Terms of Service
PetRPG is an online community composed of players from all over the world. We hope you enjoy your time on PetRPG and request that you abide by our site rules. Below is a short summary of the of our longer "Terms of Service". Its meant to be a quick summary as to what our "Terms of Service" is, it is not a replacement. It is very important that you review the following rules so you know what you can and cannot do on PetRPG.
Number of Accounts - Lets not get crazy!
You are allotted only three non-Gold accounts per individual if you comply with the following. If you wish to play using multiple accounts, that is allowed for in game purposes other then abusing activities that are on a per account basis. Individuals who are found to have multiple accounts and are using them to purposely gain an advantage over other players will have all involved accounts frozen immediately and without warning. Do not use your other accounts to attempt to gain an unfair advantage over other users through special offers, daily activities, gaining PetRPG Credits, gaining dPoints, etc.
Beyond the three alloted accounts, you can have an ulimited amount of Gold accounts. This means the account has a current Gold User membership, and is in good standing. You can keep your Gold account current by purchasing a lifetime Gold membership from the dPoint Store.
Additionally accounts cannot be shared, and ownership cannot be transfered. See below in our "Terms of Service" for more information.
Language - Keep it cool, like in school!
This really shouldn't need to be said, but all users need to keep their language to what would be acceptable in most schools. Check the "Terms of Service" for complete rules on communication decency, but here are some of the big ones.
-No profanity or obsene language allowed.
-No testing language filters
-No spamming/repeating of the same message.
-No cybering or romance role-playing
You can find more information regarding the language rules in our "Terms of Service".
Referrals & Prizes - Stay Legit!
You can gain referral prizes for referring your friends to PetRPG. You can find more information on the prizes here. You may not "cheat" the system by referring yourself. Users found abusing the referral system will either have the prizes taken away, or their account frozen. Its best to stay legit! Just refer your friends and take a look at our Suggested Referral Methods and you'll be earning prizes in no time!
Running a Contest - Free to enter!
You may hold contests in the forums, and you may offer prizes to the winner(s) of your contests. You may NOT charge an entry fee in the form of pC or items.
Bugs, Glitches, Exploits - Use it, you lose it!
Encounter a bug/glitch/exploit that could make you PetRPG rich? Dont use it! Report it to us via the Bugs forum.
Welcome users of PetRPG, these are the term and conditions that you are bound by while accessing this site. The terms "We", "Our" "Site" and "Us" refer to PetRPG as a site/entity. It is your responsibilty that you read, understand and follow all that is shown on this page. This includes, but not limited to, the local laws of your area, federal laws of your country, rules of this site. Failure to follow these rules will prohibit you from using this site. Remember, when you access/use this site you are agreeing to these terms. This agreement is between the User(You) and Us(PetRPG).
These Terms of Service, known hereafter as the "ToS", is subject to change at anytime.
Major changes to the ToS will be announced as an Update presented at logon, although it is the responsibility of the player to be aware of and in compliance with the ToS at all times.
These terms may be modified, edited, changed, added to, deleted from or altered in some or all fashion at any moment with/with out notice to the users. It is your responsibility to check up on these on a regular basis. Changes can include(but not limited to): Fees, Advertisements, Content, Images, Text, Rules/Terms, Hardware/Software, Sponsors, User Information/Stored Data, Accounts, Ips, and anything else on our hosting servers.
PetRPG does not guarantee connectivity of our site at all times.
1) You are allotted only three non-Gold accounts per individual if you comply with the following. If you wish to play using multiple accounts, that is allowed for in game purposes other then abusing activities that are on a per account basis. Individuals who are found to have multiple accounts and are using them to purposely gain an advantage over other players will have all involved accounts frozen immediately and without warning. Do not use your other accounts to attempt to gain an unfair advantage over other users through special offers, daily activities, gaining PetRPG Credits, gaining dPoints, etc.
2) Account sharing (that is the continued use of an account by multiple persons), for any purpose, is strictly prohibited.
3) Rights to use a game account belong to the user who initially signed up. Game accounts cannot be transferred to a new owner, and game administration does not recognize any account transfers, and will not modify account information to reflect a new owner.
