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Terms of Service

Please read this Terms of Service Agreement (“Terms of Service”) carefully. By accessing or using this website or any other websites or (collectively, the “Website”), downloading, or playing Eternity Warriors™ VR (“Application”) in any way, including using the services and resources available or enabled via the Application (each a “Service” and collectively, the “Services”) by Vanimals, Technology Co., Ltd. (“Vanimals”), you represent that (1) you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, 2) you are of legal age to from a binding contract with Vanimals, and (3) you have the authority to enter in to the Terms of Service (“Terms”) personally or on behalf of the company to the Terms of Service. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, you may not access or use this Application or the Service.

The Terms of Service limit the remedies that may be available to you in the event to a dispute.

Please read the Health and Safety Warnings in Section 6 below, especially if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, or suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition.

In using the Service, you may be required to provide Vanimals with certain personally identifiable information, retention and use of which are subject to Vanimals’ Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”), which is incorporated herein by reference and can be found at https://vanimals.net/2017/11/30/privacy-policy/.

  1. Updates and Modifications

1.1 Changes to Terms. Please note that the Terms are subject to change by Vanimals in its sole discretion at any time. When changes are made, Vanimals will make a new copy of the Terms of Service available at the Website and within the Application, or through, the affected Service on the Website or within the Application. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms of Service. If we make any material changes, and you have registered with us to create an Account (as defined in Section 2.2 below) we will also send an e-mail to you at the last e-mail address you provided to us pursuant to the Terms. Any changes to the Terms will be effective immediately for new Users of the Website, the Application and/ or Services and will be effective thirty (30) days after posting notice of such changes on the Website for existing Users, provided that any material changes shall be effective for Users who have an Account with us upon the earlier of thirty (30) days after posting notice of such changes on the Website or thirty (30) days after dispatch of an e-mail notice of such changes to Registered Users (defined in Section 2.2 below). Vanimals may require you to provide consent to the updated Terms in a specified manner before further use of the Website, the Application and/ or the Services is permitted. If you do not agree to any change(s) after receiving a notice of such change(s), you shall stop using the Website, the Application and/or the Services. Otherwise, your continued use of the Website, the Application and/or Services constitutes your acceptance of such change(s). Please regularly check the Website to view the then-current Terms.

1.2 Modifications to Services. You understand that the Application and Services are evolving. As such, Vanimals also reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, update, suspend, restrict, or alter your access to any features or parts of the Application or Service, and may require that you download and install updates to the Service, at any time, without notice or liability to you. You also understand and agree that any such changes or updates to the Application might change the system specifications necessary to use the Application, and in such a case, you, and not Vanimals, are responsible for purchasing any necessary additional software and/or hardware in order to access and use the Application. You acknowledge that when an upgrade is available, previous versions of the Application may cease to be available or no longer be supported by Vanimals.

  1. Use of Services

2.1. Grant of a Limited License to Use the Service

2.1.1 Application License. The Website, Application, the Services and the information and content available therein (collectively, the “Vanimals Properties”) are protected by copyright laws throughout the world. Subject to your agreement, and continuing compliance with these Terms, and any other relevant Vanimals policies, Vanimals grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable limited license subject to the limitations below to download, install and use a copy of the Application on a single computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the Application solely for your own individual, non-commercial, entertainment purposes only. You agree not to use the Service for any other purpose. You may not sell, copy, exchange, transfer, assign or otherwise distribute anything you copy, create, buy or derive from the Application, unless you are expressly permitted by Vanimals.

2.1.2 Necessary Equipment. The Service may require an internet connection to access internet-based features, authenticate the Service, or perform other functions. You acknowledge that you may be charged by your service provider, and shall be responsible for any such charges, for internet access. Certain hardware may also be required to access certain features and functionality of the Service. You are solely responsible for obtaining all hardware necessary to use the Service.

