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Terms of Service

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Terms of Service
This website is offered to you, the user, by SWG Ascendancy conditioned on your acceptance, without modification, of the terms, conditions, policies and notices contained herein. Your use constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, policies and notices (the “Agreement”). The Agreement is applicable to any and all facets and services offered by SWG Ascendancy , its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities. SWG Ascendancy may change, add or remove any part of this Agreement, or any other terms associated with its use, at any time, by posting notice of such changes. Any changes shall become part of the Agreement and shall apply as soon as such notice is posted. By continuing use after the notice is posted, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes.

This website is only for your personal use. You may not sell or exchange anything you copy or use it for any business or commercial purpose. As long as you comply with the terms of this Agreement, SWG Ascendancy grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to enter, use, perform and display SWG Ascendancy and everything on it. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt operations in anyway, shape or form.

COMMUNICATION FEATURES

SWG Ascendancy Communication features (e.g., Message Boards, Email Services, Ingame Chat, Discord, Social Media Listings) are free services provided to members; other or similar communication features. By using any of SWG Ascendancy Communication Features, you agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy as well as the following Terms and Conditions. If you do not wish to be so bound, then please do not use any Communication Feature.

You understand that anything sent through or appearing in SWG Ascendancy Communication Features are the sole responsibility of those persons posting the message. This means that you, and not SWG Ascendancy , are entirely and completely held responsible for all information and material that are posted there.

SWG Ascendancy has adopted and implemented a policy respecting the copyright law that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the SWG Ascendancy system or network who are repeat infringers. SWG Ascendancy may terminate access for content providers or forum participants (e.g., Message Boards, Email Services, Ingame Chat, Discord, Social Media Listings) who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected material without the necessary rights and permissions. SWG Ascendancy does not control the content of any postings in SWG Ascendancy Communication Features and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of anything within them. You understand that by using SWG Ascendancy Communication Features, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will SWG Ascendancy be liable for any errors or omissions in any postings or for any loss or damages of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any information contained within SWG Ascendancy Communication Features. SWG Ascendancy retains the right to termination membership of any member who violates any and all sections of this Terms of Service.

Please carefully review SWG Ascendancy policies concerning (i) submission of creative ideas, suggestions and materials, (ii) fan fiction and/or artwork, and (iii) uploading of photographs, located in Section 5 of the General Terms and Conditions.

RULES OF CONDUCT

You agree not to do any of the following while a member of SWG Ascendancy , either on the website or in any SWG Ascendancy Communication Feature:

Transmitting any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files, or other materials (“Content”) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, that may be invasive of another’s right to privacy or publicity, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
Impersonating any person or entity, including but not limited to, a SWG Ascendancy Staff Official, Forum Leader, Guide, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
Posting or transmitting any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);
Posting or transmitting any Content that contains a virus or corrupted data;
Deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to a SWG Ascendancy Communication Feature;
Using a SWG Ascendancy Communication Feature in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting [use of all caps], flooding [continuous posting of repetitive text] or excessively large embedded images);
Posting or transmitting any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
Intentionally or unintentionally violating any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation;
Uploading or transmitting any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party; and
ANY PERSONAL ATTACKS, HARASSMENT, BULLYING OR OTHERWISE UNWANTED ATTENTION TOWARDS STAFF WILL NOT BE TOLERATED, OF ANY KIND FOR ANY REASON. ANY SUCH CONDUCT WILL RECEIVE A PERMANENT BAN AS STATED IN SECTION FOUR OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE. THIS IS A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY.
By submitting (e.g., uploading or transmitting) Content to a SWG Ascendancy Communication Feature, you automatically grant SWG Ascendancy the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. In addition, you warrant that any and all so-called “moral rights” in the Content have been waived.

SWG Ascendancy and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, in their sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any Content posted in any SWG Ascendancy Communication Feature. Without limiting the foregoing, SWG Ascendancy and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that is in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable. You agree to indemnify and hold SWG Ascendancy harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of these terms and conditions or your violation of any rights of another.

