Terms of Service
Effective October 1st, 2017.
Whenever you use the Services, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service. If you don’t agree to all the terms and conditions you must not use our Services.
References to “TDS, “Tripledot,” “Us” or “We” means Tripledot Studios Limited and its Corporate Family.
TDS has its registered offices located at 201 Haverstock Hill, London, United Kingdom, NW3 4QG.
In all cases, “TDS,” “Us,” or “We” includes agents, consultants, employees, officers and directors.
“Account” means an account you create when you access the Services.
“Community Rules” means the rules of conduct that govern your interaction with our Services and other players and can be found here.
“Feature Terms” means any other rules related to specific services like platforms and APIs, applications for mobile devices, forums, contests, subscriptions or loyalty programs that We may publish which apply to your use of those specific services and state they are part of these Terms.
“Offers” means special programs, including offers, excursions, and special gifts, both digital and tactile, that TDS may offer from time to time to certain eligible players.
“Services” refers to products, games, services, content, Tripledotstudios.com and/or the other domains provided by TDS.
“Terms of Service” or “Terms” means these terms of service.
“User Content” means all the data that you upload or transmit on or through the Service. This includes things like your profile picture or your in-game chat.
“Virtual Items” means (a) virtual currency, including but not limited to virtual coins, cash, tokens, or points, all for use in the Service and (b) virtual in-game items.
“TDS Corporate Family” refers to TDS’s subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other corporate entities under common ownership and/or any of their agents, consultants, employees, officers and directors.
“TDS Affiliates” refers to the TDS Corporate Family plus TDS’s and the TDS Corporate Family’s third-party content providers, distributors, licensees or licensors.
2. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
3. ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND SECURITY
You agree to supply TDS with accurate, complete, and updated information, particularly your email address.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account. Don’t share your Account details with others or allow others to access or use your Account. You are solely responsible for any activity in your Account whether or not authorized by you, including purchases made using any payment instrument (for example, credit card, PayPal or social network or platform virtual currency).
Tell Us immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, fraud, or unauthorized use of your Account or Account password.
5. USING OUR SERVICES
Who can use our Service: We are excited to have you start playing our games and apps, but there are some limits on who can use our Service.
You may not use our Service if:
You cannot enter into a binding contract with TDS;
You are under 13 years of age, in which case you must not create an Account, use any part of the Service except games with an age screen after accurately identifying your age, or submit personal information through the Service or to TDS (for example, name, address, telephone number, email address);
You are not allowed to receive products, including services or software, from the UK, for example if you are located in a country embargoed by the;
You are a convicted sex offender; or
You have previously been banned from playing any TDS game or using any TDS Service.
If you are under the age of 18, or under the age of majority where you live, you represent that your legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these Terms.
Additional Important Rules and Terms:
If you use our Service, you must follow the TDS Community Rules and all other Feature Terms that may apply. These additional rules and terms apply in addition to these Terms and are important. Please read them. If you access the Service from a social network or download the Service from another platform, such as Apple or Google, you must also comply with its terms of service/use as well as these Terms.
Accessing our Service:
To access or play our games or create an account with Us, you may need an account with a social network, like Facebook, and, if you are using our mobile Service, an account with the company that provides your mobile applications, like an iTunes account. You may need to update third party software from time to time to receive the Service and play TDS’s Games.
We provide the games. You provide the equipment (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) and pay any fees to connect to the Internet and app stores, or for data or cellular usage to download and use the Service.
Service Changes and Limitations:
TDS reserves the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Service or a particular game or part of the Service at any time either permanently or temporarily, at which point your license to use the Service or any part of it will be automatically terminated or suspended. If that happens, TDS is not required to provide refunds, benefits or other compensation to players in connection with discontinued elements of the Service or for virtual goods previously earned or purchased.
TDS MAY, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION LIMIT, SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE ACCOUNTS OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR ANY PORTION OF IT AND PROHIBIT ACCESS TO OUR GAMES AND SITES, AND THEIR CONTENT, SERVICES AND TOOLS, DELAY OR REMOVE HOSTED CONTENT AND TDS IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY SUCH LOSSES OR RESULTS.
Deleting your Account:
6. OWNERSHIP; LIMITED LICENSE
Games and Service:
The Service is comprised of works owned by TDS, and it is protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent and other US and non-US intellectual property and other applicable laws, rules or regulations. TDS owns, has licensed, or otherwise has rights to use all of the content that appears in the Service. These Terms do not grant you or any other party any right, title or interest in the Service or any content in the Service.
