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0.0 n0v4 IRC Terms of Service:

By accessing any n0v4 server, website, or service, you agree to these following terms of services and conditions. All terms and conditions may be amended, added to or in any way updated without notice. Any confusions on the terms shall be directed to the network owner and shall be resolved and clarified by him utilizing his interpretation. You agree to all revisions of this Terms of Service, past, present and future. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN DO NOT CONNECT. BY CONNECTING YOU ARE ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE AGREEING, AND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR READING THESE TERMS AND CHECKING REGULARLY FOR NEW VERSIONS, AND YOU AGREE THE TERMS ARE REASONABLE. Future versions of these terms may apply in certain circumstances, at the discression of the network operators, retroactively. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT ANYTHING YOU SAY OR DO CAN BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW IN ANY JURISDICTION WE FIND SUITABLE, AND THAT YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO UTILIZE ANY AND ALL COMMUNICATIONS OF EVERY TYPE YOU RECEIVE FROM SERVERS CONTROLLED BY OR RELATED TO N0V4, OR COMPUTERS OR INTERNET NETWORKS AS EVIDENCE IN A COURT OF LAW IN ANY JURISDICTION WITHOUT THE PERMISSIONS OF N0V4 IRC OWNERS. YOU AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS BY VOLUNTARILY CONNECTING HERE THROUGH THE ACT OF CONVERTING n0v4 RELATED UNRELATED BUT SIMILARLY CONTROLLED DOMAIN NAMES FROM THE GLOBAL DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT YOU WILL COVER ANY AND ALL REASONABLE COURT COSTS

YOU ALSO AGREE THAT SHOULD A COURT OF LAW FIND ANY LINE OR ENTRY IN THIS TERMS OF SERVICE UNCONSCIONABLE, THAT THIS DOES NOT VOID OR NULLIFY ANY OTHER PART OF THIS AGREEMENT. A DECLARATION OF UNCONSCONSCIONABILITY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE RELEASE OR NULLIFICATION OR VOID OF ANY PART OF THIS DOCUMENT OTHER THAN A LINE ITEM. ADDITIONALLY A DECLARATION OF UNCONSCIONABILITY IN ONE JURISDISCTION DOES NOT APPLY OR HAVE BEARING TO OTHER JURISDICTIONS.


1.1 Liability
By accessing n0v4 services, the user agrees to release n0v4.com, its owners, investors, and operators of ALL liability for said user's communication, should it be illegal or abusive. You also agree that you are solely responsible for your actions, and that you will not hold n0v4, n0v4.com, the domain name n0v4.com or any other related domain names, its owners, investors, or operators liable for any of your actions. You, and/or your representative organization, assume all libality by connection to n0v4 IRC, this website, or any affiliated service or provided function. You also agree that this license applies to all services related or unrelated to n0v4 IRC that are hosted or provided by n0v4's owners or operators.

1.2 Content
Content shared on n0v4.com may only be that of legal nature within the jurisdiction of the servers. There are servers in the United States: Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; et. al.; Content legal only in these areas or combination of these areas may be discussed, depending on the connection to the irc.n0v4.com network. This list is not extensive or all-inclusive and servers may also be located in other areas. It is your responsibility to determine where the servers are located and if content transmitted to them is legal in these jurisdictions. This includes messages passed through the relay portion of IRC between servers in an intermediary transmission. Contact a network administrator for any questions. n0v4 will comply with all legal requirements in its respective jurisdictions.

1.3 Warranty
The n0v4.com, and *.n0v4.com services, and related or unrelated services are PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. USE THIS SERVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK. n0v4 IRC is provided without the promise of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose or not a particular purpose. No purpose is expressed or implied.

