It is very important that you (and your parents, if you're under 18) review the following rules so that you know what you can and cannot do on DragonsVsRobots.com. By using this site, you and your parents agree to abide by the following terms and conditions. Also, these rules will change from time to time and it is your responsibility to keep apprised of such changes.
1. Dragons Vs Robots Is A Game, Not A Way To Make Money.
As a guest you do not own the accounts, activities, items, Protium Points, Titans, locations, games and pets on the site; they are for you to play with while on the site. Except as permitted by the functionality of this site, you can't sell them (for money or Protium Points), give them to anyone, trade them for anything (including Protium Points), or pretend you made them. This means that you cannot try to make money off the Protium Points or virtual items in your account or even sell the time it took you to collect such items and Protium Points. If we find someone selling Protium Points or items, we will freeze every account controlled by that user and every account of the user who purchased such Protium Points or items.
2. Using Dragons Vs Robots Artwork Off The Site.
You can display our pictures on your own personal web pages for your personal noncommercial use ONLY as long as you write "Copyright 2000-2008 Massiverse, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" or "(c) 2000-2008 Massiverse, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" on EVERY page with our pictures and/or text and you link directly to us. By the way, this means that you can't sell ads, barter for stuff, offer your services, or otherwise earn money, Dragons Vs Robots Items, or Protium Points either on web pages that contain our pictures and other Materials, or by using our pictures or other Materials, such as by offering to make Dragons Vs Robots banners or backgrounds for others. If there is anything you are unsure of about this, please contact us and we will do our best to give you a quick answer.
3. Play Safely.
This site is visited by thousands of people around the world every month. DragonsVsRobots.com has implemented many safeguards to make this a safe site. However, it is important that you play safely by not giving anyone personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address, physical address, school name, last name, photographs of yourself, instant messenger username or telephone number. Also make sure that you follow you family's rules for playing on the Internet. If you think anything is suspicious, make sure to report it immediately.
4. Other Users Also Enjoy This Site.
Remember this is a community of players and all Titan names, shop names, clans, squads, content on the message boards, Inbox Mail (except Inbox Mail from "The Dragons Vs Robots Team"), Messages (except Warnings!), and "Write to Dragons Vs Robots " come straight from other Dragons Vs Robots users, not from someone at DragonsVsRobots.com. If you see anything mean or nasty on the site, or anyone sends you anything that makes you uncomfortable or asks for your password or personal information (such as your name, address or phone number), please let us know immediately so that we can handle it right away! However, reporting false abuse or inappropriate feedback will not be tolerated and will likely result in the account making a false report being frozen.
5. Respect The Community.
Remember, people who play on DragonsVsRobots.com are of all ages and backgrounds. Therefore, all user content and communications on the Dragons Vs Robots site is filtered and monitored. So that everyone has a good time, you understand and agree that you will not post or send through the site any words, images or links containing or relating to:
- profanity, obscenities ("swear words"), sexual content (express or implied, including inappropriate acts with or by your Titans for "real" or in role play)
- romance role playing
- dating requests or offers for yourself, other people, or your Dragons Vs Robots Titans
- attacks, comments, or opinions about other people or things that slander, defame, threaten, insult or harass another person
- gangs, gang-slang, or the promotion of gangs
- chat rooms or links to sites with chat rooms
- promotions offering prizes of any sort (including contests, raffles, lotteries, chain letters or any kind of giveaway)
- materials created by someone else without their express written permission
- information that might identify another user (including posting a link to your personal guest book)
- material regarding political, social, or religious views or opinions
- links to or advertisements for third party commercial Web sites
- Titan names, account usernames, store fronts, or any descriptions or names that would be considered inappropriate under our Terms and Conditions
- "cheats" or "hacks", or information or links to sites claiming to have these
- requests for user passwords
- requests for money by using your Titans, Protium Points or any other Dragons Vs Robots property on third party sites or your personal websites (including Ebay)
- scams of any kind (including requests to users to change their email address)
- "spamming" (repeatedly posting the same message) or "party boards"
- anything that suggests it's from a member of the Dragons Vs Robots staff
- trying to test Dragons Vs Robots message filters (or encouraging others to do so)
- other information that Dragons Vs Robots deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for this site
BEWARE: If you do any of the above we may suspend you from using your account for up to 72 hours or freeze your account permanently. Please note that depending on your account history and the type of infraction, you may be frozen or suspended for breaking the rules and that you WILL be frozen for multiple infractions. Also, you will not necessarily be warned prior to being frozen. This is your warning.
6. Cheating Is Bad.
If you use cheat programs on any Dragons Vs Robots games, including non-Dragons Vs Robots software or programs, we will freeze all of your accounts.
