EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 20, 2020
BY REGISTERING AN ACCOUNT AND/OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY OF WHATEVER NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS AND/OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES SHALL BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 20 BELOW. PLEASE READ SECTION 20 CAREFULLY. SECTION 20 OF THESE TERMS CONTAINS A WAIVER OF YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS ACTIONS AGAINST PAPAYA AND ITS AFFILIATES
Any and all Promotions offered through the Papaya Website and/or Services shall be governed in accordance with the Official Promotion Rules, found at:
USE OF OUR WEBSITE
PAPAYA PROVIDES AN ONLINE ARENA FOR MOBILE GAMING CHALLENGES, CASH COMPETITIONS AND CASH TOURNAMENTS, USING APPLICATIONS, TOOLS AND SERVICES THAT WE MAY PROVIDE FROM TIME TO TIME (THE "SERVICES"). YOU MUST REGISTER WITH PAPAYA AND CREATE AN ACCOUNT BY PROVIDING US CERTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF AS PROMPTED BY THE APPLICABLE GAME YOU PARTICIPATE IN. YOUR ACCOUNT GIVES YOU ACCESS TO THE SERVICES AND FUNCTIONALITY THAT WE MAY ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN FROM TIME TO TIME AND IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO PROVIDE TRUE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF AS PROMPTED FOR USE ON THE WEBSITE. PAPAYA MAY PERMANENTLY OR TEMPORARILY TERMINATE, SUSPEND, OR OTHERWISE REFUSE TO PERMIT YOUR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WITHOUT NOTICE AND LIABILITY UPON ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS. UPON TERMINATION FOR ANY REASON, YOU CONTINUE TO BE BOUND BY THIS TERMS.
ALL COMPETITIONS AND TOURNAMENTS offered on the Website are games of skill. Winners are determined by the objective criteria described in the Rules, scoring, and any other applicable documentation associated with the COMPETITION. From all entries received for each COMPETITION, the individuals who use their relevant skill and knowledge to accumulate the winning score or points according to the corresponding Rules will determine the winner(s). The Website, Services, or COMPETITIONS may not be used for any form of illicit gambling.
2. MODIFICATION OF TERMS AND/OR SERVICES
We reserve the right, at any time in our sole discretion, to amend or replace any part of these Terms and any document referred to herein, or any part thereof, at any time, without prior notice. You agree that we may notify you of any updated or new Terms by posting notice on the Website so that they are accessible via a link from the home page or by providing you notice at the email address associated with your Account. All such changes are effective immediately when we post them, or such later date as may be specified in the notice of updated Terms. Your continued use of the WEBSITE after such notice confirms your consent to and acceptance of such amendment. The most current version of these Terms will govern your use of the Website and access of the Services, including without limitation any content made available on or through the Services. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse is to cease accessing the Website and/or using the Services. These Terms may not be amended in any other way except through a written agreement by authorized representatives of each party.
Services may be changed, withdrawn, or terminated at any time in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the ServiceS is restricted or made unavailable at any time or for any period.
IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN COMPETITIONS OR RECEIVE SERVICES, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO FIRST DOWNLOAD CERTAIN PROPRIETARY PAPAYA SOFTWARE AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS (TOGETHER WITH THE CONTENT INCLUDED THEREIN, ANY ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTATION, AND ANY APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACES, LICENSE KEYS, AND PATCHES, UPDATES, UPGRADES, IMPROVEMENTS, ENHANCEMENTS, FIXES AND REVISED VERSIONS OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IS COLLECTIVELY "SOFTWARE"). IF YOU DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN COMPETITIONS OR RECEIVE RELEVANT SERVICES. WHETHER YOU DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE DIRECTLY FROM US OR FROM A THIRD PARTY, YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS.
4. DEVICE INFORMATION
We do not warrant that our Website and/or Services will work on all devices. You are solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining compatible devices necessary to access and use our Website, as updated from time to time.
THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR USERS WHO ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND ANY REGISTRATION, USE OR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE BY ANYONE UNDER 18 IS UNAUTHORIZED, UNLICENSED, AND IN VIOLATION OF THIS TERMS. PAPAYA MAY TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT, DELETE ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE SUBMITTED TO THE WEBSITE, AND/OR PROHIBIT YOU FROM USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICE (OR ANY PORTION, ASPECT OR FEATURE OF THE SERVICE) FOR ANY REASON, IF WE BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE UNDER 18.
By accessing the Services and/or otherwise using the website, you represent and warrant that you (i) are over the age of eighteen (18) and/or over the legal age of majority under applicable law in the jurisdiction in which you reside, (ii) have the legal power to form a binding contract with papaya, (iii) are physically located in a jurisdiction in which participation in the COMPETITION you select is unrestricted by that jurisdiction’s laws, and (iv) agree to at all times abide by these Term. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access the Website and/or use, order, or receive any of the Services, and WE MAY SUSPEND OR CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.
PAPAYA employees and Immediate Family Members (an “Immediate Family Member” means any domestic partner or relative of the Employee who resides at an Employee’s residence, including but not limited to parents, grandparents, in-laws, children, siblings, and spouses) are not permitted to play in any public COMPETITIONS hosted on the Website.
6. REGISTRATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT
TO you create an Account, you will be asked TO PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION, WHICH MAY INVOLVE: (a) registering a unique user name and password; (b) providing contact information, such as your name, phone number, AND email address; (c) payment and billing information; and (d) any other information we request on the Account registration form. if you forget either your password or username, you MAY visit the Website or email us for help. You are responsible for keeping your Account information secure. Please do not share your Account information with anyone and notify us right away if you have lost control of your password or you suspect there is unauthorized activity in your account. You remain fully liable for any actions taken in respect to your Account, regardless of whether these actions were taken by you or an unauthorized third party that has gained access to your Account.
You may only register for a single Account and may not use or access multiple Accounts at the same time.
AS THE HOLDER OF YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH THESE TERMS, AND ONLY YOU ARE ENTITLED TO ALL BENEFITS ACCRUING THERETO. YOU MAY NOT ALLOW ANY OTHER PERSON TO (I) ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT; (II) ACCESS SERVICES THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT; OR (III) ACCEPT OR USE PRIZES FROM YOUR ACCOUNT. NEITHER YOUR ACCOUNT NOR PRIZES WON FROM PARTICIPATING IN COMPETITIONS ARE TRANSFERABLE TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ACCOUNT.
7. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT VARIOUS RULES, REGULATIONS AND LAWS ADDRESSING SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS, AND TOURNAMENTS WITH ENTRY FEES AND/OR PRIZES GOVERN YOUR PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITIONS ("GAMING LAWS") AND THAT GAMING LAWS ARE SET UP BY EACH INDIVIDUAL STATE, COUNTRY, TERRITORY, OR JURISDICTION. THEREFORE, WE DO NOT OFFER CASH COMPETITIONS (AS DEFINED BELOW) TO USERS PARTICIPATING IN COMPETITIONS IN ANY STATE IN WHICH SUCH COMPETITION VIOLATES ITS GAMING LAWS ("PROHIBITED JURISDICTION"), AND IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN ANY PROHIBITED JURISDICTION THEN YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN CASH COMPETITIONS. IN THE UNITED STATES, PROHIBITED JURISDICTIONS INCLUDE: ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, DELAWARE, LOUISIANA, MARYLAND, AND SOUTH CAROLINA. FOR CARD GAMES, PROHIBITED JURISDICTIONS INCLUDE, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, AND MONTANA. We reserve the right to include additional Prohibited Jurisdictions as determined in our sole discretion. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE STATE, COUNTRY, TERRITORY OR JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED IS A PROHIBITED JURISDICTION. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT (BUT HAVE NO OBLIGATION) TO MONITOR THE LOCATION FROM WHICH YOU ACCESS SERVICES, AND WE MAY BLOCK ACCESS FROM ANY PROHIBITED JURISDICTION.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. ACCESS TO COMPETITIONS MAY NOT BE LEGAL FOR SOME OR ALL RESIDENTS OF, OR PERSONS PRESENT IN, CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS. SERVICES AND COMPETITIONS ARE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITIONS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD US RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IF the laws of your jurisdiction restrict or prohibit your access or participation. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE LAWFULNESS OF YOUR PARTICIPATING IN ANY COMPETITION OR USE OF SERVICES, NOR SHALL ANY PERSON AFFILIATED, OR CLAIMING AFFILIATION, WITH US HAVE AUTHORITY TO MAKE ANY SUCH REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES.
8. PROHIBITED USES/CHEATING
YOU MAY USE THE WEBSITE ONLY FOR LAWFUL PURPOSES. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR ACTIVITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES. YOU WILL NOT (AND SHALL NOT PERMIT ANY THIRD PARTY TO) EITHER (A) TAKE ANY ACTION OR (B) DOWNLOAD, UPLOAD, SUBMIT, POST, OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE OR FACILITATE DISTRIBUTION OF ANY CONTENT OR USER SUBMISSION ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE THAT: (I) IS ILLEGAL, THREATENING, ABUSIVE, INVASIVE OF ANY PERSON'S PRIVACY, HARASSING, DEFAMATORY, LIBELOUS, FALSE, DECEPTIVE, FRAUDULENT, MISLEADING, UNTRUTHFUL, TORTUOUS, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE, PORNOGRAPHIC, OR OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE, AS PAPAYA MAY DETERMINE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION; (II) INFRINGES, MISAPPROPRIATES, USES OR DISCLOSES WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION, OR OTHERWISE VIOLATES ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR PROPRIETARY RIGHT OF ANY THIRD PARTY; (III) VIOLATES ANY RIGHT OF PUBLICITY, OR OTHER RIGHT OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY, OR ANY LAW OR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION RIGHTS PURSUANT TO DATA PROTECTION, ANTI-SPAM AND PRIVACY LAWS AND REGULATIONS; (IV) INVOLVES COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY NOT EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY PAPAYA; (V) CONTAINS ANY HARMFUL OR MALICIOUS SOFTWARE OR COMPUTER CODES, FILES OR PROGRAMS THAT ARE DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO DAMAGE, DISRUPT, INTERFERE WITH, OR LIMIT, THE PROPER FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE, OR THAT ENABLES TO OBTAIN UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO ANY SYSTEM, DATA, PASSWORD OR OTHER INFORMATION OF PAPAYA, ITS USERS, OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY; (VI) USES OR LAUNCHES ANY AUTOMATED SYSTEM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, “ROBOTS,” “SPIDERS,” “OFFLINE READERS,” ETC., THAT ACCESS THE SERVICE IN A MANNER THAT SENDS MORE REQUEST MESSAGES TO PAPAYA'S SERVERS THAN A HUMAN CAN REASONABLY PRODUCE IN THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME USING A CONVENTIONAL ON-LINE WEB BROWSER; OR (VII) IMPERSONATES ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES OF PAPAYA. