TERMS OF SERVICE
Effective Date: October 28, 2020 Last update: October 28, 2020
This Terms of Service has been prepared and executed in English and if translated into a language other than English for any purpose, the English version shall in all events prevail and be paramount in the event of any differences, questions or disputes concerning the meaning, form, validity, or interpretation of this Terms of Service.
This is a legally binding agreement between you and Beknight Interactive. By installing, using or otherwise accessing the services, 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 services. Your right to use the websites and/or services is subject to your compliance with all of the terms and conditions set forth herein.
Except as set forth herein, you must be at least 13 years of age to use the Services, or anything accessible or available through the Services or through third party platforms, register for an Account (defined below), or transmit or post any Submission (defined below) or any personal information to any Forum (defined below) or Blog or anywhere else through the Services. By accessing, using and/or submitting content or messages to or through the Services, including Services available through third party platforms, you represent that you are at least 13 years old or older if you are a resident of the United States, United Kingdom or Canada, 16 years old if you are a resident of the European Economic Area, or an adult in any other jurisdictions.
Users Aged 13-18: if you are a parent or guardian and you provide your consent to your child’s registration with the Services, you agree to be bound by these terms in respect of such child’s use of the Services and/or anything accessible or available through the Services or through third party platforms. You also agree that any payments authorized by your child shall be your sole responsibility.
2. COMMUNICATION SERVICES
As part of the Services we provide to you and in connection with your use of Beknight Interactive’s games and relates websites, we send communication to you about events, forums, game features, promotions and purchase opportunities, including in the form of email communication. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you may unsubscribe from such communication through the “Unsubscribe” link included in each email or managing the communication feature through the Settings menu.
Our Services are designed to merge the science of game design with consumer behavior to create immersive games with high quality graphics. To provide the Services, we need information about you; we only use your information where we have a legal basis to do so. Please refer to our Privacy Notice, which is incorporated herein, to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it and what choices you have when you use our Services. Our Privacy Notice is incorporated into this Terms of Service by reference.
The information and materials provided on or through the Services, including without limitation, Virtual Currency (defined below), Site Items (defined below), and any other data, text, pictures, graphics, audio, video, icons, games, software, and upgrades for use in the Services (including any new levels, characters, and in-game items), links, and other content and features available on or through the Services (collectively, the “Materials”), excluding Submissions (defined below), are intended to educate and inform you about us and our business and provide you with access to the Services. The Materials are provided “as is” and your use thereof is entirely at your own risk.
5. RIGHT TO MODIFY
We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Materials, the Services, or any part or parts thereof with or without notice. You agree that Beknight Interactive will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuation.
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You acknowledge that the Materials and Services are protected by and/or embody copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights (“Intellectual Property”) owned by Beknight Interactive, and/or its licensors, including without limitation the selection, coordination, arrangement, compilation, assembly and any enhancements thereto. The Material and Services (and any Intellectual Property and other rights relating thereto) are and will remain the property of Beknight Interactive. The trademarks, trade names, trade dress, logos, and service marks displayed on the Services or any third party platform, including but not limited to Mythical Knights marks, logos and trade dress are the registered and/or unregistered trademarks of Beknight Interactive, Beknight Interactive’s licensors and vendors and/or other third parties. You acknowledge that the Intellectual Property is valid and protected in all media existing now or later developed and under United States and foreign laws. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights in or to the Intellectual Property. The Intellectual Property may not be used by you for any purpose without Beknight Interactive’s prior express written permission, unless permissible by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Intellectual Property may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Beknight Interactive’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that discloses confidential information or disparages Beknight Interactive. Nothing contained on or through the Services or available on any third party platform should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Intellectual Property. Except as expressly provided in a separate license agreement, Beknight Interactive and its licensors of the Materials do not grant any express or implied rights to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information.
Limited License and Right to Use the Materials. The Services are provided for your enjoyment, and unless otherwise specified in the Services, solely for your own personal use. Beknight Interactive hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited license to access and use the Services for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes, subject to your complete compliance with the Terms of Service and any and all other terms and policies set forth in the Services, including without limitation on third party platforms. Beknight Interactive reserves the right to revoke your right to use the Services at any time. Except as expressly provided herein, Beknight Interactive does not grant you any other express or implied rights or license in or to the Materials and/or Services, and all right, title and interest that Beknight Interactive has in the Materials and/or Services not explicitly granted to you by Beknight Interactive or its licensors are retained by Beknight Interactive or its licensors, respectively. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Service, you may not modify (including without limitation making derivative works), copy, adapt, reverse engineer, de-compile or otherwise reduce to human perceivable format, distribute, frame, reproduce, republish, download, scrape, display, post, transmit, transfer, license or sublicense, publicly display, or sell in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, Materials without Beknight Interactive’s or its licensors’ express prior written permission. This includes, but is not limited to scraping user locations, power levels, or utilizing any non public information about game play or other users and migrating that data anywhere.
