SUPER BIT MACHINE - TERMS OF SERVICE
Last modified: May 10th, 2017
Super Bit Machine, Inc. (“Super Bit” or “we” or “our”) is a development studio formed by talented individuals committed to creating narrative-driven VR games & experiences with the highest production value.
The Service (the “Service”) includes the https://superbitmachine.com/ website, including without limitation, any related subdomains and forums, chat rooms, accounts, products and services available thereon (the “Site”) as well as other products and services offered by Super Bit through internet-capable gaming and virtual reality platforms, personal computers, mobile phones or in-game applications or software platforms including third-party hosts, and related content, software, mobile applications (“Apps”), materials and/or services.
1. Grant of a Limited License
Any approved use of the Service is licensed, not sold, to you, and you hereby acknowledge that no title or ownership in the Service is being transferred or assigned and this Agreement should not be construed as a sale of any rights in the Service. Super Bit retains all right, title, and interest to the Service, including, but not limited to, all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, proprietary rights, patents, titles, computer codes, audiovisual effects, themes, characters, character names, stories, dialog, settings, artwork, sound effects, musical works, and moral rights.
Additional Terms; Apple App Store
Additional Terms; Google Play
Mobile Software from Google Play store: If you acquire the App from Google, Inc. or one of its affiliates (“Google”) via Google Play or its successor(s), then to the extent of any conflict between the Google Terms of Service and the Google Play Business and Program Policies or such other terms which Google designates as default end user license terms for Google Play (all of which together are referred to as the “Google Play Terms), and the other terms and conditions in these Agreements, the Google Play Terms shall apply with respect to your use of any App that you acquire from Google Play. Provider and you hereby acknowledge that Google does not have any responsibility or liability related to compliance or non-compliance by Provider or you (or any other user) under these Agreements or the Google Play Terms.
2. License Limitations
The license granted to you in Section 1 above is subject to the limitations as set forth in Sections 1 and 2 (collectively, the “License Limitations”). Any use of the Service in violation of the License Limitations or the Agreements will be regarded as an infringement of Super Bit’s rights. The above granted license in Section 1 does not grant you the right to, and you hereby agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
B. duplicate, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, decrypt, decode, translate, or derive source code from any aspect of the Service (including any underlying idea or algorithm), or attempt to do any of the same;
C. decrypt or modify any data transmitted between a client and the Super Bit server in a manner not expressly authorized by Super Bit;
D. use, post, host or distribute macros, “bots” or other programs which would allow unattended game play or which otherwise impact game play, including without limitation any program which enables or facilitates automated character skill or level increases;
E. use third party software that intercepts, collects, reads, mines, or stores user information gathered by Super Bit or generated by the Service;
F. use, reproduce or remove any copyright, trademark, trade names, slogans, logos, images, service marks or other proprietary notations displayed on or through the Service;
G. frame or utilize any framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Super Bit without our express consent;
H. purchase search terms or use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the Super Bit name or trademarks without our express consent;
I. use cheats, automation software (bots), hacks, modifications (mods) or any other unauthorized third-party software designed to modify the Service;
J. use the Service for commercial purposes, including by (i) participating in the Service in exchange for payment (e.g. “leveling” services); or (ii) selling in-Service items outside of the Service, or selling Accounts, except such transactions as may be authorized by Super Bit and conducted via services provided by Super Bit;
K. use the Service in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, disrupt or impair the Service or interfere with any other party’s use of the Service or use any device, software or routine that causes the same;
L. attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt the Service, accounts registered to other users, or the computer systems or networks connected to the Service;
M. circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any technological measure or content protections of the Service;
N. use any robots, spiders, crawlers or other automatic devices, processes, software or queries that intercept, “mine,” scrape or otherwise access the Service to monitor, extract, copy or collect information from or through the Service, or any manual processes to do the same;
O. introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;
P. use the Service to impersonate, or attempt to impersonate, Super Bit, a Super Bit employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing) or otherwise misrepresent yourself;
Q. use the Service to ask users for their personal information;
R. use the Service for illegal, harassing, unethical, or disruptive purposes;
S. use the Service in any way that would adversely affect or reflect negatively on Super Bit, the Service, our goodwill, our employees or moderators, our name or reputation, or discourage any person, firm or enterprise from using all or any portion of the features or functions of the Service, or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the Service;
T. violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of the Service; or
3. Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Super Bit takes its data and intellectual property rights very seriously. As between Super Bit and the user, Super Bit owns, has licensed, or otherwise has rights, title and interest in and to the Service and all of the content that appears on the Service. Super Bit’s intellectual property rights include, but are not limited to, copyrights, trademark rights, trade dress rights, and trade secrets. You agree that you have no right, title or interest in or to the Service or any other Super Bit content.
