Terms & Conditions

By installing or using this app for the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch or any Android device, you agree to the Artix Entertainment Inc. Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You may read both below or visit http://www.Artix.com​ to view the latest versions. Certain features of this Application may require you to provide personal information, including but not limited to name and email address. All information collected will be used in accordance with Artix Entertainment’s Privacy Policy.

1. LICENSE

1.1. Governing Agreement

The terms of this agreement ("Terms of Service" or “Terms”) govern the relationship between you and Artix Entertainment, LLC (hereinafter "Artix Entertainment" or "Us" or "We") regarding your use of Artix Entertainment’s social games and related services, which include applications for mobile devices and Artix Entertainment branded websites (the "Service"). In this agreement, "Artix Entertainment" means Artix Entertainment, LLC, , a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, United States of America. “Artix Entertainment” includes Affiliates, which shall mean subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other corporate entities under common ownership.

1.2. Privacy Policy

Use of the Service is also governed by Artix Entertainment's Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. Your privacy is important to Us. We designed Artix Entertainment's Privacy Policy to make important disclosures about how We collect and use your content and information and how you can use the Service to share such information with others. We encourage you to read the Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy carefully and use it to make informed decisions.

By creating an account or accessing or using the Service you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and consent to the collection, use and storage of your information as outlined in Artix Entertainment’s Privacy Policy.

1.3. Updates to the Terms of Service and Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy

Artix Entertainment reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service and its Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended Terms on or within the Service. You may also be given additional notice, such as an e-mail message or messaging within the Service, of any changes. You will be deemed to have accepted such changes by continuing to use the Service. Except as otherwise stated, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted. Artix Entertainment may also revise other policies, codes or rules at any time, and the new versions will be available at http://www.artix.com or in the Service. No amendment to the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy shall apply to any dispute of which Artix Entertainment had actual notice before the date of the amendment. This agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing hand signed by you and Us. For purposes of this provision, "writing" does not include an e-mail message and a signature does not include an electronic signature.

If at any point you do not agree to any portion of the then-current version of our Terms of Service, the Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy, or any other Artix Entertainment policy, rules or codes of conduct relating to your use of the Service, your license to use the Service shall immediately terminate and you must immediately stop using the Service.

To the extent the Terms of Service or Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy conflict with any other Artix Entertainment terms, policy, rules or codes of conduct, the terms contained in these Terms of Service and in the Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy shall govern.

1.4. Grant of a Limited License to Use the Service

Subject to your agreement and continuing compliance with these Terms of Service and any other relevant Artix Entertainment policies, such as the Forum Rules or Loyalty Program Terms, Artix Entertainment grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable limited license subject to the limitations in Sections 1.5-1.9 to access and use the Service using a Artix Entertainment supported web browser (such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer) or mobile device solely for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes. You agree not to use the Service for any other purpose.

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 Service; or (b) virtual in-game items (together with virtual currency, "Virtual Items"); these real world terms are only being used as shorthand. You do not in fact "own" the Virtual Items 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 Service, including software programs that occasionally manifest themselves as these items. The purchase and sale of the limited license referred to in these Terms of Service is a completed transaction upon receipt of your direct payment or redemption of a Artix Entertainment game card or a third party virtual currency like Facebook Credits. 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.

1.5. Accessing the Service

By accessing or using the Service, including browsing any Artix Entertainment website or accessing a game, you accept and agree to these Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. You may also be required to register an account on the Service (an "Account"), have a valid account on the social networking service ("SNS") through which you connect to the Service, if any, or have an account with the applications provider for your mobile device. You warrant that you are not prohibited from receiving products of U.S. origin, including services or software. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you represent that your legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these Terms.

You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the Service, including, but not limited to, a mobile device that is suitable to connect with and use the Service, in cases where the Service offers a mobile component.

You are responsible for any fees, including internet connection or mobile fees that you incur when accessing the Service.

