T.o.S.

Terms of ServiceTable of Contents

Introduction Preface
Responsible Use and Conduct
Privacy
Limitation of Warranties
Limitation of Liability
Virtuality/Staff
Copyrights/Trademarks
Game Tokens
Financial Services by Virtuality and Others
Gambling.
Reporting TOS Violations
Termination of Use
Governing Law
Guarantee
Contact Information
Copyright Infringement
DMCA Policy

Terms of Service

Introduction
Welcome to Virtuality. This website is owned and operated by Virtuality a privately held company. By using our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this Terms of Service (hereafter referred to as ‘User Agreement’ or ‘TOS’), along with the terms and conditions as stated in our Privacy Policy (please refer to the Privacy Policy section below for more information).

This agreement is in effect as of October 17, 2017.
We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.

Responsible Use and Conduct

  • By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, and (b) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.
  • In order to access our Resources, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself (such as identification, contact details, etc.) as part of the registration process, or as part of your ability to use the Resources. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our Resources. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account/s.
  • You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability.
  • This includes , but is not limited to, stopping payment on any credit card or PayPal payment to Virtuality for any orders generated in world or through the Billing Dashboard under your account.
  • Accessing (or attempting to access) any of our Resources by any means other than through the means we provide, is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of our Resources through any automated, unethical or unconventional means.
  • Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Resources, including the servers and/or networks to which our Resources are located or connected, is strictly prohibited. Interfering with the enjoyment and use of the service by other account holders is strictly prohibited also. Specifically griefing through objects, usage or removal of personal or real property.
  • Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited.
  • We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that generally we do not pre-screen or monitor the content posted by users of these various communication tools, which means that if you choose to use these tools to submit any type of content to our website, then it is your personal responsibility to use these tools in a responsible and ethical manner. By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools as mentioned, you agree that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that.
  • Is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, stalking, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language;
  • Is a depiction of sex with a minor (age play), regardless if the participants are legally adult or not;
  • Is the use of weapons or HUD’s, scripted or otherwise, other than on damage enabled parcels designated as combat areas and then only against avatars that are actual participants in the combat;
  • Infringes on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right of any party;
  • Contains any type of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising;
  • Impersonates any person or entity, including any Virtuality employees or representatives.
  • It is forbidden for any user to use any script or device within Virtuality or any other means, such as using a third party website, to find the IP address of another member. Further, should such information be known it is forbidden for any member to disclose the information to any other member. Also forbidden is the use of the information for the purpose of banning any member using that IP address from any land using a script or any other means, and/or tracking someone via any tracking and tracing methods.
  • We have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that, we feel in our judgment does not comply with this User Agreement, along with any content that we feel is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. We are not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If you post content that we choose to remove, you hereby consent to such removal, and consent to waive any claim against us.
  • We have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that, we feel in our judgment does not comply with this User Agreement, along with any content that we feel is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. We are not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If you post content that we choose to remove, you hereby consent to such removal, and consent to waive any claim against us.
  • You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Virtuality and its parent company and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this User Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this User Agreement. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us, which is why we’ve created a separate Privacy Policy in order to explain in detail how we collect, manage, process, secure, and store your private information.

Limitation of Warranties

  • By using our website, you understand and agree that all Resources we provide are “as is” and “as available”. This means that we do not represent or warrant to you that:
  • the use of our Resources will meet your needs or requirements.
  • the use of our Resources will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from errors.
  • the information obtained by using our Resources will be accurate or reliable, and any defects in the operation or functionality of any Resources we provide will be repaired or corrected.
  • Furthermore, you understand and agree that:
  • any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our Resources is done at your own discretion and risk, and that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or other devices for any loss of data that may result from the download of such content.
  • no information or advice, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, obtained by you from Virtuality or through any Resources we provide shall create any warranty, guarantee, or conditions of any kind, except for those expressly outlined in this User Agreement.

Limitation of Liability

In conjunction with the Limitation of Warranties as explained above, you expressly understand and agree that any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of products and/or services. Virtuality will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary loss or damages which may be incurred by you as a result of using our Resources, or as a result of any changes, data loss or corruption, cancellation, loss of access, or downtime to the full extent that applicable limitation of liability laws apply.

Virtuality Staff

  • No Virtuality Grid Staff member is allowed to work as staff in any job title on another grid. Working on multiple grids takes away from our focus on improving the grid and keeping excellent customer service to our residents. If it is found that you are employed on another gird you will be asked to step down or be terminated.
  • All members of Virtuality must follow the instructions of any staff member when given to them with respect and without argument If you think you are being treated unfairly you must still comply but may file an appeal via a support ticket.

Copyrights/Trademarks

All content and materials available on Virtuality, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images and logos are the intellectual property of Virtuality, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any inappropriate use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of any content on this site is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by Virtuality. Content available on Virtuality may be provided by users and not Virtuality. 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 Virtuality, such instances will be investigated and if warranted, removed from public access. Offending accounts will be terminated and banned from use of the services. Virtuality will not as a rule, police or pre-screen user content.

