Terms of Service (Updated 5/June/2018)
The following agreement (this “Agreement” or the “Terms of Service”) describes the terms on which GeVolution offers you access to its services. This offer is conditioned on your agreement to all of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Service. By using GeVolution, you agree to these Terms of Service. If you do not so agree, you should decline this agreement, in which case you are prohibited from accessing or using GeVolution.
Meet Our Inworld Team ….
- CEO / Founder – Dragon GeVolution
- COO – Rhianwen GeVolution
- Operations Manager – Kahlan Amnell
- In-world Manager – Dai Rhys-Owain
- Grid Bot – Drake GeVolution
Back Office Staff ….
- Chief Code – Sarah GeVolution
- Code Guru – Crystal GeVolution
- Ad Farm – A region used expressly for advertising.
- You – A registered user account with GeVolution World
- Us – GeVolution
Services and Content ….
GeVolution is a multi-user virtual world experience, tailored for the over 18 years of age user.
By using GeVolution services you agree to these terms and certify that you are over 18 years of age. Unless you are a teen player and have parent/ guardian form submitted to GeVolution then by you using GeVolution services you agree to there terms User accounts found to be fraudulent in this certification by any means, will be removed and banned from further use of the services.
GeVolution is a service provider meaning among other things that we do not necessarily control various aspects of the environment. You acknowledge that GeVolution is a service provider and understand that various user content does not necessarily reflect the opinion nor stance of GeVolution as a service provider.
GeVolution will not as a rule regulate the communications either in text or interaction of users barring conduct outlined in these terms. Harassment in any shape or form will not be tolerated however, and reports should be made to customer service with applicable chat logs. The onus of proof will bear on the user and not GeVolution. See more under Dispute Resolution.
Content available in GeVolution may be provided by users and not GeVolution. As such, you acknowledge that content creators maintain certain rights and privileges in their respective content. You accept full responsibility for use of provided content and remain liable for unlawful usage. If a content provider reports a DMCA violation to GeVolution, such instances will be investigated and if warranted, removed from public access. Offending accounts will be banned from use of the services. GeVolution will not as a rule, police or pre-screen user content.
Content sold for profit in GeVolution, that is given away freely in another grid, by a different creator, is not allowed. This is a violation of the original creators copyright (unless duly documented by original copyright holder), and as such, GeVolution reserves the right to fully remove any and all instances from the grid (inventory, contents, or any instance thereof). GeVolution assumes no responsibility nor liability for reimbursement of these items. GeVolution abides by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). As such, any DMCA filed with GeVolution will be result in that content being removed. In cases where items are removed from the entire grid (inventory, contents of prims, or any instance thereof), GeVolution shall bear no liability nor assume any responsibility for reimbursement of these items. GeVolution currency named GV$ is fictional and will maintain an exchange rate for future cash out options. GeVolution reserves the right to charge a nominal fee for purchase of GeVolution currency.
GeVolution also establishes that the GV$ has zero (0) external value. GeVolution services are subject to scheduled and unscheduled interruptions. Various system updates and upgrades will be applied when needed. GeVolution reserves the right to interrupt services with or without user notification. When practical all attempts will be made to notify the user base. You agree that GeVolution will not be liable for any service interruptions required, and you will not be entitled to any refunds of fees paid.
Land and Ownership or rental of such is pursuant to agreements and payment between you and GeVolution. Fees and structure are outlined in further documents on the www.gevolutionworld.com website. Private Island Ownership is available for varying pricing structures.
Account Registration and Requirements ….
You must create an account with GeVolution to utilise the services. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as asked by the registration process. Gevolution reserves the right to terminate accounts found to not be true and accurate. Forum registration is not required but highly recommended and encouraged. Help build your community!
You must use an account name that is not offensive, demeaning,copyrighted or infringing. You must select a secure password and protect it accordingly.
GeVolution may suspend or terminate your account at any time deemed appropriate. You agree that you are not obligated any refund of fees paid if this should occur. You are forwarded the right to appeal and a dispute resolution investigation will occur.
