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2. ADDITIONAL TERMS
3. ELECTRONIC DELIVERY POLICY AND YOUR CONSENT
You agree that we may provide to you required notices, agreements and other information concerning the Website electronically. If you no longer agree to receive notices electronically, you must cease using the Website.
Although we have not set out to limit people’s freedom of speech or discussion, these rules simply strive to keep the boards on topic, productive and inclusive for all members. Accidental violation of minor rules will not result in strict penalties. We want our users to enjoy our boards and feel that these rules will ensure that everyone can equally.
To All whom pass through the Mmofaqs Forum:
MAJOR : If you break a rule labeled as major you will be instantly banned. The staff will decide if the ban is permanent or temporary.
Rule No. 1 – No “Offensive” Posts, Links or Images
You will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, hateful, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory, within or without sexually-orientation, or otherwise violative of any local or international copyright laws (including NDA’s). This includes links in your signature, profile, bookmarks as well as posted images, photos and avatars. Staff will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not.
This also includes NO discussion of the following:
- Pornography (Pornography, in the case that we mention it, includes all textual and visual erotic material. Artistic nudity is not allowed)
- Warez (or obtaining pay programs for free)
- Free Servers For P2P or F2P Games
- Roms (we don’t care about the “24hr” legal thing. i highly doubt you’re going to delete it within 24 hours. we don’t want it here.)
- Game Hacking
- Anime Downloading
- Illegal music downloading
- Illegal file downloading of any sort
- KSSN’s or any Social Security-type numbers.
Do not post any personal information on any member. This includes their IP, Address, and any other personal information.
Rule No. 2 – Mass Spamming
You will not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums. You will not mass-PM or mass-email multiple members of this site the same message. You will not post for the sake of increasing your post count.
Rule No. 3 – Username Guidelines
You may not register more than one account on Mmofaqs. Users with multiple accounts may find all accounts banned.
You may not create a username that belittles any member of this forum. This is taken as a form of flaming and WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
Do not register names with excessive special characters, especially ‘\’ and ‘/’, or any names which may be misleading. Examples of this include registering a name containing ‘admin’ or ‘administrator’.
You must not register names which may be confused with a member of the Mmofaqs Forum’s staff. Registering names that resemble a member of staff will result in the account being renamed or deleted without notice.
You must not register names which copy existing forum member names and can be seen as troublemaking. Make your name different enough for distinction. Names exactly resembling existing forum members will be revised and may be deleted.
You may not register names for the promotion or advertising of any website, forums, email address, business, activity, or other entities.
Rule No. 4 – Trading
You must not infringe on the EULA of any games; this includes goldselling, account selling, etcetera. Additionally you may not post trades of in-game items for real money, and/or trade an item in one game for an item in another game. Any such activities on the forums will result in banning. You may trade items within the same game and discuss this on the forums.
MINOR: If you break a rule labeled as minor, you will receive a warning. However, if a minor rule is extremely abused or if it is deemed necessary by a moderator, you may still get banned.
Rule No. 5 – Language Restrictions
Please make all posts in English. This makes moderation easier and also keeps the forums more sociable. Keep any other language to PM’s. Repeat offences will get 1 warning and may be permanently banned.
Rule No. 6 – No “Flaming”
You will not post any messages that harass, insult, belittle, threaten or flame another member or guest. Personal attacks that are obviously between friends joking around are allowed up to a point.
This includes shouting in the forum with the use of totally UPPERCASE sentences in your topic, title, or post.
Rule No. 7 – No “Trolling”
You will not post any topic that disrupts the peace and harmony of this forum. Don’t create meaningless threads with the sole purpose of starting a dispute. This includes messages in profiles and signatures.
Please… Do not shout in the forum with the use of totally UPPERCASE sentences in your topic, title, or post.
Rule No. 8 – No “Spamming”
This also means making useless threads or posts that are meaningless. Such as making a thread titled “I just ate a pickle” and the message “And it was good.”
