Terms of Service
Criminal Syndicate provides free-to-play, high quality games to our members. By using the Website, you acknowledge that hardware, software and Internet access play a crucial role in your user experience. You agree that criminal syndicate is not responsible for any hardware, software or Internet access or unavailability issues and you agree to hold us harmless for any such issues. Criminal Syndicate does not provide Internet access, and you are responsible for all fees relating to telephone and Internet access charges along with all necessary equipment, servicing, repair or correction incurred in maintaining connectivity to the servers.

I. Account

You are required to create an account to access our Website and our games. Accounts are available only to individuals 13 years of age or older. If you are over 13 years of age but are still considered a minor, we ask that you review these terms with your parents or guardian to ensure they understand them and agree to them. By accepting the terms of use in the Agreement, you represent that you are 13 years of age or older. Only one person may use an Account. You are liable for all activities conducted through your Account. Notwithstanding the above, certain portions of our Website may contain mature contents not suitable for anyone younger than 18 years of age. If you enter any portion of the Website which is intended for mature audiences only, you are certifying that you are at least 18 years old or the applicable age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside and have the legal right to acess such content. We shall not be responsible in any way for your failure to accurately confirm your age per the terms hereunder.
When creating a user identity ("User ID") you agree to (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information as requested in the required fields and (ii) promptly maintain and update such User ID to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. The information you provided shall be subject to our Privacy Policy.
You, as creator of your User, are completely responsible for your identity. Criminal Syndicate will not tolerate offensive or obscene user identities. If a User violates any part of these terms, we may immediately, temporarily, or permanently ban such a User.
Criminal Syndicate is not responsible for any misuse of your User, you agree to hold Criminal Syndicate and its affiliates harmless for any improper use of such identity including, but not limited to, improper use by someone to whom you revealed your password.
Your User may be deactivated if you do not use it within six months after the date that it was created or for any continuous period of six months after creation. If you do not use your User for six or more months, it may be removed and deleted by the Website administrator at their sole discretion. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you by e-mail before we delete your User ID. If you advise us within five days of the notice that you want to keep your User active, we will not delete it. If you do not so notify us, your User will be permanently deleted, along with your User records, ranks and service information. You are only allowed 1 account per user, any additional account may result in all account being closed. We allow for a max of 2 people per ip address.

II. Privacy

Our Privacy Policy, covers the use of Criminal Syndicate and protection of your personal information, is published on the Website, currently at http://front.criminalsyndicate.com/privacy.php, and is incorporated herein by this reference.

III. License to Use

Subject to the terms of this Agreement and any applicable EULA, Criminal Syndicate grants to you, for your personal use only, a non-exclusive, revocable, nontransferable license to use the services offered by our Website. You may not (a) sublicense, rent, lease, loan, sell or otherwise transfer the Services (or any part thereof) (b) sell or trade in game items, money resources.
NEITHER CRIMINAL SYNDICATE NOR ITS LICENSORS HAVE ANY LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OR NATURE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SO (INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE), AND THE ENTIRE RISK OF USE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE) RESIDES WITH YOU.
As more particularly described in each applicable EULA, Criminal Syndicate and/or its licensors retain exclusive right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to the copies thereof, and all error corrections, bug-fixes, patches, updates, derivative works, improvements, modifications there to (whether made by Criminal Syndicate, its licensors, you, or otherwise), including, but not limited to, any titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialog, catch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, character inventories, structural or landscape designs, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, storylines, character likenesses, methods of operation, moral rights, any related documentation, and "applets" incorporated into the Website. The rights described in the foregoing sentence are the copyrighted work of Criminal Syndicate and/or its licensors and are protected by the copyright laws of the United States, Korea, Japan, international copyright treaties and conventions, and/or other applicable laws. All rights are reserved. The Software may contain certain licensed materials, and the licensors of those materials may enforce their rights in the event of any violation of the EULA.