You must be over the age of 18 years to use the services provided by GeVolution. GeVolution reserves the right directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your registration data. User accounts found to not be over the age of 18 years will be banned Unless you are a teen player and have parent/ guardian form submitted to GeVolution then by you using GeVolution services you agree to there terms, If you are of the age of 13 to 18 and would like to play GeVolution Grid then we require a signed consent form from your parent or guardian, which they can acquire by sending a email to our staff team at firstname.lastname@example.org
By accepting this agreement you understand that GeVolution is bound to the laws of the United States of America, and all local laws in regards to the states. Anything considered a misdemeanour or higher will not be acceptable on the grid. Avocation of acts, or public displays, such as but not limited to: child abuse, sexual abuse, zoophilia, child pornography, etc. can lead to suspension, banning, termination of account, reclamation of lands with no refund or reimbursement of any funds.
Licence Terms and Other Intellectual Property Terms ….
You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to content you create in GeVolution to the extent that you have such rights under applicable law.
GeVolution retains ownership of the account and related data, regardless of intellectual property rights you may have in content you create or otherwise own. Even though GeVolution retains this right, your intellectual property will not be used without prior permission and or licensing to Gevolution.
GeVolution supports content creators and encourages full creativity to enhance and grow the community. As stated before however, GeVolution will not police nor pre-screen content. The onus is on the creator to provide proof of infringement. See more in Dispute Resolution.
You will comply with the processes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act regarding copyright infringement claims covered under such Act.
GeVolution staff identified by the surname and at the top of the TOS have full and complete authority to handle disputes and offending content removal. Back end and region or grid issues will be escalated as needed to appropriate staff member’s. You acknowledge and release liability on all GeVolution staff identified by surname. Furthermore, you acknowledge that people are human and mistakes can/will be made. Proper complaint reporting will be utilised and investigated. Our Customer Service Representatives are identifiable in-world by a CSR tag or on the current staff list board in world or Facebook, blog post
Gambling Regions are allowed but must obtain a Gambling Licence.
Gevolution is not responsible for any loss due to gambling, If an avatar chooses to gamble, he/she assumes responsibility of profit or loss due to playing gambling machines.
Sploders do not come under the gambling licence where the amount you put in is the minimum you can receive out. Sploders that pay out less than is paid in is classed as gambling.
GeVolution states that all Gambling Region’s are set to Adult access only any region owner found to be breaking the TOS will be banned and there region removed from the grid
Members’s under the age of 18 are not permitted to gamble.
Fair Use and Abuse ….
Obvious griefing activities will not be tolerated. These include but are not limited to, Excessive malicious scripts, player versus player activity in a sim not flagged, overload of avatar prim attachments, automated prim replication etc.
Copybot is simply and absolutely not allowed. Any proof of use in GeVolution will result in permanent banning from GeVolution services.
Community Standards ….
Any Abusive text or actions related to race, gender, sexual preference or terrorist propaganda affiliation will not be tolerated. Again, disputes will rely on the onus of proof bearing with the claimant. GeVolution is an adult environment. That said, there will likely be content of an ‘adult’ nature available. Any content and/or interaction of an ‘adult’ nature (sexual, violent or pornographic) must remain enclosed. i.e. not in full view in the environment.
While GeVolution is an adult environment, sexual age play is strictly forbidden. Any evidence of such shall immediately render the offenders accounts and alternates as banned. GeVolution Grid shall not be liable for any form of reimbursement.
GeVolution mainland is to be kept Family Friendly (PG) rating at all times. Violation of this may result in loss of the land for the owner, or incurred cost to move the owner to a Private Isle.
GeVolution mainland is a community standard, as such, ad farms will not be tolerated. Violation will result in ads being removed and/or region reclamation.
GeVolution mainland is a neighbourhood of many people, unsightly ads or offensive materials are not welcomed. Violation will result in removal.
Harassment in any form or fashion will not be tolerated. Onus of proof lies with the claimant but, will be dealt with accordingly. Flame wars, outright attacks and defamation are forbidden. This should be common sense and GeVolution will assume the adult user has some.
Dissemination of information relating to another persons real life identity (including but not limited to links, names, addresses, etc) without their consent is forbidden. Violators may be subject to termination.
Region Maturity Ratings ….
Maturity ratings designate the type of content and behaviour allowed in a region and affect search results. There are three maturity ratings in GeVolution: PG = Parental Guidance, Moderate and Adult. To access Adult search results and regions, you must be 18 and over.
