POKÉNGINE TERMS OF SERVICE / DISCLAIMER

POKÉNGINE is an MMORPG intended for the enjoyment of all its players. Thus, any action by a player, in our sole discretion, to abuse, harass, or otherwise make the game less enjoyable for fellow players, may be a violation of these Terms of Service. While we reserve the right to add and/or modify any of these terms, here are a few of them that delinate what is considered unacceptable behavior on this website.

1. Copyright

We do not claim to have created any original content created by Nintendo/Gamefreak™, displayed on this website or in the MMORPG. The term "Pokémon" refers to The Pokémon Company, Pokémon USA, Inc., Pokémon.com, any and all subsidiaries and legally associated companies, their products, services, and licenses. All Pokémon content on this website, including articles, artwork, graphics, audio, and other files, are the property of The Pokémon Company or Pokémon USA, Inc., unless created by a POKÉNGINE member.

2. Obscene Language

POKÉNGINE is a game for players of all ages. Therefore we will not tolerate language in chats and comment-related sections that, in our discretion, is considered defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, and/or adult material. Violating this term may result in a temporary suspension.

3. Account Usernames

Players of POKÉNGINE are allowed one account, represented by a username between 3 and 20 characters. We do not allow disruptive usernames, meaning names which are offensive, out of character, too graphic, or otherwise insulting to individuals or cultures. Usernames containing any of said rejected examples may undergo a name change without warning.

4. Warranty

Nothing in these terms shall include the full warranty of the safety of player data stored or collected on the POKÉNGINE server. Loss of player account stats and/or settings may be due to bugs or updates in progress. Note that we are constantly adding new features, thus, we can not guarantee the succession of every data request. While we do try to keep the website as bug-free as possible, it is unlikely we are able to find every bug/glitch ourselves.

5. Glitches

It is the responsibility of POKÉNGINE players to immediately report every bug/glitch, error or problem found on this website, including the actual gameplay, to any of the POKÉNGINE staff members. The continued use of a found bug in POKÉNGINE is considered cheating, and is against the Terms of Service, as these can damage the enjoyment of the game for all its players. This also goes for knowing about a bug and failing to report it to the POKÉNGINE staff on purpose. We keep the right to terminate any account caught abusing a bug.

6. Third-Party Sites

This website may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by 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 an administrator or moderator 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 Service and privacy policies of that specific site; therefore we are not responsible.

7. Termination of Service

We may terminate or suspend a player account at any time, in our sole discretion, if we find the player to be in violation of the Terms of Service with or without prior notice. Upon termination, your right to use this website stops immediately. ONCE YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN CANCELED OR SUSPENDED, ANY DATA YOU HAVE STORED IN THE POKÉNGINE DATABASE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE RETRIEVED LATER.



OTHER POLICIES

1. Satisfaction

We do not guarantee full satisfaction of every player. POKÉNGINE is a game mimicking the official Gamefreak™ released games, containing multiplayer elements. We do not claim to have included every game mechanic found in the official games. However, we do try to stay up to date to be the leading Pokémon community of online games and provide players with as much content and as many activities and events as possible.

2. Staff Activity

It is impossible for the staff to confirm the validity of ever comment and/or player submission. Please note that the staff does not actively monitor user-generated content, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. Anyone who feels that a posted comment or dialog within the game is objectionable agrees to notify an administrator or moderator of this website. The staff reserves the right to remove objectionable content. Since this is a manual process, however, please realize that they are not always able to remove or edit offensive material immediately.

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