Exploding Kittens LLC
Privacy Policy

Effective as April 13, 2016

Your privacy is an important priority for us. This Privacy Policy explains the information we collect and how we use it. Let us know if you have questions by emailing us at privacy@explodingkittens.com. By using this site and/or any of our Services, as defined below, you agree to this Privacy Policy and to our Terms of Service, which incorporates this Privacy Policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Information Collection and Use
  3. Non-Personal Information Collection and Use
  4. Sharing and Disclosure of Information
  5. Your Information Choices and Tools
  6. International Transfers and Information Security
  7. Policies Concerning Children
  8. Changes to Our Privacy Policy
  9. California Privacy Rights
  10. Terms of Service
  11. Contact Us

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains how Exploding Kittens LLC (“Company”, “we” or “us”) manages information collected when you access and use our our website(s) (“Sites”), mobile applications (“Apps”), content, official social media pages, and products (collectively, our “Services”).

2. Personal Information Collection and Use

Personal information generally means information that identifies or can be used to contact you, such as your name, address, email or phone number.

You provide us your Personal Information when you:

  • Purchase our products or download our Apps;
  • Initiate a customer service request;
  • Sign-up for our emails, newsletters, or marketing surveys;
  • Register for contests and special events;

The specific types of Personal Information collected varies with the activity, but may include your name, email address, phone number, mobile phone number, postal address and credit card or payment information.

We use your Personal Information as follows:

  • To fulfill (directly or through our authorized partners) your purchase, access or use of our Services;
  • To respond to user and customer inquiries, provide technical support and solicit feedback to improve our Services;
  • To inform customers and registered visitors about new Services

Personal and Other Information Collected by Others. Our websites and games may contain advertisements and offers from companies other than EK that may link to their own websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party websites or services. If you use our Apps over a third party platform such as Apple, your Personal Information will be collected by this third party, and not by us, and subject to that party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy.

3. Non-Personal Information Collection and Use

Non-personal information generally means data that, alone, cannot be used to identify or contact you.

Non-Personal Information Categories. When you access our Services, we and our third party service providers use automated technologies described below to collect certain non-personally identifiable information. The types of non-personal information collected may include demographic information such as gender, age, zip code, information about your computer, software, platform, mobile device, and other particulars, including unique device IDs, incident data, Internet Protocol (IP) address, network Media Access Control (MAC) address and connection. We may also collect other non-personal information such as username, user ID or persona, feature usage, game play statistics, achievements, and time spent playing our games. In certain games, we may create and assign to your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. We may also receive information from third parties in connection with market and demographic studies and/or other data that we use to supplement personal information provided directly by you.

Automated Tracking Technologies and Cookies. When you access our Services, we and our third party service providers use automated tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons and pixel tags. These technologies generally help us better understand user behavior, tell us about web visits, facilitate advertisements, and track game preferences. For example, web beacons, allow us to know if a certain page was visited or whether an e-mail was opened. Pixel tags allow us to advertise more efficiently by excluding our current users from certain promotional messages, identifying the source of a new installation or delivering ads to you on other websites. Locally shared objects also known as flash cookies, which help us to prevent fraud, remember your in-game preferences and speed up load times.

Uses of Non-Personal Information. We use your non-personal information for a variety of product, customer, marketing and general business purposes. These include providing our Services, troubleshooting bugs and providing technical support, and analysing usage patterns to improve all aspects of our Services. We also use non-personal information to make the advertising you see more personalized, for conducting market research and developing new products and services by identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, and gauging customer satisfaction.

4. Sharing and Disclosure of Personal and Non-Personal Information

As a rule, we don’t share your personal information, except as provided below, and we don’t sell your personal information. In limited circumstances, we may share your information (in some cases personal information) with third parties, including: 1) with your consent, 2) to an authorized third party service provider who meets our data privacy standards, or 3) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law by law or to enforce our Terms of Service. We discuss these limited exceptions in greater detail below.

EK Associate Company. EK may share your personal information with an “EK Associate Company” for its marketing purposes. An “EK Associate Company” means any separate legal entity linked by at least 10% common ownership with EK and that has agreed to and is in compliance with EK’s data privacy and security requirements. If you would prefer to opt-out of this EK Associate Company marketing, you may send an e-mail to privacy@explodingkittens.com. Place "Opt-Out - Associate Company" in the subject line and include your first name, last name, e-mail address if you have accessed the game from a third party provider (if applicable) in the body of the e-mail.

