WHAT IS THIS DOCUMENT? WHEN CAN I PLAY?
Note: Our Services may integrate third-party wallet services, such as Metamask, which allow you to interact with certain smart contracts deployed by third parties on the OpenSea blockchain protocol, as well as blockchain-enabled assets such as non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”). Our Services may provide unique gameplay benefits (“In-Game Entitlements”) to owners of these blockchain-enabled assets, as described in more detail in Section 8 below.
We’ve tried to be straightforward in this Agreement, but if you have any questions, feel free to send us a note at email@example.com (our “Support Email Address”). You’ll also notice some capitalized terms in this Agreement. They’re called “defined terms,” and we use them so that we don’t have to repeat the same language again and again. They mean the same thing every time you see them in this document.
A Few Important Notices—Arbitration, Refunds, Class Actions and Damages
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARBITRATION FOR U.S. CUSTOMERS: WHEN YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS YOU ARE AGREEING (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND BATTLEBOUND THROUGH BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY SECTION 21 “DISPUTE RESOLUTION” BELOW FOR DETAILS REGARDING ARBITRATION.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT INSTALL, COPY, OR USE OUR SERVICES. WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION (SEE SECTION 9), ANYTHING YOU PURCHASE FROM US IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
Your use of the Services is also governed by any applicable agreements you have with the platform or App Store which you use to play our Games (the “Platform Agreement(s)”). In the event of a conflict between any Platform Agreement(s) on which you play one of our Games and this Agreement with respect to your use of our Services, this Agreement will take priority.
NFTs may be available on one or more third-party platforms, such as OpenSea (each, a “NFT Marketplace”), which we do not operate. Your access and use of each NFT Marketplace is subject to the separate terms applicable to each NFT Marketplace. To obtain NFTs, you may also need to use a crypto wallet service such as Metamask (a “Crypto Wallet.”). Crypto Wallets are likewise not operated by Battlebound, and your use of these services may be subject to each Crypto Wallet’s terms and conditions.
Eligibility and Registration
Eligibility. You may not create or use a Game Account or use or access any of our Services on behalf of a legal entity or for a commercial purpose, or if you are otherwise barred from accessing the Services under applicable law.
Age. In order to use our Services, you must be above the minimum age to consent for data collection in your jurisdiction (e.g., 13 or older in the United States, 16 or older in some EU countries). For certain features of the Services, you’ll need an account. If you are above the minimum age for data collection but under 18 or not legally considered an adult in your jurisdiction, you must ask a parent or legal guardian to read this Agreement and accept it on your behalf. Parents and guardians are responsible for the acts of their minor children when using our Services, whether or not the parent or guardian has authorized such uses. Note: to be eligible to receive NFTs, you must be 18 years or older.
Keep Your Information Current. It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete, and up-to-date information for your Game Account, and you agree to update such information to keep it that way. If you don’t, we may suspend or terminate your Game Account. You agree that you will not disclose your Game Account password to anyone, and will notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Game Account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Game Account, whether or not you know about them. If you believe that your Game Account is no longer secure, then you must immediately notify us at our Support Email Address.
No Account Sharing. Except as explicitly permitted via the Service, you may not sell, resell, rent, lease, share or provide access to your Game Account to anyone else. We reserve all available legal rights and remedies to prevent unauthorized use of our Services, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and, in serious cases, directly contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding such unauthorized use.
No False Accounts. You may not create a Game Account for anyone else or create a Game Account in a name other than your own.
License Grant. So long as you comply with this Agreement and, as applicable, the App Store Agreement(s), we grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable limited right and license to (i) download and install the Game on the device permitted by the App Store Agreement(s) (if applicable), and (ii) access and use the Services, including any Content, for your personal entertainment purposes, leveraging only the functionality of the Game and Services. We and our licensors reserve all rights not granted to you in this Agreement. “Content” means all artwork, titles, themes, objects, characters, names, dialogue, catch phrases, stories, animation, concepts, sounds, audio-visual effects, methods of operation, musical compositions, Virtual Goods (defined in Section 8) and any other content within the Services. Content also includes anything generated, created, or that is otherwise developed within the Services by any user (including you) as a result of interaction with the functionality of the Services, including but not limited to custom levels, mods, etc.