1.6. Use of the Service

The following restrictions apply to the use of the Service:

  • a. You shall not create an Account or access the Service if you are under the age of 13;
  • b. You shall monitor your Account to restrict use by minors, and you will deny access to children under the age of 13. You accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of the Service by minors in connection with your Account. You are responsible for any use of your credit card or other payment instrument (e.g. PayPal and Facebook Credits) by minors;
  • c. You shall not have more than one Account, per platform or SNS, at any given time, and shall not create an account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself;
  • d. You shall not create an Account or use the Service if you are a convicted sex offender;
  • e. You shall not have an Account or use the Service if you have previously been removed by Artix Entertainment or previously been banned from playing any Artix Entertainment game;
  • f. You shall not use the Service if you are located in a country embargoed by the United States or if you are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals.
  • g. You shall use your Account only for non-commercial purposes;
  • h. You shall not use your Account to advertise, solicit, or transmit any commercial advertisements, including chain letters, junk e-mail or repetitive messages (spim and spam) to anyone;
  • i. You shall not use your Account to engage in any illegal conduct; •j. You shall not sublicense, rent, lease, sell, trade, gift, bequeath or otherwise transfer your Account or any Virtual Items associated with your Account to anyone without Artix Entertainment’s written permission;
  • k. You shall not access or use an Account or Virtual Items that have been sublicensed, rented, leased, sold, traded, gifted, bequeathed, or otherwise transferred from the original Account creator without Artix Entertainment’s permission; and •l. If you access the Service from an SNS you shall comply with its terms of service/use as well as these Terms of Service.

1.7. Account Information

When creating or updating an Account on the Service, you may be required to provide Artix Entertainment with certain personal information, which may include your name, birth date, e-mail address, and, in some cases, payment information. This information will be held and used in accordance with Artix Entertainment's Privacy Policy and relevant “just-in-time” notices, if any, provided at the point of information collection or use. You agree that you will supply accurate and complete information to Artix Entertainment, and that you will update that information promptly after it changes.

You understand that on certain Artix Entertainment websites your user ID number, name and profile picture will be publicly available and that search engines may index your name and profile photo.

1.8. Username and Password

During the Account creation process, you may be required to select a password ("Login Information"). The following rules govern the security of your Login Information:

  • a. You shall not share the Account or the Login Information, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your Account;
  • b. In the event you become aware of or reasonably suspect any breach of security, including without limitation any loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of the Login Information, you must immediately notify Artix Entertainment and modify your Login Information;
  • c. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the Login Information, and you will be responsible for all uses of the Login Information, including purchases, whether or not authorized by you; and
  • d. You are responsible for anything that happens through your Account. Artix Entertainment reserves the right to remove or reclaim any usernames at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to claims by a third party that a username violates such third party’s rights.

1.9. License Limitations

Any use of the Service in violation of these License Limitations is strictly prohibited, can result in the immediate revocation of your limited license granted by Section 1.4, and may subject you to liability for violations of law. ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DISRUPT OR INTERFERE WITH THE SERVICE INCLUDING UNDERMINING OR MANIPULATING THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT GAME IS A VIOLATION OF ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT POLICY AND MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.

