Terms of Service
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES (DEFINED BELOW) ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER.
Last Updated: November 20, 2019
Welcome to GamesRound. Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of our websites, products, services and applications (the “Service”). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will these Terms ever change?
We are constantly trying to improve our Service, so these Terms may need to change along with the Service. We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the GamesRound website, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means.
If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Service. If you use the Service in any way after a change to these Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.
Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by you and GamesRound.
What about my privacy?
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 16; if you are a child under 16, please do not attempt to register for the Service or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 16 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.
What are the basics of using the Service?
As part of using the Service, you may be required to sign up for an account, and select a password and email or user name (your “GamesRound User ID”). You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not select as your GamesRound User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. Your right to access the Service is personal to you and you may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission. You will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password. You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account. You will only use the Service and Content in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Service is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Service. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your use of the Service in any way that breaks the law.
You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Service and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf). If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity).
Your use of the Service is subject to the following additional restrictions:
You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute or submit any User Submission (defined below) or other materials or otherwise use the Service or interact with the Service in a manner that:
(a) Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including GamesRound);
(b) Violates any law or regulation, including any applicable export control laws, or would cause GamesRound to be in violation of any law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws relating to labor, employment, or the issuance of securities);
(c) Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
(d) Jeopardizes the security of your GamesRound account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to the Service as you);
(e) Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
(f) Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
(g) Runs any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Service, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Service, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Service (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Service’ infrastructure);
(h) “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Service or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
(i) Circumvents or attempts to circumvent any features, limitations, or restrictions of the Service (including, without limitation, attempting to access, download, export, or otherwise use or exploit any Content using any automated means or tools);
(j) Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content;
(k) Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Service.
A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for account suspension or termination of your right to use or access the Service.
What are my rights with respect to the Service?
The materials displayed or published or available on or through the Service, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, information, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions, and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Service in any way (including through the GamesRound website, API, mobile applications, downloads, etc.). You will not use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you in a way that violates someone else’s (including GamesRound’s) rights. You may reference the Content with proper attribution to GamesRound or the applicable owner; however, any other uses of the Content require GamesRound’s prior written consent. Please follow the Attribution Instructions to ensure that you are properly attributing GamesRound.
You understand that GamesRound owns the Service. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, re-sell, sublicense, re-distribute, or otherwise exploit any aspect of the Service.
If you would like to use Content in any manner other than as expressly permitted by these Terms (for example, exporting data via GamesRound’s API or including data in any other product or service), please write us on firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the different ways that GamesRound provides its data and find the solution that is right for you. You may be required to submit an application and/or meet certain eligibility criteria in order to participate in a program, and there may be different terms and conditions which apply to the specific program that you choose. You must agree to all terms and conditions and, if applicable, pay all required fees which apply to your specific program. These Terms apply to all such programs unless specifically stated otherwise in the applicable program terms.
Do I have to grant any licenses to GamesRound or to other users?
For all User Submissions, you hereby grant GamesRound a royalty-free, perpetual, sublicenseable, irrevocable, and worldwide license to translate, modify (including, without limitation, for technical purposes), reproduce, and otherwise act with respect to such User Submissions, in each case to enable us to operate the Service, as described in more detail below. This is a license only – your ownership in User Submissions is not affected.
If you share a User Submission publicly on the Service and/or in a manner that more than just you or specified specific set of users can view, or if you provide us with any feedback, suggestions, improvements, enhancements, and/or feature requests relating to the Service (each of the foregoing, a “Public User Submission”), then you grant GamesRound the licenses above, as well as a royalty-free, perpetual, sublicenseable, irrevocable, and worldwide license to display, perform, and distribute your Public User Submission for the purpose of making that Public User Submission accessible to all GamesRound users and providing the Service necessary to do so, as well as all other rights necessary to use and exercise all rights in that Public User Submission in connection with the Service and/or otherwise in connection with GamesRound’s business.
What if I see something on the Service that infringes my copyright?
You may have heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), as it relates to online service providers, like GamesRound, being asked to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright. We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers; to review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content, click here. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.
Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Service?
Any information or content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Service is the sole responsibility of the person or organization from whom such content originated, and you access all such information and content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it. We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Service. We can’t guarantee the identity of any users with whom you interact when using the Service and are not responsible for which users gain access to the Service.
You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Service, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it. You will keep all your registration information accurate and current. You are responsible for all your activity in connection with the Service.
GamesRound has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any Third-Party Services or by any third party that you interact with through the Service. In addition, GamesRound will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any Third-Party Services. By using the Service, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your access to or use of any Third-Party Service.
Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of goods or services (if applicable), and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that GamesRound shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you agree that GamesRound is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release GamesRound, its officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Service. If you are a California resident, you shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 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 or her settlement with the debtor.”
Will GamesRound ever change the Service?
We’re always trying to improve the Service, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Service, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Service. We’ll try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Service that would adversely affect you, but this isn’t always practical. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Service at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.
From time to time, GamesRound may require you to expunge some or all of the Content in your possession, and you will do so promptly upon request.
Does using GamesRound cost anything?
We reserve the right to charge for certain or all Service. Certain aspects or uses of the Service require you to pay fees, for example, in order to access certain content or be able to download or export data. You agree to pay all fees which apply to your use of the Service. GamesRound reserves the right to change any fees and pricing applicable to the Service at any time upon notice to you (which may be sent by email or posted on GamesRound’s website). Your use of the Service following such notification constitutes your acceptance of any new or increased fees.
What if I want to stop using GamesRound?
GamesRound is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Service or your account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. GamesRound has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms.
Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account. Provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination. By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us.
Additionally, upon termination of your account GamesRound may require you to expunge some or all of the Content in your possession, and you will do so promptly.
By accessing our Service and identifying as an investor, you acknowledge and agree that you (i) are a sophisticated investor with personal or professional experience assessing the long term business prospects of early stage companies and understand the risk of investing in early stage companies, including the high likelihood of loss and long period of illiquidity, (ii) are an Accredited Investor (as defined below), (iii) that you will complete an “Accredited Investor Questionnaire”, and (iv) that you will provide all evidence reasonably requested to confirm that you are an Accredited Investor.
GamesRound is not responsible for verifying that any person or entity that identifies as an investor in the Connect feature is an Accredited Investor (as defined below) or is otherwise authorized or appropriate to invest in you, or for determining whether any use of the Connect feature constitutes a general solicitation of securities under the securities laws of the United States, or the laws of any state or other jurisdiction, including foreign jurisdictions.
GamesRound does not recommend any startups for investment, endorse their fitness for investment, or verify or claim the accuracy of information provided by startups on the Service. In particular, GamesRound does not act as an investment adviser to any person or entity identifying as an investor and no part of the Service is intended to constitute investment advice.
As used herein, the term “Accredited Investor” shall have the same meaning as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission in Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, which is as follows:
(a) a natural person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year;
(b) a natural person who has individual net worth, or joint net worth with the person’s spouse, that exceeds $1 million at the time of the purchase, excluding the person’s primary residence;
(c) a director, executive officer, or general partner of the company selling the securities;
(d) a business in which all the equity owners are accredited investors;
(e) a charitable organization, corporation, or partnership with assets exceeding $5 million;
(f) a bank, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company;
(g) an employee benefit plan, within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, if a bank, insurance company, or registered investment adviser makes the investment decisions, or if the plan has total assets in excess of $5 million; or
(h) a trust with assets in excess of $5 million, not formed to acquire the securities offered, whose purchases a sophisticated person makes.
With respect to persons accessing the Service from outside the United States, references to “Accredited Investor” status shall include all relevant investor sophistication standard(s) applicable to persons in each such jurisdiction seeking to make private venture investments.
What else do I need to know?
Warranty Disclaimer. Neither GamesRound nor its licensors or suppliers makes any representations or warranties concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Service, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Service. We (and our licensors and suppliers) make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Service. Products and services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) through the Service are provided “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind from GamesRound or others (unless, with respect to such others only, provided expressly and unambiguously in writing by a designated third party for a specific product). THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY GAMESROUND (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation of Liability. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL GAMESROUND (OR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR (B) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (I) $100 OR (II) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO GAMESROUND IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THIS APPLICABLE CLAIM, OR (III) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold GamesRound, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, penalties (including governmental fines), damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way relating to (a) your use of the Service (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), or (b) your violation of these Terms.
Assignment. You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Service account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without GamesRound’s prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.
Choice of Law; Arbitration. These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms (whether brought against GamesRound or against any director, officer or employee of GamesRound in their personal capacity) shall be finally settled in San Francisco County, California, in English, in accordance with the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with such Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction. For all purposes of these Terms, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state or federal courts located in, respectively, San Francisco County, California, or the Northern District of California. Any arbitration under these Terms will take place on an individual basis: class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND GAMESROUND ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
Miscellaneous. You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Service, provided that GamesRound may, in its sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit. The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. You and GamesRound agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and GamesRound, and that it supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner, or joint venture of GamesRound, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind GamesRound in any respect whatsoever. You and GamesRound agree there are no third party beneficiaries intended under these Terms.