So long as you abide by these Terms and any other rules, including the Community Rules, TDS grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable limited license subject to the limitations in these Terms, to access and use the Service using a TDS supported web browser or mobile device solely for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes. You agree not to use the Service for any other purpose.
If you violate these Terms, or any of Our other terms that apply to you, We may take action against you, up to and including permanently suspending your account. In addition, you may be breaking the law, including violations of TDS’s intellectual property rights. ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DISRUPT OR INTERFERE WITH THE SERVICE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION UNDERMINING OR MANIPULATING THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY TDS GAME IS A VIOLATION OF TDS POLICY AND MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.
Your Account and Virtual Items:
Regardless of what anything else says in these Terms, the Community Rules, or any other Feature Terms that apply to features you may choose to use, you do not own the Account that you create on Our Service, including in Our games, and your Account is not your property. This also applies to other stuff, like in-game currency or items, regardless of whether you “earned” those items in a game or “purchased” them. Your account and any related items are owned by TDS. TDS gives you a limited license to use your account and the related items while We offer the Services
WE MAY DELETE OR TERMINATE ACCOUNTS THAT ARE INACTIVE (I.E., NOT LOGGED INTO) FOR 180 DAYS.
IF YOU WANT US TO DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU CAN GO HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THAT REQUEST.
You are not allowed to transfer Virtual Items outside of the Service (i.e., in the “real world”), for example by selling, gifting, or trading them. We won’t recognize those transfers as legitimate. You are not allowed to sublicense, trade, sell or attempt to sell in-game Virtual Items for “real” money, or exchange Virtual Items for value of any kind outside of a game. Any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void, and We may terminate your Account because of it.
If you transmit or upload User Content on the Service, you agree that it will be:
not in violation of the law;
not in violation of contractual restrictions or other parties’ rights, and that you have permission from any other party whose personal or other information or intellectual property is contained within the User Content;
free of viruses, adware, spyware, worms or other malicious code;
in compliance with the TDS Community Rules.
You own your User Content, but you give TDS a perpetual and irrevocable (other than as provided below), worldwide, fully paid-up and royalty free, non-exclusive, license to use your User Content and any modified and derivative works thereof in connection with the Service, including in marketing and promotions. To the extent allowed by applicable laws, you waive any moral rights you may have in any User Content (like the right to be identified as the author of the User Content or the right to object to a certain use of that User Content).
TDS’s license to your User Content ends when you request deletion of your User Content by submitting a request to email@example.com(link sends e-mail), stating that you no longer want TDS to use your User Content, with the following exceptions
User Content submitted in response to TDS promotions (which will be subject to the terms of the promotion);
User Content either shared with others which they have not deleted or already used publicly as allowed under these Terms; and
User Content subject to a separate license with TDS (which will be subject to the terms of such license).
If you request deletion of your User Content we will take reasonable steps to remove your User Content from active use, which may include suppression of your User Content in our systems. However, User Content may persist in our systems, including back-up copies. We may also retain copies of User Content if we are legally required to do so.
When you post your observations and comments on the Service such as in forums, blogs and chat features, We cannot guarantee that other players will not use the ideas and information that you share. If you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, don’t post it. TDS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OTHER PERSON’S USE OR APPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST IN ANY FORUMS, BLOGS AND CHAT ROOMS.
7. MONITORING USE OF SERVICE AND USER CONTENT
We have no obligation to monitor User Content and We are not responsible for monitoring the Service for inappropriate or illegal User Content or conduct by other players. That said, We have the right, in our sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any User Content.
We may also, at our discretion, choose to monitor and/or record your interaction with the Service or your communications with TDS or other players (including without limitation chat text and voice communications) when you are using the Service.
We are not responsible for information, materials, products or services provided by other players (for instance, in their profiles). However, if someone is violating these Terms or misusing the Service, please let Us know by using a “Report Abuse” link provided in the Service or contact Us at Customer Support.
8. YOUR DEALINGS WITH OTHER PLAYERS
You are responsible for your interactions with other players. If you have a problem with another player, We are not required to get involved, but We can if We desire.
If you have a dispute with another player, you release TDS and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and employees, and all TDS Affiliates from responsibility, claims, demands and/or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, resulting from that dispute or connected to that dispute. This includes damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use or data.
If you live in California, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
9. PAYMENT TERMS
We provide a service in the form of access to games and Virtual Items. In the Service you may use “real world” money to obtain a limited license to use Virtual Items and/or other goods or services.
How it Works:
You get a limited license to Virtual Items by visiting the purchase page in one of our games and providing billing authorization through the platform on which You are playing (e.g., Facebook, Apple iOS, Android).
