Terms and Conditions
Please very carefully read this Agreement (Terms of Service) before accessing and playing on AvatarLife Gaming Parlors. By accessing the website (www.avatarlife.com), our Virtual World/Metaverse, our gaming centers in Decentraland, The Sandbox, etc and software ("the AvatarLife viewer", which will be referred as "our viewer" from now), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement.
Should you not agree with all the terms and conditions of this Agreement then you should not access our website or any of our gaming centers on other Metaverse platforms.
If these terms and conditions are regarded as an offer by AvatarLife (AvatarLife Skill Games Inc. our company) then acceptance is clearly limited to these terms only. AvatarLife's website, AvatarLife's gaming centers across the internet, all its designs and hosted software; and all the contents inside our AvatarLife Virtual World & Gaming Centers are entirely the properties of AvatarLife.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes or modifications to these Terms at any time and for any reason. We will alert you of any changes by updating the "Last Updated" date of these Terms, and you waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change. It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms to stay informed of updates. You will be subject to and will be deemed to have been made aware of and to have accepted, the changes in any revised Terms of Use by your continued use of the Site, the Games, and the Smart Contracts after the date such revised Terms of Use are posted.
AvatarLife Introduction
AvatarLife Skill Games Inc. is a company incorporated in Delaware, USA. We are mainly a software/ game development company focusing on Virtual Worlds / Metaverse. Our viewer is used by our members to access the Virtual World of AvatarLife. However, other similar and compatible viewer software (such as the popular "Firestorm viewer", "Decentraland viewer") can also be used to access our Virtual world or our gaming centers in similar virtual worlds with the right settings.
AvatarLife is a general Virtual World with many different components such as socializing, business, entertainment and others. For example there is the opportunity to start a business as an estate owner or to earn income as a creator of digital in-world fashion items. Players can also operate our games on their land parcel in other metaverse platforms like Decentraland.
Age and Eligibility
To join us as a member of AvatarLife on our website or other external platforms like Decentraland, and then play games on these virtual worlds, you must be at least 18 years of age. If your country's age of consent is more than 18 years old, then you must be at least of that age.
If your country of residence does not allow the use of Virtual Worlds, then you are not allowed to join us as a member.
Inside the AvatarLife Virtual World and AvatarLife Gaming Centres, in order to play the games, which involves our In-Game Credit AV$ (AV$ is an abbreviation of AV dollars, please read our later section on this very important subject), you must be legally allowed to do take part in skill gaming in your country of residence. For most countries you must be at least 18 years old or above. However, some countries have a higher legal age requirement for skill gaming.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with it. You must not use your AvatarLife account in a misleading or unlawful manner, especially with the intention of trading on the name or reputation of others.
The games offered by AvatarLife have a component of wagering and betting built in them. You are fully responsible for undertaking such activities and responsible for being in compliance with regulations of your country/state of residence.
Additionally, by using this content, you release all associated parties from any liability that might arise out of your usage of this product which includes but not limited to AvatarLife Skill Games Inc., Gamingverse Pvt. Ltd., Decentraland Foundation, The Sandbox Foundation, Decentraland DAO and other related parties.
Your Responsibilities as a User
Please note that, as an AvatarLife user account holder on our website or AvatarLife player on other platforms, you are responsible for the behaviour and actions of your avatar inside these Virtual Worlds. And you are responsible for any action taken with your user account on these websites. Importantly you are also responsible for the security of your user account in general. Please choose a very secure password and do not share it with anyone. Your account on web3.0 virutal worlds will be linked to your wallet address. It is your responsibility to keep it safe and not share it with anyone. Any sharing of your account and password with other people are done at your own risks. If you think that (the security of) your user account has been compromised and it can be accessed or has been accessed by unauthorized person(s) then you must inform us immediately.
You must not use your AvatarLife account in an illegal and misleading manner including in a way with the aim of trading on the name of reputation other people and company. AvatarLife the company reserves the right to amend and remove any description of keyword that we feel is illegal and improper; especially if it is likely to result in damage and liability to AvatarLife.