All software (including source code), logos, icons, the Service’s “look and feel,” text, graphics, images, video clips, sound clips, content, notices, data, page layout, and selection and arrangement of the content and all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights therein shall be owned solely and exclusively by Super Bit and/or its licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property laws and treaties. The compilation of all content and any software or other materials provided by Super Bit on the Service, or in connection with the Service are the exclusive property of Super Bit and/or its licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property laws and treaties. Super Bit and its licensors reserve all rights in connection with the Service and its content (other than User Content), including, without limitation, the exclusive right to create derivative works therefrom.
4. User Accounts
In order to use certain features of the Service, you may be required to have and maintain a valid and active user account with an online service, such as a third-party gaming platform or social network account (“Third-Party Account”), or an account with Super Bit or a Super Bit affiliate to function properly, either in whole or in part. The Service may also require you to create a software-specific user account with Super Bit or a Super Bit affiliate (“User Account”) in order to access certain functionality and features of the Service. Your User Account log-in may be associated with a Third-Party Account. You are responsible for all use and the security of your User Accounts and any Third-Party Accounts that you use to access and use the Service. You may not sell, transfer or allow any other person to access your User Account or login credentials, or offer to do so. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User Account’s login credentials.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN ANY USER ACCOUNT STORED OR HOSTED ON A SUPER BIT SYSTEM, AND YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND TO SUCH USER ACCOUNTS ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF SUPER BIT.
SUPER BIT MAY SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE ANY USER ACCOUNT FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON AT ANY TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU.
5. User Content
In connection with the Service you may be permitted to create, upload or transmit communications, images, sounds, or other content (“User Content”) to Super Bit servers in various forms. You agree that your User Content shall not: (a) infringe any third party intellectual property or other proprietary or publicity/privacy rights; (b) violate any law or regulation; (c) be defamatory, profane, obscene, child pornographic or harmful to minors; or (d) contain any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. We may take any action with respect to your User Content if we believe it may create liability for us or may cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our suppliers, or otherwise cause harm.
You hereby grant Super Bit a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, paid-up, non-exclusive, license (including the right to sublicense to third parties), and right to reproduce, fix, adapt, modify, translate, re-format, create derivative works from, manufacture, introduce into circulation, publish, distribute, sell, license, sublicense, transfer, rent, lease, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, or provide access to electronically, broadcast, communicate to the public by telecommunication, display, perform, enter into computer memory, and use and practice, such User Content, as well as all modified and derivative works thereof, in whole or in part, in any languages and in any media now known or not currently known, without any further notice or attribution to you, and without any requirement of permission from or payment to you (or any other person or entity). To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights you have in any User Content.
You shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) create, upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute, or facilitate distribution of, any User Content on or through the Service, that:
A. infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, moral right, right of publicity, right of privacy, or other right of any other person or entity or violates any law or contractual duty (see our Notice of Infringement – DMCA policy below); for example, by reproducing articles, logos, trademarks, pictures, photos or other materials that are not owned by you (or which you do not have a license to reproduce on the Service);
B. you know is false, misleading, untruthful or inaccurate;
C. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk, spam or bulk email;
D. is subject to any obligation or condition (including under any “open source” license such as the GNU Public License, Lesser GNU Public License, or Mozilla Public License) that could require or condition the use or distribution of such User Content or any portion thereof on (i) the disclosure, licensing, or distribution of any source code for any portion of such User Content, or (ii) the granting to licensees of the right to make derivative works or other modifications to such User Content or portions thereof; or
E. includes your or another’s identification documents, personal information, or sensitive financial information.
We value your feedback on the Services, and other suggestions or materials to us (collectively, “Feedback”). This policy is aimed at avoiding potential misunderstandings or disputes when the Services might seem similar to Feedback that people submit.