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL CONTENT OF ANY KIND THAT YOU MAKE AVAILABLE (BY UPLOADING OR OTHERWISE) OR USE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO US THAT YOU WILL NOT ENGAGE IN ANY ACTIVITY THAT INTERRUPTS OR ATTEMPTS TO INTERRUPT THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES OR SOFTWARE. ANYONE WHO ENGAGES IN, PARTICIPATES IN, OR DISPLAYS BEHAVIOR THAT MAY BE INTERPRETED, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, AS UNFAIR METHODS IN PARTICIPATING IN SERVICES OR USING THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE OPENING AND/OR USE OF MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS, THE USE OF UNAUTHORIZED OR ALTERED SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE TO ASSIST PLAY, INTENTIONALLY POOR PLAY IN CERTAIN GAMES TO ACHIEVE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, COLLUSION WITH OTHER PLAYERS (E.G. INTENTIONALLY LOSING REMATCHES IN CASH COMPETITIONS), DELIBERATE TRANSFER OF MONEY BETWEEN ACCOUNTS (E.G., "MONEY LAUNDERING"), HARASSMENT OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS, POSTING OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL, BREACH OF THESE TERMS, BREACH OF SECURITY OF YOUR ACCOUNT OR ANY OTHER ACT (WHETHER THROUGH THE USE OF AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY OR OTHERWISE) THAT UNFAIRLY ALTERS YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING OR CONSTITUTES THE COMMISSION OF FRAUD (COLLECTIVELY, "ABUSE"), YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE SANCTION (AS DETERMINED BY US IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION), WHICH MAY INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION: (1) IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT AND BLOCKING OF YOUR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES; (2) ANY PRIZES THAT YOU MAY OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN ENTITLED TO RECEIVE SHALL BE VOID AND FORFEITED; AND (3) ANY PRIZES RECEIVED BY YOU SHALL BE SUBJECT TO DISGORGEMENT AND/OR RECOUPMENT. IN ADDITION TO THE FOREGOING, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISCLOSE OR REPORT ANY MONEY LAUNDERING SIMILAR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND REGULATORY AUTHORITIES.
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY COMPETITION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PAPAYA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You further acknowledge that the forfeiture and/or return of any prize AS A RESULT OF A VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS shall in no way prevent PAPAYA from pursuing criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.
9. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
THE PAPAYA WEBSITE MAY PROVIDE LINKS TO THIRD WEBSITES AND/OR SERVICES (“THIRD PARTY WEBSITE”). THESE LINKS ARE PROVIDED AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU AND DO NOT SIGNIFY THAT PAPAYA ENDORSES OR IS LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS DISPLAYED OR OFFERED ON SUCH THIRD PARTY WEBSITE. ANY PROBLEMS OR COMPLAINTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE WITH REGARD TO THAT THIRD PARTY WEBSITE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THAT THIRD PARTY WEBSITE'S ADMINISTRATOR.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT PAPAYA LIMITS ITS LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AS SET FORTH BELOW: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PAPAYA, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AFFILIATES, OR THE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH OF THEM (COLLECTIVELY, THE " PAPAYA ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS"), BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, ECONOMIC, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO (1) THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, OR YOUR UPLOADED INFORMATION; (2) THE USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE; (3) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY PAPAYA OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES; (4) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OWNERS; OR (5) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE WEBSITE'S TECHNICAL OPERATION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE PAPAYA ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY TORT. IN NO EVENT WILL THE PAPAYA ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PAPAYA ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). THE PAPAYA ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER'S COMPUTER, HARDWARE, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES. YOU RECOGNIZE AND CONFIRM THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF PAPAYA'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE OR OTHER PROPERTY OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY PAPAYA AND/OR ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND/OR AFFILIATES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE WEBSITE, YOUR UPLOADED INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, OR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES OR ACTIONS RELATED THERETO. BY ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED. ACCORDINGLY, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE THE BENEFIT OF ANY LAW, INCLUDING, TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE, CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, THAT OTHERWISE MIGHT LIMIT YOUR WAIVER OF SUCH CLAIMS.