Links

The Message Boards may provide and users may include in messages, links to other websites or resources. SWG Ascendancy 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. SWG Ascendancy 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 such external sites or resources.

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND ALL LINKED SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS CAREFULLY. THE FOLLOWING ARE RULES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS THAT YOU ARE BOUND BY WHEN YOU ACCESS SWGascendancy.COM OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT. BY ACCESSING SWGascendancy.COM YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS.

1.0: GENERAL TERMS
1.1: By Registering and/or Accessing “SWG Ascendancy ” (“SWG Ascendancy ”, “SWG Emulator”, “NGE Emulator”, “https://SWGascendancy.com”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) you agree that you fully understand and plan to follow all of the following terms and conditions. If you objectionable to any of these terms and conditions, do not access SWG Ascendancy . You can request account deactivation from an administrator of SWG Ascendancy at any time, if you do not agree with these terms and conditions.

1.2: SWG Ascendancy is a non-profit, community driven, project. SWG Ascendancy uses donations to keep SWG Ascendancy services up and running. At no point can SWG Ascendancy use donations for personal use.

2.0: ACCOUNT TERMS
2.1: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. With new provisions put in effect on July 1,2013 - puts additional protections in place and streamlines other procedures that companies and groups covered by the rule need to follow. As part of the the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), children wishing to register, who are under the age of 13, are required to have written, parental permission to access SWG Ascendancy . We however, do not take responsibility for account holders, who manage to register and use serves that may be under the age of 13.

2.2: By registering, you agree that the information you’ve provided and specified in your account is accurate and valid. This includes your email address, and any other information you provide during the registration process. Providing invalid or inaccurate information may result in the termination of your account. SWG Ascendancy allows one account, per person, per household. Multiple accounts, per person, per household are not permitted. However, exceptions to this policy can be made for players who have multiple family members living in the same household, who want to play the game. If you are interested in this, please submit a ticket to Multiple Account Support Services.

2.3: You are solely responsible for all activity on your account. Your account may be terminated if someone else uses it to engage in activity that violates the Terms of Service. You should not reveal your account password to others. SWG Ascendancy will never ask you to reveal your password, or ever initiate any contact with you asking for your password reminder words.

2.4: SWG Ascendancy is committed to maintain an environment that does not tolerate or foster hate of any kind. If is for this reason that we maintain a Zero-Tolerance policy against harassment or bullying of any SWG Ascendancy Member. Harassment is defined as the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats, demands, derogatory comments or obscene discussion about the member, or gossip. Bullying is defined as repeated incidents of harassment, threats or intimidation. Users who violate this Zero-Tolerance policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to, and including, termination of their account.

2.5: You acknowledge that separate forum and account guidelines are laid out as additional conduct guidelines and agree to follow them. You understand that SWG Ascendancy obtains the right to edit or delete any posts you make as well as close or remove any topics you post at any time, with little or no warning, at our discretion. We obtain the right to suspend any accounts, at any time, for whatever reason. The sharing of accounts is expressly prohibited. Only one user may use one account. You agree that as an aid in enforcing our terms and conditions, we can collect additional information including your IP Address. Furthermore, you agree not to post any abusive, obscene vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexual-oritented or any other material that may violate any laws or your country, or international law.

3.0: GLOBAL SERVICES TERMS
3.1: We are not responsible for the content posted by users of SWG Ascendancy . The views expressed are the views of our users and not of SWG Ascendancy or the staff. Neither we, nor any third parties, provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of them information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which SWG Ascendancy shall not be liable. From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further relevant information. They do not signify that we enforce the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of any and all linked third party website(s).

3.2: By accessing SWG Ascendancy , in any way, you agree to never attempt to access any content or service that you do not have explicit permission to use or access. You agree to immediately report any hackers, or site exploits or vulnerabilities, including bugs to the active Web Development Team by submitting a ticket to Site Support Services.

