Terms and Conditions
This website is operated by the the Rune1 Administrators, an independent group of software developers not affiliated with any company, who operate this website and service for strictly educational purposes only.
Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Your accepting them in full is a condition of your use of this site (whether or not you subscribe). If you don't agree with them, or any part, please don't use this site. Your use of this site is treated as an acceptance of the version of the terms and conditions in effect at the time of your use.
We may change these terms and conditions at any time. Please check them whenever you return to the site. We will treat your continued use of our site as acceptance of these changes from their effective date as shown above.
In these Terms and Conditions, "the Game" is used as shorthand for "Rune1" in all its versions (including Rune1 Classic).
References to "Terminating" an account include all or any of: locking / suspending, temporarily banning or permanently banning the account.
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PRETEENS AND USERS UNDER 18
If you are under 13 years old, you must not create an account. We don't knowingly permit anyone under 13 to use this website. Nor do we knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from preteens. Internet safety experts have advised that preteens do not fully appreciate the risk of providing too much personal information online or communicating with strangers they encounter online. And the game difficulty level is for teenagers and older. While we appreciate that many preteens would want to use our websites, we urge parents to instruct their children not to lie about their age so as to be able to use our websites before they are old enough. Instead, we recommend that parents set up an account and play together with their preteens who are otherwise too young to play the Game. Many parents have reported that playing the Game as a family is fun and rewarding. Then when your children are 13 they will be ready for their own account.
If we are notified by a parent that their preteen has lied about their age when registering on our site, we will Terminate the account provided we have confirmation which satisfies us that the reporting person is indeed the parent.
Safety / abuse
Before playing the Game you should read the guides found in our Safety & Security Guidelines section. Of particular importance, please read the Play Safely Guide and the Health & Safety Guide. Parents may want to review our safety materials in the Player Safety section of the Parents' Guide.
Whilst we reserve the right to monitor and take action upon inappropriate use of this website (including the posting of inappropriate, offensive or otherwise objectionable material via the chat facility or otherwise), we cannot guarantee that this website won't contain such content or that we will remove / modify any particular content. Nor can we guarantee that users will comply with our terms and conditions or otherwise behave appropriately.
If you are the victim of offensive or inappropriate behaviour or receive any other unwanted communications, you must use the built-in facilities to block the messages. (See this article in our Knowledge Base for guidance on blocking messages.) You must report all inappropriate behaviour to us via the in game "Report abuse" button. You should also seek external help. If you continue to suffer problems, or are not satisfied, then you must stop using this website immediately.
To play the Game or use many features of this site, we require you to create an account. All valid account holders are hereby licensed to play the Game and to download and use our client software and connect to our servers for the sole purpose of playing the Game subject to compliance with these terms and conditions.
You must not choose a username that infringes the rights of any third party, impersonates Rune1 staff or other users, which is deliberately confusing or which is offensive, racist, obscene, hurtful, unlawful or otherwise inappropriate or which breaches the username requirements specified on our site or our Rules of Conduct. We reserve the right to make such assessment in our sole discretion, change any username for any reason or take such other action as we believe appropriate.
You agree to keep your password safe at all times and not to disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for the activities of all persons who use your password to gain access to your account. To help ensure the safety of your password, you must keep your computer free of viruses and other malicious code including Trojans. You must use your password in accordance with the password requirements specified on our site and our Rules of Conduct. Real Rune1 staff will never ask you for your password. If you believe that someone has stolen your password or otherwise gained access to your account - submit an Account Recovery request via the Account Recovery link on the front page of our website. To see our guidance about password security and safety practices in our Knowledge Base, please click here.
