Updates to Terms

We're making some changes to our policies that apply to all users, creators and developers using mod.io to keep up with new features, changing legal requirements and user feedback. Read on for the details.

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We're committed to providing the industry-leading mod service that enables game developers to launch and run cross-platform UGC communities - in a safe, scalable and user-friendly manner that's rewarding for their players and creators. To uphold this commitment, we periodically update the terms and policies that govern how users and games interact with and use our service, to keep up with new mod.io features, changing legal requirements and user feedback.

Since the last update to our terms, we've proudly rolled out mod support on consoles, mobile and VR for games like Skater XL, SnowRunner, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, Fun with Ragdolls: The Game and others, all places where mods have historically not been supported. We've also grown from a handful of games to powering millions of mod installs monthly, and have plenty of enhancements planned. As a result of this expansion and the different rules that apply to each platform, as well as changing privacy laws internationally, we've overhauled all of our agreements to make them more consistent, and to provide greater detail with regards to your rights, how the platform works for all parties, and the rules and responsibilities that apply to each.

Details of each agreement are provided below; we recommend reading through the policy updates that apply to you:

  • Terms of Use - this has been revised to encompass the additional requirements and rules enforced by consoles, mobiles and other platforms where mod.io is now supporting user-generated content. We have also made clear that you are responsible for the content you choose to share using mod.io, and that the relevant game developer is responsible for providing support and responding to reports relating to their games content availability.
  • Privacy Policy - this has been revised to encompass additional requirements and rules enforced by consoles, mobiles and platforms where mod.io is now supporting user-generated content. More details have been provided, that outline how mod.io receives and shares information with game developers and other users via our API, website and services, and the data of yours that you can expect to be made available via such requests. We are committed to applying the best privacy principles globally, and ensuring all users have control over their information destiny, and to continually update our policies to uphold this commitment.
  • Acceptable Use Policy - usage and community guidelines have been expanded and moved from the terms of use into their own policy for simplicity and ease-of-reference.
  • Payment Terms - purchases, subscriptions and refunds have been moved from the terms of use and developer terms into their own policy for simplicity and ease-of-reference.
  • API Access Terms (for users creating plugins and tools using the REST API) - the terms that govern your usage of the mod.io API have been updated to keep consistent with other agreements.
  • Developer Terms (for games using the mod.io platform) - the terms that govern your games usage of the mod.io service have been updated to keep consistent with other agreements. We have added requirements and rules enforced by consoles, mobiles and other platforms where mod.io is now supporting user-generated content, as well as changes to keep up with privacy laws internationally. You can find the updated terms on the Options Page in your games control panel.

If you have any questions about the changes, please contact our support team. If you would like to review your account’s profile and privacy settings, you can do that by logging into your account's settings page. We welcome all feedback, so don't hesitate to reach out anytime.

These changes will go into effect for existing users on March 1st, 2021. They will apply to you if you continue to use mod.io after this date. Please be aware that user accounts that have been in-active for an extended period of time after this date, might be removed and need to be recreated.

- mod.io team

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