LAST REVISED: September 26, 2018
Use of the Site
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Limited License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Blizzard grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license, to access and use this Site for your personal use only. Such license is subject to this Agreement and does not include: (a) any commercial use of the Site or the Materials therein; (b) the distribution, public performance, public display, making publicly available, or other unauthorized exploitation of any Materials; (c) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site or the Materials, or any portion thereof; (d) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (f) any use of the Site or the Materials other than for their intended purposes. Any use of the Site or the Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Blizzard, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. Blizzard may revoke this license at any time.
User Conduct. Your use of the Site, including the forums made available on the Site, is strictly subject to your compliance with Blizzard’s Code of Conduct (“Code of Conduct”), which is available for your review here. While the Code of Conduct describes certain actions Blizzard may take against your account for failure to comply with the Code of Conduct, such descriptions are not exclusive or exhaustive, and are intended primarily for informational purposes. Please be aware that your failure to abide by the Code of Conduct at all times shall constitute a violation of this Agreement, and may terminate your license to access or use the Site.
Blizzard reserves all rights in and to the Materials not expressly granted herein. Subject to Blizzard’s policies governing the use of its intellectual property, as applicable, you may not: (i) use or transmit any Materials on or to any other Web site or network; (ii) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works based on any Materials; (iii) reproduce any Materials other than as specified above; (iv) distribute, license, rent, sell, lease or otherwise transfer any Materials; or (v) remove, obscure or alter any notice of copyright or other proprietary notices present on or in any Materials.
You represent, warrant and covenant that: (i) you will comply with all applicable laws, regulations and orders of any governmental authority in your use of this Site and the Materials (including, without limitation, all export control laws, regulations, and orders); (ii) you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any country to which export of any Materials is prohibited by U.S. law, regulation or order; and (iii) you will not upload or otherwise transmit to this Site any software or other materials that: (a) contain any viruses or other harmful code; (b) violate, misappropriate or infringe any patent, copyright, trademark, trade name, trade dress, trade secret, right of publicity, right of privacy, moral right, right of attribution or integrity or any other intellectual property right or proprietary right (collectively, "Proprietary Rights") of any person or entity; or (c) contain any material that is libelous, defamatory or portrays any person in a false light.
All right, title and interest in and to this Site, the Materials and all associated Proprietary Rights are owned by Blizzard or its licensors, and no ownership of any of the foregoing items is transferred to you by virtue of this Agreement or Blizzard's permitting you to use the Site.
While Blizzard welcomes your comments and feedback regarding its products and services, Blizzard does not accept or consider any materials for use in any of its products or services which have not been specifically requested by Blizzard. In the event that you post or upload any content to the Site (“User Content”), including but not limited to Blizzard’s forums, you understand and agree to the following terms:
You hereby grant to Blizzard a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, fully paid up, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, right and license to exploit the User Content and all elements thereof, in any and all media, formats and forms, known now or hereafter devised. Blizzard shall have the unlimited right to copy, reproduce, fix, modify, adapt, translate, reformat, prepare derivatives, add to and delete from, rearrange and transpose, manufacture, publish, distribute, sell, license, sublicense, transfer, rent, lease, transmit, publicly display, make publicly available, publicly perform, provide access to, broadcast, and practice the User Content as well as all modified and derivative works thereof and any and all elements contained therein, and use or incorporate a portion or portions of the User Content or the elements thereof in conjunction with or into any other material. In the event you upload or otherwise transmit to Blizzard any concepts, ideas, or feedback relating to Blizzard’s products or services, you shall not be entitled to any compensation for any such submission, unless expressly agreed between you and Blizzard, and Blizzard may freely use any such submission in any manner it deems appropriate. Any such submission by you shall not create any contractual relationship between you and Blizzard. Except to the extent that any such waiver is prohibited by law, you hereby waive the benefit of any provision of law known as "moral rights" or "droit moral" or any similar law in any country of the world. You represent and warrant that the User Content does not infringe upon the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of any third party. You further represent and warrant that you will not use or contribute User Content that is unlawful, tortious, defamatory, obscene, invasive of the privacy of another person, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racist or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate. Blizzard may remove any User Content and any related content or elements from the Platform at its sole discretion.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ALL USE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. BLIZZARD DISCLAIMS, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND LIABILITIES OF BLIZZARD, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND ANY MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY: (A) IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (B) IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT; AND (C) CLAIM IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BLIZZARD DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE ACCESSIBLE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR THAT THIS SITE, ANY MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THIS SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE FROM ERRORS, DEFECTS, DESIGN FLAWS OR OMISSIONS OR FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
If you are a resident of Australia, you may have additional rights and/or remedies under local law. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. The provisions of this clause and the clause containing the Limitation of Liability and Indemnity herein apply only to the extent permitted by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). The entitlement to a replacement or a refund for a major failure is not subject to Blizzard’s option. To submit a warranty claim to Blizzard, please call 1800 041 378 or send to PO Box 544, Pyrmont NSW 2009 Australia. The user is responsible for the costs of returning media to Blizzard.
Limitation of Liability and Indemnity
To the utmost extent legally permitted, in no event will Blizzard be liable, whether in contract, warranty, tort, product liability, strict liability or other theory, to you or any other person or entity for any damages (including, without limitation, any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages) arising out of or in connection with any use of, inability to use or results of use of this site or any materials on or in this site, even if Blizzard or its representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
You agree to defend and indemnify Blizzard, its parent, subsidiaries, Licensors and affiliates against and from any third party claims, liabilities, losses, injuries, damages, costs or expenses incurred by Blizzard arising out of or from your use of the Site.
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
Informal Negotiations. To expedite resolution and control the cost of any dispute, controversy or claim related to this Agreement ("Dispute"), you and Blizzard agree to first attempt to negotiate any Dispute (except those Disputes expressly provided below) informally for at least thirty (30) days before initiating any court proceeding. Such informal negotiations commence upon written notice from one person to the other. Blizzard will send its notice to your billing address and email you a copy to the email address you have provided to us. You will send your notice to Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., P.O. Box 18979, Irvine CA 92623, attn: Legal Department. In the event that a dispute cannot be resolved informally, and formal litigation proceedings are filed, the prevailing party in the dispute shall be entitled to receive its reasonable attorney’s fees (on a solicitor-client basis) incurred in the prosecution or defense of the litigation in addition to any other judgment or award determined by the court.
Governing Law. For residents of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of your country of residence before a court of competent jurisdiction in your country of residence. For residents of New Zealand, The New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act of 1993 ("Act") may apply. If the Act applies, then notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, you may have rights or remedies as set out in the Act which may apply in addition to, or, to the extent that they are inconsistent, instead of, the rights or remedies set out in this Agreement. Those who choose to access Blizzard’s Sites from locations outside of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. In the event that any provision of this Agreement shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable and/or invalid, the remaining portions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
No failure or forbearance on Blizzard’s part to exercise its rights or insist upon performance of your obligations hereunder is to be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of those or any other rights or obligations in that or any other instance; rather, the same shall remain in full force and effect.
If any provision of this Agreement is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, such provision shall be narrowed in scope or otherwise amended to the extent necessary to make such provision lawful, valid and enforceable while as nearly as possible reflecting the intent of the parties as expressed in this Agreement, or, if such amendment is impossible, severed from this Agreement. No amendment or severing of any provision of this Agreement shall affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Blizzard relating to the subject matter hereof. Blizzard may, from time to time, change, modify or update this Agreement, and the revised Agreement will apply prospectively. For easier reference, Blizzard will change the “Last revised” date above.