3.3: Your data and personal information is stored in a secure database. While SWG Ascendancy strives for account, user, database and information security, in the event of data loss, hacking, or disruption of services, you agree SWG Ascendancy is not liable. By Accessing SWG Ascendancy , you agree that we may use cookies to enhance your user experience. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that any content that you contribute to SWG Ascendancy , said contributions are not confidential and may be viewed and used by anyone access SWG Ascendancy . You are solely responsible for your content and may be held liable for the content that you post.

4.0: SUPPORT TERMS
4.1: In order to use or access any of our support systems or services (“Support”, “Support Systems”, “Support Services”, “Live Support”, “Ticketing Support”, “Forum Support”, “Support Staff/Team”) you agree to the following terms: You agree to never request support regarding illegal clients obtained through warez, torrents, or by other methods of illegal downloads. You agree to never request assistance with obtaining illegal clients, or in-game advantages. You understand that we reserve the right to not provide support to you or your account, any any time, for any reason. Furthermore, you acknowledge that the decisions of Support Staff are final and you agree that you will never harass, threaten, or abuse the support system or staff. The Zero-Tolerance Policy applies. Support Staff will not provide support to any user that provides fraudulent information or attempts at defrauding the system.

4.2: You understand that your gameplay account and your forum account are tied together. This means that a forum suspension would also equate to an in-game suspension. You acknowledge that separate gameplayer, server rules are laid out as additional guidelines of conduct and agree to follow them. You understand that SWG Ascendancy obtains the right to revoke your permissions to access the play servers at any time, for any reason, with or without any warning whatsoever.

65.0: GAMEPLAY TERMS
5.1: To access the SWG Ascendancy Gameplay Servers (“TC”, “Test Server”, “Stress Test”, “Live Server”, “Gameplay”, “Server”, “EMU Server”, “The Servers”) every account owner must have a copy of Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided in their possession, that they legally purchased. Note: Any version of Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided is acceptable. This excludes the 14 Day Trial as well as any copies illegally obtained through warez, sharing, or any other illegal download. Star Wars Galaxies is not required to register an account with SWG Ascendancy , however, is required to access the SWG Ascendancy Gameplay Servers. Access SWG Ascendancy Servers without a copy of Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided will make your account subject to disciplinary action leading up to, and including, permanent banishment. You agree to never use any software attempt to hack, obstruct the game server, gameplay, or to obtain unfair advantages over other players.

5.2: You agree to not attempt to obstruct, hack, or take advantage of, any vulnerabilities found in the game servers. Using a VPN/Proxy or any other IP mask program is prohibited, unless said service is required by an internet service provider. Security Protocols of SWG Ascendancy will flag any and all suspicious accounts so that an investigation and validation phase can be completed. You also agree to report any and all exploits you may discover on any server, and not use them to your advantage. You agree to never impersonate any member of SWG Ascendancy Staff, any any time, on any SWG Ascendancy Service. Additional Policies are laid out in the Community Standards Guidelines.

6.0: TERMINATION OF SERVICES AND ACCOUNTS
6.1: SWG Ascendancy may terminate any SWG Ascendancy Service, at any time, for any reason, with or without any notice of any kind, whatsoever.

6.2: SWG Ascendancy may also terminate your Account(s) (and access to any and all related entitlements) for violation of this Terms of Service, breaking the Rules of Conduct, illegal or improper use of your account, or illegal and improper use of SWG Ascendancy Services, products, or Intellectual Property. SWG Ascendancy may issue you a warning, immediately terminate any and all accounts that you have established. You acknowledge that SWG Ascendancy is not required to provide you notice before terminating your account(s), however, SWG Ascendancy may decide to do so. If, SWG Ascendancy , does, terminate your account, you may not participate in any and all SWG Ascendancy Services without expressed permission. SWG Ascendancy reserves the right to refuse to provide accounts for, and provide SWG Ascendancy Services to, any and all individuals.

6.3: If your Account, or a particular subscription for an SWG Ascendancy Service associated with your Account, is terminated, no refund will be granted; no online time or other credits (e.g., points in an online game) will be credited to you or converted to cash or other form of reimbursement, and you will have no further access to your Account or entitlements associated with your Account or the particular SWG Ascendancy Service (such as points, tokens or other digital items).

