Greetings and Welcome to Your Virtual Highway!These are the Terms of Service (Terms and Conditions) which apply to the use of Virtual Highway To be able to access the Grid Virtual Highway, you must agree to abide by the rules set out below.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE VIRTUAL HIGHWAY GRID:You must agree to this TOS which encompasses all policies and amendments to policies, and rules and regulations, set forth by the Virtual Highway management in relation to the use of the Virtual HighwayGrid, the website and all associated provided services. All decisions made by the Your Virtual Highway team in relation to the above mentioned services are final. At any Time, the team of the Virtual Highway has the right to alter and so amend this Agreement. Announcement of changes to the terms and conditions will be posted in The News of the Virtual Highway website. If you are not able to comply and agree, decline this agreement. Access will be granted to The Virtual Highway Grid only if you agree to comply with this agreement.
AIMS OF PROVISION OF SERVICE:The Virtual Highway team aims to offer quality, tolerance and a enjoyable virtual life experience to all members of the Virtual Highway Grid community.
TOLERANCE:We wish your experience to be a pleasant one in Virtual Highway. If you act as is if you would do in real-life public places the experience will be beneficial to all members of the Virtual Highway community. Foul language, racist and hate remarks, including unsocial like negative remarks or actions are not welcome in Virtual Highway and will be viewed as harassment. Our major restrictions are, no adult clubs on the mainland, and restrictions on child avatars as described below. Adult activity is allowed in Private Regions, however, it is not to be displayed in common public areas. Child pornographic materials are not allowed on Virtual Highway , even on Private Regions. All adult activities, such as nudity and sexual behavior are restricted from the mainland or common areas. The fact that you are the owner of the Estate does not exempt you from offensive behavior, under any circumstances, towards another resident of Virtual Highway. Offensive behavior will not be tolerated at any time, in any form. If your Private Region is a Role Play world with combat or invasive activities these will be restricted to your region, or regions with the same theme. No combat weapon in common public areas.
DISRUPTIVE OR OFFENSIVE USERNAMES:The following types of usernames are not permitted because they are disruptive or offensive:
- Usernames that are intended to offend other residents, making harmonious residency in Virtual Highway difficult or impossible, for example by containing profanities.
- Usernames that contain or imply personal attacks.
- Usernames that seem intended to provoke emotional reaction ("trolling").
- Usernames that otherwise show a clear intent to disrupt Virtual Highway.
HARASSMENT:Harassment of another resident on Virtual Highway grid will not be ignored. When this is reported, it will be thoroughly investigated. Based on the conclusions, immediate action will be taken which may result in the loss of your account and the forfeiture of all your parcels. This rule applies to you whether or not you own your own Private Regions or Estate. No refunds will be considered if you are found to be at fault. There are no rewards for deplorable behaviour to others in-world.
VIRTUAL LAND:Virtual land is rented for use, on the web site on which the renters may sell their products, and promote information and discussion. Virtual Highway takes no responsibility for agreements reached between a renter and an Estate Owner. Any claim or other matter relating to a piece of virtual land will be transferred to the lessee or lessor.
AVATAR:Is a 3D character in the Virtual Highway world. An existing person is allowed to have more than 1 avatar, with the knowledge of Virtual Highway. When creating your avatar, you agree to truthfully fill out the information requested on the sign in form. Virtual Highway does not allow child avatars in any of mainland or common areas. Child avatars are only allowed on private regions with the owner's permission. Virtual Highway is a service provider, which means, that Virtual Highway has very limited control of various aspects of the Service Media, Users, lessees or Estate Owners are responsible for any form of media they use in World. Any costs which are calculated by third parties for their use including any authorization costs are therefore entirely the responsibility for such user, lessee or Estate Owner, which it uses in his or her virtual field.
SOFTWARE AND USE:Virtual Highway is not responsible for the use of third party software. Your Virtual Highway Staff and Team Members do their best to maintain the databases and Grid. You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to content you create in Virtual Highway . You own the full rights of what you build and so too are fully responsible for the content. If you are the Creator you can sell, export, give away as free, or delete your items at any time. You agree to keep your inventory as clean and arranged as best to your abilities. We advise you to make back-ups of your inventory to your hard disk. On request we do a full back up your Private Regions. You understand and agree that Virtual Highway management has the right to remove any content, when and where it sees fit, with no notice required.
ACCOUNT REGISTRATION:You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form. You must select and keep secure your account password. Your disclosure of your password to any other person is entirely at your own risk. You may cancel your account at any time with written request. We may suspend or terminate your account at any time if we feel you have violated this Agreement. You must be at least 18 years old to experience the Virtual Highway Grid. Children are not allowed into Virtual Highway.
HEAVY VIOLATIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT:The use of prim-copying devices (copybots) is strictly forbidden, resulting if caught, in immediate suspension of your account.
RENTAL PAYMENTS FOR LAND:Parcel or Estate renters agree to pay their rental fees on time, based on date of rental. If fees have not been paid, the rights to the land will be forfeited.
ADDENDUM:Your project must fit within our concepts. We want free movement on our grid hence no red ban lines. Virtual Highway wishes to promote quality and beauty with displays of your work rather than the results of cramming a parcel full of items. You can discuss with us in-world as to whether your project fits the vision of the future of our grid. Not allowed: sale of freebies, large rotating for-sale signs or billboard size signs, heavy scripts, creating “big” unsightly prims. When you use a program to transfer assets make sure you are the original creator or you have specific rights and permissions granted for items bought or taken free for use within Virtual Highway. We will enforce proven copyright claims by removing inventory items. We too will defend Virtual Highway members’ rights to ownership of their original creations, with equal determination. Due to the existence of several malicious tools, it is entirely possible to take items and textures when permissions are not otherwise granted from Second Life, and/or any other grid. Full permissions items on SL may not mean the original creator has granted consent to take an item from one grid to another. Make all reasonable efforts to obtain permission prior to upload. See below for a suggested email sent to a Creator giving you the right to use their creations whether those creations are designs, structures, textures, animations, poses and/or scripts.
CONTENT IS DESCRIBED AS THE FOLLOWING AND NOT LIMITED TO THESE DESCRIPTIONS:
1. Designs, structures, textures, animations, poses and/or scripts that are purchased with Full Permissions by an individual, whether the individual is a Client or a Customer must be obtained with written permission in an email from that Creator and state that the buyer of those items has full permissions. This will allow the resale of a design, building, animation poses and textures; not limiting to these items; by another Creator. Written proof of this transaction must be submitted as evidence that the Creator has granted authorization for the use of their designs, structures, textures, animations, poses and/or scripts to be used in Virtual Highway.2. Any individual who takes what is not theirs by any means will be subject to arbitration. Depending on the outcome of this hearing, the decision may be that your account is deleted and you are no longer allowed into Virtual Highway Grid. We understand Second Inventory is a useful tool; there is no ban on this tool. We only ask our residents to help us balance this unique and heavy load on the Virtual Highway grid.