Terms of Use

Terms of Use
Paradoxplaza.com

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use constitute a legal agreement between you, hereinafter sometimes referred to as “End User” or “you,” and Paradox Interactive AB and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Paradox Interactive,” “we” or “us”) for Paradox Interactive’s provision of website features and community activities (the “Service”) at www.paradoxplaza.com and its subsidiary sites, (collectively, the “Site”), in connection with certain interactive software games sold by Paradox Interactive and/or made available for download on the Site or other sites (each a “Game”). If you use the Service, you accept and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

1. Your Account

In order to participate in some aspects of the Service you must create an account through the Site (the “Account”). You must be at least 13 years of age to create an Account. With regard to your registration for an Account, you acknowledge and agree that you will (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information as requested by the registration form, and (b) maintain and update this registration information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you hereby accept sole responsibility for all activities that occur under your Account or password. Paradox Interactive may share your registration information with its partners, affiliates, and third parties to handle and deliver certain online activities necessary to operate Paradox Interactive’s business (e.g., process orders and payments for any products or services you purchase). Paradox Interactive respects your privacy, but it cannot ensure that your private communications and other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to other third parties. For example, Paradox Interactive may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. For additional information regarding how we handle the information you transmit to us through the Site, please visit our Privacy Policy.

You acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your Account, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to the Account are owned by and inure to the benefit of Paradox Interactive.

2. Grant Of License And Restrictions

The Service may be used by you only for your personal, non-commercial use as provided in these Terms of Use. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, registered design, design right, copyright or other intellectual property right of Paradox Interactive.

You are granted a personal, limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to access the Site and use, for non-commercial purposes only, the Service, provided that you do not, and do not allow any third party to:

A) Modify, copy, reproduce, broadcast, republish, sell, resell, exploit, reverse engineer (except to the extent permitted by law), disassemble, create derivative works or distribute in any way any portion of the Site or any materials provided in the Service, including, but not limited to design and materials including all text, still and motion video, audio and audio visual materials, artwork, graphics, code and / or software (including within any Game) and all other copyrightable elements (the “Content”);
B) Disrupt or assist in the disruption of any Game and/or Service server or any other End User’s Game and/or Service experience.
C) Use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Paradox Interactive’s name or Marks (as described below).
The grant of this limited license is conditional upon your agreement to and compliance with all of these Terms of Use. Paradox Interactive may suspend or deactivate your Account at any time for any or no reason, with or without notice to you. By way of example only, most Account suspensions or deactivations are the result of an End User’s failure to comply with any term(s) or condition(s) of these Terms of Service. Unauthorized or prohibited use of the Site or the Content may subject you to civil liability and criminal prosecution.

Paradox Interactive reserves the right to add, modify, or delete any information on the Site and in the Service at any time. Paradox Interactive makes no representation or warranty as to the completeness or accuracy of the information contained on the Site and/or Service, nor does it represent or warrant that the Site and/or Service will be available at all times. The information contained on the Site and in the Service may be incomplete, may contain errors, or become out of date at any time. Paradox Interactive makes no commitment and expressly disclaims any duty to update any of the content on the Site or in the Service.

For avoidance of doubt, your use of any Game is governed by both these Terms of Use and any end user license agreement (“EULA”) accompanying such Game. To the extent any provision of these Terms of Use conflicts with any provision of the applicable EULA, the Terms of Use shall govern.

3. Rules of Conduct

Your use of the Service is governed by certain Rules of Conduct which you must follow. Such rules can be found at this link. The Rules of Conduct are not meant to be exhaustive, and Paradox Interactive reserves the right to discipline any End User in any manner it sees fit for a violation of the Rules of Conduct. Paradox Interactive reserves the right to modify the Rules of Conduct at any time. If a term in this Terms of Use conflicts with a term of the Rules of Conduct, the term in this Terms of Use shall prevail.

4. Communication Facilities.

The Service may include forums through which you can communicate with other users of the Service and players of the Games (“Communication Facilities”). You agree only to use the Communication Facilities to post, receive or send messages in connection with the Game. By way of example only, and not limited to the following, you agree you will not:

A) Transmit messages which are, in Paradox Interactive’s sole discretion, offensive, unlawful, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable.
B) Post advertisements to sell goods or services.
C) Impersonate any real person, including without limitation an agent of Paradox Interactive, or otherwise communicate in the Communication Services in any way designed to make others believe that your message constitutes a server message or was otherwise posted by a representative of Paradox Interactive.
D) Engage in “trolling,”
E) Engage in spamming, double posting, cross-posting, and resurrecting old posts.
F) Hack any Communication Facility or exploit any bugs in same.
Additional rules in connection with the Communication Facilities may be posted within such facilities. Paradox Interactive has no obligation to monitor the Communication Facilities, but reserves the right to review materials posted to the Communication Facilities and to remove any materials at any time, without notice, and for any reason and in its sole discretion. Statements made by users in the Communication Facilities reflect only the view of their authors and Paradox Interactive specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Facilities and any actions resulting from your participation in the Communication Facilities. Paradox Interactive is not responsible for information that you choose to communicate to other users via the Communications Services, or for the actions of other users.

