Sweepstakes Terms of Service
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These Terms of Service (the “Terms”) govern the relationship between Grin Gaming Inc. (hereinafter, “Grin Gaming” “us,” or “we”) and you regarding your use of the Grin Gaming Inc. website (the “Website”), Grin Gaming’s entertainment services, the Grin Gaming mobile game application (“App”) and any other of Grin Gaming’s products or services used to facilitate your use of such services (collectively the “Service”).
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – THESE TERMS CREATE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT WHICH GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE. BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT (AS DEFINED BELOW) OR BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOU ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING THE SERVICE. IF YOU WERE USING A BETA VERSION OR OTHER VERSION OF THE SERVICE OFFERED PRIOR TO YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS, THESE TERMS ALSO APPLY TO YOUR PAST USE OF THAT BETA OR OTHER VERSION OF THE SERVICE.
1. Right, License, and Restrictions.
1.1 License Grant for Service
Subject to your agreement to, and continuing compliance with, these Terms and any other relevant Grin Gaming policies, Grin Gaming grants you a non-exclusive, non- transferable, revocable limited right and license to access and use the Service. As used in these Terms, “Other User” means another licensee or user of the Service; “All Users” means you and all Other Users.
1.2 App Specific Terms
You may agree to be bound by other terms regarding use or installation of the App and such terms continue to apply regardless of you agreeing to be bound by the Terms except to the extent such other terms conflict with any of the Terms, these Terms shall apply. You agree not to distribute or modify the App. You agree to always only use the latest available version of the App and acknowledge that any use of an older version of the App may result in some or all parts of the Service to not be available or to not function properly. You agree not to reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to view the source code for the App.
1.3 Minimum Age Requirement
An individual must be at least 18 years of age to use the Service.
1.4 Accounts or Access
You must register for an account through the Service (an “Account”). You may only register for one Account. An “Account Holder” means the person in whose name an Account is registered.
1.5 Sweepstakes Rewards
Sweepstakes Terms are available at: http://www.GrinGamingInc.com/sweepstakes
1.6 Use of the Service
The following restrictions apply to the use of the Service:
(a) You accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of the Service by parties not authorized to use any of your Accounts. Additionally, you are responsible for any use of your credit card or other payment instrument (e.g. PayPal) incurred by parties using your Account;
(b) You shall not create an Account using a false identity or false information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself;
(c) Without first obtaining the written permission of Grin Gaming, you shall not register for an Account or in any way use the Service if Grin Gaming has removed, suspended, or otherwise terminated any Account registered for by you, or on behalf of you or if Grin Gaming has notified you that you may not use the Service;
(d) You shall not use your Account to advertise, solicit or transmit any commercial advertisements, including chain letters, junk email or repetitive messages to anyone;
(e) You shall not use the Service to engage in any illegal conduct;
(f) You shall not rent, lease, sell, trade, gift, bequeath or otherwise transfer your Account to anyone without Grin Gaming’s written permission;
(g) You shall not reproduce, distribute or publicly display any content you access through the Service unless such content is clearly marked as “public” and you have been given the right to view such content; and
(h) You shall not do anything with any content you access through the Service that has been marked with restrictions or other instructions that is counter to such restrictions or other instructions.
1.7 Account Information and Management
(b) Login Information. During the Account creation process, you will be required to select a username and password (“Login Information”). The following rules govern the security of your Login Information:
(i) You shall not share the Account or the Login Information, nor let anyone else access your Account or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your Account;
(ii) 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 Grin Gaming and change the password on your Account;
(iii) 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
(iv) You are responsible for anything that happens through your Account.
(c) Account Access. You may access your Account and use the Services on up to (1) different mobile devices but may only be logged into your Account on one (1) device at a time.
(d) Reclaiming Usernames. Grin Gaming reserves the right to remove or reclaim any username at any time and for any reason or no reason, including but not limited to claims by a third party that a username violates the third party’s rights.
1.8 License and Account Limitations and Prohibitions
(a) General Effects of Violations. Any use of the Service in violation of these Terms is strictly prohibited, can result in the immediate revocation of your limited license granted by Section 1, and may subject you to liability for violations of law. Grin Gaming is permitted to list or restrict use of the Service for anyone who Grin Gaming reasonably believes has or will violate any applicable law when using the Service.
