BattleNations.Net Terms of Service
These Terms of Service are a binding agreement between you and “Battlenations.net”, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies hereby referred to as (“Battle Nations”) that governs your use of the Service. The “Service” means (i) the website located at http://www.battlenations.net. (the “Site”), including any services, features and content accessible or downloadable from the Site, and (ii) any other Battle Nations application, service or product licensed, downloaded or otherwise accessed by you through third party websites or sources.
1. Your Agreement to these Terms of Service
Please carefully read these Terms of Service. By registering for an Account or otherwise using the Service, you represent that (1) you are age 13
or older, (2) you understand and agree to these Terms of Service, and (3) if you are between the ages of 13 and 18, your legal guardian has reviewed and agrees to these Terms of Service.
BY INSTALLING, USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL, USE OR OTHERWISE ACCESS THE SERVICE. USE OF THE SERVICE IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
2. Changes to the Terms of Service and the Service
Except as may be expressly specified otherwise by Battle Nations with respect to paid portions of the Service, Battle Nations reserves the right to add, change, suspend or discontinue the Service, or any aspect or feature of the Service, without notice or liability.
3. Limited License Grant and Restrictions
Battle Nations grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable revocable license to use and display the following: (a) the portions of the Service that are freely accessible from the Battle Nations Site or that are, with Battle Nations’ authorization, made freely accessible from third party websites or sources, and (b) such other portions of the Service accessible on a “for-payment” basis, provided that you have paid the applicable fees and satisfied all applicable conditions. The license in the preceding sentence is (i) solely for your personal, non-commercial use; (ii) solely for a single computer to access the Site and solely on a Device to access applications; and (iii) subject to your compliance at all times with these Terms of Service.
You agree not to (and not to attempt to): (i) copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Service or any portion of the Service, except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Service; or (ii) use the Service for any use or purpose other than as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service. Neither Battle Nations nor any of the Battle Nations Parties (as defined below) grant to you any licenses or rights except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms of Service.
4. Registration, User Data and Accounts
You may register to play our games through the Battle Nations Account Service, AKA BNAccount As part of this registration process, you may be asked to provide information about yourself in order to use the Service. You agree to provide and maintain (updating as necessary) true, accurate, complete and current information as requested by the Service. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or not current, Battle Nations has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service by you.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account with or without your knowledge. You agree to notify Battle Nations immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security related to your Account. All technology, information, and data relating to Battle Nations Accounts and Account Services is maintained, owned, and operated solely by Battle Nations, Inc.
Under no circumstance shall you be permitted to share your account info with another person. In addition, under no circumstance shall you log into an account that you are not the sole owner of. Sharing, trading, loaning, or selling Accounts/Account info is strictly prohibited and will result in termination of the culprit Accounts and suspension of the user’s devices from the Battle Nations Account Services.
5. Your Content; Service Materials
As between you and Battle Nations, Battle Nations and its licensors own and will retain ownership of all right, title and interest in and to the Service and the Service Materials, except for Your Content (as defined below) and except as otherwise expressly set forth in these Terms of Service. You shall not acquire any ownership rights whatsoever by downloading Service Materials or by purchasing any Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods (each as defined below).
You agree that the Service Materials are protected by, and their use, copying and dissemination may be restricted by, applicable intellectual property and other laws in both the United States and other jurisdictions. All rights not expressly granted by these Terms of Service are reserved by Battle Nations and its licensors, and no license is granted hereunder by estoppel, implication or otherwise. You agree not to encumber, license, modify, publish, copy, sell, transfer, transmit or in any way exploit, any portion of the Service or Service Materials other than Your Content (as defined below), nor will you attempt to do so, except as expressly permitted in writing by Battle Nations and, as applicable, the owner of such Service Materials (from whom you are solely responsible for obtaining permission).
