Subject to the limitations set forth in this Agreement, the Company grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to access and use the Games and to download, use and display the Clients for your personal, non-commercial use.
Specific conditions to the Clients: The Clients may only be used to access to the Games. You acknowledge that the use of other techniques to connect to the Games than the official client provided by the Company is prohibited. The Company authorizes you to install the Clients on any machine that you own or for which you have the rights to install computer programs and store the files in question.
5.2 License limitations
Our grant of license to you is contingent on certain restrictions (“License Limitations”). These activities are strictly prohibited and exceed the scope of your license to use the Games and the Clients. Therefore, any violation of these License Limitations shall constitute copyright infringement, and shall be grounds for immediate termination of your license to use the Games and the Clients.
5.2.1 You may not hack, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or otherwise modify the Clients or server computer code in any way, except as expressly permitted by Ankama, or applicable law.
5.2.2 You may not modify or cause to be modified any files that are a part of the Games or the Clients in any way not expressly authorized by Ankama, and may not make any derivate works of the Games.
5.2.3 You agree not to use or create pirate servers, proxies, emulators or any other elements of this type to connect to the Games. You may only use the tools and resources offered and accepted by the Company to connect to the Games.
5.2.4 You may not use the Clients to develop any computer program.
5.2.5 You agree not to create, use, advertise, publicize or promote any program or tool capable of causing damage to the Games or the Clients or of altering the gaming experience, including, without limitation, bots, viruses, Trojan horses, piracy tools, cheats, automation software, mods or any other unauthorized software designed to modify the Games or the Clients. In addition, you may not take advantage of, or publicize or promote ways to take advantage of any Game system bugs or exploits.
5.2.6 You agree not to intercept or spy on the communication protocols used by the Company. Thus, you may not emulate these particular protocols, collect data via packet-sniffing, or transfer these protocols or data to another protocol (i.e., tunneling).
5.2.7 You may not develop or distribute modifications to the Client using the functionalities provided for this purpose in the form of modules ("Modules") where the Company has not explicitly authorized the development and published the related licensing agreements, nor develop or distribute Modules using features, techniques, methods or functions other than those explicitly documented by the Company. Any module developed, distributed or used through the Client must be subject to a license for the development and use of the Modules.
5.2.8 You may not exploit the Games or the Clients for any commercial purpose.
5.2.9 You agree not to distribute, even without charge, all or part of the Games or the Clients and the accompanying files without the prior written permission of the Company.
5.2.10 You agree not to create, use, or disseminate any program not distributed by the Company which could be used to modify the characteristics of your Account or that of a third party, or which could adversely affect the game servers or infringe on the interests of the Company.
5.2.11 You may not use the Games in any manner that could render it inaccessible, damaged or inoperable.
5.2.12 You acknowledge that the Account and all Games content (including, but not limited to, the Games, the Clients, the Updater, game accounts, Kamas, Ogrines, and any titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, catch phrases, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, documentation, in-game chat transcripts, character profile information, recordings or replays of Games and server software) is the exclusive property of the Company, pursuant to article 11 hereof. Therefore, you agree not to sell or barter any item from the Game, except in the context of in-game trade allowed for by the rules of the Games. You agree not to trade in items from the Company's works and not to promote such activities that infringe on the Company's rights. The Company will make every effort to prevent such sales. Only the Company and its accredited partners may commercialize such elements.
5.3 Rules of conduct / Prohibited activities
5.3.1 You may not use profanity or any language that a reasonable person would find offensive obscene or otherwise improper, as determined by and in their sole discretion. Similarly, you may not display or link to such content. The following are some specific examples of offensive language and content:
- You may not engage in verbal or written attacks against anyone, including other players, Forums participants, Ankama staff, or the Community Team.
- You may not use hate speech or use the Service to participate in or form organizations, whether or not officially organized, whose ideology is based on or resembles anti-religious, anti-ethnic, anti-sexual orientation, racist, or sexist philosophies. Further, in order to maintain a fun, positive environment, you may not create posts in the Forums dedicated to real-world politics or religion.
5.3.2 You may not impersonate any person or entity or fraudulently hold yourself out as an employee, representative, or any other person or connected or affiliated with Ankama. This means you cannot log into someone else’s Account, or deceive or mislead other people as to your identify. For your own safety, We encourage users to safeguard their privacy, remain anonymous, and never give out personal information to other users.
5.3.3 You may not in any way disrupt or interfere, or attempt to disrupt or interfere, with the Service and Games experience of other players or staff, including the disruption of Ankama’s duties, computers, servers and related websites. The following are some specific examples of disruption:
- You may not engage in the following forms of abuse: belittling, harassing, intentionally misleading others, etc.
- You may not use (or abuse) the Service to harass others by engaging in spamming, spimming or “flooding.” This includes excessive use of the same word, message, character, or other, in attempts to bring unwarranted visibility to your cause or for general annoyance of others. This may also take the form of gibberish or unrelated messaging.
