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1: Agreement

This Agreement is a contract between you and theadultgrid.com © ("theadultgrid.com") and applies to your use of the theadultgrid.com © and its websites (the "Service"). You understand and agree that the Service is provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. theadultgrid.com disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Service. theadultgrid.com also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING THE SITE (INCLUDING ANY CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN), SERVICES OR YOUR Adult Grid ACCOUNT OR BY POSTING ANY LISTINGS ON THE SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR SERVICES. IF YOU AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A BUSINESS, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND THAT BUSINESS TO THIS AGREEMENT AND YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS WILL BE TREATED AS THE AGREEMENT OF THE BUSINESS. IN THAT EVENT, "YOU" AND "YOUR" REFER HEREIN TO THAT BUSINESS.

2: theadultgrid.com account creation.

2.a: Eligibility to hold an account with theadultgrid.com.

This Agreement must be completed, understood and agreed to by an adult of at least 18 years of age By accepting this agreement you represent that you are an adult 18 years of age or older. Should we discover that an account is being used by a person under the age of 18 then that account, and all alternative accounts associated with it, will be barred from future use of The Adult Grid.

2.b: Your obligations to theadultgrid.com.

In consideration of use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide a current and valid email address as prompted by the registration form and to maintain and update this information to keep it current, failure to have a valid email registered can result in suspension of the account until one is provided. theadultgrid.com has the right to suspend/terminate your account and refuse any and all current and/or future use of the Service if you break any of the terms and conditions herein.

2.c: Avatar names

When you sign up to an account with The Adult Grid, you pick your own avatar name. We do not permit avatar names that are grossly offensive or infringe upon any third parties intellectual properties or trademarks, nor do we permit names designed to mislead. Any infringing name will be changed by a member of staff of The Adult Grid.

2.d: Account use

Only the original maker of the account may use it. You may not share your account or password with anyone else. In the case of the original account maker being deceased, the account and all of it's contents revert to The Adult Grid and may not be passed on to any other person.

2.e: Account Deletion/Closure

Once you have signed up for an account it is absolutely not possible to delete it. This is to preserve the integrity of our database. We cannot and do not disable accounts on request even if you no longer wish to be an active member.

2.f: Underage Content/Age Play

Whilst we adopt a laissez faire approach to adult conduct on this grid, any age play or underage situations, or reference thereof are strictly prohibited. To this end we do not permit "Child Avatars" even if they are played by a person over the age of 18. If you enjoy non-sexual child roleplay then there are many wonderful grids that welcome child avatars.

2.g: User to User Disputes

Outside of enforcing our terms of service, the staff of The Adult Grid do not get involved in user to user transactions or dispute resolution. This is an adult grid and we expect our members to act accordingly.

3: Commissions and Prepaid services.

3.a: Fees

theadultgrid charges fees for some areas of the Service, such as banner advertising. All recurring charges such as banner advertising is payable in advance. All billing periods start and end according to the date the Service is initiated.

3.b: Website Pricing structure.

theadultgrid.com may change its pricing and/or payment structure at any time. We will give wherever possible at least 28 days notice of any changes on the forums in the Announcement section.

4: User-Supplied Content.

4.a: User-Supplied Website Content.

You understand that information available to you through the Service may include information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever (collectively, "Content") that are unedited, sexually explicit, or offensive to you and that your access to such materials is at your own risk. theadultgrid.com hereby disclaims any responsibility for or control over all Content, and you acknowledge that theadultgrid.com is in no way liable and you will not hold theadultgrid.com liable for any other users' Content or conduct involving this Service.

4.b: Our Right to Refuse Content.

theadultgrid.com reserves the right (but not the obligation) to refuse or delete any Content that it reasonably considers to violate any provision of this agreement, or to be otherwise illegal or violate the rights or any other person or entity.

4.c: Right of Editorial Discretion.

theadultgrid.com reserves the right to modify any Content that it reasonably considers to violate any provision of this agreement for the purpose of bringing it into compliance with this agreement. This extends to all and any sections and content managed by theadultgrid.com.

4.d: License details.

When you submit Content to theadultgrid.com, you remain the original copyright holder. theadultgrid.com does not claim ownership rights in Your Content. However in doing so you also grant theadultgrid.com a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free license to reproduce, sublicensable right to exercise the copyright, distribute, re-format, store, prepare derivative works based on, publicity display and database rights you have in the Content for the sole purpose of enabling us to make your Content available through the Service.

4.e:

you also grant to theadultgrid the right to exploit (e.g. crop and resize) your User Submissions as necessary to provide you with the Services. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to grant the foregoing licenses to theadultgrid.com.

4.f: Limitations.

You acknowledge and agree that theadultgrid.com may, at its option, recategorize any User Submission and establish limits concerning User Submissions, including, without limitation, the maximum number of days that User Submissions will remain available via the Services or on the Site, the maximum size of any files that may be stored on or uploaded to the Site or Services and the maximum disk space that will be allotted to you for the storage of User Submissions on the theadultgrid.com servers. theadultgrid will have no responsibility or liability for maintaining copies of User Submissions on our servers, and you are solely responsible for creating back-ups of your User Submissions. The Grid is backed up daily.