(b) Activity Prohibitions. You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
(i) Engage in any act that Grin Gaming deems to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Service, including but not limited to circumventing or manipulating these Terms;
(ii) Use the Service in connection with any violation of any applicable law or regulation, or do anything that promotes the violation of any applicable law or regulation;
(iii) Modify or cause to be modified any files or content that are used to offer the Service, without the express prior written consent of Grin Gaming;
(iv) Disrupt, overburden, or aid or assist in the disruption or overburdening of (1) any computer or server used to offer or support the Service (each a “Server”) or (2) the use or enjoyment of the Service by any other person;
(v) 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;
(vi) Gain, or attempt to gain, unauthorized access to the Service, Accounts, Servers or networks connected to the Service by any means (including, but not limited to, circumventing or modifying, or encouraging or assisting any other person to circumvent or modify, any security, technology, device or software that is part of the Service);
(vii) Post any information that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous or racially, sexually, religiously or otherwise objectionable or offensive;
(viii) Post any information that contains nudity, excessive violence or offensive subject matter or that contains a link to such content;
(ix) Harass, abuse, harm, or advocate or incite harassment, abuse or harm of another person or group of persons, including Grin Gaming employees or customer service representatives;
(x) Post, distribute or 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;
(xi) Transmit unauthorized communications through the Service, including junk mail, chain letters, spam and any materials that promote malware, spyware and downloadable items.
(xii) 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;
(xiii) 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;
(xiv) Make any automated use of the Service or take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, as we determine in our sole discretion;
(xv) Bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures we take 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 from, through, or relating to the Service;
(xvi) 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 in writing by Grin Gaming;
(xvii) Copy, modify or distribute rights or content from any Grin Gaming site, including but not limited to content that contains or is protected by Grin Gaming’s copyrights or trademarks or use any method to copy or distribute the content of the Service, except as specifically allowed in these Terms;
(xviii) Solicit or attempt to solicit personal information from Other Users, other than from Users with whom you have an existing business relationship and only in connection with a bona fide business purpose for which the Service is intended;
(xix) Collect, harvest or post anyone’s private information, including personally identifiable information (whether in text, image, video, or other form), identification documents or financial information through the Service; or
(xx) Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit), without Grin Gaming’s express written permission, any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including, without limitation clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware,” “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).
1.9 Suspension and Termination of Account and Service
(a) FAILURE TO COMPLY. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER REMEDIES, WE MAY, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, LIMIT, SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY OR DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT OR YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR PORTIONS THEREOF IF, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OR YOUR ACCOUNT IS USED FOR ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED ILLEGAL ACTIVITY OR IMPROPER USE OF THE SERVICE. GRIN GAMING SHALL BE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR ADVERSE RESULTS THAT ARE DUE TO THE SUSPENSION, TERMINATION, MODIFICATION, OR DELETION OF YOUR OR ANY ACCOUNT.
(b) IP INFRINGEMENT.
(i) WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER REMEDIES, WE MA Y LIMIT, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE THE SERVICE AND ACCOUNTS OR PORTIONS THEREOF, PROHIBIT ACCESS TO OUR SITES AND THEIR CONTENT, SERVICES AND TOOLS, DELAY OR REMOVE ANY CONTENT AND TAKE TECHNICAL AND LEGAL STEPS TO PREVENT USERS FROM ACCESSING THE SERVICE IF WE BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE CREA TING 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.(ii) REPEAT INFRINGERS. IN APPROPRIATE CIRCUMSTANCES IT IS OUR POLICY TO SUSPEND OR TERMINATE ACCOUNTS OF USERS WHO ARE REPEAT INFRINGERS OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
(c) Right to Cease Service. Grin Gaming reserves the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Service or part of the Service at any time, at which point the license granted hereunder to you to use the Service or a part thereof will automatically terminate. Grin Gaming shall not be required to provide refunds, benefits or other compensation to users in connection with such cessation of the Service or any part thereof.
