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MMAPlayground.com Terms of Use



Date of Last Revision: March 27, 2014

Welcome to MMAPlayground! MMAPlayground is your online destination for all things mixed martial arts. From fantasy picks, to fighter rankings and forums, we've got MMA covered! The MMAPlayground website and related services are operated by Targeted Web Solutions, Inc., a New York corporation (hereafter, "us", "we", "MMAPlayground" or the "Company"). By registering, accessing or using MMAPlayground's website at www.MMAPlayground.com, any subdomain thereof, any mobile version thereof, or any software system designed to support or permit interaction with the website or its functionality over a network (together the "Site"), you (the "User”) signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use" or “Agreement"), whether or not you are a registered member of MMAPlayground. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice, provided that MMAPlayground will post the changes to these Terms of Use on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, then do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Site. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to these Terms of Use and to review such changes.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS AND A DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS HOW DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED.

1. About MMAPlayground. MMAPlayground is NOT A GAMBLING website, but a fantasy sports destination. MMAPlayground does not award cash or any remuneration in exchange for participating in various challenges and activities on the Site, however, MMAPlayground may award non-monetary prizes to the winners of challenges or activities. Users may earn points for correctly picking the winner or outcome of an event’s fight (“Fight Points”). Fight Points earned for a given event are then converted into bonus dollars in the Users’ “Fantasy Bankroll.” The dollar amounts in a User’s Fantasy Bankroll do not represent actual cash, but rather fantasy cash that You may use in other or future MMAPlayground fantasy challenges or activities. Fantasy cash may not be redeemed for actual cash, currency or cash equivalents, or sold or conveyed to other Users. Users may also purchase Fight Points to partake in certain challenges and/or activities, but are not required to do so. The User(s) with the highest Fight Point and/or Fantasy Bankroll total for a challenge or activity at the end of each defined period will be pronounced the winner(s). No cash, prizes or other remuneration will be given to the winners. Users may not use this Site to bet or wager on any challenges and/or activities as defined by the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and/or applicable state or province law.

2. Eligibility. Use of the Site is void where prohibited. This Site is intended solely for users who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of, or access to the Site by anyone under 18 is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of these Terms of Use. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older and that you agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you are entering any challenge and/or activity in which you must pay to play and a prize is awarded you represent and warrant that YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF ANY of the following states: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and Puerto Rico and you will not access the Site from any of those states in order to participate in a challenge and/or activity in which a prize is awarded; or if you are a resident of Canada YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF Quebec. Residents of said locales or any other locales that adopt laws prohibiting the awarding of prizes may still play the challenge and/or activity at the Site, but will not be awarded a prize.

3. Term. This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Site and/or are a registered member. The Company may terminate your membership, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the Site and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Site (or any portion, aspect or feature of the Site) for any reason, or no reason, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without notice, including if it believes that you are under 18. You may terminate your membership at any time for any reason; however, the Company may retain Your Registration Data and User Content (as defined herein). Even after your membership is terminated, certain sections of this Agreement will remain in effect; see Section 14.f below for a list of the provisions of this Agreement that will survive the termination of your membership.

4. Registration Data; Account Security. You agree to (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to the Company, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

5. Fantasy Rules. MMAPlayground may sponsor various challenges and/or activities related to fantasy mixed martial arts gaming. Rules for participation in same are listed on the challenge-specific webpages throughout this Site, including available at (http://www.mmaplayground.com/rules.aspx), and are incorporated herein by reference. It is your responsibility to review those rules. Participating in said challenges and/or activities constitutes acceptance of the listed rules and these Terms of Use. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of those rules at any time without further notice.

6. Restrictions.

a. The User has a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited, and revocable right to use the Site solely for User's personal, non-commercial use. The User will not use the Site for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without the Company's express prior written consent. One profile per User. The User will not create multiple profiles. Any User caught playing the game with multiple profiles will be disqualified and accounts will be deactivated.

b. You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through Your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by You on or through the Site will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material. You also agree to use the Site in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

c. You agree to adhere to the MMAPlayground Forum Code of Conduct (available at http://www.mmaplayground.com/rules.aspx), which is incorporated herein by reference.

d. You agree not to sell or convey Fight Points or fantasy cash to another User.