User Content. “User Content” means any Content that comes from outside the Services that you or another user makes available within the Services (like voice chats, texts, photos you upload to our community pages, etc). To be clear, if Content is created within the Services (like levels made using an in-game editor), it is Battlebound’s content and not User Content; only Content created or obtained from outside the Services that a user then makes available within the Services is User Content.
We do not own your User Content, but by making any User Content available through the Services, you grant to us a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform your User Content in connection with operating, marketing, and providing the Services and Content to you and to other users of the Services. Except to the extent prohibited by law, you waive the benefit of any “moral rights” or “droit moral” or similar rights in any country to any User Content.
Service Limits Based on Where You Live. Except where prohibited by law, we may restrict, modify, or limit your access to and use of certain Content, Virtual Goods, an entire Game, or any or all of the Services, depending on the territory in which you are located.
You agree not to do any of the following with respect to the Services:
use them commercially, for a promotional purpose, or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by this Agreement;
use, or provide, any unauthorized third-party programs that intercept, emulate, or redirect any communication between the Services and Battlebound or that collect information about the Game;
use, or provide ancillary offerings to anyone, that are not offered within the Services by us (or the functionality of the App Store or Platform where you access our Services), such as hosting, “leveling” services, mirroring our servers, matchmaking, emulation, communication redirects, mods, hacks, cheats, bots (or any other automated control), trainers and automation programs that interact with the Services in any way, tunneling, third party program add-ons, and any interference with online or network play;
access or use them on more than one device at a time;
copy, reproduce, distribute, display, mirror, frame or use them (or any of our other materials, intellectual property, or proprietary information) in a way that is not expressly authorized in this Agreement;
sell, rent, lease, license, distribute, or otherwise transfer the Services, Game or any Content, including, without limitation, Virtual Goods, including participating in or operating so called “secondary markets” for Virtual Goods or Content, except as explicitly permitted by us;
attempt to reverse engineer (except as otherwise permitted by applicable local law), derive source code from, modify, adapt, translate, datamine, decompile, or disassemble or make derivative works based upon the Services or any Content;
remove, disable, circumvent, or modify any technological measure we implement to protect them or any of their associated intellectual property;
create, develop, distribute, or use any unauthorized software programs to gain advantage in any online or other game modes or otherwise Cheat (as defined below);
violate any applicable law or regulation;
attempt to probe, scan, or test its vulnerability or breach any security or authentication measures;
access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services;
behave in a manner which is detrimental to the enjoyment of the Services by other users as intended by us, in our sole judgment, including, without limitation, harassment, use of abusive or offensive language, abandoning games mid-match or sabotaging other players, spamming, social engineering, or scamming;
upload, publish, submit or transmit any User Content or engage in any behavior that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, contractual rights, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive, including “trolling;” (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent, bullying, or threatening or promotes violence, terrorism, or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services or any of its users;
collect or store any information that could be used to identify an individual, either itself or combined with other information, from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
trespass, or attempt to gain access to a property or location where you do not have permission to be or engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, nuisance or other liability;
impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
use IP proxying or other methods to disguise the place of your residence, whether to circumvent geographical restrictions on the Services or for any other purpose;
play on another person’s Game Account to “boost” that Game Account’s status, level or rank, except where explicitly permitted by the Services;
use the Services in any way that would violate any law or regulation, affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us or the Services, or discourage any person from using all or any portion of the features of the Services; or
encourage or enable anyone else to do any of the foregoing.
Ownership of the services; ANti-Cheat
We and our affiliates and licensors own all title, ownership, and intellectual property rights in the Services. You agree not to remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark, or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services. You understand and agree that you have no ownership interest in the Services or any Games or Content therein.
