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Terms of Use

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Last updated 2016-06- 03

 

These Terms of Use constitute a legal agreement between you, (hereinafter sometimes

referred to as “you” “your” or “User”) and Paradox Interactive AB and its subsidiaries and

affiliates (“Paradox,” “we” or “us”) regarding your use of the Paradox Account service (the

“Service”) in relation to Paradox´s web sites, including www.paradoxplaza.com, www.

forum.paradoxplaza.com and www.paradoxinteractive.com, Paradox´s community forums,

any mod tools provided by Paradox or its affiliates, and Paradox´s computer and video

games and other applications. If you use the Service, you accept and agree to be legally

bound by these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully.

Please note that use of the Service requires that you have read, understand and agreed to 1)

our Privacy Policy available at https://www.paradoxplaza.com/privacy, and 2) the Rules of

Conduct available at https://www.paradoxplaza.com/rules_conduct.

Also, your use of a Paradox game or application (a “Game”) is subject to an End User License

Agreement (the “EULA”), which you will have to review and accept before playing a Game.

BUY USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THE TERMS OF USE,

THE RULES OF CONDUCT AND THE PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE

TERMS OF USE, THE RULES OF CONDUCT AND THE PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THE

SERVICE.

 

1. Your Account

In order to access the Service you must create a Paradox Account (an “Account”). You must

be at least 13 years of age to create an Account, and if you are between 13 and 18 years of

age, you must get your parents’ or legal guardians’ consent prior to creating such 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 responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your

password and for restricting unauthorized access to your computer, and you hereby accept

sole responsibility for all activities that occur under your Account, unless as otherwise

specified hereunder.

You acknowledge and agree that, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, you

shall have no ownership or other 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.

 

2. Grant of License and Restrictions

The Service may be used by you only for your personal, non-commercial use in accordance

with these Terms of Use. Unless otherwise explicitly stated herein, nothing contained in

these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license

or right to use any trademark, patent, design right, copyright or other intellectual property

rights of Paradox.

You are granted a personal, limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to access the

Service, provided that you do not and do not facilitate 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 Service 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

user’s Game and/or Service experience;

C) Use, develop, distribute or sell cheats, automation software (bots), hacks or any

other unauthorized third-party software designed to modify a Game;

D) Exploit the Game, the Services or any of its parts for any commercial purpose,

including without limitation: (a) use at a cyber café, computer gaming center or any

other location-based site; (b) for gathering Additional Services, including in-game

currency, items or resources for sale outside the Game; and/or (c) performing in-

game services in exchange for payment outside the Game, e.g., power-leveling;

E) Remove, disable or circumvent any security protections such as digital rights

management (known as “DRM”), proprietary notices or labels contained on or within

the Game;

F) Use any obscene, pornographic, provocative or racist language or material in the

Game or on the Communications Facilities (as defined below); or

G) Use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Paradox’s name or trade

marks.

The grant of this limited license is conditional upon your agreement to and compliance with

all terms of these Terms of Use. Paradox may suspend or deactivate your Account at any

time for any or no reason, with or without notice to you. Unauthorized or prohibited use of

the Service or the Content may be a violation of criminal or civil law.

Paradox reserves the right to add, modify, or delete any or all functionalities of the Service at

any time. Paradox makes no representation or warranty as to the completeness or accuracy

of the information provided to you through your use of the Service, nor do we represent or

warrant that the Service will be available and error-free at all times.

 

3. Communication Facilities

Through some of Paradox’s Sites, community forums and Games you may 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. You agree that you will not:

A) Transmit messages which are 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, 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;

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; or

G) Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual

property laws or by rights of privacy and publicity, unless you own or control the

rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.

Additional rules in connection with the Communication Facilities may be posted within such

facilities. Paradox 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 specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the

Communication Facilities and any actions resulting from your participation in the

Communication Facilities. Paradox is not responsible for information that you choose to

communicate to other users via the Communications Services, or for the actions of other

users.

 

4. Additional Services

“Additional Services” means services and in-game features acquired or purchased by User

that can only be used in the Game and under the conditions specified in these Terms of Use,

such as, but not limited to, in-game currency or virtual goods. Additional Services are not a

necessary condition for participation in a Game and are provided on your request. As a

condition to the use of Additional Services, User acknowledges and agrees that:

A. Weekly Additional Services Limit. You may only purchase a total maximum

amount of ten thousand U.S. dollars (US$10,000.00) of Additional Services per week;

B. The list and cost of Additional Services, and the methods and conditions of

purchasing Additional Services are published by Paradox in the Game or on the Site.

