We welcome you to use the services of PhoneTag and its affiliates (“PhoneTag”, “we”, “us”, “our”). We provide mobile and online services, including but not limited to PhoneTag game applications (the “Game(s)”), and the related website located at www.phone-tag.com and its subdomains (the "Site"), (the Games, the Site and other products, mobile applications, services and websites provided by us collectively, the "Service").
The terms "you" and "user" shall refer to all individuals and entities that access the Service. You represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to accept these Terms and to abide by them and that you have fully read and understood the Terms.
In addition to these Terms, you agree to abide by any supplemental policies of the Service, such as policies related to specific services (including without limitation forums, chats, contests or sweepstakes) as well as all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Service, each of which is incorporated herein by reference.
From time to time, we may modify or amend these Terms. If we do so, we will post any such modifications or changes in the Service. Please review these Terms regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. If you continue to use the Service following such a posting of changes, you accept any such change or modification.
Use of the Service is subject to your continued compliance with these Terms. You undertake to monitor your User Account to restrict use by minors, and in particular you will deny access to children under the age of 13. You accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of the Service by minors and you acknowledge that you are responsible for any use of the Service, including use of your credit card or other payment instrument by minors.
We reserve the right to require our prior or later acceptance for registration. We have a right to refuse the registration for any reason. Registration can be limited, for example, in terms of territory.
We reserve the right to invalidate User Accounts if we become aware that a user is less than the required minimum age and we may request additional information to confirm a user’s age at any time. Other legal ramifications may also apply.
We reserve 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 the third party’s rights.
We do not warrant or endorse and do not assume and will not have any liability or responsibility to you or any other person for any third-party products, services, materials or websites. Please note that the applicable third party is fully responsible for all goods and services it provides to you and for any and all damages, claims, liabilities and costs it may cause you to suffer, directly or indirectly, in full or in part.
These Terms confer only the right to use the Service, while these Terms and the specified licenses are in effect, and they do not convey any rights of ownership in or to the Service. All right, title and interest, including without limitation any copyright, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right (registered and unregistered) in the Service will remain our sole property. PhoneTag retains all right, title and interest in and to the Service and any content available therein, including, but not limited to, any Games, titles, source and object codes, Game client and server software, other computer codes and software, User Accounts, themes, objects, characters and character likenesses, character names and character profile information, stories, dialogue, catch phrases, locations, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, concepts and methods of operation, layout, text, data, files, images, graphics, the “look and feel” of the Service, documentation, gaming history and recording of game play, transcripts of any chat rooms, and moral rights, whether registered or not, and all applications thereof.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE TERMS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN THE USER ACCOUNT, AND YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND TO THE USER ACCOUNT ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF PHONETAG. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT OR TITLE IN OR TO ANY CONTENT THAT APPEARS IN THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY ATTRIBUTES ASSOCIATED WITH A USER ACCOUNT OR STORED ON THE SERVICE.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms and without prejudice to any other terms set forth in these Terms, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable and non-assignable / non-sublicensable license to access, download and use the Service on any authorized device you own and control, solely for your personal, non-commercial entertainment use. We reserve all rights in the Service not expressly granted to you in these Terms.
The Service is licensed, not sold, to you. You agree that we and our licensors own all right, title and interest in and to the Service, including all intellectual property rights therein, and that we retain ownership of the Service even after installation on your device. You agree not to delete or in any manner alter the copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices or markings which may appear on the Service
Except as expressly specified in these Terms, you agree not to: (a) reproduce the Service or any part thereof in any form or by any means; (b) copy or modify, or create derivative works of the Service or any part thereof (including but not limited to any software that forms part of the Service), including, without limitation, make adaptations or modifications to the Service; (c) sell, rent, lease, distribute, transfer, license, sublicense, lend or otherwise assign any rights to, or any part of, the Service to any third party; (d) exploit the Service in any unauthorized way whatsoever, including without limitation, by trespass or burdening network capacity; (e) make the Service available to multiple users by any means, including without limitation by uploading the Service to a file-sharing service or other type of hosting service or by otherwise making the Service available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time; (f) disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or attempt to derive the source code of the Service, in whole or in part, or permit or authorize a third party to do so, except to the extent such activities are expressly permitted by law; (g) misrepresent the source of ownership of the Service; (h) scrape, build databases or otherwise create permanent copies of any content derived from the Service; (i) commercially exploit the Service; (j) use the Service in any manner to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any other party. You agree to comply with any technical restrictions in the Service that allow you to use the Service only in certain ways.
We are not obligated to maintain or support the Service, to provide all or any specific content through the Service, or to provide you with updates, upgrades or services related thereto. You acknowledge that we may from time to time in our sole discretion issue updates or upgrades to the Service, disable access to the Service for any period of time or permanently, and automatically update or upgrade the version of the Service that you are using on your device. You consent to such automatic updating or upgrading on your device, and agree that these Terms will apply to all such updates or upgrades, unless such upgrade is accompanied by a separate license in which case the terms of that license will govern. You acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability to you arising out of any unavailability of the Service.
