Spies, Spooks, and Hackers™

Terms of Service

By making use of this game, Spies, Spooks, and Hackers™, you agree to all of the following. In the guidelines that follow the terms "site", "editor", "administrator", "Game Master", "Referee"--and any other appellations that apply--refer to the web pages contained herein, the server on which they are available, as well as the entirety of the staff that manages said pages. This means that a line that reads "the site holds no responsibility" or similar should also be read that the staff of the site holds no responsibility either, etc.

It should also be noted that this set of guidelines constitutes a legally binding arrangement. This means that should you use this site or subscribe to any publications or free services that are or may become available you must agree with these guidelines and accept all responsibility that they entail. Should you not agree with these guidelines you should not make use of this site, or subscribe to the publications or free services. Also, ignorance is not an excuse to exclude you from being bound to this agreement. If you access our material without reading these guidelines you are still bound by them anyway. To use this site and any of its services or purchase its products you must submit to these rules, no ifs, ands, or buts.

Statement of Intent

This is a game. At times it may have a high content of violence. It may contain sexual content and or mature subject matter. There are agents of governments, both real and imagined, and story elements about criminals and criminal acts. However as the first comment states it is a GAME. If you BELIEVE otherwise I seriously ask that you seek professional psychiatric help.

All of the people, events, and places presented are purely fictional and have no basis upon any real person, place, or event. It does not reflect in any matter the beliefs of any of the players or the people running the game. No player or staff member (Game Masters or Referees or anyone else) will commit any kind of crime in the playing of this game or blame any crime committed on this game. It is meant for entertainment purposes only and everything is to remain fictional.

Spies, Spooks, and Hackers™ in no way condones or solicits real instances of illegal narcotics use, violent behaviour, criminal acts, acts of treason and sedition, or the practice of the occult.

Software Use

Certain forms of Encryption and Decryption are a part of the game as are hidden secret messages used in playing the game. The Encryption and Decryption engines are simple search and replace programs, not actual high-end encryption such as that used to secure online payment transactions. These programs are available for use by anyone who has access to the URL from which they run. They are not restricted, not protected (except by copyright), and no attempt is made to prevent others from making use of them.

Should it be necessary for legal reasons, or reasons of safety the method for decryption of messages is available upon request to law enforcement and concerned parents.

License and Site Access

Battered Spleen Productions grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Battered Spleen Productions. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Battered Spleen Productions. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents or any derivative use of this site or its contents.

  • Robots and Screen Scraping: You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on this site, except with our express written consent as noted below.
  • Framing: You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Battered Spleen Productions without express written consent.
  • Meta Tags: You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Battered Spleen Productions's name or trademarks without the express written consent of Battered Spleen Productions. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Battered Spleen Productions.
  • Linking to Battered Spleen Productions and its sites: You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to Battered Spleen Productions.com so long as the link does not portray Battered Spleen Productions, or its services, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Battered Spleen Productions logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

You may not give away/share, sell, or otherwise pass on your character(s), any passwords, or any materials from the game to another person, group, business, or other legal entity. Send them to this site to sign up for themselves.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY BATTERED SPLEEN PRODUCTIONS ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. BATTERED SPLEEN PRODUCTIONS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BATTERED SPLEEN PRODUCTIONS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW OR DELETE ANY INFORMATION FROM THIS SITE AT ANY TIME IN ITS DISCRETION. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, BATTERED SPLEEN PRODUCTIONS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BATTERED SPLEEN PRODUCTIONS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM BATTERED SPLEEN PRODUCTIONS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. BATTERED SPLEEN PRODUCTIONS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

CERTAIN PROVINCE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS YOU HOLD BATTERED SPLEEN PRODUCTIONS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY ACTS COMMITTED BY PLAYERS THAT MAY NOT BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH ACTS AND AGREE THAT THIS IS ONLY A GAME AND NO REAL CRIMINAL ACTS ARE ALLOWED.

Applicable Law

By visiting Battered Spleen Productions.com, you agree that the laws of the province of Ontario, Canada, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Service and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Battered Spleen Productions.

Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

Please review our other policies. These policies also govern your visit to Battered Spleen Productions. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms of Service at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

Contact Us

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the head of the company at at rgmale@batteredspleenproductions.com.


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