Terms and Conditions of Usage

Terms and Conditions of Usage

Postby Admin » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:59 pm

Telkom Online Gaming Service:
Standard Terms and Conditions of Usage.

Purpose of Standard Terms and Conditions of Usage:
The purpose of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Usage (hereafter referred to as "STCU"), is to ensure that all gamers benefit from the same secure gaming environment while using the Telkom Gaming Forum and Online Gaming Service.

Scope of STCU
The STCU applies to all registered Telkom Gaming Forum members, public members, unregistered users as well as visitors from outside of the Republic of South Africa.
The STCU extends to all Telkom Gaming Forum Services, including but not limited to the Telkom Gaming Forum and all related Online Gaming Services.
Telkom Gaming furthermore reserves the right to make public any usernames or account names that are judged to be those of players that are destructive to overall community gameplay experience and that detract from playability and/or player experience on any of the related Telkom Gaming Forum Services.
This includes but is not limited to the publishing of public lists for titles that cannot be moderated in any standard format.
Specifically excluded from scope are things like IRC, Teamspeak, mumble or external voice communication applications, chat programs and personal email communication.
Abusive treatment of Admin members will not be tolerated on any medium, including the stipulated communication methods as outlined above but also including telephonic or other unlisted communication methods.
If there is a dispute regarding the punishment or actions of an Admin member, players may report such incidents to a Telkom Gaming Forum Administrator.
The rules set out below should be adhered to at all times.

Online Services and Responsibilities:

The Telkom Gaming Forum and Online Gaming Service and its administrators are not liable for server slots being unavailable, but will endeavour to ensure that slots for players are constantly updated through the addition of additional servers and titles.
Should a subscriber or player not have a slot available for online play, Telkom Gaming Forum Administration will rectify the problem within 12 hours from initial report if possible
Telkom Gaming Forum Administration further endeavours to provide subscribers with dedicated gaming support for all servers and titles hosted on the portal.

Public Admin:

Telkom Gaming has recruited a number of Public Admins that are responsible for enforcing the STCU on the Telkom Gaming Forum and Related Online Gaming Service.
A List of Public and Senior Administrators is available on the Forums along with contact details should the need arise for a user to contact an Administrator.

Admins are responsible for monitoring the service and ensuring a safe and stable environment for all users along with enforcing the STCU across all related online services.
Matters regarding admins directly, including any complaints or queries may be escalated to the senior admin for the service by Email. (Admin@dogamingforum.co.za)
Impersonating an Admin or Telkom Gaming representative is a bannable offense.

Cheating / Game Enhancement:

Cheating or Hacking is defined as any unlawful measure that gives a player an unfair advantage over others and includes all, but is not limited to, the following:

Aimbots
Autofire 3rd-party program
Wallhacks
Happy Flag (huge models)
Spiked models, money or spell
Exploits
Fast reload/weapon switch scripts
Binding

(Binding in such a manner as to alter the intended function of an in game feature.)
Disabling/exploiting/bypassing game attributes such as a smoke-removal hack, using the cloak- pack or shield pack bugs to "stack" attributes
Scripted bunny hop
Ghosting
(A dead player using the camera to assist a live player via voice over IP, telephone, across a room, etc.)
Macros for constructions
Other such influential advantages that give the player an unfair advantage, therefore effectively handicapping the other players on the server.
Stats boosting or Stat Padding in games that have public global rankings like Battlefield 3 is regarded as cheating and players caught boosting or padding their stats will be banned.
Stat Padding, furthermore defined as the altering of Stats, Scores or Outcomes through direct circumvention of Standard Gameplay in ANY game, is also strictly prohibited.
Cheating or Hacking as it is more commonly referred to in ANY form will result in an immediate ban from the Telkom Gaming Online Service. (Key & most used Nickname will be banned).
Telkom Gaming reserves the right to scan players for cheats. Whenever cheaters are caught via an automated system, or by solid tell tales shown to an observing admin, the cheater(s) will be removed.
Players who are unsure if their activities constitute an unfair advantage should consult a Telkom Gaming Administrator.

Unsportsmanlike Behaviour:

Players may not use any offensive or sexually explicit language in chat or voice mode. Not adhering to this rule may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.
Derogatory language and slander involving race, gender, sexual preference, religion or creed, including negative use of otherwise harmless words is not tolerated. This policy is enforced across the board.
Offensive and pornographic sprays or tags may not be used.
Offensive nicks used in-game will not be tolerated. The use of another player's nick is also not allowed. If players think that they are using another player's nick, please confirm this before continuing to use the nick. This rule also applies to CLAN TAG'S.
Players that deliberately hinder their team (such as by flashbanging their own teammates, stacking detpacks to block doorways, shooting friendly players off of stations, and so on) may be removed without warning.
However, a player that is intentionally (and sadistically) disabling their own team goes against the idea of the 'serious gamer', and is therefore not welcome on our servers.
Team killing, (Tk'ing) is also considered an act of immaturity. Once or twice on accident is forgivable. But team killing intentionally for revenge or for fun, will not be tolerated.
Players may not use any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable language toward any other player.
Players may not harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort to another player.
A little healthy trash-talk is fine and appropriate to gaming, just as it is to almost any other sporting event. However, prolonged and unsolicited harassment may be grounds for removal. In the event that a player feels the need to continually harass another gamer, they will be requested to cease immediately. If they continue, they may be removed.
Players may not post or communicate any player's real world personal information.
Players may not accuse others of cheating, if you feel that someone is cheating please report it to an Admin.
Spoonerisms may not be used in in game chat as well as part of your player name in game. Spoonerisms are words or phrases in which letters or syllables get swapped.
Telkom Gaming reserves the right to deny service to any people or persons that are deemed are reckless, causing damage, or disrupting the use of the game servers for other players. 