Safety, Security and Compliance with Law. Your information, and the contents of all of your online communications (including without limitation chat text, voice communications, IP addresses and your personal information) may be accessed and monitored as necessary to provide the Services and may be disclosed as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms of service; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

Sale or Merger. If we merge or are acquired by another company such that your information will become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you before the transfer. You can opt out of the new policy by advising us during the notice period.

Third Party Service Providers. We may share your personal and non-personal information to authorized third party service providers to perform a variety of operational and marketing services on our behalf, including payment processing, product shipments, data analysis, e-mail and newsletter delivery, hosting and storage services, customer service and to assist us in our marketing efforts. We direct and rely on representations of these third party service providers to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and to use your personal information only to provide services on EK's behalf, and for no other purpose. Please be aware that third party service providers, such as Apple, Google and Amazon independently collect personal information relating in connection with your access, use or purchase of our Services (e.g. our Apps and our products). Your information provided to those third parties will be governed by their own privacy policies.

Targeted and Behavioral Advertising. We may share Non-Personal Information (e.g., aggregated and non-attributable data) and certain technical information (including IP Addresses, MAC Addresses for mobile devices and mobile device IDs) to develop and deliver targeted advertising in the Services and on the websites of third parties.

Under these programs, we may allow advertisers to collect the these types of information and share it with us. Advertisers collect this information through the use of automated tracking technologies like browser cookies and web beacons as described in Section 3 above. This information is used to offer you targeted ad-selection and delivery in order to personalize your user experience by ensuring that advertisements for products and services you see will appeal to you, a practice known as behavioral advertising, as well as web analytics (i.e. to analyze traffic and other end user activity to improve your experience). To learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising for participating ad networks, please review Your Information Options below. visit the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance.

5. Your Information Choices and Tools

The privacy of our customers is important to us. In many cases, you can manage information collected about you or your activities and opt-out of certain programs by following the guidelines below.

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Please note that if you disable cookies, it is possible that you may not use all functionalities of EK’s Sites. To learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising for participating ad networks, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance.

To manage the information EK receives about you from a third party, such as Apple, where you play our games, you will need to follow the instructions at that site for updating your information and changing your privacy settings. You can manage certain aspects of information collection and use by going to the settings of your (mobile) device and reviewing the permissions of each application. Once EK receives your information from a third party provider, such as Apple, that information is stored and used by EK in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and you may access and update that information as described below. Game or other accounts created with EK are considered active until we receive a user request to delete them or deactivate them.

With respect to usage of our Apps, you can turn off push notifications by visiting the “options” or “settings” page within the relevant game. You can turn off local notifications by visiting the “options” or “settings” page within the relevant game. You can also stop use of your geo-location (for example through “check-ins”) by visiting your device's settings for the relevant application or the “settings” page for the relevant game. You can also stop checking in.

You can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional e-mails from EK by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in any such e-mail. Please note that once we receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective. Your unsubscribe will be processed promptly, and in no event longer than 10 business days.

If you no longer want EK to make active use of your information, you may send an e-mail to privacy@explodingkittens.com. Place "Delete My Account" in the subject line and include your first name, last name, e-mail address if you have accessed the game from a third party provider (if applicable) in the body of the e-mail. We will respond to your request within thirty (30) days. Please note that certain records will be retained for legal and accounting purposes. If you have sent or posted content on the Service, we may not be able to delete it. Please consult the privacy policies of those third party providers to learn about their removal procedures.

If you have additional questions about this Privacy Policy, contact us at privacy@explodingkittens.com.

6. International Transfers, Information Security and Retention

International Transfers

Your information, including Personal Information, will be transferred to and maintained on computers located in the USA where the data protection laws may differ significantly than those from your jurisdiction. In particular, Personal Information collected within Switzerland and the European Economic Area (“EEA”) will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of Switzerland and the EEA, including in the USA. The data we hold will be processed by employees and authorized agents operating outside of Switzerland and the EEA who work for us, our Related Companies, or our Authorized Third Party Providers. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer, storing or processing.

