This Terms of Service Agreement (these “Terms”) is a legally
binding agreement that governs your use of www.animoca.com and/or the
games and applications offered by Totally Apps Holdings Limited trading
as Animoca (“Animoca”) and accessed through third party web sites (collectively, the “Service”). By using or accessing the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms.
1. ACCESS TO THE SERVICE
- Subject to your acceptance of and continuing compliance with these
Terms, Animoca grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable,
revocable limited license to use and display the Service and related
software (excluding source and object code) for your personal
non-commercial use by any machine(s) of which you are the primary user.
You agree not to use the Service for any other purpose, or to copy or
distribute the content of the Service except as specifically permitted
- Animoca reserves the right to change these Terms in any way and
at any time. However, no amendment to these Terms shall apply to a
dispute of which Animoca had actual notice on the date of amendment.
- We will notify you of any modifications to these Terms with one
or both of the following methods: (1) we will post any modifications on www.animoca.com
or within the Service, and/or (2) we will send you a message informing
you of the modified terms and linking you to the posting at www.animoca.com. You agree that you will (1) periodically check www.animoca.com
for updates to these Terms, and (2) read the messages we send you to
inform you of any changes. You agree that you will be considered to have
been given notice of any modifications once we post them to www.animoca.com and that your continued use of the Service after such notice shall be deemed an acceptance of any changes.
- Animoca reserves the right to discontinue the Service or to
change the content of the Service in any way and at any time, with or
without notice to you, without liability.
- You agree to be bound by any application, forum, or game specific rules published within the Service.
- Your use of the Service is conditioned upon your compliance with
these Terms, and any use of the Service in violation of these Terms
will be regarded as an infringement of Animoca’s intellectual property
rights in and to the Service. Animoca reserves the right to terminate
your access to the Service without notice if you violate these Terms.
- You represent that you are 13 years old or older. If you are
between the ages of 13 and 18, you represent that your legal guardian
has reviewed and agrees to these Terms.
2. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
- Unless otherwise specified in writing, all materials that are part
of the Service are owned, controlled or licensed by Animoca and are
protected by law from unauthorised use. The entire contents of the
Service are protected by international copyright laws. Animoca, the
Animoca logos, and all game names are trademarks of Animoca and may not
be used without the express written permission of Animoca.
- You do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Service,
downloading material from or uploading material to the Service, or by
purchasing any virtual goods.
- You agree not to copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise
exploit material from the Service, except as expressly permitted herein,
without the express prior written permission of Animoca.
- All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and other submissions
("Ideas") disclosed, submitted, or offered to Animoca in connection
with the use of the Service shall be the exclusive property of Animoca.
You agree that Animoca may use, sell, exploit and disclose the Ideas in
any manner, without restriction and without compensation to you.
3. IN-GAME CURRENCIES/GOODS
- The Service may include a virtual, in-game currency (“Virtual Currency”)
including, but not limited to coins, cash, or points, that may be
purchased from Animoca for “real world” money if you are a legal adult
in your country of residence. The Service may also include virtual,
in-game digital items (“Virtual Goods”) that may be purchased
from Animoca for “real world” money or for Virtual Currency. Regardless
of the terminology used, Virtual Currency and Virtual Goods may never be
redeemed for “real world” money, goods or other items of monetary value
from Animoca or any other party.
- Other than a limited, personal, revocable, non-transferable,
non-sublicensable license to use the Virtual Goods or Virtual Currency
in the Service, you have no right or title in or to any such Virtual
Goods or Virtual Currency appearing or originating in the Service, or
any other attributes associated with use of the Service or stored within
- Animoca has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control,
modify and/or eliminate such Virtual Currency and/or Virtual Goods as it
sees fit in its sole discretion, and Animoca shall have no liability to
you or anyone for the exercise of such rights.
- Transfers of Virtual Currency and Virtual Goods are strictly
prohibited except where explicitly authorised within the Service.