If you submit Feedback, then you grant us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, transferable, assignable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, distribute, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works from, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale, and import your Feedback, including all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, industrial rights, and all other intellectual and proprietary rights related thereto, in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including giving the Feedback to others, without any compensation to you. To the extent necessary, you agree that you undertake to execute and deliver any and all documents and perform any and all actions necessary or desirable to ensure that the rights to use the Feedback granted to us as specified above are valid, effective, and enforceable. You also give up any claim that any use by us or our licensees of your Feedback violates any of your rights, including moral rights, privacy rights, rights to publicity, proprietary or other rights, and rights to credit for the material or ideas set forth therein.
6. Content Screening and Disclosure
Super Bit does not, and cannot, pre-screen or monitor all User Content. However, our representatives may monitor and/or record your communications (including without limitation chat text when you are on the Service), and you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring and recording. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the transmission of any User Content, including without limitation chat text or voice communications. We do not assume responsibility or liability for User Content that is generated by users. We have the right, but not the obligation, in our sole discretion, to refuse to post or remove any User Content. WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT ALL TIMES AND IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, TO DISCLOSE ANY USER CONTENT AND OTHER INFORMATION (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION CHAT TEXT, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, IP ADDRESSES, AND YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION) FOR ANY REASON, including without limitation (a) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (b) to enforce the terms of the Agreements; (c) to protect Super Bit’s legal rights and remedies; (d) if we, in our reasonable discretion, believe that someone’s health or safety may be threatened; or (e) to report a crime or other offensive behavior.
7. Third Party Websites, Apps or Resources
8. Notice of Infringement – DMCA Policy
Anyone who believes that his or her work has been reproduced in the Service in a manner which constitutes copyright infringement may submit a notification to Super Bit’s copyright agent in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), by providing the following information in writing:
a. identification of the copyrighted work that is claimed to be infringed;
b. identification of the allegedly infringing material that is requested to be removed, including a description of where it is located on the Service;
c. information for our copyright agent to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address;
d. a statement that you have a good faith belief that the identified, allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
e. a statement that the information above is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or the authorized person to act on behalf of the copyright owner; and
f. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you are asserting infringement of an intellectual property right other than copyright, please specify the intellectual property right at issue (for example, “trademark”) by noting this in your written notice. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements for a notice of infringement as specified above, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent by mail to: Super Bit Machine, Inc., Attn: Copyright Agent, 1515 7th Street, Suite 415, Santa Monica, CA 90401; [phone number] or by email to [email@example.com]. Super Bit will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement using the Service that are reported to Super Bit’s copyright agent in the manner of notification explained above. It is Super Bit’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
Further information on the DMCA can be found in 17 U.S.C. 512 or on the United States Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf.
11. Warranty Disclaimer
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. NONE OF THE SUPER BIT PARTIES MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, LIKELY RESULTS, RELIABILITY, INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE ACCESS AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR OTHER VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS. NONE OF THE SUPER BIT PARTIES ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS THAT MAY INFECT YOUR DEVICE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR VIEWING OF, OR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE SERVICE.
FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, SUPER BIT DOES NOT DISCLAIM WARRANTIES FOR INTENTIONAL BREACH OF DUTY. THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMER DOES NOT AFFECT THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AS SET OUT BELOW.
Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, the forgoing disclaimer may, in whole or in part, not apply to you.
