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Ludophiles Terms of Use / Terms of Service

Discussion in 'Ludophiles' started by Ludophiles, Jan 1, 1990.

  1. Ludophiles

    Ludophiles Qualified

    As of May 21, 2015.


    Definitions

    Ludophiles.com including potentially affiliated websites and services and persons legally in charge (hereinafter "Ludophiles", "the service") is a web project about and around games and gaming.
    "Users" (hereinafter "users", "user", "you") means each person who establishes or accesses a connection ("Account") for access to and use of Ludophiles' services as either a guest or a registered member (hereinafter "members", "member", "you"). This "Terms of Service" document (hereinafter "terms", "agreement") outlines and explains the guidelines and rules which you agree to comply with.

    You are responsible for regularly reviewing this agreement.

    Ludophiles reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, remove or terminate any portion of this agreement, in whole or in part, at any time, without any notice.


    Membership requirements

    You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under laws.

    You acknowledge that you are 13 years of age or older, and, if under the age of 18, are using Ludophiles under the supervision of a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult. Children under the age of 13 should not be allowed to visit or use Ludophiles.


    Acceptance of terms

    The service is provided to you subject to the terms contained in this document (and potentially further documents linked from within this document) which may be updated from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the terms at any time by following on the link titled "Terms of Service" or similar at the bottom of most pages.


    Member conduct

    You agree to register and use one single account only. In specific cases Ludophiles reserves the right to allow more than one account being registered and used by one person.

    You agree to not use Ludophiles to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

    You agree to not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary and intellectual rights of any party; any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware.

    Images or videos depicting partial or full nudity engaged in any form of sexual conduct are not allowed.
    You may not use Ludophiles and its services to spam or harass other individuals or perform any action that violates any law.

    You acknowledge that upon becoming a member of Ludophiles, you may be automatically subscribed to receive notifications including but not limited to updates on your threads, posts, replies, private messages and other activities. If you would not like to receive these notifications, you can remove yourself from these lists at any time in your account settings.

    You acknowledge and agree to additional terms such as the privacy policy and such that might apply to special features of Ludophiles like the forum or the chat - these additional terms are the following listed and linked to:


    Intellectual property information

    Ludophiles does not claim ownership rights to any content, photos, videos, audio or other works of authorship made available on the service by its members.

    However, you grant Ludophiles a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display said content. You grant each user of EntropiaPlanets a non-exclusive license to access said content, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such said content under these terms of service.

    On Ludophiles, said content must be within the limitations of prohibited content as deemed by these terms and conditions.

    As a perpetual license, this means that your content is subject to global reach via the Internet or any other methods of access or media form, is royalty free (not subject to fees imposed on Ludophiles) and that you are free to post and license the same content to other parties outside of Ludophiles (non-exclusive).

    Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that once said content is incorporated into other aspects of the services by Ludophiles and/or its members, Ludophiles is under no obligation to delete or ask or require other Ludophiles members to delete that said content, and therefore, it may continue to appear and be used through the services indefinitely pursuant to an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license.

    You understand and agree that Ludophiles may retain server copies of said content that have appeared to have been removed or deleted.

    Upon making content available on Ludophiles, you hereby warrant that you are the owner of the content or have rights to grant a perpetual license on said content or in any other case explicitly mark such content and provide further information for the handling of such content.

    You also warrant that any content posted by you is not in violation of copyright laws, contracts, privacy rights, publicity rights, and you also agree to pay fees and fines associated with infringements of any content protection laws.


    Disclaimers

    All messages and content are for entertainment purposes only and reflect the views of the author.
    You release Ludophiles from all future claims of any kind whatsoever including, but not limited to,
    addiction, loss of productivity, termination or suspension from employment or educational institutions. Ludophiles cannot be held responsible for the authenticity of the content or the actions of its members.

    Ludophiles features, contests and other activities are 'as is' and no warranty of any kind is made or implied; attend or participate at your own risk and follow all local, state, province, and federal laws.

    Linked sites on Ludophiles are not under the control of Ludophiles and Ludophiles is not responsible for the content of any linked sites, or any changes or updates to such sites. Such links are maintained by third parties and do not constitute an endorsement, guaranty, or warranty by EntropiaPlanets, and EntropiaPlanets does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and the content of third party sites.

    By using Ludophiles and its services, you hereby waive all rights to any claim against Ludophiles.

    Further disclaimers can be found there: Ludophiles disclaimers


    Payments to Ludophiles

    All payments made to Ludophiles are considered donations to help covering the expenses of the service. Subscriptions and donations might allow you access to optional features as stated on the according pages.

    At any time, Ludophiles reserves the right to add or deduct optional features as needed, without prior notice of any kind whatsoever.

    By subscribing or donating to the service you guarantee that you are the authorized owner or user of the accounts used for payment, and you agree to pay the charges in full.

    Under no circumstances any refunds will be offered.


    Monitoring

    Ludophiles has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the service, including chat, forums, blogs, media galleries, wiki pages, and private messages to determine compliance with terms and any operating rules established by Ludophiles and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request.

    Ludophiles has the right to utilize third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services) to monitor any content.

    Authorized members of Ludophiles have the right to withhold, remove, edit, move or close any content for any reason and to reveal your identity and other known information to administrative bodies in the event of legal action arising from any content posted or uploaded by you.


    Termination

    Either Ludophiles or you may terminate these terms at any time.

    Without limiting the foregoing, Ludophiles has the right to immediately terminate your account in the event of any conduct by you which Ludophiles, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach of these terms.

    Ludophiles reserves the right to refuse service and/or terminate your membership at any time without giving any notice or any reasons.


    Closing words

    Be assured that Ludophiles fully acts in good faith and utilizes standards, methods and services according to "best practice".

    If you have any questions or recommendations regarding these terms please feel free to post in this thread or contact Ludophiles by email.


    This Terms of Use/Terms of Service document is available under a CC-BY-SA license. In case of use please link to this original document.
     
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