5. User Generated Content

You may be provided with the opportunity to create and submit content through the Service or the Site (“User Generated Content”). User Generated Content must not i) infringe any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or any other proprietary right of any person or entity; ii) contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, corrupted files, or any other similar software or program; iii) violate any law or regulation; or iv) violate these Terms of Use or the Rules of Conduct.

All right, title, and interest, including copyright, in and to the User Generated Content shall be owned by you, and you hereby irrevocably grant to Paradox Interactive a sub-licensable, free, unlimited, worldwide, non exclusive and perpetual license to use, modify, copy, distribute and display the content in connection with the Service.

Paradox Interactive has no obligation to monitor User Generated Content, but reserves the right to review User Generated Content, and to remove any materials at any time, without notice, and for any reason and in its sole discretion. User Generated Content reflects only the view of its author(s) and Paradox Interactive specifically disclaims any liability with regard to User Generated Content.

6. Intellectual Property

A) All right, title and interest, including copyright, in the Service, and the Content are owned by Paradox Interactive, or its licensors or other respective owners. All rights reserved.
B) Paradox Interactive, and certain related names and logos are registered and/or unregistered trademarks, service marks and/or trade names of Paradox Interactive AB. This and all other trademarks, service marks, and trade names (the “Marks”) are proprietary rights owned by Paradox Interactive AB or other respective owners that have granted Paradox Interactive AB the right and license to use such Marks.
7. Consent to Monitor

When you are participating in the Service, Paradox Interactive may obtain certain identification information about your computer and its operating system, including without limitation your hard drives, central processing unit, Internet Protocol address(es) and operating system(s), for purposes of improving the Service and/or Games, and to monitor and enforce the provisions of these Terms of Use.

8. Disclaimer

THE SITE AND SERVICE ARE PROVIDED BY PARADOX INTERACTIVE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, PARADOX INTERACTIVE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, PARADOX INTERACTIVE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED: (I) AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED THEREON; (II) THAT THE SITE AND/OR SERVICE WILL BE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (III) AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICE, OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR SERVICE; OR (IV) THAT THE SITE AND/OR SERVICE, PRODUCTS DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE AND/OR SERVICE, PARADOX INTERACTIVE SERVERS, OR E-MAILS SENT FROM OR ON BEHALF OF PARADOX INTERACTIVE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, SCRIPTS, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION ON APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL PARADOX INTERACTIVE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL, DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF PARADOX INTERACTIVE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND CONTENTS AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE AND/OR SERVICE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

10. Indemnification

Your use of the Site and the Service constitutes your agreement to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Paradox Interactive, and its respective employees, contractors, officers, directors, licensees (excluding you), sublicensees, successors and assigns from and against any actions, claims, demands, liability and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of (i) your breach of any of these Terms of Use; (ii) your use or misuse of the Service, or iii) the use or misuse of the Service by a third party using your Account.

11. External Sites

The Site and/or Service may contain links to other sites on the Internet, or you may be able to access the Site and/or Service from other sites on the Internet, that are owned and operated by third party vendors and other third parties (the “External Sites”). You acknowledge that Paradox Interactive does not review or evaluate all of the External Sites and is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or appropriateness of the content on these External Sites, nor is it responsible for the advertising, products, or other materials that appear on or are offered by such websites. You should carefully review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of each of these External Sites. Under no circumstances shall Paradox Interactive be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by your use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on such External Sites.

12. Electronic Communications

When you visit the Site, use the Service, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receiving communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site or on the Communication Facilities. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

13. Equitable Remedies

You agree that Paradox Interactive would be irreparably damaged if the terms of these Terms of Use were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that Paradox Interactive shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of these Terms of Use, in addition to such other remedies Paradox Interactive may otherwise have available to it under applicable laws. This section shall survive the termination of these Terms of Use.

14. Severance

If any of these Terms of Use are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Terms of Use are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms of Use and the remaining Terms of Use shall survive, remain in full force and effect, and continue to be binding and enforceable.

15. Waiver

Paradox Interactive’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms of Use at any time shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such term.

16. Governing Law/Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York for any cause of action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, and hereby waive any right to participate in any type of law suit brought and/or maintained as a class action or similar in nature to a class action.

17. Modification of Terms of Use

Paradox Interactive shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effective immediately following the posting of any such changes on the Site. Please review these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by Paradox Interactive. Your continued use of the Site after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use as updated and amended.

18. Contacting Us

If you have questions about these Terms of Use, the information practices of Paradox Interactive, or your dealings with Paradox Interactive, please contact us at www.paradoxplaza.com/support or support@paradoxplaza.com.

 

Date Last Modified: March 6, 2012