Avaricia's Terms of Service
Welcome to Avaricia. This website is an online community where members can create an avatar, personalized completely by the items that they purchase in our virtual shops. Users of this website may participate in discussion, play games, and make new friends in an online setting.
In order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our members, we require that all users of this website read and familiarize themselves with the Terms of Service.
Please read the following terms of service carefully. By accessing, browsing, using and registering on Avaricia, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the following terms, in addition to any guidelines and future modifications of these terms. If you do not agree to these terms please do not use Avaricia.
In addition, during all times of use, you will be subject to any additional rules and guidelines including but not limited to Avaricia's Rules and Guidelines, any "stickied" threads or announcements in our forums. All of these guidelines are incorporated into these terms.
Forbidden and Prohibited ActivitiesBy using any part of Avaricia's website, you agree not to engage in the following activities:
- Stalk, Harass, Threaten or Defraud any of Avaricia's members.
- Send, Post, or make available to other members any pornographic, threatening, harassing, embarrassing, hateful, ethnically or racially, defamatory, insulting, and otherwise inappropriate messages to other Avaricia members.
- Make any unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, chain letters, or send junk mail, to other Members
- Impersonate or gain access to other Member's accounts without permission from the account's owner.
- Fail to send or deliver payment for any purchases made on Avaricia.
- Share Avarica passwords with third parties or encourage members to do so.
- Misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information posted or transmitted on Avaricia by you. For example, claiming a created work as your own when you did not create it.
- Use Avaricia for any illegal purpose at any time.
- Interfere with, modify, or disable any security-related feature on Avaricia.
- Purposefully and intentionally interfere with the enjoyment of any and all Members of Avaricia, or the operation thereof by posting inflamatory statements to gain attention (known as "Trolling").
Consequences for TOS Violation
Members of Avaricia will be subject to the following consequences when found in violation of the aforementioned prohibited activities.
- Any major infractions of prohibited activities will result in the banning of accounts and Internet Proxies(s) of the involved guilty parties.
- The staff of Avaricia reserves the right to ban any and all accounts suspected to be in violation of the Terms of Service, at it's own discretion.
- Banned members are permitted, within sixy (60) days, to send an inquiry to Avaricia Staff in regards to actions taken on their account.
- Persons who have been removed, banned, or suspended from the site are not permitted to access any member's only areas of the site. They are also not permitted to create new accounts on this site.
Your Account Information:
By registering an account on Avaricia, you agree that all information you provide at all times is true, accurate, complete, and current. You also agree to keep this information up-to-date and accurate at all times.
Disclosure of Personal Information:
It is extremely important to never display any information that could be used to identify you in the real world. This includes your real name, home or mailing address, or any telephone numbers belonging to you.
Additionally, by registering an account on Avaricia, you will be required to provide a password. It is recommended that you keep this password confidential at all times, and do not allow any access to your account by anyone, regardless of relation. You are responsible for your password confidentiality, and all actions that incur under your account. If at any time, you suspect that your account is no longer secure, such as, in the case of theft, loss, disclosure of your password, or any credit card or debit card numbers, you will contact Avaricia's staff immediately.
Notice to visitors under the age of thirteen:
Because of content that may be posted on Avaricia, we encourage all children under the age of thirteen to not use this website. We cannot guarantee that all material and information posted here is safe for children. If you are a user who is under the age of thirteen, you must submit a COPPA form, which will be emailed to the address you provide upon registration in order to gain access to members only areas of the website. Until the COPPA form has been submitted by fax or mail, we will not allow children under the age of 13 to use this website.
Avaricia does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If Avaricia learns that this type of information has been collected or posted anywhere on the website, we will take immediate actions to delete such information. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child who is under the age of 13, who has an account here at Avaricia, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that we delete your child's information, up to, and including, their account(s) from our system.
All graphics, design, visual interfaces, information, services and other elements of Avaricia are owned by December Rain Studios, including without limitation, artwork, virtual items, virtual currency, and trinkets. User accounts and ID's are protected by United States copyright, patent and trademark laws, trade dress, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights and applicable laws. You will agree not to license, buy, sell, distribute, modify, copy, publicly perform, transmit, display, edit, adapt, publish, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized commercial use of any content provided by Avaricia and December Rain Studios, unless expressly authorized.
Messages and Posts:
Members of Avaricia may submit, post, or transmit messages within Avaricia. Avaricia accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with these messages. Avaricia has no control, nor does it endorse the content of messages that are submitted by members on forums, the private message system, or any other area of the website where members may “chat with” one-another. Furthermore, messages that are submitted to Avaricia are not reviewed by staff members prior to posting. Messages that are posted here do not necessarily reflect the opinions and policies of Avaricia. All messages transmitted and posted on Avaricia may be subject to review by Avaricia's Administrators and Moderators. Avaricia makes no warranties or guarantees implied or expressed regarding the content of messages posted throughout the forums and other areas of the website by members, or the reliability or accuracy thereof. Avaricia also reserves the right to prevent members from posting messages and content to the forums, edit, remove restrict messages for at any time, for any reason deemed fit.
Virtual Currency System:
During your time on Avaricia you may accumulate “Credits” and “Jades”. These are a fictional currencies used to purchase virtual goods and and services on the site, including virtual items to dress and enhance your “Avatar” (your online player character). Also, at various times Avaricia may include additional virtual currencies during it's special events. These virtual currencies hold no monetary value, and is non-transferable or redeemable for any sum of money from Avaricia at any time. You will agree that Avaricia Staff has the absolute right to manage, regulate, reduce, control, modify or eliminate virtual currencies as it deems fit at any time. Avaricia has no liability to you based on it's exercise of these rights. Avaricia Staff my suspend, halt, reverse, or discontinue any virtual transaction (whether it my be proposed, pending, or in the past) in cases of actual or suspected fraud.
The Donation System:
Avaricia enables a system where members may donate real money to the website, in order to help with the costs of maintenance, developing and providing services and features to it's members, as well as paying artists and developers for their work. At no time does Avaricia demand any form of real payment from it's members. When a member donates, they will receive “Trinkets” which can be exchanged for virtual items in our virtual shops to enhance their avatar or other personally customizable areas of the website. Trinkets hold no monetary value, and are given by Avaricia as a reward for providing monetary assistance to the website. “Trinkets” are bound by the same rights as Virtual Currencies listed above, in that Avaricia Staff has the right to suspend, halt, reverse, discontinue any transactions made with “Trinkets” given from the donation system. with or without refund. Trinkets may not be exchanged or traded with other members of the website at any time. However, virtual items that users may exchange their trinkets for may be exchanged freely, and provided to members of the website who cannot or do not wish to donate.