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Important MapleLegends Terms & Conditions

Discussion in 'MapleLegends Features & Information' started by Kimberly, Dec 11, 2014.

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    Kimberly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Game Moderator

    Sep 9, 2014
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    Please read the MapleLegends Terms & Conditions carefully before using our service. The MapleLegends Staff provides this website, forum, and game subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement. By registering an account on our website or forum, you hereby agree to the terms and conditions stated below.

    Effective Date: 2018.10.24

    This Privacy Policy informs the of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website, forum, and game (collectively referred to as our “Services”). By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms & Conditions.

    1. Information Collection And Use

    We collect information that is provided to us and communicated with others when using the Services.

    To register for our Services, we will ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally, identifiable information may include, but not limited to:

    • Contact information, including name, phone number, and email address
    • User account information, including username, nickname, password, and display picture
    • Demographic information, including age and gender
    • Cookies and usage data
    1.1 Usage Data
    We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

    1.2 Tracking & Cookies Data
    We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

    Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

    You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

    2. Use of Data

    MapleLegends may use the collected data for various purposes:

    • To provide and maintain the Service, including technical support and responses to any queries
    • To notify you about changes to our Service
    • To monitor the usage of the Service
    • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
    MapleLegends also reserves the right to retain any information provided during the provision of our Services. Should your access to our Services be terminated due to your violation of our Terms & Conditions, we reserve the right to continue to retain your information.

    3. Data Management

    Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

    If you are located outside the United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

    Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

    MapleLegends will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country that is not MapleLegends.

    3.1 Legal Requirements
    MapleLegends may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
    • To comply with a legal obligation
    • To protect and defend the rights or property of MapleLegends
    • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
    • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
    • To protect against legal liability

    3.2 Security of Data
    The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    4. Children
    We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 (or the relevant age prescribed under applicable law) without parental consent or unless permitted by applicable law.

    5. Service Providers

    We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

    These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

    6. Links To Other Sites
    Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

    We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

    7. Changes To This Privacy Policy
    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

    We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

    You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

    8. Contact Us
    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

    We reserve the right at any time to:
    • Change the terms and conditions of this agreement;
    • Change the service, including terminating, eliminating, supplementing, modifying, adding to, or discontinuing any content or data on or feature of the service or the hours that the service is available;
    • Change any fees or charges, if any, related to your use of the service; and
    • Change the equipment, hardware, or software required to use and access the service.
    Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by any means including, without limitation posting on the website and forum. Your continued use of the service after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes.

    • When temporarily banned, you are free to play on new/other accounts you own. Violating the same rule/different rules while your ban is still in effect might lead to actions being taken against the originally banned account.
    • When account banned, you are still free to make a new account or play on other accounts you still owned.
    • When permanently banned, you are no longer welcome on the MapleLegends server. Other accounts or newly made accounts will be banned for ban evading. This will never expire.
    1. Server Abuse

    1.1 Illegal Activities - Blatant illegal activities, or attacks occurring on or towards any server used in connection with MapleLegends' services are prohibited. Illegal activities are felonies and/or misdemeanors and can result in incarceration and/or fines. We consider all of you adults with the capacity to make your own decisions, so please use your common sense when using our services. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    1.2 Solicitation - Any advertising or soliciting for non-MapleLegends related activity is prohibited. This includes real-life/commercial solicitation (eg. investment opportunities or pyramid schemes) as well as other MapleStory private servers. While you are absolutely free to discuss your memories and experiences of MapleStory, any recruitment or advertisement (direct or indirect, including hyping) of another private server is strictly disallowed. If you are using another platform while being associated with us, such as using [MapleLegends] tag on Twitch to be featured on our website and Discord, the same rule will apply. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    1.3 Real World Trading/Unofficial Commerce - Any official or unofficial advertising, promoting, soliciting, or trading of in-game items, mesos, or services (e.g. leeching, boss runs, HS services) for non-MapleLegends currency (e.g. real-world currency, currency from other servers), Donor Cash, and/or other real-world services (eg. twitch follows, subscriptions, etc) is strictly prohibited. Any gambling that doesn't occur in-game (eg. using RollRoll function, omok games, etc) will be considered real-world services, and will be subjected to this clause. The sale of art in exchange for mesos is the only exception to this rule, but trades must be done publicly on our forums (but still subject to review by MapleLegends staff) see our Notice for more information. The selling of an account is entirely prohibited, for MapleLegends currency or not. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    *Any items found to be involved in Real World Trade are subject to be erased and the current owner/possessor investigated and discretionarily banned. These undertakings will be done on a case-by-case basis, with heavy scrutinization on the transfer of ownership and the chain of causation.

