For bracketopia.biz and mobile application Bracketopia
Last Modified: January 9, 2018
You must be at least 18 years of age or older, to use the Services. By creating an account or using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and can enter into legally binding agreements under applicable law. If you do not meet these requirements, you must not access or use the Services. If you allow any minors under the age of 18 to access or use the Services, you shall be solely responsible for their uses of the Services, and you shall indemnify us against any losses, claims or damages that may result.
Changes to Services: We may revise and update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. We shall notify you when such changes are made, and all changes are effective immediately when we post them. Any changes to the Dispute Resolution provisions will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice prior to the date the change is posted. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check the Terms page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.
Availability of Services: Services may be interrupted from time to time, for maintenance, repairs, upgrades, or network or equipment failures.
Changes to the Services
Changes to Services: We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Services, and any service or material we provide through the Services, in our sole discretion without notice. We may discontinue some or all of the Services, features or functionality for certain platforms at any time. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Services are unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Services, or all of the Services, to users, including registered users. We may update content on the Services from time to time, but any of the content on the Services may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such content.
Availability of Services: Services may be interrupted from time to time, for maintenance, repairs, upgrades, or network or equipment failures.
ACCESSING THE SERVICES & ACCOUNT SECURITY
Access & Data Plan: You are responsible for obtaining all necessary devices, and data connections for using the Services, for making all arrangements necessary for you to have an Internet connection, and access to the Services, and for all fees, taxes, or carrier data plans, associated with your use of the Services. We do not provide any such services or devices.
Registration & Contact Information: You agree to only create and maintain one (1) user account for your use of the Services. It is a condition of your use of the Services that all registration information you provide is correct, current and complete. For purposes of registration and using the Services, you must provide an accurate and up-to-date name, email address, financial information for sending or receiving transaction funds, phone number, country and age. You further agree to provide us with any further documents we may request from time-to-time to verify your identity or as necessary to complete an auction or sale.
Account Security: If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Services or portions of it using your username, password or other security information. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your screen name. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to, or use of, your username or password or any other breach of security. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
Third-Party Access: If any other person accesses the Services through your Internet connection, you are responsible for ensuring all such persons are aware of these Terms and comply with them.
AUTHORIZED & PROHIBITED USES
Authorized & Non-Commercial Uses: You agree to use the Services only for the purpose of online participation in various bracket contests. You may use the Services only for lawful, authorized, and acceptable purposes, and in accordance with these Terms. These Terms permit you to use the Services for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Services or materials available through the Services.
Unauthorized & Prohibited Uses: You agree not to use the Services:
Harm to Software: Additionally, you agree not to:
OWNERSHIP & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Intellectual Property Ownership: The Services and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, documents, images, illustrations, photographs, auction listings, graphics, domains, logos, slogans, video, audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by the Company, its licensors or other respective providers of such material, and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws (“Intellectual Property”). You may not use any such Intellectual Property without our express authorization, and in accordance with these Terms.
Trademarks: The Company name, the term “Bracketopia”, the Company logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such trademarks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners.
License: We grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to access and use the Services in accordance with these Terms. This license is for the sole purpose of allowing you to access or use the Services as authorized, and no other rights or licenses are granted by implication or otherwise.
Prohibited Uses: You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, decompile, alter, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, extract, sell, resell, rent or transmit any Intellectual Property, User Contributions, or other material on the Services. You must not delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from the Services.
Downloads: For desktop, mobile or other applications offered for download, you may download one (1) single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
Infringement: If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Services in breach of the Terms, your right to use the Services will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in the Services or any content on the Services is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved by the Company. Any use of the Services not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.
Contributions: The Services may contain personal web pages or profiles, message boards or threads, tournament and contest forms, chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards, or other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Services. You are responsible for any User Contributions, and any other data, text, code, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio, video, and links that you submit, post or display on the Services.
Compliance: We do not claim ownership for any User Contributions. However, all User Contributions must comply with the User Content Standards set out in these Terms.