e. You agree not to use the Site or to authorize any other person to use the Site to:

e.i. cause the Site, or any portion thereof, to be framed in such a way that the Site, or any portion thereof, appears on the same screen with a portion of another website;

e.ii. harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Site by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;

e.iii. use the Site in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site;

e.iv. use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site;

e.v. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that the Company deems to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

e.vi. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any videos other than those of a personal nature that: (i) are of you or your friends, (ii) are taken by you or your friends, or (iii) are original art or animation created by you or your friends;

e.vii. register for more than one account, register for an account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for an account on behalf of any group or entity;

e.viii. impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity;

e.ix. upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;

e.x. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the Site any private information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;

e.xi. solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;

e.xii. upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

e.xiii. intimidate or harass another;

e.xiv. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;

e.xv. use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without authorization from the Company, or create a false identity on the Site.

e.xvi. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of the Company, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose the Company or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

7. Proprietary Rights in Site Content; Limited License.

a. Proprietary Rights. The User acknowledges and agrees that all content on the Site, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, photographs, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the "Site Content"), are the property of MMAPlayground, its content providers, and/or their respective owners, and that the Company, its content providers, and/or the respective owners, retain all right, title, and interest in the Site Content. No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without MMAPlayground's prior written permission, except that the foregoing does not apply to the User Content (as defined below) that the User legally posts on the Site.

b. Limited License. Provided that the User is eligible to use the Site, the User is granted a limited license to access and use the Site and the Site Content and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Site Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright, trademark, service mark, or other proprietary notices intact. Except for User Content, you may not upload or republish Site Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate any Site Content in any other database or compilation, and any other use of the Site Content is strictly prohibited. The license granted by this Terms of Use does not permit the use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of the Site or the Site Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Company, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause.

8. User Content Posted on the Site.

a. User Responsibility. You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles (including your name, image, and likeness), messages, notes, text, information, music, video, advertisements, listings, and other content that you upload, publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on or through the Site (collectively the "User Content"). You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on the Site that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. You understand and agree that the Company may, but is not obligated to, review the Site and may delete or remove (without notice) any Site Content or User Content in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including User Content that in the sole judgment of the Company violates this Agreement, might be offensive, illegal, threatening to the safety of users or others, or might violate the rights of users or others. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site or provide to the Company.

b. License. When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing, provided that the Company may not use User Content in violation of the Privacy Policy. Aside from the license granted herein, Users retain all rights to their User Content, including the right to remove User Content at any time. If a User removes his or her User Content, then the license granted herein shall automatically expire, provided that the Company may retain archived copies of such information.

c. Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Site ("Submissions"), provided by you to the Company are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of the Company. The Company shall own exclusive rights (including all intellectual property rights) to, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of, these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

9. No Liability for Content

a. MMAPlayground does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or appropriateness of any Content transmitted to or through the Service. User acknowledges that MMAPlayground simply acts as a passive conduit and an interactive computer service provider for the publication and distribution of Content. User understands that all Content posted on, transmitted through or linked through the Service are the sole responsibility of the person or company from whom such Content originated. User understands that MMAPlayground does not control, and is not responsible for Content or Third Party Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, User may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, misleading, or offensive. User agrees that User must evaluate and make User’s own judgment, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content and Third Party Content.

10. Intellectual Property.

a. Trademarks. MMAPLAYGROUND® and other Company graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered and common law trademarks, service marks or trade dress of the Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. The Company's trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Company.

b. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.

b.i. You may not Post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks or service marks or other proprietary information owned by another party without obtaining the prior written consent of the copyright owner.

b.ii. As MMAPlayground asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by MMAPlayground.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify MMAPlayground. MMAPlayground will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of MMAPlayground or others, MMAPlayground may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, MMAPlayground will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to MMAPlayground.

11. Third Party Websites and Content.

a. The Site contains (or you may be sent through the Site to) links to other web sites ("Third Party Sites") as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the "Third Party Applications, Software or Content"). Such Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on, available through or installed from the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Applications, Software or Content. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Applications, Software or Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site or relating to any applications you use or install from the Site.

b. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Company.

12. Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability.

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY SINCE IT LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF MMAPLAYGROUND TO YOU. EACH OF THE SUBSECTIONS BELOW ONLY APPLIES UP TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. NOTHING HEREIN IS INTENDED TO LIMIT ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY LIMITED. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THIS OR ANY OTHER SECTION OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE CONSULT WITH A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIOR TO ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS, INCLUDING THIS SECTION. YOU ARE GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS.