On Tripledotstudios.com, the payment page will let you know what you can use to pay when you make your purchase. We may change what you can use to pay from time to time, at Our sole discretion. Virtual Items purchased in Our games on other platforms such as Facebook, Apple iOS, or Android will be subject to those platforms’ payment terms and conditions. TDS does not control how you can pay or how any refunds may be issued on those platforms. Please review those platforms’ terms of service for additional information.
When you get a limited license to use Virtual Items from our Services on Tripledotstudios.com, We may send you a confirmation email or text that will have details of the items you have ordered. Please check that the details in the confirmation message are correct as soon as possible and keep a copy of it for your records. TDS keeps records of transactions in order to deal with any future questions about that transaction.
For Virtual Items, your order will represent an offer to Us to obtain a limited license for the relevant service(s) or virtual in-game item(s) which will be accepted by Us when We make the Virtual Items available in your account for you to use in our games or debit the account through which you paid, whichever comes first. Your limited license to Virtual Items for use in TDS games is a service provided by TDS that starts when We accept your payment or redemption of third party virtual currency.
For orders to obtain a limited license to use Virtual Items, by clicking the button on the purchase window or page you:
agree that We may start to supply your purchased Virtual Items immediately after you have clicked that button; and
if you reside in the European Union, you acknowledge that you will therefore no longer have the right to cancel under the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive (as implemented by the law of the country where you are located) once we start to supply the Virtual Item.
You understand that while you may “earn” “buy” or “purchase” Virtual Items in our Services, You do not legally “own” the Virtual Items and the amounts of any Virtual Item do not refer to any credit balance of real currency or its equivalent. Any “virtual currency” balance shown in your Account does not constitute a real-world balance or reflect any stored value, but instead constitutes a measurement of the extent of your limited license.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL:
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TDS 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, OR WHETHER YOU MADE A PAYMENT THROUGH TRIPLEDOTSTUDIOS.COM OR ANOTHER PLATFORM SUCH AS APPLE, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, OR ANY OTHER SITES OR PLATFORMS WHERE WE OFFER OUR SERVICES.
PURCHASES OR REDEMPTIONS OF THIRD PARTY VIRTUAL CURRENCY TO ACQUIRE A LICENSE TO USE VIRTUAL ITEMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
If you purchase third party currency or choose to make a payment in our Services through a third party (like Facebook, Apple, or Google), you are agreeing to the third party’s payment terms, and TDS is not a party to the transaction.
Additional Payment Terms:
You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using an Account registered to you. TDS may revise the pricing for the goods and services it licenses to you through the Service at any time.
Subscriptions are also subject to additional terms, which can be found at Subscription Terms below.
For billing support, and mail our billing support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For non-billing customer assistance, please mail email@example.com.
10. Subscription Terms
Some of TDS’s games may offer subscription services. If you purchase a subscription, then by clicking the purchase button you are requesting that We begin supplying the subscription services immediately and are entering into a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly subscription contract with Us. You are also authorizing a charge to you of a recurring subscription fee at the rate quoted at the time of purchase. For subscription services purchased in a TDS game played on a platform such as Facebook, Apple or Google, the platform will charge you for the subscription fee and the platform’s payment terms will apply. Please review the appropriate platform’s payment terms for additional information.
Subscription rates are based on an amount in U.S. Dollars. If you are using a local currency the actual amount may fluctuate based on currency exchange rates without notice to you. The charges will be applied to the payment instrument you provide when you start your subscription (or to a different payment instrument, if you change your account information). Please note that prices and charges are subject to change. If TDS makes a change to the monthly subscription rate in U.S. Dollars, we will let you know in advance.
Your subscription will automatically renew each period unless and until you terminate your subscription or we terminate it. You must cancel your subscription before it renews each period, otherwise payment of the next period’s subscription fees will be taken automatically via your chosen payment method.
You may cancel at any time by visiting the Subscription Management page within the relevant game, clicking the Subscription Details button and following the instructions for canceling your subscription. You may also be able to cancel your subscription directly through the platform for games played on a platform. For other platforms, please review their customer support websites or contact their customer support numbers for information regarding canceling auto-renewing subscriptions. Alternatively, you can reach our billing support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR PARTIALLY USED SUBSCRIPTION PERIODS, EXCEPT FOR EU CUSTOMERS THAT CANCEL WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THEIR INITIAL PURCHASE, AS EXPLAINED BELOW.
If you reside in the European Union, subscription services may be cancelled within 14 days from the date of your purchase and you may obtain a refund of your initial payment minus a reasonable pro-rated portion to cover your use of the subscription service prior to cancellation. Currently, subscription services are offered only in certain TDS games.
