Terms of Service

I. Definition and Purpose of Glyffe

Glyffe is an Internet online multi-player game and virtual community. It allows you to interact with players from all over the world. Throughout this document, “Glyffe” and “Service” refer to the actual game world, the software, the web site, the associated message boards and social media. Also, “Tom” is understood to refer to the individual which provides both software and service, Tom Delanoy.

II. Software

The software required to connect to and use the Glyffe service is provided for free. Tom grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to use the program and the Service. Tom provides the software as interface to play his game on the Internet. You are granted the license to use the software for this sole purpose and may not use it for any other purpose. You agree to use the software only to play on the official server, provided by Tom.

III. Account Information

In order to play the game, you must register an account with the Service and are prompted to provide a valid e-mail address. It is your responsibility to enter an active, working e-mail address and update it as needed. Players under the age of 18 are required to have their parents fill out the registration for them. Upon your registration for Glyffe, you will choose a password for your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and you are responsible for any harm resulting from your disclosure or allowing the disclosure of any password, or from use by any person of your password to gain access to your account. It is recommended to use unique passwords that are not used for other accounts or services. It is further highly recommended not to use a password that is equal to your username. Tom will never ask you for your password. Sharing an account or account password with another individual is not permitted. Giving away, trading, selling, or purchasing an existing account is considered sharing and is not allowed. Shared accounts are subject to deletion without prior warning. If an account is terminated or deleted, Tom reserves the right to terminate any other accounts that are owned or used by the same player.

IV. Charges and Fees

Using the Glyffe software, the web site, the message board, the social media sites, and playing the basic game is free of charges, except any fees and charges of your Internet Service Provider or that are caused by connecting to the Internet and using the computer. Additional products and services are offered for extra charges. Purchased add-ons and subscribed services (“special items”) are provided as virtual, in-game objects and services. Players are given methods to transfer the ownership of special items to other players. Tom does not supervise, oversee or moderate such trades. If a special item is transferred to another player, the receiver of the object becomes the owner. Previous owners cannot reverse the transfer, and forfeit the ownership of the transferred object. Fees for special items or services are paid in advance and are not refundable in whole or in part. You are fully liable for all charges made on your credit card or PayPal account, including unauthorized charges. All special items are considered to have no cash value, and are sold for entertainment purposes only.

V. Materials and Content

You acknowledge that the software and the Service contain multimedia materials (graphics, audio effects, music, animations) and text (“Content”), and that Content may be provided under license by independent, unaffiliated content providers, including contributions from other players and users of the Service. These independent content providers, including other users, are referred to in this document as “Content Providers”. For all Content you must evaluate, and bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content. Tom does not pre-screen Content as a matter of policy, but has the right, but not the responsibility, to remove Content at any time which he deems to be harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of this document or other agreements and regulations. Copyrights for any original works made by Content Providers belongs to them, or jointly to them and Tom if their work is based on Glyffe content to the extent that it constitutes a ‘derivative work’ under current laws. By integrating their original work and/or derivative work into Glyffe, Content Providers automatically grant their permission for other players to use the Glyffe software to view and experience those works, a process in which the software may download copies of the works to the viewer’s computer for viewing. In addition, the act of integrating work into Glyffe grants Tom license to redistribute the work in other formats or on other media that the software may support in the future, and to redistribute it in any way that it deems beneficial towards the goal of promoting Glyffe to the general public, so long as such distribution is performed either at no charge, or for no more than a nominal fee to cover the costs involved. Any sale of a Content Provider’s work for profit is not covered by this permission, and still requires Tom to license Content Provider’s copyrighted materials before so doing. Content Providers recognize and acknowledge that making their content available for other players to view and use incurs a certain amount of risk that some of those players may use, modify, or distribute that content in unauthorized ways which may infringe on the copyrights of the Content Provider. Each Content Provider agrees that they assume the entire risk of such infringement when they choose to integrate their work into Glyffe, that they indemnify Tom from any liability resulting from such infringement by third parties, that Tom assumes no responsibility for taking punitive or corrective actions against such copyright violators, and that the Content Provider will pursue any and all remedies for such infringements on their own, whether these consist of requesting the infringer to cease and desist, filing a civil lawsuit against the infringer, or any other measures. In the event that a Content Provider chooses to file suit on a copyright infringement matter, Tom agrees to provide any requested information regarding the transfer or use of the content involved that he may have in his records in a timely fashion.

VI. Conduct and Communication

You agree to follow the Rules and Policies of Glyffe. The Rules and Policies may change at any time, at the discretion of Tom. Tom shall have the right to terminate your account if he determines in his sole discretion that you have engaged in any offensive or unacceptable conduct whether or not such conduct violates the Rules and Policies. You acknowledge, however, that Tom does not pre-screen Content or communication over the Service, operating as a “common carrier” for communications between players and is therefore not liable for any speech or actions of other players that he failed to prevent. The Rules and Policies are located at https://news.glyffe.com/glyffe-user-agreement/

VII. Parental Guidance

Many, but not all, Worlds of Glyffe are suited for players of all ages. We recommend that concerned parents take a look around Glyffe themselves, either with your children or by yourself beforehand, to see what kinds of things your children may see and hear in the game. (Many parents come back again just to enjoy the game – Glyffe is meant to appeal to people of all ages.) Children under the age of 18 may play Glyffe only under direct supervision of a parent or their legal guardian. While Tom may choose to monitor and take action upon inappropriate use of the Service, chat or links, it is possible that at any time there may be language or other material accessible on or through the Service that may be inappropriate for children or offensive to some users of any age. Tom does not as a matter of policy pre-screen the content of the materials or communications transmitted by each player. Children younger than eighteen (18) years of age may not use the Service without parental supervision. If you wish them to have any in-game premium items or services, these must be purchased for them by a parent or other individual old enough to make purchases. Parents and guardians are fully responsible for any purchases their children (under the age of 18 or have special needs) make.

