Some aspects of the following have been clarified here.
If you aren't happy with any of the conditions below, discontinue use of the Website immediately. Continued use of the Website indicates your agreement to these terms. This page may change from time to time, please check back regularly although an in-game event may be used to provide notification of changes.
For the purposes of occasionally sending out announcement emails and certain administrative functions such as sending forgotten passwords, shartak.com collects personal information such as email addresses, website urls and real names. Other than a valid email address, Such information is always submitted voluntarily by the user through character registration or character profile updates. User information is never sold or shared with other parties unless required to do so by law enforcement agencies.
Your email address will never be displayed on your profile without your permission which is indicated by updating your personal preferences and ticking the relevant checkbox.
Logging in using Facebook only uses the numeric Facebook id (visible in your Facebook profile link) and your email address. All other information that you have made public and is available through the Facebook API is discarded as soon as you have logged in.
Access to personal information is restricted with the exception of any information displayed within user profiles at http://www.shartak.com/profile.cgi (click for a sample) or User pages within the wiki at http://wiki.shartak.com/ whose content is also submitted voluntarily.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN RELATION TO THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION PLACED ON THE WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR ENDORSEMENT. WE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OR MISUSE OF ANY INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE.
To the full extent permitted by law, the maximum aggregate liability of the Service Provider for all claims under or relating to this Agreement or its subject matter shall be a sum not greater than the annual sum paid by you to us for the use of the website.
Nothing contained in this Agreement creates an agency, partnership, joint venture or employment relationship between you and us.
You warrant that your provision or posting of any images, text or other intellectual property within any part of the website (including but not limited to your profile or on the forum or wiki) will not infringe any other person's intellectual property and that we will be entitled to use that material without the consent of any other person. You agree to keep us fully and effectively indemnified against all costs, claims, expenses, demands, and liabilities of whatsoever nature arising out of, or in connection with, the use by us of any infringing images, text or intellectual property which have been provided or posted by you to any part of the website.
In the event you choose to upgrade your license by the payment of a minimum of USD5 per character so as to prevent that character from counting towards the restriction of 250 "hits" per day per IP address then we grant you a non-exclusive license during the duration of the website's ownership by us to use the website solely for the purpose of gaming, with the benefits as specified on the donations page.
Any new intellectual property rights accruing by reason of:
(i) our use, modification, adaptation, improvements, suggestions, or customisation of the material provided by you shall be owned by us; and
(ii) your authorised use, modification, adaptation, suggestions, improvements, or customisation of the material provided by you shall be owned by us. In the event of any creation of any new intellectual property rights under this clause you shall give all reasonable assistance to us to protect or commercialise the new intellectual property rights including but not limited to the execution of any documents relating to ownership of the new intellectual property rights.
You must not, and must not assist any person in:
(a) probing, scanning or testing the vulnerability of our systems or networks or to breach security or authentication measures without the express permission of us, phishing, brand-spoofing, IDN spoofing, skimming, forging of any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header or part of any message header, and other forms of e-mail and internet fraud or surreptitious interception or expropriation;
(b) providing access by third parties using software or on-line viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, and other unauthorised programs or routines that may damage, or interfere with any system, program, data or personal information.
To comply with applicable laws and lawful governmental requests, to protect our systems and other users, or to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, we may access and disclose to third parties any information we consider necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, user profile information (ie. name, e-mail address, etc.), IP addressing and traffic information, usage history, and the content residing on our systems.