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URBANIACS.COM Terms & Conditions

Thank you for wanting to be an Urbaniac! Well, here's our policy. It's your responsibility and duty to make sure that you and your parents (if you are under 18) read and review the rules which follow. These rules clearly explain what you can do and what you cannot do on Urbaniacs.com. By viewing and using any page on this site, you and your parents agree to abide by all of the following terms and conditions:

Short(ish) Version

  1. All of the activities, accounts, Urbos, accessories, gadgets, characters, names, secret identities, alter egos, locations, maps, people, Urbaniacs, games, and anything else contained in the site are for you to enjoy and interact with while on the site. You are not permitted to do anything except play with them without our prior express written permission. This means you cannot sell them (for money or Urbos), give them to anyone, trade them for anything (including Urbos), or pretend you made them. You are allowed to display our pictures for your own personal non-commercial web sites ONLY as long as you write either "Copyright © 2005 Urbaniacs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" or "(c) 2005 Urbaniacs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" on EVERY location that uses any of our graphics/pictures and/or text and that it provides a link directly to us. To clarify what we mean by non-commercial personal web sites, you are NOT permitted to sell ads, barter for goods and/or services, offer your services, or otherwise earn money or any Urbaniac items as outlined above from ANY medium that contains our copyrighted materials.
  2. Urbaniacs tries very hard to make sure that Urbaniacs.com remains a good, clean site that is enjoyable for all ages, so if you see something that you feel is inappropriate, e.g. obscene, derogatory or vulgar language, someone requesting personal information, or anything else that makes you feel uncomfortable, please report it immediately to support@urbaniacs.com and we will do our best to take care of it immediately. Please note that false reports of abuse will not be tolerated and will possibly result in your account being suspended if you are found to be abusing the reporting system.
  3. If you submit something to us -- whether it be a post on our message board(s), a submission to our Chronicles, or any other type of content you post on Urbaniacs.com or send to us via any other medium whether the content is graphical or textual -- we may decide to use it on our site or other formats and mediums as we see fit. If you are under 18 years old, remember that you MUST check with your parents before submitting ANYTHING to us or posting ANYTHING to our site. By submitting any content and/or comments, you (and your parents if you are under 18) are confirming that we have the right to use the content and/or comments for ANY purpose, anywhere on the site or anywhere else throughout the Universe for all time.
  4. All user-submitted content to Urbaniacs.com is monitored. You understand and agree that you will not submit ANY content that contains or directly/indirectly links to or attempts ANY of the following:
    1. posting of ANY personal information, whether it is your information or that of another person
    2. posting of profane, obscene or sexual content, whether expressed or implied
    3. threats, harassment, defamation, or slander
    4. links to external sites that contain or directly/indirectly link to ANY content that is not condoned at Urbaniacs.com
    5. impersonating an Urbaniac staff member in any form
    6. political or religious content or links
    7. ANY external links that are not approved by us directly prior to them being posted
    8. ANY content that you did not create and do not have verifiable, express written permission to submit to us
    9. requesting OR proliferating ANY type of cheats or hacks, or directly/indirectly benefiting from their use.
    10. promotions offering rewards
    11. Any information that Urbaniacs, Inc. deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for this site
  5. You are only allowed to have ONE (1) account. Creating multiple accounts is not allowed and will result in all of your accounts being suspended.
  6. Any attempts to access another player's account without their permission, or any attempts to get another player's password is forbidden, and will result in a permanent ban from the site. So don't try it!
  7. Any violation of our Terms & Conditions may result in your account being suspended for a period to be determined solely by us. This is a free web site, and we reserve the right to prohibit the use of the site to any user at any time for any reason.

Long Version

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE (the "Site").

This site is fully controlled and operated by Urbaniacs, Inc. (referred to below as "Urbaniacs" "we," "us," and "our"). By accessing and using this Site, you agree to be legally bound by these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the Site.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add to, or otherwise alter these Terms and Conditions at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon their posting, so please review the Terms and Conditions posted at this link periodically. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions, including the Urbaniacs.com Privacy Policy. For your information, the Terms and Conditions were last updated on May 14, 2017.

OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All site software, designs, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio, video, artwork, graphic material, or other copyrightable elements, and the selection and arrangements thereof, and trademarks, service marks and trade names (the "Materials") are the property of Urbaniacs, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, licensors or other respective owners, and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws.