Outside of the game, you may not buy or sell any Virtual Currency or
Virtual Goods for “real world” money or otherwise exchange items for
value. Any attempt to do so is in violation of these Terms and may
result in a permanent ban from the Service and possible legal action
- You agree that all sales of Virtual Goods and Currencies are
final. No refunds will be given, except in our sole and absolute
discretion. All Virtual Goods and Virtual Currencies are forfeited if
your account is terminated or suspended for any reason, in Animoca’s
sole and absolute discretion, or if Animoca discontinues providing the
4. USER GENERATED CONTENT
- The Service may invite you to chat or participate in blogs, message
boards, online forums and other functionality and may provide you with
the opportunity to create, submit, post, display, transmit, perform,
publish, distribute or broadcast content and materials to Animoca and/or
to or via the Service, including, without limitation, text, writings,
photographs, graphics, comments, suggestions or personal information or
other material (collectively “User Content”). Any material you transmit to Animoca will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
- You agree that your User Content is wholly original to you and
you exclusively own the rights to your User Content, including the right
to grant all of the rights and licenses in these Terms without Animoca
incurring any third party obligations or liability arising out of its
exercise of the rights thereto granted herein by you.
- You grant to Animoca the unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited,
worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual fully-paid and royalty-free right and
license to host, use, copy, distribute, reproduce, disclose, sell,
resell, sublicense, display, perform, transmit, publish, broadcast,
modify, make derivative works from, re-title, re-format, translate,
archive, store, cache or otherwise exploit in any manner whatsoever, all
or any portion of your User Content to which you have contributed, for
any purpose whatsoever, in any and all formats; on or through any and
all media, software, formula or medium now known or hereafter known; and
with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed and to
advertise, market and promote the same.
- Animoca has no obligation to monitor or enforce any intellectual
property rights that may be associated with your User Content, but
Animoca shall have the right to enforce such rights through any means it
sees fit, including bringing and controlling actions on your behalf.
- Animoca has no obligation to accept, display, review, monitor or
maintain any User Content. We have the right to delete User Content
from the Service without notice for any reason at any time. Animoca may
move, re-format, edit, alter, distort, remove or refuse to exploit User
Content without notice to you and without liability; provided, however,
that Animoca reserves the right to treat User Content as content stored
at the direction of users for which Animoca will not exercise editorial
control except to enforce the rights of third parties and the Content
Restrictions set forth below when violations are brought to Animoca’s
- You acknowledge that you do not rely on Animoca to monitor or
edit the Service and that the Service may contain content which you find
offensive and you hereby waive any objections you might have with
respect to viewing such content.
5. POSTING ON OTHER WEB SITES
- You are granted a limited revocable license to post an image of your
personal avatar and/or screen shot from your account within the Service
and any other materials that Animoca specifically gives you notice may
be posted on other web sites, on your own personal web site or on a
third party web site that permits posting of content at the direction of
users provided that such third party web site (i) is not commercially
competitive to Animoca, (ii) does not criticise or injure Animoca, (iii)
does not obtain any rights to such content other than a non-exclusive
license to post it at your direction, and (iv) does not charge for
access to such content or associated products, services or advertising
with such content, so long as the web site where the link resides, and
all other locations to which such site links, comply with all applicable
laws and do not in any way abuse, defame, stalk, threaten or violate
the rights of privacy, publicity, intellectual property or other legal
rights of others or, in any way, post, publish, distribute, disseminate
or facilitate any inappropriate, infringing, defamatory, profane,
indecent, obscene, illegal/unlawful or otherwise objectionable
information, topic, name or other material (an “Authorised Web Site”).
All of Animoca’s rights and remedies are expressly reserved, and
Animoca may revoke this limited license, in whole or in part, upon
- Without limitation to the generality of section 5.1, the
following terms and conditions apply to your posting of a copy of your
avatar and/or screen shots on an Authorised Web Site:
You must a display a prominent link to the Service’s homepage in
connection with any of your use of the content or material permitted
hereunder, including, without limitation, in e-mails you are sending
You agree to include, and not remove or alter, Animoca’s trademark,
copyright or other proprietary rights notices, as provided by Animoca on
the Service and within e-mail page(s), when displaying an avatar or
images from a Animoca game, and you agree to comply with usage
guidelines that may be provided by Animoca from time to time. You agree
that all goodwill that arises in connection with your use of Animoca’s
trademarks inures exclusively to Animoca, and you agree not to challenge
Animoca’s ownership or control of any Animoca trademarks, nor use or
adopt any trademarks that might be confusingly similar to such Animoca
6. USAGE RULES
- As a condition of your use of and access to the Service, you agree
to comply with these Usage Rules, which are provided as an example
rather than as a limitation, and any application or game specific rules
published within the Service.