7. Your Creative Stuff.
If you write something that catches our eye on a message board, in an email or Inbox Mail, we might want to use it on the site or elsewhere when talking about the site. If you're under age 18, remember to ALWAYS check with your parents before you send anything to us or post anything on the site! By sending in your content and comments, you (and your parents) are agreeing that it's okay to repeat on the site and elsewhere what you say, and it's even all right for us to use it in an ad. So, this means we can use it in any way we want, anywhere, until the end of time.
8. Communications From Dragons Vs Robots.
You understand that, as part of playing on the DragonsVsRobots.com site, you may receive e-mail from DragonsVsRobots.com that lets you know when certain events happen with your Titans, etc. You also agree that occasionally DragonsVsRobots.com can send you special offers that you are under no obligation to accept. You understand that you can opt-out of receiving such e-mail through the "My Preferences" page, or send us a message to delete your "snail mail" address at any time, but doing so may detract from your enjoyment of the site, as you will no longer receive e-mails (or "snail mails") from your titans or the DragonsVsRobots.com newsletters and announcements.
9. Scamming Is Very Bad.
Attempting to gain access to someone else's account and/or account information, or trying to get other people's passwords is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Your account (titans, shops, etc.) will be deleted and you will be permanently banned from the site.
10. You Are A Guest.
Remember, this is a free website and we reserve the right to prohibit the use of the site to any user at any time. Be a good guest.
DragonsVsRobots.com reserves the right to permanently terminate any account for non-use including accounts with Dragons Vs Robots items or other items or privileges that may have been licensed through the payment of money to us or our licensing partners. Currently, our policy is to terminate any account that has not been active for two years.
Remember - No member of Dragons Vs Robots staff will EVER ask you for your password! Please contact us if anyone asks you for your password.
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Users are not permitted or authorized to copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute Materials (or any portion thereof) in any way or by any means, except that you may download one copy of appropriately limited portions of the Materials on any single computer for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided you include "Copyright 2000-2008 Massiverse, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" or "© 2000-2008 Massiverse, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" on every page containing copyrightable elements and you keep intact other proprietary notices. Modification of Materials or use of Materials for any other purpose is a violation of Massiverse's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, use of any Materials in any unauthorized manner (including, without limitation, on web pages or sites that contain paid or free advertisements, third-party endorsements of any kind or nature (including without limitation, endorsements of a religious, political, or social orientation nature), promotions, products, games, services, or other inappropriate content) is strictly prohibited. Massiverse hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, revocable, non-transferable license to use and display, for noncommercial and personal use only, one copy of appropriately limited portions of the Materials and/or software that are downloadable from this Site, including, without limitation, any files, codes, audio, or images incorporated in or generated by or in conjunction with the Site and/or Massiverse, provided that "Copyright 2000-2008 Massiverse, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" or "© 2000-2008 Massiverse, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" accompanies all copyrightable Materials and other notices are properly maintained. You agree not to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or circulate any Materials to any third party (including, without limitation, display and distribute the Materials via a third party website) without Massiverse's express prior written consent. Unauthorized or prohibited exploitation of Materials will result in deletion of the offender's account from the Site, and may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws.
Massiverse respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Massiverse may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
We take protection of copyrights, both our own and others, very seriously. We therefore employ multiple measures to prevent copyright infringement over this Site and to promptly end any infringement that might occur.
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By uploading or otherwise submitting any materials to us and/or the Site, you (and your parents, if you're under age 18) automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to Massiverse a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology (now known or hereafter developed or devised) throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" and other rights recognized throughout the world (including without limitation, the European Economic Community) in those materials have been waived.
INBOX MESSAGES (ONSITE EMAIL), CHATROOMS, MESSAGE BOARDS, SHOP DESCRIPTIONS, and GUILD DESCRIPTIONS
You hereby understand and agree that DragonsVsRobots.com does not allow Postings that contain:
- profanity, obscenities, or sexual content (express or implied)
- religious, political, or social commentary
- personal attacks on other people (individually or as a group)
- slanderous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening and harassing suggestions, comments and/or images
- Titan names or account usernames that would be considered inappropriate under our Terms and Conditions.
- materials created by someone else without their express written permission to do so
- "cheat" or "hack" programs or information or links to sites claiming to have these solicitations of user passwords
- solicitation of user passwords
- private or personal information that might identify another user
- links to third party commercial Web sites
- online chat rooms anywhere on our site or links to sites with chat rooms
- Promotions anywhere on the Dragons Vs Robots site offering prizes of any kind. Promotions include, but are not limited to, contests, raffles, lotteries or giveaways, and "anywhere on our site" includes but is not limited to all of the Dragons Vs Robots user communication areas, onsite Titan webpages, shop fronts or onsite squad or clan webpages.
- other information that Massiverse deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for this site.
You hereby further agree that you will not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through or in conjunction with the Site, any Postings that are libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable, or that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any person, or otherwise violate any law or give rise to liability. Further, you agree not to abuse our message board service by "spamming" (posting numerous identical messages) or by creating "party boards" (group postings often containing inappropriate content) on them. Moreover, you hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings you provide and all information they contain.