A. THE SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN "AS IS", "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITH THE EXPRESS UNDERSTANDING THAT MMAPLAYGROUND MAY NOT MONITOR, CONTROL, OR VET USER CONTENT. AS SUCH, YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. MMAPLAYGROUND MAKES NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES ABOUT THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE, ITS SAFETY OR SECURITY, OR THE SITE CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, MMAPLAYGROUND IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE, FOR EXAMPLE, FROM THE SITE'S INOPERABILITY, UNAVAILABILITY OR SECURITY VULNERABILITIES OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE BUSINESS LISTINGS, RATINGS, REVIEWS (INCLUDING THEIR CONTENT, ORDER, AND DISPLAY), OR METRICS FOUND ON, USED ON, OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.

B. MMAPLAYGROUND MAKES NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD PARTY, SUCH AS THE BUSINESSES OR ADVERTISERS LISTED ON THE SITE OR THE SITE'S USERS. ACCORDINGLY, MMAPLAYGROUND IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE FROM ITS ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS, INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, IF ANOTHER USER OR BUSINESS MISUSES YOUR CONTENT, IDENTITY OR PERSONAL INFORMATION, OR IF YOU HAVE A NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH ONE OF THE BUSINESSES OR ADVERTISERS LISTED OR FEATURED ON THE SITE. YOUR PURCHASE AND USE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.

C. MMAPLAYGROUND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES AS TO THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY BUSINESSES LISTED ON THE SITE, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE PROVIDED TO YOU BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF MMAPLAYGROUND SHALL CREATE A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY.

D. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHT AND REMEDY IN CASE OF DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, RELATED SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER GRIEVANCE SHALL BE YOUR TERMINATION AND DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE SITE.

E. MMAPLAYGROUND'S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT YOU SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR THESE TERMS IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (i) THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO MMAPLAYGROUND IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, OR (ii) $100, WHICHEVER IS LOWER.

F. MMAPLAYGROUND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY (i) INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, (ii) LOSS OF PROFITS, (iii) BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, (iv) REPUTATIONAL HARM, OR (v) LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA.

13. Indemnity.

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with any User Content, any Third Party Applications, Software or Content you post or share on or through the Site, your use of the Site, your conduct in connection with the Site or with other users of the Site, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.

14. Miscellaneous.

a. Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction. By visiting or using the Site, you agree that the laws of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the Company or any of our affiliates. With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration (as set forth below), you agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the state and federal courts in New York, and you hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts in New York.

b. Alternative Dispute Resolution. You and the Company agree that all disputes, controversies or differences that may arise between the parties hereto, out of or in relation to or in connection with this Agreement ("Dispute(s)") shall be submitted first to non-binding mediation.  If the Dispute is not resolved through such mediation, then the Dispute shall be submitted for binding arbitration in New York in accordance with the Consumer Procedures and Rules of the American Arbitration Association.  You and the Company agree that the arbitrator shall be required to decide any disputes in accordance with New York law. You understand and hereby agree that Disputes shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and that there shall be no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class action basis or in any other representative capacity on behalf of other persons similarly situated.  In addition, Disputes brought to arbitration pursuant to these Terms of Use may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Disputes brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties.  No arbitration result is to be given preclusive or precedential effect as to issues or claims in any Dispute with anyone who is not a party to the arbitration. The prevailing party in an arbitration shall be granted its reasonable attorneys’ fees.

c. Privacy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your visit to the Site, to understand our practices.

d. Definitions and Constructions. Unless otherwise specified, the terms "includes", "including", "e.g.," "for example", and other similar terms are deemed to include the term "without limitation" immediately thereafter. Terms used in these Terms with the initial letter(s) capitalized will have the meaning attributed to them in these Terms.

e. No Agency. There is no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and us or between us and any other Member or user of the Website.

f. Survival. Although this Agreement may be terminated by you or us at any time and for any reason, the terms of the following sections of this Agreement will survive any such termination and you and we will continue to be bound by such terms indefinitely: (Term), (Proprietary Rights in Site Content), (Member Disputes), (Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability), (Indemnity), and this (Miscellaneous).

g. Entire Agreement. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Company regarding the use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and the Company relating to your use of the Site.

h. Other. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.