8. YOUR ACCOUNT
In order to access and/or use certain aspects of the Services, we may require you to create a user Account (“Account”). You acknowledge and agree that you have no ownership or other proprietary interest in such Account. To create an Account, we may require or request that you to provide us with certain personal information (e.g., your name and/or e-mail address). Providing Beknight Interactive with your personal information is your choice. Each time you decide to provide Beknight Interactive with your personal information, you agree to: (a) provide accurate information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your current e-mail address) and (b) maintain and update your information (including your e-mail address) to keep it accurate and current. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Beknight Interactive has the right to terminate your access to and use of the Services (or any portion thereof) and your participation in any Services, including Services available on any third party platform. To create an Account, we may require you to select a username and password. Your username is subject to certain terms and standards, as set forth in Sections 10.1 and 11 below. You agree that Beknight Interactive has the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate your user Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services or any portion thereof.
8.1. User Name & Password. You acknowledge that you shall be responsible for ensuring that any user name you select does not infringe any third party rights or is otherwise unlawful. Beknight Interactive may refuse to grant you a username in its sole discretion for any reason including if it impersonates or misleadingly implies an association with the persona of another person or entity, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, or for any other reason as determined by us in our sole discretion. Your selection and use of a specific username does not convey any ownership or rights in that username and Beknight Interactive reserves the right to revoke and/or reassign that username in its sole discretion. You understand and agree that Beknight Interactive reserves the right to change, remove, alter or delete any username, with or without prior notice to you, at any time and for any reason in Beknight Interactive’s sole discretion.
You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and all access to and use of your account, including any and all activities (including use of virtual currency, site items, or services on or through the websites or third party platforms, as applicable) that are conducted through the use of your username and password whether or not authorized by you.
You may not use anyone else’s Account at any time and you may not allow anyone else to use your Account at any time. You agree that Beknight Interactive will not be liable for any loss you may incur as a result of someone else using your Account, either with or without your knowledge, and you further agree that you will be liable for losses incurred by Beknight Interactive or another party due to someone else using your Account. Because of this, Beknight Interactive strongly recommends that you exit from your Account at the end of each session.
You agree to pay all fees or charges incurred by your Account, including applicable taxes at the time that the applicable fee or charge becomes payable. Unless otherwise indicated, all prices are in US Dollars. Beknight Interactive may add new products and services for additional fees and charges, or proactively amend fees and charges for Services and/or Materials, at any time in our sole discretion. You represent to Beknight Interactive that you are an authorized user of the chosen method of payment used to pay any fees you incur plus all applicable taxes. You acknowledge and agree that you are fully liable for all fees and charges made through your account. You acknowledge and agree that there are no refunds for fees and charges made through your account.
9. CODE OF CONDUCT STANDARDS
While using any of the Services and/or Materials, including on or in any Submissions (as defined below), postings or ratings, you agree to follow our community standards, code of conduct, and guidelines set forth in “Announcements” or “Stickies” found in the Websites forums or any other supplemental policies or documents (any all such standards are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms or Service) (collectively, “Standards”).
