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Last Updated 6/21/2011

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Disclaimer

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Copyright

All of the content and services within this website are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. The Content is intended for the personal use of users of the Service only. While you may interact with or download a single copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, non-commercial entertainment, information or use, you may not reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, repost or otherwise use any portion of the Content in any other way or for any other purpose without the written consent of the administrator of RpgMaker.org. If there is material that does not include proper citation, contact the administrator with proof of such violation and the material will be removed as soon as possible. Unless such action is taken, RpgMaker.org takes no responsibility for submissions or other material that violate copyright. With the pure volume of user provided content being added, RpgMaker.org tries its best to filter content of violations. However we cannot always catch every event of violation of our polices or copyright infringement. Therefore, RpgMaker.org leaves the obligation to the authors and other concerned parties to notify the site with any improper citation or usage.

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Donations

By generously donating to RpgMaker.org you are helping us to maintain the site and server, for which we thank you. However, donating money is just that; a donation. Money given will not result in advancement in the community, or give you any form of control over the site or the staff. It is an act of generosity, not a business deal. Proceeds receive will go toward upgrading and maintaining the RpgMaker.org site and server. If you believe that your funds are being used unjustly, contact the administrator with a list of grievances. Filing such a grievance, however, does not guarantee a change in the usage of funds, it merely acts as a suggestion. All decisions regarding donated funds are ultimately the responsibility of administration.  

Links

RpgMaker.org has not reviewed all of the sites linked on its web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by RpgMaker.org. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

Forums, Content, and other means of Communication

RpgMaker.org Forums and chat rooms are provided to allow users to exchange ideas, discuss and engage in community based activities. RpgMaker.org does not sanction the truth or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or information posted on these forums [message boards or chat rooms] and assumes no liability for their contents. Please be respectful of other individuals using these forums. Do not use offensive, abusive or bigoted language. You may not use the RpgMaker.org forums for advertising or promotional materials or other forms of solicitation outside of the specifically designated forums for such use. Thanks to our dedicated forum staff, all messages and postings (outside of the private message system) are monitored. However, RpgMaker.org takes no liability for any content posted in said areas, but reserves the right to delete, edit or otherwise move any messages, which have been deemed against the rules. RpgMaker.org strictly enforces a NO SPAM and NO FLAMING policy. For the use of this policy, SPAM will be defined as posts with no meaningful content AND/OR repetitive content and FLAMING will be defined as the use of abusive language or terminology that is deemed offensive to a recipient party including but not limited to racist or sexist remarks. If you find user or third party material on RpgMaker.org that you believe to be in violation of the above, please contact an administrator or moderator.

To transgressors, warnings will first be issued, followed by either revocation of privileges or banishment from the site. Furthermore, RpgMaker.org takes no responsibility for vulgar or obscene material found on its site. RpgMaker.org does, however, reserve the right to remove such offensive material without notice. RpgMaker.org also holds said right if copyrighted materials are not given due credit.

Submitted content containing obscene or vulgar language, sexist or racist comments, or otherwise demeaning content will not be approved by RpgMaker.org under any circumstances. Furthermore, the staff reserve the right to delete content without needing to provide the author/submitter with legitimate reason, an at-will right.

Content submitted to the site reflect the views of the author/submitter and not the views of RpgMaker.org as a whole. If a reader encounters a problem with any content submitted to the site, he/she is to report said content to the staff of RpgMaker.org immediately and the problem will be dealt with according to RpgMaker.org policy.

Submitted content may be updated and modified at any time by the author/submitter and could by-pass the staff's watchful eye. Please report all violations to the staff of RpgMaker.org. We will remove all content that is in violation in a timely manner once said content is reported. We hold the author/submitter of said content responsible for any violations.

No copyrighted, illegal, obscene, vulgar, or otherwise offensive material may be added to the site. Offenders may be given a warning asserting that they must remove the material in a specific timeframe, though such a warning is not necessary before the administration terminates the account, as stated above.

Submissions and User Input

By placing material on or communicating with the RpgMaker.org forums or submitting material for publication you hereby grant to RpgMaker.org and related entities the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, duplicate, alter, exhibit, distribute and replicate all such resources in any form, medium, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold RpgMaker.org harmless against any claims or costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from the use or distribution of those materials. You further grant RpgMaker.org the right to use your name and "alias" in connection with the duplication or distribution of such material.

If this policy appears too severe and you are hesitant to submit submissions to RpgMaker.org due to it, we may be able to negotiate more agreeable terms with you individually. These policies are set to protect RpgMaker.org. However, we are always open to discuss these policies anytime in order to work out a more agreeable solution for all parties.

Additionally, RpgMaker.org provides many web storage solutions; including file hosting, screen/media uploading and the ability to store textual content such as Reviews, Tutorials and Articles. All content uploaded, stored, and hosted on the RpgMaker.org web site should be backed up and not solely stored on the RpgMaker.org server. We are not responsible for loss of data in the event of a server crash or mishandling of data. Please keep your own copies of everything you submit.

 

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER RpgMaker.org, NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICE. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND RpgMaker.org SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. RpgMaker.org, ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM OR CAUSED BY THE SERVICE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSSES RELATED TO: YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR DEFECTS IN THE CONTENT; OR ANY INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OR COMPUTER VIRUSES, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES ARE FORESEEABLE OR KNOWN.

RpgMaker.org reserves the right at their discretion to alter these Terms of Service. Your continual use of the site and all services provided by the site after any such change to the Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. The Site may modify, suspend, halt or restrict the use of any portion of the Site, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability. These Terms of Service will be administrated by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Virginia in the United States of America, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to the Service must be filed in the federal or state courts in the Province and County where RpgMaker.org is located, within one year after the cause of action arises or else the cause will be expelled.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS STATED ABOVE OR ANY CHANGES THE SERVICE MAKES IN THESE TERMS PLEASE DESIST IN USING THE SITE AND ITS FUNCTIONS AND RESOURCES IMMEDIATELY



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