5.3.4 You may not conduct or promote any illegal activities whatsoever in connection with the Service. This includes every illegal activity not specifically highlighted above, including without limitation copyright infringement, trademark infringement, gambling, substance abuse, defamation, harassment, fraud, and virus or trojan horse transmission.
5.3.5 You may not use any chat, forums or message services to violate any confidentiality obligations to which you may be bound, including any Nondisclosure Agreements. Also, you may not use these chats, forums or message services to disclose private communications between Ankama and you. We do not publically discuss moderation decisions or disciplinary actions taken against members and We ask that you do not either. Messages that discuss topics such as infractions, suspensions, account closures, or thread/post deletions or modifications are subject to removal and may result in further disciplinary action. In addition, do not re-post or take upon any action to publically bring up a previously locked, closed, deleted or otherwise moderated discussion.
5.3.6 You may not use (or abuse) any chat or message services to distribute advertisements.
5.3.7 Your written public communications can be recorded, analyzed, or erased by the Company so that it can ensure your communications comply with legislation.
5.3.8 The Clients may only be used to access the Games. You acknowledge that the use of other techniques to connect to the Games than the official Clients provided by the Company is prohibited. The Company authorizes you to install the Clients on any machine that you own or for which you have the rights to install computer programs and store the files in question.
5.3.9 You agree not to use loopholes, bugs or any other error to obtain unfair advantages in-game. Similarly, you agree to immediately notify the Company's Support when you notice a fault or error in the Games, Forums or any other service.
5.3.10 You agree not to host Games servers or to participate, organize or be involved in an attack against the Company's servers.
5.3.11 The use of the Service must not violate the regulations or national and international laws.
5.3.12 It is prohibited to sell or exchange Audiotels codes acquired on the Websites in the Games and on the Forums.
5.4 Game Objects, Krosmaster Figurines and Kamas
5.4.1 On its Websites and Games, the Company allows you to acquire user rights over virtual items (hereinafter the ‘Game Object’ or the ‘Game Objects’), Krosmaster figurines (hereinafter the ‘Figurine’ or the ‘Figurines’) and over Kamas (virtual money used in the Game environment), for the Dofus and Wakfu games in exchange for Ogrines. Game Objects, Figurines and Kamas are stored on the servers administered by Ankama in data format.
5.4.2 You acknowledge and accept the Figurines are attributed randomly and the probability of obtaining them varies according to the Figurine.
5.4.3 User rights over Kamas can only be acquired in exchange for game playing and user rights over Ogrines. Exchanges of user rights are carried out on the Kamas Stock Exchange (KSE). The amount of the exchange is freely set by the players.
5.4.4 User rights over the Game Objects and Figurines can only be acquired in exchange for Ogrines. Ankama reserves the right to amend the quantity of Ogrines required at any time to acquire user rights over Game Objects and Figurines, subject to no prior notice. Following confirmation of your order, the quantity of Ogrines required to purchase the Game Object or the Figurine will be directly and definitively debited from the Ogrines balance on your Account.
5.4.5 Acquiring user rights over Game Objects, Figurines and Kamas will be exclusively carried out via the Websites and Games. Therefore, you will refrain from acquiring user rights over the Game Objects, Figurines and Kamas outside of the scope of these Websites and Games.
5.4.6 User rights over Game Objects, Figurines and Kamas are connected to your Account. You acknowledge that the Game Objects, Figurines and Kamas are and will remain the Company’s exclusive property. Handover of the Game Object, Figurines and Kamas by the Company is strictly personal and limited to game playing in Dofus, Wakfu and Krosmaster Arena. The Company will exclusively provide you with a user right over the Kamas, Figurines and Game Object, which does not constitute a transfer of ownership, which You expressly acknowledge. Therefore, the user right over the Game Object, Figurine and Kamas will expire upon closure of your Account for any reason whatsoever.
5.4.7 You acknowledge that Game Objects, Figurines and Kamas have no financial value in the real world. It is strictly prohibited to exchange them for real money. In general, loaning, sharing, exchanging, donating, purchasing, transferring and selling Game Objects, Figurines and Kamas, outside of the scope of the actual Games and the regulations thereof, are strictly prohibited and may give rise to penalties affecting your Account.
5.4.8 The Company may, at any time, modify the characteristics of Game Objects and Figurines, notably with a view to achieving a balance, without any reimbursement being due.
5.4.9 The Company shall not exchange or replace Game Objects or Figurines.
5.5 Updates, changes and patches
From time to time, to improve the gaming experience, Ankama may issue updates or patches the Games and the Clients (the "Updater"). Your continued use of the Games and/or the Clients may be contingent on downloading and installing these updates or patches. You agree that such updates or patches shall be part of the Service as defined in this Agreement.