    1.4 Chargeback Fraud - All chargeback claims are prohibited. When donating to MapleLegends, we assume that you are using your own credit card, Paypal account, or Bitcoin account. The use of another person's property without their permission is considered fraud. If we receive a chargeback claim regarding a payment related to your account, with the reasoning being credit card fraud, your information will be sent to the company and government authorities. Additionally, you understand that you choose to donate not because you expect a reward in return, but rather to show your commitment to helping us re-create a memorable gaming experience. Punishment: Account Ban

    2. Game Abuse

    2.1 Hacking - All forms of hacking are prohibited. Hacking constitutes to use of third party software to inhibit or restrict another individual from using our services, or to give oneself an abnormal advantage over others. Programs designed to support game controllers (PlayStation, Xbox, etc.) are allowed. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    2.2 Packet Editing/Sniffing - All forms of packet editing/sniffing are prohibited. This includes the use of any third party software to monitor or alter our services. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    2.3 Unofficial Wz Editing - All forms of unofficial wz editing which give your character an abnormal advantage over others are prohibited. Any graphical edits must not alter the appearance of your character for others. For example, when editing any maps, you must leave the structure of the map the same, so that you do not appear to access areas which a normal player would be unable to access. If you have any specific questions regarding what is or is not allowed, please contact a member of the MapleLegends Staff. If you are using files from another MapleStory private server, please be sure to download the most recent MapleLegends files from our website downloads page. It is your responsibility to make sure that you always use the most up-to-date MapleLegends files. You may also not rip content from our .wz files to use on different servers with no exceptions. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    2.4 Duping - All forms of duping are prohibited. Duping constitutes abusing a bug or glitch in the game to abnormally obtain content (e.g. items, mesos) that you would not be able to obtain by normal means. If you accidentally duplicate any items, please contact a member of the MapleLegends Staff immediately (in-game or on the forum), to remove the duplicated items. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    2.5 Bug/Glitch Abuse - All forms of bug/glitch abuse are prohibited. If you find a bug or glitch in-game which you believe can be abused or exploited for EXP, mesos, items or in any other way, please report it to a member of the MapleLegends Staff immediately. Depending upon the severity of the abuse, the punishment may be upgraded or downgraded. Punishment: Account Ban

    2.6 Ban Evasion - Evading a ban is prohibited. Ban evasion takes two major forms. If you have received a ban, there was a good reason for it, and attempting to bypass your punishment will simply lead to even harsher punishments. Examples include bypassing the system somehow and accessing an account banned account, or accessing our services when permanently banned (which is different from just an 'account ban'). The other form is using intentionally evading a ban on your main by using a secondary character to commit an abuse. This will also be considered Ban Evasion and all your accounts will be punished. 1st Offense: Doubled Length of Punishment; 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban

    2.7 Account Sharing - Account sharing and giving away accounts is prohibited with no exceptions. Account sharing is not just limited to having the credentials of another player and/or sharing your own credentials. It also includes being logged in simultaneously on the same device. Each account is to be owned, played by, and used by 1 person only.

    If two or more player’s accounts are found on the same device simultaneously, it will be considered as evidence of account sharing, regardless of intent. Shared IP alone will not equal to account sharing. Using VPNs or traveling will also not equal to account sharing by itself.

    Note that if a player quits and gives away that account (no longer intended to be used by them, or becomes predominantly used by someone else), the account will be immediately account banned. Any other offenses committed by the account will be bound to the account, and its sharers, regardless of who owns the account (including Permanent Bans). If an account is found being utilized in any way or form by multiple people, all accounts associated with/owned by each person will be punished. If the shared account gets permanently ban, the ban will apply to all account sharers. 1st Offense: 30 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    2.8 Paperweight Botting - The usage of third party software and/or paperweights (objects placed on a key) to continuously hold down a key to gain an abnormal advantage over others is considered paperweight botting and thus prohibited. MapleLegends Staff members reserve the right to randomly test you if you appear to be paperweighting. 1st Offense: 14 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    2.9 General Botting - All remaining forms of botting are also prohibited. Using any method, including using scripts and macros outside of the game, to automatically control a character and/or create any abnormal advantage over others is considered general botting. MapleLegends Staff members reserve the right to randomly test you if you appear to be botting. 1st Offense: Account Ban; 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban.