7.0: LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY
7.1: To the maximum extend permitted by law, you expressly agree that the use of SWG Ascendancy Services, SWG Ascendancy Software, and the internet is at your sole risk. SWG Ascendancy Services, SWG Ascendancy Software, third party services and products are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis for your use, without any and all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, unless such warranties are legally incapable of exclusion. SWG Ascendancy provides for services on a commercially reasonable basis and does not guarantee that you will be able to access or use SWG Ascendancy Services at times or locations of your choosing, or that SWG Ascendancy will have adequate capacity for SWG Ascendancy Services as a whole or in any specific, geographic area.

7.2: To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you acknowledge and agree that your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with SWG Ascendancy or its licensors is to stop using services, and to cancel your account. You acknowledge and agree that SWG Ascendancy , its licensors and affiliates are not liable for any act or failure to act by them or any other person regarding conduct, communication or content on services or use of software. In no case, shall SWG Ascendancy or its licensors, affiliates, staff, volunteers. In no case shall SWG Ascendancy or it’s affiliates be liable for incidental or consequential damages arising from your use of services, software, the internet or for any other claim related in any way to your use of tor services or accounts. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, SWG Ascendancy and it’s affiliates’ liability shall be limited to the full extent permitted by law. SWG Ascendancy does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any third party product or service offered through SWG Ascendancy and will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services.

7.3: Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained in this terms of service limits SWG Ascendancy liability to you for fraudulent misrepresentations, death or personal injury caused by negligence, or any other liability to the extent, such liability cannot be excluded or limited as a matter of applicable law.

8.0: INDEMNIFICATION
8.1: Upon SWG Ascendancy request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, SWG Ascendancy and its affiliates, staff, volunteers, contractors, officers, directors, vendors, and content providers from any and all liabilities, claims, expenses, including attorney fees, that arise from a breach of these Terms of Service, for which you are responsible or in connection with your transmission of any content on SWG Ascendancy Services. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree to indemnify and hold SWG Ascendancy harmless for any improper or illegal use of your Account, including the illegal or improper use of your Account by someone to whom you have given permission to use your Account. You agree that you will be personally responsible for your use of SWG Ascendancy Services and for all of your communication and activity on SWG Ascendancy Services, including any Content you contribute, and that you will indemnify and hold harmless SWG Ascendancy from any liability or damages arising from your conduct on SWG Ascendancy Services, including any Content that you contribute.

8.2: SWG Ascendancy reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. In that event, you shall have no further obligation to provide indemnification to SWG Ascendancy in that matter. This section shall survive termination of this Terms of Service.

8.3: Taking any sort of legal action, attempting to take any legal action, or suggesting/threatening that you will take legal action against SWG Ascendancy , SWG Ascendancy Community member, or a staff member or representative of SWG Ascendancy , will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, account termination, with or without notice of any kind.

9.0: PAYMENTS AND ACCOUNT SECURITY
9.1: SWG Ascendancy is free, and always will be. You will never be required to pay to access any and all SWG Ascendancy Services. Anyone requesting a fee to access any and all SWG Ascendancy Services, is not a representative of SWG Ascendancy . SWG Ascendancy does accept donations to maintain our services, while donations are completely optional. A SWG Ascendancy Staff Member will never ask for your password. We may ask for your email address, when you are requesting support to verify account ownership, however, we will never ask for your password. More information about Payments and Account Security is available and detailed in the Privacy Policy.

10.0: COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
10.1: When you access SWG Ascendancy Services, SWG Ascendancy may obtain certain identification information about your computer, including without limitation, your hard drives, central processing unit, IP address(es) and operating system(s), for purposes of improving the game and/or service, and to police and enforce the provisions of any SWG Ascendancy agreement. More information on the collection of your information is outlined in the Privacy Policy.

