END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT
ISSUED BY RIPSTONE LTD. (“Ripstone”, “we” or “us”).
Last updated 14 July 2020
This end user licence agreement (“EULA”) applies to and governs all use of POKER CLUB and our other games for which we make this EULA available (each a “Game”) on platforms including without limitation (depending on the purchase / transaction undertaken), PC and PlayStation consoles. This EULA also governs use of our website, where this EULA is made available on such site (the “Website”). The Game and Website may be referred to herein as the “Service”.
Please read the following carefully before using, downloading, purchasing or installing the Game (which includes any Virtual Items) or using the Website. By doing any of the foregoing, you are agreeing to be bound by and become a party to this EULA which can be found on our Website. If you do not agree with the terms of this EULA, you may not use, download or install the Game (including any Virtual Items) or use the Website.
RIPSTONE LTD. is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 07489192 and with our registered office at Elevator Studios, 25 Parliament Street, Liverpool, L8 5RN. If you have any queries concerning this EULA you may contact us at [email protected]
Limited Use License
Ripstone hereby grants a limited, non-exclusive right and license to you for you to download, install (if applicable) and use the Game (for premium / paid-for games, being only for the platform you purchased the Game for) for your personal, non-commercial use only on compatible devices that are owned by you, subject to the terms of this EULA. The foregoing license includes Game Virtual Items, where applicable (and only where purchased, if premium / purchasable). Further, Ripstone grants you a limited, non-exclusive right and license to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use. This EULA and your use of the Game or Website do not give you any rights of ownership in any property whether tangible or intangible (including without limitation in any Virtual Item). Where a Service allows you to do so, this licence includes the right to communicate with other users solely via the means provided.
The Game comprises of copyright works of Ripstone and/or its licensors. The Game is licensed, not sold. The license granted to you by Clause 1.1 confers no title or ownership in the Game or Website. The Game and Website are solely for personal, non-commercial use by end users according to the terms of this EULA. Any use, reproduction or redistribution of the Game or Website not in accordance with the terms of this EULA is expressly prohibited.
End User Obligations.
You must not do any of the following with the Game except to the extent expressly permitted by this EULA:
sell, copy, reproduce, translate, communicate, reverse engineer, publish, stream, distribute, rent, loan, sub-license, derive source code from, modify, adapt, merge, disassemble, decompile, create derivative works based on or otherwise transfer or deal in copies or reproductions of the Game or any part or interest in it to other parties in any way (except where a Game expressly permits you to do so through sharing content in that Game / on social media);
engage in any act that Ripstone deems to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Game including without limitation using cheats, exploits, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any unauthorised third-party software designed to modify or interfere with the Game;
attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Game or Website or to the computers, devices, servers, or networks connected to them by any means other than the user interfaces provided by Ripstone; or
use the Game or Website for any illegal or immoral purposes.
All right, title, interest and ownership rights and any and all copyrights, design rights, database rights, patents and any rights to inventions, know-how, trade and business names, trade secrets and trade marks (whether registered or unregistered) and any applications or extensions therefor and all other intellectual property rights of any similar or equivalent type in any territory of the world (“Intellectual Property Rights”), in or connected with the Website or Game and each part thereof (including by way of example only any titles, code, themes, objects, concepts, artworks, animations, audio-visual effects and methods of operation) and any copies, translations, modifications, adaptations and any other derivative based on the Website or Game are owned by, belong to and vest in Ripstone and its licensors.
The Game and/or the Website may contain certain licensed materials licensed by third parties to Ripstone. All trade marks and other rights are the property of their respective owners.
The Game, Website and/or Virtual Items may include intellectual property, or references, relating to third parties such as (without limitation) real-world events, people, organisations, places, stadia, venues, companies and competitions or other real-world references. Except where we may have licensed rights from the relevant party, we do not represent that we have a connection with or any arrangement with such rights owners. We may in some instances make limited use of unlicensed third party intellectual property for the limited purposes of providing information about and/or to identify real-world facts in an honest and fair way and as permitted by applicable law.
