Terms of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our websites at http://www.huntedcow.com, http://www.eldevin.com, http://www.gothador.com, http://www.cowplay.com, http://www.fallensword.com, http://www.battledungeon.com, http://www.solarfleet.com, http://www.sigmastorm2.com, http://www.sigmastorm.com and http://www.legacy-game.net and any other games which may be developed by or for Hunted Cow Studios, Ltd. ( the "Sites").

The terms apply irrespective of whether you are a guest, a registered user, or a subscribing user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Sites. By using our Sites, you indicate that you accept these terms of use fully and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these stop using the Sites.

Information About Us

Our sites are operated by Hunted Cow Studios Limited ("Hunted Cow" or "We"). We are a registered Scottish company, number SC262870, and have our registered office/trading address at 35 South Street, Elgin, Moray IV30 1JZ.

Users under 18

You must be 13 years or older to create and/or use a game account at our Sites. If you are under 18, you must have permission from your legal guardian or parents to create an account and use our Sites in accordance with our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. We may cancel any account if we are not satisfied that such consent has been given.

Player shall use the service in compliance with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations from the jurisdiction where they are accessing our Sites.

If we are told by your parent / guardian that You have lied about your age when registering for our Sites, We will stop the account provided we have information which satisfies us that the reporting person is indeed the parent or guardian.

Safety and Abuse

Whilst we reserve the right to monitor and take action if any of our Sites are used inappropriately (including the posting of objectionable material on the chat facility or otherwise), we cannot promise that any our Sites won't contain such content or that we will remove / modify any particular content. Nor can we guarantee that users will comply with our terms and conditions or otherwise behave appropriately.

If you are the victim of offensive or inappropriate behaviour or receive any other unwanted communications, you should report all inappropriate behaviour to as well as seeking appropriate external help, for example from parents or law enforcement authorities. If you continue to suffer problems, or are not satisfied, then you must stop using our Websites.

Reliance on Information Posted

Access to our sites is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our sites with reasonable notice. When possible we will give notice to you by email or by posting a message on our websites.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our sites, or our entire sites, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our sites. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our sites through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights ("IPR's") on our Sites, and of the material published on it. All such rights are reserved.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our sites must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our sites for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

Player Accounts

The player agrees that he/she is solely responsible for all actions that occur under their account.

During registration you are asked to select a password, you may not share that password with anybody or allow anybody to use your password to play a game at our Sites. You are responsible for the confidentiality of your password and for any loss of access, items, termination of accounts etc. resulting from sharing the password, or not ensuring its confidentiality. Attempting to obtain, or using the password of anyone else is not allowed and may lead to termination of both accounts.

Account names, biographies, guild histories or avatars created which contain offensive words are liable to be removed (or terminated in the case of usernames) at any time, we do not check every username, biography, guild history or avatar that is created, however when they are reported to us we will deal with them accordingly. Please note that it is impossible for us to produce a complete list of inappropriate words, or names and each will be judged on a case-by-case basis and may be deemed inappropriate at our discretion.

The player agrees that he/she will only create one game account. If we detect a player has created more than one account, we reserve the right to terminate all accounts which the player has created. If any player is found using multiple accounts to complete Game Point Rewards will be instantly terminated from our Sites, if the Points have been used to create or fund a guild, or guild upgrades it is also possible that the guild may be, at our discretion, removed from the game.

Due to a minority of players abusing the recruitment system, if a player on the same IP address as You use your recruitment link you will not be awarded any Game Points for that recruit If You breach any terms of this Agreement we reserve the right to terminate any game account with or without notice. Under these circumstances any remaining time or services paid for will become null and void and any items on the character will be deleted.

Hunted Cow reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify or discontinue the service or modify the terms and conditions of players' access to the service, with reasonable notice to players. In such cases, we reserve the right to terminate your account or transfer it to another game on one of our Sites. If You have a subscription You will be eligible to receive a refund on a pro-rated basis. All the accounts created are the property of Hunted Cow Studios Ltd.

The player agrees to indemnify Hunted Cow Studios Ltd. against liability for any use of their account including (but not limited to) reasonable administrative and legal costs.

You may terminate your account with us anytime by email. If you have a subscription you must email us and your account will be terminated at the end of the month that you have currently paid for.

Guild Memberships

Players have the option to join guild in some of our games. They do so at their own discretion and should be careful before joining a new guild.