TDS games may occasionally offer a one-time or limited-time bonus to players that have a current subscription or who agree to start a subscription. You understand that these items, which will generally be marked as “bonus” items, will not be a part of your ongoing subscription.
11. PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS
From time to time, We may offer limited time promotions. Please review the official rules (if any) associated with the promotion. They will apply in addition to these Terms.
In addition, from time to time, We may promote Offers. We are not required to give, and players are not required to accept, any Offer. Offers are not transferable, redeemable or exchangeable for other things of value, except at our sole discretion. If you accept any Offer, you may have to sign a declaration of eligibility and liability release, or sign other paperwork in order to get the Offer. Some Offers will be subject to taxes and other charges, travel, or activities outside of the virtual world, all of which will be disclosed before You accept the offer. If you accept an Offer you also assume all liability associated with the Offer.
12. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
Sometimes We provide links in Our games or on the Service to other companies’ websites or to companies who invite you to participate in a promotional offer and offer you some feature of the Service or upgrade (such as in-game currency) in exchange. Any charges or obligations you take on in dealing with these other companies are your responsibility.
We make no representation or promises about any content, goods or services these other companies provide, even if linked to or from Our Service or games. Also, just because We allow a link to be included in Our games or Service does not mean We endorse that linked site. We are not liable for any claim relating to any content, goods and/or services of third parties.
Please also note that the linked sites are not under our control and may collect data or ask you to provide them with your personal or other information, or they may automatically collect information from you. When you use other companies’ services like these, the other company’s service may (or may not) ask you for permission to access your information and content. We are not responsible for these other companies’ content, business practices or privacy policies, or for how they collect, use or share the information they get from you.
13. COPYRIGHT NOTICES/COMPLAINTS
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and ask that you should, too. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and similar or equivalent local laws that may apply. We reserve the right to terminate any player’s access to the Service if We determine that the player is a “repeat infringer.” We do not have to notify the player before We do this. We also accommodate and do not interfere with standard technical measures copyright owners use to protect their materials.
14. FEEDBACK AND Unsolicited Ideas
Sometimes, We may request your feedback on certain features through a promotion or our customer insights program. Any feedback you provide at Our request through a promotion or program is subject to the rules of the specific promotion or program.
Any idea, information or feedback you submit to us without Our specific request is subject to Our Unsolicited Ideas Policy below.
14.1 Unsolicited Ideas Policy
TDS appreciates your enthusiasm and the time and energy you spend playing our games, and suggesting improvements and changes. TDS’s company policy, however, does not allow us to accept or consider any unsolicited ideas, suggestions, proposals, comments or materials (“Submissions”). The purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings when TDS’s products, services or features might appear to be similar or identical to ideas submitted to TDS.
14.2 Terms of Idea Submissions
If, despite knowing our policy, you still choose to submit your ideas to TDS, then regardless of what your letter says, the following terms shall apply to your Submissions. You agree that:
TDS will consider the Submissions to be non-confidential and non-proprietary.
TDS shall have no obligations concerning the Submissions, including but not limited to, no obligation to return any materials or acknowledge receipt of any Submissions.
TDS may use, redistribute, or disclose the Submissions for any purpose and in any way, without any compensation to you or any third party.
While we cannot accept unsolicited ideas, TDS is always pleased to receive feedback regarding its existing features. Please only provide specific feedback on existing features, and do not include ideas that our policy will not permit us to accept or consider.
Any feedback you provide is deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. TDS shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis, without any compensation to you or any third party.
15. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER; SERVICES AVAILABLE ON AN “AS IS” BASIS
Neither TDS nor any TDS Affiliate makes any promise or guarantee that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free.
USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. IT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, TDS AND ANY TDS AFFILIATE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR OTHER TERMS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES. TDS AND ANY TDS AFFILIATE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR OTHER TERMS OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
If your state or country does not allow these disclaimers, they do not apply to you. If your state or country requires a certain period for which a warranty applies, it will be either the shorter of 30 days from your first use of the Service or the shortest period required by law.
16. LIMITATIONS; WAIVERS OF LIABILITY
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TDS AND THE TDS AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE
(1) FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL OR DATA, IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE; OR
(2) FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE AND OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES.
THE RISK OF USING THE SERVICE AND EXTERNAL SITES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU AS DOES THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE SERVICE AND EXTERNAL SITES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY ANY LAW THAT APPLIES, THE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY IN THESE TERMS APPLY TO ALL DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE SERVICE, OR RELATED TO USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, UNDER ANY CAUSE OF ACTION IN ANY JURISDICTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTIONS FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE).