This EULA and the licences granted by it are effective until terminated.
We may temporarily discontinue the Website, Game or Virtual Item, at any time for the purposes of upgrades, maintenance or other service administration reasons. We will use our reasonable endeavours to limit the length of time this occurs for.
Ripstone may terminate this EULA if you fail to abide by any of the terms and conditions of this EULA at any time and for any reason or we reasonably suspect that you have failed to abide by any of the terms and conditions of this EULA. Ripstone may take any action it deems reasonable in its sole discretion against users who do not comply with the terms of this EULA, which may include banning users from any Service. Ripstone reserves the right to determine what conduct it considers to be in violation of, or otherwise outside the intent or spirit of, this EULA and/or Website and/or the Game. However, if what you have done can be put right we will give you a reasonable opportunity to do so.
Without prejudice to the other provisions in this EULA, we may terminate our agreement with you (in whole or in part) for any reason at our discretion upon reasonable notice to you and the following would apply:
if your use of the relevant Game (including without limitation Virtual Items) was provided to you free of charge, you will not be entitled to any compensation or any refund; and
if you paid for a Game and/or Virtual Items therein, you will not be entitled to a refund where you have substantially had the enjoyment of what you had paid for (by way of example only, where you have had access to enjoy the in-game, paid-for Virtual Items for over six (6) months). Where you have not had a reasonable period of opportunity to enjoy the paid-for Game or paid-for Virtual Items, we may offer you a partial or full refund.
Following termination of this EULA in the case of a Game for any cause, you will no longer be permitted to use the Game (nor use the Virtual Items in connection therewith) and you will be required to delete the Game from your device. Please be aware that, where applicable, any rankings, scores, saved games, message history, progression history or other information or data relating to your Game user account (where applicable for each Game) may thereafter be deleted and/or become inaccessible.
Warranty and Limitation of Liability.
It is entitled to grant the rights and licences granted hereunder; and
The Game (including without limitation any virtual items therein) will be of satisfactory quality.
Except as specifically provided in this EULA and to the maximum extent permitted by law:
The Game (including without limitation Virtual Items therein), and Website are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranty or guarantee of any kind (express or implied) other than those set out in this EULA;
Ripstone only accepts liability for direct loss as a result of its breach of its warranties in Clause 5.1 above unless otherwise set out in this EULA;
Subject to Clause 5.3, Ripstone and its licensors’ maximum liability will be limited to £50;
Ripstone and its licensors will not in any event be liable in any way for any consequential or indirect loss or damage (save to the extent that damage to your device or other digital content which you own is caused by the Website or Game as a result of our failure to use reasonable care and skill, in which case you may be entitled to compensation or we may be obliged to repair your device); and
Ripstone does not guarantee that the operation of the Website or Game will be uninterrupted or error free or that errors can or will be corrected, or that the website or game are free of viruses or other harmful components.
This EULA shall not limit any rights you might have as a consumer that may not be excluded or limited under applicable law nor shall it exclude or limit any liability for fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, or death or personal injury caused by Ripstone’s negligence.
Ripstone does not target the Website or the Game to users under 13 years of age. To use the Game or Website you must be both: (a) of an age which meets the minimum age certification requirement of the Game in the territory you are in (where applicable); and (b) in any event, you must be over the age of 13 years. By using the Game or Website you therefore confirm that you are 13+ years of age and, where you are under 18, you confirm that you have your parent’s or guardian’s consent and that your parent or guardian has read and agreed to these terms.
You further agree that you will not in any way conduct yourself in a manner which is illegal or which gives rise to civil or criminal liability or which might call into disrepute Ripstone or the Game.
Where the Game allows you to share pre-determined messages with other users, Ripstone shall be entitled to remove, restrict, suspend or alter that ability for any reason in its sole and absolute discretion.
You will cooperate fully with Ripstone to investigate any suspected illegal, fraudulent or improper activity.
