THIS LAND IS ZONED RESIDENTIAL ONLY.  ONLY PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL USE IS PERMITTED.  NO COMMERCIAL OR GROUP ACTIVITIES OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED.  YOU DO NOT NEED A PREMIUM ACCOUNT TO OWN LAND ON THIS SIM.  OWNERS MAY RESELL THE LAND THEY PURCHASE HERE.

 

In order to maintain a quality living experience in the region certain terms and conditions apply. All tenants, residents and guests must abide by the rules stated below. By becoming a tenant in this region, you are agreeing to ALL terms and conditions outlined here, as well as any future revisions of this document that may from time to time be released. Any such changes will be communicated to all tenants and will become effective on the next tier renewal date or 30 days from the notification date, whichever comes first. Use or possession of land in the region on or after the effective date constitutes acceptance of the new covenant.

 

ESTATE RESIDENTS ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR GUESTS, VISITORS, TENANTS, OR CLIENTS.

BY BECOMING A RESIDENT OR TENANT OF ANY DREAM SEEKER ESTATES SIM, YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND GUIDELINES IN THIS COVENANT.

 

  1. VAT AND OTHER TAXES
  1. Dream Seeker Estates and Linden Labs will not charge VAT or other taxes on top of the land purchase fee or the monthly tier fees spent towards your land in Dream Seeker Estates.

  1. TIER FEES -
  1. Tier fees are due 7 days after purchase.
  2. Tier fees are payable in Linden currency in-world into a rental box.
  3. Tier fees are not refundable under any circumstances.
  4. Overdue fees will result in land being immediately reclaimed by management and may be sold or removed from the grid without further warning.
  5. You do not need to have a premium account to own land in Dream Seeker Estates and the land you own in Dream Seeker Estates will not contribute to your land tier obligations to Linden Labs. Linden Labs will not be charging you tier fees.
  6. Dream Seeker Estates reserves the right to change tier or rental fees at any time and for any reason.  In such cases affected residents will be notified and new rates will become effective on next payment date.

  1. OWNERSHIP, LAND RESALE AND PARCEL MANAGEMENT
  1. All parcels sold in Dream Seeker Estates must have one specific individual registered as the person responsible for tier payment. That person is the individual that the estate recognizes as the owner of the parcel, regardless of who at the time is listed as the owner of the parcel (individual or group), who paid for the initial purchase, and regardless of any other dealings that may have occurred. In the event of a breakdown of a relationship or another dispute, the land will be returned to the person who is currently registered as the party responsible for tier payments and has made at least one tier payment.
  2. As a tenant of Dream Seeker Estates, you must maintain membership in the Dream Seeker Estates group as that will be the primary vehicle for the Estate management to contact you with any information pertaining to the Estate.
  3. If you wish to sell your land, you must sell it in the exact same parcel configuration (size / shape) as what you have originally purchased from Dream Seeker Estates. Any such sale MUST be communicated to Dream Seeker Estates in order to transfer tier fee obligations to the new owner.

  1. ZONING
  1. Homestead Community sims are zoned for residential use only.
  2. Commercial and group activity is not allowed.

  1. SUBDIVISION / SUBLETTING
  1. In order to keep open space and maintain the beauty of the neighborhood, land may not be subdivided and no more than 1 building per land area may be placed.
  2. Subletting is not permitted.

  1. ANIMALS
  1. Up to 1 animal/pets (breedable or non-breedable) allowed per 1024 sqm. For example, if you rent a 2048 sqm. parcel, you will be allowed up to 2 animals/pets. Residents found with more than the allowed number of animals/pet will be asked to reduce the number of animals/pets or move to one of our Farm Regions which allows a higher number of animals/pets.
  2. Animal movement must be turned off when the resident is not present on the parcel in order to minimize collisions and support good performance of the region.

  1. RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES
  1. Griefing neighbours is strictly forbidden and may result in immediate reclaiming of the land and banishment of the offending user from the Dream Seeker Estates.
  2. Although travel throughout the estate is permitted, private ownership of land and buildings must be respected. All residents and visitors are expected to treat other residents and private land properties with the same respect as would be expected in a real world
  3. Weather systems are not allowed.
  4. No floating structures of any kind below 300 meters.

  1. SIM PERFORMANCE
  1. For the enjoyment of all residents, lag on sims in the estate is monitored and the estate management team responds to lag complaints and endeavours to maintain acceptable levels of performance in all sims.
  2. No lag intensive scripts should be used. Please use your best judgment as to which scripts are necessary to accommodate your living style, while also respecting your neighbors in regards to simulator performance. If the performance of the sim drops below 40 FPS you may be asked to make the necessary changes to restore performance back to a manageable level
  3. Physics can also cause a lot of stress on the sim CPU in some situations. For example, two physical objects in constant contact with each other may trigger countless collisions which must be processed by the physics engine.

  1. PARCEL ACCESS, SECURITY AND PRIVACY
  1. Out of respect for the neighbours, sound and voice must be limited to the parcel.  In parcel's Media configuration window, please ensure that the "Restrict Voice to this parcel" checkbox is checked if Voice is enabled.  Also make sure to check the box to "Restrict gesture and object sounds to this parcel".
  2. Parcel access will be your responsibility.
  3. Global bans are permitted.
  4. Individual avatars found to cause problems may be banned by adding them to the Banned Residents list.
  5. You must not restrict access to the ocean water even if it is within your parcel boundaries. You must not restrict air travel through your parcel at absolute altitudes above 70m (50m from water level).
  6. Security orbs are not allowed. Please utilize your access tab for parcel protection.
  7. Recommended Security Settings:

    In order to enhance everyone's experience in the Dream Seeker Estates regions and at the same time establish adequate security to protect the land and the region from most griefer attacks, the following security settings are recommended (you will find them under 'About Land -> Options tab').
  1. TERRAFORMING, ARCHITECTURE, STYLE
  1. Architecture and landscaping must fit the theme of the region. When in doubt, ask the estate management. Temporary exceptions may be granted to allow decorating for special occasions.
  2. Castles are not permitted.
  3. Land can be terraformed +/- 5 meters from default terrain.
  4. Terrain needs to look natural throughout the estate and so land formations need to connect smoothly between parcels.  Please contact support if you require help smoothing the edge of your parcel so that it blends well with surrounding terrain
  5. Parcel walls are not allowed.

  1. MATURE CONTENT AND LEGAL
  1. The region is rated as mature.
  2. You are expected to comply with applicable legislatures of your real life place of residence, your current real life location, any legislature applicable to Linden Labs, and the legislature of Canada and the province of Alberta.
  3. You are expected to fully comply with all provisions with the Second Life Terms Of Service (TOS).
  4. Dream Seeker Estates or any officer thereof shall not be held responsible for any losses of any kind, direct or indirect.
  5. Dream Seeker Estates is also not responsible for the objects returned or lost for any reason.

  1. DISPUTES AND MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
  1. Dream Seeker Estates management has the final authority in making judgments in any disputes.
  2. Dream Seeker Estates management has the authority to remove any structures, landscaping, objects or scripts, or take any other action that it in its sole opinion deems necessary to maintain or restore the intended atmosphere of the region, to restore or maintain the performance of the SIM, or to enforce compliance with this covenant.
  3. If a resident threatens or carries out action that has a hostile intent to inflict direct or indirect financial losses upon the Dream Seeker Estates group, any partner estate, or any officer thereof, the estate management will immediately reclaim any land owned by that resident without refund and the resident will be muted and banned from all affiliated estates. Linden Labs will be notified of the incident.

  1. CONTACTS