Required behaviour and possible responses by us
We expect and require you to behave legally and responsibly as an AvatarLife member both inside and outside Virtual Worlds - just like the good standards other virtual worlds and social media platforms expect and require of you. Generally, you are expected to treat other people with respect. As a virtual world company, we expect and require you to behave legally and responsibly according to your country's own laws and also international laws.
The following behaviour are most unacceptable for AvatarLife: Inappropriate behaviour such as bullying, harassment, stalking, intimation, threatening, racism, discrimination on any grounds, intolerance, inciting violence, and similar behavior. By becoming a player, you agree that you will not have the aforementioned behaviours (bullying, harassment...)
By becoming a member/user/member of AvatarLife, you agree that you will fully respect all the contents (such as design, art, photos and videos and generally all our virtual items and any other items like website designs, game designs) and properties of AvatarLife, on in all aspects such as copyright, Intellectual Property. And you agree that you will not do anything that will in any way harm AvatarLife's contents and properties such as uploading, downloading, copying, cloning, modifying and so forth any of our properties and also of other members properties.
As we mentioned later on regarding Copyrights and Intellectual Properties, you agree that you will not upload any copyrighted materials on to/ into AvatarLIfe. We reserve the rights to remove such material without informing you first.
You also agree that you will not upload or share contents that will be offensive and inappropriate to other users (or even a small number of other users) such as pornography of any kinds and other items or information that is generally perceived as bad and unacceptable. For example, if you strongly believe in a cause that is fine. But if you start uploading information and then sharing it with other people inside our Virtual World and gaming centers who have the same views as you, even if they are publicly available of certain people such as the manager of a certain company with a view to protest outside his home or other action then this is not acceptable to us.
You also agree that you will not store inside AvatarLife (as part of your avatar's inventory or some other ways) computer malware of any kind such as trojans, phishing links and any tools you can use to hack other people/devices.
You also agree that you will not do anything to harm AvatarLife's operation such as hacking or running scripts inside AvatarLife website or AvatarLife Gaming Centers on other websites that can cause serious damage as they have been to have in other Virtual Worlds or any other actions. You agree that you will not use your AvatarLife account to spam other members with repeated messages, mostly marketing or with bad intents.
You also agree that you will not lend your account to other people, even if they are people known and close to you. This is a very serious offence. Also you must not try to access other people's account by guessing their password or other methods or hackings You agree that you will not collect data from our users through improper and unauthorised means. And you will not send marketing and advertising material to other users.
Related to AvatarLife, any trading, advertisements or general activities , of illegal goods and activities are strictly forbidden and they will be reported to the authorities. Any members reported or suspected or found to have behaved irresponsibly or illegally , will result in the restriction or suspension or termination of their accounts after an urgent investigation. The AvatarLife management will be fair in its judgement and its decision is final. A mode detailed explanation of the termination of your AvatarLife member is written in the next paragraph.
Our links to Third Parties Websites
AvatarLife website or AvatarLife gaming centers may contain a small number of links to third party's websites such as the well-known Social Media websites. By clicking on these links or by visiting these websites without clicking the links you accept that AvatarLife the company has no control over such third party's websites
Information Received From Third Party Sites
AvatarLife the company may receive some information from the Third Parties websites particularly the biggest social media websites such as Facebook. We may use this information but only if it is very important to do so. And we will use this data very carefully and responsibly respecting your Privacy Policy as laid out in our Privacy Policy.
Proprietary Rights
Avatarlife does not claim any ownership or control over any Content submitted, posted or displayed by you through in any of the assets owned by AvatarLife.
AvatarLife does not claim any rights to your User Generated Content, but we must have your permission to distribute your content.
Very importantly, we AvatarLife the company reserve the right to reject any User Content Generated and submitted to us.
You fully acknowledge that you are the rightful owner of this User Generated Content.
When you generate user content or items you agree to define a license for what other people can do with your items. You need to define a license defining the rights of the buyers of your goods, service and content. By the same token if you have just bought or come across User-Generated Content then you must follow the rules and definitions laid out by the creator of such items and user generated content. In general, people should respect other people's creation and work. And any copyright and related Trademark issues and we at AvatarLife will work very hard regarding this.
