terms of service

Any and all access to and use of this website signifies that you agree to be legally bound by these terms of service. We reserve the right to modify, append or otherwise change these terms of service at any time. You, as the user, are obligated to review the terms of service periodically, as any modifications made will be effective immediately upon posting.

k9-game.com ("k9-game.ca", "K-9", "game", "site") is a privately owned and operated website. The game is intended to simulate various aspects of dog ownership.

Use of the K-9 game is a privilege, not a right. We reserve the right to revoke any or all privileges of any given user at any time, with or without explanation. Any member who does not adhere to these terms of service or to the rules of the game is subject to removal from the site, regardless of their account level. All aspects of the game are subject to change at any time. These aspects include, but are not limited to, the following: user privileges, site content or rules of the game. We also reserve the right to close down or restrict access to the site on a temporary or permanent basis at any time and for any reason.

K-9 is designed to be used by displaying the pages in a browser and manually clicking links or buttons. The use of external scripts or programs written in any programming language (including, but not limited to PHP, Perl, C, ASP, JavaScript, VBScript, CGI) are strictly prohibited. Any member found to be using any such device will be banned from the site permanently.

Membership is limited to one account per person. Members found to be in possession of multiple accounts will have all their accounts inactived and may be subject to permanent removal from the game.

Members are not permitted to transfer dogs to other members for breeding purposes. Our breeding restrictions are in place for a reason and any attempt to bypass these regulations is unacceptable. Any member found to have bred a dog in such a manner will have all the pups from that litter removed and may be subject to permanent removal from the game, should such activity continue.

Members may not trade anything from K-9 (including but not limited to K-9 game currency, ChP or dogs) for anything on another game (including but not limited to currency, points, animals, items or services).

Membership on K-9 is intended for those who wish to actively participate in the game. It is considered unacceptable for a member to register for the game with the sole intention of obtaining and transferring dogs and/or money to other members. This is indicative of the above paragraph and will be treated as such. Any dogs and/or money obtained from otherwise inactive accounts will be removed from the receiving member's account. If such activity persists, all members involved will be subject to permanent removal from the game.

K-9 reserves the right to remove any and all inactive accounts. An inactive account will be defined as one of the following: 1) an account which is not verifed within the first week of signing up for K-9 or 2) a novice level account in which the member has not logged on for a period of at least 90 days.

There are several areas of the game that contain user created content. These areas include, but are not limited to the following: kennel pages, message boards and dog details pages. While we do regularly monitor the site and have automatic profanity filters in place, we do not assume responsibility or liability for any user created content.

Members are obligated to report errors ("bugs") in the game to us directly, if found, using the "contact us" link at the bottom of every page. Any member found to be exploiting a bug may be banned from the site.

Users must not use or display any content which is copyright to another person or party without the express permission of the copyright holder. This includes, but is not limited to images, code and text. Copyright infringement is a serious offense and will not be dealt with lightly.

Members must not upload or distribute onto the site any pornographic, racist, sexist, religious or politically offensive, abusive, threatening, illegal or otherwise offensive material. In additional, any harrassment of other members by way of unsolicited advertisement, defamation of character, threats of any kind or otherwise inappropriate communication is entirely unacceptable and will result in the offending user being temporarily or permanently banned from the site.

All images, text and code (with the exception of user submitted content) are the exclusive property of k9-game.ca, unless otherwise specified. You may not use or distribute any such material for any reason, except with the express written permission of the site administrator.