TERMS OF SERVICE
Effective Date: 27 March, 2023
BY INSTALLING, USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICES, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL, USE OR OTHERWISE ACCESS THE SERVICES. USE OF THE SERVICES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Blakzero reserves the right to make changes to these terms at any time. Your continued use of the Services will be deemed to confirm your acceptance of the updated terms. In addition to these Terms, you agree to abide by any supplemental policies of the Services, such as policies related to specific services (including without limitation forums, chats, contests or sweepstakes) as well as all other related operating rules or policies, each of which is incorporated by reference where applicable.
When you access the Services through a mobile network, your network or roaming provider’s messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply. Downloading, installing or using the Services may be prohibited or restricted by your network provider and the some or all parts of the Services may not work with your network provider or device.
1.1 Grant of a Limited License to Use the Service
Subject to you agreeing to these Terms and your continued compliance with these Terms and any other relevant policies, Blakzero grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable and limited license to access and use the Services for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes. You agree not to use the Services for any other purpose.
The Services are provided to you for your personal and non-commercial use only. You shall not sell, rent or give away your access to the Services, create Services accounts by using false identities or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself. You shall not use the Services if you have previously been removed from using any part of the Services by Blakzero, or previously been banned from playing any Blakzero game.
You may be required or given the choice to create a user account and/or choose a username for your use in the Services. Blakzero reserves the right to remove or reclaim any usernames at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to offensive names or due to claims by a third party that a username violates such third party’s rights.
1.2 License Limitations
Your use of the Services is strictly tied to your compliance with these Terms. Any useof the Services in violation with these Terms is strictly prohibited and can result in the immediate revocation of your limited license and may subject you to liability towards Blakzero or liability for violations of law.
You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
- Use the Services in violation of any applicable law or regulation.
- Interfere with or disrupt the Services, servers or networks that provide the Services.
- Attempt to decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or hack any of the Services, or to defeat or overcome any of the encryption technologies or security measures or data transmitted, processed or stored by Blakzero.
- Post any information that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable or offensive or engage in ongoing toxic behavior, such as by repeatedly posting information on an unsolicited basis.
- Post any information that contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or that contains a link to such content.
- Attempt to, or harass, abuse, or harm, or advocate or incite harassment, abuse, or harm of another person or group.
- Solicit or attempt to solicit login information or any other login credentials or personal information from other users of the Services.
- Harvest, scrape, collect or post any information about or regarding other people that use the Services, including, but not limited to any personal data or information.
- Disrupt the normal flow of a game or otherwise act in a manner that is likely to negatively affect other players’ ability to compete fairly when playing the games.
- Institute, assist, or become involved in any type of attack, including without limitation distribution of a virus, denial of service attacks upon the Services, or other attempts to disrupt the Services or any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Services.
- Disobey any requirements or regulations of any network connected to the Services.
- Circumvent technological measures designed to control access to, or elements of, the Services.
- Do anything else that Blakzero deems not to be within the spirit of fair play or intent of the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your actions in the Services and actions made in the Services using your player account or device.
Blakzero reserves the right to determine what conduct it considers to be in violation of these Terms or other rules of the Services, or otherwise outside the intent or spirit of these Terms of Service or the Services. Blakzero reserves the right to take action as a result, which may include terminating your access to the Services in whole or in part.
1.3 Suspension and Termination of Account and Service
WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER REMEDIES, BLAKZERO MAY LIMIT, SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE PLAYER ACCOUNTS OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR PORTIONS THEREOF IF YOU ARE, OR BLAKZERO SUSPECTS THAT YOU ARE, FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OR FOR ANY ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER USE OF THE SERVICES, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. YOU CAN LOSE YOUR USER NAME AND PERSONA IN THE SERVICES AS A RESULT OF ACCOUNT TERMINATION OR LIMITATION, AS WELL AS ANY BENEFITS, PRIVILEGES, EARNED ITEMS AND PURCHASED ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, AND BLAKZERO IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY SUCH LOSSES OR RESULTS.