Game Tokens

All game tokens inside of Virtuality known as “V$’s” are a fictional currency and Virtuality gives them no monetary value. All responsibility of in world exchange are provided 100% by Virtuality. No other exchange by any service or by a resident is allowed.

Financial Services by Virtuality and Others

  • Trading V$’s for US Dollars
  • To trade in world currency for US dollars, submit an order for the amount of V’s to sell. The US Dollars will be placed in your cash account.
  • To Transfer US dollars from your cash Account to PayPal, submit an order for the amount of US Dollars to transfer and specify your PayPal accounts Email address.
  • By law, you must provide your full real life contact information under the Billing Dashboard in order to transfer US Dollars to your PayPal account.
  • You agree that any and all fees associated with exchanging of V$’s to US Dollars will be deducted from the amount of V$’s you direct us to exchange and the net amount will be the actual amount exchanged.
  • Currency may not be exchanged in any way for US dollars or other games tokens by anyone, including individual residents, other than Virtuality.
  • No use of banks or any form of Virtuality Currency Resell is allowed. You will ask to remove it within 24 hours or the account will be deleted.  Please respect the terms.
  • No Stock Exchanges are allowed.
  • No Credit Cards for the purpose of purchasing goods or services in Virtuality with the expectation of future payment with or without interest is allowed.
  • No other financial services other than those provided by Virtuality are allowed.

Region Ratings

Virtuality Regions are all rated either:

G for General Audiences which means specifically:

  • No nudity, or showing of private areas directly or through sheer or revealing clothing.
  • No swearing or use of foul language.
  • No depiction through any media or public discussion of sex of any kind any where.
  • No enactment of adult or mature situations.
  • Any other behavior that Virtuality deems unsuitable for a general audience.

M for Moderate Audiences which means specifically:

  • Nudity allowed except for nudity connected to sexual situations not taking place out of the public view.
  • No depiction of sex through any media except in a private residence and out of view of the general public.
  • No advertising of any sexual services of any kind in Public or Private or through the use of our Search services, Classifieds, or Website, that are offered on an M rated or A rated region.
  • No enactment of adult or mature situations.
  • Any other behavior that Virtuality deems unsuitable for only an adult rated region.

A for Adult Audiences Only which means specifically:

  • no restrictions other than those set by this TOS.

Note that a specific region rating does not give you the right to break any rules the region owner sets over and above this TOS. The rights of the region owner to make their own restrictions is paramount.

Reporting of TOS Violations by Members

  • Specific TOS violations effecting a venue or member should be reported via a support ticket and management stating the time, date and location, the TOS provision you feel has been violated and a brief description of the occurrence. You may also submit any other proofs you have such as pictures.
  • Virtuality’s management will decide, at it’s sole discretion, on the appropriate course of action upon receiving such a report. All Management’s decisions are final.
  • Due to privacy concerns the course of action taken will not be disclosed to the member who originally reported the abuse or TOS violation, only that the report has been resolved.

Termination of Use

  • You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of our website and Resources with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this Terms of Service without refund or compensation for any loss of the account. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use the Resources we provide will immediately cease, and we reserve the right to remove or delete any information that you may have on file with us, including any account or login information.
  • You agree that should you voluntarily decide to terminate your use of the service that Virtuality is under no obligation to refund any monies paid to it or compensate you in any way.

Governing Law

  • This website is controlled by Virtuality. It can be accessed by most countries around the world. By accessing our website, you agree that the statutes and laws of the United States and our companies state or residence, Tennessee, without regard to the conflict of laws and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website and the purchase of any products or services through this site.
  • Furthermore, any action to enforce this User Agreement shall be brought in the US federal or state court.  You hereby agree to personal jurisdiction by such courts, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient objections to such courts.

Guarantee

UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSED, VIRTUALITY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about these our Terms of Service as outlined above, you can contact us using a support ticket via our website at: https://virtualitygrid.com/contact

Copyright Infringement

  • Copyright infringement is a serious offense and Virtuality does not tolerate illegally made copies of any kind. PLEASE HELP US FIGHT THIS PROBLEM. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING!
  • ONLY the original creator or copyright owner many file an DMCA notice. Therefore please notify them. Include the following:
  • Nature of Copyright Infringement
  • Name of avatar infringing on a copyright
  • Region where the object is and grid name
  • Object name and characteristics
  • Your Avatar Name and grid
  • DMCA Policy
  • Claims of Copyright Infringement

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If You believe in good faith that materials hosted by Virtuality infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by Virtuality), You (or Your agent) may send Virtuality a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information:

  • a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed
  • identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Virtuality Sites or in Virtuality Services are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);
  • identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Virtuality to locate the material on the Virtuality Sites and in the Virtuality Services;
  • the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if available) of the complaining party;
  • a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  • a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • If You believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by Virtuality against you, the DMCA permits You to send Virtuality a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov for details.
  • Company’s Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be contacted only for the purposes set forth in this Section
  • ALL OTHER INQUIRIES DIRECTED TO VIRTUALITY COPYRIGHT AGENT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED