Terms of Service

Terms of Service

These Terms were last changed on December 31, 2018.

This Terms of Service Agreement (the “Terms”, “TOS”, or “Agreement”) constitutes a binding agreement between you (“user”, “member”, “player” or “you”) and DarksideRP (“DarksideRP”, “Services”, “we”, “us” or “our”) concerning your access to and use of our website (https://darksiderp.net/),  software applications, gaming servers, discord servers, other media, and any property owned or operated by DarksideRP (collectively, “Darkside RP” or “DarksideRP Services”).
Other services offered by DarksideRP may be subject to separate terms.

These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access or use what is operated by DarksideRP. Please read these terms carefully. You agree that by clicking “Sign Up” or otherwise registering, downloading, accessing or using the DarksideRP Services, you are entering into a legally binding agreement between you and DarksideRP regarding your use of the DarksideRP Services. You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, do not access or otherwise use any of the DarksideRP Services or any of its content or features..

We reserve the right to modify or change these Terms at all times without prior notice. It is the sole responsibility of the user to review the Terms before using, viewing, registering, logging in, or otherwise utilizing any of our Services.
Your continued use of the DarksideRP Services after the effective date of the revised Terms of Service constitutes your acceptance of the terms.

I. User Accounts

1. Account Information

In order to open an account on DarksideRP, you will be asked to provide us with certain information such as an account name, password, steam id and birthday in order to access our services.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, for restricting access to your computer, and for all activities that occur under your account or password. Please make sure the information you provide to DarksideRP upon registration and at all other times is true, accurate, current, and complete to the best of your knowledge.

2. Multiple Accounts

Each user is limited to a single connected account per platform (discord, steam, forums, etc.). Users found with multiple accounts in order to exploit, abuse, circumvent or otherwise impact our systems and Services will have their membership and access to all Services terminated.

3. Use of Services

Access to the DarksideRP may require the use of your personal computer or mobile device, as well as communications with or use of space on such devices. You are responsible for any Internet connection or mobile fees and charges that you incur when accessing the DarksideRP Services.

4. Use of Services by Minors
DarksideRP abides by ESRB ratings for our game servers. Ark, Atlas, and Conan servers are not available to persons under the age of 16. GTA and RDR2 servers are not available to persons under the age of 18. If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, you may only use the DarksideRP Services under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms of Service. Violation of our age requirements will result immediate termination of user membership. 

II. Sale of Virtual Goods or Services

Outside of the official Patreon, no user, including staff, may solicit real currency, gifts, or favors for in-game items, game currency or other services that will give an advantage to any single player. Any attempt to do so is in violation of these Terms and may result in a lifetime ban. This includes but is not limited to:
          – Trading in-game currency, items or services for real currency, gifts or favors.

          – Soliciting a recommendation to the white-list.
          – Soliciting membership to white-list.
          – Soliciting a staff position.
          – Soliciting the alteration of current features or implementation of new features.
          – Soliciting the lifting of a previous lifetime ban.
          – Soliciting private information or access to restricted areas.

III. General Conduct & Prohibited Acts

1. You must be at least 16 years old to use our Services and play on DarksideRP’s game servers. Users under the legal age of consent in their country must have a parent’s permission to play on our game servers.

2. No user may have an abusive, offensive, or defamatory screen name and/or character name.

3. Never harass, threaten, embarrass, spam or do anything else to another player that is unwanted, such as repeatedly sending unwanted messages or making personal attacks or statements about race, sexual orientation, religion, heritage, etc.

4. Never directly message DarksideRP Staff (Owners, Devs, Admins, Moderators or Council) with issues or questions. Please fill out the correct forms or post in the proper discord section, and a staff member will contact you privately if needed.

5. Never accuse other users of cheating or breaking rules through any public communication channels (chat rooms, discord, game chat, etc). If you do suspect another player is cheating and have substantiated evidence, please notify us directly by filling out our report form.

6. Never interfere with or disrupt the Services (including any security-related features), attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network related to the Services, or attempt to breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures related to any Services.

7. Never upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on our Services:

          a. Any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, sexually-explicit, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially/ ethnically objectionable, encourages criminal behavior, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is otherwise objectionable.

           b. Any falsehoods, misrepresentations, or any attempts to impersonate another person (including celebrities), indicate falsely that you are a DarksideRP staff member, or attempt to mislead users by indicating that you represent DarksideRP.

           c. Any person’s personal or account information, or attempts to obtain account information, passwords or other private information from anyone on DarksideRP.

           d. Any content that promotes, encourage or takes part in any activity involving hacking, cracking, phishing, taking advantage of exploits or cheats and/or distribution of counterfeit software or programs designed to perform exploits.

           e. Any material that contains software, viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer, affect connection to our Services, or that compromises a user’s privacy.

            f. Any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations for business, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.

            g. Any content which spams or disrupts chat, either on discord or within the game servers. (Such as intentionally causing the chat screen to scroll faster than other users are able to read, or setting up macros with large amounts of text that, when used, have a disruptive effect on the normal flow of Chat.)

IV. Additional Game Server Conduct

1. Any rule stated within “the Rules” on the website is to be followed on any of DarksideRP servers, including public zones. You can review all rules here: 

2. It is required that you are a member of the proper Discord Server and have the associated membership tags to connect to our gaming servers. Anyone found connecting that is not a member of the discord will be kicked immediately. (Public Players must be a member of the Public DarksideRP Discord and Whitelisted players must be a member of our Whitelist DarksideRP Discord. Whitelisted members are not required to be a member of the Public Darkside RP Discord Server.)

3. You may be observed/spectated by DarksideRP Staff at any time without any prior notice while accessing our servers.

4. All players must use headphones (any style of headphones, earbuds or gaming headset) and a microphone which can pick up your voice clearly in-game while on any DarksideRP server.

5. Exploiting game mechanics, hacking or the use of bots, mods or external programs to facilitate cheating or exploiting is prohibited while on any DarksideRP server. If you are suspected of hacking or exploiting the game, your access may be temporarily revoked as admins investigate the report.

6. Never demand to be white-listed for DarksideRP.

V. Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms of Service. On certain terms you may be able to request an appeal which will be specified if possible by the banning official.

All virtual properties (characters, structures, creatures, items, currency, etc.) are forfeited if your account is terminated or suspended for any reason.

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