License: Any User Contribution you post to the Services will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Services, you grant the Company and its licensees, successors and assigns a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable, license to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, create derivative works of, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material.
Representations & Warranties: You represent and warrant that all of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms, and that you own or control all rights to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license above.
Responsibility: You understand and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have fully responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Services.
USER CONTENT STANDARDS
These user content standards apply to all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:
RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
General Purposes: The information presented by us on or through the Services is made available solely for general information purposes, and for gathering data on market trends and preferences, and referenced resources may change from time to time. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other users of the Services, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
No Liability for Third-Party Content: The Services may include content provided by third parties, including User Contributions, or materials provided by other companies, users, third-party licensors, advertisers, syndicators, aggregators or reporting services. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and opinions expressed in such content, and all responses to such content are solely the opinions and responsibility of the party providing such content. Such content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company.
ONLINE CONTESTS AND TERMS OF SALE
Terms of Sale: Our Terms of Sale explains the process of how tournaments and contests are conducted through the Services, and our involvement in such transactions. All transactions conducted through the Services, including but not limited to the participation in any tournaments or contests, receipt or issuance of payments, or receipt of goods or other prizes, and governed by our Terms of Sale. By accessing, installing, or otherwise using any of the Services, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Sale, and consent to all actions taken by us with respect to such auctions or sales in compliance with the Terms of Sale.
NOTICE AND TAKEDOWN PROCEDURE FOR COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
DMCA: It is our policy to expeditiously respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). The following instructions are intended to expedite the process of submitting notices of alleged infringement, while reducing the number of fraudulent or ambiguous notices we receive.
Notice & Takedown: It is expected that all users of the Services will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if we receive proper takedown notification of alleged copyright infringement, our response will be to remove or disable access to all such material. It is our policy to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers. If we remove or disable any such access in response to a notice, we will make a good-faith effort to contact the account owner so they may make a counter notification.
Reporting Infringement: If you believe that any User Contributions violate your copyright, trademark or other intellectual property, please follow the instructions below for sending us a notice of infringement. Please note, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for materially misrepresenting that material is infringing your intellectual property. If you are unsure whether online material constitutes infringement, we suggest you first contact an attorney.
Infringement Notification: If you believe any User Contribution constitutes infringement of your copyrighted work, or other violation of your intellectual property rights, please provide the following information in a written communication:
Designated Agent: Notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent to our designated agent at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENFORCEMENT & TERMINATION
Enforcement: We have the right to:
No Liability: We do not have an obligation to monitor or review any User Contribution before it is posted on the Services, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, User Contribution, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
Law Enforcement: Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Services. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, AS A RESULT OF, OR CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Content Storage: Deleted content may be stored by us in order to comply with certain legal obligations and is not retrievable without a valid court order. We encourage you to maintain your own backup of your User Contributions. We will not be liable for any modification, suspension, discontinuation, or loss of any User Contributions, or other user content.
INTEGRATION WITH THIRD PARTY SERVICES & POLICIES
Third-Party Links: If the Services contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to the Services, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
LINKING TO THE SERVICES & SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES
Linking: You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. However, you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our express written consent. Further, the website from which you are linking, or on which you make certain content accessible, must comply in all respects with the User Content Standards set out in these Terms.