All images, artwork, content, items, characters, history, games, plots, stories, site names, usernames, and PetRPG itself is copyrighted to the entity of PetRPG. You are not allowed to edit, modify, reproduce, upload, or distribute anything stated above without permission from PetRPG. At which point you will be required to have "Used with Permission of PetRPG © 2009-2010, All Rights Reserved – http://www.petrpg.com". Any use of the service or materials for profit or not that is deemed theft/mis-use for personal gain or not without a written agreement with PetRPG will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
You the "User" give full rights/permission to anything uploaded to PetRPG that includes but not limited to: text, images, fan art, materials, suggestions, ideas, and anything else submitted to the site. This is not for us to claim it as our own, but a legal stand point since you the "User" are submitting something onto our site. All PetPRG related submition become the automatic property of PetRPG, while non-PetRPG related submitions remain the property of their creator.
No Spamming! Spam is "Short Pointless Annoying Messages". These are off topic messages, short one word, smilie heavy, or symbol/chat speak heavy messages.
No Impersonating Staff, other Users or anyone besides yourself. Don't attempt to by-pass any word filters, image filters or coding filters.
No swearing, racial comments, religious comments, discrimination or obscene content.
No posting anything dealing with nudity, obscenity, racial discrimination, general discrimination, excessive graphic gore, profanity or other obscene images.
No posting links to out side sites that consist of malware, spyware, malicious programs/scripts, illegal content, porno sites, sites of obscenity.
No use of bots, refreshers, auto programs, greasemonkey scripts, custom scripts, or anything else that gains you a unsafe advantage.
No harassing/threatening or intentially embarrassing users, staff, affiliates or sponsors using the forums, mail service, chat service or any other feature avaliable on PetRPG including Twitter, Facebook and Myspace.
No abusing or creating glitches for personal/non-personal gain. You are not allowed to recruit PetRPG staff through our site in any manner.
Do not access or attempt to access areas that you are not granted or endorsed to be in.
You are not allowed to sell items, pets, accounts or anything else gained from PetRPG for real life currency.
Do not submit or post images/art/graphics that are not yours or try to claim something that you did not do/make.
Do not attempt to scam users/staff of informations, points, credits, passwords or anything else that is not yours.
Some topics are not suitable for ages under 18 and we would not like these to be discussed at all due to the nature of their content and legality. These include but are not limited to : Drug Use, Sex, Cults, Suicide, Illegal Activity, Religion, and killing of anything.
dPoints are a form of currency that is bought with real money via a secure service called, Paypal. Paypal is used to transfer the money from you to us and all information is done by Paypal. This is a secure service and we have no access to your information or responsibility for how the transaction is done/completed. Once the transaction is complete and we receive the money, you are credited your dPoints. Dpoints can be used for special account upgrades, items and other vitual goods. These terms must be accepeted in order to use the service/buy dPoints.
By perchasing dPoints you give us permission to store basic information about the purchase including: username, time of purchase, price, item bought, transaction number and email address. These are used to allow us to sent you the dPoints and track the order incase there are issues that you need us to look into for you.
All dPoint items are the property of PetRPG. These can not be sold/traded for real life currency or any other type of Non-PetRPG virtual currency.
There is a STRICT agreement of NO Refunds for any reason. You are getting a virtual item/feature/currency that is sometimes not trackable once it is placed into your account. Under set events like glitch, error, mal-use of the card we can make arrangements. If a chargeback is done against PetRPG, we reserve the right to ban your account, ban your ip address and/or take legal action against you to regain any fee(s) or losses due to the chargeback.
You agree that all information you pass through PayPal and us are up to date and are your information/property. You are also agreeing to the third party privacy agreements when you use our services. Please be away to read and understand there privacy/terms before using. If used by a minor, the parent/guardian is bound by these terms since owning a Credit Card/Debit Card is only allowed for people age 18+. We reserve the rights to limit, refuse or deny service of the dPoint feature to anyone.
By using the dPoints service you agree to the terms and conditions stated above.