(d) Termination of Account. Termination of your Account can include disabling your access to the Service or any part thereof, including disabling access to any content that you or Other Users submitted. You agree that if your Account is terminated, Grin Gaming will not be obligated to preserve, provide you access to, or provide copies of any content submitted to the Service relating to your Account, whether by you or another User.
(e) Cancellation of Account. You may cancel your Account at any time by emailing [email protected]
1.10 Intellectual Property and Ownership in Service
The Service, and all of its components and contents, (including without limitation any computer code, template content, pre- populated content, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects and text contained within) is owned by Grin Gaming or its licensors, and all of which material is protected by United States and international patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property laws.
2. Posted Content
2.1 Posted Content
“Posted Content” means any communications, videos, images, sounds, and all the material, data, and information that you upload, post, publish or transmit through the Service, including without limitation any comments you may make about content uploaded or transmitted by Other Users. We may provide you with templates, pre-populated communications, or other content through the Service (“Template Content”) that you may distribute, use or modify as part of using our Service to communicate with Other Users in a manner consistent with the intended use of the Service. You acknowledge that your use of any Template Content does not relieve you of any responsibilities or obligations under this Agreement. By transmitting or submitting any Posted Content while using the Service, you affirm, represent and warrant that such transmission or submission:
(a) is accurate and not confidential;
(b) is not in violation of any applicable law, 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 Posted Content;
(c) will not, when Grin Gaming exercises rights in Posted Content granted under Terms, result in any infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third party or violate or misappropriate any rights of publicity or privacy for any third party; and
(d) is free of viruses, adware, spyware, worms or other malicious code. You further represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to transmit Posted Content to Grin Gaming and to grant the rights in Posted Content granted to Grin Gaming under these Terms.
2.2 Licenses to Posted Content
You hereby grant Grin Gaming a perpetual and irrevocable (other than as provided below), worldwide, fully paid-up and royalty free, non-exclusive, assignable, unlimited license and right to copy, reproduce, fix, adapt, modify, improve, translate, reformat, create derivative works of, manufacture, introduce into circulation, publish, distribute, sublicense, 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 Posted Content as well as all modified and derivative works thereof. Grin Gaming will only exercise the rights granted in this Section 2.2 to offer or to facilitate the offering of Services. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights or any of your rights of publicity or privacy you may have in any Posted Content. Grin Gaming will cease any further public display or distribution of any Posted Content if you use the features of the Service that permit you to indicate that certain Posted Content is to no longer be displayed or distributed to Other Users except Grin Gaming retains the right to display or distribute any Posted Content as necessary for Grin Gaming to fulfill its legal duties or in connection with bringing or defending any legal claims or actions that may arise now or in the future.
2.3 Content Screening
(a) Consent to Monitoring. By entering into these Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to our monitoring and recording of your use of the Service. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy vis a vis us or any of our service providers who provide services to us or you as part of the Service concerning the transmission of any information, including without limitation chat, text or voice communications.
(b) Options Regarding Posted Content. Grin Gaming may reject, refuse to post or delete any or all Posted Content for any or no reason, including, but not limited to the reason that, in the sole judgment of Grin Gaming, the contents or posting or other use of such Posted Content in connection with the Service violates these Terms.
2.4 User Interactions and Legal Problems; Releases
You hereby release us, and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees, from any and all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute that arises between you and one or more Other Users. If you are a California resident, you acknowledge that you are aware of, and hereby waive your rights under the provisions of California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
3. Fees and Purchase Terms
You agree to pay any and all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using an Account registered to you. Any required fees will be specified as part of the Service or when you register your Account. Grin Gaming reserves the right to charge fees for any parts of the Service that may have previously been offered without a fee. You agree that Grin Gaming in the future may offer premium services as part of the Service that may require fees or additional fees. Grin Gaming may revise the pricing for the goods and services offered through the Service at any time. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GRIN GAMING IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WHEN YOUR ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.