Information Security

EK uses reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. When you enter payment information (such as a credit card number when purchasing virtual currency), that transmission is encrypted using secure socket layer technology ("SSL"). Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You use our Services at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your accounts (like a strong password). If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at privacy@explodingkittens.com.

Retention

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

7. Our Policies Concerning Children

Our websites, games and games are not intended for children under the age of 13. As noted in the Terms of Use, , we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact privacy@explodingkittens.com.

8. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may make material changes to our Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of material changes by posting a notice of a revised policy on www.explodingkittens.com prior to the Effective Date, and our posted Privacy Policy will indicate the date it was last updated. We may take additional steps to notify you and other users by sending you a notice to the e-mail address we have on file for you, or by placing notices in our games. You should periodically check www.explodingkittens.com and this privacy page for updates. Your continued use of the Services following the Effective Date means that you accept any changes to the Privacy Policy.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or practices, please send us e-mail to privacy@explodingkittens.com. All other inquiries should be directed to EK’s support page. Exploding Kittens, LLC, 100 N. Crescent Drive, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 USA

10. California Privacy Rights/Do Not Track Disclosures

EK does not respond to DNT signals in browsers, which means we may track users across the web to offer them relevant ads on and off the Services. For California residents, your legal rights of access and deletion can be exercised by submitting requests to privacy@explodingkittens.com; however, please be aware that it may not be possible to completely or comprehensively remove content or information posted through our Services.




Terms of Service Agreement

Effective as April 13, 2016

1. LICENSE

1.1. Agreement to Terms

This Terms of Service Agreement (“Terms”) is a legally binding contract between you and Exploding Kittens LLC (hereinafter "EK" or "us" or "we"), and governs your use of EK’s website(s) (“Sites”), mobile applications (“Apps”), content, official social media pages, and products (collectively, our “Services”).

BY USING THIS SITE AND ANY OF OUR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. YOU ALSO AGREE TO EK’S PRIVACY POLICY WHICH IS AVAILABLE HERE AND INCORPORATED INTO THESE TERMS HERE BY REFERENCE. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, YOU CONSENT TO LETTING EK TRANSFER, STORE AND PROCESS YOUR INFORMATION (INCLUDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION) IN THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU DON’T AGREE TO THE TERMS, YOU CAN’T USE ANY OF OUR SERVICES AND ARE PROHIBITED FROM FURTHER ACCESS.

End users of our Apps are also subject to EK’s End User License Agreement or EULA available here. Additional posted guidelines and conditions of use (“Conditions”) may be applicable to products or specific areas of the Services.

Important Notice: These Terms require the use of arbitration (Section 8 below) on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and also limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute.

1.2. Updates to our Terms, Policies or Conditions.

We can change these Terms, including our Privacy Policy and any Conditions, at any time. If a change is material, we’ll let you know by posting the amended Terms, Privacy Policy, or any Conditions on or within the Services, such as this page. It is your responsibility to periodically check the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy areas for changes. By using any of the Services on or after the Effective Date, as listed above, you agree to the updated Terms.

1.3. No Children.

Our Services are directed to teenagers and adults and is not directed to children under the age of 13. You must be 13 years of age or older to use the Services. By using our Services, you affirm and represent that you are over 13. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that all information you submit is truthful and accurate. EK does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13. If we learn that someone under 13 is using our Services, we’ll terminate their account. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you represent that your legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these Terms and to our Privacy Policy.

1.4. Limited License to Use the Services.

Subject to these Terms, EK grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable limited license subject to the limitations described in detail in these Terms to use the Services solely for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes. You agree not to use the Services for any other purpose.

1.4. Limited License to Use Virtual Items on the Services

You understand that while at times you may “earn” "buy" or "purchase" (a) virtual currency, including but not limited to virtual coins, cash, tokens, or points, for use in the Service; or (b) virtual in-game items (together with virtual currency, "Virtual Items"), you hold a limited license to use the Virtual Items in connection with your use of the Services only )“Limited License”). The amounts of any Virtual Item do not refer to any credit balance of real currency or any equivalent. The purchase and sale of the Limited License to use Virtual Items referred to in these Terms is a completed transaction upon receipt of your payment, redemption, or use of a third party virtual currency. Any "virtual currency" balance shown in your Account does not constitute a real-world balance or reflect any stored value. Prices and availability of Virtual Items are subject to change at any time without notice, and EK reserves the right to modify or eliminate any or all Virtual Items at any time with or without notice.

