TERMS OF SERVICE
GAMING & CONDUCT RULES
The Services are provided based on community, fairness, integrity and fun so please follow the rules and have fun! This section of the Terms sets out the rules around creating accounts, in-game features, and prohibited behaviour.
User Accounts. Each user is limited to a single account per platform or device although we recommend that you maintain a single account across all platforms. If you choose to disregard this advice and maintain multiple accounts across different devices, none of your accounts may interact with one another in any way. If they are found to have interacted, one or more of the accounts may be banned, reset, or otherwise penalized.
Virtual Goods Transfers & Account Sales. Any content (including virtual in-Game currencies and virtual goods) that originated from Game cannot be sold, transferred or redeemed for ‘real world’ money. Any attempt to do so is in violation of these Terms and may result in a lifetime ban from the Website/Games and possible legal action. All sales of virtual goods and virtual currencies are final and no refunds will be given. Virtual currency and goods cannot be redeemed for ‘real world’ money. Game Hive has the absolute right to manage, regulate, modify and/or eliminate such virtual currency and/or virtual goods as it sees fit in its sole discretion, and Game Hive shall have no liability to you or anyone for the exercise of such rights. You are responsible for all charges incurred under your account made by you or anyone who accesses your account. All virtual goods and currencies are forfeited if your account is terminated or suspended for any reason.
General Conduct & Prohibited Acts. Particular activities are against our rules and policies. You are not permitted to:
- Use the Games if you are a minor (under the age of 13).
- Select a name for your character that is disrespectful to other users.
- Use Bots, Auto-Clickers, Hacks or Exploits in the Games or engage in any other conduct prohibited in our Rules and Policies.
- Accuse other users of cheating through any communication channels within the Games. This includes the forums, players’ comments wall, player status messages, and chat. If you do suspect another player is cheating and have substantiated evidence, please notify us directly by filling out our contact form.
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available:
- on the Services any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, sexually-explicit, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially or ethnically objectionable, encourages criminal behavior, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is otherwise objectionable.
- any material that infringes any intellectual or other proprietary rights of any party (including privacy and publicity rights).
- any material that You do not have a right to make available.
- any falsehoods or misrepresentations or create an impression that you know is incorrect, misleading, or deceptive (e.g. impersonating another user or our staff, or any material that could damage or harm minors in any way.
- any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations for business, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.
- any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or data or the Services or that of any users or viewers of the Services or that compromises a user’s privacy.
- Interfere with or disrupt the Services (including any security-related features) or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services or probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures.
- Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation.
- Resell the content of the Services, the use of the Services or access to the Services or the content of the Services.
- Share Game Hive-issued passwords with a third party or encourage another Game Hive user to do so.
- Misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via the Services, (such as claiming a created work as your own that is not actually yours).
- Use or encourage others to use the Services for any illegal or inappropriate purpose (such as sharing accounts – all accounts are for one user only).
- Decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Services.
- Modify the Services for your own personal or commercial purposes, including but not limited to, altering, adapting, licensing, sublicensing, or translating the Services.
- Attempt to circumvent our language filters which are in place to prevent derogatory remarks.
- Engage in any other conduct otherwise prohibited by these Terms.
Action by Game Hive. Any of the prohibited activities set out above may result in the deletion of your post or thread (chat/forum/profile walls) and may result in your account being temporarily or permanently limited, blocked, suspended or terminated, depending on the severity of the violation, or any other sanctions Game Hive deems appropriate.
Availability. Game Hive may alter, suspend, or discontinue the Services at any time and for any reason without notice. The Services may be unavailable from time to time due to maintenance or malfunction of computer or network equipment or other reasons. Game Hive may periodically add to or update the information and materials on the Services without notice. Game Hive reserves the right to change and update the Games as and when Game Hive wishes to or deems it necessary.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OWNERSHIP AND CONTENT RULES
Game Hive values and protects IP. This Section of the Terms sets out details of ownership of information and technology used or provided through the Services.
Copyright and Trademark Information. The Services, and the information and materials that it contains, are the property of Game Hive and its licensors, and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. All Game Hive product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Game Hive Inc. All other company and product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners in certain countries. Nothing contained on the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Services or any materials displayed on the Services through the use of framing or otherwise, except with the prior written permission of Game Hive.
Feedback & Suggestions. If You provide Game Hive with any suggestions, comments or other feedback (“Feedback”), Game Hive may use such Feedback in the Services or in any other Game Hive products or services. Accordingly, You agree that: (a) Game Hive is not subject to any confidentiality obligations in respect to the Feedback, (b) the Feedback is not confidential or proprietary information of You or any third party and You have all of the necessary rights to disclose the Feedback to Game Hive, (c) Game Hive (including all of its successors and assigns) may freely use, reproduce, publicize, license, distribute, and otherwise commercialize Feedback, and (d) You are not entitled to receive any compensation or re-imbursement of any kind from Game Hive or any of the other users of the Services.
