Terms of service
Last Updated on 7th December 2009
This service is only for those aged 18+. If you are found to be under age and using this service, you will be removed from the game and no refund of credits will be due.
Welcome to Gangster Paradise! You must read and agree to these Rules and Terms of Service before you login to the website. Any updates / changes to the TOS will be clearly stated before you login to use the service.
Please familiarize yourself with all game rules before playing. Failure to be familiar with the game rules is not an excuse for breaking them and will not be accepted as a defence of your account.
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Gangster Paradise is a web site gateway for recreational purposes only and shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation, losses of any kind.
We will not be held responsible for any failure to deliver goods ordered by you or any delay in delivering goods ordered by you, the cause of which is any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control.
The info made available in this web site can be only considered accurate and relevant for the shown date.
Moderators are chosen by the game. They are in charge of GP and reserve the right to kill/ban/IP-ban any user, who is violating these rules and the TOS in any way. Administrator(s) is allowed to access your account for security/investigation, or other purposes that they feel appropriate.
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1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
TERMS OF SERVICE
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Gangster Paradise (also known as GP in short) provides its service to you subject to the following TERMS OF SERVICE ("TOS"). The TOS may change at any time and you should check often. We reserve the right to modify any part of the TOS whenever we feel necessary. By using this service you hereby agree to the TOS. Failure to be aware of the terms, conditions and rules stated in the TOS may result in the deletion of your account and the loss of any in-game money, credits or items you may own.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
Gangster Paradise currently provides users with access to online entertainment in the form of a game in which users interact with each other (the "Service"). You understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements might be necessary for Gangster Paradise to provide the Service. You also understand and agree that the service may include certain communications from Gangster Paradise, such as service announcements, administrative messages, reset password messages and that these communications are considered part of your Gangster Paradise membership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them.
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new feature that augments or enhances the current Service, including the release of new Gangster Paradise properties, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that Gangster Paradise assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, miss-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.
3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
You will provide an email address which we can contact you for the duration of you membership.
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Gangster Paradise has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Gangster Paradise has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
Gangster Paradise collects personal information when you visit Gangster Paradise pages and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes.
When you register we ask for information such as your email address, once you register with Gangster Paradise and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
Gangster Paradise automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Gangster Paradise cookie information, and the page you request.
Gangster Paradise uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfil your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
Gangster Paradise does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
Gangster Paradise might display targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria - for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
Gangster Paradise may set and access Gangster Paradise cookies on your computer.
5. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Gangster Paradise of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Gangster Paradise cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this.
6. MEMBER CONDUCT
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Gangster Paradise, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. Gangster Paradise does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Gangster Paradise be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.
You agree to not use the Service to:
You acknowledge that Gangster Paradise does not pre-screen Content, but that Gangster Paradise and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Gangster Paradise and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by Gangster Paradise or submitted to Gangster Paradise, including without limitation information in Gangster Paradise's forums and in all other parts of the Service.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
7. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside.
8. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
Gangster Paradise does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However to the extent that portion of this game provides users an opportunity to post and/or exchange information. Although we periodically monitor exchanged and posted information, in no event does Gangster Paradise assume or have any responsibility or liability for any postings/messages for any claims, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on or in conjunction with this game or elsewhere.
Users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages and postings. However, Gangster Paradise reserves the right to edit, delete, or refuse to post any messages that violate these Terms of Service or common sense, as well as revoke the privileges of any user who does not comply with these Terms of Service.
You agree to indemnify and hold Gangster Paradise, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
10. NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
11. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE
You acknowledge that Gangster Paradise may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that messages, message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number of messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum size of any message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Gangster Paradise's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that Gangster Paradise has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that Gangster Paradise reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Gangster Paradise reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
12. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
Gangster Paradise reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Gangster Paradise shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that Gangster Paradise may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your Gangster Paradise account and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the TOS or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (f) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your Gangster Paradise account includes (a) removal of access to all offerings within the Service, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring further use of the Service. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Gangster Paradise's sole discretion and that Gangster Paradise shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the Service.
14. (HYPER) LINKS
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Gangster Paradise has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Gangster Paradise is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Gangster Paradise shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
15. GANGSTER PARADISE'S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
Gangster Paradise grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Gangster Paradise for use in accessing the Service.
16. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
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, GANGSTER PARADISE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GANGSTER PARADISE 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. GANGSTER PARADISE 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 (I.E., NOT GANGSTER PARADISE) ASSUME THE COMPLETE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, GANGSTER PARADISE, 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 GANGSTER PARADISE OR ANY THIRD PARTY.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT GANGSTER PARADISE 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.
Gangster Paradise will do anything in its power to keep the site up and running. We can not guarantee the connection. If the connection fails we will not refund any payments.
18. FORCE MAJEUERE
Gangster Paradise shall not be held responsible for any failure to perform its obligations under this Terms of Service (Connectivity, loss of account information) if such failure is caused by events or conditions beyond Gangster Paradise’s control.
Other sections of the game may have its own rules (such as the Chat Room, Game Forum.) These rules are an addition to the Terms of Service, not a replacement. Violation of these rules is considered to be a violation of the Terms of Service and will be dealt with accordingly.
20. PLAYER STAFF INTERACTION
Both players and staff are expected to coexist in a polite and respectful environment. This applies to professional interaction only, as there are instances when the staff member is acting in the capacity of a player, and not an administrator. This is not to say a staff member may become abusive and claim they were acting in a player capacity, but it does mean a staff member need not be stoic at all times. They're volunteers, and need to relax/get into arguments too. This should never be the case in professional settings (i.e. Helpdesk requests).
21. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
Since people of diverse ages, backgrounds, religions, and nationalities play the Service, it is expected that the players will refrain from speech that is deliberately inflammatory, excessively vulgar, and/or personally derogatory. In other words: No flaming and keep the "trash talk" to a minimum. This applies to the general chat (public and private) as well as the messages (public and private). Pushing excessive quantities of chat (public or private) into the game, whether directed at the entire game or at a particular player is considered spamming.
The public chat and forums are strictly english, as the majority of the game population speak English as their primary language, and it is impossible to provide adequate moderation in every language.
We hope you have fun playing the game
The GP Staff