Island Oasis Terms Of Service

The following agreement (this "Agreement" or the "Terms of Service") describes the terms on which Island Oasis, LLC offers you access to its services. This offer is conditioned on your agreement to all of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Service. By using Island Oasis, you agree to these Terms of Service. If you do not so agree, you should decline this agreement, in which case you are prohibited from accessing or using Island Oasis. Island Oasis may revise these terms of use for its site at any time without notice. By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

CORE TEAM
This team can be found in Island Oasis. This list is current and represents authorized and verified founders, employees or otherwise authorized agents of Island Oasis, LLC.

Executive Staff
Damean Paolino (Karl Dreyer) - Co-Founder, Web developer, Grid maintenance, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Sugar Paolino (Nicole Dreyer) - Co-Founder, Customer support, Dispute resolution, DMCA Agent, Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Sophia Paolino (Liz Harrington) - Customer support, Public Relations, Director of Marketing


DEFINITIONS

  • Services - Island Oasis Grid Servers, Web Site.
  • Paolino - Last name of Founders, employees or otherwise authorized personnel of Island Oasis, LLC.
  • Banned - Removed from and prohibited from further use of the services.
  • Terminated - Account deleted and removed from database.
  • Land Ownership - Rights and privileges to geographical areas of Island Oasis. Ownership defined as firsthand account fee payments directly to Island Oasis, LLC.
  • Land Rental - Rights and privileges to geographical areas of Island Oasis. Rental defined as firsthand fee payments to Land Owners in Island Oasis.
  • Skybox - A dwelling structure placed in an altitude not normally viewable on public access.
  • You - A registered user account with Island Oasis, LLC.
  • Us - Island Oasis, LLC. See Island Oasis above.
  • Rated PG - No nudity allowed (shopowners for skins or transparent clothes will need to have minimal coverage over nude areas), mild violence allowed, mild language allowed, minimal suggestive themes.
  • Rated Mature - Full nudity is permitted (shopowners are not required to provide coverage for skins or transparent clothes), moderate violence, language, suggestive themes are allowed. Any and all sexual activity must be contained. i.e. not in full view of the environment.
    (Private land owners may place more restrictive rules on thier own land if they wish).
  • Rated Adult - Full nudity and sexual activity is permitted. Any content and/or interaction of an 'adult' nature (sexual, violent or pornographic) is permitted in full view of the environment.
    (Private land owners may place more restrictive rules on thier own land if they wish).

SERVICES AND CONTENT

  • Island Oasis is a multi-user virtual environment experience, tailored for the over 18 years of age user. By using Island Oasis services you agree to these terms and certify that you are over 18 years of age. User accounts found to be fraudulent in this certification by any means, will be removed and banned from further use of the services.
  • Island Oasis is a service provider meaning among other things that we do not necessarily control various aspects of the environment. You acknowledge that Island Oasis, LLC is a service provider and understand that various user content does not necessarily reflect the opinion nor stance of Island Oasis, LLC as a service provider.
  • Island Oasis will not as a rule regulate the communications either in text or interaction of users barring conduct outlined in these terms. Harassment in any shape or form will not be tolerated however, and reports should be made to customer service with applicable chat logs. The onus of proof will bear on the user and not Island Oasis, LLC. See more under Dispute Resolution.
  • Content available in Island Oasis may be provided by users and not Island Oasis. As such, you acknowledge that content creators maintain certain rights and privileges in their respective content. You accept full responsibility for use of provided content and remain liable for unlawful usage. If a content provider reports a DMCA violation to Island Oasis, such instances will be investigated and if warranted, removed from public access. Offending accounts will be terminated and banned from use of the services. Island Oasis will not as a rule, police or pre-screen user content.
  • Content sold for profit in Island Oasis, that is given away freely in another grid, by a different creator, is not allowed. This is a violation of the original creators copyright (unless duly documented by original copyright holder), and as such, Island Oasis reserves the right to fully remove any and all instances from the grid (inventory, contents, or any instance thereof). Island Oasis assumes no responsibility nor liability for reimbursement of these items.
  • Island Oasis, LLC abides by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). As such, any DMCA filed with Island Oasis, LLC WILL result in that content being removed. In cases where items are removed from the entire grid (inventory, contents of prims, or any instance thereof), Island Oasis, LLC shall bear no liability nor assume any responsibility for reimbursement of these items.
  • In the event that a DMCA is filed with Island Oasis, LLC cashout requests for the defendant in the case will be suspended for a period of 60 days from the day the content is removed from the entire grid by Island Oasis, LLC.
  • In world currency named Paolino's ($P's) is fictional and will maintain an exchange rate for future cash out options. Island Oasis reserves the right to charge a nominal fee for purchase of Island Oasis currency.
  • Island Oasis, LLC also establishes that the $P's has zero (0) external value.
  • Island Oasis, LLC services are subject to scheduled and unscheduled interruptions. Various system updates and upgrades will be applied when needed. Island Oasis reserves the right to interrupt services with or without user notification. When practical all attempts will be made to notify the user base. You agree that Island Oasis will not be liable for any service interruptions required, and you will not be entitled to any refunds of fees paid.
  • Avatars by the surname of Paolino are founders, employees or otherwise authorized agents of Island Oasis. No other surname is recognized as an authority nor an agent of any allowable permissions. Paolino avatars are as such, indemnified by you from any harm or allegations performed in this authoritative capacity.
  • Land and Ownership of such is pursuant to agreements and payment between you and Island Oasis. Fees and structure are outlined in further documents on the IslandOasis.biz website.

ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND REQUIREMENTS

  • You must create an account with Island Oasis, LLC to utilize the services. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as asked by the registration process. Island Oasis reserves the right to terminate accounts found to not be true and accurate. Forum registration is not required but highly recommended and encouraged. Help build your community!
  • You must use an account name that is not offensive, demeaning or infringing. You must select a secure password and protect it accordingly.
  • Island Oasis, LLC may suspend or terminate your account at any time deemed appropriate. You agree that you are not obligated any refund of fees paid if this should occur. You are afforded the right to appeal and a dispute resolution investigation will occur.
  • You are responsible for your own Internet access. Island Oasis is not an Internet Service Provider. You remain responsible for any fees incurred utilizing the Internet to connect to the Island Oasis services.
  • You must be over the age of 18 years to use the services provided by Island Oasis. Island Oasis reserves the right directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your registration data. User accounts found to not be over the age of 18 years will be terminated and banned.
  • By accepting this agreement you represent that you are an adult 18 years of age or older.

LICENSE TERMS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TERMS

  • You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to content you create Island Oasis to the extent that you have such rights under applicable law.
  • Island Oasis retains ownership of the account and related data, regardless of intellectual property rights you may have in content you create or otherwise own. Even though Island Oasis retains this right, your intellectual property will not be used without prior permission and or licensing to Island Oasis, LLC.
  • Island Oasis supports content creators and encourages full creativity to enhance and grow the community. As stated before however, Island Oasis will not police nor pre-screen content. The onus is on the creator to provide proof of infringement. See more in Dispute Resolution.
  • You will comply with the processes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act regarding copyright infringement claims covered under such Act.
  • Island Oasis staff identified by the surname, have full and complete authority to handle disputes and offending content removal. Back end and region or grid issues will be escalated as needed to appropriate Tier 2 staffing. You acknowledge and release liability on all Island Oasis staff identified by surname. Furthermore, you acknowledge that people are human and mistakes can/will be made. Proper complaint reporting will be utilized and investigated. Pursuant to the Community Standards.

FAIR USE AND ABUSE

  • Obvious griefing activities will not be tolerated. These include but are not limited to, Excessive malicious scripts, player versus player activity in a sim not flagged, overload of avatar prim attachments, automated prim replication etc.
  • Copybotting OR the use of Copybot viewers is simply and absolutely not allowed. If proof is provided to Island Oasis, LLC that a member is using a Copybot viewer or is taking part in Copybotting activities; Island Oasis, LLC reserves the right to take whatever actions are deem necessary to protect the interests and intellectual property of our members. In the event that their account is banned, Island Oasis shall not be liable for any form of reimbursement.

