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Terms of Use


TERMS OF USE



ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE



PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AS WELL AS THE PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. BY USING THIS SITE AND REGISTERING, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE


GENERAL



These Terms of Use apply to all visitors to the Video Game Chat website (the "Website"). You have permission to use the Website under these Terms of Use so long as (1) your use is only personal and noncommercial; (2) you do not copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without first obtaining written consent from Video Game Chat.; (3) you do not alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purpose; and (4) you will otherwise comply with these Terms of Use.


CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE



Video Game Chat reserves the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to change these Terms of Use in our sole and absolute discretion. The most current version of these Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the "Terms of Use" located at the bottom of the pages of the Website. The most current version of the Terms of Use will supersede all previous versions. Your use of the Website or continued use of our service after changes are made means that you agree to be bound by such changes. As such, you should review the Terms of Use periodically.


PRIVACY



Any personally identifying information submitted on the Website is subject to our Privacy Policy the terms of which are incorporated herein. Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our practices.


WEBSITE CONTENT



The content on the Website, including all User Submissions, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, music, photos, and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein are owned by or licensed to Video Game Chat, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. The Content on the Website is provided solely for your information and personal use and cannot and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes without the prior written consent of the respective owners. You agree not to engage in the use, copying, or distribution of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions obtained from the Website for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content of User Submissions for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any aspect of the Website.


USE OF WEBSITE



Furthermore, you agree not to use or launch any automated system, such as "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," and the like, that might cause access to the Website in a way that would deliver more messages to the server(s) of the Website in a certain period of time than a person can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Website grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. The Website reserves the right, generally or specifically, to revoke these exceptions. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions (as defined below).


THIRD PARTY CONTENT



Neither Video Game Chat nor its employees guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information presented on the Website, which may include views, opinions and recommendations from third-party individuals and organizations. You may not rely on any of this content, including, but not limited to, cheats, trainers, walkthroughs, FAQs, guides, hints, easter eggs, savegames, Action Replay codes and X-Box saves. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent, objectionable or that is inaccurate and you bear all risks associated with using that content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable. The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Video Game Chat. Any material on any other site linked to by the Website is beyond the control of Video Game Chat, and Video Game Chat assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. Video Game Chat does not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. You hereby agree to relieve Video Game Chat from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Be aware when you leave the Website and be sure to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any of the other websites to which you go.


AGE



You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with them. You affirm that in all events you are over the age of 13, as the Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then be aware that you may be banned with or without notice.


RSS FEEDS



Website feeds in the RSS format are provided free of charge for use by individuals for personal, non-commercial uses. Attribution to the Website must be provided in connection with your use of the feeds. If you provide this attribution with a graphic, please use the Video Game Chat logos and trademarks ("Marks") that Video Game Chat has included in the feed itself. Video Game Chat reserves all rights in and to the Marks, and your right to use the Marks is limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds. By using the Video Game Chat RSS news feed, you agree to be bound by these Terms. Video Game Chat reserves the right to cease offering these RSS feeds at any time or require you to cease distributing these RSS feeds at any time for any reason.


Software Downloads



The Website and any software it incorporates or downloads to you ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by us or the owner of such proprietary information, you will not modify, sell, or distribute works based on the Website or the Software.


USER SUBMISSIONS



The Website shall permit at any time you and others the right to submit games-related content, comments, reviews, video, artwork, etc. ("User Submissions") and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. However, you understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Video Game Chat does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions. You are solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the results of posting or publishing them. You affirm, represent, and/or warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize the Website to use and have access with respect to the User Submissions all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights.


You will not retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions; provided, however, that pursuant to the inclusion of the User Submissions on the Website, you grant to Video Game Chat a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the any website operated by Video Game Chat, and its business (as well as its successors), including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each visitor to the Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Use.