Termination of your account and access to AvatarLife
AvatarLife may terminate your user account and access to our Virtual World/ gaming centers at any time with or without a reason and without a notice period. However, we believe in fairness and openness. We will normally terminate your account and access to our assets only if you have taken action(s) that is so serious in severity and in nature (either a breach of any of our rules as laid out in this Terms of Service or an action not covered by this Terms of Service document that we felt it is just very serious and unacceptable) that we feel we have to terminate your account and access. We reserve the right to take the most serious action to forbid your accessing our Virtual World by banning your IP address and possibly your MAC address of your computer. We will do our best to give you our reasons for terminating (banning) your account and as we said in the earlier paragraph, we will investigate the matter (complaint by other members or findings of our own such as computer logs) properly before deciding to terminate your account/access.
In the case of the termination of your account and access to our assets, there are likely to be consequences to your possession of our In-Game Credit AV$ (AV dollars). This will be explained in more details in the later section of our In-Game Credit. If your account is in good standing and you would like to terminate this account, you can do at any time of your choosing and you can do so safely and easily by writing an email to [email protected]
All the terms and conditions laid out in this Terms of Service document should remain valid upon the termination of your account by yourself or by the management at AvatarLife.
Suspension of your account and access to AvatarLife
For the less serious breach of our Terms of Services, or a less serious and bad general action not covered by this Terms of Service, AvatarLife may choose to suspend your AvatarLife account and access instead of terminating it, The suspension time period may be a week, a month or other length. It can also be an indefinite period so that we can investigate any breaches/bad action that you have taken, or have alleged to have taken, if it was a complaint by other users.
All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature shall survive termination when they should survive termination such as ownership provision, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability and all others.
Privacy Policy and Cookies
We respect your privacy very seriously. We strongly urge you to read our Privacy Policy on this website carefully. By visiting this website alone, you understand and agree that you have given your consent (by clicking on the "I Agree" option of the popup window when you visit our website for the first time) to the usage and collection of your information by this website according to our Privacy Policy.
If and when you join as a member/player/user and then access our virtual world or gaming center, you also understand and agree that you have given your consent to the usage and collection of your information by this website but additionally, you have given your consent to the usage and collection of your information inside the Virtual World/ gaming center. And you agree to our use of any cookies on our website.
For our Privacy Policy we work very hard to comply with very important regulation of the "European Union General Data Protection Regulation" (EUGDPR) as we expect to have EU residents joining AvatarLife as members.
Terms of Service document and additional terms
The most important Terms of Service document is regarded as an agreement between you, a member, as a user and us, AvatarLife the company, as a service provider. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase other features and services of AvatarLife or affiliated , third-party content and services.
General Representation and Warranty
By accepting this Terms of Service document and our other important document of "Privacy Policy", you also agree that your use of our Virtual World and all its related services is all legal in terms of any local laws and regulations that your city and government or country or a mixture of them, This also applies to the transmission of data through the internet and any viewer software that you use to connect to Virtual Worlds. And as we said earlier, the behaviour and action by yourself with your AvatarLife member account and also any images, general content or posts or conversation you have with other users all need to follow the requirements of this Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy.
Any software downloaded by you from our website and our Virtual World are done at your own risk, we are not liable to any damages to your computer or to you generally.
We do not warrant that AvatarLife's products and services will meet your requirements, expectation and satisfaction.
Modifications to Service
The AvatarLife Company may every now and then modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently any of our services such as payment options when purchasing our In-Game Credit AV$ (Cash) and other aspects of our games or website. We will give enough time and clear notice to our members for modification of services.
Use and Storage of your items at AvatarLife
AvatarLife, the company has no responsibility or liability for any deletion or disappearance any store any content that you have purchased and uploaded and then store inside our Virtual World as items in your avatars inventory of storage space used.
