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Terms & Conditions

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 22, 2014

Thank you for being a user of Bitrunner.

The services are undergoing rapid development, so these terms and the services will likely evolve over time. By using and/or visiting www.bitrunner.io (“the Site”) and/or downloading and/or using the Bitrunner mobile application (“the Mobile App”) the services offered on the Site or by the Mobile App, posting User Content (as herein defined), voting, or using any other applications, features or functionality available on or through the Site and the Mobile App (collectively, the “Service”), you agree to (i) these Terms of Service, and (ii) Bitrunner’s Privacy Policy (collectively, “Terms”). If you do not agree to the Terms, do not use the Service or access the Site. Bitrunner’s acceptance is expressly conditioned on your agreement to all these Terms, to the exclusion of all other terms; if these Terms are considered an offer by Bitrunner, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms.

Ability to Accept Terms
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to assent into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as neither the Site, Mobile App or Service is intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Site or Service.

Use of the Service
You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service. If you want to make further commercial use of the Service, such as licensing the platform, you must enter into a separate agreement with us and should contact us at info@bitrunner.io.

Entitlement to Use
Using the Service, you should always act reasonably and in good faith. You understand and agree that the maintenance of the Service is at the sole discretion of Birunner. You have no property or other protectable interest in or to the Service. Bitrunner shall have the right to revoke, delete, edit, modify any tool that is issued and points that are collected, with or without cause, and with or without notice to you.

User Submissions
“User Content” means comments, suggestions, recommendations, feedback, reviews, and any other material posted by users of the Site. You understand that when using the Site, you will be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources, and that Bitrunner is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Content. The Site and the Service are intended for information and communication purposes only and the posting of User Content by users of the Site and the Service shall not be construed as an endorsement by Bitrunner of the User Content itself, nor of the user who submitted that User Content, or of any particular points of views expressed or implied by that User Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and, by accessing the Service, you automatically waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Bitrunner with respect to such User Content, and agree to indemnify and hold Bitrunner, its owner, operators, affiliates, and licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Site.

You agree that you shall be barred from using any User Content in support of any legal claim or dispute with your employer and such User Content shall be inadmissible as evidence or in support of such claim or dispute. You hereby release and forever discharge Bitrunner from any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses which you now have or may have arising out of or related to your use of the Service.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any material posted by you on the Site or otherwise through the Service. When you post User Content to the Site or Service, it may be made automatically and immediately accessible to other users that are following you or are otherwise part of your network within the Bitrunner community. Bitrunner reserves the right, but does not have the obligation, to (i) review, (ii) re-phrase or otherwise edit, (iii) remove or delete User Content if it deems such action to be necessary to protect Bitrunner integrity.
When you submit User Content to the Site or otherwise through the Service, Bitrunner may make use of your submission, including showing your submission to other users who might benefit from your submission, and attributing such submission to you by associating it with your username, profile picture, or any other descriptive profile information you have provided. More information about the use and privacy of your personal information can be found in the Privacy Policy. As such, Bitrunner needs broad rights in the User Content you submit to the Site. The following paragraph describes these rights.

You retain copyright and other rights in the User Content you submit, post or display through the Service. By submitting User Content through the Service, you also grant each user of the Service in your network a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Service, and to access, use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, store and perform such User Content. You warrant that: (i) you own or otherwise control all rights to all content in your User Content, or that the content in such User Content is in the public domain; (ii) you have full authority to act on behalf of any and all owners of any right, title or interest in and to any content in your User Content to use such content as contemplated by these Terms and to grant the license rights set forth above; (iii) you are authorized to grant all of the rights specified above to the User Content to Bitrunner and other users of the Service; (iv) the use or other exploitation of such User Content by Bitrunner and use or other exploitation by users of the Service as contemplated by these Terms will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights; and (v) you shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.

You agree that Bitrunner shall have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any User Content submitted by you, that all User Content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Site is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated, that Bitrunner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any such User Content and that Bitrunner cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Service.

Use Restrictions
In connection with your use of the Site, Mobile App and Service, you may not:

  • - reverse engineer, decompile, decode or otherwise hack any of the technology that Bitrunner uses;
  • - impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to a Bitrunner employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • - interfere with or disrupt the Service or violate the security of the Service or servers or networks connected to Bitrunner;
  • - violate the security of other websites by any method;
  • - take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Bitrunner in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Bitrunner (or its third party providers’) infrastructure;
  • - interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site;
  • - bypass any measures Bitrunner may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site);
  • - use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “scrape”, “ crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site;
  • - decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Site or Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction;
  • - copy, rent, lease, distribute, download, reproduce, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, exploit or otherwise transfer any content of the Site or Service in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the Site or otherwise as prohibited under these Terms; or
  • - collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account usernames, photos, or profile descriptions, from the Site.

 

Payments and Billing
Some features found on the Service may be available only through purchase (“Paid Features”). We may limit or cancel quantities of Paid Features, and we reserve the right to refuse any order of Paid Features. In the event we need to make a change to an order, we will attempt to notify you by contacting you via e-mail. The prices displayed on the Site are quoted in U.S. currency. Please note that prices are subject to change at any time and that we may be required by law to apply sales tax on certain orders. We do not accept any refunds for any purchases of Paid Features.