All payments for Additional Services are handled and administered through third

party payment systems (collectively “Payment Systems”), not Paradox. Under no

circumstances shall Paradox 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 Payment Systems. For policies and procedures governing the Payment

Systems used to purchase such Additional Services, User shall contact the operators

of such Payment Systems. Paradox does not make any representations or warranties

to User regarding the rules and procedures of such Payment Systems, and shall have

no responsibility or liability therefor. Furthermore, Paradox shall not make any

monetary compensation to User who purchases Additional Services using the

Payment Systems; for example, if User’s payments via the Payment Systems were to

fail and as a result the payment was not received by Paradox, Paradox will not issue

any refund or other monetary compensation to User. Notwithstanding the foregoing,

User is obliged to keep documents proving User’s payment for Additional Services for

the entire period during which User uses the Game, and, if such documents are

requested by Paradox, User shall provide them;

C. If Paradox has reason to believe or suspects that you are performing illegal or

fraudulent activities related to payments for Additional Services in the Game,

Paradox has the right to provide relevant information to law enforcement bodies to

investigate these suspicions;

D. If Paradox has reason to believe or suspects that you are exploiting any defects

in the Game or Services or are using any software to impermissibly increase your

amount of Additional Services, including in-game currency, or gain any advantage in

the Game, or if Paradox has reason to believe or suspects that an increase of in-game

currency originates from a flaw in the system(s) relating to the Game, Paradox has

the right to take any action Paradox deems necessary, including immediately

terminating your use of the Service and deleting your Account, in which case the

entire Account shall be deemed forfeited;

E. If you are prohibited from receiving on-line game services by the legislation of

your country or in case of any other legal restrictions, including age restrictions, you

shall not be allowed to use the Game or Additional Services in the Game. In any case,

you shall be responsible for the use of the Game in your country in accordance with

local laws;

F. Any money you pay for Additional Services is not subject to return by Paradox

and Paradox shall not be liable for the loss of your Additional Services, unless such

loss is due directly and exclusively to the fault of Paradox (such as, by way of example

only, by a bug in the Game), in which case your only remedy shall be to receive an

amount of Additional Services added to your Account equivalent to the lost amount;

and

G. User agrees, understands and accepts that: (i) this Game is not a gambling, cash,

contest or betting game; (ii) the purchase of Additional Services is NOT necessary or

mandatory to participate in the Game and the Game process; and (iii) the purchase

of any Additional Services is at User’s sole discretion.

 

5. User Generated Content

You may be provided with the opportunity to create and submit content through the Game

Service or the Site (“User Generated Content” or “UGC”). 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 or be

inconsistent with these Terms of Use, the EULA, the Rules of Conduct or our Privacy Policy.

By uploading or otherwise publishing your UGC, You hereby grant to Paradox a non-

exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, perpetual right to use, reproduce, modify,

create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate,

publicly display and publicly perform, your UGC, and derivative works of your UGC, in

connection with the operation and promotion of the Game, Site or Service.

Paradox is under no obligation to use, distribute or continue to distribute User Generated

Content. You understand that Paradox may restrict, or remove, your UGC for any reason.

You represent and warrant that the UGC, and your grant of rights in such UGC, does not

violate any applicable contract, law or regulation, and that the UGC is your original work and

does not infringe any third party´s intellectual property rights or any other rights. Paradox

specifically disclaims any liability with regard to User Generated Content.

Anyone who believes that their original work has been reproduced as UGC through one of

our Games, Service or Sites in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may notify us by

sending an email to support@paradoxplaza.com.

 

6. Termination

If you fail to comply with any of the terms in the Terms of Use, the EULA or the Rules of

Conduct, Paradox will provide you with a warning for your non-compliance. In case of a

serious violation of the Terms of Use, the EULA or the Rules of Conduct, or in case of

repeated cases of non-compliance, Paradox reserves the right to immediately terminate the

Service to you, including any additional services.

You may terminate the Service at any time by ceasing all use of the Service.

Any money you have paid for Additional Services are not subject to return in case of

termination of a Game, Service or Site, or any termination due to your non-compliance with

these Terms of Use, the EULA or the Rules of Conduct.

 

7. Disclaimer

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY PARADOX ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE

FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, PARADOX 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 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 SERVERS, OR E-MAILS SENT FROM OR ON BEHALF OF

PARADOX , 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.

 

8. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL PARADOX BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE,

INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL, DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES

WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF PARADOX 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.

 

9. Indemnification

Your use of the Service constitutes your agreement to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless

Paradox, and its respective employees, contractors, officers, directors, licensors, 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, EULA or Rules of Conduct; (ii) your use or misuse of the

Service, or iii) the use or misuse of the Service by a third party using your Account, if such

use or misuse is due to your failure at maintaining the security and confidentiality of your

Account.

External Sites, a Game, 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 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 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 Site.

 

10. 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 in order to

answer your inquiries or comments, to provide you with an invoice or game key, or with

general information regarding the Service, any Game or product. 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.

 

11. Updates to the Services

For the purpose of improving its products and services, Paradox may require that you

download and install updates to the Service and to the Games you have installed on your

computer. You acknowledge and agree that Paradox may update the Service and the Games

on your computer, with or without notification.

 

12. Equitable Remedies

You agree that Paradox would be irreparably damaged if the terms of these Terms of Use

were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that Paradox 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 may

otherwise have available under applicable laws. This section shall survive the termination of

these Terms of Use.

 

13. Severability

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.

 

14. Waiver

Paradox´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.

 

15. Governing Law/Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Sweden.

You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Stockholm, Sweden 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, to the extent permissible by applicable law.

 

16. Modification of Terms of Use

Paradox 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 after thirty (30) days following the posting of any such

changes on the Site or through the Services. Please review these Terms of Use regularly to

ensure you are aware of any changes made by Paradox. 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.

 

17. Contacting Us

If you have questions about these Terms of Use, the information practices of Paradox, or

otherwise in relation to your dealings with Paradox, please contact us at

www.paradoxplaza.com/support or support@paradoxplaza.com.

 

Paradox Interactive AB

Västgötagatan 5

118 27 Stockholm

Sweden

 

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