Please be aware that using our Virtual World does involve a lot of data usage and may not have a cap on the amount of data transmitted.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Our Virtual World with its software is provided "as is". AvatarLife the company, the shareholders and staff and its contractors and suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. AvatarLife the company has not, made any warranty that our viewer software, our games and website is error free or that access to our website and Virtual World will not be interrupted by things such as an Internet network disconnection or any general malfunction.
Very importantly, you understand you are using our website and software at own your risks and you are solely responsible for any damage done to your computer, device and data.
Waiver of Consequential Damages
In no event will AvatarLife the company and its shareholders, related stakeholders like The Decentraland Foundation, Decentraland DAO, etc and staff and related people be liable to the you or anyone else for any type of incidental, special, exemplary, indirect, punitive or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, lost revenue, lost profits, replacement goods and services, loss of technology, rights or services, loss of data, or interruption or loss of use of service or equipment; even in the case where such party was advised of the possibility of such damages, and whether arising under theory of contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise. These losses and damages include both direct and indirect ones such as economic, incidental, exemplary, punitive and other common ones by law.
By being a member and using our Virtual World assets, you also agree to indemnify and hold harmless AvatarLife, the company, the shareholders, the staff, its related people such as its contractors, Decentraland Foundation, Decentraland DAO, and its licensors, and their related people from and against any and all claims and expenses, including legal fees and other fees, as a result of your choice of using our Virtual World, our gaming centers on virtual worlds and our Viewer software including but not limited to out of your violation of this Agreement/Terms of Service documents.
No Third-Party Beneficiaries
You agree that, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this Terms of Service except those which have been mentioned in this document.
Limitation of Liability
By accepting this Terms of Service, you clearly understand and agree that AvatarLife and all its owners and staff are nor liable regarding any subject matter of the Terms of Use related under any theory of liability including but not restricted to contract, tort and so forth. AvatarLife is also not responsible for any loss of profit, loss or corruption of data, service of technology and so forth. By playing our games or registering our website, you agree that in no event will AvatarLife the company and its shareholders, related stakeholders like The Decentraland Foundation, Decentraland DAO, etc and staff and related people be liable for any losses, of any nature, arising out of your usage. You free all the related parties from all the liabilities that might arise out of your usage of this product.
Respecting the Intellectual Property of AvatarLife
We ask you politely but very firmly that you must respect the Intellectual Property of everything hosted on our website and our servers. And also respect the Intellectual Property of our viewer software, games, and all the contents inside and outside AvatarLife. We will take strong actions within the context of AvatarLife but also legal actions against anyone who have not respected our Intellectual Property.
Acknowledgements related to Virtual World and viewer
We need to acknowledge that our AvatarLife Virtual world is very largely based on the "OpenSim" platform, released under GNU license by "OpenSimulator" (http://opensimulator.org).
We also acknowledge that our games built on other platforms like Decentraland, Sandbox, Roblox, Horizon Worlds, etc are built using the inhouse tools and SDKs offered by these platforms.
Our viewer is a customised and modified version of the "Firestorm viewer", released under GNU license by "The Phoenix Firestorm Project Inc." (http://firestormviewer.org).
"Firestorm viewer" has been developed based on the "Second Life Viewer", released under GNU license by "Linden Research, Inc." (https://secondlife.com).
Dealing with Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
We very much respect the intellectual property rights of other people and organisations. Please let us know immediately if you believe that we have violated your copyright as per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Policy. The management staff of AvatarLife will respond to you on priority.
Intellectual Property Rights of in-world created contents
We respect your intellectual Property Rights for any items that you have created inside the AvatarLife Virtual World or AvatarLife Gaming Centers. If other members of our Virtual World infringe on your legitimate intellectual Property rights, we will deal with the matter with your participation and approval. On the same principle, any items that you have created inside the Virtual World must not infringe on the Intellectual Property Rights of other people.
Delivery and Shipping Policy
AvatarLife offers Virtual items like Avatars, Virtual clothing, AvatarLife NFTs, Games, Scripting, programming services, Virtual Land rental and monthly premium membership subscription.
