Terms of Use
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Effective Dates:
This Terms of Use Agreement was last updated on 5/1/2006.
The Account Creation Amendment was last updated on 2/1/2003.
The Guild Site Creation Amendment was last updated on 5/1/2006.

This Terms of Use Agreement sets forth the standards of use of the Haven Web Services, LLC Online Service. By using the havenguilds.com website or any affiliated website hosted by Haven Web Services, LLC, you (the “Member”) agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement, you should immediately cease all usage of this website. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the terms and conditions of this agreement without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted at the havenguilds.com website. Your continued use of the Service after amendments are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Agreement and its modifications. Except as provided in this paragraph, this Agreement may not be amended.

1. Description of Service

Haven Web Services, LLC is providing Member with a public website for the use, communication, and sharing of information relating to a collection of online game players, collectively known as a “guild.”. Member must provide (1) all equipment necessary for their own Internet connection, including computer and modem and (2) provide for Member’s access to the Internet, and (3) pay any fees relate with such connection.

2. Disclaimer of Warranties.

The site is provided by Haven Web Services, LLC on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Haven Web Services, LLC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of this web site in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. Haven Web Services, LLC shall have no liability for any interruptions in the use of this Website. Haven Web Services, LLC disclaims all warranties with regard to the information provided, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, therefore the above-referenced exclusion is inapplicable.

3. Limitation of Liability

HAVEN WEB SERVICES, LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, AND IN PARTICULAR HAVEN WEB SERVICES, LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR LOSS OF USE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS WEB SITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HAVEN WEB SERVICES, LLC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THEREFORE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IS INAPPLICABLE.

4. Indemnification

Member agrees to indemnify and hold Haven Web Services, LLC, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Member’s use of the Service, the violation of this Agreement, or infringement by Member, or other user of the Service using Member’s computer, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity.

5. Modifications and Interruption to Service

Haven Web Services, LLC reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the Member. Haven Web Services, LLC shall not be liable to Member or any third party should Haven Web Services, LLC exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. Member acknowledges and accepts that Haven Web Services, LLC does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our website and operation of our website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

6. Third-Party Sites

Our website may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by online merchants and other third parties. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party site. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those third-party sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such sites. Your use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each site, and we are not responsible therein. We encourage all Members to review said privacy policies of third-parties’ sites.

7. Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Vendor Information

Product specifications and other information have either been provided by the Vendors or collected from publicly available sources. While Haven Web Services, LLC makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate, we can make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of any information provided on this website.

Haven Web Services, LLC makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any product provided or offered by any Vendor, and you acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any Vendor shall be at your own risk.

8. Governing Jurisdiction of the Courts

Our website is operated and provided in the State of Florida. As such, we are subject to the laws of the State of Florida, and such laws will govern this Terms of Use, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. We make no representation that our website or other services are appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations. Accordingly, if you choose to access our site you agree to do so subject to the internal laws of the State of Florida.

9. Compliance with Laws.

Member assumes all knowledge of applicable law and is responsible for compliance with any such laws. Member may not use the Service in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. Member further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.

10. Copyright and Trademark Information

All content included or available on this site, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is ©2006 Haven Web Services, LLC.com, will all rights reserved, or is the property of Haven Web Services, LLC and/or third parties protected by intellectual property rights. Any use of materials on the website, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Haven Web Services, LLC is strictly prohibited. Members agree that they will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Haven Web Services, LLC.

Haven Web Services, LLC’s trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by Haven Web Services, LLC, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Haven Web Services, LLC.

All other trademarks displayed on Haven Web Services, LLC’s website are the trademarks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of those Vendors. In addition, such use of trademarks or links to the web sites of Vendors is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those Vendors endorse or have any affiliation with Haven Web Services, LLC.

11. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Haven Web Services, LLC.com designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement.

By Mail
1830 9th St N, #104
St Petersburg, FL 33704

By Telephone: 727-822-8228
By Email: haven@havenws.com

12. Botnets

Haven Web Services, LLC retains the right, at our sole discretion, to terminate any accounts involved with botnets and related activities. If any hostnames are used as command and control points for botnets, Haven Web Services, LLC reserves the right to direct the involved hostnames to a honeypot, loopback address, logging facility, or any other destination at our discretion.

