Lioden Terms of Service

Lioden ("Lioden.com", "LD", "the Site", "the Game") is a free to play multiplayer online web-based computer game developed and operated by Lioden Ltd, a UK registered limited company. For purposes of this Agreement (defined below), "you" and "your" mean the user of the computer on which Lioden is accessed from.

Please read this Terms of Service agreement carefully. By accessing the Site you agree that this agreement is enforceable like any written contract signed by you. If you do not agree to all the terms of the agreement, you must cease using and accessing the Site immediately.

Please note that in using the Site, you may be required to provide Lioden with certain personally identifiable information, retention and use of which are subject to the Lioden Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") (http://www.lioden.com/privacy.php), incorporated herein by reference. Your use of the Site signifies that you have read, understand and agree with the terms of the Privacy Policy.

Copyright

Copyright for the Game (including, but not limited to: written content, artwork, game features and all programming) rests solely with the Site. No usage of any site content is permitted anywhere but the site itself without written permission from us. You may request permission to use the copyrighted materials on this website by writing to us via our contact form (http://www.lioden.com/contact.php).

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.

We take the protection of our copyright very seriously.

If we discover that you have used our copyrighted materials in violation of the licence above, we may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.

If you become aware of any use of our copyrighted materials that violates or may violate the licence above, please report this via our contact form (http://www.lioden.com/contact.php).

You ("the User", "User", "Member", "Player") agree to give full rights and permissions to anything submitted to Lioden that is related to the site which includes, but is not limited to, written content, fan art, overlays, suggestions and ideas. Non-Lioden related submissions remain the property of their creator.

Infringement of Copyright

A user of Lioden may not link, distribute or pass off any work that is not originally their own and/or is copyrighted on the game without first acquiring permission from the creator of work themselves. Lioden by no means is to be held responsible for any content a user uploads, distributes or links to in any way but will take action to assist in these matters.

If you become aware of any material on our website that you believe infringes your or any other person's copyright, please report this via our contact form (http://www.lioden.com/contact.php)

Accounts

Lioden grants a set of privileges (not rights) to each user account upon sign-up. The privileges include (though are not limited to): using the custom tool, breeding lions, battling, exploring, conversing with other users on the message boards, using the private messaging system, using the chatroom, personalizing their own territory page, logging on & off to the user account and so forth. Lioden reserves the right to take away any or all of these privileges at any time without explanation. This also applies to users who have purchased virtual currency. Due to account access being a privilege, Lioden reserves the right to ban an account for any reason, at any time, indefinitely or temporarily

Nothing supplied by the site, including, but not limited to: accounts, lions, or items may be sold or bought via users on the game (or off the game) for any real life currency (USD, EUR, GBP, etc.) or any currency existing on any other site. Access to an account or an account itself may not be sold or given away. This includes, but is not limited to, for real life currency, other game currency, or Lioden currency.

You must be at least 16 years of age to register an account due to Site content. Upon signup, Lioden will ask for your date of birth. Should a user be found to have misled Lioden staff regarding their date of birth then they may have their account banned immediately and without notice. Users who are found to be under the age of 16 will have their account banned until their 16th birthday, on which they will be permitted to return. Your date of birth is stored on the game to ensure that you are at least 16, and so that the game may award you a birthday gift once a year.

Lioden stores and collects your IP address and e-mail address; though only for account activation, retrieving lost passwords, e-mail newsletters and for monitoring use of the site. If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails from Lioden you may unset this in your account settings. Personal information will not be shared with any third-party unless legal action needs to be taken, in which case Lioden reserves the right to do so.

Each user is permitted a maximum of two (2) accounts. Ownership of an account is defined as possessing the login information of said account. On-site staff uses IP addresses to check for possible violations of this rule. If there are other members of your household who wish to play, please message a moderator as soon as possible to avoid penalty, which may include (but is not limited to): a ban from the site.

Users may not share accounts. The site is not responsible for any items, site currency, lions, etc. lost as a result of account sharing. This includes sharing account details with any other member.

Logging into accounts that do not belong to you is considered hacking and will be punishable, including but not limited to a permanent ban from the site.