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF TDS AND/OR THE TDS AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TDS AND/OR THE TDS AFFILIATE IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DAYS (180) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID TDS OR ANY TDS AFFILIATE ANY AMOUNT IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DAYS (180) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH TDS AND/OR ANY TDS AFFILIATE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE AND TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.
Some states or countries do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitations/exclusions of liability described above. So these limitations/exclusions may not apply to you if you reside in one of those states or countries.
If you use or misuse the Service, or if you violate these Terms or any other applicable rules, including the Community Rules or Feature Terms, and that results in loss or damage or in a claim or liability against TDS or any TDS Affiliate, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless TDS and/or the TDS Affiliate (which means you agree to compensate TDS and/or the TDS Affiliate on a “dollar for dollar” basis) for that loss, damage, claim or liability, including compensating TDS and/or the applicable TDS Affiliate for our legal fees or expenses. If TDS or the TDS Affiliate wants to, they are allowed to take exclusive charge of the defense of any case on which you are required to compensate or reimburse them, and it will be at your expense. You also have to cooperate in TDS’s and/or the TDS Affiliate’s defense of these cases. TDS and/or the TDS Affiliate will use reasonable efforts to let you know if they learn of any claim on which you have to compensate or reimburse them. This will apply even if you stop using the Services or your account is deleted.
18. AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO PLAYERS IN THE US AND CANADA.
If you are having a problem with the Service, many issues can be resolved on one of our forums.
Before bringing a formal legal case, first contact our Customer Support team at email email@example.com(link sends e-mail) to address your issue Most disputes can be resolved that way.
We Both Agree to Arbitrate
An arbitration proceeding is before a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge and jury, so we are all giving up our right to a trial before a judge and jury. Arbitrations have different rules than lawsuits in court. They are less formal than lawsuits in courts, and provide limited opportunity to force the other side to share information relevant to the dispute—a process called discovery. The arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual. But, if any of us does not like the arbitrator’s decision, the courts only have a limited ability to change the outcome of arbitration or make the arbitrator reconsider his or her decision.
If we have a dispute about whether this agreement to arbitrate can be enforced or applies to our dispute, we all agree that the arbitrator will decide that, too.
In addition, if you, TDS or a TDS Corporate Family member brings a claim in court that should be arbitrated or any of us refuses to arbitrate a claim that should be arbitrated, the other of us can ask a court to force us to go to arbitration to resolve the claim (i.e., compel arbitration). You, TDS or the TDS Corporate Family member may also ask a court to halt a court proceeding while an arbitration proceeding is ongoing.
Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate
We all agree that we will go to court to resolve disputes relating to
Your, TDS’s, or a TDS Corporate Family member’s intellectual property (for example, trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights or patents); or
your violation of the Community Rules.
For more information about which court we can go to for resolving these types of disputes, see Section 19 (Venue for Legal Disputes Not Subject to Arbitration).
No Class Actions
We all agree that we can only bring a claim against each other on an individual basis.
Neither you nor TDS nor any member of the TDS Corporate Family can bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class action, consolidated action or representative action.
The arbitrator cannot combine more than one person’s claim into a single case, and cannot preside over any consolidated, class or representative arbitration proceeding (unless we both agree to change this).
The arbitrator’s decision or award in one person’s case can only impact the person who brought the claim, not other TDS players, and cannot be used to decide other disputes with other players.
Changes to Section 18 on Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver
We will give you 60-days’ notice by email or through the Service if We change Section 18 on our Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver.
19. APPLICABLE LAW
These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. You agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) of these Terms.
22. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms, and any other policies or rules We reference in these Terms, make up the entire agreement between you and Us relating to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede all prior understandings of the parties relating to the subject matter of these Terms, whether those prior understandings were electronic, oral or written, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, between you and Us.
23. LANGUAGE OF THE TERMS
24. NO WAIVER
We may notify you by posting something on www.Tripledotstudios.com, or in the TDS game(s) you play, and sending you an e-mail or using other ways of communicating with you based on the contact information you provide to Us.
Any attempted notice that does not follow these rules has no legal effect.
26. EQUITABLE REMEDIES
You agree to limit your claims to claims for money damages, as limited by Section 15 (Limitations; Waivers of Liability). And, you agree not to seek injunctive or equitable relief or otherwise seek to stop Us from operating any aspect of the Service or any TDS Game.
27. FORCE MAJEURE
We are not liable for any changes or problems out of our control, for example changes or problems caused by like natural disasters, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, network infrastructure failures, strikes, or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.