Second Life Terms of Service

Terms of Service
Last update: august 2013

Full version of the ToS is here.

Minimal Age

User’s minimal age is 16 years of age (legal guardian takes the responisbility for his/her actions). Recommended user’s age is 18 years of age or above, depending on the place of residence.

Rating of Regions in Second Life and the Verification of Age

There are three basic classicfications for regions (sim) for the Second Life users. They are respectively:
General – for all (from 16 years of age, absolute ban on nudity and violence),
Mature – for mature people (social venues – klubs, bars, parks, shops, allowed content with weak sexual connotations – clothing),
Adult – for adults (content for people of 18 years of age and above, related with sexuality, nudity is allowed, use of weapons limited to the battlefields, RPG).

The verification of age of the user takes place during the registration process of each new account ( since 2010). Real date of birth is required.

Payments and Domestic Currency

Second Life has two types of accounts: free and premium (paid for a month/3 months/year respectively). The processing fee for reactivation of the account during the 30 days from the application date for its removal amounts to about USD 10.00.

Second Life has the domestic currency whose name is Linden Dolar (L$). Linden Dolars could be directly purchased through the LindeX exchange system or authorised sellers.

Polish authorised seller of Linden Dolars is PODEX BANK

Community Standards – the Big Six

(Violators might be expelled from Second Life Community)

1. Intolearnce
Combating intolerance is a cornerstone of Second Life’s Community Standards. Actions that marginalize, belittle, or defame individuals or groups inhibit the satisfying exchange of ideas and diminish the Second Life community as a whole. The use of derogatory or demeaning language or images in reference to another Resident’s race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is never allowed in Second Life.

2. Harassment
Given the myriad capabilities of Second Life, harassment can take many forms. Communicating or behaving in a manner which is offensively coarse, intimidating or threatening, constitutes unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or is otherwise likely to cause annoyance or alarm is Harassment.

3. Assault
Most areas in Second Life are identified as Safe. Assault in Second Life means: shooting, pushing, or shoving another Resident in a Safe Area (see Global Standards below); creating or using scripted objects which singularly or persistently target another Resident in a manner which prevents their enjoyment of Second Life.

4. Disclosure
Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their Second Life experience. Sharing personal information about your fellow Residents without their consent — including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, alternate account names, and real-world location beyond what is provided by them in their Resident profile — is not allowed. Remotely monitoring conversations in Second Life, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without the participants’ consent are all prohibited.

5. Adult Regions, Groups and Listings
Second Life is an adult community, but “Adult” content, activity and communication are not permitted on the Second Life “mainland.” Such material is permitted on private regions, or on the Adult Continent, Zindra. In either case, any Adult content, activity, or communication, that falls under our Adult Maturity Definition must be on regions designated as “Adult,” and will be filtered from non-verified accounts. Other regions may be designated as either “Moderate” or “General.” For more information on how to designate land, events, groups, and classified listings, please carefully read the “Maturity Definitions.”

6. Disturbing the peace
Every Resident has a right to live their Second Life. Disrupting scheduled events, repeated transmission of undesired advertising content, the use of repetitive sounds, following or self-spawning items, or other objects that intentionally slow server performance or inhibit another Resident’s ability to enjoy Second Life are examples of Disturbing the Peace.