All guild founders are given the tools to ensure that their guild members cannot steal from the guilds. If the guild founder chooses not to use those tools to limit players' access to removing gold or items from the guild and they are then stolen, the player taking the items has done nothing against the game rules. We strongly advise all guild owners to be very careful when accepting new members into their guild and when issuing access permissions.

Competitions

Player run competitions that include, but are not limited to, lotteries, quizzes, or draws that require payment for entry are not permitted. Some of our Sites have official free to enter competitions, any competition other than these are considered against our rules and no loses incurred by participating in these illegal competitions will be reimbursed by Hunted Cow Studios Ltd.

Complaints

Hunted Cow Studios Ltd. judge every support ticket on a case-by-case basis, just because another player has had a ticket dealt with in one way, it does not imply that you will be dealt with in exactly the same way. Also you may not publish private communications from Hunted Cow Studios Ltd. Staff members, or forum moderators without authorization.

Our Sites Change Regularly

We aim to update our sites regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our sites, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our Liability

Hunted Cow Studios Ltd makes no warranty that the service will be uninterrupted, secure or error free. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

The player agrees that no information obtained from Hunted Cow Studios Ltd. and/or Hunted Cow Studios Ltd. team, whether it is oral or written, will create any warranty.

Information About You and Your Visits to Our Sites

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our sites, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Uploading Material to Our Sites

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our sites, or to make contact with other users of our sites, you must comply with the content standards set out in our terms and conditions. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to our sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our sites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our sites.

Promoting any game which is not owned by Hunted Cow Studios Ltd. is not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, links within a post, avatars, signature images or text and in game messages. Please also note that promoting any advertising sites or offers other than those contained in our Points Reward page is also against the rules.

Negative comments regarding the costs, or any other game related charges are not allowed on our Sites.

Use of any form of automation or 3rd party scripts on our Sites, without prior permission from Hunted Cow Studios Ltd, will result in your account being terminated.

Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences

The following activities will result in the breach of this contract and also may carry additional civil and criminal liability:

  • transmit through our Sites any unlawful, harassing, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, disparaging, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, misleading, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or transmit material for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way. We reserve the right to interpret whether material fits this definition;
  • transmit "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", or unsolicited mass distribution on board posting or on private messages;
  • use our Sites in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Sites in contravention of the provisions of this Agreement;
  • upload any material in contravention of any third party's intellectual property rights;
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or dispute any part of our Sites, any equipment or network on which our Site are stored, any software used in the provision of our Sites or any equipment or network of software owned by used by any third party.

If You breach the provisions which constitute a criminal offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Sites will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our sites or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to Our Site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our sites must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our sites other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in this Agreement.

If you wish to make any use of material on our sites other than that set out above, please address your request to [email protected].

Links From Our Site

Where our sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Game Bugs and Cheats

Game bugs should be reported directly via our support centre (http://support.huntedcow.com). You may, however, also post bugs in the Bugs Forum in order to ascertain whether what you experienced is, in fact, a bug.

Bugs which are a potential exploit to the game should not be posted publicly. They should be brought to the immediate attention of Hunted Cow Studios Ltd via our support centre (http://support.huntedcow.com).

You must not knowingly exploit any such bugs or cheats. Doing so puts you in breach of this Agreement and may result in termination of your account.

Real World Trading

You may not advertise the intent to or commit the act of buying (excluding direct purchases from Hunted Cow Studios Ltd), selling, trading, sharing, or transferring access to any game account, game points or any other commodities within the game for money, money's worth or commodities out with the game. Game accounts are non-transferrable under any circumstances. All game accounts, characters, items, game points, and other commodities within the game are the sole property of Hunted Cow Studios Ltd. The selling for money or trading of any these items is a breach of this Agreement.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between Hunted Cow Studios Ltd. and You with respect to the subject matter hereof. By Your use of the Sites You agree that this agreement shall be governed by the Law of Scotland and accepts that the Sheriff Court of Elgin shall be the appropriate jurisdiction for any such disputes although We reserve the right to bring proceedings against You for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant forum.

Trade Marks

HUNTED COW, FALLEN SWORD, ELDEVIN and the "Hoof" logo are trade marks of Hunted Cow Studios Limited.

Threats to Staff

You may not threaten, harass or abuse a member of Hunted Cow Studios Ltd staff, or forum moderators. We take transgression of this rule very seriously and believe that they have the right to operate in an environment free of those issues and have the right to be treated with respect and courtesy.

Severability

If any provision or provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

Your Concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our sites, please contact [email protected].

Thank you for visiting our sites.