Although we are not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or to review or edit any Content, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating and publishing the Services, to ensure compliance with this Agreement, to protect the health or safety of anyone that we believe may be threatened, to protect our legal rights and remedies, to report a crime or offensive behavior, or to comply with applicable law. We may (but don’t have to) remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice. We may (but don’t have to) investigate violations of this Agreement or conduct that affects the Services.
Purchasing or Obtaining Virtual Goods. We may offer virtual items within our Games that you can buy with real world currency or otherwise obtain through gameplay (such as an in-Game award) and can be used to obtain specific benefits in the Games (collectively, “Virtual Goods”). For clarity, NFTs are not included within the definition of “Virtual Goods.” Virtual goods include:
Off-Chain Items: these include certain non-tradeable items as well as in-game currency (“Game Currency”). Unless expressly permitted by us in a specific Game, you may not trade Off-Chain items with other players, and they have no real-world value.
In-Game Entitlements: The owner of specific Battlebound-branded NFTs may have access to In-Game Entitlements, which may include a unique character skin, hoverboard, pets, other customization for your in-Game characters, or other such digital add-on items based on the specific NFT owned.
Off-Chain Item Purchases. When you purchase Off-Chain items (each, a “Transaction”), your purchase will be made through the functionality available through the App Store, Third-party Platform, or other platforms we make available to you. Prior to making a Transaction, you should make sure you fully understand the agreement that covers your Transaction, such as payment platform agreement (for instance, your console’s payment platform or a third-party payment processor’s terms). There may be limits to the quantity and number of times you can purchase Off-Chain items, or other aspects of your Transaction. For example, there may be a maximum amount of Game Currency you are able to hold (in-Game) or purchase at a given time, or a maximum number of Transactions you may make per day; these additional restrictions may be communicated to you via the functionality of the Services. We may, from time to time, modify, amend, or supplement our fees, billing methods and terms applicable to Virtual Goods or to any purchases, and post those changes in this Agreement, in separate terms and conditions or in other terms or agreements posted on the applicable website or as part of the Game or otherwise provided to you by us. Except where prohibited by the local law in your jurisdiction, such modifications, amendments, supplements, or terms shall be effective immediately upon posting and shall be incorporated by reference into this Agreement. If any change is unacceptable to you, you may terminate the use of your Game Account at any time.
Your License to Virtual Goods. Virtual Goods are digital items, and your use of them is governed by this Agreement and the App Store Agreement(s). Provided you comply with the terms of this Agreement and the App Store Agreement(s), we hereby grant you the following licenses:
For Off-Chain Items, we grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable limited right and license to use any Off-Chain Item you acquire pursuant to this Agreement, whether purchased or otherwise obtained, solely in connection with your use of the Game in question and within the Game (unless we otherwise communicate to you that you may use them in multiple Games), and for no other purpose.
For In-Game Entitlements, we grant, for so long as you own the associated NFT (as recorded on the relevant blockchain), a non-exclusive, royalty-free license, with no right to sublicense, to use, copy, and display and use the In-Game Entitlement within our Services for your own personal, non-commercial use (e.g., home display or as a social media avatar).
We may cancel, revoke, or otherwise prevent the use of any Virtual Good if we suspect any unauthorized or fraudulent activity, and/or to correct any erroneous application of any Virtual Good to your Account.
NFT Transfers: You acknowledge and agree that all NFT Transactions will be effected on the blockchain protocol supported by each NFT Marketplace, and you may be responsible for any additional fees, including Gas Fees imposed or required by the transferring platform through which you transfer an NFT.
