SEGA END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (“SEGA EULA”)
Effective Date: 18/08/21
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ONLY: THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN SECTION 19 BELOW.
THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED, NOT SOLD. SEGA CORPORATION of 1-1-1 Nishi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0033, Japan and its affiliated companies (collectively, “SEGA” or “We”) reserves all rights not expressly granted to you. The products that are subject to this license are referred to in this license as the Game Software, Editors, Additional Content, Physical Materials and Key Code (each as defined below) and collectively as the “Product”.
If you have any questions about this agreement, you can reach SEGA at 27 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9BW, England, Attn. Legal Department.
This is a legal agreement between you and SEGA. Please review this End User License Agreement (“SEGA EULA” or “Agreement”) carefully before installing, accessing or utilising the game you have just purchased (“GAME SOFTWARE”), the editing software you have just downloaded or any part of the Game Software or any third party software authorised for use with the Game Software by SEGA which allows you to construct new variations, modifications, derivations, adaptations, copies or improvements of the Game Software (“EDITORS”), any other content available for download whether for purchase or offered without cost by SEGA (“ADDITIONAL CONTENT”), the packaging, printed manuals and any other materials accompanying the Game Software if applicable (the “PHYSICAL MATERIALS”), and the unique alpha-numeric sequence of numbers which is printed on the manual and/or other documents included with the Physical Materials or delivered to you electronically which when activated on a third-party platform enable you to redeem, access, download and use the Game Software (“KEY CODE”). The Game Software includes all software included with the video game, the associated media, any updates and upgrades that replace or supplement the software that are not distributed with a separate license, the associated media, any software associated with the online mode of the video game, any online or electronic documentation, and any and all copies of such software and materials.
Please inquire about anything in this Agreement that you do not understand. SEGA requests that you contact one of the customer service centres advertised in the information accompanying any of the Products. Please note that there may be a charge for the telephone call to the customer service centre.
CANCELLATION RIGHTS: DIGITAL CONTENT
FOR ANY PURCHASE OF DIGITAL CONTENT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE GAME SOFTWARE, EDITORS, ADDITIONAL CONTENT, VIRTUAL ITEMS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 11 BELOW AND/OR KEY CODE) YOU AGREE THAT SEGA MAKES THE PRODUCT AVAILABLE TO YOU FOR DOWNLOAD AND USE IMMEDIATELY AFTER WE HAVE ACCEPTED YOUR ORDER. ONCE MADE AVAILABLE, AS FAR AS PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR ORDER OR TO A "COOLING OFF PERIOD" AND YOU CANNOT OBTAIN A REFUND, UNLESS EXPLICITLY STATED OTHERWISE BY US OR THE THIRD PARTY RETAILER.
The Product is offered subject to your compliance with all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures. In addition, some applications offered through or in connection with the Product may be subject to additional terms and conditions published by SEGA from time to time. Any material modifications to the Agreement will also be brought to your attention by posting on http://www.sega.co.uk/EULA.
Such material modifications will be effective immediately, and will apply to disputes arising under the Agreement from the date of posting forward. Your continued use of the Product after a modification has been made to the Agreement constitutes your acceptance of such modification.
Local laws in your respective jurisdiction may require that you are of a certain age in order to enter into certain legally binding arrangements such as the terms of this Agreement.
In the event that you are under the required age, you may not continue to use the Product, unless your parent or legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these terms. Local laws may also require that children under a certain age are supervised during their use of the Product. By using the Product, you warrant that you are old enough to use the Product without supervision and accept responsibility for all unauthorised use of the Product by persons under the required age. If you are under the required age, your parent or legal guardian warrants that they are supervising and monitoring your use of the Product at all times.
This Product may not be appropriate for children under a certain age. Where possible, SEGA shall provide an indication of the appropriate age based on the content contained within the Product using a games rating. The games rating is a guideline only and SEGA shall not be liable in the event that you deem such material to be inappropriate for the age rating in all the circumstances. Please be aware that not all features of the Product are rated and some features may contain adult language and material.
2. LIMITED USE LICENSE
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of the Agreement, SEGA hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited, fully revocable right and license to install, access and use one (1) copy of the Product solely and exclusively for your personal and non-commercial use. This Agreement shall also apply to any patches, updates or upgrades you may obtain for any of the Products. IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND WITHOUT LIMITATION TO THE PROVISIONS OR PROTECTIONS SET FORTH HEREIN, DUPLICATION, COPYING OR ANY FORM OF REPRODUCTION OF THE PRODUCT OR RELATED INFORMATION OR MATERIALS TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ANY OTHER FORM OF REPRODUCTION OR ANY FORM OF DISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY AND EXPLICITLY PROHIBITED, except where permitted by law. All rights not specifically granted under this Agreement are hereby reserved by SEGA and, as applicable, by its licensors.
You may not cause or permit the sale or other commercial distribution or commercial exploitation (e.g., by renting, licensing, sublicensing, leasing, disseminating, uploading, downloading, transmitting, whether on a pay-per-play basis or otherwise) of the Product (or any part thereof), without the express prior written consent of an authorised representative of SEGA.
3. NO RIGHT TO OWNERSHIP
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN THE PRODUCT, AND YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ALL SUCH RIGHTS ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF SEGA. Except as expressly licensed to you herein, all right, title, and interest in and to the Product and any and all associated copyrights, trademarks and intellectual properties therein and/or related thereto and all copies thereof (including, but not limited to, any patches, updates, copies, derivative works, titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogs, catch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, images, animation, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, text, methods of operation, moral rights, “applets” incorporated into the Product and any related documentation) are owned by SEGA or SEGA’s licensors.