You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

  • a. Engage in any act that Artix Entertainment deems to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Service, including but not limited to circumventing or manipulating these Terms, our game rules, game mechanics or policies;
  • b. Make improper use of Artix Entertainment’s support services, including by submitting false abuse reports or using profane and abusive language in your communications with our support personnel; or
  • c. Use the Service, intentionally or unintentionally, in connection with any violation of any applicable law or regulation, or do anything that promotes the violation of any applicable law or regulation; CHEATING AND HACKING - You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
  • d. Use cheats, exploits, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any unauthorized third party software designed to modify or interfere with the Service or any Artix Entertainment game experience;
  • e. Use the Service in order to design or assist in the design of cheats, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any other unauthorized third party software designed to modify or interfere with the Service or any Artix Entertainment game experience;
  • f. Without Artix Entertainment’s express written consent, modify or cause to be modified any files that are a part of the Service;
  • g. Disrupt, overburden, or aid or assist in the disruption or overburdening of (1) any computer or server used to offer or support the Service or any Artix Entertainment game environment (each a "Server"); or (2) the enjoyment of the Service or any Artix Entertainment game by any other person;
  • h. Institute, assist or become involved in any type of attack, including without limitation distribution of a virus, denial of service attacks upon the Service, or other attempts to disrupt the Service or any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Service; or
  • i. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, Accounts registered to others or to the computers, Servers, or networks connected to the Service by any means other than the user interface provided by Artix Entertainment, including but not limited to, by circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person to circumvent or modify, any security, technology, device, or software that is part of the Service; OFFENSIVE OR INFRINGING CONTENT - You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
  • j. Post any information that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable or offensive;
  • k. Post any information that contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or that contains a link to such content;
  • l. Attempt to, or harass, abuse, or harm, or advocate or incite harassment, abuse or harm of another person, group, including Artix Entertainment employees, including Artix Entertainment’s customer service representatives; or
  • m. Make available through the Service any material or information that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, or other right of any person or entity or impersonates any other person, including without limitation a Artix Entertainment employee; COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY - You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
  • n. Without Artix Entertainment’s express written consent, use the Service or any part thereof for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to (1) communicating or facilitating any commercial advertisement or solicitation, or (2) gathering or transferring Virtual Items for sale;
  • o. Use the Service or any part thereof for performing in-game services, such as power-leveling and item collection services, in exchange for payment outside the Service; or
  • p. Transmit unauthorized communications through the Service, including junk mail, chain letters, spam and any materials that promote malware, spyware and downloadable items; UNAUTHORIZED USE OR CONNECTION TO THE SERVICE - You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
  • q. Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Service or connect to or use the Service in any way not expressly permitted by these Terms of Service;
  • r. Use any unauthorized third party software that accesses, intercepts, "mines", or otherwise collects information from or through the Service or that is in transit from or to the Service, including, without limitation, any software that reads areas of RAM or streams of network traffic used by the Service to store information about Artix Entertainment game characters, elements, or environment. Artix Entertainment may, at its sole and absolute discretion, allow the use of certain third party user interfaces;
  • s. Intercept, examine or otherwise observe any proprietary communications protocol used by a client, a Server, or the Service, whether through the use of a network analyzer, packet sniffer or other device;
  • t. Make any automated use of the system, or take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  • u. Bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures We employ to restrict access to the service or use any software, technology, or device to send content or messages, scrape, spider, or crawl the Service, or harvest or manipulate data;
  • v. Use, facilitate, create, or maintain any unauthorized connection to the Service, including without limitation (1) any connection to any unauthorized server that emulates, or attempts to emulate any part of the Service; or (2) any connection using programs, tools, or software not expressly approved by Artix Entertainment;
  • w. Except where permitted by law or relevant open source licenses, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying software or other intellectual property used to provide the Service, or to obtain any information from the Service using any method not expressly permitted by Artix Entertainment; or
  • x. Copy, modify or distribute rights or content from any Artix Entertainment site or game, or Artix Entertainment’s copyrights or trademarks or use any method to copy or distribute the content of the Service except as specifically allowed in these Terms of Service; COLLECTION AND PUBLICATION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION - You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
  • y. Solicit or attempt to solicit personal information from other users of the Service;
  • z. Collect, harvest or post anyone’s private information, including personally identifiable information (whether in text, image or video form), identification documents, or financial information through the Service; or •aa. upload or transmit or attempt to upload or transmit, without Artix Entertainment’s express permission, any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including, without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats ("gifs"), 1x1 pixels, web bugs, cookies or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as "spyware," "passive collection mechanisms" or "pcms").

1.10. Suspension and Termination of Account and Service

WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER REMEDIES, ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT MAY LIMIT, SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE ACCOUNTS OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR PORTIONS THEREOF IF YOU ARE, OR ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT SUSPECTS THAT YOU ARE, FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR FOR ANY ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER USE OF THE SERVICE, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. YOU CAN LOSE YOUR USER NAME AND 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 SERVICE, AND ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY SUCH LOSSES OR RESULTS.