The impersonation of staff members or other users upon Lioden is strictly forbidden. Official Lioden staff members will have a badge icon beside their player name on their profile page, forums & chat for identification purposes. Anyone found to be impersonating a staff member may have a warning placed on their account, followed up by further punishments if the behaviour continues.

At no time will any staff member ever ask for your password. Should you receive an e-mail or ingame message requesting your password you should report it via our contact form (http://www.lioden.com/contact.php) immediately. Any users found to be requesting passwords may be banned permanently without notice.

In Game Content

Lioden will not be held responsible for the actions of its users, however Lioden will assist and take action against them should any illegal activity be conducted on the site. No content of the following natures are permitted to be discussed or submitted to Lioden: illegal, pornographic, racist, derogatory or slanderous. Also included are content relating to suicide, murder, the promotion of eating disorders, bashing of sexual orientation, terrorism, porn, blackmail, excessive gore or hacking.

Exploitation of bugs, glitches, or loopholes in the game will not be tolerated under any circumstance and is considered cheating. Users are obligated to report any bugs, glitches, or loopholes immediately. Any users found to be cheating may be banned from the site without notice, or may receive other penalties according to the situation.

All users are expected to act respectfully towards every other person on the site, including other members and site staff. Name calling, accusations, fighting, harassment, begging, spamming, and flooding the forums or the chat box are all inappropriate behaviours and may not be exhibited on the site. Spamming includes, but is not limited to, double/duplicate posting on forums or in chat, sending the same message to multiple members, ALL CAPS. Begging includes, but is not limited to, asking members for free things - lionesses, items, money, or asking for donations.

What constitutes spamming? If an identical post from you appears more than once in a scroll to the bottom of the sidebar Chat Box, the most recent post will be removed. With regards to advertising specifically, take care not to overwhelm the chatbox. If you have more than one ad to post, then that's fine - but if mods can only see your posts at the top of the chatbox, be prepared for one or two of them to be removed to allow other posts to rise up a bit.

Lioden's users may not abuse, harass or in any other way purposely offend other users on the site. Doing so will be considered bullying and action will be taken which may include permanent banning from the site.

We provide a facility that enables users to send private messages to others, post on a public forum and use an online chatroom. Users must not use these facilities to send unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, whether or not for commercial purposes.

Lioden is an English language site. Content written in other languages is not permitted (with the exception of poems and quotes) anywhere on the site unless prior permission has been given by a staff member.

Swearing and cursing are allowed on site. However, curses or swears may never be directed towards other members, site staff, or the site itself, and may not be used excessively (i.e: every other word). Furthermore, any words and/or phrases which are discriminatory in nature or intention are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, any words, images, or other media that is racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise non-inclusive (i.e: "that's so gay" or "don't be a retard"). Users may not use inappropriate words or slurs in their usernames, player names, lion names, beetle names, cave names, or mound names. What is considered to be an inappropriate name is determined at staff discretion.

Members may not share any personally identifiable information, including full names, addresses, or e-mails.

Using game features for anything other than what they are intended for is not allowed. For example, using the trading center as an advertisement board or voting system.

We do not offer any support to "promise transactions". This is a type of transaction that doesn't take advantage of the implemented game's trading system or studding system to conduct a trade, studding, "reverse studding", or other action which involves an exchange of game assets. We STRONGLY advise that you do not transfer anything to other members on the promise that they will do something in return, e.g. breed your lioness and send her back, reserve future-bred cubs for you, etc. If you do partake in a "promise transaction" then it is completely at your own risk. If you get burned by not getting your game assets back, we will not intervene. "Promise transactions" include refusal to use the trading center, in-game breeding system (trading studdings for items, for example) or any other method of secure transaction on Lioden.

If a forum post on the boards appear to be in violation of these terms you should refrain from posting on it and report it immediately via the in-game Modbox (http://www.lioden.com/modbox.php).

Sometimes the chat moves fast, or people simply do not have the time to read and reply to your posts. We ask that users please be patient with their threads in the forums, or to direct their questions to the helpers in the Modbox instead of getting angry about lack of replies to their posts. At no point is anyone on the site obligated to give a reply within a certain timeframe, if at all.