Social Media: The Services may provide certain social media features that enable you to link to content on the Services, send communications with content or links through the Services, or display limited portions of content on other sites. You may use these features solely as provided, with respect to the content they are displayed with. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
Removal: You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking to immediately cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice, and may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR MOBILE APPS
The additional terms in this section specifically apply to copies of the Services accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (collectively “App Providers”). You acknowledge and agree that:
If you have acquired the App through the Apple App Store, you further agree that:
If you have acquired the App through the Google Play Store, you further agree that:
When you acquire the App through the App Provider, you are allowed unlimited reinstallations of the application. However, should the App be removed from the App Provider’s store, users shall not longer have a right or ability to reinstall affected products.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet or the Services will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Services for any reconstruction of any lost data.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, ITS CONTENT AND ANY MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES, MATERIALS OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE COMPANY EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THOSE ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SERVICES, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTROLLING AND DO NOT CONTROL, HOW OUR USERS USE OUR SERVICES, OR THE ACTIONS, INFORMATION OR USER CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR USERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS, AWARDS, LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSES OR FEES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES) YOU MAY HAVE THAT ARISE OUT OF OR RELATE TO SUCH USERS OR THIRD PARTIES. BY THIS RELEASE, YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, OR ANY SIMILAR APPLICABLE STATUTE OR LAW OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION, WHICH STATES: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES, OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, THAT ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE SERVICES OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES, MATERIALS OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR SUCH OTHER SERVICES.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS, TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE GREATER AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO COMPANY FOR THE APPLICABLE SERVICES OR PURCHASES IN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to: (a) the violation of these Terms by you or anyone using your account; (b) your use or misuse of, or access to the Services, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, and your use of any information obtained from the Services; (c) your interaction with any users; and (d) any other uses other than as expressly authorized in these Terms.
GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
All matters relating to the Services and these Terms, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California in the United States of America, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms or the Services shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States located in the State of California, County of San Diego, or the state courts, and arbitration forums, in the State of California, County of San Diego, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
The owner of the Services is based in the state of California in the United States. We make no claims that the Services or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Our services are not intended for use in any country where such use would violate local law or would subject the Company to the laws or regulations of another country. If you access the Services from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. We reserve the right to limit our Services in any country.
You agree to not download or use the Services if you are located in a restricted country, if you are listed on any US or non-US restricted parties list, or for any reason prohibited by export and trade laws, and you agree not to disguise your location through IP proxy or other methods. You agree to not, directly or indirectly, export, provide or otherwise transfer our Services to any individual, entity prohibited by export and trade laws, to anyone on US or non-US government restricted parties lists, or for any purposes prohibited by export and trade laws, including nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or missile technologies without the required government authorizations.
Arbitration: For any dispute between you and the Company, arising from the use of these Terms or the Services (including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, and your right to privacy or publicity), you agree to first contact the Company and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. In the unlikely event that we have not been able to resolve the dispute informally, the Company may, at its sole discretion, require users located in the United States to submit any disputes to final and binding arbitration in the State of California, County of San Diego, under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association, applying California law. Nothing in this section shall prevent either party from seeking injunctive or equitable relief from the courts for matters related to intellectual property rights or unauthorized access to the Services. ALL SUCH USERS AGREE TO WAIVE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL, EXCEPT FOR MATTERS THAT MAY BE BROUGHT IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. YOU MAY REVIEW THE AAA RULES AT WWW.ADR.ORG.
No Class Actions: You and the Company agree that all users located in the United States may only bring disputes against the Company on their own behalf, and not on behalf of any other person or entity, or any class of people. You and the Company agree not to participate in any class action, class arbitration, or consolidated disputes.
No Refunds. We do not provide refunds for our Services, unless required by law.
Transferability: The Company may freely assign any of its rights and obligations under these Terms, to any of its affiliates, or in connection with a merger, acquisition, restructuring, or sale of assets, or by operation of law, and the Company may transfer your information to any of our affiliates, successor entities, or new owner. You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without prior written consent from the Company.
Language: Our Terms are written in English. Any translated version is provided for your convenience. If any translated version of our Terms conflict with the English version, the English version shall control.
Entire Agreement: The Terms, and all other policies incorporated herein by reference, constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to the Services and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Services. If any future Terms are agreed to, such future Terms shall govern.
YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS
We always welcome any feedback you may have about Bracketopia, LLC or our services. All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Terms or Services should be directed to:
Mail: Bracketopia, LLC
2649 B Street
San Diego, CA 92102
These Services are operated by Bracketopia, LLC.