VIII. Privacy

You acknowledge that you have no guarantee of privacy regarding the communications you make on the Glyffe service, the Glyffe web site, associated message boards and the social media sites. While Tom does not routinely monitor conversations between players or private messages sent between them, he may from time to time see such messages in the course of debugging, or of investigating security problems and rule violations. In addition, Tom provides no guarantee that other players won’t spy on you, using means as advanced as tricking you into installing a trojan on your computer, or as simple as hiding under a Ceiling Device in the game, or assuming the same color as the World background, and listening to you talking to a friend undetected. You also consent to the extraction of hardware system profile data and any data related to operation of the software through the Service from any computer that logs on to the Service using your account. The Glyffe service and web site may set and access cookies on your computer.

IX. Disclaimer of Warranty

To the maximum extent allowed by law, Tom, associated individuals and companies do not warrant any connection to, transmission over, or results or use of, any network connection or facilities provided (or failed to be provided) through the Service. You are responsible for assessing your own computer and transmission network needs, and the results to be obtained there from. You expressly agree that use of the service and the Software is at your sole risk. The Service and the software are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Unless such warranties are legally incapable of exclusion, Tom and associated individuals and companies disclaim all implied warranties and conditions, including without limitation any implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of third party rights, and those arising from a course of dealing or usage of trade, regarding the Service, the software, and the Internet. Tom, associated individuals and companies assume no responsibility for any damages suffered by you, including, but not limited to, loss of data from delays, no deliveries, errors, system down time, mis-deliveries or service interruptions caused by Tom, associated individuals and companies, or by your or any other player’s own errors and omissions. Tom makes no warranty with respect to any related software or hardware used or provided by Tom in connection with the Service.

X. Limitation of Liability

You acknowledge and agree that Tom, associated individuals and companies do not assume or bear any liability for any action by Tom, associated individuals and companies, or its Content Providers or other players with respect to conduct, communication, or content on the Service or the software. Tom, associated individuals and companies shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages in connection with the software or the Service. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for certain damages, in such states Tom, associated individuals’ and companies’ liability is limited to the extent permitted by law.

XI. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Tom, associated individuals and companies, distributors, Content Providers and other players of the Service, from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from any breach of this or any other agreement by you. Tom reserves the right, at his own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder, and in such event, you shall have no further obligation to provide indemnification for such matter.

XII. Termination of Accounts

You may terminate your account at any time without further obligation. To achieve this, you must discontinue using your account, and remove the software from your system. Tom reserves the right to terminate the Service at any time without further obligation to you. If your account is terminated or temporarily suspended at any time for any reason, you agree to the following: (i) you will not be entitled to any refund or proration of any fees or unused time for subscriptions or special items; (ii) you will lose use of any special items and you will not have the right to transfer, sell or assign any special items to anyone else; (iii) you may not access the service in any manner or for any reason, including via any other computer without express permission from Tom. In the event that an account is permanently terminated, Tom reserves the right to terminate any other accounts that are owned or used by the same player.

XIII. E-Mail Addresses

From time to time, Tom will send you a Newsletter or Glyffe-related information to your registered e-mail address. You agree to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose. Tom will not share or sell your address with other services or companies, and you will not receive any communication from Tom that is not directly related to Glyffe, Tom, the software or the Service.

XIV. General Provisions

You may not use, copy, modify, sublicense, rent, sell, assign or transfer the rights or obligations granted to you in this or other agreements, except as expressly provided in this agreement. Any assignment in violation of this agreement is void. If any provision of this agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and such decision shall not affect the enforceability of: (i) such provision under other circumstances, or (ii) the remaining provisions hereof under all circumstances. Tom’s failure to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this agreement shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provisions, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by Tom of any provision, condition or requirement of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, no default, delay or failure to perform on the part of Tom shall be considered a breach of this agreement if such default, delay or failure to perform is shown to be due to causes beyond the reasonable control of Tom. The laws of the the kingdom of Belgium govern this Agreement and the only competent court is the court of Ghent. Your use of the Service may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws. All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be sent via email to tom@glyffe.com.

XV. Remedies

You and Tom agree that neither party will seek remedies for any breaches of this agreement or other disputes by filing suit in civil court, but will instead submit any such matters that arise to binding arbitration in Ghent, Belgium. Both parties agree to accept and abide by the decision made by the arbiter in such cases, and to equally split the payment of any fees charged by the arbiter, unless the arbiter should decide that the party at fault must pay the entire fee.