You also agree that you shall not: (1) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Video Game Chat, all of the license rights granted herein; (2) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that might affect Video Game Chat, or any third party; (3) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or (4) post advertisements or solicitations of business. Video Game Chat, does not endorse any User Submission or any content thereof and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Video Game Chat, does not permit any infringement of intellectual property rights on the Website, and will remove any User Submissions if properly notified that such User Submission infringe intellectual property rights. You understand and agree that Video Game Chat may, but is not obligated to, review User Submissions. Video Game Chat, Inc., reserves the right (1) to remove User Submissions without prior notice and (2) to decide whether a User Submission is appropriate, complies with these Terms of Use, or contains pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. Any such User Submissions may be removed and/or your access for uploading such material may be denied if there is any violation of these Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice and at the discretion of Video Game Chat


Use and Storage of User Submissions: Video Game Chat may establish general practices and limits concerning your use of the Website and its features, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded content will be retained by the Website, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Video Game Chat servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Website in a given period of time. You agree that Video Game Chat has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the Website. You acknowledge that Video Game Chat reserves the right to log off and remove accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Video Game Chat reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.


COMMUNITY FEATURES



Our community features are designed to allow you to share information with others and to provide you with the opportunity to post comments, participate in forums and receive updates.


When you sign up for Forums, you will be asked to create a username and password. In addition, you will have the opportunity to build a profile, including your picture, instant messaging addresses, and an "about me" section. You will be asked which information, if any, you wish to have displayed in your public profile. With the exception of your user name, you do not have to provide or agree to display any information in your public profile in order to use the Forums.


IF YOU CHOOSE TO ALLOW THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO BE DISPLAYED IN YOUR PUBLIC PROFILE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO A PUBLIC FORUM, INCLUDING OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WEBSITE AND VISITORS TO THE WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION TO BE SHARED IN A PUBLIC FORUM, DO NOT PROVIDE THE INFORMATION.


ACCURATE INFORMATION



You will provide accurate and current information on all registration forms on the Website. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account, and will keep your password(s) confidential. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.


User Code of Conduct


We want you to be able to express yourself and your point of view while using our community features, but certain kinds of speech simply do not belong on the Website. Therefore, you may not post or share content that:


  • is obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit
  • depicts graphic or gratuitous violence
  • makes threats of any kind or that intimidates, harasses, or bullies anyone
  • is derogatory, demeaning, malicious, defamatory, abusive, offensive or hateful

While we are not responsible for the conduct of our users, we expect you to act responsibly. Therefore, when using our community features, you may not:


  • post any content that would encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense or which would violate any local, state, national or international law
  • impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity
  • use our Website to send or make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation
  • post or share any personally identifiable or private information of any third party
  • solicit passwords or personal information from anyone
  • use information or content you obtained on the our Website or service in any manner not authorized by the our Terms of Use
  • post any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
  • register for more than one account or use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without authorization or create a false identity on the Service or the Site
  • engage in any predatory or stalking conduct.

This User Code of Conduct is subject to change at any time at our Website's sole discretion

ADMINISTRATION AND MODERATION ON VIDEO GAME CHAT

Video Game Chat Administrators and moderators cannot and do not review every single post, nor are we responsible for the content of any posted message. However, we reserve the right to edit, move, or delete any message whatsoever, which may be done with or without explanation.

If an administrator or moderator edits any post/thread, users are not to re-edit that post/thread and reverse, remove or change any edits done by the administrator or moderator.
Should you disagree with an Administrator or Moderator's decision regarding one of your posts, please contact that person or one of Admin/mod team privately. Publicly challenging a staff member may result in banning, regardless of who is deemed right. For example: a moderator closes or removes your thread. Opening a new thread on the same topic or to insult or challenge the moderator may lead to your being banned.
Should an Administrator or Moderator contact you requesting changes in your posts, your signature, your posting style, or any other comments, you are expected to cooperate completely.
Under no circumstances will the owner of the Video Game Chat site, Administrators or Moderators be liable in any way for any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or made available in any other way via the website, by a member of AP.
If you disagree with these terms and conditions, you are able to have your account closed from the Video Game Chat site, by contacting the Administrator.

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