Terms of Service
SERVICES AND CONTENT
"the World of Begabungs" is a multi-user virtual world experience, tailored for children between the ages of ten and sixteen.
By using "the World of Begabungs" services you agree to these terms and certify that you have the expressive permission of your parents to access and use our service. User accounts found to be fraudulent in this certification by any means, will be removed and banned from further use of the services without refund of any prior payments. "The World of Begabungs" also reserves the right to take legal actions against fraudulent accounts.
"The World of Begabungs" is a service provider meaning among other things that we do not necessarily control various aspects of the environment. You acknowledge that "the World of Begabungs" is a service provider and understand that various user content does not necessarily reflect the opinion nor stance of "the World of Begabungs" as a service provider.
"The World of Begabungs" 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 however, and reports should be made to customer service with applicable chat logs. The onus of proof will bear on the user and not "the World of Begabungs". See more under Dispute Resolution.
Content available "the World of Begabungs" may be provided by users and not "the World of Begabungs". 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 "the World of Begabungs", such instances will be investigated and if warranted, removed from public access. Offending accounts will be banned from use of the services. "the World of Begabungs" will not as a rule, police or pre-screen user content.
Content sold for profit "the World of Begabungs", that is given away freely in another grid, by a different creator, is not allowed. This is a violation of the original creators copyright (unless duly documented by original copyright holder), and as such, "the World of Begabungs", reserves the right to fully remove any and all instances from the grid (inventory, contents, or any instance thereof). "The World of Begabungs", assumes no responsibility nor liability for reimbursement of these items. "The World of Begabungs" abides by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). As such, any DMCA filed with "the World of Begabungs", 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), "the World of Begabungs", shall bear no liability nor assume any responsibility for reimbursement of these items. "The World of Begabungs" currency named OS$ is fictional and is under now circumstances redeemable in real world currency. "The World of Begabungs" reserves the right to charge a nominal fee for purchase of "the World of Begabungs" currency.
"The World of Begabungs" also establishes that the OS$ has zero (0) external value.
"The World of Begabungs" services are subject to scheduled and unscheduled interruptions. Various system updates and upgrades will be applied when needed. "The World of Begabungs" reserves the right to interrupt services with or without user notification. When practical all attempts will be made to notify the user base. You agree that "the World of Begabungs" will not be liable for any service interruptions required, and you will not be entitled to any refunds of fees paid.
Avatars by the surname of Begabungs are founders, employees or otherwise authorised agents of "the World of Begabungs". No other surname is recognized as an authority nor an agent of any allowable permissions. "The World of Begabungs" avatars are as such, indemnified by you from any harm or allegations performed in this authoritative capacity.
Land and Ownership of such is pursuant to agreements and payment between you and "the World of Begabungs". Fees and structure are outlined in further documents on the world.begabungs.com website. Mainland and Private Island Ownership are available for varying pricing structures. Land Rentals will be approached at a later date.
ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND REQUIREMENTS
You must create an account with "the World of Begabungs" to utilize the services. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as asked by the registration process. "The World of Begabungs" reserves the right to terminate accounts found to not be true and accurate. To verify your identity you will be asked to provide suitable identification.
You must use an account name that is not offensive, demeaning or infringing. You must select a secure password and protect it accordingly.
"The World of Begabungs" 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. "The World of Begabungs" is not an Internet Service Provider. You remain responsible for any fees incurred utilizing the Internet to connect to the "the World of Begabungs" services.
You must be between the age of ten and sixteen with the expressive permission of the parents or guardians or a certified teacher, educator, or member of an educational organization to use the services provided by "the World of Begabungs". "The World of Begabungs" 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 in accordance wwith these conditions will be banned.
By accepting this agreement you represent that you are in accordance with the above conditions.
By accepting this agreement you understand that "the World of Begabungs", is bound to the laws of Germany and European Union, and all local laws in regards to the country. 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, sexual abuse, zoophilia, child pornography, etc. can lead to suspension, banning, termination of account, reclamation of lands with no refund or reimbursement of any funds. In an effort to maintain our standing with the companies who handle our transactions, gambling is prohibited. This includes items such as sploders, or games of chance and risk. 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.
LICENSE TERMS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TERMS
You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to content you create "the World of Begabungs" to the extent that you have such rights under applicable law.
"The World of Begabungs" 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 "the World of Begabungs" retains this right, your intellectual property will not be used without prior permission and or licensing to "the World of Begabungs".
"The World of Begabungs" supports content creators and encourages full creativity to enhance and grow the community. As stated before however, "the World of Begabungs" 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.
"The World of Begabungs" staff identified by the surname, 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 Tier 2 staffing. You acknowledge and release liability on all "the World of Begabungs" staff identified by surname. 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.
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 "the World of Begabungs" will result in permanent banning from "the World of Begabungs" services.
"The World of Begabungs" reserves the right to further advance this area of the ToS.
COMMUNITY STANDARDS FOR "the World of Begabungs"
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. "The World of Begabungs" is a PG environment. That said, content of an adult nature will not be tolerated. Any evidence of such shall immediately render the offenders accounts and alternates as banned. "The World of Begabungs", shall not be liable for any form of reimbursement.
"The World of Begabungs" mainland is a community standard, as such, ad farms will not be tolerated. Violation will result in ads being removed and/or region reclamation.
"The World of Begabungs" 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 "the World of Begabungs" 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.
RELEASES, DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNIFICATION
In no event shall "the World of Begabungs".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 "the World of Begabungs"'s site, even if "the World of Begabungs" or an "the World of Begabungs" 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 "the World of Begabungs" from your claims relating to other users. "the World of Begabungs" has the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE AND RESPONSIBILITY
"The World of Begabungs" strives to provide a secure environment for children. Parents, guardians and teacher are advised to supervise the use of "the World of Begabungs" by their children. While "the World of begabungs" tries to take every precaution to preserve the of the services and environment provided, ultimate responsibility for the use of the services of "the World of Begabungs" resides with parents, guardians, and teachers of the participating minors.
"The World of Begabungs" does not exercise editorial control over the content of "the World of Begabungs", and will make no specific efforts to review the textures, objects, sounds or other content created within "the World of Begabungs". Additionally, "the World of Begabungs" 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.
Alternate are generally not permitted, unless specifically permitted by "the World of begabungs" and are subject to regular review.
Disputes of all natures
"The World of Begabungs" acknowledges that there will be disputes of varying nature. This is human. "the World of Begabungs" 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. "The World of Begabungs" 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 screenshots. "the World of Begabungs" will pull applicable chat logs from the database to compare and inspect. "the World of Begabungs" does not guarantee that any chat logs will be available in an archived manner at any time. Again, common sense will prevail.
"The World of Begabungs" will not delete an account once it has been activated unless it violates these terms of service. If you do not wish to have an account in "the World of Begabungs" do not activate it.
This service is provided and maintained by "the World of Begabungs", a subsidary of the Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children, Germany.
"the World of Begabungs" maintains the rights and provisions accorded by german and european law in regards to online data and information providers. All rights, privileges and occurrences are governed by the laws and regulations of the European Union and the country of Germany. Any request for information or subpoenas should be directed to the appropriate authorities as well as the staff of "the World of Begabungs".
In the event a court of law finds one or several parts of this document contravenes the law, those and only those portions shall become null and void; the rest of the document remains in effect.