Second Galaxy Terms of Service
Second Galaxy Terms of Service

Welcome to Second Galaxy! The following agreement (this "Agreement" or the "Terms of Service") describes the terms on which Second Galaxy offers you access to its services. This offer is conditioned on your agreement to all of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Service. By using Second Galaxy, you agree to these Terms of Service. If you do not so agree, you should decline this agreement, in which case you are prohibited from accessing or using Second Galaxy. Second Galaxy may revise these terms of use for its site at any time without notice. By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Second Galaxy Development Team

The Second Galaxy Development Team can be found on Second Galaxy or on the forums or CS system by the names listed in the Second Galaxy Development Team list.

A current list of team members can be found by checking out the Meet the team page.

The development team list is current and represents authorized and verified founders, employees or otherwise authorized agents of Virtual World Research LLC.

Definitions

Services - Second Galaxy Grid Servers, Web Sites to include forums

Starfinder - Last name of Founders, employees or otherwise authorized personnel of Virtual World Research LLC

Banned - Removed from and prohibited from further use of the services

Land Ownership - Rights and privileges to geographical areas of Second Galaxy. Ownership defined as firsthand account fee payments directly to Virtual World Research LLC

Land Rental - Rights and privileges to geographical areas of Second Galaxy. Rental defined as firsthand fee payments to Land Owners in Second Galaxy.

Ad Farm - A region used expressly for advertising.

Skybox - A dwelling structure placed in an altitude not normally viewable on public access

You - A registered user account with Virtual World Research LLC

Us - Virtual World Research LLC See Starfinder above

Tier 1 - General Second Galaxy liason duties, DMCA investigations, Griefing control

Tier 2 - Technical Staff, Region restarts, Grid takedowns/restarts etc.

CS - Customer Support system

Rated PG - No nudity allowed (shopowners for skins or transparent clothes will need to have minimal coverage over nude areas), mild violence allowed, mild language allowed, minimal suggestive themes.<

Services and Content

Second Galaxy is a multi-user virtual world experience, tailored for the over 18 years of age user.

By using Second Galaxy services you agree to these terms and certify that you are over 18 years of age.

User accounts found to be fraudulent in this certification by any means will be removed and banned from further use of the services.

Virtual World Research LLC is a service provider meaning among other things that we do not necessarily control various aspects of the environment. You acknowledge that Virtual World Research LLC is a service provider and understand that various user content does not necessarily reflect the opinion or stance of Virtual World Research LLC as a service provider.

Virtual World Research LLC will not, as a rule, regulate the communications either in text or interaction of users barring conduct outlined in these terms. Harassment in any shape or form will not be tolerated, however, and reports should be made to customer service with applicable chat logs. The onus of proof will bear on the user and not Virtual World Research LLC. See more under Dispute Resolution.

Content available on Second Galaxy may be provided by users and not Virtual World Research LLC. As such, you acknowledge that content creators maintain certain rights and privileges in their respective content. You accept full responsibility for use of provided content and remain liable for unlawful usage. If a content provider reports a DMCA violation to Virtual World Research LLC, such instances will be investigated and if warranted, removed from public access. Offending accounts will be banned from use of the services. Virtual World Research LLC will not as a rule, police or pre-screen user content.

Content sold for profit on Second Galaxy, that is given away freely in another grid, by a different creator, is not allowed. This is a violation of the original creator's copyright (unless duly documented by original copyright holder), and as such, Virtual World Research LLC reserves the right to fully remove any and all instances from the grid (inventory, contents, or any other instance thereof). Virtual World Research LLC assumes no responsibility or liability for reimbursement of these items. Virtual World Research LLC abides by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).

As such, any DMCA filed with Virtual World Research LLC will result in that content being removed. In cases where items are removed from the entire grid (inventory, contents of prims, or any instance thereof), Virtual World Research LLC shall bear no liability nor assume any responsibility for reimbursement of these items. Second Galaxy currency named SG$ is fictional and will maintain an exchange rate for future cash out options. Virtual World Research LLC reserves the right to charge a nominal fee for purchase of Second Galaxy currency.

Virtual World Research LLC also establishes that the SG$ has zero (0) external value.

Virtual World Research LLC further establishes that any service designed to transfer SG$ into or out of its service may result in account termination. This includes, but not limited to ATM machines designed to transfer SG$ out of InWorldz into other currency, people or accounts created to transfer SG$ out of Second Galaxy into other currency, or any other system deemed by Virtual World Research LLC staff to be accommodating such transfers.

Second Galaxy services are subject to scheduled and unscheduled interruptions. Various system updates and upgrades will be applied when needed. Virtual World Research LLC reserves the right to interrupt services with or without user notification. When practical all attempts will be made to notify the user base. You agree that Virtual World Research LLC will not be liable for any service interruptions required, and you will not be entitled to any refunds of fees paid.

Avatars by the surname of Starfinder are founders, employees or otherwise authorized agents of Virtual World Research LLC. No other surname is recognized as an authority nor an agent of any allowable permissions. Starfinder avatars are as such, indemnified by you from any harm or allegations performed in this authoritative capacity.

Land and Ownership of such is pursuant to agreements and payment between you and Virtual World Research LLC. Fees and structure are outlined in further documents on the SecondGalaxy.com website. Mainland and Private Island Ownership are available for varying pricing structures. Land Rentals will be approached at a later date.

Account Registration and Requirements

You must create an account on Second Galaxy to utilize the services. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as asked by the registration process. Virtual World Research LLC reserves the right to terminate accounts found to not be true and accurate. Forum registration is not required but highly recommended and encouraged. Help build your community!

You must use an account name that is not offensive, demeaning or infringing. You must select a secure password and protect it accordingly.