Privacy is very important to us here at PetRPG. We only collect the set information needed to allow access to our site and we will not allow access to it to anyone else or sell it to third parties. We encript all registration information and sort it in a secure database. The information we collect include: Username(Access to Site), Password(Access to Site), Email Address(Used to Retrieve Password), Birthdate(Verify Coppa), Age(Verify Coppa), IP Address of Registration(Access to Site), Gender(For Stat Purposes), County of Registration(Access to Site), and your agreement to the terms and conditions(Access to Site).
Terminating Your Account:
Individuals who no longer wish to play PetRPG may terminate their accounts by not logging into their accounts. Accounts may be deleted at the discretion of PetRPG.
PetRPG is designed for users of the age of 13 and up. If you wish to have access to the site and are under the age of 13 then you are required to fill out a PetRPG Permission Form and send it back to our office to be filled. This is in occordance to the COPPA laws of the United States that prevent users under the age of 13 to submit any personal information. Once this form has been completed and signed by a parent/guardian then your access to the site will be allowed.
User Generated Content:
To the extent that portions of this Site provide users an opportunity to post and/or exchange information, ideas, and opinions ("Postings") in chatrooms and message boards, and via Art Contests, and in descriptions of shops and groups, please be advised that Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of PetRPG. Although we periodically monitor exchanged and posted information, in no event does PetRPG assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Postings or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on or in conjunction with this Site or elsewhere. Users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages and postings. However, PetRPG reserves the right to edit, delete, or refuse to post any Posting that violates these Terms and Conditions, as well as revoke the privileges of any user who does not comply with these Terms and Conditions.
Copyright and Trademark Infringements
Only the intellectual property rights owner or the owner's authorized agent is permitted to report potentially infringing materials through PetRPG's reporting system set forth below. If you are not the intellectual property rights owner or the owner's authorized agent, you should contact the intellectual property rights owner and they can choose whether to use the procedures set forth in these Terms.
Notification: PetRPG respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we require you to do the same when interfacing with the Site or Products.
Submissions and unauthorized use of any Materials or Third Party Content contained on this Site may violate applicable laws and regulations. You agree to indemnify and hold PetRPG and its employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs of defense) PetRPG or any other indemnified party suffers in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that your use of this Site or the use of this Site by any person using your user name and/or password (including without limitation, your participation in the posting areas or, your Submissions) violates any applicable law or regulation, or the copyrights, trademark rights or other rights of any third party.
PetRPG may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate service and/or access to this Site for users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work is the subject of copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement and appears on our Site, please provide PetRPG's designated agent 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 and/or trademarked work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a full list of such works at that site.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled at the Site, and information reasonably sufficient to permit PetRPG to locate the material.
- Information sufficient to permit PetRPG to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright and/or trademark owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- PetRPG's agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement on this Site can be reached as follows:
Please also note that for copyright infringements under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Users agree not to, through use of software or other means, interfere with site operation and page content. Any automated software written to interact with the game is strictly forbidden. Users agree to follow Administrator requests and instructions.
PetRPG shall not be responsible for any failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement (Connectivity, loss of account information) if such failure is caused by events or conditions beyond PetRPG's reasonable control.
Applicable Law and Court:
Any dispute arising in connection with the conclusion, the validity, the interpretation, the implementation or performance of these terms of service shall be of the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Washington, DC, USA. These terms of service are exclusively governed by the laws of Washington, DC, USA.
Other sections of the game may have it's own rules (such as the chat rooms.) These rules are an addition to the ToS, not a replacement. Violation of these rules is considered to be a violation of the ToS and will be dealt with accordingly. Please familiarize yourself with all game rules before playing. Failure to be familiar with the game rules is not an excuse for breaking them and will not be accepted as a defense of your account.
THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, PetRPG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PetRPG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. PetRPG DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE WITH REGARD TO THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIAL RESTS WITH YOU. YOU (I.E., NOT PetRPG) ASSUME THE COMPLETE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, PetRPG, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS TO THE SITE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE SUPPLIED BY PetRPG OR ANY THIRD PARTY.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL PetRPG HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.
USE OF THE SITE CONSTITUTES AGREEMENT WITH THE CURRENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Once again these terms may be edited, changed, altered, deleted from, added to at any time with or without notice to the members of PetRPG.
Lasted Edited: 1-22-2010