WITHOUT LIMITING OUR OTHER REMEDIES, WE MAY LIMIT, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE THE SERVICE AND USER ACCOUNTS OR PORTIONS THEREOF, PROHIBIT ACCESS TO OUR GAMES AND SITES, AND THEIR CONTENT, SERVICES AND TOOLS, DELAY OR REMOVE HOSTED CONTENT, AND TAKE TECHNICAL AND LEGAL STEPS TO PREVENT USERS FROM ACCESSING THE SERVICE IF WE BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE CREATING RISK OR POSSIBLE LEGAL LIABILITIES, INFRINGING THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR ACTING INCONSISTENTLY WITH THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF OUR TERMS OR POLICIES. ADDITIONALLY, WE MAY, IN APPROPRIATE CIRCUMSTANCES AND AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE ACCOUNTS OF USERS WHO MAY BE REPEAT INFRINGERS OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.

Artix Entertainment reserves the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Service or a particular game or part of the Service at any time either permanently or temporarily, at which point your license to use the Service or a part thereof will be automatically terminated or suspended. In such event, Artix Entertainment shall not be required to provide refunds, benefits or other compensation to users in connection with such discontinued elements of the Service. Termination of your Account can include disabling your access to the Service or any part thereof including any content you submitted or others submitted.

You may cancel any Account registered to you at any time by sending an email to BattleGemsHelp@Artix.com​.

1.11. Ownership

1.11.1. Games and Service

The Service (including without limitation any games, titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, catch phrases, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, documentation, in-game chat transcripts, character profile information, recordings of games played using a Artix Entertainment game client, and the Artix Entertainment game clients and server software) are copyrighted works owned by Artix Entertainment Inc. Artix Entertainment reserves all rights, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, in connection with the Service.

1.11.2. Accounts

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN AN ACCOUNT, AND YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND TO AN ACCOUNT ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT. GENERALLY, GAME OR OTHER ACCOUNTS CREATED WITH ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED ACTIVE UNTIL WE RECEIVE A USER REQUEST TO DEACTIVATE OR DELETE THEM; HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY ACCOUNT THAT HAS BEEN INACTIVE FOR 180 DAYS.

1.11.3. Virtual Items

Artix Entertainment owns, has licensed, or otherwise has rights to use all of the content that appears in the Service. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary herein, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any content that appears in the Service, including without limitation the Virtual Items appearing or originating in any Artix Entertainment game, whether “earned” in a game or “purchased” from Artix Entertainment, or any other attributes associated with an Account or stored on the Service.

Artix Entertainment prohibits and does not recognize any purported transfers of Virtual Items effectuated outside of the Service, or the purported sale, gift or trade in the "real world" of anything that appears or originates in the Service, unless otherwise expressly authorized by Artix Entertainment in writing. Accordingly, you may not sublicense, trade, sell or attempt to sell in-game Virtual Items for "real" money, or exchange Virtual Items for value of any kind outside of a game, without Artix Entertainment’s written permission. Any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void, and will subject your Account to termination.

1.11.4. User Content

"User Content" means any communications, images, sounds, and all the material, data, and information that you upload or transmit through a Artix Entertainment game client or the Service, or that other users upload or transmit, including without limitation any chat text.

By transmitting or submitting any User Content while using the Service, you affirm, represent and warrant that such transmission or submission is (a) accurate and not confidential; (b) not in violation of any applicable laws, contractual restrictions or other third party rights, and that you have permission from any third party whose personal information or intellectual property is comprised in the User Content; (c) free of viruses, adware, spyware, worms or other malicious code; and (d) you acknowledge and agree that any of your personal information within such content will at all times be processed by Artix Entertainment in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

You own your User Content. You hereby grant Artix Entertainment and its Affiliates a perpetual and irrevocable (other than as provided below), worldwide, fully paid-up and royalty free, non-exclusive, unlimited license, including the right to sublicense and assign to third parties, and right to copy, reproduce, fix, adapt, modify, improve, translate, reformat, create derivative works from, manufacture, introduce into circulation, commercialize, 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, in any way now known or in the future discovered, your User Content as well as all modified and derivative works thereof in connection with our provision of the Service, including marketing and promotions thereof. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights you may have in any User Content. The license you grant Us to use user posted content (except any content you submit in response to Artix Entertainment promotions and competitions or any other content specifically solicited by Artix Entertainment) ends when you delete your User Content or you close your Account unless your User Content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. However, you understand and accept that removed content may persist in back-up copies for a reasonable period of time.

