Code of Conduct

NOTE THAT THE "CODE OF CONDUCT" IS A DIRECT EXCERPT FROM SECTION 7 OF OUR TERMS OF SERVICE.

PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OUR SERVICES. The Terms of Service govern your access and use of the Services provided or made available by or on behalf of Kongregate Inc. (and together with our parent company, subsidiaries and affiliates, when applicable) (“Kongregate,” “we” or “us”). When using our Services, you agree to, and accept, the Terms of Service, which we may update from time to time. Your use of our Services is also subject to our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy, which are each incorporated by reference in their entirety into the Terms of Service (collectively, the “Terms”). The Terms form a legally binding agreement between you and Kongregate, so please read them carefully. (Capitalized but undefined terms used in this Code of Conduct shall have the same meaning assigned to them in the Terms of Service.)

While using our Services, you agree to follow the “Code of Conduct” and acknowledge that non-compliance with such Code of Conduct shall be considered a material breach of the Terms, which could lead to the suspension, cancellation and/or termination of your Account and access to our Services. You agree to comply with the following Code of Conduct:

  1. Follow the laws. You agree to use our Services and Platform in a non-commercial manner that does not violate any applicable laws or regulations or is prohibited by these Terms;
  2. Do not infringe on others’ works. You agree not to take any action or upload, post, transmit, promote, or distribute any Content that infringes or violates any third party rights, including rights of intellectual property as well as of privacy and publicity;
  3. Be nice to one another! You agree not to do, write or say anything which is or may be considered to be harmful, bullying, harassing, stalking, threatening, abusive, spamming, littering, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, sexually explicit, deceptive, tortuous, hateful or offensive regarding someone’s race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or other identity factor, encourages conduct that would violate a law or is, in a reasonable person’s view, objectionable and/or deemed to be inappropriate to a user or any Kongregate staff member;
  4. Be nice to children. You agree not to engage in, take any action associated with, or participate in any type of child solicitation, grooming behavior, pedophilia, ephebophilia or predatory behavior in any form;
  5. Pick your username and avatar wisely. Your Account is YOUR account (and no one else’s), and you agree not to transfer or resell or otherwise convey your Account, your password or access to your Account to any third party. Your username can be set up to be visible by others, so please act sensibly so as not to disclose your or another person’s personal data. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and access to your Account.
  6. Don’t cheat! You agree not to use features of the Services for anything other than their intended purposes, which also means you will not create, use, distribute, transmit, promote, take advantage of, or participate in cheats, exploits, automation software, robots, bots, mods, hacks, spiders, spyware, cheats, scripts, trainers, extraction tools or other software that interacts with or affects our Services in any way.
  7. Don’t hack or harm Kongregate’s Platform or Services. You agree not to upload, transmit, promote, distribute or participate in any activities that involve hacking, cracking, harming, phishing, griefing, tunneling, code injecting, infecting with a Trojan horse, virus, worm, spyware, cancelbots, malware, malicious code or other computer program, modifying, damaging, disrupting, interrupting or interfering with our Platform or Service, including, any proprietary information or personal data.
  8. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. You agree not to impersonate someone else, imply or state that you are endorsed by Kongregate, or misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information sent, posted, transmitted or made available the Services, our Platform or a Third Party Platform (such as claiming a created work as your own that is not actually yours).
  9. Be a team player. You agree that you will not assist, permit or encourage any party in engaging in any of the restricted activities described above in the Code of Conduct. Should you become aware of anyone violating the Code of Conduct, please click “Report Abuse” or contact support@kongregate.com.

YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THIS CODE OF CONDUCT AND ALL TERMS. TO BE CLEAR, YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT KONGREGATE HAS THE SOLE DISCRETION TO DELETE, SUSPEND, TERMINATE OR CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, WITH OR WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION TO YOU, FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, INCLUDING ANY CODE OF CONDUCT, AND THAT KONGREGATE WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY TIME SPENT BY YOU, ANY KREDS, ANY VIRTUAL ITEMS PURCHASED AND/OR SUBMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ACCOUNT, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER.