TERMS OF SERVICE
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OUR SERVICES. The Terms of Service ("Terms") you are reading are a legal agreement between Fishsticks Services Limited ("Fishsticks") and yourself ("you").
By accessing and using our games, content, activities and services (the "Fishsticks Services") which are made available via our web site or through our social networking websites, or any mobile versions thereof (the "Site"), you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below (the "Terms"), whether or not you are a registered member of Fishsticks or any of our games.
Right to Modify
Fishsticks reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to revise or modify these Terms at any time, and you agree to be bound by such revisions or modifications. Users are responsible for viewing these Terms periodically. Your continued use of the Service after a change or modification of these Terms has been made will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the Terms your only remedy is to discontinue your use of the Service and to cancel any accounts you have created using the Service.
License to Use the Services
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you may use the Services solely for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes by accessing it through your web browser or other application provided by Fishsticks or its service providers and partners. You may not use the Services for any other purpose.
This license is subject to certain limitations. Any use of the Services in violation of these limitations will be considered a breach of this Agreement, and may result in disciplinary or legal action against you or your account. You agree that you will not:
Cheat or use, develop or distribute automation software programs ("bots"), "macro" software programs or any other "cheat utility" software program or applications which are designed to modify the Fishsticks experience to the detriment of fair play;
Disrupt, attempt to, or otherwise assist in the disruption of (i) any computer used to support the Services or (ii) any other player's experience;
Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files or data, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Services or other users' computers;
Exploit the Services or any of its parts for any commercial purpose;
Promote or encourage any illegal activity including, without limitation, hacking, cracking or distribution of counterfeit software, or cheats or hacks for the Services;
Reproduce, translate, reverse engineer, modify, disassemble, or decompile, in whole or in part, or create derivative works of the Services, except to the extent permitted by applicable law;
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Data
Fishsticks may disclose your personal data to third parties as required by law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or Fishsticks to legal liability. Fishsticks may also disclose your personal data to third parties when Fishsticks has a reason to believe that a disclosure is necessary to address potential or actual injury or interference with Fishsticks’s rights, property, operations, users or others who may be harmed or may suffer loss or damage, or Fishsticks believes that such disclosure is necessary to protect Fishsticks’s rights, combat fraud and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Fishsticks.
Code of Conduct
Your use of the Services is governed by certain rules (the "Code of Conduct"), which are maintained and enforced by Fishsticks, and must be adhered to by all users at all times when using or accessing the Services. It is your responsibility to know, understand and abide by this Code of Conduct. By accessing and using the Services, you agree that you will not:
Publish, post, upload, transmit, distribute or disseminate Content that is harmful, abusive, vulgar, harassing, sexually explicit, sexually provocative, pornographic, defamatory, libelous, obscene, infringing, embarrassing, unwanted, invasive of another's right of privacy or publicity (including distributing another player's personal information if he or she has not made such information public on the host site (if
applicable)), hateful, racist, homophobic, bigoted, or otherwise offensive or objectionable;
Make any threats or threatening remarks, including (but not limited to) threats directed at minors, threats against another individual or their family, and other such remarks which, in our opinion, are outside the scope or context of the game;
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services. For example, disrupting the flow of chat in chat rooms with vulgar language, abusiveness, hitting the return key repeatedly, inputting excessively large images so the screen goes by too fast to read, use of excessive SHOUTING (all caps) in an attempt to disturb other users, "spamming," or flooding (continuously posting repetitive text), are all prohibited;
Promote, encourage, or otherwise advocate the use of illegal drugs;
Use, upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise make available any Content, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Services that infringes any copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other proprietary right of any party; Except as expressly authorized by us, advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any purpose, unless the Services on which you are playing specifically allows such messages. Offers to buy or sell in-game items, if applicable or permitted by Fishsticks for any Services, must be limited to the appropriate forum or channel for such offers;
Collect (in an automated manner or otherwise) personal information about others, or impersonate or create a false identity (such as a celebrity, web site administrator or a Fishsticks representative) for the purpose of misleading others (including attempting to obtain password, account, or other information from a user);
Use the Services (including bulletin boards and other communications services) in any manner other than for personal communication as an individual user (i.e. sending surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spam or any duplicative or unsolicited messages); or
Use the Services for fraudulent transactions or for any purpose that violates any applicable local, state, national, or foreign laws, regulations, or treaties.
These rules are not meant to be exhaustive, and we reserve the right to determine what conduct we consider to be in violation of the Code of Conduct or otherwise outside the spirit of the Services and to take such action as we see fit - up to and including
termination of your account and exclusion from further participation in the Services. We reserve the right to modify this Code of Conduct at any time.
