8. Rules of Conduct AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE WORLD OF LIFE FORGE YOU MUST ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING RULES. IF YOU VIOLATE ANY OF THESE RULES, YOUR POSSIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN LIFE FORGE MAY BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED BY LFT WITHOUT ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER. a. You cannot impersonate any member of the LFT staff, or fellow Participants.You cannot impersonate being a LFT staff member, employee, or claim having association with LFT if you don't really are/have one. You cannot create any society that would indicate such links. b. You cannot threaten, harass, cause grief or distress to any LFT staff in or outside the virtual universe, including, but not limited to, IRC channels or public web forums. c. You cannot interfere with any other Participant's ability to enjoy Life Forge according to its rules. d. You cannot harass, threaten and cause grief or distress to another Participant in Life Forge. e. You are forbidden to 'spam' and/or 'flood' the communication system or abuse functions in Life Forge to cause effects not intended. f. You cannot use sexually explicit or offensive language. You cannot post or communicate any defamatory content. g. You cannot create virtual universe avatars hosting an explicit, racist, hateful, degrading, religious, sexual or other form of offensive alias. h. You cannot use Life Forge to commit any illegal action and/or infringe any local, national or international laws intentionally or unintentionally. i. You cannot use hateful language towards another Participant's gender, race, sexual orientation, intelligence, or religion. j. You are not allowed to create societies that are based on any sexist, racist, degrading or hateful philosophy directed towards real life companies, persons or organizations. k. You cannot engage in or communicate about any illegal activities, including pirated material, narcotics or contraband. l. You cannot use the official Life Forge site and/or virtual environment to supply the means of access to illegal software or materials. m. You must report errors and bugs to LFT whenever you discover them. Neglecting to report errors or bugs, or using bugs, slow connection, Internet latency, or 'exploits' for own benefits may result in a termination of your Account, including its Virtual Items, funds, and abilities. n. You cannot spread any rumors about LFT, Life Forge, and LFT Staff or Partners, that can be considered potentially damaging, using Life Forge, IRC or any other public forums in any media now known or not currently known, including but not limited to a web space. o. You cannot post or convey any Life Forge Participant's Personal Data and/or Account information, including, but not limited to, login info, in, on or outside Life Forge. p. Software that can be used to gain an unfair advantage in our games may not be used. This includes automation tools, bots, or auto-typers. p.1 Any game-specific, third-party software that encourages contradiction of the previous statement are also regarded as detrimental to Life Forge and should not be used. You are solely responsible for any information that you provide to LFT in the registration process, to LFT or to another Life Forge Participant in any public message forum or in any other communication. You acknowledge that LFT operates as a passive conduit for your information and communications. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THESE RULES AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THEM. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE FORGE ACCOUNT AND THESE SAME RULES APPLY TO ANYBODY YOU ALLOW TO USE YOUR ACCOUNT.