The Product is protected by UK copyright laws, international copyright treaties and conventions, and other laws. All rights are reserved. The Product contains certain licensed materials, and SEGA and SEGA’s licensors may protect their rights in the event of any violation of this Agreement.
The limited license granted to you under this Agreement does not give you any title or ownership in Product, and should not be construed as a sale or transfer of any intellectual property rights in or relating to the Product.
4. NO SALE OR ASSIGNMENT
SEGA does not recognise the transfer of the Product and for the avoidance of doubt, this shall include the separate transfer of any individual components of the Product (including the Game Software, Editors, Additional Content, Physical Materials and Key Code). Therefore, you may not give, purchase, sell, bargain, barter, market, trade, offer for sale, sell, license, assign or otherwise divest your rights, responsibilities or obligations under this Agreement, either in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of SEGA. Any attempt to do so shall be void and of no effect.
5. SHUTDOWN OF ONLINE SERVICES
SEGA reserves the right to stop offering or supporting online services (if any) related to the Product at any time. If this happens, any related account or data you have may be terminated and you may lose your ability to access some or all portions of the Product, earned or purchased Virtual Items, and User- Generated Content. SEGA shall not be required to provide refunds, benefits, or other compensation in connection with discontinuing such online services.
6. USER GENERATED MATERIALS
The following terms apply in relation to the Editors provided to you for use with the Game Software, or any other third party software which is authorised to be used with the Product, and which allow the synchronisation of audio, visual or audio-visual content which is created by you, including but not limited to Let’s play videos, Twitch streams (“User-Generated Content”) with the Game Software and/or audiovisual content reproduced from the Game Software (“Game Footage”). This clause does not apply in relation to the creation of any Mods (as defined in the Schedule 2), which are governed by the additional terms in the Schedule which apply and form part of this Agreement. SEGA may (but is not obligated to) remove, disable, block, edit, or move any User-Generated Content for any reason at its sole discretion, including if SEGA determines the User-Generated Content violates this Agreement. SEGA does not assume any responsibility or liability for User-Generated Content, for removing it, or not removing it. SEGA does not pre-screen User-Generated Content and does not endorse or approve any User-Generated Content available on or through the Product. You are responsible for your User-Generated Content and may only upload or transmit User-Generated Content that you own.
SEGA acknowledges and agrees that it does not obtain any right, title and interest in the User-Generated Content (excluding any Game Software, Game Footage and/or any other intellectual property of SEGA). To the extent required by SEGA, with respect to the User-Generated Content, you automatically grant to SEGA the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license under all applicable copyrights and intellectual property rights laws to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, perform, display, distribute and otherwise exploit and/or dispose of the User-Generated Content (or any part thereof). Unless prohibited by applicable law, you hereby waive the benefit of any moral rights, droit moral, or any similar law in any country of the world with respect to User-Generated Content. You shall not be entitled to any compensation for User-Generated Content except as part of a separate express agreement between you and SEGA. You also agree that SEGA may use User-Generated Content in any manner it deems appropriate.
SEGA hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited, fully revocable right and license to use the Game Software or Game Footage with your User-Generated Content, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any other policies which SEGA publishes from time to time. The license you have been granted to synchronise the Game Software and the Game Footage does not include any rights to (a) resale of the Game Footage or Game Software; (b) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Game Software or Game Footage other than as expressly authorised herein or in any policies published by SEGA; (c) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Game Software or Game Footage, or any portion thereof for any other reason. You acknowledge and agree that all right, title and interest in the Game Software and the Game Footage in any part of the world and whether or not registered or registrable and to the fullest extent thereof and for the full period thereof and all extensions and renewals thereof, are for the benefit of SEGA and will remain our property or that of our group companies.
You hereby warrant and represent that any User-Generated Content which you synchronise with the Game Software and/or Game Footage shall not be discriminatory, racist, obscene, libelous, offensive, illegal, defamatory, inappropriate, invasive, or likely to adversely affect the reputation or goodwill of SEGA.
You hereby warrant and represent that any User-Generated Content synchronised with the Game Software and/or Game Footage, and the subsequent use and exploitation of any of those materials by you and or SEGA, will not infringe any rights of any person (corporate or otherwise) or otherwise result in any potential liability to SEGA and shall not be used for commercial purposes or commercially exploited by you in any way (through pay-per-play or timesharing services or otherwise) unless expressly authorised by SEGA.
7. LICENSE CONDITIONS
You agree to only use the Product, or any part of it, in a manner that is consistent with this Agreement, and you SHALL NOT:
(a) exploit the Product or any of its parts commercially, including, but not limited to, at a cyber (Internet) café, computer gaming centre or any other location-based site;
(b) use the Product or permit the use of the Product, on more than one computer, game console, mobile device, handheld device or other game platform at the same time, unless expressly authorised by SEGA;
(c) use the Product, or permit use of such Product, or make the Product available for use in a network, multi-user arrangement, remote access arrangement, including where it could be downloaded by multiple users;
(d) sell, rent, lease, license, distribute or otherwise transfer this Product or any copies;
(e) reverse engineer, derive source code, modify, decompile, disassemble, copy, or create derivative works of the Product, in whole or in part, except where permitted by law;
(f) remove, disable or circumvent any security protections, proprietary notices or labels contained on or within the Product, including but not limited to separating the Key Code from the Physical Materials included with the Product;
(g) export or re-export the Product or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations;
(h) create data or executable programs which mimic data or functionality in the Product unless such functionality is provided to you in the Editors.
