END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
League of Legends is a free-to-play computer game developed by Riot Games and locally published by Garena. In this agreement, "Garena" means Garena Philippines, Inc., and its other subsidiaries and affiliates; "you" and "your" mean the user of the computer on which the Game will be or has been installed. All portions of this End User License Agreement are valid regardless of which entity of Garena is providing the Game to you.
PLEASE READ THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (THIS "EULA" OR "LICENSE AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY. BY INSTALLING THE GAME CLIENT SOFTWARE (THE "SOFTWARE"), YOU AGREE THAT THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN CONTRACT SIGNED BY YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, DO NOT COMPLETE INSTALLATION OF THE SOFTWARE. BY ENTERING INTO THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AN ADULT AND HAVE THE LEGAL CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT IN THE JURISDICTION WHERE YOU RESIDE.
I. LIMITED USE LICENSE
Subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement and your agreement therewith, Garena hereby grants to you and you hereby accept a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to internally install and execute solely as a component of the Game (i) the Software and related explanatory materials ("Documentation"); and (ii) any Software upgrades, patches, subsequent versions, and updates (collectively, "Updates") licensed to you by Garena. The Software and the Game are provided for your individual, non-commercial, entertainment purposes only. Except as may be expressly permitted by Garena, you may not sell, copy, exchange, transfer, publish, assign or otherwise distribute anything you copy or derive from the Software or the Game.
III. ADDITIONAL LICENSE LIMITATIONS
The limited license granted to you in Section I is subject to the additional limitations set forth below in this Section III. Any use of the Software in violation of the license limitations set forth below is an unauthorized use of the Software outside of the license granted to you in Section I, and will be regarded as an infringement of the copyrights Garena holds in and to the Software and the Game. You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
A. Sell, lease, rent, loan or otherwise transfer the Software, or grant a security interest in or transfer reproductions of the Software or the Game, to a third party;IV. OWNERSHIP
B. Copy, photocopy, reproduce, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, derive source code from, or disassemble, in whole or in part, the Software or the Game, or create derivative works based on the Game, except that you are authorized to (i) make one (1) copy of the Software and the Documentation for personal archival purposes only; and (ii) use third party image and video capture software to capture the output of the Software as audio, video and/or still image files for personal, not for profit use pursuant to the Terms of Service;
C. Modify or cause to be modified any files that are part of the Software in any way not expressly authorized by Garena;
D. Make use of, or cause any other person or entity to make use of, the Software or the Game for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to (i) participating in the Game in exchange for payment (e.g. "leveling services"); or (ii) selling in-Game items outside of the Game, or selling Game Accounts, except such transactions as may be authorized by Garena and conducted via services provided by Garena; shared ownership or use of a Game Account by more than one user; or
E. Use any unauthorized third-party programs that interact with the Software in any way, including but not limited to, "mods," "hacks," "cheats," "scripts," "bots," "trainers," or automation programs, or any third-party programs that intercept, emulate or redirect any communication between the Software and Garena, or that collect information about the Game by reading areas of memory used by the Software to store information about the Game.
All rights and title in and to the Software and the Game, and all content included therein (including, without limitation, Accounts, computer code, titles, objects, artifacts, characters, character names, locations, location names, stories, story lines, dialog, catch phrases, artwork, graphics, structural or landscape designs, animations, sounds, musical compositions and recordings, Riot Points, audio-visual works, character likenesses, and methods of operation) are owned by Garena or its licensors. The Software and the Game and all content therein are protected by the Philippines and other international intellectual property laws. Garena and its licensors reserve all rights in connection with the Software and the Game, including, without limitation, the exclusive right to create derivative works therefrom, and you agree that you will not create any work of authorship based on the Game except as expressly permitted by Garena. You acknowledge and agree that you have no interest, monetary or otherwise, in any feature or content contained in the Game. You further acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your Account, and you acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to the Account are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of Garena. Please see the Terms of Servicefor a complete espousal of all of Garena ownership rights.
