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VIRTUAL MECCA GRID
TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS)

By registering an account with or hypergridding to Virtual Mecca Grid, you agree to the following terms governing your use of services provided by Virtual Mecca or its affiliated entities.

DEFINITIONS
“We” (Virtual Mecca) provide access to a virtual online world (“Virtual Mecca Grid”) and use of associated servers, software, websites, and Content as defined in this agreement (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Service”). “Content” means all information, data, text, graphics, images, textures, photos, logos,
sounds, speech, music, video, audio, computer programs, applications, animations, gestures, text, objects, primitives, scripts, works of authorship and interactive features that are part of the Service. To “Create” means to upload, transmit, build, display, program, code, draw, provide or otherwise
make Content available through the Service.

PRIVACY AND SECURITY
We will maintain information regarding your service usage in confidence except for disclosures required by law (e.g., a lawful subpoena). Disclosures of general information on usage that does not refer to your identity, and disclosures for billing, collection or enforcement purposes. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password and account credentials, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify Virtual Mecca of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, if this affects your use of the Service.

PRIVATE MESSAGES
It is a violation of Virtual Mecca Grid's TOS to publicly distribute any conversation which occurs between 2 users within a private message using the chat system. If permission is granted by BOTH parties, the private message may be shared, however, both parties must agree to this disclosure.

CONTENT
Virtual Mecca is a service provider and is not responsible or liable for the Content, conduct, or services of users or third parties. Virtual Mecca assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, or failure to store any user communications, personalization settings, or content.
All Content is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. You are solely responsible for all Content that you create via the Service. You acknowledge that in using the Service, you may be exposed to Content created, used or displayed by other users that may, in your opinion, be objectionable.
You acknowledge that Virtual Mecca is not responsible or liable for the Content, conduct or services of users or third parties or for any loss or damage it may cause. Virtual Mecca does not control or endorse the content of communications between users or users' interactions with each other or the
Service. Virtual Mecca does not control and is not responsible or liable for the quality, safety, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of any such user
conduct, User Content, or user services.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any user-created content for any reason, without notice, including upon our belief that such user's conduct, Content, services, or use of the Service is potentially illegal, threatening, or otherwise harmful to any user or other person or in violation of our Terms of Service. You may import content from other grids only if you created the content, or you have written authorization from the content creator to do so. You may not export any content from Virtual Mecca Grid unless you created the content and all its components, or you have written authorization from the content creator to export the content. This includes saving to or uploading from disk, HG protocol, OAR, IAR, viewers that may circumvent the permissions structure of the imported content, or any other method of downloading, uploading, importing or exporting content.
If you are found to be importing or exporting content without authorization, you will receive a warning notice. Failure to comply with the warning will lead to further action up to and including removal of access to Virtual Mecca Grid.

USER CONDUCT
You agree that you will not Create any Content, or engage in any activity, that:
     Is unlawful, harmful, harassing, defamatory, obscene, libelous, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
     May, in our judgment, exploit or endanger a minor.
     Depicts sexualized conduct with avatars that resemble children; this is not allowed anywhere in the Service (even if not banned by law in any jurisdiction) and will result in immediate termination of user’s access to the Service.
     May compromise anyone's privacy by obtaining, using or revealing personal information.
     Reproduces someone else’s personal communication without their express consent.
     Constitutes unauthorized advertising or “spam.”
     Constitutes “stalking” behavior or harassment of another user.
     Disguises the origin of any Content.
     Violates any intellectual property rights.
     Disrupts the Service or interferes with the ability of other users to enjoy the Service.
     Creates Content that may be harmful, impede other users' functionality, invade other users' privacy, or surreptitiously or negatively impact any system or network.
     Impersonates or spoofs any Virtual Mecca users or representatives, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity.
      May cause or encourage harm or damage to the Service or any of its users or to Virtual Mecca or any of its owners or representatives.

INDEMNITY
You indemnify and hold Virtual Mecca  and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and employees, harmless from any claim or demand,
including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content submitted or transmitted by Customer through the Service, your
use of the Service, your connection to the Service, any violation of these Terms of Service, any violation of local, state, federal or international law,
or any violation of any rights of another person or entity through use of the Service.

TERMINATION OF SERVICE
Virtual Mecca may, without notice, terminate your access to the Service, for any reason. You agree that Virtual Mecca shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Upon discontinuation of service, Virtual Mecca will not provide OAR/IAR to you, we will remove your content from the Virtual Mecca Grid asset system after 30 days if the termination is amicable. Regions associated with your account will be removed from the system immediately, but if the termination is not amicable the said assets will be removed from asset system within a week of termination from the Service.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Virtual Mecca , the Service, and the owners and representatives of the Service shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits or revenues, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Virtual Mecca  has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Service; (ii) any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Service; (iii) any other matter relating to the Service.

HYPERGRID USE
Virtual Mecca Grid at its discretion can disable ability to permit certain grids from visiting the Virtual Mecca Grid system via Hypergrid. This is at the discretion of the grid admin team and can occur at any time. This is for the protection of the grid and its content. There are several causes to block an incoming grid from Hypergrid travel including users from visiting grid copybotting content, griefing, or if the particular grid falls in direct violation of Virtual Mecca Grid's TOS.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect.
Virtual Mecca reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend, supplement or revise these Terms of Service at will and at their discretion.

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