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InWorldz TOS

Welcome to InWorldz! The following agreement (this "Agreement" or the "Terms of Service") describes the terms on which InWorldz offers you access to its services. This offer is conditioned on your agreement to all of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Service. By using InWorldz, you agree to these Terms of Service. If you do not so agree, you should decline this agreement, in which case you are prohibited from accessing or using InWorldz. InWorldz may revise these terms of use for its site at any time without notice. By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

    CORE TEAM

    This team can be found InWorldz or on the forums or CS system by these names or by their InWorldz surname counterparts. This list is current and represents authorised and verified founders, employees or otherwise authorised agents of InWorldz LLC.

    Elenia Llewellyn - Founder, Web developer, Customer Support, Grid Maintenance
    Legion Hienrichs - Founder, Viewer Code developer, Customer Support, Forums
    Tranquillity Dexler - Founder, Grid Development, Customer Support
    Jim Tarber - Grid Development
    MaiTai InWorldz - InWorldz Customer Support

    DEFINITIONS

    Services - InWorldz Grid Servers, Web Sites to include forums

  • InWorldz - Last name of Founders, employees or otherwise authorised personnel of InWorldz LLC

  • Banned - Removed from and prohibited from further use of the services

    Land Ownership - Rights and privileges to geographical areas of InWorldz. Ownership defined as firsthand account fee payments directly to InWorldz LLC

  • Land Rental - Rights and privileges to geographical areas of InWorldz. Rental defined as firsthand fee payments to Land Owners InWorldz.

  • Ad Farm - A region used expressly for advertising.

  • Skybox - A dwelling structure placed in an altitude not normally viewable on public access

  • You - A registered user account with InWorldz LLC

  • Us - InWorldz LLC See InWorldz above

  • Tier 1 - General InWorldz liason duties, DMCA investigations, Griefing control

  • Tier 2 - Technical Staff, Region restarts, Grid takedowns/restarts etc.

  • CS - Customer Support system

  • Rated PG - No nudity allowed (shopowners for skins or transparent clothes will need to have minimal coverage over nude areas), mild violence allowed, mild language allowed, minimal suggestive themes.

  • SERVICES AND CONTENT

    InWorldz LLC is a multi-user virtual world experience, tailored for the over 18 years of age user.
    By using InWorldz services you agree to these terms and certify that you are over 18 years of age.
    User accounts found to be fraudulent in this certification by any means, will be removed and banned from further use of the services.

  • InWorldz LLC is a service provider meaning among other things that we do not necessarily control various aspects of the environment. You acknowledge that InWorldz LLC is a service provider and understand that various user content does not necessarily reflect the opinion nor stance of InWorldz LLC as a service provider.

  • InWorldz LLC will not as a rule regulate the communications either in text or interaction of users barring conduct outlined in these terms. Harassment in any shape or form will not be tolerated however, and reports should be made to customer service with applicable chat logs. The onus of proof will bear on the user and not InWorldz LLC. See more under Dispute Resolution.

  • Content available InWorldz may be provided by users and not InWorldz LLC. As such, you acknowledge that content creators maintain certain rights and privileges in their respective content. You accept full responsibility for use of provided content and remain liable for unlawful usage. If a content provider reports a DMCA violation to InWorldz, such instances will be investigated and if warranted, removed from public access. Offending accounts will be banned from use of the services. InWorldz will not as a rule, police or pre-screen user content.

  • Content sold for profit InWorldz, that is given away freely in another grid, by a different creator, is not allowed. This is a violation of the original creators copyright (unless duly documented by original copyright holder), and as such, InWorldz, LLC reserves the right to fully remove any and all instances from the grid (inventory, contents, or any instance thereof). InWorldz, LLC assumes no responsibility nor liability for reimbursement of these items. InWorldz LLC abides by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). As such, any DMCA filed with InWorldz, LLC will be result in that content being removed. In cases where items are removed from the entire grid (inventory, contents of prims, or any instance thereof), InWorldz, LLC shall bear no liability nor assume any responsibility for reimbursement of these items. InWorldz currency named I'z is fictional and will maintain an exchange rate for future cash out options. InWorldz reserves the right to charge a nominal fee for purchase of InWorldz currency.