11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. PAPAYA STRIVES TO KEEP SERVICES UP AND RUNNING; HOWEVER, ALL ONLINE SERVICES SUFFER OCCASIONAL DISRUPTIONS AND OUTAGES. IN ADDITION, PAPAYA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE GAMES YOU PLAY OR FOR YOUR DEVICE, INCLUDING FOR ANY COMMUNICATION OR OTHER ERRORS IN SUCH GAMES OR DEVICE, AND SUCH ERRORS MIGHT BE COUNTED AS LOSSES IN COMPETITIONS YOU PARTICIPATE IN. YOU SHOULD REGULARLY BACKUP CONTENT THAT YOU STORE ON THE SERVICES. PAPAYA DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE SERVICES, WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE OR CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS: AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION DISPLAYED ABOUT GAME STATISTICS, TECHNICAL ERRORS IN THE GAMES, USABILITY, QUALITY, APPROPRIATENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, SERVICEABILITY, WARRANTY OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, LEGALITY, OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU AGREE THAT PAPAYA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE WEBSITE OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERROR, OMISSION, DELETION, DEFECT, OR ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT OR DELAY IN OPERATION. PAPAYA DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE PROTECTION FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER COMPUTER SYSTEM MALWARE. PAPAYA DOES NOT CLAIM OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES SHALL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT SERVICES SHALL BE ERROR FREE. PAPAYA DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY COMPETITIONS YOU PARTICIPATE IN WILL BE FAIR OR THAT OTHER PLAYERS WILL NOT CHEAT IN SUCH GAMES. WE DO NOT AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT USE OF OUR SERVICES WILL GENERATE YOU ANY PROFITS. WE DO NOT AND CANNOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSSES TO YOUR ACCOUNT. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION'S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
12. USER SUBMISSIONS AND CONSENT
FOR PURPOSE OF THESE TERMS, THE TERM "CONTENT" INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIDEO, AUDIO CLIPS, WRITTEN COMMENTS, INFORMATION, DATA, TEXT, PHOTOS, SOFTWARE, GRAPHICS, IN STATIC OR INTERACTIVE FEATURE, PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE ENABLES YOU TO SUBMIT, ADD, CREATE, DISTRIBUTE OR POST CERTAIN CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION (EACH, A "USER SUBMISSION"). HOWEVER, PAPAYA DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY USER SUBMISSION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. BY SUBMITTING ANY USER SUBMISSION ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, YOU (A) ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE PUBLISHING SUCH USER SUBMISSION, AND THAT YOU MAY BE IDENTIFIED PUBLICLY BY YOUR USER NAME IN ASSOCIATION WITH SUCH USER SUBMISSION; (B) UNDERSTAND THAT WHETHER OR NOT SUCH USER SUBMISSION IS PUBLISHED, PAPAYA DOES NOT GUARANTEE, AND IS NOT UNDER ANY OBLIGATION OF, CONFIDENTIALITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY USER SUBMISSION, AND AGREE THAT ANY USER SUBMISSION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON A NON-PROPRIETARY AND NON-CONFIDENTIAL BASIS; (C) REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU OWN OR HAVE ALL NECESSARY RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS TO USE AND AUTHORIZE PAPAYA AND USERS OF THE SERVICE TO USE ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN AND TO ANY USER SUBMISSION, AND TO ENABLE INCLUSION AND USE THEREOF IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE; (D) REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR USER SUBMISSION DOES NOT INFRINGE OR VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, PATENT, OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHT, OR ANY RIGHT OF PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY; (E) GRANT PAPAYA A WORLDWIDE, NON-EXCLUSIVE, PERPETUAL, IRREVOCABLE, ROYALTY-FREE, FULLY-PAID, SUB-LICENSABLE AND TRANSFERABLE LICENSE TO USE, EDIT, MODIFY, REPRODUCE, DISTRIBUTE, PREPARE DERIVATIVE WORKS BASED UPON, DISPLAY, PERFORM, AND OTHERWISE EXPLOIT, THE USER SUBMISSION IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND/OR PAPAYA'S BUSINESS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN CONNECTION WITH MARKETING OF THE WEBSITE; (F) WITHOUT LIMITING SUBSECTION (E) ABOVE, AGREE THAT PAPAYA SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT, BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION TO, EDIT, DELETE, MODIFY, REFORMAT, OR TRANSLATE ANY USER SUBMISSION SUBMITTED BY YOU, AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, AND FOR ANY REASON (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, UPON RECEIPT OF A CLAIM RELATING TO SUCH USER SUBMISSION, OR IF PAPAYA IS CONCERNED THAT YOU MAY HAVE VIOLATED THESE TERMS), OR FOR NO REASON; AND (G) GRANT EACH USER OF THE WEBSITE A NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE TO ACCESS YOUR USER SUBMISSION THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND TO USE, REPRODUCE, DISTRIBUTE, DISPLAY, PERFORM, AND PREPARE DERIVATIVE WORKS BASED UPON, SUCH USER SUBMISSION SOLELY FOR PERSONAL NON-COMMERCIAL USES.
YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USER SUBMISSION SUBMITTED BY YOU AND TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF POSTING OR PUBLISHING SUCH USER SUBMISSION, AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU WAIVE ANY "MORAL RIGHTS" IN SUCH USER SUBMISSION.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN USING THE WEBSITE, YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO USER SUBMISSIONS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES, AND THAT PAPAYA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, SAFETY, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF, OR RELATING TO, SUCH USER SUBMISSION. YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO USER SUBMISSIONS THAT ARE INACCURATE, OFFENSIVE, INDECENT OR OBJECTIONABLE, AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, AND HEREBY DO WAIVE, ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST PAPAYA WITH RESPECT THERETO AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD PAPAYA, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF CONTENT YOU SUBMIT, POST TO OR TRANSMIT THROUGH THE SERVICE.