2.2. Account

  1. Account Registration.In order to access certain features of the Vanimals Properties you may be required to become a Registered User. For purposes of the Terms, a “Registered User” is a user of the Vanimals Properties (“User”) who has registered an account on the Application (“Account”), or has a valid account on the Third Party Service (as defined below) through which the User has connected to the Services (each such account, a “Third-Party Account”).
  2. Third Party Accounts.You may also link your Account with certain third party services (each, a “Third Party Service”) by either (i) providing your Third Party Account login information to us; or (ii) allowing us to access your Third Party Account, if permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to us and/or grant us access to your Third Party Account without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating us to pay any fees or making us subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third party service providers. You have the ability to disable the connection between your Account and your Third Party Accounts at any time by accessing the “Settings” section of the App or Website. Please note that your relationship with the social networking service and other software application providers associated with your Third Party Accounts is governed solely by your agreement(s) with such social networking service and software application providers.
  3. Registration Data.In registering for the Services, you agree to (1) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services’ registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract; and (3) not a person barred from using the Vanimals Properties under any applicable law, your place of residence or any other applicable jurisdiction. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree that you shall monitor your Account to restrict use by minors, and you will accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of the Vanimals Properties by minors. You may not share your Account or password with anyone, and you agree to (1) notify Vanimals immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security; and (2) exit from your Account at the end of each session. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Vanimals has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Vanimals has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Vanimals Properties (or any portion thereof). You agree not to create an Account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself. You agree that you shall not have more than one Account per platform or SNS at any given time. Vanimals 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 the third party’s rights. You agree not to create an Account or use the Vanimals Properties if you have been previously removed by Vanimals, or if you have been previously banned from any of the Vanimals Properties.

2.3. Rules of Conduct. Any use of the Service in violation of these limitations set out in this Section is strictly prohibited, can result in the immediate revocation of your license and may subject you to liability for violations of law. Vanimals reserves the right to determine what conduct it considers to be in violation of the rules of use or otherwise outside the intent or spirit of these Terms or the Service itself. Vanimals reserves the right to take action as a result, which may include terminating your Account and prohibiting you from using the Service. Such actionable violations are set forth in the following rules where you agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

  1. Engage in any act that Vanimals deems to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Vanimals Properties or make improper use of Vanimals’ support services;
  2. Use cheats, exploits, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any unauthorized third-party software, code or other device designed to modify or interfere with the Vanimals Properties, any Vanimals game or any Vanimals game experience or, without Vanimals’ express written consent, modify or cause to be modified any files that are a part of the Service or any Vanimals game;
  3. Disrupt, overburden, or aid or assist in the disruption or overburdening of any computer or server (“Server”) used to offer or support the Service or any other Vanimals game environment;
  4. Institute, assist, or become involved in any type of attack, including, but not limited to, distribution of a virus, denial of service attacks upon the Vanimals Properties, or other attempts to disrupt the Service or any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Service;
  5. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Vanimals Properties, Accounts registered to other users, or to the computers, Servers, or networks connected to the Service by any means other than the user interface provided by Vanimals, 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 Vanimals Properties;
  6. Post any content or information that is: abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable, offensive, a violation of the rights of any third party; or contains nudity, excessive violence, offensive subject matter, links to such content or links to content not created by Vanimals.
  7. Attempt to, or harass, abuse, or harm, or advocate or incite harassment, abuse, or harm of another person, group, including, but not limited to, Vanimals employees;
  8. Make available through the Vanimals Properties 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, but not limited to, Vanimals employees;
  9. 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 Vanimals Properties or any Vanimals game, or to obtain any information from the Vanimals Properties or any Vanimals game using any method not expressly permitted by Vanimals, except to the extent that such activities may not be prohibited by law, and in such circumstances provided that the information you obtain during such activities is:
    1. only used for the purpose of achieving the inter-operability of the Vanimals Properties with another software program;
    2. not disclosed or communicated to any third party without Vanimals’ prior written consent; and
  • not used to create any software that is the same or similar to the Vanimals Properties.
  1. Solicit or attempt to solicit personal information from other users of the Vanimals Properties or any Vanimals game or collect or post anyone’s private information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information (whether in text, image or video form), identification documents, or financial information through the Service;
  2. Use the Vanimals Properties in any way that could be considered illegal or immoral, which in some jurisdictions would include gambling or wagering;
  3. Breach any technology control or export laws and regulations that apply to the technology used or supported by the Vanimals Properties;
  4. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation;
  5. Use the Vanimals Properties for any commercial purpose, including, but not limited to, communicating or facilitating any commercial advertisement or solicitation; or
  6. Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the Vanimals Properties (including your Account), or access to or use of the Vanimals Properties.
  7. User Generated Content