  • InWorldz LLC also establishes that the I'z has zero (0) external value.


    InWorldz, LLC further establishes that any service designed to transfer I'z into or out of it's service may result in account termination. This includes, but not limited to: ATM machines designed to transfer I'z out of InWorldz into other currency, people or accounts created to transfer I'z out of InWorldz into other currency, or any other system deemed by InWorldz staff to be accommodating such transfers.

    InWorldz services are subject to scheduled and unscheduled interruptions. Various system updates and upgrades will be applied when needed. InWorldz reserves the right to interrupt services with or without user notification. When practical all attempts will be made to notify the user base. You agree that InWorldz will not be liable for any service interruptions required, and you will not be entitled to any refunds of fees paid.

  • Avatars by the surname of InWorldz are founders, employees or otherwise authorised agents of InWorldz LLC. No other surname is recognized as an authority nor an agent of any allowable permissions. InWorldz avatars are as such, indemnified by you from any harm or allegations performed in this authoritative capacity.

  • Land and Ownership of such is pursuant to agreements and payment between you and InWorldz LLC. Fees and structure are outlined in further documents on the InWorldz.com website. Mainland and Private Island Ownership are available for varying pricing structures. Land Rentals will be approached at a later date.


  • ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND REQUIREMENTS

    You must create an account with InWorldz to utilize the services. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as asked by the registration process. InWorldz reserves the right to terminate accounts found to not be true and accurate. Forum registration is not required but highly recommended and encouraged. Help build your community!

  • You must use an account name that is not offensive, demeaning or infringing. You must select a secure password and protect it accordingly.

  • InWorldz may suspend or terminate your account at any time deemed appropriate. You agree that you are not obligated any refund of fees paid if this should occur. You are forwarded the right to appeal and a dispute resolution investigation will occur.

  • You are responsible for your own Internet access. InWorldz is not an Internet Service Provider. You remain responsible for any fees incurred utilizing the Internet to connect to the InWorldz services.

  • You must be over the age of 18 years to use the services provided by InWorldz. InWorldz reserves the right directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your registration data. User accounts found to not be over the age of 18 years will be banned.

  • By accepting this agreement you represent that you are an adult 18 years of age or older.

  • By accepting this agreement you understand that InWorldz, LLC is bound to the laws of the United States of America, and all local laws in regards to the states. Anything considered a misdemeanor or higher will not be acceptable on the grid. Advocation of acts, or public displays, such as but not limited to: child abuse, sexual abuse, zoophilia, child pornography, etc. can lead to suspension, banning, termination of account, reclamation of lands with no refund or reimbursement of any funds. US law prohibits the handling of internet gambling funds by online service providers. In an effort to maintain our standing with the companies who handle our transactions, gambling is prohibited. This includes items such as sploders, or games of chance and risk. Violation can result in the items being permanently removed. Multiple violations (more than 1) by same user can result in suspension of account, banning, termination of account, reclamation of land with no refund or reimbursement of any funds.

  • LICENSE TERMS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TERMS

    You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to content you create InWorldz to the extent that you have such rights under applicable law.

  • InWorldz retains ownership of the account and related data, regardless of intellectual property rights you may have in content you create or otherwise own. Even though InWorldz retains this right, your intellectual property will not be used without prior permission and or licensing to InWorldz.

  • InWorldz supports content creators and encourages full creativity to enhance and grow the community. As stated before however, InWorldz will not police nor pre-screen content. The onus is on the creator to provide proof of infringement. See more in Dispute Resolution.

  • You will comply with the processes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act regarding copyright infringement claims covered under such Act.

  • InWorldz staff identified by the surname, have full and complete authority to handle disputes and offending content removal. Back end and region or grid issues will be escalated as needed to appropriate Tier 2 staffing. You acknowledge and release liability on all InWorldz staff identified by surname. Furthermore, you acknowledge that people are human and mistakes can/will be made. Proper complaint reporting will be utilized and investigated. Pursuant to the Community Standards.

  • FAIR USE AND ABUSE

    Obvious griefing activities will not be tolerated. These include but are not limited to, Excessive malicious scripts, player versus player activity in a sim not flagged, overload of avatar prim attachments, automated prim replication etc.

