Avalonia Virtual is also available on the OpenSim HyperGrid
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By registering an account with Avalonia Virtual, and continuing to use The Service, or by visiting Avalonia Virtual via the HyperGrid, you are accepting and agreeing to the following Terms of Service agreement in full, and you agree to be bound by its terms. If you do not wish to accept this agreement, do not register an account, or visit Avalonia Virtual via the HyperGrid, and you are forbidden to use The Service.
The Following Terms are used in this Terms of Service , and the terms shall have the following meanings.
“Avalonia Virtual” -
“The Service” -
“Account Holders” -
“Active Account” -
“HyperGrid Visitor” -
“The Management” -
“User Content” -
“Voice Server” -
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1. What is Avalonia / Avalonia Virtual?
Avalonia Virtual is an adult themed social OpenSim based virtual world grid service and destination intended for over 18s only. It is a private members only hobby grid. We do not accept new applications from the general public to join Avalonia Virtual. Basic service is provided on a free of charge basis to its Users on an “as-
2. Accessing Avalonia Virtual
To become an Account Holder, and have full access to Avalonia Virtual, you will need to become a member of our grid. New members are accepted by personal invitation only. Account registration and membership is not available to the general public. New registrations may be limited or restricted, and public registration may be temporarily, or permanently withdrawn without notice. All newly registered accounts will be subject to a 30 day probation period, and Avalonia Virtual, and The Management, reserve the right to remove, deactivate, or decline pending registrations, or recently created accounts at its sole discretion, if the integrity of the grid is at stake, if your actions give rise to the need to suspend or close your account, or if we deem you not to be the type of individual we are looking for to help grow our community, your breach our ToS or community guidelines or you are not active enough and so have been deemed to have ceased to use The Service. If your account registration is removed, deactivated, or declined, for any of the reasons mentioned above, no form of negotiations or appeal process will be entered into, or accepted.
2a. Accessing Avalonia Virtual Via The HyperGrid
Hypergrid Visitors, that do not specifically create accounts with Avalonia Virtual, but visit via HyperGrid Teleport functionality, are still bound by the majority of Avalonia Virtual Terms of Service, the only exceptions would be clauses and terms that relate specifically to Account Holders. By visiting Avalonia Virtual via the HyperGrid, you hereby accept and agree to the relevant sections that apply to HyperGrid visitors in these Terms of Service. HyperGrid Visitors that breach these Terms of Service will be IP and/or MAC banned and ejected from the grid. If you cannot agree to these Terms of Service, you are forbidden to visit Avalonia Virtual via the HyperGrid.
3. Enhanced Paid-
Sometimes Avalonia Virtual may provide certain paid for features, to enhance the entertainment experience of Account Holders and HyperGrid Visitors. These paid for features can be taken up by any Account Holder or HyperGrid Visitor at their own free will and discretion. These paid for features are not required for a basic account, or for HyperGrid Users to visit and enjoy Avalonia Virtual. Paid for features may be amended or withdrawn at any time. Paid for features are subject to additional Terms of Service, and Account Holders and HyperGrid Visitors will be required to accept and agree to these additional Terms of Service before being given access to the said features.
4. Service Availability
No guarantee is being made toward service availability. The Avalonia Virtual grid, and back-
5. Voice Server
Avalonia Virtual provides access to a Voice Server to facilitate voice conversations. The Voice Server is made primarily available to Avalonia Virtual Account Holders, and other Users, though this access may be limited at times. To connect to the Voice Server Users will be required to obtain third party software (see the Voice page for more information) and require the current password to connect to the system. This password may be changed from time to time.
The Voice Server provides other features other than just voice, such as file transfers, and Instant Messaging (IM) including offline IM storage. When using the Voice Server, Users should still conduct themselves in accordance with the Community Standards as outlined in this Terms of Service document.
Users shall NOT use the Voice Server file transfer facility, to upload, download, store, or share illegal or prohibited content with other Users. Users shall NOT use the Voice Server file transfer facility, to upload, download, store, or share any content that they do not either own the copyright to, or to which they do not specifically have an appropriate licence to use or share.
