement with the Estate owner. Residents may not use their rented parcel for business or commercial operations of any kind and includes but is not limited to ‘not-for-profit’ operations. The setup of charity or volunteer organisations must be agreed prior to establishment.
Main points are:
If you want more trees and don't wish to buy them we can place some of our stock on your parcel for you but these will count against your usable prim allowance.
6. Privacy and Security
Privacy is something everyone desires at times and this should be respected. Privacy is enabled on all parcels and limits media, voice, gestures, chat and AV visibility to that parcel. Privacy does not stop others from seeing items rezzed in your home and parcel.
Security is provided and automatically enabled for residents when they rent a home and this is facilitated by an estate security alarm system Alba Security Image. normaly positioned on the outside wall of that rented property. The security box does not extend coverage over water as this is considered public access within the Estate. These comply with LL ToS and will eject an intruder from the land parcel after 30 seconds. Repeat offenders (griefers) will be banned from the Estate. Personal security systems (security other than the estate provided one) are not permitted in order to ensure consistency and appropriate coverage.
Please keep in mind that other residents or visitors may trigger a security alarm accidentally when walking around and exploring which is why a 30 second warning is issued. Normally they will leave the parcel and either ask to be allowed (guests) or even apologise for the intrusion. You shouldn’t be overly concerned as the security box is doing its job. Always be polite. Should the person be an actual intruder then the system will eject them from the parcel and ultimately ban if repeated entries are tried.
Adding others to Security
Maintaining the Ban-list
There are several ways of adding and removing people in the ban-list.
The easiest way to do this is by clicking on the security box, then clicking the “Ban/Unban” button.
Then you will be able to add and remove avatars by just clicking on their names in the popup user-interface.
If the avatar is not within range, you can alternatively use chat-commands to manual add them:
/7ban + name
Example: /7ban thomas conover (note not case sensitive)
People passing along the waterways or if above 60 metres in height will not activate the security system.
Alba Estates appointed managers cannot be ejected by the security system. Security orbs/systems not belonging to the Estate will be returned.
Try to minimize the amount of devices with lagging scripts on your land. A large number of scripts with a large number of listeners are bad. If you are running scripts on your parcel which significantly impacts the overall ability of the Region to operate efficiently they may be disabled or the object containing them returned to you.
If you have a bed or any item that can be turned off then please do turn them off.
A maximum of two scripted/regular pets are permitted. AV pets (one's that are human controlled and not scripted) are welcome.
No Breeding of pets or animals allowed at all.
This is managed by the Estate owner Douglas Todalerdale Stine and only minor terraforming will be done to smooth land for a build and at the discretion of Douglas Todalerdale Stine.
The following will not be done:
9. Rental Cottage or Leased Land Reclamation
Rentals or leased land will be reclaimed by Estate staff if you fail to pay rent on time or ignore/flout items listed in this covenant. A grace period for overdue rents is given at the discretion of the Estate owner. A grace period will not be given if due rent is habitually late.
In the event of reclamation and if you are absent, all objects owned by you will be returned. The Estate owner is not responsible for returned objects failing to appear in your inventory. If returned objects are not in your inventory, you should contact Linden Lab Support directly and not the Estate owner.
Rental Cottages where the rental box has been set to ‘Not Renewing’ and/or in which the renters objects have been removed (renter has clearly left and has not returned in days) will be considered abandoned and will therefore once again be set as available for rent by others.
Leased land that is left empty (no objects from renter) for more than four days will be considered abandoned and will therefore once again be set as available for lease by others. In most cases, a message will be sent to the Lease Holder asking if they are returning.
10. Land Leasing
The payment you make to ‘Buy’ the land is your first month's tier (there is a four week minimum).
How to Lease
Allow other residents to
◾Edit Terrain : [ ] Everyone
◾Fly : [ √ ] Everyone
◾Build : [ ] Everyone [ √ ] Group
◾Object Entry : [ √ ] Everyone [ √ ] Group
◾Run Scripts : [ √ ] Everyone [ √ ] Group
If the land does not have the settings as indicated above then we will contact you to correct it.
11. Stand-Alone Regions
These Regions may be stand-alone and not connected or cut up in to smaller parcels. These are rented or bought as one whole Region and do not have a covenant or theme. The only rule (contract) you have is with Todalerdale Stine and this will be agreed on a case-by-case basis.
12. Failure to Follow Covenant
Failure to follow this covenant will be handled in the following manner:
13. Covenant Updates
Todalerdale Stine has the right to modify and append to these covenants as deemed fit. You will not receive notification of minor updates unless something is added or amended that affects you.
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