1.5. Third Party Services

If you use our Apps or Services on or through a third party service, you will be required to agree to and comply with their separate terms and conditions. You are responsible for full compliance and for fees that you incur when accessing the Services through third party services.

1.6. Accounts, UserNames, and Your Security Responsibilities

You may be asked provide EK with certain personal information to establish an Account, which may include your name, e-mail address, and, in some cases, payment information. This information will be held and used in accordance with EK's Privacy Policy. You agree that you will supply accurate and complete information to EK, and that you will update that information promptly after it changes. By using the Service, you represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate and you agree to the accuracy of such information.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN AN ACCOUNT, AND YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND TO AN ACCOUNT ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF EK. GENERALLY, GAME OR OTHER ACCOUNTS CREATED WITH EK WILL BE CONSIDERED ACTIVE UNTIL WE RECEIVE A USER REQUEST TO DEACTIVATE OR DELETE THEM; HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY ACCOUNT THAT HAS BEEN INACTIVE FOR 180 DAYS.

As part of the registration process you may be EK required to select a username and password. You agree that your username and password is personal to you and should not be used to provide access to the Services to any other person or entity. You will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. In the event you become aware of or reasonably suspect any breach of security, including without limitation any loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password, you must immediately notify EK and modify your password Information;

We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or proprietary rights law, or is vulgar, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion. EK reserves the right to remove or reclaim any usernames at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to claims by a third party that a username violates such third party’s rights or is deemed by us to be offensive.

1.7. Access Rules and Restrictions

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the Services, we list a number of rules and restrictions that apply to your use of the Services and are a condition of your Limited License grant, including the following:

  • a. You must be 13 or over to use the Services.
  • b. You must restrict access to any account by children under the age of 13. You accept responsibility for any unauthorized use of the Services by minors in connection with your Account and are fully responsible for any use of your credit card or other payment instrument (e.g. Apple App Store, PayPal and Facebook Credits) by minors;
  • c. You shall not create an account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself;
  • d. You shall not use the Services if you have previously been removed by EK or previously been banned from playing any EK game;
  • g. You shall use the Services only for non-commercial purposes;
  • h. You shall not use the Services or your Account to advertise, solicit, or transmit any commercial advertisements, including chain letters, junk e-mail or repetitive messages (spim and spam) to anyone;
  • i. You shall not use the Services or your Account to engage in any illegal conduct;

Any use of the Service in violation of these License Limitations is strictly prohibited, can result in the immediate revocation of your limited license granted, and may subject you to liability for violations of law. ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DISRUPT OR INTERFERE WITH THE SERVICES INCLUDING UNDERMINING OR MANIPULATING THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY EK GAME IS A VIOLATION OF EK POLICY AND MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.

You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

a. Engage in any act that EK deems to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Services, including but not limited to circumventing or manipulating these Terms, our game rules, game mechanics or policies;

b. Make improper use of EK’s support services, including by submitting false abuse reports or using profane and abusive language in your communications with our support personnel; or

c. Use the Services, intentionally or unintentionally, in connection with any violation of any applicable law or regulation, or do anything that promotes the violation of any applicable law or regulation;

CHEATING AND HACKING
You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

d. Use cheats, exploits, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any unauthorized third party software designed to modify or interfere with the Services or any EK game experience;

e. Use the Service in order to design or assist in the design of cheats, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any other unauthorized third party software designed to modify or interfere with the Service or any EK game experience;

f. Without EK’s express written consent, modify or cause to be modified any files that are a part of the Services;

g. Disrupt, overburden, or aid or assist in the disruption or overburdening of (1) any computer or server used to offer or support the Services or any EK game environment (each a "Server"); or (2) the enjoyment of the Services or any EK game by any other person;

h. Institute, assist or become involved in any type of attack, including without limitation distribution of a virus, denial of service attacks upon the Services, or other attempts to disrupt the Services or any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Services; or

i. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, Accounts registered to others or to the computers, Servers, or networks connected to the Services by any means other than the user interface provided by EK, including but not limited to, by circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person to circumvent or modify, any security, technology, device, or software that is part of the Services;