You will not make posts that clearly have nothing to do with the current topic. We will remove off-topic posts, or they will be moved to the appropriate board.
Rule No. 9 – Keep matters from other forums or site off Mmofaqs.
So don’t go posting problems with an Mmofaqs member on your site/forum onto ours. Keep fights between members in PM’s or Messengers.
Rule No. 10 – No Self-Promotion
You will not post URL’s or any messages that solicit members, companies or self anywhere on this site that are primarily for the promotion or advertising of any website, forums, email address, business, activity, or other entities that are intended for profit through Self-Promotion of which includes but not limited to affiliate codes. (i.e. no self-promotions). This also includes pyramid schemes, gMail, etc.
Rule No. 11 – PM Restrictions
Abuse of the PM system will definitely not be tolerated. Any abuse of the PM system including threats/flaming etc. will result in your user being warned and PM privilege being revoked. You have been warned.
Rule No. 12 – Signature Restrictions
All signatures should not exceed the following size limits:
For images in signatures: 1 image up to 400 pixels wide, and no flashy or annoying images.
If you want to have multiple images, Please make sure the images are small.
You may not display URL’s for the promotion or advertising of any website, forums, email address, business, activity, or other entities. Mmofaqs staff members are exempt from this rule.
You are prohibited from having any type of sexually suggestive imagery in your signature
Ultimately the staff will decide if a signature breaks the rules or not. If it does you will be asked to remove it, or warned.
Rule No. 13 – Avatar Restrictions
You will not display avatars that harass, insult, belittle, threaten or flame another member or guest.
Other restrictions consist of:
10.Sexually suggestive images. This includes images that have been doctored up in a comical sense.
11.Sexual acts of any gender or species or combination of genders or any combination of gender and species.
12.Vulgar in nature towards belligerence.
You may not display avatars for the promotion or advertising of any website, forums, email address, business, activity, or other entities. Mmofaqs staff members are exempt from this rule.
Rule No. 14 – Respect the staff
The staff are the ones that help clean this place and run this forum and help everything move along smoothly. It is recommended that they are treated with respect, but if you do the exact opposite, depending on the circumstances, you might be punished, it is up to that person to do what’s right.
Rule No. 15 – Recreating deleted or locked threads.
Do not bump old, out-dated posts. The age depends on the use of the section, but generally if the post is three or more pages back, or two months or older, please don’t bump it unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Do not make a post in a thread simply to declare that the topic is old, or to make a play on words declaring such. It is okay to mention that a thread topic is old in a post, but you have to add something substantial afterward.
Rule No. 16 – “Reputation System”
Reputation must be fairly given. Any misuse of the reputation system to unfairly punish or reward a member will result in a removal of the reputation points and an infraction.
Be aware that if you abuse the system the staff at Mmofaqs has a right to remove your right to give reputation to other users of this forum.
What happens if I break a rule?
The administrators and moderators of the Mmofaqs Forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post. You may receive a warning for your actions. We also have the right to suspend or ban any member for any breach of the rules or for any other reason with or without warning or notice.
What is an infraction, and how many can I get?
An infraction is a mark on your record, and you are given one when you have broken the rules. Infractions vary in both descriptions and allotted points. After your 3rd active infraction you will be banned for a week. On return if you earn your 4th active infraction you will be permanently banned. If you also gain a maximum amount of 10 infractions, active or not, you will be permanently banned as well.
What is a warning, and how many can I get?
Warnings are simply a notice that you have come close to breaking, or have broken, the rules. This serves as a chance to not pull the same mistake again and does not count towards the infractions listed above. It’s advised that you consider what has been written in the warning and try to better yourself.
What happens if I get incorrectly banned?
Contact us through the ‘contact us’ button at the top of the page, please include your username and why the ban was incorrect.
What if I see a message posted that breaks a rule?