- You agree that your use of and conduct on the Service shall be lawful and your User Content will not:
(collectively "Content Restrictions").
include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference or physical handicap; or
include profanity or any obscene, indecent, pornographic, sexual or otherwise objectionable content or language; or
defame, libel, ridicule, mock, disparage, threaten, harass, intimidate or abuse anyone; or
promote violence or describe how to perform a violent act; or
violate the contractual, personal, intellectual property or other rights
of any party, or promote or constitute illegal activity; or
be in violation of these Terms or the game rules of conduct
- You agree that you and your activities on the Service will not:
reveal any personal information about another individual, including
another person’s address, phone number, e-mail address, credit card
number or any information that may be used to track, contact or
impersonate that individual; or
attempt to impersonate any other person; or
create user accounts by automated means or under false pretences or mislead others as to the origins of your communications; or
trick, defraud or mislead Animoca or other users of the Service,
especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as
make improper use of Animoca’s support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct; or
engage in any commercial activities, including, without limitation, any
attempt to raise money for anyone or advertise or promote a product,
service, website, pyramid scheme or other multi-tiered marketing scheme;
disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in Animoca’s opinion, Animoca and/or the Service; or
violate these Terms or any law, rule or regulation or any other
requirements or restrictions posted by Animoca on the Service; or
disseminate or transmit viruses, worms, Trojan horses, keyboard loggers,
time bombs, spyware, adware, cancelbots or any other malicious or
invasive code or program;
upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan
horses or other material, including excessive use of capital letters
and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text) that interferes
with any person’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Service and
User Content or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters or interferes with
the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of the Service,
the User Content;
reverse engineer, decompile, reverse assemble, modify or attempt to
discover any software (source code or object code) that the Service
create to generate web pages or any software or other products or
processes accessible through the Service;
upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) 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
except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet
browser usage, use or launch, develop or distribute any automated
system, including, without limitation, any spider, robot (or "bot"),
cheat utility, scraper or offline reader that accesses the Service, or
use or launch any unauthorised script or other software;
cover or obscure any notice, banner or advertisement on the Service;
disguise the source of your User Content or other information you submit
to the Service or use tools which anonymise your internet protocol
address (e.g. anonymous proxy) to access the Service;
interfere with or circumvent any security feature of the Service or any
feature that restricts or enforces limitations on use of or access to
the Service or User Content;
sell the Service or any part thereof including but not limited to
Virtual Goods or Virtual Currency, user accounts and access to them in
exchange for real currency or items of monetary value; or
engage in cheating or any other activity deemed by Animoca to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Service.
Animoca does not control or endorse the content, messages or
information found in User Content portions of the Service or external
sites that may be linked to or from the games or their forums and,
therefore, Animoca specifically disclaims any responsibility with regard
7. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Animoca respects the privacy of users of the Service. Information
collected from you is subject to the pertinent social network’s policy.
By playing the game, you may be granting your social network permission
to share your e-mail address and other personal information with
Animoca. Animoca agrees to take appropriate steps to prevent the
disclosure of your personal information to a third party except in the
following circumstances: (1) settlement of service charges related to
the use of the Service; or (2) preparation of statistics, academic
research, market surveys or analytics in anonymous form; or (3)
compliance with specific provisions of any applicable laws and
regulations expressly authorising such disclosure or with any judicial
decision imposing such disclosure; or (4) disasters, emergencies or
occurrence of other events which are out of Animoca’s reasonable
8. ACCOUNT RESPONSIBILITY
The Service is only available to persons who are registered members of
the social network through which they access the Service and are in
network. In creating your account with a social network through which
you will access the Service (“Account”), you agree to:
provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (“Registration Data”); and
maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
Users that maintain more than one account on a social network may not
access this Service from multiple accounts. If you provide any
information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or
Animoca has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is
untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Animoca has the right to
suspend or terminate your ability to participate in the Service and
refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion
9. DISPUTES WITH OTHER USERS
We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor and/or manage
disputes between you and other users of the Service. If you have a
dispute with other users, you release Animoca and hereby agree to
indemnify Animoca 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.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly agree that use of the service is at your sole risk and is,
to the fullest extent permitted by law, 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.
Without limiting the foregoing, neither Animoca nor its affiliates or
subsidiaries, or any of their directors, employees, agents, attorneys,
third-party content providers, distributors, licensees or licensors
(collectively “Animoca Parties”) warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free.