PAPAYA DOES NOT MONITOR OR CONTROL CONTENT POSTED BY USERS OF THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USER SUBMISSION) OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS OR ENTITIES, AND CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH CONTENT. ANY USE OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT POSTED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
13. PAPAYA’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
THE SOFTWARE, IMAGES, TEXT, GRAPHICS, ILLUSTRATIONS, TRADEMARKS, BRANDS, SERVICE MARKS, COPYRIGHTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AUDIO, VIDEOS AND MUSIC, LOGOS AND DESIGNS OF PAPAYA AND OTHERS COMPANIES SERVICED BY PAPAYA ARE THE PROPERTY OF PAPAYA OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. AS A USER OF THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE NOT TO USE, COPY, REPRODUCE, PUBLISH OR BORROW ANY OTHER CONTENT OR TRADEMARKED WORK WITHOUT EXPLICIT PERMISSION FROM PAPAYA. EXCEPT AS EXPLICITLY PROVIDED HEREIN, NOTHING IN THIS TERMS SHALL BE DEEMED TO CREATE A LICENSE IN OR UNDER ANY SUCH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SELL, LICENSE, RENT, MODIFY, DISTRIBUTE, COPY, REPRODUCE, TRANSMIT, PUBLICLY DISPLAY, PUBLICLY PERFORM, PUBLISH, ADAPT, EDIT OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT ACCESSIBLE ON THE WEBSITE. YOU MAY CHOOSE TO OR WE MAY INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT COMMENTS OR FEEDBACK ABOUT THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE THE SERVICE OR THE WEBSITE (“FEEDBACK”). BY SUBMITTING ANY FEEDBACK, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR DISCLOSURE IS GRATUITOUS, UNSOLICITED AND WITHOUT RESTRICTION AND WILL NOT PLACE PAPAYA UNDER ANY FIDUCIARY OR OTHER OBLIGATION, THAT WE ARE FREE TO DISCLOSE THE FEEDBACK ON A NON-CONFIDENTIAL BASIS TO ANYONE OR OTHERWISE USE THE FEEDBACK WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO YOU. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, NO RIGHT OR LICENSE IS GRANTED HEREUNDER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND/OR SOFTWARE DOES NOT CONVEY OR IMPLY THE RIGHTS TO USE THE SERVICE OR SOFTWARE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER INFORMATION OR PRODUCTS.
14. DMCA NOTIFICATION
If you find anything on the Services OR WEBSITE that you believe infringes your copyright or the copyrights of a person you are authorized to represent, please report the alleged infringement to us at with the following information:
A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on his or her behalf;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
Identification of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that material;
Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an e-mail address;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner asserted is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
If you believe that your material has been removed in error in response to a copyright notification, you may submit a counter notification to us with the following written information:
A physical or electronic signature;
Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the U.S., for any judicial district in which BattleHive may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person
15. VIRTUAL ITEMS
PAPAYA may allow you to CREATE or earn virtual items, including but not limited to virtual AVATARS, GOODS, TOKENS, trophies, or points (collectively, the “Virtual Currency”) all for use on the Website or Services. You acknowledge that because all VIRTUAL ITEMS are created through the Software and/or Services, we solely and exclusively own all VIRTUAL ITEMS.
You agree that you MAY only obtain Virtual ITEMS from us and not from any third party. Virtual ITEMS may only be obtained and held by legal residents of jurisdictions where access to and use of the Website and Services is permitted.
You acknowledge that you do not in fact “own” the Virtual ITEMS. By acquiring Virtual ITEMS, holders thereof have obtained a limited and revocable license to a digital product for use only in the WebsitE. This license is personal to the owner of the Account, and Virtual ITEMS may not be sold, transferred, assigned, gifted, traded or sublicensed (including for monetary exchange or for any other value) and are not transferable upon death, as part of a domestic relations matter or otherwise by operation of law. Account holders may not combine, transfer, or share Virtual ITEMS with other Account holders.
Any attempt to transfer, sell or perform any other action related to Virtual ITEMS in violation of these Terms may subject the Account holder to termination of his of her Account, a lifetime ban from using the Website or Services, and/or legal action. We reserve the right to take any other action or additional action we deem appropriate in our sole discretion in the event we believe (in our sole discretion) that an Account holder has violated these provisions.
