(Terms of service or use are rules which one must agree to abide by in order to use a service.)
-Code of Conduct.
As with all things, your use of the Game is governed by certain rules. These rules (this “Game Code of Conduct”), maintained and enforced exclusively by us must be adhered to by all players. It is your responsibility to know, understand and abide by this Game Code of Conduct. The following rules are not meant to be exhaustive, and we reserve the right to determine which conduct is considered to be outside the spirit of the Game and to take such disciplinary measures as we sees fit up to and including termination and deletion of the Account. We reserve the right to modify this Code of Conduct at any time. We ask that all players try to be as historically accurate as possible in their game play .
- Rules Related to Usernames:
Each user will create a character name. When you create a character name, or otherwise create a label that can be seen by other players, you must abide by the following guidelines as well as the rules of common decency. If we find such a label to be offensive or improper, we may, in our sole and absolute discretion, change the name, remove the label and corresponding chat room, and/or suspend or terminate your use of the Service. In particular, you may not use any name:
(i) Belonging to another person with the intent to impersonate that person, including without limitation any Game employee or agent;
(ii) That incorporates vulgar language or which are otherwise offensive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(iii) Subject to the rights of any other person or entity without written authorization from that person or entity;
(iv) That belongs to a popular culture figure, celebrity, or media personality;
(v) That is, contains, or is substantially similar to a trademark or service mark, whether registered or not;
(vi) Belonging to any religious figure or deity;
(vii) Taken from any product(s), including character names from the novels;
(viii) Related to drugs, sex, alcohol, or criminal activity;
(ix) Comprised of partial or complete sentence (e.g., “Inyourface”, “Welovebeef”, etc);
(x) Comprised of gibberish (e.g., “Asdfasdf”, “Jjxccm”, “Hvlldrm”, etc);
(xi) Referring to pop culture icons or personas (e.g. ” “Britneyspears”, “Austinpowers”, “Batman”, etc)
(xii) That utilizes “Leet” or “Dudespeak” (e.g., “Roflcopter”, “xxnewbxx”, “Roxxoryou”, etc)
(xiii) That incorporates titles. For purposes of this subsection, “titles” shall include without limitation ‘rank’ titles (e.g. , “CorporalTed,” or “GeneralVlad”), monarchistic or fantasy titles (e.g., “KingMike”, “LordSanchez”), and religious titles (e.g., “ThePope,” or “Reverend Al”). You may not use a misspelling or an alternative spelling to circumvent the name restrictions listed above, nor can you have a “first” and “last” name that, when combined, violate the above name restrictions.
- Rules Related to “Chat” and Interaction With Other Users. Communicating in-game with other Users and Game representatives, whether by text, voice or any other method, is an integral part of the Game and this Service is referred to here as “Chat.” When engaging in Chat, you may not:
(i) Transmit or post any content or language which, in the sole and absolute discretion of Game is deemed to be offensive, including without limitation content or language that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, nor may you use a misspelling or an alternative spelling to circumvent the content and language restrictions listed above;
(ii) Carry out any action with a disruptive effect, such as intentionally causing the Chat screen to scroll faster than other users are able to read, or setting up macros with large amounts of text that, when used, can have a disruptive effect on the normal flow of Chat;
(iii) Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue in Chat or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users including without limitation posting commercial solicitations and/or advertisements for goods and services available outside of the Game universe;
(iv) Sending repeated unsolicited or unwelcome messages to a single user or repeatedly posting similar messages in a Chat area, including without limitation continuous advertisements to sell goods or services;
(v) Communicate or post any user’s personal information in the Game, or on websites or forums related to the Game, except that a user may communicate his or her own personal information in a private message directed to a single user;
(vi) Harass, threaten, stalk, embarrass or cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort to any user of the Game;
(vii) Participate in any action that, in the sole and absolute opinion of the Game results or may result in an authorized user of the Game being “scammed” or defrauded out of any items that user has earned through authorized game play in the Game; or
(viii) Impersonate any real person, including without limitation any Game agent or employee, nor may you communicate in the Game in any way designed to make others believe that your message constitutes a server message or was otherwise posted by any Game agent or employee.
3) “Botany Bay”:
If, at the sole discretion of those that monitor the GAME, your GAME play is so disruptive and/or offensive that you (the character that is disruptive and/or offensive and not your account) may be banned to “Botany Bay”. “Botany Bay” is a separate area of the GAME that you may select to play in or if your GAME play is so disruptive and/or offensive you may be sent there. “Botany Bay” is not monitored for any type of GAME play, has no Customer support, and once there you are basically ‘on your own’ to do as you please with no restrictions.
(i) If one chooses to go to “Botany Bay” they may, of course, leave on their own.
(II) If one is banned to “Botany Bay” there is no way for them to leave on their own. To leave “Botany Bay” after being banned to “Botany Bay”, they must petition (via email) firstname.lastname@example.org for the right to return.
-Ownership/Selling of the Account or Virtual Items.
We do not recognize the transfer of Game Accounts. You may not purchase to sell, gift or trade any Account, or offer to purchase, sell, gift or trade any Account, and any such attempt shall be null and void.
We own, have licensed, or otherwise have rights to all of the content that appears in the Game. You agree that you have no right or title in or to any such content, including without limitation the virtual goods or currency appearing or originating in the Game, or any other attributes associated with any Account. We do not recognize any purported transfers of virtual property executed outside of the Game, or the purported sale, gift or trade in the “real world” of anything that appears or originates in the Game. Accordingly, you may not sell in-game items or currency for “real world” money, or exchange those items or currency for value outside of the Game.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that:
- We may, with or without notice to you, disclose your Internet Protocol (IP) address(es), personal information, chat logs, and other information about you and your activities: (a) in response to a request by law enforcement, a court order or other legal process; or (b) if we believe that doing so may protect your safety or the safety of others.
- WE MAY MONITOR, RECORD, REVIEW, MODIFY AND/OR DISCLOSE YOUR CHAT SESSIONS, WHETHER VOICE OR TEXT, WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, AND YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO SUCH MONITORING, RECORDING, REVIEW, MODIFICATION AND/OR DISCLOSURE. Additionally, you acknowledge that we are under no obligation to monitor your electronic communications, and you engage in those communications at your own risk.
- You are wholly responsible for the cost of all telephone and Internet access charges along with all necessary equipment, servicing, repair or correction incurred in maintaining connectivity to the Servers.
- Any submissions of any kind that are received are under the condition that they become the sole property of Ever, Jane with no expectation for payment of any kind by the submitter.
If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and Game concerning the Service, and this Agreement supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreement, either oral or written, and any other communications with regard thereto between you and us provided. This Agreement may only be modified as set forth herein. The section headings used herein are for reference only and shall not be read to have any legal effect. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time.