Terms of Service
Effective: 09/17/22

By using leporidae.org, you (as a visitor or account holder) are legally bound to these Terms of Service and agree to follow them. You also agree to any changes made to the Terms of Service at any time. Any updates made to the Terms of Service will be in effect immediately.

- We cannot be held responsible for any losses or fees as a result of viewing or using leporidae.org. This includes computer issues or credit purchases.
- We are not responsible for content, advertising, or links posted by any individuals on the site.
- We are not responsible for any content you post that could cause issues, such as information or links, and information found on website you have posted through Leporidae including on profiles, forums, private messages, or anywhere else. Any information is posted at your own risk.
- Credits and anything purchased with credits from the game are non-refundable.
- We reserve the right to ban accounts that break our terms or rules. Banned accounts are not elligible for appeal. Items, animals, money, or anything else on the account cannot be retrieved after banning—this includes credits and anything purchased with credits.
- Bans are user-based rather than account-based. Violating the Terms of Services may result in the ban of a single account, or all accounts owned by the player depending on the circumstances and severity of the violation. Permanent bans from the site may be given in extreme cases. In extreme cases, bans will extend to all games managed under the same server IP (including Warrenz and 4dopt).

COPYRIGHT NOTICE All content on leporidae.org is copyrighted. Redistributing or selling Leporidae artwork and coding without expressed written permission is punishable by law.

Who has permission to use our images:
- Anyone directly advertising, participating in discussion of, or on fan sites for leporidae.org.
- cagesigns.com (formerly MH Rabbits) and Ameber Wiseman have permission to use our realistic rabbit breed images for commercial purposes.
- Warrenz.net may use some of the same rabbit art and code assets as permitted by artists and coders of Leporidae's assets.

Reporting Policy
Any issues or disputes between players or regarding the site must be addressed through the Modbox within 3 months of the initial occurrence. Staff are not responsible for resolving problems that may have come up in the past later than 3 months ago if the incident was not reported to the Modbox within the 3 month timeframe.

Chat Rules:
In order to keep the chat pleasant and worthwhile for everyone, there are a few rules you must follow.
1. Do not beg for items, rabbits, money etc. (no asking for freebies or donations, or implying neediness).
3. No whining or complaining.
4. No for sale or wanted ads. Use the forums or the ad bar.
5. No bug reports. Please post bugs in the appropriate forum.
6. All other site rules must be followed.

Age Restriction
Explanation: Players must be 13 years of age or older to consent to data collection under COPPA law and therefore join or play Leporidae in most countries. Players must be at least 16 to join or play Leporidae in the EU to comply with GDPR. Do not ask staff for exceptions. Result: Instant Ban (no warning)
Players found to be under the age of consent for data processing will be banned immediately with no warning, and any other accounts create by them will be banned immediately. If NO other rule violations were made, the underaged player may request their account to be unbanned when they are of age to consent to data collection, or start a new account. However, if the player was found to be registering multiple times in an attempt to sneak by staff, or breaking other rules, they will be permanently banned.

Selling Accounts/Money/Items/Animals Etc.
Explanation: All virtual items, currency, animals, and accounts cannot be traded or sold for real life money, goods, or services (with the exception of play-created artwork, writing, or layout commissions, which may be traded for in-game currency). Staff will not be responsible for scams involving these sales, as they are prohibited.
Note: You may trade on-site currency for currency on other game sites as long as it is allowed with the other games rules. Giving away items, rabbits, and currency is also fine. We do not allow trading or giving away accounts, though.
Result: Warning, suspension, or ban (with or without warning).
Both parties found to be selling/buying their in-game possessions for real-life ones will be warned, suspended, or banned depending on the intent and severity of the offense. Same goes for the selling/trading of in-game items or currency with other sites that do not allow it.

Multiple Accounts
Explanation: Multiple accounts are allowed as of 2018-12-15 09:12:34. A player may use multiple accountss that they themselves created. Result: No longer a rule as of 2018-12-15 09:12:34.
Multiple accounts found to have been created prior to the date of 2018-12-15 09:12:34 will be banned immediately for violation of the previous Terms of Service.

Personal Information
Explanation: Do not post personal information anywhere publicly on the site. This includes publicly posting any identifying information such as email, physical address, rabbitry name or prefix, phone number, or city where you or someone else lives.
Note: You may share your own personal information (no one else's) over private messages if you choose, but Leporidae is not liable if problems that occur as a result of giving your personal information away by private messages or offsite means.
Result: Notice, warnings, suspension, or ban.
If found, staff will remove personal information and provide the player with a notice (not a warning) if it was their own information being shared. Frequent or intentional repeat of the offense will result in real warnings and possibly suspensions or bans. Posting of another person's personal information will result in immediate warnings and can result in suspension or ban if repeated.

Do Not Post Copyrighted Material
Explanation: We do not allow posting or use of material without expressed, written permission from the copyright holder. This includes any photos, works of art, writing, code, or otherwise. Make sure to check whether material is copyrighted and fair use before posting. This may include random images found through search engines like Google.
This also includes the ARBA Standard of Perfection, which is copyrighted. Any content from the SOP (such as pictures, written content, and distribution of points) cannot be posted without ARBA's permission.
Note: You are welcome to use Leporidae content on-site such as for banners, avatars, or layouts. The Creativity forum is a good place to sell or buy things you or other players created to use on-site. We have no rule against using site currency for this.
Result: Notice, warning, suspension, or ban.
Accidental copyright infringement will result in removal of the content and a notice from staff. Repeated or intentional violation will result in warnings, suspension, or ban depending on the severity and frequency.