16. LICENSE TO USE THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES
SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS, WE GRANT TO YOU A PERSONAL, NONEXCLUSIVE, LIMITED, NON-TRANSFERABLE, NON-ASSIGNABLE, NON-SUBLICENSABLE, LIMITED LICENSE TO INSTALL AND RUN THE SOFTWARE, IN OBJECT CODE FORMAT ONLY, ON A DEVICE OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY YOU, SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACCESSING AND USING THE SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS, AND SOLELY FOR SO LONG AS YOUR ACCOUNT IS OPEN. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING LICENSED RIGHTS ONLY. YOU MAY NOT NETWORK THE SOFTWARE AMONG DEVICES. YOU MAY NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR AUTHORIZE ANY PERSON OR ENTITY TO: (I) REVERSE ENGINEER, DECOMPILE, DISASSEMBLE, RE-ENGINEER OR OTHERWISE CREATE OR ATTEMPT TO CREATE OR PERMIT, ALLOW, OR ASSIST OTHERS TO CREATE THE SOURCE CODE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR ITS STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK; (II) CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF THE SOFTWARE; (III) USE THE SOFTWARE IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR ANY PURPOSE EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN; OR (IV) DISABLE OR CIRCUMVENT ANY ACCESS CONTROL OR RELATED DEVICE, PROCESS OR PROCEDURE ESTABLISHED WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL USE OF THE SOFTWARE THAT IS UNDER YOUR POSSESSION OR CONTROL.
All content of the Website, all PAPAYA products and services, all PAPAYA logos, symbols, trade dress or “look and feel”, all VIRTUAL ITEMS and those portions of the Software and Services which are property of PAPAYA as well as all derivative works or modifications of any of the foregoing, and all related and underlying intellectual property (including without limitation patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights), are our sole and exclusive property. We reserve all rights not expressly granted herein. Except as expressly set forth herein, no right or license is granted hereunder, express or implied, to any intellectual property rights and your use of Services and/or Software does not convey or imply the right to use the Services or Software in combination with any other information or products.
17. WINNINGS, ACCOUNT FUNDS AND PAYMENTS
ALL FEES AND PAYMENTS FOR SERVICE THAT YOU PAY TO US ("FEES") SHALL BE MADE KNOWN TO YOU PRIOR TO ENTRY IN ANY COMPETITION OR TOURNAMENT. IF YOU AGREE TO ENTER A COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO PAY THOSE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH ENTRY. ALL FEES ARE STATED IN U.S. DOLLARS, MUST BE PREPAID, AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR ALL CHARGES, DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS MADE UNDER YOUR ACCOUNT, INCLUDING ANY UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES, DEPOSITS OR WITHDRAWALS. WE MAY CHANGE THE PRICE OF SERVICE AT ANY TIME, BUT NO PRICE CHANGE WILL AFFECT YOUR PAST PURCHASES.
WE MAY CHANGE FEES WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. BY PROVIDING US WITH A PAYMENT METHOD, YOU (I) REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO USE THE PAYMENT METHOD THAT YOU PROVIDED AND THAT ANY PAYMENT INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE IS TRUE AND ACCURATE; AND (II) AUTHORIZE US TO CHARGE YOU FOR THE SERVICES USING YOUR PAYMENT METHOD. WE MAY BILL YOU (A) IN ADVANCE; (B) AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE; OR (C) SHORTLY AFTER PURCHASE, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE PAID ANY FEES IN ERROR, YOU MUST TELL US WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER THE ERROR OCCURS. WE WILL THEN PROMPTLY INVESTIGATE THE CHARGE. IF YOU DON'T TELL US WITHIN THAT TIME, WE'LL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES RESULTING FROM THE ERROR AND WE WON'T BE REQUIRED TO CORRECT THE ERROR OR PROVIDE A REFUND. IF WE IDENTIFY A FEE ERROR, WE WILL CORRECT THAT ERROR WITHIN 90 DAYS. YOU MUST PAY FOR ALL REASONABLE COSTS WE INCUR TO COLLECT ANY PAST DUE AMOUNTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES AND OTHER LEGAL FEES AND COSTS.
IF YOU ARE A CASH PLAYER THEN WE MAY, FROM TIME TO TIME IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, GRANT YOU FREE BONUS FUNDS AND/OR CREDITS (“BONUS FUNDS”). BONUS FUNDS CAN BE USED TO ENTER CASH COMPETITIONS BUT CANNOT BE WITHDRAWN OR USED FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE. WHEN YOU ENTER A CASH COMPETITION, WE MAY DEDUCT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF THE BONUS FUNDS AS AN ENTRY FEE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, ADDITIONAL BONUS FUNDS WILL BE USED TO ENTER CASH COMPETITIONS IF IT IS THE ONLY CURRENCY AVAILABLE IN YOUR ACCOUNT. WHEN YOU WIN A CASH COMPETITION, ANY BONUS FUNDS THAT YOU HAVE USED TO PAY THE ENTRY FEE WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU AND ANY ADDITIONAL WINNINGS BEYOND YOUR ENTRY FEE WILL BE PAID IN U.S. DOLLARS. IF YOU INITIATE A WITHDRAWAL OF FUNDS FROM YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU WILL FORFEIT ALL BONUS FUNDS CURRENTLY IN YOUR ACCOUNT. IF YOU DO NOT ENTER A CASH COMPETITION WITHIN A CONTINUOUS NINETY (90) DAY PERIOD, ALL BONUS FUNDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE FORFEITED.