Users who are deemed to be abusing the Voice Server, or other Users on the Voice Server, their access may be limited or removed completely.
6. Creativity and Intellectual Property Rights
Users of Avalonia Virtual retain the Intellectual Property rights to any User Content they create within The Service, however, the digital files that go to make up the User Content in world reside on the server(s) hosting Avalonia Virtual, and you accept that such digital User Content must reside on The Service for you to be able to use it, and this digital User Content will also be displayed to other Users in the normal use of The Service. It is the creators responsibility to make backup copies of any such digital User Content that they create, as neither Avalonia Virtual, or The Management, will be held liable for any loss of digital User Content held within The Service.
You agree that by uploading, publishing, or submitting any User Content to or through the servers, web sites, or other areas of The Service, you confirm that you are the lawful, and legitimate copyright holders of such User Content, and you further agree not to upload, publish, submit or perform any User Content that you do not specifically own the copyright or licence to use. Such User Content if found in violation of this clause within The Service, may be removed without your consent if required to do so by law.
Users hereby automatically grant Avalonia Virtual, a non-
Users understand that this license enables Avalonia Virtual to display, distribute, promote, and improve The Service. You agree that the license includes the right to copy, analyse and use any of your User Content as Avalonia Virtual may deem necessary or desirable for purposes of debugging, testing, or providing support or development services in connection with The Service and future improvements to Avalonia Virtual only.
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We at Avalonia Virtual believe in freedom and non-
The Service is hosted within the United Kingdom and is subject to UK Law. The United States DMCA law has no jurisdiction here, and complaints submitted under US DMCA legislation will not be honoured. However, UK copyright law will be honoured and requests should be made under such relevant law. International Users connecting to The Service outside of the jurisdiction, accept that The Service has servers physically located within the UK, and should any dispute or legal matter arise, hereby accepts and agrees that any and all complaints will be subject to, and determined by a UK court of law. No other jurisdiction, or court of law outside the jurisdiction will be acknowledged or recognised.
11. Copy Protection
Regrettably, due to the nature of the Internet and limitations with computers and software, it is possible for digital User Content placed in The Service to be maliciously copied by other Users using non-
12. No Minors Allowed
Avalonia Virtual is an adult virtual world environment, and is intended for those over the age of 18 years of age in real life only. Therefore you must be 18 years of age or older to register an account on The Service. By registering an account with Avalonia Virtual, you are confirming you are of a sufficient adult age. Account Holders may be required to provide proof of their real life age on request, this may be achieved via various methods. Any Account Holder that refuses to provide the required proofs when requested to do so, will have their accounts limited or terminated with immediate effect.
Adult User Content may be available in world such as sexual animations, sounds, videos, as well as crude adult language or role play, if you are offended by such things you should avoid using The Service.
13. Avatar Appearance
Avalonia Virtual strictly prohibits child avatars within The Service. You must ensure that your avatar resembles an adult human, or some form of furry or alien species. This is to prevent legal problems and liabilities to avoid the appearance of encouraging child sex, or promoting paedophilia. Any User caught using a child avatar – an avatar with the appearance of an undeveloped body (breasts for females, and undeveloped muscular chest structure for males, will be asked to change their appearance, if they refuse to, their accounts will be closed and deleted without further notice. Child sexual age play is strictly prohibited.