When an AvatarLife member purchases a virtual item inside or outside the AvatarLife Virtual World, the delivery of the virtual item is normally very quickly within 1000 seconds of a successful payment. In case of NFT minting, it can be longer depending on the blockchain and congestion on that platform
For Virtual land (Region) rental and monthly premium membership subscription, it takes 2 to 5 minutes to go through the ordering and then the payment process. Virtual land rental tenancy and monthly premium membership subscription are confirmed normally very quickly within 10 seconds of a successful payment.
Fees, payment, Premium membership and other matters
For our inhouse virtual world, Online Registration is available free of charge for members of the public. No invitation or special codes. We only ask for a very small amount of personal details such as your email address and a password. We do not ask for your real name, phone number, address, etc. When purchasing our In-Game Credits AV$ for the first time, we would ask you to upload a copy of one of your valid government issued photo IDs / photo identification documents (mainly passport, national ID card and driving licence) as part of our necessary and important "Know Your Customer" (KYC) process.
For our gaming centers on other virtual worlds like Decentraland, there is no explicit registration required. Any user on that virtual platform will be automatically registered when they enter our land parcel. For purchase of our in-game cash AV$, you can directly transact using crypto in their web3 wallet.
The In-Game Credit inside AvatarLife Virtual World
This section on the In-Game Credit used inside AvatarLife and outside AvatarLife (in terms of the buying and selling of it on our website) is a very important matter. For our Virtual World, we use an "In-Game Credit" called "AV dollars". We abbreviate "AV dollars" to "AVquot; generally. "AVquot; is the only acceptable payment method and In-Game Credit inside the AvatarLife Virtual World and also on our Gaming Center. There might be other types of in-game currencies like AV token that might be available on such land parcels.
Generally, we have authorised our AvatarLife members to using AV$ as a payment method inside our Virtual World. If a member is permanently banned from AvatarLife, we reserve the right to confiscate his or her holdings of AV$ immediately. Although in most cases, we will try to convert that to Fiat/crpyto currency and transfer it back to the player. This might not be applicable in case a user is banned due to fraud, hacking, etc. However, any Fiat currencies (we use USD mainly) that this banned ex-member has in his or her account, they will be returned rightfully to him/her.
Please note that very importantly an In-Game Credit, especially for our AV$, is quite different from a Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and others.
Purchasing and selling of AvatarLife's In-Game Credit AV dollars (AV$)
Our members can use Fiat money such as USD and the members' local currency (subject to availability) or crypto currency like MANA, SAND, JEJU, etc to purchase AV$.
And we reserve the right to change the buying and selling rates of AV$ after informing our members and this applies to the purchasing and selling fees and the fixed charges too. Our website will very soon have a separate fees document to talk about these fees in greater details and also other fees/charges such as the cost of renting a region.
Know Your customer (KYC) and other crucial requirements (Inworld)
For our inworld operations: To fulfil our duty for key areas such as combating money laundering, terrorism, fraud, stolen credit cards and illegal access of online accounts with payment companies and other illegal activities, there are several key requirements and restrictions regarding the buying and selling of AV$ such as a KYC process which we also mention in our sections on AV$ dollar and includes the requirement of uploading valid government issued photo ID and possibly also other things such as a selfie) and they will be clearly mentioned on our website and in this Terms of Service document.
Firstly, any members who want to purchase AV$ dollars from us via PayPal and any other methods (such as credit cards which will probably be available soon after we officially open) need to pass our KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements by uploading a valid government issued photo ID. We also may require extra uploads such as the common practice a selfie of holding a piece of paper with that date concerned and the company concerned (AvatarLife) and in handwriting phrases written on this piece of paper.
Very importantly, AV dollars must not be refunded, traded, exchanged, transferred, or sold except within AvatarLife Virtual World and at our Company's discretion. The AvatarLife management may give and take away AV dollars every now and then without warning, and without compensation, for reasonable causes and justifications determined at the management's sole discretion (after investigation or pending investigation) such as Money Laundering, terrorism fraud and bad/illegal accounting practices.
Very important note on Skill Gaming related to AvatarLife
Firstly, we must repeat this warning from the earlier section "Age and Eligibility".
