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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 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 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 uses 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 United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to 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 anytime 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.

    Legend:
    • 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 Unofficial Commerce - Any unofficial advertising, trading of in game items, mesos, in-game services (e.g. leeching, boss runs, HS services), for non-MapleLegends currency (e.g. real world currency, currency from other servers), external services (e.g. advertising, real-world services(excluding art)), is strictly prohibited. The selling of an account is entirely prohibited, whether it be for non-MapleLegends currency or not. While you are absolutely free to discuss your memories, experiences, or thoughts regarding other MapleStory private servers, any recruiting for another server will result in a permanent ban. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    1.3 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 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. 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. If you have received a ban, there was a good reason for it, and attempting to bypass your punishment will simply lead to an even harsher punishment. We kindly ask that you serve the duration of your ban, and learn from your past mistakes. Punishment: 1st Offense: Doubled Length of Punishment; 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban

    2.7 Account Sharing - Account sharing and giving away accounts is prohibited, no exceptions. Each account is only owned, played by, and used by 1 person. If two or more accounts (that are owned by not just one player) are found on the same device, it will be considered as additional evidence of account sharing, regardless of intent. Shared IP alone will not equal to account sharing. Note if a player quits and gives away that account (no longer intended to be used by him), that account will be immediately account banned. Punishment: 1st Offense: 10 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    2.8
    Botting - All forms of botting are prohibited. This includes the use of third party software and/or paperweights (any object placed on a key to continuously cast the key regardless of the user's immediate presence) to gain an abnormal advantage over others. Macros outside of the game are prohibited and will be treated the same as any other third party software. MapleLegends Staff members reserve the right to randomly test you if you appear to be botting. Punishment: 1st Offense: 14 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    2.9 Association with Abusers - Associating with any player involved in the any aforementioned abuse via party, trade, or any other methods makes 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

    2.10 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. Punishment: 1st Offense: 7 day ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban.

    *If the abuse is done in group activity (ex: Horntail) everyone in that group will automatically be held accountable

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

    2.12 Spamming - All forms of spamming is not allowed. This includes spamming in the chat, as well as all forms of Megaphones. Spamming buying/selling lines in the Free Market is allowed/an exception. 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. Punishment: 1st Offense: Warning/1 Week Smega Ban 2nd Offense: 3 Day Ban 3rd Offense: 7 Day 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. Punishment: 1st Offense: 7 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 14 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    3.2.2 Roll Scamming - Roll scamming is using the @ Roll command to gamble with another player, where the higher number is deemed the winner and gets "x" amount of mesos or items that were previously agreed upon. 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 (either temporary or account ban) is not the player’s main or only account, associated accounts will be given the same punishment. Punishment:
    1st Offense: 14 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    3.3 Harassment - All forms of harassment will not be tolerated. This includes rude, hateful, abusing, threatening, or otherwise objectionable behavior both in-game or on the forums. We don’t expect everyone to be best friends with each other, but we simply ask that you respect one another. We have zero tolerance for comments targeting a player’s race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, or sexuality.

    Harassment also covers intentionally kill stealing and/or looting someone else’s Monster Book Card (which will now be owned by the mapowner). Hence, both cases will be settled by using the @mapowner command, which displays the player who owns the map. For the Jr Balrog map specifically, the one who first 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 @time command used. Depending upon the severity of the actions, the punishment may vary, with the possibility of warnings given out for lighter offenses. Punishment: 1st Offense: 3 Day Ban: 2nd Offense: 7 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban


    3.4 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. Punishment: 1st Offense: 3 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 7 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    3.5 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 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.


    Thanks,
    MapleLegends Staff

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    Reminder about the advertising of other server's rule. If you have quitted the server please stop attempt message people over and over to get them to move with you. This count for any messages that happen in-game and the forums. If the person said no than its best to stop bug the person in first place to move with you. Advertising and promoting of other servers violates 1.2 category 1 of the Terms of Service.
     
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    After long discussion over the few days, we changed Aggro Abuse section. I'll explain some changes and why they are changed that way.

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    Before Change:

    2.10 Aggro Abuse - Any form of aggro abuse that causes a monster or boss to no longer attack at all is forbidden. This includes using functions in-game that may cause the mob to freeze, positioning a character so the boss freezes, or using the death of a character to purposely cause the monster(s) to no longer attack. Punishment: 1st offense: 1 week ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban*

    *If the abuse is done in group activity (ex: Horntail) everyone in that group will automatically be held accountable

    After Change:

    2.10 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. Punishment: 7 day ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban*

    *If the abuse is done in group activity (ex: Horntail) everyone in that group will automatically be held accountable

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    Issues with previous ToS and explanation of changes

    1) Aggro Abuse was mostly applied to boss monsters, should the ToS entail to boss only vs. all mobs?
    • Change: Any form of abuse that intentionally causes monsters in boss maps...
    • Regular mobs were aggro abused before, such as Nest Golem, but it has been fixed since then.
    • Kid Mannequins are auto aggro, and people reading the ToS may consider it aggro abuse or intended gameplay. Making the ToS apply to only boss mobs gets rid of this problem
    • Aggro Abuse mostly gets enforced on bosses, so it makes sense to make it boss-related
    2) How do you define "attack"? Do monsters following after you count as attack? What if the monster is trying to attack a dead player?
    • Change: ...the boss or other surrounding mobs to freeze and/or no longer seek to attack an active player.
    • Mobs following you trying to attack, but unable due to attack range, is intended and therefore not an abuse
    • Death/Rope aggro abuse is still an abuse because the player is not active anymore.
    3) Safe spot vs. Abuse
    • Change: ...abuse that intentionally causes monsters in boss maps to stop using abilities or attacking is forbidden & ...the boss or other surrounding mobs to freeze and/or no longer seek to attack an active player.
    • Mobs are still trying to attack players on the safe spot, versus mobs freezing and not attacking
    4) Aggro Abuse enforces on more than aggro
    • Change: Name -> Boss Freeze Abuse
    • Now it entails to all abuses that may freeze mobs. Plus it only applies to bosses, so we added "boss" to the name to make it more straightforward.
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    Clarifications with the change

    1. Monsters not attacking due to intended usage of skill is permitted.
    • Dark Sight: Skill is intended to ignore damage, therefore it's not an abuse
    • Puppet: Skill is intended to take the aggro away from player, so this is not abuse
    • Spider web (or any stun): Skill is intended to immobilize mobs, so this is not abuse
    • If you have any more skills to be clarified, or you feel that this needs to be somehow explained more clearly to the players on the ToS, please suggest.
    2. I made the boss stop attacking unintentionally, what do I do?
    • If you know the reason why the boss is frozen, undo it (resurrecting dead player, moving to a spot where boss can attack, etc.
    • If you cannot undo it, please type @gm and ask if anyone is online to assist you.
    • If nobody is available to assist, please do not continue attacking until boss gets unfrozen, or exit boss map.
    If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

    EDIT: Also, shotshot is looking for ways to fix the abuses, if possible. Hopefully this rule becomes obsolete with his works.
     
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