Those who choose to access or use the Services or the Materials from locations outside of the United States do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local rules including, without limitation, rules about the internet, data, e-mail, or privacy. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. Users accessing the Services or third party platforms from countries outside of the United States must agree to abide by all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
Further, you agree not to (this list is not exhaustive and may be updated from time to time):
Use the Services in any manner that violates any applicable laws or regulations or is prohibited by these Terms;
“Stalk”, harass, threaten, or defraud other Beknight Interactive users or any members of Beknight Interactive staff, including by bullying, griefing, SHOUTING, flooding, using excessively large images so that the screen goes by too fast to read, or by hitting the return key repeatedly;
Create a false identity or impersonate another person or entity, including without limitation, identities falsely indicating that you are a Beknight Interactive official or representative, message board moderator, guide, another user or host, or that you are a celebrity or public figure;
Access another user’s Account without permission;
Send, post, transmit or make available any pornographic, sexually graphic, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, racially or ethnically insulting, inciteful, deceptive, tortuous, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise inappropriate or offensive comments or content, including any uses of characters such as 1@#$% to replace letters and including any topics that may be harmful to or threaten the security of a child or minor;
Make offers, advertisements or proposals for goods, services, or other commercial activities outside of Beknight Interactive;
Send, post, transmit or make available any unsolicited or inappropriate content, information or Submissions, junk mail, SPAM, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities, or other unsolicited or unauthorized commercial or promotional content, information or communications, except as expressly permitted by Beknight Interactive as set forth in the Terms or in writing;
Share Beknight Interactive passwords with a third party;
Send, post, transmit or make available any content, information or Submissions that are subject to intellectual property protection, including, copyright trademark, trade secret or patent rights, or otherwise subject to third party property rights, including rights of privacy and publicity, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the owner of such rights to do so and to grant Beknight Interactive all the license rights necessary to transmit or maintain such content, information or Submissions;
Misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information sent, posted, transmitted or made available via the Services or a third party platform, (such as claiming a created work as your own that is not actually yours);
Use features of the Services for anything other than their intended purpose, including exploiting glitches for personal gain;
Interfere with or disable any security-related features of the Services, or any part thereof, including any Services available on or through any third party platforms;
Damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Services, including any Services available on or through any third party platforms, including by sending, posting, transmitting or distributing anything that contains a virus or other code intended to damage or interfere with the Services or any portion thereof, or any software, hardware, equipment, system, data, or other information of Beknight Interactive or any third party;
Institute an attack upon any server used in connection with the Services, or any portion thereof, or otherwise attempt to disrupt such servers or any Services available thereon or on or through any third party platform, including, by hacking or DOS attacks;
Intentionally interfere with the operation or fair play of any Services including Services available through any third party platform, or any other user’s enjoyment of such Services;
Decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Services or Materials, including any Services available through third party platforms;
Use, develop, or distribute any robot (or “bot”), spider, unauthorized script, unauthorized scraper or offline reader, or any other cheat, exploit, mod, bot, hack or the like, or any unauthorized third-party software designed to modify or interfere with or provide automated access to or use of the Services, or any portion thereof, including any Services available through any third party platform;
Frame or mirror any part of the Services without Beknight Interactive’s written permission;
Buy, sell or trade Site Items or user Accounts for non-Beknight Interactive items (including cash) or vice versa;
Make improper use of Beknight Interactive’s support services, including by submitting false abuse reports;
Imply or state that any statements you make are endorsed by Beknight Interactive without Beknight Interactive’s prior written consent;
Harvest or collect any information about any user of the Services, including any Services available through third party platforms, including Personal Information or other Account information, including passwords, e-mail addresses, or geo-locations;
Modify any part of the Services, including any Services available through any third party platform, for your own personal or commercial purposes, including but not limited to, altering, adapting, licensing, sublicensing, or translating the Services; or
Assist, permit or encourage any party in engaging in any of the activities described in the above listing;
While using the Services or Materials, you agree to comply with these and all Standards, as well as all applicable laws, rules and regulations, Beknight Interactive has the sole discretion to delete, suspend, terminate or close your user Account, with or without prior notification to you, for any violation of these Terms, including any of the Standards.
10. FORUMS AND SUBMISSIONS
The Services may include features such as ratings, message boards, e-mail services, blogs and/or other forums or areas where you and others can post or transmit information onto or through the Services, including through third party platforms (collectively, the “Forums”), and may redistribute content you send/upload/post to the Services or through third party platforms.
By sending, posting or transmitting to Beknight Interactive photos, graphics, creative suggestions, ideas or User Ideas, notes, concepts, information, ratings or other materials (collectively, “Submissions”) or by posting such Submissions to any area of the Services (including without limitation, the Forums) or on third party platforms, you grant Beknight Interactive and our designees and users a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import such Submissions in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or the provider of the Submissions. None of the Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. Information and Submissions contained on our Forums may be provided by persons not affiliated with us.