Members may not post advertisements to other Browser-Based games, start up discussion threads about other Browser-Based games, plan other Browser-Based games on Lioden forums, nor can members discuss other Browser-Based games in Lioden Chat.

Scamming another user within the game is not allowed and may result in a full removal of your account privileges. Scamming includes, but is not limited to, deliberately misleading another user with false advertising.

Users may not discuss any in-game punishments awarded to other players anywhere on the site.

Fair Usage Policy

The usage of scripts to play or cheat at the game is prohibited. "Script" on this website is defined as any program other than an internet browser used to access the site, usually written in, though not limited to, javascript, PERL, CGI, PHP, or ASP. "Auto-refresher" systems where a user uses a program, script, browser or otherwise to repeatedly refresh the site are also strictly forbidden, and may result in the permanent closure of your account.

Lioden reserves the right to remove any account or user excessively using resources that damage gameplay for other users. This includes but is not limited to: auto-refreshing, repeatedly hitting F5 or refresh and opening hundreds of tabs at once to load several pages at the same time. All pages should be fully loaded before being refreshed.

Lioden reserves the right to place an embargo between any accounts that are considered to be funneling. This includes but is not limited to: excessively transferring game items, currency and lions between two accounts usually for the purpose of directly benefitting one account to receive an unfair advantage.

Loss of Data

Lioden will in no way be held responsible for any data related to an account which may be lost due to game 'bugs', malfunctions, programming errors, server problems or anything else related. This includes but is not limited to - loss of game data, account data, uploaded data or data posted on and/or via the account. Lioden may assist in returning lost data but solely at its discretion, and is in no way expected to do so.

Golden Beetles & Site Purchases

"Golden Beetles" ("GB", "virtual currency") are a virtual product in the permanent possession of Lioden, and are loaned to you on purchase. At no time will a refund be issued for any reason including, but not limited to, being banned from the site. Should GB go missing from an account at any time (whether it be through player scamming or otherwise) Lioden reserves the right to refund only at its own discretion, and is in no way expected or legally obliged to do so.

By purchasing GB and Lioden merchandise you give us permission to store basic information about the purchase including but not limited to: the PayPal transaction ID, the e-mail address, the time and date of purchase, item bought and quantity.

When purchasing any Lioden merchandise, including but not limited to "Golden Beetles" via Paypal you agree that you are authorized to use the PayPal account you are sending the payment from. Should you be found to be sending unauthorized payments via PayPal for purchase of Lioden merchandise, you agree to be held liable for any penalties incurred and that all data stored on Lioden regarding your account will be shared with PayPal, credit card companies, banks, courts, fraud agencies and the police in order to recover funds and/or pursue this further.

You agree that any PayPal dispute or chargeback initiated against Lioden will also result in the immediate and permanent banning of your account and IP address.

In-game purchases paid for with Golden Beetles or Lioden currency are non-refundable.

Uptime & General Usage

Lioden reserves the right to be shut down or closed at any time, be it for a break, to clean bugs, or even a permanent closure without reason or explanation given. In no way is Lioden expected to be kept open forever, nor to refund users who have purchased Golden Beetles. The right to change any part of the game at any time is also reserved.

Lioden is provided on an "as is" basis and is not obligated to provide compensation for any downtime incurred, though we may do so at our discretion.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information, materials and gameplay found or offered on Lioden for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information, materials and content may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Moderation & Staff Members

Moderators ("mods") are voluntary staff members who moderate user behaviour and content submitted on the site. All cases are dealt with on an individual case-by-case basis and users may receive different punishments for others if past behaviour and circumstances are felt to warrant in. Lioden reserves the right to moderate the site and hand punishment as it sees fit.

If a moderator or administrator asks you to drop a subject or do something on the site you are expected to do so immediately. Ignoring a moderator or administrator may result in loss of account privileges.

Should you feel you have been treated unfairly by a moderator or a moderator is behaving in a way that you feel is unacceptable, you may provide us with information about this via our contact form (http://www.lioden.com/contact.php).

Helpers are voluntary staff members who answer questions and explain gameplay within the site. Helpers do not have access to any moderation tools and should not be consulted for anything other than answering questions about the game.