Urbaniacs hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, revocable, non-transferable license to use and display, for non-commercial and personal use only, one copy of appropriately limited portions of the Materials and/or software that are downloadable from this Site, including, without limitation, any files, codes, audio, or images incorporated in or generated by or in conjunction with the Site and/or Urbaniacs, provided that that "Copyright © 2005 Urbaniacs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" or "(c) 2005 Urbaniacs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" accompanies all copyrightable Materials and other notices are properly maintained. You agree not to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or circulate any Materials to any third party (including, without limitation, display and distribute the Materials via a third party website) without Urbaniacs' express prior written consent. Unauthorized or prohibited exploitation of Materials will result in deletion of the offender's account from the Site, and may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws.

URBANIACS' USE OF USER SUBMITTED MATERIALS

By uploading or otherwise submitting any materials to us and/or the Site, you (and your parents, if you're under age 18) automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to Urbaniacs a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology (now known or hereafter developed or devised) throughout the known universe or any other universe yet to be discovered. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" and other rights recognized throughout the world (including without limitation, the European Economic Community and Asia) in those materials have been waived.

CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES GENERAL RULES

These Contest and Sweepstakes General Rules apply to all Urbaniacs, Inc. contests. They may be amended or varied from time to time by Urbaniacs, Inc.

  1. All prizes must be redeemed within 3 months from the date of winning. After that time, unclaimed prizes will be dealt with according to legislative requirements. Urbaniacs, Inc. will not notify winners of time remaining. It is the sole responsibility of winners to collect their prize.
  2. Winners under the age of 18 must submit clear parental/guardian approval before redeeming their prize. Failure to do so will result in your forfeiture of that prize after the redemption period expires.
  3. Prizes are non transferable, and not redeemable for cash.
  4. All prizes are accepted entirely at the risk of the winner, and Urbaniacs, Inc. excludes all warranties in connection with any prize to the extent permitted by law.
  5. Urbaniacs, Inc., its agencies, affiliates, sponsors and representatives are not responsible for defective prizes or misuse of any prize, or for any claims, liability, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any contest promoted by Urbaniacs, Inc.
  6. All contestants release from, and indemnify Urbaniacs, Inc. against, all liability, cost, loss or expense arising out of acceptance of any prize(s) or participation in any contest including (but not limited to) personal injury and damage to property and whether direct or consequential, foreseeable, due to some negligent act or omission or otherwise.
  7. If a specified prize becomes unavailable, Urbaniacs, Inc. may substitute a replacement prize at its absolute discretion.
  8. Urbaniacs, Inc. has the right to use publicity photos, videos and/or films, artwork, text or any other elements in any medium and in any reasonable manner it sees fit.
  9. By submitting anything to Urbaniacs.com in any capacity, you hereby give up any and all rights to submitted material and any likenesses, reproductions, or any claim of any type of ownership of any kind in perpetuity. Contest entries and material submitted in connection with any contest (whether in written, audio, electronic or visual form, or a combination of those) immediately becomes the property of Urbaniacs, Inc. which may use the material in any medium and in any reasonable manner it sees fit. Copyright in any such material becomes and remains the sole property of Urbaniacs, Inc.
  10. Urbaniacs, Inc. may publicize, broadcast or otherwise disclose a competitor's name, character, likeness, statements or any submitted materials in advertising or promotional activities concerning a specific contest, or Urbaniacs, Inc. contests generally. Urbaniacs, Inc. may promote or advertise that a winner has won a contest.
  11. Winners are responsible for any and all taxes payable as a result of a prize being awarded or received.
  12. Urbaniacs, Inc. will make any and all final decisions on contest winners at its sole discretion.
  13. All entries are submitted entirely at the risk of the entrant. If there are any difficulties arising out of the contest entry, whether related to technical difficulties, direct or consequential, foreseeable, due to some negligent act or omission or otherwise, Urbaniacs, Inc. may at its absolute sole discretion disqualify the entire entry or any portion thereof. You release from, and indemnify Urbaniacs, Inc. against, all liability, cost, loss or expense arising out of any such difficulty and/or disqualification in any contest including (but not limited to) personal injury and damage to property.
  14. A failure by Urbaniacs, Inc. to enforce any of these Contest and Sweepstakes General Rules in any instance(s) will not give rise to any claim by any person.
  15. Urbaniacs, Inc. may, subject to State regulation, terminate any contest at any time at its absolute discretion. In the event of such termination, Urbaniacs, Inc. may at its absolute sole discretion elect not to award any prize in respect of the terminated contest.

