September 17, 2010
BandMaster Online Philippines Policy

The following rules govern BandMaster PH game and the BandMaster PH website (including message boards / forum). Please be aware that failure to comply with these rules of conduct may result in the termination of your e-Games game account according to the e-Games Online Game USER AGREEMENT AND SOFTWARE LICENSE.

X-Play Online Game, Inc. (“X-Play”) and IP E-Game Ventures, Inc. (“E-Games”) reserves the right to permanently ban an offender immediately should the need arise.

Swindling / Fraud Policy

We do not interfere with trading/purchasing between players, since such negotiations are not visible to us. However, we MAY make an exception in the event that we find out that a particular player habitually cheats; we will take necessary actions as it is harmful to the community.

You are responsible for maintaining the safety and confidentiality of your password. You shall also bear the consequences resulting from your disclosure or allowing the disclosure of your password. X-Play, its employees, administrators, moderators, and Game Masters will never ask for your password offline or online, except when required to enter a password as part of the login process.

Players should be wary of scams through phishing. Phishing is the act of sending an email falsely claiming to come from a legitimate source in order to steal confidential information to commit fraud and/or theft. These email messages usually contain links that, when clicked, leads clients to what appears to be a trusted website, or which generates a pop-up window, and requests that clients enter confidential personal and financial information. X-Play will never send you an email requesting that you verify any confidential information such as personal data, usernames, and passwords.

Players should not impersonate any E-Games, X-Play, YD Online Corp. (“YD Online”), and Dyson Interactive Corp. (“Dyson”) employee.

Account, Character and / or Items Sharing Policy

Players may not advertise the intent to or commit the act of buying, selling, trading or sharing, or transferring any access to your account, character/s or item/s; we do not entertain reports or restore any items related to this.

Trading or selling your account is prohibited unless we provide an option to do so.

Illegal Play Policy

Any player found to be using illegal programs such as bot/hack/cheat programs and software will have their account permanently banned without warning.

Players shall not communicate the existence of any exploitable bug (bugs that grant the user unnatural or unintended benefits) either directly or through public posting, to any other player. Bugs should be promptly reported via the forums/helpdesk/GM in-game.

Any tools or ideas that allow someone to gain certain items or duplicate items will be banned and have their items deleted.

Players may not modify any part of the BandMaster Online PH (“BandMaster PH”) Client, server, or any part of the official website.

Players should not attempt to interfere with, hack into, or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running BandMaster PH.

Private Server Policy

Players are strictly discouraged to play BandMaster PH on any server that is not controlled or authorized by YD Online© or X-Play.

You will not create, use, or provide any server emulator or other site where BandMaster PH may be played, and you will not post or distribute any utilities, emulators or other software tools related to BandMaster PH without the express written permission of YD Online©.

Harassment Policy

While enjoying BandMaster PH, you must respect the rights of others and their rights to play and enjoy the game. To this end, you may not defraud, harass, threaten, or cause distress and / or unwanted attention to other players.

Players should not use sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethically offensive language.

Players are not allowed to organize nor be a member of any pledges or groups within BandMaster PH that are based on or espouse any racist, sexist, anti-religion, anti-ethnic, anti-gay, or other hate mongering philosophies.

Naming Policy

You may create a character and choose a name for your character to identify your character to other members. You may not select the name with the following criteria :

• Sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethically offensive language vulgarity.
• Name that associate with trademark, copyright or any propriety rights.
• Special coding.
• Names associating with X-Play and or GM characters.

Other Abuses

Players are prohibited to market, promote, advertise, or solicit within the BandMaster PH game or on the official website.

Players are prohibited to use BandMaster PH as a means of promoting prostitution.

Repeated spamming or flooding in the Lobby chat is also subject to temporary removal of the ability to communicate.

Players are discouraged from spreading of false rumors about the Game, the Company and other players.

Players should not disrupt in-game events by harassing participants and event facilitators.

Players should not violate any local, national, or international laws or regulations. Interruption of Service

X-Play reserves the right to interrupt the Service from time to time on a regularly scheduled basis or otherwise with or without prior notice in order to perform maintenance.

You acknowledge that the Service may be interrupted for reasons beyond the control of X-Play and we cannot guarantee that you will be able to access the Service or your Account whenever you wish to do so. X-Play shall not be liable for any interruption of the Service, delay or failure to perform resulting from any causes beyond its reasonable control.

X-Play shall not be obligated to refund all or any portion of any Account fee by reasons of any interruption of the Service by reason of any of the circumstances as described above.

Suspension / Termination of Account

You agree that if the Service or your account is suspended temporary or even terminated / cancelled for any reason or length of time, you are not entitled to any reimbursement or refund of any fees (ePoints).

We may terminate this Agreement (including your Software license and your Account) immediately and without notice if you breach this Agreement or willfully infringe any third party intellectual property rights, or if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide us, or upon game play, chat or any player activity whatsoever which is, in our sole discretion, inappropriate and / or in violation of the spirit of BandMaster PH as described in the Agreement.

Privacy Policy

We do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors. All personal information that is voluntary given to www.e-Games.com.ph, www.xplay.com.ph or www.bandmaster.com.ph will not be issued, sold, or redistributed.