If you commit any breach of this Agreement, your right to use the Product under this Agreement shall automatically and immediately terminate, without notice. Your breach of this Section shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement and/or of applicable copyright and other intellectual property rights laws and treaties, and may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
Furthermore, you agree that you shall abide by any safety information, maintenance instructions or other relevant notices contained in the manual or other documentation accompanying or otherwise provided in connection with the Product.
8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE PRODUCT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. EXCEPT IN RELATION TO THE LIMITED GUARANTEE OFFERED BY SEGA IN SECTION 16 OF THIS AGREEMENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND SEGA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY, OF QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE PRODUCT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE PRODUCT WILL BE INTEROPERABLE OR COMPATABILE WITH OTHER SOFTWARE, OR (D) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY SEGA OR ITS AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE(S) SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.
AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE THE PRODUCT MAY GO OUT OF DATE, AND SEGA MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH PRODUCT. THE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF THE PRODUCT, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. THE USE OF THE PRODUCT OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY MATERIALS THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH PRODUCT IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
SEGA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PRODUCT, INFORMATION AND/OR RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE PRODUCT FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE PRODUCT, INFORMATION AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE PRODUCT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TEMPORARY INTERRUPTIONS OF THE PRODUCT MAY OCCUR AS NORMAL EVENTS. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THIRD PARTY NETWORKS YOU MAY ACCESS IN THE COURSE OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, AND THEREFORE, DELAYS AND DISRUPTION OF OTHER NETWORK TRANSMISSIONS ARE COMPLETELY BEYOND SEGA'S CONTROL.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH SEGA IS TO STOP USING THE PRODUCT. IN NO CASE SHALL ANY LIABILITY OF SEGA TO YOU EXCEED THE AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID TO SEGA OR ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR DESIGNEES FOR THE APPLICABLE PRODUCT GIVING RISE TO ANY SUCH LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SEGA OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING DAMAGES TO PROPERTY, LOSS OF GOODWILL, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, EVEN IF SEGA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, FRAUD AND/OR CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, THE LIABILITY OF SEGA AND THE SEGA PARTIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Upon a request by SEGA, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold SEGA and its affiliates harmless from all liabilities, claims, losses, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, that arise from (a) your use of, or activities in connection with the Product (including but not limited to the creation and use of User-Generated Content which is synchronised with the Game Software and/or Game Footage; (b) any violation of the Agreement by you; or (c) any allegation that any content that you make available via the Product infringes or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party. SEGA reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with SEGA in asserting any available defences.
10. E-MAIL, MESSAGING, BLOGGING AND CHAT
SEGA may make email, messaging, blogging, or chat (collectively, "Communication Software") available through the Product, either directly or through a third-party provider. SEGA is not responsible for communications made by other users via the Communication Software. We are not responsible for communications made by you via the Communication Software. You acknowledge and agree that your communications made via the Communication Software are public and not private communications. You acknowledge and agree that personal information that you communicate via the Communication Software may be seen and used by others and may result in widespread distribution of such information. We strongly encourage you not to disclose any personal information in your public communications via the Communication Software unless you wish such information to be made permanently available to the public.
SEGA may provide links to other third-party World Wide web sites or resources through the Product, either directly or through a third-party provider. SEGA makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access. Because SEGA has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that SEGA is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources and you access these websites at your own risk. References to any names, marks, products or services of any third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of, or affiliation with the third party or its products and services. SEGA makes no representation or warranty as to any third party content, products or services, and you agree that SEGA shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third-party content, products or services available on or through any such site or resource.
11. VIRTUAL ITEMS
The Product may include the option to purchase virtual, in-game currency ("Virtual Currency") virtual in-game digital items and other virtual, in-game goods and services (collectively, "Virtual Items"). Virtual Currency and Virtual Goods may be obtained from SEGA and/or third parties as follows: (i) obtained through gameplay within the Product, (ii) purchased from SEGA in exchange for "real world" money if you are a legal adult in your country of residence, (iii) Virtual Goods may be purchased using Virtual Currency in some circumstances, (iv) purchased from third parties, such as operators of third party platform stores in exchange for "real world" money if you are a legal adult in your country of residence, (v) obtained by exchanging credits or other virtual items from the third party websites, so long as such an exchange is permitted by the applicable third party website and SEGA, or (vi) obtained through interaction or participation with certain third-party advertisements and services.
In the event you choose to purchase Virtual Items from SEGA or its authorised affiliates, you agree to the pricing, payment and billing policies applicable to such fees and charges, as notified to you at the time of purchase. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable except as expressly provided in this Agreement. All fees and applicable taxes, if any, are payable in local currency unless specified otherwise at the time of purchase. SEGA has no control over how third parties operate a system of credits or Virtual Items and whether or not such credits or Virtual Items can be exchanged with the Virtual Currency, so this method of obtaining Virtual Currency may not always be available to you. In addition, SEGA has no control over the pricing, payment and billing policies applicable to such purchases from third parties.
Virtual Items are digital items only with no “real world” cash or other value. Virtual Items may never be redeemed for "real world" money, goods or other items of monetary value from SEGA or any other party. Your right to use any Virtual Items that you obtain are limited to a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licenseable, revocable right to use such Virtual Goods and Virtual Currency solely for your personal entertainment and non-commercial use and for no other purpose. You agree that SEGA has no obligation to refund or otherwise compensate you for any Virtual Items for any reason, including due to the termination of your license or this Agreement, whether voluntary or involuntary. Except for the limited rights described herein, you have no property interest or right or title in or to any such Virtual Items, which remain the exclusive property of SEGA.