Urbaniacs provides specific Rules of Participation for certain activities on the Site including, without limitation, contests, sweepstakes, and other activities. These Terms and Conditions are incorporated by reference to the activity's specific Rules of Participation. To the extent that any conflict exists between the Site's Terms and Conditions and the activity's specific Rules of Participation, the Rules of Participation for that activity shall govern.

URBANIACS EMAIL, CHATROOMS, MESSAGE BOARDS, POSSE DESCRIPTIONS, ETC.

To the extent that portions of this Site provide users an opportunity to post and/or exchange information, ideas, and opinions (the "Postings"), please be advised that Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of Urbaniacs. Although we periodically monitor exchanged and posted information, in no event does Urbaniacs assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Postings or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on or in conjunction with this Site or elsewhere. Users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages and postings. We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that all user-submitted content is suitable for all of our users, therefore, we reserve the right to edit, delete, or refuse to post any Posting that violates these Terms and Conditions, as well as revoke the privileges of any user who does not comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Urbaniacs does not allow Postings which contain:

  1. ANY personal information, whether it is your information or that of another person
  2. profane, obscene or sexual content, whether expressed or implied
  3. threats, harassment, defamation, or slander
  4. links to external sites that contain or directly/indirectly link to ANY content that is not condoned at Urbaniacs.com
  5. political or religious content or links
  6. ANY external links that are not approved by us directly prior to them being posted
  7. ANY content that you did not create and do not have verifiable, express written permission to submit to us
  8. requests for OR proliferation of ANY type of cheats or hacks
  9. promotions offering rewards
  10. Any information that Urbaniacs, Inc. deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for this site

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, URBANIACS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. URBANIACS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. URBANIACS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE WITH REGARD TO THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIAL RESTS WITH YOU. YOU, NOT URBANIACS, WILL ASSUME THE COMPLETE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, URBANIACS, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS TO THE SITE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE SUPPLIED BY URBANIACS OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall Urbaniacs have any liability to you for any claims, damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) exceeding the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

THIRD PARTY HYPERLINKS

The appearance of external hyperlinks and/or other materials generated by third parties does not constitute an endorsement by Urbaniacs, its subsidiaries and affiliates, of the opinions or views expressed by these third party web sites, and Urbaniacs does not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness, or quality of the content contained at these sites. Furthermore, Urbaniacs is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such sites. As such, neither Urbaniacs nor its subsidiaries and affiliates are responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained in these sites.

Urbaniacs will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, cause by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these third party sites.

AUTHORIZED LINKS TO SITE

Urbaniacs allows users to link their Urbaniacs-related fan sites to the Urbaniacs.com homepage (https://www.urbaniacs.com). However, by using this website, you specifically agree not to link to any pages within the Urbaniacs.com site without Urbaniacs' express written approval. If you do not receive such express written approval prior to linking to an internal page on Urbaniacs.com, you hereby consent to an injunction to be entered against you by a court of competent jurisdiction, as provided herein, permanently enjoining you from linking to any internal pages from the Urbaniacs.com site.

ACCESS RIGHTS

Urbaniacs, for any reason and at its sole discretion, may decide that any person shall be denied access to any part of the Urbaniacs.com site. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to cease and desist immediately from any attempt to access the site upon issuance of a denial. If you do not cease and desist, you hereby consent to an injunction to be entered against you by a court of competent jurisdiction, as provided herein, permanently enjoining you from attempting to access the Urbaniacs.com site.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Urbaniacs, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to the Site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you. Urbaniacs reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Urbaniacs in asserting any available defenses.

MISCELLANEOUS

Urbaniacs operates and controls the Site from its offices in California, USA. Urbaniacs makes no representation that the Site is appropriate or available in other locations. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Software from this Site is subject to United States export controls. Thus, no software from this Site may be downloaded, exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading any software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of, any such country or on any such list.

This Agreement contains the entire understanding of you and Urbaniacs, and supersedes all prior understandings of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, and cannot be changed or modified except by a writing signed by you and an authorized signatory for Urbaniacs. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the Agreement will be deemed curtailed to the extent necessary to make it legal and enforceable and will remain, as modified, in full force and effect. This Agreement and all matters or issues collateral thereto will be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of California applicable to contracts executed and performed entirely therein (without regard to any principles of conflict of laws). You hereby agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or the site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the County of Los Angeles, in the State of California. Further, you hereby expressly consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Please note that Urbaniacs and all of its characters are fictitious, and are in no way related to any persons currently living, or otherwise.