2. USER CONTENT

2.1. Content Screening

You are entirely responsible for all User Content you post or otherwise transmit via the Service. Artix Entertainment assumes no responsibility for the conduct of any user submitting any User Content, and assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Service for inappropriate or illegal content or conduct.

We have no obligation to monitor User Content. If We choose at any time, in our sole discretion, to monitor the Service, We have the right, in our sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any User Content and We may monitor and/or record your interaction with the Service or communications (including without limitation chat text and voice communications) when you are using the Service. By entering into these Terms of Service, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring and recording.

2.2. Information Use by Other Members of the Service

2.2.1. Public Discourse & Unsolicited Ideas

The Service may include various forums, blogs and chat features where you can post User Content, including your observations and comments on designated topics. Artix Entertainment cannot guarantee that other members will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, do not post it on the Service. Artix Entertainment shall have no responsibility to evaluate, use or compensate you for any ideas or information you may choose to submit.

If you submit suggestions, proposals, comments or other materials (collectively “Submissions”) within the Service you understand and agree that Artix Entertainment (1) shall have no obligation to keep your Submissions confidential; (2) shall have no obligation to return your Submissions or respond in any way; and (3) may use your Submissions for any purpose in any way without notice or compensation to you.

ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A MEMBER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST IN ANY FORUMS, BLOGS AND CHAT ROOMS.

2.2.2. Responsible For Your Own Content

You are solely responsible for the information that you post on, through or in connection with the Service and that you provide to others.

Information, materials, products or services provided by other users (for instance, in their profiles) may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible or otherwise violate these Terms of Service, and Artix Entertainment assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Service by any person, please use any "Report Abuse" link provided or contact us at Customer Support.

Artix Entertainment may reject, refuse to post or delete any User Content for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, User Content that in the sole judgment of Artix Entertainment may violate these Terms of Service.

Artix Entertainment reserves the right to limit the storage capacity of User Content that you post on, through or in connection with the Service.

2.3. Disclosure

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 Service 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 Service 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 Artix Entertainment, including to enforce our Terms of Service. By entering into these Terms of Service, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring, access and disclosure.

2.4. User Interactions

2.4.1 Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Service and any other parties with whom you interact through the Service and/or Artix Entertainment games. Artix Entertainment reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.

2.4.2 Release

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) 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 disputes, including damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use or data. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

3. FEES AND PURCHASE TERMS

3.1. Purchases

In the Service you may purchase, with "real world" money, a license to use Virtual Items and or other goods or services. You may also obtain a license to use Virtual Items by redeeming Artix Entertainment game cards or third party virtual currency, such as Facebook Credits.

PURCHASES OR REDEMPTIONS OF THIRD PARTY VIRTUAL CURRENCY TO ACQUIRE A LICENSE TO USE VIRTUAL ITEMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

You can license Virtual Items by visiting the purchase page in one of our games, providing your billing information, confirming the particulars of your purchase and re-affirming your agreement to these Terms. When you purchase a license to Virtual Items from our Service, We may send you a confirmatory e-mail that will contain details of the items you have ordered. Please check that the details in the confirmatory e-mail are correct as soon as possible and maintain a copy of it for your records. Artix Entertainment keeps records of transactions in order to deal with any subsequent queries. If you purchase Facebook Credits from Facebook, you are agreeing to Facebook’s Payment Terms and Artix Entertainment is not a party to the transaction. For Virtual Items, your order will represent an offer to us to purchase a license for the relevant service(s) which will be accepted by us when We make the Virtual Items available in your account for you to use in our games or debit your credit card, whichever comes first.