1.4 Age Limit
By registering your nickname with the IRC servers, (i.e by calling USER and/or NICK commands as defined by RFC1459 or initiating a TCP/IP session with any of our servers) you agree that you are 13 years of age, or older, or old enough to connect to these services as defined by the legal code of your local area. If you do not agree disconnect now from these servers. "For more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act please see their website at(http://www.coppa.org)." - Freenode IRC MOTD

1.5 Cyber Bullying
The following are considered variations of Cyber Bullying and are all bannable offenses and are considered an abuse of resources. Users shall direct all complaints to a network operator. All variations of the following will be deemed acceptable or unacceptable by the network operators, and ban lengths and exceptions shall be adjusted by the same.

1.6 Religion and Politics
Though legitimate debate and discussion of religious, spiritual, and political subjects are encouraged, Users who intentionally provoke other users by Preaching (attempting to convert users and give sermons), Campaigning (forcibly attempting to win votes for a party or demean others of differing political stances), or any attempted spreading of excessively provocative/controversial beliefs (trolling) is not permitted.

1.7 General Harassment
Cyber-stalking and any other form of harassment are considered trolling, and are not tolerated. If a user is being stalked or harassed report it to a network operator immediately.
This includes observational stalking.


1.8 Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is illegal, offensive, and hurtful. Sexual harassment shall never be tolerated. Any user that feels that they are being sexually harassed shall report immediately to a network operator with logs of the incident(s).

1.9 Session Limits
n0v4 limits concurrent sessions to 3 simultaneous sessions. If you exceed this number all hosts will be disconnected from the networks. Contact an administrator in #help if you require an exception, and it will be considered.

1.10 Spamming
Spamming of any kind is not permitted and is considered an abuse of resources. YOU WILL BE BANNED.

1.11 Linking to other IRC Networks
Hyperlinking to other IRC networks is considered bad IRC manners and is not Kosher. Therefore you may be subject to a kick or ban or kill or gline or whatever, subject to whomever saw it.

1.12 Proxy Scan and Blacklist Check

By initiating a connection to n0v4 IRC, you agree to comply with all terms in this license including but not limited to the terms of this license in this section. Upon connection your computer will be automatically scanned by several proxy scanning systems of undisclosed number. These systems will probe your computer and internet network for security issues deemed too high to permit a sustained connection to the n0v4 IRC or n0v4 web systems. By connecting to the n0v4 IRC network you voluntarily agree to this probe and scanning of your computer and/or internet network. You also agree to hold n0v4 IRC and related NOT LIABLE for any damages or issues resulting from this probing and scanning of your computer and/or internet network. Your identity will be checked and verified against multiple databases at your cost which you agree to pay for if there are applicable fees, licenses, or costs associated with it. We reserve the right to ban or deny access to anyone at any time for anything at all, or no reason at all, including negative identity checks on individual computers, or internet networks, or persons. You also agree that we may do the network and computer scan at any time in the future for any reason or no reason at all. You also agree to receive an unspecified quantity of data from n0v4-controlled computers and internet networks.

1.13 Licensing of Content
By connecting to and using n0v4 you agree to license all content stated or discussed or reviewed during discussion, private messages, or derivatives, or anything of the like with the n0v4 Documentation License, Always Latest Version. You also agree not to dual-license or multiple license this content with other licenses. The latest version of the n0v4 Documentation License is below. Although it currently has no text, the current version supersedes and applies to all content past present and future, and any previous versions have expired are no longer applied.

1.14 General Trolling & Ban Evasions
1.14.1 Being involved in trolling (trolling being whatever the network operators deem unacceptable or annoying) is now against the ToS, and will result in a minimum 2 hour ban.

1.14.2 Channel ban evasions warrant a minimum 2hr ban the first time, and double every time after that, with accordance to the function t(n) = 2^n, n is the number of times a channel evasion occurred, and t is in hours. This formula may be used or not used at the discretion of the network operators.

1.14.3 Ban evasions are sufficient cause for being removed from the network. Ban evading network bans leads to further bans. With exception for network operators.

1.15 Public Channel Logs
Publicly published channel logs are permitted, however the fact that the channel log is being published and the address to the log must be disclosed in the channel topic, as well as the operator of the logging service must obtain permission from the channel founder/owner to run the log.