  • Copybot is simply and absolutely not allowed. Any proof of use in InWorldz will result in permanent banning from InWorldz services.

  • Second Inventory is allowed in four sims only. These are Testing SI 1, 2, 3 and 4. See more information here viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18

  • InWorldz LLC reserves the right to further advance this area of the ToS.

  • COMMUNITY STANDARDS FOR INWORLDZ

    Intolerance is not tolerated.

  • Any text or actions related to the marginalization of any race, gender, sexual preference or affiliation will not be tolerated. Again, disputes will rely on the onus of proof bearing with the claimant. InWorldz is an adult environment. That said, there will likely be content of an 'adult' nature available. Any content and/or interaction of an 'adult' nature (sexual, violent or pornographic) must remain enclosed. i.e. not in full view in the environment.

  • While InWorldz is an adult environment, sexual age play is strictly forbidden. Any evidence of such shall immediately render the offenders accounts and alternates as banned. InWorldz, LLC shall not be liable for any form of reimbursement.

  • InWorldz mainland is to be kept free of all rated R items. Violation of this may result in loss of the region for the owner, or incurred cost to move owner to a Private Isle.

  • InWorldz mainland is a community standard, as such, ad farms will not be tolerated. Violation will result in ads being removed and/or region reclamation.

  • InWorldz mainland is a neighborhood of many people, unsightly ads or offensive materials are not welcomed. Violation will result in removal.

  • Harassment in any form or fashion will not be tolerated. Onus of proof lies with the claimant but, will be dealt with accordingly. Flame wars, outright attacks and defamation are forbidden. This should be common sense and InWorldz will assume the adult user has some.

  • Dissemination of information relating to another persons real life identity (including but not limited to links, names, addresses, etc) without their consent is forbidden. Violators may be subject to termination.

  • RELEASES, DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNIFICATION

    In no event shall InWorldz.com or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation to, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on InWorldz's site, even if InWorldz or an InWorldz authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

  • You release InWorldz from your claims relating to other users. InWorldz has the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users.

  • PRIVACY POLICY

    Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.
    Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.

  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.

  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

  • We will not share, sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal information to anyone, for any reason other than as required by law through subpoena or court order, or to assist in criminal justice proceedings, where necessary.

  • We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Buyer Beware
    InWorldz does not exercise editorial control over the content of InWorldz, and will make no specific efforts to review the textures, objects, sounds or other content created within InWorldz. Additionally, InWorldz does not certify nor endorse the operation of in-world games, vending machines, or retail locations; refunds must be requested from the owners of these objects.

  • Alternate Accounts
    While users may choose to play InWorldz with more than one account, specifically or consistently using an alternate account to harass other users or violate the community standards is not acceptable. Alternate accounts are generally treated as separate from a user's principal account, but misuse of alternate accounts can and will result in disciplinary action on the principal account.

  • Disputes of all natures
    InWorldz acknowledges that there will be disputes of varying nature. This is human. InWorldz will not police nor pre-screen content, text nor interaction. Any dispute raised between users will be investigated if brought to our attention. The onus of proof will always lie with the claimant. InWorldz will not be responsible for maintaining nor perusing chat logs on a regular basis. That said, you as the user will be responsible for providing said chat logs and/or screenshots. InWorldz will pull applicable chat logs from the database to compare and inspect. InWorldz does not guarantee that any chat logs will be available in an archived manner at any time. Again, common sense will prevail.

    Account Deletion
    InWorldz will not delete an account once it has been activated. If you do not wish to have an InWorldz do not activate it.

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS

    This service is provided and maintained by InWorldz LLC.
    InWorldz maintains the rights and provisions accorded by U.S. Law in regards to online data and information providers. All rights, privileges and occurrences are governed by firstly U.S. law and secondly by the laws and regulations of the state of California. Any request for information or subpoenas should be directed to the appropriate authorities as well as the staff of InWorldz.

    SEVERABILITIY

    In the event a court of law finds one or several parts of this document contravenes the law, those and only those portions shall become null and void; the rest of the document remains in effect.