1) Accepting the Terms of Service:
By using our ideas, graphics, and modifications, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions at all times and to any changes made to these terms.
2) The Service:
We make no guarantee that everyone will find an RPG to match their needs. You agree that we may make changes and/or amendments to our service, including limitation. You understand that the Pangean Empires may change these rules at any time without given notice.
All content posted on the Pangean Empire, including ideas, stories, modifications, and any other material of that sort is property of the Pangean Empires Community, including staff and members, as per international copyright laws. They may not be posted or re-distributed anywhere else without joint consent.
Any and all characters that don't want their characters or ideas copied need to place ę <-that symbol in their characters profile or a disclaimer in their signature. Once that is done ANY member that uses a character or member ideas will be warned with a 24 hour notice, then banned if not rectified. No exceptions.
All material treated by us is only valid for InvisionFree board users.
3.1) Prohibited Content::
You may not post, upload, link to, or e-mail any content that contains, promotes, instructs about, or provides prohibited content such as the following.
- Do NOT post ideas/stories that you have not made yourself.
- Content that infringes upon any rights (including but not limited to copyrights and privacy rights)
- Abusive, threatening, defamatory, racist, or obscene material.
- Viruses, Hacking, or any other harmful computer software.
- False Information; libel.
- Spam or pyramid schemes.
- Illegal drugs.
- Warez, CD-Keys, Serial Numbers, etc.
- Pornography, nudity, or sexual material of any kind.
- Excessive profanity
- Invasion of privacy or impersonation of any person or entity.
4) Proxy IP Addresses:
If you are using a proxy IP address to access our website you do so at your own risk. While most people use a proxy in a legal manner we can not assume this is the case in all situations. If you are caught using a Proxy IP address we will consider this a hostile act and we have the right with or without warning to you, suspend your account and IP ban the address and/or address range you are using.
5) Masking Your IP Address:
If you are masking your regular IP address in any way to access our website you do so at your own risk. The only reason we use IP addresses is to verify potential compromised accounts and other potential security risks. If you are found to be masking your IP address for any reason (legal or illegal) we will consider this a hostile act and immediately IP ban the address or address range you are using. If this continues to be a habitual occurrence we reserve the right to contact Invisionfree or your web host provider and request further action be taken against you.
6) Multiple Accounts:
You are allowed to have multiple accounts with the Pangean Empires.
6.1) Usernames and Name Changes:
The administrators of this board do permit username changes unless you are trying to avoid punishment.
6.2) Cheating in Graphic or Story Battles:
You may not cheat in graphic or story battles using multiple accounts. If you are using multiple accounts for this purpose, your accounts will be deleted without warning and you are subject to being punished in any way we see fit in section 7.
When in breach of any of these terms, the following actions can and will be taken:
- 1st warning (informal).
- 2nd warning (formal).
- 3rd warning (last chance).
- Suspension (When out of warning your username will be suspended or put on mod queue until we see fit for you to return).
- Ban (You agree that we may terminate your access to our site).
7.1) Ripping Punishments:
If found ripping any of the following from The Dark Forest board you will be banned immediately and indefinitely. If we feel that further infringement is plausible possibility in the future we reserve the right to ban your IP or IP range that you are using.
- whole skin
- part of a graphic
- whole graphic
If found ripping other copyrighted material from Dark Forest board or from any other board, you will be warned and/ or banned depending on the situation.
You agree we have the right to list you on the Ripper's Blacklist. You agree we have the right to warn you twice in order to enable a suspension, giving the fact that the first staff member to warn you wasn't able to.
You may advertise your forums/site or recruit our members for your staff positions anywhere on our board apart from in the 'Advertise' section and in your signatures. The same board may only be advertised once by it's Head Admin. If caught, your post will be deleted and punishments will be implemented.(See figure 7.) Advertising on your first post will result in an immediate ban.
8.1) Personal Message Advertising
Advertising or recruiting members/staff for your board or any other member's board, IF or not, resource or not, is strictly prohibited via Personal Message on this board. You agree that we have the right to implement punishments without warning if you are caught doing this.
8.2) Free Forum Hosts:
You are not allowed to advertise other forum hosts (free or paid) unless express consent has been given by an administrator. We reserve the right to edit/block/modify links to such websites.
8.3) Free/Paid Web Hosts:
You are not allowed to advertise web host providers (free or paid) unless express consent has been given by an administrator. We reserve the right to edit/block/modify links to such websites.
8.4) Resource Boards:
Advertisement of other IF or IPB resource boards on this board is strictly prohibited. You agree and understand that we only prohibit this in the best interest of the Pangean Empire.
As a member of the Pangean Empire, you are held responsible for all, if any, indecorous actions at outside forums and/or websites.
9.1) Website/Board Owners:
As a member of the Pangean Empire and website and/or board owner, we are not held responsible for any obscene occurrences taking place at your website and/or board upon posting your link in the Advertise area, or other suitable areas. You understand we cannot restrain our members from acting unsatisfactorily.
10) Enforcement of Rules/Terms of Service:
We reserve the right to delete and posts/topics/polls, posted on the forums that disagree with these guidelines.
You agree that once your account is created here, we reserve the right to terminate it at any timeŚwithout notice if need be.
12) Damages & Inconveniences:
You understand and agree that the Pangean Empires will not be held responsible for any bugs or problems with your board once you advertise in the advertise section.
13) General Notice:
Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy or completeness/usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this BB. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by e-mail. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame if we determine that removal is necessary. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this BB to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this BB.
14) Modification of These Terms:
The Pangean Empires reserves the right to make changes to these terms as often as needed and without notice.
The Pangean Empires can guarantee that your details will not be given or shown to any third parties when using our board or any of our other features/products found on the website.
This Forum/Skin/Image buttons and all that is Dark Forest is the property of the Dark Forest Community. Any use of any materials on this forum must come with the expressed written permission of all members on this forum. Weapon Icons were from a freeware version of Shinning Force II. This Skin was created by Lumine, especially for all my lovely friends on the forum!