    2.10 Association with Abusers - Any players involved in any aforementioned abuse will be guilty by association. Association includes, but not limited to, benefitting from, aiding, or promoting the abuse, whether it be via party, trade, or any other methods. If a player knowingly or has reason to believe an item/service is the product of abuse (e.g. hacking, duping, RWT), it will be categorized as benefitting from and/or aiding the abuse. Additionally, obstructing the staff's investigation (e.g. lying or attempting to cover up the wrong-doing) will also be considered aiding and thereby make you guilty by association. If you witness any form of abuse, please contact a member of the MapleLegends Staff (preferably with evidence such as a screenshot/video). Punishment: Equivalent Punishment as Original Abuser

    2.11 Boss Freeze Abuse - Any form of abuse that intentionally causes monsters in boss maps to stop using abilities or attacking is forbidden. This includes, but not limited to: positioning a character in a certain area of the map or using the death of a character to purposefully cause the boss or other surrounding mobs to freeze and/or no longer seek to attack an active player. Examples would include: Elder Wraiths in Big Foot maps being frozen; Nibergen not attacking (damage being done by clouds only); or Alishar not using any magic attacks. 1st Offense: 7 day ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    *If the abuse is done in a group activity, everyone in that group will automatically be held accountable.

    2.12 Major Abuse - If any rule is found to be long term abused/extensively broken by any player(s), additional punishment may be applied. Punishment: Skip of Offense Punishments, an Immediate Account Ban, or an Immediate Permanent Ban

    2.13 Spamming - All forms of spamming is not allowed, with the exception of spamming buying/selling lines in the Free Market. Spamming is defined as repeated postings of similar or identical messages, as well as inciting and getting involved in such behavior. Spamming is not account restricted, therefore resorting to use another account to continue the spamming will still be considered an offense.

    Depending on the severity of the offense, the staff reserves the right to take away your ability to send Messages/Megaphones or increase the punishment if used inappropriately. Do note, the spamming and harassment clause are NOT mutually exclusive, and you can be held liable for both. 1st Offense: Warning/1 Week Smega Ban; 2nd Offense: 3 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: 7 Day Ban

    2.14 Abuse of Terms of Service - Attempting to profit from a grey area of the Terms of Service or trying to "game the system" will not be tolerated. If you believe that the Terms of Service has loopholes, please suggest improvements on our forums instead of abusing them. If you need clarifications about the Terms of Service, please contact the Staff Team and ask questions first. If you were found to be abusing a loophole intentionally, you will receive more severe punishment. Punishment: Skip of Offense Punishments, an Immediate Account Ban, or an Immediate Permanent Ban

    3. Player Abuse

    3.1 Staff Impersonation- The impersonation of MapleLegends staff members by non-staff members is prohibited. This also means that any player not yet recognized by the MapleLegends administrators as a member of the MapleLegends Staff is not allowed to claim that he/she is a member of the MapleLegends Staff. Punishment: Account Ban

    3.2.1 General Scamming - Scamming players is not tolerated. This constitutes obtaining an item from a player via a method unintended by the other player. For example, agreeing to trade items for another and then deceiving the player by putting up different items would be deemed scamming. Simply putting up an item in a Hired Merchant will not fall under the jurisdiction of this rule. 1st Offense: 14 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban; 3rd Offense: Permanent Ban

    3.2.2 Roll Scamming - Roll scamming is using the @ Roll command to gamble with another player, where the winner gets "x" amount of mesos or items that were previously agreed upon (this does not apply to PQ rolls, as those will be handled under griefing). These scams fall under a more specific area of scamming and will be treated with more severity. Note that video evidence is required for roll scam reports, or the case will not be reviewed. If found that the banned account is not the player’s main or only account, associated accounts will also be given the same punishment (for example, account bans applied to both the offending and main accounts). ALSO NOTE, that gambling of any form is a risk undertaken by the individual. GMs are not liable for any losses incurred due to scamming. Proceed at your own risk, and always keep video evidence of gambling rolls. 1st Offense: 14 Day Ban or Account Ban*; 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban

    *Staff reserves the discretion to issue out 1st offense account bans and permanent bans based on the severity of the scam.

    3.3.1 General Harassment - All forms of harassment will not be tolerated. This includes rude, hateful, abusive, threatening, accusation, or otherwise, objectionable behavior both in-game or on forums. Publicly accusing another player of an offense (such as through SMEGAs), regardless of its legitimacy, will be considered as harassment. Instead, please report it to the GMs with proper evidence, so that we may take appropriate actions. We don’t expect everyone to be best friends with each other, but we simply ask that you respect one another. 1st Offense: 5 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 10 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    3.3.2 Discriminatory Harassment - MapleLegends has a zero-tolerance policy for any comments or behavior targeting a player’s race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, or sexuality. 1st Offense: 10 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 20 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    3.3.3 Community Harassment/Bullying - Any targeted behavior towards a specific individual or group of individuals that are part of the MapleLegends community with the intention or effect of creating a hostile environment for the player(s) will be considered a violation of this clause. A hostile environment is defined to be one that a reasonable and objective person would consider as unwelcoming, unsafe, and causing reputational damage. This clause applies regardless of where said behavior occurs, including outside our platform, so long as the behavior causes repercussions to the player(s) either in-game or within the wider MapleLegends community. 1st Offense: 7 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 14 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    *Staff reserves the discretion to ban the infringing account AND any associated accounts owned by that player