You must not transmit any Submission to or through the Services or third party platforms, or to Beknight Interactive that you consider to be confidential or proprietary, and any Submissions shall be deemed non-confidential. You are responsible and liable for any Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that your communications with other users via the Forums are public and not private communications, and that you have no expectation of privacy concerning your use of the Forums. You acknowledge that any personal information that you communicate via the Forums may be seen and used by others and may result in unsolicited communications. Beknight Interactive strongly encourages you not to disclose any personal information about yourself in your communications via the Forums. Beknight Interactive is not responsible for information that you choose to communicate via the Forums or Submission.
You acknowledge that a large volume of information is available in our Forums and that people participating in such Forums occasionally post Submissions or make statements, whether intentionally or unintentionally, that are inaccurate, misleading, illegal or deceptive. We neither endorse nor are responsible for such Submissions or statements, or for any opinion, advice, information or other utterance made or displayed on the Services, through third party platforms, or in any Forums by third persons or parties. The opinions expressed in the Forums reflect solely the opinion(s) of the participants of the Forums and do not necessarily reflect the opinion(s) of Beknight Interactive.
We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in articles or postings, for hyperlinks embedded in Submissions or for any results obtained from the use of any such statements or information. Under no circumstances will Beknight Interactive or our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on the Submissions or on any information or materials obtained through the Services, or any third party platform. We have no obligation to monitor the Services any third party platform, or the Forums, or any Submissions or other materials that you or other third persons or parties transmit or post on the Services, on any third party platform, or in the Forums. You acknowledge and agree that Beknight Interactive has the right (but not the obligation) to do any or all of the following, at its sole discretion: (i) alter, remove, or refuse to post or allow to be posted or stored any Submission or message; (ii) monitor and/or filter any of your communications through the Forums (including without limitation, by means of blocking or replacing expletives or other language that may be deemed harmful or offensive); and/or (iii) disclose any Submission or message or any communication through the Forums, and the circumstances surrounding the transmission thereof, to any third party in order to operate the Services available thereon or through any third party platform to (a) protect Beknight Interactive and its sponsors, employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives and affiliates, and Beknight Interactive’s users and visitors; (b) to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; and (c) to enforce these Terms or Service; or for any other reason or purpose. Notwithstanding anything stated herein, by posting a Submission you represent and warrant that (a) you own or otherwise control all of the rights including without limitation, all copyrights, to your Submission or are otherwise legally entitled to post the submission; (b) the content is accurate; (b) use of the content you supply does not violate the Terms of Service and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and (d) you will indemnify Beknight Interactive and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates for all claims resulting from any content, information, and ratings, including without limitation, all Submissions, you supply, provide or transmit to Beknight Interactive or the Services or any third party platform. Beknight Interactive has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Beknight Interactive takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content, materials or Submissions posted by you or any third party. Beknight Interactive reserves the right to remove any Submissions that it determines in its sole discretion violates of any law or right of any person, infringes the rights of any person, or is otherwise inappropriate for posting or appearing in the Services, or in any third party platform.
Beknight Interactive may store Submissions indefinitely. However, Beknight Interactive has no obligation to store Submissions or make Submissions available to you in the future and Submissions may be destroyed without your permission with no liability to Beknight Interactive for doing so.
Your right to access and use the Services and the Materials will remain effective until terminated in accordance with the Terms. Beknight Interactive reserves the right to revoke the license granted to you herein, and if we do, Beknight Interactive may terminate your access to and use of the Websites, Services and Materials and may, in its sole discretion, maintain or delete your Account and any items associated therewith, including without limitation any Virtual Currency, Site Items, and Submissions. If Beknight Interactive revokes your license, Beknight Interactive will not have any liability to you for any time spent by you, any Virtual Currency, Site Items and/or Submissions associated with your Account, or for any other reason whatsoever. In particular, but without limitation, you understand that value cannot and shall not be attributed to the time that you may spend accumulating Virtual Currency, accumulating or creating Site Items, creating Submissions, or accumulating or creating any other digital and/or virtual objects, and you understand and agree that you will not be compensated under any circumstances for any Virtual Currency, Site Items, or Submissions, regardless of whether you are barred from access to them.
Beknight Interactive may suspend, terminate, modify, or delete your Account or rights thereto with or without prior notice to you, at any time for any reason or for no reason, including without limitation, for any violation or suspected violation of the Terms or for any other reason that Beknight Interactive in its sole discretion determines is appropriate. For example, your Account may be deleted and terminated without warning if Beknight Interactive believes, in its sole discretion, that you are under 13 years of age; if you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or becomes untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete); or Beknight Interactive has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete. Upon termination, your right to access and use the Websites, Services and Materials, including without limitation the Site Items and Virtual Currency, will immediately cease. Beknight Interactive also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to remove content, Submissions or Materials for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion.