3.1. No Obligation to Pre-Screen User Content

  1. Types of Content.You acknowledge that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other materials (collectively, “Content”), is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not Vanimals, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available (“Make Available”) through the Vanimals Properties (“Your Content”), and that you and other Users of the Vanimals Properties, and not Vanimals, are similarly responsible for all Content they Make Available through the Vanimals Properties (“User Content”). Accordingly, Vanimals assumes no responsibility for the conduct of any User Content.
  2. No Obligation to Pre-Screen Content.You acknowledge that Vanimals has no obligation to pre-screen Content (including, but not limited to, User Content), although Vanimals reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content. By entering into the Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the transmission of Your Content, including without limitation chat, text, or voice communications. In the event that Vanimals pre-screens, refuses or removes any Content, you acknowledge that Vanimals will do so for Vanimals’ benefit, not yours. Without limiting the foregoing, Vanimals shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Terms or is otherwise objectionable.

3.2. Public Forums; Your Content

  1. Public Discourse.The Vanimals Properties may include interactive features and areas, including various forums, blogs and chat features (“Forums”) where you can submit, post, upload, publish, email, send or otherwise transmit Content, including, but not limited to, your observations and comments on designated topics. Vanimals 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 do not want others to use, do not post it on the Vanimals Properties. Vanimals shall have no responsibility to evaluate, use or compensate you for any ideas or information you may choose to submit. When you disclose information or rely on any information in the Forums, you do so at your own risk. Vanimals reserves the right to, but has no obligation to, monitor the Forums, or any postings or other materials that you or other users transmit or post on the Forums, to alter or remove any such materials, and to disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to operate the Service properly or to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. Furthermore, you acknowledge that a large volume of information is available in these Forums and that people participating in such Forums may occasionally post messages or make statements, whether intentionally or unintentionally, that are inaccurate, misleading, deceptive, abusive or even unlawful. Vanimals neither endorses nor is responsible for such messages or statements, or for any opinion, advice, information or other utterance made or displayed in the Forums by you or the other users. The opinions expressed in the Forums reflect solely the opinions of you and/or the other users and may not reflect the opinions of Vanimals. Vanimals is not responsible for any errors or omissions in postings, for hyperlinks embedded in messages or for any results obtained from the use of the information contained in the Forums. Under no circumstances will Vanimals be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on the information in the Forums or your use of the Forums.
  2. Your Content
    1. License to Your Content.You hereby grant to Vanimals an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license (including the right to sublicense and assign to third party) and right to copy, reproduce, fix, adapt, modify, create derivative works from, manufacture, commercialize, publish, distribute, sell, license, sublicense, transfer, 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, Your Content as well as all modified and derivative works of Your Content in connection with our provision of the Vanimals Properties, including marketing and promotions of the Vanimals Properties.
    2. Waiver of Moral Rights.Except as prohibited by law, you waive any rights of attribution and/or any moral rights you may have in Your Content, regardless of whether Your Content is altered or changed in any manner.
  • Ownership of Your Content.Vanimals does not claim any ownership rights in Your Content and nothing in these Terms is intended to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit Your Content. Vanimals has no obligation to monitor or enforce your intellectual property rights in or to Your Content.
  1. Ownership of Other Content.Except with respect to Your Content, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any Content that appears on or in the Vanimals Properties, including, but not limited to, the virtual goods or currency appearing or originating in any Vanimals game, whether earned in a game or purchased from Vanimals, or any other attributes associated with an Account or stored on or in the Vanimals Properties. Vanimals prohibits and does not recognize any purported transfers of virtual property effectuated outside the Vanimals Properties, or the purported sale, lease, gift or trade in the “real world” of anything that appears or originates in the Vanimals Properties. Accordingly, you may not trade, sell, or attempt to sell in-game items or currency for “real” money, or exchange those items or currency for value of any kind outside the game. Any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void, and will subject your Account to termination.
  1. User Interactions
    1. Interactions with Other Users.You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Vanimals Properties and any other parties with whom you interact through the Vanimals Properties. Vanimals reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes. You will fully cooperate with Vanimals to investigate any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity, including, but not limited to, granting Vanimals access to any password-protected portions of your Account.
    2. Release.If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Vanimals (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.
    3. Intellectual Property.