V. CODE OF CONDUCT
While using the Software and playing the Game, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You also agree to comply with certain additional rules that govern your use of the Game (the "Code of Conduct"). The Code of Conduct is not meant to be exhaustive, and Garena reserves the right to modify this Code of Conduct at any time, as well as take any appropriate disciplinary measures including but not limited to Account suspension, termination and deletion to protect the integrity and spirit of the Game, regardless of whether a specific behavior is listed here as prohibited. In addition to this Code of Conduct, please see the Summoner's Code for additional guidance on exemplary game-play behavior. The following are examples of behavior that warrant disciplinary measures:
A. Impersonating any person, business, or entity, including an employee of Garena, or communicating in any way that makes it appear that the communication originates from Garena. The use of GG. and/or GM tags on Summoner names are exclusive to Garena Game Masters and employees. VI. CONSENT TO MONITORING
B. Posting identifying information about yourself, or any other user, in the Game;
C. Harassing, stalking, or threatening any other users in the Game;
D. Removing, altering or concealing any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights notices of Garena contained in the Game. You also may not transmit content that violates or infringes the rights of others, including without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity, or other proprietary rights;
E. Transmitting or communicating any content which, in the sole and exclusive discretion of Garena, is deemed offensive, including, but not limited to, language that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
F. Transmitting or facilitating the transmission of any content that contains a virus, corrupted data, trojan horse, bot keystroke logger, worm, time bomb, cancelbot or other computer programming routines that are intended to and/or actually damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or mine, scrape or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
G. Spamming chat, whether for personal or commercial purposes, by disrupting the flow of conversation with repeated postings of a similar nature;
H. Participating in any action which, in the sole and exclusive judgment of Garena, "exploits" an undocumented aspect of the Game in order to secure an unfair advantage over other users;
I. Participating in any action which, in the sole and exclusive judgment of Garena, defrauds any other user of the Game, including, but not limited to, by "scamming" or "social engineering;"
J. Accessing or attempting to access areas of the Game or Game servers that have not been made available to the public;
K. Logging out, disconnecting or exiting the Game during live game-play. The automated "Leaverbuster" system tracks this data and may issue temporary bans to users who frequently leave during live game-play. The length of the temporary ban will increase over time if a particular Account continues to leave during live game-play;
L. Selecting a Summoner name that is falsely indicative of an association with Garena, contains personally identifying information, infringes on the proprietary rights of third parties, or that is offensive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable. You may not use a misspelling or an alternative spelling to circumvent this restriction on Summoner name choices. Furthermore, you may not use existing clan tags of known or listed clans without the consent of the Clan leader. Garena may modify any name which, in the sole and exclusive judgment of Garena, violates this provision without further notification to you, and may take further disciplinary measures, including Account suspension or termination, for repeated violations.
When you are using the Software, the Software may monitor your computer's random access memory (RAM) for unauthorized third party programs prohibited by Section III.E that interact with the Software and/or the Game. In the event that the Software detects such an unauthorized third party program, information may be communicated back to Garena, including the name of your Account, your internet protocol (IP) address, details about the unauthorized third party program detected, and the time and date that the unauthorized third party program was detected, along with the hardware specs and performance characteristics of your computer, with or without additional notice to you. No other information about you or your computer will be communicated to Garena with the Software. If the Software detects the use of an unauthorized third party program, your access to the Game may be terminated with or without additional notice to you.
VII. UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS
A. The Software and the Game. Garena may provide Updates to the Software that must be installed for you to continue to play the Game. Each time you launch the Software to play the Game, you hereby give your consent to Garena to remotely install any Updates to the Software that resides on your computer, with or without additional notification to you.
B. License Agreement. Garena reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to revise, update, change, modify, add to, supplement, or delete certain terms of this License Agreement as the Game and the law evolve; provided, however, that material changes to this License Agreement will not be applied retroactively. Such changes will be effective with or without prior notice to you. You are responsible for checking this License Agreement periodically for changes. If any future changes to this License Agreement are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in agreement or compliance with this License Agreement, you may terminate this License Agreement in accordance with Section IX and must immediately stop playing the Game and uninstall the Software. Your continued use of the Game following any revision to this License Agreement constitutes your complete and irrevocable acceptance of any and all such changes.
