TanGLe Grid, tanglegrid.com and tanglegrid.net hereinafter referred to as TanGLe Grid.
By accessing this Grid & web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these
Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations,
and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local
laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from
using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are
protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.
2. Use License
a: Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials
(information or software) on TanGLe Grid web site for personal,
non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license,
not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
b: modify or copy the materials;
c: use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
d: attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on TanGLe Grid;
e: remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
f: transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by TanGLe Grid at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
The materials on TanGLe Grid web site are provided "as is". TanGLe Grid makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, TanGLe Grid does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
Accounts that have been inactive for 1 Year or more will be deactivated. All monies will be returned to the grid. Should you decide to return to TanGLe Grid, you can request a reactivation.
In no event shall TanGLe Grid or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on TanGLe Grids Internet site, even if TanGLe Grid or a TanGLe Grid 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.
5. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on TanGLe Grid could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. TanGLe Grid does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. TanGLe Grid may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. TanGLe Grid does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
TanGLe Grid has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by TanGLe Grid of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.
8. Governing Law
Any claim relating to TanGLe Grid shall be governed by the laws of the European Economic Union without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.
SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION
When you make a purchase from our web system, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our web system,such as updates etc.
SECTION 2 - CONSENT
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, we imply that you consent to our collecting this information and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org subject=opting out or mailing us at: Tangle Grid Utrecht, Utrecht, UT, 3564VB, Netherlands
SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
SECTION 4 - TANGLE GRID
Our web system is self hosted . Our payment(s) system is provided by PayPal. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Tangle Grids and PayPals system and each has its own encryption system for data storage, databases and the general Tangle Grid application. Your data is on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Tangle Grid and PayPal store your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our web system and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Tangle Grids Terms of Service here
SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Statement or our website’s Terms of Service.
When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
SECTION 6 - SECURITY
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
SECTION 7 - AGE OF CONSENT
By using this website, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
If our web system is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products and services to you.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at email@example.com or by mail at
subject= [Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
The goals of the Community Standards are simple: treat each other with respect and without harassment, adhere to local standards as indicated by simulator ratings, and refrain from any hate activity which slurs a real-world individual or real-world community. Behavioral Guidelines - The 'Big Six'
Within TanGLe Grid, we want to support Residents in shaping their specific experiences and making their own choices.
The Community Standards sets out six behaviors, the 'Big Six', that will result in suspension or, with repeated violations, expulsion from the TanGLe Grid Community.
All TanGLe Grid Community Standards apply to all areas of TanGLe Grid, the TanGLe Grid Forums, and the TanGLe Grid Website.
Combating intolerance is a cornerstone of TanGLe Grid's Community Standards. Actions that marginalize, belittle, or defame individuals or groups inhibit the satisfying exchange of ideas and diminish the TanGLe Grid community as a whole. The use of derogatory or demeaning language or images in reference to another Resident's race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is never allowed in TanGLe Grid.
Given the myriad capabilities of TanGLe Grid, harassment can take many forms. Communicating or behaving in a manner which is offensively coarse, intimidating or threatening, constitutes unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or is otherwise likely to cause annoyance or alarm is Harassment.
Most areas in TanGLe Grid are identified as Safe. Assault in TanGLe Grid means: shooting, pushing, or shoving another Resident in a Safe Area (see Global Standards below); creating or using scripted objects which singularly or persistently target another Resident in a manner which prevents their enjoyment of TanGLe Grid.
Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their TanGLe Grid experience. Sharing personal information about your fellow Residents without their consent -- including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, alternate account names, and real-world location beyond what is provided by them in their Resident profile -- is not allowed. Remotely monitoring conversations in TanGLe Grid, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without the participants' consent are all prohibited.
ADULT REGIONS, GROUPS, AND LISTINGS
TanGLe Grid is a mixed community, and "Adult" content, activity and communication are not permitted on the TanGLe Grid "mainland." Such material is permitted on private regions. In either case, any Adult content, activity, or communication, that falls under our Adult Maturity Definition must be on regions designated as "Adult," and will be filtered from non-verified accounts. Other regions may be designated as either "Moderate" or "General." For more information on how to designate land, events, groups, and classified listings, please carefully read the "Maturity Definitions."
DISTURBING THE PEACE
Every Resident has a right to live their TanGLe Grid. Disrupting scheduled events, repeated transmission of undesired advertising content, the use of repetitive sounds, following or self-spawning items, or other objects that intentionally slow server performance or inhibit another Resident's ability to enjoy TanGLe Grid are examples of Disturbing the Peace.