You must comply with our Rules of Conduct as well as any other guidelines, codes of conduct or instructions on our site. You will find our Rules of Conduct here:
Rule 1 - Offensive Language
Rule 2 - Item Scamming
Rule 3 - Password Scamming
Rule 4 - Cheating/Bug Abuse
Rule 5 - Rune1 Staff Impersonation
Rule 6 - Account Sharing/Trading
Rule 7 - Using Third Party Software
Rule 8 - Multiple Logging-In
Rule 9 - Encouraging Others to Break Rules
Rule 10 - False Representation
Rule 11 - Advertising/Website
Rule 12 - Real World Item Trading
Rule 13 - Personal Details
Rule 14 - Misuse of Official Forums
If, acting reasonably, we consider that our terms and conditions have or may have been breached, or that it is necessary in order to prevent or stop any harm or damage to us, the Game, other players or the general public or to minimize our liability to others, we reserve the right with or without prior notice to (amongst other things): Terminate (as defined above) or modify any or all accounts of the Game (or any of our other games) which we think are connected with you and/or otherwise block your access to our websites and services and take such other steps as we consider reasonable. Such actions may result in loss of membership credit without refund and/or loss of real money paid as part of any item / account trading or other prohibited transaction.
For the purpose of preventing or stopping breach of our terms and conditions or any harm or damage to us, the Game, other players or the general public or to minimize our liability to others, we may in our absolute discretion automatically or manually monitor, censor (including rejection or removal of any content) and/or record public or private chat or other activities in the Game.
Intellectual property rights
You must not reverse-engineer, decompile or modify the Game client software in any way. You must not use a modified/customised version of the client software. You must not create or provide any other means by which the Game may be played by others (including, without limitation, replacement or modified client/server software, server emulators).
Materials (including without limit all information, software, data, text, photographs, graphics, sound and video) placed on this website by us or on our behalf are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights of ourselves or our business partners / suppliers / advertisers. You may not use these materials or this website except to play the Game in accordance with these terms and conditions and for personal (i.e. non-commercial) use only.
You agree that your Game character, account and items are and will remain our property.
By posting chat or other materials on this website, you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty free worldwide license to use and/or modify such materials on this website as we see fit.
You agree that by submitting any material of any kind to us for any purpose connected with the Game or website (non-exhaustive examples are suggestions and ideas for the Game or contributions to the Gallery page), you are giving us a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use and/or modify the submitted materials as we see fit. You agree that you will not withdraw the submission or attempt to make a charge for its use. Furthermore you guarantee that you are the exclusive copyright holder in relation to the submission and that the submission in no way breaches the rights of any other person or entity.
We will make reasonable commercial efforts to keep downtime to a minimum but we can't promise that this website or any data stored or transmitted in connection with it will be uninterrupted, secure or error-free or will achieve particular results. We reserve the right to suspend operation of some or all this website at any time without notice for repair, maintenance, improvement or otherwise.
Other equipment / software
We make no promise that this website will operate either fully or in part on any specific computer equipment or with any specific software or that it is free from viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology. We are not responsible or liable for any damage, either temporary or permanent, occurring to either equipment or software that might occur whilst using our website.
OUR LIABILITY / YOUR INDEMNITY
THIS SECTION (AND ANY OTHER CLAUSE EXCLUDING OR RESTRICTING OUR LIABILITY) APPLIES TO OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SUBCONTRACTORS, AGENTS AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES AS WELL AS TO US. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT IN ANY WAY LIMITS OR EXCLUDES OUR LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE CAUSING DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY OR FOR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION OR FOR ANY LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT LEGALLY BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR OTHER TERMS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, BY STATUTE, COLLATERALLY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR OTHER TERMS OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTORY DUTY OR COLLATERALLY OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR THIS WEBSITE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE OR ANY ECONOMIC LOSSES (INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, CONTRACTS, BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS) OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSS OF DATA, IN EACH CASE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE AND HOWSOEVER INCURRED.
OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTORY DUTY OR COLLATERALLY OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE LIMITED TO £0.01.
ALL CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING AND BROUGHT WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF THEIR OCCURRENCE OR WAIVED.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY RUNE1 ADMINISTRATORS AND HOLD US HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ALL THIRD PARTY LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, OR COSTS ARISING FROM YOUR BREACH OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDING REASONABLE LAWYERS' FEES AND COSTS.
You may not transfer any of your rights or delegate any of your obligations under these terms and conditions without our prior written consent.