WE DO NOT AND CANNOT CONTROL THE FLOW OF DATA TO OR FROM OUR NETWORK AND OTHER PORTIONS OF THE INTERNET, WIRELESS NETWORKS, OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY NETWORKS. SUCH FLOW DEPENDS IN LARGE PART ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE INTERNET AND WIRELESS SERVICES PROVIDED OR CONTROLLED BY THIRD PARTIES. AT TIMES, ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES MAY IMPAIR OR DISRUPT YOUR CONNECTIONS TO THE INTERNET, WIRELESS SERVICES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT SUCH EVENTS WILL NOT OCCUR. ACCORDINGLY, WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO THIRD-PARTY ACTIONS OR INACTIONS THAT IMPAIR OR DISRUPT YOUR CONNECTIONS TO THE INTERNET, WIRELESS SERVICES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF OR THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE AND RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.
12. Limitation of Liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH SUPER BIT IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE SUPER BIT PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR AN AMOUNT OF DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (i) THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE, OR (ii) US $100. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of Super Bit Parties shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law. THEREFORE, THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
14. Equitable Remedies
You agree that a breach of this License adversely affecting Super Bit’s proprietary rights in the software may cause irreparable injury to Super Bit for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and Super Bit shall be entitled to seek equitable relief in addition to any remedies it may have hereunder or at law.
15. Arbitration, Class Action Waiver and Governing Law
This Section includes an arbitration agreement (the “Arbitration Agreement”) and an agreement that all claims will be brought only in an individual capacity (and not as a class action or other representative proceeding). Please read it carefully. You may opt out of the Arbitration Agreement by following the opt out procedure described below.
a. Informal Process First. You agree that in the event of any dispute between you and Super Bit, you will first contact Super Bit and make a good faith sustained effort to resolve the dispute before resorting to more formal means of resolution, including without limitation any court action.
If you wish to begin an arbitration proceeding, after following the informal dispute resolution procedure, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to 1515 7th Street, Suite 415, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules including, if you are an individual, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. If you are not an individual or have used the Services on behalf of an entity, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes will not be used. The AAA’s rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879.
The number of arbitrators will be one. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed location. The arbitration will be conducted in the English language. California law will apply. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. If you are an individual and have not accessed or used the Service on behalf of an entity, we will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000, unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous, and we will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court, will have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, unconscionability, arbitrability, enforceability, or formation of this Arbitration Agreement, including any claim that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable. However, the preceding sentence will not apply to the “Class Action Waiver” section below.
If you do not want to arbitrate disputes with Super Bit and you are an individual, you may opt out of this Arbitration Agreement by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org within thirty (30) days of the first of the date you access or use the Service.
Class Action Waiver
Any Claim must be brought in the respective party’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, collective, representative, multiple plaintiff, or similar proceeding (“Class Action”). The parties expressly waive any ability to maintain any Class Action in any forum. If the Claim is subject to arbitration, the arbitrator will not have authority to combine or aggregate similar claims or conduct any Class Action nor make an award to any person or entity not a party to the arbitration. Any claim that all or part of this Class Action Waiver is unenforceable, unconscionable, void, or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. The parties understand that any right to litigate in court, to have a judge or jury decide their case, or to be a party to a class or representative action, is waived, and that any claims must be decided individually, through arbitration.
If this class action waiver is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of the Arbitration Agreement, if otherwise effective, will be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, you and Super Bit each waive any right to a jury trial.
16. General Provisions
A. Severability and Survival. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal or unenforceable under applicable law, the remainder of the provision shall be amended to achieve as closely as possible the effect of the original term and all other provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
D. Headings. The section headings used herein are for reference only and shall not be read to have any legal effect.
E. Third Party Links. The Services may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Super Bit does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their content, privacy policies, or for the collection, use or disclosure of any of your personal information those sites may collect. Some links are provided to you by Super Bit as a convenience, other links are provided by users posting User Content. Use these links and the corresponding external websites at your own risk. We do not control the linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content available there. Such links do not imply our endorsement of information or material on any other site, and we disclaim all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked websites.
To contact us, please email us at email@example.com.
Notice to California Residents. Pursuant to Cal. Civil Code § 1789.3, please note that (a) Super Bit is located at 1515 7th Street, Suite 415, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (b) The fees and charges for Super Bit Services vary depending on the services selected by you, and (c) If you have a complaint regarding Super Bit Services or desire further information on use of Super Bit Services please contact us via email at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. For complaints, you may also contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 400 “R” Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.