Please report these posts or threads to the administrators or moderators of the forum by clicking the report icon in the posts postbit, and the post or thread will be reviewed and action taken as soon as possible. Posting in a thread that broke the rules, and mainly posting about the breaking of a rules, may in fact result in warning. So just report it and leave it.
What is my responsibility as a member?
Please keep these 16 rules in mind when you post. The administrators and moderators of the Mmofaqs Forum have the right to change these rules at any time without notice. It is the responsibility of every member to remain updated with the current rules.
Why have rules in the first place?
The rules are there for the protection of the community as a whole and to prevent abuse, conflict and disharmony within the forums
6. CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE
We may discontinue or change any service or feature on the Website at any time and without notice.
7. ACCESS COSTS
You must provide at your own expense the equipment and Internet connections that you will need to access and use the Website. If you access the Website through a telephone line, please call your local phone company to determine if the access numbers you select are subject to long distance or other toll charges at your location. Also, if you access the Website through wireless applications (e.g., cell phones), your carrier, such as a wireless carrier, may charge fees for alerts, web browsing, messaging and other services that require the use of airtime and wireless data services. Check with your carrier to verify whether there are any such fees that may apply to you. You are solely responsible for any costs you incur to access the Website through any wireless or other communication service.
8. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
You may use the Website for lawful purposes only. You may not submit or transmit through the Website any material, or otherwise engage in any conduct that:
- violates or infringes the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights;
- is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortuous, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions, or accounts of, sexual acts;
- victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
- impersonates any person, business or entity, including GEE and its employees and agents;
- contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
- encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or that gives rise to civil liability;
- interferes with the use of the Website by others.
9. NO SPAM
You may not use the Website or any of our communication tools to transmit, directly or indirectly, any unsolicited bulk communications (including e-mails and instant messages). You may not harvest information about our users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate the sending, of unsolicited bulk communications. You may not induce or allow others to use the Website to violate the terms of this section. We may terminate your access or use of the Website immediately and take any other legal action if you, or anyone using your access to the Website, violates these provisions. We may take any technical remedies to prevent unsolicited bulk communications from entering, utilizing, or remaining within our computer or communications networks.
- 10. LICENSE TO USE THE WEBSITE
- 11. AGE RESTRICTIONS
GEE requires users to the Website to be 14 years or older unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is directly supervising them.
By using the Website you confirm that you are 14 years of age or older or that if you are under 14 years of age you confirm that you are accompanied and directly supervised by a parent or guardian. If you are under 14 years of age please do not access the Website without your Parent or guardian directly supervising you. You agree that if your computer, internet enabled device, internet connection and/or facilities (whether owned, leased or borrowed) access or assist users in accessing the Website or services that you will not allow or assist, knowingly or unknowingly, children under 14 years old to access the Website or services except while directly supervised by a parent or guardian. You agree that if you do allow or assist children under 14 years old to access the Website without a parent or guardian directly supervising them, with your computer, internet enabled device, internet connection and/or facilities (whether owned, leased or borrowed) that you will assume full liability for any consequences and that under no circumstances including, but not limited to, negligence neither GEE, any third party content provider nor their respective agents shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the site by users under 14 years of age, even if such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
- 12. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
We own the intellectual property rights to the design of and the information on the Website, including the look and feel of our color combinations, button shapes, and other graphical elements on the Website. Such intellectual property is protected by international treaties, and by copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws and other proprietary rights. For example, we own a copyright in the selection, organization, arrangement, and enhancement of the Website, as well as in our original content on the Website.
Proprietary rights to the games
We own the proprietary rights to a large number of the games on the Website and for certain games we requested and obtained permission from the copyright holders known to us. For some games we could not find any copyright information or due to general use on the Internet, this information can no longer be obtained. Some games may be used under special conditions, considering a number of prerequisite constraints. These prerequisite constraints are, as far as we could determine, met by GEE. We do not change anything in the source code of the games. For example, credit holders, brand names, or reference to websites remain unchanged.
