The following Website Use Agreement ("Agreement") informs
you of the terms, conditions, disclaimers and policies (collectively,
"Terms") that apply to your use of the ESRB website (www.esrb.org,
www.esrb.com or www.esrb.net) ("ESRB Site" or "our Site").
The ESRB Site is operated and maintained by the Entertainment Software
Association, by and through the Entertainment Software Rating Board
(collectively, "ESRB" "we," "us," or "our").
We do not represent that materials on the ESRB site are appropriate
or available for use outside of the United States and Canada. Persons
who choose to access our Site from other locations do so on their own
initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and
to the extent local laws are applicable.
PLEASE REVIEW THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE ESRB SITE.
This Agreement is a binding contract between you and the ESRB. By accessing
and using our Site, you agree to the Terms of this Agreement. If you
do not agree to these Terms, you may not use the ESRB Site.
UNACCEPTABLE ONLINE CONDUCT
By using the ESRB Site, you agree not to use the ESRB site to do or
attempt to do, any of the following:
Disseminate or transmit "spam," unsolicited messages,
chain letters or unsolicited commercial e-mail;
Post, distribute or otherwise make available or transmit any data,
text, message, computer file or other material that infringes and/or
violates any right of a third party or any domestic or international
law, rule or regulation, including but not limited to: (a) copyright,
patent, trademark or other proprietary rights; (b) right of privacy
or publicity; or, (c) any confidentiality obligation;
Create a false identity or otherwise attempt to mislead any person
as to the identity or origin of any communication;
Defame, disparage, deceive, defraud or mislead another person,
or cause them to provide a payment or other valuable item under false
Disseminate or transmit viruses, Trojan horses or any other malicious
code or program;
Interfere with, disrupt or attempt to gain unauthorized access
to other profiles or accounts (including passwords) on the ESRB Site
or any other computer network;
Delete any legal notices, disclaimers or proprietary notices such
as copyright or trademark symbols or modify any logos that you do
not own or have express permission to modify;
Obtain unauthorized access to the ESRB Site administration tool
or in any way modify the ESRB Site, the ESRB Materials and ESRB Trademarks
displayed on the ESRB Site or any other portion of the ESRB Site.
Disseminate or transmit material that to a reasonable person may
be abusive, obscene, harassing, grossly offensive, threatening or
malicious or any content that is unlawful, is intended to be used
for any unlawful purpose, is false or misleading or that actually
or potentially impairs the rights of another person or entity, including
Engage in any other activity deemed by the ESRB to be unacceptable,
in conflict with the letter or spirit of this Agreement or of the
expectations or interests of us or our Site visitors as a whole.
We reserve the right to remove and if we deem appropriate, turn over
to law enforcement officials, any material, including messages, e-mail,
or online data submissions, that is in violation of these rules.
We reserve the right to comply with any order or otherwise cooperate
with law enforcement officials regarding the identification of any user
alleged to be using the ESRB Site in violation of the law.
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The ESRB Site may contain links to websites that may be of interest
to our visitors (collectively, "Linked Sites"). These websites
may offer educational, governmental or other resources or may be owned
or controlled by other third parties.
These links are provided solely for the convenience of our visitors,
and do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the Linked
Sites or their products or services. The opinions expressed on the
following sites do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ESRB. We
are not responsible for the content of any Linked Site, any link(s)
contained in any Linked Site or any changes or updates to the information
contained in such sites. A visit to any site or page from our web site
via any such link is done entirely at your own risk.
We strongly recommend that you carefully review any terms and conditions,
privacy policies or other notifications that may be found on any Linked
Site. Under no circumstances will ESRB be held responsible or liable,
directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged
to have been caused in connection with the use of or reliance on, any
content, goods or services available on any Linked Site.
Should you find any link on our web site or any Linked Site objectionable
for any reason, please let us know using our Contact
Us form. ESRB will consider all such requests but shall have no
obligation to remove any links or respond.
Linking to the ESRB Site
Sites that link to the ESRB Site agree to be bound by the following
additional terms and conditions:
You understand and agree that, absent a trademark license or use
agreement from the ESRB, you cannot use the ESRB rating icons or other
ESRB Trademarks for linking to ESRB - and that ESRB has not granted
you, by implication or by estoppel or otherwise, any right, title,
or interest to use any ESRB logos, trademarks, service marks, copyrights
or other intellectual property.
You further acknowledge and agree that: (i) the ESRB Trademarks
are and will remain the sole property of ESRB; (ii) you will not contest
ownership of the ESRB Trademarks; (iii) the ESRB Site and the contents
thereof are the sole property of ESRB; and, (iv) you will not assert
ownership or control of the ESRB Site.
You may not create frames around the ESRB Site or pages within the
ESRB Site, subject the ESRB Site to pop-ups, pop unders or similar
unauthorized advertisements or use any other technique that alters
in any way the visual presentation or appearance of the ESRB Site
without prior written approval from the ESRB.
You may not have a link to ESRB on your site that states or implies
that ESRB endorses or sponsors your site.
You agree to protect and use commercially reasonable efforts to
maintain the good name and reputation of ESRB.
ESRB reserves the right to request the removal of any link to the
ESRB Site for any reason and at any time. If ESRB chooses to exercise
such right, you agree to immediately cease the use of any link to
the ESRB Site.