Virtual World Research LLC may suspend or terminate your account at any time deemed appropriate. You agree that you are not obligated any refund of fees paid if this should occur. You have the right to appeal and a dispute resolution investigation will occur.

You are responsible for your own Internet access. Virtual World Research LLC is not an Internet Service Provider. You remain responsible for any fees incurred utilizing the Internet to connect to the Second Galaxy services.

You must be over the age of 18 years to use the services provided by Virtual World Research LLC. Virtual World LLC reserves the right to directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your registration data. User accounts found to not be over the age of 18 years will be banned.

By accepting this agreement you represent that you are an adult 18 years of age or older.

You may not use the surname Starfinder when registering your account. Virtual World Research LLC will ban any account found to be using the surname Starfinder without permission.

By accepting this agreement you understand that Virtual World Research LLC is bound by the laws of the United States of America, and all local laws in regards to the states. Anything considered a misdemeanor or higher will not be acceptable on the grid. Advocation of acts, or public displays, such as but not limited to: child abuse, sexual abuse, zoophilia, child pornography, etc. can lead to suspension, banning, termination of an account, reclamation of lands with no refund or reimbursement of any funds.

US law prohibits the handling of internet gambling funds by online service providers. In an effort to maintain our standing with the companies who handle our transactions, gambling is prohibited. This includes items such as sploders, or games of chance and risk. A violation can result in the items being permanently removed. Multiple violations (more than 1) by the same user can result in suspension of account, banning, termination of the account, reclamation of land with no refund or reimbursement of any funds.

License Terms and other Intellectual Property Terms

You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to content you create on Second Galaxy to the extent that you have such rights under applicable law.

Virtual World Research LLC retains ownership of the account and related data, regardless of intellectual property rights you may have in content you create or otherwise own. Even though Virtual World Research LLC retains this right, your intellectual property will not be used without prior permission and or licensing to Virtual World Research LLC.

Virtual World Research LLC supports content creators and encourages full creativity to enhance and grow the community. As stated before however, Virtual World Research LLC will not police nor pre-screen content. The onus is on the creator to provide proof of infringement. See more in Dispute Resolution.

You will comply with the processes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act regarding copyright infringement claims covered under such Act.

Virtual World Research LLC staff identified by the surname, have full and complete authority to handle disputes and offending content removal. Backend and region or grid issues will be escalated as needed to appropriate Tier 2 staffing. You acknowledge and release liability on all Virtual World Research LLC staff identified by surname. Furthermore, you acknowledge that people are human and mistakes can/will be made. Proper complaint reporting will be utilized and investigated. Pursuant to the Community Standards.

Fair Use and Abuse

Obvious griefing activities will not be tolerated. These include but are not limited to, Excessive malicious scripts, player versus player activity in a sim not flagged, overload of avatar prim attachments, automated prim replication etc.

Copybot is simply and absolutely not allowed. Any proof of use on Second Galaxy will result in permanent banning from Second Galaxy services.

Second Inventory is allowed in the SG Sandbox region only.

Virtual World Research LLC reserves the right to further advance this area of the Terms of Service.

Releases, Disclaimers of Warranty, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnification

In no event shall SecondGalaxy.com or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation to, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Second Galaxy's site, even if Virtual World Research LLC or an authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

You release Virtual World Research LLC from your claims relating to other users. Virtual World Research LLC has the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users.

Dispute Resolution

Buyer Beware

Virtual World LLC does not exercise editorial control over the content of Second Galaxy and will make no specific efforts to review the textures, objects, sounds or other content created within Second Galaxy. Additionally, Virtual World Research LLC does not certify nor endorse the operation of in-world games, vending machines, or retail locations; refunds must be requested from the owners of these objects.

Alternate Accounts

While users may choose to play on Second Galaxy with more than one account, specifically or consistently using an alternate account to harass other users or violate the community standards is not acceptable. Alternate accounts are generally treated as separate from a user's principal account, but misuse of alternate accounts can and will result in disciplinary action on the principal account.

Disputes of all natures

Virtual World Research LLC acknowledges that there will be disputes of varying nature. This is human. Virtual World Research LLC will not police nor pre-screen content, text nor interaction. Any dispute raised between users will be investigated if brought to our attention. The onus of proof will always lie with the claimant. Virtual World Research LLC will not be responsible for maintaining nor perusing chat logs on a regular basis. That said, you as the user will be responsible for providing said chat logs and/or screenshots. Virtual World Research LLC will pull applicable chat logs from the database to compare and inspect. Virtual World Research LLC does not guarantee that any chat logs will be available in an archived manner at any time. Again, common sense will prevail.

Account Deletion

Virtual World Research LLC will not delete an account once it has been activated. If you do not wish to have an account on Second Galaxy do not activate it.

Additional Policies

The following additional policies are hereby made a part of the Terms of Service of Second Galaxy and shall have the same force and effect as the Terms of service.

  • Banking Policy
  • Community Standards
  • DMCA and EUCD Policies
  • Gambling Policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • Third Party Viewer Policy
  • Virtual World Research LLC reserves the right to add, remove, revise, or amend its additional policies at its discretion without prior notice being given to users

    General Provisions

    This service is provided and maintained by Virtual World Research LLC.

    Virtual World Research LLC maintains the rights and provisions accorded by U.S. Law in regards to online data and information providers. All rights, privileges, and occurrences are governed by firstly U.S. law and secondly by the laws and regulations of the state of Maine. Any request for information or subpoenas should be directed to the appropriate authorities as well as the staff of Virtual World Research LLC.

    Applicability and Severability

    In the event a court of law finds one or several parts of this document contravenes the law, those and only those portions shall become null and void; the rest of the document remains in effect.

    Copyright © Second Galaxy Development Team. All rights reserved. Initial site work done by Bob Curtice(Vinhold Starbrook)