Except with respect to Your Content and User Content, you agree that Vanimals and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the Vanimals Properties (including but not limited to, any games, titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, 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 a Vanimals game client, and the Vanimals game clients and server software). You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Application, the Services, or the Vanimals Properties. Vanimals’ name, stylized “Vanimals”, and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with the Vanimals Properties or in connection with the Services are the trademarks of Vanimals and may not be used without permission in connection with any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Vanimals Properties are the property of their respective owners.

  1. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold Vanimals, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively, the “Vanimals Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of: (a) Your Content; (b) your use of, or inability to use, the Vanimals Properties; (c) your violation of these Terms; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any Users; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Vanimals reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Vanimals in asserting any available defenses. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, the Terms or your access to the Vanimals Properties.

  1. Health and Safety Warnings

In the event you use a virtual reality headset in connection with your use of or participation in the Application (a “Headset”), please read the warnings in this Section 6 below carefully before using the Headset or the Application to reduce the risk of personal injury, discomfort or property damage. By using the Service, you represent and warrant that you have read and understand these warnings and instructions. We may update or revise these warnings and instructions, so please review them periodically.

6.1 Before Using the Headset. Review the hardware and software recommendations for use of the Headset. Your Headset and the Application are not designed for use with any unauthorized device, accessory and/or software. Use of an unauthorized device, accessory and/or software may result in injury to you or others, may cause performance issues or damage to your system and related services. Before using the Headset, please read and follow all setup and operating instructions provided by the manufacturer of the Headset. People who are prone to motion sickness in the real world may have an heightened risk of experiencing discomfort while using a Headset in connection with the Application. Such individuals should take extra care to read and following these warnings carefully. Vanimals recommends seeing a doctor before using the Headset in connection with the Application if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, or suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition.

6.2 General Instructions and Precautions. Use only in a safe environment. The use of Headsets distracts you from and completely blocks your view of your actual surroundings. Always be aware of your surroundings when using a Headset and remain seated at all times. Take special care to ensure that you are not near other people, objects, stairs, balconies, windows, furniture, or other items that you can bump into or knock down when using – or immediately after using – a Headset. Do not handle sharp or otherwise dangerous objects while using a Headset. Take at least a 10 to 15 minute break every 30 minutes, even if you do not think you need it. Each person is different, so take more frequent and longer breaks if you feel discomfort. Listening to sound at high volumes can cause irreparable damage to your hearing. Background noise, as well as continued exposure to high volume levels, can make sounds seem quieter than they actually are. Due to the immersive nature of the virtual reality experience in the Application, do not use a Headset with the sound at high volume so that you can maintain awareness of your surroundings and reduce the risk of hearing damage.

6.3 Seizures. Some people may have severe dizziness, seizures, epileptic seizures or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, and this may occur while they are watching TV, playing video games or experiencing virtual reality, even if they have never had a seizure or blackout before or have no history of seizures or epilepsy. Such seizures are more common in children and young people under the age of 20. Anyone who has had a seizure, Loss of Awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition should see a doctor before using a Headset in connection with the Application.

6.4 Discomfort. Immediately discontinue use of your Headset when using the Application if anyone using the Headset experiences any of the following symptoms: seizures; loss of awareness; eye strain; eye or muscle twitching; involuntary movements; altered, blurred or double vision or other visual abnormalities; dizziness; disorientation; impaired balance; impaired hand-eye coordination; excessive sweating; increased salivation; nausea; lightheadedness; discomfort or pain in the head or eyes; fatigue; or any symptoms similar to motion sickness. Playing video games can make your muscles, joints or skin hurt. If any part of your body becomes tired or sore while playing, or if you feel symptoms such as tingling, numbness, burning or stiffness, stop and rest for several hours before playing again. If you continue to have any of the above symptoms or other discomfort during or after play, stop playing and see a doctor.