If you feel that the behaviour of another user breaches this EULA then please let Ripstone know by sending an email to [email protected] with details of the potential breach and/or the user responsible. Ripstone will take reasonable steps to deal with any breach.
As part of and to enhance your use and enjoyment of the Game you may be able to obtain additional features and digital content that form part of the experience of the Game (“Virtual Items”).
Virtual Items are gameplay features of the Game, they have no cash or real world value, they are not redeemable or exchangeable for anything with a real world value and they can be used as part of the Game only, in accordance with this EULA.
Purchases of Virtual Items are subject to this EULA and the terms of any third party app store through which your purchase is made. Purchases are made via permitted third party stores, such as Steam or the PlayStation Store, and not via Ripstone. To the extent that this EULA conflicts with such agreement between you and the relevant third party in respect of any purchase of Virtual Items, the terms of your agreement with the third party app store shall prevail.
To cancel a purchase of any Virtual Items you should contact the platform through which you made that purchase. If you cannot use Virtual Items due to an error or fault, you may still be charged. If this happens, please contact Ripstone and we will endeavour to rectify the issue and if we are unable to do so you may be entitled to a refund via the platform through which you made that purchase.
Virtual Items that may be purchased (e.g. through permitted stores such as Steam or the PlayStation Store) may be advertised in the Game.
Without limiting Game and Virtual Item purchases from Ripstone’s permitted stores, it is a condition and fundamental term of this EULA and your use of the Game that you must not buy, sell, barter, swap, exchange, trade, lend, rent or otherwise deal in any way with any Virtual Item outside of the Game (such as on unauthorised item trading sites) or in any way other than as expressly provided above. Virtual Items may only be exchanged for certain other designated Virtual Items in and as part of the Game only and where that functionality is made available by Ripstone.
Subject to Clause 4, Ripstone may manage, vary, regulate, control, modify or eliminate Virtual Items in its sole discretion, with or without notice (including not supplying Virtual Items if it is reasonable to do so). Subject to clause 4, Ripstone shall have no liability to you or any third party in the event that Ripstone exercises such rights. Your statutory rights which cannot be limited or excluded are unaffected by this clause 8.7.
When you submit, or anyone using your device submits, a request to purchase Virtual Items you are offering to purchase them for the price stated and our acceptance of that offer shall only occur once we make the Virtual Items available to you, prior to which your order may be declined for any reason.
Please notify Ripstone immediately if you dispute a transaction involving Virtual Items or believe that any transaction is unauthorised.
Your statutory rights which cannot be limited or excluded are unaffected by this Clause 8.
Consumer Rights AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
This EULA shall not limit any rights you might have as a consumer that may not be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Alternative dispute resolution is a process where an independent body considers the facts of a dispute and seeks to resolve it, without you having to go to court. If you are not happy with how we have handled any complaint you may choose to make, you may want to consider an alternative dispute resolution provider. The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution which can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. For the purposes of Regulation (EU) 524/2013, we are not required to use and we do not use an alternative dispute Resolution service.
THIRD PARTY STORE TERMS
You and Ripstone acknowledge that this EULA is concluded between you and Ripstone only, and not with the Store. You also acknowledge that Ripstone is solely responsible for the Game and the content thereof.
You acknowledge and agree that the relevant Store is a third party beneficiary of this EULA, and that when you accept the terms and conditions of this EULA, the Store will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this EULA against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
We are responsible for the placing of advertisements in our Services (to the extent we undertake this activity, and as may vary between our Services), but we do not control or review the specific content of those advertisements. We do, however, have control over the general types of advertisements that are placed at a high-level to take all reasonable efforts so that the services do not contain any inappropriate advertisements.
Please report any advert that you find offensive or inappropriate to [email protected]
If you click on any advertisement please be aware that you will be dealing with external companies responsible for that advert and you may be redirected to their services or website. Ripstone does not control the actions of these companies or the content of their websites or services.