Keep It PG-13
Explanation: Keep interactions, pictures, and all other content appropriate for a PG-13 rating. No sexual content, excessive violence, or extreme swearing. Minimal swearing in the chatbox or forums is allowed as long as it is not directed at anyone. Do not put swear words in names or descriptions (such as usernames, rabbit names, ear numbers rabbitry or prefix, or anywhere else that gets seen continuously on the site. Note: This is a livestock breeding SIM. Discussions of humane animal husbandry and meat production is allowed. Result: Notice, warning, suspension, or ban (with or without warning).
Borderline content may be removed by staff, and a notice may or may not be given if the content is only borderline. More severe violation such as excessive swearing or obviously troubling content will result in a warning or suspension. Intentional, repeated, or more severe violation can result in a ban.

English Only
Explanation: Until we have bilingual staff, we can only allow English to be used in public areas of the site.
Note: You are welcome to speak any language over private messages, bearing in mind that staff will not be able to read them when looking into issues such as scamming. We are not responsible for any issues that come up.
Result: Notice, warning, suspension, or ban.
Non-English discussions will be removed from the chat, forums, descriptions, etc. in any public place where it's found. A notice will be sent to the player. Intentional violation may result in warning, suspension, or a ban.

Offsite Links
Explanation: Do not post harmful links of any kind, ones that give out personal information (such as real life rabbitry sites), or sites that directly violate TOS (such as bullying sites or sites that falsely claim to be run by staff).

Leporidae is not responsible for off-site content. Once you click on a link that leaves the site, we cannot be held accountable for it.
Result: Notice, warning, suspension, or ban.
Staff will remove harmful links, links to sites violating TOS, or those which contain personal information (such as real life rabbitry sites).

Explanation: Personal attacks, hate speech, discrimination, impersonation, threats, bullying, rumor-spreading, berating, or antagonizing others will not be tolerated.

We recommend blocking players that you are having conflicts with and/or reporting them to staff through the Modbox.

Excessive false reports, however, or berating staff to punish a player, is a form of harassment.
Result: Notice, warning, suspension, or ban.
Harassing or insulting other players or staff can result in anything from a simple notice to a warning, suspension, or ban depending on intent, frequency, or severity.

Explanation: All agreements between players must be followed through without deceit. This includes sales, trades, services, and giveaways. Do not attempt to fool or scam other players. Result: Warning, suspension, or ban (with or without warning).
If you have been scammed or suspect scamming activity, staff will assist whenever possible. A player found to be attempting scams will be warned, suspended, or banned depending on the severity or frequency of violations. Information that is recorded on the site will be used as proof, such as private messages, so we recommend using the on-site message system when making agreements with another player. We cannot be held responsible for scams that we don't have proof of due to lack of on-site records, scams that takes place offsite, or scams that involve transactions of an offsite currency, such as real money.

Promotion of Illegal Activity
Explanation: We do not allow promotion of illegal activity of any kind. Do not discuss illicit activities in a promotional way. This includes things such as pirating, fraud, and anything else illegal in real life. Result: Warning, suspension, or ban.
Any player found to be intentionally promoting illegal activity will be banned.

Do Not Exploit Bugs
Explanation: Any exploitable bugs (such as ones that give you money, items, or other benefits) must be reported to staff immediately. Do not try to figure out the bug, even if you are unsure if it is a bug, it must be turned in without further investigation. Result: Warning, suspension, or ban.
Failure to report a bug immediately or exploiting bugs can result in warnings, suspensions, or bans. Repeated exploits will result in a permanent ban.

Do not try to get around being blocked.
Explanation: After a player blocks you, do not attempt to get around the system or ask them or staff to change the block. Result: Warning, suspension, or ban.
Attempting to contact a player who has blocked you or asking staff to be unblocked will be halted by staff and may result in warnings, suspension, or bans depending on severity and frequency.

Spamming and Flooding
Explanation: Do not spam pointless, meaningless messages or flood the site. This includes forums, chats, private messages, and anywhere else that could be subjected to spam. Result: Warning, suspension, or ban.
Accidental posts will be removed by staff. Intentional and repeated spamming will result in a warning, then a suspension, then a ban if it continues.

Privacy Policy

Leporidae collects as little data about players as possible and offers options for opting in or out of having data collected at any time.

The following personal information is collected by leporidae.org
- Email address
- IP addresses

What we use it for
We collect the above information for history, tracking, and other on-site purposes only. The information is visible only to our on-site staff and is not shared publicly on or off the site to any other individuals. We do not give or sell this information to third parties.

Posted content
Do not post any personal, identifying information publicly on Leporidae such as names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, or real life rabbitry names and prefixes on the forums, chat, in usernames, animal names, descriptions, or anywhere else that is publicly visible on the site. Leporidae and its staff are not responsible for personal information that is shared publicly or privately off or on the site, or issues that result from the sharing of personal or identifying information. It is up to the account holder to keep this information private or use discretion when engaging online.

Removal of information:
Any information that is posted publicly or via private messages will be removed upon request by the account holder. Requests for removal can be made through the Contact Us form or Modbox.
We require the collection of email and IP addresses for account holders to continue using their account, so if removal of email or IP address is requested, the account will be banned.

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