Your computer reaches us via a particular IP (Internet Protocol) address. This can tell us things like what part of the world you are coming from or what service provider you are using, www.e-Games.com.ph, www.xplay.com.ph or www.bandmaster.com.ph will link your IP to your personally identifiable information about you for billing purposes.

Restoration Policy

Problems arising from the game server / system error will be restored to the last information saved in the database after complete checking. When we restore your character, item(s), etc…, you might encounter loss of experience, levels and etc. due to the last saved information not saved.

There will not be any restoration due to self-negligence such as accidentally starting the item duration.

All cases have to be reported within 7 days because your account information will expire within 7 days. There will not be any restoration for cases reported after 7 days of incident as we cannot locate it due to database expiration.

You will not provide false information or intentionally hide any information when registering your account as you cannot prove that the account belongs to you during our verification. Thus, there will not be any restoration.
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YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE RULES AND WILL ABIDE TO THEM.

YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT THESE RULES WILL APPLY TO ANYONE THAT YOU ALLOW TO USE YOUR BANDMASTER PH ACCOUNT OR USER ID, AND THAT YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES (INCLUDING TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT) THAT MAY RESULT IF ANY SUCH PERSON BREACH THESE RULES.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF YOUR ACCOUNT AND RIGHT TO USE THE BANDMASTER PH SERVICE IS TERMINATED BY X-PLAY FOR ANY REASON, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF ANY FEES PAID BY YOU FOR USE OF THE BANDMASTER PH SERVICE.

THESE RULES MAY BE CHANGED, AND NEW RULES MAY BE ADDED, AT ANY TIME. YOU AGREE TO CHECK THE BANDMASTER PH WEBSITE FROM TIME TO TIME TO REVIEW ANY RULE CHANGES THAT X-PLAY MAY HAVE MADE.

YOU AGREE TO READ CAREFULLY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE BANDMASTER PH SERVICE AGREEMENT THAT IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE.

Offenses and Penalties

Swindling / Fraud

Scamming by “phishing”

Sending an email falsely claiming to come from a legitimate source in order to steal confidential information to commit fraud and/or theft.

1st offense : 7 days account block
2nd offense : 30 days account block
3rd offense : Perma Ban

Impersonation

Impersonation of any X-Play, YD Online© employee. Impersonation of a well-known player for malicious purpose

1st offense : 7 days account block
2nd offense : 30 days account block
3rd offense : Permanent Ban


Account, Character and / or Items Sharing

Illegal trade and transfer of account/s

Advertisement of intent to or commission of the act of buying, selling, trading or sharing, or transferring any access to your account, character/s or item/s.

1st offense : 30 days account block
2nd offense : Permanent Ban

Illegal and Unfair Play

Use of 3rd Party Programs
Use of bot/hack/cheat programs & software
Use of auto-mouse and/or macro programs
Use of tools or ideas that allow someone to gain certain items or duplicate items
Abuse of game bugs

1st offense : 30 Days Account Block
2nd Offense: Perma Ban

Client modification

Modification of any part of the BandMaster PH Client

1st offense : Perma Ban

Illegal servers

Private servers

Creation, use, or providing any server emulator or other site where BandMaster PH may be played Posting or distribution of any utilities, emulators or other software tools related to BandMaster PH without the express written permission

1st offense : Perma Ban

Harassment

Player harassment

Harassing, threatening, or causing distress and/or unwanted attention to other players

1st offense : Verbal Warning
2nd offense : 3 days Account Block
3rd offense : 7 days Account Block
4th offense : 30 Days Account Block

Vulgarity/Profanity

Use of sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethically offensive language
Organization and/or a member of any pledges or groups within BandMaster PH that are based on or espouse any racist, sexist, anti-religion, anti-ethnic, anti-gay, or other hate mongering philosophies

1st offense : Verbal Warning
2nd offense : 3 days Account Block
3rd offense : 7 days Account Block
4th offense : 30 Days Account Block

Punking a GM

Harassment of a GM in relation to an offense

1st offense : Verbal Warning
2nd offense : 7 days Account Block
3rd offense : 30 Days Account Block

Use of BandMaster PH for purposes other than gaming

Using BandMaster PH for unofficial marketing purposes

Marketing, promotion, advertisement, or solicitations within the BandMaster PH game or on the official website

1st offense : 7 days Account Block
2nd offense : 30 Days Account Block

Using BandMaster PH for prostitution

Using BandMaster PH as a means to promote or solicit sexual favors.

1st offense : Perma Ban

Spamming/flooding

Excessive typing or posting of repetitive/useless messages in the Lobby. Retyping the same text more than 4 times is considered spamming.

1st offense : Verbal Warning
2nd offense : 7 days Account Block
3rd offense : 30 Days Account Block

Other offenses

Relaying false information

Spreading of false rumors about the Game, the Company and other players
Event disruption

Disruption in-game events by harassing participants and event facilitators

Violation of other applicable laws

Violation of any local, national, or international laws or regulations

1st offense : 7 days Account Block
2nd offense : 30 Days Account Block
3rd offense : Perma Ban