Revised 30 April 2021
The Candella AppDB is a service designed to help promote the latest and greatest projects for the Candella operating framework in a space that Candella users and other visual novel developers can trust. This document outlines the basic terms and conditions for using the Candella AppDB.
a. All fields in the Basic information section of Projects must be honest and accurately reflect the Project being uploaded.
b. All screenshots and iconography being linked with a Project must accurately reflect the Project being uploaded. Links to profane or inappropriate content will not be tolerated.
c. Projects must properly declare the Candella system permissions they require in the Project permissions section of their page.
d. Release notes and download links for available versions of a Project must accurately represent the changes made to that version, and the download link must link to a valid Candella project that matches the descriptions as outlined in Guideline 1a.
e. The software license for a Project must be properly declared, and the appropriate license must be provided with the downloadable package of a Project.
a. Projects that declare certain system permissions as defined in Guideline 1c must not purposefully avoid the security mechanisms put in place by the Candella system to gain access to the permissions listed.
b. Projects must not tamper with the Candella system or the host operating system in an unauthorized manner.
c. Project must not perform actions that aren't accurately described in the descriptions as defined in Guidelines 1a and 1c.
a. The Project must be able to function properly without any crashes to the Candella system, visual novel game implementing Candella, and/or the host operating system.
b. Projects must give feedback indicating if they have launched or closed successfully.
c. Projects must be able to function against the latest version of Candella or provide a disclaimer in the description as defined in Guideline 1a regarding the versions of Candella the project fully supports.
Each account will be warned and flagged on a three-strike system:
The curator team will provide a thorough explanation in their warning and correspondence as to the offense committed.
For developers, if the Project guidelines are violated and The curator team deems these violations as accidental, only warnings will be issued, and the latest release will be rejected. Likewise, if The curator team deems that the violations were purely intentional, the three-strike system applies in its entirety, and The curator team will take action as necessary.
The curator team will update the terms of service as necessary and will inform You of the changes in a transparent manner.
If You have questions or need clarification about the terms of service, contact The curator team by following the instructions on the Candella AppDB website.