Your license to Virtual Items for use in Artix Entertainment games is a service provided by Artix Entertainment that commences upon acceptance by Artix Entertainment of your purchase or redemption of third party virtual currency. By ordering a license to use Virtual Items you agree and accept that Artix Entertainment will provide it to you promptly following completion of your purchase. If you reside in the European Union and you purchase a product or service from Artix Entertainment, you may have the right to withdraw from a purchase within seven calendar days, commencing on the day after the date of purchase (the "Cooling Off Period"). However, you lose your right of withdrawal if the performance of the services begins before the end of the Cooling Off Period. Accordingly, please note that if you purchase a license to use Virtual Items from Us, your right of withdrawal is lost as the performance of our services begins promptly once your purchase is completed.

3.2. Payment of Fees

You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using an Account registered to you. Artix Entertainment may revise the pricing for the goods and services it licenses to you through the Service at any time. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED VIRTUAL ITEMS WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.

4. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING

4.1. Third Party Advertisements

You understand that the Service and Artix Entertainment games may feature advertisements from Artix Entertainment or third parties. Artix Entertainment's disclosure of information for third party advertising is addressed in Artix Entertainment's Privacy Policy.

4.2. Links to Third Party Sites and Dealings With Advertisers

Artix Entertainment may provide links on the Service to third party websites or vendors who may invite you to participate in a promotional offer in return for receiving an optional component of the Service and/or upgrades (such as in-game currency). Any charges or obligations you incur in your dealings with these third parties are your responsibility. Artix Entertainment makes no representation or warranty regarding any content, goods and/or services provided by any third party even if linked to from our Service, and will not be liable for any claim relating to any third party content, goods and/or services. The linked sites are not under the control of Artix Entertainment and may collect data or solicit personal information from you. Artix Entertainment is not responsible for their content, business practices or privacy policies, or for the collection, use or disclosure of any information those sites may collect. Further, the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Artix Entertainment of these linked sites.

5. COPYRIGHT NOTICES/COMPLAINTS

It is Artix Entertainment's policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). For more information, please go to Artix Entertainment's Copyright Page to review our DMCA Notification Guidelines. Artix Entertainment reserves the right to terminate without notice any User's access to the Service if that User is determined by Artix Entertainment, in its sole discretion, to be a "repeat infringer." In addition, Artix Entertainment accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials.

6. UPDATES TO THE SERVICE

You understand that the Service is an evolving one. Artix Entertainment may require that you accept updates to the Service and to Artix Entertainment’s games you have installed on your computer or mobile device. You acknowledge and agree that Artix Entertainment 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 Service and play Artix Entertainment’s Games.

7. DISCLAIMERS / LIMITATIONS / WAIVERS / INDEMNIFICATION

7.1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EXCEPT ONLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW WITH ANY LEGALLY REQUIRED WARRANTY PERIOD TO THE SHORTER OF THIRTY DAYS FROM FIRST USE OR THE MINIMUM PERIOD REQUIRED).

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES, OR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSEES OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, "ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT PARTIES") WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

7.2. LIMITATIONS; WAIVERS OF LIABILITY

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY ANY APPLICABLE LAW, THE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY CONTAINED HEREIN APPLY TO ANY AND ALL DAMAGES OR INJURY WHATSOEVER CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE UNDER ANY CAUSE OR ACTION WHATSOEVER OF ANY JURISDICTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTIONS FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) AND THAT THE ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, 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.

YOU FURTHER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD THE ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE AND OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF THE SERVICE AND EXTERNAL SITES AND OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DAYS (180) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT ANY AMOUNTS IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DAYS (180) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE AND TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THE SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN PARTICULAR, NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL AFFECT THE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF ANY CONSUMER OR EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT ANY LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM ANY NEGLIGENCE OR FRAUD OF ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT.

7.3. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, save, and hold Artix Entertainment, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of your use or misuse of the Service, any violation by you of these Terms of Service, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you herein. Artix Entertainment reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify Artix Entertainment, and you agree to cooperate with Artix Entertainment’s defense of these claims. Artix Entertainment 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 of the Service.

8. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

This Terms of Use Agreement shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Land O'Lakes, Florida, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida (without regard to conflict of law principles).

a. REQUIREMENT OF ARBITRATION – BY USING THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT FROM OR REGISTERING FOR THE SERVICES, YOU THEREBY AGREE WITH ARTIX THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AND ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT WILL RESOLVE ANY ARBITRAL CLAIM BY BINDING ARBITRATION BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM.  AS USED IN THIS AGREEMENT, AN “ARBITRAL CLAIM” IS ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE YOU HAVE AGAINST OR WITH ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT OR THE ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT INDEMNIFIED PARTIES, OR ANY CLAIM ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT HAS AGAINST OR WITH YOU, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITES, THE SERVICES OR ANY ADVERTISING RELATING TO THE SITES OR SERVICES, INCLUDING THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE BUT SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING:  (1) CLAIMS BY ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT TO COLLECT FROM YOU UNPAID FEES AND LATE FEES; AND (2) ACTIONS FOR REMEDIES IN AID OF ARBITRATION OR EQUITABLE RELIEF RELATING TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, AS FURTHER DISCUSSED BELOW IN THE “REMEDIES IN AID OF ARBITRATION; EQUITABLE RELIEF” SUBSECTION.  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY NOTED HEREIN, SUCH ARBITRATION SHALL BE CONDUCTED UNDER THE NATINOAL ARBITRATION FORUM CODE OF PROCEDURE THEN IN EFFECT (“CODE OF PROCEDURE”). 

b. WAIVER OF RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL – BY USING OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT FROM OR REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SITE OR SERVICES, YOU ALSO ARE AGREEING WITH ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT THAT YOU AND ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL FOR ANY ARBITRAL CLAIM.  IF FOR ANY REASON THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE IS HELD NOT TO APPLY TO AN ARBITRAL CLAIM, WHETHER SUCH ARBITRAL CLAIM IS AGAINST YOU, ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT OR THE ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT INDEMNIFIED PARTIES, BOTH YOU AND ARTIX STILL AGREE TO WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY.

c. JOINDER OF CLAIMS – BY USING OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT FROM OR REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SITE OR SERVICE, YOU ARE FURTHER AGREEING WITH ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT THAT NEITHER YOU NOR ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT WILL JOIN ANY ARBITRAL CLAIM WITH THE CLAIM OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY IN A LAWSUIT, ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING; THAT NO ARBITRAL CLAIM WILL BE RESOLVED ON A CLASS-WIDE BASIS; AND THAT NEITHER YOU NOR ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT WILL ASSERT AN ARBITRAL CLAIM IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF ANYONE ELSE.

d. NO EFFECT ON SUBSTANTIVE RIGHTS – THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE DOES NOT CHANGE YOUR OR ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT’S SUBSTANTIVE RIGHTS, JUST THE POTENTIAL FORUMS FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES.  IN ADDITION, YOU CAN STILL BRING ANY ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE CONCERNING THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITES OR THE SERVICES TO THE ATTENTION OF FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND THEY CAN STILL, IF THE LAW ALLOWS, SEEK RELIEF AGAINST ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT AND THE ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT INDEMNIFIED PARTIES OR ON YOUR BEHALF.

e. FINALITY, APPLICATION OF ARBITRATION AWARD – ANY ARBITRATION AWARD MADE AFTER COMPLETION OF AN ARBITRATION IS FINAL.  AN AWARD AND ANY JUDGMENT CONFIRMING IT ONLY APPLIES TO THE ARBITRATION IN WHICH IT WAS AWARDED AND CANNOT BE USED IN ANY OTHER CASE EXCEPT TO ENFORCE THE AWARD ITSELF.

f. Interpretation – This agreement to arbitrate will be governed by and interpreted under the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Sections 1-16.  In rendering an award, the arbitrator shall apply the substantive and procedural law of the state of Florida, without regard to its choice of laws principles.  The arbitrator shall not have any power to alter, amend, modify or change any of the terms of this Agreement, nor to grant any remedy that is either prohibited by the terms of this Agreement or not available in a court of law.