11.0 METHODS OF COMMUNICATION
11.1: The SWG Ascendancy Team will communicate with you via 3 Methods: (1) Forum Posts, (2) Email Messages, (3) Social Media. Only messages from the methods listed are considered official communications. Emails should only be considered ‘trustworthy’ if they are from an @SWGAscendancy.com email account. Forum posts that are official will be in either the Developer Updates or Community Updates forum. For General User Support, Feedback, Questions, Concerns, Ban or Warning/Infraction disputes, or when you feel there has been a wrongdoing: [email protected]. Other queries, questions, reports, complaints, feedback, and information: [email protected]. To report Site/Service issues to the webmaster, please contact [email protected].

12.0: CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
12.1: SWG Ascendancy reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add to, supplement or delete, at any time, any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, any feature of the Game or the Service, hours of availability, content, data, software or equipment needed to access the Game or the Service, effective with or without prior notice; provided, however, that material changes to this Terms of Use Agreement will not be applied retroactively. If any future changes to this Agreement are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance with this Agreement, you must terminate, and immediately stop using, the Game and SWG Ascendancy Services. Your continued use of the Game and SWG Ascendancy Services following any revision to this Agreement constitutes your complete and irrevocable acceptance of any and all such changes. SWG Ascendancy may change, modify, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Game or our Services at any time. SWG Ascendancy may also impose limits on certain features or restrict your access to parts or all of the Game or Services without notice or liability. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of the Game (including without limitation the Game Client and manual(s)) remains with you, the user. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

13.0: DEFINITIONS
13.1: “SWG Ascendancy ” is the sole proprietor, owner, and protector of its “Properties”. “Properties” is defined as anything owned, managed, or administrative by “SWG Ascendancy ”. “SWG Ascendancy ” is ran by its “Staff”, or “Team”, which are the members of the community who play an active role in the project’s success by managing the community, development, research, and services. “Community” is defined as the projects members; “Development” is defined as the creation of the Emulator; “Research” is defined as the collection and documentation of information on “SWG Ascendancy ”; “Services” are defined as any content, website, or server that is managed, administrative, or owned by “SWG Ascendancy ”. The “Website” is defined as any content found on www.swgascendancy.com. The “Server” is defined as the systems accessed to play “SWG Ascendancy ”. “Support” is defined as any assistance given to a community member by a SWG Ascendancy Staff Member. “Bans” are defined as temporary or permanent suspension forbidding you from accessing “SWG Ascendancy ” “Services”. “Accounts” are defined as your login username when registering at “SWG Ascendancy ”. The “Terms of Service” or “Terms of Use” are rules and policies required to be followed at all times to access “SWG Ascendancy ” “Services”.

14.0: NOTIFICATION OF OWNERSHIP
14.1: All content posted or transmitted on SWG Ascendancy Services, upon transmission, is herein property of SWG Ascendancy . Content that is property of SWG Ascendancy is restricted for use by SWG Ascendancy and its affiliates only. Do not download, use, or copy, content that is posted, used, or transmitted on any SWG Ascendancy Services. Exception: You may ask for permission to reuse our material of content written, graphically designed, or posted of content on SWG Ascendancy Services. Anyone who is not part of SWG Ascendancy are prohibited from copying, saving, or using content posted or transmitted on SWG Ascendancy Services on any server that is not property of SWG Ascendancy without the explicit permission of SWG Ascendancy . Content that is written/owned by SWG Ascendancy is entitled and protected under licensing agreements held therein.

14.2: Notice: The legal ineffectiveness of a provision, shall not affect the legal effectiveness of the other contractual parts. Parties undertake to replace an ineffective provision with an effective regulation, coming as close as possible to the desired economic result while corresponding to the contractual purpose in the best, possible way.

14.3: All Publications are hereby property of SWG Ascendancy . The 1976 Copyright Act defines publication as “distribution of copies or phonorecords of a work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.” An offering to distribute copies or phonorecords to a group of persons for purposes of further distribution, public performance, or public display also qualifies as a publication. You may NOT use any content that is property of SWG Ascendancy on services that are not owned or operated by SWG Ascendancy . Attempting to do so, or doing so, may result in the termination of your account. Exceptions and subdivisions to is policy are outlined above.

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