OFFENSIVE OR INFRINGING CONTENT
You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

j. Post any information that is abusive, threatening, bullying, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable or offensive, in EK’s sole determination, including but especially directed at minors;

k. Post any information that contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or that contains a link to such content;

l. Attempt to, or harass, abuse, or harm, or advocate or incite harassment, abuse or harm of another person, group, including EK employees, including EK’s customer service representatives; or

m. Make available through the Services any material or information that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, or other right of any person or entity or impersonates any other person, including without limitation a EK employee;

COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

n. Without EK’s express written consent, use the Services or any part thereof for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to (1) communicating or facilitating any commercial advertisement or solicitation, or (2) gathering or transferring Virtual Items for sale;

o. Use the Services or any part thereof for performing in-game services, such as leveling-up and item collection services, in exchange for payment outside the Services; or

p. Transmit unauthorized communications through the Services, including junk mail, chain letters, spam and any materials that promote malware, spyware and downloadable items;

UNAUTHORIZED USE OR CONNECTION TO THE SERVICE
You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

q. Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Services or connect to or use the Services in any way not expressly permitted by these Terms;

r. Use any unauthorized third party software that accesses, intercepts, "mines", or otherwise collects information from or through the Services or that is in transit from or to the Services. EK may, at its sole and absolute discretion, allow the use of certain third party user interfaces;

s. Intercept, examine or otherwise observe any proprietary communications protocol used by a client, a Server, or the Service, whether through the use of a network analyzer, packet sniffer or other device;

t. Make any automated use of the system, or take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

u. Bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures we employ to restrict access to the Services or use any software, technology, or device to send content or messages, scrape, spider, or crawl the Services, or harvest or manipulate data;

v. Use, facilitate, create, or maintain any unauthorized connection to the Services, including without limitation (1) any connection to any unauthorized server that emulates, or attempts to emulate any part of the Services; or (2) any connection using programs, tools, or software not expressly approved by EK;

w. Except where permitted by law or relevant open source licenses, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying software or other intellectual property used to provide the Services, or to obtain any information from the Services using any method not expressly permitted by EK; or

x. Copy, modify or distribute rights or content from any EK site or game, or EK’s copyrights or trademarks or use any method to copy or distribute the content of the Services except as specifically allowed in these Terms;

COLLECTION AND PUBLICATION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

y. Solicit or attempt to solicit personal information from other users of the Services; Collect, harvest or post anyone’s private information, including personally information (whether in text, image or video form), identification documents, or financial information through the Service; or

z. upload or transmit or attempt to upload or transmit, without EK’s express permission, any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing rules and restrictions, EK reserves the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice:

  • Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of our Services;
  • Change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of our Services;
  • Refuse, move, edit or remove any material, content or service area for any reason;
  • Deactivate or delete your account(s) and all related information and files in your account(s);
  • Establish general practices and limits concerning use of our sites and Services.

You agree that EK will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions. You understand and agree that our Services may include communications such as advertisements, service announcements and administrative messages from us or from our partners, and that these are considered part of the Services. The above is not a complete list of restricted prohibited uses of the Service. Our Services are subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Services.

1.8. Suspension and Termination of Account and Service

WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER REMEDIES, EK MAY LIMIT, SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE ACCOUNTS OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR PORTIONS THEREOF IF YOU ARE, OR EK SUSPECTS THAT YOU ARE, FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OR FOR ANY ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER USE OF THE SERVICES, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. YOU CAN LOSE YOUR USER NAME AND PERSONA AS A RESULT OF ACCOUNT TERMINATION OR LIMITATION, AS WELL AS ANY BENEFITS, PRIVILEGES, EARNED ITEMS AND PURCHASED ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, AND EK IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY SUCH LOSSES OR RESULTS.

1.9. Ownership

1.9.1. Services and all content contained therein

The Services (including without limitation any Apps, content, games, titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, catch phrases, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audiovisual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, documentation, in-game chat transcripts, character profile information, recordings of games played using an App or EK game client, and the EK game clients and server software) are protected by trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of EK. EK reserves all rights, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, in connection with the ServiceS.

To the extent that you provide us with any suggestions, feedback or other information relating to our business or the ServiceS (including, but not limited to, suggested new products or services or improvements to existing products and services), such information is provided to us on a non-confidential and unrestricted basis, and you hereby grant to EK a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, fully transferable and sublicensable right and license to reproduce, display, distribute, use and fully exploit such suggestions, feedback and information.