You may close your Account by submitting a request here with the subject “Please Close My Account” firstname.lastname@example.org. Beknight Interactive may terminate your Account, in its discretion, if it has been inactive for a period of at least 6 months. Your Account will be considered inactive if you do not log on to any Websites or Services using your username and password.
12. VIRTUAL CURRENCY/SITE ITEMS
You acknowledge that the Services may include a component of fictional credits or currency sometimes called “Points” (collectively, “Virtual Currency”). The Virtual Currency may be used exclusively within the Services to gain access to and certain limited rights to use virtual items for use exclusively within the Services (“Site Items”). Regardless of the terminology used, Virtual Currency represents a limited license right governed solely under these Terms of Service, and is not redeemable for any sum of money or monetary value from Beknight Interactive or any other person or entity at any time. Virtual Currency provided by Beknight Interactive includes only a limited license right to use Virtual Currency. Other than a limited, personal, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to use Virtual Currency on and in the Services including in or for any games, applications or other services provided or offered on or through websites and/or third party platforms, you agree that you have no right, title or ownership in or to any such Virtual Currency.
You acknowledge and agree that Virtual Currency and Site Items have no cash value and that neither Beknight Interactive nor any other person or entity has any obligation to exchange your Virtual Currency or Site Items for anything of value, including without limitation, real currency, and that, if your Account is terminated, suspended or otherwise modified or if your right to access the Services is terminated, the Virtual Currency, Site Items and your Account shall have no value.
Beknight Interactive reserves the right to charge fees for the right to access or use Virtual Currency or Site Items, and/or may distribute Virtual Currency or Site Items without charge, in its sole discretion. For example, Beknight Interactive may, as a promotion or benefit of membership, provide users with a certain amount of Virtual Currency or a certain Site Item based upon the completion of an activity, such as signing up a certain number of users. You acknowledge and agree that Beknight Interactive may revise or take action that impacts the perceived value of or pricing for any Virtual Currency, Site Items and/or any Services at any time.
All purchases of Virtual Currency and Site Items are final and under no circumstances will be refundable, transferable or exchangeable. By purchasing Virtual Currency and Site Items (e.g. clicking or tapping the relevant purchase button), you are confirming that you want the Virtual Currency and/or Site Item immediately credited to your Account and that by doing so you lose any cancellation rights under applicable laws, including but not limited to the EU Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EU) and/or any national laws implementing it.
Beknight Interactive has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control, modify and/or eliminate such Virtual Currency and/or Site Items as it sees fit in its sole discretion, and Beknight Interactive shall have no liability to you or anyone else for the exercise of such rights. For example, Virtual Currency and Site Items will be lost, deleted from your Account, or forfeited when/if your Account is terminated, suspended or closed for any reason or when Beknight Interactive discontinues any or all of the Services, including without limitation any Services provided or offered through third party platforms.
Beknight Interactive reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make all calculations regarding the balance of Virtual Currency in your Account. Beknight Interactive further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the number of Virtual Currency that are credited and debited from your Account in connection with your use of the Websites or Services (including any services provided or offered through third party platforms), entry into Promotions, and/or purchase of Site Items. While Beknight Interactive strives to make all such calculations on a consistent and reasonable basis, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Beknight Interactive’s determination of the amount of Virtual Currency in your Account is final, unless you can provide documentation to Beknight Interactive that such calculation was or is intentionally incorrect.
From time to time we may offer or allow you to participate in promotions, giveaways, contests or sweepstakes (each, a “Promotion”) via our Services, or through a third party platform. Participation in any Promotion is subject to the official rules or guidelines governing that Promotion. Beknight Interactive may announce rules in connection with any Promotion, but regardless of whether specific rules are announced, all such opportunities will be controlled by the Terms or Service, unless specifically superseded by Promotion-specific rules. Please also be aware that if a third party administers the Promotion, your participation may be subject to additional terms and conditions, and you should specifically read such third party’s rules, terms of service, and privacy policies before participating. You agree that Beknight Interactive is not responsible for such third parties’ promotions.
14. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The Services, Websites and the Materials, including without limitation any products or services obtained through any third party platform, are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Beknight Interactive and its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors and agents, disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, implied warranties of title, non-infringement, accuracy, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranties that may arise from course of dealing, course of performance or usage of trade. Beknight Interactive and its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors and agents do not warrant that your use of the Services, Websites or the Materials, including without limitation any products or services available through any third party platform, will be uninterrupted, error-free or secure, that defects will be corrected, or that the Services, Websites or the Materials or any part thereof, the Submissions, the server(s) on which the Services are hosted, or any products or services available on any third party platform are free of viruses or other harmful components, or that all of the information are accurate. No opinion, advice or statement of Beknight Interactive or its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, agents, members or visitors, whether made through the Services or Websites, in the Materials, on third party platforms or otherwise, shall create any warranty. Your use of the Services, Websites and the Materials, including without limitation any products and services provided through any third party platform, are entirely at your own risk.
15. LIMITED LIABILITY
Neither Beknight Interactive nor any of our subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, suppliers, advertisers or sponsors, nor our or their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents or other representatives, are responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages (including without limitation, damages for loss of business, loss of data or lost profits), under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other theory arising out of or relating in any way to the Services, Websites and/or the Materials, including that which is available through any third party platform, Submissions, any linked websites or any code, product or service purchased, accessible or usable through the Services or any third party platform. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the Services, Websites and/or the Materials, including that which is available through any third party platform, submissions or any linked websites is to stop using the Services, Websites, Materials, Submissions, products, or linked websites, as applicable. The sole and exclusive maximum liability to Beknight Interactive for all damages, losses and causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including without limitation, negligence) or otherwise, shall be the total amount paid by you to Beknight Interactive in the preceding twelve (12) months, if any, to access or use the Services, Websites or the Materials. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. No communication of any kind between you and Beknight Interactive or a representative of Beknight Interactive constitutes a waiver of any limitations of liability hereunder or create any additional warranty not expressly stated in the Terms of Service. Multiple claims will not increase the monetary damages limit stated herein. You agree that the damage exclusions in these Terms of Service shall apply even if any remedy fails of its essential purpose.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Beknight Interactive (including its subsidiaries and affiliates), its officers, directors, partners, employees, consultants, and agents, from and against any third party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from (a) any allegation that any Submission or other information you post, submit to us or transmit through the Services or through a third party platform infringes or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other right of any third party; (b) your breach or violation (including through use of your username or Account, whether or not by you) of the Terms, including the Standards, or any applicable laws or regulations; (c) your access to and use of the Services, the Websites, the Materials, including that which is available on third party platforms, or Submissions; (d) any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, spyware, or other similar harmful programming routines posted, submitted or transmitted by you through the Services, or on any third party platform; and/or (e) any claim that one of your postings, User Ideas or Submissions caused damage to a third party, including without limitation, libel, defamation, loss of or harm to reputation or any other damage whatsoever.
17. AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE; CLASS ACTION WAIVER
THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO PLAYERS IN THE US.
Before bringing a formal legal case, please first try contacting our Customer Support team or try to find a resolution on one of our forums. Most disputes can be resolved that way.
17.1. We Both Agree to Arbitrate. If we can’t resolve our dispute through Customer Service or on our forums, you and Beknight Interactive agree to resolve any claims relating to the Terms or Service through final and binding arbitration. This applies to all kinds of claims under any legal theory.
Either of us can bring a claim in small claims court either in San Francisco, California, or the county where you live, or some other place we both agree on, if it qualifies to be brought in that court.
In addition, if you or Beknight Interactive bring a claim in court that should be arbitrated or any of us refuses to arbitrate a claim that should be arbitrated, the other of us can ask a court to force us to go to arbitration to resolve the claim (i.e., compel arbitration). You or Beknight Interactive may also ask a court to halt a court proceeding while an arbitration proceeding is ongoing.
17.2. No Class Actions. We all agree that we can only bring a claim against each other on an individual basis. That means: (a) neither you nor Beknight Interactive can bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class action, consolidated action or representative action; (b) an arbitrator cannot combine more than one person’s claim into a single case, and cannot preside over any consolidated, class or representative arbitration proceeding (unless we both agree to change this); (c) an arbitrator’s decision or award in one person’s case can only impact the person who brought the claim, not other Beknight Interactive users, and cannot be used to decide other disputes with other users. If a court decides that this subsection on “No Class Actions” is not enforceable or valid, then the entire Section 21 (Agreement to Arbitrate; Class Action Waiver) will be null and void, but, the rest of the Terms of Service will still apply.