Except where explicitly authorised by SEGA, (i) transfers of Virtual Items are strictly prohibited (including between different products); (ii) you may not buy or sell any Virtual Items for "real world" money or otherwise exchange items for value; and (iii) SEGA does not recognise any such purported transfers of Virtual Items, nor the purported sale, gift or trade in the "real world" of anything that appears in the Product. Any attempt to do any of the foregoing is in violation of the terms of this Agreement will result in an automatic termination of your rights to use the Virtual Items and may result in a lifetime ban from the Product and/or possible legal action.
YOU AGREE THAT ALL SALES TO YOU OF VIRTUAL ITEMS ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN, EXCEPT IN SEGA'S SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION.
As stated above, the existence of a particular offer of Virtual Items is not a commitment by SEGA to maintain or continue to make the Virtual Items available in the future. The scope, variety and type of Virtual Items that you may obtain can change at any time. SEGA has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control, modify or eliminate such Virtual Items at any time as it sees fit in its sole discretion without notice, and SEGA will have no liability to you or anyone for the exercise of such rights.
12. INTERNATIONAL USE
Although the Product may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that the Product or related materials are appropriate or available for use in your location, and the Product may not be accessed from territories where the content is prohibited by local laws. Those who choose to access the Product from such locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Any offer and/or information made in connection with the Product is void where prohibited. Without limiting the foregoing, the Product may not be exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national resident of) any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By accessing and using the Products, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under control of, or a national resident of any such country or on any such list.
13. TERMINATION AND SURVIVABILITY OF TERMS
The Agreement set forth herein continues to remain in full force and effect until such time as terminated by either party. You agree and acknowledge that you are not entitled to any refund for any amounts which were paid to SEGA prior to any termination. You retain full discretion to discontinue use of the Product at any time, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Without prejudice to any other rights of SEGA, this Agreement shall terminate automatically if you fail to comply with its terms and conditions. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of the Product. The provisions of Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and the Modding Terms shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
Because SEGA would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, you agree that SEGA shall be entitled, without bond or other security or proof of damages, to take such action as may be required, including seeking an injunction and other equitable remedies, in addition to any other remedies available to it under the applicable law.
15. DATA PROTECTION NOTIFICATION
Questions, comments and requests regarding the data we collect are welcomed and should be addressed to SEGA Europe Limited, Customer Service Department, 27 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9BW, UK or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact our data protection officer at email@example.com.
15. LIMITED GAME SOFTWARE GUARANTEE
SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATION SET OUT BELOW, SEGA WARRANTS TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER OF THIS PRODUCT THAT THIS PRODUCT WILL PERFORM UNDER NORMAL USE SUBSTANTIALLY AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRODUCT AND/OR ITS ACCOMPANYING MANUAL OR OTHER MATERIALS, FOR A PERIOD OF NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST PURCHASE ("THE GUARANTEE"). THIS GUARANTEE GIVES YOU SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE STATUTORY OR OTHER RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL JURISDICTION, WHICH REMAIN UNAFFECTED.
THIS GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY IF THIS PRODUCT IS USED IN A BUSINESS OR COMMERICAL MANNER AND/OR IF ANY DEFECT OR FAULT RESULTS FROM YOUR (OR SOMEONE ACTING UNDER YOUR CONTROL OR AUTHORITY) FAULT, NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, ABUSE, VIRUS, MISUSE OR MODIFICATION OF THE PRODUCT AFTER PURCHASE.
IF YOU DISCOVER A PROBLEM WITH THIS PRODUCT WITHIN THE GUARANTEE PERIOD (INCLUDING A PROBLEM WITH THE ACTIVATION OF THE GAME SOFTWARE, USING KEY-CODES OR OTHERWISE), YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE RETAILER FROM WHERE YOU BOUGHT THE PRODUCT. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT AS YOU MAY BE ASKED TO PROVIDE THIS TO THE RETAILER. IF YOU DISCOVER A BUG OR ERROR IN THE PRODUCT, PLEASE CONTACT THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM AT SEGA (DETAILS SET OUT BELOW) AND INFORM THEM OF THE DIFFICULTY YOU ARE EXPERIENCING WITH THE PRODUCT. THE RETAILER OR SEGA WILL EITHER REPAIR OR REPLACE THE PRODUCT AT THEIR OPTION. ANY REPLACEMENT PRODUCT WILL BE GUARANTEED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE ORIGINAL GUARANTEE PERIOD OR NINETY (90) DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF THE REPLACEMENT PRODUCT, WHICHEVER IS LONGER. IF FOR ANY REASON THE PRODUCT CANNOT BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED, YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE AN AMOUNT UP TO THE PRICE YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT. THE FOREGOING (REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR THE PRICE YOU PAID FOR THE GAME SOFTWARE) IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET-OUT IN SECTION 8 OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE APPLICABLE TO THIS GUARANTEE.
17. OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE AND THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
THE GAME SOFTWARE INCLUDES AND/OR USES OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (“OSS”) AND THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE (“TPS”). YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY LICENCE TERMS AS RESTRICTIVE AS THOSE CONTAINED HEREIN IN RESPECT OF THE OSS AND TPS CONTAINED IN THE SOFTWARE.
18. TECHNICAL PROTECTION MEASURES
This Product may be protected by anti-cheat/hacking software and/or Denuvo Anti-Tamper Protection Technology (“Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology”). If such technology is used, you hereby acknowledge and agree to the following regarding the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology:
the installation of the Product will cause the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology to be installed on your device;
the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology may limit the number of installations of the Product;
the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology may install on your device additional components required for copy protection;
during the installation and/or the first launch of the Product, an online connection may be required to activate the Product and the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology; and
certain files of the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology may remain even after the Product is uninstalled from your device.
In no event shall SEGA be liable to you in connection with the components that may be installed on your device relating to the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology.