To the fullest extent permitted by 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,
and the Animoca Parties shall not be liable for any direct, indirect,
incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages in any way
whatsoever arising out of the use of, or inability to use, the Service.
You further specifically acknowledge that the Animoca Parties are not
liable, and you agree not to seek to hold the Animoca 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.
You agree to indemnify the Animoca Parties from and against all claims
and expenses, including lawyers’ fees and costs, arising out of your use
of the Service and/or your breach or alleged breach of any term,
condition, obligation, representation or warranty in these Terms. You
agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination
of your Account(s) or the Service.
12. DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
This Agreement and all aspects of the Service shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong (excluding principles
relating to the conflict of laws) regardless of your location. With
respect to any disputes or claims not subject to informal dispute
resolution or arbitration (as set out below), you agree not to commence
or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the courts
in Hong Kong, and you hereby consent to, and waive all defences of lack
of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to,
venue and jurisdiction in the Hong Kong courts.
You acknowledge that the rights granted and obligations made hereunder
to Animoca are of a unique and irreplaceable nature, the loss of which
shall irreparably harm Animoca and which cannot be replaced by monetary
damages alone so that Animoca shall be entitled to injunctive or other
equitable relief in the event of any breach or anticipatory breach by
you. You irrevocably waive all rights to seek injunctive or other
equitable relief and agree to limit your claims to claims for monetary
damages (if any).
To expedite resolution and control the cost of any dispute, controversy or claim related to these Terms (“Dispute”),
you and Animoca agree to first attempt to negotiate any Dispute (except
those Disputes expressly provided in section 12.5 below) informally for
at least thirty (30) days before initiating any arbitration or court
proceeding. Such informal negotiations commence upon written notice from
one person to the other. You will send your notice to [Animoca], Level 4
Cyberport 1, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong, Attention: Legal Counsel.
If you and Animoca are unable to resolve a Dispute through informal
negotiations, either you or Animoca may elect to have the Dispute
(except those Disputes expressly excluded in section 12.5 below) finally
and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration under the Rules of the
London Court of International Arbitration, which Rules are deemed to be
incorporated by reference into this section. Any election to arbitrate
by one party shall be final and binding on the other. The place of
arbitration shall be in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International
Arbitration Centre. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The language
to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English. You and
Animoca shall be bound by the award rendered by the arbitrator and
judgment thereon may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Any award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final, and neither you nor
Animoca shall have any right of appeal.
You and Animoca agree that the following Disputes are not subject to the
above provisions concerning informal negotiations and arbitration:
any Disputes seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity
of, any of your or Animoca’s intellectual property rights;
any Dispute related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy or unauthorised use; and
any claim for injunctive relief.
13. NO WAIVER
The failure of Animoca to require or enforce strict performance by you
of any provision of these Terms or to exercise any right under them
shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of Animoca’s right
to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other
You and Animoca agree that if any portion of these Terms is found
illegal or unenforceable, in whole or in part by any court of competent
jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be
ineffective to the extent of such determination of invalidity or
unenforceability without affecting the validity or enforceability
thereof in any other manner or jurisdiction and without affecting the
remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall continue to be in full
force and effect.
Animoca operates and controls the Service from its offices in Hong Kong.
Animoca makes no representation that the Service is appropriate or
available in other locations. The information provided on the Service is
not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any
jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary
to law or regulation or which would subject Animoca to any registration
requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Accordingly, those
persons who choose to access the Service from other locations do so on
their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with
local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These Terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may
terminate these Terms by destroying all Service-related materials
obtained from the Service, Animoca or any other web site or source. The
rights granted to you under these Terms will terminate immediately and
automatically without notice from Animoca if, in our sole discretion,
you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms.
You may not assign these Terms without Animoca’s prior written consent.
Your use of the Service includes the ability to enter into agreements
and/or to make transactions electronically. You acknowledge that your
electronic submissions constitute your agreement and intent to be bound
by and to pay for such agreements and transactions. Your agreement and
intent to be bound by electronic submissions applies to all records
relating to all transactions you enter into in or through the Service.
These Terms contain the entire understanding between you and Animoca,
and supersede all prior understandings of the parties hereto relating to
the subject matter hereof, and cannot be changed or modified by you
except as posted on the Service by Animoca
The section headings used herein are for reference only and shall not be read to have any legal effect.
Upon Animoca’s request, you will furnish Animoca with any documentation,
substantiation or releases necessary to verify your compliance with