g. Hearings; Fees and Costs – Either party may demand that any required arbitration hearing or hearings be conducted other than in person, even if the Code of Procedure would otherwise have provided for an in-person hearing.  Any required hearing fees and costs shall be paid by the parties as required by the Code of Procedure, although the arbitrator may, in the award, allocate all or any part of the costs of the arbitration, including the fees of the arbitrator and the reasonable attorneys’ fees of the prevailing party.  If any party files a judicial or administrative action asserting a claim that is subject to arbitration and the other party successfully stays such action or compels arbitration, the party filing that action must pay the other party's costs and expenses incurred in seeking such stay or compelling arbitration, including attorney's fees.

h. Remedies in Aid of Arbitration; Equitable Relief – This agreement to arbitrate will not preclude either you or Artix Entertainment from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration, including without limitation orders to stay a court action, compel arbitration or confirm an arbitral award, from a court of competent jurisdiction.  Furthermore, this agreement to arbitrate will not preclude either you or Artix Entertainment from applying to a court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other interim or conservatory relief, as necessary, to preserve the intellectual property rights of you, Artix Entertainment or third parties.  THE PROPER VENUE FOR ANY ACTION PERMITTED UNDER THIS SUBSECTION REGARDING “EQUITABLE RELIEF” WILL BE THE FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS LOCATED IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA; THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THE VENUE AND PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS.

i. Information – Information on the National Arbitration Forum may be obtained and claims may be filed at any office of the National Arbitration Forum, online at www.arbitration-forum.com, or by mail at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

9. SEVERABILITY

If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. No waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.

10. GENERAL PROVISIONS

10.1. Assignment

Artix Entertainment may assign or delegate these Terms of Service and/or the Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy without Artix Entertainment’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void and ineffective.

10.2. Supplemental Policies

Artix Entertainment 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.

10.3. Entire Agreement

These Terms of Service, any supplemental policies and any documents expressly incorporated by reference herein (including Artix Entertainment’s Privacy Policy), contain the entire understanding of you and Artix Entertainment, and supersede all prior understandings of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, whether electronic, oral or written, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, between you and Us with respect to the Service.

10.4. Language of the Terms of Service

If we provide you with a translation of the English language version of these Terms of Service, the Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy or any other policy (collectively “Artix Entertainment Policies”), then you agree that the translation is provided for informational purposes only and does not modify the English language version of the Artix Entertainment Policies.

In the event of a conflict between a translation of the Artix Entertainment Policies and the English version, the English version of the Artix Entertainment Policies will control.

10.5. No Waiver

The failure of Artix Entertainment to require or enforce strict performance by you of any provision of these Terms of Service or the Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy or failure to exercise any right under them shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of Artix Entertainment's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.

The express waiver by Artix Entertainment of any provision, condition, or requirement of these Terms of Service or the Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.

Except as expressly and specifically set forth in this these Terms of Service, no representations, statements, consents, waivers, or other acts or omissions by Artix Entertainment shall be deemed a modification of these Terms of Service nor be legally binding, unless documented in physical writing, hand signed by You and a duly appointed officer of Artix Entertainment.

10.6. Notices

We may notify you via postings on http://www.Artix.com​, and via e-mail or any other communications means to contact information you provide to Us. All notices given by you or required from you under these Terms of Service or the Artix Entertainment Privacy Policy shall be in writing and addressed to: Artix Entertainment, LLC., Attn: LEGAL DEPARTMENT, P.O. Box 2005, Land O' Lakes, Florida 34639. Any notices that you provide without compliance with this Section on Notices shall have no legal effect.

10.7. Equitable Remedies

You acknowledge that the rights granted and obligations made under these Terms of Service to Artix Entertainment are of a unique and irreplaceable nature, the loss of which shall irreparably harm Artix Entertainment and which cannot be replaced by monetary damages alone.

Accordingly, Artix Entertainment 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 Service or any Artix Entertainment game, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Service or any content or other material used or displayed through the Service and agree to limit your claims to claims for monetary damages, limited by Section 7.2 (if any).

10.8. Force Majeure

Artix Entertainment shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of Artix Entertainment, including without limitation any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances or cause beyond Artix Entertainment’s control such as acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, network infrastructure failures, strikes, or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.