Participant Content Policy
1. The Participant Content System
The Entropia Universe incorporates a communication system that allows You to submit and perceive images, videos, films, texts and other communications ("Participant Content"). MindArk provides You with the hosting services for the said content (the “Participant Content System”).
You agree not to tamper or interact with the hosting facilities provided by MindArk in any way other than through the uploading and deleting authorized functions provided through the Entropia Universe.
2. Submission of Participant Content
You agree to be solely responsible to Your Participant Content and for the results of its submission.
In connection with the Participant Content System, You agree that You will not: (a) submit materials that are copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, privacy and publicity rights, unless You are the owner of such rights or have a written permission from their rightful owner(s) to submit the materials; (b) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage MindArk or any third party; (c) submit material that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, pornographic, hateful, harassing, containing excessive language, racially, ethnically or sexually offensive, or encourages conduct considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law or agreement, or is otherwise inappropriate; (d) post advertisements or business solicitations not related to participation in the Entropia Universe;
MindArk reserves the right to, without prior notice, remove Participant Content and/or revoke Your access to upload material, if MindArk determines, at MindArk’s sole discretion, that uploaded material does not comply with the above limitations.
3. Use of Participant Content
Participant Content is made available “as is” and may be used solely for its intended functionality within the Entropia Universe.
You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, broadcast, license or in any other way transfer the rights or exploit others’ Participant Content. For clarity, prohibition for copying does not include automatic and temporary copy to Your hardware for the purpose of viewing others' Participant Content.
4. No Warranty, Disclaimer and Indemnification
You acknowledge that MindArk is not responsible for any accuracy, safety, legality or intellectual property rights of or with regards to Participant Content. MindArk hereby disclaims any and all liability in connection with the Participant Content. You agree hereby to waive any and all legal remedies You might have against MindArk in connection to the Participant Content. You further agree to indemnify and hold MindArk or MindArk's Partners, their officers, agents and employees harmless for the fullest extend allowed by law regarding all claims related to Your use of the Participant Content system.
5. Ownership Right in Participant Content
You retain all ownership rights in Your Participant Content that You have submitted to the Entropia Universe. By submitting Your Participant Content, however, You hereby grant all other Participants the right to create a single copy of Your Participant Content on their hard disk for the purpose of viewing the material You submitted with connection to their participation in the Entropia Universe.
You hereby agree to, concurrently with submission of Your Participant Content, grant MindArk and MindArk’s Planet Partner, on which Planet you publish Your Participant Content, an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable, worldwide license to use Your Participant Content. The license is granted for the purpose of developing and promoting MindArk’s business, the Planet Partner’s business, the Entropia Universe, the Planet Partner’s Planet, MindArk’s websites and Planet Partner’s website concerning the Planet, or any other purpose reasonably connected to them. The license granted by You to MindArk and/or MindArk’s Planet Partner includes the rights to reproduce, distribute, sub-license, create derivative works of, perform, display and publish the Participant Content.
For clarity purposes please note that, Your retainable proprietary right to Your Participant Content is subject to EULA paragraph 4 (Ownership and Proprietary Rights) and does not mean that You obtain any right in the Virtual Item (like the virtual frame, advertising board etc) displaying the said material. MindArk and/or Planet Partner, as applicable, hereby expressly retain all and any rights in all Virtual Items as set out above.
You acknowledge that by submitting Participant Content or otherwise using the Participant Content System You accept this Participant Content Policy.