Terms of Service

Game Circus Terms of Use

Last Updated: October 1, 2014

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (“TERMS”) CAREFULLY, INCLUDING THE MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION WHICH REQUIRES THAT DISPUTES ARE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL AND NOT A CLASS-WIDE OR CONSOLIDATED BASIS.

BY ACCESSING OR USING GAME CIRCUS’ SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE OUR SERVICES.

These Terms apply to your access to, and use of, the website, mobile applications, and any other products and services (collectively, the “Services”) of Game Circus, LLC and any parent or subsidiary (“Game Circus,” “we” or “us”).

These Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Game Circus for products, services or otherwise. If you are using the Services on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms on such entity’s behalf, and that such entity agrees to be responsible to us if you violate these Terms.

Game Circus reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time and in our sole discretion. If Game Circus makes changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of such changes, such as by sending you a notification, by providing notice through the Services, and/or by updating the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms. Your continued use of the Services will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms. We encourage you to frequently review the Terms to ensure you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Services. If you do not agree to any amended Terms, you must stop using the Services.

1. Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy (http://gamecircus.com/privacy-policy/) for information on how we collect, use and disclose information about our users.

2. Eligibility

The Services are not targeted towards, not intended for use by, anyone under the age of 13. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use the Services only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms.

3. Copyright and Limited License

Unless otherwise indicated, the Services and all content and other materials on the Services, including, without limitation, the Game Circus logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof, (collectively, “Game Circus Materials”) are the proprietary property of Game Circus and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Game Circus grants you a limited, nonexclusive, non-sublicensable, nontransferable license to access and use the Services for personal use. Such license is subject to these Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Services or Game Circus Materials therein; (b) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Game Circus Materials; (c) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Services and Game Circus Materials, or any portion thereof; (d) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (e) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Services, Game Circus Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Services; or (f) any use of the Services or Game Circus Materials other than for their intended purposes. Any use of the Services or Game Circus Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Game Circus, is strictly prohibited and will automatically terminate the license granted in these Terms without notice or other action by either party. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. Game Circus may revoke this license at any time.

4. Game Circus Materials and Trademarks

“Game Circus,” the Game Circus logo and any other Game Circus product or service names or slogans contained in the Services are trademarks of Game Circus, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Game Circus or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other hidden text utilizing “Game Circus” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Game Circus without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Services, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Game Circus and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.

5. Hyperlinks

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Services for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray Game Circus or any of our products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a Game Circus logo or other proprietary graphic of Game Circus to link to the Services without the express written permission of Game Circus. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Game Circus trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Services, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Services without Game Circus’ express written consent.

Game Circus makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Services, or websites linking to the Services. Such sites are not under the control of Game Circus and Game Circus is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. Game Circus provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by Game Circus of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Services, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Services.

6. Third-Party Products and Services

Game Circus may display advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Services or may otherwise provide information about, or links to, third-party products or services. Game Circus does not endorse or make any representations or warranties regarding any third party products, services, promotions or vendors. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. Game Circus is not responsible or liable in any manner for any third party products or services, for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any products, services, dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-Game Circus advertisers or third party information on the Services.

7. Feedback

You acknowledge and agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, regarding the Game Circus and/or our Services (“Feedback”) are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Game Circus. Game Circus shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

8. User Content and Conduct

The Services may include interactive areas or services, such as forums, chat rooms, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, applications, code or other items or materials on the Services (collectively, “User Content“). You are solely responsible for your use of such interactive areas or services and use them at your own risk. You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Services any of the following:

User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;

User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;

User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content;

User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;

Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;

Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and

User Content that, in the sole judgment of Game Circus, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose Game Circus or our users to any harm or liability of any type.

You further agree that you are solely responsible for your conduct while on the Services, and you agree that you will not do any of the following in connection with the Services or our users:

Use the Service in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Services or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Services in any manner;

Engage in fraudulent or dishonest activities in connection with the Services;

Stalk, intimidate, threaten, or otherwise harass or cause discomfort to other users;

Send distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk commercial electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;

Harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent;

Use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or engage in, encourage, or promote any illegal activity, or any activity that violates these Terms; or

Circumvent or attempt to circumvent any filtering, security measures or other features Game Circus may from time to time adopt to protect the Services, our users or third parties.

Game Circus takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, or for any user conduct, nor is Game Circus liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Enforcement of the user content or conduct rules set forth in these Terms is solely at our discretion, and failure to enforce such rules in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such rules in other instances. In addition, these rules do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Services will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules. Although Game Circus has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any User Content, Game Circus reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Services at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Services at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Services in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Services.

Unless we indicate otherwise, by providing User Content through the Services, you grant Games Circus a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. You further grant Game Circus and our sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if we or they choose.

By providing User Content through the Services, you represent and warrant that: (a) such User Content is non-confidential; (b) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Services; (c) the User Content is accurate and not misleading or harmful in any manner; and (d) the User Content, and your use and posting thereof in connection with the Services, does not and will not violate these Terms or any applicable law, rule or regulation.

9. Repeat Infringer Policy

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA“) and other applicable law, Game Circus has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, the accounts of users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Game Circus may also, at our sole discretion, limit access to the Services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

10. Copyright Complaints

If you believe that anything on the Services infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below.

Name of Agent Designated: Mitch Crossley
Address of Designated Agent: 15851 N Dallas Parkway – Suite 475, Addison TX, 75001
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: (214) 702-8368
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: support@gamecircus.com

Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. You should note that if you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.

11. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Game Circus, our independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Game Circus Parties”), from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to (a) your use of the Services; (b) any User Content and/or Feedback you provide; (c) your violation of these Terms or (d) your violation of the rights of any third party.

12. Disclaimers

THE SERVICES AND GAME CIRCUS MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. GAME CIRCUS DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN. GAME CIRCUS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR THE MATERIALS THEREIN ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. GAME CIRCUS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR OUR SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Game Circus reserves the right to change any and all content contained in the Services and to modify, suspend or discontinue the Services or any features or functionality of the Services at any time without notice and without obligation or liability to you. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by Game Circus.

13. Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) IN NO EVENT SHALL GAME CIRCUS OR GAME CIRCUS PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY YOU ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM GAME CIRCUS OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OUR RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES; AND (B) IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF GAME CIRCUS OR THE GAME CIRCUS PARTIES EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO GAME CIRCUS FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES.

14. Arbitration

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES WITH GAME CIRCUS AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM GAME CIRCUS.

You and Game Circus agree to arbitrate any dispute arising from these Terms or your use of the Services, except that you and Game Circus are not required to arbitrate any dispute in which either party seeks equitable and or other relief for the alleged unlawful use of copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets, or patents. ARBITRATION PREVENTS YOU FROM SUING IN COURT OR FROM HAVING A JURY TRIAL.

You and Game Circus agree: (a) to attempt informal resolution prior to any demand for arbitration; (b) that any arbitration will occur in Dallas County, Texas; and (c) that arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS. Other than class procedures and remedies discussed below, the arbitrator has the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court. WHETHER THE DISPUTE IS HEARD IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT, YOU AND GAME CIRCUS WILL NOT COMMENCE AGAINST THE OTHER A CLASS ACTION, CLASS ARBITRATION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING

15. Governing Law

These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas and applicable United States law, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to the Services or the Terms will be filed only in the state and federal courts located in Dallas County, Texas.

16. Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Services, or any portion thereof, and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services or any portion thereof.

17. Severability

If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

18. Questions

If you have any questions regarding these Terms or the Services, please contact us at support@gamecircus.com.