1.9.2. Accounts

1.9.4. User Content

"User Content" means any communications, images, sounds, and all the material, data, and information that you upload or transmit through a EK game client or the ServiceS, or that other users upload or transmit, including without limitation any chat text.

By transmitting or submitting any User Content while using the Services, you affirm, represent and warrant that such transmission or submission is (a) accurate and not confidential; (b) not in violation of any applicable laws, contractual restrictions or other third party rights, and that you have permission from any third party whose personal information or intellectual property is comprised in the User Content; (c) free of viruses, adware, spyware, worms or other malicious code; and (d) you acknowledge and agree that any of your personal information within such content will at all times be processed by EK in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

You own your User Content. You hereby grant EK and its Affiliates a perpetual and irrevocable (other than as provided below), worldwide, fully paid-up and royalty free, non-exclusive, unlimited license, including the right to sublicense and assign to third parties, and right to copy, reproduce, fix, adapt, modify, improve, translate, reformat, create derivative works from, manufacture, introduce into circulation, commercialize, publish, distribute, sell, license, sublicense, transfer, rent, lease, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, or provide access to electronically, broadcast, communicate to the public by telecommunication, display, perform, enter into computer memory, and use and practice, in any way now known or in the future discovered, your User Content as well as all modified and derivative works thereof in connection with our provision of the Services, including marketing and promotions thereof. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights you may have in any User Content. The license you grant us to use user posted content (except any content you submit in response to EK promotions and competitions or any other content specifically solicited by EK) ends when you delete your User Content or you close your Account unless your User Content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. However, you understand and accept that removed content may persist in back-up copies.

2. USER CONTENT

2.1. Content Screening

You are entirely responsible for all User Content you post or otherwise transmit via the Services. EK assumes no responsibility for the conduct of any user submitting any User Content, and assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Services for inappropriate or illegal content or conduct. We have no obligation to monitor User Content. If we choose at any time, in our sole discretion, to monitor the Services, we have the right, in our sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any User Content and we may monitor and/or record your interaction with the Services or communications (including without limitation chat text and voice communications) when you are using the Services. By entering into these Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring and recording.

2.2. Information Use by Other Users of the Service

2.2.1. Public Discourse & Unsolicited Ideas

The Service may include various forums, blogs and chat features where you can post User Content, including your observations and comments on designated topics. EK cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, do not post it on the Service. EK shall have no responsibility to evaluate, use or compensate you for any ideas or information you may choose to submit.

If you submit suggestions, proposals, comments or other materials (collectively “Submissions”) within the Service you understand and agree that EK (1) shall have no obligation to keep your Submissions confidential; (2) shall have no obligation to return your Submissions or respond in any way; and (3) may use your Submissions for any purpose in any way without notice or compensation to you.

EK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A MEMBER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST.

2.2.2. Responsible For Your Own Content

You are solely responsible for the information that you post on, through or in connection with the Services and that you provide to others. Information, materials, products or services provided by other users (for instance, in their profiles) may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible or otherwise violate these Terms, and EK assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Services by any person, please contact our customer support department. EK may reject, refuse to post or delete any User Content for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, User Content that in the sole judgment of EK may violate these Terms. EK reserves the right to limit the storage capacity of User Content that you post on, through or in connection with the Services.

2.3. Disclosure

Your information, and the contents of all of your online communications (including without limitation chat text, voice communications, IP addresses and your personal information) may be accessed and monitored as necessary to provide the Services and may be disclosed as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce these Terms; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

2.4. User Interactions

2.4.1 Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Services and any other parties with whom you interact through the Services and/or EK games. EK reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.

2.4.2 Release

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes, including damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use or data. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

3. FEES AND PURCHASE TERMS

3.1. Purchases

PURCHASES OR REDEMPTIONS OF THIRD PARTY VIRTUAL CURRENCY TO ACQUIRE A LICENSE TO USE VIRTUAL ITEMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Your license to Virtual Items for use in EK games is a service provided by EK that commences upon acceptance by EK of your purchase or redemption of third party virtual currency. By ordering a license to use Virtual Items you agree and accept that EK will provide it to you promptly following completion of your purchase. If you reside in the European Union and you purchase a product or service from EK, you may have the right to withdraw from a purchase within seven calendar days, commencing on the day after the date of purchase (the "Cooling Off Period"). However, you lose your right of withdrawal if the performance of the services begins before the end of the Cooling Off Period. Accordingly, please note that if you purchase a license to use Virtual Items from Us, your right of withdrawal is lost as the performance of our services begins promptly once your purchase is completed.

