Rhino Games Inc. Terms of Service
Effective Date: 11/07/2017
Most Recent Update: 11/07/2017
Welcome and thanks for your interest in the products and services of Rhino Games Inc. ("RGI"). By accessing and playing any games, websites, apps or forums created or maintained by RGI (the "Service" or “Games”), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to the most recent version of these Terms of Service ("Terms"). “RGI”, "Rhino Games", "we", "us", or "our" refer to Rhino Games Inc., located at 126 2nd Avenue Suite 208, San Mateo, California 94401, and includes Affiliates, which shall mean subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other corporate entities under common ownership.
This agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing hand signed by us. For purposes of this provision, "writing" does not include an e-mail message and a signature does not include an electronic signature.
These Terms will cover your use of all products and services of RGI, including but not limited to our Games on all platforms, whether PC or Macintosh downloadable or browser based, Facebook, iOS, Google Play, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, or any other game platform now known or hereafter devised (“Platforms”). The Terms will apply to all online and socially connected games.
You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the Games, including, but not limited to, a mobile or console device that is suitable to connect with and use the Games, in cases where the Games offers a mobile or console component.
You are responsible for any fees, including Internet connection or mobile fees that you incur when accessing the Games. You are also responsible for adhering to any third party terms for using any third party SNS or mobile platforms.
You understand that while at times you may “earn” "buy" or "purchase" (a) virtual currency, including but not limited to virtual coins, cash, tokens, or points, all for use in the Games (“Virtual Currency”); or (b) virtual in-game goods or items (together with Virtual Currency, "Virtual Items" or “Virtual Goods”); these real world terms are only being used as shorthand. You do not in fact "own" the Virtual Items or Goods and the amounts of any Virtual Item do not refer to any credit balance of real currency or its equivalent. Rather, you may purchase a limited license to use the Games, including software programs that occasionally manifest themselves as these items. The purchase and sale of the limited license referred to in these Terms is a completed transaction upon receipt of your direct payment, in-app purchase, or redemption of a third-party game card or a third-party virtual currency. Any "virtual currency" balance shown in your Account does not constitute a real-world balance or reflect any stored value, but instead constitutes a measurement of the extent of your license.
Virtual Items and Goods may be purchased with "real world" money from a third-party. Please note that RGI often does not handle any of the transactions of Virtual Currency. Your purchase of in game Virtual Currency is subject to terms and conditions of the third party or parties handling the transactions.
In addition to any third party obligations, the following shall apply. In no way can Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods be redeemed for "real world" money, goods, or other items of monetary value from any party. Transfers of Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods outside of the Games are strictly prohibited. This means you may not buy or sell Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods for "real world" money or otherwise exchange items for value outside of the Games.
You also agree that all sales of Virtual Currency and Virtual Goods are final. Neither Third Parties nor RGI will give any refunds. Other than a limited, revocable, non-transferable license to use the Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods in the Games, you have no right in or title to such Virtual Currency and Virtual Goods. In the event that your account is terminated or suspended for any reason, in RGI's sole and absolute discretion, or if RGI discontinues any of its Games, you forfeit any and all Virtual Currency and Goods. RGI has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control, modify, and/or eliminate Virtual Currency and/or Virtual Goods as it sees fit in its sole discretion, and Rhino Games shall have no liability to you or anyone for the exercise of such rights.
"Content" means all software, communications, images, sounds, and material perceived or made available from the Games. Unless otherwise specified in writing, all Content is owned, controlled, or licensed by RGI. All Content is copyrighted under United States copyright laws and/or similar laws of other jurisdictions, protecting it from unauthorized use. RGI, its logos, and the Games' names are trademarks of Rhino Games, Inc. and may not be used without RGI's express written permission.
You agree that all Content, including but not limited to all accounts, characters created, Virtual Currency, and Virtual Goods acquired and developed during the course of the Games, are the sole and exclusive property of Rhino Games or its licensors. Rhino Games may use all Content for any purpose, including for commercial or promotional use without restriction or compensation to you. You agree not to copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit any Content in violation of the intellectual property rights of Rhino Games or any other third party.
Any Third-Party content used by Rhino Games has been with permission and commercial licenses. Please see Section XV for third-party software credits.
It is possible you may choose to contribute to the games through the submission of user-generated content. User Generated Content may be defined as various kinds of content, publicly available, that are produced by end users (for example, wall posts, messages, and actions with others end users) as well as any feedback, comments, or suggestions that you provide to us regarding the Games.
You agree that such User Generated Content is wholly original to you and you exclusively own the rights to such User Generated Content, including the right to grant all of the rights and licenses in these Terms without Rhino Games incurring any third-party obligations or liability arising out of its exercise of the rights granted herein by you.
To the extent that User Generated Content includes anything named, designed, or made by you using tools provided by us, Rhino Games retains ownership over those items and the license to you is limited as granted in section II and III of this Terms of Service.
For any content that you generate that is not owned by RGI, you hereby grant to Rhino Games a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicenseable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform and otherwise exploit in any manner whatsoever the User Generated Content, or any portion thereof, on the Games on any Platform as well as any and all media now known or hereafter developed and to advertise, market and promote the same. 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.
Rhino Games representatives reserves the right to monitor User Generated Content in the Games, but cannot monitor or prescreen all of the User Generated Content and do not attempt to do so. We have the right, but not the obligation, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any User Generated Content posted in the Games 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 contacting us. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for User Generated Content that is generated by users of the Games. You bear the entire risk of the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of your User Generated Content found in the Games.