If you disable or otherwise tamper with the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Technology, the Product may not operate properly and you are in material breach of this Agreement.
19. FOR RESIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA – BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
This Section 19 applies to you if reside in or acquired and use the Product in the United States or Canada.
Binding Arbitration: You and SEGA (each a “party” for purposes of this Section, and collectively “the parties”) agree that all claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement (including its interpretation, formation, performance and breach), our relationship with each other, or your use of the Product shall be finally settled solely by binding arbitration unless the claim is within the exceptions described below. THIS AGREEMENT MEANS THAT YOU AND SEGA AGREE TO NOT HAVE SUCH CLAIMS RESOLVED IN A TRIAL BY A JUDGE OR JURY. This agreement applies to all kinds of claims, including legal, equitable, or statutory claims, under any legal theory. It also applies even after you stop using or delete, destroy, or otherwise no longer possess the Product. If you or SEGA brings a claim in court that is subject to arbitration under this section, either party can ask the court to order the parties to resolve the claim by arbitration. The arbitrator, and not a court, shall have the exclusive authority to decide whether any portion of this section is valid or enforcement, or whether it applies to a claim.
An arbitration proceeding shall be held before a neutral arbitrator and not a judge or a jury, so you and SEGA agree to give up the right to a trial before a judge or jury. An arbitration proceeding has different rules than a lawsuit in a court. For example, arbitration is less formal and usually provides for more limited information sharing between the parties in the process called discovery. After the arbitrator decides the outcome, that decision will be final and you or SEGA will generally not be able to change the outcome in a court.
This arbitration provision is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”) shall apply to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, and formation of this Agreement notwithstanding any other choice of law provision contained in this Agreement.
You and SEGA agree that the arbitration will be administered by JAMS in accordance with the provisions of its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules or Streamlined Arbitrations Rules, as appropriate, excluding any rules or procedures governing or permitting class actions. But if there is a conflict between this Agreement and the JAMS rules, then we will follow this Agreement. The JAMS Rules governing the arbitration may be accessed at http://www.jamsadr.com/ or by calling JAMS at (800) 352-5267. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules, but shall not incorporate the JAMS Class Action Procedures, and to the extent applicable, the Consumer Minimum Standards, including the then-current limit on arbitration filing fees. If the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds the cost of filing a lawsuit, SEGA will pay the additional cost. The parties understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation. Each party will pay its own attorneys’ fees and costs unless the claims allow for to the prevailing party to recover attorneys’ fees and costs, in which case the arbitrator may award them under the applicable law. If either party unsuccessfully challenges the validity of the arbitrator’s decision or award through a subsequent court case, the unsuccessful party shall pay the opposing party’s costs and attorneys’ fees associated with the challenge.
Location: The arbitration will take place in Los Angeles County, California or in the county or province where you reside. You and SEGA agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any federal or state court in Los Angeles County, California, in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
Class Action Waiver: The parties further agree that any arbitration or court proceeding shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. As a result:
YOU CANNOT BRING A CLAIM AGAINST SEGA AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN A CLASS ACTION OR ANY OTHER COLLECTIVE, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION.
AN ARBITRATOR CANNOT COMBINE YOUR CLAIMS AGAINST SEGA WITH ANY OTHER PERSON’S CLAIMS AGAINST SEGA INTO A SINGLE CASE.
If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then Section 19 shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate: We agree that we each will still have the right to go to court to resolve the following claims:
Claims about SEGA’s intellectual property (for example, trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights or patents).
Claims related to piracy or tortious interference.
Claims that are not subject to an arbitration agreement as a matter of law and are not preempted by federal law that would allow for an agreement to arbitrate.
Claims in small claims court.
Any dispute not subject to arbitration under these exceptions shall be resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction subject to the venue requirements described in Section 20.
30 Day Right to Opt Out: You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth in Section 19 by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to the following address: SEGA, 6400 Oak Canyon, Suite 100; Irvine, CA 92618; Attn. Legal & Business Affairs Department. The notice must include the following information:
Your full name.
The name of Product you purchased and the date you purchased it or, if no purchase was made, the date that you first accessed or used the Product.
All usernames or identifiers you use to access or use the Product, if any.
The notice must be sent within 30 days of purchasing the Product (or if no purchase was made, then within 30 days of the date on which you first access or use the Product and agree to these terms); otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with this section. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, SEGA also will not be bound by them.
This Agreement represents the complete agreement between you and SEGA concerning the Product and supersedes all prior agreements and representations, warranties or understandings between you and SEGA (whether negligently or innocently made but excluding those made fraudulently), regarding the same subject matter.
If any part of the Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty, disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of the Agreement or related rights shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
SEGA may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time. Notwithstanding, you may not assign, transfer or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under the Agreement without SEGA’s express prior written consent.
SEGA’s performance of the Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in the Agreement is in derogation of SEGA’s right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Product or information provided to or gathered by SEGA with respect to such use. In addition to any excuse provided by applicable law, we shall be excused from liability for non-delivery or delay in delivery of the Product arising from any event beyond our reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable by either party, including but not limited to, labour disturbance, war, terrorism, fire, denial of service attack, internet outages, accident, adverse weather, inability to secure transportation, governmental act or regulation, and other causes or events beyond our reasonable control, whether or not similar to those which are enumerated above.
Nothing in this Agreement gives or claims to give to any third party any benefit or right to enforce any term of this Agreement, and the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (as amended or modified from time to time) are expressly excluded.
The parties agree that all correspondence relating to this Agreement shall be written in the English language.