With respect to billing, we use a third-party payment processor (the “Payment Processor”) to bill you through a payment account linked to your account on the Service (your “Billing Account”) for any purchase made on the Site. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to these Terms. We are not responsible for error by the Payment Processor. By choosing to purchase Paid Features, you agree authorize us to charge you through the Payment Processor in accordance with the applicable payment terms. You authorize us, through the Payment Processor, to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”). You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method.

Confidentiality
You acknowledge that, in the course of using and accessing the Service, you may obtain or develop information relating to the Service and/or to Bitrunner (“Confidential Information”), including, but not limited to designs, know-how, algorithms, documentation, analysis and performance information, bugs, defects and security problems, and other technical, business, product, marketing, financial and customer information, plans and data. You shall hold in confidence and protect, and shall not use (except as expressly authorized hereunder) or disclose, Confidential Information, unless such Confidential Information becomes part of the public domain without breach of these Terms by you. You shall not, without the prior written consent of Bitrunner, disclose or otherwise make available the Service, documentation or other supporting materials, including any information relating to the performance or operation of the Service (including any testing results, benchmarking or other evaluation conclusions), or copies thereof to any third party. You acknowledge and agree that due to the unique nature of Bitrunner’s Confidential Information, there can be no adequate remedy at law for any breach of your obligations hereunder, that any such breach may allow you or third parties to unfairly compete with Bitrunner resulting in irreparable harm to Bitrunner, and therefore, that upon any such breach or threat thereof, Bitrunner shall be entitled to injunctions and other appropriate equitable relief in addition to whatever remedies it may have at law.

Third Party Services
The Service may permit you to link to other sites, services and applications (“Third Party Services”), and other Third Party Services may contain links to the Site. When you access Third Party Services, you do so at your own risk. These other Third Party Services are not under Bitrunner’s control, and you acknowledge that Bitrunner is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such Third Party Services. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Bitrunner or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that Bitrunner 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 the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such Third Party Services. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

Termination
You acknowledge that we shall have the right to terminate your access to the Site (including all tools you have bought and any credit you have accumulated) for violations of any of these Terms. We may terminate your access to the Site and/or the Mobile App at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your account, including without limitation, all tools and accumulated points. All provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnifications and limitations of liability.

Our Intellectual Property
The Service, the Site, the Mobile App and all Site and Mobile App materials including, without limitation, the Bitrunner logos, Bitrunner designs, trademarks, designs, badges, text, graphics, images, audio and video clips, software, interactive features and other works of authorship and other material, and the selection and arrangement thereof (the “Content”) are copyrighted by Bitrunner and other content providers and are protected by United States and international intellectual property laws. Except as stated herein, none of the Content may be copied, reproduced, or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of Bitrunner.
Any developments or modifications (including all related intellectual and proprietary rights) made by Bitrunner or you, either independently or at Bitrunner’s direction, in any way relating to the Service (whether or not influenced, made or suggested by you), and any feedback, suggestions or other information you provide to Bitrunner relating to the Service, regardless of how or where provided, are the sole property of Bitrunner.
Bitrunner makes no claims that the Content may be lawfully viewed or downloaded. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Service from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms are void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Bitrunner does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Site or Mobile App or otherwise through its Service, and Bitrunner will remove User Content if properly notified that such User Content infringes another’s intellectual property rights. Bitrunner reserves the right to remove any content without prior notice. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Content or other Content infringes your copyrights, please send a notice of copyright infringement to info@bitrunner.io

Warranty Disclaimer
Bitrunner has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that Bitrunner has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site; what User Content users access via the Site; what effects the User Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the User Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the User Content. You release Bitrunner from all liability for your having acquired or not acquired User Content through the Site. Bitrunner makes no representations concerning any User Content contained in or accessed through the Site, and Bitrunner will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of User Content contained in or accessed through the Site or the Service.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BITRUNNER, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, THE SITE, CONTENT, USER CONTENT AND YOUR USE THEREOF. BITRUNNER MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL, WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE.

Limitation of Liability
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. IN NO EVENT SHALL BITRUNNER, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY: (I) DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (A) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT OR USER CONTENT, (B) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER; (II) INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICE; (III) BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (IV) ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR USER CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT OR USER CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY; OR (V) ANY DAMAGES CUMULATIVELY IN EXCESS OF $100; WHETHER OR NOT BITRUNNER ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BITRUNNER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bitrunner, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, parents and subsidiaries from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Site, Mobile App, Service, User Content or Content; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including, without limitation, any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that you caused damage to a third party through use of the Site or Service. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Site and Service. Bitrunner reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with Bitrunner in asserting any available defenses.

Changes in Terms
We may revise these Terms, or change, suspend or discontinue the Service (including, without limitation, the availability of any feature or content) at any time by posting an update to the Site, by sending you an e-mail or by other means that we deem appropriate. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site and/or Mobile App without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to check the Terms periodically. Your continued use of the Service following any changes to the Terms will mean you accept those changes. If you do not agree to any of the updated Terms, please do not use the Site.

General
These Terms shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Bitrunner that arises in whole or in part from the Site or Service shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in New York.
The Terms, together with any other notices, policies and FAQs published by Bitrunner on the Site, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Bitrunner with respect to the Service and the use of the Site. If any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Bitrunner failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Bitrunner in any respect whatsoever. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you. Bitrunner may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without restriction.

Contact
You may contact Bitrunner at the following e-mail address: hello@bitrunner.io