VIII. TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT
This License Agreement is effective until terminated. You may terminate this License Agreement at any time by notifying Garena of your intention to terminate. Garena may terminate this License Agreement at any time, for any reason or no reason. Upon termination, whether by you or Garena, the license granted to you in Section I shall immediately terminate, and you must immediately and permanently remove the Software from your computer's permanent memory and destroy any and all copies of the Software that may be in your possession.
IX. TERMINATION OF GAME SERVICE
The Game is an "on-line" game that must be played over the internet through a service provided by or on behalf of Garena. You acknowledge and agree that Garena, in its sole and absolute discretion, may stop providing support for or access to the Game at any time, for any reason or no reason. You also agree that Garena may change, modify, suspend, "nerf," discontinue, or restrict your access to any features or parts of the Game at any time without notice or liability to you. You acknowledge that you have no interest, monetary or otherwise, in any feature of or content in the Software or the Game.
X. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
THE GAME (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE SOFTWARE AND THE DOCUMENTATION) IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GARENA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHICH MIGHT APPLY TO THE GAME OR THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE GAME AND/OR THE SOFTWARE. GARENA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE GAME AND/OR THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SOFTWARE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELECTING THE GAME AND/OR THE SOFTWARE TO ACHIEVE YOUR INTENDED RESULTS, AND FOR THE INSTALLATION OF, USE OF, AND RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE GAME AND THE SOFTWARE.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS GARENA FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LAWSUITS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIABILITIES AND COSTS (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISE OR RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE GAME AND/OR THE SOFTWARE, OR ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. Garena reserves the right, at its own expense and in its sole and absolute discretion, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Garena in asserting any available defenses.
XII. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL GARENA BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOOD WILL, OR LOST PROFITS), OR ANY DAMAGES FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES) ARISING FROM YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE SOFTWARE AND/OR THE GAME, EVEN IF GARENA KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, GARENA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PLAYER CHARACTERS, VIRTUAL GOODS (E.G., WEAPONS, SPELLS, ARMOR, SKINS, ETC.) OR VIRTUAL CURRENCY, RIOT POINTS, ACCOUNTS, STATISTICS, OR USER STANDINGS, RANKS, OR PROFILE INFORMATION STORED BY THE GAME. GARENA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INTERRUPTIONS OF SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ISP DISRUPTIONS, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE FAILURES, OR ANY OTHER EVENT WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF DATA OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL GARENA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF ANY AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO GARENA FOR GAME-RELATED TRANSACTIONS, IF ANY, DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE TIME YOUR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE.
XIII. EQUITABLE REMEDIES
You hereby acknowledge and agree that Garena would suffer irreparable harm if this License Agreement were not specifically enforced. Consequently, in addition to such monetary and other relief as may be recoverable at law, you agree that Garena shall be entitled to specific performance or other injunctive relief, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, as remedy for any breach or threatened breach of this License Agreement. Additionally, in the event any legal or administrative action or proceeding is brought by either party in connection with this License Agreement and consistent with Section XV below, the prevailing party in such action or proceeding shall be entitled to recover from the other party all the costs, attorneys' fees and other expenses incurred by such prevailing party as the result of the action or proceeding.
XIV. NEGOTIATIONS AND COURT PROCEEDINGS
A. Negotiations. Disputes can be expensive and time consuming for both parties. In an effort to accelerate resolution and reduce the cost of any dispute or claim related to this License Agreement ("Claim"), you and Garena agree to first attempt to informally negotiate any Claim for at least thirty (30) days (except those Claims expressly excluded in Section XV.B below) before initiating any court proceeding or other administrative action. Negotiations will begin upon written notice from one party to the other. Garena will send its notice to the email address associated with your Account. You will send your notice to Garena Philippines, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this informal resolution procedure does not suspend any statutory limitation periods applicable to the bringing of a Claim.
B. Exceptions to Negotiations. You and Garena agree that the provisions above regarding negotiations will not apply to the following Claims: (i) any Claims relating to the enforcement, protection of, or concerning the validity of any of your or Garena's intellectual property rights; (ii) any Claims related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy or unauthorized use; and (iii) any claim for injunctive relief. You further agree not to bring Claims on a representative or class member basis, or as a private attorney general.
C. Governing Law. This License Agreement shall be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded.
YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AND AGREE THAT BY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE AND PLAYING THE GAME, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT.