Terms of service (TOS)
Services – Kinky Grid Servers, Web Sites to include forums, billing and any other KInky Grid website or product.
Kinky Grid – Last name of Founders, employees or otherwise authorized personnel of Kinky Grid.
Banned – Removed from and prohibited from further use of the services
Land Ownership – Rights and privileges to geographical areas of Kinky Grid. Ownership defined as firsthand account fee payments directly to Kinky Grid.
Land Rental – Rights and privileges to geographical areas of Kinky Grid. Rental defined as firsthand fee payments to Land Owners Kinky Grid.
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 Kinky Grid.
Us – Kinky Grid See Kinky Grid above.
We – Kinky Grid see Kinky Grid above.
1. ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND REQUIREMENTS
You must create an account with Kinky Grid to utilize the services. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as asked by the registration process. Kinky Grid reserves the right to terminate accounts found to not be true and accurate.
You must use an account name that is not offensive, demeaning or infringing. You must select a secure password and protect it accordingly.
Kinky Grid 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. Kinky Grid is not an Internet Service Provider. You remain responsible for any fees incurred utilizing the Internet to connect to the Kinky Grid services.
You must be over the age of 18 years to use the services provided by Kinky Grid. Kinky Grid 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 Kinky Grid is bound to the laws of the United Kingdom. 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, child pornography, etc. can lead to suspension, banning, termination of account, reclamation of lands with no refund or reimbursement of any funds. UK and U.S. 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. 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.
Kinky Grid is a multi-user virtual world experience, tailored for the over 18 years of age user.
By using Kinky Grid 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.
Kinky Grid is a service provider meaning among other things that we do not necessarily control various aspects of the environment. You acknowledge that Kinky Grid is a service provider and understand that various user content does not necessarily reflect the opinion nor stance of Kinky Grid as a service provider.
Kinky Grid 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 and reports should be made to customer service with applicable chat logs. The onus of proof will bear on the user and not Kinky Grid. See more under Dispute Resolution.
Content available in Kinky Grid may be provided by users and not Kinky Grid. 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 Kinky Grid, such instances will be investigated and if warranted, removed from public access. Offending accounts will be banned from use of the services. Kinky Grid will not as a rule, police or pre-screen user content.
Kinky Grid has no responsibility for the content that you access through the Service and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content; Kinky Grid assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, or failure to store any user communications, personalization settings, or content. If a user chooses to stream his/her video, music, audio or other content into Kinky Grid directly or using a streaming relay host, the content and any copyright/royalty fees and any other possible issues are the user’s responsibility.
Copy Botted items are not allowed this is a violation of the original creator’s copyright (unless duly documented by original copyright holder), and as such, Kinky Grid reserves the right to fully remove any and all instances from the grid (inventory, contents, or any instance thereof). Kinky Grid assumes no responsibility nor liability for reimbursement of these items. Kinky Grid abides by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). As such, any DMCA filed with Kinky Grid will result in that content being removed. In cases where items are removed from the entire grid (inventory, contents of prims, or any instance thereof), Kinky Grid shall bear no liability nor assume any responsibility for reimbursement of these items.
3. MEMBER CONDUCT
All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. You are solely responsible for all Content that you upload, posts, instant messages or otherwise transmits via the Service or that may be stored by the service. You acknowledge that in using the Service, You may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable in your opinion. Kinky Grid shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Service.
You agree to not use the Kinky Grid services to do any of unlawful, misleading, malicious or discriminatory.
You agree to not use the Kinky Grid Services to bully, intimidate or harass anyone.
You agree to not use the Kinky Grid Services to threaten or incite violence against anyone.
You agree to not upload, download, modify, copy, store, adapt, make available (whether publicly or not), translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or use any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, 3D models, video, messages or other materials (“Content”) in Kinky Grid Services, without permission or license to do so.
You agree to not upload, create, modify, copy, store, or use viruses or other malicious software in Kinky Grid Services, including, but not limited to, any “worm”, “Trojan horse”, “time bomb”, “web bug”, spyware, or any other computer code, file, or program that is malicious by nature or defective, and may, or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or any other actually or potentially harmful, disruptive, or invasive code or component.
You agree to not upload any Content which may infringe any third party intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademarks, etc.
You agree to not use Kinky Grid Services to send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam).
You agree to not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working of Kinky Grid Services or any other organization or individual.
You agree to not solicit Kinky Grid Services login information or access a Kinky Grid Account belonging to someone else.
You agree to not create an API or GUI around Kinky Grid Services or parts thereof (e.g. no “frames”) without our explicit prior written consent.
You agree to not interfere with or violate users’ right to privacy or other rights, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about users without their express consent, including using any robot, spider, crawler, site search or retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve index and/or data-mine information.
You agree to not falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including without limitation, with Kinky Grid, or express or imply that Kinky Grid endorses or is in any way affiliated with you, your website, your business or any statement you make, or present false information about this site.
You agree to not create a database by systematically copying and storing all or any of Kinky Grids Intellectual Property (as shall be defined below).
Please do not to access the Kinky Grid Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by the Company for accessing Kinky Grid Services.
Users outside of the United Kingdom agree to comply with their own local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content, including laws regulating the export of data to and from your country of residence.
4, LICENSE TERMS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TERMS
You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to content you create in Kinky Grid to the extent that you have such rights under applicable law.
Kinky Grid 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 Kinky Grid retains this right, your intellectual property will not be used without prior permission and or licensing to Kinky Grid.
Kinky Grid supports content creators and encourages full creativity to enhance and grow the community. As stated before however, Kinky Grid 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.
Kinky Grid staff 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. You acknowledge and release liability on all Kinky Grid staff identified. 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.
5. 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 Kinky Grid will result in permanent banning from the Kinky Grid services.
Kinky Grid reserves the right to further advance this area of the ToS.
6. COMMUNITY STANDARDS FOR KINKY GRID
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.
While Kinky Grid is an adult environment, sexual age play is strictly forbidden (Sexual age play is that of being a child avatar), School Roleplay or Incest is permitted as long as the avatars involved are clearly 18+ looking). Any evidence of such shall immediately render the offenders accounts and alternates as banned. Kinky Grid shall not be liable for any form of reimbursement.
While Furry and animal avatars are fully free to explore and engage in sexual activity around the Kinky Grid we ask that all animal Avatars keep any sexual interactions to specific regions/lands only and do not engage in any sexual activity around the rest of the Kinky Grid.
Kinky Grid mainland is a community standard, as such, ad farms will not be tolerated. Violation will result in ads being removed and/or region reclamation.
Kinky Grid 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 Kinky Grid 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.
7. AVAILABILITY OF THE KINKY GRID SERVICES
Access to Kinky Grid Services may not be available at all times or in all areas. Kinky Grid reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, Kinky Grid Services, with or without any notice to you. You agree that Kinky Grid shall not be liable to you or to any third party for the content or any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Kinky Grid Services and/or any of the Content including, without limitation, User Generated Content
8. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENTS
The Content may include sexual advertisements uploaded by Users, within their regions/lands. All the information contained in such advertisements has been uploaded on behalf of the Users and at their sole responsibility. Kinky Grid not endorsing any of the advertisers and makes no warranties or representations regarding such advertisements.
Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
By using the Kinky Grid Services and/or viewing or using any of the Content, you acknowledge and agree that Kinky Grid may access, collect, process, preserve, and disclose your account information and any Content associated with that account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, collection, processing, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
(ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof,
(iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues (including, without limitation, the filtering of spam), or
(iv) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Kinky Grid, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of Kinky Grid Services, including your Content, may involve:
(i) transmissions over various networks; and
(ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks, devices or services.
We will collect and use 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.
10. COOKIES & LOCAL STORAGE
When you visit the website and/or use the services, Kinky Grid may use industry-wide technologies such as “cookies”, Flash and/or Silverlight (or similar technologies), which stores certain information on your computer (“Local Storage”) and which will allow Kinky Grid to enable automatic sign-in to the website and/or the services and make your browsing much more convenient and effortless. It is easy to prohibit the Local Storage. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer’s hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. In order to erase or disable the Local Storage option in Flash or Silverlight you should use the settings option of Flash/Silverlight according to the specific instructions provided by the technology provider. However, if you block or erase cookies, or change the settings of Flash and/or Silverlight, your online experience may be limited.
Kinky Grid may also use certain third-party cookies. These are a different kind of cookies, which are stored on your computer by a third party site, rather than by Kinky Grid. This kind of cookie is updated each time you visit the Kinky Grid website and/or use any of the Kinky Grid Services, and also when you visit other websites that use similar cookies. Third-party cookies usually store only Non-personal Information, such as the web pages you have visited, the duration of your browsing, etc.
We take great care in maintaining the security of the Kinky Grid Services and your information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through industry standard technologies and internal procedures. However, we do not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.
12. THIRD PARTY SITES
13. INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THIRD PARTY SITES
14. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Kinky Grid does not exercise editorial control over the content of Kinky Grid, and will make no specific efforts to review the textures, objects, sounds or other content created within Kinky Grid. Additionally, Kinky Grid 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.