The license to use the Service granted under these Terms remains in effect until terminated by you or us. You may terminate the license at any time by destroying all copies of the Service in your possession or control. Without prejudice to any other terms set forth in these Terms, the license will automatically terminate without notice from us if you in any way breach any provision of these Terms. Upon termination in accordance with these Terms for any reason, you must cease all use of the Service and promptly delete and destroy all copies, full or partial, of the Service. Your termination of the license for any reason shall not release you from any liabilities or obligations set forth in these Terms which (a) have expressly been stated as surviving any such termination or expiration, or (b) remain to be performed, or by their nature would be intended to be applicable following any such termination or expiration.
You represent and warrant that you will not use or otherwise transport, export or re-export (directly or indirectly) the Service into any country forbidden to receive the Service by any U.S. or other jurisdiction’s export or technology laws or regulations or otherwise violate such laws or regulations, which may be amended from time to time. In particular, you represent and warrant that you will not use or otherwise transport, export or re-export the Service to a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. You also represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list.
You are solely responsible for any text, communications, images, and other data, information and content that you submit in the Service, or transmit to other users of the Service (collectively, "User Content"). You are responsible for complying with all laws applicable to your User Content. You agree not to submit to the Service, or transmit to other users of the Service, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, or rights of privacy or publicity). You will not provide inaccurate, misleading or false information to us or to any other user of the Service. If information provided to us, or another user of the Service, subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify us of such change.
We may, in our sole discretion and without notice, review and delete any User Content, but are under no obligation to do so. We have no responsibility for the conduct of any user in the Service, including any User Content submitted in the Service. We assume no responsibility for monitoring the Service for inappropriate content or conduct. Your use of the Service is at your own risk.
You hereby grant us the sole and exclusive, irrevocable, sub-licensable, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, publish, distribute, sell, transfer, transmit, publicly display and use any User Content and to incorporate the same in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
You further hereby grant to us the unconditional, irrevocable right to use and exploit your name, likeness and any other information or material included in any User Content and in connection with any User Content or your User Account, without any obligation to you. Except as prohibited by law, you waive any rights of attribution and/or any moral rights you may have in your User Content, regardless of whether your User Content is altered or changed in any manner.
You acknowledge and agree that all User Content whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to the Service is at your sole responsibility and risk. We disclaim any responsibility for the backup and/or retention of any User Content transmitted to the Service.
The following types of User Content are examples of User Content that is prohibited in the Service:
If you see any material in the Service that in your good faith belief is offensive, hateful, harassing or that you otherwise think is prohibited, you may notify us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For instructions on how to report intellectual property issues, please see section X (“Copyright Infringement”) below
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, bug reports or other information about the Service ("Submissions") provided by you are non-confidential and shall become our sole property and you assign all rights in these Submissions to us. We shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
You agree that all your communications within any forums or chat areas in the Service are public, and you have no expectation of privacy regarding your use of such forums or chat areas. We are not responsible for information that you choose to share on the forums or chat areas, or for the actions of other parties. We wish to remind you that you are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Service and any other parties with whom you interact through the Service. If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates 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. Without prejudice to the above, we reserve the right to become involved in any way with these disputes, but are in no obligation for doing so. You will fully cooperate with us to investigate any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity, including, without limitation, granting us access to any password-protected portions of your User Account.
You acknowledge and agree that we may use, track, store, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, publicly display and perform, reproduce, digitally perform, modify, create derivative works of, and otherwise use and commercially exploit: (i) your Game scores; (ii) your Game play sessions; (iii) your presence on the Service; (iv) the time that you spend on or within particular portions of the Service; (v) rankings, statistics and user profiles; and (vi) other Service usage information, in any media now existing or hereafter developed, and that all of the above are our sole and exclusive property and may be used by us (and our affiliates, partners, licensors and licensees and other third parties authorized by us) for any purpose, including for commercial or promotional use. If you are deemed to have retained, under applicable law, any right, title or interest in or to any portion of such information or materials, you agree to and hereby do assign solely and exclusively to us all of your right, title and interest in and to such information or materials, without additional consideration, under applicable patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark and other similar laws or rights, in perpetuity. If such assignment is ineffective under applicable law, you hereby grant us the sole and exclusive, irrevocable, sub-licensable, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, publish, distribute, sell, transfer, transmit, publicly display, use, and practice such information or materials, and to incorporate the same in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights or rights of publicity or privacy you may have in such information or materials.
