Terms of Service
Last edited 10/07/18

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.

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.

Reporting Policy
Any issues or disputes between players or regarding the site must be addressed through the Modbox within 1 month of the initial occurrence. Staff are not responsible for resolving problems that may have come up in the past later than 1 month 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 spam or flood the chat.
2. Do not beg for items, rabbits, money etc. (no asking for donations).
3. No whining or complaining.
4. No for sale or wanted ads. There are forums for that.
5. No bug reports. Please post bugs in the appropriate forum.
6. A few swears here and there are fine, as long as it keeps to a PG-13 rating.

Age Restriction
Explanation: Players must be 13 years of age or older to join or play Leporidae. Do not ask staff for exceptions. Result: Instant Ban (no warning)
Players found to be under the age of 13 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 create a new account when they are at least 13 years old. 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 not allowed under any circumstances. Each player may have one account only. No sharing or giving away accounts. Do not share passwords or emails with siblings, friends, or anyone else. If you would like to make a new account to start over, the new account must be a fresh slate, no transferring anything from the old account. Let staff know immediately if you are making a new account or have any account-related issues. The old ones will be banned to prevent further use. Also let us know if you are sharing a household with anyone else who has an account. Result: Ban without warning.
Multiple accounts will be banned immediately without warning. Repeated offenses will result in a permanent ban.

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. 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 Leporidae 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).

Harassment/Bullying
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.

Scamming
Explanation: If you are selling services, both parties must follow through. Any other on-site transaction that relies on a player's word or honor must be kept. Staff will try to assist if anything goes wrong, but we can't always guarantee success in correcting scammers, so make sure that everything is down in writing on the site. We can't be held responsible for any scamming activity that takes place offsite or involves transactions of an offsite currency (such as real money). Result: Warning, suspension, or ban (with or without warning).
A player found to be attempting to scam another may be warned, suspended, or banned depending on the severity or frequency of violations.

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.


Privacy Policy

Player privacy is important to us. We strive to collect as little data about our players as possible and to offer 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
We recommend that you 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:
If you would like your personal information removed from the site, contact us at any time. Any information that is posted publicly or via private messages will be removed upon request. We do 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. You are welcome to (any time) use a secondary email address or VPN/other IP addresses at any time to maintain a higher level of privacy while continuing to use the site.