COMMUNITY STANDARDS FOR ISLAND OASIS

  • Intolerance is not tolerated. Any text or actions related to the marginalization of any race, gender, sexual preference or affiliation will not be tolerated. Again, disputes will rely on the onus of proof bearing with the claimant.
  • Island Oasis is an adult environment. That said, there will likely be content of an 'adult' nature available. Any content and/or interaction of an 'adult' nature (sexual, violent or pornographic) is permitted in full view of the environment. (Private land owners may place more restrictive rules on thier own land).
  • While Island Oasis is an adult environment, sexual age play is strictly forbidden. Any evidence of such shall immediately render the offenders accounts and alternates as banned. Island Oasis shall not be liable for any form of reimbursement.
  • Harassment in any form or fashion will not be tolerated. Onus of proof lies with the claimant but, will be dealt with accordingly. Flame wars, outright attacks and defamation are forbidden.
  • Child avatars are not permitted on any Adult rated regions in Island Oasis.
  • This should be common sense and Island Oasis will assume the adult user has some.

RELEASES, DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNIFICATION

  • In no event shall Island Oasis or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation to, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Island Oasis's site, even if Island Oasis or an Island Oasis authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
  • You release Island Oasis from your claims relating to other users. Island Oasis has the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users.

PRIVACY POLICY
Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  • We will not share, sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal information to anyone, for any reason other than as required by law through subpoena or court order, or to assist in criminal justice proceedings, where necessary.
  • We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE POLICY

  • Island Oasis does not permit the practice of converting our in-world currency into any other form of currency other than through the official IslandOasis.biz website. Just log into your account and click on Currency Shop.
  • You may sell or cash out your P$ to USD by using the provided form. Any PayPal user may use this service, which means that you must have a valid PayPal account in good standing. Simply fill out the form and click "Sell Paolinos". We process cash out requests once per week on Saturday. Your funds will be available to you immediately following processing into your PayPal account. All transactions must be equal or greater than $5 USD (before PayPal processing fees). All cashout orders that equal $100 USD or more may be delayed for auditing purposes.
  • Any account found to be in violation of our Currency Exchange Policy will have their account disabled and thus will no longer have access to their in-world currency. When the account is disabled you will no longer be able to log into our website.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Buyer Beware
    Island Oasis does not exercise editorial control over the content of Island Oasis, and will make no specific efforts to review the textures, objects, sounds or other content created within Island Oasis. Additionally, Island Oasis does not certify nor endorse the operation of in-world games, vending machines, or retail locations; refunds must be requested from the owners of these objects.
  • Alternate Accounts
    While users may choose to play Island Oasis with more than one account, specifically or consistently using an alternate account to harass other users or violate the community standards is not acceptable. Alternate accounts are generally treated as separate from a user's principal account, but misuse of alternate accounts can and will result in disciplinary action on the principal account.
  • Disputes of all nature
    Island Oasis acknowledges that there will be disputes of varying nature. This is human. Island Oasis will not police nor pre-screen content, text nor interaction. Any dispute raised between users will be investigated if brought to our attention. The onus of proof will always lie with the claimant. Island Oasis will not be responsible for maintaining nor perusing chat logs on a regular basis. That said, you as the user will be responsible for providing said chat logs and/or screenshots. Island Oasis will pull applicable chat logs from the database to compare and inspect. Island Oasis does not guarantee that any chat logs will be available in an archived manner at any time. Again, common sense will prevail.

GENERAL PROVISIONS
This service is provided and maintained by Island Oasis, LLC.
Island Oasis, LLC maintains the rights and provisions accorded by U.S. Law in regards to online data and information providers. All rights, privileges and occurrences are governed by firstly U.S. law and secondly by the laws and regulations of the state of Wisconsin. Any request for information or subpoenas should be directed to the appropriate authorities as well as the staff of Island Oasis, LLC.

SEVERABILITIY

  • In the event a court of law finds one or several parts of this document contravenes the law, those and only those portions shall become null and void; the rest of the document remains in effect.


Island Oasis, LLC
900 Greenmeadow Drive
Waukesha WI, 53188

Support Phone: (262) 372-2161