“Service Materials” means all information and materials that are part of the Service, including without limitation the following: any and all copyrightable material, including software; the “look and feel” of the Service or portions thereof; the compilation, assembly and arrangement of the materials of the Service or portions thereof; photographs; graphics; layout; text; images; audio; video; designs; advertising copy; data; logos; domain names; trademarks, service marks, trade names and other source identifiers; and User Content.
The term “Battle Nations,” the Battle Nations logo and other Battle Nations, Inc. logos and product and service names are trademarks and service marks of, and are owned by, Battle Nations. You may not use or display such trademarks in any manner, including without limitation using such trademarks as “metatags,” except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Service. All third party trademarks and service marks appearing on the Service are the property of their respective owners and all rights therein are reserved.
7. User Content (including Your Content)
The Service may invite or enable you and other users to create, submit, post, display, transmit, perform, publish or distribute communications, content and materials (including without limitation text, writings, photographs, graphics, images, comments, personally identifiable information, etc.), including by making the foregoing available to Battle Nations and other users of the Service, whether via e-mail or through online forums, message boards, messaging services, blogs or other functionality of the Service or portions thereof (collectively, “User Content”). Battle Nations has no obligation to accept, display, review, maintain or otherwise exploit any User Content.
You understand that all User Content available in connection with the Service is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated. Battle Nations has no obligation to pre-screen, review, examine, evaluate or otherwise monitor any User Content for accuracy, validity, legality, decency, integrity or any other quality. Battle Nations makes no, and hereby disclaims any and all, warranties or other guarantees with respect to User Content. You understand that your use of the Service is at your own risk and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, indecent, objectionable or that does not otherwise meet your needs. You bear all risks associated with, the use of any User Content available in connection with the Service. Battle Nations shall not be liable in any way for any User Content made available via the Service, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any such User Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of such User Content.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Battle Nations reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, review, monitor, refuse, remove from the Service, censor, edit, alter, delete, disable access to or otherwise make unavailable any User Content (including without limitation Your Content) without notice for any reason, including without limitation the violation of these Terms of Service, or for no reason, at any time. You may bring User Content that you believe violates these Terms of Service, or other inappropriate user behavior, to Battle Nationss’ attention by contacting us at our Service Desk.
User Content that you make available in connection with the Service is referred to herein as “Your Content.” You agree that Your Content is not confidential. You further agree that Your Content will not be returned to you. You represent and warrant that Your Content is original to you and that you exclusively own the rights to Your Content, including the right to grant all of the rights and licenses in these Terms of Service without Battle Nations incurring any third party obligations or liability arising out of its exercise of such rights and licenses. Battle Nations does not claim any ownership rights in Your Content and nothing in these Terms of Service will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit Your Content. Battle Nations has no obligation to monitor or enforce your intellectual property rights in or to Your Content.You hereby grant to Battle Nations a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, (with the right to sublicense), to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast and otherwise exploit for any purpose Your Content via the Service or by any other means. You also hereby grant to Battle Nations the right to sublicense and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted to Battle Nations under these Terms of Service. You further hereby irrevocably grant to Battle Nations the unconditional right to use and exploit your name, persona and likeness included in any User Content and in connection with any User Content, without any obligation to you. Except as prohibited by law, you waive any rights of attribution and/or any moral rights you may have in Your Content, regardless whether Your Content is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.
8. Public Information Including User Generated Content, Online Forums, Blogs, and Profiles
You may choose to disclose information about yourself in the course of contributing user generated content to Battle Nations sites or games or in our blogs, message boards, user “profiles” for public view or in similar forums on our sites and/or on third party sites. Information that you disclose in any of these forums is unencrypted, public information, that may be accessed or recorded by Battle Nations employees. There is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality there.
You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit in the course of these public activities can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to make public in any of these forums.
Note also that in the ordinary course of Internet activity, certain information may be sent from your browser to third parties such as advertising networks and analytics companies. Battle Nations has no control over the information sent from your browser to those networks or other third parties and recommends that you ensure that your browser settings prevent the disclosure of information you would not like to share.