Changes to Game Currency and Virtual Goods. Except as otherwise prohibited by applicable law, we, in our sole discretion, may modify, substitute, replace, suspend, cancel, or eliminate any Virtual Good, including your ability to access or use Virtual Good, without notice or liability to you.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT YOU WON’T ASSERT OR BRING ANY CLAIM AGAINST US, OUR AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS (THE “BATTLEBOUND PARTIES”) RELATING TO (A) A CLAIM THAT YOU HAVE A PROPRIETARY INTEREST IN ANY VIRTUAL GOOD; OR (B) A CLAIM FOR AN ALLEGED MONETARY VALUE OF VIRTUAL GOODS LOST UPON (I) DELETION OR SUSPENSION OF YOUR ACCOUNT, (II) ADJUSTMENTS TO THE GAME THAT RESULT IN THE VALUE OF VIRTUAL GOODS CHANGING, OR (III) MODIFICATION, TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Subject to applicable law, all Games and Virtual Goods remain our property, have no monetary value and are not redeemable, refundable, or eligible for any other alternate remedy for any “real world” money or anything of monetary value, unless they are defective, unavailable, or do not perform in accordance with the specifications we provide. Except where prohibited under local law, we may revoke your license to such Games or Virtual Goods at any time consistent with this Agreement without notice or liability to you. By purchasing and using any Games or Virtual Goods, you hereby waive any statutory right you may have to withdraw from your agreement to purchase the applicable Game or Virtual Good, and you agree that you will therefore not be eligible to receive a refund (or any alternative remedy) in relation to such Game or Virtual Good. Where applicable law does not permit you to waive your right to so withdraw, you hereby agree that such withdrawal right expires immediately upon purchase and delivery of your Game or Virtual Good, as permitted by applicable law.
From time to time, we may offer a beta version of one of our Services (a “Beta”). As the name implies, Betas are not guaranteed to work properly, and may make other parts of your system not work properly as well. For the license granted to you in Section 5 above to extend to the Beta (meaning, for you to have permission to use the Beta), you acknowledge and agree to the following terms in addition to the rest of this Agreement:
We may automatically delete or modify the information stored on your computer related to the Beta for any reason at any time during the duration of the Beta test;
We may terminate the Beta test at any time, which would then render your Beta unplayable or unable to function properly. When we terminate a Beta, you must delete the local Beta instance on your computer and all documents and materials you received from us in connection with the Beta. Termination of a Beta by us is not a ground for any kind of refund;
Your participation in the Beta is voluntary, done for your personal enjoyment, and does not constitute employment or an offer of employment between you and Battlebound. Battlebound does not ask or require you to work a certain number of hours or shifts to participate in the Beta, expects you only to use your leisure time to participate in the Beta, and does not expect you to forego other activities, including gainful employment. Your participation in the Beta and any feedback, suggestions and comments you give Battlebound (such as bug reports and test results) are subject to Section 12 below, and do not entitle you to receive compensation of any kind.
If and when we release a full (non-Beta) version of the Services and we may (but are not obligated to) allow your use of the Services to continue to the full version. If so allowed by us, your continued use of the Services will no longer be subject to this Section 10 (except for this Section 10(d)) but will still be subject to the rest of this Agreement.
Accessing a Game from an App Store
Where a Game is made available to you via an App Store (such as Steam), you acknowledge and agree that:
You must also comply with all applicable third-party terms of service when using the Game.
We welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the functionality of the Services (if available). If you provide us with any Feedback, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute copies of, publicly perform, publicly display and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose and in any country. If you have rights in the Feedback that cannot be licensed to us under applicable law (such as moral and other personal rights), you hereby waive and agree not to assert those rights. You understand and agree that you are freely giving your Feedback, that we don’t have to use it, and that you will not be compensated in any way for your Feedback. You represent and warrant that you have rights in any Feedback that you provide to us sufficient to grant us and other affected parties the rights described above, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy.
We respect copyright law and expect our users to do the same. It’s our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances Game Accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. We provide these links only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products, or services on or available from those websites or resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any third-party websites or resources.
SERVICE AND AGREEMENT MODIFICATIONS
We may update this Agreement at any time whenever we think there is a need. If we do so, you will be prompted to agree to the updated Agreement upon your next access to the Services or when the updated Agreement is otherwise communicated to you. You must agree to these updates to continue using the Services.