17.3. The Arbitration Process. Any disputes between you and Beknight Interactive relating to the Services, Websites and/or the Materials that involve a claim of less than US$10,000 must be resolved exclusively through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. A party electing arbitration shall initiate proceedings by filing an arbitration demand with the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The arbitration proceedings shall be governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Consumer Due Process Protocol, and Supplementary Procedures for Resolution of Consumer-Related Disputes. In addition, you and Beknight Interactive agree that the following rules shall apply to the arbitration proceedings: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted, at the option of the party seeking relief, by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any disputes between you and Beknight Interactive relating to the Services and/or the Materials that involve a claim of less than US$10,000 must be resolved in accordance with the AAA’s rules about whether the arbitration hearing has to be in-person.
18.1. System Outages. Beknight Interactive periodically schedules system downtime for the Services for maintenance and other purposes. Additionally, unplanned system outages may occur. You agree that Beknight Interactive has no responsibility and is not liable for: (a) the unavailability of the Services including those available on third party platforms; (b) any loss of Materials, data, transactions or any other information caused by such system outages; (c) the resultant delay, mis-delivery, or non-delivery of data, transactions or any other information or Materials caused by such system outages; or (d) any outages caused by any third parties, including without limitation, any companies or servers hosting the Services, any Internet service providers, any third party platforms, or any Internet facilities and networks.
18.2. Notice for California Users. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Websites users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California, 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210,
18.3. Statute of Limitations. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services, the Websites, the Materials, including any services or information available through third party platforms, or the Terms or Service must be filed within 1 year after such claim or cause or action arose regardless of any statutes or law to the contrary. In the event any such claim or cause of action is not filed within such 1-year period, such claim or cause of action are forever barred.
18.4. Modifications to these Terms of Service. Beknight Interactive has included the effective date of these Terms of Service both on the first and last page of this document. Beknight Interactive reserves the right to make changes to the Terms of Service at any time, however, Beknight Interactive shall provide notification to you in advance of any changes becoming effective, such as by posting a notification on the Services, typically on the websites, or via e-mail. If you continue to access and/or use the Services or Materials, including that which is available through any third party platform, after the effective date of such changes, then such access and/or use will be deemed an acceptance of and an agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms of Service as changed. The revised Terms of Service supersedes all previous notices or statements regarding the Services and Materials. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms of Service any time you access or use the Services or Materials. Upon our request, you agree to accept or sign a non-electronic version of these Terms of Service and any other policies or agreements set forth or available on or through the Services or any third party platform.
18.5. Notice. Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices will be served on Beknight Interactive’s national registered agent or to the e-mail address you provide to Beknight Interactive during the registration process. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after e-mail is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the e-mail address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by you through your registration for any of the Services. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
18.6. Waiver. The failure of Beknight Interactive to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by Beknight Interactive.
18.7. Governing Law. The Terms of Service are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of British Columbia, Canada, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law that would require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction, and shall be considered to have been made and accepted in Vancouver, British Columbia.
18.8. Jurisdiction for Legal Disputes Not Subject to Arbitration. If the Agreement to Arbitrate is determined to be invalid or unenforceable or for any disputes that do not qualify for arbitration, the dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Vancouver, British Columbia. You hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
18.9. Severability. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms of Service and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
18.10. Assignment. You agree that this Terms of Service and all agreements and information incorporated herein may be automatically assigned by Beknight Interactive, in its sole discretion, to a third party. You may not transfer or assign your obligations, nor the Terms of Service and any related rights and licenses granted hereunder, without Beknight Interactive’s prior written consent.
18.11. Entire Agreement. This Terms of Service, our Privacy Notice, and any supplemental policies and any documents expressly incorporated by reference herein constitute the entire agreement between you and Beknight Interactive relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements or understandings between us with respect to such subject matter.
18.12. Miscellaneous. Any heading, caption or section title contained herein is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. Beknight Interactive’s performance of the Terms of Service is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in the Terms of Service is in derogation of Beknight Interactive’s right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Services, Websites and/or the Materials, including without limitation those available through third party platforms, and any information provided to or gathered by Beknight Interactive with respect to such use(s). A printed version of the Terms of Service and of any notices given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms of Service to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. The parties agree that all correspondence relating to the Terms of Service must be written in the English language. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Service, please contact us through our website located at www.beknightinteractive.com