Last Updated: March 26th, 2015
Throughout this document, reference to 505 Games shall refer collectively to 505 Games Srl and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates and related corporate entities.
1. ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
To use the Services, you must establish an account (“Account”) directly with 505 Games and/or through a Platform where the Game can be accessed. You will be required to provide certain personal information. It is a condition of your use of this site that all the information you provide will be true, correct, current, and complete. If Publisher believes the information you provide is not true, correct, current, or complete, Publisher has the right to refuse you access to the Service or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time.
Subject to your compliance with this Terms of Service and any other 505 Games’ policies relating to your use of the Game and Service, 505 Games grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited, non-commercial and revocable license to access and play its Games on the Services for entertainment purposes only.
2. USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS
During the registration process, you may be required to choose a user name, which will also serve as the name for the graphical representation of your body in the Service (your “avatar”), and a password.
When choosing a user name, you must abide by the following guidelines as well as the rules of common decency. If Publisher finds such a user name to be offensive or improper, Publisher will be entitled, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change the name and/or terminate your use of the Service.
You may not select the name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; a name that violates any trademark rights, copyright or other proprietary right; or a name that is vulgar, offensive, defamatory, obscene, hatefully or otherwise objectionable.
Any passwords used for the Services are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password. Publisher will be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that Publisher considers insecure, Publisher will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account. In the event that you become aware of or reasonably suspect any breach of security, you must immediately notify Publisher.
3. RULES OF CONDUCT
You agree to abide by certain rules of conduct. Among other actions, you agree that you will not:
1. upload, post, send, submit, publish or transmit material that you do not have the right to post, including material that infringes or violates any third party rights;
2. upload, post, send, submit, publish or transmit material that violates any law or regulation;
3. upload, post, send, submit, publish or transmit material that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or otherwise objectionable;
4. upload, post, send, submit, publish or transmit material that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
5. upload, post, send, submit, publish or transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials that are in the nature of “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation of a commercial endeavor;
6. impersonate any person or entity without their consent;
7. attempt to gain access to another user’s Account or password.
You also agree to abide by the rules and conditions of the Service where 505 Games’ applications and games may be found and accessed.
Publisher reserves the right to monitor the Service to determine compliance with these Rules of Conduct. Publisher reserves the right to suspend or cancel your Account for any violation by you of these Rules of Conduct and/or any violation of federal, state, local and international laws at any time without notice.
Publisher also reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to take whatever steps it deems necessary to abridge or prevent behavior of any sort on the Service in its sole discretion, without notice to you.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP
All rights and title in and to the Software and the Service (including without limitation any user accounts, titles, computer code, themes, objects, avatars, avatar names, stories, dialogue, catch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, any related documentation, “applets” incorporated into the Software, transcripts of the chat rooms, avatar profit information, recordings of games played on the Software, and the client and server software) are owned by Publisher or its licensors and/or the Services on which 505 Games’ applications and games are located and may be accessed. The Software and the Service are protected by United States and international laws. The Software and Service may contain certain licensed materials, and Publisher’s licensors may enforce their rights in the event of any violation of this Agreement.
You agree that you have no rights or title in or to any content that appears in the Software, including the virtual goods or currency appearing or originating in the Game, or any other attributes associated with the Account or stored on the Service.
Publisher does not recognize any virtual property transfers executed outside of the Game or the purported sale, gift or trade in the “real world” of anything related to the Game. Accordingly, you may not sell items for “real” money or otherwise exchange items for value outside of the Game.
Publisher does not recognize the transfer of Accounts. You may not purchase, sell, gift or trade any Account, or offer to purchase, sell, gift or trade any Account, and any such attempt shall be null and void.
Publishers may choose to permit players to retain intellectual property rights in the content they create or to permit the exchange of virtual property for “real world” money. However, these practices can lead to liability for the Publisher and should be undertaken with caution.
Publisher reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, terminate or modify your access to any or all of Publisher’s Games and/or Service or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. In the event that Publisher suspends or terminates your Account or this Agreement, you understand and agree that you shall not be entitled to receive any refund of fees or unused subscription time.
This Agreement is effective until terminated. You may terminate this Agreement by terminating the Account and deleting the Software. In the event that you terminate or breach this Agreement, you will forfeit your right to any and all payments you may have made for pre-purchased access to Game. The provisions of Sections 4-12 shall survive termination.
Publisher will have the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users relating to the Games. As a condition of access to its Games, you release Publisher, its shareholders, partners, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents, suppliers, licensees and distributors from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute you have or claim to have with one or more users of the Game, including but not limited to Publisher’s resolution of disputes relating to the Game.
In any society, real or virtual, there are bound to be disputes between individuals. While it may be in the publisher’s interest to help the parties resolve their disputes, the publisher should also protect itself from liability with respect to its decision to become involved and/or the ultimate resolution.
505 GAMES’ GAMES AND/OR ACCESS TO ITS GAMES ON THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND PUBLISHER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE PROGRAM OR THE SERVICE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. PUBLISHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, AND NON- INFRINGEMENT.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NEITHER PUBLISHER NOR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS OR AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM (A) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE GAMES AND/OR THE SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION; (B) THE LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PLAYER CHARACTERS, ACCOUNTS, STATISTICS, INVENTORIES, USER PROVIDE INFORMATION STORED BY GAME; OR (C) INTERRUPTIONS OF SERVICE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ISP DISRUPTIONS, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE FAILURES OR ANY OTHER EVENT WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF DATA OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL PUBLISHER BE LIABILE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
10. FORCE MAJEURE
Publisher shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of Publisher, including without limitation any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances or cause beyond Publisher’s control such as acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes, or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
11. JURISDICTION AND DISPUTES
If you are a resident of the United States, this Agreement and any dispute arising out of or related to it or the Game and/or Service shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Publisher must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in Los Angeles County, California. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Los Angeles County, California for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes. If you reside in a Member State of the European Union or any other Country other than the United States: (i) the laws of England, excluding its conflicts-of-law rules, govern this Terms of Service and your Account(s); and (ii) you expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with Publisher or relating in any way to your Account(s) or your use of Games and/or Services resides in the Courts of England and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of England in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Publisher or its affiliates, employees, contractors, officers, directors, vendors and content providers.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and publisher as a result of this Agreement or use of Publisher’s Service.
A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.