This Agreement and any dispute arising out of or relates to it shall be construed under laws of England and Wales, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. If you reside in or purchased and use the Product in the United States or Canada any dispute arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California of the United States of America without regard to conflict of law provisions. If you are a resident of the United States or Canada, the United States Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of the agreement to arbitrate and class action waiver provisions of Section 19.
You may contact SEGA at the following address:
SEGA Europe Limited
Customer Service Department
27 Great West Road
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, THE EXAMPLE COMPANIES, ORGANISATIONS, PRODUCTS, PEOPLE AND EVENTS DEPICTED IN THE PRODUCT ARE FICTITIOUS AND NO ASSOCIATION WITH ANY REAL COMPANY, ORGANISATION, PRODUCT, PERSON OR EVENT IS INTENDED OR SHOULD BE INFERRED.
BY CONTINUING TO USE THE PRODUCT, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE FOREGOING AGREEMENT AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCT IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE AGREEMENT.
OPEN DEV AND CLOSED BETA END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT
In addition to the SEGA EULA terms set out above this section applies to Open Dev and Closed BETA versions of the game, for the purpose of evaluating the video game. For the avoidance of doubt, the terms of the SEGA EULA shall apply IN ADDITION to the Open Dev and Closed Beta EULA terms set out below.
BEFORE DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE SEGA EULA IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FOLLOWING OPEN DEV AND CLOSED BETA EULA (“COMBINED EULA”). BY DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, ACCPET AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS COMBINED EULA, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ("CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION") BY SEGA CORPORATION OF 1-1-1 NISHI-SHINAGAWA, SHINAGAWA-KU, TOKYO, 141-0033, JAPAN AND ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES (COLLECTIVELY, “SEGA” OR “WE”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE COMBINED EULA, DO NOT INSTALL OR DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE OR PROMPTLY DELETE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM.
You have been invited to participate in a closed beta testing environment for the sole purpose of evaluating certain video games (the “Game”) and identifying bugs (the “Closed BETA”). Nothing in this Combined EULA, shall be interpreted as granting you any rights or privileges of any kind with respect to the Closed BETA. The Game is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and SEGA makes no warranty to you of any kind, express or implied.
This pre-release version of the Game and any software programs or files that are provided to you (via on-line transmission or otherwise) including to 'patch,' or 'update’ (collectively, “Software”), as well as any on-line or electronic documentation (the "Documentation"), and any and all copies and derivative works of such Software are the copyrighted work of SEGA. All use of the Game and Software is governed by the terms of this Combined EULA. The Game is distributed solely for use by authorised individuals who have received prior authorisation for purposes of testing the Game in accordance with the terms of this Combined EULA ("Testers" or “You”). Any use, reproduction or redistribution of the Game not expressly authorised by the terms of this Combined EULA is expressly prohibited.
Only Testers are permitted to participate in the Closed BETA, and anyone without such authorisation is not eligible to enter into this Combined EULA. In consideration of SEGA's authorisation for You to participate in the Closed BETA, You agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:
1. Agreement and Conditions of Use.
You must accept this Combined EULA in order to access and play the Game.
This Game may not be appropriate for children under a certain age. Where possible, SEGA shall provide an indication of the appropriate age based on the content contained within the Game using a games rating. The games rating is a guideline only and SEGA shall not be liable in the event that you deem such material to be inappropriate for the age rating in all the circumstances.
2. Grant of a Limited Use License.
SEGA hereby grants, and by installing the Game and Software You thereby accept, a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license and right to install and use one (1) copy of the Game and Software for Your personal use on Your computing device or hardware which You own or which is under Your personal control.
3. Operation of Closed BETA
When playing the Software, You may accumulate points, equipment, or other value or status indicators. This data may be reset at any time during the testing process, and it may be reset when the particular Software build, patch or update completes the testing phase;
By opting in to the Closed BETA, You agree that: (i) participation in the Closed BETA is at Your own risk and that You know that the Software, and/or Closed BETA materials may include known or unknown bugs, (ii) any value or status indicators that You achieve through game play may be erased at any time, (iii) SEGA has no obligation to make the Software available for play without charge for any period of time, nor to make them available at all, and (iv) this Combined EULA will apply to Your use of the Software during the beta testing phase;
As part of the Closed BETA, You may become privy to certain Confidential Information regarding the Software. This Confidential Information shall be held in strict confidence and shall not be disseminated or disclosed to any third party without the express written consent of SEGA. You may also be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement which shall be incorporated into the terms of this Combined EULA. Disclosure of this Confidential Information without the express written consent of SEGA shall result in immediate termination of this Combined EULA ending Your participation in the Closed BETA and shall also be a breach of the non-disclosure agreement. SEGA shall be entitled to pursue all remedies available under Section 14 of the SEGA EULA set out above in this event;
The Software may contain functions for collecting and tracking information related to Testers’ use of the Software. You acknowledge that SEGA does and may collect data derived from Your playing of the Game and Software and SEGA reserves the right to compile, save, use and analyse such information. The collection and storage or the above data and game play is solely for the purposes of facilitating the existing functionality of the Game, assisting SEGA in assessing improvements to it and other games based on general playing patterns and for digital management purposes;
Tester accounts (including but not limited to any key codes provided to allow access to the Game) are non-transferable under any circumstances; and
As part of the Closed BETA, You may be asked to provide suggestions, comments, requests for noticeable bugs and other feedback with respect to the Software (“Feedback”). You hereby grant SEGA the worldwide, exclusive, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up right to: (i) make, have made, use, copy, modify, and create derivative works of the Feedback as part of any SEGA product, technology, service, specification or documentation; (ii) publicly perform or display, import, broadcast, transmit, distribute, license, offer to sell and sell, rent, lease or lend copies of the Feedback identifying You or Your User name as the contributor of the Feedback (and derivative works thereof and improvements thereon); and (iii) sublicense to third parties the foregoing rights, including the right to sublicense to further third parties.