3.2. Payment of Fees

You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using an Account registered to you. EK may revise the pricing for the goods and services it licenses to you through the Services at any time. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT EK IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED VIRTUAL ITEMS WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.

4. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING, LINKS, ENDORSEMENTS, SITES

4.1. Third Party Advertisements

You understand that the Services and EK games may feature advertisements from EK or third parties. EK's disclosure of information for third party advertising is addressed in EK’s Privacy Policy.

4.2. Endorsements and Links to Third Party Sites

EK MAY RECEIVE A COMMISSION, FEE AND/OR OTHER COMPENSATION ON SOME CLICKS OR PURCHASES MADE ON, THROUGH OR LINKED FROM THE SERVICES. THIS MEANS EK MAY RECEIVE SOME FORM OF COMPENSATION THROUGH AN ARRANGEMENT IT HAS WITH A THIRD PARTY IF YOU (i) CLICK ON CERTAIN ADS OR LINKS ON OUR WEBSITES, EMAILS OR NEWSLETTERS, OR (ii) PURCHASE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE AFTER CLICKING A LINK.

EK makes no representation or warranty regarding any content, goods and/or services provided by any third party even if linked to from our Service, and will not be liable for any claim relating to any third party content, goods and/or services. The linked sites are not under the control of EK and may collect data or solicit personal information from you. EK is not responsible for their content, business practices or privacy policies, or for the collection, use or disclosure of any information those sites may collect. Further, the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by EK of these linked sites. Any charges or obligations you incur in your dealings with these third parties are your responsibility.

5. COPYRIGHT NOTICES/COMPLAINTS

You may not post, distribute, perform, display, transmit or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is EK's policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied, reproduced, displayed, duplicated, performed, distributed, or otherwise infringed without your authorization and is available on the Service or in a EK game in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, you may provide notice of your claim to EK at the address listed below. For your notice to be effective, it must include the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit EK to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address at which you may be contacted;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please send all copyright claim notices to: Exploding Kittens, LLC, Attn: DMCA Agent, Exploding Kittens, LLC 100 N. Crescent Drive, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; legal@explodingkittens.com.

If your user content or other information has been affected by reason of a notification under the DMCA, you may make a counter-notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. You will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that your User Content or your activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. When we receive a counter-notification, we may reinstate the material in question.

To file a counter-notification with us, you must provide us with a written communication sent to EK at the address indicated above setting forth the following items:

  1. An identification of the URLs or other unique identifying information or material that EK has removed or to which EK has disabled access;
  2. Your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, and use Los Angeles County, California, USA, if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under the DMCA or an agent of such person;
  3. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that content at issue was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
  4. Your physical or electronic signature.

EK reserves the right to terminate without notice any user's access to the Services if that user is determined by EK, in its sole discretion, to be a "repeat infringer." In addition, EK accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials.

6. UPDATES TO THE SERVICES

You understand that the Service is an evolving one. EK may require that you accept updates to the Services and to EK’s games you have installed on your computer or mobile device. You acknowledge and agree that EK may update the Services with or without notifying you. You may need to update third party software from time to time in order to receive the Services and play EK’s games.

7. DISCLAIMERS / LIMITATIONS / WAIVERS / INDEMNIFICATION

7.1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

EK PROVIDES YOU THESE SERVICES TO YOU ON AN AS IS AND AS AVAILABLE BASES. YOU USE THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DISCRETION.

THE SERVICES DON’T COME WITH ANY WARRANTY - EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING NO IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; PROVIDED THAT, TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW WITH ANY LEGALLY REQUIRED WARRANTY PERIOD TO THE SHORTER OF THIRTY DAYS FROM FIRST USE OR THE MINIMUM PERIOD REQUIRED).

