These Terms of Service govern your access to and use of Nature Quest (hereafter referred to as "the game" or "the application".)
A Facebook account in your own name is required to access the game, and your Facebook profile picture & name are used as your in-game identity. The minimum age requirement for both a Facebook account and for the game is 13 years.
Subject to these Terms, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, personal limited licence to access and use the game for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes. You agree not to use the game for any other purpose.
If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you may not use or access the game.
We may terminate or suspend your access to the game immediately and without notice if we have a good reason, including any violation of our Terms of Service.
The game has features that allow communication between players, via direct messaging, group messaging, and public messaging (for example, on the game forums.)
You agree to not post any message anywhere in the game which:
- is sexually explicit, vulgar or obscene
- amounts to any form of cheating
- amounts to a personal attack on others
- bullies or harasses others
- amounts to, or encourages, illegal activity of any kind
- impersonates anyone, or misrepresents your identity
- infringes anyone else's rights. For example, you must not infringe anyone else's patents, copyright, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights, or their confidential information or privacy
- negatively affects any person's use or enjoyment of the game
- involves disruptive, antisocial or destructive behaviour, including, for example "trolling", "flaming", "spamming"
- involves the carrying out of any business activity
- solicits money for any reason, including chartiable donations
- amounts to an advertisement, chain letter, junk or spam
- could cause damage to the game
- contains any kind of personal or other information which you would not wish to be publicly accessible
You are responsible for your interactions with other players. If you have a problem with another player, we are not required to get involved, but we can if we desire.Cheating
Any form of cheating within the game will result in an immediate and permanent termination of your account.
This includes, but is not limited to, the use of multiple/fake accounts, automation such as bots/scripts, and exploitation of loopholes or glitches where it is clear to a reasonable observer that the glitch is not intended to be part of gameplay.
While we endeavour to provide a quality and reliable service to the best of our ability, the game is provided on an "as is" basis and we provide no guarantees that the game will always be available or error free. There are likely to be periods of downtime and/or glitches/bugs in the game from time to time, as would be the case for any non-trivial website. We offer no guaranteed timeframe for the resolution of such issues.
We will not be liable for any kind of loss or damage that you suffer as a consequence of your use of the game, including when such loss or damage is caused by downtime or glitches.
The game may undergo significant development over time, which may take the form of new levels or other new content, rule changes, new features, or anything else.
By playing this game, you understand that it may change significantly over time, and without prior notice.
However, this does not imply that we are bound to release game updates with any specified frequency, or indeed at all.
We own, or license, all intellectual property within the game, including copyrights, patents and trademarks. This includes all artwork, text, sounds, logo, user interface and game design.
You are not permitted to use any part of the game (for example artwork, code, game design, logos) outside of the game for any purpose, without obtaining prior written consent from us.
On some pages you may see advertising content provided by third parties. We do not control the advertisements that are placed on the game - they are typically controlled by a third party providers such as Google Adsense.
If you click on any advert, you will be dealing with third parties responsible for that advert. We are not in any way associated with these third parties, and we are not responsible for anything that happens to you when you visit a third party websites by clicking on an advertisement link.
We provide a service in the form of access to the game, and virtual items / virtual currency within the game. You may use “real world” money to obtain a limited license and right to use virtual items and virtual currency within the game.
You understand that while you may "earn", "buy", or "purchase" virtual items in the game, you do not legally "own" the virtual items and the amounts of any virtual item do not refer to any credit balance of real currency or its equivalent. Any "virtual currency" balance shown in your account does not constitute a real-world currency balance or reflect any stored value, but instead constitutes a measurement of the extent of your limited license.
We may vary the price of virtual items or virtual currency at any time, without prior notice.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED VIRTUAL ITEMS WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.
However we may decide to refund a purchase, at our discretion, in some circumstances. As an example, if you accidentally put through a purchase twice instead of once and would like one of these purchases refunded, we would happily refund this for you as long as the virtual item/virtual currency concerned had not yet been used in-game. Please contact support for assistance in such cases and we shall be happy to review your request.
USE OF THE GAME IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR OTHER TERMS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE GAME. WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR OTHER TERMS OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL OR DATA, IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE GAME; OR FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OTHER USERS OF THE GAME AND OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES. THE RISK OF USING THE GAME AND EXTERNAL SITES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU AS DOES THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE SERVICE AND EXTERNAL SITES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY ANY LAW THAT APPLIES, THE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY IN THESE TERMS APPLY TO ALL DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE SERVICE, OR RELATED TO USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, UNDER ANY CAUSE OF ACTION IN ANY JURISDICTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTIONS FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE).Contact
Should you have any questions about these terms, or require assistance with anything else in the game, please contact us by clicking here (if you are currently logged in), otherwise via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of cookies is to keep you logged in to the game as you navigate from page to page and take different actions - the cookie is sent from your browser to our server along with the request, and enables us to verify that it is yourself making the request.
You can disable cookies if you wish, however the game would not then function.
The game stores or caches the following data, which enables it to function correctly and efficiently:
- Your name
- Your email address (if you have chosen to share this with us)
- A list of your friends who also play the game (if you have chosen to share this with us)
- Your progress in the game, including any messages you send within the game
- Your purchase history (note: we do not store, or have any access to, your credit/debit card information.)
Please note that deletion of data is permanent and cannot be reversed, so if you decided to play again, you would need to start from the beginning.
We do not share any of your data with third parties.