We may provide patches, updates, or upgrades to the Services that must be installed for you to continue to use the Services. We may update the Services remotely without notifying you, and you hereby consent to us applying such patches, updates, and upgrades. If your device can prevent automatic updates, you may not be able to access the Services until you manually update the Services yourself on your device. We may modify, suspend, discontinue, substitute, replace, or limit your access to any aspect of the Services at any time. Subject to applicable law, you acknowledge that any character data, game progress, game customization or other data related to your use of any particular Game and other elements unique to the Services may cease to be available to you at any time without notice from us, including, without limitation, after a patch, update, or upgrade is applied by us. You agree that we do not have any maintenance or support obligations with respect to the Services.
Subject to applicable law, we may change the price of the Services (including Games, Virtual Goods, Game Currency and Content), at any time, for any reason, without notice or liability to you.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE BATTLEBOUND PARTIES EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
The Battlebound Parties make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. The Battlebound Parties make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness, or reliability of the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that we assume no liability in the event that your device you use to access our Services is incompatible with our listed minimum requirements, or if its configuration does not allow you to play the Game with your desired quality. We assume no responsibility for any modifications that you may make to your device, its configuration, or any third-party software you install on it.
Seizure warning. A very small percentage of people experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to these patterns or backgrounds on a television, or while playing video games, may induce an epileptic seizure in these individuals. If you, or anyone in your family, have an epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to playing. If you experience dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of awareness, disorientation, any involuntary movement, or convulsions while playing the game, immediately discontinue use and consult your physician.
Assumption of Risk.
You accept and acknowledge each of the following:
The prices of blockchain assets are extremely volatile. Fluctuations in the price of other digital assets could materially and adversely affect the value of your In-Game Entitlements, which may also be subject to significant price volatility. We cannot guarantee that any purchasers of In-Game Entitlements will not lose money.
You are solely responsible for determining what, if any, taxes apply to your NFT-related transactions. Battlebound is not responsible for determining the taxes that apply to your transactions related to In-Game Entitlements.
Our Services do not store, send, or receive NFTs. This is because NFTs exist only by virtue of the ownership record maintained on the Service’s supporting blockchain on the NFT Marketplace network. Any transfer of NFTs occurs only on the NFT Marketplace network.
There are risks associated with using blockchain-based assets such as NFTs or Internet-based currencies, including, but not limited to, the risk of hardware, software and Internet connections, the risk of malicious software introduction, and the risk that third parties may obtain unauthorized access to information stored within your Crypto Wallet. You accept and acknowledge that Battlebound will not be responsible for any communication failures, disruptions, errors, distortions or delays you may experience when using the NFT Marketplace network, however caused.
A lack of use or public interest in the creation and development of distributed ecosystems could negatively impact the development of the Battlebound ecosystem, and therefore the potential utility or value of NFTs.
The regulatory regime governing blockchain technologies, NFTs, cryptocurrencies, and tokens is uncertain, and new regulations or policies may materially adversely affect the development of the Battlebound ecosystem, and therefore the potential utility or value of NFTs.
Upgrades to the NFT Marketplace may have unintended, adverse effects on all Battlebound assets.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER BATTLEBOUND NOR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BATTLEBOUND OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Additional terms related to NFTs:
BATTLEBOUND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO PURCHASER FOR ANY LOSS AND TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR, ANY USE OF A NFT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES OR CLAIMS ARISING FROM: (I) USER ERROR SUCH AS FORGOTTEN PASSWORDS, INCORRECTLY CONSTRUCTED TRANSACTIONS, OR MISTYPED WALLET ADDRESSES; (II) SERVER FAILURE OR DATA LOSS; (III) CORRUPTED CRYPTOCURRENCY WALLET FILES; (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AN NFT; OR (V) ANY UNAUTHORIZED THIRD-PARTY ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE USE OF VIRUSES, PHISHING, BRUTEFORCING OR OTHER MEANS OF ATTACK AGAINST BLOCKCHAIN NETWORK UNDERLYING THE NFTS.