If you post text, including forum comments or feedback, videos, images or photos on one of our sites for public view and/or in relation to polls, raffles and contests you should be aware that these may be viewed, collected, copied and/or used by Battle Nations in its sites and games with or without your consent and you grant Battle Nations a free perpetual license to use this content or generate any derivative work from this content in its sites and games without your consent. We are not responsible for the ideas, feedback, text, videos, images or photos that you choose to submit to Battle Nations’s sites.
9. Restrictions and Rules of Use
The following restrictions and rules apply to your use of the Service. As a condition of your use of the Service, and without limiting your other obligations under these Terms of Service, you agree to comply with the restrictions and rules set forth in this Section as well as any additional restrictions or rules (such as application-specific rules) set forth in the Service itself.
You shall not create an Account or access the Service if you are under the age of 13
You shall monitor your Account to restrict use by minors, and you will deny access to children under the age of 13. You accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of your Account by minors. You are responsible for any use of your credit card or other payment instrument by minors
You shall not use your Account for any commercial purpose, including without limitation, (a) any attempt to raise money for any party or any purpose or advertise, (b) promote or attempt to trade, sell a website or any other product or service of any kind.
You shall not use your Account to advertise, or solicit, or transmit any commercial advertisements, including chain letters, junk e-mail or repetitive messages (e.g., spam) to anyone
You shall not use your Account to engage in any illegal conduct
You shall not rent, lease, sell, trade or otherwise transfer your Account or any virtual items or virtual currency associated with your Account to anyone without Battle Nations’ prior written permission.
You shall not submit false refund requests to Battle Nations or third party platform
You further agree not to:
(i) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
(ii) interfere with, disrupt or circumvent any security feature of the Service or any feature that restricts or enforces limitations on use of or access to the Service;
(iii) use the Service to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
(iv) use the Service to harm minors in any way;
(v) use the Service to reveal any personal information about another individual, including any information that may be used to track, contact or impersonate that individual;
(vi) defraud or mislead Battle Nations or other users;
(viii) impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(ix) create any Account by automated means or false pretenses or use any other user’s Account for any purpose, including to circumvent a suspension or ban; or
(x) cheat or use, develop or distribute automation software programs (“bots”), “macro” software programs or other “cheat utility” software program or applications which are designed to modify the Battle Nations experience to the detriment of fair play.
You also agree to comply with all applicable laws or other rules regarding online conduct and acceptable User Content, and you agree to comply with all applicable laws or other rules regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
In addition, you agree not to use the Service or any portion of the Service to commit actions that Battle Nations considers, in its sole discretion, to be detrimental in any way to the Service or to any user’s enjoyment of the Service.
Battle Nations reserves the right to determine what conduct it considers to be in violation of the rules of use or otherwise outside the spirit of the these Terms of Service or the Service itself and to take action as a result, which may include termination of your Account and exclusion from further participation in the Service.
You may terminate your Account at any time and for any reason by filling a ticket on our Service Desk page.
Battle Nations may terminate these Terms of Service, your Account and your access to the Service (or, at Battle Nations’ sole option, applicable portions of the Service) at any time and for any reason. In addition, Battle Nations may notify authorities or take any actions it deems appropriate (including without limitation suspending your Account and your access to the Service), without notice to you if Battle Nations suspects or determines that you may have (i) failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service or any policies or rules established by Battle Nations; or (ii) engaged in actions relating to or in the course of using the Service that may be illegal or cause liability, harm, embarrassment, harassment, abuse or disruption for you, Battle Nations, any third parties or the Service itself.
You may, as the result of termination, lose your Account and all information and data associated therewith, including without limitation your user names, avatars, characters and achievements, Virtual Currency and Virtual Goods. You will not be entitled to and Battle Nations will not be liable to you or any third party for any refund, reimbursement or other liability as a result of any termination permitted under these Terms of Service for any reason, whether by you or Battle Nations. Battle Nations reserves the right to refuse to keep Accounts for or provide the Service to any individual. You shall not allow individuals whose Accounts have been terminated by Battle Nations to use your Account.