- 13. CLAIMS FOR INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
If in your view any copyright or other intellectual property right (“IP right”) that you may have is being infringed by/on this Website, please inform us of hereof immediately, thereby providing us with:
- the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the IP right or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
- a description of the IP right that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity.
- identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published or in case of a registered brand name, an excerpt of such register evidencing the registry.
- if you are not the owner of the IP right, a copy of a license in which you are granted the right to use and to protect such IP right.
- identification of the URL or other specific location on this site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; this information must be specific enough in order to enable us to localize such material.
- your name and full contact details.
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- 14. THIRD PARTY SITES; ADVERTISERS
The Website may include links to third party websites, including links provided as automated search results. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links do not mean that we endorse these third party sites or services. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any Content or other materials on these third party sites. Any dealings that you have with advertisers found on the Website are between you and the advertiser and you acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any loss or claim you may have against an advertiser.
- 15. USE OF SOFTWARE
We may automatically check your version of the software and update it to improve its performance and capabilities. If you shut down the software during an automatic update or otherwise interfere with the installation of the update, the software may be damaged and/or cease to operate.
You agree to fully comply with all import and export laws, regulations, rules and orders of the Netherlands or any other foreign (inter alia the United States) government agency or authority, and that you will not directly or indirectly export, re-export, transfer and/or release the software, related technology, or any product thereof, for any proscribed end-use, or to any proscribed country, entity or person (wherever located), without proper governmental. You bear full responsibility for and assume all expenses relating to your compliance with the described laws, regulations, rules and orders, and for obtaining all necessary authorizations and clearances. You further agree to assume responsibility for and bear all expenses relating to your compliance with the described laws, regulations, rules and orders, and obtaining all necessary authorizations and clearances.
- 16. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
We provide the Website as is, with all faults and as available. We and our suppliers make no express warranties or guarantees about the Website. GEE is not obligated to supply any support whatsoever. To the extent permitted by law, we and our suppliers disclaim implied warranties that the Website and all software, content and services distributed through the Website are merchantable, of satisfactory quality, accurate, timely, fit for a particular purpose or need, or non-infringing. We do not guarantee that the Website will meet your requirements, is error-free, reliable, without interruption or available at all times. We do not guarantee that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Website, including any support services, will be effective, reliable, accurate or will meet your requirements. We do not guarantee that you will be able to access or use the Website (either directly or through third-party networks) at times or locations of your choosing. No oral or written information or advice given by a representative of GEE shall create a warranty. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws that this contract cannot change.
- 17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with us is to discontinue your use of the Website. In no event shall our liability, or the liability of our parent and our suppliers for any and all claims relating to the use of the Website exceed the total amount of service fees that you paid us during a one-year period for the specific service at issue.
We, our parent, our content partners and our suppliers shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages arising from your use of, inability to use, or reliance upon the Website. These exclusions apply to any claims for lost profits, lost data, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any other commercial damages or losses, even if we knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages. Because some countries, states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such countries, states or jurisdictions, our liability, and the liability of our parent and suppliers, shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
- 18. INDEMNIFICATION
Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us and our parent and other affiliated companies, and our respective employees, contractors, officers, directors, and agents from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney’s fees that arise from your use or misuse of the Website. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
- 19. INTERNATIONAL USE
We make no representation that Content on the Website is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the Netherlands, and accessing it from territories where the Content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Website from a location outside the Netherlands, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.
- 20. CHOICE OF LAW AND LOCATION FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES
You agree that the laws of the Netherlands govern this contract and any claim or dispute that you may have against us, without regard to Dutch conflict of laws rules, and that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall have no applicability. You further agree that any disputes or claims that you may have against us will be resolved by a court located in the Netherlands and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.
- 21. SEVERABILITY AND INTEGRATION
- 22. TERMINATION