1. Your Acceptance
B. Meeple League reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time. Meeple League will post a notification of any such modifications in the Official Terms of Service Modification Forum, available at http://www.meepleleague.com/forum/ServiceChange (the “Official Modification Forum”). It is your responsibility to either periodically review these Terms of Service for any such modifications or to subscribe to the Official Modification Forum in order to be notified of modifications. Each modification to these Terms of Service shall become effective ten days after a notification of the modification is posted in the Official Modification Forum. Your continued use of the Website after the modification of these Terms of Service becomes effective following this ten day period signifies your assent to and acceptance of the amended terms and provisions.
2. Meeple League Website
3. Meeple League Account
In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create a Meeple League account. You may never use another individual’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify Meeple League immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although Meeple League is not liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Meeple League or others due to such unauthorized use.
4. Meeple League User Submissions
A. You may upload and/or may have uploaded forum threads, forum replies, reviews, session reports, photographs, files, hyperlinks, ratings, tags, comments, and other visual or textual content to Meeple League (the “User Submissions”). You represent and warrant that none of your User Submissions are illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of any intellectual property rights, injurious to third parties, or otherwise objectionable to Meeple League in its sole discretion, including but not limited to commercial solicitation, mass mailings, political campaigning, chain letters, or any form of “spam” (as determined by Meeple League in its sole discretion). Meeple League does not provide for any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions. Meeple League reserves the right to remove or delete User Submissions without prior notice.
B. You shall not upload User Submissions containing material that is copyrighted, protected by trademark or trade secret, or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permissions from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Meeple League all of the licenses granted herein.
C. You shall be solely responsible for all of your User Submissions and the consequences of uploading them. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Meeple League to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, and all other intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions, to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service. You grant Meeple League the right to use your name and account username in connection your User Submissions.
D. You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. By uploading User Submissions to Meeple League, you hereby grant Meeple League a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, sublicenseable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Website, website extensions, and the business of Meeple League and its successors and affiliates, including without limitation for promoting the Website in any media formats and through any media channels.
E. By uploading User Submissions to Meeple League, you hereby grant each user of the Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service.
F. You understand and agree that Meeple League may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted.
G. You agree that you will not, in connection with User Submissions, submit material that is contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations, or that is contrary to the Meeple League Community Rules, which may be updated from time to time.
H. Meeple League does not endorse any User Submissions or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Meeple League expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. User Submissions are made available “AS IS.” You understand and agree that when using the Website you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources and that Meeple League is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, objectionable, offensive, or indecent, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Meeple League with respect thereto.
5. Meeple League Use: Permissions and Restrictions
Meeple League hereby grants you permission to access and make personal use of the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, but not to download or modify the Website or any portion of the Website except with express written consent, provided that:
B. You shall not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Meeple League servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser, except as expressly permitted by Meeple League. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including but not limited to account names, from the Website. You agree not to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes.
C. You shall not alter or modify any part of the Website, including but not limited to Meeple League’s website extensions or any of its related technologies, except as expressly permitted by Meeple League.
D. You shall not use the Website for any commercial purposes without the prior written authorization of Meeple League. Prohibited commercial uses include without limitation any of the following actions taken without Meeple League’s express written approval: (i) sale of access to the Website or its related services, such as any website extensions; (ii) use of the Website or its related services, such as any website extensions, for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue; (iii) the sale of advertising, on the Meeple League website or any third-party website, targeted to the content of specific User Submissions or Meeple League content; and (iv) any use of the Website that Meeple League finds, in its sole discretion, to use Meeple League’s resources or User Submissions with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for Meeple League, Meeple League content, or its User Submissions. Probably Leave Out–> Prohibited commercial uses do not include the sale of products such as board games, role-playing games, and video games, through the Marketplace or GeekList functionality, so long as you pay a three percent commission to Meeple League on the gross amount of each such sale generated via the Website. Meeple League reserves the right to terminate any such sales if they are deemed to be “spam” or fraudulent in Meeple League’s sole discretion. <–Probably Leave Out
E. You shall not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the User Submissions other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes. You shall not circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of Meeple League or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any User Submissions or enforce limitations on use of Meeple League or the User Submissions therein.
F. You shall not frame or utilize any framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including but not limited to images, text, page layout, or forms) of Meeple League without express written consent. You shall not use meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing Meeple League’s name or trademarks without express written consent. You shall not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any User Submissions.