A region designated PG is not allowed to advertise or make available content or activity that is sexually explicit, violent, or depicts nudity. Sexually-oriented objects such as “sex beds” or poseballs may not be located or sold in PG regions.PG regions are areas where you should feel free to say and do things that you would be comfortable saying and doing in front of your grandmother or a grade school class.Some landowners and Residents desire a GeVolution experience distinct from the activity that occurs in Moderate and Adult regions. Region owners who wish to host this sort of GeVolution experience can (but need not) designate their regions as PG.
If you are a region owner and you feel there is some ambiguity as to whether your content and activities are allowed in PG regions, it’s probably best to designate your region as Moderate. or contact a staff member who will be more than happy to clarify for you .
GeVolution’s Moderate designation accommodates most of the non-adult activities common in GeVolution. Dance clubs, bars, stores and malls, galleries, music venues, beaches, parks, and other spaces for socialising, creating, and learning all support a Moderate designation so long as they do not host publicly promoted adult activities or content and do not use adult search tags. Groups, events and classifieds that relate to this broad range of activities and themes generally should also be designated as Moderate.
Residents in these spaces should therefore expect to see a variety of themes and content. Stores that sell a range of content that includes some “sexy” clothing or objects can generally reside in Moderate rather than Adult regions. Dance clubs that feature “burlesque” acts can also generally reside in Moderate regions as long as they don’t promote sexual conduct, for instance through pose balls (whether in “backrooms” or more visible spaces). However if any of these businesses uses adult-oriented search tags, the region may be categorised as Adult and blocked from appearing in non-Adult search.
The Adult designation applies to GeVolution regions that host, conduct, or display content that is sexually explicit, intensely violent, or depicts illicit drug use. A region must be designated Adult if it hosts, advertises, or publicly promotes:
Representations of intensely violent acts, for example depicting death, torture, dismemberment or other severe bodily harm, whether or not photo-realistic (meaning that images either are or cannot be distinguished from a photograph).
Expressly sexually themed content, spaces or activities, whether or not photo-realistic. We broadly define what is “sexually themed” to include any sexually oriented activities and conduct.
Groups, event listings and classified ads that reference these themes or content must also be designated Adult. We will enforce these rules but cannot monitor all ephemeral content and conduct within GeVolution. Therefore:
Regions, groups, and event or classified ad listings that employ search tags plainly suggestive of adult behaviour or content require the Adult designation, and will be view able only by Residents that are at least 18 years old
We will conduct proactive monitoring and rely on abuse reports that identify adult content or conduct that is promoted or advertised publicly. Where adult content or conduct on a region is publicly advertised or promoted, that region must be designated as Adult (or such content must be removed). We will re-designate such regions if adult content is not removed.
We may take into account whether apparent or reported adult content or conduct in a particular region serves only an extremely limited or passive function, or an important educational or cultural function, and therefore would be appropriate for all GeVolution audiences.
As with all reported activity in violation of our policies, we will actively review all reports of adult conduct and provide Residents with a channel for rebuttal.
Region owners are responsible for designating a region’s maturity level. Occupants of regions will be expected to locate in a region suitable to each occupant’s content and conduct.
Releases, Disclaimers or Warranty, Limitation of Liability and Indemnification ….
In no event shall GeVolutionWorld.com or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation to, damages for loss of data or profit,
or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on GeVolution’s site,
even if GeVolution or an GeVolution authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages,these limitations may not apply to you.
You release GeVolution from your claims relating to other users. GeVolution has the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users.
Dispute Resolution ….
- Alternate Accounts – While users may choose to play GeVolution with more than one account, specifically or consistently using an alternate account to harass other users or violate the community standards is not acceptable. Alternate accounts are generally treated as separate from a user’s principal account, but misuse of alternate accounts can and will result in disciplinary action on the principal account.
- Disputes of all natures- GeVolution acknowledges that there will be disputes of varying nature. This is human. GeVolution will not police nor pre-screen content, text nor interaction. Any dispute raised between users will be investigated if brought to our attention. The onus of proof will always lie with the claimant. GeVolution will not be responsible for maintaining nor perusing chat logs on a regular basis. That said, you as the user will be responsible for providing said chat logs and/or screenshots. GeVolution will pull applicable chat logs from the database to compare and inspect. GeVolution does not guarantee that any chat logs will be available in an archived manner at any time. Again, common sense will prevail.