IF YOU ARE A CASH PLAYER, YOU MAY REQUEST A WITHDRAWAL OF FUNDS FROM YOUR AVAILABLE ACCOUNT BALANCE AT ANY TIME. VIRTUAL ITEMS CANNOT BE WITHDRAWN. PROCESSING OF REQUESTED FUNDS MAY TAKE UP TO NINETY (90) DAYS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT WE MAY FREEZE YOUR ACCOUNT AND/OR DELAY A REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF FUNDS PENDING COMPLETION OF ANY INVESTIGATION OF REPORTED OR SUSPECTED ABUSE OR FRAUD, VERIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY, OR TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, ANY FUNDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE FORFEITED. IF YOU WANT TO WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM YOUR ACCOUNT BEFORE CLOSING IT, YOU MUST REQUEST TO DO SO PRIOR TO TERMINATING YOUR ACCOUNT. IF WE UNILATERALLY CLOSE OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT DUE TO YOUR VIOLATION (AS DETERMINED IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION) OF THESE TERMS, FUNDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE FORFEITED AND NOT RETURNED TO YOU.
IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS INACTIVE (I.E. YOU HAVE NOT ENTERED AT LEAST ONE (1) COMPETITION OR TOURNAMENT) FOR SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OR MORE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE A MAINTENANCE FEE OF $2.00 PER MONTH (THE “MONTHLY MAINTENANCE FEE”). After five (5) or more months of inactivity, you will be notified by email ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ACCOUNT that if your Account remains inactive for one (1) more month, the Monthly Maintenance Fee will be deducted from your Account each consecutive month after that it remains inactivE. THE MONTHLY MAINTENANCE FEE WILL NOT BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR ACCOUNT IF THERE ARE NO FUNDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT. HOWEVER, IF YOUR ACCOUNT HAS NO FUNDS AND HAS BEEN INACTIVE FOR TWELVE OR MORE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT.
UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, ALL FEES ARE FINAL AND NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN.
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE PRIZES, WE MAY REQUIRE THAT YOU PROVIDE US WITH PROOF THAT YOU ARE, OR WERE AT THE TIME OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS AND THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE US WITH SUCH PROOF TO OUR REASONABLE SATISFACTION, THEN YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE PRIZE. IF YOU RECEIVE A PRIZE IN ERROR, WE MAY REVERSE OR REQUIRE RETURN OF THE PRIZE. YOU AGREE TO COOPERATE WITH US IN OUR EFFORTS TO DO THIS. WE MAY ALSO REDUCE PAYMENT TO YOU WITHOUT NOTICE TO ADJUST FOR ANY PREVIOUS OVERPAYMENT.
competition results and prize calculations are based on the final statistics and scoring results at the completion of the competition. Once competition results are reviewed and graded, prizes are awarded. The scoring results of a competition will not be changed regardless of any official statistics or scoring adjustments made at later times or dates, except in papaya’s sole discretion.
papaya reserves the right to cancel competitions at any time. In the event of a cancellation, all entry fees will be refunded to the user except as specifically provided in these Terms or applicable Rules.
Guaranteed prizes may be offered in connection with some of the competitions offered by the Website and will be made known in the Rules. Each competition is governed by its own set of Rules. papaya encourages you to read such Rules prior to entry.
YOU MUST PROMPTLY NOTIFY US OF ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT NUMBER, ITS EXPIRATION DATE AND/OR YOUR BILLING ADDRESS, OR IF YOUR CREDIT CARD EXPIRES OR IS CANCELED FOR ANY REASON. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS CAUSED BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR CREDIT CARD OR OTHER METHOD OF PAYMENT BY A THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES. ANY ATTEMPT TO DEFRAUD THROUGH THE USE OF CREDIT CARDS OR OTHER METHODS OF PAYMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME, OR ANY FAILURE BY YOU TO HONOR LEGITIMATE CHARGES OR REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT, WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT, FORFEITURE OF WINNINGS, AND PURSUIT OF CIVIL LITIGATION AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
WE MAY SEND YOU FEDERAL OR STATE TAX FORMS AND/or other appropriate form(s) if your TOTAL WINNINGS EQUAL SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS ($600.00) or more in any given calendar year. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAY WITHHOLD FROM YOUR EXISTING ACCOUNT BALANCE AND/OR FROM FUTURE WINNINGS ANY AMOUNT REQUIRED TO BE WITHHELD BY APPLICABLE LAWS, INCLUDING AMOUNTS DUE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLETE RELEVANT TAX DOCUMENTATION, BUT YOU REMAIN SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND OTHER TAXES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS.
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD PAPAYA, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, (I) ANY DATA OR WORK TRANSMITTED OR RECEIVED BY YOU; (II) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY TERM OF THESE TERMS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR BREACH OF ANY OF THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES ABOVE; (III) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD-PARTY RIGHT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY RIGHT OF PRIVACY, PUBLICITY RIGHTS OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; (IV) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION OF ANY COUNTRY AS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND PAPAYA; (V) ANY CLAIM OR DAMAGES THAT ARISE AS A RESULT OF ANY OF YOUR USER SUBMISSIONS OR ANY OTHER CONTENT THAT IS SUBMITTED VIA YOUR ACCOUNT; OR (VI) ANY OTHER PARTY’S ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICE WITH YOUR UNIQUE USERNAME, PASSWORD OR OTHER APPROPRIATE SECURITY CODE.
