Ratjoy.com - Terms and Conditions - Updated June 1, 2012
Ratjoy.com, as ADMINISTRATOR, provides the online game Economies of Scale (AKA Capitalism Online), as GAMES, which can be accessed on www.ratjoy.com and www.capitalism-online.com. A user who registers an account on Ratjoy.com is referred to as USER.
1. Acceptance of Terms of Service
BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND SELECTING THE "LOG IN" OPTION, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AS SUCH TERMS MAY BE MODIFIED FROM TIME TO TIME. These Terms of Service govern your use of Ratjoy.com and all services provided in connection with Ratjoy.com, including but not limited to any user accounts, player accounts and/or forum accounts provided to you by Ratjoy.com. Ratjoy.com shall not be liable to you for any breach of these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please do not register for or enter Ratjoy.com. The Terms of Service for your continued use of Ratjoy.com will be available throughout Ratjoy.com. Please check these areas before using Ratjoy.com to determine whether a change has been made to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these changes in the Terms of Service as they may occur, please arrange to terminate your registration with the ADMINISTRATOR immediately (i) by notifying scott (at) ratjoy (dot) com or through in-game message to Ratan Joyce of your unwillingness to accept the changes to the Terms of Service; and (ii) by discontinuing your use of Ratjoy.com. Your continued use of Ratjoy.com will signify your acceptance of any change in the terms and conditions set forth herein. From time to time ADMINISTRATOR may supplement these Terms of Service with additional terms pertaining to specific content or events ("Additional Terms"), which Additional Terms may be placed on Ratjoy.com to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events and shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.
2. Modifications of these Terms of Service
ADMINISTRATOR reserves the right to modify these Terms of Service at any time. Each time you log on to Ratjoy.com, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes. ADMINISTRATOR reserve the right to provide you notice of such changes in the Ratjoy.com forum.
3. Multiple Accounts
Multiple accounts is ALLOWED ONLY for test servers on Ratjoy.com for the purpose of testing. Having multiple accounts on production servers (such as capitalism-online.com) may result in account deletion with or without notification from the ADMINISTRATOR.
4. Termination of Accounts
ADMINISTRATOR, in its sole discretion, may determine if you have engaged in behavior that is improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the GAMES to other USERS. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, violating any term or condition stated herein, harassing other USERS, accumulating unfair advantages through methods such as automated computer scripts or other programming techniques, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise tamper with the computer programs on this Web site without the explicit permission from the ADMINISTRATOR.
In the event that ADMINISTRATOR determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms of Service, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for Ratjoy.com, ADMINISTRATOR reserves the right to (i) warn you via email (to any email address you have provided to Ratjoy.com) that you have violated these Terms of Service; (ii) delete any or all content provided by you or your agent(s) to Ratjoy.com; (iii) discontinue your registration(s) with Ratjoy.com and/or any other Ratjoy.com community; (iv) discontinue your subscription to any digital product, product, course, event, content, tool or service purchased through Ratjoy.com; (v) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (vi) any other action which ADMINISTRATOR deems to be appropriate.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ADMINISTRATOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH USER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
If your registration(s) with or ability to access Ratjoy.com, any other Ratjoy.com community and/or any other service, product, content, course, event, tool or digital product provided to you by ADMINISTRATOR is discontinued by ADMINISTRATOR due to your violation of any portion of these Terms of Service or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community of Ratjoy.com, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access Ratjoy.com, any other Ratjoy.com community and/or any other digital product, course content or service provided by ADMINISTRATOR, through use of a different member name or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those digital products, products, courses events or content and services to which your access has been terminated. In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, ADMINISTRATOR reserves the right, in his sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth in subsections (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) of this provision without any notice or warning to you.
5. Use of Information
You further agree not to use Ratjoy.com to send or post on message boards, any message(s) or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances. ADMINISTRATOR reserves the right to delete any such material from Ratjoy.com.
You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious. You further agree not to use an inappropriate user name, player name, company name or any other inappropriate name of any kind. If you do happen to choose an alias that a person, group, or organization deems inappropriate, you will be asked to consider changing it. If you feel that it has no inappropriate connotations, then a Ratjoy.com staff member will review both parties' cases and make a judgement.
You agree not to post or use Ratjoy.com to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.
By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any "public area" of Ratjoy.com, including messages, forums, chat rooms, you grant ADMINISTRATOR and associates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, sell, transfer ownership of, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any Rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on Ratjoy.com retains any and all Rights that may exist in such content.
6. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF RATJOY.COM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, DIGITAL PRODUCTS, COURSES, EVENTS, TOOLS AND PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH RATJOY.COM, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. RATJOY.COM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ADMINISTRATOR EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
ADMINISTRATOR MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT RATJOY.COM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT RATJOY.COM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES ADMINISTRATOR MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF RATJOY.COM. ADMINISTRATOR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORSEEABLE OR NOT, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAVAILABILITY OR MALFUNCTION OF RATJOY.COM.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF RATJOY.COM IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ADMINISTRATOR DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PUROSE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH RATJOY.COM. ADMINISTRATOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER RATJOY.COM NOR ITS MEMBERS, WHILE SUCH MEMBERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN RATJOY.COM, ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, MEDICAL, COUNSELING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE. RATJOY.COM ENCOURAGES YOU TO SEEK APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR CARE FOR ANY SITUATION OR PROBLEM WHICH YOU MAY HAVE.
ADMINISTRATOR SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY THE INFORMATION OR IDEAS CONTAINED, SUGGESTED OR REFERENCED IN RATJOY.COM, ITS DIGITAL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN RATJOY.COM IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ADMINISTRATOR OR THROUGH RATJOY.COM, ITS ASSOCIATES, CONSULTANTS AND/OR EXPERTS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
ADMINISTRATOR MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS, SERVICES, DIGITAL PRODUCTS, EVENTS, COURSES, CONTENT, TOOLS OR PRODUCTS PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH RATJOY.COM OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO RATJOY.COM.
ADMINISTRATOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT ON THE INTERNET OR WORLD WIDE WEB PAGES THAT IS CONTAINED OUTSIDE RATJOY.COM. AS A CONVENIENCE TO OUR MEMBERS, WE MAY WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY OR LEGALITY OF ANY SITES TO WHICH RATJOY.COM MAY PROVIDE LINKS, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY CLAIM YOU MIGHT HAVE AGAINST ADMINISTRATOR WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SITES.
You agree to indemnify and hold ADMINISTRATOR and any associates harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of Ratjoy.com, the violation of these Terms of Service by you, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
ADMINISTRATOR assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or transactions. ADMINISTRATOR is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry or transaction to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this GAME.
8. Notification of Any Possible Copyright Infringement
In the event you believe that material or content published on Ratjoy.com may infringe on another's or your copyright, please provide detailed written notice of such possible infringement to ADMINISTRATOR at scott (at) ratjoy (dot) com.