1.16 User Bans
n0v4 and its associates reserve the right to permanently ban any user from the network at any time for any reason, or no reason at all.

1.17 Administrator Rights

n0v4 and it's administrators reserve all rights, including but not limited to:

1.17.1 US law 47 USC 230 provides for protection of providers and users of blocking/filtering services. Your IP address may or may not be added to network block lists at our discresion.

1.17.2 All communication with n0v4, it's users, or administrators shall be considered PUBLIC and potentially be posted on this website, unless an agreement ahead of time was reached to keep a certain set of communications private. We reserve the right to post all notices publically, including the text of such agreement itself. Do NOT send communications (email, LISTSERV, AIM, AOL, Instant Messaging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pastebin, TCP/IP packets, snail mail, phone calls, Ouija boards, In Real Life (IRL), etc.) to us without first recieving a written agreement to keep information confidential if you intend the information to be private.

1.18 Arbitration

All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the state of Texas, United States or another location mutually agreeable to the parties. In the event that having first-party arbitration is considered acceptable, arbitration shall be performed with the arbitrator being a first-party individual. In the event such a clause is not considered acceptable, any such arbitration shall be conducted by an arbitrator experienced in Internet Relay Chat Server Operations Arbitration and shall include a written record of the arbitration hearing. The arbitration shall be conducted on a confidential basis pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any decision or award as a result of any such arbitration proceeding shall be in writing and shall provide an explanation for all conclusions of law and fact and shall include the assessment of costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys' fees, and interest shall not accrew before the date of decision or award. n0v4 reserves the right to object to any individual participating in the arbitration who shall be employed by or affiliated with a competing organization or entity. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction. n0v4 reserves the right to respond to all communications related to arbitration including a request for arbitration in a time period no longer than 10^128 years.


2.0 Bot Terms of Service

This section applies to bots running on the n0v4 IRC network. If you are NOT running a bot this section does NOT apply to you.
The n0v4 IRC Network is bot-friendly, however some bots can be unruly and this is to help prevent bot-related problems.
By accessing any n0v4 server, website, or service, you agree to these following bot terms of services and conditions. All bot terms and conditions may be amended, added to or in any way updated without notice to the users. Any confusions on the terms shall be directed to the network owner and shall be resolved and clarified by him.

  1. All bots MUST set their OWN usermode to +B upon connecting to the network. This consists of running the command at connect-time:
    MODE <NICK> +B
  2. All bots MUST have a flood prevention measures PROGRAMMED into them. Any bot found to be susceptible to flooding will be killed.
  3. A bot may NOT have an oline, with the exception of kPa's Operator Services bot, and the bopms. This is directed at network operators, but needs to be public.
  4. Before having a bot join any channel, you MUST ask a +o or higher user in the channel if you may bring your bot to that channel.


3.0 Unexclusive reasons for Permanent or Temporary Removal from the n0v4 Network

As n0v4 is hosted on privately owned servers, n0v4 reserves the right to temporarily or permanently ban any user from the network at any time for any reason, or no reason at all.

  1. Harassment of staff, in any form, perceived, explicit, or implicit.
  2. Perceived threats to the network, including but not limited to threats of DDoS, threats to divide the staff, or threats against the servers.
  3. Questioning of the staff.
  4. Any other reason formed in the English Language, machine languge, programming language or other language.
  5. No reason.

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All communication made in relation to the n0v4 Network, on the n0v4 Network, through any other communication medium is subject to these terms. Communication medium is hereby defined, but not limited to, telephone, phone, VoIP, Skype, Instant Messaging, AIM, eMail, Mailing Lists, ListServ, IRC, snailmail, IRL (in real life), Ouija board, and anything else not enumerated here by which communication between two or more entities is possible.


4.0 n0v4 Documentation License

The n0v4 Documentation License currently does not have any text, however the agreement above binds content to the current n0v4 Documentation License whenver the license is updated, and new versions of this license will apply and supersede previous licensing with the n0v4 Documentation License.

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