19. TERM AND TERMINATION
THESE TERMS APPLY TO YOU AND TO US FROM THE DATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THEM AS PROVIDED ABOVE. YOU MAY TERMINATE YOUR PAPAYA ACCOUNT AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON BY SENDING US A SUPPORT REQUEST AT OR FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE. UPON TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES AND YOUR ACCOUNT. IMMEDIATELY UPON TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT, ALL LICENSE AND RIGHTS GRANTED TO YOU UNDER THESE TERMS AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATE. ANY AND ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITHIN THESE TERMS THAT SHOULD, BY THEIR NATURE, SURVIVE TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS, WILL SURVIVE SUCH TERMINATION.
20. AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE/CLASS ACTION WAIVER
You agree that any claim or dispute at law or equity that has arisen or may arise between us relating in any way to or arising out of theSE Terms or your use of, or access to, the Website and/or Services, will be resolved in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Section 20. PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS AND WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON HOW CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED.
You agree that, except to the extent inconsistent with the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) or preempted by federal law, the laws of the State of Missouri, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms and any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between us. Legal notices shall be served on PAPAYA at the address provided in the contact section (in the case of PAPAYA) or your email address on file with us (in your case). Notice by us to you shall be deemed given twenty-four (24) hours after the email is sent. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the physical address associated with your Account. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three (3) days after the date of mailing, regardless of whether any such notice is returned to us. It is your responsibility to keep your contact information updated.
we will attempt to resolve any Dispute through informal negotiation within sixty (60) days from the date the Notice of Dispute is sent. if the dispute is not resolved within such time period, You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and papaya relating in any way to or arising out of these Terms or your use of or access to the Services shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration. The FAA governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement to Arbitrate.
IN ALL EVENTS, EACH PARTY HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARY AND INTENTIONALLY, WAIVES (TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW) ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES. THE PARTIES FURTHER AGREE THAT, IF AND TO THE EXTENT THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATION DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY CLAIM, THAT CLAIM WILL BE TRIED BEFORE A JUDGE SITTING WITHOUT A JURY.
YOU AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND papaya AGREE OTHERWISE IN A SEPARATE WRITING, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, CLASS, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S). ANY RELIEF AWARDED CANNOT AFFECT OTHER papaya USERS. IF A COURT DECIDES THAT APPLICABLE LAW PRECLUDES ENFORCEMENT OF ANY OF THIS PARAGRAPH’S PROHIBITIONS ON CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS AS TO ANY CLAIM, THEN THAT CLAIM (AND ONLY THAT CLAIM) MUST BE SEVERED FROM THE ARBITRATION AND RESOLVED IN COURT, SUBJECT TO YOUR AND papaya’S RIGHT TO APPEAL THE COURT’S DECISION. ALL OTHER CLAIMS WILL BE ARBITRATED.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement to Arbitrate, any part of it, or of the Terms including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Agreement to Arbitrate or the Terms is void or voidable.
The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its rules and procedures, including the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules (as applicable), as modified by this Agreement.
The arbitration shall be held in St. Louis, Missouri or at another mutually agreed location. If the value of the relief sought is $10,000 or less, you or PAPAYA may elect to have the arbitration conducted by telephone or based solely on written submissions, which election shall be binding on you and PAPAYA, subject to the arbitrator’s discretion to require an in-person hearing. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, any claim or Dispute under these Terms must be filed within one (1) year from the date of the cause of action. If a claim or dispute isn’t filed within one year, you acknowledge that you shall have waived and WILL BE DEEMED permanently barred form bringing such dispute.
With the exception of any of the provisions in the CLASS ACTION WAIVER, if an arbitrator or court decides that any part of this Agreement to Arbitrate is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of this Agreement to Arbitrate shall still apply.
21. GOVERNING LAW
THIS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
22. ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS
YOU MAY NOT TRANSFER, ASSIGN, SUB-LICENSE, OR PLEDGE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER YOUR ACCOUNT OR ANY OF YOUR RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THESE TERMS. PAPAYA MAY TRANSFER, ASSIGN, SUB-LICENSE, OR PLEDGE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER ANY OF ITS RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THESE TERMS TO ANY SUBSIDIARY, AFFILIATE, OR SUCCESSOR THEREOF OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY WHATSOEVER, WITHOUT NOTIFYING YOU OR RECEIVING YOUR CONSENT.
23. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES
24. SEVERABILITY OF CLAUSES
THE TERMS POSTED ON THIS PAGE, AS AMENDED, CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE TERMS BETWEEN YOU AND PAPAYA. IF ANY PART OF THIS TERMS IS HELD BY A COURT OF LAW TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THAT PORTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE LAW TO REFLECT THE ORIGINAL INTENTIONS OF THE PARTIES, AND THE REMAINING PORTIONS SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
26. CONTACT US
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS TERMS OR PAPAYA’S WEBSITE IN GENERAL, PLEASE CONTACT US . SUBJECT TO THE CONTENT OF YOUR INQUIRY, PAPAYA MAY REQUEST THAT YOU PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE APPROPRIATE HANDLING OF YOUR INQUIRY.