NFTS ARE INTANGIBLE DIGITAL ASSETS. THEY EXIST ONLY BY VIRTUE OF THE OWNERSHIP RECORD MAINTAINED IN THE APPLICABLE BLOCKCHAIN NETWORK. ANY TRANSFER OF TITLE THAT MIGHT OCCUR IN ANY UNIQUE DIGITAL ASSET OCCURS ON THE DECENTRALIZED LEDGER WITHIN SUCH BLOCKCHAIN NETWORK, WHICH BATTLEBOUND DOES NOT CONTROL. BATTLEBOUND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT BATTLEBOUND OR ANY BATTLEBOUND PARTY CAN AFFECT THE TRANSFER OF TITLE OR RIGHT IN ANY NFT. PURCHASER BEARS FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR VERIFYING THE IDENTITY, LEGITIMACY, AND AUTHENTICITY OF ASSETS PURCHASER PURCHASES THROUGH THE NFT MARKETPLACE. NOTWITHSTANDING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES THAT SUGGEST VERIFICATION, BATTLEBOUND MAKES NO CLAIMS ABOUT THE IDENTITY, LEGITIMACY, OR AUTHENTICITY OF ASSETS ON THE NFT MARKETPLACE OR ANY PURPORTED SUBSEQUENT TRANSACTIONS.
BATTLEBOUND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE ANY KIND OF FAILURE, ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR OF SOFTWARE (E.G., WALLET, SMART CONTRACT), BLOCKCHAINS OR ANY OTHER FEATURES OF NFTS. BATTLEBOUND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CASUALTIES DUE TO LATE REPORT BY DEVELOPERS OR REPRESENTATIVES (OR NO REPORT AT ALL) OF ANY ISSUES WITH THE BLOCKCHAIN SUPPORTING NFTS, INCLUDING FORKS, TECHNICAL NODE ISSUES, OR ANY OTHER ISSUES HAVING FUND LOSSES AS A RESULT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, IN NO EVENT WILL BATTLEBOUND’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID OR ARE PAYABLE BY YOU TO BATTLEBOUND FOR USE OF THE SERVICES OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS TO BATTLEBOUND, AS APPLICABLE.
THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN BATTLEBOUND AND YOU.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, some countries, states, provinces, or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation of liability as stated above, so the above terms may not apply to you. Instead, in such jurisdictions, the foregoing exclusions and limitations will apply to the maximum extent permitted by the laws of such jurisdictions. Also, you may have additional legal rights in your jurisdiction, and nothing in this Agreement will prejudice such rights that you may have as a consumer of the Services.
Except where prohibited by law, you agree to indemnify, pay the defense costs of, and hold Battlebound and its employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors, and other representatives (collectively, “Battlebound Indemnitees”) harmless from all claims, demands, actions, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expert witnesses’ fees) that arise out of or in any way are connected with: (a) your access to or use of the Services; or (b) any claim that, if true, would constitute a breach by you of this Agreement. You agree to reimburse us for any payments made or loss suffered by the Battlebound Indemnitees, whether in a court judgment or settlement, based on any matter covered by this Section 18.
We may terminate your access to and use of any or all the Services, including any Game, Virtual Goods or Content, with no liability or notice to you in the event that (a) we cease providing the Services to similarly situated users generally; (b) you breach any terms of this Agreement (including the App Store Agreement(s) and any other policies specified in this Agreement); (c) the owner of the applicable App Store terminates your App Store Account; or (d) we otherwise deem it necessary or reasonable to terminate this Agreement in our sole discretion. You may also terminate this Agreement by deleting and uninstalling the Game on any and all of your devices or by deleting your App Store Account. Upon any termination of this Agreement, the rights granted to you will automatically terminate, you may no longer exercise any of those rights or this Agreement. Subject to applicable law, we may, in our sole discretion, provide continued access to and use of the Services prior to such termination.
Except to the extent required by law, all payments and fees are non-refundable under all circumstances, regardless of whether or not this Agreement has been terminated.
The following sections will survive termination of this Agreement: 6, 7 (first two sentences only), 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20 through 25, and this sentence of Section 19.
GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM CHOICE
This Agreement and any action related thereto will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, federal arbitration law, and the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Except as otherwise expressly set forth in this Section 20, the exclusive jurisdiction for all Disputes (defined below) that you and we are not required to arbitrate will be the state and federal courts located in the Southern District of California, and you and we each waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
Note that this section does not limit any statutory rights you have under applicable law. To the extent that local law in your jurisdiction provides for different rights, those laws will control.
Mandatory Arbitration of Disputes — for US Residents only.
We each agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Services (collectively, “Disputes”) will be resolved solely by binding, individual arbitration and not in a class, representative or consolidated action or proceeding. You and Battlebound agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms, and that you and Battlebound are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms.
As limited exceptions to Section (a) above, the following Disputes can be resolved in court and need not be resolved through arbitration: (i) any Dispute that can be resolved in small claims court (if it qualifies); and (ii) any Dispute involving the infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property rights.
Conducting Arbitration and Arbitration Rules.
The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by these Terms. The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. A party who wishes to start arbitration must submit a written Demand for Arbitration to AAA and give notice to the other party as specified in the AAA Rules. The AAA provides a form Demand for Arbitration at www.adr.org.
Any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) where you live, unless we both agree to a different location. The parties agree that the arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to decide all issues relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability and scope of this arbitration agreement.
Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules, and we won’t seek to recover the administration and arbitrator fees we are responsible for paying, unless the arbitrator finds your Dispute frivolous. If we prevail in arbitration, we’ll pay all of our attorneys’ fees and costs and won’t seek to recover them from you. If you prevail in arbitration, you will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses to the extent provided under applicable law.
Injunctive and Declaratory Relief.
Except as provided in Section (b) above, the arbitrator shall determine all issues of liability on the merits of any claim asserted by either party and may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. To the extent that you or we prevail on a claim and seek public injunctive relief (that is, injunctive relief that has the primary purpose and effect of prohibiting unlawful acts that threaten future injury to the public), the entitlement to and extent of such relief must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration. The parties agree that litigation of any issues of public injunctive relief shall be stayed pending the outcome of the merits of any individual claims in arbitration.
Class Action Waiver.
YOU AND BATTLEBOUND AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
Further, if the parties’ dispute is resolved through arbitration, the arbitrator may not consolidate another person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Dispute Resolution (Section 21) shall be null and void.
With the exception of any of the provisions in Section 21(f) above, if an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction decides that any part of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of this Agreement will still apply.
You may not assign or transfer this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer this Agreement, without such consent, will be null and void. Notwithstanding the title of this Section, we may freely assign or transfer this Agreement without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
This Agreement and any other document or information referred to in this Agreement constitutes the entire and exclusive understanding between you and us regarding the Services and supersede any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between you and us regarding the Services. Any law or regulation which provides that the language of a contract will be construed against the drafter will not apply to this Agreement.
The original language of this Agreement is in English; any translations are provided for reference purposes only. You waive any right you may have under the law of your country to have this Agreement written or construed in any other language.
This Agreement describes certain legal rights. You may have other rights under the laws of your jurisdiction. This Agreement does not change your rights under the laws of your jurisdiction if the laws of your jurisdiction do not permit it to do so. As noted above, limitations and exclusions of warranties and remedies in this Agreement may not apply to you because your jurisdiction may not allow them in your particular circumstance. In the event that certain provisions of this Agreement are held by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, those provisions will be enforced only to the furthest extent possible under applicable law and subject to Section 21(f), the remaining terms of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
Your and our actions or inactions will not create any other rights under this Agreement except as what is explicitly written within this Agreement. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by one of our duly authorized representatives. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under this Agreement will be without prejudice to its other remedies under this Agreement or otherwise.
Except as described in Section 10(d), a person who is not a party to this Agreement will have no right under to enforce any of its terms.
If you have any questions about this Agreement or the Services, please contact us at our Support Email Address, email@example.com, or at:
5541 Boden Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016