4. Responsibilities of Tester.
Subject to the Grant of License herein, You may not, in whole or in part, copy, reproduce, translate, reverse engineer, derive source code, modify, disassemble, decompile, or create derivative works based on the Software, or remove any proprietary notices on or in the Software. Failure to comply with the restrictions and limitations contained in this Section 4 shall result in the immediate, automatic termination of the license granted hereunder and may subject You to civil and/or criminal penalties.
You agree that You shall not, under any circumstances:
(i) sell, grant a security interest in or transfer reproductions of the Software to other parties in any way not expressly authorised herein, nor shall You rent, lease or license the Software;
(ii) transfer, sell or disclose to any person or entity other than SEGA any CD-key, serial number, activation code, or other unique identifier or means of authentication provided to You by SEGA;
(iii) exploit the Game, or any of its parts, including but not limited to the Software, for any commercial purpose including, but not limited to, use at a cyber café, computer gaming center or any other location-based site;
(iv) host, provide or develop matchmaking services for the Game or intercept, emulate or redirect the communication protocols used by SEGA in any way, including without limitation through protocol emulation, tunneling, packet sniffing, modifying or adding components to the Game, use of a utility program or any other techniques now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose including, but not limited to unauthorised network play over the Internet, network play utilising commercial or non-commercial gaming networks or as part of content aggregation networks; or
(v) create or maintain, under any circumstance, any unauthorised connections to the Game or the Software. All connections to the Game, whether created by the Software or by other tools and utilities, may only be made through methods and means expressly approved by SEGA and/or its third party licensors with respect to the Game (if any). Under no circumstances may You connect, or create tools that allow You or others to connect, to the Game's interface or interfaces other than those expressly provided for public use.
You agree that any unauthorised use or disclosure of the Confidential Information shall cause SEGA irreparable harm for which its remedies at law would be inadequate. Accordingly, You agree that SEGA, in addition to any other available remedies, shall have the right to an immediate injunction and other equitable relief enjoining any breach or threatened breach of this Agreement, You shall notify SEGA in writing immediately if You have reason to believe that any person who has had access to the Confidential Information has violated or intends to violate the terms of this Agreement or otherwise disclose any of the Confidential Information in violation of the terms hereof. Any and all remedies herein expressly conferred upon SEGA will be deemed cumulative with and not exclusive of any other remedy conferred hereby, or by law or equity, and the exercise by SEGA of any one remedy will not preclude the exercise of any other remedy.
5. Term of the Open Dev and/or Closed BETA.
The Game is an 'on-line' game that allows You to play the Game over the internet. SEGA may, at any time and in its sole discretion, terminate this Combined EULA and/or discontinue the operation or provision of the Game, or any online features or components, with or without notice. In any case, this Combined EULA will terminate immediately upon the end of the Open Dev. For the avoidance of doubt, all of the terms contained in the SEGA EULA shall continue to apply.
This Combined EULA is effective until terminated, for the avoidance of doubt, all of the terms contained in the SEGA EULA shall continue to apply. You may terminate this Combined EULA at any time by: (i) removing the Software from Your hard drive; and (ii) notifying SEGA of Your intention to terminate this Combined EULA. SEGA may terminate this Combined EULA at its sole discretion for any reason or no reason. In such event, You must immediately destroy the Game and remove the Software from Your hard drive. Upon termination of this Combined EULA for any reason, all licenses granted herein shall immediately terminate.
7. Patches and Updates.
SEGA may deploy or provide patches, updates and modifications to the Software that must be installed for the user to continue to play the Game. SEGA may update the Software remotely, including without limitation the Software residing on the user's machine, without the knowledge or consent of the user, and You hereby grant to SEGA Your consent to deploy and apply such patches, updates and modifications to the Game.
8. Open Source Software.
The Game Software includes AND/OR USES open source software (“OSS”) and Third Party Software (“TPS”). You agree to be bound by those licence terms in respect of the OSS and TPS contained in the Software.
Where possible, SEGA encourages its users to express their creativity and enhance the experience of certain games through the creation of modifications (including but not limited to new items, weapons, characters, models, textures, levels, story lines, music and game modes) for use with the Product (“Mod” or “Mods”). In order to protect SEGA, the Product, any third-party licensors that have licensed intellectual property to SEGA for use in the Product, and users that create Mods, the following terms apply (“Modding Terms”). Please review these rules carefully before you create, share, distribute, use or otherwise exploit any Mods.
Please note that SEGA prohibits the creation of Mods for certain games. This may be due to third party licensing issues which prevent SEGA from allowing its users to create Mods. In such instances, you shall not be entitled to create Mods for that Product and the Modding Terms shall not apply.
You can find out which Products allow for the creation of Mods by visiting the applicable Modding Page (as defined below). If you are unsure as to whether the creation of Mods is prohibited for your Product, please contact SEGA’s Customer Service Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that laws in your respective jurisdiction may require that you are of a certain age in order to enter into legally binding arrangements such as the Modding Terms. In the event that you are under the required age, you may not create any Mods, unless your parent or legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these terms. The licence we provide to you to create and use Mods with the Product may be revoked if you breach the Modding Terms.
You acknowledge that you shall have no ownership or other proprietary interest in the Product and/or any Mods which you create, except as expressly stated herein. Any Mods that you create shall belong to you only insofar as the Mod contains your original creative work. You acknowledge and agree that all right, title and interest in any elements of the Mod which represent, comprise, derive or are based upon any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Product (including but not limited to any computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogs, catch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, images, animation, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects or text), including without limitation copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual properties therein and/or related thereto, whether or not registered or registrable, are owned by, or for the benefit of SEGA and its licensors.