Content. All information, data, messages or other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to the Services, is the sole responsibility of such viewers or users. Game Hive does not control such content and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. Users acknowledge that by using the Services, they may be exposed to materials that are offensive, indecent or objectionable.
Partner Terms of Service. Game Hive abides by the terms of service of our platform partners including, but not limited to, Facebook, Apple, Google, and Android. You have read and acknowledge that you abide by the terms of service for the respective platform partner through which you are accessing our Services. Please be aware of their terms and do not violate them as it may result in a ban.
LIABILITY AND RISK TERMS
In order to make the Services available to you, Game Hive must limit its liability as set out in these Terms.
Release. Because Game Hive does not supervise or control the interactions among or between members of Game Hive and other persons or companies, and because Game Hive does not control credit card companies or other payment processing companies, and because Game Hive cannot guarantee the true identity or age of users of the Services, and because Game Hive has very limited control, if any, over the quality, safety, morality, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of various aspects of the Services you agree that you bear all risk and you agree to release Game Hive (and their officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, and third party partners) from claims, demands, and damages arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Services or any third party transactions. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver.
DISCLAIMER. THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” GAME HIVE DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR OFFER ANY CONDITIONS THAT: (I) THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON THE SERVICES ARE CORRECT, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR COMPLETE; (II) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (III) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (IV) THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. GAME HIVE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM DOWNLOADING OR USING ANY SUCH MATERIAL. GAME HIVE DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, PROVIDE ANY CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS, OR ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES, ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY ANY THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR IN RESPECT TO ANY SERVICES THAT CAN BE REACHED FROM A LINK ON THE SERVICES OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING ON THE SERVICES, AND GAME HIVE SHALL NOT BE A PARTY TO ANY TRANSACTION THAT YOU MAY ENTER INTO WITH ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GAME HIVE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM (I) YOUR USE OF OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SERVICES, (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES, (III) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES IN THE MATERIALS ON THE SERVICES, (IV) PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR ANY OTHER FILES OR DATA THAT MAY BE HARMFUL TO COMPUTER OR COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT OR DATA THAT MAY HAVE BEEN TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY EVEN IF GAME HIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENSION PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
INDEMNIFICATION. YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD GAME HIVE AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PLATFORM PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS, THREATS, ACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, OBLIGATIONS, COSTS, AND EXPENSES INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF MATERIALS SUBMITTED, POSTED, TRANSMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES, ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF THESE TERMS, OR ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY, PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY).
This section sets out other useful information and legal terms you should be aware of when using the Services.
Links to Third-Party Services. The Services may contain links to other Services that are not owned or controlled by Game Hive. Game Hive is not responsible for the content of any linked Services. Any third-party Services, or services accessed from the Services, are subject to the terms and conditions of those Services, and You are responsible for determining those terms and conditions and complying with them.
Termination. Game Hive may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate Your ability to access the Services or portions thereof. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the Terms or any other agreement that You may have with Game Hive (including, without limitation, non-payment of any fees owed in connection with the Services), (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by You, (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Services (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected technical, security or legal issues or problems, and/or (f) participation by You, directly or indirectly, in fraudulent or illegal activities. Termination of Your access to the Services may also include removal of some or all of the materials uploaded by You to the Services. You acknowledge and agree that all terminations may be made by Game Hive in its sole discretion and that Game Hive shall not be liable to You or any third-party for any termination of Your access to the Services or for the In the event that your account is terminated or cancelled by you or by Game Hive, no refund will be granted and you will no longer have access to Site Content. Any termination of these Terms by Game Hive shall be in addition to any and all other rights and remedies that Game Hive may have.
Security. Information sent or received over the Internet is generally not secure and Game Hive cannot and does not make any representation or warranty concerning security of any communication to or from the Web site or any representation or warranty regarding the interception by third parties of personal or other information.
Enforceability. If any part of these Terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The failure of Game Hive to exercise or enforce any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any right or provision by Game Hive must be in writing and shall only apply to the specific instance identified in such writing.
Disputes. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of, or relating to, these Terms or Game Hive will be filed only in the provincial court of Ontario or in the Federal courts, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Game Hive does not get involved in player-to-player disputes. Our focus is to make the game as fair and balanced as possible and we are committed to doing this on an ongoing basis
Updates. Game Hive reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services, the Services content, or any part thereof with or without notice. You agree that GAME HIVE will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services or the Services content.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms, please contact us through our website at www.gamehive.com.