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER EK NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES, OR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSEES OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, "EK PARTIES") WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

7.2. WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

EK WON'T BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. THIS INCLUDES IF THE SERVICES ARE UNAVAILABLE AND ALL TYPES OF DAMAGES (INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY). IT ALSO INCLUDES ALL KINDS OF LEGAL CLAIMS, SUCH AS BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF LOSS.

YOU FURTHER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE EK PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD THE EK PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES AND OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF THE SERVICES AND EXTERNAL SITES AND OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THE SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN PARTICULAR, NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL AFFECT THE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF ANY CONSUMER OR EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT ANY LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM ANY NEGLIGENCE OR FRAUD OF EK.

7.3. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, save, and hold EK, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of your use or misuse of the Services, any violation by you of these Terms, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you herein. EK reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify EK, and you agree to cooperate with EK’s defense of these claims. EK will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.

You agree that the provisions in this paragraph will survive any termination of your Account(s) or of your use of the Services.

8. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

8.1. Arbitration

If a dispute arises between you and EK, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek an informal resolution through our customer support team. If any dispute cannot be settled informally, you and EK agree to resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity relating to this Agreement or the Services (a "Claim") through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, and the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

8.2. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms are governed by California law, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of Los Angeles County in connection with any dispute or arbitrator’s judgment.

8.3. Improperly Filed Claims

All claims you bring against EK must be resolved in accordance with this Legal Disputes Section. All claims filed or brought contrary to Sections 8.1 or 8.2 shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a claim contrary to Sections 8.1 or 8.2, EK shall be entitled to recover attorneys' fees and costs up to $5,000, provided that EK has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.

9. SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these Terms is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and that other provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect.

10. GENERAL PROVISIONS

In this agreement, "EK" means Exploding Kittens, LLC , located at 100 N. Crescent Drive Suite 100 Beverly Hills, CA 90210. “EK” includes Affiliates, which shall mean subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other corporate entities under common ownership.

10.1. Assignment

EK may assign or delegate these Terms and/or the EK Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms or Privacy Policy without EK’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void and ineffective.

10.2. Supplemental Terms and Policies

EK may publish additional terms policies related to specific services, such as the EULA governing the applications for mobile devices. Your right to use such services is subject to those specific policies and these Terms.

10.3. Entire Agreement

These Terms (including any documents expressly incorporated by reference into them such as EK’S Privacy Policy), contain the whole agreement between EK and you.

10.4. Language of the Terms of Service

If we provide you with a translation of the English language version of these Terms, the EK Privacy Policy, the EULA or any other policy (collectively “EK Policies”), then you agree that the translation is provided for informational purposes only and does not modify the English language version of the EK Policies.

In the event of a conflict between a translation of the EK Policies and the English version, the English version of the EK Policies will control.

10.5. No Waiver

If EK doesn’t exercise a particular right under these Terms, that doesn’t waive it. No representations, statements, consents, waivers, or other acts or omissions by EK shall be deemed a modification of these Terms nor be legally binding.

10.6. Notices

We may notify you via postings on www.explodingkittens.com, and via e-mail or any other communications means to contact information you provide to us. If you are a user in the United States, all notices given by you or required from you under these Terms or the EK Privacy Policy shall be in writing and addressed to: Exploding Kittens, LLC 100 N. Crescent Drive, Suite 100 Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Any notices that you provide without compliance with this Section on Notices shall have no legal effect.

10.7. Equitable Remedies

Notwithstanding the binding arbitration provisions hereof and any contrary provisions herein, EK has the following equitable rights and remedies.

You acknowledge that the rights granted and obligations made under these Terms to EK are of a unique and irreplaceable nature, the loss of which shall irreparably harm EK and which cannot be replaced by monetary damages alone. Accordingly, EK shall be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief (without the obligations of posting any bond or surety or proof of damages) in the event of any breach or anticipatory breach by you.

You irrevocably waive all rights to seek injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of the Services or any EK game, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Service or any content or other material used or displayed through the Services and agree to limit your claims to claims for monetary damages (if any).

10.8. Force Majeure

EK shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of EK, including without limitation any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances or cause beyond EK’s control such as acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, network infrastructure failures, strikes, or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

10.9. Contact Info:

Questions? Let us know by sending email to legal@explodingkittens.com. or correspondence to Exploding Kittens, LLC 100 N. Crescent Drive, Suite 100 Beverly Hills, CA 90210