14. Closure of The Service
Avalonia Virtual may be ceased or closed at any time without notice. Although this is not intended, if unforeseen circumstances require the closure of The Service, all accounts will be terminated and closed, and all digital User Content will be lost. Under such circumstances, you will no longer have access to The Service. Under these circumstances, Avalonia Virtual, or The Management shall not be held liable to you for any such loss, financial or otherwise, in any way. We will always try to provide OAR’s and IAR’s of Users Content before such a closure, however this may not be possible, and so this is a risk that Users accept when they join The Service. Should The Service be aware that closure is a possibility, we will try to inform Account Holders of this and allow time for Inventory and Full Regions to be backed up and exported -
15. Indemnity and Liability
In no event shall Avalonia Virtual, The Management, or any of its officers, employees or volunteers, be liable to you or to any third party for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential, reliance, punitive or exemplary damages or disgorgement or comparable equitable remedy, including without limitation any damages for lost data or lost profits, arising (whether in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise) out of or in connection with The Service (including its modification or termination), the OpenSim software, the websites, the servers, your account (including its termination or suspension) or this agreement, whether or not Avalonia Virtual may have been advised that any such damages might or could occur and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any remedy.
16. Termination of Account
Accounts can be closed by Account Holders by requesting your account to be closed at any time. Under such circumstances any of your digital User Content held within The Service will remain in The Service, however, you will no longer have access to it. Accounts may be suspended or closed permanently if a User breaches, or gives notice they intend to breach any of the terms mentioned in this Terms of Service agreement.
17. Active Accounts & Delinquency.
Avalonia Virtual is a private hobby grid which does not make money. Services are provided “As Is” for personal entertainment purposes only. Server resources are limited and as such to keep your account open and active you are required to log into your account at least once every 45 days at a minimum (unless by prior approval and notice). Failure to warn of a leave of absence or failure to log in for at least 45 consecutive days will mean your account is considered delinquent and vacated. At this point The Management reserve the right to lock, suspend or delete such accounts without notice. Any User Content will either be deleted or become the property of Avalonia Virtual and such content then may be accessed and re-
18. Community Standards
Avalonia Virtual is about community, we believe that everyone should be treated fairly, and tolerantly. Harassment and abuse will not be tolerated, and any User found to be harassing or abusing another User will be dealt with swiftly. Any harassment based on the gender, religion or racial ethnicity of another user will be dealt with swiftly after an investigation, and may result in the closure of your account without notice. As adults, and as an adult grid, we accept that crude adult language, and sexual themes and User Content may be found in world and discussed or used amongst consenting adults. Please treat other Users and their virtual property with respect, just as you would do so in real life.
19. In World Virtual Currency
Avalonia Virtual currently does not use or partake in any virtual world currencies. As such transactions are not available in world. If a user wishes to make a payment to another user, we currently recommend using a digital crypto-
20. Mental Health & Perspective
Avalonia Virtual is a Virtual World, it only exists inside cyberspace. Virtual Worlds can be fun, thrilling and deeply emotional, especially if you get close to people as friends or in a virtual relationship. Sometimes by mutual consent, a virtual friendship or relationship will cross over into real life, and this can be a wonderful or devastating thing. However, most of the people you meet or get close to, wish to remain as virtual friends or partners only. Therefore we recommend that you do not give out any real life contact details to the people you meet in a virtual world, as you cannot verify their real identities. It is possible for people to claim to be people they are not, including being of a different gender, nationality, or marital status. If you decide to disclose your real life contact information to those you meet in Avalonia Virtual, you do so at your own risk and judgement.
It is important that you are in a sound state of mind when you join and use Avalonia Virtual or any virtual world, and you understand the difference between a virtual world and real life. Avalonia Virtual, or The Management are mental health practitioners, and so cannot define what being in a “sound state of mind is”, if you need clarification on this, we recommend that you seek the services of a mental health practitioner. Avalonia Virtual and The Management recommends that you do not allow your time in the virtual world to take priority over your real life responsibilities. You should know the difference between real life and virtual life. If you cannot tell the difference we recommend that you cease using ALL virtual worlds with IMMEDIATE effect.
21. Amendments to Terms of Service
These Terms of Service may be updated in the future. So please do periodically check this page for any changes. Any changes will take effect immediately from the date of the revision as posted at the bottom of the Terms of Service page.
Your continued use of The Service after any updates have been posted will constitute your full agreement to the amended Terms of Service. If you do not agree with any updated Terms of Service, you must inform Avalonia Virtual via email, within 30 days of the update of your non-