Activision is an American video game publishing company based in Santa Monica, California. It is the publishing arm of its massive parent company, Activision Blizzard.
You can be banned from playing any of Activision games due to improper conduct. In order to understand what improper conduct on Activision games means you have to first understand their 'Security and Enforcement Policy'.
Activision Security and Enforcement Policy
First and foremost it is important to know what certain terms in the policy mean.
A minor offense is an action in which no quantifiable harm has been caused to another player of the game's community as a whole. On the other hand, an extreme offense is an action that results in significant harm to another player or the game's community.
Temporary suspensions by Activision can last between 48 hours and 14 days depending on the offense. Permanent Activision suspensions are final and lasting.
You will be permanently banned by Activision if you use third party software to hack into or modify any of their games. The penalty applies to anyone who deliberately uses third party software to mod game data in memory or on disk.
Illegally obtaining an Activision game will also lead to a permanent ban if discovered. Pirated content is so looked down upon that first time offenders will be permanently banned.
If you use unsupported devices, hardware and applications to play a game or cheat in a game, you will be banned. First time offenders will be temporarily banned while repeat offenders will be permanently banned.
Any game users who collude to exploit the game for in-game rewards will be penalized. First time offenders will be temporarily banned while repeat offenders will be permanently banned.
If you abuse or exploit a glitch in an Activision's game code or game play rules, you will be subject to penalties. First time offenders will be temporarily banned while repeat offenders will be permanently banned.
Deliberately preventing another player from playing the game using exploits or unsportsmanlike behavior will be banned from playing the game. First time offenders will be temporarily banned while repeat offenders will be permanently banned.
Cyber bulling and any other forms of harassment on an Activision game are considered to be extreme offenses. Use of aggressive, offensive, derogatory, or culturally charged language will lead to a ban. First time and second time offenders will be temporarily banned while repeat or extreme offenders will be permanently banned.
Game users are also not permitted to use offensive emblems or paintjobs in Activision games. First time offenders will be temporarily banned while repeat offenders will be permanently banned.
If you are found to be using content that was not acquired through regular game play channels, you are subject to penalties. Users are allowed to obtain content from gifts, through social means, customer service events and promotions. First time offenders will be temporarily banned while repeat offenders will be permanently banned.
You will be penalized if you decompile or reverse engineer game code or data from an Activision game. You should not reverse engineer, derive source code, modify, decompile, disassemble, or create derivative works of the software. If you so do you will be permanently banned.
Appealing a Ban
The only way to appeal a ban by Activision is to contact them directly. You can contact them through the following avenues:
You can contact Activision customer support directly from their support page. just click the 'Contact Us' tab and proceed to follow the instructions.
You can also use Twitter and Facebook to get in contact with Activision support. The social media feeds are usually very busy so don't use them for urgent appeals.
You can give Activision customer support a call and appeal your account ban. A phone call is quick and efficient. You can obtain the Activision customer service number on GetHuman.
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