While users may choose to play Kinky Grid 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
Kinky Grid acknowledges that there will be disputes of varying nature. This is human. Kinky Grid 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. Kinky Grid 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 screen-shots. Kinky Grid will pull applicable chat logs from the database to compare and inspect. Kinky Grid does not guarantee that any chat logs will be available in an archived manner at any time. Again, common sense will prevail.
Kinky Grid will not delete an account once it has been activated. If you do not wish to have an Kinky Grid account do not activate it.
15. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS & RELEASES, DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNIFICATION
In no event shall kinkygrid.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 Kinky Gird’s site, even if Kinky Grid or a Kinky Grid 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 Kinky Grid from your claims relating to other users. Kinky Grid has the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users.
We claim no ownership or control over any Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through Kinky Grids Services (“User Generated Content” or “Items”). You or a third party licensor, as appropriate, retain all patent, trademark and copyright to any User Generated Content you submit, post, display, or sell on or through Kinky Grid Services and you are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate. By submitting, posting, displaying or selling Content on or through Kinky Grid Services you agree to allow Kinky Grid to handle your User Generated Content in all the ways required to provide the Kinky Grid Services you elected to use. Kinky Grid reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display, transmit, or sell any User Generated Content in its sole discretion.
You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any User Generated Content submitted.
An “Avatar” is a Kinky Grid Account or third-party user account that is (A) capable of using Items; and (B) is capable of having a presence in only one location at a time.
Items delivered by the Kinky Grid Market (as the term is defined below) are either explicitly licensed for use outside of Kinky Grid Services (grant you “Export Permission”) or are explicitly barred from use outside of Kinky Grid Services (are marked “No-Export”). Items not delivered by Kinky Grid Market have an implicit Export Permission if they (A) have Copy Permission; and (B) have Transfer Permission; and (C) do not contain or use any No-Export items.
You agree that people are allowed to use Items for which they have Export Permission outside Kinky Grid Services using the same copy, modify and/or transfer terms that they have for those Items inside Kinky Grid Service.
You agree that people are allowed to store Items for which they have Export Permission in offline backup files. You agree that if you create a backup file, and it contains any Items that you did not create and do not have Transfer Permission for, then you will not share that file and/or those Items with other people.
You agree that people have an additional right to use Items for which they have Export Permission in one virtual space that runs on their personal computer and is not accessible to any other person, regardless of whether those Items have Copy Permission and/or Transfer Permission.
You may copy, modify, transfer, and/or export Items you create regardless of their implicit Permissions, unless these Items contain and/or use Items that you did not create.
You may define an explicit license for your Items, but it may not remove any of the rights that are granted by the Permissions, and it may not add any rights for use of Items that you did not create.
Kinky Grid Services, and all the Content (other than the User Generated Content mentioned above), including without limitation, the graphics, photos, texts, data, personal data and information, business and technical data and information, guides, manuals, specifications, any proprietary resources, presentations, sounds, music, videos, interactive features, software (whether in source code or object code), scripts, designs, interface functionality trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively, “Intellectual Property”), whether or not registered and/or protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws, are solely owned by or licensed to Kinky Grid and subject to copyright and other applicable intellectual property rights under UK laws, foreign laws and international conventions. Except as permitted by applicable laws, you are not granted, expressly or by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Intellectual Property without the prior written permission of Kinky Grid.
When used with Kinky Grid’s permission or as permitted by applicable law, to the extent provided, all trademarks must be identified as trademarks of Kinky Grid using the appropriate symbol (e.g.,™ or ®) at the first occurrence in the text of any published printed or electronic communications, including advertising, promotions, packaging, technical documentation, sales and marketing collateral and product labels.
16. KINKY CREDITS (KC)
Some Kinky Grid Services may require you to obtain Kinky Credits (“KC”). KC is a virtual currency issued by Kinky Grid to be used solely in connection with the Kinky Grid Services. KC may be purchased from Kinky Grid, and may not be refunded, traded, exchanged, transferred, or sold except within Kinky Grid Services at Kinky Grid’s discretion. Kinky Grid may give and take away KC from time to time, without warning, and without compensation, for reasonable causes determined at its sole discretion such as fraud, accounting error, legal orders, and/or alleged violation of these Terms. Kinky Grid’s prices are listed at (ADD URL HERE).
Upon termination of your use of Kinky Grid Services, we will close your account and you will no longer be able to retrieve Content contained in that account.
17. USE & STORAGE
You agree that Kinky Grid has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content and other communications maintained or transmitted by Kinky Grid Services. You acknowledge that Kinky Grid may have set no fixed upper limit on the number of transmissions you may send or receive through Kinky Grid Services or the amount of storage space used; however, Kinky Grid retains the right, at its sole discretion, to create limits at any time with or without notice.