IV. User Submissions

"Submissions" means all data, text, music, sound, photographs, comments, feedback, suggestions, postings at forums, chat rooms and similar venues on the Website, e-mails and similar information or materials that you submit to Criminal Syndicate regarding the games and services of Criminal Syndicate or the use or play of those games and services. User and Submissions are not confidential and will become the property of Criminal Syndicate upon submission. You agree to assign and grant to Criminal Syndicate an irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free, and perpetual right and license to all worldwide, transferable license and the right to quote, re-post, use, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate, and publicly display the User and Submissions in any form, anywhere, with or without attribution to your User ID, and without notice or compensation to you.
You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the Submissions that you provide and for managing your User. You, and not Criminal Syndicate, have full responsibility for your Submissions and User ID, including their legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright. You understand that by using the Website you may be exposed to Submissions that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Criminal Syndicate shall not be liable in any way for any Submission, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Submission, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Submission posted, e-mailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Website.
All materials published in forums, chat rooms and similar venues on the Website are considered public. Therefore, Criminal Syndicate strongly recommends that you not publish any personal information about yourself or others on or through the Website. As a matter of policy, Criminal Syndicate does not pre-screen or monitor any Submissions. However, Criminal Syndicate reserves the right to screen, refuse or move any Submission that is available via the Website. Criminal Syndicate has the right in its discretion to remove any Submission deemed objectionable or violates the terms hereof.
Except as expressly stated and agreed upon in advance by Criminal SYndicate, no confidential relationship will be established in the event any user of this Website should make any oral, written or electronic communication to Criminal Syndicate (such as feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, etc.). If the website requires or requests that such information be provided, and that such information contains personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, phone number), Criminal Syndicate shall obtain, use and maintain it in a manner consistent with its Privacy Policy. Otherwise, such communication and any information submitted therewith will be considered non-confidential, and Criminal Syndicate will be free to reproduce, publish or otherwise use such information for any purposes including, without limitation, the research, development, use or sale of games or services incorporating such information. You are fully responsible for the content of your communications, including its truthfulness and accuracy and its non-infringement of any other person's proprietary or privacy rights.

V. User Conduct

You must observe these terms, all applicable laws and also basic rules of etiquette and common courtesy when using the Website. Any conduct that violates the law in an offline, real world community is also a violation of these terms. Criminal Syndicate will not tolerate any illegal or offensive conduct.
You agree not to take any of the following actions:
(a) Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Submission (as defined below) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(b) Harm minors in any way;
(c) Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an Criminal Syndicate official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(d) Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Submission transmitted through the Website;
(e) Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Submission that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
(f) Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Submission that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
(g) Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation;
(h) Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(i) Interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
(j) "Stalk" or otherwise harass another;
(k) Collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in the paragraphs above;
(l) Impede the flow of chat in game, in forums, or in chat rooms with vulgar language, abusiveness, use of excessive shouting (ALL CAPS) "spamming" or any other disruptive or detrimental methods in an attempt to disturb other users or Criminal Syndicate employees;
(m) Engage in, encourage, or promote any illegal activity, or any activity that violates the Terms of Service, the Rules of Conduct, or the Privacy Policy; and/or
(n) Take any action that may prohibit other users from enjoying the services of the Website or games.
Criminal Syndicate may take any actions and impose any penalties we deem necessary to discourage and punish any violation of these terms or any other illegal or inappropriate conduct, all without prior notice or warning. The determination as to whether a violation has occurred and who is responsible for such act is solely within Criminal Syndicate's discretion, and is based on what we deem best for the community and the Website. By using the Website, you agree you will be bound by Criminal Syndicate's determination as to whether a violation has occurred and any penalty we choose to implement.

VI. Third Party Sites

Clicking a hyperlink may direct you away from the Website. Criminal Syndicate does not endorse or control any third-party linked sites, is not responsible for their content and has no association with the owners or operators of such sites. Also, other sites may have different terms of service and different privacy policies. Criminal Syndicate therefore strongly recommends that you inform yourself regarding the practices of third party websites.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Criminal Syndicate shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Website.

VII. Interruption of Service

(a) Criminal Syndicate reserves the right to interrupt the Services from time to time on a regularly scheduled basis or otherwise with or without prior notice in order to perform maintenance. You agree that Criminal Syndicate will not be liable for any interruption of the Services, delay or failure to perform resulting from any causes whatsoever.
(b) You acknowledge that the Services may be interrupted for reasons beyond the control of Criminal Syndicate, and Criminal Syndicate cannot guarantee that you will be able to access the Services or your Account whenever you may wish to do so. Criminal Syndicate shall not be liable for any interruption of the Services, delay or failure to perform resulting from any causes whatsoever.
(c) Criminal Syndicate has the right at any time with or without reason to change and/or eliminate any aspect(s) of the Services as it sees fit in its sole discretion.
(d) Criminal Syndicate is not be obligated to refund all or any portion of any Account fee (if any), by reason of any interruption of the Services by reason of any of the circumstances described in paragraph (a), (b), or (c).