Dynamic On-Server Rules: - Falls under the Scope of the Admin "On Server" at the time of incident.

Voting:
One vote is allowed in total for each map
This vote may be called during the first 30 Seconds of the map.
No additional votes are allowed, including but not limited to Mid Map Votes and End Map Votes.


Teabagging:
In Moderation Teabagging is not in itself a bannable offense. If however a player continuously Teabags another, to humiliate that player, and is found to be doing so in an abusive manner, the matter may be elevated to a bannable offense.

CAPS:
Dependant on Players and Servers
If a player is continuously "Spamming" in CAPS or flooding chat, he may be given a warning at which stage the On Server Admin may kick the player guilty of "Spamming" or "Flooding" Chat

Colour Binds:
Players continuously "Spamming" colorbinds in general chat may be given a warning or kicked.
Colorbinds are disruptive and on specific servers are counterproductive to general server population and gameplay.

Team Stacking:
Team or Clan stacking by numbers of players on the same public or open server is strictly prohibited.
This unbalances general public or open server gameplay and detracts from the general enjoyment of the game.
Players wishing to play on the same server in teams may book a clan or closed server from an Admin.

Spawn Raping:
In certain game modes in certain titles - Spawn Raping is a general offense that is considered disruptive towards general gameplay.
This includes CoD 4 Sabotage and CoD WAW Sabotage game modes.
Players may not "Camp" the enemy teams spawn. This is considered Spawn Camping and players guilty of this offense may be removed from the server. Players may move with the Bomb or Bomb carrier towards the enemy spawn with no consequences.

Deliberate TK'ing through Team Switching:
At Spawn in certain titles it is possible to throw grenades and switch teams, thereby avoiding multiple team kills and scoring points on passive kills.
This is strictly prohibited and considered disruptive to general server gameplay.
Players guilty of this offense may be removed from the server immediately.

Accusing players of hacking, repeatedly, is also a banable offence, first a warning then a kick, and if this player persists he or she will be banned.
In the event of a suspected cheating or binding incident or in the event that a player requires a ban, please refer the matter to the senior admins for immediate enforcing.

General Rules:

Players may not arrange for the exchange or transfer of any pirated software or other contraband while making use of any Telkom Gaming Online Services.
Players may not market, promote or advertise anything, or make any other form of solicitation (including pyramid schemes and chain letters) on any of our services. This extends to usage of urls as or part of nicknames used within the game. If you are sponsored you may only use the company name a reference and not the complete URL of that company. For example (CLAN) Joe - http://www.telkom.co.za may not be used the correct usage should be (CLAN) Joe – Telkom.

Bans And Suspends:
Any player/players currently serving a ban off any server at the time of a comp or League, is disregarded from contention from that comp / League and all others until the ban period is over

Tournaments and Competition:
Any player/ players that work co-operatively to circumvent standard gameplay will be disqualified immediately.
Stat padding is not allowed

Ban Evasion:
Players currently serving out a ban period, whether temporary or permanent will be re banned if the player is found to be circumventing the ban or ban period by using another CD Key or any other method

Prizes and Hardware:
All hardware and hardware components are delivered to recipients under a limited hardware warranty.
Under the terms of this warranty, any component will carry manufacturer’s or suppliers warranty unless:
- The components are damaged by the recipient
- The components cannot be delivered back to Telkom Gaming in their original packaging with all original documentation and driver disks
- The components have been "self-installed" by anyone other than a qualified technician (Motherboards, CPU, and CPU Coolers etc.)
- The components are otherwise found to be faulty through user error, neglect or incorrect usage.

If these terms to the full supplier warranty are breached, Telkom Gaming and its Sponsor and Hardware partners shall not be held responsible for replacement of the faulty component/components.
The recipient shall be wholly responsible for all damages/transport/replacements costs.

PLAYERS HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY AGREE TO THESE RULES AND WILL ABIDE BY THEM.
PLAYERS FURTHER AGREE THAT THESE RULES WILL APPLY TO ANYONE THAT USES THE REGISTERED TELKOM GAMING FORUM ACCOUNT USER ID OR USES THE TELKOM GAMING ONLINE SERVICE, AND THAT PLAYERS ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES (INCLUDING TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT) THAT MAY RESULT IF ANY SUCH PERSON BREAKS THESE RULES.
THESE RULES MAY BE CHANGED, AND NEW RULES MAY BE ADDED, AT ANY TIME. PLAYERS AGREE TO CHECK THE TELKOM GAMING WEB SITE FROM TIME TO TIME TO REVIEW ANY RULE CHANGES THAT TELKOM GAMING MAY HAVE MADE.TELKOM GAMING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANY USER.
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