13. Other Terms

If any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent. You agree that this Terms of Use Agreement and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by Haven Web Services, LLC, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition. This Terms of Use Agreement shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between us in relation to your participation as a Member. Member agrees that by accepting this Terms of Use Agreement, Member is consenting to the use and disclosure of their personally identifiable information and other practices described in our Privacy Policy Statement


AMENDMENT A: Return to Top

ACCOUNT CREATION
Created 2/1/2003
Amended to TOS 5/1/2006


By registering an account on this site, you agree to the following:

1. These rules may change. If these rules of Account Creation change after you sign up, you will receive a notification to re-read them. If a portion of this Account Creation policy has changed in a way that you no longer agree with, you may choose to close your account.

2. This is not your flameboard. Things you read may incite strong emotions and you may feel inclined to attack the author on some personal level - don't. If you want to insult someone, take it to email, site mail, or into the respective game.

3. Profanity may be used, and you may choose to read it. By default, most profane words/terms will be censored. Once you have an account, you may choose to turn the censor off, but do so at your own regard to decency.

4. Being clever to bypass the profanity filter will result in one and only one warning. A second violation will get you banned.

5. You may or may not be able to edit your submissions. Be 100% sure you want your submission to appear before hitting the submit buttons.

6. The site owners, and the site itself is not responsible for what is submitted by the site users. As a public entity, moderation may be light, and only severe cases will result in deletion or editing of a submission by those with the power to do so.

7. You must own up to your submissions - IP Addresses will be logged on everything you do.

8. A valid email address will be required for you to be able to use Haven sites. Don't worry, we won't sell it to anyone, and spamscanners will not get your email address unless you openly post it in public. See the Haven Privacy Policy for more details.

9. If you violate any rule, your account and/or your IP address may be banned. In some cases we will contact your ISP with a detailed report of the violation for them to follow up as they wish. In extreme cases, local and/or federal authorities may be involved.

10. There may be advertisements. Being that nothing is truly free in the world, we may need to recover some of our expenses by placing ads on our free sites. We hate popups, however, so those will never appear if we can help it. If ads offend you, you will have the option of either signing up for a paid service or donating to the site (whichever is applicable) to make the ads disappear for you.


AMENDMENT B: Return to Top

GUILD SITE CREATION
Created 5/1/2006
Amended to TOS 5/1/2006


By registering a Haven guild site, you agree to adhere to all of the above Account Creation rules, in addition to the following:

1. These rules may change. If these rules of Guild Site Creation change after you sign up, you will receive a notification to re-read them. If a portion of this Guild Site Creation policy has changed in a way that you no longer agree with, you may choose to close your site. If you have paid for site services, a partial refund may be available if you terminate services based on a policy change of the Guild Site Creation policy.

2. You have read and agree with the Site Administration Definition.

3. If you find yourself in a position where you cannot handle your responsibilities under rule 2 of this Guild Site Creation agreement, it is your responsibility to find a replacement Site Administrator to assume your responsibilities, otherwise your Haven site could be deactivated until such time as a replacement is found.

4. You have read and agree with the Privacy Policy. You further agree to help enforce said Privacy Policy within the bounds of the site(s) that you hold administrative control.

5. You affirm that you hold an interest in the guild name that you are creating a Haven site for. Falsely "claiming" another guild's name or falsely creating a site on another guild's behalf, if investigated and found to be fact, is grounds for banishment under rule 9 of the Account Creation agreement.

6. You acknowledge that your site may have advertisements if you opt not to pay for the service. You further acknowledge that there is a paid option that would eliminate the advertisements from your site altogether.

7. You agree to only have one (1) free Haven guild site at any given time. You may register an unlimited number of paid sites.

8. You agree that if you register a free Haven guild site during any Beta period, you may have access to site features that are not normally available to free sites. You acknowledge at the termination of the Beta period in which you enrolled, said features may be disabled or altered. You further acknowledge the opportunity to register to pay for services which would retain any extra features.

9. You agree that, if you opt for a paid site, your payment covers one full year of service from the date of payment. If you opt to cancel your site during the paid term, you acknowledge that you forfeit the remaining time with no partial refunds. Partial refunds will only be available if there is a Guild Site Creation policy change with which you no longer agree, as outlined in number 1 of this policy.

10. You agree that if you opt for a paid site and fail to pay or renew the services, the site will revert back to a free site, subject to the restrictions placed upon free sites at the time of reversion. This includes but is not limited to the removal of features or a decrease of archival periods to become consistent with that of the free offering.

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