WITHOUT LIMITING OUR OTHER REMEDIES, BLAKZERO MAY LIMIT, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE THE SERVICES AND PORTIONS THEREOF, PROHIBIT ACCESS TO THE SERVICES’ GAMES AND SITES, AND THEIR CONTENT, SERVICES AND TOOLS, DELAY OR REMOVE HOSTED CONTENT, AND TAKE TECHNICAL AND LEGAL STEPS TO PREVENT USERS FROM ACCESSING THE SERVICES IF BLAKZERO BELIEVES THAT THE USERS ARE CREATING RISK OR POSSIBLE LEGAL LIABILITIES, INFRINGING THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR ACTING INCONSISTENTLY WITH THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THESE TERMS OR OTHER POLICIES. ADDITIONALLY, BLAKZERO MAY, IN APPROPRIATE CIRCUMSTANCES AND AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE ACCOUNTS OF USERS WHO BLAKZERO BELIEVERS MAY BE REPEAT INFRINGERS OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
BLAKZERO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY ACCOUNT THAT HAS BEEN INACTIVE FOR 180 DAYS.
Blakzero reserves the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Services or a particular game or part of the Services at any time, at which point your license to use the Services or a part thereof will be automatically terminated. In such event, Blakzero shall not be required to provide refunds, benefits or other compensation to users in connection with such discontinued Services.
Termination of your account can include disabling your access to the Services or any part thereof including any content you submitted or others submitted.
You may terminate your account at any time and for any reason by contacting our customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the in-game “contact support” function available in some games.
2.1. Intellectual Property Rights
All rights, title and interest in and to the Services (including without limitation any games, titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, names, dialogue, catch phrases, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, moral rights, documentation, in-game chat transcripts, recording of games played using Blakzero’s game clients and Blakzero’s game clients and server software) (“Blakzero Property”) are owned by or licensed to Blakzero, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under Finnish and foreign laws and international conventions. Blakzero reserves all rights, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, in connection with its games and the Service. Except as expressly provided in the Terms, Blakzero does not grant any express or implied rights to the Blakzero Property.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN ANY SERVICES ACCOUNT, AND YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND TO THE ACCOUNT ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF BLAKZERO.
2.3. Virtual Items
Blakzero owns, has licensed, or otherwise has rights to use all of the content that appears in the Services. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary herein, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any content that appears in the Services, including without limitation the virtual goods or currency appearing or originating in any part of the Services, whether earned in a game or purchased, or any other attributes associated with an account or stored on the Services.
- User Content
Blakzero assumes no responsibility for the conduct of any user submitting any User Content, and assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Services for inappropriate content or conduct. Blakzero does not, and cannot, pre-screen or monitor all User Content. Your use of the Services is at your own risk. By using the Services, you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, indecent or otherwise not in line with your expectations. You bear all risks associated with the use of any User Content available in connection with the Services. At our discretion, our representatives or technology may monitor and/or record your interaction with the Services or communications (including without limitation chat text) when you are using the Service.
By agreeing to these Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring and recording. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the transmission of any User Content, including without limitation chat text or voice communications.
Blakzero reserves the right in its sole discretion to review, monitor, prohibit, edit, delete, disable access to or otherwise make unavailable any User Content (including without limitation your User Content) without notice for any reason or for no reason at any time. If at any time Blakzero chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Services, Blakzero nonetheless assumes no responsibility for User Content and assumes no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Content. Blakzero has the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any User Content.
3.1 Public Discourse
The Services may include various forums, blogs and chat features where you can post User Content, including your observations and comments on designated topics. Blakzero cannot guarantee that other members will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, do not post it on the Services. Blakzero shall have no responsibility to evaluate, use or compensate you for any ideas or information you may choose to submit.
3.2 Responsible for Your Own Content
You are solely responsible for the information that you post on, through or in connection with the Services and that you provide to others.
3.3 Your License to Blakzero
You hereby grant to Blakzero an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, worldwide license (including the right to sublicense and assign to third party) and right to copy, reproduce, fix, adapt, modify, create derivative works from, manufacture, commercialize, publish, distribute, sell, license, sublicense, commercially exploit, transfer, lease, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, or provide access to electronically, broadcast, communicate to the public by telecommunication, display, perform, enter into computer memory, and use and practice, in any way, your User Content as well as all modified and derivative works thereof in connection with our provision of the Services, including marketing and promotions of the Services. You also hereby grant to Blakzero the right to authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted to Blakzero under these Terms. You further hereby grant to Blakzero 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, 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. Blakzero does not claim any ownership rights in your User Content and nothing in these Terms is intended to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Blakzero has no obligation to monitor or enforce your intellectual property rights to your User Content.