6.5 Children. The Headset should not be used by children under the age of 10. Adults should make sure children (age 10 and older) use the Headset in accordance with these health and safety warnings including making sure the Headset is used as described in the Before Using the Headset section and the General Instructions and Precautions section. Adults should monitor children (age 10 and older) who are using or have used the Headset for any of the symptoms described in these health and safety warnings (including those described under the Discomfort section), and should limit the time children spend using the headset and ensure they take breaks during use.

  1. Disclaimers

7.1 Generally. The Application and Service are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis for your domestic and private use, and Vanimals expressly disclaims all representations, warranties and conditions of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, and those arising from course of dealing or usage of trade. Vanimals does not warrant that you will be able to access or use the Service at the times or locations of your choosing; that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free; that defects will be corrected; or that the game or the Service are free of viruses or other harmful components. The foregoing disclaimer of warranties will apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. The laws of some states or jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of certain warranties, so some or all of the disclaimers in this section may not apply to you.

7.2 Disclaimer of Other Users. You are solely responsible for all of your communications and interactions with other users of the Vanimals Properties. You understand that Vanimals does not make any attempt to verify the statements of users of the Vanimals Properties.

  1. Limitation of Liability

8.1 Exclusion. Nothing in these terms shall affect your legal rights as a consumer or exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury arising from any negligence of Vanimals, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be legally excluded or limited.

8.2 Types of Damages. Vanimals shall not be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or other similar damages, including, but not limited to, loss of revenues, lost profits, lost data or business interruption or other intangible losses (however such losses are qualified), arising out of or relating in any way to these terms or the service itself, whether based on contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not Vanimals has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

8.3 Cap on Damages. Subject to section 8.1, in all events, Vanimals shall not be liable to you for more than the amount you have paid to Vanimals in accordance with these terms in the six (6) months immediately preceding the date on which you first assert a claim. You acknowledge and agree that if you have not paid anything to Vanimals during such time period, your sole remedy (and Vanimals’ exclusive liability) for any dispute with Vanimals is to stop using the service and to cancel your account.

8.4 User Content. The Vanimals Parties assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any content (including, but not limited to, your content and user content), user communications or personalization settings.

8.5 Basis of the Bargain. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between Vanimals and you. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the disclaimers and limitations included in these Terms may not apply to you. To the extent that Vanimals may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any warranty or limit its liability as set forth in these Terms, the scope of such warranty, and the extent of Vanimals’ liability, shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.

  1. Dispute Resolution

9.1 Applicability. All claims and disputes (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with the Terms or the use of any product or service provided by Vanimals that cannot be resolved informally shall be resolved by the courts where Vanimals is located, which applies to you and Vanimals, and to any subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or goods provided under the Terms.

9.2 Notice Requirement. Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”.) describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief. A Notice to Vanimals should be sent to: Room A, 23F, Bldg B, Oriental Ginza Apartment, No48, Dongzhimen Wai Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. After the Notice is received, you and Vanimals may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally. If you and Vanimals do not resolve the claim or dispute within 30 days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding. The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled.

9.3 Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. All claims and disputes within the scope must be litigated on an individual basis and not on a class basis, and claims of more than one customer or user cannot be litigated jointly or consolidated with those of any other customer or user.

9.4 Survival. This section will survive the termination of your relationship with Vanimals.

  1. Term and Termination.

10.1 Term. The Terms commence on the date when you accept them (as described in the preamble above) and remain in full force and effect while you use the Vanimals Properties, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Terms.

10.2 Termination of Services by You. If you want to terminate the Services provided by Vanimals, you may do so by (a) notifying Vanimals at any time and (b) closing your Account for all of the Services that you use. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to Vanimals’ e-mail address set forth below.

10.3 Effect of Termination. Termination of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service. Termination of all Services also includes deletion of your password and all related information, files and Content associated with or inside your Account (or any part thereof), including Your Content. Upon termination of any Service, your right to use such Service will automatically terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of Services may involve deletion of Your Content associated therewith from our live databases. Vanimals will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Content. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.