You shall not be entitled to any compensation for the creation of Mods except as part of a separate express agreement between you and SEGA. You also agree that SEGA may use the Mod in any manner it deems appropriate.
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of the SEGA EULA and the Modding Terms, SEGA hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited, fully revocable right and licence to install, access and use the in-game modding tools, any graphical assets and/or other related tools provided by SEGA (“Modding Tools”) solely and exclusively to create Mods for use with the Product and to publish those Mods on the applicable SEGA approved third party Modding webpage for the Product (“Modding Libraries”). Please note that certain Modding Libraries may be owned and operated by third parties such as Valve (https://store.steampowered.com/), EPIC (https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/) and mod.io https://mod.io/ (collectively, the “Third Party Platforms”) and may be subject to additional terms and conditions published by those Third Party Platforms. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Modding Tools is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any obligations, damages or losses which arise from your registration, access and use of the Modding Tools.
You agree to use the Modding Tools to create Mods in a manner that is consistent with this Agreement, and with any additional terms and conditions published by the Third Party Platforms, including an agreement that you shall not sell, rent, lease, licence, distribute or otherwise transfer or exploit the Modding Tools and/or Mods or any copies thereof, for commercial gain or otherwise, except as permitted by this Agreement and/or the Third Party Platforms. A breach of the provisions of this licence shall constitute a material breach which has the effect of terminating the SEGA EULA (including the Modding Terms) and which may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
In consideration of the above grant of rights, you hereby grant SEGA, its affiliates, its licensors and any Third Party Platforms all the necessary consents, clearances and an irrevocable, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual licence and right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, display, distribute or otherwise exploit any Mod which is uploaded to the Modding Libraries in any way SEGA and/or any Third Party Platforms see fit for use with the Product. You waive and agree never to assert against SEGA or its affiliates, licensors, or the Third Party Platforms any moral rights or similar rights, however designated, that you may have in or to any Mods.
3. CONTENT RESTRICTIONS
Any element which you include in your Mod (except for the Modding Tools) must be your own original work created by you or you must have obtained the necessary permissions to use such materials. You are responsible for the content of any Mods which you create and publish on the Modding Libraries and shall warrant and represent to SEGA and any Third Party Platform that your Mods do not contain:
any materials which are discriminatory, racist, obscene, libelous, offensive, illegal, defamatory, inappropriate, invasive, or likely to adversely affect the reputation or goodwill of SEGA and/or its licensors;
any resemblance to any recognisable third party brand, character or personality, including but not limited to any trademark, logos or third party assets except for those assets provided to you by SEGA within the Modding Tools as necessary for the creation of the Mod for use with the Product;
any assets from other games published by SEGA and its affiliates or any other third party without permission, where such use constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights;
any materials which do not comply with any additional instructions provided to you by SEGA and/or the Third Party Platforms as published on the Modding Libraries or within the Modding Tools, which may be updated by SEGA and/or the Third Party Platforms from time to time;
any malicious code, including viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted data, or other content that contains malicious code or in any way damages or interfere with the operation of the Product.
SEGA does not pre-vet or monitor any Mods which are uploaded to the Modding Libraries and does not monitor, endorse or approve any Mods. You are solely responsible for your Mod and may be held liable for any Mod which you create and upload to the Modding Libraries. SEGA and the Third Party Platforms reserve the right, in their sole and final discretion, to remove, disable, block, edit or move any Mods from the Modding Libraries for any reason in its sole discretion including if SEGA determines the Mods violates this Agreement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SEGA does not assume any responsibility or liability for the Mods or for removal of Mods, or any failure or delay in removing such Mods.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold SEGA and its parent companies, affiliates, licensors, licensees, contractors, officers, directors, employees, agents and the Third Party Platforms harmless from any damages, losses, cost and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising directly or indirectly from any acts and omissions associated with the use of any Mod which you create and publish, including but not limited to any allegation that the Mod violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party, or any other violation of these terms.
5. OUR LIABILITY
WE PROVIDE THE PRODUCT, THE MODDING TOOLS AND ANY MODS ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH SEGA IS TO STOP USING THE PRODUCT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE MODDING TOOLS AND/OR ANY MODS). IN NO EVENT SHALL SEGA AND ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE PRODUCT, THE MODDING TOOLS AND ANY MODS. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, FRAUD AND/OR CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, THE LIABILITY OF SEGA AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
SEGA and the Third Party Platforms reserve the right to suspend access to, or terminate the licence for, any Mods, Modding Tools and the Modding Libraries at any time for any reason. If you commit any breach of clauses 2 and 3 of the Modding Terms, your licence to use the Product, the Modding Tools and/or any Mods shall automatically terminate, without notice. Your grant of the licence to SEGA to use any Mods which you create and publish to the Modding Libraries shall survive termination.
Because SEGA would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, you agree that SEGA shall be entitled to take such action as may be required, including seeking an injunction and other equitable remedies, in addition to any other remedies available to it under the applicable law.
This Agreement represents the complete agreement between you and SEGA concerning Mods and the Modding Tools and supersedes all prior agreements and representations, warranties or understandings between you and SEGA (whether negligently or innocently made but excluding those made fraudulently), regarding the same subject matter. SEGA reserves the right to amend or modify these terms at any time, in any manner, without any liability to SEGA and at SEGA’s sole discretion. Any amendment or modification to these terms shall be made available at http://www.sega.co.uk/EULA.