Secondly, as we have also mentioned earlier, you must have satisfied the legal age requirement for skill gaming in your country of residence.
Thirdly, your country of residence must legally allow online skill gaming.
Fourthly, when you buy or sell AV$ with Fiat or Crypto, you must be the rightful owner of that account and all its linked payment methods such as credit cards.
If and only if you satisfy all these 4 requirements and also completing the KYC process (if required), then you can buy AV$ from us in order to play out the games inside the AvatarLife Virtual World or AvatarLife Gaming Centers.
Please note that following very important statement: Skill Gaming is only available inside AvatarLife centers and world. And very importantly only AV$ is used for this skill gaming. No real (Fiat) money is used for skill gaming.
The relationship between Skill Gaming and AvatarLife
As we mentioned earlier, we are primarily a Metaverse gaming studio with an inhouse virtual world as well as gaming centers spread across multiple other platforms like Decentraland, where our players can play games, earn money, become business owners and creative designers. They can also socialise, meet new friends, enjoy our Virtual World Scenery and Virtual World Activities.
Very importantly, our games does have a considerable amount of skill gaming in each game and we have a legal opinion for every game that we launch as part of our company.
We do not consider AvatarLife as an Internet Casino or Virtual Casino. Our games are for casual to moderate skill gaming only. A moderately to reasonably big amount of AV$ can be won (and lost). We have these games to cater for a segment of the general Virtual World users who like to have some fun and to potentially win some AV$ in a Virtual World environment.
Responsible Skill Gaming
AvatarLife as a company very strongly advise our members to enjoy their skill gaming responsibly.
We urge our AvatarLife members that they should be very responsible with their skill gaming on our games. If there are any signs that your skill gaming is out of control or/and your skill gaming is causing you considerable problems then you should very urgently seek professional help regarding any possible skill gaming problems or addictions that you may have. You can also write a mail to us at [email protected] and we would be happy to lock you out.
Very Important Requirement for Skill Gaming regions operators
We have one very important rule for AvatarLife Skill Gaming operators: The operator must maintain a minimum balance to pay out at least his/her highest payout game machine present on the land. If this rule is not followed, then the machine will be returned to the skill gaming operator's inventory with a formal warning. For example if there is a game machine with a maximum of 1 million AV$ payout and this is the highest payout machine; then the operator must maintain a minimum balance of 1 million AV$ at all times. A second violation of this rule will lead to the suspension of the operator's account at AvatarLife.
Security, Data Protection and Privacy are all taken very seriously by the management of AvatarLife. We use industry standard software and techniques and procedures to look after your security, data protection and Privacy. But data breaches and hackings are common occurrences even with the best and biggest companies. Therefore we cannot and do not guarantee that unauthorized access to your account (through no fault of your own) and data breaches will never happen.
Regular updates and changes of this Terms of Service document
As we continue to develop our Virtual world, we probably have the need to update this Terms of Service document regularly especially in the very early days after our beta launch in June 2022.
We will inform you with enough time when there is a change in our Terms of Service and ask you most importantly to read it and accept the new Terms of Service if you find it agreeable.
Waiver and Severability of Terms
There may be times / situations and cases where AvatarLife the company failing or simply not actioning to exercise or enforce any right or provision mentioned in this Terms of Service document, When these situations occur, it does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision by AvatarLife. Even if a legal court finds one of point/requirement in our Terms of Service to be invalid, all the remaining points within our Terms of Service are still valid.
Statute of Limitations
You have 12 months to make any claim or complaint against AvatarLife for the issues mentioned in this Term of Service document.
The decision of AvatarLife management is final for all AvatarLife matters
Where there is a dispute or decision concerning AvatarLife the Virtual World, our website, our games and all our other properties and rights; our decision is final. But as mentioned earlier, we will be fair and transparent in our decision making.
Contacting us
Hi, if you would like to contact us please send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]
AvatarLife members who are logged in our AvatarLife Metaverse can also contact a staff member.
And in the near future there is likely to be a ticket system for customer support.
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