POLICIES AND POLICING
GLOBAL STANDARDS, LOCAL RATINGS
All areas of TanGLe Grid, including the www.tanglegrid.com website and the TanGLe Grid Forums, adhere to the same Community Standards. Regions within TanGLe Grid are noted as Safe or Unsafe and should be designated by the TG account holder as either "Adult," "Moderate" or "General." Resident behavior within each region must conform to the respective local rating.
WARNING, SUSPENSION, BANISHMENT
TanGLe Grid is a complex society, and it can take some time for new Residents to gain a full understanding of local customs and mores. Generally, violations of the Community Standards will first result in a Warning, followed by Suspension and eventual Banishment from TanGLe Grid. In-World Representatives, called Liaisons, may occasionally address disciplinary problems with a temporary removal from TanGLe Grid.
Objects, scripts, or actions which broadly interfere with or disrupt the TanGLe Grid community, the TanGLe Grid servers or other systems related to TanGLe Grid will not be tolerated in any form. We will hold you responsible for any actions you take, or that are taken by objects or scripts that belong to you. Sandboxes are available for testing objects and scripts that have components that may be unmanageable or whose behavior you may not be able to predict. If you chose to use a script that substantially disrupts the operation of TanGLe Grid, disciplinary actions will result in a minimum two-week suspension, the possible loss of in-world inventory, and a review of your account for probable expulsion from TanGLe Grid.
While Residents may choose to play TanGLe Grid with more than one account, specifically or consistently using an alternate account to harass other Residents or violate the Community Standards is not acceptable. Alternate accounts are generally treated as separate from a Resident's principal account, but misuse of alternate accounts can and will result in disciplinary action on the principal account.
TanGLe Grid does not exercise editorial control over the content of TanGLe Grid, and will make no specific efforts to review the textures, objects, sounds or other content created within TanGLe Grid. Additionally, TanGLe Grid does not certify or endorse the operation of in-world games, vending machines, or retail locations; refunds must be requested from the owners of these objects.
ADULT CONTENT AND REGIONS
To access adult content, you must be at least 18 years old.
ACCESSING ADULT CONTENT.
To visit Adult-designated regions in TanGLe Grid or view Adult-rated search results, you must be 18 years or older. We determine your age based on the birthdate you provide when you set up your TanGLe Grid account.
Set your Viewer preferences to view adult content.
LIMITING LAND ACCESS BY AGE
Estate and parcel owners of adult-rated regions must limit access to Residents who are 18 years of age or older. Underage Residents are blocked from entry and receive a notification to this effect.
Residents should report violations of the Community Standards to the owners of TanGLe Grid by note card, Email as noted on the contact page or by using the form on the Contact Page.
Child Avatar Policy
Under our Community Standards policy, real-life images, avatar portrayals, and other depictions of sexual or lewd
acts involving or appearing to involve children or minors are not allowed within TanGLeGrid. When detected,
individuals and groups promoting or providing such content and activities will be subject to sanctions, which may
include termination of accounts, closure of groups, removal of content, and loss of land or access to land.
There are three key aspects involved in these materials or acts that are in breach of the Community Standards:
1) Participation by Residents in lewd or sexual acts in which one or more of the avatars appears to represent minors (or the depiction of such acts in images, video, textures, or text) is a violation of the Community Standards.
2) Promoting or catering to such behavior or representations violates our Community Standards. For instance, the placement of avatars appearing to represent minors in proximity to "sex beds" or other sexualized graphics, objects, or scripts would violate our Community Standards, as would the placement of sexualized "pose balls" or other content in areas depicting playgrounds or children's spaces.
3) The graphic depiction of children in a sexual or lewd manner violates our Community Standards.
TanGLe Grid reserves the right to immediately terminate the accounts of Residents who violate these standards. Warning: Any images, chat, or other conduct that leads us to believe actual minor children are involved will lead to swift action, including reporting to the appropriate authorities.
In some cases there may be an element of subjectivity as to whether an avatar (or other image) appears to be a minor. Objective factors which will be used to decide, including whether an avatar has childlike facial features, is child-sized, has clothing or accessories generally associated with children, and whether, based on the circumstances, an avatar is speaking or acting like a child ("My Mommy says...").
Note: Merely having a childlike avatar does not violate this policy. It is not our intent to banish childlike avatars in and of themselves.
If you are in doubt as to whether an activity may be interpreted as ageplay, we request you err on the side of caution and desist. Please note that some countries laws may impose penalties for graphics, drawings, or anime that resemble child pornography, even where no children have been involved.