4. Third Party Advertising
4.1 Third Party Advertisements
4.2 Links to Third Party Sites and Dealings with Advertisers
Grin Gaming 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 a benefit. Any charges or obligations you incur in your dealings with these third parties are your responsibility. Grin Gaming makes no representation or warranty regarding any content, goods, or services provided by any third party even if linked from our Service, and we will not be liable for any claim relating to any third party content, goods, or services. The linked sites are not under the control of Grin Gaming and may collect data or solicit personal information from you. Grin Gaming 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 Grin Gaming of these linked sites.
5. Copyright Notices; Complaints
It is Grin Gaming’s policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). For more information, please go to Grin Gaming’s “Copyright Page” to review our DMCA procedures. Grin Gaming reserves the right to terminate without notice any user’s access to the Service if that user is determined by Grin Gaming to be a “repeat infringer.” In addition, Grin Gaming accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials.
6. Updates to the Services
You understand that the Service undergoes frequent changes. Grin Gaming may require that you accept or only use updates to the App or Service in order to continue using the Service. You acknowledge and agree that Grin Gaming may update the Service without notifying you.
7. Disclaimer; Limitations; Waivers on Liability; Indemnification
7.1 Disclaimers of Warranties
(a) SERVICE PROVIDED “AS IS”. 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 THE SHORTER OF THIRTY (30) CALENDAR DAYS FROM FIRST USE OR THE MINIMUM PERIOD REQUIRED).
(b) NO WARRANTY OF ERROR-FREE OPERATION. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER GRIN GAMING NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES, OR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSEES OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, “GRIN GAMING PARTIES”) WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
(c) NO WARRANTY REGARDING ACCESS TO ACCOUNTS AND CONTENT. GRIN GAMING DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ALL CONTENT OR INFORMATION POSTED BY AN ACCOUNT HOLDER WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES OR WILL NEVER BE DELETED, CORRUPTED OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE. GRIN GAMING DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE, ACCOUNT HOLDER INFORMATION OR ANY INFORMATION POSTED BY AN ACCOUNT HOLDER WILL BE KEPT FROM ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY WHO EITHER HACKS OR ENGAGES IN UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO SUCH CONTENT OR INFORMATION OR IS MISTAKENLY GRANTED ACCESS BY GRIN GAMING OR THROUGH THE SERVICE.
(d) NO WARRANTY REGARDING REWARDS. GRIN GAMING MAKES NO WARRANTY 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, WITH RESPECT TO REWARDS RECEIVED UPON REDEMPTION OF GO POINTS. ALL REWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO THE WARRANTIES OFFERED BY THE THIRD PARTY MANUFACTURERS, PROVIDERS, AND SELLERS OF SUCH REWARDS. GRN GAMING MAKES NO WARRANTIES RELATED TO PRICING OF REWARDS RELATIVE TO OTHER SOURCES OF OBTAINING SUCH REWARDS OUTSIDE OF THE SERVICE.
7.2 Limitations; Waivers of Liability
(a) DISCLAIMER OF INDIRECT DAMAGES. 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 GRIN GAMING PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, OR YOUR REDEMPTION AND USE OF A REWARD OR A DEFECT OR FAILURE OF A REWARD.
(b) NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIRD PARTY CONDUCT. YOU FURTHER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE GRIN GAMING PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD THE GRIN GAMING PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE, OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES AND MERCHANTS AND OTHER PROVIDERS OF REWARDS, AND THAT THE RISK OF THE SERVICE, THE REWARDS AND EXTERNAL SITES AND OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
(c) MONETARY LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE GRIN GAMING PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID GRIN GAMING IN THE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) CALENDAR DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM.
(d) FAILURE TO PAY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID GRIN GAMING ANY AMOUNTS IN THE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) CALENDAR DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH GRIN GAMING IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE AND TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.
(e) DISCLAIMER MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE. 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.
You agree to defend, indemnify, save, and hold the Grin Gaming Parties 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, your use of a Reward, or any breach of the representations, warranties and covenants made by you herein. Grin Gaming reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify Grin Gaming and you agree to cooperate with Grin Gaming’s defense of these claims. Grin Gaming 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 Section will survive any termination of Terms, your Account or of the Service.