Your use of the Games is governed by certain rules (the "Code of Conduct"), maintained and enforced by RGI. It is your responsibility to know, understand and abide by this Code of Conduct. The following rules are not meant to be exhaustive, and Rhino Games reserves the right to determine which conduct it considers to be outside the spirit of the Games and to take such disciplinary measures as it sees fit up to and including termination and deletion of the user's account. The Code of Conduct governs all aspects of your interaction with the Games, including but not limited to selecting your character name, choosing a name for a guild, posting messages to the Message Wall and otherwise accessing the Games.
If Rhino Games finds in its sole and exclusive discretion that you have violated the Code of Conduct, We can change or remove the violating item and/or suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Games. Rhino Games has no responsibility to monitor player behavior or enforce the Code of Conduct. RGI may choose at its own sole discretion not to penalize a user for a claimed violation of this Code of Conduct. Non-enforcement in one instant of any violation by a user does not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent violation by that or any other user.
You agree that your use of and conduct in the Games shall be lawful and you will not:
The following restrictions apply to the use of the Games:
You understand that the Service is an evolving one. RGI may require that you accept updates to the Games you have installed on your computer or mobile device. You acknowledge and agree that RGI may update the Service with or without notifying you. You may need to update third party software from time to time in order to receive the Games.
Without limiting any other remedies, We reserve the right to limit, suspend, terminate, modify, or delete your account or access to any or all of the Games or portions thereof if you are, or RGI suspects that you are, failing to comply with any of these Terms or for any actual or suspected illegal or improper use of the Games, with or without notice to you, at any time. It is within our sole discretion and determination to terminate your account for what We deem to be a violation or breach of these Terms. In the event that We terminate or suspend your account, you will have no further access to your account or anything associated to it. As stated above, you will not be entitled to a refund of any Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods acquired, earned or developed during the Games. You can lose your user name and/or persona as a result of account termination or limitation, as well as any benefits, privileges, earned items and purchased items associated with your use of the Games, and RGI is under no obligation to compensate you for any such losses or results.
RGI reserves the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Games or a particular game or part of the Games at any time either permanently or temporarily, at which point your license to use the Games or a part thereof will be automatically terminated or suspended. In such event, RGI shall not be required to provide refunds, benefits or other compensation to users in connection with such discontinued elements of the Games.
Termination of your Account can include disabling your access to the Games or any part thereof including any content you submitted or others submitted.
Your information, and the contents of all of your online communications (including without limitation chat text, voice communications, IP addresses and your personal information) may be accessed and monitored as necessary to provide the Games and may be disclosed: (i) when We have a good faith belief that We are required to disclose the information in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); (ii) to satisfy any applicable laws or regulations (iii) where We believe that the Games is being used in the commission of a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to exchange information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; (iv) when We have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person or the public generally; and (v) in order to protect the rights or property of Rhino Games, including to enforce our Terms. By entering into these Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring, access and disclosure.
We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor and/or manage disputes between you and other users of the Games. If you have a dispute with other users, you release Rhino Games and hereby agree to indemnify Rhino Games from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute.
ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ARE PROVIDED BY RGI ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. RGI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE GAMES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE GAMES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, RGI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RGI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ITS INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU; THEIR SERVERS; OR E-MAIL SENT FROM RGI ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. RGI WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF ITS INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL OR DATA, IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
By accessing and using the Games, you agree that the laws of the state of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and RGI. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against RGI must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in San Mateo County. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within San Mateo County, California for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Rhino Games, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners harmless from all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of your use the Games and/or your breach or alleged breach of any term, condition, obligation, representation or warranty in these Terms. RGI reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify RGI, and you agree to cooperate with RGI’s defense of these claims. RGI will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
You agree that the provisions in this paragraph will survive any termination of your account(s) or the Games.
WebSocketSharp is used under the following license:
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Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
Unity UI Extension Copyright (c) 2015
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
Typogenic Copyright (c) 2014 Thomas Hourdel
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides copyright owners who believe that their rights under the United States Copyright Act have been infringed by acts of third parties over the Internet with ways to protect their rights. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied without your authorization and is available in this game in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, you can provide notice of your claim to RGI’s Designated Agent listed below. For your notice to be effective, it must include the following information:
RGI’s Designated Agent is:
Rhino Games, INC.
Attn: Legal Department
126 2nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
RGI may publish additional policies related to specific services such as applications for mobile devices, forums, contests or loyalty programs. Your right to use such services is subject to those specific policies and these Terms of Service.
In the event of a conflict between a translation of the RGI Policies and the English version, the English version of the RGI Policies will control.
The failure of Rhino Games to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.
You acknowledge that the rights granted and obligations made under these Terms to RGI are of a unique and irreplaceable nature, the loss of which shall irreparably harm RGI and which cannot be replaced by monetary damages alone. Accordingly, RGI shall be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief (without the obligations of posting any bond or surety or proof of damages) in the event of any breach or anticipatory breach by you.
You irrevocably waive all rights to seek injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of the Games, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Games or any content or other material used or displayed through the Games and agree to limit your claims to claims for monetary damages, limited by Section XII (if any).
RGI shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of RGI, including without limitation any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances or cause beyond RGI’s control such as acts of God or gods (living or dead), war, riots, fire, zombie apocalypse floods, natural disaster, accident, alien invasion, act of government or terrorism, robot ascension or artificial intelligence human overthrow, embargoes, network infrastructure failures, strikes, shortages of material or supplies or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
If any provision of these Terms is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in force.
These terms and conditions constitute the entire and exclusive agreement between you and Rhino Games concerning your use of the Games and supersede any and all statements or other agreements, whether oral or written, between you and Rhino Games regarding that use.