3.4 User Interactions
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Services and any other parties with whom you interact through the Services. Blakzero reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes. You shall fully cooperate with Blakzero to investigate any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity.
If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Blakzero (and its officers, directors, agents, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
- Fees and Purchase Terms
In the Services you may purchase, with “real world” money, a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to (a) use “virtual currency”, including but not limited to virtual cash, all for use in the Services; (b) use “virtual in-game items” (together with “virtual currency”, “Virtual Items”) in the Services; and (c) gain access to additional functionalities in the Services via paid subscription. You are only allowed to purchase Virtual Items and subscriptions from us or our authorized partners through the Services, and not in any other way.
Blakzero may manage, regulate, control, modify or eliminate Virtual Items and the functionalities accessed via paid subscriptions at any time, with or without notice. Blakzero shall have no liability to you or any third party in the event that Blakzero exercises any such rights.
The transfer of Virtual Items is explicitly prohibited. You shall not sell, purchase, redeem or otherwise transfer Virtual Items to any person or entity or attempt any of the aforesaid, including but not limited to Blakzero, another user or any third party.
ALL PURCHASES AND REDEMPTIONS OF VIRTUAL ITEMS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS MADE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
The provision of Virtual Items or paid subscriptions for use in the Services is a service provided by Blakzero that commences immediately upon acceptance by Blakzero of your purchase.
4.2 Payment of Fees
You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using an account registered to you. Blakzero may revise the pricing for the goods and services offered through the Services at any time. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BLAKZERO IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED VIRTUAL ITEMS WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.
- Updates to the Service
You understand that the Services are constantly changing and evolving. Blakzero may require that you accept updates to the Services, such as via installing updates to game clients installed on your device. You acknowledge and agree that Blakzero may update the Services, with or without notifying you. You may need to update third party software or your device hardware from time to time in order to access and use the Services.
6.Disclaimer of Warranties
WITHOUT LIMITING BLAKZERO’S LIABILITY UNDER SECTION 7 BELOW, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS FOR YOUR USE, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. BLAKZERO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE GAME OR THE SERVICE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
7.Limitation of Liability; Sole and Exclusive Remedy; Indemnification
BLAKZERO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (HOWEVER SUCH LOSSES ARE QUALIFIED), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BLAKZERO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, BLAKZERO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO BLAKZERO IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT A CLAIM. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID ANYTHING TO BLAKZERO DURING SUCH TIME PERIOD, YOUR SOLE REMEDY (AND BLAKZERO’S EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY) FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH BLAKZERO IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICES AND TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL AFFECT THE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF ANY CONSUMER OR EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT ANY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OF BLAKZERO OR FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM ANY NEGLIGENCE OR FRAUD OF BLAKZERO.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Blakzero (and Blakzero’s officers, directors, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and employees) harmless from any claim, demand, damages or other losses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, asserted by any third-party resulting from or arising out of your use of the Services, or any breach by you of these Terms, however the foregoing does not apply if the infringement of rights is not attributable to your intentional or negligent behavior.
- Dispute Resolution and Law
If a dispute arises between you and Blakzero, we strongly encourage you to first contact our customer support at email@example.com to seek a resolution. All disputes between you and Blakzero shall be governed by the laws of Finland, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Blakzero must be resolved exclusively by a court located in Helsinki, Finland.
- General Provisions
10.2 Supplemental Policies
Blakzero may publish additional or supplementary policies or terms related to specific services such as forums, contests or loyalty programs. Your right to use such services is subject to those specific policies and these Terms.
10.3 Entire Agreement
10.4 No Waiver
Except as expressly and specifically set forth in this these Terms, no representations, statements, consents, waivers, or other acts or omissions by Blakzero shall be deemed a modification of these Terms nor legally binding, unless documented in physical writing, hand signed by you and a duly appointed officer of Blakzero.
10.6 Equitable Remedies
You acknowledge that the rights granted and obligations made under these Terms to Blakzero are of a unique and irreplaceable nature, the loss of which shall irreparably harm Blakzero and which cannot be replaced by monetary damages alone so that Blakzero 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 Services, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Services or anycontent or other material used or displayed through the Services and agree to limit your claims to claims for monetary damages, limited by Section 7, if any.
10.7. Force Majeure
Blakzero shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of Blakzero, including without limitation any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances or cause beyond Blakzero’s control such as acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes, or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.