  1. Remedies

11.1 Violations. If Vanimals becomes aware of any possible violations by you of the Terms, Vanimals reserves the right to investigate such violations. If, as a result of the investigation, Vanimals believes that criminal activity has occurred, Vanimals reserves the right to refer the matter to, and to cooperate with, any and all applicable legal authorities. Vanimals is entitled, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, to disclose any information or materials on or in the Vanimals Properties, including Your Content, in Vanimals’ possession in connection with your use of the Vanimals Properties, to (1) comply with applicable laws, legal process or governmental request; (2) enforce the Terms, (3) respond to any claims that Your Content violates the rights of third parties, (4) respond to your requests for customer service, or (5) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Vanimals, its Users or the public, and all enforcement or other government officials, as Vanimals in its sole discretion believes to be necessary or appropriate.

11.2 Breach. In the event that Vanimals determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of the Terms, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the Vanimals Properties, Vanimals reserves the right to:

  1. Warn you via e-mail (to any e-mail address you have provided to Vanimals) that you have violated the Terms;
  2. Delete any of Your Content provided by you or your agent(s) to the Vanimals Properties;
  3. Discontinue your registration(s) with the any of the Vanimals Properties, including any Services or any Vanimals community;
  4. Notify and/or send Content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or
  5. Pursue any other action which Vanimals deems to be appropriate.

11.3. No Subsequent Registration. If your registration(s) with or ability to access the Vanimals Properties, or any other Company community is discontinued by Vanimals due to your violation of any portion of the Terms or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access the Vanimals Properties or any Vanimals community through use of a different member name or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those Vanimals Properties to which your access has been terminated. In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, Vanimals reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth herein without any notice or warning to you.

12. General Provisions

12.1 Assignment. Vanimals may assign or delegate these Terms and/or the 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 these Terms or Privacy Policy without Vanimals’ prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is ineffective.

12.2 Severability. You and Vanimals agree that if any Section of these Terms or provision of the Privacy Policy is found illegal or unenforceable, in whole or in part by any court of competent jurisdiction, such Section or provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective solely to the extent of such determination of invalidity or unenforceability without affecting the validity or enforceability in any other jurisdiction and without affecting the remaining Sections of the Terms or provisions of the Privacy Policy, which shall continue to be in full force and effect.

12.3 Governing Law. Vanimals is based in the People’s Republic of China (“China”) and our Services are subject to China law. We make no representations or warranties that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. These Terms and any dispute arising out of or related to it or Privacy Policy or the Service shall be governed in all respects by China law, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction.

12.4 Electronic Communications. The communications between you and Vanimals use electronic means, whether you visit the Vanimals Properties or send Vanimals e-mails, or whether Vanimals posts notices on the Vanimals Properties or communicates with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from Vanimals in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Vanimals provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.

12.5 Entire Agreement. These Terms and any documents expressly incorporated by reference herein (including the Privacy Policy), contain the entire understanding of you and Vanimals, and supersede all prior understandings of the parties relating to the subject matter of these Terms, whether electronic, oral or written, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, between you and Vanimals with respect to the Service, provided however, the these Terms may be amended by Vanimals in accordance with Section 1.

12.6 No Waiver. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.

12.7 Notices. Where Vanimals requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing Vanimals with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to Vanimals is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by the Terms, Vanimals’ dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to Vanimals at the following address: Room A, 23F, Bldg B, Oriental Ginza Apartment, No48, Dongzhimen Wai Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. Such notice shall be deemed given when received by Vanimals by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.

12.8 Questions, Complaints, Claims. If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Vanimals Properties, please contact us at: Room A, 23F, Bldg B, Oriental Ginza Apartment, No48, Dongzhimen Wai Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.

12.9 Force Majeure. Vanimals shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of Vanimals, including, but not limited to, any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances or cause beyond Vanimals’ control such as acts of war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes, or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labour or materials.

12.10 No Partnership. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Vanimals as a result of these Terms or your use of the Service.

12.11 Survival. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.

12.12 Export Control. You may not use, export, import, or transfer the Vanimals Properties except as authorized by the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained the Vanimals Properties, and any other applicable laws. You also will not use the Vanimals Properties for any purpose prohibited by any applicable law, including the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. You acknowledge and agree that products, services or technology provided by Vanimals are subject to the laws and regulations of China. You shall comply with these laws and regulations and shall not, without prior government authorization, export, re-export, or transfer the Vanimals products, services or technology, either directly or indirectly, to any country in violation of such laws and regulations.

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