Chatroom & Forum Etiquette

All members are expected to follow Chat Box and Chat Room rules as well as the Terms of Service agreement. Users may NOT post any links to sales threads, links to lions that they have for raffle, sale, stud, or trade, or advertise raffles, sales, studs, trades, or any activity that could be construed as this behaviour in any chat that is not the "Sales" channel. Players are asked to think about their wording before posting - players are NOT allowed to discuss current trends in pricing (for example, "How much is 1GB selling for nowadays?") or post anything hinting towards the fact they are selling/trading something in any chat that is not the "Sales" channel (for example, "I'm selling 1GB - what should I charge?"). Do not try to circumvent this rule as you may incur a chat ban for your efforts at moderator discretion.

Players may not post suggestions in any chat that is not the "Main" channel, as the other channels are specifically for clans, roleplays, and sales-related ads only. Posting suggestions anywhere but the "Main" channel will be handled similarly to how advertisements that are not posted in the "Sales" channel are treated.

While Lioden appreciates users wishing to help out the staff and userbase, we request that users leave the staff to do their jobs and to refrain from mini-modding, etc. Mini-modding can be defined as attempting to enforce game rules (instead of just reminding them) while not holding a moderator or admin position on the game.

Users must follow board-specific rules on the forums. They hold as much weight as this Terms of Service agreement if you decide to use the forums. Board specific rules may be found here, here and here.

Spamming/flooding (several posts the same, nonsense content, continually posting messages with little content in them), all-caps, and other annoying practices such as these in chat will get your posts deleted without warning.

Discussion in chat as well as general forum topics (barring Grown Up Lions) should be acceptable for 16+ audiences.

The following are specific to post content:

  1. Posts with excessive caps are not allowed. Amount of caps refers to a simple judge of intent.
  2. When advertising Roleplays, "mature themes/struggles" are allowed, but must be kept 16+ (non-sexual/fade to black).
  3. Advertising must relate to Lioden threads, sales, raffles, etc. We do not allow off-site ads. (If Roleplay is located off-site, you can make a topic in Lioden's forums to advertise it and link that in chat provided that there is a disclaimer to viewers to click at their own risk)
  4. Trolling will be handled at staff discretion and dealt with depending on the situation.
  5. Art galleries without mature content filters such as Tumblr may not be linked in chat. We ask to keep those links to forums and profiles with appropriate disclaimers.
  6. Users may NOT publicly advertise any sales, raffles, studs, clans, forum topics or profiles that do not belong to an account they own.
  7. Users MAY link to certain lions or forum topics that do not belong to an account they own for solely informative reasons, for example to share a game guide or a new mutated lion that was born. Excessive linking of the same topic will be considered advertisement and may be handled at moderator discretion.
  8. Users MAY make "Stud compilation" or collaboration type threads, provided every stud listed in the compilation has a corresponding entry in the thread itself from the owner of the stud.
  9. Players are NOT permitted to solicit other users to advertise sales, raffles, studs, clans, forum topics or profiles, or offer any kind of compensation in the form of currency or goods to another user in exchange for such types of advertisement.
  10. Official clan threads MAY be used by clan owners to advertise sales, raffles, studs, forum topics or profiles on behest of their members.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Lioden and their respective owners, employees, agents, attorneys and advertisers harmless from any liability, loss, claim or expense, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to your use of the Site or violation of this Agreement.

Law and Jurisdiction

This disclaimer notice shall be interpreted and governed by English law, and any disputes in relation to it are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in England and Wales.


The Terms of Service are subject to change at any time without notice or reason and Lioden reserves the right to do so. If you do not agree with the Terms of Service, you must cease using the site immediately. By continuing using Lioden you automatically agree to these Terms of Service, so we would recommend that you read them frequently to make sure you are aware of any changes.

Attempting to find a loophole in these rules, or pushing the boundaries of any of these rules will also not be tolerated and may result in a warn, fine or ban.

Any issue not covered by the above Terms of Service agreement will be handled at the discretion of Lioden's admin and moderator team.

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please feel to contact us via our contact form (http://www.lioden.com/contact.php) Please be patient when awaiting an answer.

This Terms of Service was last modified on January 27 2017 10:42:12.