8. Dispute Resolution
If a dispute arises between you and Grin Gaming, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost-effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and Grin Gaming agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services (a “Claim”) in accordance with one of the subsections below or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to Customer Support. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. Other than those matters listed in Section 8.2, you and Grin Gaming agree to seek resolution of the dispute only through arbitration of that dispute in accordance with the terms of this Section 8, and not litigate any dispute in court. Arbitration means that the dispute will be resolved by a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury.
8.2 Exclusions from Arbitration
YOU AND GRIN GAMING AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM FILED BY YOU OR BY GRIN GAMING IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT OR BY GRIN GAMING RELATED TO PROTECTION OF GRIN GAMING OR ANY GRIN GAMING LICENSOR’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE ARBITRATION TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION
8.3 RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER WITHIN 30 DAYS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER IN THIS SECTION 8, YOU MUST NOTIFY GRIN GAMING IN WRITING WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE DATE THAT YOU FIRST ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION MUST BE MAILED TO GRIN GAMING TERMS ADMINISTRATOR, AND MUST INCLUDE: (1) YOUR NAME, (2) YOUR ADDRESS, (3) YOUR USERNAME, AND (4) A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH GRIN GAMING THROUGH ARBITRATION.
8.4 Class Action Waiver
ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS, WHETHER IN ARBITRATION OR COURT, WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR AS A NAMED OR UNNAMED MEMBER IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND GRIN GAMING SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO DO SO IN WRITING FOLLOWING INITIATION OF THE ARBITRATION.
8.5 Initiation of Arbitration Proceeding; Selection of Arbitrator
If you or Grin Gaming elect to resolve your dispute through arbitration, the party initiating the arbitration proceeding must initiate it with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). The terms of this Section 8 will govern in the event they conflict with the arbitration rules identified below.
8.6 Arbitration Procedures
Because the software and/or service provided to you by Grin Gaming concern interstate commerce, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs the arbitrability of all disputes. However, applicable federal or state law may also apply to the substance of any disputes. For claims of less than $75,000, the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules shall apply; for claims over $75,000, the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and relevant fee schedules for non-class action proceedings shall apply. The AAA rules are available at http://www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Further, if your claims do not exceed $75,000 and you provided notice to, and negotiated in good faith with, Grin Gaming as described above, and if the arbitrator finds that you are the prevailing party in the arbitration, you will be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs as determined by the arbitrator, in addition to any rights to recover the same under controlling state or federal law afforded to Grin Gaming or you. The arbitrator will make any award in writing but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. Such award will be binding and final, except for any right of appeal provided by the FAA, and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties for purposes of enforcement.
8.7 Location of Arbitration
You or Grin Gaming may initiate arbitration in San Diego, California.
If any clause within this Section 8 (other than the Class Action Waiver clause of Section 8.4) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Section 8 and the remainder of this Section 8 will be given full force and effect. If the Class Action Waiver (Section 8.4) clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Section 8, except for this Section 8.8, will be unenforceable and the dispute will be decided by a court and IN THAT INSTANCE, YOU AND GRIN GAMING EACH WAIVE AND AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY, TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
This Section 8 shall survive any termination of the Terms.
9. General Provisions
Grin Gaming may assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time without your consent. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms without the prior written consent of Grin Gaming; any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section 9.3 is void.
9.4 Supplemental Policies
Grin Gaming may publish additional policies related to specific services such as forums, contests, or loyalty programs. Your use, if any, of such services is subject to such specific policies and these Terms.
9.5 Entire Agreement
9.6 No Waiver
GringamingInc.com 605 Indiana Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Attn: Terms Administrator
9.8 Equitable Remedies
You acknowledge that the rights granted and obligations made under these Terms to Grin Gaming are of a unique and irreplaceable nature, the loss of which shall irreparably harm Grin Gaming and which cannot be replaced by monetary damages alone, so that Grin Gaming 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, 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.
9.9 Force Majeure
Grin Gaming shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of Grin Gaming, including without limitation any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances or cause beyond Grin Gaming’s control, such as acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes, shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
9.10 Governing Law
Grin Gaming, Inc. DBA Grin Gaming Games.