VIII. Disciplinary Action/Account Termination

Criminal Syndicate MAY SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE ANY ACCOUNT AT ANY TIME WITH OR WITHOUT REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.
Criminal Syndicate can and does issue warnings and temporary suspensions and permanent terminations of user identities for user violations. We retain the sole discretion as to when and how to impose warnings, penalties and/or disciplinary actions. We consider the severity of the violation and the number of infractions in making our determination; however, any determination shall be under the absolute discretion of Criminal Syndicate.
For the avoidance of doubt, you herby acknowledge that Criminal Syndicate has sole discretion with respect to penalties and disciplinary actions to terminate your Account, even if there are credits remaining on your Account. If you feel you or your User has been unfairly warned or disciplined please contact us with a full detailed explanation. We will reasonably consider your explanation.
You have the right to terminate or cancel your Account at any time by delivering notice to Criminal Syndicate. You understand and agree that the cancellation of your User is your sole right and remedy with respect to any dispute, including, but not limited to, any related to, or arising out of: (i) any term of this Agreement or Criminal Syndicate's enforcement or application of this Agreement; (ii) the Submissions; (iii) your ability to access and/or use the Website; or (iv) the amount or type of fees, surcharges, applicable taxes, billing methods, or any change to the fees, applicable taxes, surcharges or billing methods.
You may cancel your account by delivering notice to Criminal Syndicate. In the event your User is terminated or canceled for any reason 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 User. Any delinquent or unpaid accounts or accounts with unresolved disputes must be settled before Criminal Syndicate may allow you to register again.

IX. Indemnification

At Criminal Syndicate's request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless (a) Criminal Syndicate, (b) its shareholders, partners, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents or suppliers, (c) its licensees, distributors, content providers, and (d) other members of the Services, from all damages, liabilities, claims and expenses, including without limitation attorneys' fees and costs, arising from or related, directly or indirectly, to any misuse of the Services or breach of this Agreement by you.

X. Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
(a) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. Criminal Syndicate AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
(b) CRIMINAL SYNDICATE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
(c) ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMCriminal Syndicate TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
(d) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM CRIMINAL SYNDICATE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE.
(e) A SMALL PERCENTCriminal Syndicate OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE WEBSITE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USING THE SERVICE: DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS.

XI. Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CRIMINAL SYNDICATE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF CRIMINAL SYNDICATE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE; (ii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE; OR (iii) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE. Some states do not allow the foregoing limitations of liability, so they may not apply to you and in such a case you agree that Criminal Syndicate's (or any such other released parties) liability to you shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. You agree that Criminal Syndicate cannot be held responsible or liable for anything that occurs or results from accessing or subscribing to the Services.

XII. General

You agree to comply fully with all relevant export laws and regulations of the United States ("Export Laws") to assure that neither the website nor the services are exported, directly or indirectly, in violation of Export Laws; or is intended to be used for any purposes prohibited by the Export Laws. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Except as otherwise permitted herein, you may not assign or transfer this Agreement or your rights hereunder, and any attempt to the contrary is void. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us and you with respect to the subject matter hereof. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, no default, delay or failure to perform on the part of Criminal Syndicate shall be considered a breach of this Agreement if such default, delay or failure to perform is shown to be due to causes beyond the reasonable control of Criminal Syndicate.
If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and Criminal Syndicate concerning the Service, and this Agreement supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreement, either oral or written, and any other communications with regard thereto between you and Criminal Syndicate; provided, however that this Agreement is in addition to, and does not replace or supplant, the applicable EULA. This Agreement may only be modified as set forth herein. The section headings used herein are for reference only and shall not be read to have any legal effect.

XII. Closing

Thank you again for visiting our Website. We hope you enjoy your stay and take full advantage of the online community we are developing. Please remember to act with the same courtesy and respect you expect from others. Criminal Syndicate always reserves the right to refuse or terminate service.
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