These Terms of Service will remain effective until terminated.
11. Disputes with Others
Battle Nations reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor and manage disputes between you and other users of the Service. You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of the Service and other parties that you come in contact with through the Service. You will cooperate fully with Battle Nations to investigate any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity, including, without limitation, granting Battle Nations access to any password-protected portions of your Account. Battle Nations hereby disclaims any and all liability to you or any third party relating to any dispute between you and other users of the Service.
*12. Disclaimers of Warranties and Damages, Limitations of Liability*
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER Battle Nations NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES, OR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSEES OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, “Battle Nations PARTIES”) WARRANT THAT (A) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THE SERVICE MATERIALS OR USER CONTENT WILL BE VIEWABLE TO YOU OR (B) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED,TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.
UNDER THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE Battle Nations PARTIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ANY Battle Nations PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE Battle Nations PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO Battle Nations IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IN THE NINETY (90) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID Battle Nations ANY SUCH AMOUNTS IN THE NINETY (90) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH Battle Nations IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE AND TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent that Battle Nations or any other Battle Nations Party may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any warranty or limit its liability as set forth herein, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of Battle Nations’ and such Battle Nations Party’s liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Battle Nations Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) due to or arising from (1) information in your Account and any information you (or anyone accessing the Service using your Account) submit, post or transmit through the Service, (2) your (or anyone accessing the Service using your Account) use of the Service, (3) your (or anyone accessing the Service using your Account) violation of these Terms of Service, and (4) your (or anyone accessing the Service using your Account) violation of any rights of any other person or entity. Battle Nations reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any indemnifiable matter and you agree to cooperate with Battle Nations to defend these claims.
14. Governing Law and Remedies
These Terms of Service and any action related thereto or to the Service will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Service will be the state and federal courts located in Seattle, Washington, and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts. The parties specifically disclaim application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. You acknowledge that the rights granted and obligations made to Battle Nations under these Terms of Service are of a unique and irreplaceable nature, the loss of which may result in immediate and irreparable harm to Battle Nations for which remedies at law are inadequate. Battle Nations shall therefore be entitled to seek injunctive or other equitable relief (without the obligation to post any bond) in the event of any breach or anticipatory breach by you. You hereby irrevocably waive all rights to seek injunctive or other equitable relief.
15. Links to Third Party Websites
The Service may contain links to third party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Battle Nations is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Battle Nations of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources. Battle Nations may remove any links at any time for any reason or for no reason.
16. Posting unreleased IP / Game data
Taking information from the raw game data (ie. exploring the .IPA) is strictly prohibited. Posting images from the IPA or talking about information regarding, deriving from, or related to exploring the IPA data will result in a permanent ban from the game and the forums.
17. Abandoned Accounts
Game accounts that have not been accessed for one year will be flagged as “abandoned accounts”. Abandoned accounts risk forfeiting all rights and access to purchased virtual currency and items.
18. Miscellaneous Provisions
(a) Access and Availability. You agree to be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware, mobile devices and any other equipment needed for access to and use of the Service, and all charges related thereto. Battle Nations operates and controls the Service from its offices in the United States. The information and materials provided on the Service are not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Battle Nations to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.
© No Waiver. The failure of Battle Nations to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision, and no waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect.
(d) Assignment. These Terms of Service may not be assigned by you without Battle Nations’ prior written consent, but are freely assignable by Battle Nations.
(e) Compliance. Upon Battle Nations’ request, you will furnish Battle Nations any documentation, substantiation or releases necessary to verify your compliance with these Terms of Service.
(f) Construction and Waiver of Defenses. You agree that these Terms of Service will not be construed against Battle Nations by virtue of having drafted them. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms of Service and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms of Service.
(g) Force Majeure. Battle Nations shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including without limitation any failure to perform hereunder due to acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes, or shortages of energy.
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