Indemnity and Remedies
You hereby indemnify (agree to compensate), defend and hold harmless Ripstone and Ripstone’s affiliates, officers, directors, owners, licensors, service providers, partners, contractors, employees, agents and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties“) harmless from and against any and all any liabilities, claims, costs and expenses (including legal expenses and lawyers’ fees) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this EULA or claims arising directly or indirectly from your use or misuse of the Website or the Game (which also includes Virtual Items), and any negligent or improper use of your device, password and username; and / or any use otherwise than in accordance with the terms of this EULA. You shall fully cooperate with Ripstone in the defence of any such claim and Ripstone reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
You further agree that the subject matter of this EULA is of a unique character with special value and that Ripstone would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this EULA were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that Ripstone shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies (including injunctive relief) with respect to breaches of this EULA, in addition to such other remedies as Ripstone may otherwise have available to it under applicable laws.
Ripstone’s licensors shall be third-party beneficiaries under this EULA and shall have the express right to enforce its provisions and to enjoy the benefits of its protections.
Where you purchase Virtual Items from a digital store (e.g. Steam, PlayStation Store) and you require a refund, that third party store may allow you to get a refund in some circumstances. You should contact the third party through which you made a purchase, where applicable, in the event that you desire a refund. If you make a digital content purchase from Ripstone directly, you are entitled to cancel the purchase within 14 days and to receive a full refund (your “Cooling-Off Right“). However, where you agree that we may begin to supply you with the digital content before the end of that period, then you will no longer be entitled to change your mind about the purchase and obtain a refund. If you have made a purchase from Ripstone, have not begun using the content and wish to exercise your Cooling-Off Right you can contact us by email or post using the following form:
To: RIPSTONE LTD.
Elevator Studios, 25 Parliament Street, Liverpool, L8 5RN
I hereby give notice that I withdraw from my contract for the following purchase: [INSERT ORDER ID, ITEM], for game [INSERT GAME NAME], ordered on [INSERT DATE].
From: [YOUR NAME]
[YOUR EMAIL / TELEPHONE (optional)]
DEVICE AND INTERNET REQUIREMENTS
You are responsible for ensuring that you have an internet connection and that the device you use has sufficient system capabilities and memory in order to, as each are applicable, download, install, play and store the Game (and where applicable, Virtual Items). Further information about system requirements for each Game is available on the Game’s relevant store / vendor page.
CHANGES TO THIS EULA
We may update the terms of this EULA from time to time for any reason by posting the updated version to our website (and/or in-game, if we provide you with this EULA there) but changes to the EULA take effect only where they are permitted by law and made available to you for your agreement. Every time you launch the Game on your device, install or otherwise use the Game, Website or Virtual Items you are deemed to have accepted the latest version of this EULA in place at that time. Please check on our website (and/or in-game, if we provide you with this EULA there) for any updates to the EULA each time you launch the Game on your device.
This EULA constitutes the entire agreement between Ripstone and you in respect of its subject matter.
Even if we delay in enforcing this EULA and/or our rights, we can still enforce this EULA and/or our rights later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under this EULA, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking of any term of this EULA, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.
We may transfer our rights and obligations under this EULA to another organisation (such as, without limitation, in the event of a business restructure or acquisition). We will let you know if that happens and we will ensure that your rights under this EULA are unaffected. You may not transfer your rights or obligations under this EULA unless we expressly agree to the transfer in writing.
Except where expressly stated to the contrary in this EULA, this EULA does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this EULA.
In the event that any provision of this EULA (including, without limitation, any restriction) shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provision will be interpreted in such a way as to ensure it is enforced to the maximum extent permissible in a manner reflecting the parties’ intentions and the remaining portions of this EULA shall, in any event, remain in full force and effect.
This EULA and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim. In addition you may have the legal right to bring proceedings in your local jurisdiction and, if this is the case, then you may bring proceedings there. For instance if you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the relevant Game in either the Scottish or the English courts.