6. Account Termination Policy
Meeple League may terminate a user’s access to the Website if the user is determined, in Meeple League’s sole discretion, to have infringed these Terms of Service or the Meeple League Community Rules. Meeple League reserves the right to decide whether a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations such as, but not limited to, pornographic, obscene, or defamatory material. Meeple League may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a user’s access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Service at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.
7. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
A. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any user submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent designated below with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further detail):
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The designated Copyright Agent of the Meeple League for receipt of notifications of claimed infringement is: Richard Shay; e-mail: admin@Meeple League.com (subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”); 72 Fulton Street, Norwood, MA 02062. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements, your DMCA Takedown Request may not be valid.
B. If you believe that your user submission or other content, which was removed (or to which access was disabled) pursuant to the above provision, is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your user submission, then you may send a counter notification to the Copyright Agent at admin@Meeple League.com (subject line: “DMCA Counter Notification”), containing the following information:
(i) Your physical or electronic signature;
(ii) Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
(iii) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a incorrect identification of the content; and
(iv) Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Boston, Massachusetts and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement or an agent of such person.
If a counter notification is received by the Copyright Agent, then the Meeple League may send a copy of the counter notification to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it within 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the user who submitted the content, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days following receipt of the counter notification, at the sole discretion of the Meeple League.
8. Warranty Disclaimer
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. Meeple League IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Meeple League, ITS OWNERS, OPERATORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. Meeple League MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS WEBSITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OPINIONS, OR INACCURACIES WITH REGARD TO THE CONTENT, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE. Meeple League DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE Meeple League WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND Meeple League WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
9. Limitation of Liability
A. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL Meeple League, ITS OWNERS, OPERATORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (1) USE OR INABILITY TO USE Meeple League, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON Meeple League, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE; (2) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OPINIONS, OR INACCURACIES WITH REGARD TO INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON Meeple League, (3) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, (4) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (5) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, (6) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (7) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT Meeple League IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Meeple League SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
B. The Website is controlled and offered by Meeple League from its facilities in the United States of America. Meeple League makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
A. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Meeple League and its owners, operators, officers, directors, employees, affiliates, assigns, and agents, from and against any and all actions, claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees) arising from or in connection with: (i) your use of and access to the Website; (ii) your violation of any term or provision of these Terms of Service; (iii) your failure to abide by applicable local, state, federal, and international law; (iv) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, property, or privacy right; (v) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party; or (vi) any breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by you in these Terms of Service. This defense and indemnification obligation survives these Terms of Service and your use of the Website.
B. You hereby release and waive any and all claims, liability, and causes of action against Meeple League arising from or in connection with your use of the Website.
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. You affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age then you are not permitted to use the Website.
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Meeple League without restriction.
13. Governing Law and Venue
A. The laws of the State of Massachusetts govern all matters arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles thereof.
B. You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the State of Massachusetts for resolving any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service.
C. You agree that: (i) the Website shall be deemed solely based in the State of Massachusetts; and (ii) the Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Meeple League, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Massachusetts.
14. Entire Agreement
No waiver of any term of these Terms of Service will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Meeple League’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any term or provision of these Terms of Service is held void, invalid, inoperative, or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then no other term or provision will be consequently affected, and the remaining terms and provisions will remain in full force and effect.
17. Prohibition Against Rogue Programming
You shall not upload, post, transmit, or otherwise make available in any way through the Website any software or other materials that contain a computer virus, Trojan horse, bug, time bomb, worm, or other rogue programming (“Rogue Programming”). Meeple League has no obligation to detect the presence of any Rogue Programming. Any download of software, files, or other materials or any other use of the content on Meeple League is at your risk. You are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by Rogue Programming, including use of anti-virus programs and proper backup of files.
A. The captions contained herein are for reference purposes only and are not part of this agreement.
B. Meeple League reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time.
C. Meeple League and the Meeple League graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or trade dress of the Meeple League or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. These trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the express written approval of Meeple League, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Meeple League. All other trademarks not owned by Meeple League that appear on the Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Meeple League. Unless otherwise specified, all software used on this site is the property of the Meeple League or its affiliates and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.
D. Meeple League reserves all rights not expressly granted herein.
E. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
F. Nothing in the Terms of Service shall be deemed to confer any third party rights or benefits.