4.g Disclaimer.

theadultgrid.com does not have any obligation to monitor the User Submissions that are uploaded, posted, submitted or otherwise transmitted using the Site or Services, for any purpose and, as a result, is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, legality or applicability of the User Submissions or anything said, depicted or written by theadultgrid.com Members, including, without limitation, any information obtained by using the Site or Services. theadultgrid.com does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against theadultgrid with respect thereto.

5: Member Conduct.

5.a:

You will not upload, post, submit or otherwise transmit any User Submission: (i) that you do not have the lawful right to use, copy, distribute, transmit, display or sell; (ii) that infringes the intellectual property rights or violates the privacy rights of any third party (including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right, or moral right or right of publicity); or (iii) that is inaccurately described and misrepresents the virtual good or service you are advertising.

5.b:

You will not upload, post, submit or otherwise transmit any User Submissions that contain software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to: (i) harm, interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer, computer software or system; or (ii) interfere with the access of any Adult Grid User, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming or mail-bombing the Site.

5.c:

You will not upload, post, submit or otherwise transmit any User Submissions that include code that is hidden or otherwise surreptitiously contained within the images, audio or video of any User Submissions that is unrelated to the immediate, aesthetic nature of the User Submissions.

5.d:

You will not take any actions which may undermine the comment system used to solicit Comments or ratings from theadultgrid.com Members, including, without limitation, leaving positive Comments for yourself or other theadultgrid.com Members using secondary names or creating alt accounts to do any of the foregoing.

5.e:

You will not impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, through pretexting or some other form of social engineering or otherwise commit fraud. You will not represent yourself as a member of staff unless you are.

5.f:

You will not use the Site or Services to provide any product or services claiming success with or offering information regarding lottery numbers or for purposes of multi-level marketing proposals (for example, offering to help participants "get rich quickly" or "make money surfing the Web") or use the Site or Services to promote bonus items, giveaways, random drawings, prizes, contests or games of chance.

5.g:

You will not collect or store personal information about other theadultgrid.com Members without their express permission.

5.h:

You will not encourage or instruct any other individual to do any of the foregoing or to violate any term of this Agreement.

6: Marketplace Listing Guidelines.

You agree to comply with the policies stated in the Listing Guidelines for any listings you post in the theadultgrid.com Marketplace.

6.a:

The following is a definition of what is NOT covered under these guidelines, and that which is not allowed to be uploaded or posted on this website under any circumstances:

* Explicit sexual material depicting minors (person(s) under the legal age, mental, or physical capacity to give consent)

6.b:

Category Guidelines. In order to provide the best possible shopping experience, we have an extensive items listing. This enables prospective buyers to easily browse listings and find the right items in a straightforward manner. However, it only works well if all the items in the Marketplace are applied to appropriate categories. Use the following guidelines to decide which categories to apply your items to:

  • Please select the category that is appropriate for the item.
  • Please do not post items in the "Root" categories.
  • Please do not create multiple listings of the same item.
If you feel that we are missing categories please submit your ideas to the forum thread for this subject.

6.c: References to other e-commerce websites.

You are free to include references and links to your in-world stores or to your own personal websites, but please do not provide references or links to our competitors in your Item Listings.

7: Adult Content.

THERE IS NO SEPERATE ADULT CONTENT AREA AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ALL ACCOUNTS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 2.a OF THIS AGREEMENT AS BEING OVER THE AGE OF 18.

8: Change of Terms of Service.

theadultgrid.com, at its sole discretion, may change these terms and conditions and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such changes. If you do not accept and abide by this Agreement, you may not use the Service.

9: Termination of accounts.

You agree that theadultgrid.com may (in its sole discretion and as a last resort) immediately suspend or ban your account You also acknowledge and agree that termination of any of the Service may be effected without prior notice.

10: Disclaimer of Warranties.

The site, services, theadultgrid content and user submissions are provided "as is" with no warranty of any kind. theadultgrid.com expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, regarding the site, services, theadultgrid content and user submissions, regarding whether the services will produce any level of profit or business for you (in either case inworld or otherwise) or lead to economic benefit and regarding all communications made through the site or services (including those communications between theadultgrid.com members), including any implied warranty of quality, availability, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. In addition, theadultgrid makes no representation or warranty that the site or services will be error free, that any errors will be corrected or that the services will work inworld.

11: Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will theadultgrid.com be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with use of the site, services, theadultgrid content and user submissions including, without limitation, injury or damages resulting from the conduct of any theadultgrid.com user, inworld, online or offline, whether or not theadultgrid has been advised of the possibility of such damages. theadultgrid will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors relating to the site, services or the scheduled or unscheduled service interruptions of any virtual online environment or multi-user online service, such as The Adult Grid. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusions may not apply to you.