    3.4 Griefing - Griefing is a more specific case of harassment, which can be classified as in-game conduct that is intended to disrupt, obstruct, or sabotage another player's gameplay. Examples of griefing include the following but are not limited to: kill stealing from mapowner, looting in another player's map (including Monster Book Cards, which is owned by mapowner), intentionally causing someone's death, filling an FM store with mules so other player's cannot access it, PQ sabotage, and scamming boss drop/cards in PQs or any other group activity.

    Map-related griefing claims will be settled with the @mapowner command, which displays who owns the map. To obtain mapowner, three conditions must be met: (1) must be at least 10 levels below the strongest monster's level in the map, (2) must kill a monster (not just hitting), and (3) not have been AFK for 5 minutes or longer. Once mapowner is obtained, a player has the rights to:
    - Kill monsters in the map themselves, or assign others the right to do so.
    - Loot drops in the map themselves, or assign others the right to do so (such as those invited into party).
    - Ask a player to leave the map IF deemed to be interfering to the gameplay of the mapowner and by extension, the mapowner's party. Interference includes the following but not limited to: kill stealing, looting drops, preventing other members from entering the map (applicable to member-capped maps, such as Manon), and affecting mob behavior or aggro (most notably AFKing at Windraiders in a place that pulls mobs away from the leecher).

    For cases of area bosses that do not have killable mobs (eg. JrBalrog), the first one who entered the map will have pseudo-mapowner and has the right to ask other players to CC. This is proven by a screenshot with the @servertime command used. All requirements of being a mapowner are also required to obtain pseudo-mapowner.

    All claims will be reviewed based on presented evidence. Depending on the severity of the actions, the punishments may vary, with the possibility of warnings given out for lighter offenses.
    1st Offense: 3 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 7 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban.

    3.5 False Reports - The creation of false reports is prohibited. This occurs when a player attempts to report another player for abuse in a manner that uses deception to get one banned. An example of this would involve the editing or selective positioning of a screenshot to make it look like a player is abusing when he/she is not. False ban appeals are also subject to this clause. 1st Offense: Double of Original Punishment; 2nd Offense: Double of Original Punishment 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    3.6 Misuse of @GM and Report Functions - Spamming @GM command multiple times for the same issue, sending unnecessary messages/reports excessively, or any similar actions that hinder staff's ability to handle @GM issues will be considered misuse. Please submit only one ticket per issue per person. We reserve the right to remove your privilege to use @GM command for repeat offenders. 1st Offense: Warning; 2nd Offense: 5 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: 14 Day Ban; 4th Offense: Account Ban

    3.7 Sharing Private Information - Sharing another player's personal information without consent is prohibited. Such information includes, but not limited to, (full) name, home address, workplace, email address, phone number, social media accounts, etc. This term also extends towards any private communications that are player-to-player or player-to-staff. Private forum posts may contain sensitive information, and therefore must not be shared with the public. Depending on the severity of information leaked, the staff reserves the right to impose harsher punishments. 1st Offense: 14 Day ban or Account Ban*; 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban

    *Staff reserves the discretion to issue out 1st offense account bans and permanent bans based on the severity of the offense.

    3.8 Forum Etiquette - While on the MapleLegends forum, please keep in mind the general rules of etiquette. Please do not spam or bump your posts unnecessarily often. This also applies to the shoutbox. Bumping your post once every 24 hours is more than adequate. Please do not reply with completely off-topic, irrelevant or negative remarks towards other players whether it be in your thread or someone else's. Please do not recruit for your own guild in someone else's guild thread. Please do not pretend that you are someone whom you are not. Please only have one forum account for each human. Punishments may vary depending on the severity of the abuse and can fall anywhere from receiving warnings, having your posts deleted, being banned from replying in a thread, or being banned from the shoutbox or forum. 1st Offense: 3 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 7 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Forum ban

    Please note that the MapleLegends Staff has the right to use their discretion to ban you for any reason which they deem is abusive, disruptive, or otherwise has a negative impact on the server.

    If you believe that you were unfairly banned, please create a ban appeal by clicking here.

    Thank you,
    MapleLegends Staff

    ~Rule changes are NOT retroactive~
    ~Last updated: December 20, 2020~
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