The Forums and Inbox Mail may be used for noncommercial purposes only. You are not permitted, without our express written approval, to distribute or otherwise publish any Postings containing any solicitation of funds, endorsements (including of a religious, political, sexual orientation, or social cause nature), promotions, or advertising (free or paid in money or Protium Points or Dragons Vs Robots Items), or solicitations of any kind or nature. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other Dragons Vs Robots users to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization or group (profit, non-profit, religious, social, political, or otherwise) is expressly prohibited.
You (and your parents, if you're under age 18) hereby authorize us to use, and to authorize others to use, your Postings and submitted opinions and materials in whole or in part, throughout the universe in perpetuity in any form, medium, or technology (now known or hereafter developed or devised throughout the universe) alone or together or as part of other Materials of any kind or nature. Without limiting the foregoing, you hereby grant to Massiverse the right to use and change the Postings in any manner that Massiverse may determine.
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Massiverse encourages discretion when browsing the Internet using anyone's service. Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, Massiverse cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in third-party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. Thus, under no circumstances will Massiverse be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these third party hyperlinked sites.
UNAUTHORIZED LINKS TO SITE
Massiverse allows users to link their site Dragons Vs Robots-related fan sites to the DragonsVsRobots.com homepage (http://www.DragonsVsRobots.com). However, by using this website, you specifically agree not to link to any pages within theDragonsVsRobots.com site without Massiverse's express written approval. If you do not receive such express written approval prior to linking to an internal page on DragonsVsRobots.com, you hereby consent to an injunction to be entered against you by a court of competent jurisdiction, as provided herein, permanently enjoining you from linking to any internal pages from the DragonsVsRobots.com site.
Ads and Malware
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If you experience any unusual behavior, content or ads on the Site, it may be the result of Malware on your computer. Malware -- short for MALicious softWARE -- is a term used to broadly classify a form of software which is installed in a computer system with malicious intentions, usually without the owner's knowledge or permission. Malware includes computer viruses, key loggers, malicious active content, rogue programs and dialers, among others. While we continuously work closely with our partners to ensure that everything on the Site is working properly, sometimes Malware programs on your personal computer may interfere with your experience on our Site and on other sites that you visit.
We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
- Update your computer via Windows Update (found in the Tools menu in your Internet Explorer web browser).
- Install a SpyWare Removal Tool such as Spybot - Search & Destroy or Ad-Aware to clean your computer of Malware.
- Install antivirus software, such as Norton AntiVirus or McAfee Virus-Scan.
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Please note that we cannot be responsible for the effects of any third-party software including Malware on your computer system. Please make sure to carefully read the Help or Customer Support areas of any software download site.
If you do discover any Malware on your system, we also suggest you speak with a qualified computer technician.
If, after taking the above actions, you are still experiencing any problems, please feel free to contact us.
DENIAL OF ACCESS
Massiverse, for any reason and at its sole discretion, may decide that any person shall be denied access to any part of the DragonsVsRobots.com site. The sending of an e-mail notice by Massiverse to any e-mail address used by a person who is subject to the denial shall constitute complete and sufficient notice of the denial. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to cease and desist immediately from any attempt to access the site upon issuance of a denial. If you do not cease and desist, you hereby consent to an injunction to be entered against you by a court of competent jurisdiction, as provided herein, permanently enjoining you from attempting to access the DragonsVsRobots.com site.
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You acknowledge and agree that you are not permitted under any circumstances or for any reason to cheat or utilize third-party games or code in order to win at, or gain Protium Points or Items from any Dragons Vs Robots game. You agree not to design, disseminate or use any third party programs designed to change the game play on the site including, but without limitations, programs such as autobuyers, flash game cheats, autofreshers, and snipers. Any use, dissemination or design of such programs is a breach of these Terms you will be responsible for any resulting damages to Massiverse. You agree that if you disseminate, design or assist in the design of a third party program that changes the game play on DragonsVsRobots.com, you will pay Massiverse, Inc. liquidated damages in the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars for each such program as liquidated damages. You agree that if you use such a program on the DragonsVsRobots.com website, you will pay Massiverse, Inc. liquidated damages in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars for each time you use a program.
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These Terms and Conditions contain the entire understanding of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, and cannot be changed or terminated orally. The privileges granted to you under this Agreement will terminate immediately and automatically without notice from Massiverse if, in our sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions. Upon such termination, you must destroy all Materials obtained from this Site (or any other web site or source), and all copies thereof, whether or not made under the terms of this Agreement.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the Terms and Conditions will be curtailed to the extent necessary to make it legal and enforceable and will remain, as modified, in full force and effect.
The Terms and Conditions and all matters or issues collateral thereto will be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts executed and performed entirely therein (without regard to any principles of conflicts of laws). You hereby agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or the site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the County of Manhattan, in the State of New York. Further, you hereby expressly consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
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Updated: November 18, 2008.