12: DMCA/Infringements

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site) and other applicable intellectual property laws, which may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity. If we remove or disable access to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner of the material so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of that Act.

Please refer to the following detailed instructions which must be followed to protect your rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Infringement/DMCA Notification

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by email) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that material on our site is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Your communication must include substantially the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  3. 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, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. The following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
  6. The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
  7. Physical signature of the member (may be in an electronic format such as a scanned document)
Send the email communication to:
dmca@theadultgrid.com

Counter Notification

The subscriber who has provided the affected material may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. When we receive a counter notification, we will reinstate the material in question as required by law.

To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication (by email/fax or regular mail) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that material is not infringing the copyrights of others. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Your communication must include substantially the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
  2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
  5. A statement consenting to the jurisdiction of the Dutch Courts (where slaptme.com is registered and does business)
  6. The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the item identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or the misidentification and is not infringing on copyright."
  7. The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
  8. Physical signature of the member (may be in an electronic format such as a scanned document)
In cases where the parties cannot come to agreement on the copyright infringement claim, theadultgrid.com will take action as deemed appropriate by the courts. DMCA notifications and counter-notifications sent to theadultgrid are real-world legal notices and will be treated as such. Copies of these documents will be sent to participants or third parties as required by law. theadultgrid.com Privacy Policy specifically states that your personal information may be disclosed in connection with these notices.

12: Use of Trademarked, Copyrighted, and Celebrity Material on theadultgrid.com

12.a:

When you create something in The Adult Grid inspired by a real world creation, please make sure youre not improperly using another person or companies intellectual property for example, a trademarked logo or brand name, a distinctive product appearance or packaging (known as trade dress), characters or material from a movie, book, or other copyrighted work, or a celebrity image or name (protected as a right of publicity)

12.b:

You should not sell copyrighted, trademarked, or celebrity material on theadultgrid.com, unless of course you are the intellectual property owner or have permission from the intellectual property owner. Real laws apply to intellectual property infringement, and nothing will protect you if you are infringing on someone else's intellectual property, the rightful owner/s of the intellectual property can take direct legal action against you in a court of law.

12.c:

theadultgrid.com responds to complaints that content infringes trademarked or celebrity material. Trademarked material includes trademarked logos, trademarked brand names, and trade dress, which is the distinctive visual appearance of a product or its packaging.

12.d:

Please also be aware that celebrities have a right of publicity, which means that they have a right to control commercial uses of their name, image, likeness, and other aspects of their identity. Although you may be a fan, you risk infringing celebrity rights if you use a celebrity name or likeness in connection with the items that you trade, and you dont have the celebritys permission.

12.e:

If you are a trademark owner or a celebrity and you believe your rights have been infringed here on theadultgrid.com, please submit a DMCA notification to the address above.

13:

It is our policy to also follow the rules of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. The core of the Berne Convention is its provision that each of the contracting countries shall provide automatic protection for works first published in other countries of the Berne union and for unpublished works whose authors are citizens of or resident in such other countries.

14: Currency and land

14.a:

The Adult Grid uses a ficticious currency known as X$'s or "Tag Bucks". This is a ficticious currency and has no external value - however members may sell their Tag Bucks back to The Adult Grid via the cashout page on the website. Cash outs are made twice weekly, on a Monday and Friday, and are only paid out via paypal. Members are soley resposible for making sure they give the correct address for paypal cashouts. The Adult Grid cannot take any responsibility for monies lost because you have given us the wrong paypal address to cash out to.

14.b:

The movement of currency in and out of The Adult Grid is only supported at this time, via the official buy and sell buttons in your user dashboard. Approved third party exchanges may only sell The Adult Grid currency with permission from the grid. A list of approved exchanges may be found inside your user dashboard under "Currency". Movement of currency OUT of The Adult Grid is prohibited by means other than cash outs direct from The Adult Grid to paypal. You may not transfer currency from The Adult Grid to any other other grid or service. The Adult Grid reserves the right to suspend, freeze or refuse to cash out on transactions that we consider pose a fraud risk and we will work with our payments processor if a fraud has been commited and any costs will be borne by the fraudster/s

14.c:

Land tiers are due on or before the date shown on your dashboard. We do not offer any official "grace period" for past due tiers - your land will be switched off if you do not pay your tier on time. One week after your tier is due your land and its contents will be deleted from our servers. If you cannot pay your tier on time it is essential you contact a member of staff so that we can work with you on keeping your region online.

15: General.

15.a:

Users understand that external websites and services are not under the control of The Adult Grid and should consider this when interacting with them

15.b:

Any website which references The Adult Grid should make it clear that the site is neither owned by, nor officially affiliated with The Adult Grid.

15.c:

Any use of our logo, images, or any part of this website should be cleared via email with theadultgrid.com before publishing.

15.d:

This Agreement and the relationship between you and theadultgrid.com shall be governed by the laws of The Netherlands without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and theadultgrid.com agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within The Netherlands. The failure of theadultgrid to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement 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 rule that the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.