Zynga Community Rules

These policies and rules govern use of the Zynga Service and are incorporated into the Zynga Terms of Service. If there is any conflict between these rules and the Terms of Service, the Terms of Service will prevail. The terms that are capitalized in these Rules and defined in the Terms of Service, shall have the meaning provided in that document. If You violate these Rules, We may take action against You or your Account, including immediate termination.

1. Follow the Law, the Zynga Terms of Service, Platform Terms of Service, and these Rules.

You agree you will not, under any circumstances:

  1. Use the Service, intentionally or unintentionally, in connection with any violation of any applicable law or regulation, or do anything that promotes the violation of any applicable law or regulation; or
  2. Engage in any act that Zynga deems in its sole discretion to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Service, including but not limited to circumventing or manipulating the Terms of Service, these Community Rules, other Feature Terms, game rules, game mechanics or other policies.

You agree that you will:

  1. Abide by all of the commitments you make in the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that apply to your use of Facebook Payments. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, the Community Payments Terms shall prevail
  2. Abide by all of the commitments you make to any other third party platform providers, such as Apple or Google (each a “Platform”), including without limitation any terms around payment that you may make through the Platforms. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and the applicable Platform’s terms, the applicable Platform’s terms prevail.

2. Account Creation and Use. The following rules govern the creation and use of your account:

  1. You must not have more than one account, per platform or social network, at any given time, and must not create an account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself;
  2. You must not sublicense, rent, lease, sell, trade, gift, bequeath or otherwise transfer your account or any Virtual Items associated with your account to anyone without Zynga’s written permission; any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void; and
  3. You must not access or use an account or Virtual Items that have been sublicensed, rented, leased, sold, traded, gifted, bequeathed, or otherwise transferred from the original account creator without Zynga’s permission.

3. Collection and Publication of Personal Information.

You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

  1. Try to get login information or access an account belonging to other players.
  2. Collect or harvest other user’s content or information
  3. Upload or transmit or attempt to upload or transmit, without Zynga’s express permission, any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including, without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats ("gifs"), 1x1 pixels, web bugs, cookies or other similar devices or technologies (sometimes referred to as "spyware," "passive collection mechanisms" or "pcms").

4. Offensive or Infringing Content.

You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

  1. Post any content that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, otherwise objectionable or offensive; or violates any applicable law or regulation.
  2. Post any content that contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or that contains a link to such content;
  3. Harass, abuse, or harm, or advocate or incite harassment, abuse or harm of another person, group, including without limitation Zynga employees and customer service representatives; or
  4. Post content that infringes or violates some else’s rights or otherwise violates the law.
  5. Impersonate any other person, including without limitation, a Zynga employee.

5. Commercial Activity.

You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

  1. Use the Service for any unauthorized commercial purpose, including but not limited to (1) communicating or facilitating any commercial advertisement or solicitation (such as chain letters, junk e-mail or repetitive messages (spim and spam)), or (2) gathering or transferring virtual items for sale;
  2. Use the Service for performing in-game services, such as power-leveling and item collection services, in exchange for payment outside the Service.

6. Unauthorized Use of or Connection to the Service.

You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

  1. Use or design cheats, exploits, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any unauthorized third party or other software designed to modify or interfere with the service or any Zynga game experience;
  2. Institute (Execute), assist, encourage, or become involved in any type of attack, including without limitation distribution of a virus, denial of service attacks upon the service, or other attempts to disrupt the Service or any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Service;
  3. Try to gain unauthorized access to the Service, accounts registered to others or to the any computer or server used to offer or support the Service or any Zynga game environment (each a "Server") or networks connected to the service by any means other than the user interface provided by Zynga, including but not limited to, by circumventing or modifying or causing to be modified , attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person to circumvent or modify, any security, technology, device, files, or software that is part of the service;
  4. Use, facilitate, create, or maintain any unauthorized connection to the Service, including without limitation (1) any connection to any unauthorized server that emulates, or attempts to emulate any part of the Service; or (2) any connection using programs, tools, or software not expressly approved by Zynga;
  5. Use any unauthorized third party or other software that accesses, intercepts, "mines", or otherwise collects information from or through the Service or that is in transit from or to the Service, including, without limitation, any software that reads areas of RAM or streams of network traffic used by the Service to store information about Zynga game characters, elements, or environment. Zynga may, at its sole and absolute discretion, allow the use of certain third party user interfaces;
  6. Intercept, examine or otherwise observe any proprietary communications protocol used by a client, a server, or the Service, whether through the use of a network analyzer, packet sniffer or any other tools;
  7. Make any automated use of the Service, or take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, or
  8. Bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures We employ to restrict access to the Service or use any software, technology, or device to send content or messages, scrape, spider, or crawl the Service, or harvest or manipulate data;
  9. Interfere or try to interfere with the proper functioning of the Service, or connect to or use the Service in any way not expressly permitted by the Terms of Service or Feature Terms,  including disrupting, overburdening, or assisting in or encouraging the disruption or overburdening of (1)any Server; or (2) the enjoyment of the service or any Zynga game by any other person;
  10. Make improper use of Zynga’s support services, including by submitting false abuse reports or using profane and abusive language in your communications with our support personnel; or
  11. Except where permitted by law or relevant open source licenses, modify, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise try to derive the source code from us, or to obtain any information from the Service using any method not expressly permitted by Zynga; or
  12. Copy, modify or distribute content from any Zynga site or game, or Zynga’s copyrights or trademarks or use any method to copy or distribute the content of the Service except as specifically authorized by Zynga.