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RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
Unless otherwise noted, all materials contained on the ESRB Site ("ESRB
Materials") are protected by copyright and/or trademark laws and
are the property of the ESRB, third party licensors or other parties
that have license agreements or other relationships with us. All trademarks,
certification marks, service marks, trade names and trade dress, including
but not limited to the ESRB rating icons and certification seals (collectively,
"ESRB Trademarks"), are proprietary to the ESRB. No license
to any ESRB intellectual property (including the ESRB Materials and
the ESRB Trademarks) is extended to you without prior written consent
from us. Any implied license to use our intellectual property without
our prior written consent is hereby expressly disclaimed by the ESRB.
To seek permission to use any of our intellectual property, please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESRB Materials may only be used or licensed under valid certification
mark procedures, licenses or other agreements with ESRB; please consult
ESRB web pages or personnel for more information. Otherwise, no ESRB
Materials may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted,
transmitted or distributed in any way, except that you may download
one copy of the ESRB Materials on any single computer for your personal,
noncommercial home use only, provided that: (i) you keep intact all
copyright and other proprietary notices; (ii) you make no modifications
to the ESRB Materials; (iii) you do not use the ESRB Materials in a
manner that suggests an association with any of our services; and, (iv)
you do not download quantities of the ESRB Materials to a database that
can be used to avoid future downloads from the ESRB Site. The use of
any ESRB Materials on any other website or computer environment without
the express written permission of the ESRB is prohibited.
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PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
The ESRB Site contains many forms where businesses and consumers can
submit personally identifiable information (such as name, mailing address,
phone number or e-mail address) about themselves in the context of
submitting a company registration (e.g., publisher registration, retailer
registration, privacy online registration), comment, complaint, request
for information or other similar request. ESRB does not solicit this
information and is not responsible for the accuracy of any Personally
Identifiable Information ("PII"). The ESRB's use of PII is
strictly governed by the ESRB
ESRB Site, you hereby provide ESRB your affirmative and unambiguous
change from to time. Please check it frequently to ensure that you are
aware of these changes.
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DISCLAIMER/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE ESRB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
THE ESRB SITE, ALL MATERIALS ON THE ESRB SITE and ALL PRODUCTS AND
SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE ESRB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE and NONINFRINGEMENT. NEITHER WE NOR
ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE AGENTS OR CONTRACTORS WARRANT THAT ANY FUNCTIONS
CONTAINED IN THE ESRB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, ERROR-FREE,
THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED or THAT THE ESRB SITE OR THE SERVER
THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE AGENTS OR CONTRACTORS WARRANT OR
MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE
OF SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS ON THE ESRB SITE WITH RESPECT TO
THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY or OTHERWISE. YOU ASSUME THE
ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR or CORRECTION TO YOUR
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL
WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY,
PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR COSTS OR ATTORNEY'S
FEES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF or THE INABILITY TO USE, THE ESRB
SITE OR MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS ON THE ESRB SITE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN THE EVENT
THAT LIABILITY IS FOUND DESPITE THIS PARAGRAPH, THE TOTAL LIABILITY
OF ESRB AND/OR ANY OF ITS AGENTS, CONTRACTORS or EMPLOYEES TO YOU OR
ANY THIRD PARTIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL BE LIMITED TO $100.
Applicable law may not allow the disclaimer or exclusion of implied
warranties or of incidental or consequential damages, so the above disclaimers
and exclusions may not apply to you.
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You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless ESRB, its subsidiaries,
affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees, from any expense,
loss, claim, damage, fine, penalty or liability, including reasonable
fees for attorneys and other professionals, payable under any judgment,
verdict, court order or settlement, to the extent resulting from any
claim, demand, action, suit, arbitration or other proceeding initiated
by any third party, including the assessment, claim or demand by a governmental
agency or entity, arising out of your breach of this Agreement, including
any claims arising out of your link to the ESRB Site, if applicable.
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ESRB reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, add or
delete portions of this Agreement at any time. Modifications shall be
effective immediately when posted to this page.
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This Agreement is effective until terminated by either you or us. You
may terminate this Agreement at any time by discontinuing use of the
ESRB Site and destroying all materials obtained from the ESRB Site and
all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof,
whether made under the Terms of this Agreement or otherwise.
We may immediately terminate this Agreement with respect to you (including
your ability to access the ESRB Site) at any time, without cause and
without notice to you in our sole discretion. Upon termination, you
must cease use of the ESRB Site and destroy all materials obtained from
the ESRB Site and all copies thereof, whether made under the Terms of
this Agreement or otherwise.
ESRB also reserves the right to take any other actions that we, in
our sole discretion, believe to be in the best interest of the ESRB
or other users of the ESRB Site as a whole.
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Any and all disputes, controversies and claims arising out of or relating
to this Agreement or concerning the respective rights or obligations
of the parties hereto shall be settled and determined by arbitration
in the City of New York before a panel of one (1) arbitrator pursuant
to the Commercial Rules then in effect of the American Arbitration Association.
Judgment upon the award rendered shall be binding on the parties and
may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The parties agree that
the party filing the arbitration shall bear the filing fees of the arbitration.
The parties further agree that the arbitrator shall have the power to
award damages, injunctive relief and reasonable attorneys' fees and
expenses to any party in such arbitration, subject to the limitations
set forth in this Agreement. Neither party may seek a judicial review
of any decision of the arbitrator.
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This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the
State of New York, without regard to its rules regarding choice or conflict
of laws. Should a provision of this Agreement require interpretation,
it is agreed that the court, arbitrator, agency, individual or entity
interpreting this Agreement shall not more strictly construe the terms
herein against the ESRB. The waiver by ESRB of a breach of any provision
of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent
breach. In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are
held to be unenforceable by a court or arbitrator, the remaining portions
of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect, but only to the
extent that giving effect to the remaining provisions hereof shall be
in accordance with the intent of the ESRB.
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