The list below contains examples of behaviors that are prohibited in the Service:
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement using guidelines and procedures set forth in Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). If you see any material on the Service that in your good faith believe may infringe someone's copyright, you may notify us by e-mailing us at email@example.com and by inserting "Copyright" in the subject line. In order for it to be effective, your notice, also known as a takedown notice, must include the following information: (i) the identity of the original copyrighted work that you claim is infringed or - if your notice covers multiple copyrighted works - you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed; (ii) a sufficiently detailed description of the content on the Service that you claim infringes the copyrighted work; (iii) your contact information, including your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address, if available; (iv) a statement that you believe in good faith that the use of the allegedly infringing content on the Service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (v) this statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification and complaint is accurate and that I am the copyright owner, or am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of an exclusive right that is infringed"; and (vi) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
The Service may include social media functionalities and/or plug-ins that enable you to share certain content (such as scores or communications) with other people. Please be careful when sharing content that includes personal data generally in the Service and in particular with other users of the Service.
YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AND DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, SECURITY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT THEREON. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY HARM TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE. MOREOVER, YOU AGREE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE DELETION OF, OR THE FAILURE TO STORE OR TO TRANSMIT, ANY MATERIAL OR CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS MAINTAINED IN THE SERVICE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE OR OUR REPRESENTATIVES, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE AND OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, ACCRUED BUT WASTED EXPENDITURE, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY ADVERTISERS, AFFILIATE ADVERTISING NETWORKS, REWARDS PROGRAM OPERATORS OR PAYMENT PROVIDERS WE MAY COOPERATE WITH OR ANY OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE; (iii) ANY CONTENT AND/OR INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE OR RELIANCE UPON THE SERVICE OR ANY PART THEREOF; AND (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF ANY MATERIAL OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT WE KNEW OF OR OUGHT TO HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN SOME JURISDICTIONS THE APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS REMOVES OR SUPERSEDES YOUR RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER BASED ON MANDATORY PROVISIONS OF LAW.
PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT WE ARE NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS, LIABILITIES OR COSTS THAT YOU MAY INCUR OR SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY ANY THIRD PARTIES WE COOPERATE WITH. YOU WAIVE AND RELEASE PHONETAG AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITIES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
You agree to indemnify and hold PhoneTag (and our subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees and agents) harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or access to the Service, your breach of these Terms, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party. Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to exclude or limit your liability in respect of any indemnity given by you under these Terms.
Our failure to exercise any rights under these Terms shall not constitute or be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of such rights or a waiver or forfeiture of such rights in the future. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction for any reason, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect
The laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions, will govern these Terms.
BINDING ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY STATED HEREIN, ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM BETWEEN YOU AND PHONETAG ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO, THE TERMS, THE SERVICE OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SERVICE (“DISPUTES”) SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY FINAL, BINDING ARBITRATION. BY VIRTUE OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND PHONETAG ARE EACH GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A DISPUTE HEARD BY A JUDGE OR JURY (EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION XVII). The provisions of this Section XVII shall constitute your and PhoneTag’s written agreement to arbitrate Disputes under the Federal Arbitration Act. Any modification to this Agreement shall be in writing and signed by you and PhoneTag. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to its rules.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST PHONETAG ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. IN ADDITION, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES SHALL BE ARBITRATED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. THE ARBITRATOR DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER TO VARY THESE PROVISIONS.
Injunctive Relief. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, either party may bring suit in court seeking an injunction or other equitable relief arising out of or relating to the infringement of a party’s or a third party’s intellectual property rights.
YOU AND WE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
We reserve the right to discontinue offering the Service or any part thereof (such as any particular Game) or to suspend, remove, modify or disable access to the Service at any time in our sole discretion and without notice. Notwithstanding anything contained in these Terms to the contrary, we may also, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to the Service and/or your User Account at any time. In no event will we be liable for the removal of or disabling of access to the Service or any part thereof. We may also impose limits on the use of or access to the Service, in any case and without notice or liability. Upon termination of the Service or a part thereof, your license to use the Service or a part thereof will be automatically terminated. In such event, PhoneTag shall not be obligated to provide refunds or other compensation to users in connection with such discontinuation. Following termination, all such terms that by their nature may survive termination of these Terms shall be deemed to survive such termination.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING OR ANY OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO US, WE MAY LIMIT, SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE YOUR USER ACCOUNT AND/OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE IF YOU ARE, OR WE IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION SUSPECT THAT YOU ARE, FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDED IN THESE TERMS OR WITH ANY LAWS OR REGULATIONS, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY HAVE USED THE SERVICE UNLAWFULLY OR IMPROPERLY OR ACTED INCONSISTENTLY WITH THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THESE TERMS OR ANY PHONETAG POLICIES. YOU CAN LOSE YOUR USER NAME AND GAMER PROFILE AS A RESULT OF SUCH TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION, AS WELL AS ANY GAME CURRENCY. PLEASE NOTE THAT PHONETAG IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY SUCH LOSSES.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY USER ACCOUNT THAT HAS BEEN INACTIVE FOR 180 DAYS
The Service is operated and provided by PhoneTag and its affiliates. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.