You understand and agree that you may not distribute, sell, transfer or license this content and/or application in any manner, in any country, or on any social network, or other medium without the explicit prior written permission of Fishsticks.You grant Fishsticks the right to act as an agent on your behalf as the Service’s operator.
If any of the Services require you to open an account directly with us, you must complete the registration process by providing current, complete and accurate information (including, if required, your email address) as prompted by the applicable registration form. YOU MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO USE THE SERVICES. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information (including usernames and passwords) and are responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized use or the theft of your account or any other breach of security. We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your account, either with or without your knowledge. You are responsible for the activities occurring under your account and you will be liable for any losses or damages incurred by Fishsticks or another party due to someone else using your account. You may not use anyone else's account at any time. Your account is personal to you and you may not transfer or make available your account to others. Any distribution by you of your account or related information may result in the cancellation of your account without refund.
"Content" means the software, communications, images, sounds, and all the material and information perceived or made available from the Services, whether provided by Fishsticks or by users of the Services. Content also includes any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding the Services, other Content, or the Site, including any responses provided through user surveys.
You acknowledge and agree that all Content, including, without limitation, all accounts, characters created, and virtual items or in-game currency acquired and developed as a result of game play, are the sole and exclusive property of Fishsticks and may be used by Fishsticks (and/or its affiliates, publishing partners, distributors, licensors and licensees) for any purpose, including for commercial or promotional use. You agree that you may only upload or otherwise transmit on or through the Services Content that does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, and you represent and warrant that any Content you do transmit will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
If you are deemed to have retained, under applicable law, any right, title or interest in or to any portion of the Content, you agree to and hereby do assign solely and exclusively to Fishsticks all of your right, title and interest in and to such Content, without additional consideration, under applicable patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark and other similar laws or rights, in perpetuity. If such assignment is ineffective under applicable law, you hereby grant to Fishsticks the sole and exclusive, irrevocable, sublicensable, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, publish, distribute, sell, transfer, transmit, publicly display, use, and practice such Content, and to incorporate the same in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights or rights of publicity or privacy you may have in such Content.
Fishsticks representatives may monitor certain Content on the Services, but cannot monitor or prescreen all of the Content on the Services, and do not attempt to do so. Fishsticks and its designees have the right, but not the obligation, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any Content posted on any Services that are deemed objectionable or violate these Terms or the spirit of these Terms, in our sole discretion and determination. If you encounter something you find objectionable and in violation of these Terms, you can bring it to our attention by "flagging" it or reporting it via the in-game support system. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for Content that is generated by users of the Services. You bear the entire risk of the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of Content found on the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that Fishsticks may use built-in tracking features to obtain information regarding your use of the Game, and agree that such information is deemed to be Content for all purposes under these Terms.
Your right to access and use the Websites, Services and Materials will remain effective until terminated in accordance with the Terms. Fishsticks reserves the right to revoke the license granted to you herein, and if we do, Fishsticks may terminate your access to and use of the Websites, Services and Materials and may, at its sole discretion, maintain or delete your Account and any items associated therewith.
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.
Fishsticks 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 Fishsticks at its sole discretion determines is appropriate. For example, your Account may be deleted and terminated without warning if Fishsticks believes, at its sole discretion, that you are under 13 years of age; if you have provided any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or becomes untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete); or Fishsticks has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete.
Limitation of Liability
FISHSTICKS AND ITS LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM (A) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION; (B) THE LOSS OR DAMAGE TO CHARACTERS, ACCOUNTS, STATISTICS, INVENTORIES OR USER PROFILE INFORMATION; OR (C) INTERRUPTIONS OF SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ISP DISRUPTIONS, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE FAILURES OR ANY OTHER EVENT WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF DATA OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL FISHSTICKS OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Fishsticks harmless from and against any claim, liability, loss, injury, damage, cost, or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred by Fishsticks arising out of or from your access and use of the Services, your violation of these Terms or any Content posted, transmitted or provided by you or on your behalf.
Waiver and Severability
The failure of Fishsticks to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these
Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
You acknowledge that the rights granted and obligations made hereunder to Fishsticks are of a unique and irreplaceable nature, the loss of which shall irreparably harm Fishsticks and which cannot be replaced by monetary damages alone so that Fishsticks shall be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief (without the obligations of posting any bond or surety) in the event of any breach or anticipatory breach by you.
These Terms are the entire and exclusive agreement between Fishsticks and you regarding the Services, and these Terms supersede and replace any prior agreements regarding the foregoing.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact Fishsticks at: firstname.lastname@example.org